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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,...
Bobby Blitz(OVERKILL) & Mark Menghi(METAL ALLEGIANCE) of BPMD Discusses “American Made” & Covid-19 with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

Bobby Blitz(OVERKILL) & Mark Menghi(METAL ALLEGIANCE) of BPMD Discusses “American Made” & Covid-19 with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note:  In an era where heavy rock supergroups have become the norm I was ready to dismiss yet another.However the personnel comprising this particular one certainly made me sit up and notice.  Consisting of heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)  they recently announced  new details regarding their debut album. BPMD will release their upcoming full-length, American Made, on June 12, 2020 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock music's greatest treasures is turbocharged by the experience and enthusiasm of its four creators, and its first single, "Toys In The Attic" – an Aerosmith classic just beggi...
Legendary Music Biz Extraordinaire MICHAEL ALAGO Converses on Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic, Signing METALLICA & Sobriety with Madness To Creation
AXS TV and Entertainment News, Musings With Musicians

Legendary Music Biz Extraordinaire MICHAEL ALAGO Converses on Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic, Signing METALLICA & Sobriety with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  This individual needs no introduction, yet I'm going to provide you with one anyway just in case you've been living under a rock the past 30 years.  What do you get when you cross an A&R representative, charisma, charm and a complete zest for life and discovery?  You get Michael Alago.  The legendary Michael Alago conversed with Madness To Creation on what he looks for as an A&R representative, discovering Metallica, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health awareness and Rob Zombie and Charles Manson!  Michael has a lot going on with the book "I Am Michael Alago:  Breathing Music.  Signing Metallica.  Cheating Death", which is available via Backbeat Books.  There is also an extraordinary Netflix show called "Who The Fuck Is This Guy:  The Fabulous Journey of...
(Concert Review)  JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES Live at 1175 Sports Park & Eatery in Kansasville, Wisconsin (11/5/2019)
Concert Therapy Reviews, Standards and Benchmarks

(Concert Review) JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES Live at 1175 Sports Park & Eatery in Kansasville, Wisconsin (11/5/2019)

With inflatable witches and pumpkin-headed characters adorning the stage, it’s only a week after what would have been perfect timing for this show. The screens placed along the stage are lit up, showing clips of kaiju and horror films to help set the mood. John 5 and the Creatures take to the stage, immediately launching into Crank It. The crowd is hot, bouncing and moving for the catchy track. Towards the end of the song, a portion of the sound goes out, and John announces that they seem to have blown a fuse. After a very brief break to fix the technical issues, the group retakes the stage, choosing to restart from the very intro of the show and to replay the entirety of Crank It again. The crowd doesn’t mind at all, and no energy has been lost during the slight delay.   The thou...
Lori S. of ACID KING Converses with Madness To Creation on “Busse Woods”, Magic Mushrooms, and Mental Health Awareness!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Lori S. of ACID KING Converses with Madness To Creation on “Busse Woods”, Magic Mushrooms, and Mental Health Awareness!

Editor's Note:  Acid King is widely considered to be a pioneering group in the stoner/sludge metal genre.  I figured with Halloween just right around the corner, what better time than to have an amazing conversation with Lori S. of Acid King.  Lori S. of Acid King discusses a wide range of topics including magic mushrooms, playing "Busse Woods" in its entirety and the ever important topic of mental health awareness with Madness To Creation.  Fans can find ACID KING at the following locations: www.facebook.com/AcidKingSF www.acidking.com www.instagram.com/acidkingrocks Madness To Creation:  Hi Lori, thank you for taking the time to interview with me for Madness To Creation!  I apologize for sound nasally, you're on tour supporting "Busse Woods", did I say that right? Lori:  Y...
Bobby Gustafson(ex-OVERKILL) of SATAN’S TAINT Converses with Madness To Creation on War History, Mental Health Awareness, and Dogs!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Bobby Gustafson(ex-OVERKILL) of SATAN’S TAINT Converses with Madness To Creation on War History, Mental Health Awareness, and Dogs!

Editor's Note:  We never thought that we would see the day where we interview a band called Satan's Taint for Madness To Creation, yet here we are.  I think this band wins my award for band you can't yell their name too loud without people gawking at you.  This band is brutal and a lot of their songs are based upon battles in history, the apocalypse, and even songs that question the validity of religion.  On August 2nd, Satan's Taint has released their brutal album entitled "Destruction Ritual".  Fans can find Satan's Taint at the following locations: www.facebook.com/AxetotheheadofmyenemiesDestructionRitual www.satanstaintmusic.com Madness To Creation:  Hi Bobby, thank you so much for taking the time to interview with us for Madness To Creation.  I must ask have you ever watched ...
We Nerd Out Vol. 8:  THE DON’S LIST Debuts his Podcast featuring Interview Clips with RISE AGAINST and Nerding Out Through their Entire Discography!
Hardcore to Punk, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

We Nerd Out Vol. 8: THE DON’S LIST Debuts his Podcast featuring Interview Clips with RISE AGAINST and Nerding Out Through their Entire Discography!

Editor's Note:  The one and only Don Thatcher, out of Florida, makes his debut with Madness To Creation and with his brand new podcast entitled THE DON'S LIST!  In this podcast, we combed through lyrics and arrangements in regards to one of the greatest bands in the world in Rise Against.  Don's vision was that he wanted to create a brand new format in terms of his podcast.  Fans can find Rise Against at the following locations: www.facebook.com/riseagainst www.riseagainst.com https://soundcloud.com/user-105738627-137494773/the-dons-hit-list-podcast-episode-1-featuring-rise-against?fbclid=IwAR2pxPS2KIZ1haz-pAArMgLCT2CEXOSzXgtZjrgsTxfk6BQEQ6YaySi-Hxg And there you have it!  Rise Against has a few shows coming up.  Check out the dates below. Sat. 1/19- iHeartRadio Alter Ego at...
(EP Review) “Micro” by JINJER
Standards and Benchmarks

(EP Review) “Micro” by JINJER

This Friday, Ukraine's JINJER will continue to take the metal world by storm as they unleash their powerful EP entitled "Micro" via Napalm Records.  After this listen, there is nothing "Micro" about this record as everything sounds larger than life. Jinjer has taken the metal world by storm with their diverse vocals in terms of trading off their growls with beautiful clean singing that could be compared to Amy Lee of Evanescence with attitude with the growls of Slayer.  Their music grinds like a meat grinder that would be heard about in Upton Sinclair's famous tome "The Jungle" and their lyrics are thought provoking as well. The lyrics touch on with anything from the evolution of human beings in the song "Ape", to being a victim of child abuse in "Dreadful Moments", while having an e...
Trevor Phipps of Unearth Converses with Madness To Creation on Poker Tips, Remembering Vinnie Paul, and America’s Screwed Up Environmental Policies!
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Trevor Phipps of Unearth Converses with Madness To Creation on Poker Tips, Remembering Vinnie Paul, and America’s Screwed Up Environmental Policies!

Editor's Note:  Let me tell you, this was one of the most chill interviews I have ever done.  Trevor Phipps of Unearth was like a long lost friend that I reconnected with.  Unearth was getting ready to dominate the Vans Warped Tour and we talked about everything from games on smartphones, to Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, to even Donald Trump's skewed environmental policies.  Unearth's single "Incinerate" recently hit number one on "The Devil's Dozen" via Liquid Metal.  Fans can find Unearth at the following locations: Madness To Creation:  (As Trevor is finishing up with a game on his smartphone), What kind of video games do you like to play? Trevor:  Not much of a gamer, but on the road, I like to play games.  I'll show you, (pulls out his phone), it's Clash Royale, it's like Cla...