Over time, things build upon themselves, and suddenly you’re looking around and realizing that you’re actually getting somewhere. A very good place to be…
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.
I’d been looking forward to this gig for some time. A huge fan, I’ve seen Sabaton on several occasions and every time I’ve come away, mind blown and grinning from ear-to-ear. I was somewhat more ‘curious’ about German thrash metallers Accept, however…
Entertainment was delivered by one of the new top bands in the rock genre, Avenged Sevenfold. I thoroughly enjoyed all three bands in this rock package which had proved to be more versatile than I had initially expected. A thoroughly satisfying show, I’ll look forward to attending sets in the future from all three of the individual bands.
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…