Interviews

INTERVIEW: He Is Legend (12/04/2017)

North Carolina’s finest hard rockers He Is Legend are about to release their long awaited fifth record ‘few’ before popping over to the UK for a string of headline dates to support their dark and heavy return.

We managed to catch-up with frontman Schuyler Croom to talk about all things ‘few’, including why they decided to start a crowdfunding campaign, how the recording process took shape, and how rock bands can learn from the music industry when it comes to releasing albums.

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INTERVIEW: Attila (05/04/2017)

Currently over on UK shores as part of a headline tour run around Europe to promote their latest full-length record, ‘Chaos’, we had an exclusive little chat with Attila frontman Fronz to talk about what their favourite things are about hitting the UK, including their addiction to Nando’s for their spicy food fix, and the “pub culture”.

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INTERVIEW: Betraying The Martyrs (21/02/2017)

French extreme metallers Betraying The Martyrs returned with their explosive third record ‘The Resilient’ back in January this year, continuing their extreme onslaught of metalcore and deathcore. Plenty has changed since the success of their sophomore album ‘Phantom’ so we caught up with vocalist Aaron Matts to chat about the new songs, the impact of their Disney ‘Let It Go’ cover, the Paris terror attacks and the strength of the French metal scene.

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INTERVIEW: Blood Youth (30/03/2017)

You’re all in for a massive treat on April 7th, as Harrogate melodic hardcore mob Blood Youth are going to release their debut record, ‘Beyond Repair’. Bigger riffs than the heaviest of the hardcore scene and sing-a-longs to compliment the best of pop-punk songs, Blood Youth can do it all on their new record, so we had a chat with frontman Kaya Tarsus who ran us through his thoughts behind the record and what the band have planned for the rest of the year.

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INTERVIEW: Pulled Apart By Horses (24/03/2017)

Leeds alternative rockers Pulled Apart By Horses are back. The eccentric band have just put out their fourth full-length album, ‘The Haze’, that shows their creative craziness at its very best. To celebrate the band going out on tour to support the release, we caught up with guitarist Tom Hudson to chat about the new record, different types of shows, and whether that band name gives them any hassle.

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INTERVIEW: Imminence (15/03/2017)

Sweden is not without its fair share of great exports from the world of rock, punk, and metal. Refused, Opeth, In Flames, The Hives, and Meshuggah are just a small handful of great acts from the Swedes, and it looks like Trelleborg/Malmö based outfit Imminence are planning to join their ranks with their forthcoming LP, ‘This Is Goodbye’.

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INTERVIEW: Provoker (06/03/2017)

If you’re into hard hitting, adrenaline fuelled, riff laden hardcore (and why wouldn’t you be?) then you’ll need to be picking up Provoker‘s debut EP ‘The Long Defeat’ for one of the best debuts released in 2017. We managed to catch up with Richard Worrall from the band to talk about their self-produced EP, how the band formed and what their plans are for the rest of the year and beyond.

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INTERVIEW: Emmure (20/02/2017)

The release of their seventh album, ‘Look At Yourself’, is just over a week away now, and with the unveiling of new song ‘Flag Of The Beast’ a few days ago, it appears the hype for New York’s Emmure is arguably at an all time high.

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INTERVIEW: Dropkick Murphys (13/12/2016)

At this stage, Dropkick Murphys need no introduction. The Boston band have found success in every corner of the globe with their unique brand of celtic punk, and are preparing to release their 9th record ’11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’ at the beginning of 2017. Drummer Matt Kelly spared some time to talk to us about the new record, how it fits in with the work of the band’s charity The Claddagh Fund and what plans Dropkick Murphys have in 2017.

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INTERVIEW: The Devil Wears Prada (06/12/2016)

Ohio metalcore mob The Devil Wears Prada are celebrating 10 years since their first record this year, and are still strongly contributing to the scene with their new album ‘Transit Blues’. We caught up with vocalist Mike Hranica while they were in the UK on the ‘Rise Up’ Tour with Silverstein and Memphis May Fire to chat about the new album and their plans for the future.

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