We had the pleasure to catch up with the legendary and Teutonic thrash master Mille Petrozza of Kreator during their “Legends of Thrash” tour. We were able to get Mille’s thoughts about his 31-year career and discuss Kreator’s lyrical themes and inspiration, especially in relation to the band’s social protest lyrical legacy. More specifically we discussed the ‘Death to the World’ track from the Phantom Antichrist album and its intended environmental message alongside Mille’s thoughts on this global issue. We were also able to explore Mille’s perspectives on side projects and guest appearances. Mille also talks about different bands that would make up a great touring bill while also discussing upcoming future plans for Kreator, including another U.S. run in 2014-15. For last, we then get a bit more personal and delve into who Miland “Mille” Petrozza is outside Kreator; his guitar collection, his vegan lifestyle, and even his television habits are included in the conversation.
We would never pass a chance to sit down with the congenial and hospitable Jonas Renkse from Katatonia, so when they came to Denver again, we were very pleased to follow up with him on many things Katatonia. We had a chance to discuss this third U.S. / Canadian tour in the past year, as well as review a few details of their past North American tour. We were able to get a very insightful scoop into their 10th anniversary celebration of ‘Viva Emptiness’ and its upcoming remastered edition and special U.K. shows with Lacuna Coil and Paradise Lost (celebrating their 25th anniversary) in what is being called The Tragic Illusion Tour. We then caught up with the experimentation experience involved in the reworked version of ‘Dead End Kings’ as the final product available through their ‘Dethroned and Uncrowned’ album and its influence on the band’s identity. We were also able to discuss many things Jonas while conversing about his recent project collaboration with Bruce Soord and their band Wisdom of Crowds. We could not resist discussing Bloodbath either and the current state of the new material and the infamous divulging of the new singer. For last, we did not forget to explore the band’s future plans.
Katatonia: Live at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Oct. 4th, 2013
Chris Brockman interviews Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus in Denver on Dec. 17th, 2012
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “Welcome To My Funeral” Live
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “My Life” Live
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS “50 Shades of Evil” Live
Chris Brockman of superskum.com interviews Oliver Palotai of Kamelot at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Sept. 28th, 2012.