Category Archives: Interviews

A conversation with Fire From the Gods frontman AJ Channer on ‘American Sun’

Posted by on January 10, 2020

Fire From the Gods frontman AJ Channer has a lot to say, and you hear it in their latest effort American Sun (order here). We spoke to AJ to discuss the record, reflecting on the last ten years and looking forward to what’s next to come.    What made you decide to have American Sun […]

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Satyricon’s Frost talks ‘Rebel Extravaganza,’ censorship and looking ahead

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Satyricon concluded 2019 with celebrating the 20th Anniversary of 1999’s Rebel Extravaganza as they released a reissue on December 13th via Napalm Records (order here). We spoke to drummer Frost on the reissue, difficulties in touring in the U.S, censorship, and looking ahead.   What convinced you to release the reissue of Rebel Extravaganza? Well, there’s […]

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Avatarium’s Marcus Jidell on new album and Candlemass’ Grammy Nomination

Posted by on January 8, 2020

  Between Avatarium’s new album, The Fire I Long For, to producing Candlemass’ first record in seven years, The Door to Doom, Marcus Jidell had an exciting year in 2019. We caught up with the guitarist/producer to discuss both albums, plans for this year, and more.  How would you compare The Fire I Long For […]

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Interview: Dir En Grey on their return to North America in four years

Posted by on December 9, 2019

Written by Metal Insider guest contributor Austin Rowey   Japan’s avant-garde metal phenomenon, Dir En Grey, masters of the bizarre, uncommon and uncanny, have returned to North America for the first time since 2015. With a headlining tour, TOUR19 This Way to Self-Destruction, consisting of eight dates in the U.S. and one in Mexico throughout December. […]

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Trey Pemberton on Creeping Death’s debut album ‘Wretched Illusions’

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Texas death metallers Creeping Death have unleashed their debut album, Wretched Illusions, on September 27th via eOne (order here). Their record has already been featured on year-end lists, including Revolver’s Best Songs of 2019. While the band is wrapping up their tour with High on Fire and Power Trip, guitarist Trey Pemberton managed to take […]

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