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Author Archives: Jordeana Bell

Interview: Destrage talk Italian metal scene, new album

Posted by on October 4, 2016

Destrage is a band that is ZZ Top at the core while displaying layers of knowledge in all things heavy and popular, through a discography of intricately woven tempos and kaleidoscopic sound. Recently we caught up with vocalist Paolo Colavolpe to discuss Italy and brush up on the past albums to better understand their fourth, A Means To No […]

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Interview: rapper Ghostemane talks death metal influences

Posted by on August 23, 2016

A Florida-based hardcore kid moves to LA to find better acceptance for his producing and artistic concept, and there he thrives. Ghostemane may be the first hip hop artist I’ve ever seen sport a Deicide shirt while spouting off about “broke motherfuckers” in a tone that takes me back to being seven and screaming every […]

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Interview: Stone Sour bassist Shawn Economaki discusses Iowa, new band Dogs of Neptune

Posted by on July 14, 2016

Shawn Economaki is known for bass. He’s known for the rusty butcher knife murder spree sound that takes angelic form in the band Stone Sour and a classic Slipknot-seeming approach in the band Deadfront. He has now joined a project, Dogs of Neptune, that has taken his bloody Iowa roots and infused them to the spine of something […]

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Interview: Gearing up for This Is Hardcore with Integrity

Posted by on July 12, 2016

If you’ve never been cold clocked in the face by your best friend in the middle of a pit, I don’t know why you’re alive. The best musical experiences, the best people in the world, can be found at any one of the annual east coast hardcore festivals held in Philadelphia. Hardcore festivals aren’t exactly music festivals, they’re […]

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Interview: ‘Decibel’ SJW author on elitism, SJWs, metal’s future and reaction to article

Posted by on July 7, 2016

Last week, I caught up with associate professor Jeffrey S Podoshen, the author of the Decibel magazine article about metal’s Social Justice Warrior issue that set off a firestorm in the online metal community. We caught up with him about the reaction to the article, holocaust tourism, and what his thoughts on the future of the metal […]

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Interview: You will never be one of Nails

Posted by on June 20, 2016

  What made a true Pantera fan back in the day was the agreement that when even one song came on the radio it fueled the sensation of watching someone get their ass beat that really deserved it. This is the epitome of what I felt listening to this new Nails album. It is so defined, you can hear every instrumental remark […]

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Metal dads reflect on fatherhood

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Today is the one day a year we reserve to salute the rockin’ dad. My personal contribution deals with a boombox blasting Motorhead, which my ministry-loving father placed against my mother’s pregnant stomach in 1988. Lemmy himself penetrated the flesh walls of my inner sound studio to welcome me personally into the world of metal, which I’d grow […]

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