While trying to write this review... all I keep referencing back to in my mind is Lorraine Lewis's use of the term "Hella-cool". If I may be so bold, I'd like to use this word to describe the recent Vixen show I was lucky enough to see. Vixen has been rocking the stages for the … Continue reading (Concert Therapy Reviews): VIXEN Live at The Landis Theater in Vineland, New Jersey (7/11/2021)
Contributor's Note: What could possibly be a better time of the year to dive headfirst into dark, melodic metal? While the shadows of winter are creeping up upon us and the nights are getting longer, it's the perfect time for Curse of Autumn to unfold. The album art is once again a hand-painted masterpiece by … Continue reading (Mark Dean Interviews) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 18: Joseph Michael & Jake Dreyer of WITHERFALL
Contributor's Note: Tony Harnell(TNT), Joel Hoekstra(Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Eric Levy(Night Ranger), Matt Starr(Mr. Big, Ace Frehley), and James Lomenzo(White Lion, Megadeth) formed the all-star quarantine project Echobats. They have also recently released their single and music video for "Save Me From Loving You". In this interview with Madness To Creation, Tony Harnell of Echobats discusses … Continue reading (Mark Dean Interviews): TONY HARNELL(TNT) of ECHOBATS
Contributor's Note: RATT's signature sunset strip sound made the Los Angeles based outfit one of the most popular rock acts of the mid-'80s. As the story goes, RATT helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary hard rock sound and scene and are proven true rock legends, headlining massive arena tours. Since 1983 to present, the band has sold … Continue reading Juan Croucier of RATT Looks Back on the Atlantic Record Years and “That GEICO Commercial” with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
In the ascent of the Sub Pop record label in 1990, "Louder Than Love" by Soundgarden was the flagbearer during this time. The Afghan Whigs, which were formed partially from two of the members serving time in jail for disorderly conduct, tried to make the most grotesque album lyrically, while helping the Seattle grunge movement … Continue reading (Album Review) “Up In It” by The Afghan Whigs #AtoZReviews
Editor's Note: It is a great change of pace interviewing some of my heroes from when I was growing up as a kid. I remember the song "Rock Me" by Great White, and how it is still one of my all-time favorite songs. That song brings back so many memories for me. Then, new heroes … Continue reading Mark Kendall of Great White Discusses “Full Circle” and the Creative Process with Madness To Creation!
Out of Finland comes a band that is prepared to take the next step towards the kingdom of rock, and that band is Brother Firetribe. Brother Firetribe will be releasing "Sunbound" via Spinefarm Records on Friday, March 24rd! They are composed of Pekka Ansio Heino on vocals, Tomi Nikulainen on keyboards, Emppu Vuorinen on guitar, … Continue reading “Sunbound” by Brother Firetribe, stadium rock is back!