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Rapture Messiah Interview

vendredi 10 mai 2019 à 03:47

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



Thanks for your time, so, yeah, currently we've been really busy with the pre promotion of our upcoming release, we just finished a month ago the songs recordings and mix sessions, so now we are focus on the cover design, meantime we decided to upload the whole songs to a digital platform for a pre listening, solely, it is not a downloading bullshit site, that is why we wanted to start the spreading out of this new stuff through that media before it comes on an analog format. In the other hand we are giving interviews also and making rehearsals for future live-rituals.





2. Recently you have released a new ep, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?



Well, all the changes within the band were coming as a natural wave of creation and devotion for this music, since besides the fact we got a bit more than XVI years on this path the new line-up is completely made up by expertise’s musicians into the Black Metal genre, so the new songs are stronger songs, you know what I mean? we have never been a typical BM band writing a bunch a guitar-riffs and pretending make them pass as songs, We are composing as a painting on a canvas where you will find lots of elements and feelings. Guitar solos are the new elements we are exploring, and the blast beats now have a less presence than before, the tempo is something we are caring about also on the news, so yeah, this was not doing only for the sake of doing so, I call it growth that the time gives you. Regarding the production, this time is a thousand of times better than before, definitely on this release we got the right balance between the raw atmosphere of our music and good sounding to catch the details up.





3. Some of your lyrics deal with Satanism and Occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?



Actually this is a good question, well, not only the dark arts of life are within our main interest, you know, for lyrics writing we also take inspiration from the Cosmo vision that our ancient ones had regarding the death, the beyond, the universe, how they prepared themselves to face some sort of spiritual or personal challenge, it is fascinated to me. And either you are into these themes or not, in every ancient culture this is really inspirational, I am not an expertise about prehispanic topics, but the way they saw and dealed with that kind of themes seem to me something really interesting. So, when I focus on that and practice meditation, I feel a strong connection with those aspects, like a warrior from those ages into a modern world, you know? Nowadays there are many wills of mud, everyone wants to obtain something and then discard it, and there are no warriors that are prepared for personal or spiritual battles and victories that endure. So, to sum up, our lyrics covers perseverance, fight for living, Satanism as rebellion against everything wants to change your natural essence, be strong, and so forth.





4. What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?



Yeah I already explained on the question above, something I want to say also, we ain´t talk about in our lyrics is: Winter, I ain´t a fucking son of winter. I love the sea; we talk about it in one song by the way, '' To the grave alive ''





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



The meaning is the music we create. I cannot give you a better example than that. you know?, when I create this band back in 2003 we were a bunch of teenagers that wanted to play the music we were so inspired, by that time we were looking for a strong name also and after several tries we left R.M. Behind our name & our steps there are so many things, a little history of XVI years, so perseverance and work are the surface where this entity get strong.






6. So far most of the releases have been demo;s, ep's, splits and live recordings, are there any plans to release a full length in the future?



Maybe it´s weird but we have taken this fascinated path with devotion for the Underground scene and trying the get a better compositions in our music that, the recording of a full-length haven´t been our main target. Maybe it sounds weird, I know, but the full-length recording is not our search right now either, it was not even our worry right from the beginning of the band,  you know, I have seen so many bands making recordings that sounds as many other bands around the world, so I don't want to make the same, we are leaving our musical influences within the demos and comps, and live´s recs, because we are constantly looking our own sound, or at least with the new stuff recorded we want to reach out our own personality. And then, once we feel sure we got something really strong and personal, and then we will share it as a full-length for the rest of the fans that have been supporting us since long ago.





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



Over the last years we have shared the stage with so many talented bands that I cannot tell you some special gig at all. We have played along with Mystic Circle, Nargaroth, Besatt, Nebiros, Adumus, from México we have been honored to share the stage along with mexican living legends as Hiborym & Ereshkigal and more. Every single fucking gig we leave our soul right there!, so, there is no way I could mention only one night of passion and intensity delivered to the crowd.









8,Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?



About touring not for now actually, for the future we want to focus for a possible Mexico and Centro America tour tho, maybe for 2020. Upcoming shows here in Mexico, yeah we got some gigs already scheduled to be done by June, July and by the end of the year.



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



I don´t really know, I think quite good, proof of that are the releases we had under the banner of Labels abroad, and the fact that these releases were sold out into a short time, so yeah, maybe it is a good indicator to say that it has been good.





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 of?



Armand, the lead guitarist has his own band since '99, they started as Penumbra but then changed the name to Utter Hell, they already came out with a new full-length this year. It is a really great album by the way, a sort of raw and fast Black Metal that every single fan should have under their collection. About Jan, the drummer, has not any other project at this moment, so about me, I am bassist into a Rock & Roll Stoner band named Doña Calavera, I entered after they released their first full-length produced by one Label from Tennessee, USA.





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





oh well, I am pretty sure we are going to find out our own personality at the very moment of song writing, definitely as long as we push ourselves to the next level, we will get it. In terms of music and the atmosphere we create with our art I see us right there.





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?



I listen up rock and roll as Dokken, Black Sabbath, Bad Company, and some other classical authors as Tchaikowsky or Strauss.








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



Thank you for the spot on your page, and being interesting in us, thanks to the people from other places that have supporting us also, and keep the Black Metal fire alive.






Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/rapture-messiah-interview.html


Deathwomb Interview

vendredi 10 mai 2019 à 02:14
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Deathwomb is a Black Metal band from Canary Islands, Spain. We recorded our first demo in 2017 and it had a good acceptance inside the purest Black Metal public. After that we recorded our first album that going to be released by Iron Bonehead Productions. The band is working on a couple of songs for a split 7” with Prophets Of Doom and rehearsing with the intention of play live at the end of 2019.

2.In April you have your first full length coming out, musically how does it differ from from the demo you had released in 2017?

It doesn't differ too much compared with the demo, I would say that the structures and the sound improved, it sounds more powerful but raw and dark at the same time, the demo was recorded/ mixed by ourselves whilst the LP was recorded by ourselves again but mixed/ mastered in studio. I think this is part of the natural evolution from the demo to something bigger.


3.Your lyrics show more of a darker side of occultism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

I have always been interested on the dark side of  humanity and I've read some occultism articles, books, and notes, and a couple of years ago I tried to dig more about Enochian magic and satanic poetry and found a lot of inspiration from these sources.


4.Most of the other band members also play in other bands or projects. what is it that you bring into the music of 'Deathwomb', that you are not able to do with your other bands or groups?

We're involved in many projects because we know well to each other and our musical taste/ focus is the same. There is not much people in our area that understand of point of view about death/ black metal. In Deathwomb we have the opportunity of adding keyboards, obscure/ hypnotic guitar melodies or vocal effects that we never would play in our others projects.

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

The Virgin's pregnant womb full of laments and death.


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

It was taken from a Carlos Neves painting called “El Hospital Juarez” done back in 1951. We think that it fits petty good with the album's name/ concept. After sending the LP to the pressing plant we realised that another band used it before as cover artwork but we don't give a fuck to be honest.

7.On the new album the band expanded into a trio after being a duo for a while, what was the decision behind bringing in another member?

It was a natural addition as we all play together in Supremative and that is something that would happen sooner or later.

8.Has the band done any live shows or are there any planned for the future?

We never played live yet but we are rehearsing with the purpose of playimg live at the end of 2019.

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

It was really good from the very beginning. Our demo had an unexpected reception and all the copies were sold too fast, after that we got an offer to release an LP with Iron Bonehead so it culdn't be better.

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 of?

At the moment we all play in Supremative, we recorded a LP recently that needs to be mixed/ mastered. Also, we're rehearsing for an US mini tour that we gonna do in June/July. We have other projects as Culto Profano or Necroven but those bands are on hold at the moment.

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

We'll try to keep the same sound or something even more raw and dark.

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 got influenced by classics such as Demoncy, Beherit, Profanatica, Von, early Mystifier, Mortuary Drape, early Samael, Necromantia,etc. and some modern bands like Perverted Ceremony, Moenen of Xezbeth.
Personally during this week I listened  to Mortuary Drape's “Necromantic Doom Returns" compilation what is fantastic and some Running Wild, Venom, Autopsy, Deathhammer and something more that I forgot.

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

Embrace the perpetual obscurity.


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/deathwomb-interview.html


Ignis Invocatio/All That Blood/2019 EP Review

jeudi 9 mai 2019 à 04:17

  Ignis  Invocatio  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is    a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  ep  "All  That  Blood".

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  horror  movie  style  synths  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  rain  and  thunder  sounds  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffing  being  done  on  power  chords  and  most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Ignis  Invocatio  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  aggressive  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Witchcraft,  Sorcery and  Ritual  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ignis  Invocatio  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Incantation's  Of  Red  Moon"  and  "Sorcery's  night".  8  out  of  10.

https://ignisinvocatio6.bandcamp.com/releases

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/ignis-invocatioall-that-blood2019-ep.html


Kval/Laho/Hypnotic Dirge Records/2019 CD Review

jeudi 9 mai 2019 à 03:22

  Kval  are  a  solo  project  from  Finland  that  has  had  music reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  2019  album  "Laho"  which  will  be  released  on  May  23rd  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Synths  are  also  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  while  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  modern  and  melodic  style  and  acoustic  guitars  are  also  used  on  the  later  tracks.

  Folk  instruments  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  vocals  also  develop  more  of  a  deep and  angry  style  in  some  parts  of  the  songs.  Influences  of  post  rock  and  shoegaze  are  also  brought  into  the  music  briefly  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  as  well  as  a couple  of  songs  being    instrumentals. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  decay  and  rot  of  the  forest  floor,  applied  as  a  metaphor  for  the  human  mind.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kval  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Valosula'  and  "Pohjanritti".  8 out  of  10.

https://hypnoticdirgerecords.bandcamp.com/album/laho

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/kvallahohypnotic-dirge-records2019-cd.html


Vleddermos/Worshippers Of The Unholy Gather Under The Full Moon/Tribulacion Production/2018 CD Review

mercredi 8 mai 2019 à 06:37

Vleddermos  are  a  duo  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  musical  style  they  refer  to  as  being  black  horror  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Worshippers  Of  The  Unholy  Gather  Under  The  Full  Moon  which  was  released  by  Tribulacion  Production.

  Horror  movie  style  organs  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  mix  in  with  a  lot  of  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  vocals  adding  in  a  very  crazy  and  high  pitched  style  of  black  emtal  screams.

  A  good  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  sounding  along  with  the  songs  also  capturing  a  lo-fi  atmosphere  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

 
Demonic  voices  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  ritualistic  and  avant  garde  sounding  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  and  movie  samples  also  being used  briefly  as  the  album  progresses.  The  production  sounds  very  dark, r aw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism,  rituals  and  horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Vleddermos  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  horror  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something t hat  is  very  different,  you  should  check  out t his  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Malign  Entity  Possesses  Me  Eternally"  and  "Into  The  Stormy  Night".  8 /5  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/Vleddermos-229855204444165/
www.vleddermos.bandcamp.com
 


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/vleddermosworshippers-of-unholy-gather.html