As we begin to wind down 2015 has been an incredibly eventful year for everyone in the Metal community, good and bad. Though for Australian borne Ne Obliviscaris 2015 has opened many doors to a plethora of audiences. However as the old adage goes, as one door opens another closes. Kindly devoting some time we were able to catch up with Violinist come Vocalist Tim Charles for an update on all things Ne Obliviscaris. Letting us in on just how much of a sacrifice is needed to change opportunities into realities, we’re given a glimpse into the band’s unbeatable work ethic. Discussing the creation of Citadel and what the record has done to the band’s status in the Metal community we delve into the world of one of the scenes most exciting bands.
Second in our series of interviews that we were lucky enough to catch at this year’s Tech Fest. Acting as Friday’s main support, personally I felt they were more than adequate for a headlining slot , Leprous performed an absolutely stunning live set. A moving and simple yet technical performance, mirroring the bands work. Prior to their sublime performance, both guitarists Tor and Øystein were able to chat to us about their brand new incredible album The Congregation. How it feels to have evolved from the hey days as a youth band and how exactly you can create simple yet simultaneously technically demanding music…
A household name in the Death Metal drumming arena, Hannes Grossmann has been a part of numerous different bands in the genre. From the beginnings of Necrophagist from the stint in Obscura, whilst along the way performing with Blotted Science, consisting of Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster and guitar wizard Ron Jarzombek. With a whole host of different bands in the man’s pocket one particular band are potentially the most interesting the man has put together thus far. Made up of Aborted, Obscura, Noneuclid and Dark Fortress members we present to you Alkaloid. Speaking out about the decision to leave Obscura, the bands new album and some of the drummer’s own inspirations we sat down for a long and thorough chat.
Though not much may be known about the elusive band, let us take you through the disconcerting progressive journey that is Duende.