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: Pat Torpey of MR BIG

Pat Torpey is an American rock drummer and singer, known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the hard rock…
Film/DVD Reviews

DVD Review: THE WHO – Tommy – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

The Who are a legendary band both in the pop and rock musical genres. However, it is for two albums…
Film/DVD Reviews

DVD Review: JEFF BECK – Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Live At The Hollywood Bowl DVD, Blu-ray and DVD + 2CD [Cat. No. EREDV1299, ERBRD5337 and EAGDV090 respectively] from the…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: DEEP PURPLE with EUROPE at the Manchester Arena

DEEP PURPLE with EUROPE Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK – 18th November 2017 Unfortunately, it appeared that there were some…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: ALICE COOPER at the Manchester Arena

Alice Cooper The Mission and The Tubes Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK – 15th November 2017 I have to admit I was…
Interviews

Interview: Lynn Sorensen of HEAVEN & EARTH

A Conversation with Bassist Lynn Sorensen of Heaven & Earth ANTIHERO: I want to talk primarily about the new Heaven…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: MARILLION at Manchester Academy

Marillion Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK – 8 November 2017 Last year I saw Marillion live for the first time…
Interviews

Interview: ADRIAN VANDENBERG

A Conversation with Adrian Vandenberg of Vandenberg’s MoonKings Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg’s Moonkings…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: W.A.S.P. at O2 Ritz Manchester

W.A.S.P. O2 Ritz Manchester – Manchester, UK – 21 October 2017 W.A.S.P. have been entertaining audiences and shocking the moral…
Interviews

Interview: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of SONS OF APOLLO

SONS OF APOLLO, comprised of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses),…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: PAPA ROACH at the Manchester Apollo

PAPA ROACH Manchester Apollo – Manchester, UK – 11 October 2017 Review by Mark Dean & Christopher James Ryan ||…
Interviews

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…
Interviews

Interview: AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the recent opportunity to catch up with American Head Charge when the band made a…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE at Manchester Academy

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK – 13 September 2017 Review by Mark Dean – Photos by Christopher…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: BUSH at the Ritz Manchester

BUSH The Ritz – Manchester, UK – 27 September 2017 Review by Mark Dean || Photos by John Gilleese I was…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: LIVING COLOUR at Club Academy Manchester

Living Colour Club Academy – Manchester, UK – 30 September 2017 Review by Mark Dean || Photos by John Gilleese Living…
Interviews

Interview: Deen Castronovo of REVOLUTION SAINTS

Deen Castronovo has a long established musical career from the early days with Wild Dogs and several Shrapnel guitarists’ solo…
Interviews

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…
Interviews

Interview: Corey Glover of LIVING COLOUR

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean recently had the opportunity to chat with Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover about the band’s upcoming…
Interviews

Interview: Nick Holmes of PARADISE LOST

Antihero Magazine‘s Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with Nick Holmes, frontman for British Gothic metal/Doom metal band Paradise…