Saturday, September 21, 2013


Here's the LATEST interview for Underground Noise. I'm very honored and excited to announce that Michael Smith former drummer of legendary band Suffocation is now in the band Synesis Absorption, and here to answer my questions. Without any further do, here it is!!

UN: What prompted you to become a musician?

MS: Most everyone in my family is heavily into music, in one form or another It's in my blood. I've always been surrounded by instruments and singing and all things involved. It was a natural path for me.

UN: What do you like best about being a drummer?

MS: Drummers are responsible for adding the different emotions to a song. With the beat you can direct the attention of the listeners to follow all else that is going on in the song. If you have flavor to do so, of course.

UN: Since you've departed from Suffocation, do you miss anything about being with them?

MS: I don't miss being with the individuals, I definitely felt held back with the progression of the band. The mentality was just old, and not aggressive enough to take advantage of the current industry. My goal is always to evolve and influence others to evolve. I miss being in the face of the fans, nothing else.

UN: Where has been your favorite place to perform and why?

MS: NY & Los Angeles. NY is my home and California is just metal all day and night.

UN: How did you get into Death Metal & Extreme Metal?

MS: I'm into all forms of music one way or another, but I chose to find the least understood and obscure form of music in order to stay constantly challenged and differ from mainstream music.

UN: What is your favorite type of drums to use?

MS: Properly tuned and maintained ones. It doesn't matter which brand, if all the pieces are there, I will play the same.

UN: Who are your most major influences, both personally and musically?

MS: My parents. They've housed every band I've played in and allowed us to create our craft to what it is today. Not many parents would do the same, especially Death Metal. Other than that I'm influenced by the skill level of the musicians in Jazz and Classical and the singing and the musical influence of the Motown era.

UN: Do you have a career besides music?

MS: Since I've left the touring life, by day I'm a Metal Fabricator. I weld and create shit the world needs and uses daily from raw steel. I'm a drum teacher, as well a hired studio drummer when I'm not at the day job.

UN: Any last words for Underground Noise?

MS: The music industry is on a steady decline....but the musicians will always remain and be the most important element. If we as musicians focus on getting back into just writing music, sharing, owning and raising the bar one song at a time, we will quickly find out that we didn't need the "industry". The musician will always speak the loudest. I've been busy working the platform for all of us. Musicians, check it out.

Monday, September 9, 2013


One band which launched out of Gothenburg Sweden who is making its debut, is Mad Architect. The band happened to team up with American guitarist Erik Ferentinos of The Anti-Division & The Stephen Pearcy Band to perform bass on this release. The best way to describe Mad Architect is dark, progressive, melodic, atmospheric power metal with a dab of death metal and some black metal influences. This band traps the listener by tearing at its soul with its very impressive opus. If you're a fan of Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir & In Flames, then you won't resist this band. Snowy Shaw who is originally a drummer, performs his vocal technique with grim snarls and very raspy clean vocals. He has also played with the likes of Therion back in 2006, King Diamond, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil & Mercyful Fate and is currently touring with Sabaton. He's also photographed bands such as: Therion, Amon Amarth & a few others. Despite being a debut album, this album is very amazing and very arcane within its own eruption, to make known what Journey To Madness is all about. The intro called Echoes From Beyond is a magnificent yet dreary and captivating instrumental. So metalheads, if you like the bands I've mentioned above, or follow the members who make up this band, then you'll want to assail your ears with Mad Architect. With a very obscure sound, this album is getting a 5/5 stars based on everything it has in it. My personal favorite song is Universal Law, but it will grow on you. Until next time METALHEADS...KEEP SUPPORTING THE UNDERGROUND METAL SCENE, SUPPORT LOCAL METAL MUSIC & MOST OF ALL: KEEP THOSE HORNS UP!!! EVILVENGEANCE666 \m/-_-\m/

Track Listing:

Echoes From Beyond (Instrumental)
Universal Law
Mad Architect
Transitions Part 1
Sailing Away
Strange Machine
Altered States


Snowy Shaw- Vocals
Magnus Daun- Guitars
Erik Ferentinos- Bass
Zven Lindsten- Drums & Percussion
Jorgen Oscarsson- Keyboards

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Here is the band's song called Dreamworld, blast it loud!! \m/-_-\m/


Melodic sounds entwined with dark Gothic & Black Metal riffs & shrieks along with some deep inhuman sounding growls is what makes Psilocybe Larvae's NEW album unique. Psilocybe Larvae's new album provides the listeners & fans with an awesome & terrorizing skill that is top notch like Dimmu Borgir, if not better. The Labyrinth of Penumbra shows the band's strength by how much they've matured both musically and lyrically. To sum it up, PL is very experimental in many elements. Some bands do that sort of thing to make the listeners wonder as to what might be next, but this band always guarantees a great amount of intensity that is just for the right audience. If you like twisted sounding melodies with some acoustic and ambient sounds, then this band is right up your alley along with some sheer brutality in the vocals as well as the music. As far as TLOP goes, this album is getting a 5/5 stars based on their creativity and ambition to make their own sound far different than most bands who are out today and for being an onslaught to those who haven't heard them before. Until next time METALHEADS, keep your horns up and keep supporting the UNDERGROUND METAL SCENE!!! EVILVENGEANCE666 \m/-_-\m/

Track Listing:

Soul Trekking
Shining Shambhala
Trial By Fire
Into The Labyrinth
Fortress of Time
River of Remembrance
No Escape


Vit "Larv" Belobritsky- Vocals/Guitars/Samples
Ilya "Alan" Piyaev- Drums
Andrey "Luke" Lukashov- Guitars
Alex "Liga" Legotin- Bass
Dmitry "Chaos" Orekhov- Keyboards

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