Sunday, November 3, 2019

Episode 106: Vastum

Here is the 106th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with  Leila Abdul-Rauf of Vastum.

[cover photo by Chris Johnston]

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Vastum emerged from Oakland at a time when old school death metal was regaining popularity, but the band has maintained a sound and identity separate from the jacket-patched revival hordes. If anything, they represent the resurgence in the Bay Area metal scene, which has grown in leaps and bounds since Vastum released their first album almost a decade ago.

I spoke to guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf about the band's latest release Orificial Purge, the album's divisive cover art, and the state of the Bay Area metal scene. It was a good conversation filled with fun tangents.

My thanks to Leila for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


taken from the album Carnal Law

Dispossessed in Rapture (First Wound)
Orificial Purge
taken from the album Orificial Purge

Hole Below (A Dream of Ritual Abuse)
taken from the album Hole Below

Vastum on Facebook

Vastum on Bandcamp

Vastum Web Store

Orificial Purge via 20 Buck Spin

Death on the Bay:

Mixtape 98:
an interview
with Vale
an interview
with Body Void