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
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
Interviews

Interview: A Conversation with TOM KEIFER

Cinderella was one of those bands, born in an MTV era where big hair and rock music was at the…
Interviews

Interview: Jake Kiszka of GRETA VAN FLEET

Rising Rockers In the Mood for some Oasis Greta Van Fleet is the band on everyone’s lips right now after…
Interviews

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…
Film/DVD Reviews

DVD Review: BLACK SABBATH – The End

Every man, woman, and child that ever professed to love Heavy Rock, all love Black Sabbath. The legendary band, who…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: MR BIG at Manchester Academy

Mr. Big with The Answer and Faster Pussycat Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK – 21 November 2017 Another eclectic tour package is…