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Chance Garnette of Skeletonwitch

October 2, 2012 by  
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Skeletonwitch is one of the hardest working bands in extreme metal today, and they’ve been burning a swath of destruction across the country on their US Abomination tour.

Vocalist Chance Garnette spoke with us before their recent show in Wallingford, CT, and discussed going full bore when it comes to being in a metal band, album reissues, the future of physical media for music, and more.

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Taki Sassaris of Eve To Adam

July 27, 2011 by  
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Eve To Adam are the true epitome of rock – never afraid to risk it all for their craft, they’ve had their share of ups and downs throughout their career but when it comes down to the music, they’ve stayed true to themselves and really, what’s more rock and roll than that?

 The band (Brothers Taki Sassaris on vocals and Alex Sassaris on drums, Gaurav Bali on guitar and newcomer Eric Bergmann on bass) is back with new management and a whole new energy surrounding their new album Banquet For a Starving Dog, due out on September 13th of this year.   The songs are honest, gritty, and if you don’t watch out, they’ll step right out and grab your soul. Fans have embraced the first single “Run Your Mouth” with open arms and the band has taken to the streets to test drive their new material on a current tour run with Saving Abel.

I recently caught up with frontman Taki Sassaris to talk about what’s been going on with the band, the making of the new album, and his hopes for the future of Eve To Adam.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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Tom Linton of Jimmy Eat World

October 4, 2010 by  
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Released on September 28th, Jimmy Eat World’s seventh studio album Invented is a collection of songs inspired by the conceptual photography of Cindy Sherman and Hannah Starkey – a most unexpected turn of events as frontman Jim Adkins describes the process as a simple writing exercise that quickly morphed into song ideas for their new album.  Each song weaves a new tale, creating a backdrop and story for the characters in the photos. 

Constantly finding new ways to inspire and provoke through their music, Jimmy Eat World continues to lead at the top of their genre even after sixteen years together.  The album title – also a song on the release, refers to both the mood of the album as well as the band’s deepest approach into character writing.

Calling on their friendship and their fans as their greatest strengths, it’s no surprise that the band’s loyal fanbase was eagerly awaiting the release of Invented.  The album marked the return of producer Mark Trombino who had assisted the band on their earlier releases (1999’s Clarity and 2001’s Bleed American) – two quintessential albums in the band’s seven album arsenal and when fans heard he was on board expectations were at an all time high.

Preferring to be called a guitar based rock band over the emo title that has followed them throughout their career, there is one thing we can all agree on – Jimmy Eat World continues to be at the top of their game and Invented will speak to both to fans that have grown up with them throughout their career as well as new generations who have no idea the jackpot they’ve just discovered – dig deep kids and thank us later!

Currently out on the road in support of their new release we caught up with guitaristTom Linton who talked to us about the making of the album and all things Jimmy Eat World.

Interviewed by:  Jinx Patton & Mary Ouellette
(With special thanks to Steve Colyer from the band Your Best Friend who contributed a few (*) questions.)

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