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Weird coping mechanism. An interview with DIIV

 

All is not lost that is delayed. We were supposed to talk to them in Vienna in 2020, but then the pandemic hit and their show got cancelled. More than two years later we’ve met on our favorite OFF Festival just after their great concert on the main stage. Although we only had 10 minutes, the guys told us about coping with pandemic, 10 years of their debut album and spilled some beans on their upcoming one.  Continue Reading “Weird coping mechanism. An interview with DIIV”

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Love it or leave it. An interview with UNSANE

New York noise rock trio UNSANE is back to smash your brain with their noise-laden sonic assault. The band is just about to bring out a remastered version of their self-titled debut album (on September 23rd) and tour intensively all over Europe. Chris Spencer [vocalist/guitarist] willingly told me all about living in New York in the 80s, playing shows in CBGB, recording s/t and his deep love for horror movies. This guy has sooooo many great stories!

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Soundtrack Of My Life: Sean Nicholas Savage

In 2020 – as the pandemic took a little summer break and polish officials allowed to organize small outdoor concerts, I went to Opole to my beloved Songwriters Festival. Two days of fun came to close with an outstanding concert of Sean Nicholas Savage who performed in a rather small tent during an enormous storm having only his backing tracks as a company. And even though the world seemed to fall apart for a moment, the gathered crowd couldn’t take their eyes and ears from Sean who owned the stage like he was born on it. Truly a magical performance. This week he’s coming back. This time with a band and visiting not only Opole, but also Warsaw and Poznań weeks before the premiere of his next album – “Shine”. Is there a better time to ask about his favourite music? I don’t think so! Continue Reading “Soundtrack Of My Life: Sean Nicholas Savage”

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Top 5 of the non metal related records that inspired Wyatt E. as a band

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Wyatt E. are cloaked in mystery, very much allowing their music to do the talking. And when it talks, it provides deep meditation and other-worldly vibes in abundance. Layering instrumentation and atmospherics to create a hypnotic soundscape that ebbs and flows, taking listeners on a journey far beyond the physical realm. Continue Reading “Top 5 of the non metal related records that inspired Wyatt E. as a band”

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Portrayal of Guilt’s Matt King shares his favorite albums from 2021

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The past year has been very busy for Portrayal of Guilt. They released two well-received albums and toured as much as possible. Unfortunately, the band’s European tour was postponed, but we keep our fingers crossed that it will still be done. Meanwhile, Matt King, the band’s vocalist, took a moment to talk about his favorite albums from last year. Continue Reading “Portrayal of Guilt’s Matt King shares his favorite albums from 2021”

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Soundtrack of my life: Jared Swilley of The Black Lips

As concert life – at least in Poland – is getting slowly resurrected, it’s a good time to resurrect our old quick interview series – “Soundtrack of my life”. And as the garage rock and roll legends – The Black Lips are one of the first bands to come to Poland after the two years pandemic gap, we’ve asked their singer-bassist – Jared Swilley – about the music that means a lot to him. Here are his picks. Continue Reading “Soundtrack of my life: Jared Swilley of The Black Lips”

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Everyone is a hypocrite. An interview with Amyl and the Sniffers

Speaking via zoom with Australian bands is always kind of weird. You finish your first coffee, they’re almost in their beds. You’ve just came back from a big festival, even though there’s still pandemic raging here – they’re on strict lockdown and curfew, despite their pandemic situation being significantly better. Oh, and there’s always at least one mention of AC/DC. But hey, it couldn’t be more pleasant. Continue Reading “Everyone is a hypocrite. An interview with Amyl and the Sniffers”

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Do we even know how to write music anymore? An interview with Genghis Tron

Is coming back from thirteen year hiatus an easy thing to do? Genghis Tron proved this year with their new album – “Dream Weapon” that it may be hard, but also worth it. I’ve talked about all the emotions around it, changing influences and lineups and band-personal life balance with their guitarist – Hamilton Jordan. Continue Reading “Do we even know how to write music anymore? An interview with Genghis Tron”

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Music has always been an outlet for me. An interview with Milena from GOLD

On the day of the GOLD’s live stream concert, as part of Roadburn Redux, a post appeared on their Facebook profile. It was published by, Milena, the band’s vocalist. In a touching words, she admitted that at the age of nineteen she was raped by someone she was in love with. It turned her life upside down and that she lived for many years with shame. She was running from her trauma, but memories came back during the lockdown. Furthermore, she added that the material they will present at Roadburn – “This Shame Should Not Be Mine” is devoted to her experience. Continue Reading “Music has always been an outlet for me. An interview with Milena from GOLD”