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Call Of The Red Forest Interview

mercredi 26 décembre 2018 à 01:11
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?



Call Of The Red Forest is a One Man Black Metal Band from Thessaloniki Greece. I’ve created this Black Metal band because i love this music genre (Black Metal) since I was young.I have always loved the dark music and I always want to take out the darkness I have inside of me.Call Of The Red Forest is my dark side. 



2.So far you have released 2 ep's. musically how do they both differ from each other?



For  my music I want to stay always to the same path (old school black metal)

And always want to add my own details.So I did both of my ep’s with this philosophy.



3.So far all of the music has been instrumental, are you open to using any vocals on future releases/



I like my music as it is and I don’t want to use any vocals in the future.From the first day i created this Band was instrumental and I would like to stay this way.



4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Call Of The Red Forest'?



This is a good question.
In my Darkest days I have a place in my mind to go and forget my problems and helps me to relax.This place is a big dark and red forest,Also when i listen to Black Metal some times I travel to  this place and i am thinking.



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



The artwork of my new Ep is a real photo and shows the dawn between the mountains.Of course I love the beauty of nature it is an inspiration for me.

When i look the mountains it  helps me to think more clearly.
Also the nature hides a lot of darkness and you must be able to see it sometimes.



6.On the recording you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?



I love to work alone and I don’t want to have a new member in my band.
In the past I was playing in many bands with many members but for this  band and on this path I want to be alone.



7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?



I want to make music mostly for me. In my opinion musician should make music for their own need and then for money.If you love to play music and you make money from it there's no problem at all. That's why i don't search for any company at the moment, because i make music for my own self.





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



Black Metal fans tells me that they like my music because is different from other Black Metal bands.these words makes me very happy and helps me to going ahead.



9.Are you also involved with any other bands or musical projects?



At the time I only play for call of the red forest but in the past I was playing in may bands  with difference music genres,Thrash Metal,Heavy Metal,Greek Hard Rock,Punk…



10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?



I can’t  surely say if I will record a full length album but my plant for the future includes a new an Ep. currently I’m working on promoted my second Ep “Tell Your Fears” and it goes so far so good.it hard for me to record a full length album because I lack of time,but when I have I always write music always on the same path,always old school,always Black Metal.



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?



I  listen to lot and different kinds of Rock and Metal music but always I love to listen an old school music.Some of my favorite music genres are Thrash Metal,Death Metal,Heavy Metal,Hard Rock and of course first wave of Black Metal such as Bathory,Celtic Frost,Hell Hammer etc and Of Course Second Wave of Black Metal (Norwegian Black Metal) Mayhem,Burzum,Darkthrone,Emperor etc. also I listen and some soft genres of music such a Blues,Classic Rock etc.
I like listening to new Bands too in all these kinds of music.



12.What are some of your non musical interests?



I am studying  mechanical engineering  and I like this science as well But my fisrt love is music.Music is all I have.




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



I want to thank you so much for this interview and review and also I want to say that what you do Is very good and important because you are the voices for the new bands and this is so good and important.
Finally I will say these words to the fan of Metal music: Play Metal first for your self and after for your pocket.
Thank you Very Much again OccultBlackMetalZine.BlogSpot.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/12/call-of-red-forest-interview.html


Mavorim Interview

mardi 25 décembre 2018 à 19:53
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
P.: Mavorim is a one Man Black Metal Band from Germany which was founded in the Year of 2014.

2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how does it differ from your previous split's, demo and ep?
P.:  I think the first two releases were a bit more orthodox in terms of Black Metal. More mysterious and raw. The last three releases are much more aggressive, thoughtful and more like a punch in the face.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?
P.: My lyrics often deal with violence, hate, madness, longing for past times, war, my ancestors, my homeland and the war against the modern world.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mavorim'?
P.: That's a little secret i keep to myself.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
P.: The artwork consists of pictures of a very old castle in my hometown which is a very magical place full of history. The image of the owl on the back of the jewel case version and the Tape version was drawn by a very good friend exclusively for Mavorim.

6.On the albums you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
P.: Of course, it's easier to work alone, but I´d love working with other musicians. If the chemistry is right, it would be no problem.

7.You have also been a part of a couple of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands or musical projects you have shared these recordings with?
P.: The first Split  "Memento Mori" was made with Meuchelmord. When i moved to Hannover Cernunnos and i became very good friends and so it was natural for us to do a Split in the future. Meuchelmord is a very great Band specially after the release of "Niedersachsen Schwarzmetall" wich became one of my highlights in 2018. Same with Totenwache. I got in contact with Res Bellicae before  Totenwache and Mavorim even existed and we also became very good Friends. The First day we talked about our plans to start a Project it was clear, that we would do a Split some day. All in all, Totenwache and Meuchelmord are two really great projects, which I respect humanely as well as musically! Total support!

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
P.: I got many messages from all over the world. To my surprise the reactions are positive all the way and I am very grateful for that!

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
P.: Well, I continue to write/record music and I will also try to play live with Mavorim in the future.

10.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?
P.: There where a lot of Bands that had an influence on my music such as Burzum, Leichenzug, Absurd, Hellfucked, Luror, Moonblood and many many more. I still listen to all of them. At the Time i listen to Circle of Dawn, Stahlfront and Temnozor a lot. Besides Black Metal and Metal in general, i like Synthwave and Folk Music a lot.
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1.How would you describe your views on Paganism?
P.:I think Paganism is part of Europe and real Europeans. It would be good for us to get rid of those useless desert religions, get back to our roots and become one with our ancestors beliefs again.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
P.: First of all, many thanks for the interest in Mavorim. I would also like to thank all comrades, and Friends for all the support! Hail to you!








Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/12/mavorim-interview.html


Mo'ynoq Interview

mardi 25 décembre 2018 à 05:08
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?


We are Mo’ynoq, from Raleigh, North Carolina. We formed in 2016 and have released a demo and an EP. Our debut record “Dreaming in a Dead Language” coming out January 11th 2019.


We started out in the local scene playing in various bands around town. Justin and Don were in a band called Faith in Ashes that was around for a good ten years before dissolving and Logan was in another local black metal band called Heron. Both these bands finished around the same time and even shared a final show., Devin was in a band with both Justin and Don before so when it came time to form a new black metal project everything just fell into place.


2.You have your first full length coming out at the beginning of 2019, musically how does it differ from your 2 previous ep's?


Our demo was really just us trying to feel each other out and using material we each individually had.  ‘Bardo’, our second release, was collaboratively written as a 7”.  ‘Dreaming in a Dead Language’ was the first time we were able to write an entire record together so if anything it has a more cohesive and mature sound. That being said - while the record overall is more refined, parts of it are more raw than anything we’ve done in the past.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


A great majority of the lyrics are written in a stream of consciousness way. Since there are three of us doing vocals, we share and compile our ideas until we find a theme we like and then we embellish upon that. There is hardly ever a conscious thought initially going in when we are writing lyrics. It’s more how the song speaks to us as individuals. The exploration of one's self, loss, hardship, connection to nature, and the journey of how we fit in the universe are all relevant topics in the music. Existential questions of humanity as well as the individual's place in it is vastly more interesting to us at this point in our lives. Our intent is to properly portray the individual emotion to the extent it deserves.


4.Your previous ep was titled 'Bardo', do any of the band members have an interest in Tibetan culture?


Definitely. We enjoy learning about the practices of cultures from all over the world.  For us, ‘Bardo’ was the perfect title to encapsulate what we wanted to express with that 7”.


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


Mo’ynoq was once a large fishing city in Uzbekistan before a series of events rendered it one of the most desolate places on earth.  The remains of rusted out fishing vessels and and only a handful of residents are all that’s left to weather the poisonous storms.


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


The cover art for Dreaming in a Dead Language was designed by Pierre Perichaud aka Business for Satan. He’s an incredible artist based out of Paris who we’d been fans of for a long time. We sent him the tracks and the lyrics and he used them as inspiration for the final piece. 


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?


Bölzer, Withered, Immortal Bird, Dumal, Hivelords, and our festival Medium Well In Hell are some that come to mind. 


While we prefer some of the mystique and separation of the individual from the music we are still a live band and we put forth an energy and presence that matches the intensity of the music. The band never speaks on stage. We also work on our stage show to be as dynamic and interesting as we can get with our budget to help create the proper contextual atmosphere. We currently have two videos one for Carve My Name shot at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn and Celestial Rebirth compiled of tour footage that both show an accurate portrayal of our live shows.


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


Absolutely. We’ll be playing regionally immediately after the release and touring in the latter half of 2019. 


9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?


We have received some interest but finding the right label to work with is still a goal of ours. This is especially true when it comes to media. We have a limited number of CDs pressed but are much more interested in putting out records and tapes. Thus far we have self funded everything, but having the distribution and marketing and booking abilities of a label with similar artists is something we are actively working towards.


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


The support we’ve received from places like Europe South America has been actually pretty surprising. With the power of the internet, it seems just as likely that someone across the world randomly stumbles upon us as it does for someone in the US.  One of our short term goals is to tour the west coast and Europe.


11.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?


None of us have any serious side projects but there are a growing number of fantastic black metal bands in the North Carolina scene. Bands like Arghast, Ose, Bastard Tongue, Night Quill, Paagtheaan, Novicircum, Noctomb, All Hell, Sardonic Smile, Grohg, Shadow of the Destroyer, and Satyrnacht, are just some of the awesome bands that are active around us, and outside of black metal we have bands like Confessor practicing next door to really keep us pushing our craft.


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


There are still plenty of things we haven't done yet. How that all plays out as far as the next record I don't think we really know. The best part of this band is everyone plays an integral part in the writing of process. Hardly anything is just brought to the table without question or alteration. Born out of that process, our different takes and ideas let the piece form naturally.


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?


Major influences are going to vary widely for all of us but collectively in the beginning it was stuff like Enslaved, Emperor, Wolves in the Throne Room, Dissection, and Mgla. Groups that we saw as part of the evolution of the genre. That kind of changed as we began to write together and we began to try and play to our strengths more than our influences.


As of right now the new releases from Bölzer, Krallice, Ulcerate, Mizmor, and Void Omnia have had a heavy rotation recently. Everyone has a pretty diverse music taste whether it be grind, old school rap, electronica, outlaw country, or somewhere in the middle. The real influence is true art in all its forms That feeling that compels you to look inward and get better or just create for yourself and expand upon your own craft.


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


Just to thank you for your interest in the project as well as anyone that has supported

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/12/moynoq-interview.html


Cabra/We Are Infinitus/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 25 décembre 2018 à 04:38

  This  is  the  final  review  of  a  recording  from  Cleveland,  Ohio's  solo  project  which  continues  the  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  the  album  is  going  to  be  self  released  in  2019  and  is  called  "We  Are  Infinitus".

  A  very  fast  and  aggressive  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount of  melody  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  when  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  era  Swedish  influences  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly on  the  closing  song.

  On  this  recording  Cabra  remains  true  to  his  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  destruction,  misanthropy  and  anti  religion  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Cabra  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Emerald  Eyes"  and  "We  Are  Infinitus".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/12/cabrawe-are-infinitus2019-full-length.html


Meslamtaea/Niets en Niemendal/Heidens Hart Records/2019 CD Review

lundi 24 décembre 2018 à 06:01

  Meslamtaea  are  a  duo  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  an  unorthodox,  atmospheric  and  melancholic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Niets  en  Niemendal"  which  will  be  released  in 2019  by  Heidens  Hart  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  before  adding  some  blast  beats  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  using  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  at  times  along  with  the  vocals  adding  in  more  of  a  crazy  black  metal  style  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  When  clean  playing  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  while  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  avant  garde  sounding  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  and  synths  onto  the  recording  and  when  fast  tremolo  picking  is  finally utilized  it  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Meslamtaea  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  melancholic  sounding  while  also  having  its  avant  garde  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Dutch  and  cover  post-apocalyptic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Meslamtaea  are  a  very  great  sounding  unorthodox  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  very  original,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Weer  een  dang"  "Leegte"  and  "Slapende  stad".  8  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/12/meslamtaeaniets-en-niemendalheidens.html