Month: May 2010

Metal Nostradamus: The Shape of Metal to Come

I’ve never portrayed myself as a soothsayer, nor even as a Nostradamus impersonator, but I feel as though I have somewhat of a good prediction of what the next “big thing” in metal will be. That “next big thing” is going to be Post-Death Metal and I will tell you why. For years we have…


Interview with Misha “Bulb” Mansoor of Periphery!!


Interview with Johnny Roberts of Woe of Tyrants!!

Phone interview conducted on May 6, 2010….


“Die By the Sword”: Heavy Metal, the ‘Culture of Alienation’, and Hipsters

Arguably, one element of the heavy metal subculture that has allowed it to not only survive but to thrive (albeit, with some droughts) during the several decades it has been in existence is the culture of alienation that exists within it. With some exceptions, there has been little that has changed concerning the social norms…


The Girlfriend’s Guide to Metal Shows

Hails! Grym Kym here! Let me begin with a brief preface to assure you that I am qualified to dispense advice on the subject of having breasts and attending metal shows. I’ve been going to metal shows for years now and have finally perfected the formula for having a fucking awesome time. It’s quite simple…


Interview with Tapio Wilska of Survivors Zero!!

Phone interview conducted on May 6, 2010….


Interview with Steven Rathbone of Lair of the Minotaur!!

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR OFFICIAL MYSPACE I realized when typing this up that I kind of implied that The Gaslight Tavern in North Lawrence is a bad venue to see live music. That’s definitely not what I meant, as anyone who has seen a show there knows that it’s a good time. However, I still…


Interview with Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie!!

Phone interview conducted on April 21, 2010. ELUVEITIE OFFICIAL MYSPACE This interview was actually supposed to take place a day or two before, but due to Eluveitie getting mixed up with all the time zone changes (at the time the band was in the middle of their recent tour in North America). However, Chrigel was…


Interview with Rev. James A. Rota II and Emily J. Burton of Fireball Ministry!!

FIREBALL MINISTRY OFFICIAL MYSPACEĀ  Phone interview conducted on April 8, 2010. I made a huge mistake when preparing for this interview. For one, while I had listened to a lot of the album, either I was distracted or just not paying attention and mistakenly thought that the song “Sundown” was on Fireball Ministry’s latest self-titled…