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Alex Macrow , December 2nd, 2015 12:59

With their Redeemer Of Souls tour bound for Scandinavia after wrapping up the UK leg at Brixton Academy last night, the heavy metal veterans' singer takes Alex Macrow through his top 13 "game changers" of rock & roll

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I was in the studio down in Phoenix doing the first Fight album and someone came down and told me that I had to check this out. They put it on and when I first heard 'Blind' I started asking myself what this album was going to do. It was an extraordinary time in the mid-90s, especially in America because heavy music was becoming really fast-paced. That's why I've also included Alice In Chains.

Korn were from Bakersfield but a lot of stuff was filtering down from Seattle, whether it was Pearl Jam or Nirvana. When they came along they completely changed the direction that heavy music was heading. I thought it was great because we suddenly had something that was totally new. They're still pushing the boundaries and getting criticised for it, but really, fuck the critics. I'm still a fan. I was watching Korn the other day and they were absolutely amazing. The material from this record is still brilliant live, 20 years on.


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