Animals as Leaders: new audio interview available

1 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 A direct download is also available.

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Once a Wolf: interview with available

2 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.

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Animals as Leaders: Guitar Edge interview with Tosin Abasi available


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.

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The Safety Fire: interview with Big Distraction available


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.

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Interview with Carthage guitarist Tre Watson available


Joseph DiRusso, maintainer of 'THE DJENT-LEMEN'S CLUB (Djent Fan Site)' on Facebook, has published an interview with guitarist Tre Watson of Carthage. Read it below. Click Read more to read the complete interview.

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.

TesseracT to make appearance on TotalRock radio tonight


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."

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Cloudkicker: short interview with ReviewsResist available


ReviewsResist has published a short interview with Ben Sharp, AKA Cloudkicker, in which he discusses the music industry, his influences, the writing process and recording. All Cloudkicker releases are available to download for free from

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Periphery: video interview with available

4 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.

The Safety Fire: interview with available

2 has published an interview with London-based progressive metal band The Safety Fire, about their sound and influences, live playing, their plans for the future, and more. The band are currently working on their debut album and will be featured on a 'Tech Metal Special' on Total Rock Radio on April 3rd.

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Proghma-C: interview with Lords of Metal available


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.

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