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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307):  Sergio Curbelo of PUYA
Metal Mania, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307): Sergio Curbelo of PUYA

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5lCJdz17ERSzlRofQehbwz?si=sl605PEJRHq1ogEmSKTbhg&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Vocalist Sergio Curbelo of PUYA joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 307th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they go into the clip with The Don & The Grizz talked with Elias Soriano of Nonpoint and Elias shared some extremely kind words for Puya and how influential they were and still are in the nu-metal scene.  Sergio shared some stories of growing up in Puerto Rico with virtually nothing and not having live music readily available.  Sergio also shared some great stories involving Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers.  They also go through the gooseb...
(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

(Mental Health Conversation) Conner & Hannah of SPIRIT BREAKER

Contributor's Note:  On August 13th, Michigan metalcore band Spirit Breaker unleashed "Cura Nata" onto the world.  The album evokes human nature and human emotion, along with bone crushing riffs mixed with ambiance undertones.  If you're fans of bands like Northlane, August Burns Red, and Architects, then Spirit Breaker is for you.  Guitarist Conner Clair and bassist Hannah Boissonneault of Spirit Breaker sat down with Madness To Creation to discuss "Cura Nata", mental health, and so much more.  Fans can find Spirit Breaker on Facebook, Instagram and Big Cartel. Madness To Creation:  Solid State Records!  Congrats my friends in Spirit Breaker.  How did that deal come about and give me a list of your top five favorite all time Solid State albums! Conner Clair:  Thank you so much! It w...
(Livestream Review):  “Capturing Judas” by FOZZY
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Livestream Review): “Capturing Judas” by FOZZY

For the next 36 hours(approximately), you can go to Veeps and check out the livestream of "Capturing Judas" by the already legendary band Fozzy for $10 plus convenience fees.  I always tell my readers and listeners to catch some livestream shows, because face it, bands and those that work with them have lost their asses this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it's only helpful to put a few dollars back in their pockets and support what they are doing so our stages can be saved and so bands can tour again when this Covid-19 pandemic is over or subsides at least. "Capturing Judas" by Fozzy is over two hours of amazing entertainment.  "Capturing Judas" starts off with a 30 minute mini-documentary chronicling Fozzy's 2017 "Judas" run where they had three shows in one 24 hour day, which ...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  MARK SLAUGHTER
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

(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...
Donny Hillier of TRAUMA Discusses his Career and Cliff Burton in Trauma with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews, Musings With Musicians

Donny Hillier of TRAUMA Discusses his Career and Cliff Burton in Trauma with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note: Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first wave thrash metallists Trauma, as they will release their fourth full-length release overall, as well as touring throughout Europe on a bill also featuring Ross the Boss and Burning Witches. Comprising members Donny Hillier - lead vocals, Kris Gustofson - drums, Greg Christian - bass guitar, Joe Fraulob - guitars and Steve Robello - guitars, Trauma looks to build on the buzz created by their last album, 2018’s ‘As the World Dies.’   “Trauma is currently considering what the album should be called,” explains Kris. “Usually for us we have to think about a theme/scope of the recorded songs and what it represents for the time now. Hopefully we will have something soon that makes sense for the recorded collection of tracks,...
Maik Weichert of HEAVEN SHALL BURN Discusses the Berlin Wall Coming Down & “Of Truth and Sacrifice” with Madness To Creation
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Maik Weichert of HEAVEN SHALL BURN Discusses the Berlin Wall Coming Down & “Of Truth and Sacrifice” with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  It was rather awesome talking to legendary guitarist Maik Weichert of Heaven Shall Burn for Madness To Creation.  It felt like old friends getting together over a beverage and just shooting the breeze.  On March 20th, the legendary German metal band released their latest album "Of Truth And Sacrifice" and in this conversation, Maik of Heaven Shall Burn talks about President Trump, mental health awareness, the writing process from the album and even being there in person when the Berlin Wall came crashing down.  It was a music lesson and a modern history lesson of sorts.  Fans can find Heaven Shall Burn at the following locations: www.facebook.com/officialheavenshallburn www.heavenshallburn.com Madness To Creation:  You guys have been around for over 20 years, and o...
(Album Review)  “School of Hard Knocks” by BIFF BYFORD
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album Review) “School of Hard Knocks” by BIFF BYFORD

On February 21st, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford released his first ever solo album entitled "School of Hard Knocks" via Silver Linings Music.  Based on interview with Madness To Creation a couple of years ago, we learned that Biff was quite the history buff.  Here is what we had to say in regards to "School of Hard Knocks": Depending on your level of now cultish interest in 70's and 80's Heavy Metal you might have missed Saxon amongst fellow Englishmen and household names, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.  However, Saxon had all the elements of a great British Heavy Metal Band; driving guitars, epic vocals, the occasional baroque element, big hair and theatrics.  Saxon really rocked though and could carry themselves on the weight of their songs, tales of Arthurian conquest and black-t...
The Ayatollah of Rock N’ Rollah CHRIS JERICHO of FOZZY Discusses “Nowhere To Run” and the Art of Performing Live with Madness To Creation
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

The Ayatollah of Rock N’ Rollah CHRIS JERICHO of FOZZY Discusses “Nowhere To Run” and the Art of Performing Live with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  This has been a surreal feeling for little ol' Madness To Creation.  It's one of those things where I never thought I would get to talk to an idol of mine in the entertainment industry, yet here I am, as we have an interview with Chris Jericho of Fozzy.  Chris Jericho simply needs no introduction.  This man is simply a professor of entertainment.  If you need to know how to grow your band or simply grow in the entertainment field, get yourself a notepad and a writing utensil and sit under his learning tree and just become a sponge.  Along with becoming the first ever AEW World Heavyweight Champion defeating Hangman Page at All Out, Fozzy, led by Chris Jericho, released their single entitled "Nowhere To Run" this past weekend, and the response has been massive already.  In t...
(Album Review)  “Patron Saint” by CWN ANNWN
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album Review) “Patron Saint” by CWN ANNWN

"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women", exclaims Conan The Barbarian.  I imagine as Conan The Barbarian is yelling this, the album "Patron Saint" by CWN ANNWN is blaring as a movie score to get Conan in battle with his mighty sword.  On June 28th, the epic metal giants out of St. Paul, Minnesota released "Patron Saint" for the masses. CWN ANNWN(pronounced coh-nuh-NOON) is composed of Julie Stelmaszewski on vocals, Mike Strohkirch on bass/vocals, Neil James on guitars, Harry Rostovtsev on guitars, and Jake Stone on drums.  While drawing influence by bands such as Iron Maiden and 3 Inches of Blood, the band hired Ian Combs at RiverRock Studios with the recording of the album.  The band has shared the stage with some monsters in metal includ...