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Welcome and Introduction to Metal Music Midwest

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Metal Music Midwest features several metal bands from around the globe. Featuring promos provided by ClawhammerPR, AgainstPR, Transcending Obscurity, Asher Media, FuturePR and several others. Album releases, concert events, single song streaming, concert photography, concert videos, festival promotion, zines and other music related topics. Would you like to be featured on here? Send me an email at wakingkhaos@yahoo.com and I will get you details. Bands featured in this video can be viewed in their entirety at the following links Carcass live - Video Nervosa live -  Video Immolation live - Video #heavymetal #Chicago #Clawhammer #music #promo #bands

Soul Grinder exclusive interview and Album Anthems From The Abyss

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 1-Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? Hi it's Mathias - Bassplayer & Vocalist of Soul Grinder.  The band was formed in January 2018 - Bremen (North Germany) Soul Grinder are:  Mathias - Bass & Vocals.  Jan - Guitars & Backing Vocals.  Maté - Drums 2- “Anthems From The Abyss” is the band's new album, how long did it   MATHIAS: I can't say it really exactly, because  Maté and Jan are writing songs all the time, and when we released the previous EP ''Lifeless Obsession'' in 2021, some songs were already written, so it's different from record to record. 3- What musical influence inspires the bands compositions? MATHIAS: Jan and Maté are responsible for the songwriting.  I know they listen to different kinds of metal and rock ... so I think they will probably experiment with several elements as we

Morgan Reid exclusive interview and upcoming release Terran

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 1- Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? My name is Morgan Reid and I’m from Toronto, Canada but I’ve been working and living in Leipzig, Germany for the last 9 years. I’m a metal guitarist, composer and producer, dancer and choreographer. I’m known for my fierce technical shredding, slamming riffs, bombastic windmills and melodic lead lines. This is my solo project, but I’m also notably the guitarist and songwriter for Bloodshot Dawn. 2- "Terran" is your debut album, how long did it take to organize this release? Well after a few years of band life, touring and writing music together… I realized I still very much enjoy writing instrumental guitar focused music and set about finding the sound I really wanted. Searching for my musical vision and what I really wanted to bring to the table. Having the guitar as the main focus of my

Aldaaron exclusive interview

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  1- Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? Hello and thanks for your interest.  Aldaaron came to light in the year 2004 in the obscure forests of the french Alps. We are drawing our inspiration from the mysticism of nature and our music is the union of furious epic melodies and icy atmospheric parts. The lyrics express the solitude, sadness and might that some can feel standing alone on a mountaintop or walking by night in a winter forest, communing with the spirit of the age-old woods and the eternally snow-covered summits. 2- Arcane Mountain Cult is the band's third full album, how long did it take to write? Aldaaron is coming back after a long 10 years hiatus. Wen somehow naturally went into a dormant phase after Suprême Silence (2012), when the different members dispersed geographically according to life circumstances.  As the song

Oaks exclusive interview

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 Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? Thank you for your interest in our band! We are Oaks, an instrumental progressive metal trio from Paris. The band is composed of Thibault on guitar, Julien on bass and myself, Nathan, on drums. Our first album, Genesis Of The Abstract, was released on September 30th.  Genesis of the Abstract is the band's debut full album, how long did it take to write? To be very honest, I was not yet in the band when this album was written and recorded. After that, I think the songs are pretty cool, so I'd say there was some serious work done on it. And then, is time a tangible concept? Bim, mindfuck straight away. What musical influence inspires the band’s compositions? All three of us have various influences. But I think that as far as the band's music is concerned, we all more or less into Tool, Mastod

We Are To Blame exclusive interview

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 1- Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? Johan: “We Are To Blame” is a melodic metal band from Sweden. Fusing influences from progressive, power and melodic death metal together with pop vocals, with a strong focus on writing memorable songs.   2- Duality I is the band's debut EP, how long did it take to write? Johan: Hard to say, but I would guess around 6 months maybe? We spent roughly 2 years before announcing the band in public, but that time included starting the band, recruiting members, working on name, visuals and everything else. Oh, and we recorded 2 EPs in that time.   3- What musical influence inspires the band’s compositions? Johan: I take influence from a lot of things, places and people. But if i had to pick 3 artists or bands that influenced me the most, it would probably be Iron Maiden, In Flames and Evergrey. Alice:

Echolot exclusive interview

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1-Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for  taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? We are a power Trio from Basel, Switzerland, founded in 2014. 2- “Curatio” is the band's upcoming album, how long did it take to write? It took us about 2 years from the idea to the final Recording.   3- What musical influence inspires the bands compositions? We love complex, heavy and harmonical stuff.  Bach, Elder, Cult of Luna, Lucio Dalla, Snarf are some of our go-to artists.   4- The group started in 2014, can you tells us how did you all meet? We met in a bar in Basel where usually none of us would go. None of us has been there since we met there in 2014. I guess that was fate. Now that we think about it, we could arrange our 10 year anniversary there. For the bar that would be a deep stilistic break. 5- The new album title is “Curatio”, can you give us details about the content and more in

Wax Mekanix exclusive interview

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  1- Hello and welcome to Metal Music Midwest, first off, thanks for taking the time to do the interview, could you give our readers a brief description of the group? Where is the band from? Hi!  I’m from the USA.  The historic city of Philadelphia is home for me and my crew. 2- "Mobocracy Deluxe" is the is your new album, how long did it take to organize this special release? ‘Mobocracy Deluxe’ is a collection of tracks from my 2020 album ‘Mobocracy’ and 2021 split, ‘Blunt’.    In early 2022, Electric Talon Records came to me about a CD release that would bring together my tunes from these two releases along with a few interesting and rare extras for those in my audience that like having a physical recording in their hands.    With the excellent help of rock and metal PR firm The Metallist, we are gearing up for an October 28th release. 3- What musical influences inspire your compositions? Like many similar artists, this is a very long list, but I’ll try to focus on some of