Liz Ramanand has been a concert junkie and metal head since the ripe age of 9 years old. Now that passion has turned into an obsession. While working for AOL's heavy metal unit Noisecreep.com as well as Roadrunner Records, she graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and English from Brooklyn College. She makes it her priority to attend at least four concerts a week any less would make her a very unhappy metal head.
In This Moment’s Maria Brink Shares Life Changing Concert Experiences
For many fans, witnessing In This Moment live is a unique and very visual experience. Frontwoman Maria Brink makes sure that both the entire band and her back-up dancers make for a concert that can re-invent how we perceive a metal show to be. So it comes as no surprise that when Brink recently spok…
All That Remains Singer Phil Labonte Shares His Metal Beginnings
All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte is known for his commanding presence both on and offstage. When Noisecreep got a chance to talk Labonte while All That Remains was on the Rock Allegiance tour he spoke about what made him want to front a band and what band got him into heavy metal when he was a…
Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer Talks Drumming Influences
If you've listened to hard hitting tracks such as 'Way of the Fist' or 'Menace' then you know Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer is a true force behind the kit. With their second disc of the year, 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol…
HIM Singer Ville Valo Expresses Favorite Affectionate Finnish Curse Words
The love metalers of HIM are known for their dreamy sounds and darkly romantic lyrics. Even when frontman Ville Valo lets out a curse or two onstage or says he has to take a wiz, it comes off as charming. While talking to him during their last date of their Rock Allegiance tour we were lucky enough …
Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael Talks Signature Spector Bass
It's been a big year for Five Finger Death Punch, with a Mayhem Festival headlining spot and a double album release. Individually, it's also been a big year for Chris Kael, who's enjoyed both touring and the studio, but also has put his stamp on a new bass.
Volbeat, HIM + All That Remains Wrap Up 2013 Rock Allegiance Tour in Brooklyn
The New York community of Williamsburg maybe overrun by hipsters but over the weekend it belonged to metal and rock fans. Danish rockers Volbeat, the Finnish love metalers of HIM and Massachusetts band All That Remains said farewell to summer with soaring sets. Not only was it the last date of the R…
Zakk Wylde Shares Defining Moments That Made Him Pick Up the Guitar
We all know Black Label Society viking Zakk Wylde is a serious shredder. His heavy riffs and endless solos remain imprinted on our brain whether it’s a track off their latest disc ‘Order of the Black’ like ‘Crazy Horse’ or older favorites ‘Demise of Sanity’ and ‘Stillborn.’ These days Black Label So…
AfroPunk Festival 2013: Death, Wicked Wisdom, Living Colour + More Perform in Brooklyn
Hardcore music, punk rock and metal are alive and well in Brooklyn. Over the weekend heavy music and fusions of culture were celebrated during this year’s AfroPunk Fest which included performances by Wicked Wisdom, Unlocking the Truth, Death, Trash Talk and Living Colour.
Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals Leave New York Fans Thoroughly Rocked
When Philip H. Anselmo comes to town, you never want him to leave and fans didn’t want to leave Gramercy Theater. Anselmo and the Illegals played a packed house in New York City last week with support from Warbeast and Author & Punisher.
Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz Talks ‘Dead Silence,’ Band Consistency + More
Billy Talent have been together for two decades and gained a massive following all over the world. The band is back on the road this year in support of their latest record ‘Dead Silence.’