CatchingYourClouds: California Bound

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Bands, Interviews, Warped Tour 2012

In a recent Vans Warped Tour website update, CatchingYourClouds was announced for a trio of West Coast dates.  Drake Christopher Henning is the talented mastermind behind the solo project, and he’ll be making his way to the Golden State for these special shows on June.   With introspective lyrics and wondrously catchy melodies, CatchingYourClouds is sure to catch on with pop music fans at Warped and well beyond.  Here is a recent interview we conducted with with Drake to find out more about his music as well as his upcoming Warped  dates in California.  Read on…

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in CatchingYourClouds, and how long the project has been in existence.
Hi, my name’s Drake Christopher Henning  I’m the singer/songwriter for CatchingYourClouds, which I started back on February 13th, 2011, a little over a year ago.

What city are you based out of and what is your local music scene like there?
Bryant, Arkansas.  The music scene there was mainly metal, with the exception of a couple acoustic/country artists. It was actually really hard finding a show to play a lot of the time.
Most of the booking done around there was for the hardcore bands.

The big news is you were recently announced to play Warped Tour 2012. How many dates will be on and how did you wind up on the tour?
I’ll be playing 3 dates as announced. All 3 will be in California; Ventura, Pomona, and San Diego.  As for how, I’m not really sure.  I had a lot of support from my fans that I assume really helped out.
I’m just thankful to be doing something alongside so many other amazing musicians.

What could one expect from a live CatchingYourClouds show?
I guess I really do my best to let everyone feel like I’m on level ground with them, rather than a couple feet above them on stage.  Whether it be clapping along, or jumping up and down together, I just like to make it fun and energetic. It keeps things realistic, and it allows us to all have that constant connection, rather than feeling like strangers to each other.

Select any two CatchingYourClouds songs and what inspired the lyrics.
Well, “Careless Relation” is one of them. It’s pretty much about me spending my life creating myself as an individual, only to be recognized as someone I’m not. It’s about people who think they know me before they actually take the time to figure out who I really am and what I stand for.  I wrote a long note on my band’s facebook page called “In Careless Relation” that explains it a lot more.

Secondly, is “LAWL“. The song is inspired about a girl I was with for a while that started to change herself in a very negative way.  A lot of the change affected her life, including me, and eventually was the reason we had to part ways. The song itself was my way of reminiscing
on all of the good times we spent together, and how I didn’t want them to end, but I knew they had to for the better. It’s one of those things I wrote for myself in order to connect a lot of things in my head that I didn’t understand at the time. It helped me out a lot, and it allowed me to start living more freely and fully after she was gone, which is what the song stands for.
LAWL – Live A Whole Life

What is the name of the very first song you ever wrote, how old were you, and what was the song about?
FLave? GetReal” was the name of the first song I ever wrote. I was 17 when I wrote it.
It was about this girl that I didn’t know at first but had heard so much about. She supposedly lived on a street called Florida Avenue,
so I went out to the park by there a lot and played, to see if she’d ever come out and we could meet and be friends or something.
We eventually ended up meeting at school, and even ended up getting together, but when we did, I had figured out she lived on a completely different street called Jersey.
It was really funny to be honest, I had been going out to the wrong place and playing/waiting around to meet this girl for almost a straight month.  The song name itself is an acronym, like a couple of my other songs. “FL(orida)ave(nue)” and then “get real” because it’s not where she really lived.

If there was band or artist living or in history that you’d like to open up for, who would it be and why?
PlayRadioPlay (Analog Rebellion). He’s one of my biggest inspirations for the music I create, and it would be such an honor to play a show with him.

Have you had any label interest yet? Do you want to be on a record label?
It hasn’t really crossed my mind much recently to be honest.  I guess it’d be cool if the idea presented itself, but it’s not necessary, I’m really happy where I am right now.

How easy or difficult has it been to record and release everything on your own so far?
It’s actually been very difficult. I record/release everything from my room alone, so I spend about 12-14 hours a song.  Since it’s from my room, I do my best to make sure it’s at least at a presentable quality to release, I work really hard on mixing and stuff when I’m done too. It’s not the best, but I guess it’s not awful for something I’m just doing alone in an apartment either.

What advice would you give a solo artist or band seeking a spot on the Warped Tour?
Stay ambitious. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t make it the first time.  I’m only 18. I grow more and more every day as an artist, and I still have so much to learn.  That’s how it should be for everyone, remember no matter how far you get, you still have room to go further.
Keep writing and recording and stay true to yourself and that’ll always be way more important than any big booking date or record deal in my opinion.

Any messages for people reading this interview who might want to check your music out?
It’d be super awesome if you took some time to go listen to it.
If you like it let me know, I love hearing from and connecting with all of you.
If it’s not your thing, well hey, thanks for checking it out at least, it means you’re open to give things a chance, and that’s cool.

Dates Playing at Warped Tour 2012:
Jun 22 Pomona, CA
Jun 24 Ventura, CA
Jun 27 San Diego, CA

(Interview by Kenneth Morton)

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Reflecting on Farewell, My Love

March 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Bands, Farewell My Love, Interviews

farewellmylove2013Farewell, My Love is ready to rock your world into oblivion and beyond.  Their latest EP of spiraling tunes in entitled Mirror, Mirror and it’s destined to be your next sonic addiction.  Fans of Escape The Fate and Falling In Reverse are destined to greet a new favorite when encountering the wildly infectious compositions of this Phoenix based band.  Musically dramatic and lyrically introspective, Farewell, My Love’s will lift your spirit and tantalize your senses.  Here is a recent interview we conducted with charismatic front man Ryan Howell to find out more about the dynamic collective.  The reflections shall now commence…

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Farewell, My Love, and how long the band has been together.
My name is Ryan Howell and I sing for Farewell, My Love. We have been a band for the past year and a half.

Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Our band is based out of Phoenix, AZ. The music scene here is pretty much all pop and metal bands so we never really fit in haha. I would definitely recommend our friends in City In The Sea, Waxy Sugar & Dead City Lights.

Is there any story or concept behind the Mirror, Mirror title?
The concept behind “Mirror, Mirror” is basically the fear of being yourself and facing your own flaws. Kind of like creating an alter ego to mask who you really are.

Select two songs from Mirror, Mirror and what inspired the lyrics.
Mirror, Mirror” is about someone who is afraid to be themselves & face their flaws. “Skip the Memories” is about losing someone close to you and accepting that you can’t turn back the clock and bring them back.

mirrofarewell1Who produced Mirror, Mirror and what was it like working with them?
Mirror, Mirror” was produced by Don Debiase at Studio D Productions in Cleveland, Ohio. It was an amazing experience, he definitely kept us inspired and was very hard working. He’s also an awesome guy to be around.

What could one expect from Farewell, My Love show?
Everything you’d want from a rock n’ roll concert and more. We give every performance our all, as if it’s the last time we’ll ever play. We try to bring our listeners into our world, where they can forget about their problems and just let go for the time that we’re on stage.

Has Farewell, My Love ever played in the Los Angeles area or plan to do so in the future?
Yes, it was an amazing experience and we cannot wait to play there again!

Any strange or unusual happenings while out on the road or at a live show?
Not so much at shows, but while we were recording in Cleveland; Röbby, Chad & I had heard footsteps on the staircase by our room & we had seen shadow figures in our room, all while the studio had no one there. It was pretty creepy stuff. .

Has Farewell, My Love ever played Warped Tour and if so, what was the experience like?
We haven’t yet, but with how much our fans spread the word, I don’t doubt we’ll be playing in the coming years.

What is the strangest thing someone has ever said about your band?
We’re pretty strange guys ourselves so I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anything that is too strange. When we hear from fans that our music saved their lives, that’s definitely one of the most amazing things someone has ever said about our band.

While at a show, some drunk guy offers you $100 cash to play What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction in your set. He is obviously serious and wants to hear the song. What do you do?
If we knew how to, we would play it. It would be the most punk rock version of a One Direction song anyone has ever heard.

If the music of Farewell, My Love was a donut, what kind would it be and why?
Chocolate glazed with filling. There are a lot of different aspects that make up what our band does, much like the mentioned donut haha.

What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Everything. We put effort into every aspect of our band and try to give the world the ultimate package. Great music, an awesome image and an honest message.

Any final words of wisdom?
You can catch us on the Bryan Stars Tour April – May with Late Nite Reading, Snow White’s Poison Bite, Her Bright Skies, CatchingYourClouds and Joel Faviere. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of our new EP “Mirror, Mirror” on iTunes, MerchNOW or Amazon!

Farewell, My Love is:
Ryan Howell – Vocals
Röbby Creasey – Guitar
Chad Kowal – Drums
Charlee Conley – Bass
Logan Thayer – Guitar

(Interview by Kenneth Morton)

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VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 – CHULA VISTA

VANS WARPED TOUR 2012, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA, June 27th, 2012

The Vans Warped Tour Party in Sunny Southern California continued with the long running festival’s appearance in Chula Vista. About an hour away from San Diego, the weather once again proved to be utter perfection, and would be a brief reprieve before the scorching hot temperatures they would be encountering at the following Arizona and New Mexico dates. Unlike previous years, the tour would not be coming back through the Golden State, so this would be the last chance this year that SoCal kids would be able to experience all things Warped. The grounds of Cricket Wireless were easy to navigate and all of the stages were in fairly close proximately of each other, so it was easier than ever to explore new music as well as seek out the must see favorites. Here are the bands we reviewed at Warped Tour Chula Vista…

JAMES MORRIS

The Acoustic Basement Stage is the newest addition to the Vans Warped Tour, and judging by its overflow crowds throughout the day, chances are we will be seeing it happening in the future years ahead. Conceived by singer / songwriter Brian Marquis (ex-Therefore I Am), The Acoustic Basement Stage featured unplugged sets from acts such as A Loss For Words, Sleeping With Sirens, and Koji. Opening up the day was local San Diego talent James Morris, promoting his recently released EP entitled Speed Of Dark. Morris definitely has the knack for writing introspective lyrics and catchy melodies, and caught the attention of quite a few early arrivals who stayed on for the entire set. Kicking off with the title cut Speed Of Dark, Morris instantly won over the crowd with his easygoing manner and impressive songs. On The World Will Be Ours, Morris had an interesting message for reviewers, which I am not entirely sure is within the context of the original lyrics. Paper Planes was a song that impressed the audience along with the stunningly reflective Vacant – which clearly showed what a powerful songwriter James Morris is. Definitely a pleasant way to start off a Warped day, even if he isn’t too fond of reviewers. (Editor’s Note: I interviewed him and he’s a cool kid. Should be online soon.)

A SHATTERED HOPE

One of the big winners of the annual Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands competition was A Shattered Hope, whose home base is in San Diego. The band’s humorously titled See You At The Grammys EP was released through ALF Records last year.  Although they are now a free agent with no apparent record label ties, there is no stopping the intensity and energy of their live set. Champion City was a highlight, a stunner of a tune that they are currently shooting a video for. Not A Damn Thing was another blast to the senses, and the sonic reverberations of Thanks For The Coffin really sent the hometown crowd spinning into the pit. They’ve toured all across the nation, so it was especially exciting to see A Shattered Hope perform on their own turf at an event as prestigious as Warped Tour. When chaos and melody mesh into a form of hardcore musical madness, you will find A Shattered Hope bringing you a live set well worth seeking out! Not sure if they will win ever be presented a Grammy by Kanye West, but expect to hear a lot more from A Shattered Hope in the months ahead.

BALLYHOO!

The most refreshing music of the day was definitely coming from the House Of Marley Stage, where mostly hip-hop, reggae and ska artists converged. Ballyhoo! from Aberdeen, MD performed a wondrous mix of alternative and reggae, enrapturing all who wandered over to check the sweet melodies out.  On tour in support of their recently released Daydream effort on LAW Records (a label owned by members of Warped Tour veterans Pepper), Ballyhoo! brought the fun in the sun with their super infectious songs. Tunes such as Evil Penguin, Last Night, and Walk Away captured the crowd’s attention, and surely gained the band a good deal of converts who may not even normally listen to this style of music. Definitely the party band of the summer or any time of year, be sure to check out Ballyhoo!’s live set when they show up to bring the jams into your town! For fans of 311, Sublime, or anyone who wants to have a good time at a rock show.

CATCHINGYOURCLOUDS

One of the  surprises of Vans Warped Tour 2012 is the booking of unsigned artist Catchingyourclouds to most of the Southern California dates. This was definitely a star making chance of lifetime for front man Drake Christopher and his band, which normally reside within a small town in Arkansas. The songs Drake Christopher presents are enormously heartfelt, performed with a vibrant intimacy that really brings you deep into the material. There are a few random comparisons here and there to Warped troubadours of the past, but one clearly sees a massively talented singer / songwriter who can connect with fans in the same profound way Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes does. Your Very Own Trend was a standout song that really showed just how powerful a songwriter Drake Christopher is. And then there was the closing Lawl, which many in the Chula Vista crowd appeared to know and sang along with. This is music from the heart that will appeal to many. It will be very exciting to see what the future now has in store for Drake and Catchingyourclouds. Stay tuned and Catcharisingstar!

ECHO MOVEMENT

It was back to the House Of Marley stage to check out the groovy reggae vibes of Echo Movement from Asbury Park, NJ. Promoting an agenda of peace and love on this third planet from the Sun, Echo Movement presented an exciting selection of tunes that really made you want to dance and sway blissfully to the beat. Opening with the dynamically ambitious Spaceship Earth, Echo Movement were clearly one of the most compelling acts on the Warped road show. The funky retro keyboard work was a definitive standout, weaving its magic through the dazzling wall of sound. The sax and horn playing gave the tunes a timeless ska feel that was a lot of fun to witness. And especially noteworthy was front man Stephen, making sure the happy people in the crowd were feeling the positive vibes exuding from the stage. Other highlights from the show including the smoky inflections of the carefree Ganja and the wondrously crowd pleasing Red Sunday. Superb musicians all, making Warped an even more memorable experience.  An treasure trove of sonic artistry from true professionals who can deliver the goods!

YELLOWCARD

It very well may have been several years since we’ve seen Yellowcard on the vast stages of Warped, but judging by the admiration of the very sizable crowd, the band was welcomed back with massively open arms. Opening with the familiar yet gorgeous sounds of Breathing, Yellowcard and their audience reconnected in a triumphant way. Performing a set of tunes from all periods of their illustrious career, selections such as For You And Your Denial and 5 Becomes 4 really dazzled the the sun drenched throngs. The band also premiered Always Summer from their upcoming album Southern Air, an instant hit with the audience at hand. Whether it was the technical strains of Light and Sounds or the thoughtful Only One, Yellowcard displayed pure showmanship and versatility that really stood out on the Kia Soul Main Stage. Closing their set with the trademark party song of the summer Ocean Avenue, one could see a band playing with a new found passion and energy, clearly enjoying time spent entertaining their fans. With Almost Summer being their second recording in two years, this is a clearly a new creative renaissance for Yellowcard. It is great to have these wonderful musicians back and in such top-notch form!

NEW FOUND GLORY

The last set this reviewer caught at the Chula Vista date of the Vans Warped Tour was the much-revered New Found Glory. On the tour supporting their superlative new effort Radiosurgery, New Found Glory unleashed a rapturous set of songs clearly demonstrating the now well-known fact that “Pop Punk is Not Dead!” In addition to their own exhilarating tunes, the band launched into a dazzling cover of the Green Day mainstay Welcome To Paradise. The crowd at the Kia Soul Main Stage pretty much exploded with sheer joy at hearing one classic band performing the signature tune of another great pop punk entity. Front man Jordan Pundik spoke of the Warped Tour as a community of people, stating the ultra vivid truth that, “This tour will change your life.” Even after 14 years, the music of New Found Glory sounds as fresh and alive as ever, and their connection with the audience was wondrous to behold.

CONCLUSION & LINKAGE

And thus ended the Southern California dates of the Vans Warped Tour. With several more dates to go until their concluding show in Portland, Oregon on August 5th, there are still many chances to catch up with this legendary punk rock traveling show. As Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman would tweet later on in the evening, “Country club living on the westcoast is over, dog days of warped are on and I love it.” If you see one single tour the entire year, you absolutely must go Warped!

(Review and Photos by Kenneth Morton)

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About

November 5, 2009 by  
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Highwire Daze is a music magazine based out of the Los Angeles, CA area. Founded by Kenneth Morton and Judith Scott in September of 1990, the first issue arrived two months later. Having just surpassed their 20th year anniversary, Morton and his staff continue to cover metal, hardcore, punk, and other genres of music. This website marks a new chapter for the magazine, and we thank you all for the continued support. 

(Editor’s Note – August 2013:  I need to update this page big time!!!  Missing issue information and plenty of interviews and happenings since 2010!  Will be actively updating this section throughout August and September…)

Staff

  • Kenneth Morton – Editor
  • Jonathan D. Wright – Associate Editor
  • Danny S. Pasley – Managing Editor
  • Sherri McKenzie – Proofreading Editor

Issue Overviews – The Web Era

      • August 2013Interviews with Abated Mass Of Flesh, Adam Franklin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Grace Slick, In League With Lions, I, The Writer, John Waite, Keep It Cute, Little River Band, Månegarm, Monsters Scare You, NecronomicoN, Richard Blade, Sleep City, Totengeflüster, Witch Cross
      • July 2013Interviews with Alexander, Citizen, Forlorn Path, Gold Skies Ahead, Hope For Tomorrow, Jessarae, Luke Potter, Machines Are People Too, Never Shout Never, The Order Of Elijah, Outasight, Recite The Raven, Social Siberia, Soul Embraced, We Came As Romans
      • June 2013Countdown To Warped Tour Feature with American Opera, Art of Shock, August Burns Red, Citizen, Crown The Empire, Emily’s Army, Handguns, Hawthorne Heights, Ice Nine Kills, Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Woe, Is Me, Young London. Interviews with Ace Augustine, Accu§er, Alabaster, Alison Moyet, The Almost, Ark of The Covenant, Closer To Closure, Farewell, My Love, For The Foxes, Four Nights Gone, The Gift of Ghosts, Goldhouse, Memphis May Fire, Neaera, The Ocean Blue, The Royal, Steven Garrett
      • May 2013Interviews with Affront The Abyss, Built On Secrets, Crown The Empire, Dead Silence Hides My Cries, Denouncement Pyre, The Dream Syndicate, Dynasty, Imminence, Kaydian, Oleander, Palisades, The Resistance, Snow White’s Poison Bite, Stardog Champion, Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy, Tears Of Martyr, This Century, To The Wind
      • April 2013Kicking Off Vans Warped Tour 2013 Feature with Beebs and Her Money Makers, Echosmith, MC Lars, New Beat Fund, The Sheds.  Interviews with Apparitions, Dark Sermon, Diamond Rings, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, 5 Years & Counting, Heimdall, Louna, Magnet School, Mouth of the South, Myka, Relocate, Phavian, Serianna, Summertime Dropouts, U.D.O., Ulrich Schnauss, While She Sleeps, The Word Alive
      • March 2013Interviews with A Fight For Life, Before You Exit, Cardboard Kids, Cinema Sleep, Damnation Angels, Farewell, My Love, Farewell To Arms, Fit For A King, Forget Me In Vegas, Four Minute Mile, Heartist, Helker, 96, Shotty, Tear Out The Heart, The Used, William Ryan Fritch
      • February 2013Interviews with Flammensturm, For All I Am, Gateways, Hellbound Hepcats, Insult To Injury, Kiernan McMullan, Koldbrann, Led Astray, October Rage, Pyro, Ohio, The Seeking, Speaking The Kings, Vessels, Yes Virginia
      • January 2013Interviews with The Advent Equation, Adverse, The Beatdown, Crown The Empire, Dark Colour, Deception Of A Ghost, Fall City Fall, Huldre, Narrow Hearts, Nightfall, The Offer, Paradox, 10,000 Maniacs, Upon This Dawning, Woe, Is Me
      • December 2012Interviews with Camisado, Eyes On The Skyline, Forgotten Tomb, Her Bright Skies, In Dying Arms, My Heart To Fear, The Relapse Symphony, Silence, Sirens & Sailors, Tim Hatten
      • November 2012Interviews with Avastera, Beyond All Recognition, Compare/Contrast, Deception Of A Ghost, Honour Crest, Oceans Ate Alaska, Royal Bliss, The Seeking, Varg, Wherever They Fall, While She Sleeps, Whispers of Wonder
      • October 2012Interviews with Abiotic, Antagonist A.D., Before The Fall, Defiler, Deserted Fear, Enslaved, Everyone Dies In Utah, The Goodnight, The Green River Burial, Heartist, In Alcatraz 1962, Inhale Exhale, The Last Word, Set Free, This Romantic Tragedy
      • September 2012 - Interviews with The American Scene, As Artifacts, Dylan Jakobsen, The Forsaken, For The Fallen Dreams, Lowtalker, Manners, Obscenity, Project 86, The Swayback, Thoughts In Reverse, Vintersorg, Western Affairs, The Word Alive,  Your Memorial
      • August 2012Interviews with The After Party, Airiel, Armada, Aviyn, Gideon, Havenside, James Morris, Korpiklaani, Memphis May Fire, Midnight Mirage, NameSake, Odd Hours, The Orb, Reel Big Fish, Solace and Stable, Throw The Fight, Us, Ghost, Waylander
      • July 2012Interviews with Altars, Amyst, Another Lost Year, At Our Expense, At War With Giants, Close Your Eyes, The Collected, Design The Skyline. Dylan Owen, The Ghost Inside, Kill Paradise, Luke Potter, Mikey Sawyer, Miss May I, Overhate, OZ, REO Speedwagon, Restless Hearts, Seize The Sun, Silence The Messenger, Spineshank, Voices and Vessels
      • June 2012Countdown To Warped Tour Part 2 Feature with Chelsea Grin, Dead Sara, The Darlings, Echo Movement, For Today, Rise To Remain, Super Water Sympathy.  Interviews with Carousel Kings, Chaosweaver, Destruction Of A Rose, DreamScar, I-Exist, L’Alba Di Morrigan, Legacy, Men Without Hats, Miss Fortune, Sirens & Sailors, Summertime Dropouts, T. Mills, Travelers, Tribune, Truth And Its Burden, The Tug Fork River Band, Vesperian Sorrow, West Of Hell, With Shaking Hands, Words Of Farewell
      • May 2012Countdown To Warped Tour Part 1 Feature with Divided By Friday, Featured, I Call Fives, Impending Doom, It Boys!, Lostprophets, Transit, Vampires Everywhere!  Interviews with Align In Time, Aquilus, Davidian, For Sleeping Or Jumping, For The Foxes, Frank Lenz, I, Omega, Johnny Booth, Let It Happen, Roads, The Rocket Summer, Saintseneca, Thunderkraft, Useless ID, Words Like Daggers, Worth The Wait
      • April 2012Interviews with Ace Augustine, Anchor The Tide, Arrow Haze, Bogan Via, Coast Jumper, Electric Sun, Fall From Grace, The Hardest Season, Havnatt, House Of Heroes, James, One Year Later, Orbital, Pelican, Races, Styx, TJ Courtney, Total Chaos, Violet, The Word Alive
      • March 2012Kicking Off Vans Warped Tour 2012 Feature with Brian Marquis, The Briggs, Cherri Bomb, The Darlings, Iwrestledabearonce, Kevin Lyman, Tomorrows Bad Seeds.  Meet The Bands Of Facedown Fest 2012 Feature with Altars, Ark Of The Covenant, The Burial, Dynasty, Gideon, Hands, Hope For The Dying, Jason Dunn, Leaders, Nothing Til Blood, Onward To Olympas, We The Gathered, Your Memorial.  Interviews with Adestria, Alestorm, Arkona, Automatic Static, Awaken The Empire, Dead Channels, The Devastated, Diabulus In Musica, Evenoire, Famous Last Words, Fourth Quarter Comeback, Gun Barrel, Heidevolk, Hollywood Burnouts, Huntress, I Am The Icarus, My Soul For Glory, Nothnegal, Opera IX, Palisades, Paradise Fears, The Planet Smashers, The Prestige, Qualms, Redeemer, Shroud Of Despondency, Speedwolf, Turisas, What Hands Are For, Zero Degree
      • February 2012Interviews with CatchingYourClouds, Crash Street Kids, Farsot, Hands Like Houses, Heart To Heart, Heaven Switch, Hellsaw, Hopes Die Last, Hordak, The Intersphere, Jessarae, Kiros, Lionize, My Ticket Home, Navigator, Nightqueen, Nucleus Torn, Ribozyme, The Sheds, Stateside, Tenhi, Xandria
      • January 2012Interviews with Amely, Before You Exit, Crashing Broadway, Dead Icons. Dies Irae, Dillinger Escape Plan, Drakkar, The 11th Hour, Eric Nicolau, Ever After, Fake Figures, From Atlantis, I, Apparatus, Iron Fire, Message To Bears, Old Gods, Pangea, Scream Out Loud, Secrets, So Much For Nothing, Sovereign Soldiers, Today Forever, Touchstone, Your Tomorrow Alone

Issue Overviews – The Print Era

  • Issue 119 (Summer 2010) – Interviews with Dark Tranquillity, Framing Hanley, War Of Ages, Burning Twilight, At The Soundawn, Blake Bliss, Destiny, Domination Through Impurity, The Hit, Horror Squad, Kevin Lyman, Lacrimas Profundere, Letter To The Exiles, The Monolith Deathcult, The Plot In You, Sister Hazel, and Thulcandra.  Notes: War Of Ages was on the cover but not in the issue.  To date, this has been the final print issue.  We now reside online…
  • Issue 118 (Nov/Dec 2009) – Interviews with Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Dead Swans, Sleep For Sleepers, Acheron, Allura, Bleeding Fist, Buzz Clic, Canis Dirus, Crimfall, Dollface Divine, Fatalist, In The Midst Of Lions. Murder Death Kill, No Bragging Rights, Slow Burning Car, The Soul’s Release, Sparks Will Fly, Stephen Jerzak, Steve Kilbey, Syrach, T. Mills, Toxic Heart, The Tug Fork River Band, and Volumes
  • Issue 110 (November/December 2007) – Interviews with Atreyu, Arch Enemy, Belay My Last, Framing Hanley, Aesma Daeva, At The Throne Of Judgment, Born Of Osiris, Catherine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Enthroned, Five Years And Counting, Foghat, Inked In Blood, Killing California, Magnet School, The Moors, Mouth Of The Serpent, Neviah Nevi, Opeth, Running On Fumes, Svartsot, Svartahrid, and Tofer Brown
  • Issue 109 (September/October 2007) – Interviews with Soilwork, Gaahl of Trelldom and Gorgoroth, The Devil Wears Prada, Blessthefall, Autumn Tears, Battle Flask, Bayside, Beautiful Generation, Behind The Glittering Mask, Bringing Down Broadway, Facedown Records (Jason Dunn), Graystar, Harlots, Hurtlocker, Moneta, My American Heart, Resistance, The Rocket Summer, Spare Lead, Strength Behind Tears, and War Of Ages
  • Issue 108 (July/August 2007) – Interviews with Silverstein, Marduk, New Found Glory, Poison The Well, Adam Franklin, Apostolum, Before Their Eyes, Fear Of Eternity, From Beginning To End, Graveworm, Iron Fire, Kingston Falls, Last Winter, Letters From The Front, Mark Williams, Nocturnal Rites, Sonic Syndicate, SLow Burning Car, Visions Of Atlantis, and Vixen
  • Issue 107 (May/June 2007) – Interviews with Megedeth, Dark Tranquillity, Alesana, Blinded Black, All Time Low, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Cassius, The Cauterized, Destroy The Runner, Dropout Year, Fairweather Fan, Five Victims Four Graves, Haste The Day, Machine Head, Serenity, and Seventh Star
  • Issue 106 (March/April 2007) – Interviews with Saosin, Belphegor, Lovehatehero, Dead Where We Stand, Battlelore, The Black Watch, Corey Crowder, Dodsferd, Echoes Of Eternity, Fight Everyone, Four Letter Lie, Imperial, It Prevails, Nehemah, Smoke Or Fire, This Ending, Tigertailz, an Twenty2
  • Issue 105 (January/February 2007) – Interviews with Anberlin, Dream Evil, Orangeburg Massacre, Anabelle Lee, The Almost, Almost Famous, Backseat Goodbye, Dance Gavin Dance, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, Elis, In Stereo, Leaves Eyes, Means, On The Last Day, Radio Birdman, and So They Say
  • Issue 104 (November/December 2006) – Interviews with Norma Jean, Amon Amarth, A Static Lullaby, Alexisonfire, Casket Salesman, Dark Miracle, Gwen Stacy, Hammerfall, House Of Heroes, Misery Signals, Mourningstar, Primus, Shade Empire, Unleashed, War Of Ages, Zao, and Zebrahead
  • Issue 103 (September/October 2006) – Interviews with The Rev of Avenged Sevenfold, Blind Guardian, Sothis, Cartel, Apiary, Burden Of A Day, Dance With The Dead (Jamison Covington), Dead Man In Reno, Fight Like Hell, The Gentlemen Homicide, Helmet, Kampfar, The Living End, Mendeed, Merrimack, Peru Ubu, and x Looking Forward x
  • Issue 102 (July/August 2006) – Interviews with Alove For Enemies, Beyond Fear, Blacklist Union, Catherine, The Chariot, The Church, Cobalt Party Revolution, The Devil Wears Prada, Everyday At Sinai, In Case You’re Curious, Knockout Kings, Korpiklaani, Lacuna Coil, Leaves Eyes, My Hostage, Rise Against, Rush, Texas Is On Fire, Underoath, and Underworld
  • Issue 101 (May/June 2006) – Interviews with Celtic Frost, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Ihsahn of Emperor, Kingston Falls, Phoenix Mourning, Scar Symmetry, Skylines, Sodom, South, Stimulator, Summoning, Tyr, and Yellowcard
  • Issue 100 (March/April 2006) – Interviews with Abysmal Dawn, A Life Once Lost, Anberlin, Antiflag, Berlin, Dimmu Borgir, Enforsaken, Falkenbach, Fear Of Eternity, Flee The Seen, Gatekeeper, Last Falling, Lullacry, Resistance, Six, Spitfire/Norma Jean, The Prodigy, and Wood
  • Issue 99 (January/February 2006) – Interviews with Absu, As I Lay Dying, The Black Watch, Cave-In, Children Of Bodom, Crematorium, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Eudora, The Gathering, Hurtlocker, Manegarm, Nocturnal Rites, Siebenburgen, Soilwork, Underoath, and Vaux
  • Issue 98 (November/December 2005) – Interviews with Anthrax, The Audition, Dew Scented, Evergreen Terrace, Gang Of Four, Inked In Blood, Inquisition, Into The Moat, Kingston Falls, Lag Wagon, Look What I Did, Lorene Drive, Nodes Of Ranvier, Opeth, Primal Fear, Red Sparowes, Section 8, Skinny Puppy, Sepultura, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Throwdown, Top Of The Fair, and Vesania
  • Issue 97 (September/October 2005) – Interviews with Bleed The Sky, Contra, Coretta Scott, Divide The Day, Elegeion, Fight Night, Great Scott, The Human Abstract, John Ashfield, The Jonbenet, Makeshift3, Megadeth, Poison The Well, Silverstein, The Starting Line, Strapping Young Lad, Totalisti, Tower Of Power, and War Of Ages
  • Issue 96 (July/August 2005) – Interviews with As I Lay Dying, Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus, Darkane, Electric Frankenstein, The Esoteric, Fear My Thoughts, The Higher, Jamisonparker, Leaves Eyes, Life Before This, Life In Pictures, Manntis, New Dead Radio, Nural, One Of The Loudest Tragedies Ever, The Revered, Swarm Of The Lotus, Texas Is On Fire, and Thine Eyes Bleed
  • Issue 94 (March/April 2005) – Interviews with A Static Lullaby, Comeback Kid, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Hand To Hand, Imperial, Klimt 1918, Labyrinth, Let It Die, Mercenary, Misery Signals, Primordial, Saving Daylight, Soilwork, Son Of The Mourning, Symphony In Peril, Throwdown, Transistor Transistor, Tristania, Twenty2, The Vacancy, and Zao
  • Issue 93 (January/February 2005) – Interviews with Acceptance, Amber Pacific, Anodyne, Before Today, Clarity Process, Dark Tranquillity, Deadsoil, Fission, Hopesfall, Impious, Kittie, Narziis, No Innocent Victim, Sargeist/Horned Almighty split, Sariah Bishop, Shotblue, This Providence, and Unwritten Law
  • Issue 91 (September/October 2004) – Interviews with Adios, Aeba, Alexisonfire, Caliban, Days Like These, Destiny, Hit The Deck, Jesus Wept, Lullacry, Melee, Orbital, Please Mr Gravedigger, Sad State Of Affairs, 7-10 Split, Silverstein, Tetsuo, and Xasthur
  • Issue 87 (January/February 2004) – Interviews with A Fall Farewell, Against Me!, Calico System, Conquest, Defleshed, Endless, Ever We Fall, Falconer, Homegrown, Killing Joke, Kinky, Maxeen, Moonspell, Off The Record, Park, The Rum Diary, Serpens Seon, Simple Plan, Symphony In Peril, The Vacancy, Winterlong, and Yellowcard
  • Issue 76 (November/December 2001) – Interviews with Anathema, Ancient, Conquest, Godgory, Handsome Devil, Kamelot, Kreator, Krisiun, Lifer, Moonspell, Novembers Doom, Placebo, Side Walk Slam, Student Rick, The Starting Line, Will Haven, Winterlong and Witchery
  • Issue 70 (August/September 2000) – Interviews with 3 Doors Down, Zebrahead, In Flames, Agathodaimon, Dargaard, The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Ragnarok, Drottnar, Cruachan, Thalarion, River City Rivers, Fine China and Starflyer 59
  • Issue 67 (February/March 2000) – Interviews with Cannibal Corpse, God Dethroned, Satyricon, Sentenced, Agnostic Front, In My Eyes, Summoning, Myrkskog, Norway, Sculptured, Bows, and Third Grade Teacher
  • Issue 66 (December 1999/January 2000) – Interviews with Megadeth, Canned Heat, S.O.D., The Kovenant, Abigor, Grabesmond, The Church, Judas Iscariot, Amsvartner, and House Of Wires
  • Issue 65 (October/November 1999) – Interviews with Jethro Tull, Borknagar, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Mactatus, Hollenthon, Atomic Bitchwax, Malignant Eternal, Grinspoon, Breakbeat Era, The Paladins, and Jupiter Project
  • Issue 64 (August/September 1999) – Interviews with Buck-O-Nine, Stereolab, Sepultura, Children Of Bodom, P.O.D., The Dingees, The Devil Roosevelt, and Disarray
  • Issue 63 (June/July 1999) – Interviews with Jason Falkner, Moby, H20, Less Than Jake, Jesus Martyr, Raise Hell, Oleander, 20/20, Apartment 26, and Libido Deathcult
  • Issue 62 (April/May 1999) – Interviews with Silverchair, Love And Rockets, Vanilla Ice, Lit, Dave Lombardo, Dimmu Borgir, Nokturnal Mortum, The King, Ashes, and Fine China
  • Issue 61 (January/February 1999) – Interviews with Nick Heyward, La Ley, Transglobal Underground, Earth Crisis, Hammerfall, Pathos, Dan Swano, Baby Ray, and Sean Hutch
  • Issue 60 (October/November 1998) – Interviews with Zebrahead, The Church, Duncan Sheik, They Might Be Giants, Embrace, Crumb, Fates Warning, Dada, Morbid Angel, 808 State, and Liquid Southern California (Note: Listed as Issue 59 in error on the cover and went to press uncorrected)
  • Issue 59 (August/September 1998) – Interviews with Blue Oyster Cult, Anthrax, Cradle Of Filth, Symposium, Nile, Meat Beat Manifesto, Athenaeum, Manegarm, Abramelin, Sculptured, Lake Of Tears, and Doom Kounty Electric Chair
  • Issue 58 (June/July 1998) – Interviews with Ronnie James Dio, Slayer, John Taylor of Terroristen (and Duran Duran), Sister Hazel, Natacha Atlas, Incantation, Gates Of Ishtar, Lord Belial, and Film Star
  • Issue 57 (April/May 1998) – Interview with Bad Religion, Cannibal Corpse, Gary Numan, Curve, Swervedriver, Fugazi, Guster, and In Flames
  • Issue 56 (February/March 1998) – Interviews with Ancient, The Devlins, The Ziggens, The Autumns, Hammerfall, Flowchart, Kiss It Goodbye, and Supernovice
  • Issue 54 (September/October 1997) – Interviews with Catherine Wheel, Average White Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Testament, Six Feet Under, and Size 14
  • Issue 51 (February/March 1997) – Interviews with Ronnie James Dio, The Ocean Blue, My Dying Bride, Comet, Pluto, Afro Celt Sound System, and Third Grade Teacher
  • Issue 40 (April/May 1995) – Interviews with Skid Row, Slaughter, Sugar Ray, Suddenly Tammy!, and Reign
  • Issue 39 (January/February 1995) – Interviews with Kirsty MacColl, Single Gun Theory, Orbital, Monster Voodoo Machine, Mother May I, Xanax 25, and Dink
  • Issue 30 (March/April 1994) – Interviews with Black Sabbath, Material Issue, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, and The Autumns
  • Issue 29 (January/February 1994) – Interviews with Mozart, Schubert, Yaggfu Front, and Evil Twin Brother
  • Issue 28 (December 1993) – Interviews with The Ocean Blue, Adam Schmitt, Rose Chronicles, and The Cool Sense
  • Issue 27 (November 1993) – Interviews with Lillian Axe, Kirsty MacColl, and Mind Bomb (Note: This issue features a picture of Paul Stanley of Kiss reading an issue of Highwire Daze, and a picture of Sully Erna of Strip Mind and now Godsmack holding up an issue of Highwire Daze.)
  • Issue 26 (October 1993) – Interviews with House Of Love, Big Country, Mutha’s Day Out, Strip Mind (featuring Sully from Godsmack), Shootyz Groove, Over The Rhine, and TV in Flames (Note: This issue features a picture of Gene Simmons from Kiss holding up an issue of Highwire Daze)
  • Issue 25 (September 1993) – Interviews with The Big F, Ozric Tentacles, Too Down, and Alleycat Scratch
  • Issue 24 (August 1993) – Interviews with Aztec Camera, Baby Animals, Paw, and The Point
  • Issue 23 (June 1993/July 1993) – Interviews with Animal Bag, Proper Grounds, Rene, and Mountain King (Note: This issue features a live review of a then unknown Incubus at the Cocount Teaszer. Review excerpt: “Lead vocalist Brandon Boyd gave the proceedings a boost with his bizarre onstage personality.”)
  • Issue 22 (April 1993/May 1993) – Interviews with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Riverside, Mystery Machine, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Fade In
  • Issue 21 (February 1993/March 1993) – Interviews with Consolidated, Nuclear Assault, The Pursuit Of Happiness, and Loaded Bones
  • Issue 20 (December 1992/January 1993) – Interviews with Thomas Dolby, The Farm, Dada, and Faith Assembly
  • Issue 19 (October/November 1992) – Interviews with Ocean Colour Scene, The Moon Festival, Linear, and Silent Voices
  • Issue 18 (September 1992) – Interviews with The Mighty Lemon Drops, House Of Love, Life Sex and Death, and Wise Guys
  • Issue 17 (August 1992) – Interviews with The Mission UK, Falling Joys, Von Groove, and Exhibition
  • Issue 16 (July 1992) – Interviews with Material Issue, Evil Twin Brother, Picture Perfect, and Willow Wisp
  • Issue 15 (June 1992) – Interviews with Catherine Wheel, Hex, and Euphonic Ricochet (Note: Two versions printed with different back covers)
  • Issue 14 (May 1992) – Interviews with Ride, Tiger Bay, and Sunday Silents
  • Issue 13 (April 1992) – Interviews with Gutterboy, D*A*D, Rebel, and The Devout
  • Issue 12 (March 1992) – Interviews with Ian McCulloch (Echo and The Bunnymen), James, Lillian Axe, and Nag Nag Nag
  • Issue 11 (February 1992) – Interviews with The Church, Slamhound (featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry), Blank Generation, and Coat
  • Issue 10 (January 1992) – Interviews with The Screaming Jets, Mirror, and Lodestone
  • Issue 9 (December 1991) – Interviews with Jet Black, The Fizzy Bangers, Adam Schmitt, and Monkey Paw plus Christmas with Willow Wisp
  • Issue 8 (November 1991) – Interviews with The Ocean Blue, Russ Irwin, MC 900Ft Jesus, and Primary Thought
  • Issue 7 (October 1991) – Interviews with The Dan Reed Network, Avalon, Truth Or Dare, Orchestral Manoevers In The Dark (OMD), and Tamer Lane
  • Issue 6 (August 1991) – Interviews with Xymox, Consolidated, Shake City, Rebel Rebel, The Bat Mastersons, and Jet Black
  • Issue 5 (July 1991) – Interviews with Consolidated, The Williams Brothers, Unorthodox, Flow (100 Days Like This), Kitchens Of Distinction, Artificial Joy, and Sinner Swing
  • Issue 4 (June 1991) – Interviews with Material Issue, Terror Train, Spank, and Pere Ubu
  • Issue 3 (April 1991) – Interviews with Gary Numan, Xymox, A Flock Of Seagulls, Ken Andrews of Failure, Mirror Image, Avalon, and Sven Gali
  • Issue 2 (February 1991) – Interviews with Aztec Camera, Paul Lekakis, Steve Hovington of One and BMovie, James Intveld, and 3D Picnic
  • Issue 1 (November 1990) – Interviews with Steve Kilbey of The Church, Donnette Thayer of Hex, The Railway Children, Blackbird, Redbone, and 100 Days Like This

Overviews of Issues 103-119 and others missing from this list coming soon

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