Interview by Tarja Virmakari
American bassist/vocalist Paul Speckmann is the very charismatic and bearded mastermind of legendary death metallers MASTER, founded in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois. His two other historical bands were WAR CRY and DEATH STRIKE. Today Paul lives in Czech Republic, with his current MASTER band-mates: Alex Nejezchleba (Lead and Rhythm Guitars) and Zdenek Pradlovsky (Drums), releasing their latest effort, the 11th studio album “The Witchhunt” at the end of 2013, and since then they have spent a lot of time on the road.
Tarja Virmakari met Paul on May 17th at Metalitalia.com Festival, but due to the tight schedule, the interview was postponed to another moment, i.e. last week. Tarja and Paul talked widely about MASTER‘s first years and about the reasons why the band was put on hold for a couple of years, before it was signed to Nuclear Blast in 1989. Paul spoke also about their latest album “The Witchhunt”, Pictorial book, and about his new side-project CADAVERIC POISON. Paul shared also his thoughts about the current metal scenes and how they have changed in these 30 years. To know this and much more, join the conversation below.
Also check out the MASTER’s performance at Metalitalia.com Festival in Milan, for the song “Judgement of Will”:
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