Guido Segers asked Andy Marshall, the man behind Scottish atmospheric folk black metal band Saor some questions about the new album ‘Guardians’, influences and what it’s like to be Scottish.
When Mirrors For Psychic Warfare played in Antwerp recently our writer Dave Mace caught up with Sanford Parker to talk about making music, playing live, touring and much more.
Towards the end of last year, Matt T.A. Smith caught up with stoner rock legend, John Garcia, who had recently finished recording and mixing his second solo offering, ‘The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues’. Ahead of its January release, they chatted about pissing off Kyuss purists, the challenges of making an acoustic record, and bobcats…
Andy Price chats with bassist and all-round lovely chap Fritz from Norwegian blackened hardcore mentalists Attan on their first UK tour to find out about the joys of tour bus boredom, working with Shelsmusic and the future of heavy music in an increasingly digital age.
Vince Rogers is the artist behind Where The Good Way Lies. Last July he released the album Nineteen Fourteen. When I first heard the album, I felt the emotion behind it, the same way Hammock invokes emotion in me when I hear their music. This album is full of emotion and great soundscapes. I recently caught up with Vince to talk about the inspiration behind the album and his music in general.
Guido Segers caught up with Winterfylleth guitarist Dan Capp to talk about Dan’s solo atmospheric Heathen folk project Wolcensmen.
Last October Oathbreaker toured the US and on one of the dates when they played in Austin Dawson Clawson was able to chat with Caro Tanghe and Gilles Demolder. They talked about how their latest album ‘Rheia’ was born, their experience with producer Jack Shirley, and just how personal ‘Rheia’ is to them.
Sander van den Driesche caught up with Heavy Scotland’s festival director Caitlin Elliot, who’s solely responsible for bringing this new metal festival to Scotland’s capital.
When Swedish stoner rockers Truckfighters played at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester last month Jody Dunstan caught up with guitarist Niklas “Dango” Källgren.
Gilbert Potts chats with Australian post-rock bassist Alex Wilson of sleepmakeswaves as he talks moral philosophy, touring, music as a form of communication, and hangs shit on Spielberg’s interpretation of Jurassic Park.
“Fuck the old stuff. We write together. We put no boundaries on our creativity. We refuse to compromise” – Dale Barclay.
Chad Murray caught up with Eggs in Aspic label owner Andrew Fenwick. “It’s brilliantly fucked up and I can’t wait to release it. There simply isn’t another band around who sound anything like them.”
“The more collaboration the better: sharing and learning from the processes and techniques of other artists using different mediums is critical.”
One of the more interesting and exciting releases this year coming under the banner of psychedelic music has been the collaboration between Kandodo (Simon Price of The Heads) and John McBain (Monster Magnet). To find out more our resident psychonaut Martyn Coppack catches up with Simon and John to find out the inside story.
American doom metal band Khemmis have helped save 2016 with the release of a second, spectacular album in the form of ‘Hunted’. Nick Dunn fired over some questions to the band to find out more.
Steve Fallows caught up with Chris Brooks from Lionize. “We decided that in this modern era of music it is no longer viable for us to spend so much money to go to studios and make records with engineers and producers. So we decided that we had to learn to record our albums ourselves.”
(((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.