Lying Figures recently reached out to me about their brand new EP A World of My Own. The French Death/Doom Metal outfit only has one other release, another EP titled From Nowhere to Nothing, which came out in 2013, only about a year prior to the aforementioned follow-up. After sitting down with their latest endeavour, I put some questions together for the band in the hopes to give a little more depth to the group before the review drops in a few days, and founding guitarist Matthieu Burgaud answered the call.
I recently had the chance to check out the new Castle Freak EP Still Rotting, as well as shoot some interview questions over to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based Death Metal/Grindcore act. Vocalist and guitarist Andrew Gigan took the time to get some answers back to me. Check out what he had to say.
It’s been a good nineteen years since At The Gates unleashed any new studio recordings. But, here we are in 2014, waiting anxiously for their latest effort At War With Reality. In honor of this new Metal milestone, I was given the opportunity to speak with vocalist Tomas Lindberg about the release, how the reunion is holding up, and even the future of the band as a whole. While I was not supplied a review copy prior to the discussion, we covered a good amount of ground, and is worth checking out if you want to find out about the homework you might want to do before diving into this concept release.
Exodus is one of the biggest names in Thrash. Period. So when I had the opportunity to send twenty-five minutes chatting with one of their long running members, I leapt at the opportunity! Well, truthfully, I’ve actually been trying to coordinate an interview with Steve “Zetro” Souza since the last Hatriot, and thanks to Nuclear Blast Records I was given another chance to make it happen. Check out what Steve had to say about the band post-Dukes, how he wound up back in the group, his other projects, and even update us on the recent trampling of a man’s first amendment rites.
Since 2001’s …to Destroy the Planet, Keitzer has been destroying listener’s senses with truly brutal Death Metal and Grindcore. Now the group unleashes what roughly fourteen years of activity have all built towards with their fifth album, The Last Defence. With the new effort available, I got the change to shoot some questions over to bassist Simon Venig about the release, tour dates, and even his label 7Degrees Records.