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Drought Interview

lundi 25 avril 2016 à 12:11
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Drought is an entity born in 2015 from the ashes of an older hardcore band, Curse this ocean. The only thing that changed is my entrance as singer and player of some noise/industrial texture that you can find inside our music.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
“Rudra Bhakti” borns from a kind of “melting pot” about our different tastes in music but departs, of course, from our common interest in extreme metal, expecially black metal. We can describe the sound of our music as “experimental black metal”, but I would say that the experimentation is more recognizable in the structure of the songs than the sound. We tried to sound heavy and brutal through the deconstruction of a usual song, creating different “weaving” of riffs, patterns, walls of sound and trying to avoid the usual steps of a song's creation, in order to obtain a whirlwind sound

3.On the ep the lyrics deal a lot with yoga, tantra and eastern mysticism,can you tell us a little bit about your interest in this topic?
I developed the concept starting from my personal interest for both conceptual and practical side of eastern spiritual trainings, like Tantra meditation, yoga, hinduism and so on. I tried to convert the contents of spiritual practice and texts like Vijnanabhairava and Bhagavat Gita into a “dark” perspective. What I want to obtain basically is to unleash the big force chained by some spiritual practice into the music played with some of my closest friends. So the spiritual side of the concept can develop itself through the deep human relationship that bind us and the relentless force of the extreme music, which is our main common passion.

4.On the press release Nietzsche was mentioned as a part of the concept, how do you feel his philosophy which is more on the Western and somewhat atheistic side correspond with the philosophies and mysticism of the east?

Nietzsche is a kind of “translator” of the concept of Bodhisattva into something more “western-sided”. The atheism of Nietzsche was a kind of rationalistic structure, let's say, developed in comparison of the turbulence of “romantic” bourgeois irrationalism, the divergence between “dionysian and apollonian”. I always saw something really pragmatically “spiritual” in the nietzscheist ubermensch, something that could be really close to the tantric “reunification” between subject and object and done in the same way: destroying ignorance, and it's the concept of the “elevation” that we develop in our music and in our lyrics, but under a darker perspective. I have to say however that I did not properly thought about philosophy when I wrote my lyrics.
We would also clarify that, as well as the prussian philosopher and philologist, we don't have ANYTHING to do with any right-winged political tendency.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Drought'?
We wanted a short and strong name, and we liked the apocalyptic concept hidden beneath the word Drought. Plus we take a great inspiration from the black metal band Deathspell Omega and the name of its last EP inspired us.

6.According to the press release the band is international and I tried to look up to see which countries the band members are from and found nothing, in what parts of the worlds do the band members live in?
The bass player has been living in London since years, I just moved to Berlin for a period but I live in our homeland, Sardinia, as well as the other three guys.

7.Are there any plans to expand into live shows during the future?
We will certainly build up a promotional tour for Rudra Bhakti, but it's too early to say exacly when.

8.The ep was released on Avantgarde Music, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
Roberto is doing a great job and always took care about our ideas and our personal contributions to the packaging and graphic line.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
It's too early to talk about that, because the EP isn't out yet. But I can say we're receiving positive messages and comments from all over the world

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Drought rises up from our deep friendship and our common will to play black metal putting inside the cauldron everything we can find interesting. These two drivers will somehow bring us somewhere, but it's a bit hard to say exactly where so far. We are working on the new album since the start of the year, let's see what we'll sort out.

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?
Everybody of us comes from slightly different backgrounds. For what concerns me, I can surely say that drone and industrial music have a big influence on my contribution in the building of riffs and noise patterns. My shouts are more influenced by black metal, expecially both Dead and Attila of Mayhem, of course in different ways, Mikko Aspa of Clandestine Blaze / Deathspell Omega (also for his power electronics project) and first things of Dissection, Watain and Funeral Mist. The old school so called “orthodox” black metal is somehow really influencial for me. Then the whole cascadian stuff, as well as the norwegian old school is a great model for all of us. I also take big influence from old crust/hardcore punk, as well as from some new-school reality, like Cursed or Trap Them, expecially for what concerns the bashing attitude and way to sing.
I personally totally worship canadian Blasphemy and some of the stuff deriving from their stuff, like some things of the new “cavernous black metal” scene like Antediluvian, Wrathprayer or some stuff of Swarth, just to name few.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Reading, writing, psychedelics, yoga practicism and other few. I personally focus lot of my life into music. 

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the kind interest in our band. Om.

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Zorormr Interview

samedi 23 avril 2016 à 23:07

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

Right now I’m focusing on releasing “The Aftermath” EP in June. I will spend most of the time on promoting it preparing to record the next full length. I already recorded the demo version of it so by the end of the year I will be recording it, I guess…

2.You have a new ep coming out in June 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?

The EP has 4 tracks recorded in the same time and in the same studios that I “Corpus Hermeticum” in. So there will be no difference. The other two tracks are taken from both “IHS” and “Kval” recording sessions so they will feel pretty different. But that’s the whole point. To deliver an EP summarizing the first period of ZORORMR activity and giving me a sense of closure.

3.Your lyrics go very deep into the occult, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts and some of the philosophies and practices that mean the most to you?

I have studied the occult writings for years. I even got a PhD degree on occult German philosophy of Agrippa. With “Corpus Hermeticum” I incorporated my knowledge on the subject and combined it with some teachings of Saint Irenaeus who studied ancient occult sects of Setians and Ophites. Long story short my previous album was all about hermetic philosophy and was the most intellectual record I’ve done so far. But I can promise you that, the next one will be raw and physical as much as it gets (laugh).

4.Some of your lyrics also cover some of Lovecraft's writing's, do you feel that he opened a lot of gates with his writings and also kept secret what he knew about the occult?

After I read the “Call of Cthulhu” I was astonished by his writing. You could almost feel the New England’s fog on those pages (laugh). I’ve read a lot sci-fi and fantasy novels when I was a kid but the impact of Lovecraft was the most profound. And with the huge respect I do have for his work I decided to pay the homage to him when I have the chance. I consider ZORORMR to be one of the creatures that Lovecraft could come up with. The name is strange and the music is odd, so I hope he would be fond of that (laugh). 

5.This project was formed out of the ashes of a couple of dark ambient projects, what was the decision to put ambient behind and go for more of a black metal style?

It felt quite natural, actually. I always wanted to play extreme metal. Due to many factors I started writing my own music in the dark ambient genre. The transition to black metal was natural. With two full lengths and an EP I was tired of electronic music and wanted to do something different. And that’s how ZORORMR was born.

6.I have read that the band name means' southern snake, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the snake myths of different cultures?

My dark ambient project I.A. SERPENTOR was based on the concept of the “golden serpent”. And for ZORORMR, being the next step in my musical journey, I decided to continue that concept but on a different level.  For me the serpent is not only a mythological creature but also a metaphor for good and evil and the occult wisdom. It’s an universal symbol present in almost every culture of the world. Sometimes revolving around fertility sometimes underground in all those chthonic depictions. But I don’t want to sound boring and lecturing you about the naga Mucalinda. Let the fans figure it out for themselves.

7.So far a great amount of your music has been recorded solo, do you fell this gives you a little bit more room to be creative with your music?

At first I thought that I will have all the room that I need. Nobody whining about the rehearsals and so on… But after you release a few albums it doesn’t get any easier. The creative process is hard. There is nobody to back you up or say: “cut the crap, this sounds like shit” and so on. So with every new album it’s all about struggling with yourself.

8.I have read that you are looking for a a live line-up, what is going on with that these days?

Nothing. I tried a bunch of people but they didn’t take commitment to a live band very seriously, so I still don’t have the live line-up. I am open to it but now I just don’t have the time to think about it and do another round of “castings”. With the EP in production and new album in the works I try not to focus on playing live. But it’s not like I’m giving up. It needs more time, I guess…

9.On the 2015 you had a couple of quests on the recording, can you tell us a little bit more about who they where and their contributions?

I had the pleasure of working with the legendary Mike Wead from KING DIAMOND & MERCYFUL FATE & Hal from VADER. Mike pulled off one stunning lead in the title track and Hal did some weird vocals in “In the Mouth of Madness”. Icanraz from DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS recorded the drums for me and his bandmate Quazarre also recorded some fine leads. All of them contributed greatly and “Corpus Hermeticum” is what it is also thanks to them.

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

The reception was great. I got mostly positive reviews. Some people bitched about the fact that I had some leads, that I had some melody going on and I shouldn’t do that because it’s not the black metal way. But most of the reviewers heard what I intended to record: intense black metal. The fans of ZORORMR loved the record so in like six or seven months the 500 copies I had released were completely sold out.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

Really? I try not to think much about the future. I live here and now. The older I get the more I realize how little time is left to write & record. I would like to do an album or two with ZORORMR and release some dark ambient stuff as well. But will it all happen? Only time will tell.

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?

Hard to name just few but I always considered myself to be a fan of classical metal of KING DIAMOND, JUDAS PRIEST and so on. I got hooked into black metal by LIMBONIC ART so I guess that band also inspired me in a way. Nowadays I’m listening to Polish bands like BATUSHKA, MGŁA, OUTRE. I loved the last AKHLYS album and TSJUDER of course!

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

Thank you for the interview and stay heavy my friends \m/

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Foscor/Those Horrors Wither/Alone Records/2014 CD Review

vendredi 22 avril 2016 à 23:46

  Foscor  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  progressive  mixture  of  black  and  dark  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Those  horrors  Wither"  which  was  released  by  Alone  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  violins  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  awhile  clean  singing  vocals  and  melodic  riffs  are  added  onto  the recording  along  with  all  of t he  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  after  awhile  grim  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording.

  Throughout  the  recording  the  music  alternates  between  both  clean  and  heavy  parts  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  progressive  edge  and  the  solos  and  leads  also s tick  to  a  very  melodic  style  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  avant  garde  elements  and  some  of  the  slower  riffing  brings  in  a  touch  of  doom  metal  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Foscor  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  dark  and  progressive  metal  to  create  a  style  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  darkness,  human  being,  philosophy  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Foscor  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  mixture  of  black  and dark  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Addiction"  and  "Graceful  Pandora".  8  out  of  10.    


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Invocation Interview

vendredi 22 avril 2016 à 20:35

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

Ave! thanks for your interest on INVOCATION, we're currently recording 2 new tracks called "Medium" & "ZoZo" (Instrumental) and composing 3 more for a future EP and of course we are rehearsing for the upcoming live shows, so clearly there's a lot of work to do...

2.So far you have released a single and a demo this year, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

For the Single/Advance "Emanations", we took two songs from Seance Part: 1 burned in a cdr with a simple layout to spread it around the globe, we send some singles to Canada, Sweden, Thailand, Italy, Perú, Bolivia and of course almost all the Chilean cities, the sound is the same pure Ritualstic & Hypnotic Blackened Death Metal!!! concerning the official debut release, obviously we prefer the cassette vibe and atmosphere for this type of music...

3.The name of the current demo was 'Seance Pt; 1" is there a concept going on with the other releases that are coming out in the future?

Sure, it's totally intentional this is our first attempt to comunicate and accept other spirits in an astral plane, we choose our music as "the medium" for it, just take a look on the lyrics and the titles... all this
"Emanations", "Pendulum", "Devout Effusions" and the mighty "Hypnosis" are part of this sesion.... in the next material we approach more to this paranormal topics, moving away from hackneyed anti-christianity

4.You label your music as 'ritualistic & hypnotic black/death metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?

In some passages of our songs you can find a very hypnotic atmosphere created by the communion of our instruments and the voice of an obscure demonic possession, so, along our visual concept and the artwork present in the layout the label “Ritualistic/Hypnotic” is very clear and doesn't leave much to the imagination…

5.Your lyrics and the band name deal a lot with the occult, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

As discussed in the previous question we are not interested in anti-* topics, of course there are occult topics around there, but our interests are with paranormal themes and the search of evil spirits through INVOCATIONS the psychological, spiritual and traditional background behind this and the control of different kinds of médiums in wich you can attempt to contact evil spirits and the ancestral voices…

6.I have noticed over the years that a lot of the South American bands usually sound more extreme than what is going on in either the U.S or Europe, do you feel that living in a warmer climate and also being in an era where Catholics are the majority has a lot to do with the hatred and darkness that comes out of the bands from that part of the continent?

About the climate… I don’t think so…, it is true that our continent have a traditional sound but it’s consecuence of our truly sence of compromise and devotion to the music and the respect of the undergroud scene, we take this very serious… All the old bands from Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Perú were insane back in the 80’s, Pentagram, Death Yell, Sadism, Atomic Aggressor, Massacre, Torturer for example, they did a lot of bestial shows, and in the same time Sarcófago, Vulcano, Mystifier, Sepultura were destroying Brasil with their morbid sound… I don’t care much the politician issues, but in Chile there was a strong repression and discontent in those days, surely that was one of the reasons…

7.Has the band done any live shows or has this been strictly a studio project so far?

I do not want to overtake, but there are chances to perform along to a legendary underground band from the abyss ... In the Meantime we are open to some invitations

8. The new demo is being released on cassette, do you feel that both black and death metal lost a lot of aggression and rawness once the mp3 format started taking over?

Yes, I believe that the analog format fits perfect with the traditional Black/Thrash/ Death/Heavy/Doom Metal sound, cds are great in terms of money, but in our case we use it for promotional purposes…

9.The release is coming out on Godz Ov War Production, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

They accept all our terms so, we choose to work in the visual aspect and do it for ourselfs, the promotion was fine according to a limited release, so, hope we can still work together…

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

We recieve a lot of e-mails from differents countries around the world asking for our promotional, it’s matter of time to know how the foreing maniac reacts to our sound…

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

There is an EP and a Full lenght planning for 2017 and 2018… hope this material bring us a lot of gigs to show this morbid sound in all the possible places…

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?

All the classic (and some of the actual) south american scene of course, but lately some of the sound impregnated by Demoncy, Teitanblood, Cultes Des Ghoues, Pseudogod, Necros Christos, Demonomancy, Embrace of Thorns, Grave Miasma and some more actual acts like Temple Nightside, Malthusian, Possession, Irkallian Oracle, and many others underground bands…

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

Thanks for your interest in the band and remember ...there's no light, only pure hypnotic darkness...


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Deitus/Acta Non Verba/Ulthar Records/2016 Full Length Rebiew

vendredi 22 avril 2016 à 02:09

  Deitus  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Acta  Non  Verba"  which  was  released  by  Ulthar  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  after  a  few  seconds  drums  start  to  kick  in  and  once  the  screams  kick  in  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  black  metal  direction  that  is  very  close  to  the  Swedish  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  style  along  with  blast  beats.

  Melodies  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  in  the  guitar  riffing  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  the  faster  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo picking  while  most  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  remain  true  to  a  melodic  style  of  black  metal.

  Some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  there  is  also one  track  that is  instrumental  while  later  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  elements  while  the  black  metal  side  also  displays  more  of  a 90's  second  wave  style  at  times  while  still  being  very  modern  at  the  same  time. 

  Deitus  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  and owes  a  lot  to  the  Swedish  style  of  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  luciferian  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Deitus  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Manifest"  and  "Lightbearer".  8  out  of  10.

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