THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON dropped their debut LP, Cosmic Chronicles: Act 1, which is epic sci-fi psychedelic metal at its best. The band landed on to Earth to talk with ROTR about the album and the Moon Jumper Tour beginning June 2023. Probe into their rhythmic signals on Bandcamp.
Exelerate has arrived with their self-titled debut, released by From The Vaults, ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison had a fun interview with guitarist Mads Sørensen about the music and upcoming festival performances. Visit Exelerate.dk
Motive Black Singer Elana Justin joins ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison to discuss the full-length debut, Auburn, available from AFM Records. They talk about playing with metal heavyweights, collaborating with a Grammy-winning producer, and Auburn’s lyrical concepts. Check out Motive Black online
Progressive metal all stars Redemption are back with their eighth album, I Am The Storm via AFM Records on March 17. Founder and guitarist Nick van Dyk speaks with ROTR Contributor (and huge fan) Justin Smulison about the new music Check them out RedemptionWeb.com.
Multi-instrumentalist Zeke Sky joins ROTR Army contributor Justin Smulison to discuss the musical theories and lyrical concepts behind the metal and rock songs on his powerful debut, Intergalactic Demon King, which is available from Atomic Fire Records. Visit ZekeSky.com and Atomic Fire.
Renowned metal singer Ronny Munroe returns with The Black Watch via RFL Records on Nov. 11. Ronny speaks with ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison about The Black Watch and what to expect when he fronts Vicious Rumors in 2023. Check out Munroe’s Thunder and Ronny Munroe.
On ‘Fear City,’ power-thrash-shock metallers THEM. Singer Troy Norr, who sings for THEM as KK Fossor, spoke with ROTR Army Contributor and friend Justin Smulison about the making of ‘Fear City,’ available now from SPV/Steamhammer Records. Visit THEM
Guitarist Taz Taylor discusses the different styles and influences he channeled to produce Nocturnal, a killer new hard rock album with vocals from David Reece, Graham Bonnet, Doogie White and Mark Boals. Visit TazTaylor.com and Global Rock Records.
Canadian melodic metallers Borealis have returned with Illusions, ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison caught up with Matt Marinelli to discuss this captivating album, Visit Borealis online and via AFM Records.
Armored Saint Drummer Gonzo Sandoval speaks with ROTR Army contributor (and huge fan) Justin Smulison, Mr. Drums of Thunder also provides an update on Phil Sandoval’s upcoming solo debut, as well as his musical philosophies. Visit ArmoredSaint.comand GonzoSandoval.com.
Undertow guitarist Markus “Brandy” Brand speaks with ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison about the German quartet’s new album, Bipolar, The album delves into the highs and lows of certain mental diagnoses through a vast array of genres. Check out Undertow for more information.
Thundermother vocalist Guernica Mancini spoke with ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison during the Rock Believer Tour. They talked about performing in arenas with songs off the new album, “Black and Gold,” Visit Thundermother.com for music and tour dates.
Warbringer drummer and songwriter Carlos Cruz joins ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison ahead of the “U.S. Unraveling 2022” Tour with Heathen and Misfire on Sept 13. in Fresno, CA. They also talk about Warbringer’s crushing 2020 album, Weapons of Tomorrow. Check out Warbringer on tour here
ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison is joined by Hatriot bassist/singer Cody Souza to talk all about the West Coast quartet’s relentlessly heavy, new death-thrash-core album, The Vale Of Shadows, now available from Massacre Records. Check out Hatriot on social.
Iconic rock and metal vocalist David Reece discusses speaks with ROTR contributor Justin Smulison about the new rock supergroup Highway Sentinels and previews of many upcoming releases – from solo work to the highly anticipated Iron Allies debut. Visit John Steel and David Reece.
ROTR Army contributor Justin Smulison catches up with Toxik guitarist and co-founder Josh Christian. They talk all about the first new LP from the band in decades, available Aug 5. from Massacre Records. Visit Toxik and follow on social
ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison sat down with Slovenian metal quintet Eruption to discuss Tellurian Rupture’s apocalyptic concept and the evolution of the band’s sound. Check out Eruption online at Bandcamp.
Ironflame leader Andrew D'Cagna talks with ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison ahead of the Ohio-based band’s new album, Where Madness Dwells, available from High Roller Records on July 1. They talk about the band’s new thematic and upcoming international shows. Visit Ironflame for more.
Oklahoma-based metal quartet Locust Grove has arrived with their first LP, Battle of Locust. Drummer Joey Mandigo joins ROTR Army contributor Justin Smulison to discuss the independently-released album. Check out Locust Grove and on social.