Friday, 18 August 2017

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: Bryan Fontez of LAST BULLET

Last Bullet

Toronto hard rockers LAST BULLET will be unleashing their new EP “80-69-64” on July 14th to follow their two EPs 2012’s “Love.Lust.Illusion” and 2010 self-titled debut. Influenced by Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and many more, this award-winning, self-made quintet has been part of Canadian hockey history …

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Interview: Mark of BOOZE & GLORY

Booze & Glory

Antihero Magazine recently chatted with Booze & Glory frontman Mark about the band’s latest release, Charpter IV, and the persevering punk spirit. ANTIHERO: Good evening Mark, cheers for chatting before tonight’s show. From a sunny Hellfest Festival in France last weekend to a grey Friday night in Manchester. How was …

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Interview: Ralph Salati of DESTRAGE

Destrage

“You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”, “technical” and “groove-laden”, could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never …

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Interview: Janet Gardner of VIXEN

Janet Gardner

Vixen were one of those bands tailor-made for the MTV era, a time when catchy melodies and attractive ladies were a successful combination. It was a completely different time for the music industry when it was big budget videos that directly transferred to millions of album sales for artists. Vixen themselves …

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Interview: Erik Turner of WARRANT

Warrant

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with Erik Turner, guitarist and co-founder of American rock band Warrant, about the band’s enduring legacy and the latest full-length album, Louder Harder Faster. Mark Dean: Warrant are about to release a new album, Louder Harder Faster. It seems to mark …

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Interview: Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER

DevilDriver

Antihero Magazine senior journalist Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with DevilDriver frontman, Dez Fafara, about the upcoming star-studded outlaw country record, his career in music with DevilDriver and Coal Chamber, and how music served a cathartic purpose during troubled times. Mark Dean: Hi Dez. Dez Fafara: How are …

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Interview: Kevin Cronin of REO SPEEDWAGON

Kevin Cronin

Antihero Magazine’s senior journalist Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with REO Speedwagon vocalist and songwriter Kevin Cronin while the band toured the UK as guests of Status Quo. Antihero: I hope you’re well-rested now? Kevin Cronin: I’m feeling really pretty well. I’ve just got a lesson in walking …

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Interview: MALLEN

Mallen

Interview with Rising Rockers Mallen Antihero: As Mallen you have music out and touring but I wonder if I could take you back, what was your first introduction to music? Dann Pritchard: Mine personally was where my parents. My dad mainly, has also listened to classic rock; Queen, Meatloaf, that …

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Interview: Tony Kakko of SONATA ARCTICA

Sonata Arctica - Tony Kakko

Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have been around the music scene since 1996. Each album release has been followed by a subsequent surge in popularity leading up to last year’s The Ninth Hour. Lyrically that album dealt with a close look at the entire world as it is now on …

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Interview: Noora Louhimo of BATTLE BEAST

Battle Beast

Battle Beast are a band that have been playing their brand of European power metal since 2008. They have been increasing their international profile with every subsequent album release. Touring in support of their latest album, Bringer of Pain, I had the opportunity to have a chat with singer Noora …

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Interview: NANCY WILSON

NANCY WILSON

Led by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in rock and R&B. Warfield, Wilson, and their bandmates bring their decades of experience from the upper echelon of the music industry to ROADCASE ROYALE, along with a renewed sense of …

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Interview: Joey Vera of ARMORED SAINT

Joey Vera

Armored Saint are a colossus, and Win Hands Down will long be remembered as one of the seven wonders of modern metal. The album – the band’s seventh studio offering in a career spanning more than three decades – is all things Armored. This is Armored Saint, and this is …

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Interview: CAR BOMB

car bomb

Long Island, New York mathcore act, Car Bomb made their rounds in the UK while supporting Gojira recently, and Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with vocalist Michael Dafferner and bassist Jon Modell when the band stopped in Manchester. Mark Dean:  Afternoon, I’m sitting in the Manchester …

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