BIG|BRAVE: A Different Experience

Montreal’s BIG|BRAVE has been making waves in the heavy music world for the better part of a decade. Guitarist Mathieu Ball and vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie talk about the past, present, and future of BIG|BRAVE, touching on the recording process, inclusion in the music community, and plans for the coming months.

GO AHEAD AND DIE: Keeping It in the Family

During a father and son getaway at a remote mountain property in the middle of the Arizona desert, Cavalera senior and his youngest son, Igor Amedias Cavalera, spent the COVID summer of 2020 writing Go Ahead And Die’s self-titled debut full-length record. Igor speaks about the writing and recording of the album, what it means to be a Cavalera, his stoner metal band Healing Magic, and much more.

LIVING DEAD GIRL: Out of Body Experience

Formed in 2017, the Canadian modern metal band Living Dead Girl is independently releasing its long-awaited debut full-length album, Exorcism. Four years in the making, Living Dead Girl’s founder/vocalist Molly Rennick’s long journey has taken many twists and turns to get to this point in her music career.


Swiss all-female, classic heavy metal quintet Burning Witches has been on a tear lately by releasing four full-length albums in six years. On the band’s newest Norse mythology themed opus, The Witch of the North, the band executes some great storytelling and tight compositions on its 14 tracks.

CALIBAN: Ghosts from the Past

Caliban has emerged from a planned, self-imposed hiatus with Zeitgeister. We caught up with the frontman Andreas Dörner via Zoom to discuss feeling uncomfortable with one’s native language, the perils of being your own version of Google Translate, and being haunted by songs.

EVILE: Hell Is Unleashed

On the band’s blistering fifth full-length, Hell Unleashed, Ol Drake takes over lead vocal duties, as well as handling all lead guitar parts. During our conversation, he talks about his return to the band, his brother’s exit, and the new album, and what the future holds for Evile.


Berried Alive is taking the world by storm riff by riff and receiving global recognition from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. We spoke with guitarist Charles Caswell to learn all we can about Berried Alive and his crazy style of playing.

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN: Kaleidoscopic Light

With the high-octane and infectious psychedelic/progressive hard rock of Monuments, The Vintage Caravan has shone a kaleidoscopic light on dark and cloudy times. We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Óskar Logi Ágústsson for a primer on volcanic activity, Icelandic rock history, and how to never forget your roots.

EMPTY STREETS: Right Down the Center

Aaron Thompson’s electric melodies and moody vocals are sure to capture the attention of darkwave and brooding synthpop music fans with his endeavor Empty Streets. This dark act is on the cusp of a brand new EP titled Age of Regret, entering the public soundwaves in June of 2021 on Cleopatra Records.

THE CROWN: Appetites for Destruction

The Crown first returned to the international extreme metal scene back in 2010 after a six year hiatus and have released a relatively steady stream of solid albums since then. And their latest, Royal Destroyer, is something special. Guitarist Marko Tervonen discusses the new album and what keeps The Crown’s creative flame burning.