Interviews
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Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway Talks Apex Predator Theresa May And Fighting On The Side Of The Easy Meat
23rd May 2017, 11:30
Posted by Tristan

Aside from the truly horrific tragedy that has befallen Manchester last night, people all over the country are, quite rightly, talking about the importance of the upcoming snap election. Known for their socio-political commentary it’s no secret that Napalm Death are somewhat opposed to any type of ruling. 

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Reaching Into Infinity…and Beyond! How Dragonforce Have Evolved On Their New Album
15th May 2017, 09:00
Posted by Chris

You’ve probably heard of Dragonforce. They are that really fast band with that song that was near impossible to conquer on Guitar Hero. While that was arguably the point that shot the band on to the mainstream, the band in the current day are seemingly wanting to do more to leave their mark in metal as the band that wrote those great songs, not just the video game band. We spoke to guitarist Herman Li and vocalist Marc Hudson about how Dragonforce have evolved on their upcoming album, ‘Reaching Into Infinity‘.

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The Haunted Are No Longer Ghosts As We Sit Down With Marco Aro
11th May 2017, 11:03
Posted by Tristan

As infamous saying goes, “Expect the unexpected”. Sharing this sentiment throughout their time as a band, The Haunted, a Swedish export of the highest calibre, have always had a a hint of turning things on their head. Now in the cold light of day that is 2017 their situation is very much different to their mid 00’s status. The reality of being in a band in 2017 is often perhaps not quite as glamorous as one might think. However, it does teach you a helpful life lesson to understand the sheer amount of work the hallowed “Roadie” goes through night after night. On the final night of their tour with Swedish demigods Meshuggah, The Haunted’s Marco Aro was able to spare a little bit of time to answer some questions about the band and their brand new album.

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Oni Are The Band You Need To Deal With The Current State of the World
3rd May 2017, 18:37
Posted by Chris

As if 2016 didn’t spawn enough completely erratic political and social events, it also spawned Oni, an chaotically organised progressive metal outfit that churned out a hell of an addictive debut album. We spoke to the band to learn just how this crazy, razor-sharp sound came about.

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Proponents For Change – Allegaeon Lift The Lid On The Real Life Of Touring
21st April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

The hardships of being a band are all too familiar a story in the world of Metal. Almost expected to bare the brunt of it, young bands find it incredibly hard not only to to tour but to actually be able to make a living in the modern day. Making the idea of “breaking through” an ideal that can sometimes not even be a possibility. Thinking laterally, one Tim Charles of Ne Obliviscaris may have the answer all bands are searching for. Hailing from Australia and on the indie label Season of Mist the band were suffering the financial woes of being a band in 2016 / 2017. Launching the idea of Patreon, Charles thought up the idea of a true engagement with fans. Understanding their needs and the band’s both parties work together in ensuring both coexist peacefully. However before that the band have returned from their most recent of travels. 

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An Immolation Sandwich
20th April 2017, 15:44
Posted by Tristan

Releasing their brand new album Atonement back in February, Immolation have taken even more steps to becoming one of the most volatile Death Metal forces in the world. 

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The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Code Orange
20th April 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

Community has long been one of the mainstays of Hardcore. Known for their fierce sense of loyalty, Hardcore is no doubt one of the biggest brotherhoods out there. Rooted in the art of the traditional, bands go through what you could almost compare to initiation. Not known for its experimentation, the want for change can be an unwelcome thing. Though on the surface antagonistic, once through these hurdles you’ll be shown loyalty like no other. So what if you want to rewrite the rules? What then? 

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A Quest In Prog With Pallbearer
16th April 2017, 11:45
Posted by Tristan

Releasing their absolutely astounding new record Heartless in February, Pallbearer have run the gamut for album of the year. Expanding on their already wonderous horizons, the soundscapes of Heartless recall a nod to the classic era of the seventies but why do people forever associate Pallbearer with Doom and not Prog?

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A Lesson In War With John Kevill (Warbringer)
6th April 2017, 15:47
Posted by Tristan

A mainstay in the ever evolving world of Metal, Thrash has very much, belligerently stuck to its roots. Inspired by the atrocities committed by the common man, war is a central theme to the genre. With time being it’s ally War adapts to the use of technology often to devastating effect. Releasing their brand new album Woe To The Vanquished, Warbringer explore these themes and more but when I sat down with John Kevill I certainly got more than just a history lesson! 

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A New Era of Prog : Meet Nova Collective
27th March 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

Bred on collaborations, the sheer musical dexterity demanded in Prog often brings those with a diverse musical ability together. Ranging from the classics of Yes to the more modern day wailing of Dream Theater, the genre is as Potentiall one of the most expansive in music. Mainstays in the Prog scene Between The Buried and Me unveiled their latest coup de grace which follow with an extensive tour all over Europe and the US. Flying the flag for the British, Proggers Haken were brought along for the ride. Thus a partnership would be forming to create the first steps towards initiating the Nova Collective.

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TheMetalTris And A Quick Chat With Suicide Silence
26th March 2017, 11:39
Posted by Tristan

Having released their controversial self titled record, Suicide Silence have begun a bold new chapter in their story. After a short run of American shows for the album’s release the band headed over to the U.K. for their first tour featuring new material.

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2017 : Ushering In The Raven Age
22nd March 2017, 15:05
Posted by Tristan

Always going to be mainstays in the Metal world, the likes of Slayer, Metallica et al will forever be immortalised but as we move further into the future, with more and more bands emerging there seems to be a new wave of influence sweeping the nation. Fixing themselves on Metalcore deities both Trivium and Killswitch Engage, two lads from London started a band in 2009. Hard to believe that they would then be opening for Anthrax for a solid month European tour and releasing their debut album on BMG some eight years later! Ladies and gentlemen, we introduce to you The Raven Age.
London born the quintet, perform in their words Melodic Metal. Referencing all manner of elements from life and all it’s tribulations.

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The Doris Syndrome : The Internet And Eddie Hermida
22nd February 2017, 15:00
Posted by Tristan

Conversation, the metaphorical rally between two players, what ideas stem from be they good or bad. Enabling the flow of thinking it is an invaluable tool and one which is quickly becoming an afterthought. Walking around in the modern day, the ability to have a conversation is somewhat of a novelty. So engrossed in their own portrayal in this cyberworld we call the Internet, they are beginning to miss the world itself around them. Ranging from pictures and videos, people would rather isolate themselves, together in proximity yet entirely separate on their phones. Inflating the idea of nonexistence and non consequential remarks online, there has been more evidence of cyber bullying being on the rise. Giving rise to the faceless and ultimately giving bullies the perfect tool to use at their whim. Statistics show :

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An Interview With: Unleash The Archers
16th February 2017, 21:20
Posted by Chris

The archers have been unleashed. And it’s about damn time. The heavy metal Canadian quintet have had to wait some time to bring their presence to European shores despite their very fitting sound to the continent. It’s now almost mutually agreed they belong in this part of the world, and we catch up with the band to see just how they are going to expand their influence.

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An Interview With : Jason Mendoca and David Gray (Akercocke)
16th February 2017, 12:00
Posted by Tristan

 Pioneering in their sound Akercocke are a band like no other. Combining elements from all of the dark arts of the extreme music world, the band made their comeback last year in August at the heralded Bloodstock Festival. Join us as we return to the Catton Park to speak to both drummer David Gray and guitarist come vocalist Jason Mendoca about what their performance was like returning and what we can expect from their new album Renaissance In Extremis later this year, we hope! The monkey has well and truly been let out of the cage. 

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An Interview With : Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost)
18th January 2017, 17:00
Posted by Tristan

Doing the double shift at this year’s Bloodstock, following an appearance earlier in the day with Vallenfyre, new Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen treated fans of the festival to the premier Doom grooves that the band are known for. Hardly performing in Europe this year, the band make the most of their performance at this years Bloodstock. Speaking to the drummer we pondered how the man fit in with the band dynamic. Being friends and bandmates with Greg Mackintosh, there lies and understanding present but how does this translate in one of the biggest doom bands in the world?

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