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Harakiri for the Sky Vocalist JJ on The MetalSucks Podcast #370

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This week our guest is JJ of the post-black metal duo Harakiri for the Sky. We discuss his dual life in two different parts of the world, how the second lockdown in Austria hasn’t been taken seriously by most people, his thoughts on the current restrictions for shows in Europe and what it would be like to perform for 50 sitting people, his thoughts on anti-vaxxers holding the world back from moving forward, how his lyrics have grown sadder the older he gets (including on the band’s new album, Mӕre), the challenges of building friendships after you turn 30, and whether he wants to beef up or scale back the band’s touring schedule when things go back to normal.

Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia tackle the two biggest stories in metal from the past week: the passing Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho and Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer’s involvement in storming the Capitol.

Songs: Children of Bodom – “The Nail,” Harakiri for the Sky – “Sing For The Damage We’ve Done,” “And Oceans Between Us”

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