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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...

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...

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