Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different. The list grew greater each ... read more
Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal, frozen winds and French melancholy all feature with the ... read more
Posted Aug. 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
AEF (Starless Domain) SPB: What electronic equipment/synthesisers do you use and what led you to those in particular? AEF: On the album EOS I went ... read more
Posted May 12, 2019, 9 p.m.
Michael Bertoldini (The Secret) SPB: The band didn’t see each other or communicate with each other for years prior to the new EP -- What ... read more
Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying cosmic black metal, giving equal ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There’s only so ... read more
Posted June 10, 2018, 2:40 a.m.
Tyler Taormina (Cloud) SPB: Do you see a natural end for Cloud or so you think you'll continue with the project for a while? Tyler: ... read more
Posted May 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Orphaned Land have been at the forefront of heavy music with a meaning ever since their inception in 1992. The Israeli band recently released their ... read more
Posted April 15, 2017, 1:28 a.m.
With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris Grigg ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Alcest’s latest record, Kodama, is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s rich, textured and warm and is influenced by frontman Neige’s ... read more
Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:16 a.m.
Joel (City States) SPB: How do you find the time to work on so many projects and do your regular day job (if you have ... read more
Posted April 6, 2015, 3:03 a.m.
Jerome Reuter (Rome) SPB: You're playing some anniversary shows this year and visiting some interesting places - How did you decide which countries to play ... read more
Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:29 p.m.
AngelFukk Witchhammer (AMSG 666) SPB: How important is Satan to you/the band and what does that belief mean to you? Witchhammer: Luciferianism for me is ... read more
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:18 p.m.
Pinkish Black SPB: You had a curious sample from an obscure British comedy on your first record - how did you come across Snuff Box ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:19 a.m.
Digestor (GHOUL) SPB: How's Creepsylvania this time of year? Digestor: Moist read more
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:44 p.m.
Krigeist (Barshasketh) SPB: What are the origins for the name of the band? Krigeist: Barshasketh was something I read years ago in an occult text ... read more
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:46 a.m.
Caina SPB: You've been active again for a year, what's been the highlight of the time you've been back? Caina: It's been a pretty frenetic ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 2:03 a.m.
Jesse Matthewson (Ken Mode) SPB: You recently released a live recording done at the BBC, what was recording there like and was it something you ... read more
Posted March 30, 2014, 9:54 p.m.
Bryan Spinks (Samothrace, vocalist/guitarist) SPB: How did you get so bloody heavy? Spinks: I suppose it is a culmination of some different things. Obviously the ... read more
Posted March 16, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
Daniel O’ Sullivan (Mothlite) SPB: How do you find the time for so many different projects? O'Sullivan: I don't find the time because time doesn't ... read more
Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 8:14 a.m.
Lunaire SPB: Earlier this year you posted a picture of your drum kit in a basketball hall - is that the strangest place you've ever ... read more
Posted Sept. 29, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
October Falls created one of my personal favourite records from the first half of this year with The Plague of the Coming Age - which ... read more
Posted April 21, 2013, 5:13 p.m.
Woe's third offering Withdrawal was a personal pick for our Most Anticipated of 2013 feature earlier this year, and for good reason. Even before I ... read more
Posted March 17, 2013, 1:54 p.m.
Last year saw Italians The Secret suddenly blow up beyond all expectations and the release of Agnus Dei gave them the push into public consciousness ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
Germ is the solo project of Australian artist Tim Yatras, a gent who has been involved with some incredible projects over the years and who ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2012, 1:24 a.m.
The release of Dead End Kings marked another impressive and distinctly melancholic episode in the twenty year career of depressive rock purveyors Katatonia. The Swedish ... read more
Posted Sept. 16, 2011, 1:57 a.m.
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Patrick Walker of 40 Watt Sun. Due to circumstances beyond my control (Central London on a Friday ... read more
Posted Aug. 31, 2011, 5:02 a.m.
On August 2nd, Caïna - an all encompassing black metal project led by Andrew Curtis-Brignell - released what will be the final record under the ... read more
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