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.
Around the beginning of July, I was given the opportunity to interview the former Skinless and current Origin vocalist Jason Keyser. Even with two different devices recording, I still ran into editing problems that delayed me posting until tonight. Either way, the call was meant to be a thirty minute discussion, but it wound up going overtime. Not only did we discuss the new album Omnipresent, but also talk about the many gods that exist to a touring band, merch designs, as well as his college studies and thoughts on Metal in general.
Belphegor‘s latest release Conjuring the Dead has become one of the group’s most talked about efforts yet. So much so that vocalist/guitarist Helmuth was willing to sit down and answer an e-mail interview for this very site! Honored, I leapt at the opportunity to ask some questions about the release, touring, and more. Check out what he had to say below.
Since their last full-length album Crime Always Pays… in 2011, Swashbuckle have gradually gone off the radar. But, in true pirate spirit, they return with a brand new recording to make sure the Metal world knows they haven’t really gone anywhere. The punishing We Hate the Sea EP is due out this August, showing a strengthened Swashbuckle ready to keelhaul any naysayers through Get This Right Records. I was given the opportunity to send some questions over to Admiral Nobeard about the album, the studio silence and more. Check out what he had to say below.
Darkest Era have been rather busy as of late. There has been a great deal of touring, writing, and recording since 2011’s debut full-length The Last Caress of Light. Having parted ways with Metal Blade Records, the Folk Metal five-piece find themselves working with Cruz del Sur Music to unleash their anxiously awaited follow-up album, Severance. I was given the chance to do an e-mail interview with the group, and it was guitarist Ade Mulgrew who got back to me about the album, working with Cruz del Sur Music, and touring plans.