1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1 - Hellz. Here's BlackStream from Italy. We started as a four piece in Dec.2005 playing raw black metal influenced by Perdition Hearse,Profanatica, Hellhammer recording our first demo
.etc In mid 2006 we changed direction/style because early members (Bonestorm and Misterum) were kicked out because they weren't sick and perverted as us!! After a while we decided to restart with a
completely new idea: a new raw black metal dimension experimenting with synth keys and noisy stuff recording analogically and lo-fi as the early 90's commanded.
We released various stuff (demos and albums and splits) following this way, until the hiatus from 2010 to some months ago.
2.Recently you have released a demo, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2 - yes, the DIGITAL PERVERSION demo (available via our bandcamp/mail) enclose various influences : from the occult black metal to ritualistic ambient plus industrial and noise huge influences. let's
say we are influenced by second era Havohej, Beherit (Messe des morts), Mz412, mysticum, current 93,Lord Diabolus, Goat Vulva..and other sick projekts!!!
3.The band was broken up for 10 years, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform?
3 - at that time we were involved in other projects causing the hiatus for unknown time. We met during the covid-19 Pandemic at a local hospital for some check-ups while speaking about old times
we decided to bring the sick beast back because we both had lots of ideas rising lately.
4.Originally the band started out playing more of a traditional black metal style but have evolved into more of an experimental style, what was the decision behind going into this musical direction?
4 - As we said before, our band mates of that time were originally pretty involved in the project, with good ideas (riffing and lyrics) but they start lacking of creativity, interest and
Being in 2 and with a solid creativity and fantasy we started as a "joke" using the synth replacing the guitars and we liked the idea to play experimental "synthetic" black metal but
recording it in the raw analogue way. In a certain way we didn't completey part ways from our origins because we kept a a cacophonic style of recording, and you can hear it also in our last demo.
5. A lot of your lyrics cover Occultism and Black Magick themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the black arts?
5 - We are attracted by everything which is disturbing , weird and wicked: music, photography, abandoned graveyards and crypts, sick horror movies and disturbed minds. We also like to read a lot. imagine what.
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'BlackStream'?
6 - in 2005 we dealt with some stupid guys who though to be the best musicians in town which was also a christian shitty band (too lousy..haha!!) and they were called LifeStream. they used to play in our
rehearsal room too, and, after an early rehearsal we decided to taunt them catholic scum and while started as Deathstream, we finally changed the moniker to BlackStream, which was pretty evocative
7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?
7 - As the title may suggest, this old fresco caught our attention because mary and jesus' glance was pretty weird don't you think? we used the traditional cut n'paste artwork which is more genuine.
the imaginary is not secondary to music in our opinion and this is the first impact for the listener.
8.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
8- No. we only record and do rituals in our ritual chambers.
9.In the earlier days the band was also a part of a great amount of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands or musical projects you shared these recordings with?
9 - our first split included blackstream and our side projects we had at that time. Blackstream's song was a raw black metal track from early rehearsals. In 2006 we also were included in 2 other splits
the first with an italian noise project and the second with the well known(at that time) depressive bm band Wedard .all the split were relased on CD-R and originally badly distributed.
10.Currently the band is unsigned but has been on a label in the past, are you open to working with another label again in the future?
10 - of CURSE. we are currently distributing and bringing back the occultistic blackness bizarre. Besides, we are working on new songs for a following up EP - and searching for a professional
release (both 7" and tape will be extremely proper for our sound devoted to the old kult) so if there's a label involved in this sound and interested, they can contact us and we are glad to send our promo stuff.
11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your recordings by fans of black metal and experimental music?
11 - we honestly can say that , from the few response we had in the past, that for sure we had mixed opinions and reviews. not everybody (logically!) understood our kind of sound with don't blame, we just
don't care. we follow our own path!
12.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
12- as we said before, we are working on new material, so please be patient and wait for new bizarre sick emissions!
13.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?
13 - read answer no.2 (for influences) : nowadays we still listen to old cults that everybody knows from judas priest to black crucifxion haaha!! we listening also to sick electronic music,
classical music ,experimental stuff...we don't find lots of interesting new stuff, but some recent bands like Moenen Of Xezebeth, Perverted Ceremony, Witchcraft for sure are cool.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14 - Feel free to visit our bandcamp and have a listen to our shit of satan!!!! don't forget to ask for our new demo to purtrify your spirit and soul..after listening to it you will not be the same anymore!!
come and dance naked in the woods!! JOIN US IN THE DIGITAL PERVERSION!
contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org / https://blackstream1.bandcamp.com/releases