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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: Sean Danielsen of SMILE EMPTY SOUL

Smile Empty Soul

Antihero Magazine had the opportunity to chat with Smile Empty Soul frontman Sean Danielsen about the band’s legacy, the release of the Rarities album, and his solo career. Mark Dean: What prompted your move to a solo career back in 2013? Was that something that you always wanted to do …

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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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Interview: Brad Gillis of NIGHT RANGER

night ranger

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in 1996, they have brought their guitar heavy, melodic brand of hard rock into the 21st century with their unparalleled talent, energy, and creativity. Antihero Magazine journalist Mark Dean had the opportunity …

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Interview: Jake Oni of ONI

Oni

In Japanese folklore, the Oni is a malevolent shapeshifting demon, able to take on many guises as it spreads pain and misery. The constantly shifting, ever-evolving sound of Ontario, Canada’s Oni is no less elusive, though unlike their namesake, amidst the brutality and violence they weave great beauty, and a …

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Interview: Roger Glover of DEEP PURPLE

deep purple roger glover

Antihero Magazine had the opportunity to chat with a Rock n’ Roll legend. Songwriter, bassist, and producer, Roger Glover, talks to Mark Dean about the upcoming April 7th, 2017 release from Deep Purple, titled Infinite, which marks the band’s twentieth studio album. Mark Dean: Do you find these press schedules …

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Interview: Chris Cheney of THE LIVING END

The Living End - Chris Cheney

Shots have been fired. The Living End’s seventh album, Shift, is the hard-line sound of a band on the warpath. Pity the fool in its sights. The Living End has a history of tough talk. There have been riots, revolutions and resistance, and Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Strachan …

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Interview: Justin Furstenfeld of BLUE OCTOBER

Blue October

Since the release of their eighth studio full-length, Home, in April of 2016, American alt-rockers Blue October have been touring in support of the album. During their UK tour, Antihero Magazine’s senior journalist, Mark Dean, caught up with Blue October frontman and founding member, Justin Furstenfeld, for chat while the band …

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Interview: Niklas Sandin of KATATONIA

Niklas Sandin

Masters of dark Swedish metal, Katatonia, released their tenth full-length album, titled The Fall of Hearts, in May of 2016. Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had a chat with bassist Niklas Sandin as the band prepares to kick-off a North American tour. “I don’t know if it has that much to …

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Interview: Rich Moss of STONE BROKEN

Stone Broken

Stone Broken are a 4-piece hard rock band from Walsall, UK. Formed in late 2013 from the fragments of 2 local bands, Rich, Kieron, Chris & Robyn, have formed a dynamic outfit that delivers a BIG chunky rock sound with huge choruses. Antihero Magazine‘s senior journalist, Mark Dean, had the …

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Interview: Phil Lewis of L.A. GUNS

L.A. Guns

“I think we owe this to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career” – Phil Lewis. After almost 15 years, fans can expect to enjoy the true sound of L.A. Guns once again, as TRACII AND PHIL …

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