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Blasphmachine Interview

mardi 28 juillet 2015 à 06:11
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

  - hails, we are now in a break for a while just to concentrate on our current release and will enter the studio composing and recording for our next release next month. it might take sometime tho but we r not in a rush. Also looking forward for our show and tour.

2.In May you had released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

- To be honest, we dont consider it a demo. its an album actually. it might be mistakenly edited in our metal archives page. its a 6 tracks with proper recordings all together. but it was dub-tape release and not pro-tape. well yeah, the demo vibe is there. hehehehe. for CD version, we add another 2 tracks making it 8 tracks alltogether.

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

- Mostly occultism, dark religious matter, and yes, pure hatred.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Blasphmachine'?

- aahh, we describe us as a machine that always rants about blasphemous anthem lyricwise. a blasphemous machine. so, its Blasphmachine. 

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

- maybe our last tour with Shambles (thailand) and Savage Deity (thailand). we met lots of old friends and bands such as mighty Impiety, Orator (bangladesh), Sandesh of Cyclopean Eye Prod, Infernal Execrator (sg) and the legendary Abhorer. last destination of the tour was singapore and we had great time with everybody. we talk and drinks till idnight. the beach side resort was awesome as hell. thanx to Mike Priest of Blood Division (sg) !! For our performance, we just be ourselves. as always, when revenge turns to hatred, hells break loose.

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

- Yes, we do have a show this coming august supporting Necrowretch (france). and looking forward for our small tour this coming january with the argentinian maniacs, Infernal Curse !!!

7.With this demo you had Misanthropic Generation Media release it on cassette and Dunkelheit Produktionen are re-releasing it in August, do you feel these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting  your music out there heard?

- At first we approach lots of labels to help us release this album. a few interested. Misanthropic Generation Media was the first to reply and interested to release it on dubtape. there are some deals that are cancelled but thanx to Bernd of Dunkelheit Prod for trusting us by releasing our album on CD. we also have a deal with Analog Ammunition Records for releasing it on pro-tape but its still on pressing level. yeah, both labels are very helpful. great professionalism, giving their best to promote this and always updates us with all pressing info and promotions. its an honour for us to be under such respective labels !!

8.Recently you have done a 'Black Witchery' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?

- Black Witchery is one of our major influence and we really wants to honour them by covering their songs. we sometimes play 'Into Damnation Eternal' while in the studio and one of friends suggest that we should cover it.

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

yeah, we got lots of feedbacks internationally. we received lots of emails asking about our old demo, promo and such. some of them just want to get in touch and mostly talks about how they like our release. we got many offers for a split release from bands. its great !!

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are  a part off?

- we all came from different bands. our drummer also doing sessions for some metal bands. i myself and our guitarist was also from a different death metal band. we dont limit our members to persue their own agenda as long as we consider Blasphmachine is the most important.

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

- We are now on composing period and will be on recording period in august. some tracks has a complete arragement already. just wait and see. We have always been progressive with our release. Arrangements and soundwise. Expect some aggressiveness on our next release.

12.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?

- we r influenced by lots of war/black death bands in the veins of Blasphemy, Black Witchery, Archgoat, Proclamation, Revenge and others. The mood and atmosphere really affect us in our music. We listen to everything. we dont limit ourselves. but mostly black / death metal. Exequy, Genocide Shrines, Bolzer and the new Archgoat album is my current playlist now. 

13.How would you describe your views on Occultism?

- Only those who understand the true meaning of Occultism can relate and dwells with the hidden source of power. We Blasphmachine do take it seriously, trying to potray it to other feeble mind and acknowledge it from our perspective in our lyrics.

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

- Thanx to you for this excellent interviews. Hails to all that has supported us ever since. Our debut full length, Salvation, is out now through Dunkelheit Produktionen and Misanthropic Generation Media. Infernal hails always !!!

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Har/Baal Ha'ov/2014 EP Review

lundi 27 juillet 2015 à 04:13

  Har  are  a  band  from  Israel  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  self  released  2014  ep  "Baal  Ha'ov".

  Drone  sounds  start  off  the  ep  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  for  a  very  fast  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grim  vocals  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  band  also  brings  in  elements  of  brutal  death  metal  into  their  musical  style.

  High  pitched  screams  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs and  while  the  sound  is  very  modern  you  can  hear  a  lot  of  90's  black  and  death  metal  influences  in  the  songs  and  the  riffs  also bring  in  melodies  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  demonic  chanting  and  melodic guitar  leads.

  Har  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  raw  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  elements  of  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of their  own,  the  production  has  a  very  raw  and  heavy  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  horror  and  occult  themes.

 In  my  opinion  Har  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forgotten  Mother"  and  "Necromancer".  8  out  of  10.

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Inocvltatten/The Grimwater Rehearsals/Ater Lunae Templi/2015 EP Review

lundi 27 juillet 2015 à 02:40

  Inoccvltatten  are  a  solo  project  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  very  raw and  necro  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  ep  "The  Grimwater  Rehearsals"  which  was  originally  released  in  2014  and  re-issued  in  2015  by  Ater  Lunae  Templi.

    A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  vocals  and  raw  guitar  riffs  that  are  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  giving  the  music  more  of  a  primitive  and  necro  feeling  and  the  songs  are  also  very  heavily  rooted  in the  90's  second  wave  style  of  the  genre.

  A  lot  of  the  fast  riffs  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  you  can  also  hear  touches  of  noise  and ambient  in  some  of  the  tracks  but  done  with more  of  a  guitar  sound  and  there  is  also  a  cover  of  Katharsis's  "666" and  the ep  also  closes  with  a  10 minute  long  track.

  Inoccvltatten  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  necro  and  lo-fi  sounding  while  also  being  very  ritualistic  at  times  and also  creating  a  different  form  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Inoccvltatten  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  necro  and  lo-fi  black  metal  project  and if  you  are a  fan  of  this  musical genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "666".  8  out  of  10.

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Human Serpent/Inhumane Minimilism/Self Mutalation Services/2015 CD Review

dimanche 26 juillet 2015 à 00:16

  Human  Serpent  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  has  been  featured before in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is a  review  of  their 2015  album  'Inhumane  Minimalism"  which was  released by  Self  Mutilation  Services.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  the vocals  also  get  very  deep at  times and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts   the  solos  and  leads  bring  in  more  of  a  modern style  of  black  metal.

  A  lot  of  the  fast  tremolo  picking  riffs  bring  in  a  90's style  of  black  metal and  there  is  also  a  small  amount  of  melody being  used  at  times  and  there  is also a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  whispers  on one  of  the  tracks  and  the  vocals  at  times  also  bring  in  depressive  elements  and  the  whole  album  avoids  using  any  solos  and  leads  to  focus  more  on  a  very  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal.

  Human  Serpent  creates  another  black  metal  album  that  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  previous  recordings,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  nihilism  and  anti  christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Human  Serpent  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "The  World In  Coffins" "Starving  Void  Upon  Earth"  "Funeral  Grimness'  and  "Mother  Of  Depression".  8  out  of  10. 

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Funeral Art/Orenyallo/2015 EP Review

samedi 25 juillet 2015 à 07:22

  Funeral  Art  are  a  solo  project  from  Guatemala  that  plays  an  instrumental  mixture  of  ambient  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2015  ep  "Orenyall".

  Ambient  style  keyboards  start  off  the  ep  giving  the  music  a  very  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  a  variety  of  many  different  keys  along  with  a  tragic  feeling and  the  songs  at  times  also  bring  in  elements  of  neo-classical  and  when  drum  beats  are  added  onto  the  recoridng  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of militant  feeling.

  All  of  the  songs  on  the  recording  avoid  using  any  lyrics  and  vocals and  when  guitars  are  finally  brought  in  the  music  they  are  only  used  in  a  slow  fashion  that  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  funeral  doom  metal  feeling  which  is  also  mixed  in  with  a  more  depressive  style  of  black  metal  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  saxophones  being  utilized  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  blast beats  are  added  onto  the  recording.

  Funeral  Art  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  an  instrumental  style  of  dark  ambient  and  mixes  it  in  with  depressive  black metal  and  funeral  doom  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  and  the  production  also sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Funeral  Art  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  mixture  of  ambient  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Orenyallo"  and  "Funeral  Art".  8  out  of  10.    



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