INTERVIEW: Ben Murray of Light This City

Light This City, a melodic death metal band out of California’s famed Bay Area, was an act on the rise when it suddenly called it quits in 2008. Ten years later, the quintet has reformed and recently released its fifth album, “Terminal Bloom,” through drummer Ben Murray’s label, Creator-Destructor Records. Though none of the band... Continue Reading →

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INTERVIEW: Shim (Shimon Moore, formerly of Sick Puppies)

Shimon Moore never wanted to be a solo artist. But it’s been more than three years since the guitarist-singer-songwriter split from Sick Puppies, and he finally decided it was the only way for him to release new music on his own terms. So last month at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Alex Bent of Trivium

Any discussion of the top metal bands of the 2000s has to include Trivium. Since its formation in 1999 in Orlando, Florida, the band has released eight albums packed with songs ranging from brutally heavy to hook-filled and melodic, and containing everything in between. The recurring hiccup the band has experienced through the past several... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Allen of Stone Horses

Best known as the frontman of Charm City Devils, John Allen has become a leading figure in the Baltimore rock music scene. In 2017, he teamed up with young guitarist Teddy Merril to launch his latest band, Stone Horses, later adding Charm City Devils drummer Jason Heiser and Australian bassist Rick Reynolds. With an EP... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Jeff Scott Soto of Sons of Apollo

The word “supergroup” is overused in the music business, but it’s awfully hard not to spit it out immediately when describing Sons of Apollo. Mike Portnoy on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Billy Sheehan on bass, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto on vocals—what other word comes to mind? Released in October 2017,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

Family always has run deep in Black Stone Cherry. For drummer John Fred Young, music is in his blood. His father and uncle are founding members of the country/Southern rock band The Kentucky Headhunters, and the foundation of Black Stone Cherry was laid in the Headhunters’ famed practice house—an abandoned building on the Young family’s... Continue Reading →

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