Category Archives: Artists

Interview – Pilgrim

Rhode Island’s Pilgrim fit the mould of the classic Doom power trio, with their gloriously heavy sound echoing the likes of Pentagram, Saint Vitus and Witchfinder General, but with a personality that is all their own. M3 travelled far to

Interview – Pilgrim

Rhode Island’s Pilgrim fit the mould of the classic Doom power trio, with their gloriously heavy sound echoing the likes of Pentagram, Saint Vitus and Witchfinder General, but with a personality that is all their own. M3 travelled far to

Interview – Vows

Vows are a band from New Jersey, who play a gentle mixture of folk, indie rock and dream pop, and have recently released their debut album “Winter’s Grave” for free via Bandcamp. M3 had a chat with the band about

Interview – Vows

Vows are a band from New Jersey, who play a gentle mixture of folk, indie rock and dream pop, and have recently released their debut album “Winter’s Grave” for free via Bandcamp. M3 had a chat with the band about

Interview – The Locust

The Locust have been turning music on it’s head since 1994, taking influences from such seemingly disparate genres as powerviolence and new wave (to name but two), throwing them into a blender and then leaving the lid off so as

Interview – The Locust

The Locust have been turning music on it’s head since 1994, taking influences from such seemingly disparate genres as powerviolence and new wave (to name but two), throwing them into a blender and then leaving the lid off so as

Interview – The Afternoon Gentlemen

Leeds’ finest grindcore export, the Afternoon Gentlemen, have been laying waste to stages across Europe and the US with everyone from Wormrot to Weekend Nachos in a furious whirlwind of blastbeats and white cider. M3 had a word with drummer

Interview – The Afternoon Gentlemen

Leeds’ finest grindcore export, the Afternoon Gentlemen, have been laying waste to stages across Europe and the US with everyone from Wormrot to Weekend Nachos in a furious whirlwind of blastbeats and white cider. M3 had a word with drummer

Interview – Corrupt Autopilot

Corrupt Autopilot are a rock band from New York, with a number of free releases under their belts. Frontman Dima Drjuchin also creates incredibly detailed psychedelic artwork for the band as well as various other musicians, so M3 caught up

Interview – Corrupt Autopilot

Corrupt Autopilot are a rock band from New York, with a number of free releases under their belts. Frontman Dima Drjuchin also creates incredibly detailed psychedelic artwork for the band as well as various other musicians, so M3 caught up

Interview – The Meads of Asphodel

The Meads of Asphodel are a British black metal band with a strong medieval influence and hints of Eastern melodies, who have been exploring the themes of religion and historical conflict with their unique and innovative music for almost 15

Interview – The Meads of Asphodel

The Meads of Asphodel are a British black metal band with a strong medieval influence and hints of Eastern melodies, who have been exploring the themes of religion and historical conflict with their unique and innovative music for almost 15

Interview – Stiff Little Fingers

Belfast legends Stiff Little Fingers should need no introduction. They’ve been railing against the establishment with their invigorating punk rock anthems since 1977, never losing sight of their razor sharp social commentary and keen ear for a tune. M3 spoke

Interview – Stiff Little Fingers

Belfast legends Stiff Little Fingers should need no introduction. They’ve been railing against the establishment with their invigorating punk rock anthems since 1977, never losing sight of their razor sharp social commentary and keen ear for a tune. M3 spoke

Interview – The Indelicates

The Indelicates are a Sussex-based indie rock band who have started their own ‘pay-what-you-want’ label, Corporate Records, in order to have more control over how their music is distributed. M3 contacted vocalist/guitarist Simon to find out how this approach has

Interview – The Indelicates

The Indelicates are a Sussex-based indie rock band who have started their own ‘pay-what-you-want’ label, Corporate Records, in order to have more control over how their music is distributed. M3 contacted vocalist/guitarist Simon to find out how this approach has

Interview – Color Theory

Synthpop band Color Theory’s Brian Hazard has recently been trying to figure out the best way to distribute his music online. M3 quizzed Brian on his findings, as well as the significance of albums, deadlines for free music, and how

Interview – Color Theory

Synthpop band Color Theory’s Brian Hazard has recently been trying to figure out the best way to distribute his music online. M3 quizzed Brian on his findings, as well as the significance of albums, deadlines for free music, and how

Interview – From Ruin

From Ruin are a thrash metal band from the south of England, who have been building quite a name for themselves with their crisp, melodic riffs, crushing rhythms and the soaring vocals of frontwoman Anita Griffin. M3 caught up with

Interview – From Ruin

From Ruin are a thrash metal band from the south of England, who have been building quite a name for themselves with their crisp, melodic riffs, crushing rhythms and the soaring vocals of frontwoman Anita Griffin. M3 caught up with

Interview – Bloody Phoenix

LA’s Bloody Phoenix play vicious old school grindcore, in the vein of early Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror etc., that’s sure to blow the mind of even the most seasoned blastbeat aficionado. M3 contacted Jerry, the band’s guitarist, to ask him

Interview – Bloody Phoenix

LA’s Bloody Phoenix play vicious old school grindcore, in the vein of early Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror etc., that’s sure to blow the mind of even the most seasoned blastbeat aficionado. M3 contacted Jerry, the band’s guitarist, to ask him

A Conversation With Tom Caruana

Tom Caruana is a British hip-hop producer and the boss of Tea Sea Records, whose unlicensed Wu-Tang Clan versus the Beatles mash-up album brought him some unwanted legal attention. M3 got in touch with Tom to hear his story, and

A Conversation With Tom Caruana

Tom Caruana is a British hip-hop producer and the boss of Tea Sea Records, whose unlicensed Wu-Tang Clan versus the Beatles mash-up album brought him some unwanted legal attention. M3 got in touch with Tom to hear his story, and

Interview – Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental is a hip-hop MC like no other, combining the worlds of steampunk and chap-hop with a love for adventure, invention and the quintessential British cup of tea. M3 had a chat with Elemental about the benefits of social

Interview – Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental is a hip-hop MC like no other, combining the worlds of steampunk and chap-hop with a love for adventure, invention and the quintessential British cup of tea. M3 had a chat with Elemental about the benefits of social

Interview – Unkind

Finnish crust punk legends Unkind are one of the most passionate and unique sounding contemporary hardcore bands, and their most recent album for Relapse Records, ‘Harhakuvat’, finds them refining the dark atmosphere and heartfelt heaviness that has marked them out

Interview – Unkind

Finnish crust punk legends Unkind are one of the most passionate and unique sounding contemporary hardcore bands, and their most recent album for Relapse Records, ‘Harhakuvat’, finds them refining the dark atmosphere and heartfelt heaviness that has marked them out

Interview – Wax Tailor

French producer Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (AKA Wax Tailor)’s cinematic, down-tempo hip hop has been stunning critics since 2004. M3 contacted the man himself to talk about his musical background, the problems with fan-funding and how can copyright can harm creativity…

Interview – Wax Tailor

French producer Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (AKA Wax Tailor)’s cinematic, down-tempo hip hop has been stunning critics since 2004. M3 contacted the man himself to talk about his musical background, the problems with fan-funding and how can copyright can harm creativity…

Interview – Didjelirium

Currently residing in Shanghai, Didjelirium is an MC who describes himself as a “bard, story-teller and prophet for the end of the world”. M3 caught up with him to discuss waning attention spans, the relevancy of copyright and how the fallout

Interview – Didjelirium

Currently residing in Shanghai, Didjelirium is an MC who describes himself as a “bard, story-teller and prophet for the end of the world”. M3 caught up with him to discuss waning attention spans, the relevancy of copyright and how the fallout

A Conversation With Saeed Younan

Saeed Younan is a DJ from Iraq who has been living and working in Washington since the early ’80s, garnering worldwide recognition for his technical ability and precision, not to mention his seamless blend of techhouse and percussive grooves. M3’s

A Conversation With Saeed Younan

Saeed Younan is a DJ from Iraq who has been living and working in Washington since the early ’80s, garnering worldwide recognition for his technical ability and precision, not to mention his seamless blend of techhouse and percussive grooves. M3’s

Interview – Widows

With their hard rocking stoner grooves and big dirty riffs, Nottingham four-piece Widows have been building quite a reputation over the past 4 years. M3 asked the band about what makes a good album, the benefits of equipment endorsements and

Interview – Widows

With their hard rocking stoner grooves and big dirty riffs, Nottingham four-piece Widows have been building quite a reputation over the past 4 years. M3 asked the band about what makes a good album, the benefits of equipment endorsements and

Interview – Beatophrenic

Beatophrenic (AKA Oliver Herrmann) is a DJ from Muenchen who specialises in electro, hip hop and minimal styles. M3 spoke to the man behind the beats about new online platforms for budding amateur musicians…

Interview – Beatophrenic

Beatophrenic (AKA Oliver Herrmann) is a DJ from Muenchen who specialises in electro, hip hop and minimal styles. M3 spoke to the man behind the beats about new online platforms for budding amateur musicians…

Interview – Employed To Serve

London newcomers Employed To Serve combine metal, hardcore and grind influences, and are poised and ready to unleash their chaotic sound upon an unsuspecting world. M3 contacted vocalist Justine Siân Jones to talk about their free demo, the beauty of

Interview – Employed To Serve

London newcomers Employed To Serve combine metal, hardcore and grind influences, and are poised and ready to unleash their chaotic sound upon an unsuspecting world. M3 contacted vocalist Justine Siân Jones to talk about their free demo, the beauty of

Ash West-Mullen – ‘A Picture Of Worth’

Whenever he takes a break from drumming for math-rock heroes Alright The Captain, you’ll find Ash West-Mullen redefining what a ‘singer/songwriter’ can sound like with his startingly original project, Mender. Here’s Ash with his views on the questions regarding ownership

Ash West-Mullen – ‘A Picture Of Worth’

Whenever he takes a break from drumming for math-rock heroes Alright The Captain, you’ll find Ash West-Mullen redefining what a ‘singer/songwriter’ can sound like with his startingly original project, Mender. Here’s Ash with his views on the questions regarding ownership

Interview – Bastard Priest

Stockholm’s Bastard Priest play raw old school death metal with a distinct punk rock attitude. Imagine Discharge jamming with Entombed circa ’89 and you won’t be too far from the band’s gloriously heavy assault. M3 got in touch with drummer/vocalist

Interview – Bastard Priest

Stockholm’s Bastard Priest play raw old school death metal with a distinct punk rock attitude. Imagine Discharge jamming with Entombed circa ’89 and you won’t be too far from the band’s gloriously heavy assault. M3 got in touch with drummer/vocalist

Interview – DEAD

Australia’s bass and drum duo DEAD play big, heavy, dirty rock with a healthy disregard for genre restrictions and a strong desire to jam. Drummer Jem told M3 about what makes a good record store, the price of gig tickets

Interview – DEAD

Australia’s bass and drum duo DEAD play big, heavy, dirty rock with a healthy disregard for genre restrictions and a strong desire to jam. Drummer Jem told M3 about what makes a good record store, the price of gig tickets

Interview – Gewapend Beton

Taking their cues from 80’s hardcore stalwarts like Bad Brains and Reagan Youth, Amsterdam’s Gewapend Beton have been blasting out a vintage punk rock sound for almost a decade now, and show no signs of stopping yet! The band took

Interview – Gewapend Beton

Taking their cues from 80’s hardcore stalwarts like Bad Brains and Reagan Youth, Amsterdam’s Gewapend Beton have been blasting out a vintage punk rock sound for almost a decade now, and show no signs of stopping yet! The band took

Brian Hazard – ‘An Argument Against “Pay What You Want” Pricing’

Brian Hazard is an American singer/songwriter, who also creates a mixture of synthpop and electronica under the guise Color Theory. Brian has currently been pondering the legitimacy of the ‘pay-as-you-please’ download system; here he is with a short article documenting

Brian Hazard – ‘An Argument Against “Pay What You Want” Pricing’

Brian Hazard is an American singer/songwriter, who also creates a mixture of synthpop and electronica under the guise Color Theory. Brian has currently been pondering the legitimacy of the ‘pay-as-you-please’ download system; here he is with a short article documenting

Interview – What The Blood Revealed

Scottish post-rock heroes What The Blood Revealed have built up quite a name for themselves recently with their expansive instrumental epics and relentless touring with the likes of Kylesa, This Will Destroy You, Crippled Black Phoenix, A Storm of Light and

Interview – What The Blood Revealed

Scottish post-rock heroes What The Blood Revealed have built up quite a name for themselves recently with their expansive instrumental epics and relentless touring with the likes of Kylesa, This Will Destroy You, Crippled Black Phoenix, A Storm of Light and

Interview – Chest Pain

Austin’s Chest Pain play blistering hardcore punk with more than a passing nod to the glory days of late 80’s powerviolence. M3 spoke to bassist Matt Needles about their free EP, the difficult issue of copyright and their upcoming tour…

Interview – Chest Pain

Austin’s Chest Pain play blistering hardcore punk with more than a passing nod to the glory days of late 80’s powerviolence. M3 spoke to bassist Matt Needles about their free EP, the difficult issue of copyright and their upcoming tour…

Interview – Wooden Wand

Wooden Wand (AKA James Toth) is an extremely prolific singer/songwriter, who has produced over 100 releases, running the gamut from folk to psych-rock. M3 contacted James to talk about record stores, the therapeutic qualities of a good album & future

Interview – Wooden Wand

Wooden Wand (AKA James Toth) is an extremely prolific singer/songwriter, who has produced over 100 releases, running the gamut from folk to psych-rock. M3 contacted James to talk about record stores, the therapeutic qualities of a good album & future

Interview – Throwing Muses

Throwing Muses’ unique sound placed them at the fore-front of 90’s alternative rock, alongside 4AD labelmates the Pixies. Singer Kristin Hersh took this sound in a punkier direction with 50 Foot Wave after Throwing Muses originally parted ways, but now

Interview – Throwing Muses

Throwing Muses’ unique sound placed them at the fore-front of 90’s alternative rock, alongside 4AD labelmates the Pixies. Singer Kristin Hersh took this sound in a punkier direction with 50 Foot Wave after Throwing Muses originally parted ways, but now

A Conversation With Richard Hoak

Richard Hoak is the lightspeed drummer for grindcore legends Brutal Truth, in addition to perfecting his unique style of snare abuse with his own band Total Fucking Destruction, and other projects like hyperactive hard rockers Old Head. M3 caught up

A Conversation With Richard Hoak

Richard Hoak is the lightspeed drummer for grindcore legends Brutal Truth, in addition to perfecting his unique style of snare abuse with his own band Total Fucking Destruction, and other projects like hyperactive hard rockers Old Head. M3 caught up

Interview – JLIAT

JLIAT (aka James Whitehead) is a British noise artist who has pushed the concept of anti-music to it’s absolute extremes. For example, his most recent work is a 1 terabyte MP3 lasting over 600 days in duration. M3 asked James

Interview – JLIAT

JLIAT (aka James Whitehead) is a British noise artist who has pushed the concept of anti-music to it’s absolute extremes. For example, his most recent work is a 1 terabyte MP3 lasting over 600 days in duration. M3 asked James

Interview – No Anchor

Brisbane’s No Anchor combine big sludgy riffs with a sense of seething menace, reminiscent of bands like Big Black. Bassist and vocalist Ian Rogers spoke to M3 about why the internet is “the most efficient music distribution mechanism ever created”….

Interview – No Anchor

Brisbane’s No Anchor combine big sludgy riffs with a sense of seething menace, reminiscent of bands like Big Black. Bassist and vocalist Ian Rogers spoke to M3 about why the internet is “the most efficient music distribution mechanism ever created”….

Interview – Visions of Trees

Visions of Trees are a pair of London musicians who create a mixture of ethereal electronica, techno-ambience, club beats and pop songcraft. M3 spoke to the band about the dangers of oversaturation, copyright & their new free single…

Interview – Visions of Trees

Visions of Trees are a pair of London musicians who create a mixture of ethereal electronica, techno-ambience, club beats and pop songcraft. M3 spoke to the band about the dangers of oversaturation, copyright & their new free single…

Interview – Winters In Osaka

Masters of noise Winters In Osaka have been melting brains with their deep feedback odysseys for many years now, and have collaborated with everyone from Brutal Truth to Bongripper. M3 spoke to WIO’s Adam Jennings about free records, the digital

Interview – Winters In Osaka

Masters of noise Winters In Osaka have been melting brains with their deep feedback odysseys for many years now, and have collaborated with everyone from Brutal Truth to Bongripper. M3 spoke to WIO’s Adam Jennings about free records, the digital

Interview – 27

Boston’s 27 create a warm and inviting combination of rock, indie, shoegaze, trip-hop and pop sounds, and have shared stages with everyone from Isis, Robert Plant, Low & Explosions In The Sky. M3 spoke to the band about the disappearance

Interview – 27

Boston’s 27 create a warm and inviting combination of rock, indie, shoegaze, trip-hop and pop sounds, and have shared stages with everyone from Isis, Robert Plant, Low & Explosions In The Sky. M3 spoke to the band about the disappearance

Interview – Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz is an artist, public speaker and trans-gender activist, in addition to owning the Comatonse Recordings label. Identity politics and critiques of commercial media production form recurring themes in Terre’s talks and musical works, which range from deep house

Interview – Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz is an artist, public speaker and trans-gender activist, in addition to owning the Comatonse Recordings label. Identity politics and critiques of commercial media production form recurring themes in Terre’s talks and musical works, which range from deep house

Interview – Sedulus

London’s Sedulus invest their gargantuan stoner rock riffs with a rich melodic sensibility and a hint of psychedelia. M3 spoke to their band about their ‘pay-as-you-please’ album and EP, and how this method can be used for merchandise too…

Interview – Sedulus

London’s Sedulus invest their gargantuan stoner rock riffs with a rich melodic sensibility and a hint of psychedelia. M3 spoke to their band about their ‘pay-as-you-please’ album and EP, and how this method can be used for merchandise too…

Interview – Machinefabriek

Rotterdam’s Machinefabriek (AKA Rutger Zuydervelt) has been crafting spacious sonic tapestries with traces of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings since 2004. M3 spoke with Rutger about CDs, playing gigs and jackets covered in death metal patches…

Interview – Machinefabriek

Rotterdam’s Machinefabriek (AKA Rutger Zuydervelt) has been crafting spacious sonic tapestries with traces of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings since 2004. M3 spoke with Rutger about CDs, playing gigs and jackets covered in death metal patches…

Interview – Thought Forms

Bristol based effects pedal enthusiasts Thought Forms combine a love of feedback, My Bloody Valentine and Shamanic improvisation to create a truly overwhelming sonic experience that is not to be missed. M3 had a chat with guitarist Charlie Romijn about

Interview – Thought Forms

Bristol based effects pedal enthusiasts Thought Forms combine a love of feedback, My Bloody Valentine and Shamanic improvisation to create a truly overwhelming sonic experience that is not to be missed. M3 had a chat with guitarist Charlie Romijn about

Interview – Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh are the ungodly result of black metal’s icy winds colliding with the bleak industrial landscape of Birmingham, spawning an utterly evil aural maelstrom in it’s wake. Vocalist Dave Hunt told M3 about their new album, the transition from

Interview – Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh are the ungodly result of black metal’s icy winds colliding with the bleak industrial landscape of Birmingham, spawning an utterly evil aural maelstrom in it’s wake. Vocalist Dave Hunt told M3 about their new album, the transition from

Interview – DBN

DBN are a trio of DJs from Hamburg who have been fusing house, trance, electro and everything inbetween since 2005. M3 spoke to the guys about their views on the future of music distribution…

Interview – DBN

DBN are a trio of DJs from Hamburg who have been fusing house, trance, electro and everything inbetween since 2005. M3 spoke to the guys about their views on the future of music distribution…

Interview – Totimoshi

Combining the idiosyncratic approach of the Melvins with the wild eyed uncertainty of the Jesus Lizard, Totimoshi’s sludgy noise-rock has been turning heads since 1999. Frontman Antonio Aguilar told M3 about sleeping on floors, Robert Johnson LPs and the challenges

Interview – Totimoshi

Combining the idiosyncratic approach of the Melvins with the wild eyed uncertainty of the Jesus Lizard, Totimoshi’s sludgy noise-rock has been turning heads since 1999. Frontman Antonio Aguilar told M3 about sleeping on floors, Robert Johnson LPs and the challenges

Interview – Gnod

Gnod harness the pulsating psychedelic force of early 70’s krautrock and use it to power their own inter stellar audio freak-outs. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Haslam enlightened M3 on the subjects of their upcoming tour, the similarities between the internet and collective

Interview – Gnod

Gnod harness the pulsating psychedelic force of early 70’s krautrock and use it to power their own inter stellar audio freak-outs. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Haslam enlightened M3 on the subjects of their upcoming tour, the similarities between the internet and collective

Wooden Wand – ‘Pirate’s Tale’

Singer/songwriter James Toth’s Wooden Wand has put out over 100 releases of both conventional and experimental folk, ranging from vinyl albums to CDRs and cassettes. James recounts an interesting encounter with online pirates…

Wooden Wand – ‘Pirate’s Tale’

Singer/songwriter James Toth’s Wooden Wand has put out over 100 releases of both conventional and experimental folk, ranging from vinyl albums to CDRs and cassettes. James recounts an interesting encounter with online pirates…

Interview – Water Torture

Water Torture are a powerviolence two-piece from Buffalo NY, who recently made their grinding debut EP available for free download. Bassist Matt told M3 about sharing noise on the net…

Interview – Water Torture

Water Torture are a powerviolence two-piece from Buffalo NY, who recently made their grinding debut EP available for free download. Bassist Matt told M3 about sharing noise on the net…

Interview – Rachelle Grooten

Utrecht based DJ Rachelle Grooten has recently been supplying clubs across the Netherlands with a heady mix of deep house and progressive dub, so M3 caught up with her to talk about digital music and the local scene…

Interview – Rachelle Grooten

Utrecht based DJ Rachelle Grooten has recently been supplying clubs across the Netherlands with a heady mix of deep house and progressive dub, so M3 caught up with her to talk about digital music and the local scene…

Interview – Keith Fullerton Whitman

Keith Fullerton Whitman’s critically acclaimed recorded output is extremely eclectic, ranging from the harsh drill’n’bass of his project Hrvatski, to the expansive musique concrète inspired soundscapes released under his own name. M3 caught up with Keith to hear about record

Interview – Keith Fullerton Whitman

Keith Fullerton Whitman’s critically acclaimed recorded output is extremely eclectic, ranging from the harsh drill’n’bass of his project Hrvatski, to the expansive musique concrète inspired soundscapes released under his own name. M3 caught up with Keith to hear about record

Interview – Gum Takes Tooth

Experimental percussive duo Gum Takes Tooth defy genre expectations with their wild and often improvised sound referencing everything from acid house to metal. M3 spoke to the band about free music, vinyl rituals, and why you should get yourself along

Interview – Gum Takes Tooth

Experimental percussive duo Gum Takes Tooth defy genre expectations with their wild and often improvised sound referencing everything from acid house to metal. M3 spoke to the band about free music, vinyl rituals, and why you should get yourself along

Interview – Alex Tedesco

Livonia’s Alex Tedesco is an experimental singer/songwriter, who creates abstract, almost psychedelic tunes with a hint of folk and a distinct pop sensibility. M3 spoke to Alex about his decision to give away his new album ‘Pretty Lies’ for free…

Interview – Alex Tedesco

Livonia’s Alex Tedesco is an experimental singer/songwriter, who creates abstract, almost psychedelic tunes with a hint of folk and a distinct pop sensibility. M3 spoke to Alex about his decision to give away his new album ‘Pretty Lies’ for free…

Interview – Fehler

Fehler are a sludge metal band from Hertogenbosch, who have recently finished working on their debut album for Hammerheart Records. Drummer Ruud van Esch told M3 about his views on the industry…

Interview – Fehler

Fehler are a sludge metal band from Hertogenbosch, who have recently finished working on their debut album for Hammerheart Records. Drummer Ruud van Esch told M3 about his views on the industry…