I talked with vocalist Peter and guitarist Vincent about 10
Rogue’s origins and its international and multigenerational lineup, the band’s
DIY mentality and both Peter and Vincent offer a ton of advice for
up-and-coming musicians! And yes, we also talked a little bit about Peter’s
famous Idool 2003 era!
We talked about stuff like Ãter’s origins and the meaning behind the Ãter name, the ideas behind the “Vullighied” EP, Wesley’s departure from Lemuria and he offers advice to all aspiring vocalists out there! It’s a lengthy shred, so sit back with a cold drink and let the darkness flow all over you!<br>
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album I got together with the Italian Nirvana tribute band Bleach to discuss Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, Bleach's recreation of the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video and why it's better NOT to meet your heroes! Plus a review about the Bleach Unplugged show that took place after this interview.
During the second edition of the Black Out Jam competition, Cathubodua's band members Sara and Peter sat together with me to talk about Cathubodua’s early years, the making of their Glorious Days music video, how the band blends heavy metal with folk and medieval music and we discuss Gaulish mythology. By Toutatis!
Although Crystal Methal wasn't on the roster of Turbofest 2016, I did arranged a meeting with the band's guitarist Stijn Van Nevel. We discussed the band's creative evolution since they started in late 2014, our mutual dislike for trends and hipsters and what funny thing happened when they covered a Pennywise song. Plus a full live performance by the band at the end of the article!
<div>We called up bassist Gerrit to talk about Dangerous Times for the Dead’s origins and influences, their high-quality DIY work ethics and epic Spotify playlists. He also offered advice to other bands on how to get through the COVID19 crisis and finally I remarked that the “Dead” in their logo is very reminiscent of a certain legendary FPS game. </div>
I went to talk with Diabulus In Musica's Gorka and David. We had our typical topics like the production of their latest album, Dirge of the Archons, the fact that Belgium has become DIM's home away from home and the epic show they did in their hometown of Pamplona. And I congratulated the band for two very different reasons!
I sat together with guitarist Robin and frontman Andy to discuss the making of their latest album “World of Chaos,” sharing the stage multiple times with CAGE and Tim “Ripper” Owens, the strong, solid path that Eternal Breath has walked on since 2015 and the creation of their “Joker” beer! Cheers!<br>
Frontman Chris and I
had a lengthy shred discussing Exoto’s new EP “Absolution in Death,” Exoto’s 1996
demise and eventual rebirth in 2016. The band’s new lineup, revitalized sound
and future ambitions and we also talked about the successful Metal For Boobies
charity festival and about Chris’s late close friends Brett Hoffmann and Didier
Chris "Reaper" Boltendahl and I talked about Grave Digger's recent release and his love for his family and old-school metal. We also shared our thoughts regarding Manowar’s infamous “death to false metal” claim and we talked about olives. Yes, my friend, this was a fun shred! Come get healed by metal!
A free concert of Guilty As Charged is something you shouldn’t miss, especially not when they invite you over to eat Belgian fries and drink ice cold beer. And what's the result? An intimate conversation about their latest album called Leap of Faith, dreadlocks, Metallica, porn stars, judo and more!
I got together with Jennifer, Sam and their two session musicians Jeff and Steve to talk about the band’s origins, their creative sense of duality, Jennifer’s successful efforts to learn Dutch and their collaboration with Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren (and their time backstage with Megadeth in Germany).<br>
FUCK HATE, WE'RE ALL EQUAL! In addition to Carrion I also interviewed KTAG during the Grimm Gent GMM Pre-Party. Although one band member wasn't present to perform or talk, the four other guys were here to talk about native American culture, their love for Van Halen and their even bigger love for their bassist Matthijs and more!
During the excellent second edition of Paul's Metal Fest in venue Den Ast in Heule, I drank along with Lethal Injury and congratulated them on opening up for Anthrax in fall 2015, their taste for originality to write songs about plasic PMD bags and seagulls and Anthony's fertility! So grab a beer and enjoy, folks!
At WildFest 2017 I had a chat with Maverick's vocalist David Balfour to discuss the advice he learned from his shows with well-established music acts, the production of Big Red and why it’s important for both band and audience to have a great supporting act. And I also compare David to Mr. T! Quit the jibber jabber, fool!
During the first edition of Paul's Metal Fest I sent an open invitation to all bands on the event's lineup for an interview with me. Mind Patrol were the first to reply and so I ended up talking to these Swiss guys about their love for the Belgian metal scene and whether Swiss chocolate is superior to our Belgian chocolate! Tasty!
We contacted Atticus through Skype to talk about the band’s visual and
creative evolution between 2018 and today, the making of their debut full
length “We Will Rise” the reasons behind their epic cover “The Look” by Roxette,
Atticus’s time with Ostrogoth and he also promotes the freshly brewed Mr. Myst
A celebration interview for the Shredder's first anniverary! And what better way to celebrate than to talk with Brazilian's leading female thrash metal band Nervosa?! And we had a LOT to talk about! Their new album AGONY, traffic jams in Belgium and São Paulo, Nervosa's relentless touring schedules, sushi, their show with my friends from Bloodrocuted and singing in the shower! No topic was safe for the Nervosa Shredder tag team!
Putrid Inbred and me offer you a tasty treat that consists of the band career up till this point, their quest for a new second guitarist and their appetite for human kidneys and Fried Frenchmen. Yes, Fried French and not even Napoleon Bonaparte himself gets his braces sliced off! Enjoy this gory, campy conversation! PICTURES OF THE BAND IN ACTION WILL BE ADDED SOON.
Bill and I
talked about Sacrilege’s return to form in 2012, the production of their new
“Court of the Insane” album, Bill’s love for Black Sabbath (and the countless
times he has seen them live between 1973 and 2016), the confusion caused
between his band Sacrilege and the thrash/doom metal band Sacrilege from
Birmingham and finally how they did their very first live gig on a popular
British TV show, sharing the stage with none other than the Stranglers and U2.
Right after their epic performance at the Wacken Metal Battle Belgium finals (May 25, 2019) Glenn "Terra Shredder" and his assistant Anton met with the band to talk about the Curse of Millhaven’s formation and evolution in their 7-year existence and some details about their brand-new album “Thresholds.”<br>