Photo by Stephanie Cabral

ICYMI I released a new audio interview with Mantas and Demoltion Man of Venom Inc. I also want to thank everyone who came out to see our presentation of Operus, Empyrean Plague, Hexenklad, and Battlebear at Coalition TO. Keep your eyes open for a new Zombitrol live event coming up soon.

 

Photo by Kristján Carlsson Gränz

Last year Zombitrol Productions returned to Iceland’s Eistnaflug festival, and I managed to catch up with Max and Iggor Cavalera, who were performing Sepultura’s seminal album Roots in its entirety as a part of their “Return To Roots” tour. We spoke about Roots and the new Cavalera Conspiracy album Psychosis. Watch it now in the Interviews section 

Photo by Christian Misje

The Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved have just kicked off their North American trek on The Decibel Tour with Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, and Khemmis. I spoke with frontman Grutle Kjellson about how why playing their early work is like "playing cover songs," and why new bands shouldn't try to recreated the nineties black metal sound. Read it in the Interviews section.

Photo by Zoharon Photography

Israeli metal band Orphaned Land drop their new album, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, tomorrow! I spoke with guitarist Chen Balbus about the musical diversity of the new album, sharing a band philosophy, how he’s actually not that into the heavy stuff. Have a listen in the Interviews section.