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INTERVIEW: David DeFeis of Virgin Steele

BY: TJ Fowler

Virgin Steele Official Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/VIRGINSTEELEOFFICIAL/

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Skullbanger Media: First I want to say thank you David for the opportunity to allow me to ask some questions about Virgin Steele and yourself for my site Skullbanger Media. I want to first say I am a newcomer as a fan.  Years ago I heard your song Wings of Vengeance but never looked deeper until just recently.  After doing so I was really impressed with not only your songwriting and vocal range but the sincerity you put forth in your songs and performances.  It was really refreshing to see someone be as passionate as you are in doing something that I can tell you truly love.  Could you maybe go into a bit of your history with music, what inspires you and when you realized this was your passion? Continue reading INTERVIEW: David DeFeis of Virgin Steele

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Interview: Shiraz Lane (By Anneli Keski-Petäjä, in Finnish)

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Shiraz Lane on nouseva suomalainen hard rock -bändi, joka on kerennyt kiertää esimerkiksi Reckless Loven ja Santa Cruzin kanssa. Bändiä on ylistetty niin kriitikoiden, kuin muidenkin muusikoiden osalta. Shiraz Lane perustettiin vuonna 2011 laulaja Hannes Kettin ja rumpali Ana Willmanin toimesta. Myöhemmin bändiin liittyivät kitaristit Jani ja Miki ja viimeisimpänä basisti Joel. Skullbanger Media pääsi haastattelemaan Hannesta ja Joelia niin levyn teosta, kuin keikkailunkin tiimoilta.

Shiraz Lanen depyyttilevy ”For Crying Out Loud” ilmestyi maailmanlaajuisesti tämän vuoden huhtikuussa italialaisen Frontiers Music -yhtiön kautta. Samainen lafka on julkaissut aikaisemmin suurten nimien musiikkia, kuten Uriah Heep, Primal Fear, Toto ja Whitesnake. Viime vuonna bändin ollessa Oulun Qstockissa, ilmoitti bändin manageri Heta Hyttinen ilouutisista: levytyssopimus oli varmistunut. Myöskin materiaalin oli määrä olla valmis vuoden loppuun mennessä.

-Aikalailla loka- ja joulukuu meni intensiivisesti levyä tehdessä ja miksaus hoidettiin tammikuun aikana, Joel kertoo. Continue reading Interview: Shiraz Lane (By Anneli Keski-Petäjä, in Finnish)

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Destruction Frontman Schmier Talks New Album, Donald Trump and State of the World

In a very candid and insightful interview, Destruction frontman Schmier sits and talks with Skullbanger Media about the band’s new album Under Attack due out May 13th, the different lyrical themes on this album than previous Destruction albums, some Donald Trump and the state of the world today.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Steve N’ Seagulls; Nashville, Tennessee at the High Watt 2015

Music: Heavier Than Metal by Skullfist. Used with permission.

Melody sits and talks with Finnish band Steve N Seagulls and talks with the band about their debut album ‘Farm Machine’ and discusses the band’s US tour, covering metal songs with bluegrass instruments and how irritating trains in Tennessee are!

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AUDIO INTERVIEW: ORIGINAL VENOM MEMBERS-JEFF ‘MANTAS’ DUNN & TONY ‘ABADDON’ BRAY’; VENOM INC.

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I sit and talk to ex-Venom original members, Jeff Dunn and Tony Bray of Venom Inc. and we discuss the formation of Venom Inc. and the differences between Venom Inc. and Venom, the upcoming tour and the revelation there ARE plans for all new original material to be recorded.

Visit the official Venom Inc. Websites:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IronSteel-Venom-Inc

http://www.venom-inc.com/