Getting motivated or inspired is one thing. Maintaining motivation and sustaining inspiration is another thing all together…
On 27th January, the hot streak of classic speed metal’s second coming will continue thanks to German veterans Kreator and their career-defining trailblazer Gods of Violence. In anticipation of what will be his band’s fourteenth full-length record, frontman and evil mastermind Mille Petrozza explores his career to date, from Kreator’s early days and the beloved Terrible Certainty album right up to the present and their two new, horror-inspired music videos.
Does Myles Kennedy need an introduction? That was what I asked myself when trying to write this piece. Certainly, he would be instantly recognizable to anyone that has followed rock music in recent years. Finishing his tour and returning home for the holidays, I was immensely fortunate to catch up with the singer/guitarist during some “down time” before his festive break.
Rock bassist Chuck Garric has had a varied musical background, playing with artists as diverse as L.A. Guns and Dio. However, since 2002 he has remained a consistent presence both touring and contributing to the studio recordings of another rock legend, Alice Cooper. I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with Chuck while he had a rare few days off between touring legs.
AntiHero’s Tommy Leu had to opportunity to speak to founding guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of Accept about the band’s upcoming January 13th, 2017 release of their new live DVD and 2 CD set entitled Restless And Live on Nuclear Blast Records.
An unusual pairing I thought when this tour was first announced – legendary U.S. band, REO Speedwagon, primarily known for their melodic ballads of the eighties era – with the British boogie Masters, Status Quo. A strange combo and package indeed!
Generally, live gig reviews feature a detailed breakdown of what tracks were performed during the evening. In this case that is not important. I think the focus of this evening should be more on the fusion of spiritual harmony and happiness…
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.