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Yen Pox - Dark Masters
Itís fair to say that Yen Pox are one of the most respected & influential projects with-in the Dark ambient genre. The project started life in 1993, bringing  together the joint dark sonic talents of Michael J.V.Hensley and Steven Hall. Over the projects twenty  two year existence they have released a fairly minimal catalogue( three full lengths, one full length collaborations, and a few eps/ singles)- but each of these have been consistent & genre defining moments. Just a few months ago they  released their latest full length release Between The Horizon And The Abyss on Malignant Records, and  this has rightly received universal praise, and is yet another genre classic. Michael & Steven kindly agreed to give M[m] an email interview discussing their twenty plus year collaboration, the new album, and beyond.
D.S.W.A.C.V - Doomed Wall-making

 D.S.W.A.C.V is one of the  key projects in the recently growing & blossoming  UK walled noise scene. Itís  based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and started in late 2012; and has so far  has putting out around  20 plus releases that take in CDRís, splits & digital releases.  It offers up HNW/ doom wall sound that mixes  in elements of ritual ambience. The projects one & only member is L.M, and he kindly agreed to give M[m] an email interview.


Stephen Thrower - Horror & Sleaze Fed Cinematic Passions

Stephen Thrower first became known & respected for his work within the British post-Industrial experimental music scene; working with Coil between 1984 and 1993, then Cyclobe from the late 1990ís to the present day. But in more recent years he has become more recognized  for his writing & commentary on the cult horror & exploitation film genres. His written work has seen him pen lengthy tomes on infamous Italian  gory  maestro Lucio Fulci (1999ís Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci). American Independent horror films from between the 1970ís & mid 1980ís (2007ís Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents), and most recently highly prolific euro sleaze/ horror director Jess Franco( 2015ís Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco vol. one). He has also appeared on a whole host of cult horror/exploitation documentaries & DVD extraís- such as Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide parts 1 & 2- where he gave informative and often amusing commentary/ critique on a whole host of cult films. Stephen kindly agreed to give M[m] an email interview discussing his written work - this is the second time weíve interviewed Stephen, and his first interview (where the focus was more on his sonic endeavors) can be found here.


The Ebony Tower - Walls & Words
The Ebony Tower mergers an interest in literature  with walled noise, which is a rather unique idea for the genre.  The project started in summer of 2014, and has so far got a lot of respected & praise from with-in the scene in general. It's based in Greeley Colorado, and behind it is one Mitchell Rotunno. In a short time it has amassed quite a large discography. Taking in coming on for 30 + releases, which feature a lot of multi disc CDR sets, cassette releases, a few split releases, and  one or two digital only releases. The project takes itís name  from 1974 John Fowles book of the same name-  which is  a collection of five novellas and short stories with interlacing themes, each of which is  based around a medieval myth. Mitchell was kind enough to agree to give M[m] a email interview, where he discusses the projects origins, itís themes, and his love of modern classical  minimalism.
Innsmouth - From the Depths
Australiaís Innsmouth is  one of my favourite recent  black/ death metal discoveries. Since stumbling upon their debut Consumed by Elder Sign early last year, the bandís work has been getting constant playtime. Their single-minded adherence to flawless, grooving riffs that teeter on the edge of a knife between unspeakable savagery and all-encompassing, horrific majesty brings me back again and again. Unique amongst Australiaís death metal scene, Innsmouthís pitch-black death metal doesnít truck with dissonance and technicality, forgoing the crazed atmosphere found in the works of Portal and Antediluvian for a decidedly old-school, foul approach. Although the band is in (hopefully) its beginning stages, theyíve managed to hit it out of the park with each of their four releases. I had the honor to conduct an interview with these vile denizens of Arkham to speak about their influences and the goings-on in their elusive depths. Answering the questions for the band was the bands vocalist & guitarist  Beau Dyer
Martin Kay - Metal Bound
Martin Kay is a Australian sound artists, field recordist, & sound designer- heís more interesting figures presently working with-in the whole field recording/ sound art field at present.  His 2014 release All Things Metal (on 3Leaves) stands as one of the more consistent & replayble release to appear from the field recording genre in sometime. Below is his first ever interview, which was carried out via email.

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