Posts Tagged “Interview Series”, a video interview series hosted by 7th-graders Olivia and Connie, conducted an interview with Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on September 15 at The LC in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.

According to, Olivia and Connie “are active in sports and other activities that typical 7th-graders enjoy. They aren’t sure if they want to make a living interviewing bands, but they are having a lot of fun getting the chance to talk to all the great artists who have agreed to sit down and chat with them.”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s latest album, “…Like Clockwork”, sold 91,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on June 4 via Matador Records, the disc follows up “Era Vulgaris”, which opened with 52,000 units back in June 2007 to enter the chart at No. 14. The band’s 2005 offering “Lullabies to Paralyze” registered a first-week tally of nearly 97,000 copies, to debut at No. 5.

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U.K.’s Metal Hammer has posted the first episode of “What We Do”, the magazine’s exclusive interview series with KORN during which Brian “Head” Welch, James “Munky” Shaffer and Jonathan Davis discuss Head‘s return to the band. Check it out below.

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is due on October 8 via Prospect Park. The follow-up to 2011’s “The Path Of Totality” features the return of Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. His last album with the band was 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror”.

KORN‘s new single, “Never Never”, was made available for purchase digitally on Tuesday, August 13. The track features slow hulking beat stomps into screeching electronics before bleeding out on a bouncy chorus evocative of the swooping prowess of “Got the Life” and “Freak On A Leash”. “It was an amazing night when we finished that song,” says frontman Jonathan Davis. “It’s a relationship song. You go through that shit and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, ‘It’s not worth it anymore. I’m not going to fucking love again.’ You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work.”

Other songs on the new set, which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LACUNA COIL) at Buck Owens‘ studio in KORN‘s original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles’s famed NRG Recording Studios, include “Love & Meth” — for a which a video was also recently shot — “Prey For Me”, “Spike In My Veins”, “Mass Hysteria”, “Paranoid And Aroused” and “Victimized”.

“The Paradigm Shift” is available for pre-order in standard and deluxe editions, with the deluxe showcasing two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD titled “Reconciliation”.


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The Dunlop “On The Record” artist interview series presents BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde, who received ten questions sourced from Facebook and Twitter, and answered them via video on his tour bus.

Comments No Comments », the world’s leading web site for musicians, presents “In Conversation”, a new podcast interview series in which RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and CHICKENFOOT drummer Chad Smith sits down for wide-ranging, one-on-one chats with some of the most inspirational musicians of all time.

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On April 24, Michael of conducted a special interview series called “11 Questions Of Hell” with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and vocalist Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in Vienna, Austria.

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Roadrunner has released two more video segments with Soulfly’s Max Cavalera discussing the history of the band. The first installment is available here, while parts two and three can be viewed below. Roadrunner also commented:

“In the third installment of our exclusive History Of Soulfly series, Max Cavalera discusses the ‘Dark Ages’ and ‘Conquer’ records. It’s an intense interview which touches on the death of his friend, Dimebag Darrel, and his grandson in Serbia two days later. He also, however, reveals that the song ‘Blood Fire War Hate’ was written to poke fun at another band; any guesses who it might be?”

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Josh Barnett has posted the first two videos in a three part interview series with Goatwhore after the band’s gig at the legendary Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood.

In the video below, Goatwhore’s Sammy talks about Trv Kvlt underground black metal, James talks about his perfect gig and what that would entail, and Ben talks artwork, tattoos, and the new record “Blood For The Master” (reviewed here).

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Comments No Comments » has wrapped up its “90′s Essentials” interview series by chatting up Fenriz of Darkthrone about the “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” album and more. You can check out an excerpt from the interview below.

MetalReview: So, the MetalReview staff has spent the last half a year bickering and voting about the absolute best metal albums of the 1990s, and, quite surprisingly, we managed to reach a consensus of a list that encloses the 100 Most Essential LPs of the decade. A Darkthrone album belongs to such a list by default and we decided to go with A Blaze in the Northern Sky. What are your initial impressions of this nomination?

Fenriz: I feel frisky and fetched by it! It sounds as fresh as necro can be! BUT the reason I have to be stern about A Blaze in The Northern Sky is that it fooled people and people got fooled by it. And I’m talking about the press, fans and players in the scene. The packaging, sound and production made everyone think it was a pure black metal album, and then sort of widened the scope for what COULD be black metal. It was not intended that way. After we’d quit the old style of very technical death metal finally, we only had months before studio time, already booked for the supposed Goatlord album, and little time to make a full PRIMITIVE black metal album, so the 3 pure black metal songs on it are “Kathaarian Life Code,” “In The Shadow Of the Horns” (complete with Motörhead mid paced part and lots of Celtic Frost vibes as usual) and “Where Cold Winds Blow.” The rest was really a lot of death metal with some black metal parts – but everyone seemed to not think twice about THAT…

MetalReview: As a guy who has gazillion albums under his belt, how do you nowadays feel about A Blaze in the Northern Sky, one of your earliest creations, and do you think it’s worth the crazy adoration it’s been subjected to? Also, would you personally have chosen some other Darkthrone full-length from the 90s, considering the context?

Fenriz: It’s fine with me! But for maximum black metal value one should choose Under a Funeral Moon. A Blaze in the Northern Sky probably has more “substance” to it, though. I’m used to people kissing that album’s ass, I just say FINE here and FINE there when it’s hailed (not trying to be cocky, it’s just how the days roll by here) and I wait for some passiar (discussion) with those who REALLY understand it.

MetalReview: You’ve stated that Peaceville was less than happy with what you guys delivered with your sophomore full-length, and apparently after the recording your bass player Dag Nilsen drew the conclusion that it was not the style of music he wanted to play. Nowadays, it’s easy to forget that A Blaze in the Northern Sky really was an extremely unusual piece of music upon its release and that many people had a hard time digesting it. How did you react to the feedback? Furthermore, I know that even back then you were a band with a strong confidence in what you were doing, but did you have any doubts about the quality of your introduction to black metal, considering that there were so many people within the metal scene that couldn’t understand it?

Fenriz: YES, good point! Good point INDEED about remembering how it was received. Cuz as I said above, now everyone kisses its ass but at the time we didn’t get much feedback at all! But in HINDSIGHT everybody hails it, and I’m talking about the major magazines too, summoning up the 90s like y’all are here. But at the time it was extremely radical to for instance have a black and white photo of ONE of the band members on the cover. It was UNHEARD of!!! Everyone had their paintings and whatnot. And later in the 90s THE HORRIBLY BAD TASTE of Photoshop covers – although THAT trend STILL reigns! Metal is a world of class but an even bigger world of NO CLASS, haha!

Everyone thinks we got a lot of feedback as it is a classic today but we got close to nothing, and in our personal lives we were more interested in worshipping music and getting fucked up and prepare for the next album, Under a Funeral Moon. Not a lot of press contact or anything back then, there was no Internet and the blackpackers (tourists that invaded Oslo and ELM STREET ROCK PUB to meet “BM LEGENDS”) didn’t really start until 1994.

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TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will guest on this Sunday’s (December 6) episode of A&E’s “Private Sessions”, a weekly one-hour performance and interview series hosted by Lynn Hoffman.

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KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was recently interviewed for “Shatner’s Raw Nerve”, the new “edgy and off-beat celebrity interview series” hosted by actor and Emmy award winner William Shatner.

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