Always in progress Opeth strive to expand it's musical universe on every record. From the past days of death to the present progressive metal. Now Opeth has documented this journey with an live album called "Garden of the titans" and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson is the guest in this episode to tell the tale of Opeth.
Andrea and Gregg from Portlands Holy Grove joins Magnus in this episode to talk about the new album "II" (Ripple Music), meeting heroes, getting a new drummer and also to give you some advice on what to do when visiting Portland.
Magnus and Svempa talks about ten albums that made an impact in October. Music by King Buffalo, High On Fire, Voldet, Domkraft, We Hunt Buffalo, Alastor, A Storm Of Light, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Iron Reagan and Bloodbath.
Queen's hardcore legends Sick Of It All have a brand new spanking album out on Century Media Records called "Wake the sleeping dragon" and vocalist Lou Koller is the guest in this episode to tell the tale of Sick Of It All.
Churchburn is the musical collaboration between two of the undergrounds masters of misery. Dave Suzuki, best known for his mesmerizing guitar work and brutal drumming in Vital Remains and Ray McCaffrey, who carved out sonic drum patterns for Sin Of Angels and Grief. And now they are our distinguished guests on the podcast. Get the latest album "None Shall Live... The Hymns of Misery" here: https://churchburn.bandcamp.com/album/none-shall-live-the-hymns-of-misery
One of the best releases of 2018 will be "Slave to the grave" by Swedish heavy underground heroes Alastor. In this in depth interview you get to know about the agony of choosing bandname, songwriting and why you should listen to Roxette. Get "Slave to the grave" released by the mighty Riding Easy Records at https://alastordoom.bandcamp.com.
They describe their musicas doom, death and sludgy black surge and we agree on that. Meet Lurk in this episode of the podcast you can trust to alway bring you the best music from the heavy underground. Get Lurks new album "Fringe" here: https://lurkdoom.bandcamp.com/
Doom/death legends Runemagick has returned and Nicklas Rudolfsson visits the podcast to talk about it. Get the new album "Evoked from abysmal sleep" here: https://runemagick.bandcamp.com/album/evoked-from-abysmal-sleep
Josh Graham is a musician and visual artist with a long history in the heavy underground and beyond. He has done art for Neurosis, Isis and other bands and is running his long time project A Storm Of Light. In this episode Josh talks about the creative process, writing music, doing art for small and big bands and much more. Get the new A Storm Of Light album "Anthroscene" at www.astormoflight.com.
Magnus and Svempa talks about bad handwriting, New York Marathon and ten albums that made an impression during the month of September. Features music by Magmakammer, Light Screamer, Clutch, Wheel In The Sky, Strängen, Terror, Conan, Siege Of Power, Thou and Crippled Black Phoenix.
Matt and Jeff joins the podcast backstage at Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm to talk about streams of consciousness, sobriety, touring, setlists, riffs, adapting to home owning life and turning down Coachella. The new album "Electric Messiah" is out now!
This interview is presented in cooperation with Swedens leading online zine www.slavestate.se. One of Swedens longest running source for all things heavy.
Special thanks to Rob Blasko at Mercenary Management for helping getting this interview done.
Richmonds heaviest band Windhand drummer Ryan Wolfe joins us on the podcast to talk about the bands new album "Eternal return", how to keep the heavy music intresting, dealing with becoming a quartet and much more. Get the new album here: https://windhand.bandcamp.com
Four years ago we talked to Laura Dolan about Electric Citizens debut album "Sateen". Now Laura returns to the podcast to talk about the third album "Helltown" (Riding Easy), the city of Cincinnati, touring with legends and much more and the importance of having fun. Get your copy of "Helltown" here https://electriccitizenband.bandcamp.com/album/helltown.
RippleFest hit Sweden like a thunderstorm on September 7-8th. It was presented by Ripple Music and Into The Void Podcast and hosted by Sweet Leaf at Copperfields in Stockholm. We met up with the bands and got some good coversations and killer music on tape. So hold on to your sanity as we get almost two insane hour podcast with Nekromant, Ozone Mama, Kingnomad, Cities Of Mars, Fire Down Below, Witchers Creed, Craneium, Vokonis and the man who started it all: Todd Severin of Ripple Music.
Chris Reifert is of course a living legend when it comes to brutal music. He made history with bands like Autopsy and is heading in to the future with new projects. One of the more recent ones he got involved in are Siege Of Power and the new album "Warning blast" is out now on Metal Blade Records.