HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

As AFM Records‘ very own Helion Prime have the imminent release of their sophomore album, Terror of the Cybernetic Monster (check out the Decibel Geek review here), we were lucky enough to pin down band leader/founding member/guitarist Jason Ashcraft to quiz him on the album, line-up changes and influences. Decibel Geek: Your music is based on ‘science fact’, what first triggered your interest in science? Jason Ashcraft: I have always showed an interest in science and primarily with space, but my peek interest began in my…

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Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

We’re kicking off KISSmas in July with our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments. Bob Kulick has a very interesting place in KISStory. His relationship goes back before the band was even complete. Auditioning ahead of the eventually-chosen Ace Frehley, Bob left an indelible impression on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that would pay dividends down the road. Bob Kulick’s performances on KISS records are undeniable. His leads on the studio side of ALIVE II, especially…

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GIRLSCHOOL – Sweden Rock Festival 2018 (Spotlight Review)

GIRLSCHOOL – Sweden Rock Festival 2018 (Spotlight Review)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL has always been about the music. That’s what got me trekking across the oceans that first time six long years back now. I’ve not missed one since and don’t plan on it anytime soon. The magical music performances are what does it. Sometimes it’s a long defunct band enticed back to the stage by SRF organizers. But sometimes it’s just an old favorite ripping it up in a new setting. That was…

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MAXINE PETRUCCI of MADAM X (Interview)

MAXINE PETRUCCI of MADAM X (Interview)

As Sweden Rock has finished for another year, I can now reflect on the amazing time I had watching the variety of live music that was offered. This was my third year at Sweden Rock. This time around I was unable to find the time to do any interviews because I got the chance to photograph over 20 bands from the photo pit. This kept me busy along with enjoying many of the performances offered…

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THE GANG – Email Interview

THE GANG – Email Interview

I’m here to tell you all a little story. Back a few months ago I found a gem of an album. It was basically swamped under the massive digital flow that hits my email inbox from record labels and promo companies from around the world. It can be overwhelmingly oppressive at times, that’s for sure. I try to listen (or at least sample) to as much of it as possible. Knowing nothing aside from the…

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We Share Our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs – Ep313

We Share Our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs – Ep313

This week we share our Top 5 Enuff Z’nuff Songs. Born in Chicago, Enuff Z’nuff are one of Rock’s most criminally underrated acts. Between hooky tunes, an over the top image, and incredible songwriting, the band has racked up an impressive body of work. Enuff Z’nuff   Starting with 1989’s self-titled debut through 2016’s Clowns Lounge, Enuff Z’nuff have released 13 studio albums. They have survived numerous challenges including shifting music trends, addictions, and even…

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ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

Denmark-based progressive metal band Royal Hunt was first thought of in 1989 by Russian born Andre Andersen. Their first release was in 1992 Land Of Broken Hearts. With many line up changes, the band is back with their 14th studio album, Cast In Stone. The album releases February 7th, 2018 in Japan and February 21st, worldwide. I had the chance to collect a few questions for an email interview with founding member Andre Andersen. I found…

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VINNIE MOORE and GUS G. (Show Review and Interview)

VINNIE MOORE and GUS G. (Show Review and Interview)

It’s been months now that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to see the 2017 Gunslingers Tour featuring Vinnie Moore and Gus G. The night started off with some very exciting events for me. First, I got to do an interview with Vinnie that you can hear below! Vinnie is an extremely nice, down-to-Earth guy who has a very positive outlook on life, music, and teaching. We spoke about how even a beginner on guitar could potentially…

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The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

KISSMAS in July gets even cooler this week with The Return of Pixie Esmonde! Pixie, former wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), quickly became one of our favorite guests. Her quick wit and fantastic stories had us in stitches and we knew we had to have her back on the show. If you missed her first appearance, be sure to go HERE and check it out. We promise, you won’t regret it. Return of Pixie In…

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Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

At Sweden Rock Festival 2017 three geeks, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin, Rich “The Meister” Dillon and yours truly, Mikael Svensson, had the opportunity to speak to Dutch metal legends Picture. The band were sort of pioneers on the metal scene in Europe in general. The Netherlands in particular where things started to stir in the late 1970’s. There wasn’t really a Dutch metal scene at the time but things were happening across the English channel where bands…

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