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DRAGONFORCE: Prepare For War
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Words by Rahul Menon

Dragonforce is one of the big names in the genre of power metal, and the boys are back with their 6th album titled Maximum Overload. I got the opportunity to talk to guitarist Herman Li, to discuss the new album, tour life, and their anticipated return to Australian shores.

Posted on Thursday, August 21 @ 08:30:00 MIST (109 reads)
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ACCEPT: Blind Rage Down Under
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Words by Mark Snedden

Accept, in so many ways, paved the way for heavy metal, and in particular, speed metal and the melodic power metal movement in Europe. The band released their debut album in 1979 and here they are in 2014, releasing their fifteenth studio album. With the reformation in 2009, after two previous other reformations, they have reinstated themselves at the top of the heavy metal tree. Since the release of Blood of the Nations in 2009 they have received very positive critical acclaim, they have been involved in all major metal festivals throughout Europe as well as South America, and they have been embraced by heavy metal fans, both old and new.

We are now fortunate as Australian heavy metal fans to finally have them grace our shores, with Metropolis Touring bringing them out here in November. I was fortunate to spend some time with Wolf Hoffmann, Accept co-founder, guitarist and songwriter to talk all things Accept.

Posted on Wednesday, August 20 @ 23:30:00 MIST (87 reads)
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CHIODOS: Australian Tour 2015 Announced
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The long wait is over as Michigan’s CHIODOS are returning to our shores this January / February 2015 for their first visit in over 5 years and in support of their stunning 4th full length album ‘Devil’. ‘Devil’ marks the return of founding members Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost and their first to feature new recruit Thomas Erak (Guitar - The Fall Of Troy) along with Matt Goddard (Bass), Pat McManaman (Guitars) and Bradley Bell (Keyboards) and the results are spectacular!

The title of the album itself reflects Owens, and inevitably the band's daily struggle to stay the course in living a productive life amidst the adversities of each day. 

‘’Devil is assuredly the most daring, exhilarating, and personal work of Chiodos' career, reigniting the band to continue on’’ – Absolute Punk

Craig Owens enthuses "Devil isn't something I thought long and hard about. It is something that hit me, and hard. I asked myself if I was brave enough to stand behind such a strong, emotionally evoking word and I knew right then, that was it.

One of the most unpredictable live acts CHIODOS are set to do deliver their explosive live show for Australian Audiences in January 2015.

Posted on Wednesday, August 20 @ 22:20:29 MIST (23 reads)
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DEATH DEALER: Warmasters
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Words by Mark Snedden

In a little over a year, Death Dealer have established themselves on the scene with their debut album, Warmaster. The band, even though it is only a year old, have a collective musical career between them of over 50 years on the metal scene. Not many bands can boast a line-up consisting of a guitarist from Manowar (Ross the Boss), a vocalist from Cage (Sean Peck), a bass player who has played with Lizzy Borden and Halford (Mike Davis), and our own Stu Marshall who played with Dungeon and mastered his own project, Empires of Eden. Warmaster received great reviews and the band on a recent tour of Europe ignited fans.

I recently spent some time with Stu to get more of a feel for Death Dealer and his role in the band and we started off how the band came about. 

Posted on Wednesday, August 20 @ 23:00:00 MIST (62 reads)
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ACE FREHLEY: The Rock Soldier Returns
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Words by Mark Snedden

Ace Frehley is a name that any music fan is familiar with, Kiss fan or not. He was a founding member of Kiss, wrote some of their most recognised songs, released the best of the four Kiss solo albums in 1978 and has consistently released strong solo albums from Frehley’s Comet through to Anomaly in 2009. He is a musician who has battled with alcohol, and an artist who has had to balance the positives, and negatives, of his legacy with Kiss. He is respected by so many metal and rock guitarists and has established a reputation as both a comedian and a gentleman.

On the eve of the release of his latest solo album, Space Invader, I sat down and talked with Ace, focussing on the present, as well as his time in Kiss and his solo career.


 

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