WARRIOR INTERVIEWS GIGER FOR ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
In a rare interview, Tom Gabriel Warrior, once of Celtic Frost and now heading up Triptykon, speaks to Swiss surrealist visual artist HR Giger for issue 026 of the UK’s Zero Tolerance Magazine. The interview, conducted by Warrior over two sessions at Giger’s Zurich home, is an intimate and revealing look at the artist’s life and work, which has included Oscar-winning designs for the film Alien, not to mention numerous paintings and sculptures, many of which have graced album covers such as Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion and Heartwork by Carcass. During the interview, Giger reveals to Warrior just how he feels about the use of his art on album covers, and much more.
Warrior’s interview with Giger is the inaugural feature in the first of an all-encompassing two-part special on the relationship between extreme music and visual art. Among those sharing their thoughts on Giger and beyond are Jello Biafra, Cradle Of Filth, Darkthrone and Satyricon. The story continues in issue 027 when the murky world of censorship is laid bare.
Elsewhere, Jarboe tells us about the art of collaboration, her latest release Mahakali sees the coming together of such prolific artists as Phil Anselmo and Attila Csihar, while Six Feet Under, Psycroptic, Hammers Of Misfortune, Thyrfing, Agathocles and many others all join the action.
Issue 026 also marks the first of many contributions from Alan Averill (aka Primordial’s Nemtheanga). In his first View From The Bunker column, Alan’s feeling thoughtful about the rise to popularity of bands such as Nightwish: “When did metal become so fucking safe, so emasculated and so fucking dull and danger free? Where is the livewire energy, the danger, the rebellion, because this is one very small step from Eurovision. Even after two minutes of this I feel like I need to rinse my mouth out, it’s peeling the enamel off my teeth. I’m being force spooned treacle. This is the anti-metal, the antithesis of what shaped metal back in the late ’70s and ’80s and that a grown man can see himself in this and not hate it with every ounce of his soul confuses the hell out of me.”
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