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2008 into 2009: Order of Ennead

December 21st, 2008

Floridian extreme metallers Order Of Ennead might be a side project but with an album in the can, they’re already making waves. We spoke to bassist, Scott Patrick (Resurrection) and guitarist, Kevin Quirion (Council Of The Fallen).

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What was your highlight of 2008?
S: Getting Order Of Ennead up and running.
K: It was a great year. We signed to Earache in May, recorded our debut at Audio Hammer in June. We got to share the stage with Deicide, Hate Eternal, Municipal Waste and Adrift. And our second album is already in the demoing stages, so we were very productive this year.

What is your funniest tour story of 2008?
K: Scott, while in Italy, was so smashed. He just laid his backpack down and then immediately started asking where it was. Later he passed out and Glen Benton started taking pics of him. The guy looked like a corpse he was so out of it. Jack Owen is hilarious as well.

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2008 into 2009: Misery Signals

December 21st, 2008

Ultra-technical hardcore troupe, Misery Signals released their third album in 2008. We spoke to Stuart Ross about playing guitar and headbanging with the Milwaukee natives whilst planning a trip to Fuck City for New Year’s.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
My personal highlight of 2008 was the Through The Noise tour with Misery Signals, Comeback Kid, Bane, Shai Hulud, Outbreak and Grave Maker. It was such a great time having a handful of some of my favourite bands all on one tour. Every night was a party.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nothing really. haha, I had pretty good luck this year (knock on wood). I’m bummed I missed the Hot Water Music reunion show in Chicago.

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2008 into 2009: Born From Pain

December 21st, 2008

Usually the term “Dutch hardcore” causes dirty, dirty images of lithe blondes, baby oil and close shaves, but this time we’re talking about Born From Pain. It’s a band. We spoke to vocalist, Rob Franssen about 2008.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Iron Maiden’s Somewhere Back In Time tour and Wacken Open Air.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Almost losing eyesight in my left eye and saving it by a last-minute operation.

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2008 into 2009: MiLLS

December 20th, 2008

After drumming successfully for Cable and The Lucky Nine, Richie Mills has stepped out from behind the kit to front his own band. Bloody hell, if Dave Grohl can do it with Foo Fighters, then so can MiLLS.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Hearing Zane Lowe on Radio One telling folk waiting for a Soundgarden reunion that our band could tick a few boxes.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nearly killing my landlord’s dog in the North Downs.

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Bands

2008 into 2009: Funeral For A Friend

December 20th, 2008

After furrowing the independent trail in 2008, Funeral for a Friend have much to be proud of. We caught up with guitarist Darran Smith (far left) about getting older but staying debaucherous and keeping his teeth.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
The highlight of 2008 was getting our first album Memory and Humanity out on our own record label, Join Us Records.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Worst thing that happened was probably me getting a year older, haha.

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2008 into 2009: Black Spiders

December 19th, 2008

The Black Spiders are the freshest old shit you’ll be hearing in 2009. They’ve been likened to wanking in church whilst listening to Sabbath. Add “on acid” to that and we’ll punch you in the face. We spoke to Spider. What a mint name.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
European tour dates with the mighty Airbourne – Amazing!!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Missing Melvins and Big Business on tour and the ATP ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’

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2008 into 2009: TesseracT

December 19th, 2008

Metallers are either seen as meatheads who crush ‘stuff’ or as ultra-intelligent geeks, prone to pre-meditated killing sprees. TesseracT are closer to the latter with their thinking man’s metal. We talked to bassist, Mos about 2008.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Headlining the Scuzz stage at this years Bloodstock and playing the Caos Emergente festival in Portugal!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
I lost half a tooth eating some Ice Cream in Belgo – kids be careful what you put in your mouth, still I was relieved to find out it was my tooth I found in my ice cream and not some randoms, can you imagine that!

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Bands

2008 into 2009: Hull

December 19th, 2008

Children Of Bodom, Asia, and countless emo bands all named themselves after cool places. Hull is both a fishing town on the English East Coast and an awesome Brooklyn HEAVY METAL quintet. Nick Palmirotto talks about stuff.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Signing to The End Records.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Broken wrist, broken toe, broken shoulders, broken drums, broken.

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Bands

2008 into 2009: The Plight

December 18th, 2008

Hailing from Leeds, weighing in at a combined weight of some are hard rockers, The Plight. Bassist, Sean Loughlin took some time out to talk about his year in rock ‘n’ roll.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Breaking the speed limit on my bike, signing on and touring with Converge (in that order).

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The realisation that this is it and there’s nothing more and the fact that The Hellacopters split up.

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2008 into 2009: The Stone Gods

December 18th, 2008

The Stone Gods have had a phenomenal year. From the ashes of The Darkness, the retro rockers have developed a live show which will ruin your hearing for weeks. You’ll love it. Guitarist, Dan Hawkins mulls it all over.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
The release of our debut album.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Way too dark to tell you bastards. Crashing my car was up there though.

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