Based in Southern Michigan/Northwest Ohio, Citizen are one of the best new bands in pop punk that I have heard recently. The band's new split EP with The Fragile Season is available to pre-order now from Either/Or Records, but before the split is released we caught up with the band's guitarist Nick to discuss the band.
Since their formation in 2002, Solid State Records quintet, August Burns Red have shown the world their take on modern metalcore, releasing three full-lengths which boast their unique metallic sound lying at the heart of their ensemble. First touching Australian shores in 2009, the Pennsylvanian rockers are to return this December alongside giants, Gwar, NOFX, Megadeth, A Day To Remember and more. KYS recently caught up with JB to learn of all the business this group has gotten up to in the last year, and get in on a few ABR secrets for the end of 2010.
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Bitter End are testament to the fact that everything really is bigger in the Lone Star state. Their punishing, 80s-thrash infused riffs have rightly earned them fans all over the globe. With the recent release of their second studio album “Guilty As Charged” on Deathwish, Bitter End have again proved themselves as the rightful kings of metallic hardcore. We caught up with BE’s guitarist Jacob to discuss Angry Birds, country music and hitting rock bottom.
California's The Story So Far are one of the best up and coming pop punk bands around at the moment. With every member of the band being under the age of 20 (one of them not even having finished high school yet), it is safe to say the band has a bright future ahead of them. The band's split 7" with Maker is out now, and the band's guitarist Will and singer Parker answered a few questions for us during their current tour with This Time Next Year and Matt Foster.
Undeniably one of the biggest heavy bands in the world today, love them or hate them Suicide Silence are the envy of pretty much every other metal band alive. With two acclaimed deathcore albums under their collective belts, the band has been relentlessly touring across the globe. We were lucky enough to catch up with guitarist Mark Heylmun on the eve of their return to Australia for No Sleep Til, talking everything from Call Of Duty to Dazed And Confused.
Infusing traditional Irish folk influences with the chaotic energy of punk rock, Dropkick Murphys have gained a loyal following over the past 14 years for writing music in their own unique way. Armed with an arsenal of instruments including bagpipes, whistles and accordions along with a spot on the upcoming No Sleep Til festival, drummer Matt Kelly took time out to talk writing, touring and what they have in store for Australian audiences.
When it comes to contemporary black metal, they don’t come much bigger than malevolent Brits, Cradle of Filth. Having just released their ninth studio album ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’, described by Blunt magazine as “like a Tim Burton soundtrack on crack”, guitarist Paul Allender kindly took time out of his busy schedule to have a very quick chat with Killyourstereo about music, band achievements and that infamous t-shirt.
After a series of successful shows as part of Soundwave Festival earlier this year, highly-praised Canadian hardcore group Comeback Kid will be returning to Australia in December with new album Symptoms + Cures firmly in tow.
We caught up with vocalist and founding member Andrew Neufeld to talk all things Comeback Kid.
Bay Area hardcore’s heaviest band First Blood have made a name for themselves as purveyors of politically-conscious mosh tunes. Their new album “Silence Is Betrayal” has just come out, reaffirming their brand of unrelenting hardcore brutality still reigns. With an Australian tour alongside fellow Californians Stick To Your Guns just around the corner, we caught up with frontman extraordinaire Carl Schwartz to talk politics, Killafornia and Missy Higgins.
Let's get real, Parkway Drive needs no intros. Following up their 2010 Aria Award and third full length release, 'Deep Blue', we caught up with superstar frontman, Winston McCall before their return to Australia later this year for their nation-wide No Sleep Til Festival tour.