Every year. Every fucking year at the beginning January I say to myself nervously, “How will this year even come close to being as awesome as last year?” I say this every year and every year I am shocked with just how much awesomeness fills my year. Ever since I was a young, fledgling metalhead reading magazines such as RIP Magazine, Circus, Hit Parader, and Faces Rocks just to name a few, I always dreamed of someday getting the opportunity to interview some of my favorite bands. I dreamed of the day when I would get to ask them all the questions I ever had knowing that I would get the answers I sought out. Well, 30 years later, I am still pinching myself that I actually get this opportunity.
2015 was a great year for interviews for The Great Southern Brainfart. I got to interview the legendary Bobby Caldwell of Captain Beyond for what turned into a marathon hour conversation. I had the opportunity to talk to former Razor White (and childhood hero) Troy Marks this year. I had an amazing conversation with Damon Johnson about his awesome career, and I even became good friends with Tesla vocalist Jeff Keith. For the 4th time (and first time in person) I got to shoot the shit with Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan leader Tony Foresta. I had the honor of interviewing Stryper’s Michael Sweet for the 2nd time and I also this year had some great first time interviews with Matt Thompson of King Diamond/Shaolin Death Squad, Sam and Rosie of Purson, and legendary Cathedral vocalist Lee Dorrian.
As you can see, my life definitely doesn’t suck. I still feel like that kid that is so full of big dreams only now I’m getting to live all of my dreams out. In some ways, I wish I could go back in time and tell a young Brainfart of all the adventures that lie ahead but then again, I’m glad I can’t because it makes living out these dreams that much sweeter!
Enjoy this year’s interviews and thank you to each and every one of you for checking them out and commenting! I hope you all had as much fun reading them as I did conducting them!
January 19, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Captain Beyond’s Bobby Caldwell
January 23, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with former Razor White Vocalist Troy Marks
January 26, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Black Star Riders’ Damon Johnson
January 28, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Lord Dying’s Erik Olson
February 2, 2015: Blowing Wind with Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis
February 9, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Tesla’s Jeff Keith
February 16, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Iron Reagan/Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta
February 23, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with King Diamond/Shaolin Death Squad drummer Matt Thompson
March 16, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Santa Cruz’s Joonas “Johnny” Parkkonen
March 23, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza
May 18, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Graveyard’s Jonatan Ramm
June 15, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis
June 24, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with CJ Ramone
July 24, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Virgin Steele’s David DeFeis
September 4, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Kadavar’s Tiger Bartelt
September 21, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with 3 Inches of Blood’s Cam Pipes
October 5, 2015: Blowin’ Wind w/ former Cathedral/With The Dead Vocalist Lee Dorrian
October 23, 2015:Blowin’ Wind with Rosie Cunningham and Sam Robinson of Purson
November 16, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Savatage/Circle II Circle Vocalist Zak Stevens
November 30, 2015: Blowin’ Wind with Stryper’s Michael Sweet