The council’s gonna fucking regret ever tangling with us because we’ve got a lot of people backing the campaign and they’ve got such bad publicity in the last week I think they’re already regretting it.
Chris Van from Zimbabwean metal band Divide The Elements answered a bunch of questions asked by Guido Segers about the metal scene in Zimbabwe, their self-titled album and much more.
Guido Segers got to ask Ard Chieftain O’Hagan from legendary Northern Irish folk metal band Waylander a bunch of questions about their new upcoming album, being a folk metal band, beers and much more.
Gavin Brown caught up with Eagle Twin vocalist and guitarist Gentry Densley to hear all about the latest record and its creation and themes, influences as musician, the bands live plans, touring with Sunn O))), the influence of jazz on the music of Eagle Twin and his favourite gigs.
Jess Williamson reveals how bold decision making led to personal happiness and the making of Cosmic Wink, arguably her finest album to date.
Enter the Stream is a release which evokes the true meaning of psychedelic music, Prana Crafter, or Will Sol as he is known outside of his moniker, has crafted an album which is beautiful, spiritual and supremely tripped out. In order to find out more about this enigma, Echoes and Dust sent Martyn Coppack along for a chat.
Gavin Brown caught up with A Storm Of Light main man Josh Graham to talk about the new album ‘Anthroscene’, the inspiration for his work as a visual artist, touring with Sleep, working with hip hop megastar Jay-Z on tour visuals and much more.
Tim Foster caught up with anarcho-punk band Active Slaughter to find out how they’ve been getting on since reforming.
Before their show at London’s The Lexington, Michael Baker caught up with Belgium’s Cocaine Piss and they were kind enough to talk to him about collectivist ethos, positive punk, and cornering the poker market.
Guido Segers caught up with Conchur O’Drona of Irish black metal band From The Bogs of Aughiska to talk about their latest album, the band and inspirations.
We wanted to do some recording with Jeff because he’s a great songwriter, so when we in the middle of recording A Walk With Love & Death we had Jeff come out and record an EP full of songs. As that went along, we thought “What would it be like if we got Jeff and Steve on an album?” And from the moment they both plugged in we were like “oh fuck yeah, let’s do this”.
As both the vocalist of one of East-Asias’ most successful metal bands and a central figure in Taiwan’s political arena, Chthonic vocalist Freddy Lim has recently found himself leading a double life unlike any other after founding his own political party and being elected into Parliament. However, Freddy’s devotion to political affairs as a congressman has done little to undermine the man’s musical passion. Robin Ono finds out more.
Guido Segers caught up with Armenian black metal band Ildaruni, to ask about their band, the history, and myths of Armenia, and playing black metal.
Boss Keloid, are a heavy, progressive, stoner-influenced band that’ve created a name for themselves with relentless touring and a blistering live show. After two critically acclaimed albums, The Calming Influence of Teeth (2013) and Herb Your Enthusiasm (2016). This year seems them expand their line-up, adding keyboards and a new bass player, signing to Holy Roar Records and releasing their new record, Melted on the Inch.
Guido Segers caught up with Russel Menzies, the man behind Striborg from Tasmania, Australia, and asked him all about his ‘blackwave’ music.
(((O))) FEATURED INTERVIEW
I’ve had some real problems in my lifetime dealing and living with mental health issues. I’ve not really felt comfortable talking about it until more recently. I feel like it’s important to talk about these things because people consider them ‘awkward’ topics. I used writing music as a means to channel it and I felt a lot better for writing music and going to shows and being able to put my time and energy into something I loved so much really helped me.