Andrew Nolan Column of Heaven, Pick Your Side
What is your name and band/label/etc?
Column of Heaven and Pick Your Side
What are your top five albums that were released in 2012? (In order 1-5)
- Purity Control – Coping 7" and Adjusting 7”
- Evoken – Atra Mors (Profound Lore)
- Wölfbait – S/T (Art for Blind)
- Radioactive Vomit – Witchblood (Bird of Ill Omen)
- Ill Omen – Purity through Uncreation (Analog Worship)
What band did you discover in 2012 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
I listened to the Barghest O’ Whitby by My Dying Bride more than any other release this year (it came out in 2011) and think it's one of their finest moments as a band. Outside of this I started listening to a lot of Funeral Doom again this year for some reason.
How will you remember 2012? (In terms of music)
Waking up in a squat in Germany and finding one of the guitarists of the band I was on tour with lying on the floor having had two strokes in the middle of the night whilst we were all asleep. That sucked.
What can we look forward to from you in 2013?
Maybe another LP (both bands), possibly a tour (Column of Heaven).
What records are you looking forward to most in 2013?
- Iron Lung – White Glove Test, and Hatred Surge – Human Overdose. I have both of these in digital form and they're spectacular.
- Sea of Shit LP (I think they're attempting to write one)
- I'd love a new IRM full length, though I'll settle for another Martin Bladh solo release if need be.
- Any new Blind to Faith material
- The first release(s) by Coalinga.
- Anything Gas Chamber may end up releasing will be spectacular I'm sure.
Fundraising sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made a strong impact on the ability of artists to release music. Do you think this approach is a trend, or will it continue to shape how artists produce their material?
Has it really made any impact on the ability of artists to produce music? I might be living under a rock but I haven’t really seen much evidence to back this statement up. I think it's a short sighted option that does nothing to encourage sustainability or longevity. Get a job or steal shit or live under a bridge. Suffer for your fucking art.