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To date, we have conducted 1567 interviews. If your band is available for an interview, feel free to contact us and we'll see what we can do. Here are our latest:

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Subterranean Masquerade Previews "Mountain Fever"

As the world became more connected via the internet, metal bands were able to reach a larger audience and fans had the tools to find great bands from all over the world. In days gone by, most of the focus was on groups from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Germany and Scandinavia, but now, listeners are discovering awesome bands from places such as South America, east Asia and even Israel. Speaking of Israel, the small country is probably best known, metal wise, for Orphaned Land, though a further look finds a number of excellent musicians and pounding metal, including progressive metal stalwarts, Subterranean Masquerade.

Subterranean Masquerade were formed in 1997 and released their debut album, "Suspended Animation Dreams" eight years later. Now, in 2021, the band are set to unleash, "Mountain Fever," their fourth official full length album, (fifth if you include the bonus album, "The Pros & Cons Of Social Isolation" and it promises to be full of experimentation, lush melodies, ferocity and everything that makes progressive metal such an interesting genre. To find out more about the album, I caught up with vocalist Vidi Dolev and guitarist Tomer Pink. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Osiah Vocalist Discusses "Loss" And Mental Health

Deathcore as we know it is now coming up to twenty years old. Over the course of its lifespan, it's seen its popularity rise, made stars out of the likes of Whitechapel and Suicide Silence and even influence veterans like Cryptopsy. Though it doesn't quite garner the same attention nowadays, the sub-genre is still going strong today with plenty of talented bands carrying the flag. One such group hails from the North East of England and is on the verge of releasing their third album, "Loss." The band in question? Osiah.

The collective of musicians from Sunderland and Newcastle have quite a history. Initially performing together as Humanity Depraved, they would eventually reconvene under the name Osiah (which is sometimes falsely reported to have started as a Ricky Lee Roper solo project) and in just two days, the quintet will unleash their third full length, "Loss." To find out more about the album, its incredibly powerful lyrical themes, the amazing artwork and much more, I caught up with Ricky Roper himself. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Einherjer Shines Under The "North Star"

Viking metal is a sub-genre which can be very hard to define. Unlike thrash or doom metal, the Viking area is comprised of different tempos and approaches which help make it the epic and popular style that it is today. Though it has its pioneers such as Bathory, Viking metal as a genre began establishing itself in the 1990s and one of the bands which really helped to put it on the map was Norway's own, Einherjer.

Hailing from the municipality of Haugesund, the band released their first album, "Dragons Of The North" in 1996 and over the next twenty five years have gone from strength to strength. Most recently, Einherjer unleashed "North Star," their ninth full length outing and their first under new label, Napalm Records. To find out more about the album, I caught up with drummer Gerhard "Ulvar" Storesund to discuss the music, art, videos, the effect of the pandemic and much more. You can listen to it in full below.

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Sumo Cyco Singer Welcomes All To The "Initiation"

Ever since punk rock, the DIY ethic has been a vital part of the rock and metal ethos. Every band now has a social media presence, perhaps a YouTube channel and a Bandcamp page to sell their music. While all this is to be admired, there are a select few groups who go above and beyond and begin making serious waves without big money behind them and perhaps the most notable example of this in recent memory would be the genre bending Canadian outfit, Sumo Cyco.

Since debuting in 2011, the collective led by vocalist Skye "Sever" Sweetnam have made a name for themselves with their bombastic sound, support slots with the likes of Skindred and Butcher Babies and international touring. Now, the band has finally accepted a record deal and with Napalm Records behind them, the future looks bright for the Hamilton quartet.

In just eight days, Sumo Cyco will be unleashing, "Initiation," their third full length album and first in four years, which has already received signifficant attention from such singles as "Bystander," "Vertigo" and "No Surrender." To find out more about the album, how signing with Napalm has changed the band, the use of music videos and much more, I spoke with Skye Sweetnam herself. You can check out the interview in full below.

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Kardashev Frontman Discusses Work On New Album

Variety is the spice of life, or so they say. The same is true of music. While it can be beneficial or even gratifying to have bands who play straight forward thrash metal, for example, it's just as fun to have artists who mix up their styles a bit and incorporate other sounds and influences. So it is with Tempe, Arizona's Kardashev, a quartet which on the surface draws from death metal, deathcore and progressive music to forge their own voice.

Kardashev began life in 2012 and released a demo, "Progression" that same year, followed by their first EP, "Excipio" in 2013. Their first and to date only full length album, "Peripety" would follow two years after and since the band has continued to soldier on, releasing two more EPs, the most recent being "The Baring Of Shadows" in 2020 and signing with Metal Blade Records.

To find out more about the band, progress on their sophomore album, the meaning behind their name and much more. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Band Photo: Evile

Evile Prepares To Unleash Hell

Thrash metal first emerged in the 1980s as the perfect answer to glam metal. The blend of the NWOBHM sound and hardcore punk created a revolution which is still being felt in metal to this day, with the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Kreator and Testament still selling out venues the world over. Though the nineties put a dampener on thrash, and metal in general, it came roaring back in the new milennium, with young metal musicians leading a new wave which earned plaudits and praise. At the front of this battalion was Huddersfield's own, Evile, one of the most acclaimed and popular bands of the new wave with four albums under their belt.

Fast forward to 2021 and a fifth album is finally just around the corner. Now with a new lineup, "Hell Unleashed" promises to be the most vicious and ferocious record in their discography and marks something of a rebirth for the band. Founding guitarist Ol Drake has not only returned to the fold, but taken over vocal duties, while guitarist Adam Smith makes his Evile recording debut. To find out more about the album, the lineup changes, working with metalhead comedian Brian Posehn, getting in contact with British comedy star Bill Bailey and much more, I spoke with drummer Ben Carter, the only member of the band to appear on every release. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Vokonis Frontman Takes Us On An "Odyssey"

No matter how much metal evolves, there will always be a place for the Sabbath influenced grooves and Lovecraftian horror themes. From Pentagram to Orange Goblin, the influence of seventies music and literature lives on. So it is with Vokonis, the three piece from the Swedish town of Borås, who in just a few weeks will release their fourth album, "Odyssey" through The Sign Records.

To find out more about the record, the band, the influence of seventies progressive rock bands, artwork and more, I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Simon Ohlsson. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Domkraft Recontructs The World With "Seeds"

It's interesting to see all the various genres and styles which has influenced metal bands as time goes on. Sometimes it's the sub-genre right before and for some bands, it's delving into the past which produces the best results. Some groups take influence from different times, such as it is with Domkraft, the Swedish trio who blend sludge metal with psychdelic music to create a unique brand of heaviness.

On April 30th, the band will be unleashing their third full length album, "Seeds," a change in tone lyrically, but a record guaranteed to delight the fans they've already acquired. To find out more about the album, I caught up with drummer Anders Dahlgren to discuss the new release, themes, recording in Gothenburg and much more.

Diamond Oz: First of all, thank you for taking the time to speak with me and congratulations on your new album, "Seeds." What would you say makes it different from your previous album, "Flood"?

Anders Dahlgren: Thanks!

Apart from that we wanted it to feel really organic, and as close to a live recording as possible, the biggest difference would be that we used a different studio and recorded it with new people. The studio is called Welfare Sounds and is located in Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden. The recording engineers Per Stålberg and Kalle Lilja are awesome guys and contributed with lots of good ideas and had the knowledge to get the sound we were looking for.

And last but not least Karl Daniel Lidén, who did the mixing and mastering, is something of a wizard and really dialed in the big sound we were looking for.

Oz: Where did the title "Seeds" come from?

Anders: Our previous albums have mainly dealt with post-apocalyptic themes, but we felt that, given the state of the world even before the pandemic hit, we wanted to do something slightly different this time. So, the loose theme this time is about rebuilding and starting anew, and in that context, “Seeds” felt like a perfect title.

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Wednesday 13 On New EP, Covers And Friday The 13th

For as long as there's been heavy metal, it's stood side by side with shock rock. While Black Sabbath were making waves in the United Kingdom, a band across the pond by the name of Alice Cooper were delighting young rockers, outraging parents and impressing Groucho Marx and Mae West with their antics and lyrics. As time went by, both metal and shock rock evolved and in the mid 2000s, after the split of horror punk upstarts the Murderdolls, a vocalist named Wednesday 13 ventured out on his own, toured the UK and then released "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead." The album was a success, helped largely by the single, "I Walked With A Zombie" and since then, the eponymous band has gone from strength to strength.

Fast forward sixteen years and Wednesday 13 is still as delightfully devlish as ever. With eight full length albums under their belts, a new EP, "Necrophaze - Antidote" is only two days away and fans are in for a treat with the short collection of songs. As well as originals, "Your Mother Still Sucks Cocks In Hell" and "Screwdriver 2 - The Return," it also features covers of "Films" by Gary Numan and the INXS track, "Devil Inside." It's sure to be a welcome stopgap before the ninth album is unleashed.

To find out more about the EP, I caught up with the man himself to discuss the EP, the choice of covers, creating a sequel to the Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 song, "Screwdriver," how the band is like the Friday The 13th franchise and much more. You can listen to it in full below.

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Marianas Rest Discusses New Album "Fata Morgana"

Since the turn of the millennium, Finland has become one of the world's biggest exponents for metal and rock music. We've seen such bands as Nightwish, Children Of Bodom and Korpiklaani emerge as global metal stars this century and there's always a steady stream of amazing music coming from the small nation to guarantee Finland's place as a metal home for years to come. Recently, a sextet from Kotka, the country's twelth biggest city, by the name of Marianas Rest unleashed their third full length album, "Fata Morgana" and praise has beeen coming thick and fast.

This leviathan of a record, deep and dark with plenty of atmosphere, may well be something of a "best of" for the band, combining the greatest elements of the previous two albums, "Horror Vacui" and "Ruins" to forge an extremely heavy slab of metal, which the group claims "embodies the Finnish melancholy." To find out more about the album, I caught up with the band and found out all the details behind, "Fata Morgana," its amazing artwork, the "Glow From The Edge" music video and what exactly "Finnish melancholy" is. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Endseeker: On Top With "Mount Carcass"

As mentioned in the introduction to our recent interview with Cannibal Corpse, death metal has remained a huge presence in the metal world ever since the likes of Obituary, Death and Morbid Angel gained attention. Its impact and popularity remains as strong today as ever and as such, we're still seeing new and awesome death metal bands emerge all over the globe. One such group is Endseeker, the Hamburg quintet who on April 16th will be releasing their third album, "Mount Carcass" into the world.

The five piece from Germany have already garnered praise for their previous albums, "Flesh Hammer Prophecy" and "The Harvest," but "Mount Carcass" could be set to eclipse them both if the single, "Unholy Rites" is anything to go by. To find out more about what could well be one of the most intriguing death metal albums of the year, I caught up with guitarist Ben Liepelt to discover the meanings behind the songs, the album artwork, how the pandemic affected the creation and recording of the record and much more. You can watch the conversation in full below.

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Cannibal Corpse Unleashes "Violence Unimagined"

Death metal is arguably the most popular of all metal sub-genres. While thrash metal may have done better commercially at a time, to this day, a new band is formed influenced by the vast range of groups from the extreme area. Much like practically every thrash band cited Venom and Motorhead as an influence, almost every death metal band points to Cannibal Corpse as one of their main inspirations. It's been a long road for Cannibal Corpse to attain such a status however, battling lineup changes, controversy and even outright bans in some countries, but the quintet are still going strong and judging by what the public has heard of the new album, "Violence Unimagined," they're more grizzly than ever.

The album in question is an important release for the band born from Buffalo, New York, as it marks their first album with Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan as a full time member, though he knows them well, having produced every album since 2006's, "Kill." To find out more about the album, Rutan's influence, what seperates it from "Red Before Black," the ever gruesome artwork and much more, I spoke with drummer and co-founder Paul Mazurkiewicz, in an interview which can be seen in full below.

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Mork Discusses New Album "Katedralen"

It's a strange thing when it comes to black metal. While there's technically nothing stopping a person from recording a power, thrash or death metal album on their own, it seems that only black metal takes this idea and runs with it. Such bands as Taake, Nortt and Nattefrost (as well as some other guy who had something to do with Mayhem,) have become notable names in the sub-genre and in the past decade, another artist has emerged named Thomas Eriksen, whose project Mork has made him an ever growing name in black metal.

This year, Mork unleashed the fifth full length album, "Katedralen," which has already earned plaudits from fans and critics alike. To find out more about this opus, I spoke with Eriksen himself and discovered more behind the record, how Mork has come through the pandemic unscathed and much more.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on the new album, "Katedralen." So far the album seems to be garnering some very positive reviews. What would you say makes it different than "Det Svarte Juv"?

Mork: Thanks. Yes, so it seems. That’s of course well and good and even more people will get infected, hopefully. It differs as it’s a natural progression onwards. Every album has been looser and looser, creative wise. The “rules” goes out the window a bit more for each album. I follow my feelings and intuition.

Oz: Could you explain the meaning behind the album title?

Mork: Not really, since the listener should take his or her own journey and take in it. The title is based on a old idea that I sort of dusted off and brought back. Not a concept album but I feel the tracks flows good throughout it all. The good old cliches, misanthropy, darkness, desolation, pain, anger and frustration endures.

Oz: You've once again used artist David Thiérrée for the front cover art. How well do you think the music is represented in the cover and what is it about his art that you feel is right for Mork?

Mork: The two times we’ve worked together it’s been perfect, in my mind. Some have pointed out that his works done for me seems a bit different from other things he’s done. That great. And it tells you what an talent he is as an artist. I tell him what I am after and he reaches down/in and pulls out these great visuals for my audible art.

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Band Photo: The Crown

The Crown Guitarist Launches The "Royal Destroyer"

Death metal and Sweden go together like bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly or Boris Johnson and lies. The rich history of this extreme sub-genre in the Scandinavian nation has given the world such icons as At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity and Opeth to name a few and another band that has to be mentioned when discussing this litany of legends has to be Trollhättan's own, The Crown. Having started life in 1990, initially under the Crown Of Thorns moniker, the band released two albums before having to shorten their name.

Although they split in 2004, The Crown reconvened five years later and since then have continued to release stellar death metal, including their latest opus, "Royal Destroyer," which was unleashed only two weeks ago. To find out more about the record, its influences, being back on Metal Blade Records and much more, I caught up with guitarist Marko Tervonen. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Moonspell Vocalist Opens The Doors On "Hermitage"

It takes a lot to become a notable name in metal music. It takes even more to become successful enough that you're seen as your country's premier metal band, but there can be no question that when metal fans think of Portugal, they think of Moonspell.For nearly thirty years, Moonspell has proudly represented their country on the international metal stage, releasing such classic albums as "Wolfheart," "Irreligious," "Darkness And Hope" and "Memorial" and last month, the Iberian quintet unleashed their twelth full length opus, "Hermitage."

The album has already garnered high praise from critics, including a perfect rating from New Noise Magazine and will no doubt be seen as a key release by fans and the band themselves in the years to come. To find out more about the record, the creation process, title, art and much more, I spoke with the band's lead singer Fernando Ribeiro. You can watch the interview in full below.

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DVNE Guitarist On New Album "Etemen Ænka"

They say "good things come to thos who wait" and the old adage is certainly true when it comes to metal music. Sometimes as metal fans, it feels like we're forever waiting for our favourite bands to release another album, or for the promising up and comers will continue to build on their momentum. Such is the case when it comes to DVNE, the Edinburgh based quintet who in 2017 unleashed the fascinating, "Asheran." Finally, this week, the five piece will be treating the world to their sophomore full length, "Etemen Ænka."

Sure, three and a half years isn't as long as some fans have waited for new albums, but just think how much has changed in that time. As the world changes, so too do musicians and the evolution is clear to hear on "Etemen Ænka." To find out more about the album, it's beautiful artwork, filming music videos, signing with Metal Blade and more, I spoke with guitarist Dan Barter. You can check out the conversation in full below.

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Trollfest Assembles For "Happy Heroes" EP

It's been a year since live music was essentially cancelled and we're all missing it. Live music is generally a great night out, but some people were born for the stage and to create unforgettable memories. If ever there was a band made for the live setting, it would be Norway's own, Trollfest. The Scandinavian ennead have been bringing their brand of folk metal across the world for eighteen years now, with eight albums and several EPs under their belts and show no signs of going back to their cave any time soon.

Next week, the band will be unleashing a new, four track EP entitled, "Happy Heroes," featuring the original title track, as well as covers of artists like Bobby McFerrin, Pharrell Williams and Aqua (I use the word "artist" very loosely in the last case.) To find out more about what is sure to be one of the most fun metal releases of the year, I spoke with Trollfest frontman Jostein "Trollmannen" Austvik to discuss the release, progress on a new full length album, their use of animation in music videos and much more. You can listen to the chat in full below.

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Iotunn Guitarist Discusses Debut Album

As we've said a few times, 2021 maybe carrying on the gloom of the previous year, but there's already been so many amazing debuts. From Frozen Soul to Everdawn to the promising, upcoming Capra full length. Another band who's already grabbed a few ears is Copenhagen's own, Iotunn, who unleashed their mind bending first album, "Access All Worlds" at the end of last month. Adding to the ever growing stack of amazing Danish metal bands, this progressive quintet took inspiration from the cosmos to forge an album well worth your time and money.

To find out more about the album, the meanings behind it, its story, recording and much more, I spoke with Jens Nicolai Gräs, one of the band's guitarists, who shed light on this beautiful, if sonically punishing release. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Eyehategod's Mike IX Opens Up About New Album

Few bands are able to achieve their dreams of getting signed, releasing albums and touring the world. Fewer still forge a legacy and history which makes them a group really worth knowing, with a story that's passed on from metal fan to metal fan and music which resonates through generations. Though such bands are small in number, there is no band on Earth like Eyehategod. Formed in New Orleans in 1988, the band released their first album, "In The Name Of Suffering" two years later and went on to become a legendary name in the metal world, being credited as pioneers of sludge metal and putting on some of the most fierce live shows to have ever graced a stage.

Fast forward to 2021 and after a seven year wait, Eyehategod are on the verge of releasing their sixth full length album, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior," their first in seven years. Four songs have already been released and each proves that the quartet has lost none of their abrasiveness and are just as vicious as ever. To find out more about this eagerly awaited album, I spoke with vocalist Mike IX to discuss the record, the use of lyric videos, the gap in between albums, how the pandemic affected the recording process and much more. You can watch it in full below.

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Spelljammer Soars On An "Abyssal Trip"

There seems to be a recurring theme revolving around space in metal albums lately. Whether it be the thought provoking "A Pale Blue Dot," by Dreamshade, or the 1984 inspired space opera "Necro Sapiens" from Baest, the vast wonder of the cosmos appears to have struck a chord with musicians on the heavier side of the spectrum. So it is with Spelljammer, the doom/stoner trio from Sweden, who recently unleashed their second full length album, "Abyssal Trip," which features several galactic references and even an astronaut on the front cover.

To find out more about "Abyssal Trip," I spoke with Spelljammer frontman Niklas Olsson, to discuss why there was a five year wait between this and their debut album, "Ancient Of Days," artwork, the music video for "Lake" and much more. You can check it out in full below.

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Wolfheart Revisits The Winter War

Over the past decade, we've seen the rise of many bands. From new big names to cult favourites, everyone has discovered someone new to love in this time. One such band that has has a growing presence in the world of metal music is Wolfheart, which began as a solo project by Tuomas Saukkonen, formerly the frontman of Before The Dawn. Since 2013, Wolfheart has gone from strength to strength, releasing four full length albums and performing at such festivals as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest and 70000 Tons Of Metal.

Today sees another new release from Wolfheart, in the form of the EP, "Skull Soldiers." The four song record continues on from where their latest album, "Wolves Of Karelia," left off, focusing on the Winter War between Finland and Russia which began in 1939 and saw the small nation hold off the Soviet Union. To find out more about the EP, the album and the historical events that inspired the music, I was lucky enough to speak with Tuomas Saukkonen himself. You can check out the interview in full below.

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Capra Guitarist On Debut Album, Metal Blade & More

We've only just entered March and already we've been treated to some awesome debut albums from the likes of Everdawn and Frozen Soul. Of course, being so early on in the year, more debuts are on the way. One of the most exciting of these releases comes in the form of "In Transmission," the first full length from metallic hardcore band, Capra. Formed in Lafayette, Louisiana, this high energy quartet has already gained attention for their songs, "Torture Ship" and "The Locust Preacher," both a perfect blend of chaos and war cries.

To find out more about the band, the album and everything behind it, I had the pleasure of speaking with guitarist Tyler Harper. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Empyrium Mastermind Discusses "Über den Sternen"

Few bands can continue for nearly thirty years and continue to evolve as artists. Some find their style or niche and stick with it, others make unwise choices which costs them their fan base, but it takes a true artist to move away from early material and still retain their credibility. Enter Markus Stock, AKA Ulf Theodor Schwadorf, the man behind Empyrium. Since 1994, Empyrium has gone from a folk tinged doom metal band, to becoming one of Germany's most revered dark folk bands.

Last Friday, Empyrium released, "Über den Sternen," their first album in seven years. It's already earned positive reviews and a warm response from fans and to find out more about this fascinating work, I spoke with Markus Stock himself. You can read the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me today. You're about to release "Über den Sternen" your first album in seven years. What was the reason for such a long wait?

Markus Stock: I am also the composer and “mastermind” of other projects such as The Vision Bleak and Sun Of The Sleepless and I am running a pretty successful recording studio. Also Thomas and myself have another project together – obscure 70s Rock inspired called Noekk. This are the reasons that we take a longer time for each album. We simply are involved in many other artistic endeavours. Besides being an active musician in all the aforementioned projects I am also a busy and successful producer with an own recording studio, a passionate photographer and family father.

Oz: What would you say makes "Über den Sternen" different from "The Turn Of The Tides"?

Stock: I think TTOTT was more of an experimental album while still being faithful to the Empyrium spirit. I am still content with „The Turn Of The Tides” and it was the right album for us at the right time. We couldn't have written an album like „Über den Sternen” in the period between 2010 and 2014. We were pretty inspired by Dead Can Dance and Brendan Perry's Solo Album at the time of working on TTOTT and as with everything in life, things and also music have their distinctive time. „Über den Sternen” and the return to our older form of expression feels in many parts absolutely right now in 2020/2021 but wouldn't have been the right thing for us back when we wrote TTOTT.

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Ad Infinitum: "We're Working On A New Album"

2020 may have been a pretty crap year for the world in general, but in the realm of metal music, we were still treated to the debuts from several excellent bands. The likes of Surma, Konvent and Calyces all unleashed their first full lengths and garnered plenty of attention, as did another band from Switzerland, one with a lot to offer and a fascinating blend of styles. The band in question is Ad Infinitum, led by the incomparible Melissa Bonny and featuring contributions from members of such bands as Follow The Cipher and Delain.

In 2020, Ad Infinitum not only released their first album, "Chapter 1: Monarchy," but also an acoustic version of the record, entitled "Chapter 1: Revisited." In December, the band announced that bassist Korbinian Benedict had joined the fold, replacing Jonas Asplind and that work on a new album was underway.

To find out more about Ad Infinitum, their forthcoming sophomore album, the status of Melissa Bonny's other band, Rage Of Light, her numerous guest appearances and more, I spoke with the singer herself. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Baest: "This Will Be Our Last Concept Album"

Over the past ten years or so, Denmark has produced a plethora of amazing metal bands, with a vast array of different styles. From Myrkur to Konvent, Demon Head to Cabal, Denmark is fast becoming a new home for metal music. One of the most ferocious groups to emerge from the Scandinavian country would be Baest, formed only six years ago in Aarhus, but already on the cusp of releasing their third album. The band has been quickly making a name for themselves, supporting such artists as Entombed A.D. & Aborted, as well as performing at some of Europe's biggest festivals like Copenhell and Brutal Assault.

Next week, the quintet will unleash, "Necro Sapiens," their third full length album, through Century Media, which promises to be just as vicious as their previous efforts, "Danse Macabre" and "Venenum." Like these albums, "Necro Sapiens" is a concept record, though very different from past works, telling the Orwellian story of alien races, tyranny and slavery.

To find out more about this fascinating idea, how the pandemic affected the album process, the band's relationship with concept records and much more, I spoke with vocalist Simon Olsen. You can watch the interview in full below.

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