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Tour Diary: Between The Buried And Me and The Red Chord blitz Japan

April 16th, 2010

Last month Between The Buried And Me went to Japan for the first time ever, with their buds The Red Chord playing in support. Our man in Japan, Mike Strata, went along for the ride. And he kicked all their asses at Mario Kart.

What do progressive/tech/death metal, preposterous amounts of Mario Kart, masturbation eggs, and the delights of the McGriddle have in common? The answer is (of course) nothing, but for 6 short days, these seemingly disparate elements were thrown together on a trek from one end of Japan to the other as Between The Buried And Me and The Red Chord descended upon the land of the rising sun and went hog wild on a whistlestop tour of its major cities.

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Interview: Suicide Silence: “Every night is full of violence”

September 23rd, 2008

Can you think of a metal sub-genre that splits opinion quite like Deathcore? No, didn’t think so. Who better to grill about it then, than Mitch Lucker, frontman of the crown princes of the genre, Suicide Silence?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview was originally published on MusicTowers.com. It is re-printed here with their full permission.

Mitch Lucker’s leg is jiggling. Vocalist with rising Californian deathcore stars, Suicide Silence, Lucker is sitting on a small sofa backstage at the Islington Academy – well, below stage actually, the bowels of the building constituting the dressing room area – about an hour before his band takes the stage to headline the Summer Slaughter tour. The vocalist is visably agitated about something.

“I stress over everything,” he reveals. “I’m a germaphobe, I count things compulsively, I over-think things constantly. The less that’s in here,” he says, tapping the side of his head, “the less I have to stress about.”

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