Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: The Stoned on their return to Brooklyn in a decade

Posted by on June 13, 2019

This Sunday (16th) the Stoned will be joining Warrior Soul for the final date of their tour at Lucky 13’s Saloon in Brooklyn, NY. This marks the group’s first Brooklyn performance in a decade as they are calling this show the “re-union of the re-union show!” The band originally started out as a side project […]

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Interview: Paralandra’s Casandra Carson on tour w/Yngwie Malmsteen, future plans, and more

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Springfield Missouri rockers, Paralandra have been touring across the United States as they’ve been supporting legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen’s headlining trek. We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Casandra Carson to discuss their latest EP Ascension, their overall sound, and more. How long did it take for you to make Ascension? Not long, we were only in […]

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Photos & Interview: Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen reflects on first time listening to Metallica

Posted by on June 6, 2019

Apocalyptica have been rather busy over the last couple of years by celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1996 debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. Last Friday (31st), these Finnish Cellist legends have completed their U.S trek as they were on the road since May 6th playing a full evening filled with Metallica instrumental […]

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Interview: Kampfar’s Ole on new album and the evolution of the Norwegian black metal scene

Posted by on June 3, 2019

On May 3rd, Kampfar’s new album, Ofidians Manifest, has finally arrived via Indie Recordings (order here). Musically, there’s a lot to digest on the follow-up to 2015’s Profan as one listen isn’t enough for this brutally bleak composition. We caught up with guitarist Ole Hartvigsen to learn more about the new record, how the Norwegian […]

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A conversation with Felix Griffin (D.R.I, Bat) on joining M.O.D Classics (Ken Ballone & Tim McMurtrie

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Over the years, as bands fracture and reform, it’s not uncommon for musicians to squabble over who gets to keep the band’s original name. Most recently, we’ve seen Cro-Mags settle their lawsuit over the band’s name. We’ve also seen groups splitting into two including Entombed/Entombed A.D, Venom/Venom Inc., and so forth. Just two years ago […]

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