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INTERVIEW: CALUM HARVIE WRESTLES WITH THE BELFAST CHAPTER OF THE VERBODEN BOYS

PUNK FRANCHISE What do franchising and punk have in common? Quite a lot, discovers Calum Harvie, as he meets the Belfast Chapter of The Verboden Boys. There aren’t too many bands quite like The Verboden Boys. Actually, that’s not true: there are in fact several bands called The Verboden Boys peppered...

INTERVIEW: CHRIS KEE TALKS TO TRAUMA ABOUT NEW ALBUM ‘AS THE WORLD DIES’

Blunt force Trauma is a name that most metal fans will have heard due to a certain ex-member, but how many have actually listened to their music? Chris Kee thinks new album As The World Dies deserves attention, so he spoke to drummer Kris Gustofson about traumas past and present. As The World Dies is a fine...

INTERVIEW: EMMA RUTH RUNDLE DISCUSSES HER LATEST ALBUM, ‘ON DARK HORSES’.

DARK HORSE ZT’s Geoff Birchenall saddles up and gets emotionally charged with Emma Ruth Rundle. On Dark Horses is Emma Ruth Rundle’s third album since her 2014 debut and feels like her most complete album to date. “Thanks for your kind words. I would say On Dark Horses is pulling, sonically, from...

LORDS OF CHAOS FILM REVIEW

LORDS OF CHAOS ZT’s roving (or should that be romping?) reporter Martin Ives recently blagged his way into the London screening of the (controversial for more reasons than one) Lords Of Chaos film… He shares his initial thoughts on it here for ZT:  What really struck me about the screening of...

INTERVIEW: NOISEPICKER TALK ABOUT THEIR DEBUT, ‘PEACE OFF’

HUMAN FUCK-UPS When Mr Harry Armstrong puts a new band together, we take notice. From his early days in the legendary Decomposed and Lord Of Putrefaction, to recent adventures in the groundbreaking End Of Level Boss or The Earls Of Mars, Harry always seems to be a few steps ahead than the rest of the pack....

INTERVIEW: CLUTCH ON THEIR ‘BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS’

GOOD BOOK GONE BAD Changes afoot in the Clutch camp? It certainly seemed that way from the outside when they announced that they were going to work with a producer with a country music background in his studio in Nashville. Was this a hint at a change in direction? Calum Harvie finds out from singer Neil...

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