Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Beast Of Nod

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 The Beast Of Nod.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE BEAST OF NOD: The Beast of Nod is an Intergalactic Death Metal band. We define that as, a subgenre of death metal music featuring linear song structures, odd time signatures, and extremely technical passages, wherein songs explore the characters and events of a sci-fi universe called “The Land of Nod.” The band is Paul on vocals, Görebläster on guitar and programming, Nate on drums and Brendan on bass.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE BEAST OF NOD: As far as metal influences, we are inspired by bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Scale The Summit, Gojira and Plini. We also listen to and draw inspiration from everything from classic rock like Van Halen to synthwave such as Magic Sword, with whom we have the pleasure of playing with June 21st here in Boston!

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

THE BEAST OF NOD: Our latest release is our debut full length album, ‘Vampira: Disciple of Chaos’, which came out on May 21st. As a band, we draw heavily from the technical and progressive side of death metal. But it really doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before! Our lyrics are about The Land of Nod, a universe that we’ve created. Information about that can be found on our website and in the first issue of our comic book both out alongside the album release.

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

THE BEAST OF NOD: We pride ourselves on being more than a band; we are an entertainment piece, and we want to bring you with us on our intergalactic travels!

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

THE BEAST OF NOD: Hopefully playing larger stages and festivals, bringing our Intergalactic Death Metal to the masses! Like, Subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram, and visit http://www.thebeastofnod.com for more info. Cheers!

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Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Hail The Hatter

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 Hail The Hatter.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

HAIL THE HATTER: Hail the Hatter is the love child of Black Sabbath and Pantera. It is a fusion of the bedlam and irreverance that made rock and roll great to begin with, and modern sensibilities and hooks. If you’re looking for a band too drive your car too fast too, too drink too much beer too, or too make love like a greek god too, Hail the Hatter is the band for you.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

HAIL THE HATTER: Thats a big list but mainly Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera, Lamb of God, Avatar, basically any band with some groove and attitude!

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

HAIL THE HATTER: Our latest release is called “Discovering Light” and it can be downloaded for FREE from our site http://www.hailthehatter.com. WHY SHOULD YOU DOWNLOAD IT? It perfectly encapsulates the energy and the concept of the band. So if you’re looking for slamming feel good heavy rock and roll, this is the album for you!

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

HAIL THE HATTER: Pure beer soaked sonic insanity, mixed with virtuosity!

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

HAIL THE HATTER: Playing a gig in a town near to everyone reading this article right now!

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

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 The Buddz.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

THE BUDDZ: We are a 4 piece band on a mission to bring back our favorite elements of old school Rock N Roll!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

THE BUDDZ: “When I was a kid me and Scott (brother and lead singer) saw the original KISS lineup in concert and it changed our lives. We learned our path that night!”-Matt Smile. KISS would have to be our main influence. They have the full package: The look, the sound, the energy, and the show

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

THE BUDDZ: Our latest release is our full length album “Burn Down”. This album represents everything we are as a band, a spark waiting to ignite! We had the pleasure of working with Dave Fortman and Ted Jensen on this album. They are some of the biggest names in the industry and it feels great being an up and coming band without a major label getting an opportunity like this. With the dream team producing, mixing and mastering, this album sounds huge!

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

THE BUDDZ: You’ll see more than 4 guys playing their instruments. When you see us live, you can expect a high energy rock n roll show. There will be screaming guitar solos, rowdy fans, and massive stage presence. We don’t hold back!

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

THE BUDDZ: We will still be rocking! This is more than a hobby or a job. Rock N Roll is our sustenance. It’s what keeps us going!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With The Stars Revolt

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 Richie Ray (vocals/guitar) of The Stars Revolt.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

RAY: We are The Stars Revolt from Louisville, KY. I’m Richie, I sing and play guitar. Skyler plays leads, Will plays bass and Brett is on drums. We are pretty much a straight-up rock band that leans heavily towards the darker emo sound.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

RAY: I’d say that our music is influenced mostly by My Chemical Romance, Acceptance and The Juliana Theory. Individually, as musicians, it’s everything from Mötley Crüe to KISS to Garth Brooks.

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

RAY: Our latest release is our self-titled EP, The Stars Revolt. If you like emotionally charged rock, this is for you. If you like big guitars and driving drums, this is for you. If you like music in general, you just might like this record. It’s available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon currently but is available everywhere on May 18th.

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

RAY: They can expect us to leave it all onstage. We want people to feel like they’ve been a part of something special when the show is over. That connection that we’ve felt while watching our favorite bands is what we hope to create.

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

RAY: I just hope we’re still on the path that we’re on and still making music. Hopefully we’re hitting the road hard and still doing this every night.

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

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 Manananggal.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

MANANANGGAL: Our band formed in Pottstown PA, but we relocated to Philadelphia. We play black / doom metal.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MANANANGGAL: Sabbath, Pentagram, Jacula, Black Hole, Paul Chain, Death SS, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Goblin, Boc, etc.

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

MANANANGGAL: Our latest releases are two live recordings, one at the Nail in Ardmore PA and the other from 2016 from Moshing For Hunger in Willow Grove. The reason why people would like to hear us is because our band’s sound is not like the normal black metal or death metal fair. Instead we take black metal and doom metal and move it in a more progish psychedelic area much like the styles of bands like Jacula and Goblin (they’re not bm so you know). We also have one ep called Dope Francis too.

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

MANANANGGAL: Our live shows don’t have a lot going on for them as theatrics are concerned, but I will say this, at least 90% of our shows we have done people have for the most part been entertained and enjoyed our music. Thus, if you come to our shows I can tell you that you’ll leave satisfied from listening to music that you’ve never heard before.

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

MANANANGGAL: I’d say doing more shows and recording things like albums, splits, etc. but right now we are currently trying to hold back on doing shows since we’re currently finishing up putting the final touches on our upcoming album and we’ve also been in talks with a label as well (also in the Philadelphia / Nj area).

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

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 Brazilian hard rock band LeatherJacks.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

LEATHERJACKS: The band started out by me, Mauro Cordeiro, in 2016, with the intention to write huge and amazing songs! It all started with “Burning Wire” song. Then the another songs started appearing and coming out.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

LEATHERJACKS: I love, really love Dio, Maiden, Whitesnake, Gotthard, Halestorm, Judas Priest, Helloween, Motorhead, and lots of other things and genres.

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

LEATHERJACKS: “Persona Non Grata” is our latest single. I think everyone identifies with Heavy Metal, plus everyone hates wars and conflicts, and this song is about that: Stop Wars. Really worth a listen and headbang too!

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

LEATHERJACKS: Fun, Hard Rock, Metal, beers, girls, great lyrics and songs, and a Freakin’ Rock show.

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

LEATHERJACKS: I see ourselves heading places like PinkPop Festival, Wacken, Rock In Rio, Download Festival, etc… Huge dream! Hope we can reach it much before 5 years from now!

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Hatchets for Hands

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 Hatchets for Hands vocalist/drummer Cullen Poythress.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

POYTHRESS: Hatches For Hands is a two man heavy metal outfit headquartered in San Francisco, California. In the studio, we become a five piece band with Brian handling guitars and bass and myself on drums and vocals. We’ve been playing together musically as friends since we were kids and together with Hatchets For Hands for about six now.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

POYTHRESS: Our influences are pretty broad ranging as we both come from a very diverse musical background with experience playing and producing in all styles of music in and outside of metal. Influences for Hatchets I’d say we both really appreciate all the classic metal records but also take a lot of influence and inspiration from the sounds coming out of Europe in the late nineties and early 2000s. You’ll hear a lot of big melodic harmonies and hooks in many of our tracks and that’s definitely inspired by those type of bands coming out of Scandinavia during that time, but you’ll also hear elements of classic American Thrash and Death which we both grew up on here in the US.

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

POYTHRESS: Convulsions Of A Dying Empire is our new record and first full length offering to date. It’s the result of a lot of hard work, patience and restraint. The record features a lot of really incredibly talented people on the production side who helped us engineer it, master it and achieve the sound and visuals we were looking for. It’s a big record and for anyone who respects this type of music we feel its a worthy offering to metal fans across genres.

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

POYTHRESS: We currently aren’t performing live, but when we do people can expect one hell of a great show.

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

POYTHRESS: The focus now as it has always been is to continue to create music. We are already headlong into our next record and this new one hasn’t even formally released yet. Constantly being in motion and constantly creating is our plan for the future.