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Horde of Silence rocks for Angola

Guido Segers caught up with Yannick Merino from Angola-based heavy metal band Horde of Silence, who recently featured in the documentary Death Metal Angola.

Ūkanose: Out of the Lithuanian Fog

Guido Segers caught up with Lithuanian folk-metallers Ūkanose at the recent Kilkim Žaibu festival to find out more about the band and their music.

Tommy Victor from Prong

Steve Fallows managed to get some time with Prong frontman Tommy Victor about the new album ‘Zero Days’, the band’s history and the other bands he has worked with during Prong’s downtime.

Sannhet

Over the past five years Sannhet has built a well-deserved reputation for being one of the fiercest, most electrifying instrumental bands in New York. Their third full length album, ‘So Numb’, just released on Profound Lore Records, has immense energy and intensity, but is a bit of a departure in style from previous releases. Tim Porter caught up with Sannhet and asked them all about it.

Aramaic: Voice of the Levant

The phenomenon of global metal keeps being a point of fascination for Guido Segers. He spoke to the members of Aramaic from the United Arab Emirates.

Reaping Death: A conversation with Tomas Lindberg from The Lurking Fear

Wordsmith, frontman, artist of the fevered soul, Tomas ‘Tompa’ Lindberg is a household name and a seemingly everlasting force to be reckoned with in the world of extreme music. Robin Ono got in touch with Tompa to find out more.

Music, Language and Chaos: A conversation with Ilja Lappin from The Hirsch Effekt

The Hirsch Effekt’s Ilja Lappin sits down with Robin Ono to talk about the talent, the language and the chaos behind the music.

Emin Guliyev from Violet Cold

Matt Daniels spoke to Emin Guliyev from Violet Cold about how he will overcome the obstacles of being in a band based in Azerbaijan and the future of Violet Cold.

Dan Friel of Upper Wilds, Parts and Labor

Dan Friel is a pioneer of experimental punk music based on noisy electronics. Friel was a founding member of Parts & Labor, a seminal band in the New York indie scene until its dissolution in 2012. After three excellent solo releases, Dan decided to get back to guitar based music he couple play live with a backing band. Called Upper Wilds, the group will showcase a more traditional punk sensibility and vocals. They will release their first album, Guitar Module 2017, on September 22 on via Thrill Jockey Records.

Nick DiSalvo from Elder

Sander van den Driesche caught up with Elder frontman Nick DiSalvo when the band played in Edinburgh recently. They had a chat about the new album ‘Reflections Of A Floating World’, touring with a 4th band member and how to categorise Elder’s current sound.

Phil Wilkinson from Battalions

Ahead of the release their second long player Moonburn and playing the New Blood Stage at this year’s Bloodstock, Nik Prowse posed a few questions to vocalist Phil Wilkinson from Hull heavyweights Battalions about their new music, Bloodstock and what it’s like being in a band from Hull.

Barney Greenway from Napalm Death

Steve Fallows managed to grab some time with Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway in Manchester a few months ago and chatted about the tour, their Glastonbury appearance and how the band had dealt with changes in the industry over time.

Richard Henshall from Haken

Happy birthday to Haken! To celebrate, Chris Sharp asked Richard Henshall some questions about such essential topics as revisiting classic albums, the future, and biscuits.

Steve Moss from The Midnight Ghost Train

The Midnight Ghost Train’s Steve Moss kindly took time out to explain how New York, tap dancing, and James Brown funk entered their creative orbit for fourth album ‘Cypress Ave.’.

Olsi Ballta of Crossbones (Albania)

In his quest to interview metal bands from the most obscure places in the world, Guido Segers caught up with Olsi Ballta of from Albanian band Crossbones to ask him some very interesting questions.

Thomas V Jäger from Monolord

“It was more important than ever to play that night (in Manchester the day after the bomb attack at the Arena) and everyone there, including us, felt that our gig that night was something special. At least I think so.” – Steve Fallows talks to Thomas from Monolord.

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