Interview with AxMinister. (Band Interview)

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Today we speak to Bas “von Bismark” Majzoub, Drummer of Canadian Thrash Metal outfit AxMinister. Their sound is influenced by such masters as Slayer, Megadeth, and Manowar. Their lyrical content focuses on film, history, politics, and religion. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? AxMinister was initially formed in 1999 by Nicholas Klaus (bass, vocals) and Bas “von Bismark” Majzoub (drums) as a way to creatively express our similar influences. The band disbanded in 2001, because Klaus had to move. In 2008, his schooling was done, and he and Bas restarted the band. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Klaus (bass/vocals) studied classical and jazz in university. Upon completion of his schooling, he realized that only […]

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Interview with Bone Cult. (Band Interview)

Bone Cult

Today we have the pleasure of speaking to UK music group Bone Cult. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Bone Cult? The history of Bone Cult started in 2013 when we met in Leicester, United Kingdom. After both being at the same venue, we decided we didn’t like what we say in the scene and strived to create something different and unique from the run-of-the-mill bands who we’d seen week after week. We wanted to blur the line between production and band, combining electronic music with a more aggressive edge. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? No, we both trained ourselves through trial and error and finding out what worked. Originally, we started by recording live instruments, […]

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Interview with Hallux. (Band Interview)

Hallux

Today we talk to Canadian Metal outfit Hallux. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band started in 2014 when Mike and Ian had left their previous projects and wanted to do something that went straight to the point and paid tribute to the ways of the classic extreme metal bands. After a few months of writing and conceptualizing the music, they started searching for a bassist and found Miles to be a perfect fit with his contributions to writing and helping the band take on the structure of dual vocals without  a frontman What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Mike and Miles both started private lessons at an early age and Ian began playing […]

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Interview with Sense of Fear. (Band Interview)

Sense of Fear

Today we speak to Greek Heavy Metal outfit Sense of Fear. First unleashing their self-titled EP in 2013, they are ready to reveal their full length follow up “As The Ages Passing By…”. Years in the making, the release has an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil. Each track was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Hey there! First of all, thank you for the interview and your hospitality! About the history of Sense of Fear… Well, it starts in the late 90s and specifically in 1998, when 3 kids started playing some metal covers and soon enough […]

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Interview with Infinitee. (Band Interview)

Infinitee

This week we speak to Tres Thomas from Infinitee. Tres Thomas is also a guitarist of Tales Of The Tomb. He formed INFINITEE in 2016. It quickly became its own iconoclastic beast, forging its own musical path. Debut album “The Possibilities Are Endless” is only the starting point, INFINITEE has the potential to become huge. Tres explains “the band has somehow evolved its way into the band it is today.” Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Infinitee? It started a year or two ago when I decided to start writing the album. I was always uncertain what kind of band I wanted to play in, but I definitely knew I wanted to play in a metal band. So that’s why […]

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Interview with Small Town Titans

Small Town Titans

INTERVIEW! – Today we’ll be speaking to Phil Freeman, Bassist and Lead Singer for Small Town Titans. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We started at Lebanon Valley College in the Spring of 2011. Jonny (the drummer) and I went through the same program there and Ben was just ending his band, so the timing was spot on. We got in a room with a few other guys and it started from there! We went from a five-piece to a four piece and then a three-piece in 2014. We’ve been that ever since. Instead of trying to find new members, we simply pulled double, sometimes the triple duty, and made the best of it. Hasn’t slowed us down one […]

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WarCall (Band Interview)

WarCall Invaders

Today we chat to WarCall! Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band will officially be 10 years going in the fall of 2017.  We come from a metal background and as with every band, our story is long and paved with the bodies of wounded soldiers.  WarCall came to be in 2007 on the aftermath of our previous band breaking up.  We wanted a more aggressive approach in our music, have always had an interest in war stories so the war theme was natural and WarCall was born.  The lineup for this album is the same than for III the previous one and it marks the first time we make 2 albums with the same […]

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Esprit D’Air (Tour Interview)

Today we chat to our old friends Esprit D’Air. Let’s start with this: How has Esprit D’Air been doing since we last spoke? Kai: Since we last spoke in November 2016, we released three singles and a full-length album, Constellations. So, I guess we have been doing a lot! It has been a busy year, just constantly recording every month and playing quite a few shows but the end result has been worth it. We managed to get played on Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock and had TeamRock premiere our video and album release. How has your new album Constellations been doing? Kai: It was the first time we saw our music in real stores like HMV and Best Buy. We were so excited visiting the shops and seeing […]

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The Doors Nightclub Rises

The Doors Nightclub
 

 A stalwart of the Johannesburg alternative scene since 1990, the Doors Nightclub rises again in its 3rd location. Rocking on forever! Now I’m too young (Finally I’m not the old fogy for once) to have experienced the original Doors in Marshal St in Johannesburg proper. In 1998 they moved into the suburbs, and I spent much of my 2006-2012 years frolicking, angry hardcore frolicking because its a rock / metal / punk venue of course, in this location. While the South African alternative scene isn’t the biggest, or most united, Doors was a place for all the sub genres to jam together. dancing and cheap beer for all. It was a sad day for the community in August 2015 when […]

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Buried Realm (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Buried Realm. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? In 2007 I (Josh Dummer) started Buried Realm. I only recorded a few demos, nothing serious. I was wrapped up in other projects until a few years ago when I decided it was time to do this. Fast forward to now and the first album is finished and ready to unleash on September 29th! What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? I have no formal training under my belt. Jamming with other musicians has taught and challenged me the most. I never had much interest in learning other bands’ music because I want to create my own. This has made my style somewhat unconventional. […]

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