Author Archives: Eddie Jorgensen

Interview: Tribulation talk Swedish grants, tour, give (lack of) new album update

Posted by on June 29, 2016

  Sweden‘s Tribulation have been quite the busy bunch and haven‘t been picky when it comes to taking on full-fledged tours. Although it seems like yesterday that the band came here with Abbath on the lauded Decibel tour, the band is now a veritable headliner and will be hosting two lucky bands this time around. Tribulation […]

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Firing members, eating right and taking insults with Whitechapel

Posted by on June 28, 2016

  Metal Blade records just released Whitechapel’s latest album Mark Of The Blade this past Friday, June 24th. As luck would have it, the band are routed all cross the United States as one of the main acts on the Warped Tour. And while many don’t like festivals of that ilk which rely heavily on corporate […]

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Interview: Nervosa talks new album, challenges of being a Brazilian band

Posted by on June 15, 2016

  For those who haven’t noticed the groundswell caused by Brazil’s Nervosa, start following the band’s Facebook page for starters. Although the band formed in 2010, the group quickly released their debut album which was aptly titled 2012. Fans of Sadus, Aura Noir, Sodom, Obituary, old-school Destruction and any like-minded fare should pick up their […]

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Interview: King Parrot talk cost of Aussies touring the states, Housecore, hygeine

Posted by on June 7, 2016

You may have already seen Australia’s King Parrot as support on a tour with Clutch, Souflly, Down or Weedeater. Whether or not you can handle their brash sense of humor makes little difference to these five purveyors of frenetic punk and metal. At present, the band consists of vocalist Matthew “Youngy” Young, guitarist Ari “;Mr. White” White, guitarist Andrew […]

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Interview: Child Bite’s Shawn Knight on Voivod tour, Housecore deal, Melvins video cameo

Posted by on June 1, 2016

Although Detroit, Michigan’s Child Bite were formed in 2005, point of origin is of little consequence. With a rotating cast of able players, guitarist-vocalist- founder Shawn Knight has become quite a known quantity in both art rock and metal circles. Driven by a desire to create rather than follow trends or any given formula, Child Bite caught the attention […]

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Interview: Voivod’s Away talks tour, major label deal, art

Posted by on May 13, 2016

  Canada’s Voivod have enjoyed the kind of career most musical acts would envy. Rather than being confined to one specific genre and struggling to come up with new and innovative ideas, this quartet have always boldly broke musical boundaries with reckless aplomb. And while there were some obvious hiccups along the way, it was those musical choices […]

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Interview: Hatebreed’s Chris Beattie talks horror movies, ‘The Concrete Confessional’

Posted by on May 10, 2016

Connecticut’s Hatebreed came on the scene in 1994 after a landmark demo tape that many hardcore freaks still hold and cherish. Their seventh record and newest album is called The Concrete Confessional and comes out this Friday, May 13th, 2016 on Nuclear Blast records (and can be preordered here). Those looking for the group’s trademark sound will not be disappointed. […]

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Harley Flanagan discusses Cro-Mags legacy, infamous stabbing incident

Posted by on April 28, 2016

New York City’s Cro-Mags originally formed in 1981 and carried the flag for crossover hardcore. Although seemingly now an underground phenomenon relegated to small clubs, their fearless ex-bass player and songwriter, Harley Flanagan, has both been quite prolific this year and will be releasing both a book and a new record. And while social media and major TV outlets […]

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Interview: Wytch Hazel talk new record, U.K. prog

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Proving yet again that point of origin should never be an issue Lancaster, England’s Wytch Hazel defy any category typically associated with like-minded acts from the U.K.. Whether you’re a fan of the 70’s rock resurgence, NWOBHM fare or just like well-orchestrated rock and roll, this able group deliver and then some. Fueled by a reverence for the […]

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Interview: Sourvein’s T-Roy talks ‘Aquatic Occult,’ current, former members

Posted by on April 6, 2016

One listen to Sourvein’s “Ocypuss “ at the Metal Blade records site should be all anyone needs who listens to doom, metal and sludge to break down and purchase the new long player. For the uninitiated, the band is led by the multi-talented T-Roy who handles vocals, music and art duties. To date, he has […]

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