(((O))) Category: Interviews

Diva Satanica from Nervosa

Gavin Brown caught up with Nervosa singer Diva Satanica to talk about the return of the band and their new album Perpetual Chaos including how the album came to be during the pandemic and much more.


Ahead of the release of his new album, Under A Spell, Richard Barbieri brings Echoes and Dust up-to-speed on the breakup of Japan, how he combines vintage and cutting edge technology, plus details of his varied and inspiring collaborations.

A Conversation with Hades composer and audio director Darren Korb

In the wake of Hades’ colossal 2020 success, David Bowes grabbed a conversation with Supergiant Games’ soundtrack composer and audio director Darren Korb to chat orchestras, voice acting and why early access is the key to confidence.

Ionophore (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

Ionophore play dark, ambient music and this is personified on their brilliant new album Knells which they are just about to release. Gavin Brown has a chat with the band to find out more.

Clem Burke from The Empty Hearts / Blondie

Gavin Brown had a chat with Clem Burke, drummer of The Empty Hearts and Blondie, about the band’s legacy, his career as a musician, the New York scene he was part of that centred around CBGBs and his brief stint as drummer of the Ramones and much more.

Graham Scala and Ian Miller from Collapse Culture

Gavin Brown caught up with both members of Collapse Culture to talk about their new self-titled album and how they came together as well as inspirational electronic music, remixes and what both Graham and Ian’s other projects have got coming up in the future.

Sarah & Pete from Reckless Yes

Reckless Yes have been one of our favourite labels for a while now but over the last year or so they seemed to have really upped their game & signed a whole load of bands that we absolutely love, so we thought t was about time we sat down with Sarah & Pete from the label and pop them a few questions.

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trillionaire – Romulus

Trillionaire are a band who play sweeping progressive rock with both a dark and anthemic feeling to create massive and focussed songs. The band features current and former members of bands such as Inter Arma, Revocation, Ken Mode and A Fucking Elephant …

Svarrogh: Bulgarian folklore, history and ways of looking back

Multi-instrumentalist Dimo Dimov has been living in Germany for years now, but returns to his native Bulgaria with his main project Svarrogh frequently. It’s not his only project, but perhaps the one closest to himself. Guido Segers finds out more.

Lee Buford from The Body

Gavin Brown caught up with The Body drummer Lee Buford to hear all about their new album ‘I’ve Seen All I Need To See’, touring memories, sonically inspiring live shows and what The Body have coming up in the future which continues their impressive output of releases.

Away from Voivod

Gavin Brown caught up with Voivod drummer Away to talk about their latest live album as well as the band’s follow up to their last album The Wake, the influence of punk and hardcore on Away as a drummer and on Voivod, legendary tours, and his vast array of artwork which will once again be the subject of a forthcoming book.

Lovidalf Ranemmak VI about his creation: the genre of Ordo Fantet

Lovidalf Ranemmak VI is an individual, but to be honest it’s more an artistic entity… The man who created his very own music genre called Ordo Fantet. Guido Segers finds out more.

Lasher – Unleashing Kuwaiti black metal

Lasher is a black metal band from Kuweit, that regardless of Kuweit’s open approach to culture still has to work deeply underground, in anonymity. Guido Segers caught up with the person behind this solo metal project to find out more.

Mike Gallagher from Mustard Gas And Roses

Gavin Brown caught up with Mike Gallagher from Mustard Gas And Roses to talk about their latest release ‘We Are One’, how Mustard Gas And Roses have developed as a band, what we can expect from their next album, memorable live gigs, his time with Isis and his respect for Kurt Vonnegut who inspired the band’s name.

Wino from The Obsessed / Saint Vitus

Gavin Brown had a chat with Wino about the new Obsessed album, his latest solo album Forever Gone, recent gigs, his vast musical career including a very memorable gig in Holland and seeing Black Sabbath live in concert early in their career and the effect it had in him and his earliest concert memories.

Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity

Gavin Brown had a chat with Dark Tranquillity’s vocalist Mikael Stanne to talk about their latest album ‘Moment’ and how it was created as well as discussing their livestream gig for the album and their thirtieth anniversary as Dark Tranquility.

Pharaoh Overlord

Gavin Brown had a chat with Pharaoh Overlord to hear about their latest album and their shared musical history with Aaron Turner as well as musical highlights, touring with Sleep and what several of the band’s other group Circle are up to next.

Clayton Gore from Pulchra Morte

Gavin Brown caught up with Pulchra Morte drummer Clayton Gore to talk about the album and the making of it as well as the stunning artwork that adorns the cover and other subjects including the Serpents Choir, the history of Pulchra Morte and essential doom, black and death metal albums.

Bob Otis from Dropdead

Last year Gavin Brown caught up with Dropdead vocalist Bob Otis to talk about their latest album as well as the recently re-release collections of the band’s early work, musical influences, their firm anti-fascist stance and the state of the world at this time in an informative conversation.

Varkâna: Iranian Underground Dungeon Synth

Varkâna is one of those unlikely acts to find on your path, experimenting with dungeon synth and its cousin dark ambient to create sonic experiences from his homeland Iran. Guido Segers finds out more.

John Bush from Armored Saint / Anthrax

Gavin Brown caught up with vocalist John Bush to hear all about the latest Armored Saint album ‘Punching The Sky’ and the potential of playing the new material live as well as memories of his time with both Armored Saint and Anthrax and how he is keeping busy during the pandemic.

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