These are the most popular, but that certainly does not mean there are not others. Most people expect singing and that kind of stuff. We went to the label jokingly and asked for a drink budget for the video and somehow, we got it.
Heavy metal music is one genre that typically does not get as much attention as it really deserves. To many people, heavy metal has carries a lot of negative connotations that turn them off right away. I hope that in the future people are able to get past these perceived negatives so that they can enjoy the complexities and, perhaps surprisingly, beauty of heavy metal music.
We are not a very typical band, I am afraid, and our shows reflect that. But we always try to keep them together in terms of enthusiasm for the crowd. I think you might talk about an emotional rollercoaster with differences universes colliding or we can cut the crap and say that, when well taken, a Moonspell show can bring you to different places and I believe that to be good.
A: They usually have no idea what I am talking about but seem willing to take a flyer and look interested until I go away. It is early though; we are slowly getting out there and maybe some day I will get recognized by someone. It could happen, couldn’t it?
TS: (laughs) All of it was true, but there was some tricky editing. We went to the label jokingly and asked for a drink budget for the video and somehow, we got it. It gave us a chance to get trashed and roam around Vegas. But in reality, we had a blast in Vegas- but it was filmed all night on a Monday- totally dead night there. It was a lot of fun but it wasn’t as crazy as the video seemed. I see videos as this necessary evil and you’ve gotta have a movie sized budget in order to make a real killer video.
The bigger bands we all kind of divided up. Bill (Bates, of Ejacula radio show) and Wes (Weaver, now of BLASPHERIAN/IMPRECATION and “From the Depths” on KTRU) from Sweet Nightmares covered all the really hardcore/thrashy stuff. I covered the more mainstream bands because that was who I was familiar with. Joe Claytor worked at the Axiom and was deep into the Texas circuit so he covered a lot of that.
When bands fit into either black metal or death metal, some will just call it blackened death metal. This is where Blasphemy, Zyklon and Behemoth fit into.
I haven’t heard any dance punk that I liked for quite awhile. I don’t think the genre is necessarily dead itself. I think there are still more good songs to be made. I love the Buzzcocks, I would put them in that dance punk realm, considering their solo stuff. If there were people who had that as inspiration I would listen to it. But it hasn’t been doing much for me lately. That’s probably why I’ve been ignoring it in favor of techno. But I still like all kinds of music.
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