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Interview with HE IS LEGEND at Louder Than Life 2017

Rei Haycraft chatted with HE IS LEGEND before their set at Louder Than Life about new music, fan reception, growing up and starting a band in North Carolina, and other hijinx.

Interview with OF MICE & MEN at Louder Than Life 2017

Rei Haycraft spoke with OF MICE & MEN drummer Valentino Arteaga this year’s Louder Than Life festival about the band’s forthcoming album which will be OF MICE & MEN‘s first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. After Carlile’s departure, bassist Aaron Pauley stepped in on vocals. “We’re always ...

Interview With IN THIS MOMENT at Louder Than Life 2017

  Rei Haycraft got a chance to spend some time with In This Moment before their set at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY and chatted about tour plans, reactions to the new album, the evolution of their music, and plans for the future! To learn more about In This Moment, visit www.inthismomentofficial.com/

Interview with NEW YEARS DAY at Louder Than Life 2017

  Rei Haycraft got a chance to catch up with New Years Day after their set at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY about their time headlining Warped Tour, collaborations with other artists, their upcoming “Covers EP,” recording their upcoming album, and what’s left on their band bucket list! For more information about New Years Day, including tour ...

Interview with Pat Thetic of Anti-Flag at Warped Tour ’17

Interview video by Rei Haycraft and Divus Moss. Photography by Kevin McGee Photography. Rei: Rei Haycraft here with Fuel the Scene Magazine, and I’m here with Pat from Anti-Flag. How are you doing today? Pat: Great. I’m hot, it’s Warped Tour. We’re in North Carolina, so it is always hot here. It’s sunny, and hot, ...

Interview with Billy Hamilton of Silverstein at Warped Tour ’17

Rei: Alright, Warped Tour. Rei Haycraft with Silverstein. Billy: Hey, I’m Billy from Silverstein. I play the bass and yell sometimes. Make some sounds with my mouth. Rei: How has your Warped been thus far? Billy: Sufficiently warped. Yeah, you know, it’s our seventh or eighth year on the tour. It’s been very hot. I think ...

Interview with Laila Kahn of SONIC BOOM SIX at Vans Warped Tour ’17

  Rei: All right everybody, Rei Haycraft here with Fuel the Scene Magazine. I’m here with Laila from Sonic Boom Six at Vans Warped Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here in the heat, the sweltering heat. How are you holding up so far? Laila: This, you know, right. I’m from a town called Manchester where ...

Band of the Week #2: Annabel Lee

Our second Fuel The Scene Band Of The Week is hard-hitting Charlotte, NC-based Annabel Lee. Formed in 2010, Annabel Lee consists of Joshua Dean (vocals), Jim Hadeka (guitar), Chad Honeycutt (drums), and Jarred Allen (bass). Combining hardcore and djent sounds with brutal screams and melodic clean vocals, Annabel Lee is a band that will make ...

The Beast Is Back: Interview with Newly-Reunited Metal Band CEREBUS

Interview by Chris Matheson. Photos courtesy of CEREBUS and Heaven and Hell Records. Since the 1980s there have been some good heavy metal to come out of North Carolina. Though what is interesting is that many metalheads in the state never knew some of these bands ever existed, despite the reputation the bands may gain ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Coheed and Cambria at Welcome to Rockville 2017

COHEED AND CAMBRIA live at Welcome to Rockville 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Photography by Rei Haycraft for Fuel the Scene Magazine and W4CY Radio.

Interview with Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE at Welcome to Rockville 2017

Barry Stock of THREE DAYS GRACE talks about the new album, the writing process, and being "married" to songs that don't make the cut!

Interview with PAPA ROACH at Carolina Rebellion 2017

Rei Haycraft got a chance to hang out with Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach backstage before their Carolina Rebellion set and chat about their new album, “Crooked Teeth,” some of the best moments at live shows, and hot yoga. Papa Roach’s new album, “Crooked Teeth” drops on May 19th, 2017!  

Something Clever “Season of Light” Album Release Show at The Fillmore Underground in Charlotte, NC

Show review and photography by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography. The Fillmore sits on the outskirts of Charlotte amongst a compound of restaurants and other buildings, across from the Avidxchange Music Factory buildings. The Underground sits in front of the Fillmore proper, a low but large building. There is a sort of antechamber as one ...

Downfall 2012 – We Welcome the Pain review

Review by William Dibble, images provided by Downfall 2012 Houston, Texas, is perhaps most famous for being the site of NASA control. We all know the phrase “Houston, we have a problem” so well that it has become part of our national daily lexicon for when something has gone wrong. Houstin-based metal outfit Downfall 2012 hopes ...

Dead End Scene – Dead End Scene EP review

Written by William Dibble Many of the bands we cover are locals from North Carolina or all over the southeast. We recently covered Shatterproof, a folksy punk band from New Mexico, and today, our journey takes us far across oceans and mountainscapes to the distant Helsinki, Finland. Despite what some conspiracy theorists claim, Finland does, ...

Shatterproof – Shatterproof review

Written by William Dibble Nobody can deny that the internet has revolutionized music. The number of independent artists out there is exploding, and shows no signs of stopping. The question becomes, with this influx of new artists, how does one stand out? How does a band differentiate themselves from the competition? Shatterproof has certainly figured ...

GALLERY: 3rd Annual Queen City Metalfest at The Fillmore Underground

Photography by Hannah Lee Photography. The 3rd Annual Queen City Metalfest gathered eight of Charlotte, NC’s top metal acts in solidarity under one roof at The Fillmore Underground. The festival boasted an incredible 600+ attendees, proving once and for all that the local music scene is not only thriving, but is producing bands, shows, and ...

GALLERY: NEW YEARS DAY at Warped Tour ’17

NEW YEARS DAY live at Vans’ Warped Tour ’17: July 6th in Charlotte, NC. Photography by Kevin McGee Photography for Fuel The Scene Magazine.  

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