Category: Interviews

Making Friends With The Darkness – An Interview With YOB’s Mike Scheidt

originally written by Matt Longo Mike and I contacted via Skype. It took a little longer than expected, as I sat in proverbial Limbo and imbibed its literal namesake. But it was well worth it,

5Q5A – Prizehog (Vol. 2)

originally written by Erik Highter Back in April, before they started the first tour for their latest album, Re-Unvent the Whool, I reached out to Portland’s Prizehog to see what made them tick. They opened

5Q5A – Mortals

originally written by Kyle Harcott Mortals recently released their Relapse debut, Cursed to See the Future, to a rumbling boil of acclaim. The Brooklyn trio plays a churning, slightly-unhinged brand of metal that PR types

5Q5A – Beastwars

originally written by Craig Hayes New Zealand four-piece Beastwars has been on the receiving end of high praise at home and abroad since forming in 2007. The band’s steadfast maxim, “Obey the Riff,” might seem

5Q5A – Exordium Mars

 originally written by Craig Hayes The roll call of New Zealand metal bands finding fans offshore is ever growing. Bands like Vassafor, Ulcerate, Diocletian and Witchrist have led the charge, and in recent years, groups

Forest-Of-Tygers

5Q5A – Forest of Tygers – United In Devastation

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Forest of Tygers‘ debut EP, Bruises, is a brilliant bastardization. As Captain noted back in April, it’s a smoldering, streamrolling mass of a record, as furious as it is genreless. That

5Q5A – Dirge

  Let’s be real. The word “dirge” isn’t all that appealing. Setting aside it’s aethestic ickiness, it’s also a bit, well, literal, at least when applied to our little corner of the universe. While brothers

5Q5A – Brutally Deceased: Catching Czech Sunlight

Originally written by Ian Chainey Some bands love their influences. Then, there are the bands that live their influences, that are wholly shaped by their influences. Brutally Deceased, a collective of Czech grinders and growlers