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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eye Of Solitude announce 'March of Solitude 2015' mini-tour


UK-based masters of everything heavy, depressive and oppressive, Eye Of Solitude have announced a string of dates with gothic-tinged death/doom metallers Saturnus and Marche Funebre. The min-tour, dubbed the 'March of Solitude 2015,' is set for March of next year and will mark Eye Of Solitude's first time in Germany.

March of Solitude 2015 dates:

March 13 - Oberhausen, DE @ Helvete
March 14 - Bruxelles, BE @ Magasin 4
March 15 - Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg


On November 24, Eye Of Solitude will release Dear Insanity, a single song, 50 minute-long EP that will be available as a digital download and limited-edition (500 copies) CD. The disc will come packaged as a deluxe tri-panel DigiSleeve with artwork by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design. A split release with death/doom act Faal is also set for an early 2015 release.

Eye Of Solitude's mesmerizing 2013 release, Canto III, which features six tracks of orchestral funeral doom for a total running time of 72+ minutes, is currently on sale at the Kaotoxin Records shop. The album is available as a limited-edition (1,000 copies at first press), hand-numbered double digi-CD, featuring six bonus tracks taken from the band's 2012 & 2013 digital EPs - Awoken by Crows and The Deceit - and as a digital download.

Order at the links below:
Digi-CD & band merch - shop.kaotoxin.com/artist/eye-of-solitude
Digital Download - listen.kaotoxin.com/album/canto-iii

 
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Furyon - Live in Spain video, pictures posted


 

A bunch of live pictures and a video of British rockers Furyon, taken during the second live show in Murica, during band’s Spain tour, can be viewed below.

http://youtu.be/Gv8ydc7R0fY

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Next shows in Spain:

30 SEP – Estepona – King Creole

01 OCT – Cordoba – Recycle

02 OCT – Valencia – Sala Novelty

03 OCT – Avilés – Centro Niemeyer

04 OCT – Ourense – Sala Berlin

05 OCT – Madrid – We Rock

Furyon looks to release their second beast beginning of 2015. What’s to be expected is more of the same explosive guitar riffs and solos in well crafted song form. Expressive vocal delivery and melodies to scream along to. A possibly darker album still with progressive elements and a grungy edge. The album aims to be a 10 song album with additions (acoustic tracks and videos). Furyon are extremely excited and looking forward to sharing the outcome of this venture with the World.

www.furyon.net
www.facebook.com/FuryonUK

Sempiternal Dusk s/t album out today


The self-titled debut from Portland, Oregon's Sempiternal Dusk is out today on Dark Descent Records. Experience this crushing symphony of doom-laden death metal at this location.

Sempiternal Dusk is available on CD and vinyl formats. Order at www.darkdescentrecords.com/store.


https://www.facebook.com/SempiternalDusk

Monday, September 29, 2014

Inferion to release "This Will Decay" October 21 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions


Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has signed Miami, Florida's melodic black/death metal desecrators Inferion and will release the band's new album, This Will Decay, on October 21 on CD and Digital formats.

GunShyAssassin.com has posted the exclusive premiere of the album's title track. To listen, visit this location.


1. This Will Decay
2. Carrion For The Scavengers
3. Contempt
4. Tempted By Failure
5. Embers
6. Directionless
7. Until The Sun Consumes Us
8. Further From The Light
9. The Serpent In The Valley
10. Lament
11. Aftermath Of Destruction
12. When Bones Meet Corrosion
13. A Hell To Endure
14. Unrestrained

Pre-order the CD for only $10 with free shipping at
http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd096.html

Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at
https://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/this-will-decay

Formed in 1995, Inferion have refined their intense sound and present their finest work to date. This epic 14-track, 55-minute majestic masterpiece is a vicious onslaught of blackened death metal that crushes bone and penetrates flesh with the precision of a newly sharpened blade. Superior production quality tears through the many deep layers of this album to reveal complex lead guitar work, a wide array of vocal approaches and the relentless hyper blast of Carlos Delgado. This Will Decay solidifies Inferion's rightful place as one of 2014's purveyors of the most vile underground music available.

For fans of Anata, Angelcorpse, Behemoth, Belphegor, Burzum, Dark Funeral, Darkthrone, Deathspell Omega, Deicide, Dissection, Dodheimsgard, Enslaved, Goatwhore, Immortal, Nachtmystium, Noctuary, Satanic Warmaster, Silencer and Vital Remains.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inferion/121467614565453

Unspeakable Axe Records release limited edition Cemetery Filth cassette



Unspeakable Axe Records has released Screams from the Catacombs, the debut EP from Cemetery Filth, on limited-edition cassette.

Hailing from the mountainous eastern region of Tennessee, Cemetery Filth sound as if they'd be more at home in an unholy netherworld poised somewhere between Finland and Sweden. This is old school death metal in a mainly European vein: morbid, twisted, and abstaining from technicality while injecting just the right-sized dose of melody and eerie lead guitar.

Unspeakable Axe Records is now offering the EP, which was self-recorded by the band earlier this year, on cassette. This release is limited to 200 copies. Check out the title track from Screams from the Catacombs at this location.

To order, visit www.unspeakableaxerecords.com/purchase.





https://www.facebook.com/CemeteryFilth

Norwegian black metallers Taake announce October tour dates



Norwegian black metallers Taake are set to embark on a headlining tour in October of this year. The eleven date tour will span four countries - the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Supporting Taake on all the dates will be Valkyrja and Noctem. Routing, for what will be called the Kulde Tour, as follows:

16 Oct: Luka, Lodz, PL
17 Oct: Pod Minoga, Poznan, PL
18 Oct: Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
19 Oct: Iduna, Drachten, NL
20 Oct: Helvete, Oberhausen, DE
21 Oct: Firlej, Wroclaw, PL
22 Oct: Barrak Music Club, Ostrava, CZ
23 Oct: F-Haus, Jena, DE
24 Oct: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, CZ
25 Oct: Mega Club, Katowice, PL
26 Oct: Progresja, Warsaw, PL

Additionally, on the 4th of October Taake will headline at Norwegian Hellcamp, a first of its kind festival whose lineup features some of the top Norwegian bands at the extreme end of the spectrum. Norwegian Hellcamp will take place at the Stadthalle in Schweinfurt, Germany, and also appearing alongside Taake will be Vulture Industries, Ragnarok, Sarkom, Endezzma, Slagmaur, Aura Noir and Den Saakaldte.

Dark Essence Records recently announced that Taake would be releasing a new album later this year, and further information will be available shortly. From feedback received from the recent listening session the label held at the Beyond the Gates Festival in Bergen, where a few tracks from the album were played, it is clear that even after over twenty years Taake's iconic frontman and founder Hoest continues to bring freshness and originality to the scene with his unique brand of Helnorsk Svartmetall.

More information about Taake can be found on the band's website at http://taake.svartekunst.no/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial



TEN - more 'Albion' album details revealed, new website online


British melodic hard rock giants TEN to unveil the European track listing for the new album 'Albion', officially released on the 21st November, 2014 via Rocktopia Records/Cargo Records. Limited advance copies of 'Albion' will actually be available to buy at their UK Firefest Performance, October 24th and at the album pre-listening party on October 23rd at The Royal Suite, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. 'Albion' is the first of two new albums that TEN will release through Rocktopia Records, with second album due for release first half of 2015.

TEN are also proud to announce the launch of their new updated official website, www.tenofficial.com. In celebration of their stunning new album ‘Albion‘ they are launching an all new social media compatible site. It comes complete with links to all the TEN Fan Sites around the world. The new website will be the Mother site, providing up to date news and links translated into every language imaginable, including Greek, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.



The track listing as follows:

01. Alone In The Dark Tonight
02. Battlefield
03. It's Alive
04. Albion Born
05. Sometimes Love Takes The Long Way Home
06. A Smuggler's Tale
07. It Ends This Day
08. Die For Me
09. Gioco D'Amoure
010. Wild Horses

'Albion' is a fine collection of songs steeped in all the trademark essences associated with the band and is instantly recognisable as TEN. This is classic TEN in every sense of the phrase. The songs on 'Albion' are destined to become Melodic Hard Rock Anthems.



TEN are:

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana – Guitars
Steve Grocott – Guitars
John Halliwell – Guitars
Steve Mckenna – Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards
Max Yates – Drums



The name TEN is synonymous with some of the music genre's most striking album sleeves. In keeping with this TEN tradition the artwork this time is provided by the exceptionally talented Gaetano Di Falco. 'Albion' is produced by Gary Hughes (TEN, Solo, Bob Catley, Hugo, Kane Roberts) and once again mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Bob Catley, Sunstorm, Place Vendome, Pink Cream 69).

This is an exciting era for TEN. It features all the familiar faces and one or two new ones who have integrated seamlessly, embellishing the TEN sound and taking things to yet another level. TEN are definitely firing on all cylinders.

For all lovers of fine Melodic Hard Rock the wait is finally over.

www.facebook.com/TenOfficial
www.tenofficial.com

Death/doom band Temple of Void release debut full length "Of Terror and the Supernatural"


On September 30th the Detroit, Michigan (U.S.) Metal act Temple Of Void will release their debut full length album "Of Terror and the Supernatural" on multiple labels as well as multiple formats. "Of Terror and the Supernatural" includes eight tracks of early British doom mixed with old school American death metal with a running time of just over fifty minutes. The album was recorded by Clyde Wilson ~Mt. Doom Studio / Mark Hudson ~Audiolux Studio, with Todd Konecny ~Bright White Light Studio handling the mixing and Tony Hamera with the Mastering duties. While the artwork was provided by the legendary fantasy artist Bruce Pennington (http://www.brucepennington.co.uk). "Of Terror and the Supernatural" will be released on Double LP & Cassette on Saw Her Ghost Records and on CD through Rain Without End Records. Preorders are now available through both labels Webstores. Sell your soul and enter the Temple of Void!

An Official Video for a track from "Of Terror and the Supernatural" has been filmed and will be released to the general public in the near future.

A promotional video for the track "The Embalmer's Art" can be seen at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LESOS4Lzto

 

1. The Embalmer's Art
2. Savage Howl
3. Beyond the Ultimate
4. Invocation of Demise
5. To Carry this Corpse Evermore
6. Rot in Solitude
7. Exanimate Gaze
8. Bargain in Death

https://www.facebook.com/TempleOfVoid

Interview Warrant




You're Warrant. Could you tell something about the history of the band?

We started in the year of 1983 being school friends.
Thomas Klein, Lothar Wieners and me.
We wanted to play heavy rock music like Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Kiss, AC DC but more fast and hard.
Me I was a big big Sweet fan and I prefered songs with a real good hookline.
So we mixed it all together and we started with songs like Ready to command and Satan.
Playing in the cellar of my parents (they were really fucked up).
We played horrible but we had a few good songs. Also we loved Demon and the song “Night of the demon”.
It was our first cover (and our last).
First we played with two guitars and without a bass. After several rehearsals we realized that something was missing. A deep and pressure sound (ha ha).
So I was the one to play bass. Someone had to do the job.
Then we were looking for a singer. After two guys playing in the band but without the aggressive style I did the job again.
Maybe this was the birth of Warrant like you know today.
After recording a demo with good songs but still playing bad a fan sended the demo to Noise Records and two other labels.
Karl Ullrich Walterbach came to Düsseldorf. He was the fastest and we signed a deal that was no deal  (ha ha).
But two month later we were happy to live in Berlin and to record “First Strike”.     

You've waited 30 years to come back. Why so long?

Oh this can be a too long story. It´s simple but also tragic.
After the “Enforcer” album we thought that we have to play other kind of metal.
This was a big big mistake because we lost our trademark.
Then we were searching for a new style and then we had to find back the right way.
In the middle of the 30 years I thought I have to be a singer without bass.
A next big mistake. I realized that my destiny is to sing and to play the bass.
After going back this way we started again with a reunion show.
This was so much fun that Warrant played more shows the next years.
Then after several shows the last 15 years you realize that there can be more. My heart was burning to write new songs.
But there always was a conflict. 30 years with listening music, with influences of all kinds of stuff.
How will the songs sound. I decided to write songs directly coming from my heart without looking in the past or in the present of metal music.
The kind of songs and how it started with writing the new songs was like in 1984/85.
It was easy to fix new songs and I knew that this could be the right way.

What did changed for being a musician now and 30 years ago?

Many many more bands in the scene and many more different styles of Metal.
But for me it`s all Metal.
I try to find the “Metal Bridge”.

Now, piracy happens very much, I think more than 30 years ago. How do you look at it?

On the one side piracy is a bad thing.
The value of music today has fallen extremely.
In former times I was sitting on my bed discovering the covers of my loving bands day after day. It was a treasure to own the vinyl albums.
What does this mean today. Nothing….. 
But you also have to see that there is a chance for more musicians to present themselves.
Sometimes there are very good musicians in the scene.
The result is that you can`t live from selling your albums. You have to play live more and more and try to sell some merch.
It`s hard to enter the scene and most of all to stay in the scene!

Now you're going to release Metal Bridge. What did changed comparing to earlier material?

I think that we are better musicians now (ha ha, it`s not too hard to be)
The process of writing the songs was nearly the same.
There was a flow. Some to write only took 10 or 15 minutes. 
The songs are a mix of our old style and the influences of all the things and the music we shared in our personal way the last 30 years. And I think that´s absolutely authentic.
“Metal Bridge” is a piece of “True Warrant metal 2014”. Raw and song oriented metal.
I don`t wanted to create “The Enforcer 2”. No chance. You have to be true to yourself also you can`t fulfill the wishes of the fans waiting for exactly the sound from 1985.
It`s too hard.
I love all kinds of Metal if it`s good metal in the tradition of playing song – orientated.
  
What are the themes you sing about on Metal Bridge?

“Asylum” is a song about darkness in your mind ending in lonelyness.
“All the kings horses” is a song about fighting for freedom. I was inspired by the events in Lybien.
I was fascinated by the power of facebook and co.
“Immortal” is a song about the freedom in our mind. In fact of this we stay young. No matter how old we are in reality.
“Helium Head” is about a drug boy dealing with stuff and what he has lost.
The most songs are inspired by my personal wish of the mankind being peaceful and of being tolerant.
Being tolerant in a humanity way.      

What are plans for the future for Warrant?

First I`m looking forward to release the new album after 30 years. For me it`s incredible and I hope that there are some people who like the album.
I produced this album open minded and without thinking about the business. For me it`s true metal.
In the way of being 20 years old. Really. In my mind it`s being like it was in 1985.
The next step is that Tommes our drummer will be fit as soon as possible. He is injured in the moment and we are not able to play live.
Hope that we can play many shows in 2015.

Can we expect to see you guys live? If so, where would it happen?

Yes definitely we will play live.
There should be only one reunion show in 1999. From then on we played many many reunion shows (ha ha).
Now we have a new album after all this years. It`s a commitment to play live!!!
 
Is there anything else you want to share?

A big big thank you for your interest and support.
It´s not certain after 30 years that someone remember us. I´m extremely thankful to be a little part in the scene today.
Hope you enjoy our songs.


Deep In Hate premieres 'The Cattle Procession' lyric video


Metal Underground have premiered the new lyrics video for Deep In Hate's "The Cattle Procession," a song taken from the band's latest and third full-length, Chronicles of Oblivion, released on June 3rd, 2014.

The lyrics video will plunge you into the concept behind the album: a dark future that sees our so-called civilization evolve into (even) more tyranny, more oppression. Not really a "concept album," Chronicles of Oblivion has this main theme being explored on all songs, with a different aspect of it being the main theme of each track. So, after entering the "New Republic" and facing the "Altars of Lies," enter "The Cattle Procession!"

Check out the video at this location.

Digital: listen.kaotoxin.com

CD and merch: shop.kaotoxin.com


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Keitzer - The Last Defence review





Hailing from Germany, here is the death metal/ grindcore act of 2014. They are called Keitzer. The line-up is Tim Terhechte on drums, Michael Dölle and Nicolai Hinse on guitars, Christian Chaco on vocals and Simon Venig on bass. They already released some albums, and now their latest full-length is released on July 18th, 2014. It is called The Last Defence.


The Last Defence has 14 songs on it with an total length of 37 minutes. And, yeah, I got to say, those 37 minutes will blow you away. This is some heavy fuckin' blastbeating death metal/grindcore that you feel in your whole body, it goes straight to your bones and it will almost drill them out of your body. Keitzer know how to make some good metal. It is fast, heavy and you enjoy it most when you listen it out loud, very loud. So let your whole neighborhood get to know Keitzer. Turn the volume up to the max and blow them away.
 


Grindcore/death metal is something you like? Make sure you don't miss this release. You will love The Last Defence by Keitzer!


Interview Savage Messiah




Before the show of Savage Messiah in Hillegom, Netherlands I spoke with Dave and Joff from the band. 
What's the story behind your bandname?

Dave: The name of the band comes from I was in a band together and I was very, very late watching Sky TV and I was going to the guide to see, you know, what I wanted to watch. And I am going to the movies and there was a movie on the telly called Savage Messiah. I didn't watch the film, but I thought the name and I thought, oh, that's a cool name and we did pick it up using it for the band.

Allright. Could you tell something about the history of the band?

Dave: Yeah, so we formed in 2007 and we had an independent release. It came out in the time when a lot of thrash bands started to come back and we got a little bit stuck up that movement and then we  got time in 2009 with Candlelight Records, we did an album with them and we toured with Overkill and played with Death Angel. We left Candlelight, we finded Earache Records, when kind of this ... of line-up came together and we did an album named Conscience and then we needed more touring with that and festivals. Then we did our third album called The Fateful Dark. I think it is our best record. For us it points the path we want to go in the future. It is sort of thrash, but it is not a thrash record, it is not typical thrash. We came up with a lot of those thrash bands like Evile and those bands, which are all great bands. We see our music is a bit different, a bit more classic heavy metal. I like that very much, I am very pleased with it. Classic metal and thrash combine forever.

What are the influences of your music?

Joff: All sort of things, we are really into the new wave of British heavy metal stuff, we like bands like Motorhead and Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, bands like that, but also the thrash elements in our music come from bands like that, classic Metallica, Megadeth, Sodom, it's a bit of a mix of the two styles and I think The Fateful Dark is a good marriage of the two styles, you hear a lot of that coming out in the record. Yeah, it's a mix really, but we are taking our influences from all over the place. For example, we play a riff on the piano at the rehearsal or something and we change it into a metal riff.

Dave: We like things like that. We are currently writing for our next album now and too interesting for me is too see the direction of coming out and clearly natural again between classic metal and thrash, but this time it will be much more experimental right in front. I am more confident in writing and the cool thing about not being just a thrash metal band is that we can have a lot of variety on our albums and still sound like it's the same band. All of our albums have lot of things going on. We do a slow song, we do an epic song or we do a thrash song. I think I hoped that nobody could look at it and say we are trying to be something like all, for really thrash albums that go commercial. We always said from the start we'll do heavy metal stuff and kind of modern sometimes.

That's what makes your music unique. You guys already released an EP and two full-length's and now The Fateful Dark is released. Did much changed?

Dave: Yeah, everything really. I think the vision of the band never changed. I suppose it is very difficult nowadays for bands actually. You know, there are a lot of bands, the industry is not as structured as it used to be. Putting back in day, getting a record deal would be the start of you are on your way now, but now it doesn't represent the same thing as it used to. It is very, very difficult and because of that, it can put a lot of pressure on members in bands. People change, it can be very difficult. We are in the coolest line-up for three and a half years, which is in metal terms today like an eternity. But I am still proud of that. For me, the spirit of the band is really captured on the last album.

What are the lyrics about on The Fateful Dark?

Dave: Very stuff, you know, some cliche heavy metal comic book stuff and we are inspired by Gandhi, the Indian pacifist. And some political, well not political, because that is too easy to say, but more thoughtful, philosophical. Not political in the sense of watching the news, that will be boring, that will make your music in a spirit of time.

Now you are on tour and you've already said you're writing a new album, are there other future plans?

Dave: Yes, absolutely. We are quite busy till the end of the year. We got our headlining gigs, which is cool. We are halfway at writing the record and we've been off for a really cool tour, which I can't tell you anything about, but if that happens that will be early next year, which is very, very cool and we are going over to America next year for showcases and stuff like that and that are things we are doing for a long time.

Joff: Japan.

Dave: Oh yeah, Japan. Yeah, we supposed to be going to Japan for 2-3 gigs because this year we finally got a record deal out in Japan with a company called Trooper Entertainment, who do Arch Enemy and Ghost and In Flames in Japan, which are cool bands and they found our album and they are going to take us to Japan.

Allright. This is the first date on your current tour. To what dates are you looking forward the most and why?

Joff: Every gig, we're in a band, we just love playing gigs, we going to pick and choose the right gig, we will play everywhere and every gig is different, so you always enjoy a gig in a different way. But even if you have a small gig, the atmosphere might be awesome and they think what a killer gig, so yeah, every gig is different, we always enjoy it a different way, as long as we've got fans to play for, we are happy.

That's cool. You also have some tourdates on this tour with The More I See. How do you look at them?

Dave: We like them, they are good guys. Gizz, the main dude, is a legend, he is one of the coolest guys in the metal world. He is really down to earth and that's a lot of fun. That came about, because I was on a bike ride for charity and we met. And on this bike ride he was telling me it was really difficult to get gigs an get an agent and I knew exactly what he was talking about. And I thought we got to get him up and I say we would love you to play with us, I see if I could make that happen and  thankfully it were. Because it is a nice guy and we are happy to him that favour.

Joff: I really am looking forward to play with them. He is a really nice guy and the rest of the guys in The More I See are really nice, so it will be a good few days with them. It will be fun.

Dave: And it's cool because a lot of things we talked about, and I thought we got a touring, come play with us, I try to make it happen, people say things like that all the time in music and it rarely happen. I didn't want to be the person that said, yeah we will make it happen and then nothing happens. But when we are together I felt like, good, I can be on my words.

When you could choose every band in the world. Which band will you choose to tour with?

Dave: Iron Maiden.

Joff: Yeah, Iron Maiden, man. If we really could play with Iron Maiden, I play the gig and I quit, It ain't going to better than that. That would be amazing.

Dave: That would be amazing, yeah

What advice would you give to young and starting bands?

Joff: Never give up, because you got so many people that start a band and they start doing a few gigs and stuff like that and they expect everything handed on a plate. It's like how do you come like this or how do you do things like that. It's because I worked for it, you know. If you stop, then someone else is taking all the chances that you're not doing. So keep going, its the way of getting there, and its the way of getting attention really.

Dave: And be patient. It is a very difficult industry, nowadays it's even harder and it's getting harder and harder with time. It is a very difficult environment to start bands but that mean it is only a greater challenge. That shouldn't mean you have to stop, be patient, be honest, be objective and be happy.

Joff: It does make it little bit more rewarding, because it is that much harder in a lot of ways. When you do get that stroke of good luck or you do get that really good gig or something good happens, you really appreciate it, it's like yes, oh, that felt good. You can feel really high about it, it may have to be something really small but when you so much battling against it.

Dave: Yeah, sometimes you have to be brave for it.

Joff: You have to get that little kick in the ass.

Dave: It can be one email or something. And sometimes things come up and they don't happen. It's kind of like, we had things, like big tours from really big bands, being offered, we even accepted it. Only at the last minute things change, it is a very political industry.

What is your definition of success as a band?

Dave: Enjoying.

Joff: Yeah, enjoying. I think you should enjoy what you're doing, like against it all, because it is a hard slug. You're touring and you want to pay the record, but you can't and you can still get enjoyment out of it. It's like a personal reward or something.

Dave: Yeah, and laugh about the stories. Every time we go away it is like a big holiday.  And I never want to lose that, even if our band goes to the next level, when we become more succesfull in terms of sales and other conventional ways. I will never going to lose that.

Joff: If you take a band like Iron Maiden, the biggest metal band that ever existed, in my eyes. They may not sell that much, but who cares? You look at them now, bigger than they ever were. Eventually they are just a bunch of guys in a band, only their van got better. They got a cool van.

What do you think about metal bands which are really big, and because they got old they lose public?

Dave: Yeah, I think it is the way it goes.

Joff: That would be, when I am fifty, supposing fifty is old. How old is Brian now?

Dave: He is in his sixties.

Joff: I think that would be absolutely going mental when you put it in time.

Dave: You physically can't do it but you will, because you prolong the music. And if you prolong the music, because that is important, and you need to be fit to do that. In terms you take bands that too old to play and then they just sort of take a step back, I think that is absolutely the right thing to do.

But should you stop at when you're big?

Dave: That depends, I mean, I think you should only stop if deep down you aren't enjoying anymore for ever reason.

Joff: If your heart is not in it, you shouldn't be doing it. If you go to a show, and you think "Oh, another show" "Yeah, hello Cleveland, ehh" and you're not happy on stage, you should stop with it. Because your fans see through that, and you're not enjoying the performance and your fans aren't enjoying. That's when you need to stop. Time to call it a day off I think.

Dave: But with the classic metal bands, they don't do it, because it is still a job, and if the band is making the money, you got managers involved. I have an example of working in a band, but only as a fan from the outside. I look at maybe Slayer and I think it is an example for a band. One of the great things Slayer when they were an original band. I know they have had a period with problems and everything. They are the same three guys. Jeff Hanneman wrote most of the classic songs. That's an example, at least in my opinion how, and it is not to me to tell anybody to stop, but Slayer will carry on. Why? Because Slayer would sell out the show every night. Because it is the same energy they once were. Or is it a job?

Joff: Because as a fan you still go to a show of Slayer and say that was a cool Slayer gig. Even if it is not one.

What is the craziest thing that happened on stage during a performance of you?

Joff: It is going to be Barcelona

Dave: Yeah, it is going to be Barcelona. We were on tour last year, and we were playing in Barcelona, sell out crowd an stuff. Someone made a joke putting one of a thong on the merchandise stand, having for selling to girls.

Joff: I said I put one on and invade the stage and dance around like an idiot or something. And we got to Barcelone, the gig was sold out, it was packed, 600-700 people. So, I am going to do it, so I came running on stage in my boots (New Rocks) and a thong and as I walked from one side of the stage to the other I pulled one of the leads out of the guitar and I spotted it, like oh crap. So I picked it up, plugged the thing back in, but my balls were hanging out.

Dave: It was just one testicle and it was so funny. There is a video on Youtube if you google 'guitarist exposes his testicle during stage invasion wearing a thong'. It is on the Savage Messiah Youtube channel. You can see it there, if you want it.

Joff: It is not pretty. 

Dave: I was on holiday and I was telling the story and I was thinking they don't believe a word I am saying. They were like very interested. And I got the video to show them.

Where do you think you would be without music?

Dave: I don't know.

Joff: Bored. I don't know. Because music, not just playing bands and stuff, but music in general, it is been my whole growing up. Getting into bands, going to watch bands. I have never really known anything else. If I didn't have music I don't know what I have got to do.

Dave: I am the same. I am very happy that I have music. It is not just a career choice, it is a calling. It's like I can do that, that's what I am going to do.

Joff: The blood, sweat and tears you have to put in it, even if you getting nowhere, you have to do it. You have this thing in you that said, keep going, keep going.

Is there anything else you want to share?

Dave: Thanks for the interview, thanks to the readers for checking us out.

Joff: Thanks for getting to us.

Dave: And we hope you enjoy the show.