Archive for August, 2007

divine-heresy-bleedDivine Heresy is the new band of former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares. Cazares left the breakthrough, industrial-metal band years ago, actually forcing a brief break-up right as the band hit its peek after now legendary albums Soul of a New MachineDemanufacture and, to a lesser extent, Obsolete. Cazares has dabbled in other projects, most notably the Mexican murder-squad Brujeria, but he has yet to do anything as strong as his former band. (more…)

Nick Catanese of Black Label Society

Nick Catanese of Black Label Society

He has spent more than a decade playing alongside one of his generation’s guitar greats, but Nick Catanese is in no one’s shadow. His journey began with an email to Zakk Wylde in 1996, and he hasn’t looked back since. The man known to Black Label Society fans as the “Evil Twin” has carved out his own niche with a slew of endorsement deals, one of which—Monster Energy—brought him to a handful of Ozzfest 2007 stops to sign autographs. Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with Nick at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J., to discuss Ozzfest, his fan-friendly nature and what he’s been up to during the Black Label downtime. (more…)

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch

Five months ago, Live Metal introduced readers to a new force in metal known as Five Finger Death Punch. In July, we brought you the first review of its stunning debut album, The Way of the Fist. Now, we continue our coverage of the band carrying the flag of “true metal” and headlining the second stage of the 2007 edition of the Family Values Tour. Live Metals Greg Maki caught up with the guys when the tour rolled into the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., three days before their album hit stores. He sat down with frontman Ivan Moody (ex-Motograter), guitarist Zoltan Bathory (ex-U.P.O.) and bassist Matt Snell (ex-Deadsett) to discuss the album, the tour, their first music video (starring Halloween’s Danielle Harris), the growing legion of “Knuckleheads” and more. (more…)

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