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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: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of SONS OF APOLLO

Sons of Apollo

SONS OF APOLLO, comprised of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). The band’s highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, was recently released on October 20, …

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Interview: John Levén of EUROPE


Walking the Earth with Europe Bassist John Levén  To many rock fans Europe solely represent a band with a hit single in the eighties called “The Final Countdown”, and that is essentially all that they tend to know about them. However, dig a little deeper and the fact that the band are …

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American Head Charge

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the recent opportunity to catch up with American Head Charge when the band made a stop in Manchester, UK. ANTIHERO: American Head Charge is finally back in the UK again after a few false starts maybe and times that you were meant to come over …

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Interview: Deen Castronovo of REVOLUTION SAINTS

Deen Castronovo

Deen Castronovo has a long established musical career from the early days with Wild Dogs and several Shrapnel guitarists’ solo projects. He then hit a peak of commercial success with Bad English before moving onto Journey, before he departed their musical ranks in 2015. Relatively quiet musically, he returned with …

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Interview: A Conversation with BOB KULICK


Fifty years is a long time to have a career in any type of industry. However, fifty years in the cut-throat music business is a miracle unto itself. Not to mention a relevant, successful run in not only one but several fields. Antihero Magazine talks to Grammy Award winning guitarist …

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Interview: Corey Glover of LIVING COLOUR

Living Colour - Corey Glover

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean recently had the opportunity to chat with Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover about the band’s upcoming sixth full-length release, Shade, due to be released on September 8, 2017 via Megaforce Records. ANTIHERO: You’ve a new album coming out, 8 years after the last one. Why is …

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Interview: Nick Holmes of PARADISE LOST

Paradise Lost

Antihero Magazine‘s Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with Nick Holmes, frontman for British Gothic metal/Doom metal band Paradise Lost and Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. ANTIHERO: Medusa, your new album, is the 15th of your career.  How would you attempt to explain the band’s longevity? Nick Holmes: At …

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Interview: A Conversation with BILLY SHEEHAN

Billy Sheehan

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan talks with Antihero Magazine about his latest band The Fell, as well as the need to educate yourself, his own musical legacy, the current tour with Mr. Big, and other projects he’s been working on. ANTIHERO: You seem to be very busy. No sooner do you …

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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


“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


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


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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