Monday, October 18

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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 231):  Lindy Gabriel of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 231): Lindy Gabriel of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE

Contributor's Note:  Lindy Gabriel of Gabriel and The Apocalypse appears on the 230th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  Madness To Creation tag teamed on this interview.  Lindy discusses the remix album "Alpha Bionic" and how the band has had to "call audibles" with their band due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  On March 3rd, Gabriel and The Apocalypse released "Alpha Transcendence" which features work on the songs "Systematic Chaos", which features a remix with Rick Stitch Thomas of Mushroomhead/Ventana and their ridiculous cover of Midnight Oil's version of "Beds Are Burning", which features the remix with Sin Quirin of Ministry/3 Headed Snake. They also discuss mental health and how much they've missed live music and memories of tour...
(Single Premiere) “Bystander” by LEATHERBACK
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(Single Premiere) “Bystander” by LEATHERBACK

Landing on Friday 18th December 2020 is the new single from industrial metal project Leatherback. 'Bystander' is accompanied by the B-side 'A Plague on Both Your Houses', creating a dynamic instrumental release. Leatherback is an instrumental metal project started by Matt Neave. Originally from Norwich in Norfolk, and now based in Chester, north-west England, Leatherback has added a unique sound the metal scene in the north west. Leatherback first began writing on the 1st January 2018 and within the space of 18 months had released four interconnected EP’s, known as “The Cycle”. Along with producing a dynamic and brutal signature sound, Leatherback delivers a unique live show – the metal equivalent of a one-man band. He has supported the Tool cover band “Tool Shed” multiple times, per...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Kristof Bathory of DAWN OF ASHES
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(Mental Health Conversations): Kristof Bathory of DAWN OF ASHES

Editor's Note:  It was a great time sitting down with frontman Kristof Bathory of industrial metal band Dawn Of Ashes for Madness To Creation.  Out of Los Angeles, California, Dawn Of Ashes have been creating and redefining industrial metal since 2001 by incorporating aggrotech/terror EDM and industrial black metal into their sound.  Their music explores the concepts of horror and perversion while exploring the concepts of organized religion in general.  They released "The Antinomian" on July 10th via Artoffact Records and this band is for fans of 3Teeth, Ministry, Fear Factory and Skinny Puppy.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Kristof of Dawn Of Ashes discusses "The Antiomen", coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and mental health.  Fans can find Dawn Of Ashes at the following lo...
(Mark Dean Interviews):  Ken Jay of STATIC X
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(Mark Dean Interviews): Ken Jay of STATIC X

Contributor's Note:  Just before the albums release I had the opportunity to chat with Static X Drummer Ken Jay for Madness To Creation to discuss the creation process of what would turn out to be an emotional and particularly poignant piece of music.  Fans can find Static X at the following locations: www.facebook.com/staticx   www.instagram.com/staticxofficial www.twitter.com/OfficialStaticX    Mark Dean:  Hello. Ken Jay:  It's been a while since I've Skyped and I was like, "Oh, wait. I've got to get this thing up and running again." So, here we are. How are you doing? Mark Dean:  I'm good...what about yourself? Ken Jay:  Can't complain, although it's a weird time for the world. Mark Dean:  It is. With the coronavirus situation at the present time all live show...
“Mr. Strangler” of PORN Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness and the Mr. Strangler Trilogy
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“Mr. Strangler” of PORN Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness and the Mr. Strangler Trilogy

Editor's Note:  As it's extremely well-documented, it's certainly been trying times for bands and recording artists around the world.  However, it's kept French "Murder Rock" band PORN incredibly busy.  Not only have they released "Act III:  No Monsters In God's Eyes", they have also released remix version of the trilogy which has included members of Combichrist, Mindless Self Indulgence, Stabbing Westward and Orgy on the remix version.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, frontman Mr. Strangler of PORN discusses mental health awareness, the writing process of "No Monsters In God's Eyes" and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fans can find PORN(the band) at the following locations: www.facebook.com/PORNtheband Madness To Creation:  How are you coping with the Covid-19 pandem...
We Nerd Out Vol. 143:  Reyka Osburn of DEATH VALLEY HIGH Converses with “The Don” of THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on their “Goosebump” Moments!
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We Nerd Out Vol. 143: Reyka Osburn of DEATH VALLEY HIGH Converses with “The Don” of THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on their “Goosebump” Moments!

Contributor's Note:  If you were to mix Nine Inch Nails with Deftones, Ministry and Marilyn Manson, you would get Death Valley High.  The Grizz and I chatted with Reyka Osburn of Death Valley High on the 75th Episode of The Don's Hit List Podcast and poured through the goosebump moments in their music.  In fact, Chino of Deftones performs on one of their songs.  Chris Connelly of Revolting Cocks and Ministry fame performs on one of the songs as well.  If you want something to listen to during this quarantine and social distancing, check out this episode via Spotify.  Fans can find Death Valley High at the following locations: www.facebook.com/deathvalleyhigh www.deathvalleyhigh.com Fans can find The Don's Hit List at the following locations: www.facebook.com/TheDonsHitList ...
Legendary Drummer Martin Atkins of PIGFACE Converses with Madness To Creation on Art of Touring and Crafting a PIGFACE Show, and Mental Health Awareness!
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Legendary Drummer Martin Atkins of PIGFACE Converses with Madness To Creation on Art of Touring and Crafting a PIGFACE Show, and Mental Health Awareness!

Editor's Note:  This man needs little to no introduction.  The legendary Martin Atkins talked to us about the upcoming tour with the industrial rock supergroup PIGFACE.  He's having the who's who of today's rock musicians come up there and he gives us some insight on what goes into a PIGFACE concert.  You might have heard his name in many drumming circles, as he drummed for Nine Inch Nails for their legendary hit "Head Like A Hole", along with Ministry and Killing Joke in the 1990's.  Martin is also a guest lecturer and wrote books on touring life.  In this interview with Madness To Creation, Martin Atkins clues us in on the legend that is PIGFACE, along with mental health awareness, and the art of touring and networking.  Fans can find PIGFACE at the following locations: www.facebook.c...
“The PMA Effect” by JOHN JOSEPH(CRO-MAGS) is Out Now! Book Signing to Take Place in Los Angeles on February 21st!
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“The PMA Effect” by JOHN JOSEPH(CRO-MAGS) is Out Now! Book Signing to Take Place in Los Angeles on February 21st!

 Lethal Amounts, a revered gallery in Los Angeles, will be hosting an evening with John Joseph to help celebrate his recent book - The PMA Effect. The night will include a reading, signing and Q+A with fans. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, February 21 from 7:30 - 9:30pm. The PMA Effect teaches the methods for achieving your goals no matter how high you set the bar comes down to one vital principle: Developing a Positive Mindset. If you can change your mindset, you can change your life. PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) can sustain you through any difficult circumstances. Readers learn to deal with stress more efficiently and develop the skill set and determination to never quit at tasks. To push through fear and manifest your thoughts, hopes ...
(EP Review) “3 Headed Snake” by 3 HEADED SNAKE
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(EP Review) “3 Headed Snake” by 3 HEADED SNAKE

Back in the fall of 2018, 3 Headed Snake released a brief, three-song self-titled EP.  The band is composed of vocalist Johnny Ray, guitarist Cesar Soto, bassist DV Karloff, drummer Derek S. Abrams, and is rounded out by legendary Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin!   All three of the songs feature powerful riffs, bass, and drum compilations throughout.  3 Headed Snake provides a classic metal sound that traditionalists (if that term may be used in the metal scene) will appreciate and, in fact, will probably leave those fans wanting more! “Wisdom Screams” is the highlight of this introduction we receive from the band.  This is a powerful, extremely well-written song that speaks to the chaotic and mixed feelings many feel in our society today.  In fact, the band says through the lyrics, “W...