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Insanity Cult Interview

mercredi 2 décembre 2015 à 18:16
 1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Greetings, after releasing the debut full length album, we are currenlty in search of a label while at the same time, working on a second full-length album.

2.So far you have released an ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The musical sound of Insanity Cult is structured around melancholic atmospheres and melodies with interferences by feelings of nihilism and hatred. The EP "Insanity Be My Kvlt" was released back in 2014 and it actually was a rehearsal recording with no mixing, thus capturing a more raw sound, while the full-length "As My End Unfolds..." (as a properly studio-recorded album), managed to satisfactorily formulate the essence of our music.

3.The band has been around since 2011 but waited until 2014 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the first 2 or 3 years?

When Insanity Cult was created back in 2011 by Sacrilegious and me, we wanted to incarnate all these personal feelings that words cannot express and that are so commonly suppressed by humans. We had to extensively experiment with the sound until we were satisfied. And as the time passed and the ideological composition of the band ripened, so did we and thus new elements were added and some others were removed. Apart from the pursuit of a sound that would sufficiently express both our feelings, we also needed to find the right members to join. So, when Beleth, Buer and Vohamon joined we were contented to find that they all had their own elements to add, which fitted perfectly. Once the line-up was complete, we recorded the EP and started working on the full-length album.

4.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical content that is presented on the new recording?

The lyrical theme of Insanity Cult, saunters into the fields of inner suffering, melancholy and the struggle to find a meaning within one's self. It speaks of the necessity and desire for self-destruction to the seeker of stars in the darkest night. The pain of everything falling apart on the inside and the strife to fill the emptiness, each one with his own darkest beam of light.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Insanity Cult'?

Insanity devours all reality. Insanity stands as an opposition to common sense and everything that is supposed to be reasonable in a world where reason and morality are but a mass-produced product. It tears your entire world apart, leaving you wandering among fragments like an orphan tear in an endless river. The cult around madness is to understand that everything around you is an illusion and to consiously live in this fragmented world. It is to willingly disintegrate what is percieved as reality and recreate it under your desire. It is to take the distillate of your former existence and to find the true potential of your psyche, within the infinite, cold void.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Of all our live performances there is one that stands out. It was the last show of "Nihilism Upon Mankind Balkan Tour" in Lamia, Greece, where we performed along with Human Serpent, in a really small, underground area. It was an invitation-only live performance and the atmosphere was much more pleasant than in any live bar we have performed in the past. As for a general stage performance description, I do not think there is any; each live is different. We let ourselves be expressed in the way we feel at that moment.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

There are no specific plans currently, however, it is a topic that we are discussing.

8.Has the band received any label interest yet?

We just recently contacted labels, so we have not yet recieved any answers.

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

Until now, we have only recieved positive feedback and the full-length is almost sold out. There are also several cases where someone contacts us to propose trading, so, taking into consideration that we haven't done any serious promoting, we are satisfied.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

There is a lot of material for future releases that we are working on. We have plans for a second full-length, as mentioned above, and other releases as well.

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?

Sargeist, Noenum, Gratzug, Owl's Blood, Csejthe... and generally bands with melancholic melodies. Each member of Insanity Cult has his own music preferences, we all, however, enjoy dark, melancholic atmospheres be it in black metal, neoclassical, ambient, blackgaze or folk music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Nothing and everything exists within Chaos, and madness is the chaos of existence.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/insanity-cult-interview.html


Marchosias Interview

mercredi 2 décembre 2015 à 18:12

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

First of all I would like to say "Hello!" to you and all your readers and to thank you for your interest in Marchosias.
I have to say we are pretty busy lately. We launched 2 split CD's, we are working on the design for two t-shirts and we have to prepare for our anniversary concert. We had to rescheduled because of the tragic recent events for the metal scena in Romania, the Colectiv fire. We would like to send our regrets and prayers to our brothers and sisters that are no longer with us and to the ones that are still fighting for their lives in hospital beds and to their families.
We are also working writing new music and lyrics for our upcoming full length that we wish to launch at the end of 2016.

2.Recently you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on your side of the recording?
Yes we were. Actually we recorded 6 songs for two split CD-s. Metal United 2015, the 10th anniversay of polish metalcore band Lostbone (Lostbone / Marchosias / Decease / Implant Pentru Refuz / Targ3t) and (inter)SECTION a split cd with fellow black metal band Akral Necrosis. The music presented on our side of the (inter)SECTION split is what Marchosias feels like these days. powerfull riffs combined with melodic intersections, strong lyrics and a deep message! It represents the maturity the band has reached after a period of 5 years of existence and development.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
The lyrical topics we try to reach is dark spirituality, luciferianism and self awareness through religious concepts. We try to rise a question mark above what religion is serving to the masses and to open the eyes of the masses and to help them see that not everything is what it seems and that we should use our brains more often. Blind following and worship is not ok in the times we live!

4.I know that the name 'Marchosias' comes from a Goetic demon, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the Left Hand Path philosophies and the Occult?
Yes the name comes from a demon, commander of 30 demonic legions, but it also means "marquis" in greek. I can only speek about my interest in the left hand path and the occult here as faith is a very personal thing. I am very interested in placing the HUMAN in the center of it`s exitence as we are all responsible for our decisions and our actions. That is all I have to say about this topic.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We had some very good shows laetly, lot`s of people, ver good and strong reactions from the crows. Our live performances I would describe as strong and balanced. we try to provide an energic show for our fans and make them feel our energy on stage. We try to geve everything at every show!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We would like to support (inter)SECTION with a couple of live performances in different citiesin Romania and hopefully abroad.

7.Recently you shared a split with Akral Necrosis and also covered one of their songs, can you tell us a little bit more about your cover version?
We tried to add a touch of us to the cover...add some melodic parts to the songs wich is a great song. I think we managed to add our personal touch to the cover. We hope that both our fans and Akral Necrosis fans will apreciate our effort.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
I can`t really say what the feedback is on a worldwide level. We haven`t reached so many ears and sould. Nut in romania we received positive reviews and feedbacks at shows and from the press. Hopefully we would reach some black metal fans with the hellp of your site :).

9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
The only Marchosias band that is involved in a side project is our main guitarist Edward, he plays bass for Necrovile. The other members don`t have the spare time , we have jobs and families and Marchosias takes all our free time.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
At the end of 2016. The full lenght willl have everything from black metal to death metal, sreams growls and clean vocals, it`s gonna be a big surprise! We hope it will have a great inpact on our fanbase.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Some of the bands we enjoy: Marduk, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Dissection, Anathema, Sear Bliss, Watain, Nile, Faceless, Lake of tears etc. I personally enjoy the latest Gorgoroth album Instinctus Bestialis.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you the great questions and don`t forget to give darkness a change, keep the hons up!
The xxx legion, Marchosias!

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/marchosias-interview.html


Amezarak Interview

mercredi 2 décembre 2015 à 18:10
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. The project was formed in 2010. With the purpose to do black metal as the act of a Satanism. I always considered this style as mystical dialogue by unholy force as a certain black liturgy.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
2. The sound varies from album to album. If the early albums that was raw and uncompromising black, the further the sound became better and juicier.

3.Your lyrics cover a lot of satanic and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
3. I since youthful years was interested in an occultism and practiced a Satanism. On it in texts these subjects prevail.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Amezarak'?
4. Amazarak - demon from the Book of Enoch. He taught people spell and therefore interaction with the forces of darkness. In my opinion, this is the best characterizes my black metal.

5.In the last 3 years you have released 5 albums, do you put a lot of time and effort into this musical project?

5. Not much time as me would like. It happens that I do not play for months, sometimes every day working on new tracks. It depends on my employment.

6.You have worked with a bass player in this project but for the most part have worked solo, are you open to turning this project into a full time band?
6. No, I do not see amazarak as a functioning team. Is that possible involvement of session musicians for the rare live performances.

7.You have worked with Satanath Records, Metallic Media, Darzamadicus Records, and Morbid Skull Records, are you happy with the support these labels have given you so far?
7. I am very grateful Satanath Records for support. In my opinion, exactly thanks to them амезарак are known outside Russia.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8. Sent me flatter responses from South America, from Europe. I think Amezarak found the listener there. Few times invited even to act to Switzerland and to the Czech Republic. Unfortunately it isn't possible. In Russia black metal doesn't enjoy such popularity.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
9. Soon there will be a noticeable shift towards DSBM and Doom metal. And then it will be visible, I don't make far plans.


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?
10. Heavy music the 80-90kh of years affected. In musical addictions I prefer old metal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11. Cookery, pc games, strong alcohol.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. I can tell that the following album of an Amezarak will strongly differ from the previous. It will surprise many. Perhaps it will find many new listeners, and can will lose the old. But it will be another.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/amezarak-interview.html


Jarnvidr/Passeur De Temps/Satanath Records/Le Crepuscle du Soir Productions/2013 CD Review

mercredi 2 décembre 2015 à 18:00

  Jarnvidr  not  to  be  confused  with  the  band  from  Sweden  of  the  same  name  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  pagan  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2013  album  "Passeur De Temps"  which  was  released  as  a  joint effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  Le Crepuscle du Soir Productions.

  Thunder  and  rain  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  synths  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  some grim  screams  and  deep  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  when  they  mix  the  synths  in  with  the  heavier  parts  it  gives  the  music  more  of  an  epic  feeling  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  at  times  the  riffs  get  very  melodic  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  90's  black  metal  at  times.

 Jarnvidr  plays  a  style  of  pagan  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  epic  while  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  second  wave  style,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  Paganism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Jarnvidr  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Combats"  "Delectation"  and  "Passeur  De  Temps".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/jarnvidrpasseur-de-tempssatanath.html


Abysmal Depths/Nicronomedez/Sereignos/Warmageddon/Total Satanic Genocide/Satanath Records/2013 Split CD Review

mercredi 2 décembre 2015 à 08:09

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album between  Mexico's  Abysmal  Depths  and  Warmageddon  and  Indonesia's  Nicronomodez  and  Sereignos  called  "Total  Satanic  Genocide"  which  was  released  in  2013  by  Satanath  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Abysmal  Depths  a  band  that  plays  a  depressive  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  acoustic  guitar  playing  along  with  some  synths  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  gives  the  music  a  very  dark  atmosphere  and  after  the  into  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavy  musical  direction  along  with  some  grim  and  high  pitched  screams  that  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  raw  and  depressive  black  metal  direction.

  At  times the  music  brings  in  an  atmospheric  90's  style  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  in  a  very  dark  and melodic  musical  direction  and  they  also  keep  the  synths  and  also bring  in  clean  playing  at  times  and  the  music  sticks  to mostly  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  on  one  of  the  tracks,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  depression  and  nature  themes.

 In  my  opinion  Abysmal  Depths  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Entered  Your  Fucking  World".

  Next  up  is  Nicronomodez  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  classical  guitar  playing  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  music  starts  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  blast  beats  and  grim  yet  high  pitched  screams while  the  mid  tempo  parts  have  a  90's  feeling to  them  along  with  a  touch  of  thrash.

  The solos  and  leads  bring  in  even  more  of  a  dark  and  melodic  sound  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording  and  clean  playing  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  Indonesian  and  cover  Satanism,  Mystical,  Sexuality,  Darkness,  and  Eternity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nicronomodez  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  chekc  out t heir  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Vampire  Satan".

  Next  up  is  Sereignos  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  and  blasphemous  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of t he  split  starts  out  with  a  very  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  blast  beats  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  solos  and  leads  bring  more  of  a  death  metal  style  to  the  bands  musical  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  a  very  raw  style  of  war  metal  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  some  back up  shouts  at  times.  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  evil,  blasphemy  and  destruction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sereignos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  war  and  death  metal,  you  should  enjoy  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Devilust  Abomination".

 Closing  the  split  is  Warmageddon  a  band  that  plays a  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very slow,  raw  and  90's  influenced  black  metal  style  and  after  a  minute  grim  screams  make  their  presence  known  in  the  songs  while  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  they  also  bring  in  one  track  that  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  the production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the lyrics  cover  Blasphemy,  Chaos,  Death,  Satanism  and  Anti  Life  themes.

  In my  opinion  Warmageddon  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of t he  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Night  Of  Satan".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  depressive,  raw,  war  and  satanic  black  metal.  8  out  of 10.               

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/abysmal-depthsnicronomedezsereignoswarm.html