Richmond, Virginia is the best “sleeper” city for bands I have ever seen. It must be something in the water, because almost everything that place seems to produce is fucking ridiculous! With bands like Lamb of God, Avail, Pig Destroyer, and Gwar, that place definitely knows what metal and punk is all about.
“Trial by Fire” is never the best way to go into an interview with an artist, let alone 2 at the same time and their handlers. But this is exactly what happened to me on 3/1/12, when phone, Skype, and every other form of digital transmission failed at the last minute. AIM to the rescue, and thank you video chat function! Does anyone besides me still use this archaic method of communication?