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Gabriel Dubko (Implore) interview

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Church Road Records has become one of my go-to record labels in the past year. They have a great roster of bands across the spectrum of metal. 

In this episode, I spoke to Gabriel “Gabbo” Dubko of German/Austrian extreme metal act Implore ahead of the release of the band’s 4th album The Burden of Existence. They dive into the writing of the album, performing live, his interaction with Max Cavalera of Soulfly, and even Wormrot.

On Wormrot – Hiss and touring live with the band in Europe next year

Full interview on audio

Tracks played on this episode

Implore – The Burden of Existence
Implore – Machotistic Tendancies

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October 29, 2022 at 11:19 pm

Andrew Lee (Ripped to Shreds) interview

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Last week, American death metal act Ripped to Shreds released their 3rd album Jubian (their debut on Relapse) to much acclaim. 

I caught up with band founder Andrew Lee on the release date and spoke about the album, shred guitar, and also Asian representation in metal/hardcore. 

Full interview on audio

Tracks played in this episode

Ripped to Shreds – Harmonious Impiety 

Ripped to Shreds – Race Traitor

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https://www.instagram.com/rippedtoshredsdeathmetal/

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October 23, 2022 at 10:40 am

Shoi Sen (De Profundis) interview

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I have been following UK death metal act De Profundis for the past decade and they have slowly evolved their sound. Their latest album, The Corruption of Virtue (out now via Transcending Obscurity) is their most potent one yet.

I spoke to De Profundis guitarist, Shoi Sen about The Corruption of Virtue, why it’s their angriest album yet, the changes in the music business, and also insights from being a guitar instructor.

Full interview on audio below

Tracks played on the episode

De Profundis – Weaponized Rape 

De Profundis – Sectarian Warfare 

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October 16, 2022 at 9:47 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

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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

Conor Marshall (Conjurer) Interview

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There has been a lot of buzz around the 2nd album from Conjurer, Pathos and I wanted to find out more about the album.

Last month I caught up with Conor Marshall bassist of Conjurer ahead of the release of the album. Conor spoke about the making of Pathos, signing to Nuclear Blast Records and even about their sound. 

Fans of Curse these Metal Hands still around till the end of an update on the project. 

Video version here

Here is the audio version

Check out Pathos on all platforms – https://conjurer.bfan.link/rot-single.ema

Stay tuned for more episodes.

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July 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

Bandcamp Recommendations – 3rd December 2021 #BandcampFriday

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Last #BandcampFriday for this year, a slightly longer list this time around.

The Danish quintet take forward their sound from JORD. One of the highlights of the year for me.

The grindcore veterans are back with a ferocious new album. It features the dual vocals of Kevin Sharp & Tomas Lindberg.

Well written brutal death metal that keeps the listener engaged throughout the 35 minutes play time. Great way to end the year for Transcending Obscurity.

Moar grindcore! This time from the Japanese grandmaster. 6 tracks of rent less aural assault.

Stunning release from the progressive masters. An album to listen to from start to end. I’ve had it on repeat for the past week.

More treasure from the Nasum vault. This is from first US tour, live at the legendary punk venue.

Gloomy 4 tracks of post metal from the Australian quartet. Perfect for this time of the year.

A sublime mix of melodic death metal and and folk metal from the UK couple.

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December 3, 2021 at 10:29 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 5th November 2021 #BandcampFriday

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It’s #BandcampFriday again! Here are my picks for this month. All Indian musicians this time around.

Avant-garde act reissued their debut album with new vocalist and bonus track. Also a haunting new single.

Debut album from the Indian death metal act is out in a couple weeks. I got an advance copy and it rips!

India metal veteran is back with another EP. This time powered by international guest musicians.

Prog meets punk. Confused? Hit play and check out these 7 tacks of organized chaos.

A non metal compilation featuring Indian producers picked by residents of Boxout.fm The funds raised will help keep the station operational.

https://boxoutfm.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-suchi-selects

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November 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm

Bandcamp Recommendations – 1st October 2021 #BandcampFriday

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It’s #BandcampFriday again! Here are my picks for this month

6th album from one of India’s oldest metal acts. Put on that denim and leather, pour a drink and hit play!

https://kryptosindia.bandcamp.com/album/force-of-danger

Stoner rock from Norway with the right amount of fuzz.

New music from the Scottish maniacs that seamlessly blends hardcore and electronica.

2 tracks of drone performed by Mel and Topon from Fuck the facts. Trippy stuff!

Reissue of 2008 release from India technical death metal act. Sounds massive thanks to the remix and remaster.

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October 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm