Interview: Todd “Chase” Chaisson of Tuff at Hair Nation Festival

Early afternoon at the Hair Nation Festival, Tuff was one of the bands that kicked off all the action. Later that night, I got an interview with Tuff bassist and founding member Todd “Chase” Chaisson and we talked about everything from Tuff to Todd’s bass-playing family and his food truck – featuring a surprise guest appearance. Festivals seem to be what’s going on with Tuff lately – you had 80’s in The Park last month, Farm Rock coming up, Monsters of Rock Cruise next month and of course you’re here at Hair Nation Festival today. Pretty busy schedule, you guys […]

Interview: Geoff Tate

Operation: Mindcrime, the band fronted by iconic vocalist and former Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate, is set to release Resurrection, the second part of a trilogy preceded by last year’s debut album The Key, on September 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl. A new music video for the track “Taking On The World”, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Blaze Bayley on vocals alongside Geoff Tate, premiered last week on Billboard. Just before the video’s release, I had the chance to speak with Geoff on the phone for a in-depth interview where we talk music, the new album and video, Disturbed, upcoming tours, […]

Interview: Janel Duarte of Conquer Divide

Conquer Divide is an up-and-coming band on the Metalcore scene, with an all-female lineup whose members hail from both the U.S. and the U.K. The group came together in 2012 and their self-titled debut album premiered in 2015, produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice And Men, Blessthefall). The band has toured with the likes of Upon A Burning Body and Capture The Crown, among others, and released several music videos, including the songs “Nightmares” and “What’s Left Inside”. The current lineup consists of: Kiarely – Clean Vocals Janel – Screams Kristen – Guitar Izzy – Guitar Ashley – […]