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Norway’s Enslaved are about to return to Canada on their current North American tour with Between the Buried and Me. As such I am happy to debut my latest interview with Ivar and Grutle from the band where we talk about their blackened prog masterpiece In Times, the role of Norse culture in their music, and how they’re now treated a lot better at home than they were in the nineties. Watch the video now in the Interviews section, and catch them in Toronto on December 10th and Ottawa on December 11th.
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My interview with Jasyn Bangert of horror-industrial act God Module is now available in the Interviews section. The band was completely robbed at the beginning of their tour only to be saved by an ultra-successful crowdfunding campaign. We also talked about their sound and why they seem to only play their more danceable tracks live.
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One of my favourite interviews of late has been with Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew. In late August he sent a ripple of shock through the rock world when he announced that he had suffered a stroke. I sat down with him at Toronto’s Hard Rock Cafe to get a health update and talk about his new eighties covers album 80290 Rewind. The album is a real gem as Frew delivers passionate takes on tracks by Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Yes, and many more. It’s just been published by A Journal of Musical Things and you can listen now in the Interviews section.