Interviews written by: Paul Lewis
Heidevolk is not teaching history but tapping themes
From the Netherlands comes Heidevolk. This six piece unit plays pagan/folk with a little pinch of black metal. Heidevolk composes music glorifying their country's glorious past. having to suffer though the oppessive occupying forces of the Romans, Spanish and later the Germans in WWII. Not taking their occupation laying down the Dutch fought and resisted all occupiers. March 2nd Heidivolk will release...
Tsjuder and their beginning of reincarnation
Norway's Tsjuder has been a fixture of the Norwegian black metal movement since 1993. Pissed off and frustrated with the way the movement was, the band decided to go on a sabbatical. 2011 The band band regrouped and released an excellant true Norwegian black metal album titled "Legion Helvate". This release shows the band at their best pissed and defiant. I sent...
Azaghal and the black metal way of life
Greetings brother of the frozen north! Kow you holding up in the brutal Finnish winter? Well, it hasn't been very brutal so far, only rain and darkness. How long the winters last in Finland? The winters here in Texas are kinda weird, it's cold one day then it's like 70 degrees the next. The winter usually begins in October and the spring...
Old school metal with RAM
Sickened and disgusted with the current bullshit that was going around in today's metal scene Harry Gronoth decided to put manners in his own hands. With a true love and passion for true metal he put plans into action by forming RAM in 99. Inspired by such legends like Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Oscar and Daniel quickly requited likely...
Video interview with Hate
This interview with ATF Sinner of Polish blackened death metal unit Hate at Zini's Pizzeria in Deep Ellum (Dallas, Texas).
Video interview with Morpheus of Mayhem
Interview with Morpheus lead guitarist of the legendary black metal band Mayhem.
Video interview with Ken of Abigail Williams
Interview with Ken of Abigail Williams at Trees In Deep Ellum (Dallas,Texas).
Spectral Mortuary and the story of cannibalism, necrophilia and genocide
Denmark's Spectral Mortuary formed in 2003 with common bond and love for U.S. death metal bands like Suffocation, Malevolent Creation and Morbid Angel. With the help and sage advice of legendary producer Dan Swano who worked with such bands like Asphyx, Marduk, and Hail Of Bullets. The result is total depravity which is a brutal slab of techinal 90s death metal in...
Different elements form Legion Of Crows
Despite being isolated from mainland Europe, the UK always been a breeding ground of great metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and My Dying Bride. Upcoming UK metallers Legion Of Crows is no exception. With members coming from various musical backgrounds, Legion Of Crows play an unique diverse style which ranges from industrial to doom. Their debut "Stab Me" was released...
Pact with the occult
Many bands has used their music as a filter for their love of the occult and the dark arts. This USBM band Pact is one of them bands. Born in the eastern nether regions of PA of the year 2004. Hag went out and found three other brethren of the black arts decided to make primitive, brutal black metal to channel the...
A nurse who makes death metal
Funerus been playing old school death metal since early nineties. After numerous line up changes things didn't come together till Jill started jamming with John and Kyle of Incantation. When I first heard their latest release "Return To Sludge" I was blown away by Jill's vocals. It's very rare to hear a woman sing brutal death metal vocals. One listen to "Return...
Demonical and their first US tour
Demonical might not be familar to some fans of the death metal scene. But the members are not spending their tour of duty with various bands like Grave and Centinex. Martin, Ronnie and Johan decided to form Demonical in 2006. In July of the same year Demonical recorded their 4 song demo titled "Blood Spell Divine" with singer Ludvig Engell of Remasulate,...