EMQ’s with DOPE DEFAULT

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EMQ’s with DOPE DEFAULT

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Greek Metal band, Dope Default. Huge thanks to them for taking part. 

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are Dope Default, a five-piece metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece. We play mainstream metal music, with some stoner, doom and groove metal elements. We were formed in 2015 and we’ve been with our current line-up since 2018. So far, we’ve released 2 EPs and 3 albums, the latest of which is ‘Division’, which came out on March 3rd.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were looking for something that summed up the kind of music we play and the place we come from. ‘Dope’ is a word that is associated a lot with stoner music, which was the kind we played when we began. ‘Default’ we felt made a great pair with ‘dope’, since it was a word that was being thrown around a lot at the time, back in 2015 when Greece was supposed to ‘default’ on its debts. This pairing was quite unique, short and catchy and, besides, no one had come up with that before. So that was that!

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city and home to a vibrant music scene. Our city is the hometown of quite a lot of famous domestic bands and artists. It is sometimes considered the ‘Mecca’ of Greek rock. And speaking of the Greek rock scene in general, it is of course quite rich and up-and-coming. People all around the world support Greek bands and know that stuff that Greek bands put out is worth checking out!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

‘Division’ is our latest album, which came out on March 3rd this year. It’s an album that took a lot of hard work, a lot of effort and a lot of love to make. And it’s something that we are really proud of! It was supposed to come out right after the release of our first single and music video ‘Down to Pieces’. However, Covid postponed everything, but it allowed us to take our sweet time and make everything on the new album sound as better as possible.

Who have been your greatest influences?

The big heavy metal bands like Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath are our biggest influences. And more modern bands like Ghost, Lamb of God and Stone Sour. And of course, the big bands of the Greek rock scene have always been a big influence.

What first got you into music?

We all got into rock music in our teenage years, which was around the time when we picked up our individual instruments. We all felt the urge to not only mimic our “idols” but also make music of our own and make a name for ourselves. We’re very happy to have found each other and be able to play together, the five of us!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would probably be Ghost. Or, if we had to pick just one musician, Corey Taylor.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken comes to mind! It’s a big festival, perhaps the biggest metal festival in Europe. A lot of the bands we love have made legendary appearances in Wacken. Playing that stage would be a dream come true!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We haven’t received anything, however, if anyone likes, we’re accepting cheques!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you very much for sticking with us through the years and especially for supporting us during the pandemic! Your help and appreciation are what keep us rolling and we couldn’t be where we are without you!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Cliff Burton. He was a music genius and a bass pioneer. Seeing as Metallica became the legendary band that they are today, one can only wonder how much better things would have been if Cliff Burton was alive.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The creative process. Making new music, writing new stuff, getting your heart out! And of course playing live! There’s nothing better than that.

The thing to hate would probably be the unpaid hours! Music takes a lot of sacrifice, a lot of hard work and a lot of wasted hours, during which you almost never get paid. That’s probably what happens in every art form and it’s something that drives a lot of people out.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

We’d like to get the PR factor out of the way, the personal relations, the who-you-know kind of stuff. As difficult as it is to accept, who you know, how well you talk and your personal social media presence plays a big part in your band’s success. We’d like to get rid of that, if we could. Music should be appreciated for itself, no matter where it comes from.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

It’s really hard to get five different people to agree on one song, let alone one album! However, Metallica is a common denominator in our band, and the “Black Album” really stands out.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

We’re a pretty modern band so we’ll go with downloads! There’s nothing wrong with digital music, it’s a format that can provide enjoyment and appreciation of music. But of course, the vinyl record has an allure of its own. We are all avid vinyl collectors and we like to buy albums in vinyl! And CDs are great, too, since we all grew up at the time when they were the most popular music format. Cassettes, although a big part of our childhood, are more of a nostalgia item, rather than a great way to enjoy music.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Our last show before covid comes to mind, in our hometown at the Rover band, with fellow Thessaloniki rockers ‘The Walking Stone Giants’. It was a great show, a great night and we made a lot of friends that day. Other than that, the ‘Ram the Spot’ festival, which was the biggest crowd we’ve ever played for, comes to mind. It was a big festival, big stage, lights etc. and we remember it very fondly.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

We’d still be involved in art, in one way or another. We don’t know what, specifically, but something in art.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Lemmy, Ozzy, Dio, Bruce Dickinson and Tobias Sammett.

What’s next for the band?

We’re planning on doing some shows in support of our new album. We also hope to play a big festival this summer. And, of course, we’ll start working on new material as soon as possible. This is what we’ve always done. Once we finish a record we immediately start working on the new one.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our main ones are Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dopedefault and Instagram at https://instagram.com/dopedefault 

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are biscuits. Cake needs to be big and you need to cut it into pieces. So they are biscuits.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

We hope you listen to ‘Division’ and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!
Stay heavy!

https://www.facebook.com/dopedefault 
https://www.instagram.com/dopedefault/
https://dopedefault.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2AX3qDdZLQ1WVq1gsj369f
https://youtube.com/channel/UCCjCn_VtljSo-xelOrWWLCQ 

‘Down to Pieces’ music video

“Division” album

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EMQ’s With XAVIER BOSCHER

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EMQ’s With Xavier Boscher

Hi everyone. Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with French Multi-instrumentalist, Xavier Boscher. Huge thanks to him for taking part. 

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I’m Xavier Boscher, I play guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. I started working on solo material after my departure from the group Misanthrope in the early 2000’s. Since then I have released many instrumental albums, which are a quite varied mix between Rock and Progressive Metal, with many influences.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s my own name and I have a logo on all my albums, a XAV symbol 😉

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m from Nice on the French Riviera, there is a little Metal / Rock scene, but with some extraordinary musicians.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

My latest album is “Cosmic Variations” and was released on the 7th March 2022. I have released many albums and EP’s. Now I am releasing a 3 EP series of Ambient instrumental music “Nankurunaisa”, with the  first part out on 21st of March, the second part on 4th of April and the last part on 18th of April.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Marty Friedman, Plini, Per Nilsson, John Petrucci & Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Buckethead, Paul Masvidal, Steve Lukather, Steve Morse, Richard Henshall & Haken, Kiko Loureiro & Angra, Eric Johnson, Scott Henderson & Tribal Tech, Patrick Rondat, Chuck Schuldiner & Death, Andy Larocque, Pierre Bensusan, Neal Schon & many more

What first got you into music?

My mother was a piano teacher, we can say that I bathed in Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven etc. before coming into the world. Then the first contact with the piano very early, then a contact with the guitar at 14 years old with the discovery of the world of Rock and Metal and a fascination for saturated sounds.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I would very much like to collaborate with Plini, whom I find particularly brilliant and inspired, he has gone very far.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

At Hellfest in France, or maybe a guitar festival anywhere.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I have a few fans who give me gifts, which in itself is particularly great and rewarding, but nothing in particular.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I will tell them that I am so grateful for their support and that I will do my best to bring them new things regularly.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chuck Shuldiner, he was the Death father and his loss was so important for me, he influenced me a lot. And also Prince, he was so awesome and productive, I wonder how many more albums he would have released?

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love creating and shaping my universe, I love music itself, a source of well-being and channelling emotions. I hate the music business and the competition. Music is not a competition and I find that many famous musicians lack humility.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I’m not against streaming but I would have liked there to be a better redistribution of income, I would have liked the platforms to offer more expensive packages allowing artists to be better remunerated.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Focus” from Cynic, this album changed my life…

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I like CD’s and of course digital, not a fan of vinyl and Cassettes. Digital is still very practical you can listen to everything easily, it’s a big step forward

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It was with Misanthrope, in support of Cradle of Filth at Elysée Montmartre in December 1999, an amazing show.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I do a lot of other activities like painting or writing, I also have a job besides music, I think I would miss it but I will have plenty to do 😉

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My girlfriend, my best friend and my kids, we’d be a little over five.

What’s next for the band?

I continue to record a lot of albums, I’m so inspired, I have two albums ready to release in May…

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

My official website, and Facebook & Instagram. 
Official Website : www.xavierboscher.com 
Bandcamp : https://xavierboscher.bandcamp.com 
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/xavierboscher 
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/xavierboscher

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

A biscuit 😉

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for opening your webzine to me and for taking an interest in my music, take care of yourself.

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EMQ’s With TASSI

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EMQ’s With TASSI

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Chinese solo Metal project, Tassi. Huge thanks to main man, Dryad, for taking part. 

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hey Hello, I’m Dryad. I’m the lead singer of Bliss Illusion. I’m glad to accept your interview! Tassi is the name of my solo band, which was founded in March 2020. I’m in charge of all the playing parts, hahaha!

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Tassi comes from the name of the protagonist in my novel (Dryad Tassi), which can also be understood as me in another time and space.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I come from China (Beijing). I usually listen to very little Rock and Metal music from my country, so I can’t give you much information, but the overall music atmosphere here is still good.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I recently released my third album at Timetombs records. Thank my agent and everyone who paid for this album. Then recently I was recording my fourth album.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Many people have influenced me, my wife and family, and the brothers of bliss illusion. I really appreciate it! And, of course, Sigur Rós and their lead singers Jónsi and Dante Alighieri.

What first got you into music?

I listened to music under the influence of my brother. At that time, I was only 4 years old (1992). We listened to a lot of Pop music and Rock music together. At that time, I didn’t know where he got a lot of pirated tapes. Hahaha! Later, I really fell in love with music when I was 15 years old. At that time, the way to listen to music was very convenient, so I naturally came into contact with many Rock bands and Metal bands. The first Black Metal band I heard was Summoning. At that time, I was shocked. At that time, they started my trip to Black Metal. I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 17, and I also formed a band at that time. I have been a guitarist and lead singer in several previous bands, including the early days of Bliss Illusion.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I want to work with Sigur Rós and Jónsi, hahaha. And gorgorgoroth, Bethlehem, lifelover, Satyricon, silver, nocturnal expression, cut of fire, envy, Alex Somers, radio head, young galaxy… Too many, ha ha!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Sorry, I really don’t know which one to choose, because I never pay attention to any music festivals. This problem can only be left to my agent, hahaha!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A PS5! I was so happy that I went crazy! I especially like collecting game consoles. There are many game consoles in my family. Ha ha! I think a friend who can give a game console as a gift can become a friend for life. Then another music fan gave me a magic wand this year. He thought there should be a dragon in my live performance

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I hope your troubles and worries will come to naught.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Kurt Cobain and Dead and Jon Nodtveidt, although I respect their choice, I really don’t want people to commit suicide.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I like equality and freedom. I don’t like politics and conspiracy theory.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I hope the band can get along well with each other. People don’t live so complicated lives and respect each other’s works and art. Create your own works in a wise way and tolerate each other’s works.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Jónsi’s “GO” and last year’s album “Obsidian”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

They all have each other’s value and significance. I prefer physical collections, such as tapes and black glue.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Every performance of Bliss Illusion and I is very profound. It’s really hard to answer, hahaha! However, the Domestic Tippler Metal Music Festival is my favourite music festival! From the organizer to the host city (Hangzhou), I feel particularly great! They have held it three times in total, and we have cooperated twice, and we are very happy every time! They are really good!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

If I didn’t make music, I might be a Chinese teacher, because my mother is a Chinese teacher. She is great. If economic conditions permit, I may also go to a small temple as a volunteer ha ha!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dante Alighieri, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Jos é de la Concordia Garc í a m á rquez, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and finally my great grandfather. My great grandfather is a very kind man. I haven’t seen him, but my grandfather told me a lot about him. He is very honest and great. He has helped many poor people.

What’s next for the band?

I’ve been busy recording my fourth album recently, and then there are some trivial things. Bliss Illusion is still busy rehearsing and performing, and there may be a new song to meet you in a while. In short, thank you very much for your support and love of every friend of ours.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Bandcamp and Youtube, I have my own instagram, search Dryad Tassi can pay attention to me.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I always thought it was a personal name.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you!

I’m glad to accept your interview. I hope you can be safe and healthy! thank you! 

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Various Artists – Metal Is Forged Here

Metal Is Forged Here Album Cover Art

Various Artists – Metal Is Forged Here
Metallurg Music
Release Date: 13/02/22
Running Time: 1:07:42
Review by Dark Juan
9/10

Hey up, folks, it is I, Dark Juan, and I am drinking Yorkshire tea. Proper tea that comes out of the tea mines just up in t’hills past Otley way, like. I am combining this with a Lindor chocolate bar and from this position of extreme sybaritic luxury, I am feeling quite pleasantly disposed towards my fellow man. Apart from Vladimir Putin. He can get to fuck, the sawn off Soviet shite. I’d like to say that you can’t go around invading other countries all the time, but considering Britain has spent most of the past few centuries dealing out bloody noses to other peoples and then strip mining their countries of as many resources as we could muster, it seems somewhat disingenuous of me to have a proper bash at Daddy Vlad, the ex-KGB Lieutenant-Colonel who might or might not have been involved with the terrorist Red Army Faction and the Stasi… But that isn’t going to stop me because what is happening in Ukraine is just plain WRONG, just as it was when Britain pillaged its way around the world.

I am not Ukrainian, but I stand with Ukraine and I also stand with all the Russian people who are shocked and appalled at what their sawn-off Soviet nutjob of a leader has done this time.

Anyway, I have defaulted to my usual method of dealing with unpleasant and dangerous geopolitics by putting on my cans and listening to music while Mrs. Dark Juan crafts what she calls “Beelzebugs”. These look as you might expect, apart from being considerably LARGER than the creatures they are based on. She left one mounted on the wall from photographing it last night. I came downstairs from my bedchamber this morning, shat myself to the point I was four pounds lighter and thought that I had been transported to fucking Australia, a land well known for having utterly hostile and unfeasibly large insects and arachnids that all want to eat your face from the outside in.

Once again I have digressed. I am in fact listening to a compilation record celebrating 13 years of Metallurg Music, a combined Ukrainian / Polish label and agency with bands from all over the globe on their capacious roster. As I normally do with compilations, I’ll offer a short description of each song, rather than an overarching critique.

With your permission then, dear readers, we shall dive in and see whether this album is worth your time.

Mental Torment – ‘Black’: Gentle, spellbinding noodling on the guitar leads to long drawn out chords and a lead bass line. Ultra guttural, sepulchral vocals and also a high-pitched growl not unlike the early stylings of one Dani Filth esquire overpin a listening experience not unlike My Dying Bride dancing with Red Harvest with a bit of added Audioslave, but with an unusually bluesy guitar solo stuck in there for good measure. In other news, I fucking love how incredibly meaty the bass is on this song. Like being smacked in the face by a side of beef. In short, seven minutes of splendid deathly Doom Metal with brains from Kyiv in Ukraine.

Stealth – ‘The Fake News World’: Italian genre-benders combine Thrash, Groove, Death and Nu-Metal, seemingly by the simple expedient of sticking it, screaming and protesting, into an Industrial blender and hitting the on switch while giggling maniacally and being splattered with gore. Good tune, absolutely horrible DJ scratching that does not enhance the listening experience and seems like an afterthought, or at the very least a terrible idea they had while rat-arsed.

Tempest Rising – ‘Kingdom’: At The Gates style Scandi-metal has the kinkiest and most unholy ménage-a-trois with Math Metal and bizarrely, Linkin Park, when the vocalist stops roaring like a Viking warrior and actually sings. Soaring Chester Bennington-esque vocal power overlays complex rhythms and vice like, ball squeezing metallic power. Even more surprising and slightly worryingly considering I had a bash at Australian fauna in the preamble, these fine gentlemen are from Perth. Surprisingly, the melding of melodic vocals, demented roaring, fractured tempos and jagged riffing works extremely well.

Riff Action Family – ‘Push The Fuck Button’: I am trying to work out whether or not this is a song about stimulating the clitoris none too gently, or unleashing nuclear Armageddon upon a cowering world. While I ponder that admittedly existential question, I can tell you that this bunch of Russian bruisers come from Saint Petersburg and play an intoxicating mix of Thrash and Hardcore with more bottom end than an entire herd of sedentary pachyderms. A speedy, exhilarating blast that sounds like the whole lot of them are having shitloads of fun, and that, therefore, makes it a shitload of fun for me as well.

Dying Vision – “Horrifying Pattern Of The Mind’: The British contingent send it and send it large with some splendid technical Death Metal that is reminiscent of The Black Dahlia Murder and a slightly less technical Necrophagist. Top notch vocals lacerate the throat of the lead singer and the whole song is a satisfying blast through five minutes like they never happened and Dying Vision almost made me spill my tea and upend my crumpets. The bastards.

Advorsa – ‘Unutterable Hideousness’: Old School Death Fucking Metal. Played fucking loud by worryingly hirsute American gentlemen from Chicago, USA. The vocalist really shouldn’t have any voice left (or be alive really) after what he’s just done to his throat in the name of METAL (!) and clearly they are a bunch of mutants with extra arms and legs considering the velocities they attain. Advorsa prove that OSDM done right is still fucking magnificent.

Minneriket – ‘Sorg Og Savn’: Norwegian Romantic Black Metal band Minneriket is the work of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stein Akslen, who appears to need to get out more instead of messing with all his toys. Classic BM is mixed with outlandish, strangely melodic piano and haunting, yet gorgeous female vocals. High-pitched, scratchy male vocals and a disturbingly lo-fi production combine to bring you an experience not unlike Emperor courting Leaves’ Eyes. In a Norwegian pine forest. In winter. Whilst wearing corpse paint and a bullet belt. And carrying a greatsword for no reason whatsoever. A fabulous song, though, and one well worth your attention.

Curse Of Eibon – ‘Whispers In The Dark’: Remaining in Scandinavia, this time casting my attention upon Sweden, Curse Of Eibon serve up a blistering slice of Gothic Death Metal that slays and charms in equal measure. Keyboards swirl and coruscate around some incredibly chunky riffage and a guttural, earth-shaking primal roar emanates from the bowels of hell (as the lead vocalist will now forever be known in my head). For fans of The Blood Divine and early Anathema, this is just what they have been waiting for. Fucking brilliant song.

Sullen Guest – ‘Come With Me’: A band that appears to have been named after exactly what I am like whenever I am dragged out visiting until there is tea offered to me due to my extreme misanthropy, Sullen Guest hail from the Baltic state of Lithuania and appear to operate from the principle that if you’re going to play Metal, your vocalist must sound like they are at the point of death by aneurysm at all times and that guitars are great but bass guitars are better. Rarely do I hear bass played on record that’s as dense as a pair of your mother’s plutonium undergarments. Or as far forward in the mix as it is here. The music is fairly standard 2000’s Death Metal with interesting nods to classic Black Metal, but with an exceptional vocalist who sounds constantly like he is going to explode and shower the room with his own viscera.

Chris Maragoth – ‘Tales Of My Demise’: The brutality is taken down a few notches with this offering from Germany’s Chris Maragoth and this instrumental piece takes us into the realm of the spectacularly Gothic. All sybaritic production, luscious keys and brooding, frowning guitar, this tune beguiles and seduces with touches of the baroque and the abstruse. Surprisingly unemotional in delivery though and lacking a certain je ne sais quoi that elevates it beyond merely good. Enjoyable if you like bats and snakes and perverted fantasies involving Peter Steele and Pete Murphy.

Mario Rossi – “Nemesis” Well, fuck me sideways. Classic metal is not dead yet. This Brazilian blues guitarist brings back the good old days with a cracking slab of blues infused rock and roll with incendiary, finger bleeding solos and serious grooviness oozing out of every pore. Very, very good, even if it sounds like it could have been recorded at any point between 1978 and 1989. If you love classic Whitesnake and Deep Purple, you might be getting a bit of a treat here.

Neptune – ‘Fallen Nations’: Intro sounds like “Hey Man, Nice Shot” by Filter before we are transported into the hairy chested, gloriously coiffed realms of 80’s Power Metal inhabited by Doro Pesch (who, incidentally, is NOT hairy chested. Or wasn’t the last time I checked. Admittedly, that was in 1987 when I bought Warlock’s “Triumph And Agony”) and Europe. And any number of Italian bands who just CAN’T LEAVE THAT SHIT ALONE!!! The overwhelming feeling I had from this offering was that it was a more muscular “Final Countdown”. Passable, but dated and disappointing mid-paced stompalong.

Artwork For The Blind – ‘The First Supper’: Well, fuck me crossways with a rusty chainsaw and call me Roger. The Septics have discovered Grindcore and called it Death and Roll. I love this song and the, ahem, “homespun” production job which is not unlike the experience of listening to “Exhume To Consume”. That is to say, every instrument appears to have been recorded in a different state of the US with equipment that is made out of bits of four-by-two, Lone Star beer bottles, elastic bands and tobacco juice and cobbled together by a YTS trainee who’s been left to his own devices with an 8-track mixing desk and told to not come out until his trainer gets back. The trainer has not yet returned after three weeks and the trainee is hungry and thirsty and does the best they can before expiring on the studio floor. I love this song because of the sheer exuberance of it and the fact that it has all the charm and wonder of Carcass’ debut simply because the production is so rudimentary.

Still Runners – ‘Messed Up’: We return to Lithuania now and an “exuberant rock trio”. Welcome to 1978 if Muse had been teleported back there and Matt Whateverhisnameis had had his guitar-synth taken away from him by the KGB. I’m being mean. There is nothing wrong with this song at all. It is entirely appropriate and well put together and it has a certain naïve charm. It’s fun and bouncy. But it’s 2022. 

Freakshow – ‘Built 4 This Shit’: San Diego based Nu-Nu-Metal band with absolutely fucknugget song titling try to make Korn fuck Static-X and Adema roughly up the chutney ferret. Distinctly unimpressive and somehow I JUST KNEW this was going to be a Nu-Metal song by the boneheaded sweary song title involving a number and the very first opening downtuned chord. Tedious. Very fucking tedious, although the baggy trousered and wallet chained brigade will no doubt hold it up as a marvelous example of the genre, as they buy their umpteenth Team Satan 666 football jersey. Like the guy I once had an argument on the internet with when I postulated that Nu-Metal only lasted a couple of years because it was a bit shit apart from Static-X and a couple of others, and he was ABSOLUTELY ADAMANT that Nu-Metal was amazing and that Downset were the greatest band the world had ever seen. They fucking weren’t, and neither are Freakshow. I’m not built 4 this shit. Next.

Nihilum – ‘Sunless Death’: Fuck’s sake, Dorothy. Pick up your fucking dog and clear out because you ain’t gonna want to be in Kansas anymore. Nihilum are, and they are tearing Kansas City a new arsehole with some savage and uncompromising True Black Metal. This is a timely reminder of just how powerful and martial unconstrained Black Metal can be. Especially when there is a producer who knows what he is doing and doesn’t make the music sound like a load of pissed off wasps in a bathysphere. What a finish to an excellent compilation with only a couple of missteps along the way.

Well then, I have passed a most entertaining afternoon and evening in the company of Metallurg’s roster of talent and it has made me hungry to discover more of what they have to offer. I’m off to go and do some internet sleuthing and to go and have a gin and tonic. Cos that’s how I roll. Don’t you judge me.

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System is always thrilled when it gets to enjoy compilations of such quality and diversity. Even if there are infantile moments on there, FREAKSHOW. 9/10 for a really bloody enjoyable set of songs and artists. 

TRACKLISTING:
01. Mental Torment – ‘Black’
02. Stealth – ‘The Fake News World’
03. Tempest Rising – ‘Kingdom’
04. Riff Action Family – ‘Push The Fuck Button’
05. Dying Vision – ‘Horrifying Pattern Of The Mind’
06. Advorsa – ‘Unutterable Hideousness’
07. Minneriket – ‘Sorg Og Savn’
08. Curse Of Eibon – ‘Whispers In The Dark’
09. Sullen Guest – ‘Come With Me’
10. Chris Maragoth – ‘Tales Of My Demise’
11. Mario Rossi – ‘Nemesis’
12. Neptune – ‘Fallen Nations’
13. Artwork For The Blind – ‘The First Supper’
14. Still Runners – ‘Messed Up’
15. Freakshow – ‘Built 4 This Shit’
16. Nihilum – ‘Sunless Death’

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EMQ’s With BROKEN EMPIRE

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EMQ’s With BROKEN EMPIRE

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with UK based Hard Rock/ Metal band, Broken Empire. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Ieuan Owen (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar): We are Broken Empire, a Hard Rock/ Metal band. We got together towards the end of 2017, and have been gigging regularly since January 2018.

Ricky Hill (Drums): Myself and our Manager, Ben, have been in bands together for the past 10+ years and decided in 2017 that it was time for us to start our own band from scratch. We knew we had a drummer (me!), so all we had to find next was a bass player and a guitarist so we could get some demo tracks together to help us find a singer. It all happened pretty quickly from what I can remember; we put some ads online and before long Matt joined us, then Marco and within a few weeks we had found Ieuan!

How did you come up with your band name?

RH: Haha! That all came from when me and Ben (Manager) were brainstorming about getting a band together. We wanted to have a name of some sort that we could use to advertise for band members, so it wasn’t just a generic “We’re starting a band…”! I think at the time Ben had a big Star Wars poster up on the wall that said “Your Empire needs you” and it was advertising the film “The Force Awakens”, so originally it all started as “Force Empire” – but that was very Star Wars-y, so it needed to be tweaked!

Matt Stevens (Lead Guitar): Yes, I do remember that! Once I had come on board with the project, and it was starting to build some traction, we knew we needed a band name that we could stick with, but we all liked the “Empire” part of the name, so it just evolved from there!

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

MS: So, myself and Ricky both live in Oxfordshire. Not so many years ago the scene was amazing and very much alive, especially in Oxford and a few of the bigger surrounding towns. These days it’s a bit like anywhere I suppose, it is slowly dwindling! A lot of the great venues are now closed or trying to be turned into some sort of accommodation! That said, I firmly believe the UK is still a major world force where hard rock and metal are concerned!

RH: Yeah, it is a shame really! We still have an O2 Academy which is always good fun to play at, but a lot of the venues I enjoyed gigging at are now gone, like The Wheatsheaf where we played our first gig together!

IO: I’m based in Northamptonshire. I’m quite fortunate as I have Milton Keynes on my doorstep, which has a couple of brilliant venues (Craufurd Arms, MK11 etc). Then there is Northampton itself, with the likes of the Roadmender and The Black Prince.

Marco Arena (Bass): As I am from Italy, a lot of the places the guys have already mentioned I had never heard of before I came to the UK! It’s been great to experience so many different locations since joining Broken Empire. But I agree that even in the last 4 years, so much is changing within the UK music scene, you do have to wonder when it will stop!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

IO: Our latest release is probably the one we have been the most excited about for some time! As regular followers of ours already know, we have been working on our debut album since the release of our last EP “Noumenal World” back in November 2020. We knew it wasn’t really a process that we could afford to rush, so we apologise to our fans that have been very patient waiting for us to release something new!

MS: That’s right, so our next release is a single called ‘Disguise’ which is taken from our upcoming debut album! A lot of bands will come up with some sort of overly obscure reason why they choose a particular track to release from an album, but we like to be honest, and basically it was the first one we finished writing!

RH: Haha, this is true!

MA: We also have finally filmed our first ‘proper’ music video for a release, which was a lot of fun and very tiring! So not only do we have a new song out on January 21st, but also a music video to go with it!

Who have been your greatest influences?

RH: Band wise for me it’s Alter Bridge, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Tremonti, Audioslave & Black Stone Cherry. But on a drumming note, it’s got to be Mike Portnoy, he’s easily one of the best drummers in the world!

IO: For me I would have to say Metallica/James Hetfield – I’ve always been a huge fan so he’s easily one of my biggest influences!

What first got you into music?

RH: For me it was my Dad! He’s been in bands since I can remember, so I just grew up around music and bands!

IO: When I was about 8 or 9, my older brother gave me one of his old electric guitars, and that was it – I was hooked! I didn’t actually start singing until I was around 15!

MA: Some time back, in my first band in Italy, we were struggling to find a bass player for a long time. So, in the end I just took it upon myself to learn the instrument so we could get the band going! A few weeks later we split up!!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

MS: Probably Twelve Foot Ninja, Dirty Loops or Mike Dawes

RH: Tremonti or Mammoth WVH

MA: At this very moment I have no doubts it would be either Alter Bridge or 5FDP.

IO: Would have to be Wage War for me!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

IO: Download because of its history, and it also feels like a second home for me!

RH: This is a tough one because I instantly think of Download Festival, but it would have to be Louder Than Life, just purely for the size and from previous bands that have played there.

MS: Welcome to Rockville, America is a huge market with diverse audiences, and they do things BIG

MA: Mmh… Rock in Rio in 2023! But Sziget would be ok too!!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

IO: Keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming!

RH: Yeah, I think I can speak for everyone when I say 2022 is going to be big for Broken Empire! We are coming out of the blocks at full speed and don’t plan to let off anytime soon!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

MS: David Bowie

MA: That’s very tough… I grew up listening to MJ and Freddie Mercury.  And then later on with Chris Cornell as well. As it stands at the moment, and the way I see music right now, my pick would be for Chris! Although I’ve always been intrigued to see how Metallica would sound nowadays with Cliff Burton still with us! (At the end of the day I’m still a bassist!)

IO: Chester Bennington

RH: I mean the very first band I remember listening to when I was younger was Linkin Park and I’m so gutted I never got to see them live so it has to be Chester Bennington!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

RH: I do love the buzz of being on stage and the adrenaline, but I also love hearing the finished product of a fresh song after it’s been recorded. This isn’t necessarily a hate of being a musician in general, but it will certainly apply to most drummers, and that’s the fact we have to carry so much stuff compared to other musicians!

IO: I enjoy playing shows the most, I don’t really hate anything but the fact I’m a perfectionist when it comes to tracking and recording can be a pain!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

MS: Make it about music again!

IO: Getting paid better by streaming services given that physical records aren’t as popular anymore.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

IO: “As Daylight Dies” – Killswitch Engage

MS: “Best of Thin Lizzy” for me!

MA: It’s almost impossible to answer this question… and for this reason I’ll definitely say something with the risk of being insulted by the other members of the band saying: “The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance. (I’ve literally loved everything about that album, including the packaging and its smell!)

RH: I may have to cheat slightly on this one, I always say “Fortress” – Alter Bridge but I have to say the new Tremonti Album, “Marching In Time” has kind of stolen that top spot for me at the moment.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

MS: Definitely cassettes in my opinion! I miss winding them back in with a pencil!

RH: I’m oldskool when it comes to this as I DJ for fun as well as playing the drums and I’m a sucker for vinyl, can’t beat it in my opinion.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

MS: For me it’s our O2 Academy gig supporting The Fallen State.

RH: Either Fallen State at O2 Oxford or Stormbringer at The Roadmender Northampton.

IO: It’s hard to pick just one, different gigs are good for different reasons, some better crowd, others better sound etc. couldn’t pick just one!

MA: Definitely our last gig in Swindon, was something epic and memorable, as we weren’t headlining but we got the most crowd that night and a remarkable performance as well! Such a great feeling!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

MS: I’d be a Professional yarn-spinner!

MA: You don’t fool me with this question, but I’ll try to fool you in my turn and I answer saying: If I wasn’t a musician I’d have been an artist!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

MA: Ricky, Matt, Ieuan, Ben and Lele (with the last two being respectively our manager and our wizard mixing & mastering engineer)!

MS: The rest of the band, our Manager and Princess Jasmine from Aladdin!!

IO: Howard Jones, Jesse Leach, James Hetfield, Matt Heafy, Matt Tuck

RH: Snoop Dog, Seth Rogen, Chester Bennington, Mark Tremonti and Garrett Whitlock

What’s next for the band?

MA: Obviously the next big thing for us is to finally get our album out there! It’s been a huge part of our lives for the past 15 months, so we can’t wait for everyone to finally hear it!

IO: Yeah, it’s all about the album for us in 2022! We are hoping to get a small UK tour put together to promote its release, which will be great fun. And maybe another music video, so watch this space!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

MS: I think we are just about on all of them these days!? Our website is always a good place to go for the latest news (www.brokenempireband.co.uk), from there you can get to all of our socials and music sharing platforms such as Spotify, SoundCloud etc

RH: There is also our social media ‘Big link’ which Ben tells me is biglink.to/brokenempire
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/brokenempireuk
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/brokenempireuk
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/broken_empireuk
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/brokenempireuk
Soundcloud – https://www.soundcloud.com/brokenempireuk

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

IO: Cake!!

MA: Everyone knows that the answer is Biscake!

RH: They are cakes, if you leave them out, they go hard but if you leave biscuits out, they go soft. And it’s kind of self-explanatory in the name!

MS: A Biscake!!

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Photographer – Tyler Mobey

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EMQ’s with KAS

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EMQs with KAS

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Norwegian solo project, KAS. Huge thanks to the main man, Kåre André Sletteberg, for taking part.  

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Kåre André Sletteberg, I play guitar, bass and some keyboard/synth on the album. I also play guitar in the Norwegian band In the Woods… The band, or the idea of this project started many years ago, when I first sat down and started writing material that I didn’t use in a band, but I never went through with it until I started the recording and writing for the songs on the album. The band is my solo project, and was made with the help of some of my good friends, and a lot of work. The whole thing is more of a “free-roam” thing for me, I’m the boss, I can do whatever I feel like, and sometimes, it is good to do that!

How did you come up with your band name?

I originally had a longer more complicated name for the project, but it was too long to write every time, and the shortening was not cool at all. So I went very easy with it, KAS is the initials of my own name.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I come from a small town in the south of Norway called Tvedestrand. There is no music scene there at all, and the most previous one that was there, was me and the band I played in. I moved to Kristiansand, about an hour south-west, where the scene is bigger. Here we have bands such as In The Woods… (the band I play guitar in), Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne, Arvas, just to name a few. The metal scene here is very good, and was a very good one in the 90s as well. A lot of popular bands in Europe and the rest of the world comes form this Town.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

“The Problem of Evil” is the latest release, it‘s my debut solo album and was released the 3rd of December 2021.

Who have been your greatest influences?

When I started to play music it was Guns N´ Roses and Uriah Heep. Without those two bands I would never play music or be a guitar player. It was so essential for me.

What first got you into music?

When I first heard the song “Wonderworld” by Uriah Heep, that‘s when I knew I wanted to play music, and when I say Guns N´Roses on YouTube playing the Freddie Mercury tribute, I knew I wanted to play guitar.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

The whole album is a collaboration with good musicians from Kristiansand. I have the singer and bass player from Green Carnation doing a song, V-Rex from Arvas doing two songs and Jan Åge Lindeland from Blot doing two songs as well. But If I where to choose from the absolute top shelf I would give John Haughm from Agalloch a call. His voice is out of this world!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Well, its a hard one. Each festival has their own vibe. We have played some of them with ITW, but I would really like to play Wacken or Hellfest in Europe, and we also had a chance to play 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise, but due to short notice certain members of the band couldn’t make it. Also Rock in Rio in Brazil, that would be out of this world!!

Whats the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Usually I don’t receive gifts from fans, but the ones I have gotten have been very cool. A lot of CDs has been handed me after shows. The weirdest, a polaroid photo of a person being completely naked.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you all for the support, and I can’t wait to see you all out there soon. Not sure if that’s gonna be KAS or ITW, but I am always open for a good chat!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Rory Gallagher with a blink of the eye

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Making music and seeing people and fans of music react to this in a positive way. Nothing beats that. Right now I hate the fact that I haven’t been on stage in front of an audience in over two years, that’s really hard. Also all the waiting around at airports, venues pre show, and going home after a tour.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

It is constant move I feel, I think it‘s a good thing that fewer people, at least in Norway, are downloading music illegally. But they stream music, and that’s also a problem. Easy access but poor pay for the artists. Also, we cannot change what the people want, and what the billboard top 200 looks like, we can’t be stuck in the 70,80 and 90s for ever. Other genres has come and made it harder for us, but rock ain’t dead, we are working our asses off and hoping for a great comeback. I‘m not into all this “Black Metal we want to be underground” bullshit, we are in this all, for one reason, to make a living, and you can’t do that if you are too busy with keeping the band or project underground.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Use Your Illusion I & II”

Whats best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs or Downloads?

Depends on what I am doing. I don’t have a cassette player. But if the chance is given, and I have time, I play vinyl. Nothing sounds better through my old analogue stereo.

Whats the best gig that you have played to date?

Athens, April 2018. The atmosphere was amazing.

If you werent a musician, what else would you be doing?

I‘d probably taken a different type of education. I have a degree in History with a depth in Philosophy. I‘d probably be an electrician or something.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Joakim Thåstrøm, Rory Gallagher, Axl Rose, John Bonham and David Hume

Whats next for the band?

I‘m currently recording the follow-up for “The Problem of Evil”, so a new record will be out sometime in 22-23. Also, if things change with the pandemic situation on our hands, I wanna collect some musicians and take this on the road.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

kasofficial.bandcamp.com , instagram.com/kasbandofficial, facebook.com/kasbandofficial

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Come on! They are cakescuits!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

If you want to buy the CD version of “The Problem of Evil”, you can buy it through Bandcamp or directly from me using one of the links in the previous answer! And thank you guys for the interview! Have a great day!
KAS
Kåre André Sletteberg

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EMQ’s with TROLL TEETH

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EMQ’s with TROLL TEETH

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Philly/South Jersey US Metal/Rock band Troll Teeth. Huge thanks to Vocalist, Bassist Moe Eccles, for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I am Moe, Lead singer, bassist, and sometimes I play guitar poorly. Kyle has been our drummer for nearly 7 years now, Pete has been our guitarist for two or three years, and our original guitarist Ben has re-joined the band after moving to and then moving back from West Virginia.

The band has kind of had a ton of ebbs and flows in terms of members but I’m happy that the past two or three years we’ve settled into a line-up and flow of how we write music and record. I think the next five, ten, fifteen years are going to be pretty cool because we all have our lives together and make time for Troll Teeth stuff because we all care about it and care about each other.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were originally Sluagh but someone trademarked the name and sent us a cease & desist letter. My drummer Kyle and me sat around thinking of names and decided we needed something so stupid no other band would want to use it as their name. Not too many bands had trolls or teeth in their name so we just said screw it and went with “Troll Teeth”.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

This question is quite the divisive question to ask us because I consider us a New Jersey band because 3/4ths of our current members were born in New Jersey but we sometimes get lumped in to the Philly music scene which is whatever. So, Philly/South Jersey is the compromise we kind of landed on.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have this Split EP coming out called “Blunt” we did with Wax Mekanix but our last full release was called “Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing”. It was half a love letter to Star Trek (My guitarist Pete & me are Trekkies) and half a dismantling of bad leadership. We wrote much of the lyrics before the pandemic but they took on a different meaning when our government kind of just decided to let us die and not care about us.

Wax Mekanix/Troll Teeth “Blunt” (Full Split EP)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Another divisive question because we all come from different backgrounds. I grew up on punk like Bad Religion, NoFX, Agent Orange, etc. Everyone in the band kind of has their favourite stuff they listen to and it comes out pretty well when you’re coming at a song idea from these like diametrically opposed spots. I always joke with people “Troll Teeth songs are really two or three completely separate songs that we duct tape together”

What first got you into music?

I started on Cello in like third grade and it’s kind of always been there. Kyle was a former band kid as well. Pete went to a performing arts high school so he is lightyears ahead of us in terms of line music theory knowledge. Ben probably has the most unique background because he is self-taught but also a natural musician. You can hand him almost anything and within 10 minutes, he is better than most people who spent their whole lives trying to master it. It’s nice that we kind of all have been in music for as long as we have been because we all have enough experience that writing and recording isn’t as stressful as it used to be when we were just starting out.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

We’ve been talking about doing an acoustic Christmas/Holiday album so anyone who plays a “weird” instrument like a harp, accordion, banjo, etc., anything that adds a different flavour to an acoustic song.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

That’s genuinely a good question because we haven’t had the chance to do any festivals but would love to do something outdoors with great weather and dope fans. Wacken in Germany and Maryland’s Deathfest always look amazing seeing the videos so either of them would be awesome to do.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Edibles. We had a show where someone was nice enough to bring weed brownies.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I don’t know why you chose to support us but we love you. You really do make the darkest days a little brighter helping us know people out there dig our style and understand us as a band.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Kurt Cobain. I think he was a really introspective person and self-aware which the big time rockstars nowadays seem to lack. They worry a little too much about image and he used to do and say things because they were the right thing to say, not the right thing for profit or popularity.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the feeling of when you nail a song. Like every measure of the song feels in sync and has just a natural, organic feel to it. Live or in a studio, it doesn’t matter to me, when everything comes together, there aren’t too many better feelings. On the flip side, recording vocals. I know I could go with like “loading in” or having gear break but recording vocals is such a lonely, stressful process and I hate it.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

So, everything is kind of interconnected. I wouldn’t change the industry per se but I’d want a 25-30 hour work week, a higher or basic level of income for everyone, and guaranteed vacation time so more people have an opportunity to explore their artistic sides and move out of the drudgery of being wage slaves. Too many entertainers today are products of growing up rich or benefit from nepotism so I wish society was a little bit more open to social movement and let people who can end up being musicians, comedians, artists, etc.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Bad Religion’s “No Control”. Has a great flow, great tone, solid lyrics, and awesome energy. I could listen to it every day.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’m not preferable to one but I will say, vinyl is super expensive in general. Everyone keeps telling up “PRINT GOES NOWHERE DOES NOTHING ON VIVYL!” and it’s like $2,500 to $3,000 bucks for 150 prints. I get the vinyl obsession but it’s completely nuts how expensive it can be.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I genuinely don’t remember the “Good” gigs. The bad ones where we nearly get in fights in the parking lot or our amps explode for whatever reason are the ones I have photographic memory with.

I just will never forget the one in Wildwood. We ended up playing in a very sad pizzeria (never heard of the place before so we were surprised when we showed up), there was a band who spent longer setting up their pedals than actually playing, there was a band who was decked out in like True Religion jeans and Affliction T-shirts doing metalcore covers of Pink Floyd songs, and the promoter ended up getting mad at us and nearly didn’t pay us because we were too loud for their PA system. Hell of a night.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Writing. I’ve written two books, self-published (If you can really call it that) but I am an overly philosophical type of person so I have all these dumb ideas I need to get out. Right now, we’re writing our fourth album about Necropolitics so if I didn’t have music, I’d be writing a novel about Necropolitics.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Like any comedian I know and enjoy. I feel dinner parties are super uptight and I would want five people there to loosen everyone up with some jokes and observations about how silly everything can be.

What’s next for the band?

Well October 22nd was EP release day. We’re shooting for a December release of our two albums (We have been extremely bored in the pandemic). We’re also planning out some cool, interesting, different music stuff like a Christmas Acoustic album and some more EP’s with hyper specific themes that wouldn’t fit on an album. We don’t have a ton of stuff planned for live stuff so experimenting in the studio is all we got going on right now.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re on everything so if you search bar “troll teeth” I’m sure we’ll pop up. I’m most active on Twitter and TikTok because I like being funny and they have the most room to have sarcasm, dark humour in everything you do without people getting too upset. Sometimes trying to be funny on Facebook or Instagram is like posting nudes on LinkedIn, no one really wants them there and gets kind of upset about it.

www.tiktok.com/@troll_teeth
www.trollteeth.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/trollteeth
www.instagram.com/troll_teeth/
www.twitter.com/TrollTeeth
www.soundcloud.com/trollteeth
www.open.spotify.com/artist/2jeIa5h7JchUcUds0L3oI1
www.youtube.com/user/NoSexAppealBand

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’m an American, we usually like things with higher calories and fat content. Have you seen our restaurants? People serve cheeseburgers here where the buns are donuts. We don’t have time for petty squabbles over “is it a cake or a biscuit?” we’re too busy trying to kill ourselves with fried dough.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I would just say we have a pre-order for $40. You get both albums, our EP coming out soon, a t-shirt, 2 stickers, 2 Troll Teeth picks, 3 posters, and I think some other stuff. You get a lot of stuff for $40 and it eats into our overhead so mixing & mastering is cheaper. You can pick one up on our Bandcamp in the merch section. Outside of that, I don’t have anything else. This was a cool, fun little interview.

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EMQ’s with PRIMAL AGE

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EMQ’s with PRIMAL AGE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Normandy, France based Metal/Hardcore band, Primal Age. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Of course, we are PRIMAL AGE, and we play a mix of metal and hardcore since ‘93. PxA is about 800 shows in three countries on three continents. We’ve played with almost all the more famous bands of metal or hardcore.

How did you come up with your band name?

Animal rights and defence of Mother Earth have always been at the centre of our albums, so the name is a kind of reference of a former period in history when the air was more pure and the sea less polluted.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We come from Normandy, France, there are of course many bands but it’s hard to exist for most of them.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We just put out our last album called “Masked Enemy” and you can watch two video clips for the tracks: ‘The Devil Is Hidden In Shadow’ and ‘The Two Heads Monster’.

‘The Devil Is Hidden In Shadow’ (Official Video)

‘The Two Heads Monster’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We like metal and hardcore, so on the one hand you can find Slayer, Sepultura, Napalm Death, Dew-Scented; S.O.D….and on the other hand Earth Crisis, Minor Threat, Madball, Hatebreed…

What first got you into music?

I was 17 and my best friend got his first guitar, so I had the idea to be on the bass and singing. We were listening to punk music so we tried to play like this, without any drums. It was fun.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

A European tour with Napalm Death could be cool 😊

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I’ll choose one we have never played. It could be the Dynamo or the Wacken in Germany. These places seem to be great with so many famous bands and a huge audience.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

In Japan, one girl gave me a thing made by her grandmother to give me luck. It was a very kind attention and it’s always attached on my bag when we are on the road, cause it’s a great feeling when I remember this area I had dreamed to play in for a long time.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

We hope to see you soon on the road. It has been a long time without shows because of the shitty times, so we hope to see you as soon as possible to share the passion we have in common.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Lemmy Kilmister, he is so iconic and when I was 10, Motörhead was the first band I listened to.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

We are a non-professional band, so we have the chance to be very free without any pressure from a label or something. We have the opportunity to travel worldwide, that’s the coolest thing for me. What I dislike is when fashion becomes bigger than passion and you see guys or bands changing to follow the trend.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Quantity vs quality. We have that chance to be independent and we don’t feel the need to produce a lot. Many bands, when they make an album have just 2 or 3 good singles and the other tracks are filler.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I’ll give you two, “Aris” by Sepultura and “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, two revelations for me.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

It depends on the context. At home when I want to hear some music, I prefer vinyls, CD’s when I do other things and MP3’s when I’m driving. Cassettes are only for my collection of old demos.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I think the BloodAxe fest in Tokyo will stay in my memory for all my life cause it was a dream to play in Japan, and I couldn’t imagine to see that thing happen when I started to play!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Music is a passion but I live with another passion which is sport. I began French boxing 30 years ago and I teach it and still practice every week. My life as a fighter is behind me but it’s always a part of my life, I need it for a good balance.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Jesus, Yavé, Hahommet (Muhammad), Boudha and…Odin, cause I have needed to have some explanations for a long time, cause so many things aren’t very clear but make people so angry.

What’s next for the band?

The promotion of our new album is on its way and we are now more than ready to make shows. We hope to play in many areas with great bands.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We are on Facebook, even if I don’t really like it, but it seems to be practical to stay in touch with our public.
www.facebook.com/PRIMALAGE
www.instagram.com/primal_age/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanxxx for the support.

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EMQ’s with ICARUS

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EMQ’s with ICARUS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Greater London, England based Hard Rock/Metal band, Icarus. Huge thanks to guitarist, Matt Say, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Matt Say, I play guitar in the UK Hard Rock/Metal band Icarus. We’re a 5-piece hard rock band including Ritchie Howlett on vocals, Matt Say and George Elvin on guitar, Will Tyrrell on bass and Ben Porter on drums. We all met on the first day of a music course at our college, and the band was formed on that same day. Our first EP was released back in March 2020, and almost instantly the country went into lockdown. We’ve been promoting our music and remotely writing music from home, and now we’re finally getting back into playing awesome shows again.

How did you come up with your band name?

We rehearsed without a name for months until right before our first ever show. Eventually we decided on calling ourselves ‘Icarus’ and that’s what’s been on our posters ever since. The inspiration came from an Iron Maiden song called ‘Flight of Icarus’.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from the UK and we’re based in Greater London, the scene is awesome around here as there’s tons of cool independent venues and a thriving local band scene, with plenty of opportunities going everywhere. Especially when you get into the London scene, there’s countless wicked Metal/Rock bands playing everywhere and everyone knows everyone else, it’s really wholesome.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Just over a month ago we released our latest single ‘Castaway At Best’, a dark, brooding song about how those struggling with mental health and personal distress are cast away by everyone else, left to medicate themselves and feel abandoned. The song is about how it doesn’t matter how everyone perceives you, you’re going through your own hell, and no one has the right to judge you for it.

‘Castaway At Best’ (Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a band our biggest influences are Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Blink-182 and Juice Wrld.

What first got you into music?

My dad indoctrinated me with classic rock from an early age, bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd were pretty much the soundtrack of my childhood. From the first time I played onstage at the age of 13 I was completely hooked; I knew that’s what I wanted to do forever.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Metallica, because they’re Metallica and they’re fucking awesome.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Download Festival here in the UK, always such amazing vibes there and has such a legendary history that we’d love to be a part of.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A phone number.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

You clearly have excellent taste, congratulations.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag and Vinnie Paul, I’d sell my kidney to see a Pantera reunion.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

My favourite part of being a musician is hearing the crowd singing the words back to you at a show. There’s no other feeling like it. The worst part is having to load the gear out the venue afterwards haha.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The biggest thing I’d change (or more accurately bring over from pop/rap) is how unwilling a lot of rock/metal fans are to accept new artists. The legacy bands like Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe etc that are still going are so freaking great, but there’s a lot of newer bands who are making the genre fresh again that don’t get heard because everyone’s looking out for these bands third farewell tour. Love these artists as much as the next guy, but they attract the attention of the entire scene without doing anything new.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

My all-time favourite album has to be “All I Was” by Tremonti, it was the first metal album I heard and the riffs + solos still get me pumped to this day.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

As crappy as they are in terms of making money for the artists, as a fan I love how convenient downloads make it to listen to my favourite songs with just a few clicks.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Our best show came quite recently actually, we headlined a venue called the Spice Of Life on 30th August to celebrate the launch of our newest single. It was the first proper show we’d played since the first lockdown and the atmosphere was incredible, and the feeling of playing to a packed room with our fans jumping about with us again was just indescribable.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

If I wasn’t a musician, I’d be very bored and probably have a much healthier bank account.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

The cast of Monty Python.

What’s next for the band?

Next up we have an amazing show planned at Camden Assembly on October 30th, right here in London, cannot wait! In the meantime, and after the show, we’ll be writing new music as always and booking as many shows as we can, gotta make up for lost time!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

All our news is posted on our Instagram page. Links to our music, gigs and everything else can always be found here.
www.instagram.com/icarusukofficial/

Other Links:
www.facebook.com/icarusbandofficial/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3SItfPL6AP4i1AmgbeRis
wwww.youtube.com/channel/UC1sbnlew7cc1oEbdjjZI4Dw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Who cares, either way I’m still gonna eat them all day.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having us here on Ever Metal! Our latest release ‘Castaway At Best’ can be found on all streaming services, show it some love!

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Various Artists – C Squared Music: Underground Music Special

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Various Artists – C Squared Music: Underground Music Special
C Squared Music
Release Date: 17/09/2021
Running Time: 68:42
Review by Dark Juan
9/10

Greetings and salutations, succubi and satyrs! I do so hope you all have been indulging your baser desires in increasingly perverse and chemically fuelled ways and that your various spouses and significant others are now laid gasping and sated upon their chaises longues, sipping fine wines and libations from jewelled goblets. I myself am enjoying a splendid mug of chai, congratulating Mrs Dark Juan upon her recent accession to and acceptance by the Oak and Ash and Thorn Art Collective (mainly because her creations are now scaring the fuck out of the RIGHT people) and trying to ignore the fact that the Dread Lord Sir Igor Egbert Brian Clown-Shoe Cleavage-Hoover, recently christened as Beelzepup by my good friend Adam, has dropped a number of toys on my foot as a prelude to a bit of a rumble. He is utilizing the feared Paw of Doom upon my forearm and shouting wildly at me. I shall be back shortly…

Thank you for your patience. Now that the Small Evil Canine One has been sated by having what could only be described as an old-school straightener and has drawn my august blood I can return to my mission, which is to talk to all you poor fuckers who read this about the music I am listening to. Thusly, I am listening to a 14-track sampler from Canadian Rock/Metal PR & Marketing Company C-Squared Music, who are a quite musically promiscuous outfit, considering some of the bands on their roster – the music runs the gamut from the classic female-fronted gothic metal blueprint to some quite interesting and esoteric electronic music. As this is a collection by fourteen different artists, I shall not bore you with extensive descriptions of songs, merely keeping it as brief and factually interesting as possible. Neither will I be finding out the names of the members of fourteen different bands and listing them at the end of this pile of shite you’re reading. If you can wipe your own arses, you can use the power of the internet to do your own research, right?

With your permission I am going to plunge right in…

The Inferno Doll – ‘Ghost Waltz’. Very pleasingly this is in waltz time on the introduction. If it wasn’t I might have become upset and been unpleasant to the band. Ethereal female vocals soar above swirling keyboards, chunky guitars and one of the strangest mixes I have ever heard, where the vocals are waspish and clear and everything else is a muddy mess – the guitar sound is awful, but the song itself is fucking banging. With a producer who knows what they are doing, this could be magnificent.

Lutharo – ‘Will To Survive’. Power metal intro with extraordinarily clear bass line crashes into technical riffage and vocalist trying to vomit up their own lungs, however, she also has a cracking set of pipes for clean and powerful singing and an extraordinary range. The rest of the band are clearly fuelled by amphetamines and play at a breakneck pace. Try moshing to this and you’ll guarantee yourself a stay in hospital. Super clear production adds to the enjoyment of the song. An excellent effort and a good, if not exceptional, heavy metal tune.

Torn Between Two Worlds – ‘All Eyes On Me’. A song I had been waiting for with some anticipation as it is the latest effort from the legendary Sarah Jezebel Deva (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Angtoria) and Chris Rehn. As we know with her work with Angtoria, Sarah has pretty much cornered the market in melancholy gothic metal and Torn Between Two Worlds have not moved particularly far from that successful blueprint. A languid, relaxed vocal is underpinned by slow, poignant riffs and ubergoth keyboards. Think ‘Alone’ by Heart in a heavier, more gothic style and you have the style of this song nailed down. It’s a grower. On my first listen I was sorely disappointed, but on repeated listenings, you begin to pick out delicate little flourishes, the things that turn run of the mill into extraordinary. Not Sarah or Chris’ finest hour (that’s still “God Has A Plan For Us All”), but a fine tune to drive to in the middle of a storm.

Disconnected Souls – ‘Emergence + Divergence’. British genre-benders offer up a beguiling slice of synthwave influenced tech metal with a decided Eastern influence in the break and face melting vocal gymnastics ranging from wispy, enchanting female alto to clean male harmonies and the kind of rasping roar normally reserved for metalcore. The guitars are sharp and brutally accurate, the bass used almost as a third rhythm guitar and the drumming spectacularly demented. Punchy, original and fucking brilliant. To get an idea of the sound of this band, think about a filthy musical orgy between Within Temptation, Master Boot Record and Killswitch Engage. But not Adam D’s shorts. That would be perverse.

Lycanthro – ‘Mark Of The Wolf’. Oh, so fucking Eighties, complete with self-referencing song title, histrionic, high-pitched vocals and the kind of riffs that Accept would have found…acceptable. Fucking nice twin guitar lines throughout the song though. The bass really comes through on the song and it is nice to hear it sinuously wrapping itself around the guitar work. Also includes the kind of galloping guitar and bass playing that Iron Maiden pioneered in the middle of the song, and there’s some tasty soloing if you like that sort of thing. Apparent simplicity in arrangement is disingenuous and the song is rather splendid if you like your metal classic in nature.

Book Of Wyrms – ‘Weatherworker’. A total step change in sound and mood from the previous track. Instead, we have classic influenced (Ten Years After, Wishbone Ash) superfuzz doom, with a classically trained female vocal. Languid, relaxed grooves abound and the song oozes a palpable sense of danger with a fucking groovy middle eight and solo where the pace picks up and the band slot into a slightly higher gear. The drum sound is fucking mightily produced and takes the form of a lead instrument, being the percussive engine of the whole thing. The vocals are set a little too far back in the mix for me, but the bass is front and centre and fucking brilliant. In fact, this song is absolutely fucking excellent.

Herr Nox – ‘Where Shadows Fade’. Spikily technical intro gives way to second rate HIM worship with added industrial and metal bits welded haphazardly and ineptly on. My opinion on Herr Nox is well known, and if you don’t know it, feel free to read my review on Herr Nox’s album on Ever-Metal.com. It wasn’t complimentary. I maintain my opinion that Herr Nox has tried to meld too many influences together and his music is disjointed and jarring, which is a shame because he has a smooth and captivating voice.

In Veil – ‘Lunatic’. Rather more interesting is this Mindless Self Indulgence/Zombie Girl/Human Waste Project/Rob Zombie analogue that describes themselves as gothic industrial synth-pop. Percussive, speedy and pretty unique, keyboards, guitar and sequenced drums smoothly link together and the listening experience is not unlike being at a circus where the performers are all malformed madmen playing with chainsaws and have zero regard for the personal safety of the audience. Never have a front row of people been so trepidacious. Well worth your time and I can’t wait to review their album, which is on my review list. They had better be good though because this has whetted my appetite for In Veil very nicely.

Synesthema – ‘Apollo’s Voyage’. This is where we temporarily leave the realm of heavy metal in all its myriad forms and dive headfirst into electronic music. Synesthema are rather interesting, being a mélange of vapourwave and techno – rather like a combination of Scorn and Pertubator with a bit of Jean Michel Jarre thrown in for good measure. Out and out metal fans will not enjoy this tune. A lack of vocals leaves it to the music to hold your attention to give you an idiosyncratic listening experience that references classic 80’s electropop, VNV Nation and The Anachronist. I rather like it because it’s a step-change to what I normally listen to.

Gaia Guarda (featuring Lindsay Schoolcraft) – ‘I Didn’t Break’. Electronic gothic moodiness enhanced considerably by the august presence of the splendid Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer, whose ethereal presence adds to the ambience of the quite sparse musicianship of the song. Her simple, lilting delivery allows the music to breathe and the whole piece is a clear case of less is more as simple lines intertwine to devastating effect. Not so much a song as an emotional journey that remarkably doesn’t overstay its welcome and leaves you wanting more.

Chalk Portraits – ‘In Flight’. Very mellow keyboards take their time to get going and it is easy to imagine yourself being suspended in warm water with headphones on and this piece of music allowing you to let go of everything and just float there, relaxed and in a universe composed entirely of you. The sound (with the same simple repeated few notes throughout) is reminiscent of Kraftwerk, but with considerably less Teutonic shiny pop and rather more emotion. For some reason I find this tune both relaxing and ineffably sad at the same time. Its problem is that it meanders about and doesn’t actually seem to go anywhere, musically speaking, which is a shame because I rarely get such an obvious emotional reaction to electronic music. I’d say it was a great record had it had some sort of musical direction.

Spacegoat – ‘Nothing’. Ah, we return to the holy grail of guitar, bass and drums after a brief sojourn elsewhere. Crunchy riffs and a wailing lead line take us to a vocal that owes as much to punk attitude as it does to gothic metal, being as it is clearly not classically trained, but you can hear the effort the vocalist is putting into her delivery. The band sound like they have recorded on classic equipment, having the kind of warmth that only valves can provide and the guitarists even use an e-bow in the middle eight. I haven’t used one of those since the mid-nineties. I do have a problem with the production of the cymbals. The crash cymbal is ever-present and overwhelming in my right ear and it detracts from what is an engaging mélange between gothic metal and math metal and an excellent, emotional vocal performance. Also, an object lesson on why you should name your band carefully. Spacegoat conjures up images of hyperstoned bearded dudes playing the same riff for ten minutes straight, not technical metal.

Art Of Departure – ‘Art Of Departure’. Ooooh, this is interesting and immediately reminds me of a band I reviewed recently called Dead Coyote, being piano and harpsichord led extragothic rock. As I am a sad old goff, I am immediately drawn to this and am enjoying being transported back to The Batcave and The Banshee, where ladies with terrifying make up and even more terrifyingly tight basques would ethereally wave their hands in front of their face after seven pints of snakebite or several Bloody Marys. Crooning male vocals overlay ghostly female backing vocals and the solo is performed by violin and violoncello rather than guitar. Pretty Damned (“Phantasmagoria” era The Damned were an obvious influence on Art Of Departure) good, actually. Not one for the metal purist, though, which is ironic as this is the solo project of the drummer from Tristania.

Duncan Evans – ‘Breathe’. We return to the world of electronic music for the final cut on this compilation of the delights of C-Squared Music, with Leeds-based WaxWorm founder Duncan Evans singing an impassioned vocal over a background of quasi-industrial synthwave. Duncan’s performance here reminds me of a more gothic Ultravox or OMD and proves more than satisfactorily that electronic music CAN have a soul and be dripping raw red emotion and stand easily up to metal for power. A short song, lasting just two minutes and forty-two seconds, ‘Breathe’ easily beguiles and draws you into a world of pain and sadness and is a fine, passionate end to this compilation.

So, there we have it, fourteen tracks ranging from gothic splendour to metal power and bleak electronic perfection. There are a couple of missteps along the way but in general this is a very, very good album indeed and more than adequately showcases a roster bursting with raw talent and promising futures. I’d have a punt on it if I were you, folks.

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System awards C-Squared Music’s Underground Special 9/10. As an exploration of the underground of the extreme music scene, it is worth its weight in gold. As a record it has a mark deducted because I feel it could have been more carefully curated as some of the transitions between metal and electronic are quite jarring. However, that’s just me being a bit of a snobbish cunt. Bonsoir, mes petits enfants terribles!!!

TRACKLISTING:
01. Ghost Waltz – The Inferno Doll
02. Will To Survive – Lutharo
03. All Eyes On Me – Torn Between Two Worlds
04. Emergence + Divergence – Disconnected Souls
05. Mark Of The Wolf – Lycanthro
06. Weatherworker – Book Of Wyrms
07. Where Shadows Fade – Herr Nox
08. Lunatic – In Veil featuring Sam Astaroth
09. Apollo’s Voyage – Synesthema
10. I Didn’t Break – Gaia Guarda featuring Lindsay Schoolcraft
11. In Flight – Chalk Portraits
12. Nothing – Spacegoat
13. Art Of Departure – Art Of Departure
14. Breath – Duncan Evans

LINKS:
The Inferno Doll
https://www.facebook.com/theinfernodoll

Lutharo
https://www.facebook.com/LutharoOfficial/

Torn Between Two Worlds
https://www.facebook.com/SarahJezebelDeva

Lycanthro
https://www.facebook.com/Lycanthrokills

Disconnected Souls
https://www.facebook.com/disconnectedsouls

Book Of Wyrms
https://www.facebook.com/Bookofwyrms/

Herr Nox
https://www.facebook.com/Herrnoxofficial/

IN Veil feat. Sam Astaroth
https://www.facebook.com/INVeil92

Synesthema
https://www.facebook.com/synesthema/

Gaia Guarda feat. Lindsay Schoolcraft
https://www.facebook.com/gaiaguardamusic
https://www.facebook.com/schoolcraftofficial/

Chalk Portraits
https://www.facebook.com/ChalkPortraits

Spacegoat
https://www.facebook.com/space.goat.band

Art Of Departure
https://www.facebook.com/artofdeparture/

Duncan Evans
https://www.facebook.com/duncanevansmusic

C Squared Music:

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