Interview

Dan Klein

Drummer, producer and studio owner on working with bands, drumming for hire, and the importance of pre-production before starting a session.

The Rock Spot on the south side of Chicago was a meat packing plant in a previous life, but today it’s home to a large number of musicians and artists. Deep in the building’s labyrinth of hallways, Dan Klein has turned a 400 sq ft concrete room with tall ceilings into a comfortable single-room studio called Iron Hand Audio where he’s built a reputation for crafting organic, old-school thrash, death and black metal records. The…

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Interview

Vito Marchese

Chicago guitarist on his work with Novembers Doom, The Kahless Clone and his tablature publishing company, Resistance HQ Publishing.

Guitarist Vito Marchese jumped straight into the deep end when he joined Chicago’s Novembers Doom in 2005. He was 23 years old and Novembers Doom — the death/doom band founded in 1989 as death/thrash band Laceration before shifting styles and ultimately changing its name in 1992 — was coming into sharp focus after recruiting ex-Neurotoxin guitarist Larry Roberts and releasing two solid albums in 2000 and 2002 for Massachusetts label Dark Symphonies. Vito’s entry to the…

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