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Alexis Mincolla from 3TEETH

Industrial metal’s fastest-rising stars. 3TEETH, launched their third album Metawar at the Electrowerkz in Islington in July, then stormed their show the following night supporting Ministry at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Joe Norman spoke with frontman Alexis Mincolla in the Empire’s suitably grimy and dimly lit backstage area after the show.

Zarraza: spreading the virus from Kazakhstan

Nick Khalabuzar is one of the founders of Kazakhstan metal band Zarraza and to say he’s a passionate metalhead would be a vast understatement. Guido Segers finds out more.

Label Focus with Clément Dupuis of Dur et Doux

Dur et Doux is a collective of musicians, a label and a production structure that defends a singular vision of amplified music. Founded in 2008 and carried by thirty or so musicians forming around 15 bands, Dur et Doux praises the unusual, the creation …

Dymna Lotva: Belarussian pagan fires burning bright

Dymna Lotva has been quite prolific over the years and plays a very distinguished type of music. Their origin leaves a little in the way of the language barrier, but they were kind enough to answer my questions. This took some time, but I’m certain that it will provide you with many new insights on this exciting band.

Post-Punk, Politics and Pleasure in Britain: Interview with David Wilkinson..

The first important thing to say here is that post-punk reflects a growing working class involvement in the leftist avant-garde that we can trace back to the expanded opportunities of the postwar years. John Cooper Clarke reckoned it was ‘the furthest the working classes had gone into areas like Dada’ and he was probably right.

Playing the Devil’s Advocate – Talkin’ about Satan with Twin Temple

Bound in unholy matrimony and devoted to spreading the dark gospel of God’s great Adversary, the duo known as Twin Temple may not sound the way your local church describes the ever-so-dreaded “Devil’s music”.

Kavus Torabi from Gong

Kavus Torabi, guitarist and vocalist with Gong, on the creative process behind their new record and why it’s a psychedelic rather than progressive. He also drops hints about a new project, discusses hair care tips and more!

A Broke Moon Rises – A Conversation with David Pajo

“You know, I’m not a minimalist composer, I didn’t grow up in that world, I grew up in a punk rock world. Limits have to be stretched, you have to test them – or break them.”

Scott and Tom from Green Lung

South London’s Green Lung reveal how Desertfest, a grandparent’s confusion, and the studying of song-structures help shaped the band and their impressive debut album ‘Woodland Rites’.

Unveiling ‘The Secret’ – An Interview with Alan Parsons

From his Historic debut efforts at Abbey Road alongside the Fab Four all the way up to his latest creative venture in his own recording studio in Santa-Barbara, Alan Parsons has made his mark in music history, as a technician behind some of rock musics’ most iconic albums as well as with his boundary-pushing work with the Alan Parsons Project.

Interview – Spotlights

Spotlights are a trio who describe the sublime music they make as dreamsludge, an apt description that takes in shimmering and dreamlike soundscapes and combines it with the heaviness of sludge to create an ethereal noise. Their new album Love & De …

Soundwaves to Landscapes – An Interview with Dylan Carlson of Earth

With Earth’s first album in over five years due for release in May, Robin Ono talked to Dylan Carlson about the new record’s back-to-basics, raw approach, and working as a duo with drummer Adrienne Davies to re-imagine Earth’s core sound.

Introducing Eve Maret

To me, listening to this album is like looking at snapshots of this whole journey through grief into myself, investigating who I am and processing these feelings. The title No More Running is a statement that I’m not running from myself anymore. It’s also a play on words, referring to a Brian Eno song called ‘I’ll come Running’.

Vlad & Rosie from Bad Pond Festival

Earlier this year we posted something on Facebook that took a look at the gender balance on the lineups of a number of ostensibly ‘math rock’ festivals. When we published the results we had a mixture of reactions from those that we’d picked as examples. The folks behind Bad Pond Festival got in touch to say it was something they were already aware of and were working to improve this year & for the future, so we asked Vlad and Rosie from their team a few questions to find out more.

Robin from BIG | BRAVE

Big Brave have a new album, A Gaze Among Them, out on May 10th through Southern Lord and from what we’ve heard so far it is going to be a very special record, so we sent Jamie Jones to have a chat with Robin Wattie from the band to find out more.

Nelecc: Gazing at the Stars in Kenya

Africa is the final frontier when it comes to metal, but something is definitely brewing with bands like Nelecc from Kenya, creating their very own brand of atmospheric black metal. Guido Segers went to find out more.

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