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Interview with Gabi Delgado of D.A.F.

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Anna Rose Greenberg, Traffic Director and DJ interviewed Gabi Delgado, best know for his work in Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. D.A.F. was foundational for both the industrial and electronic scenes in Germany. Hear Delgado talk about the difference between East and West German music, his musical process, video games, and more!

All Things Irish: Interviews with Eileen Ivers and Joanie Madden

Anita Lock, WOBC community member and host of All Things Irish, shares  interviews with recorded with Eileen Ivers and Joanie Madden from Cherish the Ladies.

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Find out more at:

http://www.eileenivers.com

and

http://www.cherishtheladies.com

Eileen Ivers:

It has been said that Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Indeed, the Grammy-awarded, Emmy-nominated guest has starred with over 40 orchestras, was the original Musical Star of Riverdance, and has played alongside notables, such as Sting, Hall and Oates, and The Chieftains—just to name a few. The founding member of Cherish the Ladies, Ivers musical talent can be found in movie soundtracks such as Gangs of New York and Titanic. She has performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide. As Ivers’ list of accomplishments can go on and on, one thing is sure that she has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. As The Washington Post states, “She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.”

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An Interview with Schramm

 

 

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Anna Rose Greenberg, Traffic Director and host of ‘Germaniacs’, interviewed Robert Meyer and Ringo Behn of Schramm. Schramm is a German EBM/industrial band known for their energetic live performances and hard-driving beats. Hear Meyer and Behn talk about Schramm’s upcoming album, the EBM/industrial scene, muscle cars, and more!

An Interview With Leonid Chernitsky of MystTerra

Anna Rose Greenberg, Traffic Director and DJ for WOBC, recently spoke with Leonid Chernitsky, drummer for the Russian ethno-industrial band MystTerra. MystTerra are known for their energetic songs and creative orchestration.

https://youtu.be/KQA3ns4LhDE


Anna Rose: What is MystTerra’s mission? What do you set out to accomplish when making your music?

Leonid: Well, it’s our life to play music. I think everybody that makes music for a great part of his life is some kind of a fanatic. Three men in this band have known each other for about 15 years. We’ve played different styles and at last we found what we can do best in music.

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Rhythmically Gifted: An Interview with Nick Yacyshyn

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I’ve recently had the pleasure of corresponding, mostly via Facebook messenger, with Canadian drummer Nick Yacyshyn.  Like a lot of metal heads I’ve met and/or talked to, Nick’s a genuinely friendly guy, and he has graciously agreed to be interviewed for the WOBC blog. On top of that, he’s a uniquely talented, creative drummer.

I first became aware of Nick as a result of his involvement in post-metal super group SUMAC, where he plays alongside Aaron Turner of Isis/Old Man Gloom and Brian Cook of Russian Circles/ex-Botch/ex-These Arms Are Snakes. As I’ve said many times to those who will listen, SUMAC’s inaugural album, The Deal, is hands down my favorite of 2015. Since its release, I’ve listened to it at least 10 times. As a drummer, I became fascinated by Nick’s complex texturing and unconventional rhythmic patterns. One song in particular, ‘Thorn in the Lion’s Paw’, had my mind warped. Rather than submitting to my utter confusion, I decided to reach out to Nick and ask him what the pattern was. Despite being on tour on the other side of the planet, Nick got back to me with an hour. He clearly explained the drumbeat, and demystified that which would have otherwise remained totally opaque and indecipherable.

Following this exchange, I dug into Nick’s back catalog, including (but not limited to) his two albums with British Columbia based hardcore act Baptists. Needless to say, I was blown away, not only by the band’s explosive sound but also by their—and in particular Nick’s—breakneck speed. And as I soon found out, I wasn’t the only person who was impressed. Ex-Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl had posted numerous videos of Nick playing with Baptists online, accompanied by messages like ‘My favorite drummer’ and ‘Drummers beware’.  Drummers beware, indeed.

But enough with the stunning praise and all-star endorsements, and onto the interview!

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