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Interview: Mille Petrozza of KREATOR

On 27th January, the hot streak of classic speed metal’s second coming will continue thanks to German veterans Kreator and their career-defining trailblazer Gods of Violence. In anticipation of what will be his band’s fourteenth full-length record, frontman and evil mastermind Mille Petrozza explores his career to date, from Kreator’s early days and the beloved Terrible Certainty album right up to the present and their two new, horror-inspired music videos.

Interview: Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE

Does Myles Kennedy need an introduction? That was what I asked myself when trying to write this piece. Certainly, he would be instantly recognizable to anyone that has followed rock music in recent years. Finishing his tour and returning home for the holidays, I was immensely fortunate to catch up with the singer/guitarist during some “down time” before his festive break.

Interview: Chuck Garric of BEASTO BLANCO

Rock bassist Chuck Garric has had a varied musical background, playing with artists as diverse as L.A. Guns and Dio. However, since 2002 he has remained a consistent presence both touring and contributing to the studio recordings of another rock legend, Alice Cooper. I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with Chuck while he had a rare few days off between touring legs.

Interview: Wolf Hoffman of ACCEPT

AntiHero’s Tommy Leu had to opportunity to speak to founding guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of Accept about the band’s upcoming January 13th, 2017 release of their new live DVD and 2 CD set entitled Restless And Live on Nuclear Blast Records.

Interview: Derrick Green of SEPULTURA

On viewing the quite detailed album cover, together with the title track, I wondered if the new album would also be termed as a concept record. We got behind the Sepultura creative process. Derrick Green even revealed some quite surprising musical influences to me over the course of our chat.

Interview: Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

US Metalcore band Killswitch Engage are regular road warriors – jumping from one tour to another, they rarely seem to stop to take a breath. Fortunately, I managed to grab guitarist Adam D for a brief period off the treadmill for a chat when they came through Manchester to play two nights with Bullet for My Valentine.

Interview: Steve Rothery of MARILLION

he last time I personally witnessed the band live was back in the eighties in the Fish-era, and at the height of their commercial success. Despite Steve Hogarth having joined 27 years ago, I have never seen them live until now in 2016 in Manchester. I had the chance to chat to guitarist, Steve Rothery, prior to the band’s soundcheck.

Interview: Rob Caggiano of VOLBEAT

Volbeat are currently on a monster rock package ripping the roofs off UK arenas with Alter Bridge, Gojira, and Like a Storm. Ahead of their Manchester show and just after the band’s soundcheck, we caught up with guitarist Rob Caggiano to discuss a range of topics from artistic freedom to collecting vinyl.

Interview: Paul Logue of EDEN’S CURSE

Formed in 2006, Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden’s Curse have risen from their humble beginnings as an internet based studio project to a fully blown touring outfit with five studio albums and one double-live release to their name. Touring their latest album, Cardinal, I managed to catch up with bassist Paul Logue to have a brief chat before their Manchester show.

Interview: Richie Malone of STATUS QUO

Undertaking a hectic European tour, we had the opportunity to catch up with Richie Malone of Status Quo in Germany and asked him firstly, had he woken up yet or was he still dreaming.

Interview: Johannes Eckerström of AVATAR

Antihero Magazine’s Donna Craddock recently had the opportunity to chat with Johannes Eckerström, the enigmatic frontman of Swedish metal masterminds, Avatar, during their stop in Liverpool.

Interview: Mikael Stanne of DARK TRANQUILLITY

Antihero Magazine’s Anya Svirskaya had the opportunity to chat with Dark Tranquillity frontman, Mikael Stanne, about the latest album, “Atoma”, during his visit to New York prior to kicking off the band’s North American tour.

Interview: Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM

Trivium frontman, Matt Heafy, looked back on the band’s musical legacy to date, and gave us his views on the latest Metallica musical offerings, as well as subjects ranging from cooking to collecting vinyl. Our illuminating chat touched on many aspects of the band’s early development right up to how the band was operating in 2016.


Antihero Magazine’s Scott Smith had the opportunity to chat with Twelve Foot Ninja during their stop at the Rock Allegiance 2016 festival in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Following a cancelled interview slot at the summer’s Bloodstock Festival, we were fortunate to be able to reschedule when the Bastard Sons tour came through Manchester. Phil himself spent some time with me at the band’s hotel before the evening’s show.


A recent British classic era metal tour rolled through the UK. Joining headliners Saxon and Fastway were long-standing legendary band Girlschool. We had the opportunity to chat with the band in their dressing room prior to their afternoon soundcheck.

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