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Amon Amarth: Two Vikings for the price of one

Metal as Fuck managed to drag Johan Hegg and Fredrik Andersson away from their mead long enough to have a chat.

As a part of the tidal wave of amazing bands swept onto our country thanks to Soundwave, the ferocious Norsemen that are Amon Amarth returned to pillage Australian shores once agai

Mephistopheles: Sounds of the End?

Mephistopheles vocalist Chalky sits down with Metal as Fuck to talk about their latest release and the grim prospect that if things don't start happening for the band soon, there might not be a future for them.

Playing extreme metal can be a very arduous pastime. There's a bloody lot of work involved for sometimes little to no reward.

Norse: All is Mist and Frog

"If you're an asshole, you're still an asshole."

Aussie black metal miscreants Norse made their triumphant return to the live circuit last Friday week to celebrate the release of their Plaguewhore 7" vinyl single.

Albatross' Dr Hex "Be very scared"...

Indian band Albatross are set to rip up Australia's south east coast in late October. We talk to bassist Dr Hex about the Indian scene, their tour plans and how Aussie shops shut too early.

Hailing from Mumbai India, Albatross play a brand of traditional metal heavily steeped in the King Diamond tradition.

Master's Paul Speckmann: Death Metal was never about technical music, man!

Master’s mastermind Paul Speckmann talks about his past, present and future to Metal as Fuck

One of the pioneers of the Death Metal style Master is that kind of band that no real headbanger can ignore.

Satanic Bloodspraying - "Spending time on plantations gives me more ideas"

South American and Antichrist

They hail from Bolivia, one of the most improbable countries for a band called Satanic Bloodsparying to hail from.

Gallery: Kreator @ the HiFi (Brisbane), 25 September 2009

German Thrashmeisters Kreator tear it up at the HiFi Brisbane. These guys were supported by Mortal Sin, but thanks to one light-fingered punter, our photographer had his Mortal Sin photos stolen! How very unmetal... at least the main act's pix are safe. Enjoy!

Gallery: Cannibal Corpse @ the HiFi (Brisbane), 13 September 2009

Cannibal Corpse brutalises the audience @ the HiFi Brisbane, 13th September 2009. Supported by Brazen Bull and Local lads Defamer.