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Scott- Cattle Decapitation

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, In : Metal 

 

How do you feel about the mass closure of small venues in the UK?

Whoah, how did that happen?  It happens a lot in the states too, my prediction is people are going to have to go back and do more DIY kind of shows again.  There’s going to be a mid to large influx house shows, warehouse shows, basement shows or ‘parties’.  I don’t know though, I really hope that doesn’t happen for death metal and to the scene because if people have nowhere to play and for bands the ultimate goal...


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My Rock Out

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, April 24, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up with Pat Buhler who along with his business partner Nicky von Koller has started up myrockout.com a new website which aims to connect musicians and industry professionals across the globe.


M: Why did you decide to start the website?

P: Well I had the idea itself for quite some time simply because as a promoter myself organising gigs, I always thought it was too tricky to find new bands in the sense that you have to go on different websites, you have to go through all sorts of...


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Artillery

Posted by mica hamilton on Friday, April 22, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up with Michael Bastholm Dahl and Michael Stützer from Artillery recently…


 M: Over your illustrious career, what changes have you experienced in the music industry?

MS: The way you Can use the internet Today have made the promotion of the band very easy, the recordings in the studio with All the new digital equipment has changed the way you record today  and the low sales of CD’s and vinyl compared with the eighties has forced a lot of bands to tour more.

M: What bands ar...


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Hammerfight

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Hammerfight's new album 'Profound and Profane' is out now.


M: At what point did you decide to become a working musician?

D: I guess I’ve wanted to do it since I was very young,  I started my first band when I was thirteen and ever since then it was all I wanted to do so I’ve just been trying ever since.

M: What would you say the Hammerfight journey has been like so far?

D: It’s been fun and it’s been tough, but it’s all been good. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs and problems wi...


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Otep

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Otep has been ?yola-link-is-coming=true a firm fixture in the metal world for quite some time building somewhat of a cult following around the world. We caught up with Otep Shamaya herself to talk about the new album 'Generation Doom' which is out now.


M: What barriers have you found in the music industry over your career? 
O: The same barriers most women find in any occupation. I think my lyrics, my strength, my advocacy all get amplified because I’m a woman & it’s almost as if I’m so...


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Moonspell

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up Fernando from Moonspell just before this years tour…


 

Mica: Moonpsell have been established for quite some time how do you think the metal scene in Europe has changed over time?

F: It’s changed a lot and we've been on the scene for long enough to actually witness and be a part of some changes, many changes.  There’s stuff that we like and then there’s stuff that got lost in the process but everything transformed itself from the nineties when we were playing you know it ...


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Walls of Jericho - Dustin

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 
We caught up with Dustin From Walls of Jericho who have just released their new album 'No One Can Save You From Yourself'

M: How would you compare the music industry now to when you first entered it?

W: I would say that the music industry now is definitely a lot smaller than what it used to be.  It’s a lot more guarded as far as who is involved and as far as who gets chances and who doesn’t get chances. I think there’s a lot more sincerity when it comes to the music aspect of things when ...


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Against Tolerance

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, January 13, 2013, In : Metal 
Against Tolerance are a progressive metal band from Brazil who's driving force is acceptance for minorities. We caught up with them for a short but sweet interview.                                                                                                 

 
What to you think of the metal scene in Brazil?                                                                                                             Brazil is one special country when it comes to metal bands. We have huge bands ...

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Sanguine

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Metal 

Describe Sanguine

Tarin: Sanguine are space aliens...they come from the planet Awesome to blow your mind.

Nick: A four piece with exceptional mind reading powers and the ability to see everyone naked. We here to take over the world, come peacefully, resistance will not be tolerated.

What do you think of the representation of female fronted metal in the uk as opposed to the rest of the world and where and how do you think Sanguine can take the genre?

Nick: Europe seems to produce more fema...


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Ted Maul

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Metal 

How do you think the band has grown?

A lot of things have changed in the past nine years. Back then everything was ten times easier, everything was more pure. Now, the music industry is not like it used to be, even with album distribution you have to work harder to get hard copies, White Label was very successful and we did loads of tours, were still playing songs from White Label. We have grown and gone for bigger producers for the second album, musically our song writing has changed a lot,...


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Xerath (Owain)

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Metal 

 

Going back to a question I asked previously about the state of the UK metal music 'scene'. How do you feel the music scene in the UK has evolved since the creation of the band ?                                                                                           Owain:  It's changed a LOT, but there are so many bands coming out now, some of them are for the better, some of them suck. There's always been a flurry of great bands paving the way, I just hope people listen to the good ones...


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Abgott

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Metal 

How did it feel to play here today?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fucking good. It’s been a while. Last time was two years ago, that’s a long time for us. 


Did you always want to be musicians?

Yes. I had a baby drum kit on top of a cupboard when I was a little kid.

I think I wanted to be a musici...


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Carpathia

Posted by mica hamilton on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Metal 

So how does it feel to play here today?

Really awesome, we’re really chuffed to be asked to come and play along here, credit to Reece he’s down a really good job with the organisation,

What’s the first metal album you bought?

I think bloodhound Gang ‘hooray for boobies’ was the closest thing to metal I first listened to or Michael Jackson, actually my first one was Slipknots debut album I got from the library, it scared the shit out of me and I was really amazed  by  how much it ...


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Primitive Graven Image

Posted by mica hamilton on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Metal 


How does it feel to be back in London?

Rob Lehane: Good, it’s been ages, how long? About two months!  I feel like it went really well, sounded amazing, I really enjoyed it..

How do you feel about how the day went?

Matt : It went well, I think it’s been really good it’s been really good for black metal in London. We had 8 UK bands on  and we’ve managed to make a serious dent in the underworld. We haven’t sold it out but we’ve made a serious dent in it so yeh absolutely  its been...


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