Interviews 2005

GIDEON SMITH & THE DIXIE DAMNED

Oct/11/2005

Hardly another musician embodies the rock 'n' roll outlaw so much like Gideon Smith. Already the first album shows that he has internalized the roots of American music and numerous sessions in the legendary Sun-studios speak for themselves...

LAHAR

Apr/04/2005

LAHAR are an extreme powerful Dutch Doom band, and they belong to the more original bands in the current scene. There aren't much newcomers around, that I really like, but LAHAR's last demo was one of the best, I had received in the last months...

OJM

Feb/07/2005

Last year, I was really surprised while listening to the promo of the new OJM album "The Light Album". Their last release "Heavy", a very solid Fuzzrock album with influences that ranges from early Sabbath to the Stooges, was promising but nothing special among the mass of same-sounding bands...

RWAKE

Feb/07/2005

It's been two years ago since we did our first interview and once again I'm proud to welcome you for the second time in the Cosmic Lava. Some things have changed, and the most important fact is the release of RWAKE's third album "If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die"...

VALIS

Feb/07/2005

Many of you might remember the Screaming Trees who released between '86 - '96 some good LP's, 12"'s and 7"'s and received a respectable reputation world-wide. Meanwhile, that's history and not the topic of this interview...

SHITFIRE

Feb/07/2005

Formed in the deep woods of Arkansas, SHITFIRE are another interesting heavy doom band who came up with a diverse musical concept. Instead of just being a lame Vitus or candlemass copy, this four-piece had integrated different influences to their sound and the debut "It Runs Deep" reminds the listener to bands like Rwake or Bongzilla f...

BIG YELLOW MAMA

Feb/07/2005

BIG YELLOW MAMA is a relatively new sludge rock band from the south of the USA. Clearly that the the blues has left its footprints in their sound, but that's not all...

NIGHTSTALKER

Feb/06/2005

The music scene goes up and down all the time, and right now there's a great desire for the people to go out, and have fun, and listen to all kinds of heavy rock. They're not worried anymore about their haircuts, or being uniformed or confined into any set politics or roles...