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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.
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Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album and ‘Being a Minority Frontman’ [Video]

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the Grand Rapids-based band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here.

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

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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Stars in Stereo Guitarist Jordan McGraw Reveals New Album Details

Whether you’ve seen Stars in Stereo on tour with Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, P.O.D. or Flyleaf, it’s likely that the band has come through your town at least once. This California rock outfit has toured from coast to coast on their first record and now they are gearing up for the release of their follow up disc. We recently had the chance to speak with guitarist Jordan McGraw who revealed the title of their new album, the aptly monikered ‘Leave Your Mark.’

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Category: Interviews, Rock
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Ringworm’s Human Furnace Discusses New Album ‘Hammer of the Witch’ and Musical Influences

With countless years of music, Ringworm have been pummeling ears for decades. Frontman Human Furnace and his crew are gearing up for the release of their brand new record, ‘Hammer of the Witch.’ They are also hitting the road in the spring in promotion of the new album.

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In This Moment Guitarist Chris Howorth Discusses Upcoming Album + More

It’s no secret that In This Moment’s latest album, ‘Blood,’ has had massive success, and the reception to both the album and the live performances have made the band one of the most unique and interesting rock acts today. The music and production definitely won over ShipRockers as the band performed on the Norwegian Pearl for ShipRocked 2014 earlier this year. While on the cruise we spoke to guitarist Chris Howorth and in Part 1 of our interview he talked about memorable fan moments, the growth of the band and much more.

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

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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Five Finger Death Punch Talk ShipRocked 2014 + Upcoming Touring Plans

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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Zakk Wylde Rocks New York Apple Store with Q&A and Acoustic Sessions

Some may go into the Apple Store to check out the latest iPad or iPhone, but Friday night (Jan. 17) metalheads gathered at the Apple Store in New York's SoHo neighborhood for an intimate question and answer session along with an acoustic performance featuring the one and only Zakk Wylde.

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Tom Morello Dishes on Working With Bruce Springsteen on the Road and In the Studio

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is an influential musician in his own right but in a new interview with UltimateClassicRock, he talks all about working with legendary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Morello not only filled in for guitarist Steve Van Zandt during an Australian trek, but he also plays on eight tracks on the new Springsteen album 'High Hopes.'

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