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: Tommy Vext of BAD WOLVES
Interviews

Interview: Tommy Vext of BAD WOLVES

Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal group formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of…
Concert Review: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in Manchester, UK

Four band bills always appear to offer fans value for money and help to shift ticket sales, but the reality…
Interview: Denis Bélanger (Snake) of VOIVOD
Interviews

Interview: Denis Bélanger (Snake) of VOIVOD

Industrial innovators Voivod have been blasting out their powerful brand of noise for over 35 years. Despite this, I have…
Concert Review and Photos: THREE DAYS GRACE with BAD WOLVES in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: THREE DAYS GRACE with BAD WOLVES in Manchester, UK

Arriving early afternoon for my interview with the headliners it was clear that many had got the day off work/school…
Concert Review: VOIVOD in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: VOIVOD in Manchester, UK

Noise innovators and legends Voivod recently celebrated 35 years together as a band by releasing a new album, The Wake.…
Concert Review and Photos: SONS OF APOLLO in Manchester, UK
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: SONS OF APOLLO in Manchester, UK

The combined musical pedigree of the band members is unsurpassed. Quality is guaranteed along with technical virtuosity although with only…
Interview: RICH ROBINSON of THE MAGPIE SALUTE
Interviews

Interview: RICH ROBINSON of THE MAGPIE SALUTE

The former Black Crowes guitarist talks about his band, The Magpie Salute, and the release of their latest album, High…
Interview: Jon Harvey of MONSTER TRUCK
Interviews

Interview: Jon Harvey of MONSTER TRUCK

Don’t tell Monster Truck that Rock is dead. Rock isn’t dead, it’s alive and burning a trail across the globe. Don’t fuck with…
Interview: A Conversation with CHRIS SLADE
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with CHRIS SLADE

Chris Slade is a Welsh rock musician and drummer, best known for playing for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He…
THE ROLLING STONES – FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY SAN JOSE ’99
Film/DVD Reviews

THE ROLLING STONES – FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY SAN JOSE ’99

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ROLLING STONES FROM THE VAULT: NO SECURITY – SAN JOSE 1999 CONCERT FILM OUT 13…
Festival Review: British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park – London
British Summer Time

Festival Review: British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park – London

British Summer Time has been a regular part of London’s gig schedule since Bon Jovi headlined the first night back…
Interview: Glen Matlock
Interviews

Interview: Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band…
Concert Review and Photos: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES at Manchester Arena
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES at Manchester Arena

A very eclectic mixed three band tour rolled into Manchester Arena. Headliners the Hollywood Vampires – with a couple of…
Concert Review: MONSTER MAGNET at Gorilla Manchester
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: MONSTER MAGNET at Gorilla Manchester

I have not seen Monster Magnet for several years, I think it was actually at a festival on a sunny…
Concert Review and Photos: FM & DARE in Manchester
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: FM & DARE in Manchester

When this tour was first announced, I was in musical heaven – two of my favourite British melodic rock bands…
Interview: Alexis Mincolla of 3TEETH
Interviews

Interview: Alexis Mincolla of 3TEETH

Transgressive five-piece 3TEETH is thrilled to announce their signing to iconic metal record label Century Media Records.    On 3TEETH’s signing, frontman Alexis Mincolla shares: “It was…
Interview: A Conversation with LIZZY BORDEN
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with LIZZY BORDEN

For decades, Lizzy Borden has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his…
Interview: Kelly Hansen of FOREIGNER
Interviews

Interview: Kelly Hansen of FOREIGNER

I Want To Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box…
Interview: Deen Castronovo of THE DEAD DAISIES
Interviews

Interview: Deen Castronovo of THE DEAD DAISIES

We last chatted to Deen Castronovo last September when he appeared to be a person who was emerging out of…
Interview: A Conversation with Guitarist Ryan Roxie
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with Guitarist Ryan Roxie

Vocalist/guitarist & songwriter, RYAN ROXIE, is best known as ALICE COOPER’S long-time lead guitarist and collaborator. He has also worked…
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