My name is Nick Perkel, aka Japan Nick of Japan Nick’s Rock and Metal Pandemonium and my shows are featured on Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 in Little Falls, New Jersey Friday nights 7pm-10pm, as well as co-host on the talk radio edition of Neil Wonnell’s Metalmouth Monday Nights at 11pm. (All times are Eastern Standard)
I have seven interviews and 1 album review published in the Aquarian Weekly which are with Rat Skates to promote his film Welcome to the Dream.
and Rigor Mortis/Warbeast Singer Bruce Corbitt speaking about the new albums coming from Warbeast and Rigor Mortis as well as the split with Phil Anselmo called War of the Gargantuas
Klara Force is a guitarist for Swedish sleaze metal band Crucified Barbara, who are currently on an American tour with fellow Swedish luminaries Crashdïet. Last July, Crucified Barbara released The Midnight Chase, their third full-length, and it came with a North American exclusive track called “Acid Rain.”
The band will be performing in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, April 13. I recently spoke with Force to discuss The Midnight Chase, their tour, and more. The transcription is below:
http://www.theaquarian.com/2013/06/20/sacred-mother-tongue-out-of-the-darkness Sacred Mother Tongue are a London-based hard rock/metal band that has just released their sophomore album, Out Of The Darkness. Singer Darrin South has a melodic yet punk style of singing reminiscent of Nick Red from Stockholm outfit Blowsight.
Special b side tracks such as Lucifera, Go Down Swinging, and Can’t Hide the Wolf were given an in depth description. TGPF and For All Eternity, which are recordings from Holy Grail’s first demo were mentioned. Luna discussed various other bands in which he has contributed vocals to such as Children of Bodom, Parkway Drive, 69 Eyes, and perhaps Monster Magnet in the future? A Deep introspective dialogue was held when the topic of explaining the difference between paying your dues, and being taken advantage of was gone over. Guitarists Eli Santana and Alex Lee are holding guitar clinics on every show of the tour.
Diamond Plate’s first release was the Thrash Clash Vol. 2 split with Oppression, which had Konrad Kupiec on guitar and Jim Nicademus on drums. One of their most popular songs, “At The Mountains Of Madness” was on that split and later included on Generation Why? a few years later. The band is currently signed to Earache Records/Century Media, and will be appearing with Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Battlecross, Revocation and Generation Kill at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room on Oct. 29.
The group recently released their sophomore album, Pulse. It’s essentially a new band with their new lead singer, Matt Ares. There was a darker and more serious vibe to the writing of this album with longtime fans noticing a more mature sound. The art of picking out the tracklisting and how to pick the order of the songs was compared to putting random puzzle pieces together to form a work of art.
The band now works differently than in years past, introducing jamming into their live sets as an important component of their songwriting and performances. In the interview below, Kupiec, Nicademus and Ares, as well as radio host Neil Wonnell, discuss the group’s songs, advice for young musicians, and more.
Dir En Grey are a heavy metal band from Osaka, Japan, that has been around since 1997. They formed after La:Sadie’s broke up and reformed with four of the old La:Sadie’s members and added a bassist named Toshiya. Dir En Grey typically use events going on in their everyday life to record new music, and are one of Japan’s most successful metal acts.
In 2014, Dir En Grey are looking to release a new album and may possibly revisit the American shores for yet another visit. This month, however, they’re coming to the Tri-State Area as part of their Ghoul tour, which stops at Philly’s Theater Of Living Arts on Nov. 9 and NYC’s Irving Plaza on Nov. 11.
I am also on the Examiner now.