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3 – Women, Children (and Ghosts) First

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The world is a messed-up place. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to good people. Sports teams from Northeast Ohio are incapable Read more […]

Night in Gales – Scars of Tomorrow

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As cult of a melodic death metal band to come out of the underground, Germany’s Night In Gales watched their career (and contemporaries) whiz by Read more […]

Nightrage – Condemning the Club

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Hard not to do this, but the dominance Nightrage and Omnium Gatherum have over the melodic death metal scene is like watching two great NFL quarterbacks Read more […]

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna – Singing With the Enemy

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com in September of 2011) Pushed out of the way in 1992 to make way for John Bush and a more “modern” sound (by that time’s standards) on Sound Read more […]

Anthrax’s Frank Bello – Bermuda Shorts Not Necessary

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) “The words ‘You have a new a record.’ You have no idea how good that feels.” And so this was how Blistering’s chat with the totally Read more […]

World Under Blood – Verbal Scare Tactics

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Deron Miller doesn’t like to mince words, which is refreshing. Too often Blistering interviews folks of the metal variety too worried about tripping Read more […]

Arch Enemy – Legions of the Damned

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Quite hard to believe that ten years ago, Arch Enemy were a virtual non-factor in the extreme metal scene. Even though they were fresh off their Read more […]

Edguy – Always the Joker(s)

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The old adage “There aren’t enough hours in the day” has to apply for Edguy’s Tobias Sammet. The man simply doesn’t quit. And probably Read more […]

Battlecross – Blue-Collar Thrash Attack

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com in July of 2011) In this day and age of modern technology, the number of bands plying for fan attention is mammoth. Back in my early teens, we depended Read more […]

All Shall Perish – Rotten To the Core

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) From this scribe’s oft-biased and jumbled perspective, All Shall Perish were nothing more than a second-rate band playing a third-rate scene, which Read more […]

Arch/Matheos – No Exit This Time

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) “Arch-era Fates Warning.” The name alone says enough to those who worshipped at the altar of albums such as 1984’s Spectre Within and of Read more […]

Morbid Angel – You Have Been Warned

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Words never to say to Morbid Angel’s David Vincent: “Death metal” and “traditional.” Dude was not happy to hear Blistering refer to his Read more […]

Tyr – Onward Into Battle

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As the only metal band of note to call the Faroe Islands home (geography lesson – it’s in-between Great Britain and Iceland), Tyr have come to Read more […]

In Flames – Destroying the Gyroscope

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com in July of 2011) Affable and funny, In Flames frontman Anders Friden couldn’t have sounded more at ease on a warm Swedish summer evening while speaking Read more […]

My Dying Bride – Floating In Darkness

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Arguably the most morose band to ever hit the metal scene, England’s My Dying Bride are in a reflective kind of mood, having just released Evinta, Read more […]

U.D.O. – The Rev-Raptor Lives On

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) It seems like many of our hard rock and metal icons are unfortunately passing on (Ronnie James Dio) or retiring from the scene (Scorpions, Judas Read more […]

Amorphis – Better Reborn

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The 2005 acquisition of singer Tomi Joutsen effectively saved Amorphis. Let’s not make any bones about it. The band was all but a non-entity after Read more […]

Scar Symmetry – Still Symmetric In Every Way

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Being such a fan of melodic death metal, a band that brings something different and unique to the table is always a welcome event. Scar Symmetry Read more […]

Before the Dawn – First (North American) Doom

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Phoning at the very-metal hour of 1 AM Finnish time, Before the Dawn mainman Tuomas Saukkonen asks Blistering “To go easy on me. I’m very tired.” Read more […]

Altar of Plagues – Killed By Death

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Still riding the monster that is 2009’s brilliant White Tomb, Ireland’s Altar of Plagues have done what any good artist would do: They shifted Read more […]

While Heaven Wept – Paparazzi Be Doomed

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) “There’s definitely not paparazzi outside my window,” quips While Heaven Wept founder/guitarist/principal songwriter when queried about the Read more […]

Mercenary – Dawn Of A New Day

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For a moment in time last decade (say, around 2005/2006), this scribe held firm to the belief that Denmark’s Mercenary were going to be the next Read more […]

The Rods – Threesome For Vengeance

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The Rods during the 1980’s had the opportunity through Arista Records to play some significant shows around the world, opening for artists like Read more […]

Cavalera Conspiracy – Territorial Pissings

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Destined to be Internet fodder until it actually happens, the clamor for a reunion of the “classic” Sepultura lineup won’t go away. As long Read more […]

Sylosis – A Not-So Barren Earth

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Rare when an instrumental becomes the focal point of an album with 14 songs, yet Edge of the Earth, the newest from UK thrashers Sylosis has the Read more […]

Septicflesh – By Daemons Be Driven

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Seeing Septicflesh annihilate an unsuspecting Pittsburgh crowd last year while on tour with Behemoth made yours truly think of the possibilities Read more […]

Ava Inferi – Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Back when Mayhem was flaunting their ability to do as they pleased around 2000’s stunning Grand Declaration of War, it started to become readily Read more […]

Cradle of Filth – Eclipsing the Funeral Moon

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As ubiquitous (and verbose) as Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth is, the man that makes the wheels turn is guitarist Paul Allender. Since re-joining Read more […]

Sodom – Keeping Thrash Alive and Ferocious

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Thrash metal was – and still is – such a massive movement in metal that will always have its influences on the majority of metal bands, whether Read more […]

Belphegor – Black Magic Knights

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) It’s a bit bemusing to hear a metal artist reference the “rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle,” only because we usually associate it with glam rock Read more […]

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