The Great Deceiver, Tomas Lindberg -

This Scandinavian super-group aiming to blend the Scandinavian heavy and death metal tendencies with the legacy of the hardcore punk, remained on hold since the last record “Life is Wasted on The Living”, released in 2007 as the sixth material created by The Great Deceiver. Around that time, V took an interview of their renowned front man Tomas Lindberg with this side project in the focus, which he founded along the mighty Necrolord and Grotesque’s Johan Österberg on guitars.

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Matthew Kiichi Heafy, Trivium -

14 years ago I was chatting with Matthew Kiichi Heafy of Trivium about our musical passions and, of course, about his band. It was the “Ember to Inferno” era, the Trivium’s first studio album was in the making. Many things evolved along the road since then, but a nostalgic will surely find such memories valuable. Read the lines below and find out how Trivium’s guitarist and vocalist was seeing the world when was a teenager, what were his influences back then and how much we got excited about the existence of the band Converge.

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As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis -

It was 2002 when I invited As I Laying Dying’s mastermind Tim Lambesis to a discussion. The internet was pretty dark during those days and this doesn’t have anything to do with what we know today about the dark net. It was just that in some countries, like Romania in our case, people were not experiencing the online dimension that much and there was a constant struggle to learn about the things you were interested in. As you will see in the following lines, one would ask the musician himself general stuff about his bands’ releases and other activities. The information was always so far away, so the excitement of having some news from the musicians themselves was indescribable. Around that time, the atmosphere in As I Laying Dying was pretty tempered. They were focusing on booking concerts and being as active as possible. Lambesis was kind enough then to tell me a couple of things about their live experiences or other important events in their discography and to bring some insights regarding the faraway hardcore scene in the United States.

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