Astronoid plays black metal themed blast beats married to vocals that almost gush positivity came at a time when a bit of optimistic vibe was exactly what a lot of people needed. Tim Porter caught up with the band to find out more.
Romania has a pretty intense and intriguing metal scene. Many interesting sounds come from that neck of the woods, and one of them is the band named Bucovina. A thriving folk metal project with a distinct flavor to it. Guido Segers speaks to Florin “Crivăţ” Ţibu to find out more.
Gaz Cloud talks to Jim Grey from Caligula’s Horse about his plans for the band’s upcoming appearance at Be Prog! My Friend.
London’s Ex People are about to release their debut album ‘Bird’ through New Heavy Sounds. Andy Little had a chat with Vicki Dawson about the full details including riot grrrl history, minimalist aesthetics, and Smashing Pumpkins adoration.
“I think that ‘the system’ or ‘people in power’ or other things that we are singing about over time just changed names or methods of brainwashing people but it is still same old shit. They can not trick us. We have our eyes wide open all the time.” Tim Forster chats to Ewa Zablocka from Radioactive Rats.
Having released their fifth record last year, Rival Sons has been touring relentlessly and is currently travelling across North America for the American branch of a very special headlining tour: the Teatro Fiasco tour. We recently caught up with guitarist Scott Holiday to talk about the band’s recent activities as well as his personal knack for sharp outfits and great records.
“…but I think from the point of view of the band it is still about ensuring that the way in which the music is created and what’s happening in the performance space is almost like the hallowed ground that you have to occupy first.” Tim Forster talks to Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil.
During their recent UK tour Steve Fallows managed to catch up with Black Star Riders guitarist Damon Johnson to talk about the album, evolution of the band and how the band have finally got their own identity.
Last month, Finnish power metal stalwarts Sonata Arctica were in the UK for their ‘Ninth Hour’ tour. Nathan Lagden caught up with their enigmatic frontman Tony Kakko.
‘My view is that punk is still alive and well, you just need to ﬁnd it. From a woman’s perspective, like I said, I think it is one of the better environments to play in.’
During their recent UK run in support of their new album ‘Gods of Violence’, Steve Fallows had some time to sit down and chat to Sami Yli-Sirniö of Kreator to ask about the new album and the thrash scene.
Echoes and Dust’s very own Big Big Train fanatic Martyn Coppack caught up with Big Big Train founding member Greg Spawton to find out all about what makes the band tick. Pour yourself a glass of ale and join us for this epic journey aboard the train…
With the imminent release of their new live album Field Recordings, Martyn Coppack talks to The Fierce And The Dead guitarist and genial prog gentleman Matt Stevens. Much like the proverbial prog rock song with its ever changing moods, the conversation veered towards Slayer, “weird music”, gigging and Marxist biscuits…
Ahead of a rare London performance on 27th April, Gaz Cloud talked music and coexistence with Isreali singer-songwriter David Broza, and Palestinian collaborator, refugee and hip-hop artist Muhammad Mughrabi.
Chad Murray caught up with Part Chimp, who released their most excellent album ‘IV’ through Rock Action Records recently. “What the fuck IS going to happen??! We just don’t know”.
Steve Fallows managed to chat to guitarist Andreas Kisser from Brazilian legends Sepultura about how the band have survived through difficult times, how they rebuilt and the future as they look towards a new chapter in the bands life.
(((O))) FEATURED INTERVIEW
I’ve had some real problems in my lifetime dealing and living with mental health issues. I’ve not really felt comfortable talking about it until more recently. I feel like it’s important to talk about these things because people consider them ‘awkward’ topics. I used writing music as a means to channel it and I felt a lot better for writing music and going to shows and being able to put my time and energy into something I loved so much really helped me.