In the music business for more than 4 centuries; Judas Priest are real legends in the metal music scene. Ranked by MTV as second 'Greatest Metal Band' of all time, their musical style of heavy metal influenced many generations. I had Ian Hill on the phone right before their gig in Mexico City to talk about the musical evolution of Judas Priest, Ian's first bass guitar and their European Tour. More >
They won two Grammy Awards, had countless sold out shows, and have sold over 35 million albums. Korn is well known for a unique sound that altered the course of rock music and bewitched millions of fans. Their latest record 'The Paradigm Shift' melds the group's ever-present spirit of innovation with its signature metallic catharsis, paving the way for the future yet again. I had Korn drummer Ray Luzier on the phone during their UK tour with Slipknot to chat about his decision to join Korn, the most difficult time during a touring cycle, and his advice to young musicians. More >
I met Australian progressive rock band Karnivool backstage before their gig at the O2 Academy in Bristol to discuss how streaming ruins bands, growing up as a band in Australia and how to retire as a musician.
UK progressive metal masters Monuments visited Cardiff for the very first time as part of their UK tour with support from No Consequence and Murdock. If you haven’t heard of Monuments yet, you soon will. Their music goes into a similar direction as Animals As Leaders and Periphery. With Chris Barretto (ex-Periphery) on vocals, the band has pushed their own sound to further levels of originality on their latest LP 'The Amanunensis.' I met up with Chris backstage in Cardiff to discuss his teenage years, his relationship with his father, and how he would spend his last day on earth. More >
Founded in 1998, the German band, Seeed not only gained success in Germany and its neighboring countries, but also in the UK, Latin America and Africa. With hits like "Dickes B", "Aufstehn", "Ding" and "Music Monks" and most of their songs completely translated into English for the international releases of 'Next!' and 'Music Monks', they are ready to raise a storm! I met Dellé in their tour bus to talk about Latin America gigs, management decisions and happiness! More >
Bombay Bicycle Club were the surprise act of this year's Rock-A-Field: booked directly after seeing them at Coachella, they set the fields on fire during their set. I met the guys and talked about tour life, rituals, sound, mood and music!