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Interviews
Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats
Date:  July 19, 2012

LoudTrax.com had the great pleasure of catching up with Red Hot Chili Peppers & Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith for a phone interview while he was in New York for a short break from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' tour before heading back out to Russia.

The interview focused on the recent, live release of his side project "Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats".


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Fools For Rowan
 The Nashville based band Fools For Rowan recently released their new single, “Killed a Man Today” off their fourth coming album Who Killed Amanda Day?  Lead vocalist Erin Mullins shared a track by track description / insight.


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Enter Shikari
JAN. 17, 2012.

British band Enter Shikari combine hardcore metal, complete with riffs that make you want to jump up, memorable choruses, and unlike most metal bands, a large dose of Electronica, trip hop elements.  Their new album "A Flash Flood of Colours" is released Jan. 17 and their first single "Sssnakeput" is already gaining them much deserved attention and praise. 


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Edge Of Paradise

Sept. 15, 2011 

Guitarist Dave Bates and vocalist Margarita Monet formed Edge Of Paradise in 2011, while working on another musical collaboration "for hire" with a producer in Los Angeles.  Dave has been writing music for some time, collaborating with talented songwriters, Robin Mcauley (MSG, Survivor) and Ryan Jones, which left the two with a vast library of music to pull from. With a little creative magic between Dave and Margarita, the sound of Edge Of Paradise was born.

We have the pleasure of being the only place online where Edge Of Paradise will be releasing their debut album entitled "Mask".  Below is an interview with Monet and introduction to the band. 



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Revocation

Date: Aug. 15, 2011.

Death / Thrash Metal band
Revocation returns with a new album of masterful modern metal in Chaos of Forms.

 

Guitarist David Davidson and bassist Anthony Buda offered LoudTrax.com an in depth song by song description. We are also proud, once again, to offer the exclusive lowest price online! Download the Chaos of Forms album here for only $6.66.



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Serianna
Bullet Tooth Records is excited for today's release of the debut album "Inheritors" from Serianna!  Fans can get a preview of the song "Fragments" (Pre Production) at their Facebook page and Download the album at LoudTrax.com who has the exclusive low price of $6.66.  Below is an interview with the drummer Chris Ferraro and bassist Lee Milbrandt which took place prior to the albums' release.

Date:  July 25, 2011


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Deva

Date:  July 13, 2011.

RNC Music based in Italy introduced me to the soprano led metal band
DEVA a few years back at the very early stages of their career. Since then, their debut album"Between Life and Dreams" has been released, has gotten some outstanding reviews, impressive chart positions, and the album is being released in several parts of the world by local metal labels in Asia and Europe. The album "Between Life and Dreams" is available for download as well worldwide at all retailers, including LoudTrax.com.

We are offering new fans a chance to discover DEVA's debut for only $4.99. Click here to preview and download.



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Kid Liberty
Date: July 11, 2011.

Bullet Tooth Records is proud to announce a new
Kid Liberty EP titled "GIVE UP. GIVE IN. to be released today on LoudTrax.com , and other online retailers.  We had the pleasure of speaking to singer Trey Sexton for an interview.
EP is available for $4.99
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Pop Evil

Pop Evil is the self proclaimed Best Thing to Come Out of Michigan Since The Automobile, and Kid Rock.
After much buzz and airplay on US radio, a featured song in this year’s National Hockey Playoffs, the band releases their album “
War of Angels” on July 5.

We caught up with the band for an interview and have the album on sale for $8.99 for you to check out. Download it here



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In Flames

June 28, 2011.

The iconic pioneers of melodic death metal,
In Flames, unleashed their new album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" on June 21 and it sent shockwaves across not only the metal world, but the music world in general. The album released on Century Media Records hit the Number 1 position in the official German Media Control Charts plus additional charts all over Europe.

LoudTrax.com had the great pleasure of speaking to guitarist, songwriter Björn Gelotte from his home in Gothenburg, Sweden.



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Simple Plan

June 17, 2011.

Montreal's Pop Punk band
Simple Plan is releasing their new album on June 21 and enjoying continuing success on their fun, bouncing take on modern rock / pop punk. The new record features some interesting guests like Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and pop start Natasha Bedingfield.

LoudTrax.com caught up with guitarist Sebastien Lefebvre from the band while they were on tour in Japan.



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Black Stone Cherry
RoadrunnerRecords unleashed the new album today by Southern Rockers, BlackStoneCherryLoudTrax.com had a chance to chat with guitarist Ben Wells who is gearing up for the bands' upcoming tour that hits Germany, UK, and Austria in June 2011.

Date: May 31, 2011


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Black Label Society
 (May 10, 2011.  Montreal, Canada) – Zakk Wylde has been one of the most talked about rock guitarists in the last few weeks, and throughout his career going back to his remarkable stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Fresh off his mind-blowing performance on "American Idol" on April 13, 2011, the guitar god then appeared on the hit late night talk show "Lopez Tonight". Today, he releases a new album with Black Label Society entitled "THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME".

Zakk took some time on release day of his new record to speak to LoudTrax.com for a phone interview.



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Free Reign

Date: April 15, 2011

Free Reign is certainly one of the more intimidating-looking heavy metal bands currently on the scene.  And with good reason, as three of the four band members are players in the National Football League.

Comprised of two Dallas Cowboys (singer Marc Colombo and bassist Leonard Davis) and a Miami Dolphin (drummer Cory Procter), Free Reign is rounded out by a non-footballer, guitarist virtuoso Justin Chapman, and have issued a pair of hard-hitting releases thus far, 2010's 'Tragedy' and 2011's 'Heavier Than Metal'.

'Heavier Than Metal' releases on April 19th, 2011, and for one week starting Monday, April 18th, 2011 purchase the Free Reign release exclusively on Rock, Metal, Punk Download site LoudTrax.com for $6.66 Here.



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Obscura

Death Metal artist Obscura is releasing the highly anticipated " Omnivium" album on March 29.  Singer and guitarist Steffen Kummerer offered LoudTrax.com an in depth, song by song description.  We are proud to offer the album download at the lowest price online - a very metal price $6.66!  

Check out the Obscura artist page & Click Here to Pre-order / Buy the Omnivium album for $6.66.



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Halestorm
Atlantic Records recording group Halestorm has unveiled their upcoming new EP!  “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP” will arrive at LoudTrax.com on March 22nd. 

LoudTrax.com caught up with the members of Halestorm and had a chat about their EP of covers. 




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Abysmal Dawn
Relapse Records' death metal band Abysmal Dawn released their third album Leveling the Plane of Existence on Feb. 1, 2011.  LoudTrax.com had the opportunity to interview guitarist / vocalist Charles Elliott. 

LoudTrax.com is proud to offer the ABYSMAL DAWN album for the lowest price online, $6.66. Click Here to BUY



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Lazarus A.D.

Metal Blade Records'  artist Lazarus A.D. unleashed their 2nd studio album "Black Rivers Flow" today (Feb. 1, 2011).  The album has all the makings of a Thrash Metal classic.  Singer Jeff Paulick and the band released their debut "The Onslaught" in March 2009 and have since been touring with the likes of  Testament, Unearth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Megadeth and more.

LoudTrax.com is proud once again to have the exclusive low price of $6.66 for this new release.  We caught up with singer / bassist Jeff Paulick for an inside scoop of the album and update on the band.



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Stratovarius
The classic Finnish Power metal band released their 13th album "Elysium" today.  LoudTrax.com is proud to have the exclusive low price of $6.66 as well as an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson.  Stratovarius has sold over 2.5 million records to date and are highly considered the pioneers of power metal alongside Helloween and Blind Guardian.

Date: Jan. 18, 2011


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Times Of Grace
 Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up with the original Killswitch Engagevocalist Jesse Leach to form "Times Of Grace".  Their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man, is being released Jan. 18.  

See interview here with Jesse Leach!

Date of Interview:  Dec 2010.


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Gwar
GWAR Bassist Beefcake the Mighty answered a few questions for LoudTrax.com prior to one of the band’s concerts on planet earth. 

Date: Nov. 9, 2010


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As I Lay Dying
Metal Blade Records artist AS I LAY DYING has been ripping up the metal scene during the last few years with sold out tours, nods from the Grammy Awards and MTV, and high level of sales from their devoted fan base.  We sat down with co-founder / drummer Jordan Mancino before the bands' performance in Montreal on September 27, 2010.




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The Black Dahlia Murder
We caught up with The Black Dahila Murder guitarists, Brian Eschbach & Ryan Knight a few hours before their Montreal gig on Oct. 4, 2010.


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The Absence
THE ABSENCE, interview with singer JAMIE STEWART.

“Enemy Unbound” was released last week on
Metal Blade RecordsWe caught up with the vocalist of Melodic thrash metal band, Jamie to talk about the new album.


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Hail The Villain

Roadrunner Records artist Hail The Villain released their debut album, POPULATION DECLINING record in June 2010.  They have been on the road since supporting the album and gaining new fans along the way.

We had a chance to speak to Bryan Crouch while he was in Virginia as part of the UPROAR TOUR with headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and Disturbed.

Date: Aug. 31, 2010



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Airbourne
Airbourne's Joel O'Keeffe

Airbourne
's second album, No Guts No Glory, was released on April 20 of this year, and the band has been touring almost non-stop in support of it ever since.  LoudTrax.com is in an Airbourne mode of late.  The No Guts No Glory is our "ALBUM OF THE MONTH", and we decided to offer the album for a limited time for a low price of $7.99, and have a chat with singer Joel O'Keeffe.

We caught up with Joel during the second week of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival (click Here for dates).

Date: Aug. 31, 2010


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Stone Sour

Stone Sour's Josh Rand

To celebrate the release Stone Sour's Sept. 7 release, of “Audio Secrecy”, LoudTrax.com along with Roadrunner Records are proud to be giving away a beautiful, autographed Fender Strat.  We had the great pleasure of catching up with guitarist Josh Rand a few days before the launch of the much awaited album.  Here is the text version of our phone interview.

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Date: Sept. 1, 2010.



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Iron Maiden
Metal legends Iron Maiden released their 15th studio album "The Final Frontier" on August 16/17 and reached new heights by attaining the No. 1 sales chart position in several countries including Canada and the UK.  Trax like "The Final Frontier", "The Talisman", "Isle of Avalon" display why Maiden remains Metal's leading act. 

While they were in Montreal in July, I had the great pleasure of doing video interviews with Maiden's legendary manager Rod Smallwood and guitarist Janick Gers. 

Both interviews were done moments before they took the stage and prior to the release of the Final Frontier album.  The interviews were done for the metal news site Bravewords.com and were originally posted in their "Brave Videos" section.

Date: July 17, 2010


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Kingdom of Sorrow
We had the great pleasure of speaking with the metal legend Jamey Jasta. The Hatebreed singer released the second album for his side project "Kingdom of Sorrow" which also features Kirk Windstein from Crowbar and Down.

Date: Aug. 10, 2010


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Testament

We caught up with Testament singer Chuck Billy for a phone interview during the on going American Carnage North American Tour with Slayer and Megadeth.

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Date: July 29, 2010



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Bruce Kulick

Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS)  released his 3rd solo record, "BK3" earlier this year.  It was received with much acclaim given his status in the rock world, and the impressive list of special guests which include John Corabi, Nick Simmons, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Lukather, and Bruce’s former bandmate, Gene Simmons.  Bruce took some time to speak with Rock, Metal, Punk download site, LoudTrax.com and below is the text version of our conversation.

Download BK3 Here .  Visit Bruce Kulick official site Kulick.net

Date: July 28, 2010


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Whitechapel

Whitechapel's June 2010 release "A New Era of Corruption" achieved a remarkable Top 50 entry on the US Billboard charts.  Not a common occurance for a Death Metal band.  The Metal Blade artist is currently on the Vans Warped Tour, and we had a chance to catch up with guitarist Alex Wade for an interview.

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Herman Ze German

Herman Rarebell, (Scorpions, Herman Ze German) has been on the front lines of Heavy Rock for over 3 decades.  He has written and performed such rock classics as “Rock You Like a Hurricane, "Dynamite", "Blackout", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Tease Me Please Me", as a key member and drummer of the Scorpions.  Herman Ze German released his solo project “Take it as it Comes” earlier this year on Dark Star Records.

Download Album Here for $6.99 for a limited time

We had the pleasure of speaking with on July 9, 2010.  Here is the text version of our conversation.


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Nuclear

Recognized as one of the most active Chilean thrash metal bands, Nuclear has always displayed overfilled live intensity along with their heavy, skull-crushing sounding.  Their new release, and 3rd studio album "Jehovirus" is out  exclusively on LoudTrax.com since July 3, 2010. 

We caught up with guitarist Francisco Haussmann to discuss the new release and the Metal scene in South America.



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Moth Eater
Moth Eater's debut EP "The Thunder God of Monster Island" is out exclusively on LoudTrax.com.  Read interview and get your FREE "Aftermath" single download.


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Rob Halford
Metal God Rob Halford is currently preparing for his upcoming tour which will see him play Montreal’s Heavy MTL festival and OZZFEST 2010 with Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue.  I had the pleasure of speaking to Rob for an interview.  Here is the text version of our conversation.  Hope you like!


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Mercyful Fate

Hank Shermann has raised some hell being an original member, along with King Diamond in the legendary Metal band Mercyful Fate.  In May 2010, Hank offered his fans a new Thrash Metal band called Demonica.  Their first release, "Demonstrous" is out on Giddy Up Records.  We had the pleasure of doing an interview with Hank from his home in Denmark. 



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Beatallica
Interview with Beatles / Metallica mash up masters, BEATALLICA!


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Masterplan
Roland Grapow talks about Masterplan's new album "Time to be King", his time with Helloween, and how producer Roy Z changed his life!


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Aeon
AEON guitarist Zeb Nilsson talks about their new album "Path Of Fire".


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Tora Tora
Cathcing up with Anthony Corder, singer of Glam Rock band Tora Tora.  


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Circle II Circle
Heavy Metal band Circle II Circle is currently recording their 5th studio album “Consequence of Power”.  The "concept" album is only set for release in Fall 2010 on Germany’s AFM Records, but in the meantime, bassist Mitch Stewart sent over a “Studio Diary” describing some of the studio sessions and gives fans a glimpse of what to expect from the new album!


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Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse are the godfathers of Death Metal.  Their latest album “Evisceration Plague” is a testament to their longevity and their live shows are more intense each year.  They were in Montreal on April 27, 2010 and we got a chance to speak with Paul Mazurkiewicz, co-founding member and drummer of Cannibal Corpse about the band, his drumming, and even got his Stanely Cup prediction!


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Black Water Rising
Brooklyn's Black Water Rising are on their way to the top of the Heavy Rock scene.  Band leader and singer Robert Traynor took some time to speak to us about the band's debut album and hit single "Brother Go On"


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Mosh Potatoes
You gotta see this!!!  MOSH POTATOES - The Rock & Roll Cook Book.  Features recipes and anecdotes from your favorite Heavy Rock stars.  Includes Megadeth, Motorhead, Lamb of God, more...


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Chileanmetal
 Metal Tune for Chilean relief.  Interview with Ignacio Orellana of ChileanMetal.net


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Charlie Dominici
Interview with 1st Dream Theater singer and leader of the "DOMINICI" band.


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Zak Stevens
Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle, Savatage, Machines of Grace) discusses the upcoming Circle II Circle album, plans for Machines of Grace, and Savatage.


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