There’s something about heavy metal and South America. As a continent constantly destabilised by war, foreign intervention and profiteering it has proven a fertile breeding ground for expressions of extreme rebellion and solidarity, expressed at confronting volumes and beats per minute, with a demo and zine scene as prolific and fecund as any rainforest floor. […]Read More Under a Pale Grey Sky – An interview with Max Cavalera.
The Scottish city of East Kilbride was designated as the nation’s first post-war ‘New Town’ in 1947. The redevelopment plan was designated to provide ‘elements of culture, sport and heritage for residents so as to create a sense of belonging and place’. It is unlikely that the authors of this manifesto could have predicted the […]Read More Damaged Joy – An Interview with Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain
You are standing in the eerie hollow of a cramped cavern, an icy wind whips at your back as your torch flickers, sputtering wildly and throwing shadows upon the ancient stone. From here the path forks in two directions. To the right, the passageway evolves into a winding arc, furrowing deeper into the living mountain, […]Read More Turn to 300 – Dinner with the Lizard King
High on death, at war with everything and pulling teeth for nothing, Sydney miscreants DARK HORSE flail in frantic circles full of bile and bruises. With lashings of D-Beat, Grind, Crust, Punk and Metal up their shattered sleeve, they’ve been howling into the void for seven years of bomb throwing chaos. More than just furious […]Read More Pulling Teeth for Nothing – An Interview with Dark Horse.
Birthed as the tail end of the 70’s ‘Year Zero’ mentality bled into the nascent futurism of the 80’s, post-punk in its many guises is a genre that refuses to die. There’s something about the emotional, abrasive and angular that is latched onto by successive generations, and from a tapestry woven out of luminaries such […]Read More A Deeper Criminal – An Interview with The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez.
EDIT: This interview was conducted prior to me witnessing Steve’s “new direction”. His new material and outlook has been a profound shock and disappointment to many, myself included. Upon attending one of his recent shows I was utterly dismayed at the level of MRA ‘free speech uncle’ misogyny and bitterness on display. After much soul-searching […]Read More The Long Dark Night of the Saxon Patch- An Interview with Steve Hughes.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Japanese launch of the Sega Dreamcast, Sega’s ill-fated parting dream and final glimpse of last gasp, wide eyed, wide screen blue skies. In maudlin celebration, let’s take a look at their last desperate days as a hardware manufacturer and dream of what might have been. This article was […]Read More I have a Dream(cast)
By a scorched and blackened mile, the late 80’s and early 90’s were the most exciting period in the history of the deformed bastard families of extreme metal. From out of the crypt, twisted new genres bloomed and evolved as a deluge of landmark releases found their way onto vinyl after years of demo tapes, […]Read More Living Dead – An Interview with Entombed A.D.
Emerging out of the bustle and grime of New York City in 1981, Sonic Youth Sketched out an entirely new blueprint for where Post Punk soundscapes might evolve. Marrying Noise, Drone and Pop elements, they forged a pioneering sound and aesthetic across a series of ground-breaking albums and live performances throughout the 80’s 90’s and […]Read More Teenage Death Riot 69 – An Interview with Thurston Moore