PRONG: The Breaking Point 

With State of Emergency, Prong continues to solidify its status as one of the most innovative and exciting bands in the music industry. While Victor is a seasoned pro within the rock industry, he says it’s a “higher power” that keeps the band’s music interesting.

SYLOSIS: Heaviness and Chaos

Metal maestro Josh Middleton is blazing back on the scene after leaving Architects, with his awe-inspiring band Sylosis and what many are calling the best metal album of 2023.

OF MICE & MEN: Making Sense of It All

Of Mice & Men, one of the most individual and prolific bands in metalcore, continues to expand artistically and stay honest in its songwriting. Although most bands would attribute this to the hard work over the years, Of Mice & Men claims it’s more about pursuing the excitement of the moment.

SKINDRED: Bringing Two Worlds Together

As one of metal’s most successful hybrid acts, Skindred came onto the scene in 1998, and their mixed arsenal of metal, punk rock, reggae, and hip-hop has been one of the trailblazing soundscapes that many other bands have emulated. 


A metal band from Costa Rica, with members infused from three different countries, Savage Existence knows a thing or two about starting from the ground up.

XENTRIX: Embracing Better Versions

After six successful studio albums, Xentrix shows off all of their technical and lyrical prowess on their new release, Seven Words. While the band has been one of the leading figures in the thrash metal movement, guitarist Kristian Havard says it all comes down to the love of the music that keeps them fueled creatively with each release.

CELTIC FROST: Danse of the Dead

CELTIC FROST WAS A ONE OF A KIND BAND. The formative first wave black metal artists experimented, broke boundaries, and influenced generations of heavy groups in their wake. We checked in with Tom G. Warrior to discuss Danse Macabre.

BARK: Still Walking

It takes a group of seasoned musicians to bring about the tenacious yet aggressive sound that Bark brings with each release. With three albums under their belt, guitarist Martin Furia claims that their distinct sound is inspired by everyday life.

FIT FOR A KING: A New Kind of Depth

Since 2011, metalcore band Fit for a King has had a glorious run since they emerged out of Texas with their signature style of hardcore and metalcore colored in with hypnotic hooks. Their 2019 release Dark Skies not only brought out some of their heaviest material but also the most intense heading up towards their new release, The Hell We Create.

BLOODBATH: Massive Impact

When we catch up with Bloodbath’s gurgling and growling frontman Ol’ Nick [aka Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost fame], it should be a time for reminiscing about the band’s triumphant return to North America and the good time he and his bandmates had at the 2022 edition of Maryland Deathfest. Instead, we’re talking about his wonky back and zombies.