Friday, January 25, 2008

Bullet For My Valentine interview with frontman Matt Tuck

While touring for their last album, The Poison, Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck suffered numerous throat infections, and by the time the band entered the studio to start recording, he could hardly carry a tune. To remedy the problem, Tuck underwent surgery and the vocal rehabilitation that followed, which substantially delayed the creation of their new album, Scream Aim Fire.

During our podcast interview, Tuck talked about his agonizing throat problems, the creation of the new disc, the stress of being part of the music industry, the spoils of success and the horrors of war.

Download the Bullet For My Valentine podcast here.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Exclusive interview with Dethklok

In the following podcast interview with Dethklok, singer Nathan, Explosion, guitarist Swisgaar Skwigelf and drummer Pickles discuss why so many people around them die, why they sued each other, how bassist Murderface doesn't play his instrument in the studio and what's so exciting about helium balloons. So, while the band's heralded reality show "Metalocalypse" is on hiatus, enjoy this rare conversation with the supreme masters of metal. And, prepare to meet your maker.

Friday, January 11, 2008

High on Fire interview with frontman Matt Pike

In this week's Headbangers Ball Blog Podcast, we interview singer and guitarist Matt Pike from the stormin' psychedelic High on Fire. The group recently released the highly acclaimed album Death is This Communion, and will be one of the band's featured on this year's Gigantour, which starts April 28 in Quebec City, Quebec.

During our interview, Pike talked about ascending the metal ladder, the art of complex riffing, breaking out of the stoner-rock box, the spirituality beneath the Fire, the influence of Megadeth, the politics listeners miss in his music and plans for the follow-up to Death is This Communion.

Click here for the complete podcast.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Interview with Pig Destroyer's J.R. Hayes

In our Headbangers Ball Blog Podcast interview with Pig Destroyer's J.R. Hayes, the singer discusses why he likes to be called a misogynist (even though he isn’t one), his struggle with depression and anxiety, why he hates shooting videos, how Pig Destroyer will never tour more than a few days at a time and the bitterness and hate that makes the band's new album Phantom Limb so powerful.