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Hassan Amin (Zanjeer) interview

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In 2014, I had interviewed Pakistani grindcore act Multinational Corporations and has since been in touch with vocalist Hassan Amin.

Hassan’s latest band is based in Germany and a punk act composed of musicians from  Colombia, England and Germany. A couple weeks ago they released their debut release, ‘Parcham Buland Ast’.

I caught up with him to find out more about Zanjeer, the topics on ‘Parcham Buland Ast’, his hip hop projects and much more.

Full Audio interview

Songs played on this episode 

Zanjeer – Nakhair 

Daranti Group – Represent 

Zanjeer – Taliban Murdabad

Buy Parcham Buland Ast on Vinyl here – https://symphonyofdestruction.bandcamp.com/album/parcham-buland-ast-7

Multinational Corporations interview from 2014 – https://trendcrusher.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/multinational-corporations-interview/

Article on Karachi Biryani on Fifty Two – https://fiftytwo.in/story/rice-fat-meat-streets/

A good interview about Hassan’s background and more on Unite Asia – https://youtu.be/-Sd4OGtVBuw

Hassan photo courtesy – Ramis Abbas

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September 17, 2022 at 8:50 am

Ivan Belcic (Kosmogyr) interview

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Vocalist/drummer Ivan Belcic is a man of many talents. His most recent act is Kosmogyr with guitarist/bassist Xander Cheng. Their split with Putrescine titled On Desolate Tides releases on 23rd September via Tridroid Records.

I’ve interacted with Ivan on Twitter a lot in the past couple years. I thought it would be a great time to get him on the podcast when the split with Putrescine was announced. We spoke about it, the Shanghai music scene and also music that he has been listening to this year.

Tracks played on this episode

Kosmogyr – Rise towards God
Boys Climbing Ropes – The Knitting Song
Spill your Guts – Pain Echoes Back

Pre order On Desolate Tides

https://weareshanghai.bandcamp.com/music

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September 11, 2022 at 10:02 pm

Abaddon Incarnate interview

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Irish grindcore act Abaddon Incarnate released their album, The Wretched Sermon last month via Transcending Obscurity Records. Their first release in 8 years. 

I was introduced to the band many years ago by by Kunal Choksi as he know I was into grindcore.

I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Steve Maher and drummer Olan Parkinson about The Wretched Sermon, writing the album remotely and the impact it had and also about Irish metal acts.

For those who prefer the audio version

Check out The Wretched Sermon

Buy their cds and merch on

https://tometal.com/store/

https://transcendingobscurity.aisamerch.com/

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September 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

Ted Lundstrom (Amon Amarth) interview

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It’s Melodic Death metal month on the podcast!

If you told teenage me that someday in the future I would be doing interview with bands like Soilwork and Amon Amarth, I would never believe you then. Still can’t believe that I get to interview some of the bands that I grew up listening to.

On this episode, I spoke to Ted Lundstrom – bassist of Amon Amarth about their latest album The Great Heathen Army, out via Metal Blade Records, the writing process and even beer.

Audio version for those who prefer it.

Read a transcribed version of this interview on The Metal Wanderlust 

Listen to The Great Heathen Army  – https://orcd.co/tgha

Picture courtesy – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:13-06-07_RaR_Amon_Amarth_Ted_Lundstr%C3%B6m_07.jpg

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August 26, 2022 at 12:23 am

Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) interview

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This is one I won’t forget for a long time.

I’ve been a fan of Swedish melodic death metal act Soilwork for quite some time now. When I first got into metal, I went through melodic death metal phase and Soilwork one of the bands that I listened to a lot. A Predator’s Portrait was on repeat for days.

Over the past 2 decades the band has consistently released new music and their twelfth studio album, Övergivenheten (The Abandonment in English) is out this week. 

I caught up with vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid prior to the album release to talk about it, writing for Soilwork and Night Flight Orchestra, their upcoming Australian tour and even what’s been on his playlist.

Audio version

A transcribed version of this interview will be live on The Metal Wanderlust soon.


Listen to Övergivenhetenhttps://bfan.link/SoilworkAlbum.yde

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August 22, 2022 at 12:13 am

Groovebot interview

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Groovebot is the studio project of Indian musician Chinmay Agharkar (Paradigm Shift, Hook). Last week Under Pressure, the 3rd single from the project was released featuring Anand Bhaskar on vocals and Roop Thomas on bass.

Chinmay shared with me how the collaboration came about, the impetus behind Groovebot and also his work in music production.

Audio episode

Songs played in the episode

Groovebot – Under Pressure

Feathers of Jatinga – Master who bleeds

Listen to Under Pressure  – https://open.spotify.com/album/5rtMFNilqpUD1GLijfxsMo?si=QwogJ4-OSjS6S-N372WkPA

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August 13, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Garry Brents (Cara Neir) interview

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Garry Brents is one half of Black metal scientists Cara Neir and part of many others. Cara Neir released their 8th LP Phantasmal via Zegema Beach Records last month. 

I first came across Cara Neir through Metal Twitter and noticed how prolific a musician Garry Brents was. In this chat I tried to tap into his mind through his recent release Phantasmal and also upcoming album from Gonemage. We also spoke about how he manages multiple projects. Tune in to find out more.


Songs played in the episode :-

Cara Neir – Damnation

Cara Neir – Unkindness

A video clip of the chat

Check out Phantasmal

Links to all of Garry’s projects – https://linktr.ee/yerbacaster

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August 10, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Ian Blurton interview

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Ian Blurton has been described as the “elder statesman of Toronto rock” by Canadian journalist Alan Cross. In a career that spans over 3 decades, he has been a part of bands like Change of Heart, Blurtonia, Bionic, C’mon, Public Animal and more recently Ian Blurton’s Future Now. 

Last month, Ian Blurton’s Future Now released their 2nd album, Second Skin via Pajama Party and Seeing Red Records. 

I caught up with Ian Blurton and spoke about writing and recording Second Skin, his production, Canadian metal and much more.

Here is the audio version


Listen/Download Second Skin – https://ianblurton.bandcamp.com/album/second-skin

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August 6, 2022 at 10:05 am

Rainburn interview

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Bangalore based progressive rock act Rainburn are setting out on the “Make Us Rich Now” tour this week along with Diarchy and Mocaine.

I spoke to band members Vats and Riju about the tour, touring in India in 2022 and also about their upcoming album “Vignettes”. Tune in to find out more.

Tickets and venue details for the tour – https://linktr.ee/MURNTour

Check out Rainburns’s music – https://rainburn.bandcamp.com

Rainburn live picture by Anurag Tagat

Update: Here’s a picture I took from the Mumbai leg of the tour

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July 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm

JJ Tartaglia (Thunderor) interview

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This week I am mixing things up on the podcast with some heavy metal.

 His guest is JJ Tartaglia, frontman and drummer of Canadian heavy metal act Thunderor. The band released their debut album “Fire it Up” earlier this year via Boonsdale Records. 

JJ shared how the band came together, the experience recording “Fire it Up” during the lockdowns, recording their music videos and some Canadian metal recommendations.  

Put on that denim and leather and tune in. 

For Spotify users

Listen/Buy a copy of  “Fire it Up” from the links below

https://thunderor.bigcartel.com/

https://thunderor.bandcamp.com/album/fire-it-up

Working on a video episode for next week. Stay tuned!

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July 17, 2022 at 5:23 pm