Interview with Big Black Delta – May 17th, 2016

By Mike Bax Lead photo by Jeff Brown and Caspar Newbolt I first saw Jonathan Bates in January of 2003, opening for Johnny Marr at Lee’s Palace in Toronto under the moniker of mellowdrone. At the time, mellowdrone only had a handful of singles and EPs available. I can still remember how impressed I was with…

Interview with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed – April 6th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer Hatebreed’s seventh album, The Concrete Confessional will see its release a month from now. It’s a tightened-up overly aggressive piece of work, clocking in at 13 songs and a running time of less than 35 minutes. It’s an album that came together quickly for Jamey Jasta, Chris Beattie,…

Interview with Richard Patrick of Filter – March 29th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo by David Rubene Richard Patrick is many things. An inaugural ex-member of Nine Inch Nails. Brother of the T1000 (Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick). An editorial writer, outspoken on the harder topics like warm, religion and politics. He’s also an outspoken ex-addict. He’s a husband and a father of two children. He…