Alex Deller

Interviews

Ursa's Members Went from DIY Darlings to Doom Dragonslayers

The trio behind prog-black metallers Cormorant started a new traditional doom band. Stream their wizard-bearded debut ‘Abyss Between the Stars’ now.
Alex Deller
10.31.18
Interviews

Insect Ark's Take on Metal Is Still a Beautiful Experiment

Stream the Portland-slash-NYC experimental metal duo's new album, 'Marrow Hymns' and read bassist Dana Schechter's thoughts on tough times and guitar-free metal.
Alex Deller
2.22.18
PROFILES

Holy Terror Ruled, Burned Out, and Remained Criminally Underrated

With a new box set, 'Total Terror,' bringing the band's late-'80s work together, we spoke with guitarist Mike Alvord about the LA band's strange and brilliant history.
Alex Deller
10.29.17
It's Lit

Metal Blade's Brian Slagel Looks Back at 35 Years of Metal Domination

Read our interview with the legendary label founder, and check out an exclusive excerpt from his new book on the wild, triumphant history of Metal Blade Records.
Alex Deller
8.22.17
Features

The Art of Heavy Metal Defiance in the Middle East

At a recent panel discussion in London, Bassem Deaibes from Lebanese thrashers Blaakyum explained why reality is more devastating than fiction
Alex Deller
4.11.17
Interviews

Dave Witte on Cracking Open Black Army Jacket's Casket

We spoke with the legendary drummer about his many, many projects—from Municipal Waste to Melt-Banana—and those new Black Army Jacket reissues
Alex Deller
2.17.17
Premieres

Iron Reagan Baptize the Thrash Faithful with 'Crossover Ministry'

Stream the Richmond thrash punk kings' gnarly new album, out February 3 via Relapse Records
Alex Deller
1.31.17
Interviews

Bangladeafy's Jon Ehlers Is Doomed to Play Rock Music, Hearing Disability be Damned

Stream the NYC proggy drum'n'bass duo's bewildering new EP and read an interview with Ehlers on disability representation, jazz, and hearing aids.
Alex Deller
8.19.16
Interviews

Thrill Jockey's Bettina Richards on the Label's Shift from Indie Darlings to Weird Metal Powerhouse

The Thrill Jockey head honcho talks metal, jean vests and Mutilation Rites’ testicles.
Alex Deller
6.9.16