Interview

David Paul Seymour

Insight from the prolific illustrator on why good art should be important to bands, plus advice on approaching artists for work and maintaining a high level of productivity.

If you’re involved in the doom or stoner scene, you’re probably familiar with the work of Minnesota-based artist, David Paul Seymour as his work has been quite popular with the weedian set for the last few years. At dank, dimly lit shows overrun with faded prints on black tshirts, a typical DPS design — loose, energetic, graphic and bright — practically jumps off the merch table. They sell, too. One senses that he learned a…

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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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