1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. Baron is a one man self serving black metal project, a hostile emotional cathartic vent exhausted from environmental and psychological stimuli, a special hobby I have that a very few of the people within my circle know of. It's riff and atmosphere driven, altering between monotony and melody driven black metal or groovy and spiteful punkish/thrashy riffage in between each release. It will always sound raw, harsh and miserable.
2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how does it differ from your 3 previous demos?
2. Yes it is different, it's groovier and riffier, it had less melodic passages and the vocals are buried underneath whatever filthy riff I came up. There's a "pattern" I'm doing with every release. The ones with the good old black and white cover arts will be a lot more monotonous and melody driven while the colored ones will have to be groovier and riffier or even experimental at some point.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?
3. So far I've delved topics based on the media I've consumed, Philosophical Books that I've read and awful personal experiences that I had for the past 25 years of my existence. It's like viewing diving into a sea of Nihilism with a set of cynical diving gear.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Baron'?
4. It's taken from one of my favorite enemies from Doom : Baron of Hell.
It also represents a false sense of middle-tier royalty; the modern middle class of which I'm part of, I work a corporate job after all.
It doesn't have much meaning to me but it has a solid purpose: to fuck with the people and the search algorithm on their search engines when they try to find it. "Baron" is such a general term and it's simple.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
5. It's a photo of 3 Moro Rebels that were hanged during the Filipino-American War(Moro Rebellion) . Figuratively, It's The slow and painful suffocation of the human mind, body and spirit through endless meaningless consumption, desensitization, decline of morality, slow death of conservation, meaningless exhausting work, and idolatry of weak substance-less beings.
6.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
6. I record and write everything by myself during my spare time after work, it keeps me busy, I'm open to work with other musicians as long as we're releasing splits. "Baron" started as a one man project and it will end that way.
7.So far very little is known about the solo project, are you planning on expanding your presence in the future or do you prefer to keep a low profile?
7. I doubt that this project is going to expand, I'd rather keep a low profile and just share it to other low profile outlets as well. Black Metal is a really rad musical niche.
8.Currently you ar eunsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
8. I don't mind getting signed as long as the label genuinely supports this kind of music. I did receive interest for futile resistance, that's why it had tapes for it.
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
9. I'm barely known so I have no Idea.
10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
10. Same place, different time.
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?
11. Id say Craft, Mgla,Clandestine Blaze, Furia, Kriegsmaschine, Leviathan, Kommodus, Deathspell Omega, Deiphago and Morkhgrat are my main foundations for Black Metal, Non metal acts include Up Dharma Down, CM RV, Limbs, Mad Season, Joy Division and Bad Religion.
Been listening to Erraunt and Dragged Into Sunlight for sometime and they're a fucking blast to listen to.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. Digital copies of my work will always be free on Bandcamp as long as it doesn't reach the monthly free download quota, I'm doing this solely for myself and the music.