Bandcamp Interview and Feature, Controlled Bleeding (2017)

Experimental Groundbreakers Controlled Bleeding Straddle the Primal and Cerebral

Controlled Bleeding bandleader and guitarist Paul Lemos isn’t the type of artist you can pigeonhole. Since founding Controlled Bleeding in Boston in the late ‘70s, Lemos has led the band through a dizzying array of musical styles including post-punk, fusion, power electronics, and industrial, to name just […]

QRD Interview with Chvad SB (2015)

From QRD #74:

QRD – What was your first guitar & what happened to it?

Chvad – My first guitar was my Opa’s 1960-ish Sears Silvertone. I beat it up a lot over the years, but I still have it. I get really emotionally attached to instruments. I can’t see ever parting ways with it.


INDUSTRIAL [r]EVOLUTION, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2017)














Controlled Bleeding: welcome to our world of intuition.

Addentrarsi nel mondo dei Controlled Bleeding significa entrare a contatto con uno dei gruppi che sul finire degli anni Settanta ha scritto la storia della scena newyorkese. La formazione che è stata da […]

On Pirate Satellite, interview with Chvad SB, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Chvad SB and Controlled Bleeding?

Chvad SB is a composer and experimental musician. He performs in the bands Controlled Bleeding, The Qualia, and Tongue Muzzle. He also composed the score for the independent horror movie called “GUT.”

Controlled Bleeding is one of the longest-running and most influential experimental music bands around (having to date released […]

Metal Underground, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Controlled Bleeding Discusses New Album “Larva Lumps And Baby Bumps”

Controlled Bleeding is a name synonymous with experimental music that crosses any and all boundaries – if you think you know weird, get ready to redefine your definition!

The band just returned with “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps,” released at the end of August via […]

Chaos Control Digizine, Paul Lemos interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Paul Lemos of Controlled Bleeding interviewed about “Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps”

“Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps” marks the first full new album since 2002 from Long Island-based experimental band Controlled Bleeding. A double album, it contains a unified set of 5 pieces (‘Larva Lumps’) as well as a set of more primal instrumentals (‘Baby […]

Side-line Magazine, Paul Lemos Interview, Controlled Bleeding (2016)

Controlled Bleeding interview: ‘It was hard finding my bearings after losing my two long time collaborators’.

The fine Toronto-based label Artoffact Records is not only reissuing a significant portion of the Controlled Bleeding catalogue (check here for more info on which titles), they also will release the first proper complete studio album by Controlled Bleeding […]

Wall Street Journal, Interview, Controlled Bleeding

It’s been a long time coming — more than a decade, in fact — but Controlled Bleeding, the long-running underground experimental-music group from Long Island, N.Y., has a new album on the way.

“Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps,” a two-disc record, will go on sale Aug. 26 on CD and Sept. 23 on vinyl. “Driving […]

Santa Sangre, interview (2014)

“Chvad SB is an enigmatic figure, even though he’s been musically active for over twenty years. During this time he has worked with such groups as Controlled Bleeding, Things Outside The Skin and Tongue Muzzle among others, and has also dabbled in film music.”[Our review of “Crickets Were the Compass”]

How would you summarize this […]

Drowning in Odium, interview (2006)

Publication: Drowning in Odium t.o.t.s. Interview w/ Drowning in Odium by; Royce Icon

I got the chance to shoot the shit with Chvad from Things Outside The Skin, and here’s what was said.

Royce Icon: Describe yourself and Things Outside the Skin for those not in the know.


Space Junkies Magazine, interview (2005)

Publication: Space Junkies Magazine t.o.t.s. Interview w/Space Junkies Magazine (Oct. 2005) by; Hare Mengele

[Hare]: How would you describe Things Outside The Skin?

Chvad SB [Chvad]: Like Godzilla a load of simplified messages in the guise of over the top, overly loud, and ultimately cheesy monster movie. At least that’s my take […]

Ectomag, interview (2005)

Publication: Ectomag t.o.t.s. Interview w/Ectomag (Oct. 2005) by; Sameerah

Ecto/Sameerah: Fucks sake, It’s been another shit day at my day job and once again I am running late. These days it seems like the story of my life. Tonight it isn’t a rush to get home and feed the cat or a potty emergency […]

SuperCoolNothing, interview (2005)

Publication: SuperCoolNothing t.o.t.s. Interview (2005) by; Mr Drum Machine

[Mr Drum Machine]: This is probably the worst, most cliched question to start an interview with–but I can’t resist: what’s the story behind the name of your band? “Things Outside The Skin” sounds more emo than industrial–nary an umlaut or a “23” to be found.

[Chvad]: […]

Dark Heart Magazin, interview (2005)

Publication: Dark Heart Magazin t.o.t.s. Interview w/Dark Heart Magazin (2005) by; Andreas

DH: First, tell us something about your development as musicians. How long has Things Outside The Skin existed and when and how did you meet? How did you get the idea for the name of the group?

Chvad SB: I started playing music […]

ChainDLK, interview (2005)

Publication: ChainDLK t.o.t.s. Interview w/ChainDLK (Dec. 2005) by; Shaun Phelps

Chain D.L.K.: First, can you tell a little about Things Outside the Skin? Your mission statement, maybe?

Things Outside The Skin: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN has been around since 1997. The idea for the name had been around longer, but there was no immediate outlet […]

Culture Asylum, interview (1998)

Publication: Culture Asylum t.o.t.s. Interview w/Gira777, Culture Asylum (Dec. 1998)

Many bands strive for a creative impact but few reach that point. One band that has is Things Outside The Skin. Their cassette “PIED PIPER” is incredible, especially when you’re a band that can do a remake of a Residents’ song with style. Their […]