Interview with Infared. (Band Interview)

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 Today we speak to Infrared. A classic thrash outfit from Canada. Starting their music careers in the eighties before going dormant and returning in 2014. Proper music never truly dies. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band formed in 1985 with Armin Kamal, Kirk Gidley, Alain Groulx and Shawn Thompson. A local following ensued along with some national attention due to the Thoughts Caught (In Between) video that appeared on Much Music. After a few line-up changes, the guys moved on to other things by the 90s. When 2014 came around, the idea of getting the band back together came about. Shawn had moved to Florida many years ago so I became the new bass player. […]

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Geekfest 2018, a Wild Joshe Investigates

Geekfest
 

 For a fair amount of time now, Geekfest has been a staple on the South African convention calendar. A Day or two of fun for all factions of the geek world. I’ve been attending since 2012ish. Unfortunately, of late the dates always clash with my exam timetables. Luckily I have attained a minion of Joshe, although he isn’t quite as yellow as to be up to spec for official regulations. No matter we make do, perhaps I can organise some neon yellow spray paint or some such. Meanwhile enjoy the wild adventurings, and slightly mad ramblings of the Joshua – Ed Geekfest 2018 a roaring success Events, festivals or gatherings these days can boast many things. Size, quantity and vulgar […]

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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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Fallout comes to Johannesburg, Organosphere Prieview

Organosphere
 

 Now I quite highly suspect a vast majority of our readers are familiar with the Fallout game series. Considering, behind music, gaming is one of our most covered topics. Less so might be as familiar with Johannesburg. Our demographics are rather spread all over the world after all. I, however, know it quite well and happen to live only about 30 or so minutes from the CBD. So you can imagine my excitement at the discovery of an upcoming indie game, set within the very heart of a post-apocalyptic Johannesburg. Or Johazardusburg as the game fictionalises it. Organosphere has been 5 or so years in development and aims to come out fully at the end of this year to early next year. […]

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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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Looking Back at Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon
 

 I know I’m late to the party here. But alas I’m a mere mortal and don’t know everything automatically. At least I did recently have the joy of discovering the Gem that is Game Dev Tycoon. Although Tycoon style games aren’t as common nowadays, the genre is a staple of my childhood. and I’m glad to see indie gaming scene bring it back.Game Dev Tycoon is best described as a video-game-publishing-company simulator. In line with this, you start as the sole programmer in your garage in the eighties. From these humble beginnings, you must build up into a publishing powerhouse. As you make progress you can buy an office, hire minions, research projects, and other such activities. all the while constantly […]

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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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