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Interview: Johan Niemann of Evergrey

Since the mid-90s, Sweden’s Evergrey have harnessed a darker blend of prog metal with prominent emphasis on chords and textures, a contrast from the genre’s otherwise saturated virtuosic identity. The Gothenburg quartet continues to be a successful charting band, their latest album, The Atlantic, faring decently within several distinct Billboard …

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Soulfly to begin 2019 leg of Ritual tour – Interview with Max Cavalera

Max Cavalera continues on strong footing, having made tremendous strides amidst some serious hurdles in his nearly three-and-a-half-decade career. As a teenager, the born-and-bred Brazilian singer-guitarist would lead his Belo Horizonte band, Sepultura, out of the country’s largely isolated metal scene despite looming financial straits. Eventually relocating to Phoenix, Arizona …

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Bill Abernathy Talks Orwell, Fogelberg, And Why Sales, Awards And Critics Don’t Mean That Much To Him

Everyone loves a good story about second-chances, and that’s exactly what Bill Abernathy’s story is all about.  The Kansas City, Missouri resident began writing songs in his early teens. He played all through his school years, but then he stopped…Life took over. Bill went about getting married, building a business career, and …

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James Lee Baker Is Riding His “Cowtown Blues” From Amarillo To Denver And Beyond

A classically trained musician, James Lee Baker fuses influences from acoustic singer-songwriters like David Mead, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan, and Slaid Cleaves. He embraces open tunings to create an unconventional but welcoming sound and timbre to his playing. Trained briefly by Richard Gilewitz, a renowned …

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