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Classic metal interviews

Classic metal interviews
August 23, 2009, 01:09:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DjGw-S3LxY

Martin van Drunen on what metal is, why Pestilence formed and why Chuck Schuldiner is a wimpout.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 09, 2009, 04:46:34 PM
Interview with Euronymous on Swedish radio, early 1993.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBXZ_ATTndo
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQ7sZET_4E

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 10, 2009, 04:10:20 AM
The evil aura Euronymous bears seems pretty contrived there...

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 11, 2009, 07:15:34 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uacudMFvZfA - Trey Azagthoth on death metal and Mozart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIVW9MLfuvY - first part of an extended Celtic Frost interview

I dunno how insightful these are, but the next ones sure are classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY8fC3OswLk - the definition of black metal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUH78NHCFg - monkey business

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 11, 2009, 09:46:18 AM
Some interesting insights from a young David Vincent on monkeys, the Goo Goo Dolls and lemon pie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMOgLKYHFm4

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 18, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
Not really an interview but certainly classic. In 1992 radio and TV evangelist Bob Larson targeted Deicide's music and lyrics in his radio show. Glen Benton decided to call in and have some fun proto-trolling the shit out of Larson. This led to a series of encounters between the two with Glen playing the part of deranged Satanic rockstar and Larson acting as the gentle preacher. These are some fragments from those chaotic discussions.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcgmWrhSg8c
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy48BKiB6gI

(NO MERCY ON YOU LARSON!!)

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 18, 2009, 03:18:05 PM
Slayer - Combat Tour Live - The Ultimate Revenge Backstage


Not really an interview but certainly classic. In 1992 radio and TV evangelist Bob Larson targeted Deicide's music and lyrics in his radio show. Glen Benton decided to call in and have some fun proto-trolling the shit out of Larson.

ha ha ha, priceless. In one of those classic "Boyd Rice vs. Bob Larson" interviews you could hear similar samples of "a conversation" with, I think, Trey Azagthoth.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 19, 2009, 03:16:56 AM
There's an excerpt of such a "conversation" with Azagthoth here; on which he pretends to be possessed:
http://www.boydrice.com/downloads/Boyd%20vs.%20Bob/Boyd%20vs%20Bob%20-%20Debate%205.mp3
Then Larson starts to advertise books authographed by himself.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 19, 2009, 07:12:44 PM
This Larson man aggravates me to no end.  He is the epitome of the interviewer who will not shut up to hear the answers to his own questions.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 19, 2009, 08:14:49 PM
This Larson man aggravates me to no end.  He is the epitome of the interviewer who will not shut up to hear the answers to his own questions.
Larson's a troll according to Benton. Apparently, they are good friends and just act the way they do for money and amusement. Larson's made so much cash off of trolling Christians.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 19, 2009, 09:55:13 PM
This Larson man aggravates me to no end.  He is the epitome of the interviewer who will not shut up to hear the answers to his own questions.

I notice the guys he's talking to in the beginning sound like writers for ANUS. "We want to re-organize society based on reality and principles of nature." "Things are falling apart" "We want order" and so on. I notice when people make statements like these, there is never any arguing that succeeds it, just attacks on character. After they made those statements, Larson asked "Are the jews a problem?" to which they replied that individuals aren't the problem, the system is. Then he changed the subject again. If he let the guys talk, they would start making too much sense. And if anything they said made sense, or if they weren't portrayed as hateful monsters, it would contradict Larson and his listener's beliefs.

Larson's a troll according to Benton. Apparently, they are good friends and just act the way they do for money and amusement. Larson's made so much cash off of trolling Christians.

I'm sure that was just a joke. The parts with Benton were great, though - they didn't actually talk about anything but I loved the part with:
I'M COMING TO GET YOU LARSON! HAHAHA! WE'RE COMING TO DENVER AND YOU'RE GONNA DIE!!! HAHAHA! *click*

Both of them were doing for the publicity.

Re: Classic metal interviews
September 20, 2009, 01:15:47 AM
Not classic, but certainly telling for where most metal is these days.  Matti of Dismember coping with fans' preference for older material:

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Q: I noticed that you played a plenty of tracks from your debut album LIKE AN EVERFLOWING STREAM at Wacken festival last year. It seems like it is considered as sort of PLEASURE TO KILL or REIGN IN BLOOD of Dismember. Do you subscribe this statement, too?

A: Oh yeah, several people seem to think that way, thinking of it as our best album. Of course all these songs that you have been involved in at a personal level, feel all somehow special and good for yourself, but then again I somehow oddly find myself always returning back to that first album of ours. I can still remember all that intensity and passion when we were working with LIKE AN EVERFLOWING STREAM. That feeling still comes up from time to time when we play f.ex. “Skin Her Alive” and it makes me feel damn good. Can you believe we haven’t done any single gig without playing that song in Dismember´s entire history; we have just never missed to play it! Whenever that song is played, that same great feeling always fills up my veins… hell yeah!!

Q: Does it bug you at least a bit that your audience is more eager to hear the older Dismember stuff whereas such albums from you as HATE CAMPAIGN and DEATH METAL have both to stay under a huge shadow of your older stuff?

A: Well, maybe a little bit, yeah… We have a hell of lot songs after all, but for some reason it always goes back to the first album, I admit it. But we have decided that these gigs that we do now, are meant to promote our new album WHERE IRONCROSSES GROW, and the new songs are of course a part of our live set list. If you don´t play new songs off the album at all, people may easily forget it. Therefore we also need to play them because people should keep in their minds that we couldn´t do this if we only played our old stuff. We also have to be able to create new stuff and try to get it sold in order to keep this band going on, if you know what I´m saying here. We can’t live by doing old songs all over and over and over again. But whenever we do these set lists, our old songs are of course as important to be there as our new songs, too. Both the old – and new stuff have an equal place on our live set lists. But yeah, I really cannot deny it that it´s always nice to play old Dismember stuff for our crowd.

http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/Dismember-Sept2004.htm

At the Gates on Alf, The Red in the Sky is Ours, and where the band went after that:

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Q: Do you personally feel that AT THE GATES' music was as revolutionary as it is often portrayed to be If so, what do you feel made the group's songwriting style and sound so unique?

A: As I see it, AT THE GATES are almost like five different bands — one different band for each album. Both musically and production-wise etc. Alf [Svensson, guitar] was a major songwriter on the first three albums. I personally think he is a great musician and I admire his music a lot. He definitely brought the dark and epic segments to our overall sound.

In the beginning, I guess we did what many other bands did as well. We tried too hard. We threw in hundreds of riffs in each song which left a cascading noise attack. Pretty schizophrenic, if you listen to it now almost 20 years later. We gradually learned how to compose songs, and when Alf left, one of the persons who came up with the most twisted ideas suddenly was gone.

In 1993 we started working on songs for "Terminal Spirit Disease" where we took a more straight approach — both lyrically and musically. It was more direct, and the songs were basically simple rock songs (verse/bridge/chorus structured). This style continued and was perfected on "Slaughter of the Soul"

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/Blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=83047



Re: Classic metal interviews
December 25, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
David Vincent on Headbanger's Ball talks about Death Metal (interview from ´91).

"...It's a very positive thing for us... as negative as our message may sound to some people, it's something that's actually very very positive in our way of looking at things, which ultimately is what matters here isn't it?"

Re: Classic metal interviews
February 27, 2010, 05:30:17 PM
A young and still non-conformist Henry Rollins of Black Flag humiliates a hipster kid who's trying to interview him.
Henry vs Hipster Kid Part 1
Henry vs Hipster Kid Part 2


Re: Classic metal interviews
March 01, 2010, 06:22:15 AM
This henry rollins one is funny. Someone made a comment on youtube saying the boy in the interview tops today's young people because he lasted that long and could form full sentences.