Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Crow Country Outlaw

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Swedish hard rockers Crow Country Outlaw.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little bit about your band:

CROW COUNTRY OUTLAW: We are a hard rock band with roots in blues, country and punk. We have been playing for almost 4 years now and during that time we have released one album, toured some of Europe and are currently working on our second album and tour.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

CROW COUNTRY OUTLAW: We have a lot of influences but some we have in common are Kiss, Guns N’ Roses, and Nirvana.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

CROW COUNTRY OUTLAW: Our latest release is a punk-anthem called ’’Break Through The Wall’’ – which we released last year only as a live video. This song is for all of you who feel affected and angry about how mainstream and social media portraits the world as a dark and dangerous place to live. It is a song about not being afraid but also to take a stand for those who are in that gloomy mind state and show them that you can’t cease to live just because times get tough. You got to stay true to what is right and also not ignore what is wrong but do something about it.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

CROW COUNTRY OUTLAW: A lot of action, a lot of groove and a lot of laughs and energy.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

CROW COUNTRY OUTLAW: Touring more of the world with a couple more of fantastic records out there with a whole legion of friends and fans coming out to share the excitement.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Drops Of Heart

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Russian metal band Drops Of Heart.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little bit about your band:

DROPS OF HEART: We are Drops of Heart, metal band from Ufa, Russia. You can hear a lot of melodies, speedy riffs and atmospheric and ambient influences in our music. We don’t try to play some definite genre of metal, but it mostly sounds like melodic death and modern metal. We sing in Russian because, in our opinion, Russian language is very suitable for metal.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DROPS OF HEART: It’s hard to choose the musicians and artists who was most influenced us. But we’ll try. First of all, bands like Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Insomnium, etc. We love different atmospheric rock and metal bands: Alcest, Anathema, Mono, Maybeshewill, Deafheaven, Cult of Luna. Of course we must notice alternative legends like Nirvana, Guano Apes and other bands. And we don’t forget how it all started: all we grew up from different kinds of Russian rock.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DROPS OF HEART: We released several maxi-singles in 2016-2017. It was like a new page in history of our band because, honestly, our last full-length album («Новая Надежда», 2014) wasn’t as cool as we wanted. It was our first attempt to make some big and full-fledged thing, but we didn’t have enough skills and live experience. We knew that we can make our music better. And we did it (at least we think so), show listeners that we can be the band they love. Now the new (and last before the album) maxi-single is preparing to release and will be available on June 22. At the moment the last single is the holiday track “Ой, Мороз, Мороз” (“Oh, Frost, Frost”), cover on the deathless Russian folk song and it sounds like a mix of Russian folk and modern metal.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DROPS OF HEART: We don’t want to tell some typical things like “it will be amazing show with wild energy” and other. We will just try to make them happy for some time.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DROPS OF HEART: We want to make something really great and important for world metal scene, to leave a mark in history. And touring, of course. We haven’t any possibilities to spend much time on the roads and scenes now. But we will try to fix it.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Crypitus

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Doug Friend, Peter Snee, and Zach Patch from Crypitus.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

Doug Crypitus is my first and only musical project I’ve worked on so the arsenal of songs we work with are a culmination of music I’ve wrote in my life. Sometimes I get wicked nostalgia from the songs but seeing them come to life after so many years is so amazing. The project was first started in 2015 with my old friend Logan Hayes. Him and I played music together through our childhood but we had a falling out and went our separate ways. I moved in with Peter in 2016 and he started to catch on to my riffs and then soon enough we were trying to find ourselves a drummer. Zach popped up on Facebook and now here we are!

Pete: Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones! Doug and I started jamming together after being roommates and not being able to find musical projects. Originally I mistook Zach for another drummer friend of mine, but he turned out to be a perfect addition anyway.

Zach: Well, you already know that Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones, but Crypitus is also the sound of extreme musical perseverance and a life long dedication to playing wicked tunes. Crypitus is also the sound of clowns and bacon filled tacos.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

Doug: My main influences are Megadeth and Death. Both bands offer so much as far as musicality and lyrical themes go. These bands will always be my heros.

Pete: I’m influenced by rock and metal music spanning the past 60 years. Pink Floyd influenced me a lot with their storytelling, weaving whole novels with simplistic chord progressions that speak to the soul. Barishi, a trippy progressive metal band from Brattleboro, VT, gave me a new-found desire to be a better guitar player. They used clean tones during the solos, yet you could hear every note so clearly and it never lost the momentum. Blew my mind.

Zach: My main influences are Blake Richardson from Between The Buried And Me and Frank Zappa with, of course, Terry Bozzio. Mike Portnoy is another big one. On top of these influences, every show we play, there’s one or several bands that completely blow me away. I try to learn and apply whenever I meet greatness.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

Doug: Our latest release will be our first studio work called Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World. It will feature three of our songs Breakdown, Tundra and Thunder. All home recorded, produces and mastered by my friends Doug and Zach Norford. So simply speaking your readers should check us out because we believe that this HomeGrown Vermont Metal demo is a perfect introduction to Crypitus and also a great demonstration of what a self funded band can accomplish on their own!

Pete: Our upcoming demo, Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World, is a short compilation of our first songs together. Readers should check it out because why not? It’s been a year in the works, it’s been clinically proven to melt the skin off your face; you can’t afford to not give it a listen.

Zach: You should check out our demo, really, because if you don’t, I’ll find you in the afterlife and shit won’t be pretty. Other than that, we poured our souls into this and it’d make us really happy if you give a listen.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

Doug: Crypitus is a high energy band which calls for high energy from the audience. Mosh pits, headbanging, fuck you can even dance to it if you want. If you’re having fun so am I!
Pete: Expect mosh pits, headbanging, ground-crushing riffs, sky-shattering percussion, and solos like lighting strikes on your ear holes.

Pete: Expect mosh pits, headbanging, ground-crushing riffs, sky-shattering percussion, and solos like lighting strikes on your ear holes.

Zach: Energy like you’ve never felt before. Clowns. Guitarists running in circles in the crowd, and of course, the most brilliant psychedelic thrash you’ve ever heard, oh and bacon filled tacos.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

Doug: In five years I want to be playing places all over the country, I want people blaring our music in their cars driving by people screaming “fuckin’ CRYPITUS!” I want people with our name in ink on their bodies. In five years time, our voice will be heard.

Pete: A lot can happen in 5 years. Our next steps are an album and lots more touring around the north-east. By 2022, you’ll be able to see Crypitus on every continent during our world tour.

Zach: In five years time, Crypitus will be a well known name. We will be playing in every plausible country on the planet.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Crejuvent

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with one-man metal band Crejuvent.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little bit about your band:

CREJUVENT: Crejuvent is my half-assed attempt at receiving validation from a bunch of people I’ll probably never meet and who don’t REALLY give a shit. The music is heavy, weird, and a metaphor for life through the eyes of an clinically cynical egoist. And toilet humor.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

CREJUVENT: I’d say primarily bands like Strapping Young Lad, Obscura, Type O Negative, Opeth, Steven Wilson, and the like. Musically, anyways. There’s this homeless dude that hangs about on my street that has been a huge influence on me, what with all the drugs he sells me and whatnot. Can’t write good metal without a heavy dose of detachment from reality.

Man, sarcasm is really hard to replicate through text…

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

CREJUVENT: Crejuvent’s coming out with its debut ‘Time’ EP on the 1st of July. This letter details why your readers should check it out:

DEAR READERS OF METAL ANARCHY,

Have YOU ever looked up to the stars and wondered what the meaning of life is? Pondered upon what could be if there was only more to life? Have you ever felt frustrated at the empty feeling that your life just doesn’t quite seem complete? Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to be sexually aroused by a wall of screeching distortion and the screams of a constantly and existentially confused individual? WELL WONDER NO MORE! The answer to all of those questions AND MORE can be found within the soothing melodies of Crejuvent’s upcoming EP ‘Time’! I’ve seen it resuscitate a sea of dying bees, and it can do the same to your empty shell of a life. But don’t just take MY word for it, have a listen for yourself! The best part is, you have ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE to not listen to this masterpiece, as it will be available on every freaking streaming/download/metaphysical medium you can possibly imagine! WHOOOOOAAAAA!! So get on out, and go outside and, like, buy the shit!

Seriously, if that doesn’t entice people to check it out then nothing will.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

CREJUVENT: A severe lack of women

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

CREJUVENT: Let me just consult my crystal ball here…

I see a giant mansion. Covered entirely in gold. Millions of record sales worldwide, an endless array of topless women…and some men. I see the highest selling extreme metal band of all time, and the love and devotion of countless fans worldwide.

Then I see Crejuvent, in a stage at a dingy little pub in the middle of butt-fuck nowhere with about 3 album sales in the past 5 years. Little do I know I’ll die about a year later of party/poverty induced complications, and there’ll be like 10 people at least who will discover the musical genius that could have been.

Thanks for the interview, this was fun!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Moscow

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Russian rocker Moscow.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MOSCOW: My musical influences are really all over the place: everything from musical theater to classic rock to hip hop. As a band, I’d say we’re not afraid to mix genres. Motley Crüe is one of our all time favorite bands; post-hardcore bands like Asking Alexandria, Falling in Reverse, and Escape the Fate have impacted us as well.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MOSCOW: We just dropped our debut EP, “Queen Of Sin”. It’s particularly broad in sound, with both classic rock ballads, some alternative Rob Zombie sounds, post-hardcore tracks, etc.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MOSCOW: I LOVE playing live shows. Connecting with the audience in real life is an amazing experience and one of the highlights of this path for me. We always deliver a great performance—remember, Motley Crue, Papa Roach, and Linkin Park are major influences for us– so ‘the show’ is a big part of Moscow. Come check it out for yourself!

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

MOSCOW: Touring the world and recording new music, however banal it sounds, this is our job, now, and I love every single second of it. We’re currently working on some fun collaborations and features, so keep your eyes open for the surprises.

If your interested in checking out Moscow’s music, you can watch her video for “Queen Of Sin” below:

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Tarah Who?

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Tarah Who?.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

Matt Peltcher (Bass, Backing Vocals): Tarah Who? is grunge with hints of punk and metal. Tarah is from Paris, FR. I am from Los Angeles, US. and Shaina is from Boston, US. We are currently based out of Los Angeles.

Shaina Mikee Keiths (Drums, Backing Vocals): We’re weirdos…yet kick ass.

Tarah G. Carpenter (Vocals, Guitar): Yes, definitely 90’s influenced..

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

Peltcher: My main influences are Joy Division and The Cure. I wanted to play music thanks to these two bands.

Keiths: Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Taylor Hawkins, David Bowie, etc etc!

Carpenter: The Distillers, Foo Fighters, Hole, Melissa Auf der Maur…

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

Peltcher: “Half Middle Child Syndrome” is our upcoming new release. It’s got a mix of some great intense songs like “Ache” as well as some fun songs like “Pay to Play” in there. We had so much fun making this album with all the cool people who worked with us.

Keiths: Our latest release isn’t released yet….but will be June 21st!

Carpenter: “Half Middle Child Syndrome” will come out officially (digitally) on June 21st, and If you are in Los Angeles, you can stop by the Viper Room and celebrate with us. You can grab a copy of the EP there!
We have worked on this ep, with Jason Orme who is the guitar player for artists like Alanis Morissette, Sarah Mc Lachlan etc.. Now I know that it’s not really Metal (since we are being interviewed by a metal magazine:) ) BUT Jason is a very ecclectic and talented guitar player. Working with awesome musicians, like Shaina Mikee Keiths and Matt Peltcher was also a great experience. Matt has been in the band since July 2016 and Shaina had just joined the band. Drummers, should definitely check us out, since our music is very drum oriented. If you are into rage rock, you should definitely come check us out:)

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

Peltcher: Our live shows are loud and intense. Fans seem to really dig us live. Our next show is gonna be great. Come down to the Viper in Hollywood on June 21st.

Keiths: Raw energy, passion and total badass-ery.

Carpenter: Yes, all of what they said. Every show is different, but they are all full of energy and passion.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

Peltcher: Touring internationally. Writing more. Don’t know the exact details but definitely awesome stuff will happen. Follow us on social media or tarahwho.com for more details!

Keiths: Touring multiple countries!

Carpenter: No matter what and how we plan, we never know the path that we will choose. depending on the opportunities that will come to us. I can tell you that we next year we will be touring and and recording more new songs. Hopefully everything will pick up and we will be doing the same thing in bigger formats:)

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Stratus Nimbus

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Doug Dowd from Stratus Nimbus.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

DOWD: This band was formed in August of 2014 by my brother Dan Dowd and I having a desire to record music together.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

DOWD: We like bands like Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Trouble, Witchfinder General, Hawkwind, Fu Manchu, and Nebula

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

DOWD: Our self-titled debut album is a collection of songs that represent our diverse style. Recorded on a low budget, But with a lot of heart put into the music we wanted others to hear.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

DOWD: We are currently not playing live. Although we intend to deliver strong live shows with the energy of the crowds by 2017

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

DOWD: In 5 years we hope to still be an active band with new music that surpasses anything we create at this point. Our goal is always to improve as musician’s as we move forward.