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Started out as the grindcore outfit Scum in the early 90’s till vocalist Johan Hegg joined the band. Scum transitioned to Amon Amarth. Considered one of the best talented bands around, Amon Amarth plays melodic brutal viking death metal. With their ninth studio album “Surtur Rising” and an US tour on the horizon, Amon Amarth prove they can still de …

17/03/2011
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French duo Sacrarium deserves congratulations! Recently they landed a label promotion with De Tenebrarum Principio, a renowned black metal artists’ label. Now, their debut album, ‘March to an Inviolable Death,’ can be unleashed upon the world so more and more listeners can get a chance to hear some beautiful blasphemy. I got a chance to talk about …

16/03/2011
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Quite personally, I’ve never really met a more fiery metal personality when it comes to Glenn of Australian based death metal band, Destruktor. He, however, really knows how to speak his mind. The man doesn’t let shit get in his way when it comes to his band, and lets his philosophy about ‘true, extreme metal’ outweigh the temptation of corporate w …

16/03/2011
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With just a few months to go before the release of their second album, progressive death metal heads Ana Kefr has been hard at work preparing for their first tour and getting things ready with the label. But, Rhiis (vocals, keyboard), enjoys keeping busy when not figuring out new ways to continue evolving the band. He is completely against rip offs …

16/03/2011
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Video Interview with J-F Dagenais of Canadian death metal unit Katakylsm. The interview was recorded at Zini’s Pizza in Deep Ellum before their performance at Trees.

15/03/2011
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Video interview with Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Done backstage at the Super.com Center in Dallas, TX. It was the first date of the Jagermeister Tour.

11/03/2011
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For the past decades the UK given birth to a many great bands like Cradle Of Filth, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Motorhead. Now the little isle in the Atlantic has delivered another great band to check: The Meads Of Asphodel. Praised by Metal Hammer as one of the best underground bands in the UK. The band recently got signed to UK based lab …

08/03/2011
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Hello, guys! How’s it going? Introduce yourself, please, and give us a short recap of the band’s history, as usual. We´re looking forward the upcoming release of SCARVEST and are curious about the reactions of zines, fans and others. Our members are Basti (vox), Andi (git), Stef (git.), Tobi (drums) and last but not least our new bassist Sebastian, …

02/03/2011
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Obszon Geschopof is an obscure, but very talented band created from the mind of Remzi Kelleci. Originally starting out as an industrial band, Kelleci evolved and added more and more elements to his band, such as thrash, death, and black metal while keeping things industrial. Always a man who ‘never creates the same album twice,’ his latest work ‘Sy …

28/02/2011
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Recently, made their mark on the metal world by unleashing their thrashing debut ‘Parasites Of A Shifting Future.’ Aside from featuring guest spots from Jord Otto from ReVamp and Claudia from Lyonite, the album features a strong aggressive melody base while at the same time inducing plenty of headbanging and thought provoking lyrics that aren’t the …

22/02/2011
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are a hard working progressive death metal band from Leeuwarden, Netherlands who really enjoys a positive remark about their music. After releasing their recent EP, ‘Exit Reality,’ fans (myself included) have been bombarding them by emails and MySpace comments about how awesome it was and urging the group to progress in their musical career. As a r …

17/02/2011
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It is 2011, and it is time for some new stuff! New metal bands are always great, but it is rare when a new trend comes along that turns the music world on its head and revolutionizes everything. LeGrand Haughton of the technical death metal band, Halls Tainted Red, is taking his musical career one step further. Instead of just releasing a new album …

01/02/2011
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Being what is known as an alternative model from the New York City area, how much of an effort is it nowadays to stand out from the crowd? How distinguished is your presence in alternative modeling? That’s a great question because an alternative model by definition is off the mainstream. But I think too many girls think that if they have a couple o …

17/01/2011
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Interview with Miss Gory Rae done by Jesse Kahler. Greetings Miss Gory Rae, and thank you for taking time to rap a bit. First of all, can you tell us a little bit about what sort of responsibilities being Canada’s first and ONLY horror host entail? Well, First? Let me extend my virtual hand, as thanks for thinking of me. Actually? That..right there …

17/01/2011
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Winterhorde are one of those bands that when one hears them has to be impressed. This Israel based band offers fans a second album, and an exciting concept album that is stand alone impressive with the lyrics/ story just as much as it is with the music at hand… which is some very decent melodic black metal that stands out from the usual cookie-cutt …

15/01/2011
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Since its inception Tiberius projecT has remained a two-piece consisting of you and Dennis Martins, with occasional guest musicians appearing for recording sessions. You have stated this arrangement is easier than a full band. We have worked with other bands in the past, a lot of brains thinking different ideas, a lot of ways to finalize a unique s …

14/01/2011
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I’m listening to the “Raven Gods Amongst Us”. It’s quite different from the USBM going around these days. Seem like Valder and Lighting Swords Of Death are taking the filthy primitive approach? If you are telling me that Valdur sounds a bit different, then this is good. It is not about taking some strange ‘left-field’ approach to metal… it is about …

09/01/2011
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Conceived as a solo project in 2008 and one disastrous first performance in Paris of 09. During the recording of their debut album look martial the band was reborn again as a band. “Loi Maritinale” is depressing black metal that explores the trauma and nightmares of war. Greetings Weddir and PFZ and happy new year I hope everything is all well with …

09/01/2011
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Hailz George!  It is good to correspond with you again! When I originally met you, you were performing with Septic Flesh on Tour with Behemoth. I knew you then as a great guitarist and guitar tech (I remember running around trying to help you find some tools as you were working on your guitar, haha!). Speed me up on what you have been up to since t …

23/12/2010
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Today for you BRUTALISM readers, I have a special treat. I am interviewing Dave Tedesco who has drummed for many cult bands including but not limited to Solace Of Requiem and Penetration. Dave, I would like to thank you for taking the time to be interviewed. Well, I would like to thank you for having me. Excellent, why don’t you tell us a bit about …

17/12/2010
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Hello Evocation, please introduce yourselves for our readers and how are things for you guys today? Hey there, Ok, like u said our band name is Evocation and we are 5 guyz who like creating music hang in our studio not only for the creation of music and recording but just to hang with each other, it has become more like a lifestyle than a hobby, An …

16/12/2010
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One reason I like”Storm Over Sea”. It’s not a long boring jam session it keep the listener’s attention. And here are some questions I asked the band about the album and other stuff. How the manage to combine these elements and make the music exciting at the same time? Thank you so much for your kind words. Interestingly, we believe that the way our …

16/12/2010
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Here you can watch a video interview with some members of EyeHateGod.

16/12/2010
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So please give us a short introduction of yourself? This is Hamedfetusgrinder, one of the first Iranian death metal and brutal Death Metal vokills and the president/creator of Persian/Iranian death metal milita (PSDM/IRDM). I did vokills in many Iranian death metal bands and indeed the first guy who had the first brutal death metal project in Iran …

14/12/2010
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07/12/2010
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Symphorce is one of those melodic power metal bands who after some time, and much to fan chagrin, suddenly makes a turn around and tries something a bit different. They’ve kept a very steady career by unleashing album after album, but just to make sure they aren’t considered ‘dried up and sold out,’ the band decided to release the progressive monst …

04/12/2010
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There are many metal bands out there that can produce excellent melodic death grind, but not many know how to construct a message that is just as strong. Since music and lyrics go hand in hand, Massive Slavery was careful to dictate a very important message based on the social ills of the present to accompany their very loud, aggressive style. And …

27/11/2010
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For over two decades Virgina’s own While Heaven Wept been unleashing their own unique brand of doom metal. The band released their live and last opus for Cruz Del Sol title “Triumph And Tragedy”. One listen to this fine opus you find yourself entranced by their musical landscape of doom mixed with a prog. This band is not your usual doom metal band …

19/11/2010
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Hello Facebreaker, hows it going? Please introduce yourselves for the readers and how are things today in the Facebreaker camp? Facebreaker is doing really well these days. New record out and the touring should start soon. Btw I am Mika Lagreen of Facebreaker and I play the lead guitar. “Infected” came out in January, how was this album received? H …

17/11/2010
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Tom G. Warrior was the main man behind the ugly monster of Hellhammer and then now-über-cult Celtic Frost. Since their way was always the painful and hard one, the band was finally laid to rest in 2008. It didn’t take Tom much time to go hell and back and bring another horror being to life – Triptykon. Songs that were included on 2010’s “Eparistera …

17/11/2010
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Pandemonium are one of Poland’s best kept death metal secrets. While there has been plenty of attention to bands such as Behemoth and Vader, this four-piece group do all they can to let the fans (and world) know that they are still active and ready to take on the metal world ever since 1991. It has been some time since anyone has heard anything fro …

04/11/2010
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Mammutant are one of those bands who, when they have something to say, make sure they’re heard. Whether it is through loud, aggressive industrially tinged music that really picks up on the ears or twisted costumes, they really know how to put on a show in the studio and on stage. They’ve recently released their second album, ‘Atomizer,’ which is a …

04/11/2010
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This is a band that you need to check out, read on and discover a really killer band! Whats Up Matt, introduce yourself to the good people at BRUTALISM.com Well hello there BRUTALISM! I’m Matt from the band Mose Giganticus. We’re a synth/rock/doom/sludge band recently signed to Relapse Records with the release of our new album “Gift Horse.” The ban …

03/11/2010
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Why don’t you tell our readers a bit about yourselves and your roles in Solace Of Requiem? My name is Jeff Sumrell and I am the Bassist and vocalist for SOR. I am the only original member remaining from the band which I helped to form in Virginia Beach, VA in 2003. I am also the songwriter and CEO (for lack of a better term) of the band. I write al …

31/10/2010
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Nalvage started in the Autumn of 2002 in Naples (Italy) by Paola, Mauro, Amaral and Luca. In 2003 they recorded a 2 track promo “2 Hymns: Countless Corpses”. After this the band played numerous live shows with i.e. Necrodeath or Infernal Poetry. In 2004 the EP “Idiosyncratical Armageddon” was released. After line up changes the band recorded in 200 …

31/10/2010
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In a time when modern technology has enhanced music (both in good ways like creating cyber/ industrial metal and bad ways by helping lots of people with useless or poor things to say be heard more easily), lots of bands has taken advantage of what it has to offer. Cypecore is one of those bands. Fusing a style of melodic death metal and industrial …

31/10/2010
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Gearing to release their new opus of black metal ritual “Let The Devil In”. Bred ten years ago from the frozen hitherlands of Finland. Sargeist been establishing their position on the black metal for quite some time. A relentless frontal assault on the so called standards of the so called trend that plagued black metal for years. Good evening from …

24/10/2010
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About three months issiac of blackened death thrashers Blasphemous Creation told me about this black horde from LA. Taking him up on his suggestion went out and check out these filth mongers Lighnting Swords Of Death at Reno’s in Dallas. This band plays old school USBM. Which is somewhat reminds of the great godfathers like Bathory, primitive and u …

23/10/2010
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Connor asked drummer Gus Rios of Malevolent Creation some questions regarding their latest album “Invidious Dominion”. Gus, firstly on behalf of BRUTALISM.com, thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I know your very busy right now since the new Malevolent Creation has been released. Firstly how do you feel about the new record? Firstly, t …

23/10/2010
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The trip begun in December 2003 from since the party is collecting experiences and ideas which they are continuously filtering reaching to today’s shape having Thanos, Alex and Dimitris delivering this tight alloy of music, which the press tends to call psychedelic / alternative / progressive rock. In the beginning of 2010 their song “Perdition” wa …

19/10/2010
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Angra is a power metal band from São Paulo, Brazil known for its symphonic interludes, highly technical instrumental playing and Brazilian regional elements. In the beginning of 2010, Angra started to write songs for their upcoming yet unnamed album due out in mid 2010. The album was composed partly at the members’ houses and partly at Confessori’s …

11/10/2010
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Every now and then a band comes along that takes you by the balls and that is what happen with me and these mutha’s from Boston called Olde Growth. I managed to catch up with Stephen and Ryan, the two who make up this crushing two-piece Sludge/Stoner/Doom machine. I hope you read this interview carefully as this band will create a stir in the under …

06/10/2010
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Paul my brother, I want to get this interview thing going. This guy makes some seriously dark and twisted music. It will change how you listen to and look at music. Enough from me, lets see what makes this man that I am proud to call a friend and brother tick. Paul, Introduce yourself and the bands that you are a part of? Hey Dave, thanks for the i …

27/09/2010
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Sheavy formed in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in 1993, and originally performed under the name Green Machine. They did some great recordings but it was the “Electric Sleep” album that was recorded in St. John’s in the summer of 1997 that brought them to the attention of Stoner Metal-Heads and Doom Metal fans worldwide, that album h …

22/09/2010
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As We Die are a melodic deathcore band from Italy that know how to put an extra spin on an overused genre. By adding harmonic clean vocals among their death metal aggression, they’ve quickly risen in population. Recently, the band is very happy about signing to SG records to help promote their debut EP, The Right Choices. It is certainly a great st …

13/09/2010
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Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with BRUTALISM.com Gutter. Yeah, definitely man, I’m all about the underground. Alright, why don’t you introduce yourself to the readers and tell us about the inception of Gutterchrist Productions. Gutterchrist Productions came to be because I’ve been in this scene for years and one of my boys Roy …

10/09/2010
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Since their inception in disbelief have been a band that no one can quite put a label on, varied musically, but a strong songwriting ability, 20 years have now passed and their thank you release ‘Heal’ shows them closing one chapter and opening a new one with the search for more band members. Vocalist Karsten “Jagger” Jäger took time out to reflect …

09/09/2010