Band Interview: Exmortus

As you can see from the date published of this article, today is Thursday, January 21, 2016. Tonight, at the St. Louis, MO venue Fubar, Los Angeles, California technical death thrashers Exmortus are scheduled to perform as openers, along with Cauldron, for Enforcer and Warbringer (also featuring local act Stormcaller). On September 15, 2015, Damnation Magazine…

Band Interview: Holy Grail

Matt Albers Musical styles, sounds, and their corresponding scenes hardly ever remain consistent and untouched. New trends come and old trends go. Bands fixed into a specific genre lucky enough to maintain a strong fan base don’t have to consider breaking up or risk some kind of musical expansion or experimentation in order to continue. But just as new styles are…

Photo Album: Holy Grail live @ Fubar (St. Louis, MO)

It’s not very often that I would replace the actual headliners name with a different band, however on this occasion I find it appropriate as I didn’t photograph the headlining act. I really had no plans to as I am not a huge fan of Wednesday 13, however I would have stuck around and photographed…

Band Interview: Byzantine

Matt Albers For music fans, there are few experiences more impactful than discovering a band. Like all discoveries, it can feel even more important and memorable when they are found in an unlikely place of origin. On the opposite end, few things are can be harder for music fans to take than when a favorite…

Band Interview: Havok

Havok Interview Fubar – Saint Louis, Mo By: Matt Albers Photos By: Nick Licata Metal music is known for its sometimes divisive subgenres and their equally infamous followers, colorful though they may be, that can sometimes fit into a stereotypical archetype of its own unique subculture. Any of those individual subgenres can have their own…

Band Interview: Revocation

Revocation Interview Fubar – Saint Louis, Mo By: Matt Albers Photos by: Nick Licata Anything new and unfamiliar is often seen as a lot to take in. To an outsider, metal music can appear daunting and intimidating. But even within the genre, it’s common for fans to be divided upon lines of subgenres or even…

Band Interview – Straight Line Stitch

Matt Albers It’s no secret that the metal and hard rock community has traditionally been populated mostly by white men. So when a band has members that don’t fit those race or gender roles, it naturally becomes one of the first things an audience or listener notices. Fortunately, any special treatment or perception in one…

Band Interview: Psychostick with Matt Albers

An intimate evening with Psychostick Interviewer: Matt Albers Location: Psychostick’s van outside Fubar (St. Louis, MO) Metal fans are no strangers to bands that stick to a theme, persona, or shtick that goes beyond the music. The stage presence of shock-rock bands is often unforgettable, and many European bands are known for styles ranging from…