WLM: Congratulations on the upcoming release of Resilience on April 9th. There must be a lot of anticipation from you guys. CJ: I just can’t wait to get the new music out to our fans. We worked really hard on this record and I love rock and roll and metal.
I have done lists in the past of things that I don’t consider metal and I did a popular one about people that claim to be metal, but really aren’t. What these articles allude to is “metal” being more than music.
Back in the day a little band called “Warrant” led by the unpredictable Jani Lane burst onto the scene and quickly became defined as “pop metal!” Although it can often be taken as a derogatory term you have to wonder how so many records were sold if so many people hated it.
Today we have the sludgy claustrophobia of MOSS squaring off and directly conflicting with the electro metal of WVM. It will come down to “purest” versus “nu.” This might be the most interesting battle we have ever had.
Hails metalheads! My name is Fang VonWrathenstein, vocalist for the unsigned band Lords of the Trident (http://www.LordsOfTheTrident.com). Every month or so, I’ll be handing out my sage advice to other unsigned bands on how to take their band from the garage to the next level.
The other day I was looking back to bands and amazing voices that helped propel them to superstar status. What struck me was looking at some of the incredible voices and innovators in Heavy Metal there are a lot of these guys that are overshadowed.
I was so kindly told by a 14 year old reader that we don’t cover enough “real” Metal here on We Love Metal. When I inquired further with this intelligent young man I found out he was referring to “Metalcore.