Into the Vojd: Joseph Tholl talks about continuation of Black Trip as Vojd

Amidst the limitless plethora that is the Swedish heavy music scene, there was a band called Black Trip, featuring two members of Enforcer, a group well-known among traditional metal enthusiasts all over the world. Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Joseph Tholl led Black Trip to create two fantastic albums ‘Goin Under’ (2013) and ‘Shadowline’ (2015), musically much different from Enforcer and more in the vein of contemporary-sounding classic hard rock. But complications with the name led to Black Trip becoming Vojd. The first album under the new name is called ‘The Outer Ocean’ and is set for worldwide release on February 23 via High Roller Records. Joseph Tholl spoke to Metal Assault recently to discuss all things Vojd. Enjoy the chat below, listen to the single to get a taste of the new album, and be on the lookout for the best new musical offering from Sweden! Continue reading “Into the Vojd: Joseph Tholl talks about continuation of Black Trip as Vojd”

Interview + Ticket Giveaway: Enslaved

Norwegian progressive extreme metal giants Enslaved released their stellar 14th full-length studio album ‘E’ via Nuclear Blast Records in 2017, and are now gearing up to headline the 7th annual Decibel Magazine package tour across North America, the lineup also featuring Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis. Guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson recently spoke to Metal Assault about all things Enslaved, and was as insightful, candid and articulate as ever. Enjoy the conversation below, and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the article, for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Orange County stop of the Decibel Tour, Saturday March 10 at The Observatory! Continue reading “Interview + Ticket Giveaway: Enslaved”

Sci-Fi Death Metal Exploration: In Conversation with Artificial Brain vocalist Will Smith

Interview by Jason Williams

Long Island NY technical death metal group released a highly impressive sophomore full-length ‘Infrared Horizon’ earlier in 2017 via Profound Lore Records, and are currently on a North American tour supporting Cattle Decapitation, Revocation and Full Of Hell. As part of this tour, they played a show at The Regent in downtown Los Angeles, and our writer Jason Williams sat down with vocalist Will Smith for an interview. Check out the conversation below. Continue reading “Sci-Fi Death Metal Exploration: In Conversation with Artificial Brain vocalist Will Smith”

A Multi-Dimensional Legend: An Exclusive Interview with GWAR co-founder Hunter Jackson (Techno Destructo)

Interview by Lisa Burke

Hunter Jackson co-founded GWAR and portrayed the character Techno Destructo, which he created, along with a lot of other imagery that the band used. Now, 15 years since parting ways with GWAR, Hunter Jackson is preparing to open an art exhibit at The Thought in Hollywood. The grand opening takes place tonight Saturday September 9th, where Jackson will perform as Techno Destructo, and the exhibit will remain open for a month, displaying never-before-seen GWAR art pieces and much more. Lisa Burke sat down with him for a detailed, exclusive interview on wrestling, comic books, GWAR, art and more. Listen to it below, and if you’re in the LA area, do not miss the grand opening! Continue reading “A Multi-Dimensional Legend: An Exclusive Interview with GWAR co-founder Hunter Jackson (Techno Destructo)”

A Heartbreaking Tell-All: Lemmy’s Best Friend Scott Albanesius Presents Untold Story about Lemmy Statue and how he was Fired & Banned From the Rainbow

By Andrew Bansal

On the night of Tuesday September 5th 2017, I was contacted by Lemmy’s best friend, Scott Albanesius, via the Metal Assault facebook messenger. He said he read my article from last Monday and wanted to talk to me urgently, that he had a story to tell, a story he had never told before. I understand that a lot of the content in this interview can be outrightly deemed controversial, but before you proceed further, I must state that this is simply a transcript of what Scott told me on record. This is his version of the truth. Without further ado, here’s Scott Albanesius’ truth, about the Lemmy statue, the Rainbow, the Motörhead management, the Maglieris, and a whole lot more. (Full audio available at the end of the article). Continue reading “A Heartbreaking Tell-All: Lemmy’s Best Friend Scott Albanesius Presents Untold Story about Lemmy Statue and how he was Fired & Banned From the Rainbow”