Photo by Chris Tung
At the end of the summer Riot Fest returned to Toronto’s Downsview Park bigger and better than ever with a more diverse lineup and a ton of entertainment. My first of two interviews from the Fest is with Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier who turned in a ferocious thirty minute set after flying across the country to be there. We talked about his album Marauding in Paradise and why his unique style stands apart from other Canadians. Watch it in the Interviews section.
Photo by Hannah Verbeuren
I’m proud to have just posted my new candid interview with heavy metal icon and former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera. We chatted about the new Soulfly album Archangel and why he’s not keen on being credited for having an influence on nineties nu-metal. Plus we discussed why he thinks Cavalera Conspiracy, the band he formed with his brother and fellow ex-Sep member Igor, better represents the original spirit of Sepultura than their old band’s current lineup. Have a listen in the Interviews section.
Photo courtesy of Stereo Dynamite Recordings
Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things has just published my new interview with the lovely Simone Denny. She’s best known for her success as the vocalist for Canadian techno superstars Love Inc, and for being the voice of the theme for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. She’s just released her new album in collaboration with former Monster Voodoo Machine frontman Adam Sewell, The Stereo Dynamite Sessions Vol. 1, and it’s unlike anything she’s released before. Have a listen to our chat in the Interviews section.
Photo courtesy of Metal Blade Records
I’ve just posted a new interview with vocalist Travis Ryan of San Diego death metallers Cattle Decapitation for Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things. They’ve been labeled a vegan/vegetarian band so we chat about their supposed political activism as well as the evolution of their avant-garde sound. You can check it out in the Interviews section.