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Aggressive Mutilator Interview

lundi 29 février 2016 à 06:31
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
A: Hello and thanks for doing this interview with us.  We are Aggressive Mutilator from Norrköping, Sweden. A two piece band started in 2012. Just right now we are planning to record 3 new songs plus a cover (the regulator by Bad Brains). If the recording goes well we will see if someone is interested in releasing this new opus, the title is gonna be "Monster decay”.

2. Your last demo came out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

A: The earlier stuff are more standard primitive BM but on the latest one "Crude abomination” we have some strange elements added to the music. Some more melodic songs and not so primitive as before.

3. Since 2012 you have released a great amount of music, do you put a lot of time and effort into writing and creating music?

A: On an emotional level we put much effort in doing the songs but the songs are also very spontaneous sometimes. But always with a horror agenda and dark artwork.  I Always  has been a big fan of ghosts, goblins, dark places, horror tales, monsters and darkness. 

4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

A: About sickness, alienation, racism, hate, the society that goes in the wrong direction and WILL collapse.

5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Aggressive Mutilator'?

A: Actually I don’t remember, Maybe Jack the ripper? The ripper case is interesting because it is also the story of his victims. They must not be forgotten or the dreadful conditions they lived under. It is sad the he opened up the eyes to a world you would not have heard of if he did not committed his crimes. He did not inspire us to take this band name, but in a retrospective view the band name can refer to someone like him. A sick and twisted person who can’t handle the modern society.

 6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you prefer to remain a duo?

A: It is very hard to find member that are into this kind of music. But we have some friend that will fit if there will be a live performance one day.

 7. Over the years your music has been released on a decent amount of labels, can you tell us a little bit more about them?

A: They are Ljudkassett and Bifrost records in Sweden. Wm Psycho record in Poland, American line prod. in Mexico and Stygian shadows prod. in Poland. They have all done very fine pro releases. It is also fun to reach out to different parts of the world. Sweden is not the centre of the world. There are many other great bands out there too.

 8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of underground metal and punk?

A: We received a lot of feedback from many places. That is really great and fun. It also shows that people are not interested in us as persons but interested in the music. Mostly metal fans have appreciated the music, not so many punk people have written us.

9. When can we expect some new music and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

A: Don’t know. We start with the Bad brains cover and then we will start play Reggae ;). Seriously speaking, we don´t like when you mix too many element in the music. It can work sometimes. But most of the times it gets strange. The most important thing is of course great songs, and then the production or the music style doesn’t matter.

10. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

A: Influences are Bathory, Nifelheim, Venom, Tribulation, Rush, Hellhammer, Master´s Hamer, Malokarpatan, Imperiet. Listening a lot to Blasphemy, Mystifier, Neil young, Chuck Berry, Grand belial´s key, Abcession (album: Grave offering)`, The Infamous Gehenna, Broken Cross and Queen these days.

 11. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

A: We are not Satanist but like to flirt with the occult aesthetic.  We don’t see a problem having a satanic aura around the music. We can also have a Nazi aura even though we are not Nazis.

 12. What are some of your non musical interests?

A: Video-Games, art, movies, books, the Swedish nature.

 13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

A: Thank for doing the interview. Please visit our bandcamp ( to see and listen to all our recordings, If you are in to under produced and ugly Black Metal this maybe is something for you. Feel free to email us if u have any questions. We have new output coming april 2016 "Crushed by tyranny" is the name of the recording. It will be a pro-tape on Iron county record in Hungary.

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Kuoleman Galleria/Karsmys Kunnian/Inverse Records/2016 Full Length Review

samedi 27 février 2016 à 03:39

   Kuoleman Galleria  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  black'n'roll  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Karsmys Kunnian"  which  was  released  by  Inverse  Records.

  Water  sounds  and  aggressive  spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  black'n'roll  direction  that  also  uses  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  growls  and  the  guitar  leads  are  done  in  more  of  a  melodic  fashion  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  Melodic  vocals  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  songs  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  while  the  heavier  riffs  are  very  catchy  and  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  energy   and  the  music  for  the    most  part  sticks  to  a  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  some  songs  also  bring  in a  touch  of  punk   and  thrash  as  well  a s a   brief  use  of  back  up  gang  shouts  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Barathrum's  "Last  Day  In  Heaven".

  Kuoleman Galleria  plays  a  style  of  black'n'roll  that  is  very  catchy  with  a  lot  of  energy  in  mostly  a  mid  tempo  direction  while  other  songs  also  display  more  of  a  melodic  side,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  Sarcasm  and  Dark  Humour  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kuoleman Galleria  are  a  very  great  sounding  black'n'roll  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Karsimys  Kunnian"  "Aivokuollut  jattelija"  "Elaman  Irvikuva"  and  "Last  Day  In  heaven".  8  out  of  10.


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Funeral Art/La Belleza Oculta/Weakie Discs/2015 Cassette Review

samedi 27 février 2016 à 01:06

  Funeral  Art  are  a  solo project  from  Guatemala  that  has  been  featured  before  in this  zine  and  plays a  mixture  of  ambient  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "La Belleza Oculta"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Weakie  Discs.

  Ambient  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  use  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  and  after  the  intro the  music retains  its  ambient  elements  while  also  adding  in  programmed  beats  along  with  some operatic  female  vocals  and  saxophones  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very long  and  epic  in  length. 

  After  awhile  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  and  they  start  out  using  clean  playing  while  also  getting  more  distorted  in  some  parts  of t he  songs  and  bringing  in  more  of  a  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  that  also  uses  a  small  amount  of  programmed  beats  and  the  first  2  main  tracks  have  intros  before  them  while  the  later  closes  with  an  outro.

   As  the  album  progresses  grim  black  metal  screams  are  added  into certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  a  touch  of  post  metal  while  also  being  very  melodic  at  the  same  time  to  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  slower  riffs  also  add  some  funeral  doom  influences  in  the  songs  when  they  are  utilized  and  there  are  2  bonus  tracks  with  the  first  one  being  instrumental.

  On  this  recording  Funeral  Art  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  dark  ambient  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  depressive  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  along  with  some  soprano  vocals  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and r aw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  occult,  and  witchcraft  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Funeral  Art  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  dark  ambient  and  funeral  doom,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "La  Belleza  Oculta"  and  "Arcano  I".  8  out  of  10.   

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Sarcalogos/Echoes Of Silence/2016 EP Review

vendredi 26 février 2016 à 23:25

  Sarcalogos  are  a  band  from  Oregon  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  "Echoes  Of  Silence".

  Drum  beats  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some clean  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats,  tremolo  picking  and  high  pitched  screams  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in the  90's  second  wave  tradition.

  Death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of t he  songs  along  with  the  riffs  also  using  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  some  elements  of  thrash  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  clean  playing  also  makes  a  return  in  other  songs  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Sarcalogos  creates  another  recording  that  is  still  very  much  rooted  in  the  raw  second  wave  tradition  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  thrash  and  death  metal  along  with  more  clean  parts  which  also  makes  the  songs  stand  out a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and r aw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Suicide  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sarcalogos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "Daybreak  Over  A  Sunken  Kingdom(Floods  II)"  and  "Soul  Terror".  8  out  of  10.


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Eldamar Interview

vendredi 26 février 2016 à 22:47

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

- Eldamar is an Atmospheric Black Metal project formed around summer of 2015. It is a solo project that focuses on fantasy, inner emotions and nature. The whole intentions with Eldamar is that the listener can use the music as a kind of "escape". You can drift away in your own dreams and follow a story that is being loosely told or make up your own. You can look upon it as a journey.

2.Recently you have released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

- In the first half of the album you really get the feeling of northern nature. You know, the hard rough winter spirit. You have good and bad things happening, and you can really feel it in how the songs progress, you have quiet and calm parts and some more aggressive and epic. The last part of the album has a different sound to it. It is even more epic and solemn. More Elven like than the others. That is the change and the biggest part of the story, like you entered a different realm.

3.Some of your lyrics deal with Heathenism and Nature, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those subjects?

- I wrote some kind of poem before uploading on SoundCloud to fit together with the music and my thoughts. It is simply that you should be grateful with your heritage. Take great pride inn the force that makes you alive. Have respect for everything that grows in nature. You do not harm a tree unless you have to. Honor your ancestors for what they have done. Keep with you their wisdom. Keep your soul clean and free until it gets chosen to rest, then get passed on... that is the way of things.

4.The bands name came from the writings of J.R.R Tolkien, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this writer and also do you have any interest in any other fantasy writers?

- Lord of the Rings is prety much the whole reason I did Eldamar. It is a very good story. It includes a lot of epic stuff on topp of the story. It was something I was fan of even before I saw the movies or read any of the books. You know when you are a little kid and are fighting with sticks in the forest. And when I finally saw it i fell in love with the whole atmosphere. What moved me the most was the music, and the Elves. I started to write in elvish and all that good stuff. I even took an elvish tattoo :P when I discovered that Heathenism had elves, it opened a big door. And I was combining it together. Alfheimr in Norse Mythology means Elvenhome witch again means Eldamar in elvish (Quenya). Another writer i like is JK Rowling.

5.With this musical project you record mostly everything by yourself, are you open to turning the project into a full time band or do you prefer to remain solo?

- Not a full time band no. The music is not much of a live thing either. And I don't think I want it in other hands than mine. Things i can't record myself, I will just sample.

6.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

- I have got a lot of request about signing Eldamar from a lot of labels. I have to go for my feeling in this matter. I asked about making a deal with Northern Silence Productions. They have a lot of followers, they sign bands that I enjoy and the idea seemed good. And they wanted to take me on. Just have to change the album art. Thats all.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

- It has been very good. You know, the fans are enthusiastic. They like and sharing the music to others. There is a lot of great people who want you to get the right contacts and really want you to succeed. And i'm very grateful for that. I didn't think it would grow as fast as it is doing.

8.Are you also involved with any other bands or musical projects?

- I just started to work on a new project with a good mate of mine. The project is called Askheimr. The old name for Askim, the town we are living in. This will be a live thing as soon we find members and have the songs done. And i will of course continue with Eldamar.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?

- I believe it will be the same thing as now. I will se how far I can get Eldamar, at the same time I am working with Askheimr.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

- Prety much most black metal bands. But i was introduced to Lustre by my friend. I fell in love with his music and the genere. Then I started to listening to more atmospheric black metal like Elderwind, Caladan Brood and I wanted to take it further. So that's another reason for Eldamar.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

- Haha, that's not much. At the moment i am a welding apprentice. But it is mostly  stuff like art, history, filosofi and a good party ;)

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

- Well, I have to thank everyone for supporting me and help me through. I am really grateful. And I must say thanks for a nice interview.
Hi Mathias

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