INTERVIEW: Francesco Artusato of Light the Torch

Light the Torch isn’t technically a new band, but it feels like it is. Featuring vocalist Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), guitarist Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish) and bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through), the band began its existence as Devil You Know. After releasing two albums in two years—”The Beauty of Destruction” (2014) and “They Bleed... Continue Reading →

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INTERVIEW: Elijah Witt of Cane Hill (September 2018)

There are many milestones for a band to reach—signing a recording contract, releasing an album, getting played on the radio, hitting the road. But maybe the biggest sign that a band has established itself is being able to headline shows of its own. Cane Hill is about to take that major step, with its first... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Chad Nicefield of Wilson

You might think you know Wilson after hearing its first two albums, “Full Blast Fuckery” (2013) and “Right to Rise” (2015). But those records, each leaning to the heavier side, only scratched the Detroit band’s surface. To really get to know the five band members, take a close look at the newly released “Tasty Nasty,”... Continue Reading →

Ozzy Osbourne: ‘If I had a wish, I’d like to watch me and my band on stage’

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne kicked off the North American leg of his "No More Tours 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek ,on Aug. 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These shows with Zakk Wylde (guitar), Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards) follow headlining solo dates and festival performances in Mexico, South America and Europe. The tour, produced by Live Nation, concludes Oct. 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a Thursday, Oct.... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Chris Brooks of Like a Storm

Three years after the release of its second full-length album “Awaken the Fire”—which spawned the hit singles “Love the Way You Hate Me,” “Wish You Hell” and “Become the Enemy”—Like a Storm has returned with record number three, “Catacombs” (released June 22, 2018, via Red Music). The band originally from Auckland, New Zealand—featuring brothers Chris,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Boecklin of Bad Wolves

Without question, the breakout metal band of the first half of 2018 is Bad Wolves, with their cover of the Cranberries’ classic “Zombie” rocketing into the mainstream. Despite outward appearances, the success has not come overnight. All the band members—vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot, Westfield Massacre), guitarists Doc Coyle (God Forbid) and Chris Cain... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Diamante

With an anthemic, ‘80s-inspired sound and striking, blue-haired image, Diamante has stormed onto the national music scene in 2018. The 21-year-old Mexican-Italian-American’s debut album, “Coming in Hot” (read Live Metal’s review), was released on June 15 via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music, following her duet with Bad Wolves on the song “Hear Me Now,” the... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Danny Case of From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started making a name for itself with its debut album, “Day One” (2016), fusing elements of nu metal with more modern sensibilities. Wholesale lineup changes ensued, however, leaving front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry as the only original member. The revamped band—which also includes guitarist Lance Dowdle, on board... Continue Reading →

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