Dragon
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Todd Hunter – Dragon

March 24, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Iconic band Dragon are back after a raft of sell-out Countdown performances throughout 2016 with round two of the popular tour. Countdown Oz Chartbusters will see Dragon celebrate the best of the Australian charttoppers, […]

Memoriam
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Karl Willetts – Memoriam

March 19, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  When Bolt Thrower drummer Martin “Kiddie” Kearns passed in his sleep on September 14th, 2015, the members of Britain’s longest standing death metal band were absolutely bereft. Three weeks after, bassist Frank Healy, of […]

The Darkhorse
Interviews

INTERVIEW: The Darkhorse

March 17, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Hailing from the muddy fields and pig sheds of Northamptonshire, The Darkhorse are a 4 piece metal band with the heart of doom and sludge but with the lungs of a hardcore band, drawing their […]

Protest The Hero
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Rody Walker – Protest The Hero

March 14, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Canadian progressive metal rockers Protest The Hero tour Australia in April in support of their latest release “Pacific Myth”, an experimental idea released via a subscription-based serial distributed through the online music subscription service […]

Xandria
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Steven Wussow – Xandria

March 12, 2017 Andrew Massie

  German Epic Symphonic Metal maestros Xandria have found lineup stability with singer Dianne van Giersbergen and are ready to take things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensions. We get a few words […]

Emmure
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Frankie Palmeri – Emmure

March 5, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  Metalcore heavy-hitters Emmure released their new album, titled “Look At Yourself”, on March 3rd 2017. The band’s follow up to the 2014 full-length “Eternal Enemies” is their first with SharpTone Records and will see […]

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Aaron Keylock

February 22, 2017 Mark Rockpit

UK Blues sensation Aaron Keylock talks to The Rockpit about his sizzling debut album ‘Cut Against the Grain’ We find out why UK Blues Rock is in safe hands…     Check out our review […]

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Craig and Mark from Maverick

February 14, 2017 Mark Rockpit

You always remember the great ones, like that first time you dropped the needle on ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ or ‘ZZ Top’, the very first time you heard ‘The Black Crowes’ or the time ‘Mountain’ came on […]

Eric Gales
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Eric Gales

February 12, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre and is out to blow your mind and expand your musical horizons, in fact Joe Bonamassa calls him “One of the best if […]

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Danny Bowes – Thunder

February 2, 2017 Mark Rockpit

In my humble opinion THUNDER is the UK’s greatest Rock band of the 80’s and I’ve been a paid up member of the ‘Thunder Channel’ ever since I saw them supporting AEROSMITH back on the PUMP tour. […]

Moreland and Arbuckle
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Aaron Moreland – Moreland And Arbuckle

February 1, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Guitarist Aaron Moreland—co-founder of the groundbreaking Kansas-based trio Moreland & Arbuckle—describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw […]

Six60
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Six60

January 29, 2017 Melisa Coleman

  Since New Zealand rockers Six60 emerged in 2008, they have traversed tens of thousands of miles throughout Australasia, Europe and The USA, following the success of their quadruple platinum selling self-titled debut ‘SIX60’, which […]

Overkill
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Bobby Blitz – Overkill

January 27, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Overkill return with yet another killer abum “Grinding The Wheel” which wears it’s influences on it’s sleeves proudly. 35 years on and the band show no signs of wear and tear musically, we speak […]

Opeth
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Fredrik Akesson – Opeth

January 23, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Swedish metal titans Opeth are returning to Australia for another headline tour which will also include a sold out show at the Sydney Opera House. With a new album out, “Sorceress” and a worldwide […]

Periphery
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Misha Mansoor – Periphery

January 17, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Six piece progressive metal juggernaut, Periphery will be returning to Australia next February in support of their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty. We talked to guitarist Micha Mansoor at the end of last year to discuss […]

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Floor Jansen – Nightwish

January 10, 2017 Mark Rockpit

  NIGHTWISH is one of THE great ‘Live’ bands with a sound and production that fills the senses and compliments and augments the bands huge sound rather than overwhelming it like some big productions can. […]

Code Orange
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Jami Morgan – Code Orange

January 6, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  Comprised of Jami Morgan (Drums / Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar / Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar / Vocals) and Joe Goldman (Bass), Code Orange have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary […]

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Patty Walters – As It Is

December 19, 2016 Melisa Coleman

  Since the release of their highly-praised 2015 debut album Never Happy, Ever After, Brighton, UK’s As It Is has garnered an ever-growing, devout fan following with their sincere and relatable lyrics, charged with energized […]

Dubioza Kolektiv
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Dubioza Kolektiv

December 13, 2016 Andrew Massie

  They’re non-conformist and a little rebellious. Their music is exuberant and their lyrics tell it exactly how they see it. They are known for their “kick ass” live shows. Oh, and they give their […]

The Jensens
Interviews

INTERVIEW: The Jensens

December 7, 2016 Andrew Massie

  Since their formation in 2013, Brisbane five piece The Jensens have provided us with rage-worthy tunes that have been played long into the early morning all over the country! With their unmistakable sleek vintage […]

Killswitch Engage
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Justin Foley – Killswitch Engage

November 16, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Iconic metal giants, Killswitch Engage, will be returning to Australia in March 2017, in support of their seventh album Incarnate. The Massachusetts powerhouse will be bringing along the atmospheric, boundary-pushing metallers Fallujah for their […]

Pretty Maids
Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ken Hammer – Pretty Maids

November 15, 2016 Scotty Rock

  ‘Kingmaker’ is Pretty Maids’ highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s critically and commercially successful release ‘Motherland’, a record that continued the “revitalized” path that the band set out upon with the now classic album […]

Destroyer 666
Interviews

INTERVIEW: KK Warslut – Destroyer 666

November 14, 2016 Andrew Massie

  Few bands channel the true spirit of Metal; Dangerous, Rebellious, Confronting, Unrelenting. Destroyer 666 not only embody this spirit, they live, breath and bleed it. This November will see them return home to their […]

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