Dillinger Escape Plan
May, 2013
Experimental metal veterans, The Dillinger Escape Plan, are back with another sonically challenging album, called One of Us is the Killer.  I had the opportunity to chat with guitar player Ben Weinman, and he talked about their fans, their new record, and the opportunity to headline this year's Summer Slaughter Tour.  Check out the interview below:  Tanner Fisher: You'... (read more)
The Faceless
August, 2012
After four years, some fans might not believe that this day has finally come, but it has.  The Faceless are back with their new album Autotheism, and while it shows the band further branching out from their technical death metal roots, they are still stronger than ever.  The band is currently on The Summer Slaughter Tour, and I had the opportunity to sit down with the band's mas... (read more)
Dead Icons
April, 2012
DEAD ICONS are a hardcore act hailing from Lexington, KY, and their latest Bullet Tooth release, Condemned, has surely been turning heads lately.  They recently got off tour with Shai Hulud and Counterparts, and have some more shows in the works, which if you haven't seen these guys live yet, do so.  I spoke with their bassist Stan Sievers – here's what he ... (read more)
April, 2012
If you are a fan of melodic hardcore, or a fan of underground music in general (by means of punk, hardcore, metal, etc.) there's a good chance you know H20.  These guys are the definition of “music with a message” to me, and aside from their classic back catalog, these guys continue to get stronger overtime.  I got the chance to speak to H20 bassist Adam Blake, who real... (read more)
Taking Back Sunday
December, 2011
 Taking Back Sunday have had an interesting past.  Right after they found success with their debut album, there were some severe member changes.  Years have passed, and members have come and gone, but finally the lineup that brought us Tell All Your Friends is back. I got a chance to talk to John Nolan (guitar) and Mark O'Connell (drums), and I got to see what h... (read more)
The Black Dahlia Murder
December, 2011
The Black Dahlia Murder have literally taken over the metal world.  They've been all over the world, sold countless albums, and they show no signs of slowing down.  I caught up the Trevor Strnad, Shannan Lucas, and Ryan Knight while the band was on tour with Cannabis Corpse, and it was a hell of a good time.  Check it out below:   Tanner Fisher: It'... (read more)
December, 2011
In the beginning, Thrice was a post-hardcore band with some metal influences.  They found huge success with this sound, but they were never a band satisfied with staying in one place.  Today, the band is an ambitious rock band focused on creating wonderful textures and sky-high crescendos, and they've never sounded better.  Currently, they are headlining a tour with La Di... (read more)
Every Time I Die
December, 2011
The guys in Every Time I Die are known for being party animals, and it doesn't appear that they're going to slow down any time soon.  I caught up with the band while on the road with GWAR and Ghoul, and Keith Buckley (vocals), Jordan Buckley (guitar), and Andy Williams (guitar) answered all of my silly questions.  Check out their even sillier answers below: ... (read more)
Misery Signals
October, 2011
It's been a couple years, but Misery Signals are finally back!  After numerous side projects and member changes, the band is in the writing process for their highly anticipated fourth album.  Currently the band is destroying North America while on the Crush Em All II Tour with Veil of Maya, After the Burial, Within the Ruins and Structures (on select dates).  I sat dow... (read more)
Within The Ruins
August, 2011
Within the Ruins has been an incredibly busy band lately.  Hot off the heels of the band's sophomore record Invade, they recently released their new EP Omen, which they are currently promoting while on The Summer Slaughter Tour.  I had a chance to sit down with vocalist Tim Goergen and Kevin “Drummer” McGuill, as they talk about what it's like being on The Summer Slau... (read more)
Novembers Doom
August, 2011
 While NOVEMBERS DOOM's latest masterpiece Aphotic has been out since May 10, the aesthetic touch that these veterans put into their brand of doom/death metal should keep any listener coming back for more.  I figured I'd go check in with NOVEMBERS DOOM drummer Sasha Horn to get the scoop on his 2 cents of the new album, the past, present, and future of NOVEMBERS DO... (read more)
Stray From The Path
August, 2011
 Last winter, I sat down with Long-Island natives Stray From the Path and just recently, I had a chance to catch up with the guys while on tour promoting their new album Rising Sun on August 30th through Sumerian Records.  This lengthy interview was a lot of fun.  Check it out. Tanner Fisher: It's been a little while since I saw you guys…how hav... (read more)
Dead Letter Circus
July, 2011
 To most Americans, Dead Letter Circus is a fairly unknown name, but in their homeland Australia, they have become rock stars.  Their new record This is a Warning has almost reached gold status, even before it's even released in America, and they hope that once listeners in the U.S. get a taste, they'll be hooked.  The band is currently touring with Evan Bre... (read more)
March, 2011
 Periphery is one of the main forces in this new ‘djent' movement, largely thanks to the trio of stringsmen who write technical, yet groovy riffs, and create haunting, yet electronic soundscapes.  The band is currently on the road with Scale the Summit and Fair to Midland, and I caught up with main songwriter Misha Mansoor, and vocalist Spencer Sotelo.  Ch... (read more)
The Human Abstract
March, 2011
 In the past, The Human Abstract was one of those bands that you either loved or hated, with most of the hate focusing on ex-vocalist, Nathan Ells.  But now, with a revamped lineup including the return of long-time favorite A.J. Minette and the introduction of Travis Richter, and their groundbreaking new record, Digital Veil, the band is in a position to win over ... (read more)
The Acacia Strain
March, 2011
 The Acacia Strain doesn't mess around.  They don't care what you think, and they'll say it to your face.  They play what they want, and they won't change for anybody.  They are currently on the Welcome to Hell Tour with I Declare War, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, and Whitechapel.  I caught up with drummer Kevin Boutot, and he gave me a glimpse of ... (read more)
After The Burial
February, 2011
 After the Burial combine head banging grooves with complicated time signatures, and ever since they released their album, Rareform in 2008, they've grabbed the attention of the entire metal community.  Currently, they're on the road with Winds of Plague and As I Lay Dying, promoting their new record, In Dreams, and I met up with bassist, Lee Foral, and I got to pi... (read more)
February, 2011
With the departure of key member Aaron Gillespie, many fans were unsure of the future of Underoath.  Fortunately, with their new record, the band came back stronger than ever, finally being able to spread their artistic wings.  I sat down with guitarist Tim McTague, and he gave me the inside scoop on the new record, Aaron's departure, and a little bit about the band'... (read more)
For Today
February, 2011
 For Today is currently one of the busiest bands in the scene.  In the last three years, they've toured the world, all the while releasing three albums.  I caught them on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour with Texas in July, Woe Is Me, The Word Alive, and We Came As Romans.  Vocalist Mattie Montgomery took time out of his hectic schedule to have a si... (read more)
Parkway Drive
February, 2011
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We Came As Romans
December, 2010
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December, 2010
  The music scene needs more fresh bands like VOLBEAT.  They're such a fun band, while at the same time, they create some of the grooviest, heavy hitting, yet very catchy and melodic music.  Some have called them Elvis-metal, some have called them a hybrid of Metallica and Social Distortion, but never mind the labels, because all in all, VOLBEAT is doing it str... (read more)
Close Your Eyes
November, 2010
Close Your Eyes are an up and coming band from Texas, with their debut album, We Will Overcome the band is primed and ready for world domination.  Currently, they are on tour with A Day To Remember, Underoath, and The Word Alive, and guitarist Brett Callaway took some time out of his day to answer some of questions I had for him.  Check it out… Tanner Fis... (read more)
Conducting From The Grave
October, 2010
Conducting From the Grave are an up-and-coming melodic death metal band who have just released their second full-length, titled Revenants.  I was fortunate enough to sit down with some of the dudes while they were on the Time to Bleed Tour with Suicide Silence, Mychildren Mybride, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Molotov Solution.   Tanner Fisher: I'... (read more)
Victory In Numbers
October, 2010
VICTORY IN NUMBERS has one of the best releases of 2010 with Killing. Mourning. Love., and by a first impression you should already be able to tell that this band is special.  They bring emo back to the days when it had more passion and heart, thinking back to early Taking Back Sunday, early The Academy Is.., early Jimmy Eay World, among others, while having enough modern... (read more)
October, 2010
Whitechapel is one of the biggest acts in the deathcore scene, and with their newest release, A New Era of Corruption, the band is prepared to take over metal entirely.  I caught up with guitarist, Alex Wade while his band was headlining The Corruptour, with Impending Doom, Miss May I, Oceano, and I Declare War.  Check it out…   Tanner Fisher: Ale... (read more)
The Black Dahlia Murder
October, 2010
 Michigan natives, The Black Dahlia Murder are known for their uncompromising take on metal as well as their life-of-the-party attitudes.  I was privileged enough to sit down with vocalist Trevor Strnad, while his band was on tour with Goatwhore and Arkaik, and he had a lot to say.  Check it out... Tanner Fisher: This is the 2nd to last stop on the tour.  How's it ... (read more)
Kid Liberty
October, 2010
Alex Gilbert at KillerTours recently got the chance to catch up with the very friendly Trey Sexton, vocalist of KID LIBERTY.  Their latest Bullet Tooth release, Fight With Your Fists, is one of the most fun and energetic albums of the year, and the band has potential to really make a name for themselves in the scene, which I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty more from the band d... (read more)
September, 2010
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The Red Chord
August, 2010
The Red Chord are known for their chaotic sound that touches on many different subgenres of metal.  Last year, they released their fourth album, Fed Through the Teeth Machine, and it's been taking the metal world by storm.  I caught up with frontman, Guy Kozowyk while on the Summer Slaughter Tour, and it was a good time.  Check it out.   Tanner Fi... (read more)
Mychildren Mybride
July, 2010
I caught up with Matt from Mychildren Mybride in Grand Rapids, MI and had the opportunity to ask him a few questions regarding the tour, their new album 'Lost Boy,' and even about his ear lobes. Here we go... Q: First off, how is the tour going so far? A: It's going really well so far, it's been us. Upon A Burning Body, and Haste The Day. It's been crazy, it's a mix-up ... (read more)
My Own Private Alaska
June, 2010
Sometimes described as "Nirvana meets Danny Elfman", My Own Private Alaska recently released their album "Amen" produced by none other than Ross Robinson (The Cure, Korn, Slipknot). They've opened for Metallica and are on tour now in Europe with their eyes set on the US.  Alex Gilbert checked in with MOPA to discuss the new album, songwriting, touring, and more. &n... (read more)
May, 2010
Hatesphere is a death metal band that comes all the way from Denmark.  Through touring Europe and releasing many solid albums, they finally have embarked on their first U.S. tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura, and Augury.  I sat down with guitarist “Pepe” Hansen, and it was awesome.  Check it out.   Tanner Fisher: Welcome to th... (read more)
The Crimson Armada
May, 2010
I caught up with Saud Ahmed, vocalist of Columbus, OH's The Crimson Armada.  One of the newer bands on Metal Blade to take the death metal scene by storm, you can see them on the upcoming Scream The Prayer III Tour.  Here is what Saud had to say: Q: Is this your first time here in Indiana? A: This is not our first time in Indiana, but this is our fir... (read more)
Job For A Cowboy
May, 2010
Job For a Cowboy have quickly found themselves at the top of the death metal food chain, and their newest album Ruination is a good reason why.  I had a chance to sit down with drummer, Jon Rice, and he was extremely candid.   Tanner Fisher: I'm here with Jon Rice from Job For a Cowboy.  How the tour been going so far?   JR:  It'... (read more)
For The Fallen Dreams
April, 2010
For the Fallen Dreams are a force to be reckoned with in the hardcore community.  They mix in subtle melody to their brutality, helping them stick out from the herd.  I had the chance to talk with guitarist Jim Hocking, and boy was he honest. Tanner Fisher:  Jim, how's the tour been so far? JH:  It's been sick so far.  We're in our second... (read more)
August Burns Red
April, 2010
August Burns Red have become the masters of metalcore, and they've just gotten started.  With an extensive touring schedule and an excellent new album, they are ready to take on the world.  I sat down with axeman Brent Rambler, and we talked about tunes, sports, and future plans. Tanner Fisher:  Brent, it's good to see you.  How's the tour been going s... (read more)
April, 2010
Iwrestledabearonce is a five-piece metalcore band that doesn't care what anyone thinks.  They're fronted by wild-woman Krysta Cameron, and I can honestly say they put on one of the better shows out there.  I sat down with some of the band member, and boy did I have a good time. Tanner Fisher:  Hey guys, how's it going?  Could you pass the mic around an... (read more)
Dillinger Escape Plan
April, 2010
The Dillinger Escape Plan are known throughout the industry for their challenging sound and their crazy live set.  Recently, I talked with guitarist Ben Weinman, who was surprisingly relaxed and extremely candid. Tanner Fisher:  I'm doing it live here with Ben Weinman.  How are you Ben? BW:  I'm good. How are you? TF:  Oh I'm great. ... (read more)
Deception Of A Ghost
April, 2010
North Carolina's DECEPTION OF A GHOST have always been one of those bands on the fast track, booking headlining tours the DIY way, and creating monstrous and epic compositions that defy the norm.  Now these guys are really blowing up fast signing to Trustkill Records, and their debut Speak Up, You're Not Alone is expected to surface sometime this summer!  Killer Tours got the ch... (read more)
Animals As Leaders
March, 2010
Animals as Leaders were recently on tour supporting Veil of Maya, along with Circle of Contempt, and Periphery.  I got a chance to talk with the great Tosin Abasi, and you might be surprised on what he was to say.   Tanner Fisher: I'm here with Tosin Abasi, the mastermind behind Animals as Leaders.  Tosin, your guitarwork is phenomenal.  How... (read more)
Veil Of Maya
March, 2010
To help boost the already extremely high anticipation of their new album, Veil of Maya went on a headlining tour with Animals as Leaders, Circle of Contempt, and Periphery.  I sat down with half of the four-piece, and here is what they had to say: Tanner Fisher: Alright, I'm here with some of the dudes from Veil of Maya. Could you say your name and what you p... (read more)
March, 2010
With SAOSIN's recent masterpiece In Search Of Solid Ground (which was one of our favorite releases of 2009), KILLER TOURS had to catch up with the band.  It's been 3 years since their self-titled debut made an explosive entrance into the scene, and it's amazing how mature these guys have gotten.  This is one of those CDs that just makes you feel really good, while at the sam... (read more)
Stray From The Path
February, 2010
Stray From the Path is a fresh-faced act that fuses hardcore and metal in their own unique way.  I caught them on the Never Say Die! Tour with The World We Knew, For Today, Despised Icon, and Winds of Plague, and boy do they own that stage.  I sat down with the band and I realized that they're just as crazy off-stage as they are on-stage. Tanner Fisher: Guys, I've... (read more)
Scale The Summit
January, 2010
I recently caught up with Scale the Summit on their current tour with The Devin Townsend Project, Cynic, and Between the Buried and Me.  I had the chance to talk to Chris Letchford (guitar) and Travis Levrier (guitar).  The boys talk to me about the road, their influences, and…bowling. Tanner Fisher: First off, great show.  They mixed the sound very w... (read more)
Arch Enemy
January, 2010
  Music is always changing and evolving, so when a band is able to remain relevant in their scene while continuing to evolve it's a big deal.  Over the past 13 years Arch Enemy has had the uncanny ability to blend melodic music, death metal and hardcore better than most bands who have come and gone in the same time. I managed to catch up with their front woman Ange... (read more)
Asking Alexandria
December, 2009
Recently, KillerTours got the chance to catch up with Ben Bruce, guitarist/backing vocalist of UK upstarts ASKING ALEXANDRIA.  The band has been on the fast track lately, releasing one of the hottest releases of the year with Stand Up And Scream, which mixes a ton of metalcore and club/dance synth all in one awesome stylistic punch, and the band is currently out on the... (read more)
Born Of Osiris
December, 2009
  Lee and Joe of Born Of Osiris spoke to me about the current tour, what to expect from the band come the New Year, and who they've spent the most time with while out on the road along with everything else thrown in between. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Born of Osiris and how long has the band been together? Joe: I play keyboards and vocals. Lee: I pl... (read more)
Cannibal Corpse
December, 2009
Drummer machine Paul Mazurkiewicz of death metallers Cannibal Corpse caught up with me while out at the band's Hollywood stop on the current tour. They discussed the upcoming holiday season along with the good and the bad effects of the interviewing process and what the fans can expect from an overall Cannibal Corpse slaughter fest if not having already experienced one. &nbs... (read more)
Dirge Within
December, 2009
Dirge Within's guitarist Shaun caught up with me on the band's most recent stop on the current tour, a fusion of Trivium's bill and Hatebreed's. Shaun spoke to me about the current touring route, which band he spends the most time with, down to the pranks he's pulled while goofing off behind the scenes. Aside from those stories he also threw out details regarding the band's... (read more)
December, 2009
Cory Beaulieu (Guitar) of Trivium gets interviewed. Get the digs on what went down.   Introduce yourself and what you do in Trivium? Name's Cory I play guitar and back-up vocals. How is the current tour going, getting along with everybody? It's great today, the two tours joined together. Other than that we've just been headlining. We have toured... (read more)
Between The Buried And Me
November, 2009
Interview with vocalist Tommy Rogers. Which do you think got the better phase, the Colors CD or the DVD? I think the cd did. I feel it was a big step for us and it really let everyone know that we are ready to take our music to the next level. Going into The Great Misdirect, did the band want to branch off of Colors or go in a whole different direction? Our main goal w... (read more)
The Sleeping
November, 2009
Doug and Chris of The Sleeping caught up with Natalie on the last day of tour to talk about the band's latest release and the upcoming holiday season along with the remaining plans they have set for this year leading straight into the New Year. Introduce yourselves and tell me what you do in The Sleeping? Doug: Hi I'm Douglas and I sing for The Sleeping. Chris: Hi I'm Chr... (read more)
November, 2009
Interview with vocalist Frankie Palmeri. Now that the summer has drawn itself to a close and its winter time, how was it to be a part of the Thrash and Burn tour? It felt like one of the strongest tours weve ever been on. What is your main goal you wish to accomplish with Emmure? Hurt people. Let's talk about 'Felony' What are your thoughts on the album? ... (read more)
Miss May I
November, 2009
In a recent interview conducted via email with vocalist Levi Benton of Miss May I the frontman discusses the band's upcoming routines, current touring routes and everything there is to know about "Apologies Are For The Weak". Catch all the juicy gossip in the conversation enlisted below!   1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Miss May I and how long has... (read more)
Story Of The Year
October, 2009
While doing their on again/off again routine, St. Louis rockers Story of the Year or SOTY recently stopped by Long Beach to pay their respects to a local charity event but before hitting the streets they decided to do what they do best and that's playing music. Dan Marsala (Vocals), Ryan Phillips (Guitar), Philip Sneed (Guitar), Adam Russell (Bass) and Josh Wills (Drums) gave Natalie Per... (read more)
October, 2009
Architects' frontman Samuel Carter spoke to Natalie Perez recently via email discussing his becoming into The Architects' family circle along with the band's upcoming plans, latest release, and what you can expect when attending one of their live performances. Natalie Perez: Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Architects and how long has the band been together? Samu... (read more)
October, 2009
Evan Linger (Bass) and Scott Hedrick (Guitar) of Ohio metallers Skeletonwitch caught up with Natalie Perez recently at their Pomona, California stop out at The Glass House to discuss briefly about the new album, current touring conditions, and everything else thrown in between. Natalie Perez: How is the current tour going? Evan Linger: I guess you saw us what a year ago? Oh then... (read more)