As part of Metal Injection's ongoing Maryland Deathfest coverage, the video on-demand site has uploaded an interview with former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist and current DISFEAR frontman Tomas Lindberg. A couple of excerpts follow:On how the scene has changed since he first got into it: "When we started out, the death metal scene was totally different, so much more, like, hardcore-orientated, underground...that's why I like the hardcore scene more, 'cause it's how it used to be...guys hanging out, trading seven inches...you know." On how he feels about a lot of current bands citing AT THE GATES as an influence: "I don't know. It's always rewarding when people cite you as an influence because it means they like your band, but sometimes I just can't hear it. Not to mention any names, but a lot of bands say they are influenced by AT THE GATES, but I can't hear it. But it's good, I guess. The more people that get into heavy music the better." Tomas also goes into detail about bands he currently listens to, his current projects and much more. The entire interview, as well as a live clip, can be seen on the Metal Injection Maryland Deathfest channel at at this location.
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