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Mark Dean

I'm a 40+ music fan. Fond mostly of rock and metal - my staple musical food delights. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am now based in the UK-Manchester. I have a hectic musical existence with regular shows and interviews. Been writing freelance for five years now with several international websites. Passionate about what I do, I have been fortunate already to interview many of my all-time musical heroes. My music passion was first created by seeing Status Quo at the tender age of 15. While I still am passionate about my rock and metal, I have found that with age my taste has diversified so that now I am actually dipping into different musical genres and styles for the first time. Photo: Mark Dean with Jeff Kendrick of Devildriver - Photography by Olga Kuzmenko

Interview: GEOFF TATE – Operation: Mindcrime

Geoff Tate

Antihero Magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with legendary vocalist, Geoff Tate. The New Reality is the third and final chapter in an album trilogy by iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Its release comes a year after the release of the second part, entitled ‘Resurrection’, and two since the …

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Interview: Johnny 3 Tears of HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD

Hollywood Undead

The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] recently released.  Offering quite a …

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Interview: Bob Catley of MAGNUM


Formed in 1972, Magnum has undergone several changes in personnel over the years, however, the core of vocalist Bob Catley and guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin remain today. Their breakthrough album came in 1985 with On A Storyteller’s Night, which featured the single “Just Like An Arrow“. This success continued in the …

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Interview: Hoss Thompson of THIRTEEN STARS

Thirteen Stars

Charm, swagger, talent, confidence, style in spades. If you were asked to describe the band Thirteen Stars, then any or all the above would apply. Armed with killer songs, killer moves, and killer presence, Thirteen Stars’ live performances are at the pinnacle of their arsenal. Grinding out shows relentlessly over …

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Intervew: Brock Lindow of 36 CRAZYFISTS

Brock Lindow

Alaska’s 36 CRAZYFISTS released their deeply personal new album Lanterns on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2014’s Time and Trauma. Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any …

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Interview: Jack Fawdry of DIRTY THRILLS

Dirty Thrills

Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. With lung-busting, powerful vocals from frontman Louis James, killer guitar riffs from Jack Fawdry …

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Interview: A Conversation with TOM KEIFER

Tom Keifer

Cinderella was one of those bands, born in an MTV era where big hair and rock music was at the forefront of a very happening music scene. They peaked early and achieved massive commercial success before bowing out with the impact of the grunge style, which also heralded a significant …

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Interview: Jake Kiszka of GRETA VAN FLEET

Greta Van Fleet

Rising Rockers In the Mood for some Oasis Greta Van Fleet is the band on everyone’s lips right now after winning the award for the best new artist at the legendary Loudwire Music Awards. Very much in demand, I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity of a slot in …

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Interview: Fabrizio Grossi of SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE


A Conversation with Bassist Fabrizio Grossi of SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ANTIHERO: You have a long-established career in the music business both as a producer/musician, but what actually was your very first introduction to music? Fabrizio Grossi: My Family was not a musical family. Not much excitement musically in Italy in the early70’s …

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Black Sabbath

Every man, woman, and child that ever professed to love Heavy Rock, all love Black Sabbath. The legendary band, who in their original four-man format, developed the blueprint that countless bands have followed. The innovators, the originals, and the inventors of a musical style and genre. Although the lineup, and …

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Interview: Pat Torpey of MR BIG

Mr Big

Pat Torpey is an American rock drummer and singer, known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the hard rock band Mr. Big. He has also played for John Parr, Belinda Carlisle, Robert Plant, Montrose, Richie Koetzen, and The Knack. Pat has recorded with Impellitari and Ted Nugent. On July …

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Interview: Lynn Sorensen of HEAVEN & EARTH

Lynn Sorensen

A Conversation with Bassist Lynn Sorensen of Heaven & Earth ANTIHERO: I want to talk primarily about the new Heaven & Earth album which has just been released. I was actually quite surprised and really quite ashamed that I had not actually come across Heaven & Earth previously. This album …

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