Category Archives: Interviews

Saint Vitus Bar booker David Castillo talks about DLF Live, the venue

Posted by on September 19, 2014

It’s only been about 3 1/2 years since Greenpoint bar and venue Saint Vitus Bar opened up. Since then, it’s quickly become a destination not only for metal fans, but for bands themselves. Converge, Every Time I Die, Deafheaven, Descendents, Pentagram and Saint Vitus themselves are among the bands that have graced the stage in […]

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Nails of The Hell opens up about his plans on selling out, taking over the word, and opening up a PBR themed restaurant

Posted by on September 17, 2014

The Hell have cultivated such a great online presence via social media, that you’d almost get a pass for not being that familiar with their music and thinking they’re nothing more than online provocateurs. That’d be a mistake. The band’s second album, Groovehammer, is a fun fusion of punk, metal and hardcore that complements their anonymous personalities. From breaking up […]

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Interview: Xandria’s Dianne van Giersbergen loves her new job

Posted by on September 15, 2014

German symphonic metal group Xandria has been in existence for the better part of two decades, but a fairly inconsistent lineup (outside of founding guitarist Marco Heubaum) has kept the band mostly in the underground. The band’s latest album Sacrificium is their first to chart in the US, and it also made a big impact […]

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Earth’s Adrienne Davis discusses similarities between band and TM

Posted by on September 10, 2014

Metal Insider has partnered with the David Lynch Foundation, Sacred Bones Records, and Saint Vitus Bar to present two shows to benefit the Foundation. On September 25th, drone pioneers Earth will headline Saint Vitus, with Cult of Youth and Dream Police. Then on October 4th JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate, Soft Pink Truth and Dominique […]

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David Lynch Foundation’s Erik Martin talks music, transcendental meditation

Posted by on September 4, 2014

 There’s something about the hypnotic rhythms of drone music and stoner rock that’s trance-inducing. It’s not particularly that far removed from some of the principles of Transcendental Meditation (TM), a form of meditation used for relaxation, stress reduction and self-development. Director David Lynch has been practicing TM for years, and his David Lynch Foundation has been raising […]

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