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Interview; Jasen Moreno of Drowning Pool

Tove sat down with JASEN MORENO, vocalist of NuMetal band Drowning Pool ahead of the first Australian and New Zealand tour since 2002. Check it out below!

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Toxic Holocaust, Wednesday 7th October

So a few years ago it was announced that Toxic Holocaust would be hitting our shores, to great excitement. Then it was postponed. Then it just sorta dropped of the timetable, being indefinitely put on hold, then it was cancelled. People were pretty pissed, not just because they were hugely disappointed but because of the lack of information. So when earlier this year I got invited to a Toxic Holocaust gig on facebook, I didn’t get my hopes up. Sure enough a few hours later the event was cancelled, but unlike the others it was quickly put back up (good troll guys). So a huge thanks goes to Headless Horseman for pulling this notorious gig off!

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Interview: Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt of KADAVAR

Tove Partington from the 13th Floor in New Zealand had a quick chat with drummer ‘Tiger’ ahead of the relase of Kadavar’s new album Berlin, coming out 21st August 2015.

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Interview: Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle of Filth

Tove Partington sat down with the stunningly talented Lindsay Schoolcraft, the voice of Cradle of Filth’s female vocals, keyboard and harp. Talking about being a woman in a male dominated industry, veganisim and Cradle of Filths (hopefully) upcoming tour of New Zealand, give it a watch below!

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Interview: Dani Filth talks new album, “Hammer Of The Witches.”

Tove Partington sat down on International Goth Day with Dani Filth, frontman of Cradle of Filth to talk about the new album “Hammer Of The Witches”, history, and the long awaited New Zealand Tour. Have a listen to find out more!

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Interview with Chad Grey from HellYeah!

image008HELLYEAH is a Supergroup that lives up to the title. Featuring ex-Mudvayne singer Chad Gray, ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, ex-Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, bassist Kyle Sanders (ex-Bloodsimple and brother of Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders) and Christian Brady (ex-Überschall) guitar.

HELLYEAH are in a league of their own with their own. Their distinct sound and stage presence is best described as pure metallic fury and the envy of fans and other musicians all over the world.  Tove Partington spoke to front man Chad Grey about the upcoming tour and domestic violence, have a listen  below!

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New Music From Lamb Of God!

Lamb-Of-God-new-album-2015If this past weekend’s metal-fest at The Kings Arms with Red Fang and Beastwars has left you wanting more, or you just need to clean out the cobwebs, check out this brand new track from Lamb Of God. The song is called Still Echoes and it is taken from the forthcoming album, VII – Sturm & Drang. Click here to listen to Still Echoes: 

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Napalm Death and Carcass 23 April 2015

cnd2015-1Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere you are likely aware last night was the final show of the Deathcrusher NZ tour, and I have no need of my (blood and booze stained) notebook to declare it gig of the fucking year. The Kings Arms was more packed than I have seen it in a long time, and the notoriously late Auckland crowd was lining up out the door before eight. It was a tight show, and if you missed it; well…sucks to be you. I do have to wonder who the fuck all these people were though, as most Auckland gigs recently have been embarrassingly dead. So kids, if you want more big bands, don’t forget to support your local scene first.

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Interview with Derek Boyer of Suffocation

Tove Partington had a chat with bassist Derek Boyer of Suffocation prior to their upcoming NZ/Aus tour with Decapitated. Talking accidents, streaming/download politics and upright Bass, you can catch Derek with Suffocation pretty soon; Grab your tickets here, it looks to be a killer show.

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Interview with Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka of Decapitated.

Tove Partington had a quick conversation with Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka of Decapitated prior to their upcoming NZ/Aus tour with Suffocation. You can hear the interview in full below. You can see this brilliant Polish Death Metal band when they reach these fair shores! Grab your tickets here, it looks to be a killer show.

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Metal Round-up April 10th 2015

It’s a pretty exciting time of year, with some MASSIVE gigs coming up, and some amazing music sneaking ever closer. This bogan is excited! There has also been some sad news, what with the tour van of KHAOTIKA and WORMREICH crashing with three fatalities, and Scott Kelly of Neurosis fame’s wife becoming gravely ill, so here is a amusing screenshot of Shane Embury from Napalm Death to lighten the news..

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Bill Steer of Carcass (Interview)

11024795_551120358361344_2925476346620331252_nThe 13th Floor’s Tove Partington sat down with Bill Steer of Carcass for a quick chat about music, the upcoming Napalm Death/Carcass tour of New Zealand and life/obsession.

Tickets for the upcoming tour are on sale now, you can buy them online here.

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Interview with Napalm Death’s Shane Embury.

The 13th Floors Tove Partington sat down with Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept, Brujeria) to talk about Politics, Music, the upcoming Napalm Death/Carcass tour of New Zealand, and demented walruses.

Shane Embury is the godfather of Grindcore, having been in Napalm Death since 1987 and various other bands of ill-repute. Watch the video to gain a insight into this world, and to find out when the loooong awaited new Brujeria album will drop!

Tickets for the upcoming tour are on sale now. You can buy them online here.

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Atmosphere and more, news Friday 27th Feb

It’s a Friday and good news abounds; firstly, Napalm Death and Carcass have announced a second Valhalla show, and I am pretty fucking jealous, so if you missed out on the first sold out show don’t be a fool a second time and get your damn tickets asap!

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The Axeman Cometh; Metal News 19th Feb

Recent controversy surrounds NZ’s longest running metal radio show ‘The Axe Attack’; it seems the powers that be have axed it from the Sunday slot. The website has been de-registered, which brings a bit of doubt to the story the Rock is just doing up the offices, as does the Paul Martins statement ‘I would love to comment but I can’t’. A facebook group ‘bring back the Axe Attack’ has been set up, head over and give it a like; Pauls contribution to NZ Metal can’t be overstated, so I hope The Rock do the right thing.

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