Category Archives: Interviews
Surfing The First Wave
Poland’s Armagh are kind of a rarity when it comes to young bands. On the one hand, they come from what is now a very quickly developing Metal scene, with many bands to emulate and many preordained paths to follow. On the other, they don’t really sound 1:1 like any pre-existing bands. They, to paraphrase Phil Anselmo’s quote about how bands ought to apply inspirations, really took in a wide variety of inspirations and made something of their own. They really perpetrate the kind of ragtag wild and entirely analog spirit that bands like Slayer and Entombed embodied in their early days. It’s not about ultra professionalism, it’s not about some super slick and perfectionist attitude that tweaks every note and sound on Pro-Tools. This is raw, this is 100 people stuck into a sweaty basement with shitty amps and a violent atmosphere, this is touring the country in a mini van with beers under the seats and this, this wouldn’t be out of place in the 80’s this band so looks up to. To tell us more about Armagh, their music and their early journeys, is singer/main composer, Galin Soulreaper.
Divine Eve has been one of those elusive obscure bands that has in it’s fragmented existence conjured some of the best doom laden death metal with every recording. Here we catch up with Michael Sleavin (Rhythm guitar/vocals) and Matt Killen (Drums). Discussed is the bands principles and ideals as well as their past, present and future endeavors.
Carlos Gonzales of the revived Los Angeles Muerte Grind outfit Demolition answers a few questions for Bulldozer Mag. We get a insight into the early 90’s Los Angeles scene and answer to what happened to the band, their disappearance and their resurrection. We also dig into the new recording and what lays ahead for Demolition.
Von has an album due to arrive on October 31st, 2012 entitled “Satanic Blood.” Venien regards this as Von’s first “official” full length album. In most cases, this is the recording we are talking about here, not to be confused with early demos entitled “Satanic Blood.” Also, “Dark gods” is an upcoming 3 part trilogy of NEW Von Material which is not yet out, but much of which is recorded and/or written already. So when Venien speaks of “Dark gods” recordings in “past tense” this is why. But this material has not been released as of today, 10.20.12.
Mr. Jacko introduces the Mexican Death tyrants Zombiefication to the Bulldozer horde. We talk about the bands unconventional ways, their new recording “Reaper’s Consecration and ask a few questions concerning the Mexican scene it’s high lights and draw backs. Dive in and be Zombiefied!
Here we have an interview with Los Angeles’s own Insentient. Leslie Medina answers a few questions which introduces the new line up and updates us on how the band traversed through 2012. We talk about tour cancellations and rescheduled dates, their view of the local scene and what is to come from Insentient.
From the Bulldozer Archives we present an interview conducted with The Chasm’s Daniel Corchado right after their performance at the Gathering of the Bestial Legion 2007. Hopefully this will arouse curiosity for those not too familiar with this great underrated band.
I sat down for a one on one with Cleveland Ohio’s Infamous Don of The Dead from Nunslaughter after they decimated Los Angeles with two exclusive Southern California appearances. If you are familiar with Nunslaughter then you are indeed well aware that this group is celebrated and recognized as the Forefathers of “Devil Metal.” Formed in 1987 by Don of The Dead, the band has had numerous line up changes and has released throughout the decades an enormous amount of
This interview was conducted on September 19, 2011 aired originally at 11pm Wednesday Sept 28th 2011 on WMSC’s 90.3’s Japan Nick’s Rock and Metal Pandemonium, Ghoul Singer/Guitarist Digestor aka (Sean McGrath) speaks with “Japan Nick” Perkel about how Ghoul got onto the tour with Gwar, words about all of Ghoul’s albums including the new album Transmission Zero, thoughts on horror movies and more.
Harden: The good word is it’s probably like a combination of all 3 records with some of the more basic straight ahead thrash of the first one and some of the more technically structured songs of Vs The Earth and stuff, so it be a combination of both.