Here’s our interview with Delain’s Charlotte Wessels ahead of their tour of North America and UK

Busily packing for Delain’s next foray into North America, Charlotte Wessels took time out to chat with The Classic Rock Show about ‘The Human Contradiction’ album, released earlier this year.

Delain are on the eve of celebrating Charlotte’s tenth year with the group – something which is not lost on Charlotte and she makes comment on in the interview – and since signing with Napalm Records they have been able to make and stand by their own decisions. The independence that they have been offered by the label has reaped rewards as ‘The Human Contradiction’ is their most rounded and polished album to date; the songwriting and musicianship is there for all to see and hear.

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Charlotte also shared her thoughts on this freedom that Delain now have over their songwriting, as well as her feelings towards the work that the Sophie Lancaster Foundation continue to do in raising awareness of prejudice and intolerance.

This, together with hearing how much Delain are looking forward to returning to North America and later to the UK in November, makes for an interesting interview with one of the most recognised voices in rock, let alone the genre of Symphonic Metal.

Listen to our interview with Charlotte Wessels:

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Delain’s album ‘The Human Contradiction’ is out on Napalm Records – buy it here.

Thanks for listening.

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Just a taste of what we’ve got for you on the show tonight!

Thursday has come around so quick, right?  Well, we don’t mind that at all….oh no!

Some of you like to know what we’re up to later, so here’s just a little taste of what we’ve got lined up for the show tonight:

Motorhead, Metallica, Ratt, Warrant, Keel, Lion, Queensryche, Enuff Z’nuff, Little Angels, Massive, Alter Bridge, Pearl Jam, Delain, Nazareth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Axel Rudi Pell, The Temperance Movement. 

As well as the weekly ‘Roll Call’ feature, we’ll be announcing two dates to put in your diary: 

The next Classic Rock Show ’80s Special’. Part 2 (in our series of 10 shows that takes us year by year through the Rock decade that totally rocked) will be 1981!

Another date to look out for is one we’ve set for a welcome back into the studio ex-Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey. As well as catching up on Alan’s to’ings and fro’ings, we’ll have a couple of World Exclusive’s to play which are set for release in 2015!

PLUS…we’ll have news on my interview with Delain’s Charlotte Wessels.

Plenty to get through, as always.

See you later at 7 pm!

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Hellyeah’s Christian Brady talks to The Classic Rock Show

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When we interviewed Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul last week – click here for the link – he spoke about Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady joining the band earlier on in the year.

We caught up with Christian Brady in a noisy pub, The Black Heart, located just behind The Underworld venue where they were playing later that evening.

Christian Brady at Bloodstock 2014  Photo courtesy of Mark Latham Photography www.marklatham.co.uk

Christian Brady at Bloodstock 2014
Photo courtesy of Mark Latham Photography http://www.marklatham.co.uk

In his first ever interview as a member of Hellyeah, Christian talks to us about how the band have been working together as a unit both on and off stage, touring in the US, Canada, the UK, and how things went as the headline act on The Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock.

Thanks for listening. Come and join us on a Thursday night by tuning into ‘The Classic Rock Show’!

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Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah talks about Blood For Blood and album producer Kevin Churko, the new line-up and his infamous hats!

Having seen them totally decimate The Underworld last year, I was keen to see how Hellyeah’s new line-up was performing on the back of their ‘Blood For Blood’ release.

Friends and colleagues who saw Hellyeah at Bloodstock and on a number of dates on this tour had already told me that they were sounding better than ever.

10543596_10204135579896955_6514619416179427378_oGreg Tribbett and Bob Zilla have been replaced by Christian Brady (formerly with Magna-Fi) and Kyle Sanders (formerly with Bloodsimple and is the brother of Mastodon’s Troy Sanders) on guitar and bass respectively. These two exponents of their craft have brought with them another level of energy, positivity and musical focus to Hellyeah’s ‘live’ performances. It’s also noticeable that Chad Gray has more than decent enough backing for his vocals as a consequence of Christian and Kyle’s abilities.

We caught up with Vinnie Paul before they took to the stage and asked him about ‘Blood For Blood’, working with album producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, In This Moment, Hinder, Five Finger Death Punch) how the tour was going, but I began our chat by asking him about the infamous hats he sports from time to time.

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