Blast Radius

 

 It’s Friday, and that means interviews with musicians, album reviews and event critiques. Now, today we interview upcoming Australian band, Blast Radius. (We’ll review their latest musical offering later today). What’s the origin of your band name? Before we get started – hey everyone, I’m Lachlan from Blast Radius, and I’ll be taking the wheel of this interview as Ryan’s currently fighting off a nasty virus that’s whacked him around for the last week or two. Poor bastard. The name is actually the most storied part of the project, although that’s not saying much. It has its roots in high school, when I was in a cover band for a short time. I drafted a series of names for this […]

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Xian Engel. (EISDRIVE).

 

 Today we speak to Xian Engel, the man behind American, EBM band, Eisdrive. What’s the origin of that name? EISDRIVE was an amalgamation of words I liked the sound of that went well together but thematically it trades on the idea of “cold driving electronics”…EIS being “Ice” in German and I suppose the “Drive” portion can reference computer drives or the drive of the music though I dis read some half-forgotten sci-fi story where there was data stored on sheets of ice so that may have been in the back of my thought process as well. As a band name I feel it can morph to your purpose. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? I […]

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Linkin Park – The Hunting Party.

 

  “Keys to the Kingdom.” Wednesday evening, 4th June, saw the South African early-preview launch of Linkin Park’s much anticipated 6th studio album, “The Hunting Party.” “The Summoning.” The launch was held at Lasermaxx at Stoneridge Shopping Centre, with the thought process being that since the name of the album is “The Hunting Party” what better way to introduce the album than by having a hunting party, which led to us hunting each other down with laser guns. (Shooting each other is how we solve company disputes. -Ed.) After the last two studio albums, I was not sure what to expect, as A Thousand Suns and Living Things were extremely “poppy”, but I was pleasantly surprised, as we got to listen to […]

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Mike Oldfield: Man on the Rocks

 

  “Sailing” – 4:46. For close to four decades the world has been blessed with the music of Mike Oldfield. This year his 25th studio album was released. Entitled, Man on the Rocks, this unique album is Oldfield at his best. “Moonshine” – 5:49 This progressive rock/electro album hints at Oldfield’s earlier work such as The Killing Fields (1984) and Islands (1987). Oldfield once again manages to create something familiar and yet, unique. Man on the Rocks infuses various styles and influences, and the lyrics cover a range of topics, from mental health to natural disasters. It is also the second Oldfield album to feature no instrumental tracks since Earth Moving. (1989) The album was produced by the legendary Stephen Lipson […]

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Ann Jangle.

 

 Local talent day! That’s right, today, 925|Rebellion is delighted to welcome multi-talented South African musician Ann Jangle. Let’s begin. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Firstly, “the only thing constant is change”, our emotions and views on life change every day, new things happen constantly, therefore, looking back now I realise that my genres have been quite vast. My music always comes from the heart and is usually a result of something I am facing or have faced. People always wonder how I get to play at ‘Rockabilly-, Rock-, Blues-, & say, Folk Festivals. Usually bands play and stick to a specific genre, we have something that links us to most genres. Of course a […]

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Sherlock Inspired Music Videos

 

 “A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.” -The Five Orange Pips. I have quite the love for music videos (they’re constantly playing somewhere in the background of my study while I’m working) and since I started watching the BBC‘s hit series Sherlock, my collection has veered toward this specific theme. So in keeping with this week’s theme, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite Sherlock Holmes inspired music videos with you today. “It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in […]

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Babymetal!

 

 SU-METAL (December 20, 1997.) When I was a child, Pop musicians were poppy, Metal bands were hard, and young girls who did synchronised dancing were called The Spice Girls. However times have changed and with that change comes Japan’s answer to Pop, Rock, and synchronised dancing, Babymetal. Baby… metal. Metal for babies… or something like that. (They are like a cute Japanese version of Canadian Metal band, Kittie – with one less member.) Founded in 2010 as a way of fusing the TV show Idol with Heavy Metal -which was a bit of a novelty- Babymetal have since taken Asia and much of the world by storm with their hard “Popesque” sound and style. POP FACT: The three girls chosen (Su, Moa and […]

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HEXOTERICKA!

 

  KEITH! Today we interview one of Gauteng’s best known Darkwave bands, Hexotericka. ALLEN! What’s the origin of your band name? We are called Hexotericka. The name is a combination of Esoterica and Hexes, so I suppose you can say it means that hexes are very esoteric. It was just a fitting name that went hand in hand with some of our songs’ subject matter. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? We originally envisioned Hexotericka as an electronic Darkwave band back in 2007, but since about 2010 we have moved more towards a Gothic-Rock sound. However, I believe it is up to the listener to decide for themselves, as we usually just play what feels […]

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Retinal Burn!

 

 Today we speak to local band, Retinal Burn! What’s the origin of that name? It is from eye damage that can occur from staring at the sun or other bright objects for too long. It was just something I though worked with the type of music we were making at the time. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? I would classify it as experimental electronica, with synthpop and industrial influences. History of your project? In the early 2000s I was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Goth Rock band Disciples of Sorrow. There were so many other kinds of songs running around my head that just didn’t fit into the goth genre. I started […]

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G.L.O.W (for Film and TV.)

 

 Today we have a second interview with G.L.O.W. “A second one?” you might ask. Yes, a second. For today we talk to G.L.O.W about their work on TV and film. What’s the story behind G.L.O.W for film and TV? G.L.O.W has taken on another challenge by having its tracks used as instrumentals for film and TV with a UK-based sound library called Resourcesound . The movie genres which they are primarily used for are horror, thriller, action and science-fiction films, as well as for crime and mystery documentaries. G.L.O.W was signed to a 5 year exclusive contract. Where have your tracks been used? It’s still early days for G.L.O.W’s soundtracks but, horror film makers are starting to take an interest. […]

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