Sonic Perspectives

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IHSAHN Reflects On Now Available URM ACADEMY Course “How It’s Done” with JENS BOGREN: “The Most Important Takeaway is Commitment”
June 21, 2023

Earlier this year, Ihsahn released his latest EP, “Fascination Street Sessions.” The thirteen-minute EP included two original tracks and a cover of Kent’s “Dom Andra,” and featured the vocal talents o

KEN MARY And JOHN MACKO Reflect On The Intensity Of New FIFTH ANGEL Album “When Angels Kill”: “We’re More Progressive And Aggressive, But Maintaining Our Core”
June 20, 2023

The old saying “good things come to those who wait” is one that FIFTH ANGEL fans have become rather used to. After twenty years of dormancy, the band reunited in 2010 for the Keep it True Festival, bu

BLACK SABBATH’s GEEZER BUTLER Talks Upcoming Book “Into the Void”: ‘There Have Been Terrible Fall-Outs; You Forget Them and Come Back Together’
June 06, 2023

Not many bands can leave a lasting impression and legacy like Black Sabbath have done over the last 50 years. They have been flying the flag for heavy metal throughout their career to legions of fans

JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist RICHIE FAULKNER Talks New Band ELEGANT WEAPONS, Upcoming JUDAS PRIEST Record and More: ‘I’d Like To Do A Big Four Tour Of British Metal, As A Fan I Couldn’t Imagine A Better Tour Than MAIDEN And PRIEST’
May 04, 2023

On September 26, 2021 in Louisville, KY, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner had a brush with death. He suffered an onstage aortic aneurysm during the performance of the band’s “Painkiller” encore.

Music Industry Veteran & Longtime DREAM THEATER Tour Manager RIKK FEULNER Talks New Book, Life on The Road and Upcoming DREAM THEATER Summer Tour: “DREAM THEATER Don’t Get to Play Any Festival in the US, So They Created Their Own”
April 27, 2023

Often wonder and been intrigued by what life is like working, managing or being an artist, a rock star? Traveling to foreign countries, seeing the sights, feeling the energy of live audiences, night a

TOMMY KAREVIK Talks About KAMELOT’s Upcoming Album ‘The Awakening’: “For Me, Success is Telling Stories that Resonate with People”
March 09, 2023

In 2018, Kamelot released “The Shadow Theory” to critical acclaim. After five years, Kamelot now returns with their next full-length studio album, “The Awakening,” due out on March 17th via Napalm Rec

DEAN BACK of THEORY OF A DEADMAN Discusses Upcoming “Dinosaur “Album: “It Will Take You on A Roller Coaster Ride Between The Rockers and Ballads”
February 21, 2023

Multi-platinum rocker Theory Of A Deadman will release their eighth studio album, “Dinosaur”, on March 17th via Roadrunner Records. The track “Dinosaur” is currently at #12 on the Top 10 at U.S. Activ

JOHN-ANGUS MACDONALD of THE TREWS: “I Want to Write Songs That Mean Something to People”
February 16, 2023

The achievements of rock n’ roll heavyweights The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live rec

RIVERSIDE’s MARIUSZ DUDA Speaks About the Band’s Upcoming Album: “We Shine the Most When We Play Live, So I Thought . . . We Should Record a Studio Album That Reflects This Live Energy”
January 15, 2023

Polish artist Mariusz Duda is an unstoppable force of musical creation. Although he may best be known for heading the progressive rock and metal outfit Riverside, his career includes a progressive sol

TARJA Talks Upcoming Best-Of Album and Solo Career: “We Need Music to Heal Our Souls”
November 27, 2022

Tarja Turunen has enjoyed a long solo career, one which began in 2007 with her breakout album “My Winter Storm.” More than ten years later, Tarja will release her best-of compilation, titled “Best Of: