Friday, March 28, 2008

Interview with The Sword Frontman J.D. Cronise

The singer, guitarist and songwriter for Austin's finest doom metal band talks about the creation of The Sword's new album, Gods of the Earth, the meaning of songs like "The Frost-Giant's Daughter" and "Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians," the metal scene in Austin, Texas and the birth and ascendancy of the band most likely to reclaim the power, glory, magic and majesty of Middle Earth. Click here to listen to the podcast interview with J.D. Cronise.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Interview with Deicide frontman Glen Benton

During the Headbangers Ball Blog podcast interview with Deicide frontman Glen Benton, we talked about the band's new album Till Death Do Us Part, the tragedy of matrimony, the hypocrisy of the media, how working with a record label is as futile as entering into a bad marriage and how he's much more interested in being a good father these days than an icon of the Satanic metal underworld. Click here to hear the podcast.

Friday, March 14, 2008

interview with Nile frontman Karl Sanders

During our podcast interview with Nile frontman Karl Sanders, we talked about the strength of the band's most recent album Ithyphallic, the surprises in store on their tour with Suicide Silence and Warbringer, plans for Nile's next record, the backlash they've received from some old-school fans and their rumored rivalry with Behemoth. Sanders also revealed the origin of his fixation with Egyptian history and mythology, what's so fascinating about ancient civilizations and why fans of Steven King should hunt down some books by H.P. Lovecraft. Download the podcast here.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Demon Hunter Interview

In our Headbangers Ball Blog podcast interview with Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Clark, we discussed the band's atypical business model, Ryan and his brother Don's day jobs as graphic designers, the band's upcoming tour, the Living Sacrifice reunion, the musical growth Demon Hunter have undergone over the years, whether fans of Christian metal are less likely to download music illegally than fans of black metal and the many late nights Demon Hunter actually spend sleeping. Check out the podcast here.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Interview with DevilDriver Frontman Dez Fafara

In the MTV Headbangers Ball Blog podcast interview with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara, we discuss the ailing music industry; the subversive nature of his band and the success they’ve had in spite of disapproving glances from record executives; the group’s current tour with Napalm Death, 36 Crazyfists and Invitro; the singer’s off-the-wall solo album of Native American flute music; his past history with Coal Chamber; and his conviction that stretching boundaries helps him maintain artistic integrity.

Click here to hear the MP3 podcast interview with Devildriver's Dez Fafara.