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”

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”

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.