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Liz Ramanand

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.

Love and Death Talk ShipRocked, 2014 Plans + More

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Love and Death rocked both big and small stages during ShipRocked 2014 and when you see the guys onstage, it’s easy to see that they like to have a whole lot of fun. When we sat down with the wisecracking members during the cruise, it was a blast from start to finish.

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In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Talks Evolution of the Band, Memorable Fan Moments + More

Chris Howorth of In This Moment

In This Moment are no strangers to ShipRocked, and this year they performed two stellar sets on the Deck Stage and the Stardust Theater. We had the chance to sit down with guitarist Chris Howorth on the Norwegian Pearl as we made our way back to Florida during a full day at sea.

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Sevendust Members Discuss New Acoustic Album ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

In Part 1 of our interview with Sevendust, singer Lajon Witherspoon, bassist Vince Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose spoke about their latest experience on ShipRocked 2014 and their forthcoming acoustic tour. In Part 2 of our interview (watch above), the band talks about their upcoming acoustic album and more.

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New York City Fans Show ‘Unconditional’ Love to Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Last year Memphis May Fire ended the year as a supporting act for Sleeping With Sirens on tour. This year, they have a busy 2014 ahead of them with a headlining trek and forthcoming release of their new disc, ‘Unconditional.’ They played to a packed house at Irving Plaza where support included performances by The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth.

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Five Finger Death Punch Talk ShipRocked 2014 + Upcoming Touring Plans

FIve Finger Death Punch

Anyone on this year’s ShipRocked cruise knows that Five Finger Death Punch could have completely powered the boat themselves with a pair of electric performances. The band was the very first to rock the boat on the first day as they hit the Deck stage as the Norwegian Pearl left Miami. Later in the cruise, they played another monster gig in the Stardust Theater. ShipRocked 2014 was definitely one to remember, especially if you are a 5FDP fan.

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Animals As Leaders Take Charge of New York City Crowd With After the Burial + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s not every day you get to see a three piece instrumental, progressive metal band dominate onstage. New York fans got the chance to do just that as Animals As Leaders took hold of Irving Plaza with a headlining performance. Support for the night included After the Burial, Navene K and Chon.

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Amon Amarth Drummer Fredrik Andersson Talks ‘Deceiver of the Gods,’ Longevity + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

With over 15 years in music and nine studio albums, Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth have built quite a legacy. Loudwire had the chance to chat with the band’s drummer Fredrik Andersson during their recent headlining show in New York City and he spoke about their 'Deceiver of the Gods' disc, the longevity of the band as well as his fondness of beer. Check out our interview with Fredrik Andersson of Amon Amarth below:

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Retired Band Members + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The year is young, but it's already been quite the roller-coaster ride for Lacuna Coil. Not only are the Italian metallers gearing up for the release of the new album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ (due out April 1), they recently announced the retirement of their longtime guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati. Not to mention, Lacuna Coil are also a part of Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.

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