"An Unturned Stone": Axegressor Interview!
8/1/2014 3:38:32 PM by Eric

When one thinks of that sweaty, mosh pit dance we refer to as thrash, often America's big four of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax come to mind. The denim and leather crowd abroad may also interject Germany's big three of Kreator, Sodom and Destruction into the discussion. Finnish thrashers Axegressor have practiced what they preach, exhibiting their brand of vigorous and punishing mosh-riffs with exuberance to any spectator. Check out our new interview here...[Full Interview Link]

Alestorm Talk New Album
7/31/2014 2:09:45 PM by Eric

Scottish metal act Alestorm are set to release their new album, "Sunset On the Gold Age", on August 1st courtesy of Napalm Records. Maximum Metal contributor TJ had an opportunity to talk with vocalist Christopher Bowes about the band's new album, Undead Squid and Surf Nazis. Check out this audio interview courtesy of Skullbangermedia.net: [Video Link]

Desolator Set to ACCELERATE!
7/25/2014 2:24:28 PM by Frank

Desolator are set to release their new EP "Accelerator" later this month. The EP follows up on the success of the group's debut, "Total Attack", last year. Guitarist/vocalist Jamie Brooks had time to chat with me about the band's upcoming tour of the UK in support of the album. Check out our new short interview with Jamie here...[Full Interview Link]

New Interview with Sahil Makhija of "Headbanger's Kitchen"!
7/18/2014 3:05:34 PM by Frank

Sahil Makhija, a/k/a "Demonstealer," a/k/a "that Headbanger's Kitchen guy" has his hands in a lot of pots – figuratively and yes, literally. And yet, there's a whole lot more to this corrupted cook than just a great recipe and brutal taste. "It's very simple really. Anyone can do an online show. All you need is a good idea. Without a real solid idea, you'll just make another thing to watch. Then have good, quality content. And with a little technology, you could have a good looking show." Check out our new interview with Sahil here...[Full Interview Link]

Apocalyptica Concert Pics!
7/16/2014 2:16:10 PM by Frank H.

If you're a fan of the Finnish band Apocalyptica, our overseas contributor, TJ Fowler, has put some on our Instagram page. There are only a handful, but the guy takes some bangin' pics. If you like the band or great live concert shots in general, check out them out here...[IG Link]

New "Metal Maidens" Section Update!
7/15/2014 2:20:14 PM by Frank H.

It's been few months, but we've updated the ladies of rock and metal! Look for these new additions in our Metal Maidens section: Lzzy Hale - Halestorm, Sara Squadrani - Ancient Bards, Rossie Vady - Bloodhunter, Noora Louhimo - Battle Beast, Jill Janus - Huntress, KT Paige - Romantic Rebel, Kobra Paige - Kobra And The Lotus, Alissa White-Gluz - Arch Enemy, Brittney Slayes - Unleash The Archers, Pamela Moore, Elize Ryd - Amaranthe, Ann and Nancy Wilson - Heart...[Full Column Link]

Road Report--Metalfest 2014 from Germany!
7/11/2014 2:42:07 PM by Frank

Maximum Metal contributor TJ Fowler attended the Metalfest 2014 event in Lorely, Germany. His coverage includes video interviews with various Metalfest performers like Bloodbound, Grave Digger and Sabaton. Read his full coverage of each day's events with photos...[Full Column Link]

Necrofile 46--Round Table Discussion - Downslave, Remembering: 1 Year Anniversary
7/11/2014 2:37:10 PM by Frank

"Black List" is the new EP from Knoxville, Tennessee's Downslave. Rarely does a relatively unknown band land on our radar with such an impact. Collectively, our staff liked this album so much that I think we all wanted to chime in our thoughts with a round table review and the albums that meant a lot to us one year ago...[Full Column Link]

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"I concentrated pretty much just doing good heavy metal songs and they turned out to be more evil than usual..."

Jamie Brooks - Desolator
"I think we managed to capture our live energy onto the album and people can hear that."

Sahil Makhija - Headbanger's Kitchen
"I get to be artist and mad scientist at the same time. It's good to be a little bit of everything!"

Brad Arnold - Three Doors Down
"I've always said everyone speaks their own language in music, the more you play with that person, and the more you jam together, the more you get to understand their language…and it's taken us a little while to do that."

Thane Farace - Ghost of War
"With the cohesiveness of all four band members influences, ranging from traditional metal, southern rock, 70s classic rock and even death metal, all combined, we feel we came up with something truly unique."

Erik Danielsson - Watain
"I am so tired of people trying to convince themselves and have this idea that they think they are strong with unique vision, but they still compare themselves to other artists or repeat what others say. It's so boring and uninspiring."