Monday, October 25

Musings With Musicians

Where bands talk non-exclusively with us, because there are sites that say “exclusive interview” and we’re like, bull they talk to us too!

Kyler Millo of BLOODBATHER Converses with Madness To Creation on “Disappear” & Mental Health Awareness
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness, Musings With Musicians

Kyler Millo of BLOODBATHER Converses with Madness To Creation on “Disappear” & Mental Health Awareness

Editor's Note:  Broward County, Florida's own Bloodbather carved out their own niche with their independent release of "Pressure", which amassed over 370,000 streams on Spotify and earned them the opportunity to share the stage with Whitechapel and Of Mice & Men.  Bloodbather is currently composed of Kyler Millo on vocals/bass and Salem Vex on guitars/synths.  They have recently released their new track entitled "Disappear".   In this interview with Madness To Creation, Kyler of Bloodbather discusses coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, the single and controversial music video for "Disappear" and mental health awareness.  Fans can find Bloodbather at the following locations: www.facebook.com/bloodbather www.bloodbather.bandcamp.com www.instagram.com/bloodbather www.twitter...
Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr. of SONS OF THE PIONEERS on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST
Country Roads, Musings With Musicians, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr. of SONS OF THE PIONEERS on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. of Sons of the Pioneers appeared on the 115th episode of The Don's Hit List Podcast with co-hosts The Don and The Grizz.  In this episode, "Dusty" talks about the legacy of his father, the legendary Roy Rogers.  Sons of the Pioneers formed back in 1934 and many look to them as huge inspirations for country western music.  A fun fact for you, in 1977, the Smithsonian Institute declared Sons of the Pioneers as national treasures.  They go through the goosebump moments in the music and discuss Dale Evans who wrote the legendary song "Happy Trails".  Fans can find Sons of the Pioneers at the following locations: www.sonsofthepioneers.org www.facebook.com/SonsofthePioneers www.instagram.com/sonsofthepioneers Fans can find The Don's Hit...
David Landers of ARTUSHA Discusses “Zero Label”, “Inquisition” and Mental Health Awareness with Madness To Creation
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness, Musings With Musicians

David Landers of ARTUSHA Discusses “Zero Label”, “Inquisition” and Mental Health Awareness with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  Richmond, Virginia's own Artusha have recently released their music video for "Zero Label".  It is a track that expresses the trio's fervent disdain for personal labels.  They have also released a single for "Inquisition", and combined, the band has amassed over 15,000 streams on Spotify with those two singles alone.  Artusha is composed of David Landers Jr on guitars/vocals, his brother Caylon Landers on drums and Brian Hase on bass.  They are currently in Zero Label Studio to finish up with their debut album.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, David Landers Jr of Artusha discusses living life without labels, the singles "Zero Label" and "Inquisition" and mental health awareness and the uprising in America.  Fans can find Artusha at the following locations: ww...
We Nerd Out Vol. 203:  Simon Daniels of AUTOGRAPH on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST
Metal Mania, Musings With Musicians, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

We Nerd Out Vol. 203: Simon Daniels of AUTOGRAPH on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Guitarist/vocalist Simon Daniels of legendary 80's metal band Autograph appeared on the 114th episode of The Don's Hit List Podcast with co-hosts The Don and The Grizz.  In this podcast, Simon discusses Autograph's latest single "Souls On Fire", which portions of the proceeds of the single go towards Trinity Health of New England to help our health-care workers get through the Covid-19 pandemic.  They also discuss the album "Get Off Your Ass", and they extensively discuss the legendary band KISS and Zakk Wylde's guitar work on the song "No More Tears" by Ozzy Osbourne. They also talk about how the importance of writing music to connect to today's generation. Fans can find Autograph at the following locations: www.autographofficial.bandcamp.com www.facebook.co...
Tuck O’Leary(FIT FOR A KING) Discusses Off Road Minivan, Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic & “Swan Dive” with Madness To Creation
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked, Musings With Musicians

Tuck O’Leary(FIT FOR A KING) Discusses Off Road Minivan, Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic & “Swan Dive” with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  On a personal note, I remember covering a show featuring August Burns Red with special guests Miss May I, Fit For A King and Crystal Lake.  It was up at The Cabooze in Minneapolis, Minnesota and seeing Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary going absolutely crazy on the bass.  There was a staircase that led up to a small balcony at The Cabooze and Tuck was using the railing of the staircase to hammer out these crazy bass notes.  It was just crazy energy.  Fans can expect that crazy and fun 90's influenced energy on their recent Tooth & Nail Records release entitled "Swan Dive".  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Tuck of Fit For A King/Off Road Minivan discusses his new podcast called "Get Tucked", "Swan Dive", coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and mental health awareness.  Fans ...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 51:  Northern Germany’s COPING MECHANISM Discusses “SHIAK KASIM”
Musings With Musicians, The Musician's Tribune

The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 51: Northern Germany’s COPING MECHANISM Discusses “SHIAK KASIM”

Editor's Note:  Coping Mechanism is a Northern German metal band that infuses progressive rock, technicality in their arrangements and a whole lot of metal!  They cite bands such as Polyphia, Between The Buried and Me, and CHON as major influences in their music.  Coping Mechanism gives Madness To Creation an exclusive track-by-track commentary of their album entitled "Shiak Kasim".  Fans can find Coping Mechanism at the following locations: www.facebook.com/copingmechanismofficial www.facebook.com/copingmechanismofficial COPING MECHANISM on Mental Health Awareness and the Uprising in America: Shiak Kasim is an album that we consider both, a sole long song taking the listener on a journey through different musical genres on one side, as well as several individual songs, that make...
Swedish Artist PONTUS DE WOLFE Discusses “Stockholm Corona Sessions” and Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic with Madness To Creation
Behind The Yearbook, Hip Hop & Pop, Musings With Musicians

Swedish Artist PONTUS DE WOLFE Discusses “Stockholm Corona Sessions” and Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic with Madness To Creation

Editor's Note:  The Covid-19 project Jazzagenturen:  Stockholm Corona Sessions recording project that took place on 2 april in Stockholm, Sweden as a direct reaction to the Corona crisis and the disastrous situation it has put a lot of musicians in. I invited 16 of the best jazz musicians in Sweden to record 50 songs over a 12 hour session at Rixmixningsverket, a studio in one of the center islands in Stockholm, and run by the legendary ABBA member Benny Andersson. The list of songs include both new and unique arrangements of old classics, as well as new compositions from members of the collective. "Jazzagenturen" is a Stockholm based network of jazz musicians and bands, with a focus on delivering traditional live jazz of the very best quality to the city's concert halls, clubs as well as...
We Nerd Out Vol. 202:  Steve Gibb of THESE FOUR WALLS on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST
Metal Mania, Musings With Musicians, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

We Nerd Out Vol. 202: Steve Gibb of THESE FOUR WALLS on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Steve Gibb of These Four Walls appears on the 113th episode of The Don's Hit List Podcast with co-hosts The Don and The Grizz.  Out of Auckland, New Zealand, These Four Walls are composed of Steve Gibb, Gray Vickers, Brad Vickers and Elliott Burton.  In this podcast, Steve discusses their latest album "This Is Not A Future", which came out in June 2020, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, and their musical influences.  Fans can find These Four Walls at the following locations: www.facebook.com/thesefourwalls www.thesefourwallsband.com www.instagram.com/thesefourwallsband
Donny Hillier of TRAUMA Discusses his Career and Cliff Burton in Trauma with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews, Musings With Musicians

Donny Hillier of TRAUMA Discusses his Career and Cliff Burton in Trauma with Mark Dean of Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note: Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first wave thrash metallists Trauma, as they will release their fourth full-length release overall, as well as touring throughout Europe on a bill also featuring Ross the Boss and Burning Witches. Comprising members Donny Hillier - lead vocals, Kris Gustofson - drums, Greg Christian - bass guitar, Joe Fraulob - guitars and Steve Robello - guitars, Trauma looks to build on the buzz created by their last album, 2018’s ‘As the World Dies.’   “Trauma is currently considering what the album should be called,” explains Kris. “Usually for us we have to think about a theme/scope of the recorded songs and what it represents for the time now. Hopefully we will have something soon that makes sense for the recorded collection of tracks,...