In this episode, Erik chats with Alexi Front, founder of Scorched Tundra, a heavy music festival that takes place annually here in Chicago and Gothenburg Sweden since 2011.
Alexi has a long history in the music industry, working as a music journalist, in PR, and most notably founding the independent label Pivotal Rockordings Record Label in 2004. The label specializes in sharing and syndication of a variety of death metal music from Sweden.
Alexi is also a fellow podcaster and produces Heavy Hops, a weekly interview format podcast focusing on innovators, creators and insiders in the music and beverage industry related to heavy music and beer. Alexi is also a life-long resident of Chicago.
We discuss a number of different things related to the art and craft of podcasting, the undertakings and values for curating an international music festival along with different ways of looking at experiencing new music post-pandemic in different contexts.
The music featured in this episode is "Clearing the Sand" by Huntsmen and "Twist Ending" by Annihilus
Photo: Therese Rasmusson