Category Archives: Interviews

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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Ben Weinman interviews GTO-mate Brent Hinds

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Party Smasher Inc., the website started by The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, got off to a great start, with him interviewing one of his idols, Mike Patton. Now he’s talking to one of his contemporaries, friends, and new bandmates, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds. It was recently announced that Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the band featuring […]

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Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum: “If It’s Not Dangerous And It’s Not Crazy, Then It’s Not F**king Interesting”

Posted by on August 27, 2014

Darkest Hour has never been one to repeat itself. Yet with its self-titled eighth album, the Washington D.C. band may have outdone itself. While it still captures Darkest Hour’s massive heavy riffs, the album is by far its most melodic and assessable release to date. Yet as guitarist Mike Schleibaum put it when speaking to […]

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