Category Interviews

Face-To-Face With TESTAMENT’s STEVE DI GIORGIO, Talking About Tours, Gear, Music, Ice Hockey, Life And More!

STEVE DI GIORGIO doesn’t need any longer introductions, as he is widely renowned as a pioneer on the fretless bass in heavy metal music, being the bassist of TESTAMENT, DEATH, and SADUS, among others.

Within his genre, STEVE DI GIORGIO is respected for his playing skills, versatility, and incredible technique. He has more than 40 studio album recordings and over 20 years of touring the world.

On December 1st, Tarja Virmakari of Metal Shock Finland & Alpha Omega Management met Steve Di Giorgio at Live Music Club in Milan, where TESTAMENT gave a killer show on their “Brotherhood of The Snake” tour. T

Tarja and Steve spent a nice afternoon together, having a long and pleasant chat, talking about the tour, of course, but also about life, music, gear, upcoming tours with Vader and Annihil...

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Interview with Swiss Black Metal Pioneers SAMAEL!

Innovation is a key word when it comes to Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL! Formed in 1987, they are one of the most forward-thinking, outstanding and distinctive metal bands on the modern metal stage.

Thirty years of the band’s history flows into their brilliant eleventh record, combining everything that SAMAEL have learned the hard way spanning three decades of their decadence.

Welcome back SAMAEL and their 30th anniversary with “Hegemony”! It is the band’s first full-length since their 2011 album “Lux Mundi”, and the first to include new bassist Thomas Betrisey, replacing Christophe Mermod.

Today we’d like to bring to your attention this interview with black metal masters S A M A E L! The following interview is taken exclusively for Rock Arena. Enjoy it! 

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Interview with Heavy Metal Masters NEURONSPOILER!

British heavy metal band NEURONSPOILER has been rocking the stage for almost a decade. Founding members JR Vox (lead vocals), Erick Tekilla (bass) and David del Cid (guitars) have forged their unique brand of steel fully decked out in leather and chains, the way heavy metal was meant to be played.

The band’s sound combines the sonic prowess of a classic twin guitar attack, pounding bass and drums with searing vocals. Their honest sound reminds listeners of the greatest bands of the 80s, but make no mistake, NEURONSPOILER is no copycat band, but a force to be reckoned with in their own right.

In a time when many fans are wondering when the next big heavy metal act will emerge to stand alongside the greats, NEURONSPOILER is a welcome reminder that there is a genuine talent to be found in t...

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Interview with Alina Peter & Michael Wachelhofer from Cornerstone!

Austria may be known as the classical music center of the world, but make no mistake – Cornerstone is here to rock! The band, composed of Alina Peter (Vocals, Guitars), Michael Wachelhofer (Bass, Keyboard, Vocals), Steve Wachelhofer (Guitar, Vocals) and Christoph Karas (Drums, Percussion), got signed by the US-based label ATOM Records back in 2008 and have done numerous tours through Europe and America.

The press has been extremely favorable to the band’s blend of 80’s rock, mixed with the harder edge of today’s alternative rock sounds. Some of their songs were included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film “Little Alien”. The band is going to tour through Europe again, including United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and of course Austria.

Today we’d like...

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Interview with Naked Six – New Two-Piece Rock/Grunge Band!

Naked Six are an exciting new two-piece band based in York that brings a unique blend of alternative rock, grunge, schizoid blues, fused together with a post-punk attitude. With powerhouse songs and compelling lyrics, they’ve already earned support from BBC Introducing, Northern Radar, and Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes before even releasing the first single, ‘Can’t Trust The News’.

Naked Six are: Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards – Seb Byford, Drums – Tom Witts

Delivering high octane, contemporary edged rock, Naked Six’s electrifying live performances to date have seen the band making a name for themselves and firing up audiences with their powerful songs and compelling lyrics.

Currently touring with The Temperance Movement on their sold out UK tour this November, Naked Six are carvi...

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