Posts Tagged “Video Interviews”

Cayem Interviews spoke to the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s musical progression on “From Death To Destiny”: “When we recorded ‘Stand Up And Scream’, we were kids — we were 17 to 19 years old. We all loved ’80s music then. [However] I don’t think we were brave enough or competent enough to show our passion for ’80s rock back then at the time. With ‘Reckless And Relentless’, it was the same thing; there was a little bit more of it and you could see our ’80s rock ‘n’ roll love coming through, but again, I don’t think we had the balls to go out and fully do it. But this time around, we sat down and intentionally said, ‘OK, we want to show our love of ’80s music in this record.’ But we don’t want it to sound like a regurgitated ’80s album because we’ve been there, we’ve done that. It wouldn’t be fun, it wouldn’t be fresh and it wouldn’t work, so we had the challenge to try and incorporate modern day rock and metal into our love and passion for the ’80s. I think we did a really did a good job of it.”

Asked how important social lmedia is in promoting a band like ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Bruce said: “I think it’s a vital part of promoting a band. There are so many different bands out there. It’s not like back in the day where you were put in a magazine and everyone would subscribe to that magazine. You knew lots of people were going to read about you in a magazine. These days, magazines still sell but they’ve taken a huge hit, just as record sales have. The biggest platform anyone has these days to release any information regarding whatever it may be, for instance, our new album, is the Internet. The harder you work at that and try and connect with your fans, the more they feel a connection with their favorite band and therefore the more interested they become. It grows. We have 3.5 million followers on our Facebook page, which is a shit-ton of people. [laughs] You can’t even imagine 3.5 million people. Although it’s just a number on a screen, essentially you are writing a letter to each one of these people to tell them about our album coming out or we’ll be playing this city on this day, so I think it’s absolutely vital these days to make the most of your social networking.”

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Download FTW!

We’re stoked to announce that we have released a 100% FREE Download 2013 digital supplement, out now via iTunes and also featuring all our coverage from this year’s insane Metal Hammer Golden Gods and the epic Download Heavy Metal Truants Charity Bike Ride!

This special, one-off digital edition of Metal Hammer features our mammoth Download 2013 review, with over 130 bands covered as well as tons of awesome photo galleries from all the best acts across the weekend. Plus, we have video interviews with everyone from Slipknot, Stone Sour, Korn and Five Finger Death Punch to Newsted, Limp Bizkit and Parkway Drive, all sharing their favourite festival memories with us, exclusively for this very supplement.

Also, we’re packing all the carnage from this year’s groundbreaking Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards and pre-show boat party, with exclusive, backstage clips from the night, interviews with the winners and sinners and a blow-by-blow account of all the mayhem and debauchery that went down. It’s huge, and you can only find it right here.

Finally, we offer a special look behind the 2013 Heavy Metal Truants Download Charity Bike Ride, featuring many metal heavyweights and the industry’s finest saddling up and riding 161 from London to Donington in the name of cha-reet-ee. Who fell of their bike first? How many pre-cycle pints were sneaked in before each leg? Who has the worst “saddle rash”? All these questions and more answered and more!

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METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he has done a couple of video interviews to talk about the band’s movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, which is due for release this fall.

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METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he has done a couple of video interviews to talk about the band’s movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, which is due for release this fall.

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Music Feeds and Tone Deaf conducted separate interviews with British epic metallers DRAGONFORCE during this year’s Soundwave festival in Australia.

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AMH TV and Utopia TV conducted separate interviews with Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD during this year’s Soundwave festival in Australia.

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Back on September 15th, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label’s showcase featuring Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, Calif.

Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct video interviews with each of the bands and record the showcase for a free limited 7″ release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim.

Head over to AOL Noisecreep here to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7″ and to check out the video interviews. You can also check out the music and one of the interview clips below.

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser interviewed Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) for the Brazilian TV program called “Altas Horas”.

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RoarRock, WolfHunters TBFM and Last.fm conducted separate interviews with vocalist Brittany Paige of Canadian metallers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom.

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The latest issue of the free digital magazine iGuitar has been released and it’s filled with new video interviews, interactive guitar lessons and reviews of all the latest guitars, amps and pedals.

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