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Interview – HOLY GRAIL

After a philosophical discussion on the merits of Sriracha hot sauce, ghost chiles, and other such spicy condiments, we got down to business and talked all things Holy Grail with vocalist James Paul Luna and guitarist Eli Santana. As they prepared to perform at the Webster Underground on May 2, 2011 in Hartford, CT, the band members told us about the history of Holy Grail, what influenced the sound of their debut album Crisis in Utopia, and the new wave of traditional heavy metal.

Interview – BLACKGUARD

After Blackguard opened for Symphony X at the Worcester Palladium on April 23, 2011, we pulled aside vocalist Paul “Ablaze” Zinay to pick his brain about the band’s slight change in sound, his thoughts on concept records, which song is the most important off of their latest release Firefight, and much more.

INTERVIEW : Eluveitie

Prior to Eluveitie’s headlining show at the Worcester Palladium on February 3, 2011, we were able to get in an interview with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Chrigel Glanzmann and vocalist/hurdy-gurdyist Anna Murphy. In a quick chat before dinner, we talked about keyboards versus folk instruments, why folk metal bands always seem to tour in the winter, and the wonders of Gaulish.

INTERVIEW with Devin Townsend

We sat down with Devin Townsend, the legendary musician behind such acts as Strapping Young Lad and the Devin Townsend Band before his show to discuss the new Project tour, the energy of dance pop, and, of course…all things Ziltoid.

Halloween Special with Edsel of DOPE

ALL HALLOWS EVE TALES : Told by EDSEL – DOPE (From the MPJ Archives).
Edsel’s story was a memory of a crazy Halloween night.

Halloween Special with TIM WILLAIMS of VOD

FROM THE MPJ Archives : This was too fun that it had to be brought back from the archives. Enjoy. Tim Willaims, vocalist of Vision of Disorder/Bloodsimple shares with us with his most Memorable Halloween.

Halloween Special with Cristian Machado and Laz Pina of Ill Nino

From the MPJ archives, Ill Nino’s Cristian Machado (vocalist) with the help of Laz Pina (bassist) tell us some frieghtning ghost tales…

Halloween Special with MATT BACHAND of SHADOWS FALL

From the MPJ Archives, we bring you Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall (guitarist)as he tells us an unforgettable story of what happened to him one Halloween night.

Halloween Special with Brix Milner (ex- bassist of Dope/Skrape)

Brix’s story was alot of fun and we felt it was worth bring back for our 2010 Halloween Special Edition. Enjoy.

Brix was part of the music scene for over 10years, playing guitar in the band Skrape (2000 – 2004) and bass in the band Dope (2004 – 2007).

Halloween Special with TIM LAMBESIS of AS I LAY DYING

Scariest Moments with Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying.
(From the MPJ Archives)