Face to Face: Interview with Danny Thompson
Jul20

Face to Face: Interview with Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson, drummer of Face to Face, gave By the Barricade a glimpse of his world both behind the drum kit and behind the beard. Much more than a full time drummer for the legendary punk band, Danny spends his free time in diverse business ventures, interests and hobbies.  Not only is he gearing up for a weekend of Southern California Face to Face shows, he is also concentrating on business.  What better way to learn about this...

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Haster Introduces New Drummer
Jun08

Haster Introduces New Drummer

Orange County based Haster brings on a new drummer, Andres Vega from Mexico.  Check out what is new with Haster and upcoming plans for the band in the interview with Andres and Haster guitarist, David Heida that follows: Andres, when the guys contacted you, what was your first impression of the band, what drew you to trying out? Andres: When I first met the guys I could feel this strong personality presence, which was amazing. I...

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Belvedere Talk Revenge of the Fifth
May25

Belvedere Talk Revenge of the Fifth

After more than 20 years and a long hiatus Canadian Melodic Punk band Belvedere is back and stronger than ever. To celebrate the release of their latest album Revenge of the Fifth we reached out to frontman Steve Rawles who talks about the album and the band’s recording process in the interview below. Belvedere spent significantly more time recording Revenge of the Fifth than previous albums. How did the band combat outside pressures...

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Unwritten Law: Scott Russo Interview
Mar19

Unwritten Law: Scott Russo Interview

Veteran San Diego based punk rockers Unwritten Law took a walk down memory lane last week joining former tour-mates Pennywise.  By the Barricade caught up with lead singer Scott Russo before the band’s set at The Hollywood Palladium on March 9 to talk briefly about the Unwritten Law’s new album, Acoustic and tour life. You are now into your U.S. tour with Fenix TX and will be on the road for a while. What are you most looking forward...

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The Aviators Interview
Feb19

The Aviators Interview

It’s tough to find a band with as much raw potential as Bakersfield, CA based rockers The Aviators. Soon after their 2008 formation The Aviators launched straight into dozens of shows across the California coastline. They already have three albums under their belt with a new release titled Comin’ on Strong right around the corner. By the Barricade reached out to frontman August Young to talk more about the bands past,...

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Symbol Six Interview
Nov29

Symbol Six Interview

Symbol Six have come a long way since their formation in the early 80’s. They are one of the few Los Angeles bands who have stood the test of time. The band’s dedicated following continues to flock to their shows and to embrace their evolving sound. By the Barricade reached out to Symbol Six to find out what has kept them involved in the local scene. Find out all about their new single, future plans, and secret to success...

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Soulidium Vocalist talks New Album and Vampire Wedding
Nov09

Soulidium Vocalist talks New Album and Vampire Wedding

Since 2006 Soulidium have been infusing vampire culture with some of the best Florida rock you can find. By the Barricade recently reached out to Soulidium Frontman Michael McKnight to find out the secret to their increasing popularity. Find out all about it int he full interview below! Soulidium started 2006 and released Children of Chaos the next year. What was it like to be signed to KnightVision Records so early in your career? ...

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The Karma Killers Interview
Oct23

The Karma Killers Interview

Ever wonder what it would sound like if My Chemical Romance and Neon Trees had a lovechild? The Karma Killers might just be that missing link! Their dynamic and eclectic sound draws on influences from rock, indie, and post punk to create one of the most interesting sounds this writer has ever come across. Their latest EP Strange Therapy highlights The Karma Killers‘ dark and romantic aesthetics while having...

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Variants Interview
Oct19

Variants Interview

Eclectic alternative rock band Variants are about to release their sophomore album Commonwealth. By further developing the group’s sound and a larger spectrum of material Commonwealth promises to be Variants’ most ambitious project yet! By the Barricade reached out to Variants to find out more about their upcoming EP, tour plans, and writing process. Find out all about it from drummer Michael Rivera in the full interview...

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Like Mike Interview
Oct05

Like Mike Interview

Georgia based Pop Punk band Like Mike recently released a new single titled “Knuckles Deep” off their upcoming album. By the Barricade reached out to Like Mike to talk about the new album, touring and much more. Find out all about it in the interview below! Zak Mahoney- Vocals Corey Hursh- Guitar/Vocals Edward Tumulty- Guitar Billy Willig- Bass/Vocals Dan Wilson- Drums How has Like Mike’s hometown of Marietta, GA been...

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