Burnt Belief is the brainchild of two exceptional musicians: guitarist/composer Jon Durant and Porcupine Tree’s bassist Colin Edwin. This post rock-meets-fusion instrumental album marks the second time the two have joined forces to create new musical landscapes. Previously they had worked together on Durant’s 2011 release Dance of the Shadow Planets. For this new collaboration the duo decided to share writing duties and record at three studios, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K. So far, the album has been praised by fans and musicians alike and has opened new stylistic paths for both musicians. In this interview, Durant tell us in detail about this new venture, its impact on their professional relationship, and why they decided to release the album using independent channels.

Five Finger Death Punch have been making waves with their newest album, American Capitalist (featuring the hit “Under And Over It” named the #1 Song of the Year by AOL Radio). I caught up with drummer Jeremy Spencer on their recent “Share The Welt” headline tour, supported by other big names like All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory. Jeremy gives us the deets on what their relatively recent success has been like, what their band name and latest album is all about, and even which football…