Interview: Chris Kessaris of Parasitic Extirpation

Chris Kessaris, guitarist of Massachusetts death metal band Parasitic Extirpation sat down with us to share some of his musical experiences and to enlighten us with the many projects in which he is involved.

As a young man in his early 30’s, Chris (second from left in band photograph above) has quite the number of achievements under his belt. From his band Parasitic Extirpation, a number of SoundCloud accounts and projects in which he does his own renditions of classic Nintendo Entertainment System and WWE songs, Chris is an extremely busy man. At one point in time a guitar instructor, Chris has a knack for learning and teaching. Graduating several years ago with a degree in music, Chris remains a student of music. He told us that he will never be where he wants to be with his music, and ever since the day he heard guitarist Chris Broderick (Megadeth, Nevermore) many years ago, the talents expressed by Broderick pissed him off (in admiration for his skills) so much that this became the leading cause in his drive to constantly be improving upon his own talents. Continue Reading

New Release: Lord Huron – Strange Trails

Today marks the release of Lord Huron’s sophomore album Strange Trails. I expressed my opinion a week ago leading up to the release and thought the few songs I heard at that point were right on par with their debut Lonesome Dreams. I stand by that statement after getting my hands on the entire thing, the album is like a great novel you can’t put down. With sounds along the likes of greats Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, the occasional flare of Neil Young and Paul Simon, Strange Trails has a little something to offer for all listeners. Continue Reading