Apple Sauce is the weirdest thing you’ll hear today – in a good way (review)

As detailed in my interview a few weeks ago, Apple Sauce is weird. REALLY weird. But sometimes, that’s what it takes to stand out from the crowd, especially if you can do it with flair. This Italian group transcends norms and reminds me of the shock value of such acts like Iwrestledabearonce and Poppy. So, as a cohesive unit, let’s see how Apple Sauce’s debut self-titled record pans out:

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Interview: Apple Sauce on their weirdness, the Italian music scene, more

When it comes to weird bands, I’ve been front and center for more than a decade. Genres are overrated, and I love when bands forego confining themselves to just one. In the case of Apple Sauce, it’s hard to confine them to a handful. They sound like The Contortionist mingled with I See Stars and Iwrestledabearonce crashed the party. I wanted to learn more about the young Italian band, so I had some questions for them:

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Phil Bayer (ex-Time, the Valuator) reveals new project and where he’s been

Philipp Bayer, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I can be the first one to find out what past Time, the Valuator vocalist Philipp Bayer has been up to since his departure from the band in 2018. Phil is known for his incredible highs, which he delivered with flair in the band’s underrated album How Fleeting, How Fragile. Today, I get to catch up with the talented singer and see what he has in store for the world:

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Indian prog metal exists in Within Ceres’ “Skyless” EP (review)

Within Ceres, 2020

Here’s one that I didn’t expect to write about today.

The country of India is seismic in population with 1.3 billion – but their back-and-forth influence from Western culture isn’t quite as prominent. You don’t hear about Indian metal bands, or even rock/pop bands, quite often, so it’s a treat to come across Within Ceres.

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