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
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: THE DEAD DAISIES at Manchester Academy

The Dead Daisies turned up the heat in a sold-out venue as they invited the Manchester rock fans to Burn…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GRETA VAN FLEET at Manchester Academy

Michigan-based classic rockers Greta Van Fleet stun Manchester with their retro-rock sound and quality musicianship. Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK…
Interviews

Interview: Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and Jeff “Mantas” Dunn of VENOM INC

Venom are an English heavy metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end…
Interviews

Interview: Jack Blades of NIGHT RANGER

US hard rock supremos, Night Ranger, recently played two UK Shows in March 2018, including a co-headlining London date with Skid Row. They also headlined a…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: SKID ROW in Manchester & London – UK

  On finding out that Night Ranger had been added to the Skid Row tour billing as Special Guests only…
Interviews

Interview: GEOFF TATE – Operation: Mindcrime

Antihero Magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with legendary vocalist, Geoff Tate. The New Reality is the third and…
Interviews

Interview: Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES

Marco Mendoza is quite a legend in the world of hard rock and heavy metal. He is a former member…
Interviews

Interview: Johnny 3 Tears of HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD

The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in…
Interviews

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…
Interviews

Interview: Neil Starr of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long-time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the second webisode for their…
Interviews

Interview: Hoss Thompson of THIRTEEN STARS

Charm, swagger, talent, confidence, style in spades. If you were asked to describe the band Thirteen Stars, then any or…
Interviews

Intervew: Brock Lindow of 36 CRAZYFISTS

Alaska’s 36 CRAZYFISTS released their deeply personal new album Lanterns on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release…
Interviews

Interview: Jack Fawdry of DIRTY THRILLS

Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with…