Interview: Ape on the Rocket [Russia] Indulges in the Vicious Conditions & Fear Created From the Ukrainian Invasion, Status of Kaliningrad Music Scene, and Writing English Lyrics Vs. Their Native Language in Upcoming Album

Kaliningrad Oblast is a “semi-exclave” territory currently owned by Russia, but geographically situated between Lithuania and Poland. On the heels of the Ukrainian invasion, one must wonder how a separated-from-the-motherland Russian territory must be feeling the effects. We recently spoke with Kaliningrad-based metal act Ape on the Rocket about their new anti-authoritarian single, negative impacts … More Interview: Ape on the Rocket [Russia] Indulges in the Vicious Conditions & Fear Created From the Ukrainian Invasion, Status of Kaliningrad Music Scene, and Writing English Lyrics Vs. Their Native Language in Upcoming Album

Interview: Align the Tide [Malta] Reviews Mediterranean Metal Bands, Translates “Get the #$&% Up” in Maltese, and Expands on Mental Health Themes of New Album

Maltese metalcore act speaks about Mushroomhead, Shredhead, Myrath, and their new record ‘Hollow’ … More Interview: Align the Tide [Malta] Reviews Mediterranean Metal Bands, Translates “Get the #$&% Up” in Maltese, and Expands on Mental Health Themes of New Album

Interview: Underground Hip Hop Beats Fused with Brutal Death Metal Gutturals Project God Mvker [Iran] Discusses Extreme Musical Roots and Extreme Politics

Ignite Me… Modern Slavery… … More Interview: Underground Hip Hop Beats Fused with Brutal Death Metal Gutturals Project God Mvker [Iran] Discusses Extreme Musical Roots and Extreme Politics

Interview: One Missing Link [Iran] Elaborates on the Anti-Musician Laws in Their Country and Upcoming Jekyll & Hyde Themed EP

The metalcore four-piece recently filmed their new music video illegally in Iran … More Interview: One Missing Link [Iran] Elaborates on the Anti-Musician Laws in Their Country and Upcoming Jekyll & Hyde Themed EP

Interview: Dymbur [India] Fuse Folk Music and Metal to Battle Society’s Evils, Child Abuse, Rape Culture, Etc.

There’s been a few shocking stylistic shifts in the metal community: Opeth trading in their prog-death metal for 70’s rock, deathcore pioneers Bring Me the Horizon hittin’ the pop radio, and Deafheaven‘s blackgaze identity turning fully post-rock. Now, Dymbur join that list as they ascend to folk metal, away from their progressive / djent roots. … More Interview: Dymbur [India] Fuse Folk Music and Metal to Battle Society’s Evils, Child Abuse, Rape Culture, Etc.