ORIGINALLY FEATURED IN OUTBURN ISSUE #44 / JUNE 2008 Eager to get back on the road, vocalist and guitar whiz Alexi Laiho offers his thoughts on the band’s sixth studio release and what keeps Children of Bodom going strong.
the best form of cold comfort has arrived with Scarcity, the debut album from longtime Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris and Megadeth/Cadaver/ex-Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren’s new project Brave the Cold. During a recent video call, Harris spoke with us about the making of Scarcity and offered his prescription for what it’s going to take for us to get through this turbulent moment in history.
Lead guitarist Marc Motley of Los Angeles based mathcore band The Arson Choir talks about the band’s diverse influences, what it’s like trying to grow an up-and-coming band during a pandemic, and politics and racial divisions in America.
Lindsay has dove full throttle, uninterrupted, into her own project. Worlds Away is the newest musical extravaganza to come from this talented musician’s skill, and we conversed on all things pertaining to this collection of songs.
The cult is alive with the latest reunion release from Norway’s Cadaver. Edder & Bile is the band’s first collection of new material since 2004’s Necrosis. Instrumentalist and songwriter Anders Odden has always been a forward-thinking sort of musician, and it was a pleasure for us to speak with him one brisk winter morning to discuss the years past and future for one of Norway’s best kept musical secrets.
To celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary of their 1999 seminal concept album, Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes from a Memory, the band has released Distant Memories – Live in London. Mr.Petrucci recently spoke with us about the band’s early days, the new live album, beard care, and more.
On its eighth full-length album, Weight of the False Self, Hatebreed remains a frontrunner of the metalcore/hardcore genre. Jamey Jasta spoke with us during a recent phone interview about the new Hatebreed album, hosting his own podcast show, and a possible new Kingdom of Sorrow record.
Killer Be Killed has returned after a six year hiatus to release its second full-length album, Reluctant Hero. Speaking with Cavalera during a recent phone interview from his home in Phoenix, Arizona, he talks about the band’s new album, the songwriting process, and the chemistry between the band members.
The band’s status has been surging, especially with the help of its 2019 full-length album, Macro. During a recent phone interview from her home in Kiev, the charming introvert, Ms. Shmayluk, spoke with us about Jinjer’s new live album, Alive in Melbourne, the band’s early days, and the friendship between its band members.
Hjelvik quietly cut ties with the band he was a co-founding member of and after a spell of downtime has returned with Welcome to Hel, the debut album by his eponymously named project. To say Erlend cut ties with Kvelertak is a bit of an understatement, though.