Monday, October 18

Tag: 36 Crazyfists

Jeff Buehner of THE LOYAL ORDER/ROUGH CUTT Discusses “Ready For Dead”, Signing with EMP Label Group & Writing Process with Mark Dean for Madness To Creation
Dr. Mark Dean Interviews

Jeff Buehner of THE LOYAL ORDER/ROUGH CUTT Discusses “Ready For Dead”, Signing with EMP Label Group & Writing Process with Mark Dean for Madness To Creation

Contributor's Note:  The Loyal Order first hatched as a studio project several years ago in Portland, when Jeff Buehner was approached to write a theme song for a regional outdoor hunting reality show.  He reached out to guitarist Brandon Cook for a heavy riff, and the result was a song called Off the Grid (Superhuman).  It aired regionally in the Pacific NW for two seasons. A bassist by trade, singing is a new beginning for Jeff.  The songs were originally crafted with a different vocalist in mind, but after laying scratch tracks for the first few songs, the producer convinced him to lay the final tracks himself.    From this songwriting partnership between Buehner and Cook, the songs began to flow. They soon approached Producer Rob Daiker at The Commune in Portland, Oregon, who has...
“Two Parts Viper” by ’68, how can this be two dudes in the band?
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“Two Parts Viper” by ’68, how can this be two dudes in the band?

This past June, Atlanta, Georgia's own '68 released "Two Parts Viper" via Cooking Vinyl/Good Fight Management.  Josh Scogin(formerly of Norma Jean and The Chariot) and drummer Michael McLellan have released quite arguably one of the most raw records I have heard in awhile! The mission for '68 is to get back to the roots of rock and roll, while combining elements of Jack White meets elements of Every Time I Die and The Chariot, to create a combination of chaos and melody, brutality and simplicity, and just pure dirty, gritty rock and roll. "Two Parts Viper" starts off with "Eventually We All Win".  It sounds triumphant and gritty as Scogin takes the distorted guitar, turns it up to 11, while McLellan provides some of the most raw drumming I have heard in awhile.  From a lyrical standpoint...
Madness To Creation Sits Down with Brock Lindal of 36 Crazyfists to Discuss “Lanterns”, Donald Trump, and the Creative Process Behind “Lanterns”!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Madness To Creation Sits Down with Brock Lindal of 36 Crazyfists to Discuss “Lanterns”, Donald Trump, and the Creative Process Behind “Lanterns”!

Editor's Note:  It was an awesome time discussing "Lanterns" with vocalist Brock Lindal of 36 Crazyfists!  They recently released their latest offering via Spinefarm Records and they spent some significant time touring with DevilDriver, Cane Hill, and Tetrarch.  We had to reschedule it because one of my contributors was going to interview him as his local band, Katastrophes Tomb was opening the show at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, and based upon the time slot of the interview and Katastrophes Tomb soundcheck, we couldn't make it work.  Special thanks goes out to Jon and Amy for setting the reschedule up with Brock of 36 Crazyfists.  Without further delay, here is my interview with Brock of 36 Crazyfists! M.T.C.:  What does a day in the life on the road for 36 Crazyfists look like...
“1711” by Katastrophes Tomb, raw bludgeoning power!
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“1711” by Katastrophes Tomb, raw bludgeoning power!

After recently seeing their set when they opening for The Acacia Strain during their one-off show before embarking on the Vans Warped Tour, I became further intrigued with this band.  It was an intense live show that was highly engaging for the packed house at the Vaudeville Mews.  This band is known as Katastrophes Tomb, and on July 21st, they have released their EP entitled "1711" via Reverb Nation, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud. Katastrophes Tomb is composed of Vincent Venn on vocals, Taylor Soloman on drums, Brian Lundy on guitars, Curtis Coleone on bass, and Joe Youngbear on guitars.  This year alone, Katastrophes Tomb has shared the stage with the likes of the aforementioned The Acacia Strain, Flaw, Psychostick, Motograter, Mushroomhead, Madame Mayhem, and American Head Charge.  They a...
“S.T.F.U.” by KillSET, turning back the clock!
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“S.T.F.U.” by KillSET, turning back the clock!

Out of Los Angeles, California comes a band that looks to bring back the slam dancing, mosh pitting, while offering a bit of a tongue-in-cheek vibe to their music.  This four-piece band is known as KillSET, as they have recently released their record entitled "S.T.F.U" to the masses! KillSET is composed of Chris Luca on vocals, Dave Comer on guitars, Mark Baker on bass, and James Dillon on drums.  KillSET is off to a fantastic start in their career as they have shared the stage with the likes of Fear Factory, Otep, Red, Adrenaline Mob, Nothing More, Flaw, and Saliva, as well as tapping Eddie Wohl, who has produced the likes of Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, Ill Nino, and 36 Crazyfists to produced "S.T.F.U", which could potentially bring nu-metal back to the forefront. "S.T.F.U." starts off wi...