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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

https://www.facebook.com/imploreband/

https://www.instagram.com/imploreofficial/

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October 29, 2022 at 11:19 pm

Rorik Brooks (Cloud Rat) interview

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Yup, I am a Grindcore freak. 

Cloud Rat is a band that I’ve been following for a few years now, they have been quite prolific with more than 20 releases since 2010. Their 4th full-length album, Threshold is out now via Artoffact Records 

In this episode, recorded a couple of weeks before the album release, guitarist Rorik Brooks shared with me why he describes Threshold as “our best work so far.”, writing the album remotely, how he balances making music with his day job and other responsibilities and more

Tune in on YouTube

Tracks played on the episode

Cloud Rat – Babahaz 

Cloud Rat – Perscome

Check out Threshold

https://www.facebook.com/cloudratgrind

https://www.instagram.com/cloudratgrind

Cloud Rat picture by Luke Mouradian

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October 8, 2022 at 10:42 am

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

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

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

Bandcamp Recommendations – 4th December 2020 #BandcampFriday

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The last #BandcampFriday of the year is here! Check the previous posts I did here

New music from the solo black metal act in a couple years. From the single released so far, sounds a bit darker.

2020 has been a great year for Death metal and this album is a great addition to the list. Just over 49 minutes of prime death metal. No filler at all. AOTY material!

Comeback release from the now Mumbai based act showcases a heavier progressive sound.

The new release from genre shifting Aussie act has them take a psychedelia route. Trippy stuff!

2nd release this year from as Jesu. On Terminus, he goes back to the shoegaze sound of his earlier material.

500th release from the grindcore label is a 3 way split between the best current acts in the genre.

3rd solo release from Indian veteran metal musician. He plays all instruments on this one. Out next week.

Compilation featuring the bands that are part of Global Grindcore Alliance Festival Vol 1.0. Quite a few exclusive tracks.

Ripple Music and Vegas Rock Revolution put together this compilation. John Gist (VRR) has hand picked the bands part of this.

Fistful of Metal # 10

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Track list
Road rash – Burn out
Screamer – Out of the Dark
Megaton Sword – Born Beneath the Sword
SuidAkrA – Halls of Tales
Coilguns – Manicheans
Formless Master – First Strike
Formless Master – Fatal Impasse
Nile – Long Shadows of Dread
Nox Irae – All is Over
Abigail Williams – Ever so Bold
Chrome Waves – When the sun hits
Jakub Zytecki – Sunflower
November’s Doom – What we Become
Officium Triste – World in Flames

Takafumi Matsubara

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Japanese guitarist Takafumi Matsubara made his mark in the past two decades with death metal act Mortalized and later grindcore quartet Gridlink. He returned back to music with Retortion Terror last year after a 4 year break due to health complications. Less than a year later, Takafumi Matsubara will release a solo album next week titled Strange, Beautiful And Fast. Described as “A once in a generation album that will leave it’s mark for years to come”, the 17 track album features the who’s who of the grindcore scene from Richard Hoak (Total Fucking Destruction) to Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell) and many more.

I am glad that Takafumi took time out to do this interview and share more details about Strange, Beautiful And Fast.

Read my interview on The Metal Wanderlust

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September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Noisem – Cease to Exist review

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In 2013 Agony Defined, the debut release from American extreme act Noisem impressed me with it’s mix of thrash metal and grindcore amplified by raw production. Their follow up release Blossoming decay did not grab my attention the same way. Post that the band disappeared leaving many to wonder what their status was. This changed late last year with the release of a single Sin Rash via Adult Swim.

Noisem are now a three piece lead by the Phillips brothers with a new new vocalist/bass player Ben Anft and signed to one of my favourite labels currently (20 Buck Spin). Does this have an impact on Cease to Exist?

Read my review of Cease to Exist on VM Underground

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June 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Horns Up Podcast: Episode 9

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Grindcore is one of my favourite sub genres of metal and I was quite excited when I first about a documentary being made on the sub genre. 5 years later, Slave to the Grind has been released and it is an informative watch even for those not into grindcore.

On the latest episode of the Horns Up Podcast, Animesh and I spoke to filmmaker Doug Brown about the grindcore scene around the world, working on Slave to the Grind, the future of grindcore and more. 

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April 4, 2019 at 11:00 am