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: A Conversation with BILLY SHEEHAN

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan talks with Antihero Magazine about his latest band The Fell, as well as the need to…
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Interview: Bryan Fontez of LAST BULLET

Toronto hard rockers LAST BULLET will be unleashing their new EP “80-69-64” on July 14th to follow their two EPs…
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Interview: Mark of BOOZE & GLORY

Antihero Magazine recently chatted with Booze & Glory frontman Mark about the band’s latest release, Charpter IV, and the persevering…
Concert Reviews

Festival Review: HELLFEST OPEN AIR 2017

Hellfest Open Air 2017 Clisson, France || 16-18 June 2017 Review by MARK DEAN || Photos by NIWY KOVÁČOVÁ Day 1…
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Interview: Ralph Salati of DESTRAGE

“You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”,…
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Interview: Janet Gardner of VIXEN

Vixen were one of those bands tailor-made for the MTV era, a time when catchy melodies and attractive ladies were…
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Interview: Erik Turner of WARRANT

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with Erik Turner, guitarist and co-founder of American rock band Warrant,…
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Interview: Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER

Antihero Magazine senior journalist Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with DevilDriver frontman, Dez Fafara, about the upcoming star-studded…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: DEFTONES with AFI at O2 Apollo Manchester

Deftones O2 Apollo Manchester – 6 May 2017 I first saw Deftones way back in my home town of Belfast on the…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: PAUL RODGERS at the O2 Apollo Manchester

Paul Rodgers Live at the O2 Apollo Manchester 9 May 2017 Review by Mark Dean || Photos by Mark Ellis…
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Interview: Kevin Cronin of REO SPEEDWAGON

Antihero Magazine’s senior journalist Mark Dean had the opportunity to chat with REO Speedwagon vocalist and songwriter Kevin Cronin while…
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Interview: MALLEN

Interview with Rising Rockers Mallen Antihero: As Mallen you have music out and touring but I wonder if I could…
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Interview: Tony Kakko of SONATA ARCTICA

Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have been around the music scene since 1996. Each album release has been followed by…
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Interview: Noora Louhimo of BATTLE BEAST

Battle Beast are a band that have been playing their brand of European power metal since 2008. They have been…
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Interview: Brian Frank and Anders Rönnblom of KILLER BEE

Killer Bee have been flying around the international rock scene since the early 90s and they are back with a…
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Interview: NANCY WILSON

Led by former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson, co-founder of Heart, ROADCASE ROYALE has a rich background in…
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Interview: Joey Vera of ARMORED SAINT

Armored Saint are a colossus, and Win Hands Down will long be remembered as one of the seven wonders of…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review: GHOST at the O2 Apollo Manchester

Swedish band Ghost have been performing their unique blend of underground Swedish heavy metal and on-stage theatrics all around the…
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Interview: Sean Danielsen of SMILE EMPTY SOUL

Antihero Magazine had the opportunity to chat with Smile Empty Soul frontman Sean Danielsen about the band’s legacy, the release…
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Interview: CAR BOMB

Long Island, New York mathcore act, Car Bomb made their rounds in the UK while supporting Gojira recently, and Antihero…