Monday, July 13, 2020

Listen: Labeled: Cross Pollination with the Scandinavian Metal Scene

You definitely don't want to miss out on this episode of Tooth and Nail's Labeled podcast if you were or are into Scandinavian bands like Extol, Selfmindead, and Lengsel. The Selfmindead folks were great guys I got to hang out with at Furnace Fest many years ago. Extol I met at their first U.S. show in Texas.

"Tooth & Nail goes global in the mid 90’s by acquiring and licensing Christian metal bands from Norway: Extol, Lengsel, and Selfmindead.  This episode explores how kids growing up on the other side of the world were having parallel experiences to kids here with regards to discovering heavy music and finding identity amidst struggles with authority and religion, and in just the same way, great and influential music was created to express those feelings that resonated with others. Along with the rise of the mail-order scene and the internet, global connections were able to be made musically with other like-minded people who would then have the opportunity to influence one another."