Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interview: At the Gates

At War With Reality drops October 28.
At the Gates is a metal band from Gothenberg, Sweden. It is largely credited, alongside In Flames and Dark Tranquility, with spearheading the melodic death metal movement of the late 1990's which would prove to be enormously influential on metal of the 21st century. The band's 1995 album Slaughter of the Soul has been hailed as a landmark for its stripped-down melodic attack and use of dual-guitar harmonies. At the Gates' members disbanded the next year, citing a desire to "go out on top" and pursue other musical endeavors. A 2007 tour proved enormously successful, culminating in a headlining performance at Wacken Festival in Germany, and led to further tours by the band. After nineteen years, At the Gates is finally ready to release its highly-anticipated followup to Slaughter of the Soul. The new record, At War With Reality, is set to be released worldwide this October.

Tomas Lindberg, singer for At the Gates since its inception, took some of his time to talk with MuzikDizcovery staff writer Alex Newton about the new record, life in At the Gates, and which new bands and albums he enjoys.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Interview: Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse is set to release its
thirteenth full-length album, A Skeletal
 on September 16th.
Cannibal Corpse is a death metal band from New York. The quintet is known worldwide for macabre imagery, controversial lyrical content, and consistently top-notch death metal. Its albums Butchered at Birth and Tomb of the Mutilated have both sold over a million copies, while its latest albums Evisceration Plague (2009) and Torture (2012) reached #66 and #38 on the Billboard 200, respectively. Fresh off a tour of the United States and about to head to Australia and Japan, guitarist Rob Barrett lent us some time for some questions about the new album and life in the world's most infamous metal band.