Thursday, October 28

Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

Mark Dean of Antihero Magazine and Madness To Creation

(Mark Dean Interviews):  DAMON JOHNSON
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(Mark Dean Interviews): DAMON JOHNSON

Contributor's Note:  Interview starts at 2:34.   Recently debuting on Vevo, the new video for the title track to Damon Johnson and The Get Ready’s upcoming album, Battle Lessons, due out February 19, 2021 via Double Dragon Records. The video was directed by Carl Johnson, remotely from his Detroit studio, and features the trio ripping through the cut with a megawatt energy.  The album’s iconic cover art is also utilized throughout the piece symbolizing an entity in motion moments before encountering a powerful electrical charge and ultimately exploding from the screen. Of the track Johnson says, “The lyrics to the song “Battle Lessons” are about some past experiences in various bands I’ve been in through the years. Though the words could easily be applied to any relationship.” He ...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  BRIAN PROTHEROE
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(Mark Dean Interviews): BRIAN PROTHEROE

Contributor's Note: Over the last 20 years, celebrated actor Brian Protheroe has collaborated with fellow actor and multi instrumentalist, Julian Littman to produce a number of self released singles. Brian has now brought these songs together alongside a selection of demos and live tracks to create a brand new album - ‘Desert Road’ - which was released on November 27th.   With nine of the songs taken from his more recent works, the album also contains a previously unreleased live track of ‘Monkey’, from the Pinball album and two demos, one being of the very recently discovered, and earliest known recording of Brian’s most iconic track ‘Pinball’ which was the first introduction to the world of Brian Protheroe the “musician” and not just “the actor” Brian Protheroe. His debut single, it r...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Ricky Warwick of BLACK STAR RIDERS/THIN LIZZY/THE ALMIGHTY
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Ricky Warwick of BLACK STAR RIDERS/THIN LIZZY/THE ALMIGHTY

Contributor's Note:  Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) has announced today that he will be releasing a brand new studio album, his first since 2015. The new album is titled 'When Life Was Hard And Fast' and will be released on the 19th February through Nuclear Blast. The album's first single 'Fighting Heart' has also been released today and is available on all streaming services right now. You can also watch the video here: Pre-order the album on various formats, including a 2CD Digipack which includes the bonus covers album 'Stairwell Troubadour', now from: Ricky comments “Fighting Heart” is a celebration of how music, literature, art and movies can inspire and motivate us on a daily basi...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Jeremy Spencer(ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) of PSYCHOSEXUAL
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Jeremy Spencer(ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) of PSYCHOSEXUAL

Contributor's Note: JEREMY SPENCER, former drummer and co-founding member of Five Finger Death Punch, has unleashed a new project stemming from the darker corners of his psyche with the industrial-tinged gothic rock band PsychoSexual. Taking the persona of front man Devil Daddy, Spencer has created a dauntless soundscape for listeners that is equal parts horror and fantasy. In celebration of the macabre for Halloween, PsychoSexual have unveiled their new charmingly grim new single “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut” with an anime-inspired music video to coincide with its chorus sung entirely in Japanese. The song, taken from the band’s debut full-length album TORCH THE FAITH, premiered on October 27th via Alternative Press who dubbed it as “deftly navigating the realms of industrial metal a...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Reb Beach of WHITESNAKE
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Reb Beach of WHITESNAKE

Contributor's Note: Legendary guitarist Reb Beach has released his new solo instrumental album "A View From the Inside" November 6th via Frontiers Music SRL. An album that showcases the dynamic talents of the guitar virtuoso, hard rock fans will be transported back to the days of when giants like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani dominated the mainstream consciousness (and airwaves), while also simultaneously being shown a guitarist ever pushing himself forward into the future. Reb Beach is one of the indisputable guitar giants of the current hard rock scene. His resume with ‘80s/’90s mega-stars Winger alone would earn him this distinction, but his legacy is cemented by his current membership and work with the legendary Whitesnake, his past efforts with Dokken, and his recent release with supe...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Legendary bassist JAMES LOMENZO
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Legendary bassist JAMES LOMENZO

Contributor's Note:  Mark Dean spoke with legendary bassist James Lomenzo for Madness To Creation on the Covid-19 pandemic, his latest project with Echobats, and the legacy of his career in hard rock and heavy metal music.  James has been involved in many bands, most notably White Lion from 1984 to 1991, Megadeth from 2006 to 2010, Black Label Society and was even a contestant on the CBS hit reality television show "The Amazing Race".  The current Echobats project involves Tony Harnell(TNT), Joel Hoekstra(Whitesnake/TSO) on guitars, Eric Levy(Night Ranger), Matt Starr(Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) and of course James Lomenzo himself.  Echobats has recently released the music video for "Save Me From Loving You".  Fans can find Echobats at the following locations:
(Mark Dean Interviews):  JIM LEA (formerly of SLADE)
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(Mark Dean Interviews): JIM LEA (formerly of SLADE)

Contributor's Note: Recently, BMG proudly released Slade’s Cum On Feel The Hitz, a superlative and comprehensive collection of Slade singles from 1971 to 1991. Cum On Feel The Hitz  is released as a  double CD and a 2LP collection: the CD comprises 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles. Cum On Feel The Hitz includes all six of their UK Number one singles: "Coz I Luv You”, “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, ”Mama Weer All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Skweeze Me Pleeze Me“ and “Merry Xmas Everybody”  and a total of 16 Top 10 singles. The affection for Slade’s music and attitude remains undimmed today, as 1973’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” has gone on to become Britain’s best loved Christmas song. Formed in Wolverhampton in 1966, Slade's chart career spanned 3 decades. Slade...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  John Bush of ARMORED SAINT
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(Mark Dean Interviews): John Bush of ARMORED SAINT

Contributor's Note:  On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records. John Bush (vocals) and Joey Vera (bass).Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 80's, Armored Saint's Punching The Sky sees them returning hard. A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, it's everything the band's faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward.  "When you're a band that began four decades ago, you really have to push yourself harder than ever when it comes to making a new record, "states Bush. "The last thing you ever want is for it to appear as though you were going through the motions or that you're just putting a product out to do some touring. The records are immortal.  T...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  MARK SLAUGHTER
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(Mark Dean Interviews): MARK SLAUGHTER

Contributor's Note: Slaughter is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum.  The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album Stick It to Ya, which spawned several hit singles including "Up All Night", "Spend My Life", "Mad About You" and "Fly to the Angels". The album reached double platinum status in the United States. ] The band remains a steady act in national tours, mainly in the Rock Never Stops Tour which features several bands of the same era.   I was lucky to be able to have a chat with Mark Slaughter recently for Madness To Creation about 7 Angels, his musical legacy, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, and what's in store for Mark Slaughter's future.  Fans can find Mark Slaug...