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INTERVIEW: ABJECTION RITUAL’S DC TALKS TO GEOFF BIRCHENALL ABOUT HIS LATEST METAL-INJECTED ALBUM.

Wind of change Geoff Birchenall spoke to lone Abjection Ritual member DC about his latest slice of misery, Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth. The album cover for Soul Of Ruin, Body Of Filth is so effective it reminds me of the good old days, when one could judge the quality of an album (especially death metal) by...

INTERVIEW: GEOFF BIRCHENALL DISCUSSES ‘THOUGHT AND EXISTENCE’ WITH BONG’S DAVID TERRY

Strange stories Geoff Birchenall digs deep as he enters the Bong galaxy. As I sit down to write these questions, I wake to the news that the great Stephen Hawking has passed away. His life’s work involved a mammoth attempt to unravel the very mysteries of the universe. At times – and especially over...

INTERVIEW: JOSE CARLOS SANTOS CHECKS IN FOR SOME THERAPY?

Success is survival José Carlos Santos books a Therapy? session with bassist Michael McKeegan. On their 15th (!) studio album, Northern Irish rockers Therapy? keep forging their own path, having thrown out the manual for good behaviour of big bands a long time ago. Their latest records, particularly...

INTERVIEW: CALUM HARVIE TRACKS DOWN LANGUISH AND TALKS ABOUT THE WORTHINESS OF NEW ALBUM ‘UNWORTHY’

BECAUSE THEY’RE WORTH IT… Calum Harvie feels suitably unworthy in the presence of Arizona filth-pedallers Languish. Hailing from Arizona, and comprising members of North, Gatekeeper and Territory, Languish play brutally nihilistic, filthy music, and new album Unworthy  is a jaw-dropping,...

INTERVIEW: ZT’S ROSS BAKER DISCUSSES ‘DOWNFALL OF MANKIND’ WITH BRAZIL’S NERVOSA

No Limits Ross Baker (sort of) rages against the machine with Nervosa guitarist Pirka. Railing against a corrupt political system, Brazil’s Nervosa have cut their teeth following the success of acts like Sarcofago and of course Sepultura. Yet in addition to hailing from a country which has little...

INTERVIEW: CHRIS KEE CATCHES UP WITH JO QUAIL AS HER SOLO ALBUM SEES THE LIGHT OF DAY

CELLO, IS IT ME YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? Chris Kee speaks to Winterfylleth collaborator, cellist Jo Quail, as her latest solo album, the brilliant Exsolve, sees its release. Jo Quail may be a new name to many readers so we begin our chat with a brief introduction – who is Jo Quail? “I’m a mum first...

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