To date, we have conducted 1146 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:
When Gwar was in Vancouver for a show on November 24, my friend Jen and I interviewed their singer Oderus (real name: Dave Brockie). It was really a ton of fun doing the interview with him and he just kept us laughing non-stop, even more so when he mocked Eddie Vedder.
I had the chance of talking to Arch Enemy's bass player Sharlee D'Angelo this last Saturday in Worcester, MA. As I've said before, I always have so much fun talking to Scandinavians and this time was no exception to the rule. Special thanks go out to Sharlee for being incredibly nice, their tour manager Notty for arranging the interview and Ragnar, a.k.a. Mannahnin for helping out with the questions.
On Saturday, Nov 6th, I spoke to Scott from Bleeding Through. He was really cool and accommodating and I had a great time talking to him because of his insight into the hardcore scene.
This interview was conducted on the evening of October 7th with all the band members of Kittie. The interview took place inside the Kittie tour bus, which was parked directly in front of the venue. The venue for the evening was Banana Joe's in Huntington, WV. The interview went very well. I walked away from this experience with a big smile on my face. The ladies of Kittie are truly the coolest to hang with. Thank you ladies! (Sorry it took so long to get this posted)
On October 26th, I had the pleasure of interviewing the bassist Henkka T. Blacksmith from one of my favourite bands, Finland's Children of Bodom. I brought my friend Jen along to sort of help out. And I gotta say Henkka was really nice and was cool enough to put up with our strange sense of humour, though he may have been weirded out a bit. My apologies if some of my questions may seem rather stupid and redundant but I've been suffering from major sleep deprivation due to the late-night cramming sessions.
Recently I had gotten the chance to interview one of my all-time favorite musicians/vocalists Max Cavelera of Soulfly. This was amazing to do since I’ve been a big fan of Max’s since way back when he was in Sepultura. I found Max and his wife both to be extremely nice and very down to earth as well. Anyway, without further adieu here is my interview with Max Cavalera:
I recently had the chance to sit down with, Marc McKnight the bassist of Atreyu at Ozzfest 2004 in Camden, NJ. After a few minor problems getting the passes I was supposed to have I still got to do this interview. I was supposed to interview Darkest Hour but their manager never got back to me after I left a voicemail. Without further delay the interview is as follows:
Last Friday ( Aug 20th) I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely people from Lullacry after their gig with Nightwish. We talked about the band, their music and ... drinking (every time I talk to Scandinavian people I'm having so much fun).
My questions were answered by Heavy ( bass) and Tanja (vocals). Many, many thanks to Toni from King Foo Entertainment for arranging everything.
On Thursday, August 19th I had the pleasure of interviewing Marco (bassist) and Emppu (guitarist) of Nightwish. I brought my friend, Marina, along with me cause she wanted to ask some questions too... and for support. We arrive about 40 minutes later than we probably should have due to traffic, we left like 3 hrs before scheduled time. We were lucky because the people who helped put this together were nice and very helpful. The interview was conducted in a conference room. most of the conversation was between Marco and I, but Emppu and Marina had some important comments. It seemed like they were nervous and excited as well as us. Overall I had a great time even though they aren't the lead members of the band. I actually think this was good because I got a different perspective of the band. They were funny guys and there was laughter throughout the whole interview. It was definately a positive experience. I hope you enjoy reading it.
I had the chance to interview Machine Head's Phil Demmel (lead guitars) before the Road Rage show on August 9th in Washington, DC (report/review here). It was short n' sweet, as I was fried from work and being stressed that I would not make it there on time for the interview. Here it is:
I had the chance yesterday to sit down with Jim (bassist of Chimaira). The interview was short but to the point, and as usual, without anymore delay, here is the interview:
I had the chance yesterday to sit down with Matt, lead singer and guitarist of Trivium, and interview him prior to the Road Rage '04's stop in Philadelphia. Without anymore delay, the interview is as follows:
I recently attended Hellfest 2004 and was supposed to interview several bands during the weekend. However, after a whole bunch of problems occuring, I didn't get to interview any of them. So I then emailed all of the bands I was scheduled to interview, explained what happend and asked if they would like to do it over an email. So far only Chris From Evergreen Terrace has responded. So without further delay, here is the interview with Chris from Evergreen Terrace:
This interview with the Norwegian Black metal fiends KHOLD was taken via e- mail in July, 2004. Questions were answered by drummer Sarke, one of the founders of the band.
For more information on the band's third album, Mørke Gravers Kammer, visit khold.com. You can also download the video for "Død" from the discography section.
Last night I had the chance to sit down with Gerard Way. He is the singer of the band My Chemical Romance. I figured I'd throw some questions in that were "off-topic" just to keep things fun and interesting. All of the interviews I've done so far have been TOO similar for my liking. I like things to not be redundant. I like variety, however I could only think of a couple funny/off-topic questions. So in this case I asked my girlfriend Amy to write a couple funny questions up. So without more babbling from myself here is the interview:
I recently had the chance to interview Downset via email. It took quite some time to get the response, but that's to be expected when a band is on tour constantly. In the end, drummer Chris Lee, responded to my questions. So without further delay, here is how the interview shaped up:
I went to see Satyricon Saturday night in Worcester and had the pleasure of personally interviewing Satyr. First of all, I would like to thank James ( the tour manager for Satyricon) who was absolutely cool and arranged the interview in a very short notice.
I really wish Satyricon played a longer set ( it lasted for only 25- 30 min) but they did play Mother North- a total classic in the genre. It was a very good show and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find many enthusiastic fans in the crowd- something that I haven't seen here in New England, especially when it comes to a black metal show. Overall, the band received a very warm reception. Check out some cool pics here
I was quite elated while doing the interview. Satyricon are an icon in Black metal and I was really honored to chat with Satyr. And so it begins...
I had the chance to sit down with Ray Herrera from Fear Factory on Tuesday, April 13th. I would personally like to say this guy is very cool and very down to earth. I had a few problems setting up the interview but it all worked out well. After the interview he was cool enough to still sit and chat for another ten or so minutes extra. This was such an honor this band is one of my favorite bands I've been listening to them since Demanufacture came out and it was cool to just sit there and chat with him. The show was great, and they sounded amazing as always! Without further blabbing, here's the interview:
On Friday April 2, I had the chance to interview Herman Li online from the power metal band Dragonforce. Herman and I had a great deal of fun doing it, as you can probably tell from the interview. The interview was a true honor. At first I was kind of nervous, though I couldn't show it, I was. In the end that nervousness didn't last very long. Herman quickly was able to make me laugh and enjoy myself. I actually realized some basic things about life though this interview, it was definately a life changing experience for me (ok maybe not, but it did rule). He did, though, give me different answers than I was expecting, and he always added a bit of humor to his responses. I suggest that everyone reading this should at least check it out.
Recently I had the chance to interview Skum, the singer of the band Skumlove. This was the very first interview for the site. The 40 Below Summer one was the first in-person interview, and it was posted first due to the lenth of this interview. You may visit Skumlove's Main page to check out more on them, the interview is as follows:
Tonight, March 11th, I sat down with the lead singer of the band 40 Below Summer. Max Illidge. Before interviewing him I watched their set and it was amazing. They always seem to get better and better every time I see them. This time though they added a little something extra, right before playing their song ‘Fuck Everyone’ Max said “This song is for all of these shitty fucking bands out there, you all know what I’m talking about too! Bands like The Vines, The Strokes, The White Stripes, and most of all that annoying fucking band The Darkness! So say it with me, Fuck The Darkness!!!” Sure enough all of the fans chanted along with this one. Then the song started and everyone went nuts, the pit was huge and no one was standing still. A very amazing night and I look forward to seeing these guys every time they come around, and everyone reading this should check them out too. They’re such an amazing band live and it’s worth whatever you have to pay to see them!
The interview went as follows: