“I’m not sure I enjoy playing live, maybe endure’s the word. It’s very physically demanding. Maybe I’m not fit enough, I find it pretty hard. But there is something you get from it you don’t get from anything else. How many times in your daily life do you just get to let rip. There’s a certain cathartic something about it.”
This year’s Damnation Festival in Leeds featured an incredible line-up of extreme metal bands. Few though were quite as venomous as Birmingham legends Anaal Nathrakh. Paul Castles speaks with frontman Dave Hunt about the new album Desideratum, his cross-Atlantic relationship with partner Mick Kenney, and how the wider public’s perception of his Second City home still winds him up.