Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

Darken Your April With Decembre Noir

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Finally, it's here!  I'm referring to the one weekend every year when even the brightest eyed, bushiest tailed Christian joins our cult of death for 48 hours and worships the treachery of friends, agonizing torture and public humiliation, and the brutal suffocation of a (reportedly) innocent life, just before we all pay lip service to the pagan feast day honoring the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the ...

INTERVIEW: Iron Thrones

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Back in 2010, Scion ran the "No Label Needed" contest in which the car company enabled a band to "receive insight and instruction on the music industry from music industry professionals while recording an EP at the Machine Shop" (you can read more about it here). Minnesota's Iron Thrones came away winners and proceeded to put out The Wretched Sun later that year, which we covered in our November ...

INTERVIEW: Just Dave from Portland crust kings Nux Vomica on punks, preachers and 24/7 anxiety

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Melodic death metal, crust, d-beat, black metal, doom, post-metal . . . It doesn’t really matter how you label Nux Vomica because it’s pretty much impossible to adequately describe their wayfaring sound in terms of genre alone. Yeah we went for crust in this headline, but that was more of a convenient adjective, headline shorthand, and in no way intended to be a definitive adjective. Feel ...

Change Today? Turns 30

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Pushing boundaries is taken for granted in extreme music. The review pages of Decibel are packed with bands that eschew convention in the hopes of creating something different. In the early 80s, hardcore punk and metal were ruled by dogma. T.S.O.L. was one of the standard bearers: Weathered Statues and Dance With Me were benchmarks that are revered to this day. The band began to change around ...

Interview with Thou’s Andy Gibbs and Bryan Funck

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Baton Rouge doom/sludge prolific over-achievers, Thou has returned from an almost unheard of (for them, anyway) two years of silence as far as releases are concerned with their latest and greatest full-length, Heathen. We recently sent guitarist Andy Gibbs and vocalist Bryan Funck a bunch of questions to respond to via email. It would appear they approach interviews with the same prolific depth ...

INTERVIEW: Mehdi Safa (shelsmusic)

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews On: Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Back in 2012, Mehdi Safa, the man behind shelsmusic, was kind enough to talk to us in detail about his label (you can read that here and here). Six months later, we interviewed Astrohenge, one of my favorite discoveries of 2012. So when we heard this week that shelsmusic had signed the London quartet, we thought we'd ask Safa to tell us more about the latest addition to his roster. II by ...

INTERVIEW: Carl Byers from Coffinworm on collaborative catharsis and hating humanity on some level

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Indianapolis' Coffinworm are essential listening for those who like their extreme metal to open up wide and drown any extant optimism in a genre non-specific swamp of sunken riffs and black metal noise ‘n’ hiss. 2010’s debut LP When All Became None was a loose-limbed doom record that was too anxious and fidgety to plant itself in the doom’s slow lane tempo-wise, and scratched around on ...

Robert Andersson (Morbus Chron) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, April 4th, 2014

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** When we premiered "The Perennial Link" (HERE) off Morbus Chron's new album, Sweven, we were pretty bummed. Not about the song--the song is basically untouchable--but that we didn't get the opportunity to stream more, like the entire album. If you're wondering why there's so much chatter about Sweven, well, it's an incredible entry into death metal's storied and varied pantheon. No, ...

Check Out Turkey’s Chopstick Suicide!

By: Dan Lake Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Tomorrow (Saturday 4/5), the Dillinger Escape Plan are playing a Baltimore show with Retox, Trash Talk, and Norway's black-jazzers Shining.  I plan to show up and receive a megadose of awesome, and I'm betting the Turkish hardcore oddballs in Chopstick Suicide might feel a little jealous about it. A couple years ago, Chopstick Suicide exploded - sonically, not in popularity - with the violent ...

Fuck Winter. Listen to an Exclusive Stream of Blistered’s New EP

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized On: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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Blistered is a five-piece metallic hardcore outfit who call Tampa home and came to my attention courtesy the good folks at 6131 Records who are releasing their latest offering, and EP called Soul Erosion, which you can stream below. As winter goes on and my stir-craziness hits epic proportions, part of my decision to give this week's blog space to this band is rooted as much in the fact I used to ...