The upcoming mCD „Outpregnate“ was recorded after the Continental Crucifixion tour 2007 in order to capture the primary essence and energetic outburst symbolising this journey. Since then we did a couple of one-off gigs around Europe and then recorded a split release with turkish horde Sarinvomit which hopefully will be out mid 2019. And also, we are having some interesting events happening this year, which I can only make you curious about for now.
2.You have a new mCD coming out this year, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
We have definitely accustomed ourselves to a more off an on-off brutality, razor sharp silences and ruthless aggression which was a bit covered by the reverbed approach to composition back in the days. We even play the „Rot Prophet“ songs a bit differently which you will soon be able to hear in the EoG/ Sarinvomit split record. Also, more attention is paid to the meticulous approach of backing vocals and the interaction between the 2 vocals.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
Some parts of a release’s perception if out of one’s control I guess. It is hard to objectively criticize the material in a relevant way to the globality of the discography for example. We have discovered ourselves dealing with themes as medieval satanism, transformations, lycanthropy, and mysticism, while obviously staying loyal to themes of ritualistic perversions and human taboos.
4.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new mCD cover?
The universe created in this release is apocalyptic and surreal. Each song describes a scene that is adapted to its musical content. We had some ideas about underlining each scenario on the front cover but the final result we worked out with Daniel « Nekronikon » Corcuera proved to be a good summary of the songs. The details accurately represent the universe and the ambiance we wanted to project with this release.
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?
Starting from the early days, one of our best performances was in hometown with Grave Desecrator or in east Switzerland with Hell Militia. Energetic performances and a very psychotic ambiance. We had very successful shows on the Archgoat tour in Germany, Italy and Netherlands e.g. Lately Hamburg Untertage gig was really killer so we are going to release 2 songs on the split release with Sarinvomit this year. Stage performance wise, we like to keep it short, sharp and intense. Given our style it’s only logical. No blabla between songs, quick follow-ups, a merciless blitz attack.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
After « Outpregnate » is released, we are going to quickly release the split release as mentioned before. There will be very few shows this year because we are writing our 2nd album. At the same time there are always few exceptions and I’m sure there will be a couple of shows that we don’t know of yet.
7.On the new album you had also done an 'Arkhon Infaustus' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of the songs?
Bands like Arkhon Infaustus and Antaeus had an impact on the beginning of EoG, 10 years ago. At one point we decided to make a cover of it, and it was played at the same tempo as the original and we made couple of concerts playing it. Then after a while we thought about adapting it to our speed for it to make more sense inside the live set.
8.With the new album 'Krucyator Productions' are handling the cd format while 'War Arts Productions’ is re-releasing the cassette format, are you happy with the support both labels have given you so far?
Of course, we are very glad to have found professional devotees that have a common vision of things as us. These times it’s not very easy to find the determination in individuals and labels. This kind of serious approach definitely will allow us to bring things to a new level.
9. On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of war, black and death metal?
Actually, it’s an interesting subject because our style manages to piss off purists of every genre, which amuses us. There are elements of everything mixed up in a blend of relentless disease and perpetual hate that it doesn’t allow the listener (who is limited to his narrow style of attack) to fulfill the desire for his brutality. We feed on the hate and discontent of the listeners, so it’s a win-win situation.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We have an idea of how our musicianship is going to evolve but it’s often hard to judge beforehand. Ideally it would follow the path of „Appharkt“ , with the rhythmic backbone of „Outpregnate“ with some new ideas that we are going to test with the programmed metronomes, for exploring the mechanical barbarism of tempo changes. As mentioned before there always will be surprises and unpredictable variables in between that will allow the composition to be entitled a „full length“
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We all listen to a variety of different musical styles, which is normal. It allows us to minimize our influences in the composition process and proceed with our fundamentals and stay devoted to our sound being present in the new songs, keeping an element of evolution. Some interesting musical styles like industrial, ambient, electronic can be as asset when being transposed onto metal songwriting. Some people nowadays mention that we have grindcore influences, which maybe is true? Let’s see what happens next.
12.How would you describe your views on Satanism?
There are endless interpretations and debates about this philosophy and its implementation. The closest point of view to satanism that we can discuss here is the individual detachment from any form of obligation (physical or mental), and concentration/channeling the inner psyche to achieve the live goals without the « mediocracy » variable. There must be a constant, never-ending reminder of determination and topping your self-achievements. There is nothing as «best », « end », « maximum » There are no norms, as we are not subjected to anything. Everything is an illusion and the only truth is the SELF. Endless savage devotion in blood and flesh.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Check out our « Outpregnate » EP to be released 18 March on Krucyator Productions. Later this year expect the next release « Encomium of Perverse Instincts » split with Sarinvomit. Stay tunes for some news during the summer and some killer news in the autumn! Thx for your support. Hail Death