You might know (of) Jeff from his plank twanging in Texan hard rock band Duel, or from producing/engineering credits on Clutch, War Lung and a ton of other album credits. Either way he's a rock solid dude. Pay attention to the last point if you take anything away from this interview.
I met Uli through vinyl. In fact, i bought an LP that had been on my want-list for fucking ever off of him. I'd like to think i've helped him out by ticking a couple albums off of his list as well! He was also in Terrorgruppe and now does his own thing called Punk Rock Piano, which is most excellent.
If you are remotely interested in the punk/hardcore scene, there's a fair chance you've heard of The Business. Street punk/hardcore/Oi! legends. End Of. Chris, their drummer is in a new band called Kicked In The Teeth. They are fucking awesome.
You might know Mike from his work in melodic hardcore legends Freewill (who incidentally put out a ripper of an LP last year), A18, Outspoken and way more, or from his work running STILL one of the best hardcore labels out, New Age Records. If you don't, then you should read this and remedy that.
If there were two band that got me into the post-hardcore/emo of the very late nineties/early 00's, it was Thursday and Hopesfall. The way the albums were produced, the arrangements and even the sequencing of their albums just resonated with me. I still love both bands to this day, and i regret selling certain copies of each of their albums, because, fuck flippers.
If you are remotely interested in heavy music, chances are, you're familiar with Denmarks heaviest band, LLNN. If not, you should get familiar with LLNN.