Category: Under The Influence

Under The Influence #63: Vesuvian on “Black Waltz” by Avatar!

Swedish Avant-garde Metallers Avatar are a band who have some incredible ideas… And some really unhinged ones. Back in 2012 the band recorded their fourth studio record “Black Waltz” and when it came to shooting a music video for the title track, the makeup artist gave frontman Johannes Eckerström the now infamous Clown Face that

Under The Influence #57: Drakh on “My Arms Your Hearse” from Opeth!

1998 saw the release of the third critically acclaimed studio album from Swedish Progressive Death Metal titans Opeth. Recorded the summer prior to its release with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity) and In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén at Studio Fredman In Gothenburg Sweden “My Arms Your Hearse” was the first album to

Under The Influence #55: Nonvector on “Red” by King Crimson!

London England was the home of one of Progressive Rock’s most influential figures in guitarist Robert Fripp. By 1974 his brainchild King Crimson were releasing their seventh studio record entitled “Red“, an album that saw five cuts including the epic 12 minute affair that is “Starless” that unbeknown to the band at the time would