Nebula, Underwatermoon, Maestro, …Neptunian … More Interview: Winterhorde [Israel] Tease the Innards of Upcoming ‘Neptunian’ Album and Discuss Transcending Black Metal Parameters From Origins to Now
We recently interviewed Kaliningrad-based Russian act Ape on the Rocket. Read the full article on their new anti-authoritarian single, negative impacts and censorship from the Russian Ukraine invasion, secret concept of Deacon the Hornet, writing lyrics in English vs. their native language, the regional metal scene, and plenty of upcoming plans for the rest of … More Love Thy Neighbor Feature: Ape on the Rocket [Russia] Reviews Other Metal Bands from Nearby Countries: “You are Getting a Dose of Pure Metal in Your Brain; Try to Not $#%! Your Pants”
Kaliningrad Oblast is a “semi-exclave” territory currently owned by Russia, but geographically situated between Lithuania and Poland. On the heels of the Ukrainian invasion, one must wonder how a separated-from-the-motherland Russian territory must be feeling the effects. We recently spoke with Kaliningrad-based metal act Ape on the Rocket about their new anti-authoritarian single, negative impacts … More Interview: Ape on the Rocket [Russia] Indulges in the Vicious Conditions & Fear Created From the Ukrainian Invasion, Status of Kaliningrad Music Scene, and Writing English Lyrics Vs. Their Native Language in Upcoming Album
Maltese metalcore act speaks about Mushroomhead, Shredhead, Myrath, and their new record ‘Hollow’ … More Interview: Align the Tide [Malta] Reviews Mediterranean Metal Bands, Translates “Get the #$&% Up” in Maltese, and Expands on Mental Health Themes of New Album
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
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.
Brazilian technical / progressive death metallers Abstracted are a reckoning force, blending complexity and intrigue through both dynamic instrumentals and undeniably enigmatic lyrical themes. Their debut LP, Atma Conflux, dropped earlier this year via M-Theory Audio and is comparable to the likes of Revocation or Between the Buried and Me, boasting the quirks and range … More Interview: Abstracted [Brazil] Discusses New Esoteric Concept Album ‘Atma Conflux’ & Shares Heated Opinion on Their President + Brazilian Metal Band Recommendations
I’ve genuinely never heard a metal band with vocals in the Farsi language. While that unique characteristic was the initial factor that hooked me about Padra, after hearing their story, I was intrigued even further. The four piece sludgy thrashers consist of Ramtin Dashti (vocals, guitar, producer), Amirali Khajavi (guitar), Ahmad Chegeni (bass), and Keyvan … More Interview: Padra [Turkey] Exposes the Injustices of Government in Their Homeland Iran & Discusses The Poetic Poetry in Their Farsi Sludge-Thrash Metal