Friday, July 18, 2008

interview with Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono

We recently talked with Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono about the band’s subversive aesthetic, unyielding determination and the life lessons it has learned through adversity. In the process, the singer also addressed Kataklysm’s dramatic history, the lyrical themes of their new album Prevail, and the optimism he tries to maintain in perilous times. Click here to hear the podcast.

Interview with Mastodon bassist and singer Troy Sanders

During our podcast interview with Mastodon singer and bassist Troy Sanders, we discussed the importance of mystery, the musical direction of the new material, the band’s new vocal style, the influence of King Crimson, Yes and Frank Zappa and why Mastodon chose to record its upcoming album in Atlanta. We also addressed the band’s work ethic, why they played three new tunes at Bonnaroo and what 2009 holds in store for one of metal’s most groundbreaking and mesmerizing giants. Check out the podcast here.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Interview with Slipknot Singer Corey Taylor

During our exclusive podcast interview with Corey Taylor, Slipknot's singer discussed: the creation of the new disc All Hope is Gone; the ever-present studio tensions that allow Slipknot to create such explosive albums; the volatile political climate in America and why he's not voting in the 2008 election; the rewards and responsibilities of being a father and the personal hardships he was able to temporarily escape during the making of the new record. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Interview with Between the Buried and Me Guitarist Paul Waggoner

While Between the Buried and Me were in Europe, we talked to guitarist Paul Waggoner about the band's efforts to remain original, the difference between experimentation and self-indulgence, the group's upcoming DVD and its next studio record. Waggoner also filled us in on the final show shenanigans of the Progressive Nation tour and his favorite prog and metal bands of all time. Listen to the podcast here.