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An Exclusive Interview with Michael Clayton Arbeeny of Tyketto

interview by Michael McCarthy Tyketto is one of those bands who debuted in the early ’90’s and happened to be good looking, long-haired guys so they were lumped in with hair bands when in reality they were more like a Journey or Night Ranger or Styx. Of course, there were some similarities to...
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AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH BELETH OF NOCTEM

interview by Michael McCarthy Back in 2014 we interviewed Beleth and Exo of Spanish extreme/black metal band Noctem regarding their brutal and mind-blowing album Exilium. Their follow-up album Haeresis was just released in late September and is equally brilliant, jam-packed with shrieked and growled vocals that come at you like a rabid wolf,...
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#songoftheday / album review = TYKETTO: “REACH”


Today's #songoftheday, "Reach" by Tyketto, was released in late August, but we're featuring it now on October 14th because their new album of the same name was released today via Frontiers records and in my humble opinion it's the best album that's come out during the past couple...
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#songoftheday = Hardline: “Take You Home”


"Take You Home" is the new single from Hardline's forthcoming album Human Nature, which drops on October 14th via Frontiers, and boy is it a beauty. One of those primo piano ballads that tugs at your heartstrings the second you start listening to it and doesn't let...
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MICHAEL SWEET: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW 2

interview by Michael McCarthy Earlier this year I finally had the opportunity to interview Michael Sweet, lead singer and co-lead guitarist of Stryper, after wanting to interview him for 20 years since I started doing music journalism. During the interview, Michael revealed the probable title of his forthcoming solo album, One Side War....
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#songoftheday = MICHAEL SWEET: “BIZARRE”


Michael Sweet gave us the distinct impression that his next solo album, One-Sided War, was going to be quite different from Stryper and it really is. (Read our interview here.) For one thing, it's much, much heavier. There are some Stryper songs that verge on this level...
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CATCHING UP, VERSION 1.0: Róisín Murphy, Trick or Treat, Butch Walker, T.O.L.D., Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hitomi Yaida

by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...
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