Interviews 2010

GROAN

Dec/23/2010

Hailing from the UK, GROAN is a young and promising band whose debut album immediately caught my attention. It is packed with great songs that are often naturally saturated with the spirit of very early Black Sabbath...

TORTURED SPIRIT

Oct/20/2010

Those of you who have academically dealt with doom metal made in Germany will already have noticed the name TORTURED SPIRIT. They are one of the few heavy bands here that have a real individual sound...

BROKEN BONES

Oct/06/2010

Anyone who is interested in the history of English hardcore punk should know BROKEN BONES. The band was founded in 1983 by guitarist Tony 'Bones' Roberts, who also pioneered hardcore punk with DISCHARGE...

WAR INJUN

Sep/19/2010

It's time again to pay close attention to Maryland. As you probably noticed by now, Cosmic Lava has a fondness and huge interest at the heavy rock/doom community which can be found in the eastern federal state of the USA...

VICTOR GRIFFIN

Aug/06/2010

There are only a few guitarists that have left their mark on the history of Black Sabbath-esque heavy music. One of them is Victor Griffin, who started his career in the late 1970's...

ARC OF ASCENT

Aug/02/2010

New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation, but that does not mean that it was cut off from the history of psychedelic and heavy rock. Especially Billy TK, who was part of the lineup of The Human Instinct in the very early 1970's, is one of the most well-known and technically proficient guitarist in New Zealand...

THE FLYING EYES

Jun/19/2010

There was one album among all the releases I've received during the last twelve months, that immediately caught my attention. It was the self-titled debut (actually a compilation) from Maryland's THE FLYING EYES...

MISERICORDE

Mar/20/2010

There is no doubt about the fact that Hellhound Records was the most important label for doom metal and heavy-weight hardrock in the late 1980's/early 1990's. By that time, only Rise Above Records were able to keep up with Germany's heaviest label, but that's it...

ORCHID

Jan/22/2010

It is nothing new that we live in times where musical innovation is difficult to find, and for me that's no problem. Let's be honest: how many rock/metal bands have really created something new? There are not many of them...

MORNE

Feb/08/2010

Two years ago, Jeff Hayward (former guitarist/vocalist of Grief, Slugpuncher, Disrupt) told me that he had joined a new band named MORNE. Since I'm a big fan of his previous bands, I was interested immediately...