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The Hellbound Interview: Earl Douglas, Author of Black Rock Volume 1

“The first image in the book is Living Color during the Vivid era backstage at a concert, just goofing around, and I wanted to capture that these were really fun guys, above everything else,” he says. “Not only are these people rock stars, but it’s something they are passionate about, and it clearly shows. Capturing them in their most vulnerable, joyous and with the most rawest emotions they have in their performance, was important.”

Laina Dawes interviews long-time music photographer Earl Douglas about his new book, “Black Rock Volume 1”, a compilation of photographs of some of the most important (and possibly unknown) black rock artists.

Justin Pearson: The Hellbound Interview

A striking passage of the Bad Religion song “Latch Key Kids” reads: “In this world today there ain’t nobody to thank/Just blame it on the kids and toss ’em into the tank.” Those lyrics seem applicable to a young kid growing up in the 1980s named Justin Pearson, best known as the bug-suited vocalist and bassist for the grind/noise/hardcore band The Locust.

Hellbound’s Justin M. Norton speaks with Pearson about his upcoming book, “From The Graveyard Of The Arousal Industry.”

Handshake Inc. Films Sequel to Maryland Deathfest: The Movie

As for the content itself, I asked Hall, who prefers the Cinema Verite approach to filmmaking, if he and Cardoso had given the crew specific instructions as to what images they were to capture, he said that he preferred not to. “I just decided to let them film the images that invoked something in them, to focus on what they felt was important to convey to the viewing audience about the performance, he said. “I trust these guys and know that they will come up with something great. How you make a film is just as important as what the film is about…and the way we make movies is to keep it real.”

Laina Dawes recalls her Maryland Deathfest experience as a full-time observer of Handshake Inc’s experience shooting the fest for DVD.

Iggy And The Stooges Return From The Brink

“We got asked a lot if it was supposed to be a tribute show or something; you couldn’t blame the writers for asking that, because it does happen that some dudes package up an old deal like a shtick. That’s not the case here; the way they play these new songs, they don’t do ’em like the old days, they don’t dress up like the old days, nothing’s like the old days – except the songs were written in the old days when they were younger men. That’s the difference; it’s not a Disneyland time warp ride”

Bill Adams talks with Stooges bassist Mike Watt about the current state of the band and their upcoming performance at Toronto’s NXNE Music Conference on Saturday, June 19th.

Vilipend – Detonating Metallic Parameters

The beastly grit of doom. Grindcore’s fiery onslaught. Black metal’s confrontational excess. The jarring obtuseness of tech. Metal is founded on explosive, aggressive and often combative attitudes. Still, just when one feels remotely comfortable—possibly slightly expectant—as to what the genre’s next twist will be, something so dominant, furious and volatile comes along that it redefines the parameters of what makes a band extreme.

Keith Carman talks with Toronto’s Vilipend about their multifaceted and dangerous approach to music.