NOCTURNUS 2008 – Mike Browning
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen
Live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
Thanks to Erich Heintzelman for the transcription
Mike Browning does not need any introduction. His merits in such legendary satanic death metal bands as Morbid Angel, Incubus Nocturnus, Acheron, etc., should speak volumes for who Mike Browning is. The man is a living legend so to speak.
His latest band, After Death, got into a touring mood last October, doing 12 dates across the Europe, but this time Mike and his other band fellows decided to do the tour under Nocturnus´ moniker. The band concentrated on playing Nocturnus songs only off from the highly successful THE KEY album, plus they also played a couple of After Death songs – as well as they did a couple of old Morbid Angel songs that either Mike wrote himself for Morbid Angel´s ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION album, or co-write them together with Trey Azathoth.
Mike tells in this interview why he decided to do this tour with the After Death line-up, and not the original Nocturnus line-up that recorded both THE KEY and THRESHOLDS albums. He also reveals the possibility to continue doing more Nocturnus shows during 2009 – as well as speaking straight from his heart on how he felt when he was fired from his own band by the other band members, that he formed back in 1987.
This is a really interesting and in-depth interview that Mike was kind enough to do for Metal-Rules.com, so be sure to read it in order to understand why certain things happened the way they happened in the first place regarding Nocturnus especially.
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Tags: After Death, Mike Browning, Nocturnus
Posted in 2009 | Comments (0)
After Death, ex-Acheron, ex-Nocturnus, ex-Incubus, ex-Morbid Angel, etc.
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen & Arto Lehtinen
Intro by Luxi Lahtinen
MEGA-thanks to Andy Osborn for the transcription
First off, please do note everybody this IS NOT any of the recent interviews made with Mike Browning (After Death, ex-Nocturnus, ex-Morbid Angel, etc.), but an interview that was conducted with him in 2003 already, 4 long yet tormenting years ago.
So, why was this interview with him published 4 years later may some of you rightfully ask? To make a long answer to short one: Due to a number of unexpected reasons; mainly because of some unfortunate circustances what happened to the interview discs right after they were sent to the transcription for the first time – and what happened after that (the dics getting lost, etc.). It would be very easy to make scapegoats for this enormous delay of getting this huge interview of Mike Browning out, but it wouldn´t serve anyone´s interest, or purpose anyway.
However, even if some of the information is obviously badly outdated in this interview (especially for After Death), we thought to publish it here in Metal-Rules.com without shortening it a bit, but put it out in its entirety the way it was meant to be published originally, back in 2003. Mike Browning provided a lot of in-depth information for this very interview that just never gets outdated – telling many very informative things about the past times with his other bands prior to After Death. Also, since Mike put so huge amounts of effort and time into answering the interview questions, we sincerely thought the only right thing to do, was to get this interview released some day, no matter what.
Now let Mike quide all of us through the early days of Morbid Angel to Incubus to Nocturnus, etc. In fact, this is more like a story about Mike Browning, and we can quarantee you it´s absolute a great read! Now enjoy this long ride under Mike´s very expert guidance…!
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Tags: Acheron, After Death, Incubus, Mike Browning, MORBID ANGEL, Nocturnus
Posted in 2007 | Comments (0)