Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats
Date: July 19, 2012
loudtrax.com had the great pleasure of catching up with Red Hot Chili Peppers & Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith for a phone interview while he was in New York for a short break from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' tour before heading back out to Russia.
The interview focused on the recent, live release of his side project "Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats".
Fools For Rowan
The Nashville based band Fools For Rowan recently released their new single, “Killed a Man Today” off their fourth coming album Who Killed Amanda Day? Lead vocalist Erin Mullins shared a track by track description / insight.
JAN. 17, 2012.
British band Enter Shikari combine hardcore metal, complete with riffs that make you want to jump up, memorable choruses, and unlike most metal bands, a large dose of Electronica, trip hop elements. Their new album "A Flash Flood of Colours" is released Jan. 17 and their first single "Sssnakeput" is already gaining them much deserved attention and praise.
Edge Of Paradise
Sept. 15, 2011
Guitarist Dave Bates and vocalist Margarita Monet formed Edge Of Paradise in 2011, while working on another musical collaboration "for hire" with a producer in Los Angeles. Dave has been writing music for some time, collaborating with talented songwriters, Robin Mcauley (MSG, Survivor) and Ryan Jones, which left the two with a vast library of music to pull from. With a little creative magic between Dave and Margarita, the sound of Edge Of Paradise was born.
We have the pleasure of being the only place online where Edge Of Paradise will be releasing their debut album entitled "Mask". Below is an interview with Monet and introduction to the band.
Date: Aug. 15, 2011.
Death / Thrash Metal band Revocation returns with a new album of masterful modern metal in Chaos of Forms.
Guitarist David Davidson and bassist Anthony Buda offered loudtrax.com an in depth song by song description. We are also proud, once again, to offer the exclusive lowest price online! Download the Chaos of Forms album here for only $6.66.
Bullet Tooth Records is excited for today's release of the debut album "Inheritors" from Serianna! Fans can get a preview of the song "Fragments" (Pre Production) at their Facebook page and Download the album at loudtrax.com who has the exclusive low price of $6.66. Below is an interview with the drummer Chris Ferraro and bassist Lee Milbrandt which took place prior to the albums' release.
Date: July 25, 2011
Date: July 13, 2011.
RNC Music based in Italy introduced me to the soprano led metal band DEVA a few years back at the very early stages of their career. Since then, their debut album"Between Life and Dreams" has been released, has gotten some outstanding reviews, impressive chart positions, and the album is being released in several parts of the world by local metal labels in Asia and Europe. The album "Between Life and Dreams" is available for download as well worldwide at all retailers, including loudtrax.com.
We are offering new fans a chance to discover DEVA's debut for only $4.99. Click here to preview and download.
Pop Evil is the self proclaimed Best Thing to Come Out of Michigan Since The Automobile, and Kid Rock.
After much buzz and airplay on US radio, a featured song in this year’s National Hockey Playoffs, the band releases their album “War of Angels” on July 5.
We caught up with the band for an interview and have the album on sale for $8.99 for you to check out. Download it here
June 28, 2011.
The iconic pioneers of melodic death metal, In Flames, unleashed their new album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" on June 21 and it sent shockwaves across not only the metal world, but the music world in general. The album released on Century Media Records hit the Number 1 position in the official German Media Control Charts plus additional charts all over Europe.
loudtrax.com had the great pleasure of speaking to guitarist, songwriter Björn Gelotte from his home in Gothenburg, Sweden.
June 17, 2011.
Montreal's Pop Punk band Simple Plan is releasing their new album on June 21 and enjoying continuing success on their fun, bouncing take on modern rock / pop punk. The new record features some interesting guests like Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and pop start Natasha Bedingfield.
loudtrax.com caught up with guitarist Sebastien Lefebvre from the band while they were on tour in Japan.
Black Label Society
(May 10, 2011. Montreal, Canada) – Zakk Wylde has been one of the most talked about rock guitarists in the last few weeks, and throughout his career going back to his remarkable stint with Ozzy Osbourne. Fresh off his mind-blowing performance on "American Idol" on April 13, 2011, the guitar god then appeared on the hit late night talk show "Lopez Tonight". Today, he releases a new album with Black Label Society entitled "THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME".
Zakk took some time on release day of his new record to speak to loudtrax.com for a phone interview.
Date: April 15, 2011
Free Reign is certainly one of the more intimidating-looking heavy metal bands currently on the scene. And with good reason, as three of the four band members are players in the National Football League.
Comprised of two Dallas Cowboys (singer Marc Colombo and bassist Leonard Davis) and a Miami Dolphin (drummer Cory Procter), Free Reign is rounded out by a non-footballer, guitarist virtuoso Justin Chapman, and have issued a pair of hard-hitting releases thus far, 2010's 'Tragedy' and 2011's 'Heavier Than Metal'.
'Heavier Than Metal' releases on April 19th, 2011, and for one week starting Monday, April 18th, 2011 purchase the Free Reign release exclusively on Rock, Metal, Punk Download site loudtrax.com for $6.66 Here.
Death Metal artist Obscura is releasing the highly anticipated " Omnivium" album on March 29. Singer and guitarist Steffen Kummerer offered loudtrax.com an in depth, song by song description. We are proud to offer the album download at the lowest price online - a very metal price $6.66!
Check out the Obscura artist page & Click Here to Pre-order / Buy the Omnivium album for $6.66.
Atlantic Records recording group Halestorm has unveiled their upcoming new EP! “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP” will arrive at loudtrax.com on March 22nd.
loudtrax.com caught up with the members of Halestorm and had a chat about their EP of covers.
Metal Blade Records' artist Lazarus A.D. unleashed their 2nd studio album "Black Rivers Flow" today (Feb. 1, 2011). The album has all the makings of a Thrash Metal classic. Singer Jeff Paulick and the band released their debut "The Onslaught" in March 2009 and have since been touring with the likes of Testament, Unearth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Megadeth and more.
loudtrax.com is proud once again to have the exclusive low price of $6.66 for this new release. We caught up with singer / bassist Jeff Paulick for an inside scoop of the album and update on the band.
The classic Finnish Power metal band released their 13th album "Elysium" today. loudtrax.com is proud to have the exclusive low price of $6.66 as well as an interview with keyboardist Jens Johansson. Stratovarius has sold over 2.5 million records to date and are highly considered the pioneers of power metal alongside Helloween and Blind Guardian.
Date: Jan. 18, 2011
Times Of Grace
Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz teamed up with the original Killswitch Engagevocalist Jesse Leach to form "Times Of Grace". Their debut album, The Hymn of a Broken Man, is being released Jan. 18.
See interview here with Jesse Leach!
Date of Interview: Dec 2010.
GWAR Bassist Beefcake the Mighty answered a few questions for loudtrax.com prior to one of the band’s concerts on planet earth.
Date: Nov. 9, 2010
As I Lay Dying
Metal Blade Records artist AS I LAY DYING has been ripping up the metal scene during the last few years with sold out tours, nods from the Grammy Awards and MTV, and high level of sales from their devoted fan base. We sat down with co-founder / drummer Jordan Mancino before the bands' performance in Montreal on September 27, 2010.
THE ABSENCE, interview with singer JAMIE STEWART.
“Enemy Unbound” was released last week on Metal Blade Records. We caught up with the vocalist of Melodic thrash metal band, Jamie to talk about the new album.
Airbourne's Joel O'Keeffe
Airbourne's second album, No Guts No Glory, was released on April 20 of this year, and the band has been touring almost non-stop in support of it ever since. loudtrax.com is in an Airbourne mode of late. The No Guts No Glory is our "ALBUM OF THE MONTH", and we decided to offer the album for a limited time for a low price of $7.99, and have a chat with singer Joel O'Keeffe.
We caught up with Joel during the second week of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival (click Here for dates).
Date: Aug. 31, 2010
Stone Sour's Josh Rand
To celebrate the release Stone Sour's Sept. 7 release, of “Audio Secrecy”, loudtrax.com along with Roadrunner Records are proud to be giving away a beautiful, autographed Fender Strat. We had the great pleasure of catching up with guitarist Josh Rand a few days before the launch of the much awaited album. Here is the text version of our phone interview.
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Date: Sept. 1, 2010.
Metal legends Iron Maiden released their 15th studio album "The Final Frontier" on August 16/17 and reached new heights by attaining the No. 1 sales chart position in several countries including Canada and the UK. Trax like "The Final Frontier", "The Talisman", "Isle of Avalon" display why Maiden remains Metal's leading act.
While they were in Montreal in July, I had the great pleasure of doing video interviews with Maiden's legendary manager Rod Smallwood and guitarist Janick Gers.
Both interviews were done moments before they took the stage and prior to the release of the Final Frontier album. The interviews were done for the metal news site Bravewords.com and were originally posted in their "Brave Videos" section.
Date: July 17, 2010
Kingdom of Sorrow
We had the great pleasure of speaking with the metal legend Jamey Jasta. The Hatebreed singer released the second album for his side project "Kingdom of Sorrow" which also features Kirk Windstein from Crowbar and Down.
Date: Aug. 10, 2010
Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) released his 3rd solo record, "BK3" earlier this year. It was received with much acclaim given his status in the rock world, and the impressive list of special guests which include John Corabi, Nick Simmons, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Lukather, and Bruce’s former bandmate, Gene Simmons. Bruce took some time to speak with Rock, Metal, Punk download site, loudtrax.com and below is the text version of our conversation.
Download BK3 Here . Visit Bruce Kulick official site Kulick.net
Date: July 28, 2010
Herman Ze German
Herman Rarebell, (Scorpions, Herman Ze German) has been on the front lines of Heavy Rock for over 3 decades. He has written and performed such rock classics as “Rock You Like a Hurricane, "Dynamite", "Blackout", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Tease Me Please Me", as a key member and drummer of the Scorpions. Herman Ze German released his solo project “Take it as it Comes” earlier this year on Dark Star Records.
Download Album Here for $6.99 for a limited time
We had the pleasure of speaking with on July 9, 2010. Here is the text version of our conversation.
Recognized as one of the most active Chilean thrash metal bands, Nuclear has always displayed overfilled live intensity along with their heavy, skull-crushing sounding. Their new release, and 3rd studio album "Jehovirus" is out exclusively on loudtrax.com since July 3, 2010.
We caught up with guitarist Francisco Haussmann to discuss the new release and the Metal scene in South America.
Moth Eater's debut EP "The Thunder God of Monster Island" is out exclusively on loudtrax.com. Read interview and get your FREE "Aftermath" single download.
Hank Shermann has raised some hell being an original member, along with King Diamond in the legendary Metal band Mercyful Fate. In May 2010, Hank offered his fans a new Thrash Metal band called Demonica. Their first release, "Demonstrous" is out on Giddy Up Records. We had the pleasure of doing an interview with Hank from his home in Denmark.
Roland Grapow talks about Masterplan's new album "Time to be King", his time with Helloween, and how producer Roy Z changed his life!
AEON guitarist Zeb Nilsson talks about their new album "Path Of Fire".
Circle II Circle
Heavy Metal band Circle II Circle is currently recording their 5th studio album “Consequence of Power”. The "concept" album is only set for release in Fall 2010 on Germany’s AFM Records, but in the meantime, bassist Mitch Stewart sent over a “Studio Diary” describing some of the studio sessions and gives fans a glimpse of what to expect from the new album!
Black Water Rising
Brooklyn's Black Water Rising are on their way to the top of the Heavy Rock scene. Band leader and singer Robert Traynor took some time to speak to us about the band's debut album and hit single "Brother Go On"
You gotta see this!!! MOSH POTATOES - The Rock & Roll Cook Book. Features recipes and anecdotes from your favorite Heavy Rock stars. Includes Megadeth, Motorhead, Lamb of God, more...
Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle, Savatage, Machines of Grace) discusses the upcoming Circle II Circle album, plans for Machines of Grace, and Savatage.