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To date, we have conducted 1577 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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Heavy Temple Singer Tells The "Lupi Amoris" Story

As mentioned recently in the introduction to the Hiraes interview, 2021 has seen its fair share of debut albums, a good number of them being very impressive. This week will mark another exciting emergence, as Philadelphia based psychedelic doom metal trio Heavy Temple unleash their first full length album, "Lupi Amoris." Combining Sabbath like heaviness with the bombastic rhythms of Vodun and an affinity for nature, Heavy Temple promises to be one of the most noteworthy doom metal bands to break through in the 2020s.

To find out more about the band, "Lupi Amoris," the story behind the album and the influence of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, I caught up with vocalist/bassist High Priestess NightHawk. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Hiraes Discusses Their Debut Album, "Solitary"

It's fair to say that over the past eighteen months, the world has been a lonely place. With gigs, bars and clubs being shut and measures in place to keep people apart, it's hard not to feel isolated. Yet in that time, we've still been privy to hear debut albums from the likes of Crypta, Surma, Cult Of Lilith and Volcanova, just to name a few and now, from the remnants of a past name, Hiraes is on the verge of releasing their very first album, "Solitary."

Featuring four out of five members of the recently disbanded Dawn Of Disease, this German quintet is rounded off by vocalist Britta Görtz, known for her time with Critical Mess and Cripper and on June 25th, their first release from Hiraes will be hitting the shelves. It's obviously an album seeped in both adversity and triumph, with much to offer fans of all sub-genres of death metal. It seems to be striking a chord already, as the music video for their first single, "Under Fire," already has over a hundred thousand views on YouTube.

To find out more about "Solitary," why Hiraes was formed instead of continuing Dawn Of Disease with a new vocalist, how Britta will balance her role in Hiraes with Critical Mess and much more, I spoke with both Britta Görtz and guitarist Lukas Kerk. You can check out the interview in full below.

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The Absence Drummer Explains Being "Coffinized"

Ask anyone where the home of American death metal is and everyone except people from New York will say, Florida. The state has a long history with the extreme music, birthing such bands as Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide as well as housing the legendary Morrisound Studios, where death metal bands from the world over flocked to to record their albums. As time has gone on, Florida still produces some of the best bands in the field, one of which emerged in 2002, under the name of The Absence.

Since their inception, the band has released four albums, which have become known among metal fans for blending melodic death metal with thrash influences and now, on their fifth full length, "Coffinized," (to be released on June 25th,) the quintet even bring in some black metal sounds. To find out about this beast of an album, I caught up with drummer Jeramie Kling, who discussed the meaning behind the title, the artwork, why the police were called when filming the music video for the title track and much more! You can check it out below.

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Desaster Guitarist Opens "Churches Without Saints"

When it comes to thrash metal, there has always been two superpowers. Of course, there's the United States, with its legendary Bay Area and East Coast scenes and on the other hand, there's Germany, who produced some of the most iconic names in the genre such as Sodom and Kreator. Like any scene, it changes over time and introduces new names and one band of latecomers who made a name for themselves would be Desaster from Koblenz.

Since releasing their debut album, "A Touch Of Medieval Darkness" twenty five years ago, Desaster has become known as one of the most fierce thrash bands Germany had ever produced, mixing in elements of black metal to create a brutal and blasphemous sound which pierces the ears of all who listen and creating a worldwide fan base. This Friday, Desaster will release their ninth album, "Churches Without Saints," which already sounds as though it's going to be one of the most vicious albums of the Summer. To find out more about the record, we caught up with guitarist Markus "Infernal" Kuschke, to talk about what sets this album apart, German thrash metal, organised religion, blasphemy laws and much more. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Bala Reveals All About New Album "Maleza"

Music has always has its prominent duos, but in recent years metal has started to see their own two piece stars emerge. The likes of Alcest, Mantar, Darkthrone and Satyricon have all achieved success while acts such as Blacklab and Kunz are on the rise. Another duo making waves would be Bala, a frenetic and intense pairing from the Galicia region of Spain, who two weeks ago released, "Maleza," their third full length and first through Century Media.

With "Maleza," now available worldwide, I caught up with both Bala members, Anxela Baltar and Violeta Mosquera, to discuss the record, signing with such a big label, why they feel they work best as a duo and much more. You can check out the interview in full below.

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Tetrarch Vocalist Discusses New Album And Nu Metal

As time passes, we inevitably see genres and sub-genres experience a renewed appreciation, or a "revival" if you will. Perhaps most notable was the 2000s thrash revival, which was something of a response to the popularity of metalcore at the time, and nu metal before that. However, these two categories have seen something of a comeback themselves in recent years, with younger bands citing the likes of Killswitch Engage, Slipknot and yes, even Limp Bizkit as influences. Whether or not these bands should actually be called nu metal or metalcore is up for debate, leading to the meaningless term "modern metal," but nonetheless, there's some extremely talented groups on the up and perhaps the most prominent of these is Tetrarch.

Hailing from Atlanta, this quartet has been grabbing ears since their debut, "Freak" was released in 2017 and now, finally, their sophomore full length, "Unstable" has been released through Napalm Records. To find out more about the album and the band itself, I caught up with vocalist Josh Fore, who revealed how long the band had been waiting to release the record, the meaning behind the band's name, the lyrics within and how the group feels about being labelled a nu metal band in 2021. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Vexed Vocalist Introduces "Culling Culture"

After fifty one years of heavy metal music, it's easy to think that we've heard it all by now. There's so many sub-genres and crossover styles that we often wonder if metal can keep expanding. But sometimes it doesn't need a total reinvention, or to be thrown in a pot with twelve other genres, it just needs a passionate collective of talented musicians, a sincere vocalist and drive and that's exactly what makes Vexed such a fascinating band.

Though heavily influenced by grime music, this quartet from the south of England have shown that they do what they feel is right for the song at hand, rather than follow a specific genre or trend. This is partly why their debut album, "Culling Culture," released in five days time (May 21st) one of the records to really watch out for this year. With its punishing music, deeply personal lyrics and eclectic sound, "Culling Culture" promises to be one of the most talked about debuts in metal this year.

To find out more about the album, the band, the importance of mental health and much more, I caught up with vocalist Megan Targett, who had plenty to reveal about the release. You can watch the interview in full below.

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The Catch Sinks Their Hooks Into The Metal World

Folk metal has come a long way over the years. From the folk influences on rock and metal pioneers such as Led Zeppelin, to the start of the sub-genre with the likes of Skyclad and Cruachan. It's even spawned several sub sub-genres such as Celtic metal, pirate metal, oriental metal and so many more. Today however, with the release of their debut single, "Sex Shark," a new sub sub-genre has been presented to the world named "heritage fishing metal" and the people responsible go by the name, The Catch.

With a very impressive list of collaborators (or co-conspirators) The Catch gifts the world something heavy, but also light hearted and frankly... Pretty damn funny. The lyrics to "Sex Shark" are probably best read when no one else is in the house and the video is just as crude and manky as the words that go with it.

To find out more about this bizarre new sub-genre, I was lucky enough to climb aboard the ship of Captain French, who granted me the world's first interview with The Catch.

WARNING: Contains some offensive and obscene language. Not to be taken 100% seriously.

Diamond Oz: So, I've been looking over the words to your debut single, "Sex Shark." I can certainly see why one would write a song about such a creature. Had you heard of the beast before you saw it?

Captain French: Well, it seems like such a long time ago but I feel like I've known sex sharks all my life as I grew up very close to a Catholic church. You see what I did there? I compared the sex shark to rapey priests hahahaha. Anyway, the sex shark is real and has plagued the dreams of my family since a few years after my death.

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Scar Of The Sun Keeps Moving With "Inertia"

A lot can change over the course of sixteen years. Just think how different the world was back in 2005, when George Bush and Tony Blair were seen as the "at least it'll never be worse than them" leaders and the metal community was waiting with baited breath for the new Slayer album where we could hear Dave Lombardo back in the fold at last. For one band starting out in the Greek capital of Athens, Scar Of The Sun, their journey was just beginning. Starting out in the mold of such bands as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, over time they themselves would cite new influences and forge a different sound along with it.

Fast forward to 2021 and Scar Of The Sun are only three days away from unleashing, "Inertia," their third full length album, which sees the Gothic and metalcore blend expanded even further. With its stunning artwork, socially charged lyrics and pulverising sound, "Inertia" promises to be one of the premier Greek metal albums of the year. To find out everything I could about "Inertia," how the band came to sign with Napalm Records, the effect of the pandemic and even the financial crisis which rocked Greece from 2008 until the present day, I caught up with vocalist Terry Nikas. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Artillery Guitarist Explains New Album "X"

Thrash metal has a long and rich history. The Bay Area, New York and German scenes were all massively influential and gave the world bands which to this day, still sell well and headline festivals and arenas. These weren't the only parts of the world to produce thrash stalwarts however. In Canada, Razor, Sacrifice and Exciter represented their country well, as did Onslaught, Sabbat and Acid Reign from the UK. Some countries seemed to have a particular band to carry the flag, such as Mortal Sin from Australia, Hermética of Argentina and of course, Artillery represented Denmark wonderfully.

With such classic albums as "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance," to their name, Artillery are undoubtedly one of the most revered thrash metal bands to emerge from Europe. Formed in 1982, the band has bounced back from breakups and even death to remain strong today, as evidenced by the new album, "X." Out now through Metal Blade Records, "X" perfectly captures the excitement and variety of Artillery's catalogue. To find out more about the album, how the pandemic affected the recording process and much more, I caught up with guitarist Michael Stützer. You can watch the interview in full below.

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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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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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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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