If you are one of those nerds who wants to know more about a band or an artist than just their records, then our interviews are right your thing! We feature an interview every week by a different artist and from a different genre. Every once in a while we also feature a lengthy interview with a musical hero from the past. Furthermore you can also find some shorter interviews we did for our specials here! And now - enjoy and read, what some amazing artists have to say!
There are a few people on the web who hunt for every single version of Coastlands’ latest record Death and we simply cannot call these guys crazy for the record is one of the most interesting in the Post-Rock realm of the last few years. Therefore we are extremely excited to be able to give you a long, in-depth interview with the band. We spoke about their experience in Europe, their way of dealing with “death” and of course when we can expect new striking tunes, so the nerds of this world have a new release to rave about and happily hunt down every version of it!
Back in 2008, Mike Keirsblick and his friend Miguel started a label which should become one of the driving forces in alternative, experimental and avantgarde music - Consouling Sounds. With releases from such influential artists as Nadja or A Storm of Light/IIVII, thisquietarmy or Alkerdeel the label has developed a very open approach to music and an even wider idea of which music they want to do next. Oh, by the way - yeah, for more than ten years now they have also been working closely with a little band originally from Kortijk you might have heard of - anyone familiar with Amenra?!
There have been many musical highlights this year, varying from blistering mid-covid live shows to the superb post-covid album releases. The underground music scene has had to stay strong and battle through a tough eighteen months, that tested both the creative abilities of the bands as well as the financial viability of it all. Thankfully most have ploughed through these hard times, and we are now reaping the rewards with some incredibly original and diverse albums releases. One such album is Shy, Low’s latest offering, Snake Behind The Sun which is due for release on 08-10-2021 through the mighty Pelagic Records. I’m not going to go all “review” on it here as the album write up is already available on our website if you wanna sample the fruits of their labour. And let me add, no fruit was spared in the making of this colossal release.
With seemingly inexhaustible energy MoE has toured just about every corner of the world as if being possessed by Guro Skumsnes Moe´s bass. Through chanting and screaming the exorcism has taken place in front of crowds in Mexico, Japan, Australia, China, South East Asia and Europe for more than a decade.
In our next installment of the Unsung Heroes Series we are very happy to present you a multi-instrumentalist, auto-didact, one man-band Dana Schechter whom some of you might know as the mastermind behind Insect Ark. The project released several acclaimed records, among them The Vanishing from 2020 which also received plenty of praise, but many of you should also check out her manifold collaborations with bands like Swans, Arabrot or American Music Club. We talked with her about that and much more!
Curbeaters. Hellström. Planks. Ultha. Four bands who share one member: Ralph Schmidt, one of these walking encyclopedias of underground music. And now there is a fifth band that one must reckon with: Ropes of Night, Ralph’s latest project.
Post-Sludge titans Bossk have been gaining attention and praise for new album Migration so we were more than thrilled when they agreed to an interview. We got to talk to Tom Begeley and Rob Vaughan about their new album and plenty lots more besides.
Norna, the new and devastatingly punishing outfit with members from Breach, Ølten and The Old Wind, will release their debut album via Vinter Records this fall. Today we premiere the first track from the upcoming album Star Is Way Way Is Eye together with an interview with the band.
This week, Knut spoke with Norwegian Rock-act Pil & Bue and found out a lot about the band’s sound, the latest record and why they want to enter the studio twice more within the next 16 months!
Thy Catafalque is one of the fore-runners of a global movement towards a form of Black Metal that focuses on the regional aspects of the music. The sole mastermind behind it, Tamás Kátai gave us some time to find out more about him and his project.
Interviewing people can sometimes be a hard job, when the person interviewed is not as responsive as you would have wished for. Junius’ mastermind Joseph E. Martinez is the complete opposite!
We had the pleasure to do a video interview with one of those bands that are the most difficult to categorize - Årabrot! To nobody’s surprise, it was such an easy and fun interview, one of the nicest ones we have done so far, enjoy!
For the Post.Lyon festival a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to chat with Erik and Eric from Lòdz.
Black Flak And The Nightmare Fighters are a band that means a lot to everyone at Veil of Sound and of course we had to do an interview with them about their new record Ad Meliora which will be released this week on July 22nd! We talked with them, we laughed with them and don’t miss the nerdy moment between McKay and Thorsten talking about some “wild life”!
A few days ago we premiered the new video for Franconian Neo-Krautrock-band Zement and the hilariously funny video just blew us away. Reason enough to talk with the band about the video, their new record and more!
Planning For Burial is one of those “bands’ bands” - acts that influence other people so much that they start playing and writing music themselves. There are quite a few of these bands in musical history - the Kinks or Depeche Mode but also Devo or McLusky. Planning For Burial is another one. Question remains - how?
We are honored to have one of the most influential mastering engineers of our time for our third installment of the Unsung Heroes-series. If we add that he was in two bands whose influence cannot be overstated this is even better!
When two great musicians from great bands meet some magic can happen. So did it happen with Asphodel Wine who are about to finish their second album.
Olso’s Sâver are a powerhouse in international post-metal ever since they released their debut record through Pelagic in 2019. Our very own Norwegian Knut met up with Ole Christian Helstad to talk about Sâver and his role in the Norwegian scene.
This week we will, once again, do something different and offer you a video-interview instead of the regular written one - and who better for such a “premiere” here on VoS than French post-innovators Where Mermaids Drown?!
Roughly two months ago, Italian Post-scene-Powerhouses Riah and Postvorta joined forces to release a mighty split. Reason enough for us to interview Riah!
For the second installment of our monthly series of interviews with frontrunners of the independent music scene, that are not mentioned often enough when talking about “the greats”, we had the pleasure of talking to Josh Graham, which many people first know as the mastermind behind the Neurosis visuals which were used in the middle phase of the Bay Area heroes.
Birmingham has “produced” some of the finest and most interesting bands and many of them rooted in the metal and doom songs that Black Sabbath gave birth to. Birmingham’s Outlander definitely have learned their share of Doom and will release a new record soon. Reason enough to talk with the band.
Talking to Jeroen Pede, the singer of notoriously unpredictable black metal band Alkerdeel, is like talking to an old friend, because he is always very welcoming, always has a smile on his face and is very easy to talk to. Jeroen is really knows a lot about metal, is highly knowledgeable and loves to talk about music. Every interviewer’s dream! Enjoy this ride into the history of and discussions about Black Metal!
Hailing from Russia, Raljarn offer a cold mix of styles incorporating everything from Post to Black Metal. We recently reviewed their debut album Practicing Death and also caught up with creator Dan Mikhalchenko to dig a little deeper into the concepts, music and process behind the record.
It took Martin and me some time to get this done, but I think it turned out wonderfully and providing a lot of insight into a really thoughtful yet spontaneous and inspiring person.
After a few technical problems, Isa of Slow Crush and me sat down to chat a bit about her band, herself and women in the rock world, the Belgian music scene, the end of Holy Roar Records and – of course – our quick question rounds as well.
Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar, Bible Black Tyrant, Himsa, Harkonen) might be one of the best-kept and yet most well-known secrets in the scene between Folk and Black-Metal as he was responsible for some of the most awesome hardcore of the early millennium, as well as an under-appreciated art director for Southern Lord Recordings. In his private life he is a cycling and running aficionado whose training ethos might shame a lot of professional athletes. So, without further ado, here is our first unsung hero: Aaron D.C. Edge!</i>
As the Lockdown comes closer everywhere, festivals and concerts are being cancelled left and right, the live music industry is collapsing within a second, the only remaining way to experience music first-hand (or second?) is to watch some live-music-streams. One imaginative example of how to bring live-music to the people is the Post-Poned-Series, a collaborative effort bringing you quality shows to your screen while you don’t have to be afraid of contacting the Cov’.
As part of our special about the HUC we also spoke with Death.Void.Terror. Here is what one of the practitioners had to say.
As part of our special about the HUV we also spoke with Dakhma. Here is what Kerberos had to say.
As part of our special about the HUC with also interviewed Urgeist. Here is what he had to say.
As part of our special with the HUC I interviewed Ungfell’s Menetekel. Here is what he had to say!
As part of our special about the HUC we also spoke with Kvelgeyst. Here is what Nachtjeger (aka Urgeist) had to say.
As part of our special about the HUC we also spoke with Ateiggär. Here is what Fauth Temenkeel had to say.