Interviews

Death, Doom and Cursed Ledgers: An Interview With Dave Wagner of Evoken

Funeral doom legends look back on the making of 2018’s Hypnagogia Rounding out an utterly thrilling year for extreme metal, Evoken released Hypnagogia this past November — a bludgeoning masterwork that stood not only as the strongest material of their own twenty-eight year career, but as one of the most captivating doom releases of 2018.



Ice-T: No Bullshit, No Compromise, No Mercy

When you write for a magazine, your editors tell you how long an interview feature needs to be and invariably, the most agonizing part of putting it all together is having to remove great quotes and really interesting discussions because they either don’t fit the word count or they run too far afield of the



An Interview With Kory Stetina, of San Diego’s Kindred Restaurant: Heavy Metal Vegan Is Now Officially A Thing

This is the sort of story you’d expect to read in The Onion, but once again, real life offers its own dramatically weird fare. Turns out that the owners of Cafe Gratitude, that massively-buzzed mecca of haute vegan cuisine in Southern California, is run by a pair of raging carnivores. In 2004, the Cafe’s owners,



Coffee, Metal And Chaos: An Interview With Mike Hill, From Tombs

These days it’s hard to scroll through my Twitter feed without seeing some musician launching a new line of coffee. Which, as a remorseless caffeine addict, should fill me with jittery glee but I’ve sampled more than a few of these vanity roasts and precious few taste much better than acidic counter top mud at 7-Eleven. Mike Hill, however,



Black Hearts And Sick Minds: An Interview With Acey Slade

In the blood-spattered back-alley knife fight that is today’s music industry, not many artists have the desire, let alone the luxury of walking away from a full-time gig. When a musician ditches a steady, high-profile slot in a Hall of Fame band to go solo, you know that he or she is propelled by something