Interview: LEATHER LEONE – Unleashed

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“Just shut up and hand me the mic.” LEATHER LEONE is a force to be reckoned with. She lives and thrives on challenge and compassion, beauty and brutality, and yet she has never compromised herself along the way. For over 30 years, her notoriety and career have been built upon her integrity — and of course, her spine-chilling vocal prowess. Chastain’s …

Interview: DANNY TUNKER – Revisited

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One of our crazy world’s most revered Death Metal axemen, DANNY TUNKER, celebrated a birthday recently. While ALKALOID is currently holed up at Hannes Grossmann’s Mordor Sounds studio, working on their anticipated sophomore follow-up to their ground-breaking debut, The Malkuth Grimoire, The Black Siren dug into the memory files to pull up one of our favorite interviews with the man during …

Interview: SCHAMMASCH – The Maldoror Journey

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Black Metal has changed. From its desecrating roots against the monotheist oppression in eastern Europe, the genre has evolved into a winter tree of distorted branches from Symphonic glorification to amateurish ‘Atmospheric’ — essentially noise for the sake of noise. But, in an unexpected town of Basel, Switzerland, ‘black’ was morphing into yet another shade. Enter Schammasch. Their motto, “to bring …

Interview: CARACH ANGREN – The Art of Fear

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Papa Emeritus III of Ghost was quoted as saying Pop music is more honest than Metal because Metal themes tend to lean towards the fantastical. But, if art imitates life, and life experience is purportedly authentic, then where does organic end and fantasy begin? Carach Angren are storytellers. Where most Extreme Metal artists’ work aim to raise the dead, this unique …

Interview: JIMMY PITTS – The Light on the Rock

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The moon satellites the earth as steady as a metronome, raising and lowering the tides. But, without the sun to reflect upon her face, she’s just a rock.  JIMMY PITTS is the light up on the satellites of Metal, those who evolve, revolve, and raise the tides of blood and electricity within us and around us.  He’s shined with the …

Interview: SEPULTURA – Machines and Messiahs

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There is more to Sepultura than just past drama. When the Brazilian band surfaced in the ‘80’s with Arise, they brought their own soil to the foundation that American Thrash Metal had laid for them. It wouldn’t be long before their names were sharing the same marquees with their heroes. But, as with all things, to bring in something new, you …