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 and Photos: ARMORED SAINT at Rebellion Rock Bar, Manchester

Armored Saint at the Rebellion Bar – Manchester, UK – 24 March 2017 Armored Saint are a band that I…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: BATTLE BEAST at the Ruby Lounge Manchester

Battle Beast with Majesty and Gyze at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester – 23 March 2017 Unfortunately, Battle Beast chose to…
Interviews

Interview: Brad Gillis of NIGHT RANGER

Night Ranger truly epitomizes the sound of the 80’s, while at the same time transcending it. Since their reunion in…
Interviews

Interview: Joe Dawson of SEASONS HOLLOW

Having recently recorded their debut EP, To Suffocate Silence, Hereford-based five-piece hard rockers Seasons Hollow are showing everyone that they…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: SONATA ARCTICA at Club Academy Manchester

Sonata Arctica with Thunderstone and Striker at Club Academy Manchester – 22 March 2017 There is a drawback to having…
Interviews

Interview: Jake Oni of ONI

In Japanese folklore, the Oni is a malevolent shapeshifting demon, able to take on many guises as it spreads pain…
Interviews

Interview: Roger Glover of DEEP PURPLE

Antihero Magazine had the opportunity to chat with a Rock n’ Roll legend. Songwriter, bassist, and producer, Roger Glover, talks…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: GOJIRA at Manchester Academy

Gojira with Car Bomb and Code Orange at Manchester Academy – 14th March 2017 French rockers Gojira make a rapid…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: MONSTER TRUCK at Club Academy – Manchester

MONSTER TRUCK with guests THE PICTUREBOOKS at Club Academy – Manchester / 18 March 2017 Saturday Night in Manchester, and while…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: TARJA at the Manchester Academy

TARJA at the Manchester Academy 2 – 9 March 2017 Tarja is an unique musician with a sense of mystique all…
Concert Reviews

Concert Review and Photos: BLUE OCTOBER at O2 Ritz Manchester

I must admit to being a newcomer to the sounds of Blue October. Always open-minded to sonically trying new things,…
Interviews

Interview: Chris Cheney of THE LIVING END

Shots have been fired. The Living End’s seventh album, Shift, is the hard-line sound of a band on the warpath.…
Interviews

Interview: Justin Furstenfeld of 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…
Interviews

Interview: Niklas Sandin of KATATONIA

Masters of dark Swedish metal, Katatonia, released their tenth full-length album, titled The Fall of Hearts, in May of 2016.…
Interviews

Interview: Rich Moss of STONE BROKEN

Stone Broken are a 4-piece hard rock band from Walsall, UK. Formed in late 2013 from the fragments of 2…
Audio Interviews

Interview: Matt James of BLACKTOP MOJO

Formed in 2012 by lead vocalist Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, Blacktop Mojo are set to release their second…
Interviews

Interview: Phil Lewis of L.A. GUNS

“I think we owe this to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of…
Festival News

HELLFEST 2017: Born of Fury, HELLFEST Satisfies All Tastes

Hellfest, also called Hellfest Summer Open Air, is a French music festival specializing in heavy metal, held each June in…
Interviews

Interview: Scott Gorham of BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY

“After all, it is a completely different entity to Thin Lizzy. As much as particularly myself and everybody else who…
Interviews

Interview: Björn Gelotte of IN FLAMES

Long-standing guitarist (and former drummer) with the band, Björn Gelotte, spent a quick chat with AntiHero Magazine before In Flames…