Interviews


Finding The Real World Alone: An Interview with Geoff Tate


Since the split with Queensryche in 2012, former frontman Geoff Tate has been busy with his current project Operation: Mindcrime. After recently releasing their second studio offering, Resurrection. Geoff finds himself undertaking an intimate acoustic story-telling tour across the UK and Ireland in December. Geoff sat down with Shaun Neary to discuss the tour, talk a bit about his career, his feelings on the recent US Presidential election results and plans for the future. Continue Reading


Keeping time: An Interview with The Amorettes’ Hannah McKay


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It’s been a prolific couple of years for the Scottish trio of The Amorettes. After a bunch of tours supporting Black Star Riders, Ash and Danko Jones, and the release of their second album ‘Game On’. The band now find themselves undertaking another tour at the beginning in April, as well as preparing to go into the studio to produce their third studio album.

They’re also nominated for a selection of awards this Saturday at the Pure Rawk Awards, as well as being on the bill at the event to close the show. Drummer, Hannah McKay took some time out to talk to Shaun Neary about the bands experiences, expectations for the new album and future plans. Continue Reading


Interview: A Therapy? session with Michael McKeegan.


When one talks about the music scene in Northern Ireland, there really hasn’t been one band or artist more dominant throughout the 90s, 00’s, and now in 2016 and still showing no signs of slowing down, then one can only be talking about Antrim’s own, Therapy? ‘Tides’, the third single from the bands 14th studio album ‘Disquiet’ is due for physical release in April. Bassist and resident Evil Priest, Michael McKeegan took some time out to chat to Shaun Neary before the band headed back out on the road. Continue Reading


AAA: Ashestoangels – The Tunnels, Bristol 24/01/2016


To give an indication of how fast time actually has flown, it’s only been eight months since we touched base with the guys from Bristol’s Ashestoangels. In that time, they have managed to embark on another UK tour, fly over and tour the United States and start writing and recording material for their upcoming fourth album.

Their video for “Find Hell” surfaced only a week ago, and the band find themselves coming home again, as The Last Sunrise tour with Aiden stopped off at The Tunnels in Bristol last Sunday night. We were fortunate enough to get a few words from the band about the upcoming album and their recent tour, as well as get an all access photo pass to the show. Continue Reading