Imagination is the boundless universe within us, mirroring the vastness of the cosmos and the enigmas of the ocean depths. Interceptor Beyond and fellow explorers dive deep in search of a Prize. It possesses the power to benefit not just the solitary dreamer but all mankind. It exists and we will find it. In this podcast series, Arthur interviews emerging and seasoned artists, offering a glimpse into their explorations of art, cinema, and music.
Electric Citizen - Ross Dolan | EP51
Title: Electric Citizen - Interview with Ross Dolan
Bio: “Frontwoman Laura Dolan is one of the best in the business, and she sounds fantastic on this recording [“Evil”], wailing over heavy organs and a chugging riff. Electric Citizen have the most breakout potential of all the young bands on this list, and with songs this good, they deserve to blow up.” – Consequence of Sound (Source:Bandcamp)
Links: http://electriccitizenband.com/ https://electriccitizenband.bandcamp.com/
Date: 19 Feb 2024
People present: Ross | Arthur
Notes: recorded on Zoom
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Jonathan Gabler - AYMZ, GAB Music, Kleio Records, Panta R&E | EP50
Name: Jonathan Gabler
Bio: artist and label manager, bass player
Date: 29 Jan 2024
People present: Jonathan | Arthur | Julian @julez_haze
Notes: glass wall behind Joni
Cover photo: AYMZ - Soho Stage © Marie Lehmann @mariellemilia
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Howling Giant | EP49
Every song on HOWLING GIANT's sophomore album "Glass Future" tells its own story. Yet even without an overarching concept, all could exist within the same universe. Such crafty lyrical world-building is hardly surprising coming from a trio of enthusiastic fantasy and science fiction aficionados. "Glass Future" downright asks to inspire a book or graphic novel, even as it explodes with furious energy and thunderous acrobatics. Musically, "Glass Future" offers a continuation and evolution of all the elements that made the debut album "The Space Between Worlds" (2019) such a success. HOWLING GIANT entice classic metal and hard rock to interact dynamically with spacy, prog-infused passages, desert and psychedelic metal moments, rock organs, catchy hooks, and top everything off with soaring harmonized vocals. HOWLING GIANT hail from one of the most legendary places for music on earth: Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Despite the city's reputation for assembly-line pop country, the town called Music City is a place of deep history, where brilliant songwriters and virtuoso session players keep dozens of musical legacies burning bright. Fertile ground, then, for a preeminent fuzz-psych power trio who consciously live in the pocket of that lineage. During the last two years, the trio integrated bassist Sebastian Baltes, the son of German metal legends ACCEPT's former bass player Peter Baltes, fully into the band as a co-writer. HOWLING GIANT take a gargantuan leap forward with "Glass Future" that brings their outstanding musicianship and golden-throated triple vocal attack fully into stride. Nothing to do but try to keep up and enjoy the stunning sonic scenery along the way!
Intro music: The Funk - Qubesounds
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Coogans Bluff - Interceptor Beyond Podcast EP48
From the very start they’ve been critically acclaimed yet so many have failed to put the right genre tag on them. It hardly seems possible to find an adequate classification for their music with so many epochs and styles floating in, that’s for sure. Every album bears new influences, highlights certain musical parts and lets others move further to the background – or disappear completely. Krautrock, Progressive, Fusion, Spacerock, Psychedelic and Bluesrock – it’s all part of the routing. Even Stonerrock, Funk and Heavy-something if you count in older material
Heavy Temple - Interview with High Priestess Nighthawk - Interceptor Beyond Podcast EP47
HEAVY TEMPLE are back from extensively touring across the United States and for the first time also Europe. They are also back from the rehearsal room where the making of new songs became far more of a group effort than on the debut album. And finally back from Animal Farm studio where John Forrestal gave the new album "Garden of Heathens" a rich and warm organic sound that is also crisp and crystalline. Where the debut full-length "Lupi Amoris" charged forward like a roaring mastodon, "Garden of Heathens" comes across more diverse and sophisticated without losing punch or heaviness. And while the powerful vocals of frontwoman High Priestess Nighthawk provide a strong gravitational pull, HEAVY TEMPLE always remain a riff-first kind of band. Even so, the heavy-touring Philadelphia, PA trio have expanded their range to encompass an even wider breadth of rock and metal road stops, from BARONESS to THE BEATLES and BLACK SABBATH to FU MANCHU – with many crossroads in between. Lyrically, Nighthawk wrote her most personal lines so far as the album revolves thematically around things that aren't real – from the American Dream to relationships. No matter how shiny something looks, below the surface lurk anxiety, betrayal, and doubt. HEAVY TEMPLE came into existence on the 2012 winter solstice during a night filled with the pure enjoyment of creating and playing heavy music. Once established, the band started playing live and soon got to tour alongside such notables as RUBY THE HATCHET, ROYAL THUNDER, and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and they also got to play at notable festivals such as The Maryland Doom Fest and Psycho Las Vegas among many others. Following the two EPs "Heavy Temple” (2014) and "Chassit" (2016) and a number of singles, HEAVY TEMPLE at last took a break from heavy touring to record their first full-length. "Lupi Amoris" (“Wolves of Love”) that was released in 2021 to strong applause from both critics and followers alike. This album opened new doors including more festival appearances, a US tour with THE OBSESSED and their first tour of Europe with friends and labelmates HOWLING GIANT. HEAVY TEMPLE are not just back, they are here to stay. "Garden of Heathens" gives strong testimony that the trio is pushing hard to broaden their spectrum and break through any preconceptions and obstacles in front of them. "Garden of Heathens" sheds new light and a wider perspective on heavy and desert rock, psychedelia, and doom metal. Check this out!
Hippie Death Cult - Interview with Eddie Brnabic ◆ Interceptor Beyond Podcast EP46
Hippie Death Cult
Hippie Death Cult's journey through shameless and triumphant artistic expression has led them to become a vibrant force in the realms of psychedelia and riff-heavy rock n' roll. Throughout their formative years, the band underwent what proved to be a very significant evolution, transitioning from a 4-piece to a more cohesive and harmonious power trio. This lineup currently consists of guitarist and founder Eddie Brnabic, vocalist and bassist Laura Phillips, and drummer Harry Silvers. In 2019, Hippie Death Cult caught the attention of Cursed Tongue Records, who signed them for the release of their highly anticipated album "111." The record was met with widespread acclaim, solidifying their place in the music scene. Building on this success, the band made another significant move in 2021 by signing with Heavy Psych Sounds Records. This partnership resulted in the release of their album "Circle of Days" and a split release titled "Doom Sessions Vol.5" with label mates High Reeper. Both full-length albums soared to the very top of the Doom Charts as well as many “Album Of The Year” lists, further cementing their status as a rising force in the genre. Beyond their studio work, Hippie Death Cult is renowned for their electrifying and passionate stage performances. Their captivating stage presence have taken them on tours across the United States, Canada, and Europe, where they have garnered a dedicated and growing fanbase.
Intro music: The Funk - Qubesounds