The festival hadn't yet started, but the fun had...
T minus 2 days and counting...
Rich Ward - rock star, rock lover and rock n' roll songwriter showed Metal as Fuck some good ol' southern hospitality, talking about Fozzy's new record, Australia and the elusive musical "moonshot" on location in Atlanta, GA.
Bloodstock is a common name now in this, its ninth year of existence. To talk about the festival and its history in the lead up to the 2009 festival, Metal as Fuck caught up with the immensely amiable and chatty festival founder Paul Gregory.
Perth band Blunt Force Trauma were the lucky winners of our first lesser-known band spotlight: nominated in, and voted for, by the public. By the sounds of things, if you haven't heard of these guys yet, you probably will soon: they're focused and driven, and working really hard.
Summer in the northern hemisphere is far from over, and the summer season in the southern hemisphere is coming quicker than most people care to imagine. Two of the Metal as Fuck contributors, columnist Nephente, and photographer Ateacina, tell us how to survive a brutal metal summer festivals season, providing checklists and top tips.
The past five years has marked a lead-up to something that the creators of Wacken Open Air had probably hoped to see, but never thought they would: the festival's twentieth birthday. And despite some grumblings among the fans about the delay on announcing line-ups, and other problems that have been thrown in the organisers' way, this major event is set to kick off in about five days time.
Threat Signal - Canadian, heavy and proud of it. What's not to like? Hellishly loud thrashy melodic death from the great white north might cause avalanches, though...
After watching As I Lay Dying's This is who we are DVD pack, it made me wonder whether I would gain anything new by merely interviewing these guys. But interview them I did – specifically, I spoke with guitarist Nick Hipa – all about the DVD, its creation, and more.
Nuclear Blast's Pirate Metal Thrashers, Swashbuckle, spin salty sea stories about their new album "Back to the Noose", appearing at Wacken 2009, their Splash-N-Thrash roots, the fine art of music video, the never ending quest for booty, and more while being mercilessly keelhauled by Wolven Joker Lokison... YARGH!!