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Welcome To Rockville Artist Spotlight: HYDE

HYDE debuted as a member of L’Arc-en-Ciel in 1994 and released numerous mega hit singles. He kicked off his solo career in 2001 and presented the world of uniqueness and sereneness, much different from the group.

Together with K.A.Z on the guitar, he formed the rock unit VAMPS in 2008. VAMPS performed not only […]

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Fever 333

Fever 333 Full length debut STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS available January 18th, 2019 Click HERE for tickets to WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Even though comprised of veteran musicians, the band as a whole is relatively new to the touring scene. Thankfully Fever 333 are finished recording and mixing their debut full length album. Rhymes and riffs […]

Artist Spotlight: Rick Rubin

“Rick Rubin is the most widely accomplished record producer of the past 20 years.”

– Time Magazine

“…he’s made more of a mark on the last 30 years of music than any other individual.”

– NME

“One of the most influential producers in the history […]

Artist Spotlight: The Dead Tongues

Ryan Gustafson remembers very little about the origins of the ten songs on Unsung Passage, his profound new reflection on the emotional architecture of love, loneliness, and life at large. He mostly knows that the songs were written during quick spans scattered between various tours of the last two years—as a supporting guitarist for his […]

Artist Spotlight: GHOST

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost released their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available NOW! Limited edition bundles featured Colored Vinyl with 3D Lenticular Cover Art, 8-Track Cartridge, Cassette Tape, “Rats” die cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical eucharist case, pins, and more available exclusively in […]

Artist Profile: Hanzel und Gretyl

Machines Good People Bad (1995-1999) Hanzel und Gretyl formed in early 1993. In April, 1994, they completed a demo entitled “Kindermusik”. Of the 200 cassette tapes manufactured, most were sent to record labels and fanzines and some were sold on consignment at a local music store called Bleeker Bob’s. In January 1995, after refusing […]

Artist Profile: The Birthday Massacre

A captivating hybrid of 80’s electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with a cinematic quality of melodic progressions, The Birthday Massacre’s soundscapes have encapsulated a diverse and devout fan base. Formed in 2000 under the name Imagica, the band played their first show at Diversity Nightclub in London, Ontario, Canada. Their original lineup consisted […]

The Pretty Reckless Set to Return to Northern Invasion 2017

It’s almost that time again! Northern Invasion is just around the corner. We’re exactly one month away from tens of thousands of fans invading Somerset, Wisconsin as part of the World’s Loudest Month!

Returning to Northern Invasion 2017 are The Pretty Reckless. I had the chance to speak with vocalist and founder Taylor Momsen […]

Northern Invasion 2017 Festival Spotlight

Since its inception in 2015, Northern Invasion has been the festival that I’ve looked forward to the most each year. Since its inaugural date, the festival has hosted almost a hundred thousand fans, and just under 60 bands. After the festival’s third outing this year, that band number will be pushed close to 100, and […]

Nothern Invasion Artist Spotlight: Aranda

Listening to Oklahoma City rock band Aranda is something like hearing an explosive hybrid of the atom bomb and all of Woodstock combined. They are an experience. Brothers Dameon and Gabe Aranda have been writing, playing, and singing music together since they were kids, and even at a young age, they knew that music was […]

Lacey Sturm: 12-22-2015

This is, absolutely, the best interview I’ve conducted! The last time I got to sit down with Lacey was in February of 2006 during the band’s Winter Fresh Sno-core tour. Flyleaf were touring in support of their debut full length release, and I was enamored by the band’s message on their debut album. I was […]

Otep Shamaya 12/2002

A Continued Interview With OTEP from December of 2002: (Meaningless Entertainment) What was it like performing a show so close to the Sept. 11th 2002 tragedy? (Otep) it was very difficult to do that show so close to the tragedy of 911 … but something inside us needed to do it … to release […]

Static X, Tony Campos 04-13-2007

It’s not the greatest feeling in the world to hear that the concert you were to attend was cancelled – especially if you were to interview and take photos of the two main performers. But, when you get a call from a tour manager, asking if you can be back at the venue in twenty […]

Static X, Koichi Fukuda 04-13-2007

Static X guitarist, Koichi Fukuda, is amazing in ever aspect of the word. Originally heard onWisconsin Death Trip, he returns for some killer riffs and solos on Cannibal. When I found out I would be interviewing two members of Static X, I hoped one of them would be Koichi. He emailed me, in confidence that […]