Interviews

INTERVIEW: AWOLNATION @ Academy 1, Manchester (06/11/2012)

Date: November 6th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.awolnationmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/awolnation
Twitter: www.twitter.com/awolnation

Injecting a bit of an electronic element into a rock infrastucture, AWOLNATION may seem like a bit of an odd choice to join the Rock Sound Riot tour alongside Billy Talent and Don Broco, but they pack all the necessary punch needed. We spoke with frontman Aaron Bruno before their show in Manchester about how he goes about writing, his desire to work on a full-length feature movie soundtrack and more:

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INTERVIEW: Mindless Self Indulgence @ Academy 2, Manchester (25/10/2012)

Date: October 25th, 2012
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.mindlessselfindulgence.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/msi
Twitter: www.twitter.com/msi

It’s a been a long time waiting for their return onto UK shores, but now, after a few years on hiatus to relax and focus on a few other things in their lives, Mindless Self Indulgence are back and raring to cause havoc once more. At the Manchester date and first UK stop of their tour, we spoke with frontman Jimmy Urine about a few things, such as peforming in the UK, his involvement with video games and more:

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INTERVIEW: August Burns Red @ HMV Ritz, Manchester (21/10/2012)

Date: October 21st, 2012
Venue: HMV Ritz, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.augustburnsred.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/augustburnsred
Twitter: www.twitter.com/abrband

It’s a very rare occurrence for a metalcore band to create a full-length studio album revolving around the theme of a holiday season. Following a few consecutive years of releasing the one-off Christmas song, August Burns Red went ahead and did a full album of them. On their UK tour shortly after its release, we stopped by at the Manchester date to chat to the guys about the record, future plans and more:

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INTERVIEW: Down @ Academy 1, Manchester (19/10/2012)

Date: October 19th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Jack Bastard

Format: Written

Website: www.down-nola.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/down
Twitter: www.twitter.com/downnola

Having not graced our British shores in over a year, metal legends Down returned to play a mere three headline UK dates to coincide with the first release of a collection of four EPs, ‘The Purple EP’. Whilst at the Manchester date of the tour, we caught up with guitarist Pepper Keenan before their set to talk about a few things:

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INTERVIEW: Bowling For Soup @ Academy 1, Manchester (20/10/2012)

Date: October 20th, 2012
Venue: Academy 1, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.bowlingforsoup.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bowlingforsoup
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bfsrocks

Pop-punkers Bowling For Soup have always been a staple addition to anyone’s pop-punk diet. Returning to the UK for a headline run towards the end of each and every year, we caught up with bassist Erik Chandler this time around to talk about what he loves about visiting the UK, what he misses whilst out on the road, how their compilation album ‘One Big Happy!’ came to be and a lot more:

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INTERVIEW: Trivium @ HMV Ritz, Manchester (15/10/2012)

Date: October 15th, 2012
Venue: HMV Ritz, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Format: Audio

Website: www.trivium.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/triviumofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/triviumofficial

Ever since their explosive first major UK performance at Download Festival in 2005, Florida’s Trivium have always treated the UK as their home away from home, a country that helped catapult them onto the world stage. Now, on their final tour supporting their latest record, ‘In Waves’, before working on its follow up, we caught up with guitarist Corey Beaulieu to talk over a few things before their show in Manchester that night:

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INTERVIEW: Between The Buried And Me @ Academy 2, Manchester (05/10/2012)

Date: October 5th, 2012
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Interviewer: Andy Roberts

Format: Audio

Website: www.betweentheburiedandme.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/btbamofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me are lengths apart in the metal genre than the ever swelling pool of generic copycats that seem to spring up on a nearly daily basis today. Only very few bands can pull off included genres like jazz into their metal mouldings and make it sound good.

We caught up with bassist Dan Briggs at the Manchester date of their October UK tour to talk about their new album, ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’, touring the UK, how he’d like to one day perform with a full orchestra and more:

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INTERVIEW: Lay Siege (02/10/2012)

Northampton metalheads Lay Siege may be newbies on the scene, but already the quartet are starting to outburst from their local familiarities and make a name for themselves. Following the recent release of their new EP ‘Obolus’, we spoke with guitarist Jamie Steadman a bit more about the EP, how he would describe their sound, their recent tour with Our People Versus Yours and more:

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INTERVIEW: The Maine @ Garage, Glasgow (24/09/2012)

Date: September 24th, 2012
Venue: Garage, Glasgow
Interviewer: Caitlyn Dewar

Format: Written

Website: www.wearethemaine.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themaine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/themaine

2012 has been a massive year for Arizona five-piece, The Maine. They have achieved an incredible amount and have no plans to slow it down. We caught up with drummer Pat Kirch and guitarist Garrett Nickelsen on the Scottish leg of the ‘Pioneer’ world tour at the end of September to chat about the tour, the challenges they’ve faced and why they’ll be going into hiding at the end of the year:

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INTERVIEW: The James Cleaver Quintet @ Hevy Festival (04/08/2012)

Date: August 4th, 2012
Venue: Hevy Festival, Kent
Interviewer: Jack Bastard

Format: Written

Website: www.tjcq.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejcq
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thejcq

With an astonishing reaction to their debut album, ‘That Was Then, This Is Now’, we catch up with the genre warping The James Cleaver Quintet to talk about their success, cock-farting (yep, really) their eclectic sound, how they felt their Hevy Festival set went the day before and where that’s all derived from:

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