(((O))) Category: Interviews

Anders Jakobson from Axis of Despair

Gavin Brown had a chat with drummer Anders Jakobson from grindcore band Axis of Despair to hear all about the band and their new album ‘Contempt For Man’.

Eric Hernandez from Wrong (and Torche)

Tim Porter caught up with Wrong frontman (and Torche bassist) Eric Hernandez about Wrong’s excellent sophomore full-length record, released in April through Relapse Records.

Filthy Dirty and Stomper from Evil Blizzard

Lancashire’s sonic crusaders Evil Blizzard’s Stomper and Filthy Dirty reveal the inner workings of the making of third album ‘The Worst Show on Earth’ and their favourite live shows.

Music, Catharsis and Anarchy: An Interview With Interrobang’s Dunstan Bruce

Middle aged men coming up to me after a show and sharing their own stories about their difficult relationships with their dads, about feeling invisible, about never giving up. I discovered it was a common experience that I had gone through. Talking about stuff like that at a gig rather than at some men’s group was incredibly rewarding.

John Westhaver from The Band Whose Name Is Symbol

Martyn Coppack had a good long chat with John Westhaver from Canadian psych band The Band Whose Name Is Symbol, going from the early days to their work with Cardinal Fuzz and much more.

Danny Marshall from Baptists

Gavin Brown had a chat with guitarist Danny Marshall from Canadian hardcore punk band Baptists about the band’s latest album ‘Beacon Of Faith’ and more.


Plini is Australia’s premier guitarist/composer and also extremely affable. Gaz Cloud caught up with him ahead of his appearance at Be Prog! My Friend to discuss touring with Tesseract, his relationship with practice, the development of his signature sound and more in a revealing interview.

Igor Omodei from Uneven Structure

Uneven Structure’s latest album La Partition is a monumental slab of post-metal, channelled through Meshuggah-tinted goggles. Chris Sharp managed to grab a quick chat with guitarist Igor Omodei at Tech Fest.

Sam Cooper from Limb

Limb’s Sam Cooper informs Echoes and Dust how they got the right ‘whoosh’ for their latest album ‘Saboteurs of the Sun’.

Remi Gallego of The Algorithm

As The Algorithm, Remi Gallego has consistently pushed the definition of what can be considered metal, producing a maelstrom of brutality, glitch, synthwave, and bizarre Frenchness. Chris Sharp sat down with Remi to chat at Tech Fest.

Marc Emmerik from Vitamin X

Gavin Brown had a chat with guitarist and songwriter Marc Emmerik from hardcore band Vitamin X to hear all about their latest album ‘Age Of Paranoia’, how J Mascis came to play on the album, their legendary live shows and the band’s staying power and legacy in the hardcore scene.

Mau from AMFest, Barcelona

AMFest has been running for 5 years now but it only really came across our radar last year when the standout quality of the lineup, featuring the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, pg lost & Sleepmakeswaves, really caught our attention. This ye …

Girls In Synthesis: An Interview.

…audiences do react if you give them an opportunity to. We’ve had shows where people will just grab the mic and start doing there own thing. We’ve given people our guitars and let them get on with it… we’ve only really just started touching this aspect, really.

Slow Faction: Punk, Politics and German Literature!

I started reading Heinrich Boell… His views were very much ones of the politics of the everyday – how we relate to people, our thoughts when confronted by people less fortunate or different than ourselves, how sharing a conversation or a coffee or a cigarette could be interpreted politically or even take on an almost sacramental value.

Dylan Carlson

Gavin Brown had a good, long chat with Dylan Carlson, where they discussed his new solo album, Earth and other musical highlights.

Art as Resistance: NurseOnDuty.

The act of creativity I feel is something I have put consciously into my life to avoid the traps and pitfalls of consumption within the capitalist system. I think music and the creative projects I have been involved in have massively defined my sense of self.

Interview with Silas Neptune

Silas Neptune talks to Dave Cooper about his debut album ‘The Scales Of Tahuti’, what it’s like to grow up around the Ozric Tentacles and his “odd mix” of influences.

Shawna Potter of War On Women talks Music, Politics and Making a Difference!

…there is no reason in the circus that is Warped Tour to keep standing there if you’re not into something. So for that reason, we might have avoided some run of the mill heckling. But there were plenty of men and boys who told us they were surprised to realize that they liked our band, and even “got it” after seeing us play live.

Interview with Jaye Jayle

Interview with Jaye Jayle

AlNamrood will not be tamed: metal in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia it can be punishable by death to play dark blasphemous music. That doesn’t keep AlNamrood from doing so though. Guido Segers asked main member Mephisto some questions to find out more.

Gaerea: Art, concept, black metal from Portugal

Portuguese black metal band Gaerea were kind enough to have a chat with Guido Segers and tell more about their band, vision and what this music means to them.

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