The Spirit’s Matthias Trautes on new album “Of Clarity and Galactic Structures,” and much more!

The Spirit just released their third full length of cosmic black and death metal, Of Clarity and Galactic Structures, and as expected, it rules. The edges are sharper, the riffs are more violent, and the cosmic aspect is more up front and center. Plus, it helps that they really paid attention to how memorable the songs are this time out as well as the pacing of the album. All in all, we’d say this is their best yet. Buke recently sat down with vocalist and guitarist Matthias Trautes for a wide ranging discussion surrounding the new album and how it came to be. They also discussed the music scene in and around their homebase of Germany, the value of good production, Matthias’ origins into playing music, and so much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Corpsessed’s Matti Mäkelä on new album “Succumb To Rot,” Finnish death metal, and much more!

Corpsessed

Corpsessed just released their fourth full length, Succumb To Rot, and it is an absolute beast of Finnish death metal that shines a light on where they’ve been but is a huge step forward in both the songwriting aspect and their heaviness factor as a whole. Buke sat down with guitarist and backing vocalist Matti Mäkelä to discuss the new album and how he feels it’s different from the past, Finnish death metal and the differences to its Swedish and American counterparts, all of his various side projects and some breaking news on an upcoming black metal album, beer and how backstage beers are always the worst, how he is very hard on hisself and has thrown away tons of completed songs for even the slightest of details being off, and so much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Master Boot Record’s Victor Love on new album “Personal Computer,” and more!

Master Boot Records

Creative and unique barely scratch the surface when referring to the electronic metal of Master Boot Record. On Personal Computer the tagline of “100% sythesized, 100% dehumanized” comes full circle as it sounds like what would happen between a war of computers and quite possibly the band’s best effort to date. Buke sat down with mastermind Victor Love to discuss the new album and how it came to be, how he got into making music and using computer sounds, the early days of the internet, his thoughts on signing to Metal Blade and how it has been working with them, his thoughts on pirating software and his music, and so much more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Egregore on new album “The Word of His Law,” letting the music do the talking, and more!

Egregore
Image courtesy of Max Montesi

As far as debuts go, The Word of His Law from Canada’s Egregore is a masterclass in black and death metal shrouded in mysticism, death, and occult themes. The use of synth, chanting, and even neofolk serve as vessels to enhance the experience and make for a unique outing. Buke recently sat down with Egregore to discuss the new album and how it came to be. They also discussed the band’s musical journeys, as well as the importance of letting the music speak for itself and preference for the listeners to draw their own conclusions and opinions about it. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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Luke Polipnick and Brian Courage of Abhorrent Expanse on their new album “Gateways to Resplendence,” and much more!

Abhorrent
Image courtesy of Pemalyn Hessing

Improvisational metal can take many faces, obviously, as it’s about as close as you can get to free jazz, but from a metal lens. Abhorrent Expanse not only explore the world of improv metal, but they make it an extreme ride with black and death metal, funeral doom, noise, and yes, free jazz mixed in on their debut Gateways to Resplendence. Buke sat down with Luke Polipnick and Brian Courage to discuss the new album, improv metal as whole and how on the one hand is incredibly difficult, but on the other hand incredibly fun to play off the artists in the room, how the band literally set up the mics and just went for it, and so much more. We now present that conversation to you in its entirety so grab your drink of choice, a chair, and enjoy. 

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