For fans of of progressive metal and phenomenal bass playing Mike LePond needs no introduction, for the uninitiated he’s the virtuosic bass player of Symphony X, Silent Assassins, and Heathens Rage. We met up at the Tampa stop of Symphony X’s co-headlining tour with fellow New Jersey natives Overkill to discuss Symphony X and his other musical endeavors. Continue reading
At the Fort Lauderdale stop of Soilwork’s tour supporting Soulfly we caught up with Dirk Verbeuren, who alongside playing in Soilwork has played for acts as diverse as Devin Townsend, Satyricon, Scarve and even his own grindcore project Bent Sea. We talked about his influences, his work with Devin Townsend and his Australian Doppelganger Steve Hughes.