Friday, December 5, 2008

Interview with Six Feet Under Frontman Chris Barnes

We recently phoned up Six Feet Under vocalist Chris Barnes to talk to him about the title of his band's new album Death Rituals, death as creative subject matter, his approach to songwriting, his interest in touring with Cannibal Corpse and the strength of the current death metal scene. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Interview with Slipknot Percussionist Shawn Crahn (Pt. 2)

In the second part of our exclusive podcast interview with Shawn Crahan, Slipknot's maniacal percussionist and resident artist discusses how he discovered photography, the magic of digital imagery, manipulating machines to "go against the programming," his obsession with death, why his old group To My Surprise broke up and how his new band Dirty Little Rabbits just might save his creative soul. Check it out here.

Interview with Slipknot Percussionist Shawn Crahan (Pt. 1)

In part one of our two-part podcast with Shawn "Clown" Crahan, Slipknot's percussionist talks about how pain inspires great art, the bones that have broken on the road supporting Slipknot’s new record All Hope is Gone and why it’s not so great to have a number one album. The rock n’ roll Sensei also discusses the next “Voliminal”-style DVD he’s planning to edit for Slipknot, the screenplay he’s been writing for five years and how filming his father’s ashes after he was cremated changed his life for the better. Check it out here.

Podcast interview with ex-Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul

In our podcast interview with Vinnie Paul, the ex-Pantera drummer talked about how he and his dad assembled the book “Dimebag Darrell: He Came to Rock!” the legacy of Pantera, how label reps used to try to convince the band members and producer Terry Date to integrate alternative and industrial styles within their songs and how Damageplan were misunderstood for most of their short career. Paul also recalled the time Dime met Eddie Van Halen, and he broke the news about an authorized Dime book by Nick Bowcott and announced plans to broadcast his cover band Gasoline’s 2009 New Years show over the Internet. Click here to listen to the podcast.