The Dillinger Escape Plan have been a powerhouse of the worldwide heavy music scene since 1997, constantly evolving themselves and pushing their capabilities well past the limits of most musicians. With four albums under their belt, including 2009’s well-received ‘Option Paralysis’ LP, the band has honed their songwriting complexities down to a knife edge, showing no signs of slowing down or relenting their grip on their rabidly loyal fanbase. Drummer Billy Rymer recently spoke to Kill Your Stereo about how the band makes its music, their admiration for Soundwave Festival and their unpenned direction for the future.
Fast, hard-hitting and groovy, Bristol’s Turbowolf are bringing back rock n roll in style. Since forming in 2008 the band has repeatedly found themselves tearing up the stages of just about every major European festival from Download to Sonisphere. Having released their eponymous debut album in November via Hassle Records, we checked in with vocalist Chris Georgiadis to find out about everything that is Turbowolf.
The Bride are a 5-piece hardcore band from Sydney, one of the most recent additions to the UNFD roster and definitely a band to look out for. With the buzz they have created surrounding their debut full length President Rd, they are definitely a band to keep your eye on. A few days before the album's "official" release, vocalist Kevin Schultz had a chat with Kill Your Stereo about the album, their upcoming tour with House Vs Hurricane, tour rituals and a whole bunch more.
The Getaway Plan has emerged triumphantly from their hiatus with a brand new album and an extensive national tour with Break Even and Gatherer kicking off later this month, and are poised and ready to retake their position at the forefront of the Australian music scene. We caught up with guitarist Clint Ellis to talk about Requiem, Big Day Out and the band’s hopeful vision for the future.
Long Island hardcore outfit This Is Hell have been on the scene for a while now. Getting ever more thrashy with every album (that's cool with us), they've just released their fourth full lenth "Black Mass" through Rise Records. We caught up with guitarist and founding member Rick Jimenez to talk $2 sushi and dressing up as Metallica.
Ohio 6-piece The Devil Wears Prada have been creating their own brand of metalcore for the last six years, and their most recent release, Dead Throne, is no different. Since it's release (or maybe it's leak) the album has been turning heads for all the right reasons. As the band prepare to take over Australian stages on the Dead Throne tour later this month, drummer Daniel took some time out to have a chat with Kill Your Stereo.
The Amity Affliction are one of the most exciting band's to come out of Australia in recent years. Twelve months after releasing their second studio full length, Youngbloods, they are still selling out shows all over Australia. Early next month the boys will be heading off on their third Australian tour for the year, the Fuck The Reaper tour as well as rereleasing a deluxe version of Youngbloods. Vocalist Joel Birch took some time out to have a chat about the tour, the album and everything else that has been happening in the last 12 months for The Amity Affliction.
Known as the singer and guitarist of The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon has teamed up with the band's long-time guitar tech Ian Perkins for one hell of a side project known as The Horrible Crowes. With the guys releasing their debut offering "Elsie" in September, we caught up with Mr Fallon to talk Medieval Scottish poetry, antiques shopping and of course Bruce Springsteen.
Wyoming skate punkers Teenage Bottlerocket have now been on the punk rock circuit for over ten years and don't look to be stopping anytime soon. The band will make their maiden voyage to Australia next month to join local favourites Frenzal Rhomb on their national tour through September. We chatted to frontman Ray Carlisle to discuss punk, getting drunk and good old Australian hospitality.
Maryland four-piece The Dangerous Summer have been destined for big things since they were signed to Hopeless Records in early 2007, only 8 months after the band formed. The band have been keeping busy in 2011. They recently released their second full length, War Paint, are currently on Warped Tour and were set to head down to Australia for Soundwave Revolution next month. We caught up with guitarist Cody Payne to discuss the album, touring and everything else in the world of The Dangerous Summer.