Welcome to Part 2 of our exclusive dip into the mind of the Used's Bert McCracken. In this second half of our talk with the Used singer, McCracken talks about his continual lyrical theme of 'time,' the difference between recording vocals for the band's debut and the band's upcoming 'Imaginary Enemy' album, his favorite philosophers + much more.
In 2013, Louisville's premiere black metal outfit Anagnorisis released their second studio album, 'Beyond All Light,' digitally, as a CD and also as a very limited cassette tape. A year later, the blasphemous rockers find themselves celebrating the album for a new reason: 'Beyond All Light' has been pressed and is available to fans as several different color vinyl editions.
Ever since the Used released their self-titled debut album in 2002, fans have been rabid to delve into the mind of singer Bert McCracken. The Used connected with their fans with such impact that McCracken unknowingly created a cult of personality around him, forcing the singer into a dimension somewhere between musician and celebrity.
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.
Mike Ness is the epitome of rock 'n' roll. He formed Social Distortion back in 1978 and is still going strong as frontman of the legendary punk act. As the band works on a new album and as Ness prepares to release an autobiography, aptly titled 'Story of My Life' after one of Social D's biggest hits, we caught up with the veteran rocker to discuss the band's legacy and more.
Fans who were on this year’s ShipRocked cruise are still having dreams of the sunny weather and multiple stages of music. As fans met and chatted with numerous musicians who walked all over the ship, lots of people talked about how approachable and pleasant Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano and the rest of band were to their fans. When Loudwire sat down with Soriano, we couldn't help but agree.
Skindred are set to unleash their fifth studio album, 'Kill the Power,' and the band is raising the bar even higher on their ragga-metal sounds. Loudwire recently spoke with frontman Benji Webbe about the creation of the 'Kill the Power' album and he also opened up about the band's live shows, unveiled plans for several ancillary projects and discussed how deejaying has affected his approach to making music. Check out our interview with Skindred's Benji Webbe below.
Cynic will release their highly anticipated third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 18. Any hardcore fan of the progressive pioneers will want to analyze every section written by frontman Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, so we interviewed Masvidal for a deeper look into the album and Cynic itself.