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ROCKET Interviews Drummer Joey Gonzalez


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Drummer Joey Gonzalez has developed into one of the hottest drummers in the metal scene today, lending his talents to heavy hitting bands like WARBEAST, HANK III, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, and SUPERJOINT. The latter group has now unleashed a new studio album entitled “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” via Housecore Records. The album is a masterpiece clinic in hardcore, punk and metal mixed into one violent concoction that will certainly leave the heavy music fiend foaming at the mouth begging for more.

The Metal Den’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview recently with drummer Joey Gonzalez.

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ROCKET: Where were you born and raised?

JOEY: I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

ROCKET: Are you the only professional musician in your family?

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ROCKET Interviews Jimmy Bower


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Jimmy Bower is a founding member of several of the most important metal bands over the past three decades, including EYEHATEGOD, DOWN and SUPERJOINT RITUAL – now just SUPERJOINT due to legal reasons. This year on November 11th the latter act will finally release their highly anticipated third full length album entitled “Caught Up in the Gears of Application” via Housecore Records, which is owned and operated by none other than the group’s legendary lead vocalist, and Bower’s fellow DOWN cohort, Philip H. Anselmo (Ex-PANTERA). The heavy punk sound that was heard on the first two albums is very evident on the debut single, “Sociopathic Herd Dillusion”, that was recently released.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview with guitarist and drummer Jimmy Bower f...

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ROCKET Interviews Guitarist Bill Lonero


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Instrumental rock guitarist Bill Lonero and his band, LONERO, gave birth to ‘Guitarcore’ with their first release entitled Relentless in 2007. Undoubtedly influenced by six-string heroes Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Joe Satriani, he is pushing the limits in both songwriting and shredding. Today on August 2nd, the guitar virtuoso and his rocking group have released The Defiant Machine studio album, the follow up to 2011’s J.F.L. – and they have certainly produced a fantastic collection of songs.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody recently conducted an email interview with guitarist Bill Lonero of LONERO band for his loyal Den Headz around the globe.

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ROCKET: How’s life been treating you?

LONERO: Fantastic!! No complaints here...

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ROCKET Interviews Bassist John Jarvis


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Rocket of TMD recently conducted a phone interview with bassist John Jarvis of SCOUR and PIG DESTROYER.

Today SCOUR has unleashed their debut EP via Housecore Records! This is black metal in its most brutal form!! Get out and support the underground of metal!!!

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“After listening to the record for the first time, I knew immediately that these cats are on to something killer. SCOUR, a super metal band that teams Anselmo up with John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Chase Fraser (DECREPIT BIRTH) and Jesse Schobel (STRONG INTENTION), are straight ahead blackened death with no-frills...

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ROCKET Interviews Guitarist Brian Tatler Of DIAMOND HEAD


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Legendary NWOBHM band, DIAMOND HEAD, needs no damn introduction. If you claim to be a fan of this type of music and don’t know the immense influence they’ve had on two of the biggest names in the history of metal, METALLICA and MEGADETH… you probably have not been a headbanger for very long. Their most famous song, “Am I Evil?”, undoubtedly ranks as one of the best heavy songs ever written. Sure, they are no household name like METALLICA, and never sold a ton of records, but perhaps this is all about to change finally. In 2014, DIAMOND HEAD hired a talented new singer named Rasmus Bom Andersen, and then next cut their first full length album in nine years. The self titled record is simply going to blow away American fans once it releases in North America on June 3, 2016.

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ROCKET Interviews Richard Johnson Of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED


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American cyber grindcore band, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, have unleashed a new EP, the first of four to be coming from the brutal outfit. The three-track release is titled Arc and was released on January 22, 2016, via Relapse Records. It is the first in a series of four EPs they will unleash, each highlights the specific musical influences of each of the band’s members. They blend the furious sounds of grind and hardcore with some seriously doom heavy moments. Their songs usually don’t last longer than one to two minutes but after ten seconds or less, anyone who is a fan of heavy music will undoubtedly fall in love with their vicious attack.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview with vocalist/bassist Richard Johnson Of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED for his loyal De...

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ROCKET Interviews Reverend Black Jack McBride


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Arizona’s 2 IN THE CHEST are fronted by vocalist/guitarist Reverend Black Jack McBride. The band is best explained by their bio, which reads: “When you go see a show it’s way more than just the music, it’s like busting open the swinging doors of some eighteenth century saloon, bellying up to the bar, and not only hearing the amazing music but listening to stories from the old west that they tell during the performance. Everything 2 IN THE CHEST does is part of that story. The characters, the clothes, the vibe… all are pieces to the incredible puzzle that this band has put together...

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ROCKET Interviews Woody Weatherman Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY


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Legendary American heavy metal band, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, was formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1982 by bassist Mike Dean and guitarist Woody Weatherman. COC has seen many lineup changes over the years – but the one thing that remains a constant is the love they have for making great music. At their height in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the band was fronted by Pepper Keenan, who at the same time formed DOWN with ex-PANTERA vocalist Philip H. Anselmo. Keenan has not performed on a COC album since 2005’s classic “In The Arms Of God”, but has recently rejoined C.O.C. with plans to make new music.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted a phone interview with guitarist Woody Weatherman Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY for his loyal Den Headz around the globe.

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ROCKET Interviews Jeremy Schulz Of MOTHER CRONE


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Seattle’s MOTHER CRONE has self-released a debut full length studio effort in 2015 entitled Awakening and this is definitely one of the more impressive stoner metal albums released this year. Formed in 2012, the trio is fronted by vocalist/guitarist Joseph Frothingham, and they waste no time launching into some ass kicking grooves that will make you want to pop open a beer, kick up your feet, and just enjoy the jams. The first couple of full-throttled cuts, “Silt Laden Black” and “Black Sea”, will have no problem making even the most jaded hard rock expert an immediate fan.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Schulz of MOTHER CRONE for his loyal Den Headz around the globe.

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ROCKET: Where were you born and raised?

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ROCKET Interviews Guitarist Josh Elmore Of CATTLE DECAPITATION


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San Diego, California’s CATTLE DECAPITATION have attained legendary status as one of the most intense deathgrind bands. With a penchant for gory imagery and making harsh political statements about meat consumption or humanity’s ongoing pursuit to destroy the planet earth, CATTLE DECAPITATION have never failed to produce some of the most brutal sounding heavy metal music known to man. CATTLE DECAPITATION returns in 2015 with a new studio album entitled “The Anthropocene Extinction”. The listener is treated to the trademark psycho-growls of vocalist Travis Ryan raging over forty plus minutes of unrelenting blastbeats and a steady diet of killer guitar riffs that will no doubt leave you begging for more.

THE METAL DEN’s Randy “Rocket” Cody has conducted an interview with guitarist Josh E...

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