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Liz Ramanand has been a concert junkie and metal head since the ripe age of 9 years old.  Now that passion has turned into an obsession. While working for AOL's heavy metal unit Noisecreep.com as well as Roadrunner Records, she graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from  Brooklyn College.  She makes it her priority to attend at least four concerts a week any less would make her a very unhappy metal head.

Iced Earth Heat Things Up In New York City With Sabaton and ReVamp

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Iced Earth graced the stage at a packed house at Best Buy Theater in New York City this past weekend. The band is currently touring in promotion of their new album ‘Plagues of Babylon.’ Support was offered by powerhouse metal acts Sabaton and ReVamp.

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Delain Singer Charlotte Wessels Talks New Album ‘The Human Contradiction’ + More

Photo by Sandra Ludewig
Photo by Sandra Ludewig

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain recently released their new album ‘The Human Contradiction,’ which is filled with deep lyrics, melodic vocals and heavy riffs. We caught up with singer Charlotte Wessels, who spoke about the concepts and themes of the disc. Wessels also dished about the collaborations on ‘The Human Contradiction’ as well as other musicians she finds to be inspiring. Check out our interview with Charlotte Wessels of Delain below:

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DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara Talks Music Influences, Offers Industry Advice + More

Dez Fafara

With over two decades of experience under his belt, Dez Fafara is one of the most notable and raw frontmen you can ever see live. We got the chance to catch up with the DevilDriver vocalist as he spoke about some of the younger bands that interest him as well as what first caught his attention when he began listening to music. He also gives some very informative advice to his younger self that maybe helpful to those newer bands out there.

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The Oath Vocalist Johanna Sadonis Talks New Album, Fascination With Death + More

Photo By Joe Dilworth
Photo By Joe Dilworth

European band the Oath are putting out some of the most interesting music today as they take you back decades with their old school, raw and heavy sounds. Loudwire had the opportunity to pick the brain of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, who discussed the group's new self-titled album (available at iTunes) and some of the tracks from the disc. Sadonis also spoke about working with Watain’s Erik Danielsson, plus she offers her thoughts on death and the beyond. Check out our interview below:

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Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album + ‘Being a Minority Frontman in the Rock World’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here. We had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments.

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Wilson Frontman Chad Nicefield Discusses ShipRocked, Latest Album + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Wilson are a band that everyone talked about during the 2014 ShipRocked Cruise as they crushed both the Melati Stage and the Headbanger’s Lounge. It’s no surprise they will be at sea again since it was recently announced the band will be part of Motorhead’s first ever Motorboat 2014 Cruise this year.

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Kyng Frontman Eddie Veliz Discusses New Album ‘Burn the Serum’

Kyng
Razor & Tie

Following their powerful debut album, ‘Trampled Sun,’ Kyng are back with their sophomore disc ‘Burn the Serum.’ We had the chance to chat with frontman Eddie Veliz about the brand new disc, due out April 15 via Razor and Tie Records. Veliz talked about the creative process of ‘Burn the Serum,’ as well as some of his favorite tracks from the album. Check out our interview with Eddie Veliz of Kyng below, then stream the entire 'Burn the Serum' album in the player at the bottom of this post:

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Early Preview: Linkin Park’s ‘The Hunting Party’

Photo by Brandon Cox
Photo by Brandon Cox

Linkin Park recently released their new single, ‘Guilty All the Same,’ giving fans a taste of the direction of their upcoming album, ‘The Hunting Party,’ due June 17. We were one of the lucky few who spent a morning at MSR Studios in New York City to listen to a handful of new tracks presented by none other than Linkin Park's very own Mike Shinoda.

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