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!

  • Interview with Brendon Randall-Myers (Scarcity, Glenn Branca Ensemble)

    26 Jun 2022 - Thorsten

    This week’s video-interview is a good symbol for our slogan “Lifting The Veil off Underground Music” - because Brendon Randall-Myers might not be the most famous artist but he for sure is a very versatile and interesting one. We were lucky to have gotten this interview with him, so enjoy him talking about his musical development, noise and metal music and how his latest collaboration album came to life!

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  • Interview with Darkher

    22 Jun 2022 - Knut

    When listening to Darkher and her mysterious music, there is always that sense of closing in on a rocky mountainside in the Highlands and the stone is brimming bright red with light and sound coming from it and pulling us closer with that gentle mesmerizing touch of bewitched excitement. Not wanting to know why the stone is pulsating but still having to know. The difference between wish and urge, with the latter being the one thing you can’t control. Maybe the mastermind behind Darkher can help us clue up why we cannot keep from it?

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  • Interview with Zola Jesus

    19 Jun 2022 - Thorsten

    We have had a lot of musical “first’s” other the last couple of weeks here at VoS - just remember Dälek as our first HipHop-act. This week we presented a review of the upcoming record by Zola Jesus named Arkhon - and we were so lucky and happy to get an interview with her!

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  • Interview with Jay Gambit (Executioner's Mask)

    12 Jun 2022 - Thorsten

    When talking about artists with a wide array of genres they cover with their different projects, one such not forget Jay Gambit from Philadelphia as his projects go from industrial and post-punk to avantgarde and experimental. Just listen to his two maybe most famous projects: Crowhurst and Executioner’s Mask - so very different and yet there is one connecting thing: Jay and his voice from the grave. In light of the upcoming album by Executioner’s Mask we sat down with him for one of our funniest and most intimate interviews.

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  • Interview with Nate Hall

    05 Jun 2022 - Thorsten

    A few weeks ago we already had a short video special when we were talking to Nathan Gray about the problems of marketing. As we said then, we will not do that regularly but every now and then. This week this special became a little longer so we decided to release it as a regular video-episode for you. We spoke to Nate Hall about the sometimes problematic constellation of a musician and a music journalist via the example of Matt Pike from High on Fire or Sleep.

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  • Interview with Alex Stjernfeldt (Novarupta)

    01 Jun 2022 - Simon

    After a few weeks we need to kick off our Wednesday Q&A – series again. And believe me, we got some pretty good ones lined up for you. To kick-start it again we have gotten a really interesting partner, Alex Stjernfeldt, the mastermind behind Sweden’s post-metal-project Novarupta.

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  • Interview with James Romig

    29 May 2022 - Thorsten

    “Lifting the veil off underground music” is the slogan and banner under which we are working here for you. That means that we are trying to give you some good knowledge of what is going in our musical realm outside of charts and pop appeal. Our interview guest today is a perfect example for that as James Romig is an experimental composer who has worked together with Mike Scheidt of Yob on an hour-long-single-track-project that will be released via New World Records in four weeks!

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  • Interview with Jeremy Galindo (The Introvert, TWDY)

    22 May 2022 - Thorsten

    Today is our J G D. Our what? Jeremy Galindo Day! Jonas gave you his review here here and we also spoke to the man behind the record, Jeremy Galindo, whom most of you will know as one of the guys behind TWDY. But beware and follow the instructions please!

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  • Interview with Dälek

    15 May 2022 - Thorsten

    A few days ago we posted our first HipHop review here on Veil of Sound, a review of Dälek’s latest record Precipice - and of course we were happy as f … when Will Brooks aka MC Dälek agreed to do an interview with us. Therefore - here is our interview with none other than Dälek, enjoy!

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  • Interview with Greg Anderson

    08 May 2022 - Thorsten

    Interview-Sunday here on VoS and we are having another really famous guest - Greg Anderson. One half of Southern Lord, one half of SunnO))), member of legendary bands like Thor’s Hammer, Goatsnake or Engine Kid and now The Lord.

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  • Interview with Some Became Hollow Tubes

    04 May 2022 - Thorsten

    Some Became Hollow Tubes is a two-man-supergroup because the members are both famous individually for their other projects but also because they combine two sides of the off-mainstream spectrum which are not diametral opposites but still not combined that often.

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  • Interview with UFOMAMMUT

    01 May 2022 - Thorsten

    Interview-Sunday here on VoS and we are having an interview with one of Italy’s finest bands when it comes to heaviness with a knack for melody - UFOMAMMUT! We talked to one of the few European bands on Neurot Recordings and gotten round to talk about their new line-up, their own label and listed a few bands from Italy we should all listen to.

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  • Interview with Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))), Burning Witch, Khanate)

    23 Apr 2022 - Thorsten

    So, this is the weekend of our first birthday. Veil of Sound was launched on April 23rd and what should we say – we want to party! We gave you premieres (wait n see), we gave you some great reviews and now we want to give you an interview – once in a while on a Saturday. And you might even know the man…

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  • Interview with Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin)

    17 Apr 2022 - Thorsten

    Whoever has listened to Stygian Bough, the side-project of Funeral Doom masterminds Bell Witch has also read the name Erik Moggridge at one point or another. Early this year, Erik released another full-length under his usual stage moniker, Aerial Ruin. It contains many points that should be talked about, amongst them a 21-minute folk-song (!), and thus we did exactly that and are really proud of being able to give you this interesting video interview with him. Enjoy!

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  • Interview with Christian Bonnesen (LLNN)

    10 Apr 2022 - Thorsten

    Heaviness is important! Really important. Many people would say that Chicago-based sludge/doom/noise band Indian are the heaviest thing they ever heard - if you listen to their records that becomes quite clear. But when listening to Copenhagen’s sludge-maniacs LLNN one has admit, there’s a strong new contender. Just let Unmaker cleanse your ears with corroded pincers and that will become quite apparent!

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  • Interview with CELESTE

    06 Apr 2022 - Jonas (former writer)

    We know we haven’t had a written interview in a while, therefore we are more than happy to give you this one - with French genre-defiers and -mashers CELESTE. Jonas was fortunate enough to get the band for an interview and here we are - enjoy!

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  • Interview with Ralph Schmidt (Ultha)

    03 Apr 2022 - Thorsten

    On Friday Ultha released their latest record - AOTY-material if anyone asks me - and it’s a record that demands attention for all its glory. And of course we were honored, when Ralph suggested we could do the only video interview for it, one of only two interviews for the record. Not because of exclusive-ness but because the album is great and offers so much we can and must talk about!

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  • Interview with Nathan Gray

    02 Apr 2022 - Thorsten

    Normally we do not do something like a news segment, because we think that there are much better sites for that. However, this one is somewhat different: a few days ago, Nathan Gray posted a longer text on his socials saying that he has to speak about his inner struggles with the promotion of his last album Rebel Songs and how he has to cope with the inadequacy of the marketing compared to the record. As this is a topic that interests us a lot as well, we met up for a short special interview and talked about it all, from different angles and perspectives and in detail. We consider this short interview one of our best to date. Tell us what you think!

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  • Interview with Scott Heller (Dr. Space)

    27 Mar 2022 - Thorsten

    Frank Zappa had one of the larger discographies with supposedly more than 60 full-lengths and countless live-records and more. Scott Heller aka Dr. Space surely can rival those numbers because his discography is also immeasurable and uncountable. Together with his main project the Øresund Space Collective he has 70 releases under his belt (as counted by Discogs) and thus we had enough to talk about. Enjoy!

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  • Interview with Hot Water Music

    20 Mar 2022 - Thorsten

    This week’s interview is a short one, but it is also a very fun one. Talking to one’s favorite band from back in the day who are still around, is just an immense pleasure to do. When Thorsten had the opportunity to interview Hot Water Music it was just that - pure pleasure.

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  • Interview with Eugene S. Robinson

    13 Mar 2022 - Thorsten

    It is always a pleasure to interview people who enjoy that situation and I would say the best interviews are those when humour and reflection meet. That combination is not always given but with Eugene S. Robinson it really always is. This time we interviewed him about the new record by his transcontinental band Buñuel!

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  • Interview with Non Serviam

    09 Mar 2022 - Thorsten

    Non Serviam are a mindblowing band with a lot of soundscapes being incorporated into their version of electronic hardcore. We were fortunate enough to talk with the anonymous collective from France about a lot different topics, be it politics, anonymity, influences and much more. Enjoy this interview with Non Serviam! (and for all our French-speaking readers we also included the original French interview which the band sent along as well as the English version)

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  • Interview with Nate Newton

    06 Mar 2022 - Thorsten

    Okay, now everyone should have gotten it - we are going for separate video-interviews with every member of the most decisive hardcore band this side of the millennium, Converge. However, we don’t want to focus too much on the band itself, but on other topics related to it or sometimes not. This time we talk to Nate about the question of ethics in hardcore - how important are they and how important is our notion of ethics itself. In the end we arrive at a very differentiated picture of it all.

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  • Interview with Messa

    02 Mar 2022 - Knut

    On March 11th, the Post-Metal world will and should be watching when Italy’s most elegant combination of Jazz and Post-Metal releases their third full-length onto a waiting world. Well, the VoS-lers surely can’t wait for Messa’s new record Close! And as we like to keep you on the edge of your seats we give you a detailed interview with the band conducted by our living library Knut who has gotten a lot of really good answers, mostly from singer Sara but also from her bandmates on several questions. Maybe this will make you as excited as Knut and us about this release because it is really a great release and another proof that elegance and force are not at all at opposite ends of the musical spectre but really combinable!

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  • Interview with Mizmor

    27 Feb 2022 - Thorsten

    There has hardly been any act within the realm of Drone, Doom and Black Metal in the last ten years or so who has been constantly as much as ALN and his Mizmor-project. The guy is able to give us all lots of food for thought and at the same time create soundscapes that are never stagnant in their successes but seemingly always pushing for new dimensions of depth and meaning. Whenever one listens to his record and goes about his lyrics there will be lots of ideas and questions left open. In order to close some of these we sat down with ALN and sought for some answers.

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