Leave No Cross Unturned: An Interview with Fenriz of Darkthrone

Leave No Cross Unturned: An Interview with Fenriz of Darkthrone
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Though many metal fans say the direction Darkthrone have taken is trash, this hasn’t fazed the band and their musical progression. Darkthrone’s new studio offering, The Underground Resistance, is available now from Peaceville Records. The album is a nod to the past of metal, specifically the ’80s. It’s a metal journey that sees new territory for Darkthrone, and SLUG discussed it with Fenriz in an email interview. … read more

Up in Palms: Palms Interview with Aaron Harris

Up in Palms: Palms Interview with Aaron Harris
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When Deftones singer Chino Moreno’s name becomes attached to your band, the level of anticipation jumps the scale from a niche genre to many worlds of music lovers. Moreno isn’t backed by just any musicians in Palms, though: Three members of the now-defunct ISIS (drummer Aaron Harris, guitarist Cliff Meyer and bassist Jeff Caxide) have the musical chops and experience to make any musical project stand out, and are far from a backdrop to let Moreno’s well-known croon or scream play the keynote. Palms’ self-titled debut album drops on June 25 via Ipecac Recordings, with tour dates in the wings. SLUG caught up on all things Palms with drummer Harris. … read more

Rob Zombie: Zombie Complex

Rob Zombie: Zombie Complex
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The conflict between the devil and all that is considered good is never-ending. Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie has become a modern media icon by writing and performing music and films exploiting that conflict—horror is his muse. Zombie is planning a spring invasion that will feature a new studio album, a feature film and an accompanying novel. … read more

Unified Psalms: OM

Unified Psalms: OM
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In a simple sense, OM is a band that makes and plays music. A straight dissection of the band’s musical elements may mislead the interpreter. The subject matter isn’t direct and the music fits into realms from traditional rock to experimental, drone and world music. “Things in my life are incredibly inspiring. They’re a hundred times more powerful than some shitty album from some shitty band,” says Al Cisneros. … read more

Amigo the Devil: Bloodstained Banjo

Amigo the Devil: Bloodstained Banjo
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Growing up and listening to folk music on my family’s long camping trips, I remember never getting bored because my imagination would be blown up by artists like Pete Seeger,

A Universal Journey: An Interview with Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh

A Universal Journey: An Interview with Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh
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My journey with Anathema has been an interesting one through the years, with songs helping me cope with hate, regret, mental instability and the loss of loved ones.  … read more

Top 5: Necrophagia

Top 5: Necrophagia
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The legacy of horror, terror and old-school death metal that is Wellsville, Ohio’s Necrophagia keeps getting better and better. Their seventh release, WhiteWorm Cathedral, is sure to open up the seven seals of Hell and unleash the apocalypse in the form of aural destruction and mental imagery assaults. Necrophagia incorporate an almost obsessive love for horror films which, in addition to the band’s own ideas and interpretations of those horrors, have always made for fun listening. … read more

Playing With Fire: An Interview with Godflesh’s Justin K. Broadrick

Playing With Fire: An Interview with Godflesh’s Justin K. Broadrick
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A World Lit Only By Fire is fueled by Broadrick and Green’s desire to return to what Godflesh was when the band began in the late ’80s. “Having Godflesh not existing for such a long period of time afforded me the luxury of being able to examine what I loved the most about Godflesh. And what I loved the most was the intent of the first few records,” says Broadrick. … read more

Enslaved: The Rites of Man

Enslaved: The Rites of Man
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We all indulge in rituals. Some can be day to day—others might be subconscious. Regarding Norwegian metal stalwarts Enslaved’s latest album, RIITIIR, founding member, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson says, during an interview with SLUG, that the title is an “Enslaved-ified” derivative of the word “rite” or “ritual.” Join them in the ritual of a live concert when Enslaved play the Murray Theater on Feb. 12. … read more