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Interview – Killswitch Engage

by Vik Bansal

With albums such as Alive Or Just Breathing and The End Of Heartache, Massachusetts quintet Killswitch Engage have placed themselves at the forefront of a…



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BEST ALBUM: Scissor Sisters – Scissor SistersInitially shunned by their native USA – too interesting, clearly – the Sisters set about conquering the UK and...

Classical Preview: London Concerts and Opera, Autumn 2005


Classical Preview: London Concerts and Opera, Autumn 2005Nielsen’s Maskarade, in the production by Bregenz, 2005: one of Royal Opera’s autumn season highlights.There’s an autumnal whiff...

Q&A: Cane 141


Laid-back Irishmen Cane 141 have released a new album called Garden Tiger Moth. The band are Michael Smalle, Gerard Connolly and Shane Burke. musicOMH caught...

An Ode To… John Peel


The word ‘legend’ is bandied about these days with alarming regularity, and it’s risible to imagine the word being used to describe a Radio 1...

Interview: R.E.M.


When R.E.M. emerged from Athens, Georgia in 1983 they immediately became an underground sensation. Over the last 20 years they’ve gradually become one of the...

musicOMH’s Best Of 2004 Awards


BEST ALBUM: Franz Ferdinand – Franz FerdinandA people’s choice band as well as purveyors of sharp-suited art punk chic, Franz Ferdinand have crashed into our...

Interview – Indigo Girls


Atlanta’s trailblazing, Grammy Award-winning lesbian folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls, are unleashing a new album – Become You – and it’s being touted as a “back...

Interview: Editors


Birmingham based gloom rockers Editors have been one of the most talked about bands of 2005.¬†They’ve been favourably compared to Interpol, Joy Division and Elbow,...

Interview – !!! (Chk Chk Chk)


On a wild card imagine seven unassuming punks riding the freak ticket into the White House. The first thing they would do, apart from installing...

Interview – Alter Bridge


Interview: Alter BridgeAlter Bridge.With their three studio albums, Creed sold an astonishing 23 million records in the US alone.However, with the public’s adulation came scorn...

Interview – Donovan


In the ’60s Donovan Leitch headed up the psychedelic movement, with his poetic folk rivalling his American counterpart, Bob Dylan.He hung out with The Beatles...

Interview – Gomez


There are times in a band’s career when they’ve collected their best new songs, rehearsed and perfected them, put them together into a CD package...

Interview – JJ72


We meet up with JJ72 on their tour bus outside The Grand Theatre, Groningen, Holland, a few hours before they go on stage for EuroSonic...

Interview – Madrugada


Legend has it that when a young misfit called James Osterberg went to seean early Doors show, he adopted the monikerIggy Pop and set about...

Interview – Pretty Girls Make Graves


Sickness… Burglary… Mistaken Identity… Losing a band member. All in a year’s work for Seattle’s lo-fi, indie-rockers Pretty Girls Make Graves, who were one of...

Interview – Taz


South London’s musical riches are beginning to be mined to their full potential, particularly as far as urban music is concerned. Joining Roots Manuva, Dizzee...

Interview – Jet


musicOMH is sat inside a West London gig venue that multi-platinum, Aussie retro-rockers Jet played the night before and subsequently partied at.Unsurprisingly they’re late, although...

Interview – Gwen Stefani


As the face and voice of No Doubt Gwen Stefani became one of the most recognisable pop stars of the ’90s.In 2004, Stefani released her...

Interview – Extol


Now in the 11th year of their career, Extol have released four full-length albums and toured relentlessly to get themselves on a (major) metal label...

Preview: Cropredy 2005


Bert Jansch and his Pentangle as fore-fathers, the exotic, erratic, outrageously brilliant Incredible String Band occupying the lunatic fringe, resident larrikin John Martyn struggling to...