Sunday, October 24

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OPUS(DEAD BY WEDNESDAY/ELLEFSON & EARTH) Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Corona Covers” and Goes In-Depth on Mental Health Awareness
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OPUS(DEAD BY WEDNESDAY/ELLEFSON & EARTH) Converses with Madness To Creation on “The Corona Covers” and Goes In-Depth on Mental Health Awareness

Editor's Note:  "Music is either in your blood, or it's not", is a common phrase that Christian "Opus" Lawrence usually states when it comes to music as a whole.  He's performed at Woodstock '99 for Gargantua Soul, and that UNSIGNED BAND appeared on VH1's Farm Club, the Howard Stern Show and on ESPN.  In 2005, him and his cousins created Dead By Wednesday and he would become the touring drummer for Marc Rizzo and Bullet Boys.  His band has shared the stage with Rage Against The Machine, Flotsam & Jetsam, Shadows Fall and Hatebreed.  Now, he's creating acoustic music to help him cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and creating "The Corona Covers".  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Christian "Opus" Lawrence discusses mental health awareness, "The Corona Covers" and life on the roa...
Yoni Avittan of Israeli Garage Rockers THE DODIES Converse with Madness To Creation on “It’s One Hell Of A Ride” and Musical Influences
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Yoni Avittan of Israeli Garage Rockers THE DODIES Converse with Madness To Creation on “It’s One Hell Of A Ride” and Musical Influences

Editor's Note:  Out of Southern Israel comes a two piece garage rock band that is prepared to make some noise in the Middle East and beyond.  The Dodies are poised to release their album entitled "It's One Hell Of A Ride" on April 24th.  "It's One Hell Of A Ride" was produced by Bumblefoot(Sons of Apollo, Guns 'N' Roses, Art Of Anarchy) and if Bumblefoot himself is blown away by this duo, you will be too.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, we sat down with vocals/guitarist Yoni Avittan of The Dodies to discuss the album, his musical influences and mental health awareness.  Fans can find The Dodies at the following locations: www.facebook.com/TheDodiesBand www.thedodiesband.com www.instagram.com/TheDodiesBand www.twitter.com/TheDodiesBand Madness To Creation:  Take ...
David Ellefson of MEGADETH Discusses “School’s Out Initiative” and Writing New Megadeth Album with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation!
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David Ellefson of MEGADETH Discusses “School’s Out Initiative” and Writing New Megadeth Album with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation!

Contributor's Note: In this interview with Madness To Creation, David Ellefson of Megadeth discusses the School's Out Initiative, which features current and former members of Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Guns 'N' Roses, Anthrax, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Sevendust and so much more to kids during Covid-19 restrictions. The video sessions will be held by top Rock and Metal artists including David Ellefson (Megadeth), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jimmy Degrasso (Ex-Megadeth, Alice Cooper), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders, Walking with Lions), Phil Demmel (Ex-Machine Head), Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Ex-Machine Head), Clint Lowery (Seve...
(Album Review) “Sphere” by MONKEY3
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(Album Review) “Sphere” by MONKEY3

Recently, there was first photographic evidence of one of I presume many black holes in the universe.  With the April 12th release of "Sphere", Swiss natives Monkey3 offered up a soundtrack to the black hole and astrophysics. With this release, I was immediately awestruck with how carefully crafted each note that Monkey3 played on "Sphere".  The riffs sound otherworldly and the programming and synths make it sound like a voyage to the nether regions of the universe.   The thing that impresses me about Monkey3 is that they have patience in their arrangements.  They carefully craft each note to construct the story that is "Sphere". Usually in prog bands or instrumental bands, there seems to be one musician in the band that stands out and the rest of the band serves as the backup.  It i...
Madness To Creation Sits Down with Jeff Scott Soto, vocalist of Sons of Apollo to Discuss his Career as a Vocalist, Gun Violence, and Chemistry with Sons Of Apollo
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Madness To Creation Sits Down with Jeff Scott Soto, vocalist of Sons of Apollo to Discuss his Career as a Vocalist, Gun Violence, and Chemistry with Sons Of Apollo

Editor's Note:  It was a great time chatting with the legendary vocalist Jeff Scott Soto of Sons Of Apollo.  Sons Of Apollo has been igniting the world of progressive rock/metal music of late with their thunderous grooves, sleek guitar playing, and dynamics in the progression of the music.  "Psychotic Symphony" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.  As of press time, they have finished up their North American run in Joliet, Illinois and they will be slated to play several European festivals this summer!  Check out Sons Of Apollo at the following locations: www.facebook.com/sonsofapollo1 www.SonsOfApollo.com www.twitter.com/sonsofapollo1 www.instagram.com/sonsofapollo1 Madness To Creation:  What has been your reaction when "Psychotic Symphony" hit number one on ...
Madness To Creation Sounding Off:  Looking Back on 2017:  Various Artists Reflect on Chris Cornell with Madness To Creation!
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Madness To Creation Sounding Off: Looking Back on 2017: Various Artists Reflect on Chris Cornell with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  I remember driving in my car on my way to my full time job and Soundgarden came on the radio.  It was the song "Outshined" and I didn't think anything of it, I love being surprised when I hear a damn good song on the radio.  I forget about my stresses for those few moments and prepare to sing my heart out to a song that defined my teenage angst years.  Then, the radio DJ for Rock 108 came on and announced that Chris Cornell was found dead in a hotel room bathtub.  I froze.  Tears suddenly streamed down my face and I literally pulled over to the side of the road and wept.  I couldn't believe the news.  I remember all the tributes and most importantly the artists all seemed somewhat broken when we brought up Chris Cornell.  When I interview, I don't try to get the dirt, I foc...
The Legendary Bumblefoot of Art Of Anarchy Discusses “The Madness” and Chris Cornell with Madness To Creation!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

The Legendary Bumblefoot of Art Of Anarchy Discusses “The Madness” and Chris Cornell with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note: Art Of Anarchy is formed from the dust of Guns 'N' Roses, Creed, and Disturbed.  They are the latest supergroup that is bound to take over the masses, as they combine each element of the aforementioned bands and stir it up, and Art Of Anarchy is created.  Scott Stapp of Creed joined the band after Scott Weiland(formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) passed away to a drug overdose while on tour with The Wildabouts.  Here, Bumblefoot was gracious to interview with us after rescheduling.  Check out Art Of Anarchy on tour!  Here is our conversation with Bumblefoot, legendary guitarist of Art Of Anarchy. Bumblefoot:  I apologize that it's been a crazy couple of days.   M.T.C.:  That's all right!  All is good man!  How is the tour with Art Of Anarchy going r...