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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...
Yoni Avittan of Israeli Garage Rockers THE DODIES Converse with Madness To Creation on “It’s One Hell Of A Ride” and Musical Influences
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked

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!
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

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...
(Concert Review)  SONS OF APOLLO Live at Gramercy Theater in New York, New York (2/6/2020)
Concert Therapy Reviews, Standards and Benchmarks

(Concert Review) SONS OF APOLLO Live at Gramercy Theater in New York, New York (2/6/2020)

They say talent begets talent. When you start with a core of extremely talented musicians they tend to work with likeminded and like-talented artists.This is especially true when it comes to the members of Sons Of Apollo. After recently releasing their sophomore album MMXX a few short weeks ago, the band went out for a short tour. I was lucky enough to catch the Sons of Apollo show at the lovely Gramercy Theater in NYC. Show openers Mass Extinction Event were a showcase of guitar sweeps and arpeggios not seen this side of Yngwie Malmsteen. More interestingly both guitarists play lefthanded.   Kicking off support was Tony MacAlpine. I have to say this was a particular highlight for me having never seeing him live before. And like SOA, Tony surrounds himself with some GREAT musici...
Weekend Brunch Vol. 12:  “Christmas Ideas for the Music Lover Vol. 3” Spotify Playlist!
Making The Grade

Weekend Brunch Vol. 12: “Christmas Ideas for the Music Lover Vol. 3” Spotify Playlist!

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special third weekend of December edition of Weekend Brunch Edition Weekly News and Spotify Playlist via Madness To Creation! This playlist theme is “Christmas Hints for the Music Lover Vol. 3”. The air is crisp, and people are getting stressed out knowing that the holidays are right around the corner.  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner  So, after you put away the Halloween decorations, sit back and relax and enjoy this weekly Spotify playlist. It is broken down into t...
Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11:  “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!
Making The Grade

Weekend Brunch Edition Vol. 11: “Christmas For The Music Lover Vol. 22” Spotify Playlist plus Weekly News Shorts!

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this special second weekend of December edition of Weekend Brunch Edition Weekly News and Spotify Playlist via Madness To Creation! This playlist theme is “Christmas Hints for the Music Lover Vol. 2”. The air is crisp, and people are getting stressed out knowing that the holidays are right around the corner.  As we have been crazy busy with our work weeks, we are celebrating the weekend!  We crack open some eggs, fry up some steak, and enjoy some brunch.  But wait, we missed out some music news and you might be wanting some new music to check out!  Well, Madness To Creation is your hookup, holler if you hear us!  #SorryScottSteiner  So, after you put away the Halloween decorations, sit back and relax and enjoy this weekly Spotify playlist. It is broken down into ...
Dan Tompkins of TesseracT Converses with Madness To Creation on “Sonder”, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and When He Truly Experienced “Sonder”
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

Dan Tompkins of TesseracT Converses with Madness To Creation on “Sonder”, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and When He Truly Experienced “Sonder”

Editor's Note:  It was such a glorious night seeing an amazing band in TesseracT leave their audience awestruck at the Skyway Theater in Minneapolis with special guests Plini and Astronoid.  It literally felt like another dimension with the ominous ambiance and the lights, which instead of playing the same old generic rock songs in between sets, they left their audience in anticipation for roughly 20 minutes and showed why they deserved to headline.  Dan certainly has one of the best voices in metal which is a mix of Geoff Tate(formerly of Queensryche) and Maynard James Keenan of Tool(and A Perfect Circle), and after discussing "Sonder" and other topics with him, you can tell that he's a thinking man's musician.  In the meantime, fans can find TesseracT at the following locations: www.f...
(Album Review) “Firepower” by Judas Priest
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album Review) “Firepower” by Judas Priest

The long-awaited and highly anticipated release of the the 18th full-length album from Judas Priest comes in the shadow of the sad discovery regarding Glenn Tipton's health condition. The good news is that “Firepower” is a very successful attempt by the Metal Legends to revisit their past glory with a modern sound. The band unleashes a searing and blazing attack from the first notes and the title track along with "Lightning Strike" constitute a jaw-dropping 1-2 to start the album, firing on all cylinders. "Evil Never Dies" is a thrashy character that would fit nicely somewhere inside the New Jersey thrashers' discography. "Necromancer", "Spectre" and "Traitors Gate" are metal anthems with face-smashing guitars and possessed vocals. "Never The Heroes" and "No Surrender" have this 1980s vib...
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
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

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 ...