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.
It didn’t take Servants of the Mist too long before they went into the studio to record and issue the follow-up to last year’s Suicide Sex Pact EP. Gross Knowledge of Genital Mutilation brings three brand new compositions and one cover to the masses interested in truly depressing Sludge and Doom Metal performances. After such a crushing experience, I couldn’t help but reach out to the group with some questions. Guitars Ed Tober, one of the founding members, took the time to address why this is a digital only release, the value of physical releases today, and much more.