Category : Interviews

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Interview – Tank86

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Published on: June 27, 2011

Alternative Matter got the privilege of talking with Tank86, a instrumental progressive metal band out of the Netherlands. With their release of Rise these Dutch metal heads are destined to become a force to be reckoned with in the metal community. Guys, first off let me take this moment to [...]

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Interview With Nader Sadek

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Published on: June 24, 2011

Some time ago I did an interview with Nader Sadek, a New York based Egyptian artist and sculptor. His latest project encompasses an extreme metal album, together with a series of sculptures and videos, all under the “In The Flesh” umbrella. For the album he enlisted the musical talents of [...]

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Interview with Devin Townsend

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Published on: June 21, 2011

Devin Townsend is a changed man. He’s productive as ever, but he looks at things from a new perspective since he quit drinking and doing drugs. For me this became very clear when I saw him performing at the Vera in Groningen. He was actually having a good time on [...]

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Interview with Arkan

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Published on: June 17, 2011

Metal with Oriental flourishes is booming nowadays. Bands like Orphaned Land and Melechesh pioneerded this particular style. Arkan, a French band featuring members with North-African roots presented their own take on their latest album, entitled Salam. It’s a very interesting piece of work, especially when you’re into original music. On [...]

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Interview With Samael

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Swiss experimental metal band Samael released their latest album some time ago. It’s called Lux Mundi and it’s a very solid and thoroughly enjoyable record. I had the change of doing an interview with Xy, the band’s drummer/percussionist. We had a friendly chat about the new album, Samael’s collective  desire [...]

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Interview With A Forest Of Stars

Some time ago Alternative Matter’s very own Mat Davies was quite amazed by the latest A Forest Of Stars record, entitled Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring. Reason enough to have a friendly chat with these lads. On behalf of the band The Gentleman (TG) and Curse (C) answered some questions on [...]

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Interview With Finnr’s Cane

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Published on: May 27, 2011

Some time ago Canadian Folk/Black metal band Finnr’s Cane released their Wanderlust album through Prophecy Productions. Alternative Matter’s very own Bruce Smeath was quite impressed by their forward thinking style of music. Enough reason to have a friendly chat with vocalist and guitar player The Bard about his band, its [...]

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Interview with Last Chance to Reason

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Published on: May 18, 2011

Progressive metallers Last Chance to Reason just released a new album, Level 2 on Prosthetic Records. I had a moment to ask them a few questions about their inspiration for writing games so influenced by video games, the state of the music industry for newer bands, and their xbox live [...]

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Interview With Believer

One of my favorite records of this year is Believer’s Transhuman. Their specific branch of progressive thrash metal is a poignant example of forward thinking metal. On behalf of the band keyboard player/guitarist Jeff King (JK) and guitarist/singer Kurt Bachman (KB) provided some interesting insights on the concept behind Transhuman, [...]

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Interview with Scale the Summit

Instrumental metal has always been an extremely small niche, but lately bands like Animals as Leaders and Scale the Summit have been giving this specialized genre more exposure. I recently had the option to send some questions over to Chris Letchford, lead guitarist of Scale the Summit. He talks with [...]

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