Category: Interviews

An Interview With Monte Mccleery Of UN: The Pacific Northwest, Cancer, And Edgar Allan Poe

Residing in the Pacific Northwest, doom is hardly an outlier in the emotional terrain of music. Seattle, Washington’s UN has drawn from their landscape, the gray skies and their own profound experiences with life’s terminal

An Interview With Chewy Of Voivod: Global Warming, Jazz And Belonging

By now you’ve likely heard Voivod’s fourteenth studio LP, The Wake. If you haven’t, then get your tuchas in gear and check it out immediately. You can read an absolutely lovely review of that album

An Interview With Anicon: Brooklyn And Black Metal Tropes

Recorded during a furious winter, Anicon’s newest work, their sophomore LP Entropy Mantra, represents a shift in their sound. More riff-heavy than prior work and certainly more open to individual contribution, Entropy Mantra is yet another solid album from

An Interview With The Gruesome And Learned Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is a guy who needs no introduction. His projects are known far and wide, all the way back to the early days of Exhumed when he helped to define a sub-genre. In his

An Interview With Ray Alder Of Fates Warning – Live From Madrid

Fates Warning has long been a favorite among serious metalheads. These pioneers of the progressive/power metal genre (later turned straight progressive) have forever marched to the beat of their own drummer (usually in a fascinating

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat… Any Boat – An Interview With Grayceon

A seven year layoff saw members of Grayceon contributing to the world in a different way—providing more quality humans to reside on the surface of the earth. Since their last LP, 2011’s All We Destroy,

Getting Seriously Cereal With Some Serial Power Riffers – An Interview With Judicator

You might have noticed that the Last Rites’ staffers are always on the lookout for quality power metal. Sadly, it’s not always that easy to come by. However, upon hearing Judicator’s latest album, The Last

Slug Life: An Interview With Matt Moss Of Slugdge

Recently, a Last Rites-funded team of archaeologists made a surprising discovery, an ancient text hidden away in a cave, clearly foretelling of the rise of Mollusca and the latest album by his celestial emissaries, the