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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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 Hallux. (Band Interview)

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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)

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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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The Doors Nightclub Rises

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 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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