Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Cannibal Corpse" interview - Headbanging, bats, and beer-spilling with George "Corpsegrinder"

pandie suicide with corpsegrinder

George and I at the Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2009 San Antonio show

Well I thought San Bernadino was bad enough for deadly sun exposure, but the place had NOTHING on texas! i attended two shows there with the rad Regina Perez and Melissa Andra. There were many, many adventures to be had which will all be revealed each delicious detail at a time for your viewing pleasure. But first off I was fortunate enough to score this guerilla interview with George Fisher, lead singer of Cannibal Corpse and all round brutal/awesome guy.
He talks tour, new album, bats and headbanging with me.

And don't you worry next time I'm going to make sure we're as far away from the damn loud Metal Mulisha bus as possible! (haha love you metal mulisha, really!)

Check it out!

Filmed by Regina Perez

More videos, interviews, photos and everything in between coming soon - Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid, Metal Mulisha and me ;)

Plus one photo for good measure because I think Regina and I look damn hot in that late afternoon San Antonio sun haha.



Did you go to Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2009?

Myself and Regina snapped by mike D at the San Antonio show, TX for Rockstar

Because I sure did, about 5 times over, and had the adventure of my life. I'm trying to pick a favourite but they were all so fucking awesome, I mean Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, marilyn Manson, the Black Dahlia Murder, Job for A Cowboy, All that Remains, Killswitch Engage, and so much more, how could you not?

I took a lot of photos and met a lot of interesting people out there on the road, as well as scoring interviews with some of the biggest bands in metal today, Cannibal Corpse, God Forbid, The black Dahlia Murder, but what I want to hear is your stories and what I want to see is your photos. So leave me a comment with your pics and stories about the rockstar Mayhem Fest 2009. What were your favourite bands? Who did you meet? How drunk did you get? How far did you have to travel? How goddamn hot was it??

My Cannibal Corpse interview up later tonight, so check back soon!



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Coatl" - Girl Fronted Goth/Metal


Coatl (myspace.com/coatl) are a girl-fronted goth/metal influenced band from Gardena, California. Their music is flavoured with their Mexican homeland and dark, eerie soundscapes mixed with heavy metal guitars and strong female vocals.
A while back I got the chance to sit down and talk to these guys (and girls) about all things Coatl. It was my very first interview for the almighty Flashrock.com, check it out:

coatl interview 6

Working hard.

coatl and pandie

Joining the band haha

coatl pandie and tfg

Along with TFG


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Michael Jackson and Metal: An interview with "Death Watch"

One of the questions people of the future are sure to ask is this: Where were you the day that Michael Jackson died? The answer to this particular question for myself was this: at the bank doing some deals, when all of a sudden my cellphone went crazy with text messages and twitters and myspaces and whatnot to the tune of omg did you hear Michael Jackson just died?! My first thought was, wait what, wasn't it Farrah Fawcet that died today? Could these people somehow have confused MJ with Farrah?

Do they think she's the same person?

Mais Non, a few seconds later I look up at the television screen conveniently placed near the counter at the bank. It is going crazy with "Michael Jackson in hospital", "Michael Jackson dies" and various other confused and other contradictory headlines and scrolling info bars.

The bank is suddenly all afflutter with OMG MJ IS DEAD conversations, it doesn't make sense.
I have this strange suspicion it's all a hoax, some April fool's prank gone wrong, or worse it's deliberate and the prince of pop has eaborately and effectively, staged his own death!!!
I think I must be in shock. Anyway I get out of there quick (I never really liked banks anyway) and several hours later I find myself in the Flashrock.com studios interviewing San Bernadino's Death Watch (myspace.com/deathwatch06).

Of course Michael Jackson comes up in the interview.

And of course it's probably not a good idea that it gets captured on camera and preserved on the internet for you and all those people of the future who a) like metal videos and b) want to know where you were when Michael Jackson died, to check out and watch over and over and over.

Forgive them....

I think they're drunk.

The band do have two vocalists though, you can't beat that. It's like a double dose of what's good for you. They bring the heavy. Despite everything, I just can't help but love them. Check out this interview, performance and permanent time capsule for people of the future featuring the talkative, the brutal, the fucking awesome...DEATH WATCH!