Featured Artist

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(photo by Jana Lee Mechica from DOC Fest)

Our Featured Artist this tuesday evening on Cosmic Rock.com is the one and only Shy Kennedy. Singer for the popular group Horehound, Shy also has a solo project entitled o Heiðrún  and is the organizer of the well loved fest Descendants of Crom. We caught up with her for a talk about her history, influences, inspirations and interests as well as some news.  Check out this excellent interview with the creative, down to earth and respected musician Shy Kennedy.

Tonight we have a special interview for our Featured Artist with a very cool individual: guitarist/singer Dana Helmuth of the Maryland doom metal band Yatra. Joined by Maria Geisbert and Mike Tull, Yatra rose from the ashes of the earlier band Blood Raven and is winning new fans and followers by storm. Known also for his excellent tattoo work and artwork, Dana sat down with us for a cool talk about the band’s history thus far, inspirations and news. Check out their new single and forthcoming album on Grimoire Records. - G


(photo by Danz photography)

Our Featured Artist this friday night is none other than famous guitarist and all around awesome guy, Srikanth Panaman of the group Bevar Sea. Formed in Bangladore India in 2007, Srikanth and his fellow musicians Ganesh Krishnaswamy, Rahul Chacko, Avinash Ramchander and Deepak Raghu crank out some mighty stoner metal. We had a rare interview opportunity for one of India's finest underground musicians and spoke a little about his history, influences, band and many interesting subjects.

(Photo by Carrie Z. Goodykoontz)

Our Featured Artist on a rain drenched thursday November night is a very special musician and spiritual traveler North Carolina's Beth Brown. Beth focuses on the pursuit of healing and a spiritual calling with harp playing, music and more. We had a pow wow with Beth and talked a little about her background, music influences, her calling in music and healing work and many interesting topics. A very special and fascinating conversation for our readers about the unique, bright star that is Beth Brown and her life's musical and magical journey.

Tonight’s Featured Artist is The Queen City’s famous DJ, well loved and respected across the country the main man That Guy Smitty (Anthony Smitty Smith). We sat down with Smitty for a talk about his history, thoughts on music and being a DJ and more. Always a chilled kind guy, he brings a lot of good with the vibe he creates in Charlotte. Always busy with his DJ work, you can find Smitty keeping up the jams and soon hear his new project with friends (like Jason Herring and Jason Cooper) entitled Muchacho. Check out this interview with one of the city’s most well loved and appreciated figures in the club scene. - G     (All photos by Daniel Coston)

Our Featured Artist on a rain drenched sunday night is none other than the mighty Oliver Hill. Guitarist for Grave Lines and Dead Witches, known and loved by many in music scenes worldwide. Oliver gave us some time in a break in his busy schedule to talk a bit about the current news with his music, his background, thoughts on the musical process and more. - G

Today’s Featured Artist is the one and only great NeskÄ, vocalist of the very mighty group AFTER LIFE. A French musician by way of Spain, she formed the death metal band AFTER LIFE with guitarist Alex de Benito. They are currently working on their second album. We had a chance to ask her about her history, favorite music and inspiration as well as some news and more.

Today’s Featured Artist is none other than the one man sludecore army, the long standing underground music scene veteran Rik Surly of Thunderchief. Scorching an unapologetic, brazen path out of Richmond Virginia across the USA, Thunderchief kicks out the jams with a solid refusal to follow the punk or metal scene herd mentality that ruins many wanna be’s of today’s so called rebellious heavy music groups. We had a one on one chat with the controversial rock soldier and found him to be a easy going, friendly down to earth guy ready to talk about his love of music, history and some news with TC. Many people know Rik from over the years, as a no nonsense individual whose main concern is simply the music. Thunderchief has some new music coming down the line and may appear to wreak havoc at a venue near you, with or without your permission.

Tonight's Featured Artist is none other than Seattle music duo Year Of The Cobra. YOTC are a righteous music experience. Amy Tung Barrysmith and Jon Barrysmith on bass/vocals and drums provide a huge,interesting sound crossing boundaries and making fans worldwide. We caught up with them tonight for the latest news and a little background on their music and thoughts on many subjects.

On a burning summer afternoon in the Queen City we sat down with singer/songwriter and outstanding musician Jason Herring. Known for his long history in various groups out of the Carolina music scene, Jason has been making waves for years with his group Jason Herring and the Mystery Plan. We caught up for some of his latest news, a little background history and thoughts on music. The city streets of Charlotte offer something bright and genuine as Herring and friends have much music to give.

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