The Annex

Feed By: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Music and Mayhem from the Mountains of Madness
Summary: A collection of interviews with music artists from around the globe, most originally broadcast during The Annex Radio Show on BLU FM 89.1fm
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Title: Anthrax: Worshipping Music
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Interview with Scott Ian & Rob Caggiano
Summary: Interview with Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, recorded at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:52 PM
Duration: 12:48
Download: Scott_Ian___Rob_Caggiano___Anthrax___EDIT.m4a
Title: Machine Head: The More Things Change
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: An interview with Phil Demmel
Summary: An interview with guitarist Phil Demmel from Machine Head, recored about a week before the release of their latest album "Unto the Locust""
Published: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:12 AM
Duration: 18:30
Download: Phil_Demmel___Machine_Head___Edit.m4a
Title: Interview with Jeff Martin
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Worlds Apart
Summary: Best known as the mastermind of Canadian progressive rock band The Tea Party, Jeff Martin is currently on tour with Whitlams drummer Terepai Richmond playing improvised jams in front of sold out crowds. In this interview, Jeff talks about the current tour, and what is to come as he plans a return to heavy rocking in the new year.
Published: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 7:17 PM
Duration: 9:34
Download: Jeff_Martin.mp3
Title: Interview with Peter Wichers of Soilwork
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: The Panic Broadcast
Summary: Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork hit Australian shores on October 21 for their fourth Australian tour. Original guitarist Peter "Vicious" Wichers is back with the band after a few years away producing, playing in Killswitch Engage and writing songs for Nevermore's Warrel Dane. The Annex caught up with Peter a few months back ahead of the release of "The Panic Broadcast", to talk about the rejuvenation of the band and their Australian touring plans.
Published: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:52 AM
Duration: 12:29
Download: Soilwork_-_Peter_Wichers_3.mp3
Title: Interview with Steve Vai
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Where the Wild Things Are
Summary: Steve Vai is one of the world's most acclaimed and versatile rock guitarists who's played with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake and dozens of others. Last year he released a huge live DVD, "Where the Wild Things Are" recorded during his 2005 tour. Here's the interview The Annex did with Steve at the time...
Published: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 6:33 PM
Duration: 18:38
Download: Steve_Vai.mp3
Title: DD Verni of Overkill
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Here at Last!
Summary: New Jersey's thrash pioneers Overkill are midway through their first Australian tour. Here is an interview recorded live-to-air with bassist DD Verni last month.
Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 3:11 PM
Duration: 10:31
Download: Overkill_-_DD_Verni_3.mp3
Title: Mark Osegueda of Death Angel
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Retribution of the Relentless
Summary: Californian thrash legends Death Angel unleash their latest album "Relenteless Retribution" this month. The Annex chats here with singer Mark Osegueda about the Big Four, the Other Four, and metal in general.
Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 3:01 PM
Duration: 14:21
Download: Death_Angel_-_Mark_Osegueda_27.mp3
Title: Nathan Biggs of Sonic Syndicate
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Ruling the Night
Summary: Sweden's Sonic Syndicate is one of the biggest up n'coming metal acts in Europe at the moment. The Annex recently caught up with the band's new singer Nathan J Biggs to discuss their latest album "We Rule the Night", bassist Karin Axelsson's guitar-inflicted injury and coffee
Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 2:50 PM
Duration: 12:44
Download: Sonic_Syndicate_-_Nathan_J_Biggs.mp3
Title: Silenoz of Dimmu Borgir
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Embracing the Occult
Summary: Norwegian band Dimmu Borgir is one of the world's best known extreme metal acts. Here, guitarist Silenoz talks about the new album "Abrahadabra", based on the works of Aliester Crowley, their ever-evolving style and the plan to finally tour Australia. "Warning - swears!"
Published: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 1:25 AM
Duration: 17:38
Download: Dimmu_Borgir_-_Silenoz_27.mp3
Title: Bobby Blitz of Overkill
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: The Green and Black Attack
Summary: With New Jersey thrash metal legends Overkill about to tour Australia for the first time, here is an interview that was done with vocalist Bobby Blitz in late 2009 as the band prepared for the release of their killer album "Ironbound". *Warning - swears*
Published: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:34 PM
Duration: 13:48
Download: Overkill_-_Bobby_Blitz_17.mp3
Title: Tracii Guns of LA Guns
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: Ready to Fire Down Under
Summary: On the eve of his first ever Australian tour with his legendary Hollywood rock band LA Guns, guitarist and founder Tracii Guns chatted about his music, his career and learning the lessons of rock n roll decadence. *Warning - swear and references to drug use*
Published: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:38 PM
Duration: 14:28
Download: LA_Guns_-_Tracii_Guns_24.mp3
Title: Richard Patrick of Filter
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: The Trouble With Drugs
Summary: After a decade of silence and battles with substance abuse, Richard Patrick revives Filter with a great new album "The Trouble With Angels". Here, Richard chats about his inspiration, his days hanging out with street punks doing drugs, and religion. *Warning - swears and discussion of drug use!*
Published: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:32 PM
Duration: 11:40
Download: Sound_clip_107.mp3
Title: Chrissie Hynde and JP Jones
Author: Brian Fischer-Giffin
Subtitle: A Fairground Attraction
Summary: Rock superstar Chrissie Hynde and Welsh singer-songwriter JP Jones recently recorded the heartfelt, emotionally-raw roots & blues album "Fidelity!", which tells a tale of doomed romance based on their own brief, ill-fated affair. In this interview, Chrissie and JP talk about the magic of their attraction that led to the album, their music... and heavy metal! *Warning - swears!*
Published: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:28 AM
Duration: 15:56
Download: Sound_clip_109.mp3