DespAIR Jordan Interview

Come to think of it, we’re all pretty much spelled exactly how we sound.  Danny strikes me as introspective and thoughtful, much like the melodies he floats over each song, although he’s much quieter in person, with less reverb.  Everybody loves Matty the best (though to be fair, we’re all pretty swell guys), and just […]

Honesty Doesn’t Pay

We are the Infected, born during the days of lockdown, and we are infected with the love of music. Kaelan Mikla – Draumadís INSTA OUTCAST! We kicked off this show with Kælan Mikla, an Icelandic synthpunk band, as they call themselves. I had pegged them as goth banshee darkwave, although the best description I found […]

Back from the Grave!

Eagles of Death Metal – Save a Prayer (Duran Duran) The Eagles of Death Metal is the collaboration project of two high school buddies Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, you may know also Josh as the lead man of Stoner rockers Kyuss and more recently QOTSA. It started out in 2004 as a fun side […]

Shouting Into The Void – Vision Video Special

Jeroen: Hello, sisters and brothers. Welcome to another special episode of The Infected. We are the podcast that brings you all that’s good from Post-Punk to New Wave, from Goth to Alternative from Synth-Pop to Dark Wave. And, of course, we play the classics we love, but we also introduce you to fresh tracks from […]

Interview: Of Blood and Wine

On the occasion of their new “Of Blood and Wine” EP release and the track Of Blood and Wine, released for the first time in our Podcast The Infected, episode S02E12, “Love, Blood and Wine,” The Infected visited Of Blood and Wine in their remote manor in the dark Finnish woods. It is a waning […]

XL Halloween special: Love, Blood and Wine.

Halloween is almost upon us, and once more, we have arisen from the crypt to serve up an extra-large selection of appropriately themed tracks. Did you recognize the sample in the intro? We’ll tip a classic movie about eternal life, and we’ll even have an interview with the vampire. Or indeed, several vampires, who love […]

A Nightcall From The Crypt

Strange Boutique – Quicksand Minds I had never heard of them before last week, but Strange Boutique is a band that rose out of the ashes of the Washington hardcore scene. Because before Strange Boutique, there was Madhouse. Madhouse was playing punk and death rock. They later transformed into a much more melodic and atmospheric […]

Autumn Leaves Us Thirsty

Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Discover 1986) This is the band of British Twin brothers Jay and Michael Aston. If you look them up, you’ll see that they look the same, sound the same, and sing the same way. They started in black and white but evolved into a very colorful band in the mid-’80s […]

Interview – Metakross

On Metakross I transform the dark and twisted things within me into music, to make them into a dance or a story. My thoughts and feelings, mostly negative, are my energy source. Still, authors like Ernest Hemingway or Jack London also inspire me. I admire characters who keep going no matter what, and some of […]