This time on the podcast, I chatted with Mike Hill of Tombs and all the members of Vattnet Viskar (Chris Alfieri, Seamus Menihane, Nick Thornbury and Casey Aylward) before their Metro Gallery show with Pallbearer on October 30, 2014. We talked about Halloween, podcasting, wrestling, bad interviews, coffee and how Lover Boy may influence modern metal.
Vattnet Viskar, who are now referring to themselves humorously as false black metal, now have the best spoof t-shirt in all that is false: the inverted David Cross shirt. They gave me one. I will wear it proudly.
Here’s a link to their Twitter where you can see that I mean.
Surprisingly, VV is playing Maryland Deathfest (that’s not the surprising part) but on the same night and on the same stage as some pretty extreme black metal bands: Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult and Aeturnus. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.
Tombs are also playing Maryland Deathfest, but at the big Edison Lot outdoor stage. I find this interesting too, since I have only ever seen Tombs on a small stage with Mike Hill right in my face. I will be curious to see how their performance translates on to a much, much larger stage.
The October 30 show at Metro Gallery was fun. Everyone was on point. I even liked Pallbearer. For those of you who know me in real life, this is quite a statement. I don’t hate Pallbearer, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t enjoy having my guts dissolved sonically. But that night the sound was scaled back quite a bit, and they sounded great. The vocals were beautiful.
Here’s a link to the podcast.
Check out some photos from the show on Flickr!
Here are some links relevant to our discussion:
Mike Hill’s podcast Everything Went Black
Savage Gold Coffee