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Sigihil Interview

dimanche 25 janvier 2015 à 00:57
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We are after release of our debut material Trauermarsche (and a tango upon the world's grave) and keep rehearsing before the first show scheduled for this year.

2.In December you had released your first album, how woudl you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

It's fucking noise from hell

3.On the album there was no regular guitar and the saxophone was also used as a lead instrument, do you feel this gives you music more of an original style?

It's not really original these days, in Poland there are at least two bands using this instrument on regular basis. It was not our intention to make the sax as an any extraordinary thing, it came pretty natural and honestly saying it is an outcome of meeting the right people in the right place. When it comes to lack of guitar - we wanted to get the sound as filthy and gloomy as possible. We came to the conclusion that having a maximum distorted bax and saxophine is good enought to reach this goal

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

Fall of the world, human relentless about beliefs and related to this infatuation and fanaticism.

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

It's the sigil of Satan of course, it does not need any explanation.

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

There were not much of them so hard to answer this question. The stage performance is a ritual of noise, worth to check if you want to be taken to other dimension.


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

Yes we have the plans, however its hard to find a companionship for this kind of music here in Poland. So we focused  on booking rather one-time shows and festivals. If anyone would like to book us, we are open for propositions.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal, drone, sludge and doom?

Pretty good, to be honest it's better than I expected while I've been composing the riffs. It's not the music you listen while doing the dishes, you need to focus on it and it is not what people prefer today.Anyway, the reviews are pretty good so I'm happy for that.

9.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?

I'm involved in Outre and we are now finishing the recordings of vocals. The "Ghost Chants" is set for release early spring, I believe it's going to be a first half of march. Grekh is also finishing the other material with his firends, they are working on it with Nihil from Furia/Massemord/Morowe etc. Kvass is promoting his two albums - Moanaa and Got no Soul.

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

I don't know. You can ask me this question after releasing the second album. It's unknown what will happen in our minds in a year or two.

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?

People used to say that everything needs an inspiration and they usually refer to other bands, artists, etc. In some review I've read that we are surely inspired by the band The Body. This was the first time I've seen anyhing something about that band, not even saying about listening them. For the inspiration is my guitar and the rig I have. I like to close in the rehearsal roon and just play. Then the best things comes out. Of course I'm aware that I listen lot of things and some of them are getting deeper in my head what results in riffs that may seem to be more similar to some of the others. But I don't really care about that. I just play what I like.


12.How would you describe your views on occultism?

The most important thing for me is the freedom of speech and beliefs, but only when it not harms anybody else. Basically I've nothing against Christian, Muslims and any other religion, but I'm staying in oppose to those representants of these religions who are trying to impose peopple around them their point of view. I'm fighting with that and I have no remorse to tell uch asshole that I don't care what are you doing with your life, just let the others do what they want. As you see it has nothing to do with occultism, but with clearly what people used to call as satanism. In Judeo-Christian culture such attitude is associated with Satan, the left hand path etc and is seen strictly negatively. I don't care about that and follow my own way.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

I love to read. Also I have wife and son, which I'm trying to sacrifice as much time as I can. Having a regular job, a family and two bands there is not much time for anything else.

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

Follow your own way and let the others do the same, the world will thank you for that and you will not have to mourn on its grave.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/sigihil-interview.html


Abaddon/The Existence/2014 EP Review

samedi 24 janvier 2015 à 04:23

  Abaddon  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  ep  "The  Existence".

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the ep  and  after  the  intro  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  and  slowly  start  taking  the  music  into  more  of  an  old  school  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  to  incorporate  a  little  bit  more  melody  in  the riffing.

  Most  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  as  well  as  being  heavily  influenced  by  the  second  wave  bands  of  the  early  90's  and  also  bringing  in  a  primitive  aggression  that  has  been  missing  in  this  genre  for  quite  some  time  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  small  amount  of  keyboards  are  brought  onto  the  recording  and  also  creates  more  of  an  occult  atmosphere.

  Abaddon  creates  a  style  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  tradition  and  focuses  more  on  mid  paced  songs  to  bring  in  more  of  a  satanic  message,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian  and  Occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Adaddon  are  a  ver y great  sounding  raw,  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lucifer's  Fall"  and  "The  Satanic  Beauty".  8  out  of  10.
  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/abaddonthe-existence2014-ep-review.html


Alien Deviant Circus/Ananta Abhava/Necrocosm/2015 CD Review

samedi 24 janvier 2015 à 03:15

  Alien  Deviant  Circus  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  industrial  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Ananta  Abhava"  which  was  released  by  Necrocosm.

  Ritualistic  industrial  sounds  and  occult  style  chanting  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  whispered  vocals  and  after  a  few  minutes  electric  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  there  is  also  a  great  amount  of  grim  black  metal  screams  used  on  a  regular  basis  throughout  the  recording.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  at  times  the  music  can  be  very  melodic  but  done  more  in  a  dark  and  grim  way  along  with  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  and  at  times  Gregorian  chants  and  operatic  female  vocals  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  in  some  parts  and  brings  in  a  very  raw  style  of  black  metal  along  with  the  screams  getting  more  high  pitched.

  While  the  drum  beats  are  all  programmed  they  still  can  get  brutal  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  recording  and  at  times  there  are  also  rituals  and  invocations  of  the  ancient  deities  being  done  to  music  while  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  political  samples  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  bringing  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  one  of  the  tracks  also  shows  the  vocals  using  more  of  a  deeper  style  of  screams.

  Alien  Deviant  Circus  plays  a  modern  style  of  occult  black  metal  which  they  mix  in  with  industrial  and  ritualistic  music  to  create  an  album  that  is  very  original  and  epic  as  well  as  expanding  the  black  metal  genre  into  a  new  direction,  the  production  sounds very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Philosophy,  Metaphysical  and  esoteric  themes  with  a  touch  of  eastern  Tantra  and  Mysticism.

  In  my  opinion  Alien  Deviant  Circus  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult,  industrial  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ap  (Nada)"  and  "Aham  Tattva  (Kriya)".  8/5  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/alien-deviant-circusananta.html


Kerker Interview

samedi 24 janvier 2015 à 01:24
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Arges: At the moment, we are working on new material for a 3-track-MCD. We occasionally meet in order to jam a bit, to arrange the new tracks and to find ways to improve the sound for our next recording. And Neideck is currently recording songs for a new Trauer release.

2.Recently you have released a new album, 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?

Neideck: The sound is much better, denser and more forceful than before. The songs are shorter and mostly there’s a common structure of verse and chorus, which we’ve used rarely on the last two records. We’ve wanted the songs to be more direct and straight.


3.The album was recorded in 2012 and you waited until 2015 to release the album, can you tell us a little bit more about the delay?

Arges: Neideck’s Trauer album A man with a load of mischief was recorded several years ago. Due to problems with another label, Nihilistische Klangkunst offered him to release it. So it was decided to release the Trauer album before Kerker.


4.Between 2007 and 2012 there was no new music released or recorded, what was the cause of the gap?


Neideck: Sometimes it is hard to find any time for making music beside work. Another problem was my move six years ago. In the past Arges and me lived in the same village and it was very easy to jam and to make music. Nowadays we’re split to 200 miles, so we can not spend the same amounts of time like before. A lot of other things happened and so sometimes we talked about doing another Kerker Cd, but we didn’t. Actually there’s no good reason to explain it. Maybe it just wasn’t important enough. Whatever, Kerker is back.


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


Neideck: The whole album is meant as a “memento mori”, by using the ferryman as a leading figure. I like albums with a concept running like a golden thread through all of the songs. So we tried to create a coherent construct.


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Kerker'?

Arges: Well, it was the best term to describe our music and our sound. In 2006 when we recorded our first rehearsals, we had a horrible sound. But nevertheless these recordings had a certain oppressive and gloomy atmosphere which brought us to the name.

7.Has the band ever done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?

Neideck: I wouldn’t designate Kerker as being just a studio project to constrain our options in the future, but at the moment I don’t think that we’ll appear live.


8.The new album was released on Nihilistche KlangKurst, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Neideck: It is a very reliable label. A man, a word. All what I want.

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

Neideck: They love us. Based on the four praiseful e mails we’ve got in the last seven years.


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


Neideck: At the moment I’m recording the next Trauer album.

Arges: I only concentrate on new Kerker material.

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


Neideck: We’ll do black metal. Hopefully we’re getting faster. And maybe we’ll sell more than 1000 copies.


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?

Neideck: In fact I don’t listen to music very often since I’ve started doing it by my own. But to name a very cool band: Mgla.

Arges: I personally listen to a wide range of genres but I’m definitely not up-to-date regarding new releases, especially in black metal. There is simply too much out there. But everything you listen to is an influence, in a way. Either you like it, you get inspired and try to make something similar but better or you do not like it but learn from it.

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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/kerker-interview.html


Womit Angel/Maggotmouth/Inverse Records/2015 EP Review

vendredi 23 janvier 2015 à 10:19


  Womit  Angel  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  satanic  black  metal,  thrash  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Magotmouth"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Inverse  Records.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high   pitched  screams  and  a  few  seconds  elements  of  crust  punk  are  added  into  the  bands  musical  style  along  with  a  small  amount  of  deep  growls  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  You  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  thrash  metal  elements  in  the  musical  sound  on  the  recording  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  every  song  sticks  to  a  very  raw  style  of  punk  influenced  and  while  the  music  has  melody  at  times  there  is  never  a  soft  or  weak  moment  present  anywhere  on  the  recording  and  one  of  the  tracks  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads.

  Womit  Angel  creates  another  raw  black/thrash  metal  recording  along  with  keeping  the  punk  elements  and  a  touch  of  melody  from  their  older  material  to  create  some  true  old  school  extreme  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  satanic,  gore  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Womit  Angel  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  punk  influenced  black/thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.   RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Children  Of  Moon".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/womit-angelmaggotmouthinverse.html