The Middle East is a place of great turmoil, yet even amongst all that the awesomeness of metal still prevails! We’ve been treated to more recent acts like Azoom and Al-Namrood in the expanse of death and black metal, but … Continue reading Interview with Arallu!
I’m never one to shy away from looking for music outside of metal and rock because I believe a balanced music taste leads a decent mentality, and so far it’s proven to be pretty true in my case. Yet one … Continue reading Interview with Nic Nassuet!
Doom metal has quite the reputation, I feel like we can all agree with that. And sometimes greatness can be found in the most unlikely of places. The phrase rings the most true with Australia’s very own Roundtable. They’ve but … Continue reading Q&A with Roundtable’s guitarist Jonathan Gilmour!
Honestly never reviewed a book before, but I feel like this one is a little special so I took an exception. I’ve also maliciously violated the first rule of this how-to book: you must have a gym membership. Not any … Continue reading The Heavy Metal Workout Book – 14 Days of Exercise That Shred
Iranian death metal band, Azooma, is without a fucking doubt my favorite underground band in the entire world. They have put out but one album, but it is so amazing that to this day it manages to capture my imagination … Continue reading Q&A with death metallers Azooma!
1. “The Follower” had bits and pieces of famous classical pieces in it that would later build up to the actual metal, what inspired you guys to implement that into your music? Well we all love classical music and on each of our albums we took a part of a famous classical piece and turned it heavy. On our first album Try Something Different we used part of the Bolero from Ravel and made a song called “Scream of the Bolero”. On our second album Under Eye we used part of “Aase’s Death” from Edward Grieg “Peer Gynt”, and on … Continue reading Interview with Seven7’s Nicholas Meier (lead guitarist)
What a great half year it’s been! It is now current July 2nd in the States and that means the first half of 2015 is done and gone. It’s as good as any time to recap and go over my favorite albums of the year out of all the great records that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. Below is the list as you may have already noticed unless you’re blind. There are 20 albums in total if you want to know, and I am putting them in no particular order when it comes to how much I like them, … Continue reading My Favorites of 2015 (so far)
I recently had the great opportunity to send some questions over to my favorite death/thrash band from Greece – Biotoxic Warfare, and their lead guitarist, George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis, was kind enough to answer my questions. Love this band and their latest album “Lobotomized”, so I’ll stop wasting your time and let you get to the questions and answers. Let me just say thank you for taking your time to read and answer these questions. I’m a big fan of “Lobotomized” so this is a great privilege you’ve given me. Let’s not beat around the fucking bush anymore and get … Continue reading Interview w/Biotoxic Warfare’s George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis
I recently had a very interesting discussion with a fellow metal head that I feel like it applies all too well and happens a lot more than we may realize. It happens everywhere. It happened in the 80s. It happened last year. What happened you ask? People who hear an up-and-coming band’s debut album or whatever albums they have out, and then have the balls to say that “they should only make this kind of music from now on”, that’s what. It may not seem as big of a problem as you may realize, you may have even done this … Continue reading Give Albums a Chance
Just a quick disclaimer before you go down below to judge my favorites of last year: all these albums are albums that I’ve reviewed on here and they came out in 2014 of course. Now this list was made completely independently by me without any influence in the rankings other than how often I listen to the albums, and how high of quality I found them to be. No one paid me, asked me to put some bands at some places, or did any other sort of persuading. This was made at breakfast while looking through the 200+ reviews I’ve … Continue reading Top 25 Albums of 2014