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Category Archives: Interviews

Amon Amarth’s ‘Jomsviking’ was almost a film

Posted by on January 3, 2017

The holidays are done, 2017 has kicked off and we have many things to look forward to in the world of metal. Slowly, as the gears of the industry start turning, we are starting to see how this year will play out. One such development (technically coming from 2016) comes from the Amon Amarth camp. […]

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Exclusive: Zeal & Ardor talks ‘Devil Is Fine’ video, favorite music of 2016

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Recently, Zeal & Ardor, my pick for best metal album of the year, released a video for his single “Devil Is Fine,” directed by award winning Swiss filmmaker Samuel Morris.  It is a deeply hued and daringly colorful video that, while very little actually happens, if brimming with tension, anger, and evil.   The video […]

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Exclusive: In the studio with Byzantine; band’s choice of cover songs revealed

Posted by on December 21, 2016

In early November of 2016, Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson paid a visit to 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach to join Byzantine’s Chris Ojeda and Brian Henderson as they laid down guitar tracks for the band’s forthcoming album and Metal Blade Records debut, The Cicada Tree. This is the second time I’ve shown up at […]

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Corey Taylor admits to writing pop and more

Posted by on December 9, 2016

On Slipknot/Stone Sour’s frontman Corey Taylor’s 43rd birthday, Metal Hammer posted an interview they had with him discussing, among other things, how he got kicked out of high school, being homeless, and how he joined Slipknot. For those that know Taylor, he has no filter and is not afraid to express his honesty, including tales […]

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Kirk Hammett reflects on his losing iPhone, 250 riffs

Posted by on December 8, 2016

  Many have wondered why Kirk Hammett had no writing involvement in Metallica’s latest Hardwired…To Self-Destruct release. For over a year now, it has been no secret that Hammett lost his iPhone that had about 250 song ideas. Shortly after Metallica’s performance in Toronto on November 29th, Bravewords managed to sit down with Hammett to […]

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