A Life Divided is an alternative-metal band from Germany who have been featured on ROTR. Their latest LP, is Down the Spiral of a Soul. ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison spoke with singer Jürgen Plangger about the songs and standout moments. Visit A Life Divided.
I’ll Be Damned is one of the best metal bands to emerge from Denmark in recent years. Singer Mark Damgaard and drummer Anders Gyldenøhr spoke with ROTR contributor Justin Smulison about joining the band ahead of their most recent studio LP, Cultureand Visit I’ll Be Damned.
The Sons Of Sounds are a German quartet who have produced a succession of outstanding hard rock and metal albums. The tradition continues with Seven. Guitarist Wayne Beselt spoke with ROTR contributor Justin Smulison about Seven, and the Fall 2023 tour with Nazareth. Visit SonsOfSounds.com
Michael Abdow is best known as a touring guitarist for Fates Warning and a frequent collaborator with Ray Alder. Abdow spoke with ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison about his new instrumental album, Séance In Black, available from Couch Cat Records. Visit Michael Abdow.
Italian thrashers Game Over return to the international metal scene with their newest album, Hellframes, available from Scarlet Records on Oct. 20. Guitarist Luca “Ziro” Zironi joins ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison to talk about the new album and preparing to tour. Visit Game Over.
Teutonic German thrashers Vendetta has returned with Black As Coal, now available worldwide from Massacre Records. Singer Mario Vogel spoke with ROTR contributor Justin Smulison about the aggressive new LP and its lyrical themes.
Singer Genevieve Roberts discusses with ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison the concept of Khaos Divine, how she keeps her voice healthy and distinctive in the classic metal tradition, and the band’s first tour of the UK/EU in September. Visit Temtris.com
dEMOTIONAL is a metalcore band from Sweden tearing up the international scene. One of the band’s two singers, Killian Power, joins ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison to discuss Scandinavian Aftermath, which received a worldwide release by AFM Records. Visit dEMOTIONAL.net
ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison is joined by Overkill’s iconic frontman, Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth. They talk about Overkill’s 20th album, Scorched, s and the “Scorching The Earth” tour which starts July 13th in San Francisco. Visit Overkill.
ROTR Army Contributor Justin Smulison interviews his all-time favorite metal singer, John Bush of Armored Saint. They discuss his career highlights with Armored Saint and Anthrax, Punching The Sky, Metal Allegiance, lyrical inspirations and the Fall U.S. tour with W.A.S.P. Visit ArmoredSaint.com
Torger and Stevo from Godsnake join ROTR Contributor Justin Smulison to discuss the German band’s unique blend of melodic and thrashy hooks captured on Eye For An Eye, released by Massacre Records. Learn more at the official Godsnake site.
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.
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.