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Metal Life exclusive interview with Jeff Walker of CARCASS

Metal Life exclusive interview with Jeff Walker of CARCASS

Liverpool’s most wicked death metal band is about to embark on tour with the almighty Testament and Slayer. But that didn’t stop founding lead vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker from sitting down with Metal Life to talk about the complications of traveling abroad and the reasons why Carcass will never record a cover song: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarcass  

Metal Life exclusive interview with Wovenwar at NAMM 2016

Metal Life exclusive interview with Wovenwar at NAMM 2016

At the NAMM convention, we caught up with Jordan Mancino, drummer of Wovenwar. With beers in hand, we catch up on the latest status of the band’s recording sessions, keeping the San Diego metal scene thriving at the Brick, and what is catching Jordan’s eye around the convention floor. http://wovenwar.com  

Metal Life exclusive interview with Tobias Sammet of AVANTASIA

Metal Life exclusive interview with Tobias Sammet of AVANTASIA

Even after the incredible amount of press that Tobi has been doing for Avantasia’s upcoming release called Ghostlights (available January 29th), he still found the energy to give a brilliant interview. We discussed the new album, the absolutely incredible tour they will be embarking on, and so much more (like why do people think he’s so damn short.) http://www.tobiassammet.com/

Metal Life exclusive interview with Metalix show host

Metal Life exclusive interview with Metalix show host

Metal Life magazine reporter Karila recently interviewed Brad Lopez, host of the Metalix show on the idobi radio network. Where did you get your start in radio, and who influenced you to continue on today with your Metalix show? Metalix was originally hosted by Uncle Nasty, a legend in Denver radio. I was a technical producer on a few AM stations in the same building as KBPI. We would chat about metal and local bands from time to time. He asked […]

Metal Life exclusive interview with ERIC PETERSON of TESTAMENT

Metal Life exclusive interview with ERIC PETERSON of TESTAMENT

So after fan girling over Chuck, I got my shit together and interviewed Eric Peterson the following day, and it was a riot. Eric gave us an inside look at how their “creative flow” works, had some fun at Chuck’s expense, and gave an update on the new Dragonlord album, Dominion. Good times with bad ass legends…   http://testamentlegions.com

Metal Life exclusive interview with CHUCK BILLY of TESTAMENT

Metal Life exclusive interview with CHUCK BILLY of TESTAMENT

The enormity of the person you are going to interview doesn’t quite hit you sometimes until your phone rings. Then, all of a sudden, your years of experience and talent fly out the proverbial window, and you are reduced to a red faced fan girl that struggles to speak coherent, fluid sentences. I had the incredible honor of interviewing the one and only Chuck Billy, and while I may have fan-girled for a few moments, Chuck still delivered a fantastic, […]

Metal Life exclusive interview with Craig Goldy 2016

Metal Life exclusive interview with Craig Goldy 2016

“Metal lifers: they pride themselves on an eternity spent donning denim and leather, rocking out to Saxon, Dio, and Judas Priest since they were old enough to throw up the horns. Craig Goldy has not only been a dedicated veteran of metal but has prided himself on learning from the best over the years. Since his time working with Dio, Craig Goldy has toiled to become his own artist with signature tone and intuitive understanding of song structure. Now he […]

Metal Life exclusive interview with Natalie Kennedy, director of “Down And Out”

Metal Life exclusive interview with Natalie Kennedy, director of “Down And Out”

In our ongoing exploration of events, movies, comics, etc that deal with bullying and the general concept of society shunning those who are “different”, we reached out to Natalie Kennedy, director of “Down And Out.” “Down And Out” Synopsis: Billy (Tommy Jessop) has had people stare at him all of his life on account of him having Down Syndrome.  He is a young man fighting for equality and his own autonomy.  Danny (Christopher Faith) is Billy’s brother and the two couldn’t be more […]

Metal Life exclusive interview with BRIAN POSEHN about his new movie “Uncle Nick”

Metal Life exclusive interview with BRIAN POSEHN about his new movie “Uncle Nick”

Make it your new year’s resolution to see Brian Posehn act his heart out as Uncle Nick, a profoundly dark performance that will make a permanent mark on his already reputable career as a versatile entertainer and heavy metal enthusiast. In this interview, Metal Life reporter Karila Shannis talks to Posehn about improvising with the movie’s hilarious ensemble (Paget Brewster and Scott Adsit, to name a few), delving into the world of character acting with first-time filmmaker Chris Kasick, and […]

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