Friday, June 17, 2016

Mixtape 31 - Nights at Saint Vitus with Black Fast, Artificial Brain, and Sanitys Dawn

Here is the 31st installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring interviews with Black Fast's Aaron Akin, Artificial Brain's William Smith, and Topsy and Holm of Sanitys Dawn. These were recorded over three different nights during three different shows at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Black Fast shared a bill with Hate Eternal and Vital Remains, and kicked major ass. I talked to their frontman/guitarist Aaron about the history of the band, their insane touring schedule, and what they'll be up to when the tour wraps up.

Artificial Brain were a last minute replacement for Gath Šmânê as openers for Mitochondrion, Phobocosm and Auroch. I'd never officially met William before, but we have a lot of friends in common in the NY scene, including members of Grey Skies Fallen and his other band Buckshot Facelift. He's a hell of a frontman and a sweetheart of a guy. We talked about his onstage persona "Big Baby Brain" and the upcoming Artificial Brain album, as well as what Buckshot is up to.

Sanitys Dawn were part of an insane six band Catbomb show that was headlined by the reunited Despise You. Their singer Topsy spotted me taking photos from the side of the stage and proceeded to literally get in my face. He made an impression, to say the least, and I figured that was as good a reason as any to put him and his drummer Holm on the podcast. At the end of our conversation, they said it was the first interview they'd done in 6 years. I promised them that as soon as I got back to Malaysia I'd get in touch with them for a real interview. Look for that to happen soon...ish.

My thanks to everyone who took the time to talk to me, and to you for listening.


Black Fast - To Propogate The Void
taken from the album Terms of Surrender
Black Fast - Obelisk
taken from the album Starving Out The Light
Black Fast - Virulent Cognition
taken from the EP Black Fast

Artificial Brain - Frozen Planets
Artificial Brain - Absorbing Black Ignition
taken from the album Labyrinth Constellation

Sanitys Dawn - Kill You
taken from the split with Magrudergrind
Sanitys Dawn - Fed Up
taken from the split with Yacøpsæ
Sanitys Dawn - Mangled in the Meatgrinder
taken from the album Mangled in the Meatgrinder
Sanitys Dawn - Mutilation
taken from the album Cryptic Menu

Black Fast on Facebook

Black Fast on Bandcamp

Artificial Brain on Facebook 

Artificial Brain on Bandcamp

Labyrinth Constellation through Profound Lore

Sanitys Dawn on Facebook