Rocksins Best of 2011: Interviews

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Over the course of 2011, Rocksins’ was lucky enough to conduct a variety of interviews with members of bands small and large. As we’re now at the start of 2012, we thought we’d bring you a recap of some of our best interviews and chats with various band members in case you missed them first time around, or even if you caught them first time around but would like another read. We’ve recently turned out interviews with Alter Bridge, As I Lay Dying, Trivium and In Flames, you can click on the band names to find those interviews but we’re going to focus on some of the older interviews in this feature.

Long time friends of Rocksins, Fozzy returned to the UK a couple of times last year and two of our team very incredibly fortunate to catch up with Fozzy’s main man Rich Ward (also of Adrenaline Mob, Stuck Mojo and Walking With Kings) before Fozzy’s shows in London in the Summer and Glasgow in the winter, so you can check out those interviews here:

Interview with Rich Ward of Fozzy in London July 2011

Interview with Rich Ward of Fozzy in Glasgow November 2011

Another band who were promoted substantially on Rocksins during 2011, Rise To Remain have had a bit of a turbulent time since Christmas. We conducted an interview with guitarist Will Homer and recently departed bassist Joe Copcutt in happier times towards the end of their first UK headlining tour before their show in Cambridge, for which the link is below:

Interview with Rise To Remain’s Will & Joe in Cambridge September 2011

A group of fine gentlemen who again have been promoted by Rocksins wherever possible, the Summer of 2011 marked the first time we were able to get together to have a chat with Furyon. We were able to catch up with Matt, Chris and Lee a few hours after their triumphant performance at the High Voltage Festival 2011 to talk about the festival and playing guitar with a broken jaw amongst other things, check out the link below.

Interview with Furyon’s Matt, Chris and Lee at High Voltage Festival 2011

Another interview that took place within the confines of Victoria Park at the High Voltage Festival was with a post-metal legend, Neurosis‘ main man Scott Kelly. Neurosis were headlining the Metal Hammer stage that night and Scott was nice enough to give our reporter Matt some of time, so you can see what they talked about (including Scott’s favourite Simpsons character) on the link below.

Interview with Scott Kelly of Neurosis at High Voltage Festival 2011

Returning to the theme of supporting up and coming british metal bands at Rocksins, Sam our Scottish reporter was able to catch up with one of the fastest rising metal bands to hail from these shores, London’s The Defiled on not one but two separate occasions, including interviewing them before their first ever headlining show in Scotland. You can see what various members of the band had to say for themselves in the two separate interviews:

Interview with The Defiled in Glasgow November 2011

Interview with The Defiled in Glasgow May 2011

Rounding off this interview recap was a catch-up with a member of another of our long championed bands, the always entertaining Bowling For Soup. Bassist Erik Chandler bravely submitted to his second round of questioning by Rocksins in a six month period, this time from the relative safety of across the Internet but the results were no less interesting. You can check out that interview here:

Interview with Bowling For Soup’s Erik Chandler March 2011

There were of course other interviews which you can find in the interview archives, these were just some of our favourites and we hope to bring our readers many more rock & metal artist interviews during 2012.

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