“It was fucking perfect!” That is the way that Suffocation bass-guitarist Derek Boyer sums up the show that has resulted in their Live In north America album which is about to drop through Nuclear Blast Records.
The album ends up becoming a fitting farewell to original vocalist Frank Mullen and recently when Boyer sat down for a chat with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths he chatted about how difficult it is to record a live album and what Mullen’s retirement means to him.
In the lead-up to recording their brand new Existence Is Futile album everybody’s favourite blackened metal band Cradle Of Filth welcomed a brand new member into the band – Anabelle Iratni.
This week Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Anabelle and she happily discussed what it has been like being welcomed into the Cradle family and what it was like being thrown straight into working on Existence Is Futile.
The album is out on October 22nd through Nuclear Blast Records and you can listen to the full interview with Anablle Iratni below.
When Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down to talk to Beast In Black’s Anton Kabanen about the band’s brand new Dark Connection album the chat ended up sounding like it should actually be our sister site HEAVY Cinema.
Anton told Dave how the albums roots started from him watching some of his favourite Animes and even was heavily inspired by films like Blade Runner. Take a listen to the interview below as the pair chat musical and film influences before you go and grab the album on October 28th when the album drops through Nuclear Blast Records.
We Came As Romans — Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums] — have shared the video for their brand new single ‘Black Hole,’ featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo.
“‘Black Hole’ was the very last song that we wrote for the record,” the band says. “We had this idea of what we wanted it to sound like, and we wrote a bunch of music for it throughout our time in L.A. But we were never really satisfied with what we created. With only a week left in the studio, we had finally created something that we were all stoked about — and it was time to put a message to the song.”
Stephens continues, “The lyrics to ‘Black Hole’ are about dealing with the anxiety that you feel going through life. For me, at the time, the anxiety I was feeling in dealing with loss and the grieving process. But we wanted to leave the song open ended enough for our fans to relate to, with anything they were going through. That anxiety is sometimes so crushing, and so heavy, and you have to deal with the weight of it, the gravity of the situations you’re in, and sometimes it just feels like an endless cycle.”
He finishes, “When the song was complete, we sent it over to a long time friend of ours — Caleb Shomo. We’ve been playing shows together for well over 10 years now, and we’re so happy we’ve finally had a chance to collaborate on a song together. Caleb is an amazing vocalist and the song wouldn’t be the same without his contribution!”
A chat with The Night Flight Orchestra is much like their albums – serious but fun. Recently Subculture’s David Griffiths spoke to the band’s David Andersson and discovered that just like their fans that their new album Aeromantic II was the album that the band needed in order to escape the panademic funk that the world found itself in.
Take a listen to the interview in which Andersson tells Dave how he spent his time unable to tour with both Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra but how that has resulted in some of the band’s finest work to date. The album is out now through Nuclear Blast Records.
With a bond forged in youth and decades-old friendship, the undisputed masters of thrash metal return with their eleventh studioalbum, PERSONA NON GRATA due to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the first single entitled, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’. Watch the video that was written and directed by BJ McDonnell and produced by James A Rota, here: https://nblast.de/Exodus-TBWC-YT
Gary Holt comments “After what seems like an eon, we now have the debut of our first single, ‘The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)’. I’m so jacked up for this and the release ofPersona Non Grata! Let’s get the bloodletting started!“