With less than a month to go until HRH’s Prog V kicks off in North Wales, we present the first of our pre-event features: an interview with Chic Festivals charismatic and outspoken CEO, Jonni Davis.
We discovered Often The Thinker a few weeks ago when Drew got in touch regarding their latest album Better Part of Vice and frankly we were completely blown away by the densely layered, jazz infused post rock; so we grabbed some time with Drew to find out a bit more about the band.
Newly signed to Napalm Records Belgium’s Black Mirrors tells Andy Little all about flexible decision making and future ambitions.
To start with DIY and punk go together, at least from our point of view
Molodost is a one man black metal band from Lebanon with songs that are vehicles for poetry, expressions of nature and deal with anti-Zionism. Guido Segers asked the man behind the band some questions to find out more.
With their latest release ‘II’ Monarch offshoot Endless Floods have released an album almost as bleak as the times in which it finds itself in. We caught up with the Bordeaux doom-mongers to ask a few questions.
Tim Porter caught up with the legendary Buzz Osborne who was very kind to spend an hour chatting about his new band Crystal Fairy, influences and guitars.
“As a musicianeer and, I suppose, some kind of entertainer, it is my job to provide nourishment for the soul. And so, I dig deep, deep in the well, to find the sweetest waters, and bring them up uncorrupted.” Si Forster talks to Duke Garwood about his new album & the current state of the world.
Andy Fosberry is the man behind the eclectic electronic project Sunset Graves and is gearing up for his latest release. The album is titled Dead City Hymnal and will be released through 3rd & Debut records on February 24th. It sees Andy channel various feelings and experiences from a recent tour with Tom Ragsdale (worriedaboutsatan) into his most focused and stirring work yet. Listen to the track “Flatter To Deceive” from it below and read what Andy has to say on the record, upcoming tour with worriedaboutsatan and more.
Dave Mace caught up with Bart Desmet from Belgium’s BARST to talk about how their album ‘The Western Lands’ came together, influences such as Sonic Youth and more.
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.
(((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.