Archive for July, 2012

Volbeat, from left: Michael Poulsen, Anders Kjolholm and Jon Larsen

Volbeat, from left: Michael Poulsen, Anders Kjolholm and Jon Larsen

Volbeat conquers America
An interview with drummer Jon Larsen

Denmark’s Volbeat has been one of metal’s biggest international success stories in recent years. Propelled by a pair of No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio (“A Warrior’s Call” and “Still Counting”), tours with Metallica and Megadeth, and their own headlining runs, the band has become a force in the American metal scene. On the last day of their summer U.S. tour with HellYeah and Iced Earth, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down with drummer Jon Larsen backstage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore to talk about Volbeat’s breakout success, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe’s incarceration in the Czech Republic and more. (more…)

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After just wanting to rock ‘n ‘ roll on its 2009 debut (Let’s Rock-N-Roll), Baltimore’s Charm City Devils has moved on to something a little darker on the follow-up, Sins. (more…)

Julie Pierce, left, and Miranda Miller of Cherri Bomb

Julie Pierce, left, and Miranda Miller of Cherri Bomb

Cherri Bomb’s summer vacation
An interview with Julia Pierce and Miranda Miller

How did you spend your summers, those precious days of freedom, as a kid? You probably spent a lot of time with friends, looking for ways to get into trouble. A pool or beach might have been involved, maybe a few family cookouts. Perhaps there was a concert or two that you had been looking forward to for months. If you’re one of the four girls of Cherri Bomb—Julia Pierce (vocals, guitar, 15), Miranda Miller (guitar, keyboards, vocals, 16), Nia Lovelis (drums, vocals, 15) and Rena Lovelis (bass, vocals, 14)—you hit the road with several dozen other bands as part of the annual Vans Warped Tour. With its debut album, This is the End of Control, released earlier this year and a strong buzz continuing to build, Cherri Bomb is well on its way to securing a spot as one of the breakout bands of 2012. At the Camden, N.J., stop of the Warped Tour, Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with Julia and Miranda to discuss their crazy summer and more. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Vans Warped Tour 2012. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)