Interview with Mortiis: Sometimes People Wear Masks because they have Nothing to Hide

Interview with Mortiis: Sometimes People Wear Masks because they have Nothing to Hide

  I’m sorry. The first words I utter to Håvard a.k.a. Mortiis, The Inky Lord of the Hidden People, The Cold Priest of Creep, The Whisperer in the Starkness, The Goblin King of the.. erm, Goblins, (enough – Ed), are sincere apologies. The time difference between here and Norway is an hour. Our interview is arranged for 3pm, and me being oh so clever, figure that I need to call at 2pm to make up…

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Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

Interview: Thorsten Quaeschning & Hoshiko Yamane talk about Tangerine Dream

  Thorsten Quaeschning is the current bandleader of Tangerine Dream. He joined the group in 2005. He performs synthesizers and guitar. Born in Berlin in 1977. As a child he practised on violin, the flute and the piano. Before Thorsten joined Tangerine Dream, he worked as a producer for the band ‘Minory’. Afterwards he began to tour with Tangerine Dream, behind the scenes in 2003, before joining them. Each year since the sad death of…

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Interview: Deb Demure talks about Drab Majesty and “Modern Mirror”

Interview: Deb Demure talks about Drab Majesty and “Modern Mirror”

  An American dark wave/dream pop act Drab Majesty could be described as one of the most enigmatic and intriguing musical projects of the last decade. With two full length albums under their belt, they released “Modern Mirror” in July 2019, which is by far their most profound and elaborate album. The band toured the USA and Europe in support of the release and are returning for another round of European shows in May and…

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Interview: Sean Brennan talks about “Selected Scenes…”, LAM and more

Interview: Sean Brennan talks about “Selected Scenes…”, LAM and more

  Taking your name from an iconic horror film can be a challenge, but London After Midnight have done that in style. Singer/Songwriter Sean Brennan created the band in the 1990s in LA and has not looked back since then. London After Midnight have become one of the darlings of the goth/alternative festival circuit and have often headlined the iconic WGT in Leipzig. Sean’s no-nonsense approach makes them a force to be reckoned with. Recently…

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Peer Lebrecht talks about Golden Apes – interview

Peer Lebrecht talks about Golden Apes – interview

  Golden Apes is a German rock band from Berlin, founded in 1998 by Peer Lebrecht (vocals), Christian Lebrecht (bass) and Eric Bahrs (guitar). In 2001, drummer Nestor de Valley became a member of the Golden Apes and the result of the band’s now stronger and more intense sound was very dark. Live keyboarder Sven Wolff became a permanent member in 2003. In late 2008 drummer Nestor de Valley was replaced by Joe Finck. A…

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Morgan King Interview

Morgan King Interview

  Morgan King is a Grammy award winning, English singer, writer, record producer and photographer. Morgan’s musical career began in 1979 as drummer for Manchester band Illustration. His musical direction changed considerably with the advent of house music in the late 1980s. He had a varied musical career up until 1994/1995, when he took a break from the music scene. In 2003 Morgan resurfaced to co-write Trybe’s “Sarah Said” with Fragma. In 2007 he opened his Accidental Music label so he could…

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The Dark Magic Of Black Needle Noise: Conversations With Singers Betty X and Anjela Piccard

The Dark Magic Of Black Needle Noise: Conversations With Singers Betty X and Anjela Piccard

  The past few months have been relentlessly productive for legendary dark alternative producer John Fryer’s band Black Needle Noise. On the heels of their World Tour Of Hollywood this past fall, came the vinyl release of the long-awaited Lost In Reflections, the launch of the Black Needle Noise website, and now an upcoming album of cover songs called These Mortal Covers. The album contains a collection of songs that have been in development for…

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Interview: Magne Furuholmen talks about White Xmas Lies, A-ha and more

Interview: Magne Furuholmen talks about White Xmas Lies, A-ha and more

  We had a pleasure of talking to A-ha co-founder and keyboard player Magne Furuholmen about his upcoming third solo album, White Xmas Lies. In this interview, Magne has revealed his inspiration for this beautiful and emotionally rich, yet at times dark and melancholic album about Christmas. Magne is most known for his work with A-ha. He co-wrote many of the band’s hit songs, including their most famous hit ‘Take On Me’. He is also a very…

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KMFDM Interview: Sascha Konietzko talks about “Paradise”

KMFDM Interview: Sascha Konietzko talks about “Paradise”

  KMFDM is a name every industrial music fan will recognize easily. Since their inception in 1984, they’ve been one of the trailblazers of the genre, giving fans new twists and refreshing takes on industrial while also giving them the heavy, loud beats they know and love. With a revolving door of collaborators and a lineup in constant evolution, KMFDM is a great example of both how flexible industrial music can be, and how a…

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A Device To Entice Us: Curse Mackey Talks Good And Evil

A Device To Entice Us: Curse Mackey Talks Good And Evil

  I sat down with Curse Mackey before his performance in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, where he shared a bill with old friends My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Whether you first heard him as the singer of Texas-based industrial noise act Evil Mothers, with the Grim Faeries, as a contributing vocalist for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, or on one of his many collaborations with industrial supergroup Pigface, if…

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