Tag Archives: 2013

Amon Amarth Interview 7/7/13

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.’

Butcher Babies Interview & Photos 7/7/13

We had the opportunity to sit down with the multifaceted singing duo of Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd from Butcher Babies and discuss different topics. We first had a chance to talk about their debut album Goliath where they discussed the band’s expectations for the album, the history behind the making of the album, working with producer Josh Wilbur and some details about the creative input from each member of the band. The duo then reflected on being anti-heroes within their current music scene. We then had a chance to discuss their merchandise designs for our fellow female metalheads alongside the current state of the growing female fanbase within metal while discussing our changing gender roles’ mentality within the metal community. We also had a chance to get their feedback on their last two high profile and recent tours one with Otep and the second one with Marilyn Manson. The duo also discussed their horror-inspired on stage theatrics and their famous cover of Pantera’s Fucking Hostile. For last we had chance to talk to Carla about her Mortuary Science inclination and her current endeavor with comic book writing.

Attika 7 Interview 7/7/13

We had the pleasure to sit down and have a very open conversation with the legendary Evan Seinfeld and the congenial Rusty Coones who represent the power duo behind ATTIKA 7. In our conversation we discussed their inclusion to the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, as well as the overall fan reception to the band and their freshman album Blood of My Enemies inside and outside the festival. We also had a chance to get an update from them in relation to new material. The duo also talked about Attika 7’s history, how the band came about, and Rusty’s lyrical inspiration and his rekindling with music while in prison. We then discussed the message behind the band, their continuing goal to spread an inspirational and empowering message of social protest themes, individual empowerment, brotherhood, and a positive release source. Evan also shared some insight into his amicable departure from Biohazard and his journey of music and personal reinvention. For last, we discuss a few details for the immediate future of the band, as well as for Evan and Rusty including Evan’s new reality TV show and Rusty’s Sons of Anarchy participation.