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Ghost of War Talks METAL!!!!!!!






I was granted the opportunity to cover "Welcome to Rockville" in Jacksonville, FL back in April. The two day festival offered a great line-up of artists, some that I was very familiar with and others not so much. Day two of the festival started early with Gettysburg, Pennsylvania's GHOST OF WAR. During...

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Midnight Eternal Discusses New Songs




MIDNIGHT ETERNAL’s Raine Hilai Discusses “When Love and Faith Collide” and “Masquerade of Lies”
By Greg Watson and Eric Compton
6/30/14

The Greek mythos of the “Phoenix” rising from the ashes is a fair analogy to use when describing the formation of Midnight Eternal. The New York/New Jersey symphonic band originally formed with the intention of writing two songs in March of 2014....

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Leather/Benedictum/A Sound of Thunder Interview






Maximum Metal Discusses Exclusive Shows with Chastain’s Leather Leone, Benedictum’s Veronica Freeman, A Sound of Thunder’s Nina Osegueda
by Eric Compton
6/20/14

Beginning on June 26th in Springfield, VA, metal icon Leather Leone (Chastain, Sledge/Leather) will ...

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Erik Danielsson of WATAIN Interview




Erik Danielsson of WATAIN discusses rare US appearance

Swedish black metal band WATAIN are performing in support of their fifth full-length album, “The Wild Hunt”, which was released last year courtesy of Century Media Records. Maximum Metal’s T. Ray Verteramo had the opportunity to talk with Erik Danielsson about the band’s rare US appearance on Sunday, June 1...

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Svet Kant Interview With Maximum Metal




Maximum Metal interviews SVET KANT's Santiago Kodela

Svet Kant is the Slovenian translation for "Holy failure". It began as a side project led by Santiago Kodela while playing in a trash metal band "Malicia". He wished to explore not only more extreme music, but also more melodic combining them corr...

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