The 21st Sound Check Chat podcast with Bryan Aiken of Lazer/Wulf is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/), Ghettoblaster Magazine, YouIndie.com and Frame Jump Music Videos. The podcast is available here: http://soundcheckchat.com/episodes/lazer-wulf-bryan-aiken-the-beast-of-left-and-right.html.
To say Georgia-based prog-metal trio Lazer/Wulf are ambitious is an understatement. Their 2014 release, The Beast Of Left And Right, is absolutely insane. Guitarist Bryan Aiken, bassist Sean Peiffer, and drummer Brad Rice constructed an entire, full-length work of technical yet melodic metal that forms a palindrome. The band has intricately, imaginatively reversed and synched riffs, lyrics, and other elements of each song before synching them up to their mirror-image counterparts. The Beast Of Left And Right pushes the band into brain-twisting new territory as songwriters and instrumentalists.
It’s also an ass-kicking record that is listenable and enjoyable. It’s no surprise then that Kylesa and their label Retro Futurist picked up the band to release the record. And they’ve been road warriors, touring in support of the record both before and after its release.
Previous podcasts included interviews with Afghan Whigs, Dads, Mineral, Dot Hacker, Grieves, Buffalo Killers, Circle Takes The Square, The Jazz June, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and more. Future podcasts include interviews with the organizers of the 2015 Wrecking Ball Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boy’s Life.