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Mayhem 2014: Interview with guitarist Steve Funderburk of Wretched

July 11, 2014


By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider North Carolina’s technical, thrash-induced death metal quintet Wretched has slowly been pushing their way through the underground scene since 2005. Known for tight riffs, methodical solos and instrumental tracks weaved into each album, Wretched’s latest release “Cannibal” via Victory Records provides all the above and more in a solid, “cut […]

Mayhem 2014: Interview with bassist Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse

July 10, 2014


By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider A death metal band of 26 years like Cannibal Corpse is used to causing uproar when they tour and release new music. On the cusp of releasing their 13th studio album “A Skeletal Domain,” fans will receive a dual strike as Cannibal Corpse promotes their new album to be released […]

The Best of Mayhem Festival 2014 in San Bernardino

July 10, 2014


By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Rockstar Mayhem Fest San Manuel Amphitheater 7/5/14 Metal heads from around Southern California poured into the fields of the San Manuel Amphitheater for the seventh annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Devore on Saturday. The eclectic mix of shredders, growlers, singers and headbangers prevailed over the crowd of 27,000 […]

Gallery: Mayhem Festival 2014 in San Bernardino, Calif.

July 9, 2014


See the gallery posted on Metal Insider: HERE Mattice is a music journalist for Village Voice’s OC Weekly and Metal Insider. She can be reached at or on Twitter @RachaelM_JC.

Miss May I talk Mayhem Festival, being signed to a label in high school

July 4, 2014


By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider Twitter: @RachaelM_OC Young metalcore band Miss May I are proof that your upbringing doesn’t cap your potential. Coming from a small town of around 25,000 in the heartland of Ohio, the quintet took hold of their future as teenagers while still attending high school. Rise Records signed the band in […]

Korn’s bassist Fieldy talks about braving bomb scares, sobriety

July 2, 2014


By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Twitter: @RachaelM_JC After breaking the news three years ago they were adding Skrillex-influenced electronic beats to their nu-metal sound in “The Path of Totality,” Bakersfield, Calif. locals Korn have not only transformed their musical direction, but have shifted the band perspective with positive morale that is audibly noticeable in their […]