australian tour 2013

Under the sea with Tomi Koivuvsaari (Amorphis)

One half of the Amorphis guitar attack tells me stuff...

Tomi Koivusaari is in a cave at the bottom of the ocean. Not really, but that’s how he sounds, such is the terrible phone connection we’re talking on.

Kvelertak's Erlend Hjelvik: Coming to a town near you...

Lyrics. Touring. And most importantly, fishing...

“Hey Erlend, how’s it going?” I get a massive distorted noise back down the phone at me; for a brief moment I think the Kvelertak vocalist in speaking in his nativ

On a Higher Plane With Dave Chandler

"I just get so stoned that it’s funny. Everything is funny..."

I suspect that Dave Chandler, lead guitarist of Saint Vitus, may be slightly off his nut. He answers the phone with a positive “Hey, how you doing?

"Music is life to us" - Eluveitie's Chrigel Glanzmann

After five studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums and an EP, Swiss Celtic Folk Metallers Eluveitie are finally making the trip to Australia. Metal as Fuck caught up with singer/songwriter Chrigel Glanzmann to find out a little more.

When my phone rings on a muggy Queensland weeknight, the call comes from a rainy cold spring day in Hungary.

Björn Strid of Soilwork takes no compromises on The Living Infinite

Björn Strid explains the return of Scandinavian melancholy and the massive challenge of recording a double album with the ninth studio album from Soilwork, The Living Infinite ahead of their Australian tour this October.

When I connect through to Björn "Speed" Strid, I find out he has

Battle Pope, Jesus Christ Posse, Machina Genova, Fuck Mountain, Ritual Harm, Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane, 18/01/13

My faith is restored. Hallelujah!

Tonight's dinner menu at the special hospital where I usually reside consisted of a massive prawn curry and a variety of medicinal pills; all washed down with several large beers.