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Dark Managarm Interview

vendredi 17 janvier 2014 à 00:43
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?
Hello. Our new album is out on October 31 and since we have a few projects. At first, we will be present on several concerts in France, in our region, in Paris, but also in Belgium.
Many concert dates are being negotiated by the end of 2014 but nothing is sure yet.
In a second step, we begin to think for making a video clip with a title of our last album.
Otherwise, we are also in the process of composition for a new recording.
 
2.You recently released a new album a couple of months back, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction it has taken and also what are some of the things that you where able to do with the new album that you where not able to do with past releases?
It’s early to talk about what the realization of our new album can give us because it's only been out for two months.
Concerning the musical direction, our only desire was to make a Black Metal album that is compact, fast, brutal and consistent from beginning to end.
In our opinion, our direction remains the same as our previous realizations: just make Brutal Black Metal inspired 90s and without compromise!
 
3.Can you tell us a little bit about the lyrical content of the new album and go more in depth on the topics you have covered with the new release and also how would you describe your progress as song writers over the years?
The lyrical content is not really different than our previous achievements. If we see a difference this is in the overall construction of the album. On our old records, we had a topic per song. On this new album, we have a continuity between songs. Throughout the album, the nine songs tell a story : We describe the human arrogance and lies of religions that will make the Horned King will return to earth with its armies and legions of demons to destroy and dominate the world. Each song describes a passage of this story.
 
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dark Managarm'?
The Managarm is a gigantic wolf, powerful and uncontrollable. We find that this name characterizes well our music that we try to make bestial, violent and chaotic on CD but also on stage.
 
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We had great experiences on stage, for example in Belgium or with ENDSTILLE. But for us every concert is a different experience and we take pleasure every time. So it is difficult for us to tell you that concert was better than another.
About our stage performance, we have war paint but we do not put unnecessary artifices. We want to be judged only on our music and our energy.We try to make a powerful impact as a fist in the face of public. We play the songs without letting the audience breathe. At each concert, people come to us for us they appreciated this impact, this shock.
 
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We have plans in negotiation but nothing confirmed. I invite you to follow the news on our facebook page.
 
 
7.The new album came out on Iron, Blood & Death Corporation, do you feel they have done a lot when it comes to getting your music out there and also how would you compare them to Infernal Kommando, the label that has put out your past releases?
To be more precise, we changed label regularly. Infernal Kommando Records (IKR) takes out our first album “Victorious March”, Eisiger Mond Productions (EMP) takes out our EP “Diva” and Iron Blood & Death Corporation (IBDC) takes out our new album “Back From Hell” this year. Indeed, it is difficult to find a label in which to stay. IKR stopped making CD and has focused its efforts on Tapes. EMP stopped its activity. Our role is not to compare labels with each other but to thank all of them because they made ​​sure that our music can exist. They all work differently but all helped Dark Managarm to produce his records. So we are very satisfied with all of them.
 
8.Early last year you put out a split with Nemesis Irae and Goat Perversor, what are your thoughts on the other bands that where a part of the split?
This split CD was an extraordinary experience with two exceptional bands. There are ten tracks on this CD with three different Black Metal way fromthe fastest to rawest. Goat perversor is a true black metal with a strong voice like Impiety and our Brothers from Nemesis Irae play a powerful and fast black metal. This is a really good record, with a nice production and which also has a real success!
 
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer material by fans of black metal?
As already explained, it’s too early to get feedback on our new album. But some echoes make us to think that "Back From Hell" is well received by the public.
We already have a name that starts to be known thanks to our previous productions and also thanks to the split CD. We hope that the new album will have the same impact.
 
10.What is going on with the other musical projects that the band members are involved with these days?
Today, members of Dark Managarm not have other plans. All are involved only in the development and promotion of our music.
 
11.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We saw a change in composition in particular on the structure of the songs. You can already feel this change on the title track "Back from hell". But overall, we remain inspired by the 90s and want to stay on the same way : Brutal and fast!
 
 
12.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Black, Death and Thrash … Each of us has different influences.
It’s difficult to choose because there are too many groups that we appreciate. If you really want names I can mention: Dissection, Sacramentum, Massacra, Impiety, Dark Funeral, Absu, Angel Corpse, Belphegor, Bewitched, Sodom, Deicide, Destroyer666, Enthroned, Gorgoroth, Horna, Immortal, Cannibal Corpse, Setherial, Marduk, Slayer, Inquisition, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Impaled Nazarene, Panzerchrist, Funeral Mist, Hate Eternal, and many others …
For example, at this moment, I listen a lot the album "Blasphemers Maledictions" of "Azarath" or the album "War Upon Worship" of "The Furor".
 
13.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
We are against all monotheistic religions that require men to be weak and subject to a cult. Generally, these religions appear when the man afraid of death and what it has after death. This is bullshit, we die and we rot is all! We do not really worship Satan, but its guideline where everyone can fulfill his desires and accomplish great things. We seek to denounce and fight against this crap.
 
14.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Sex! Otherwise, some of us are bikers. For my part I ride a Harley Davidson Road King. Our drummer has received awards in powerlifting. It is a strength sport where you have to lift heavy weights ... Our bassist plays "role-games" but on a human scale with real axes and swords in forests of northern France. I think his character is a dwarf!
 
15.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interveiw?
Thank you for this interview and for the interest. Good luck for the future.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/dark-managarm-interview.html


Dark Blasphemer Interview

jeudi 16 janvier 2014 à 03:20
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. we we play a second season of black metal and repeatedly add parts depressive atmospheres , we currently have a one demo entitled "Drowning in Depression"
2.How would you describe your musical sound?
Very cold and dry , a direct hit of brutality and melody of traditional black metal.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Hatred, misanthropy , depression and all that devour our inner senses
4.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
On stage we try to give the best acting, make you feel the public inside the black metal state pure conservation, we use the classic style makeup "Corpse paint", wristbands with roofing nails, between several extra to decorate the stage, expect the public to observe a band of black metal really
5.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
for now we are doing local gigs , recently finished some recordings, 3 new songs will participate in a split together with 3 other bands. hope that does not delay the edition, We will inform in the official site when the item is ready for you to get your copy which will break your fucking ears
6.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Got a national label to take care of editing the split mentioned in the previous question. but at the moment we are looking a label
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of depressive black metal?
the repercussions were very good, we received many excellent reviews everywhere. However our first item was a labor of learning. luckily found different sound aspects we hope to improve
8.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I do not know, but expect them to be brutal versions
9.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
There are many bands that have influenced us and listen , I can mention a few are ; Burzum , Ulver , Gorgoroth and Nyktalgia
10.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Much alcohol, medieval and conventional weapons , gore , auto racing , extreme sports, MMA and music, music and more music
11.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
thanks for invite participation of Dark Blasphemer on this page and we hope we can do it again!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/1.html


Hangatyr Interview

jeudi 16 janvier 2014 à 00:52
1. Can you give us an introduction to the band and also what has been going on since the recording of the new album?

Well, we are Hangatyr, consisting of vocals, 2 guitars, bass and drums. We play a sort of “paganized” Black Metal – without being too restricted in our style of music.
The recordings of our last record “Elemente” (elements) was finished in early 2013. Since then we played some live gigs, have been looking for a record label and finally decided to release it independently. Now we are looking forward to release it on February 1st this year.

2. Recently you have recorded a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style it has taken and also how does it differ from your past recordings?

The song writing process was nearly the same as always, the recording sessions took place in the Unholy studio like on the album before. So there are no big differences with this part. The musical style is mainly Black Metal, but as always there are a lot of influences. I think “Elemente” is far more compact in the songs, coming more straight to the point than “Helwege” back in 2010.

3. The lyrics as well as the band name are based on Norse paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Norse Paganism and also are you interested in the Paganism of other cultures?

We all are interested in Norse Mythology more or less, so that is why the lyrics are about this topic. And I know, there is a lot in interest in other mythologies or paganism of other cultures. Of course I can’t tell about how well-marked this is for the other guys.

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

Uhm… now you’ve got me there.. There have been lots of shows, and every single one has its very special moments. Personally, I liked a lot our third show at all, it was on the inner yard of a castle, the atmosphere was quite impressive.

5. Do you have any touring or show plans once the album is released?

First of it all, the Release-Party of course, like said before it will happen on February 1st in Jena (Café “Wagner”), the second fixed event is our appearance on the Barther Metal Open Air in August this year, more are planned but still to be confirmed. A “tour” in the proper sense will is nearly impossible at the moment, since we all got day jobs.

6. The new album is coming out in March, what are some of your expectations once the album is released?

I don’t know who informed you, but the official release date is January 31st – but still, we got no special expectations, we just hope, people will like it and it will reward us with some gigs.

7. The new album is going to be self released after releasing your previous album on Nocturnal Empire, are you open to working with another
record label again in the future?

We are open to work with a label again, no question. The decision to release the album independently had several reasons. One, the search for a label for an underground band like we are, is hard and time-consuming. In these times, labels try to get by with their already signed bands (especially for financial reasons). On the other hand, our album was finished for almost a year and we wanted to present it to the world.

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

Feedbacks are always different, some people like what we do, some others not, so this is hard to say.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Time will show… there are no exact plans to choose one direction or the other. We do what we want and what we think is fitting our band, there are no restrictions so far, as long as we are satisfied with it.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

There are few bands that really “influenced” our music. At least, we hope so. One can never say, he would not be influenced by anything, your environment, your personal constitution – everything will have an effect on you more or less. The style of music we listen to is mainly death, black or pagan metal, but everyone of us has its one favourites. All in all its really widespread.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Speaking for myself, I like painting a lot (if time permits, though), for the others… don’t know, nothing uncommon… just the stuff we all do like hanging around with your friends, drinking (lots of) beer…

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thank you very much for this interview, to all of you reading this: visit us in the internet (www.hangatyr-metal.de), visit us live – have fun.
Horns up!

Off the record: Interview was conducted with Tele (guitars), cheers

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/hangatyr-interview.html


Hovf Interview

jeudi 16 janvier 2014 à 00:10
1.Can you give us an introduction to this musical project for those that will be hearing of you for the first time?
I started Hovf in 2010 when I began in “High school”, at the time I already had a band (Svartkonst) where I was playing bass and managed the vocals.
But I felt that I had to do something on my own, with the material which did not fit into svartkonst.

2.You have released a lot of material in a 2 year span, in your own words how would you describe the musical sound that is present on your recordings and also how would you describe your progress as a musician over the years?

It is some kind of mixture between Black/ folk (pagan) metal.
I have also experimented with different styles, keyboards and vocals.
My opinion is that I have much more experience of recording and writing music/ lyrics then I had only 2 years back when I released Risveden.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects over the years with your recordings?

The Risveden EP is all about a large forest area next to where I live, and there are many stories and stuff from the medieval age that I write about.
The other demos are about various folklore and tales from Sweden.

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

Hovf is and old spelling of “Hov” which in English means “Court”.
I found it in a book if I remember it right.

5.With this musical project you work solo, do you feel this adds a lot to the creativity of the music?

Yeah of course, I can do whatever I want to do without having people around having opinions about it!

6.There has been a lot of material released in the last couple of years, would you say music takes up most of your time?

Yeah, no not really. I record and writes songs when I am in the mood, and when I feel the creativity is right. I guess that so is the case very often haha.

7.A few months back you released a split album with Nocturnal Nightmare and Ash, what are your thoughts on the other bands that participated on this split?

I know one of the guys in Nocturnal Nightmare pretty good so he asked me if I wanted to participate on a split, and I said yes. The guys play excellent music!
The other band Ash had I never heard of but I suppose that he is good in what he does.

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

The things I have heard is only good spoken words, so I suppose I am doing well haha.

9.According to the metal archives page, you are also involved with some other musical projects, can you tell us a little bit more about them?

In late 2013 I became the vocalist for the Death metal band Isolated, and we have begun to re-record some old songs.
In early 2014 I also became the session bass player for the Black Metal act Dødsfall.

10.Where do you see 'Hovf' heading into musically on future releases?

I am recording a single just in this moment and will contain 3 tracks.
Then I am also having plans for a Full-length album.

11.Recently a lot of your demos where compiled together and released as a compilation album, where you satisfied with the way they came out out?

Yeah, but it was not a compilation and no release!
I was just packed together so I could send and spread them much easier.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have influenced you as a musician and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Some of the bands that has influenced me is Vintersorg, burzum, angantyr, otyg, unpure, satyricon, nattsmyg, skald, arckanum and many more!
Things that are to my liking and appeals to me.

13.How would you describe your views on Paganism?

It is a interesting subject to talk, write and writing music about.

14.Do you have any non musical interests?

My girlfriend of course haha.

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

Yeah, check out my other band Svartkonst haha

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/hovf-interview.html


Buzruh/And They Shall Desire To Die/2014 Full Length Review

mercredi 15 janvier 2014 à 08:57

  Buzruh  are  a  1  man  band  from  Turkey  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  very  raw  and  depressive  approach  to  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2014  album  "And  They  Shall  Desire  To  Die".

  The  album  starts  out  very  slow  and  dark  and  a  few  seconds  later  depressive  and  suicidal  black  metal  screams  start  to  kick  in  and  after  awhile  melody  is  brought  into  the  music  and  on  the  second  song  the  album  starts  mixing  in  more  fast  and  mid  paced  elements  into  the  depressive  black  metal  sound.

  As  time  goes  on  by  the  music  uses  of  mixture  of  slow  and  fast  songs  with  the  faster  ones  having  an  early  Darkthrone  feeling  to  them  but  more  suicidal  along  with  a  touch  of  Vlad  Tepes  and  Mutiilation  while  the  more  slower  and  suicidal  stuff  follows  in  the  same  path  of  the  previous  recording  and  on  the  5th  song  synths  are  brought  into  the  music  and  they  are  used  mostly  as  a  background  enhancement  and  the  following  track  also  brings  in  middle  eastern  style  acoustic  guitars  and  on  the  8th  track  a  small  amount  of  melodic  vocals  are  added  into  the  mix  and  the  last  song  is  a  dark  ambient  piece.

  Buzruh  show  a  lot  of  growth  and  progress  with  this  recording  while  it  remains  true  to  his  depressive  black  metal  approach  that  he  uses  on  his  other  projects  as  well  as  this  one,  he  makes  this  one  more  primal  and  also  brings  in  faster  parts  at  times  while   mostly  sticking  to  a  slower  pace.

  Song  lyrics cover  depressive  and  suicidal  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Buzruh  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Suicide  Screams"  "And  They  Shall  Desire  to  Die"  "There  is  No  Fucking  Hope"  and  "Warm  Hands  of  Suicide".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/buzruhand-they-shall-deserve-to-die2014.html