1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1) Answered by Ariton: We're a bastard child of Craigslist. All jokes aside, that is how we all met. We're all passionate about black metal and what we do. Each of us have widely different influences, which has created our sound that has been described as raw, aggressive, powerful and as you have said, misanthropic
2.So far you have released an ep and you have a new release coming out on Halloween, musically how do they both differ from each other?
2) Ariton: 'Nihilistic Dreams' was written and recorded in the span of three months with one shitty microphone on an old BR-864. Its simplicity has been effective, however the upcoming album has layers to it and some production value. That being said, it's still going to have our raw edge to it.
3.Some of your lyrics cover occultism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?
3) Answered by Lord Ibex: A strong question. The interest for myself personally began at a very early age despite being raised religiously. Although the lyrics are brutal they are also meant to be poetic and captivating as being exposed to Satanism, free thinking, folklore, etc, were to me originally. There is a strong resentment towards organized religion and the pure facade that they shroud themselves in, but more so I am hopeful it’s able to transfer those few listeners who take the time to experience the music in whole to the extreme scenarios we depict that artistically appeals to our shared misanthropy.
4.The lyrics on the new release are going to be horror themes, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting approach the newer music is going for?
4) Ibex: Black metal has existed for a long time. It’s a very traditional, close-minded form of musical cult. Knowing this I ask myself how to keep it “Trve” while still adding something more impactful than that of ordinary second and third wave black metal bands. Horror has always appealed to me and fascinated my senses. Be it the imagery, jump scares, or simply the creepy music. Obviously many bands incorporate this into their projects already however, I believe we’ll be able to summon something truly fearsome sounding that draws adrenaline.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Bicephalic'?
5) Ariton: Bicephalic is a creature with two heads. Having bipolar in this life I thought it was a fitting name. When Ibex and Lord Unferth came up with the band's logo it really solidified the decision.
6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
6) Ariton: As previously mentioned Lord Unferth made the logo, a two headed snake strangling Jesus on the inverted cross. While Golgota Calvary made the artwork behind the logo. If you read the lyrics you'll see that the design incorporates a piece from each song.
7.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
7) Ariton: We have not, yet we're very much looking forward to it. Unfortunately we've had Spinal Tap luck when it comes to bass players, so we may start out playing as a three piece. It is black metal…
8.You also released a cover of Darkthrone's "Transilvanian Hunger' this year, what was the decision behind covering this song which has already been done before by plenty of bands instead of a lesser known Darkthrone song?
8) Ariton: We attempted to be featured on a USBM tribute to Darkthrone, but somehow missed the deadline. The rationale was that's arguably their most popular track, so go big or go home. Fortunately another band from the Pacific NW, Dioghaltas, chose to perform the same track and was featured.
9.Currently the band is signed to 'Analog Ragnarok', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
9) Ariton: Yes, it is run by Siara, who is located in the UK. He comes up with amazing tape designs and deals solely in cassettes. The experience of working with him has been amazing and humbling. We've grown to become good friends, partly due to our Polish descents.
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
10) Ariton: We've garnered positive attention from all over the globe. The first person to purchase our music is from Russia. And quite possibly our biggest fan, John G, is from Scotland.
11.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?
11) Ariton: Lately I'm really digging into bands from the US that started around the same time as us, such as Stake Driver, Dioghaltas and Alghol. Of course the second wave always gets me going. Outside of BM I enjoy classic rock for nostalgic purposes and some classical for the dark undertones. And you can always find our drummer, Crusher, listening to old school death metal.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12) Thank you for providing us this opportunity. Support the underground, support BM and stay twisted as fuck. Or don't.