Q & A

Wretched's Steven Funderburk: 'Music comes first with thrash!"

The Wretched guitarist lets us in on a few of his thrash favourites...

Mr Funderburk - welcome to our world!

Mike Abominator of Gravehill: "I like my thrash FAST and DEADLY!"

Gravehill's verbal abuser lays down his version of thrash law...

Hello there Mr Abominator, it's good to have you aboard.

Jim Parsons: "Thrash opened metal and hard music up I think"..

The man who produced the Big Four Live in Sofia DVD gives us the benefit of his thrash experience...

Hello again Jim. Thanks for coming back and having another go at one of our Q & A sessions! This time it's a subject I know you know a lot about - thrash metal! So on with the questions...

Death Valley Knights' Nikhil Talwar: "The Seattle '89 Video was such a big influence on me"...

We continue our look back at thirty years of thrash with a younger perspective...

Time for another thrash inquisition, and today we're speaking to Nikhil Talwar, guitarist/vocalist with up-and-coming London metallers Death Valley Knights.

Eric Musall: "I'm not eager to hear thrash turn into a parody genre"...

The Unspeakable Axe Records head honcho gives us the benefit of his thrash metal-related thoughts...

Hello again Eric, it's nice to have you back on Metal as Fuck! and thanks by the way for taking part.

I Exist's Josh Nixon: "If a thrash band is boring then that's the ultimate sin"...

He might be more well known for playing doom and hardcore, but Canberran axepert Josh Nixon thrashes like a maniac, too...

Welcome to our latest Q & A, Mr Nixon - As Metal as Fuck is currently in the midst of Metal Thrashing May, we're talking thrash, and specifically the last thirty years of thrash metal.

Lee Barrett: "Razor and Sacrifice made the type of thrash that I genuinely loved"...

Lee Barrett is perhaps best known as the founder of Candlelight Records, and as being the man who foisted Emperor and Opeth on an unsuspecting World. But he knows a fair bit about thrash metal too...

Hello again Lee, it's good to have another chat with you. I remember being at an awful lot of thrash metal shows in the early and mid eighties, most of which you seemed to be at too.

Deprivation's Lachlan Harrison: "Every Time I've Seen Testament Live They Are Perfect"

WELCOME TO METAL THRASHING MAY! To kick off our month-long celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of thrash metal and it's rise to prominence in the metal world, Lachlan Harrison tells us all about his thrash highlights...

Welcome to Metal as Fuck's Metal Thrashing Mad! And an especial welcome to you, Mr Harrison, and thanks for kicking off proceedings!

Truth Corroded's Greg Shaw: "A VIP experience with us could result in psychological trauma"

Adelaide's Truth Corroded released a storming album, The Saviours Slain, in 2013, so we asked bassist Greg Shaw to fill us in on the rest of his year too...

Welcome Mr Shaw, and can I just say congratulations on a splendid new album! But I'm sure we'll hear more about that later! For now, how about the rest of 2013, musically? Good or bad?

Birth AD's Jeff Tandy: "I heard about 20 seconds of Phil Anselmo's latest thing and permanently lost four of five IQ points"...

The truculent bassist looks back with us at 2013...

Greetings Mr Tandy - long time no speak. Last time we communed you were drraming of killing hipsters... you were clearly ahead of your time!