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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Twisted Dragon brings the noise INTERVIEW


1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
What is your name and what do you do for the band?

Twisted Dragon. We originally name the band Skewer, but had conflicts with another artist with that name, so we changed it to Twisted Dragon. It came from a lyric from a track we had already written called “Used 2 B”.

Garrett Kleitz, Drums.
William Keen, Vocals and Guitar/Bass

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

Kansas City. There is a lot of music in KC, but I’d say the rock genre is the least prevalent.
Since there isn’t a lot of rock bands, we stand out against the crowd. We are unique, and it’s very easy to be original here.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?
Everything from Billie Eilish to Stevie Ray Vaughn. We really are influenced by an extreme amount of styles, artists, and genres.

4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?
No, we aren’t currently endorsed by anyone. We aren’t very picky, but that’s because there are a lot of companies out there that make high quality gear. Obviously, there are the big ones like Fender, Zildjian, etc… but to everyone one of those brands is another one just as equal in quality and style.

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?
The initial goal was really to be in a band and play music, but since we’ve grown as musicians our goals do as well. Right now our primary goal is to start touring, and spreading our name as far and wide as we can, in hopes that people rock out everywhere.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?
Producing quality, relevant content. Social media connectivity is a must for bands and music in this generation. We just try to be as influential as possible.

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?
I wouldn’t say “lose respect”, because when you’re creating an album it’s another world compared to playing live. I might be disappointed, but the only reason I would be at the show in the first place was if I really enjoyed their music on the album or knew they put on a good show, so no biggie.

8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?
Rock

9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?
Considering how unknown we are, we wouldn’t consider ourselves “popular”. We think we are good. We’ve had national artists compliment us intently on our music, sound, and performance which has brought us pride in our music.
If it isn’t for the talent, then is it worth it? We strive to be good enough that it impresses people, which takes talent.

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?
People don’t bob their heads to our music, they bang them. It’s high power, and intensity via our sound. We are a band that doesn’t move around much, but we are good enough that the crowd wants to interact with us.


11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?
June 28th we released a full length called “Mirage”. Before that we dropped a single for Mirage called Rose of a Thorn. We are always writing, so if you follow our social media you’ll likely see new stuff all the time.


12. If you have videos where can we see them?
Hit the little voice button on your phone and search for Twisted Dragon. It’s that easy. We are all over the internet.

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?
I think it’s important to get your music on every platform you can, because it will maximize your reach to find people that will like your music and follow you. Even if it’s free, a follower is more important than money in the early stages of building a band.


14.Best moment of your career so far?
Garrett- Playing Providence Amphitheater here in KC. I saw Ozzy as my first concert there when I was 8 years old. It was amazing to be backstage and think about all the greats that had been in that same spot. We also killed our set--

Will- Playing Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino is KC. Also having the opportunity to open for artists like Texas Hippie Coalition, and Them Evils.

15.Your message to the fans?
We’re glad that you enjoy what we do, and we hope to continue to bring the best we can for as long as we can!

Bonus Question who do you bring back

Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

Garrett- I say Randy or Dime. They still had a lot left to give.
Will- Randy, because he’s the best out of all of them.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Burn talks

1.Tell us in a few words why you think people should listen to you over the thousands of bands out there.

We are different. We don't have a specific band we sound like but we aren't too far into the sea of similarity. What's interesting about us, is we write what we feel without regard to the outside world. There is some thought for fan relation but ultimately, we play what we love and even if you don't listen to our style, we believe you will love us.

2. Name 3 bands you think your music is comparable to

We have heard Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, even a bit of Glassjaw.


3.Tell us about your latest release, how do you describe it and where can we purchase it?

Our latest single is called "Burn." This anthem-like song entails the mental struggle of how a "dark" feeling can be a nuisance and a welcomed feeling all in one. It's the story of how good basically can overcome evil. The song is available on ALL platforms and we even have a lyric video on YouTube.
 


4.Do you have any video’s and where can we see them? Do you think video’s are important any longer?

 They are on YouTube!!


5. As a PR agent I am going to tell you forthright, It is expensive to make it in the music industry and it is unfair because a lot of great talent gets left behind. How far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to lose to climb this mountain?

We all know there's a business side to ANY industry and in most cases, it takes money to make money. It's all about making smart choices and utilizing the team you have to the fullest extent and adding on ONLY if they can be an enhancement. There will be losses, regardless of what you do, there will never be a perfect plan. It isn't what is lost, it is how you get up from falling down.


6.At one time you could believe that your music was enough , Your live show was enough. Now that you know the reality of the music business what would YOU change to make it more fair to the artist?

For us, NOTHING is ever enough. We are hungry, out in the lush lands we call the music industry, searching for the next opportunity to strike. There are ALWAYS things that can be improved. No one's a perfect vocalist, guitarist, drummer, bassist, etc. There's always something you can add here, take away there to make it better. It's about trial and error, finding what fits and what doesn't. Honestly, life isn't fair and that's just the reality of it, but it's how you handle those pressure moments that make the team that much stronger. Put on some work pants and get dirty. It's a long way to the top!


7.Youve spent tons of money on gear , spent thousands of hours rehearsing and putting everything into your dream. What level of success will you consider “ making it”?

See, success is such a fickle term. To us, making it is when we have reached that level of happiness, that feeling of knowing that we are in. It's like hitting the ball with a bat right on the sweet spot. Feels effortless when you hit it but when you do, you KNOW it's over the fence. Just because you "make it" doesn't mean you stop working. Those same bands and artists are still working and learning every day. Success is not an accident but neither is failure.


8. Have you been on the road? Would you like to tour? And with who?

Our guitarist, Wes, has spent some time on the road with a couple of different acts, our bassist has been deployed to Afghanistan, but other than that, not really.


9.You get 5 members build your dream band and go.

 We all have our DREAM TEAM so to speak.
Mark-
Ray Gillan on vocals, Pepper Keenan and Clint Lowery (guitars/vocals), Steve Harris on bass and me on drums (haha).
Will- Benjamin Burnley on vocals, Clint Lowery and Mark Tremonti (guitars/vocals) Steve Harris on bass, and Jake Speck (local drummer).
Shane- I'll jam with anyone
Wes- Gene Hoglan on drums, Steve Harris on bass, Deven Townsend on vocals/guitar, Gary Hold lead guitar, and Stian Aarstad on keys.


10.Who would you not throw under the bus for fame?

 Fame is a facade for success. To us, yes, popularity obviously helps pay the bills, but, no one should ever be thrown under the bus just to move ahead. Now, if they're already detrimental to the band and the opportunity presents itself to move forward, we will, but without destroying what said person had built. What doesn't work for us, may work for someone else.


11.Do you know about the business side of music? Do you think the business side or the entertainment side is more important?

Both sides are important. We each know some tidbits about each side, but as we mentioned earlier, everyday is an opportunity to grow. You have to put on a good show to the fans with good music but you also have to make smart decisions off the stage. They're just as important. 

12.What is it about your live show that will make a person remember you?

We love engaging with members in the crowd. We don't have fireworks and flamethrowers haha, but, we love to talk to people BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER we play. It's not just about sitting around outside waiting for your turn. We want to know these people and their stories. They took time away from their friends and family for a few hours to jam out, let's give them someone to relate to. 

 


13.Your girlfriend , Your family , Your friends are all going to lie to you and tell you that you are awesome, its just how the game works. So who do you trust to tell you the truth?

 Of course we always want to hear the good stuff, but we love to hear constructive criticism. There was a show we did a couple months back and we KNEW it went horrible. We could see it on people's faces and we could feel it. So, we stuck it out over the next couple of weeks, closed ourselves in our practice space for about 4-5 hours and the next show, we absolutely felt fantastic. Unless it's a full on bashing, we welcome constructive criticism with open arms.


14.What constitutes kicking a member out of a band?

Stealing, consistently lying, no efforts made, etc. We are a 2nd family AND a business simultaneously. In order for the car to keep going, there has to be an properly working engine. If one piece goes out of whack, then it's got to get fixed.


15.How do you feel about political beliefs inside the band?What if one of your members wanted to wear a pro trump shirt live?

Our vocalist doesn't write politically. We may joke here and there in our room, but as far as our beliefs, when we perform, we have to keep in mind we have sponsors, endorsements, etc. and that what we do on AND off the stage, can impact us good or bad way beyond the boundaries that we think are there.


16. There are a number of bands and artist out there who are gay or lgbt,
Would you support one of your members changing gender?

If that is their decision, it's whatever and we would let them handle their business. Even though we are a band, we are all still different people, which is IMPORTANT. Respect each other's boundaries, be each other's support.


17.Many people consider metal music and metal fans to be racist
Share your opinions, including would you allow racism in your band if the member was talented enough?

 Racism can piss off. There's no room in this universe for it. PERIOD.

18.I am pushing boundres for a reason, rock n roll is rebellion sex and drugs but things have changed will you stay true to yourself even if it means leaving the band and giving up your dreams?

Having morals as a human being is important. Having fun is great too; however, there's a line. We have heard too many horror stories of people gone astray because of drugs taking over lives. We must all be true to ourselves. Again, we support each other as much as we can.

19.Lets lighten up, If you could get on stage with any band who would it be?

Will - Breaking Benjamin
Shane - The Used
Mark - Slipknot
Wes - Kiss

20.I want you to say something you know will be controversial that you are willing to stand up for.

Oh man let's see...something controversial..right now, Freedom of Speech seems to be controversial enough. What may be viewed as disrespectful, but isn't illegal, can ruffle some feathers. That's when people seem to have opinions, which is perfectly fine, but everyone needs to know that opinions are not facts. It's okay to speak your mind but it doesn't mean you're right OR wrong. Both parties could be right, wrong, or one instead of the other. Just be kind, be open minded, and research before blasting away.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Prepetual Dementia lets the singer speak

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
What is your name and what do you do for the band?

1. Perpetual Dementia. I had no say in naming the band, they're mean to me. My name is Bryzco Crowne, I do everything important for the band like dishes and push-ups and PlayStation. 

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.
 
 2. We're from Denver. What scene?__? 


They celebrate mediocrity out there, the radios dumb, and I've always been the weird stepchild out there. At least everybody is laid back.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

 3. Kasabian & Ash.

 4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

 4. No endorsements. I'd like to be endorsed by Chapman guitars, but I'd haveta play guitar for that, and guitar is stupid. 

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?

 5. My ultimate goal at the beginning was not be cleaning toilets, make some friends, start some moshpits. I've accomplished 1 of 
those things this far. 

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

 6. Porn & backflips. 

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

 7. Im fine with it. It's cool to be able to capture what you can imagine on record, but if you can't bring it to the stage don't expect anyone to come see you. But drugs make people do weird things.


8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?


 8. My "core" is the smoothest of jazz. With some barbershop acapella poshness. 

9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

 9. This band is neither talented or popular. We ain't pretty either. I can do this or be a janitor.

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?

 10. Live you can expect me to mean every word. That's what I want the 2 people there to remember...that I meant it (that's 4 you Sharon).

11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

 11. Hopefully I'll put something new out b4 I die or the world ends. 

12. If you have videos where can we see them?

12. YouTube 

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?


 13. It's important to be in control of when and how your music goes out Bandcamp, SoundCloud etc allows that. Everything I listen to on Bandcamp etc costs money. And the streaming platforms aren't goin outta business so somebody's paying.

14.Best moment of your career so far?

  14. I hit my head on the ceiling that was fun.


15.Your message to the fans?


 15. Gotta have fans to send em a message.

Bonus Question who do you bring back


Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy


 Bonus: Lemmy is immortal Dime went like a cowboy from hell. Whose Cliff?__?(jk). Dio is in heaven. So Randy cuz we all got robbed of him

KRYSUS joins the Brew Crue at Metal Coffee

KRYSUS Bio
Krysus originaly formed in 2008. The hard rock band originally went by the name of Against the Grain and was formed by two of the current members, Shannon Boon - guitar player and Steve Foster - vocalist. Against the Grain remained together just over a year.

2012 the band was re-united with a new drummer and bass player, with a new band name.... Krysus. The band reached mild sucess playing in the Connecticut area and managed by Amy H. However, differences led the band to a split up after a year and a half.

The guitar player and singer kept the Krysus name and performed their songs acoustic sporadically through the next two years.

Deciding to start the project in a more full band direction, and after a long line up of drum auditions, Krysus found their missing piece. Experienced drummer Mike Falzarano from New York gave the two just what was needed for the sound they've been wanting. The three piece practiced and began the next long process for a bassist. After several auditions and short intervals with bass players, Bill Cee was added to the band. Offering his expertise and experience to the band was the finishing touch for Krysus.


Krysus's current members have been together about one year. They have just begun to play their music for shows and venues and will soon be looking for professional recording. We hope to see you at our shows and currently booking and looking to play and meet other bands in the Hard rock and Metal scene.

 This is high impact for radio / press now!! request for interviews can be set up by emailing metalcoffefpr@gmail.com as well as request for music or any other info you need.

Friday, July 26, 2019

ANHEDONIA NEW VIDEO “Virulence”



Name: ANHEDONIA

Location: CA, USA

Song name: “Virulence”
- First music video, and title track of the upcoming album also titled Virulence due later this year.

Official Premiere: SLAM WORLDWIDE

Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by Cody Fuentes @ Rapture Recordings

Video by Mike Sloat @ Roaring Mouse Productions


Formed by Rudy Vargas and officially established after the very first single release of “So Far Below” in 2018 featuring Josh Miller of Emmure and Cody Fuentes of Spite, this set the foundation for what would become what the band is today. The single was utilized to recruit the rest of the official lineup, now consisting of ex members of Oceano, Salimus, and more. After about a year of planning and preparation, the band returned (as a full lineup) to Rapture Recordings to produce the rest of the album titled “Virulence” (due later this year), while releasing a total of 3 singles via CHUGCORE and beginning to play shows all in 2019. Now unleashing the very first music video of the title track, “Virulence”

Available on most major digital platforms worldwide (Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Deezer, etc).

Our spotify link is: https://open.spotify.com/artist/46fVAfy9rVrND3jxvAdLAF


Be sure to include our website link
https://anhedoniaband.com

Facebook Page Link
https://www.facebook.com/AnhedoniaOfficial/

Instagram Page Link
https://www.instagram.com/anhedonia.official/

 

AS I MAY Keep kicking ass with new effort!

Friday, July 26th marks the release date of "My Own Creations",
the brand-new album of the Finnish melodic metal act AS I MAY.

The album was pre-released in Asia through Spiritual Beast on July 24th,
and Rock Shot Records is taking care of sales and promotion in the rest of
the world as of today. "My Own Creations" has already now received loads
of great reviews from all over the globe and no less than 3 singles have
been released for the albumFriday, July 26th marks the release date of "My Own Creations",
the brand-new album of the Finnish melodic metal act AS I MAY.

The album was pre-released in Asia through Spiritual Beast on July 24th,
and Rock Shot Records is taking care of sales and promotion in the rest of
the world as of today. "My Own Creations" has already now received loads
of great reviews from all over the globe and no less than 3 singles have
been released for the album
 


New Music Videos In Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm18GOrTHZc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p7BjGj3YQw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsSkiSkPBeo

I See You In Me HERE
Cure Is Worse Than Disease HERE
Pride Goes Before A Fall HERE


Hailing from the land of the thousand lakes, the band is taking their
inspiration in modern metal, but keeping the eye on good melodies,
great choruses and at the same time incorporating both clean and
screaming vocals, they present an amazingly well-written bunch of
songs on their upcoming album "My Own Creations".


1. End Of The Beginning
2. Pride Goes Before The Fall
3. What A Waste
4. I See You In Me
5.  Silent
6. Necessary Evil
7. Cure Is Worse Than Disease
8. Quiet Place
9. Loud

Line-up:
Tipi Nokelainen - Bass and clean vocals
Lasse Hiltunen - Guitars and scream vocals
Jani Valhola - Guitars and backing vocals
Marko Korhonen - Drums

Discography:
Speak No Evil (2017)
My Own Creations (2019)

As I May online:
Web page:
https://asimay.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/asimay.official/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/asimay_official/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/asimay_official
Tumblr:
https://asimayofficial.tumblr.com/
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6RK7Xn39VaxdJNqhYVhVEk?si=KFKmQbcoQgasrBBMSrleOg
Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCREsDJXXKNsSso1nX_E7DxQ


 This is high impact for radio / press now!! request for interviews can be set up by emailing metalcoffefpr@gmail.com 


 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

ALMOST HUMAN SPEAK TO THEGRINDER

1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to you.

My name is Olivier, guitarist of the swiss metal band “Almøst Human”. The line-up of the group is composed of a girl and 4 boys: Sara – bass, Ben – vocals, Gilles – guitar, Rosario – drums and myself.

Our music has varied influences, different sound atmospheres, vocal lines related to the themes discussed, a questioning of how we perceive reality. Our music is rich, deep, dense, requiring several attentive listening to soak it up and appreciate it.

2.What do you classify your sound as, Who do you tell people you sound like?

If some groups seem to favour an approach by categorizing their music very precisely, I prefer to say that we do «metal», even «hybrid» metal and let you, dear listeners, make your own opinion. I find it more interesting to be a little vague and find out how you appropriate our music, how you perceive it, understand it.

The references are sometimes surprising, generally positive and always rewarding because it is an excellent opportunity to be in contact with you. Music is a universe of exchange and sharing of emotions.

3.With digital music in today's world would you vote to keep or eliminate physical media?

I vote to keep physical media. It gives us more opportunities and diversity. It is up to everyone, musician/fan, to choose the medium(s) he/she prefers. And then, each artist or group can have the opportunity to tell a story through the choice of support they make. It’s much more creative and interesting.

Does nature, not seem to favour diversity?

4.What is the reason you decided to be a musician and has that reason paid off?

At first, it was childhood friends who made me want to hold a guitar and make noise with it. I also wanted to play the songs of my favorite artists and bands

I do not claim the title of musician and prefer to say that I try to play music. There are many real musicians and I don’t think I’m part of them at the moment .. one day maybe;-) . I play as an amateur and my knowledge of music business encourages me to be cautious about earning enough money to simply pay my bills and fill my fridge.

So I can’t really answer that question, and right now I’m one of the majority of people who invest time and money without any certainty of return. It is more an experience of life where each encounter can be an enrichment.

5.How do you feel about females in metal getting special attention? Do you feel it is fair?

For a long time, women have been present as fans are working in the entertainment world, and so much the better if they are more and more present on stage.

Honestly, I’m not really interested in the fact that they have special attention unless the latter is disrespectful, madchist, sexist.

For our part, we welcomed a newcomer to Almøst Human. We have made the best of human skills above all, motivation, availability. She happened to be a woman who was most in line with our wishes, so she had a place in our group.

6.In the world climate with hatred being at an all time high and metal being an “ angry” music. Do you think your music contributes to anger and hatred?

I do not think it is recent. The designation of enemies to pour torrents of hatred and violence on is nothing new. It is easier to make all others responsible for our problems than to question themselves. And when people face us in the same way, it creates multi-generational hate cycles. Are there real winners in the end?

I hope that our music is never perceived or interpreted as an incitement to hatred or self-loathing. Anger is a sometimes understandable emotion, but it is important to turn it into something positive like playing metal. Do not let these feelings take over and possess us. Negative emotions end up destroying us.

7.Are you opposed to religious beliefs or politics being used in music?

No, it’s part of the belief systems of musicians. It’s up to them to decide whether or not to talk about it.

For me, the key is to avoid imposing a belief system of any kind. Religious, economic, political, etc... Seeing our beliefs shared by as many people as possible is understandable, in my opinion, above all reassuring. But all that is erected in absolute good, in the only way of progress, too often ends up in a world of sufferings and fills mass graves and cemeteries. Apparently, despite all these centuries of wars, we have not yet understood it.

And finally, it’s important to stay away from our beliefs. See them and wonder why we accept this belief, what effect it has on us. Of course, when we discover our mental automatisms, this raises questions, especially with regard to our free will.

8.We have dive into some pretty deep issues here do you think your music sends a message and if so what is it?

The thinking behind the themes in our music is: What do we see, the reality or the idea we have?

Our perception of reality is in part conditioned by the limits of our senses and belief systems. So it’s limited and relative, whether we change it every year or every day. As long as we approach the world around us and ourselves in this way, it seems to me difficult to find a lasting inner and collective peace.

9.The market has changed and many bands believe that record labels are a thing of the past, with many labels now charging bands to “sign” how do you think a band can make it in todays scene?

Ideally, we should be able to work intelligently together, but it is difficult for us to get out of survival strategies where the law of the strongest prevails. The different players in the music world should work together rather than try to benefit from each other. But greed, greed, too often, possesses us.

I am not in favour of opposing labels and groups, each of which can have its place, bringing experience and skills. A fair distribution of benefits, risks and responsibilities would be appreciable, because when a group is doomed to bear most of the risks and disadvantages, it may as well do without a maximum number of intermediaries. In some cases, agents, managers, labels, distributors, etc., are paid by the groups without any obligation of actual results, which is a problem.

Buying music also means giving groups a chance to exist and preventing a minority of people from locking in the world of music at the expense of quality, creativity and diversity.

I don’t really believe in a miraculous recipe for success and think that each group should define its notion of “success”, even if it means reassessing it from time to time according to the results obtained, the means used, etc.… There are plenty of examples of bands, of artists who are known but cannot make a decent living from their music. Some make more money with merchandising, demos, seminars than with their music production. To be successful may be to be able to enjoy composing, performing and communicating on stage despite all the difficulties.

10.Why with the thousands of options including netflix , sporting events everything on demand. Why do you think people should take the time to listen to what you have to say in your music?

One of the dangers with all that is pre-chewed and very well done in many cases is that laziness and looking for ease did not become a habit and we play bad tricks. Listening to music takes time when it is not part of our listening habits. Whether it’s Almøst Human’s music or the music of other bands, sometimes we have to fight the tendency to reject what we don’t know or don’t immediately get our attention. Moreover, the temptation to zap almost automatically does not improve our ability to concentrate.

The challenges, the behavioural changes, whether you’re a musician or a listener, then become difficult because they become foreign, difficult, and destabilizing. It is ultimately easier to criticize what is foreign to us rather than to face our limitations.

For Almøst Human, the themes discussed and the music is linked by a deep bond. The choice of vocal lines is also influenced by the subject of the lyrics.

As described above, we try to go beyond the mere criticism of our societies. The evil that plagues us is our mistaken perception of reality. Whatever belief systems we adhere to, it is important to distance ourselves from them and realize that they are relative, not absolute.

11.How do you feel about pay to play? Do you think it is fair for a band to have to pay money to play?

It depends on the situation. If it is a question of opening a band deserving of its success, its audience, in front of the world and good conditions, the deal does not suit me very well on principle.

But today there are a lot of groups, and most of them are at the end of the stakeholder chain. So there is a danger that we will find ourselves in a business system where the bands are only there to pay for a forest of intermediaries who don’t really care about their music and their potential.

I am for each and every one of us to be properly paid and respected for the work we do. Nevertheless, I fear that people may be tempted to lock up groups in the role of eternal payers to serve their interests. The musicians then fuel the blaze of this business music.

12.It is fact that you are the talent and the entertainment explain what you think is the most important key to success?

Talent is a subjective appreciation and so is originality, I think. In addition, considering oneself talented or being perceived as such by others are two different things. There are many bands that make good music, good concerts, but struggle to fill small rooms.

I think it’s a set of keys that’s needed to try to be successful.

Be aware of our expectations and consider failures
Be very persistent, patient
Focus on business music
To understand a minimum the other jobs that allow us to play on stage, to produce musical supports, Merch, etc....
Be respectful, grateful to all the people who help us. And not just with a little  “thanks you”
Be musical curious
Surround yourself with people you trust, who believe in your potential and say what’s wrong

And so much more. : -)

13.In country music and even in some cases rock music is written and performed by different people would your band perform a song written by someone else?

Why not. : -)

It’s always interesting and rewarding to collaborate with other musicians, to learn other ways to compose a song. Exploring leads that we would not have imagined develops creativity and curiosity. This allows for a more varied music, a greater openness of mind.

14.If you are pro female in music are you pro using sex to sell your music?

So far, no. I’m not opposed to doing that, as long as it’s not just a pretext for hearing and controversy. not. : -)

15.What is your view on the lawsuits against people saying lewd or unprofessional things to women or men and how does that affect an art described as sex drugs and rock n roll ?

Here in Switzerland, we don’t have too many cases, I think, but:

Is it already obvious to define where the line between normality and excess lies?
Second, to have a life described as “sex, drugs and rock'n'roll”, does it condemn a person to vulgarity, coarseness, the use of characterizing verbal violence? No, I don’t think so.

Some of the comments on social networks, in the media, quickly lack moderation, retreat and sink into provocation, sensationalism, even incitement to hatred, division.

I also know people who have very free speech, very direct, very relevant arguments. but a lot of trouble to hear the slightest thought, the slightest notice to the contrary... let’s not even talk about questioning. Freedom of expression sometimes has a good and legitimate back to verbal excesses devoid of all wisdom.

It’s sad to start a criminal prosecution, but it may be a necessary evil when other approaches have failed. After that, we must not abuse it and fall into the dictatorship of a politically correct one that would only be a disguised intolerance. I don’t know if that exists, but perhaps it is necessary to accompany convictions with educational measures in order to prevent the perpetrators of these verbal aggressions, in no way change their way of thinking, are confined to a role of victim or misunderstood genius and, on the contrary, radicalize.

16. Ok lets lighten up a bit. What is your favorite band of all time and why?

The Beatles: -) for their creativity, their sense of melody and composition, at a time when it was more difficult to rely on technology to create good songs.

17.What would you be doing if you were not in a band?

I’m an amateur, so I have other activities to fund my music. I have only the embarrassment of choice among my other interests: cooking, history, philosophy, dietetics, ethology, psychology, meditation, tai-chi, oenology, etc ...

18. Do you have a favorite sports team?

Drinking good Beers & wine, Eating good food, Relaxing with friends and cats... is it a sport? More Seriously, I haven’t so much time to be the fan of a sports team.

19.If you could get on stage with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

For the living, Katatonia, Korn, Alice In Chains, Michael Schenker, George Lynch and so many others.

For those who have passed away, it would be interesting to form groups, unlikely duos like Mozart, Hendrix and Lemmy or John Lennon and Beethoven, etc....

20.This is your shot to let loose, Throw down your biggest complaint about the music biz

Ahaha... Don’t be so greedy, as the cake is smaller.: -)












Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wormwood Nattarvet

WORMWOOD was forged in 2014 when a small group of friends decided to create something different. It started off as a Black'n'Roll band but something was missing. Shortly after its inception Nine joined the band along with J.Engström. With new fuel to the wintry machine they embarked on a journey through uncharted territories. 

Their first release, The Void – Stories From the Whispering Well was a hit in the underground scene in Stockholm 2015, but it left them unsatisfied, so they went back to the drawing board after an European Tour.

With this new-found vigor they released Ghostlands – Wounds From a Bleeding Earth in 2017. Now the world started to know who WORMWOOD was. The reviews started to pour in and a plethora of superlatives filled magazines and webzines.

More tours and live gigs throughout Europe ensued and the urge to create something even better, more magnificent started to occupy their minds. In 2018, just a few selected gigs were preformed, because something was starting to take form. Soundscapes of forlorn Swedish melancholy, stories of famine and tales of unspeakable horror all of these are the backbone of Nattarvet.

While Ghostlands focused on the awe-inspiring cosmos and grand Scandinavian vistas, Nattarvet is something more personal. It's about the people who we forgotten, people in isolation, families who died because the winters were too harsh, the scarcity of food and comfort within the hamlets in taiga of Sweden.

This is our story. This is their story…

Murder Made God Endless Return

Greek death metal group MURDER MADE GOD have announced the release of their forthcoming third album and Unique Leader debut Endless Return today. With an ominous, reverb drenched intro setting the tone, the record see the band expanding on their frantic, relentlessly bleak, and relentlessly bludgeoning sound by delving further into the dark, doom drenched atmospherics and stunning ferocity that they have become known for.

Endless Return will be unleashed onto the world on September 20th.

The merciless and jaw droppingly technical 10 track album was recorded at Stelthsound Studios in Thessaloniki, Greece and features artwork by Dixon Jong of Intuitive Designs.

MURDER MADE GOD commented, "Endless Return sees us achieving a new level of sophisticated, intense and atmospheric low tuned Modern Brutality. It is everything that the band is all about.”

Greek technical death metal group MURDER MADE GOD was formed in 2011 and saw the members hugely refining the sound that they had developed in their previous bands. They wasted no time getting into the studio and before the year’s end they had released a 3 song demo which was met with praise from both fans and critics alike. The band continued to build their momentum with the release of their debut full length Irreverence in 2013. Many shows and a tour with Hour of Penance and Abhorrent Decimation later the band released their second album Enslaved in 2016 on Comatose Music.

Endless Return track listing - 1. Alive
2. World Defect
3. Darkness Thy Gift
4. Gates of No Return
5. Trials and Enemies
6. Cognitive Dissonance
7. A Final Conflict
8. The Sword
9. Love of Fate (Amor Fati)
10. Victa Morte

Main Focus Track(s):#1 Alive
#2 World Defect

MURDER MADE GOD Lineup:Vocals-George
Guitars-Dennis
Bass-Stelios
Drums-Tolis


MURDER MADE GOD Online:https://www.facebook.com/mmgofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/murdermadegod/

Prepetual Dementia Have you ever looked up videos of elephants giving birth?

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?

What is your name and what do you do for the band?

Perpetual Dementia.  I was on an ayahuasca trip through the jungle when it came to me.  My name is Sky Deardeuff a.k.a. Medicine Man, I am the resident drummer / skin slapper.

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

Based From Denver, Colorado.  The people are cool but it’s a pay to play state and the venues are just lackluster.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

Cornbuzz, videos of street fights, and steel panther.

4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

I’m not endorsed right now by anybody, but I would love to be endorsed by Tama,  Sabian, Istanbul, or Regal Tip.

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?

My ultimate goal was to be Oprah rich.  I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

Starting small fires that when put out create a message that says to listen to my band. Also creating solid steel advertisements to send into space so that way aliens will know to listen to my music. It’s a completely untapped market.

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

I lose respect for bands that can’t pull it off live.  If you can’t pull off the part that you’re trying to write then you should play to your strengths.

8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?

I guess i’m metal.

9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?

Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

No, we are a very talented band with loads of potential. I understand the reason for gimmicks but that doesn’t mean I want to do one. Your music should be able to stand by itself.

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?

Have you ever looked up videos of elephants giving birth?  Imagine that with octopus hentai in the background, and it all sounds like a civil war emergency room.

11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

We’re sitting on an EP right now that we’re waiting to release.

12. If you have videos where can we see them?

We have videos on youtube and facebook.

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc

Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?

Social media is a double edged sword, it’s a great marketing tool but it is definitely difficult to get paid through it.


14.Best moment of your career so far?

Getting kicked off a yacht on tour and building a beer bong into the bus.

15.Your message to the fans?

Drink more beer.

Bonus Question who do you bring back

Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

Bring back Cliff because Metallica needs something.

Perpetual Dementia, it came to me in a nightmare. The INTERVIEW

1.What is the name of your band and how did you come up with it?
What is your name and what do you do for the band?

Perpetual Dementia, it came to me in a nightmare.  My name is Stoney Deardeuff, I play guitar, drive the bus, punch people in their titties and drink lots of beer.

2.Tell us where you are based and describe the scene. How do you think where you are located influences your sound.

What scene? It’s just a pay to play state.  People are cool but the radio stations are sold out.

3.Who influences your sound that would surprise people?

Buddy Holly and Mark Knopfler.

4.Are you endorsed by musical companies , if so who , and if not who would you like to be endorsed by?

No i’m not endorsed by anyone at the moment but i would love love love to be endorsed by Egnater and Schecter.

5.When you started what was your ultimate goal? And how close to the goal are you now?

When I started, the ultimate goal was to play in front of everybody and to burn the world down. I’m halfway there.

6.In today's digital environment it takes creative strategy to keep things moving. What creative ideas do you have to keep your band relevant over time?

Punching cops and setting my bandmates on fire.

 

7.We've all seen a terrible live band that is awesome on CD. Is that cool with you or do you lose respect for bands that cannot pull it off live?

I do lose respect for bands that can’t pull it off live because they let the fans down.

8.Tell us your “core” are you Metal , Rock , Punk , Pop etc because people just have to categorize these days you know?

We are metal.

9.This is a tough question but a very real reality, Is your band actually talented or just popular?
Many bands make it with a cliche or publicity stunts etc. Would you accept fame even if it was just because of being the “ in” thing or is it actually important to you that you gain favor with talent?

Talent. I think we’re talented and music has to be with talent. Gimmicks are for the weak.

10.Tell us what to expect from you live. Nothing is more boring than watching bands stare at the floor and bob their heads to music nobody but the band knows. What can your band offer in a live setting that people will remember?

If I could leave a kidney onstage- no, if I could leave YOUR kidney onstage then that’s a show. If we could tear the roof off and push the walls out;  if we could scare old people and make babies cry; if we can make you go to church on Sunday; then we did our job.

11. What releases have you put out , When will we see something new?

We have something waiting right now.

 
12. If you have videos where can we see them?

We have videos on youtube.

13.Everybody has Bandcamp , ReverbNation , Soundcloud , etc
Why do you think this is so important? Doesn't it seem like everyone is giving everything out for free?

It’s important to be in control of your own music.

14.Best moment of your career so far?

Falling through the stage and still not messing up the song.

15.Your message to the fans?

We are your creation, come play with us.

Bonus Question who do you bring back
Dime , Cliff , Dio , Lemmy , Randy

Lemmy is immortal, Dime went home, Cliff owes me 5 bucks, Dio’s drinking wine in heaven, and Randy needs to come back because he still owes us an album. 


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