We hooked up with Rich Ward recently for a chat about Stuck Mojo and Fozzy... and ended up discussing politics, the history of Stuck Mojo, and new technologies. Rich was totally candid about Stuck Mojo - and his take on the internet, music criticism, and human behaviour is incredibly insightful.
Recently Metal as Fuck caught up with MATT DEVRIES, guitarist in Chimaira, for a chat about the band and its upcoming release the Infection, their German ski trip, and their shift from Roadrunner to Nuclear Blast.
Part two of Our Last Enemy's studio diary continues the story of their recent Los Angeles adventure.
Young Aussie act Our Last Enemy had an awesome year in 2008: not only were they signed to Riot!, but they also scored the opportunity to record their debut full-length album in Los Angeles, with Christian Olde-Wolbers - while staying at Christian's house. This is the first instalment of Our Last Enemy's studio diary - written exclusively for Metal as Fuck.
Metal as Fuck recently chatted with Alex Webster about Cannibal Corpse's new release, Evisceration Plague. When we talked to him, he was on the band's tour bus in Amsterdam, where the band had, a few hours before, just played a show on Children of Bodom's tour. Unusually, the tour afforded Cannibal Corpse the opportunity of reaching a new audience.
Metal as Fuck has a stack of regular columnists, and we're going to introduce these guys to you one by one. For starters, we'd like you to meet Nephente: our Scandinavian correspondent. Nephente checks in with us every couple of months, writing about metal, metal culture, and all things from the North.
Back towards the end of January I had the fortune to chat with Anders Johansson of Hammerfall about the band's upcoming release No Sacrifice, No Victory - coming out in March this year. The last time I talked to Anders was in May 2008, when they were just heading into the studio to record the album.
To the delight of thrash fans across Australia, Death Angel's March 2009 tour was announced late in 2008, and we are seeing these guys on our shores this week. To talk about this tour, I had the opportunity to chat with band member Rob Cavestany.