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 →

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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 →

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 →

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: 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 →

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