To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album I got together with the Italian Nirvana tribute band Bleach to discuss Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, Bleach's recreation of the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video and why it's better NOT to meet your heroes! Plus a review about the Bleach Unplugged show that took place after this interview.
During the second edition of the Black Out Jam competition, Cathubodua's band members Sara and Peter sat together with me to talk about Cathubodua’s early years, the making of their Glorious Days music video, how the band blends heavy metal with folk and medieval music and we discuss Gaulish mythology. By Toutatis!
Although Crystal Methal wasn't on the roster of Turbofest 2016, I did arranged a meeting with the band's guitarist Stijn Van Nevel. We discussed the band's creative evolution since they started in late 2014, our mutual dislike for trends and hipsters and what funny thing happened when they covered a Pennywise song. Plus a full live performance by the band at the end of the article!
I went to talk with Diabulus In Musica's Gorka and David. We had our typical topics like the production of their latest album, Dirge of the Archons, the fact that Belgium has become DIM's home away from home and the epic show they did in their hometown of Pamplona. And I congratulated the band for two very different reasons!
Chris "Reaper" Boltendahl and I talked about Grave Digger's recent release and his love for his family and old-school metal. We also shared our thoughts regarding Manowar’s infamous “death to false metal” claim and we talked about olives. Yes, my friend, this was a fun shred! Come get healed by metal!
A free concert of Guilty As Charged is something you shouldn’t miss, especially not when they invite you over to eat Belgian fries and drink ice cold beer. And what's the result? An intimate conversation about their latest album called Leap of Faith, dreadlocks, Metallica, porn stars, judo and more!
<div><span>I sat together with guitarist Christophe and drummer Tijs to talk about the band’s stacked gig at the Gonzo Bar in Ninove from a week earlier, their live recorded studio session in Trix, their collaboration with Dunk!Records and their inspirations which range from Mastodon and Alice In Chains all the way to hip hop music!<br></span></div>
FUCK HATE, WE'RE ALL EQUAL! In addition to Carrion I also interviewed KTAG during the Grimm Gent GMM Pre-Party. Although one band member wasn't present to perform or talk, the four other guys were here to talk about native American culture, their love for Van Halen and their even bigger love for their bassist Matthijs and more!
During the excellent second edition of Paul's Metal Fest in venue Den Ast in Heule, I drank along with Lethal Injury and congratulated them on opening up for Anthrax in fall 2015, their taste for originality to write songs about plasic PMD bags and seagulls and Anthony's fertility! So grab a beer and enjoy, folks!
At WildFest 2017 I had a chat with Maverick's vocalist David Balfour to discuss the advice he learned from his shows with well-established music acts, the production of Big Red and why it’s important for both band and audience to have a great supporting act. And I also compare David to Mr. T! Quit the jibber jabber, fool!
During the first edition of Paul's Metal Fest I sent an open invitation to all bands on the event's lineup for an interview with me. Mind Patrol were the first to reply and so I ended up talking to these Swiss guys about their love for the Belgian metal scene and whether Swiss chocolate is superior to our Belgian chocolate! Tasty!<i><br></i>
A celebration interview for the Shredder's first anniverary! And what better way to celebrate than to talk with Brazilian's leading female thrash metal band Nervosa?! And we had a LOT to talk about! Their new album AGONY, traffic jams in Belgium and São Paulo, Nervosa's relentless touring schedules, sushi, their show with my friends from Bloodrocuted and singing in the shower! No topic was safe for the Nervosa Shredder tag team!
Putrid Inbred and me offer you a tasty treat that consists of the band career up till this point, their quest for a new second guitarist and their appetite for human kidneys and Fried Frenchmen. Yes, Fried French and not even Napoleon Bonaparte himself gets his braces sliced off! Enjoy this gory, campy conversation! PICTURES OF THE BAND IN ACTION WILL BE ADDED SOON.