Kenny Hickey: A Rock and Roll Fables Conversation

Watching a Silvertomb show, featuring former Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, is equally a transcendent and cathartic experience. Rounded out by Joseph James on guitar, Aaron Joos on keys, backing vocals, and guitar, and the indomitable Hank Hell and his fierce stage presence on bass, the sound is simply massive. A sum of all its’ parts, Silvertomb is a Doom outfit in the vein of Type O Negative with Kelly’s thunderous drumming alongside Hickey’s signature riffs and uncanny voice. [Read more…]

Woody Weatherman: A Rock and Roll Fables Conversation V.2

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, the classic mid-’90’s version of Corrosion Of Conformity is back! Back as a quartet! Back with Pepper Keenan! Back on tour! Back with a new album! Back!!!

But I digress. [Read more…]

Phil Anselmo: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation (Part 1)

“Dear William, Get your ass to my joint because we got three days.”

So said legendary vocalist Phil Anselmo via phone recently recounting the genesis and recording of his musical collaboration with equally legendary horror icon Bill Moseley. The Anselmo/Moseley friendship was a gradual one that stemmed from a chance meeting: [Read more…]

Raymond Watts: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

Raymond Watts is a living legend. He is. Whether he’s taking it all on with <PIG> or collaborating with KMFDM or Alexander McQueen, Watts is genuinely a prolific creator. Like fellow Industrial Metal luminaries Paul Barker and Chris Connelly, he is also a man not bound by the rules of the genre. Quite frankly, the man likes to branch out! The proof is in the pudding and, in this case, flows across a plethora of sonic excursions released within a year of the first <PIG> full-length in over a decade.

And the Lord of Lard himself explained how exactly that comeback happened recently via phone: [Read more…]

Al Fucking Jourgensen: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

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Ministry’s not quite over, RevCo has new material in the works, Lard will be back, and most importantly: Surgical Meth Machine has been unveiled to the masses. [Read more…]

Burton C. Bell: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

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Fear Factory’s latest, and ninth album, is barely a year old yet here they are touring the country playing their iconic sophomore album from front to back. Despite the obvious reasons (Um, 20th anniversary of Demanufacture!), the answer for the current tour is actually quite simple as vocalist Burton C. Bell cordially explains via phone: [Read more…]

Woody Weatherman: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

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Alright kiddies! We have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that a new Corrosion Of Conformity featuring the Deliverance-era of Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin is definitely coming out through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The bad news? You’re probably going to have to wait until 2017 to hear it. [Read more…]

Max Cavalera: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

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There is no doubt that Cavalera Conspiracy’s latest album, and first on Napalm Records, is their heaviest one yet.

“I just think Pandemonium is a really cool record. It came out really cool. It’s really underground kind of sounding. Nate (Newton) did a great job on the bass. Out of the three, it is the heaviest right now and people should check it out.” [Read more…]