Noisey, a sub-site of the uber-hipster king of irony, Vice Magazine, recently completed a surprisingly unironic video interview trilogy entitled "One Man Metal". These videos focus on three "One Man" Black Metal projects: Leviathan, Xasthur, and Striborg. I was a little skeptical at first, but the interviewer seems like a veteran metalhead. In fact, to prove his sincerity to Wrest of Leviathan, he gets a tattoo of the "Howl Mockery at the Cross" album cover.
Anyway, there are some really interesting interviews with all three artists: really fragile moments with Malefic, emotionally dark moments with Wrest, and some awkward moments with Sin Nanna.
You can start the unholy trilogy here.
Monday, November 12, 2012
(photo credited to Hindustan Times)
Salon.com recently posted (OK, it was a whiiiiile ago) an article about Metal fandom in the tech-world of India. Unfortunately, the author, Jason Overdorf, follows some of the same mistakes made by other media sources with limited knowledge of the genre (Dire Straits? Metal? HAHAHA). Nonetheless, it is still a good read. The author attributes the recent boom of modern underground metal in India to the availability and speed of the internet at engineering colleges. Subsequently, this has not only increased fan support of the metal underground in India, but also the amount of Indian Metal bands getting recognized outside of India.