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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.
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I’ve just posted an interview with iconic “American Pie” singer/songwriter Don McLean. He’s recently been honoured for achieving over five million U.S. radio plays of “American Pie,” and three million for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).” I spoke to him about his place in contemporary music, and balancing artistic expression with commercialism throughout his career. You can read it now in the Interviews section.
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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.
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Prog metallers Periphery return to Canada for one of two dates this weekend on their North American co-headling tour with Animal as Leaders. I spoke with guitarist and band founder Misha Mansoor about following up their previous double-concept album, and if he pays any mind to the excessive trolling the band often receives online. Listen to our conversation here.