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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

OTEP Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: May 02 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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OTEP Interview
March 2016 (via Skype)

Early 2013 looked like it was going to be the end of the line for the California artcore band, Otep. Disillusioned by the music industry, Otep Shamaya announced that Hydra would be the band’s final album. But after a three-year hiatus, Otep are back with a new album, Generation Doom, which is their first release through Napalm Records.

OTEP Interview

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Delain Interview 2016

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: March 30 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Delain Interview 2016
March 6, 2016 (live)

 

Delain Interview 2016  

Delain have roared into 2016 with a frenzy of activity -- a special Suckerpunch show in the Netherlands to introduce their Lunar Prelude EP, a repeat appearance on the 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise, the release of the “Suckerpunch” video, and a fourth North American tour. All that, and we’re barely two months into the new year! Folks catching Delain’s current tour with Nightwish and Sonata Arctica might notice a couple of changes. Otto Schimmelpenninck is sitting out this tour to be home for the birth of his child. But there also is a new face on stage, that of guitarist Merel Bechtold. The on-stage guitar-dueling between her and Timo Somers adds to the exuberance of Delain’s live shows.

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Walls of Jericho Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: April 25 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Walls of Jericho Interview
March 2016 (Via Phone)


Walls of Jericho Interview

After an eight-year hiatus from the studio, the Detroit-based hardcore veterans, Walls of Jericho, are ready to splatter some marrow with No One Can Save You from Yourself. On the surface, the album is packed with throat-shredding screams, fist-pumping choruses, dual guitars that slash and blaze, and a rhythm section that will get your adrenaline racing. But beneath the almost visceral brutality, are lyrics fueled by loss, pain, outrage, and a shimmering kernel of optimism. No matter how bleak things may seem, it’s a call to arms -- to be “Relentless” and continue to “Fight The Good Fight”.

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Oceans of Slumber Interview

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  • Published: March 04 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Oceans of Slumber Interview
February 2, 2016 (via phone)

 

Oceans of Slumber 

Oceans of Slumber is a six-piece progressive metal outfit from Houston, Texas. When you hear “Texas”, the first things that might spring to mind are blues rock, country music, and twanging guitars. But Oceans of Slumber’s sound is more Opeth or Anathema, than ZZ Top. Check out the first two singles -- the title track “Winter” and “Suffer the Last Bridge” -- for a taste of what you’re in for. The band’s first full-length album, with newcomer Cammie Gilbert, behind the mic, will be released through Century Media Records on March 4, 2016.

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