Whilst psych music has taken many forms over the last few years, few bands have managed to dive deeper into what it actually means to be psychedelic than Earthling Society. Riding high on the back of the excellent Ascent To Godhead, Earthling Society are still very much an underground concern. For any true connossieur of psych though, they remain an essential part of the scene. Martyn Coppack chats to Fred Laird from the band.
Guido Segers caught up with Fernando and Andres from Bolivian black metal band Oscuro Mito.
Hawklords blend youth with experience from the 70s and 90s line-ups of Hawkwind. We caught up with the band’s two elder statesmen, guitarist/vocalist Jerry Richards and keyboardist/vocalist Harvey Bainbridge, to discuss their rich history, a brand new album, and the future plans of this psychedelic ensemble.
Guido Segers dives into the Pyrenean black metal scene and fired over some questions to Séan B., the sole member of De Veneficas Inferi.
I’m worried that my back might go. I’m worried that my voice might disappear. These are the things I worry about. Not sex. Not drugs. I’m not being facetious when I say that if I was going to die on tour, please let it be on stage and not in a service station toilet.
I saw Gene Simmons spitting blood on TV as a four-year-old kid, and I thought that was the best thing in the world. Then someone brought the first WASP album into our house circa 1984 . . . and I forgot all about KISS, and WASP was the shit for a while . . . I eventually found myself being engulfed by Tolkien, Occultism, Bathory, and Venom. . .
Sander van den Driesche had a long chat with Dave Sweetapple from Tee Pee Records / Outer Battery Records about the San Diego Take Over event which takes place at this year’s Roadburn Festival.
Grant McPhillips fired over some questions to Edinburgh based doom band King Witch, who have just released their first full-length release ‘Under The Mountain’ on Listenable Records.
Hades Ghosphell are from Laos and they play black metal, which does make them stand out a scene that is overwhelmingly death metal of the more brutal kind. The band was kind enough to answer some of Guido Segers’ questions about playing metal in Laos.
“And the Overton Window is not enough for us, it’s too narrow. I don’t want to even get into that tube, y’know what I mean. Our whole politics is about everyday personal politics, how you treat people and the way you treat yourself” Tim Forster talks music, punk & politics with the legendary band.
Over the course of their musical career, Dead Sea Apes have slowly developed into a band that, whilst they are generally labelled psych, are so much more. Not the kind of band to rest on their laurels and release a “greatest hits” style album, Recondite is a parallel view of Dead Sea Apes journey so far. Echoes And Dust asked Brett Savage to talk us through the new/old album and explain where these tracks fit in to the DSA story
Ahead of their first EU headlining tour, Echoes & Dust spoke with Profanatica’s drum-marauder and filth-spreader Paul Ledney about video taping, the supernatural, and maniac festival fans.
The self-described music collective Une Misère are from Iceland and they play an aggressive, intense style of hardcore music. They will play the upcoming Roadburn Festival twice, which made Sander van den Driesche curious to find out more about this up-and-coming band.
Godsticks are blend aggressive rock riffs with progressive intent on their latest LP, Faced With Rage. We caught up with Darran Charles (vocals, guitar), Dan Nelson (bass and backing vocals) and Tom Price (drums) after a successful gig at HRH Prog to talk Pineapple Thief, Chris Cornell, influences, metal, and the joys of being signed to a high-profile label.
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As they celebrate their 20th orbit around the sun with a three night extravaganza at The Garage featuring more or less all of the great bands on their stellar roster, Dan caught up with Chris and John to talk about the label’s past, present and future.
(((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.