GrindingTheApparatus.net has conducted an audio interview with Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders. The interview took place on March 23 at The Social in Orlando, Florida. In it, he discusses the origin of the band name, his guitar playing experience and influences, the usage of electronic elements in his music, his collaboration with Misha 'Bulb' Mansoor of Periphery, the term 'djent', and more. The interview is available for streaming from Blabbermouth.net. A direct download is also available.
Planet-Loud.com has published an introductory interview with UK tech metallers Once a Wolf. In it, they talk about how the band was formed, their sound, and their goals and plans for the future. The band recently released their first track 'Primeval Atom', which is currently available for streaming on their Myspace page and on this website.
Guitar Edge has published an interview with guitarist Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders. In it, he discusses his gear and instruments, the band's unusual live playing lineup (which lacks a bass player) and touring plans, among other things. It also includes a short backstage video interview. Watch it below.
Big Distraction has published an interview with The Safety Fire about the band's formation, their influences, their upcoming debut album and the UK metal scene. The band are currently working on their debut album and will be uploading a series of studio updates to their YouTube channel over the next few months.
Joey D.: What's the origin of the name 'Carthage'? Have you changed the band's name before?
Tre Watson: Yeah, I have. Originally we were called "oubliette" but there was a legal discrepancy over another band with that name that got signed. As for Carthage's origin, it came from the old war-story of the city state where the only way they could defeat them was to slaughter everyone and salt the land so no life would return. Pretty brutal, huh?
Joey D.: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
Tre Watson: Hmmm. Honestly, I'd say we're metalcore with other influences. Our main three are I'd say Meshuggah, Unearth and Lamb of God.
TotalRock radio reports that TesseracT will be making a live appearance on "The danger Zone" with Maz Star tonight, at 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET, 2PM EST, 12PM PST). They write: "A very technical 2/5 of TesseracT will be popping into the studio to harass Maz and chat about their upcoming UK and European dates, the Minogues, and whether their album 'One' really does exist."
To tune in, surf to TotalRock.com and click one of the links near 'Listen' in the top banner.
hardtimes.ca has published a light-hearted video interview with Alex Bois, Misha Mansoor and Spencer Sotelo of Periphery. The interview took place in Montreal, Canada. In it, they indicate that their upcoming self-titled debut album will be released worldwide on Roadrunner records. The band are currently touring with Kittie and God Forbid, as we reported earlier.
Lords of Metal has published an interview with Proghma-C. In it, they discuss their bandname, live playing, their debut album and its follow-up. As we reported a while back, the band will be playing at ProgPower Europe 2010, which takes place in Baarlo, The Netherlands during the first weekend of October.