Interviews

Interview: All Time Low

Last March, after touring through the UK and Australia, All Time Low took on another continent and toured through Europe all the while promoting their new album Future Hearts. Cassette Culture had the chance to meet up with the guys and got to ask them a…

Interview with Mike Gaspar of Moonspell

Driven by the success of their new album Extinct, Moonspell has taken over Europe with their Road to Extinction tour. Cassette Culture got the opportunity to sit down with drummer Mike Gaspar to talk about their newest release. CC: Moonspell’s new…

Interview Dead Neanderthals

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One of the most impressive bands from the Netherlands over the last years are Dead Neanderthals from Nijmegen. The duo has been active since 2010 and delivered some really intense free-jazz material and received very positive reviews from all over…

Interview with Sepultura’s Derrick Green

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Hot on the heels of the release of their new album The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart, the legendary Sepultura have hit the road again, laying waste across Europe with sold out show after sold out show. Cassette Culture managed to catch up with their charismatic and incredibly easygoing front man Derrick Green in Munich, Germany, where we discussed the new album, old versus new, and the touring life. Enjoy!

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Many are saying that The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart is a return to the sound of old-school Sepultura, even before you yourself joined the band. Was that a deliberate intention or was it more of a natural evolution of your sound?
It was very natural, just for the fact that there are a lot of those elements from the past that are still within us, with the band. There’s still something that we love about hardcore, very heavy thrash metal and so on, and those elements have always stayed with us. But at the same time I think there was something…

Combichrist – The mind of Andy LaPlegua

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Combichrist is pulverizing the industrial scene with every release, and we caught up with Andy LaPlegua, the man behind it all. You might also know him from Icon of Coil, Scandy or Scandinavian Cock. We chatted about passions, orchestras, cars and more.

100 stories: Musicians – Frankie Suim

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Frankie Suim is a 24 year old bass guitar player from the Netherlands. His current band is called DISTILLATOR. He adores thrash metal. Frankie decided to join the 100 stories project last week. This is his story. What is the…

100 stories: Musicians – Richard Bos

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My name is Richard Bos, a 27-year-old from the Netherlands, but still a hardcore kid at heart. I play some bass, a little guitar and make some electronic music, but most of my time is spent screaming into a microphone,…

INTERVIEW: We Are The In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd is currently on a co-headliner through Europe and the UK with Never Shout Never. They touched down in Amsterdam April 18th and Cassette Culture went out to the show to shoot some photos and catch…

INTERVIEW: 18 Miles

18 Miles is taking the Dutch hardcore and metalcore world by storm. They recently released their debut full-length Darker Times (we gave it an 8/10). We caught up with them a while back to talk about 18 Miles, music industry,…

Interview with Metal Tigger

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Metal Tigger travels Europe to visit the most awesome metal festivals Europe has to offer. You might have met Metal Tigger on the road, backstage or frontstage at a festival. You might have had your picture taken with Metal Tigger.…

INTERVIEW: Jaya The Cat

What do you get when you take a handful of guys from the United States and The Netherlands and blend their musical preferences and characters to make a band? Well, one possible result is Jaya The Cat. Jaya The Cat play…

Serge van Uden – Up Magazine

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Serge van Uden started  Up Magazine in 2001. The magazine covers a part of the music scene that used to be written about in underground magazines that were printed by hand and distributed at shows. As this part of the…

Jonas and The Massive Attraction

Jonas & The Massive Attraction , a Montréal, Canada based rock sensation is coming to take over Europe! Their album Big Slice was released in Canada on September 14th 2010.  The first single and title track Big Slice went out to…

John Coffey

John Coffey  makes a successful mix of punk, rock ‘n roll and screamo. In 2009 they released their debut album Vanity via Sally Forth Records and toured with bands like Underoath, Cancer Bats, Architects, The Chariot and The Ghost Of…

The Brave May Fall

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Hometown of  The Brave May Fall, a metalcore band consisting of five guys that want to do one thing only. Rock hard!  A few weeks ago they happened to play in a venue called ‘De Beuk’  in Barendrecht.…

Kelly Shaefers’ creativity runneth over

Now and then those who have been around since the beginning of an era, search new challenges, new horizons to conquer, new ways to express themselves. Kelly Shaefer is one of those people. He has witnessed the birth of technical…

Backstage with So Called Celeste

So Called Celeste.  Formed in 2007 and making a name for themselves since the very first day! Their success began with the first EP which gave them a reason to play over 200 shows over the course of 2008-2010. With…

Band shirts and merchandise – Richard Theuws

In 1989 Richard Theuws was a punk rocker. He organized shows, worked at festivals and visited concerts. Music was his true love. Nowadays, Richard runs a successful company, Merchsupply.com. Together with his wife Sharon he supplies merchandise to bands like…

Smalltown Nobodies

Every week there is news to be told about the Smalltown Nobodies, a melodic metal band from the Rotterdam Area in The Netherlands. This band is recording songs, recording music videos, rehearsing, writing and playing gigs. Not only the band…

As Prayers Fail

As Prayers Fail (APF) is a young upcoming hardcore / metalcore band from the Rotterdam Area in the Netherlands. Since mid 2010 the band is working hard to write songs, rage shows and spread their music. Already in March 2011 they released…