Category Interviews

Exclusive Interview with American Guitarist, Composer & Producer Lou DiBello!

Lou DiBello is an experienced professional guitarist, composer, and producer based south of Chicago, IL. He began his musical studies with piano and saxophone as a youth, and by age 15 began playing guitar. Soon thereafter, he had his first gig with a rock band at age 17.

Lou has been a professional guitarist and instructor for nearly 30 years, played over 2500 gigs and has instructed over 25,000 private lessons. In 1989, Lou graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

Lou DiBello has performed over 2000 paying performances and has shared the stage with many nationally and internationally known acts such as Black Crowes, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, and many more.

“Heat Wave”, the new album by Lou DiBello, is complete and will soon be released! Showcasing Lou’s guitar...

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An Exclusive Interview by Rock Arena with Joey Z – Guitarist of LIFE OF AGONY!

LIFE OF AGONY emerged from the New York music scene in the early ’90s with one of the most distinctive sounds in its genre. Best known for its 1993 metal/crossover debut River Runs Red, the band instantly built a die-hard, cult following. 

For over two decades, the group toured relentlessly all over the world, sharing stages with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

After the much-praised Ugly (1995), Life of Agony opted for a highly energetic alternative rock approach on Soul Searching Sun (1997) and Broken Valley (2005) – the latter produced by Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, Metallica). The band has sold over one million albums to date.

After 12 long years, Brooklyn hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY are fi...

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Interview with Janne Backlund & Daniel Ramirez from Revelations (Sweden)!

Revelations is a heavy metal band from Stockholm, Sweden who currently toured as a support act to Paul Di’Anno (ex. Iron Maiden) in Sweden the summer of 2014 and 2015. They have been playing at a number of festivals, and in January 2016 Revelations where touring with Chris “Mean Man” Holmes (ex WASP). Their EP “Warning” which was released 2013, has received good reviews internationally and nationally and has been played on radio stations around the world.

Revelations are releasing their full length album “Gatekeeper” digitally June 16. They are releasing the album digitally on their own label “Revelations Music”, but the physical CD and Vinyl is going to be released through a quite big record label in September 2017.

Revelations speaks to the part of the crowd that lacks the c...

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Interview With Velvet Insane’ Guitarist Jesper Lindgren!

Velvet Insane is a successful and hardworking Swedish band with 3 released EPs and a new album set for release. In just a short time, Velvet Insane have to toured Australia, the UK, Japan and Spain. With more tours planned internationally, the band is set to continue breaking new ground and building a loyal fan base. 

The latest release from Velvet Insane is their self-titled album. Jesper Lindgren, Jonas Eriksson, Tobias Reimbertsson and Niklas Henriksson combine their talents to create a hard rock, borderline metal sound. A North American radio and press campaign has been launched to promote “Velvet Insane”.

This album is a step in a different direction for the band, taking a more serious tone while maintaining their fiercely powerful sound...

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Interview With Jackie Chambers, Lead Guitarist Of Syteria & Girlschool!

SYTERIA is a female fronted rock band that was born in 2015 in South Yorkshire, England. Featuring Jackie Chambers from the legendary Girlschool, Syteria are a band that incorporate Rock and Pop with Punk energies whilst using the ancient Solfeggio scale of recording in 432hz instead of the standard 440hz to leave you feeling in tune with the Universe.

Along with Keira Kenworthy on bass (her dad was drummer with Raven 76-77), Julia Calvo on lead vocals and brother Pablo Calvo on drums, the band dropped their debut EP ‘Wake Up’ (2016), which was essentially a joyous three track disc that proved to be a solid starting point for the band. Since the release, the band have toured the UK and Europe and also launched a Pledge page to help fund this, their full-length debut release.

SYTERIA relea...

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