I first saw Avatar at the Feckler in Bristol, a venue on a boat. It was an entirely appropriate setting to see them. They had such a jaunty and energetic sound, like a dark Victorian funfair. There was plenty of hilarious audience interaction from Johannes Eckerström who was born to be a frontman. Avatar exude… Continue reading Johannes Eckerström
Serj Tankian is one of my heroes; a charismatic and intelligent musical genius. System of a Down’s lyrics are full of passion and poignancy- a great inspiration for the young and impressionable. His face is beautiful, full of kindness and humour.
When I first came across Slipknot, I knew they represented something different. I had just started to discover the alternative scene and bought magazines like Kerrang and Metal Hammer and would feel great excitement, flicking through the pages and making new discoveries. The thing which drew me to metal was the heavy and strong sound,… Continue reading Joey Jordison
Serpentine Offering was influenced by a sculpture from a Berlin cemetery and a track of the same title by Norweigan symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. When I visited Berlin, I was impressed by the city’s regeneration and architectural innovation following the devastation and oppression of World War II and the Cold War. The spirit… Continue reading Serpentine Offering