The fact that a lot of amazing things have "just happened" for US groove-metallers Five Finger Death Punch doesn't mean that there hasn't also been a shitload of hard work behind the scenes. In four years, these guys have come to the world's attention. Drummer Jeremy Spencer talks to MaF about FFDP's rise to fame, their forthcoming album, and much more.
On the heels of their upcoming Australian tour with Cog, I got the chance to talk to Mike Vennart on all things Oceansize and a whole lot more. Jump in....
Shooting bands looks glamorous, but it is actually a lot of hard work. We caught up with three metal photographers to talk about their work, for our second industry chat: Inna Ford, a Russian photographer; Shelley J, a Swiss photographer; and Mary Boukouvalas, an Australian photographer.
I had the privilege of talking to Rob P. from Trigger the Bloodshed about their new release 'the Great Depression', and about their experiences with touring and success.
We caught up with startling newcomers, Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky, recently to chat about the band's debut the Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry, and how this band is taking people by surprise.
Amorphis has been a word on everyone's lips lately, with the band's big chart wins with the release of their first single from Skyforger, Silver Bride. To talk about the band and the new album, MaF caught up with the band's very lovely and talkative rhythm guitarist Tomi Koivusaari.
2009 sees the Wacken Open Air metal festival celebrate its 20th year. This article is the first in a series of four features that trace W:O:A's history and significance as the Mecca of metal festivals.
Early June 09 sees Morbid Angel hitting Australia's shores for the first time in thirteen years. We caught up with Dave Vincent for a chat about the band, their forthcoming album, and, of course, their much-anticipated Aussie tour.
Killer drummer and all-round nice guy Travis Smith chats about Trivium's current tour of Australia.
Samael's vocalist/guitarist Vorph talks about the band's latest release Above, the band's history, and where these guys go from here.