We boarded the Krull’s family tour bus and had a chance to catch up with a true metal workaholic and driving force behind Atrocity and Leave’s Eye, none other than Alexander Krull himself. We first discuss the implications of his touring double duties with both bands. We also explore some details of the family/music dynamics involved. We then discuss different aspects of the Okkult album including a trilogy conceptualization, the current styles being explored, and the first global metal treasure hunt. We then discuss the band’s musical experimentation history. We go into some details about Werk 80 III and then we review the many different dimensions that make Alex the positive workaholic that he is along with his own 30-year career and his future endeavors. We conclude our talk with some insight about his sister Yasmin Krull and Alex’s upcoming production duties.
We sat down with Daniel Cavanagh backstage in order to catch up on all things Anathema. We briefly reviewed the etymology of the band’s name plus its correct pronunciation. We discussed what other musical avenues are left for Anathema to explore along with the future progressions in sight and upcoming elements for the band’s sound. We also had a chance to get Danny’s impressions from the unique Bulgarian show at Plovdiv’s Philippopolis Roman Theater that was filmed and recorded for their ‘Universal’ live release. We then touched on their latest acoustic shows in Europe with Antimatter and how they came about and future expectations. We also had a very productive chance to discuss Anathema’s upcoming work and touring plans followed by the ‘positive nepotism’ factor that makes up the band’s nomenclature and its effect on their dynamics. We also had a chance to explore a more personal side from Danny and his connection to Norway and its culture. For last, Danny commented on past, present, and future collaborations, including Mariangela from Tristania, as well as Mick and Antimatter.
Live Photos of Anathema taken by Superskum.com at the Summit Music Hall on Sept. 24th, 2013
Anthrax: Live in Denver on Apr. 2nd, 2013
Caught in a Mosh
In The End
March of the S.O.D.
We had a chance to sit down with one of Amon Amarth’s founding members Olavi Mikkonen on their Denver stop for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. This time around we had the opportunity to discuss their current tour and the upcoming European tour with Carcass and Hell. We also had a chance to talk about their famous Viking ship stage prop and their limited set and set list for this festival. Olavi also briefly discussed the comparison and contrast between European Festivals and American festivals like the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. We then had a more detailed discussion about their new album Deceiver of the Gods where we touched on the differences for this new record in comparison to their older catalogue, the idea behind and design of their limited box set, future music videos for the release, and working with legendary producer Andy Sneap. For last, we discussed the bands utilization of online social media resources, more specifically the promotion of the new album through ‘Reddit.’