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Kingnaldo currently resides in the U.S. but hails from Las Marias, Puerto Rico. This talented musician started his love affair with music when he was 10 years old and since then has never slowed, not one bit. Now, with his third LP, Memorandum, released on September 26th, 2014, the man is touring, gigging and promoting his new music like mad. Here’s some insight into this budding artist.

Los Angeles, CA-based trio, Ides Of Gemini (Sera Timms, J. Bennett, and Kelly Johnston), released their latest musical masterpiece, Old World New Wave, on September 16, 2014 via Neurot Recordings. Loaded with the band’s Slavic-tinged, doomy black metal, Old World New Wave will not only keep their fans totally content, but also asserts that Ides Of Gemini are in top form. We fired some simple yet funny questions over to guitarist J. Bennett in order to afford you something different from the standard Q&A.

London, England-based heavy metal/hard rock quartet, Orange Goblin, are set to release their latest offering, Back From The Abyss, on October 7, 2014 via Candlelight Records. The 12-track recording is, per usual, an addictive and punishing affair that will leave the band’s fans hysterically happy. So as to promote said release, we got “Quick & Dirty” with lead singer Ben Ward.

Forged in Long Island, New York circa 1991, Internal Bleeding has come a very long way in the past 20+ years. A staple in the death metal scene, the group is once again preparing to pummel their fans with new content. Due out today, September 30, 2014, via Unique Leader records, Internal Bleeding presents their latest masterpiece, Imperium. We wanted to celebrate the album in a fun way, so we grabbed guitarist Chris Pervelis and asked him some random questions!

Extreme metal titans Whitechapel, the Top 10 Billboard charting metal act, will be returning to the road in October and November to support their fifth full-length disc, Our Endless War. The North American headlining tour featuring support from Upon a Burning Body and Glass Cloud, includes a stop at Slipknot’s KNOTFEST 2014 at the San Manuel Amphteatre on October 26 in San Bernardino, CA. This is their heaviest, most mature release to date and so we thought we’d pose some less-than-mature questions to Guitarist Zach Householder.

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Pompeya is an indie rock band that blends elements of ’70s disco, ’80s New Wave, and ’90s rock resulting in their own poppy concoction. The group quickly developed quite the following in their hometown and now, with the release of their latest EP, Night, the band are set to make a mark on North American soil. Los Angeles radio station KCRW recently noted that the band is, “energetically introducing Moscow’s youth to electronic indie culture,” the Pompeya’s name is spreading. We had some fun and asked bassist Denis Agafonov some quick and witty questions.

We try to keep interviews fun, and as much as possible, different. So we were stoked when we had the chance to try out some of our Quick & Dirty questions with Hed PE guitarist, Jackson Benge. The band, who is set to release their eagerly-anticipated new album Evolution on July 22nd, is just as incredible today as when they began their career circa 1994. Packed with rock, punk, metal, Rasta, and soul, Evolution is one of Hed PE’s best recordings ever, period. Now for some fun… check out what Benge had to say.