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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: Jack Fawdry of DIRTY THRILLS

Dirty Thrills

Dirty Thrills are a young, exciting and charismatic London based hard rock quartet who play bluesy rock ‘n’ roll with an appealing filthy edge, churning out endless crowd pleasers that make guitar music sound sexy again. With lung-busting, powerful vocals from frontman Louis James, killer guitar riffs from Jack Fawdry …

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Interview: A Conversation with TOM KEIFER

Tom Keifer

Cinderella was one of those bands, born in an MTV era where big hair and rock music was at the forefront of a very happening music scene. They peaked early and achieved massive commercial success before bowing out with the impact of the grunge style, which also heralded a significant …

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Interview: Jake Kiszka of GRETA VAN FLEET

Greta Van Fleet

Rising Rockers In the Mood for some Oasis Greta Van Fleet is the band on everyone’s lips right now after winning the award for the best new artist at the legendary Loudwire Music Awards. Very much in demand, I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity of a slot in …

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Interview: Fabrizio Grossi of SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE


A Conversation with Bassist Fabrizio Grossi of SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE ANTIHERO: You have a long-established career in the music business both as a producer/musician, but what actually was your very first introduction to music? Fabrizio Grossi: My Family was not a musical family. Not much excitement musically in Italy in the early70’s …

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Black Sabbath

Every man, woman, and child that ever professed to love Heavy Rock, all love Black Sabbath. The legendary band, who in their original four-man format, developed the blueprint that countless bands have followed. The innovators, the originals, and the inventors of a musical style and genre. Although the lineup, and …

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Interview: Pat Torpey of MR BIG

Mr Big

Pat Torpey is an American rock drummer and singer, known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the hard rock band Mr. Big. He has also played for John Parr, Belinda Carlisle, Robert Plant, Montrose, Richie Koetzen, and The Knack. Pat has recorded with Impellitari and Ted Nugent. On July …

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Interview: Lynn Sorensen of HEAVEN & EARTH

Lynn Sorensen

A Conversation with Bassist Lynn Sorensen of Heaven & Earth ANTIHERO: I want to talk primarily about the new Heaven & Earth album which has just been released. I was actually quite surprised and really quite ashamed that I had not actually come across Heaven & Earth previously. This album …

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Adrian Vandenberg

A Conversation with Adrian Vandenberg of Vandenberg’s MoonKings Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg’s Moonkings the band returns with a sophomore album, simply titled MK II. The album has all the qualities of the debut: once again the four-piece band manages to create a perfect …

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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 majority since the eighties. While the majority of the controversy is behind them these days, they continue to release quality albums and at the same time also pay musical homage …

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Interview: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of SONS OF APOLLO

Sons of Apollo

SONS OF APOLLO, comprised of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). The band’s highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, was recently released on October 20, …

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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 the eighties called “The Final Countdown”, and that is essentially all that they tend to know about them. However, dig a little deeper and the fact that the band are …

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American Head Charge

Antihero Magazine’s Mark Dean had the recent opportunity to catch up with American Head Charge when the band made a stop in Manchester, UK. ANTIHERO: American Head Charge is finally back in the UK again after a few false starts maybe and times that you were meant to come over …

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