Volbeat are currently on a monster rock package ripping the roofs off UK arenas with Alter Bridge, Gojira, and Like a Storm. Ahead of their Manchester show and just after the band’s soundcheck, we caught up with guitarist Rob Caggiano to discuss a range of topics from artistic freedom to collecting vinyl.
Formed in 2006, Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden’s Curse have risen from their humble beginnings as an internet based studio project to a fully blown touring outfit with five studio albums and one double-live release to their name. Touring their latest album, Cardinal, I managed to catch up with bassist Paul Logue to have a brief chat before their Manchester show.
Undertaking a hectic European tour, we had the opportunity to catch up with Richie Malone of Status Quo in Germany and asked him firstly, had he woken up yet or was he still dreaming.
The new single, “Ready for War (Pray for Peace),” is…
For some it might sound crazy to travel almost seven thousand kilometres to see a rock show. But when the Evanescence tour was announced, I just knew I had to be there. The last time the band played in Europe was in 2012, so there really was no other option – I was going. And you know what? It was more than worth it.
The arena package had served up a veritable tasty ensemble of musical delights, with all bands playing their effective part. From established legends to bright and eager newcomers, the combination had left the Manchester rock audience truly satisfied. A quality night’s entertainment with no one just on the bill to make up the numbers.
There are two crowds converging on the O2 Academy in Liverpool, and they are very easily distinguishable. One is full of middle-aged parents and their sensibly-dressed offspring, here for the Christian rock band that is playing on one of the floors. The other crowd is a different matter altogether. Almost universally dressed in black, several with clownish face paint, it could only be one thing: A metal show.
EDEN’S CURSE with COP UK and EVOLVE at Manchester Academy…