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Eggs Of Gomorhh Interview

samedi 9 mars 2019 à 04:01
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new mCD?

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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/eggs-of-gomorhh-interview.html


Lugburz Sleed/Attractor/Distrokid/2018 Full Length Review

samedi 9 mars 2019 à 03:43

  Lugburz  Sleed  are  a  band  Ukraine  that  had  some  of  the  earlier  material  reviewed  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  mixture  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  space  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Attractor"  which  was  released  by  Distrokid  and  also  consists  of  remastered  tracks  from  their  2008  album  "Epoch of  Former  Times"  which  I  did  a  review  of  6  years  ago.

  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  ambient  style  synths  which  also  use  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  and  drum  programming  a  few  seconds  later.  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Both  of  the  newer  tracks  are  instrumentals  and  also  stick  to  a  space  ambient  musical  direction  as  well  as  the  second  track  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  atmospheric  synth  orientated  sound  starts  off  the  bonus  tracks  while  also  introducing  grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording.  At  times  the  riffs  also  get  very  repetitive  sounding  by  using  the  same  riff  for  a  few  minutes  at  a  time  in  some  parts  of  the  music.

  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some of  the  guitar  riffing  while  one  track  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  briefly,  and the  riffs  stick  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo direction. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti-human,  anti-life  and  suicide  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lugburz Sleed  which  displays  their  newer  space  ambient  material  and  remastered  versions  of  their  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  style  from  2008  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  both  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Voy age solus ipse"  and  "Loss  Of  the  Past".  8  out  of  10.



  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/lugberz-sleedattractordistrokid2018.html


Sutekh Hexen/Self Titled/Cyclic Law/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2019 FUll Length Review

vendredi 8 mars 2019 à 06:12

  Oakland,  California's  Sutekh  Hexen  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  black  metal,  ambient,  industrial  and  harsh  noise  mixture  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  album  which  will  be  released  on  March  29th  as  a  joint  effort  by  Cyclic  Law  and  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  Distorted  guitar  drones  and  ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some demented  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  A  great  amount  of  programmed  beats  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  they  also  add  in  elements  of  industrial.

  Slow  yet  heavy  guitar  riffing  starts  becoming  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  on  the  second  track.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  harsh  noise  into  some  parts  of  the  music  as  well  as  adding  in  some  raw  tremolo  picked  riffs  and  a  later  track  also  shows  the  music  also  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding  in  some  blast  beats  on  a  couple  of  later  songs.

  All  of  the  tracks  sound  very  different  from  each  other  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  instrumentals.  As  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts of  the  music  along  with  some  whispered  vocals  and  clean  playing  also  being  used  on  later  songs,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  melodic  riffing. The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw,  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  mysticism,  demons  and  witchcraft  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Sutekh  Hexen  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal,  ambient ,  industrial  and  noise,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eye  of  The  Quill"  "SubStratus"  and  "Torrential".  8  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/sutekh-hexenself-titledcyclic.html


Evergreen Refuge/Skyward/A Moment Of Clarity Records/2019 Full length Review

vendredi 8 mars 2019 à 04:08

  Colorado's  solo  project  Evergreen  Refuge  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  an  instrumental  mixture  of  ambient,  atmospheric  black  metal,  folk  and  post  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Skyward"  which  will  be  released  on  March  2oth  by  A  Moment  Of  Clarity  Records.

  Ambient style  synths  and  drones  start  off  the  track  which  is  also  67  minutes  in  length  along  with  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys.  Tin  whistle's  and  tribal  sounding  percussion  can  also  be  heard  briefly and  after  12  minutes  in  the  song  acoustic  guitars  are  brought  into  the  music  and  they  also  bring  in  elements  of  folk  music.

  A  great  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  heavier  riffing  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  programmed  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  track  also  adds  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  The  ambient  elements  that  are  present  at  the  beginning  also  have  a  very  dominating  presence  throughout  the  recording  while  the  song  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  diversity.  Clean  playing  is  also  brought  into  the  track  briefly  and  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  depressive  atmosphere  along  with  a  brief  use  of  throat  singing  and  melodic  chants and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Evergreen  Refuge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ambient,  atmospheric  black  metal,  folk  and  post  rock,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/evergreen-refugeskywarda-moment-of.html


Heathen Beast/2 Singles(Fuck All Religions Equally/Bloody Sabarimala/2019 Review

vendredi 8 mars 2019 à 02:45

  India's  Heathen  Beast  has  returned  with  2  new  singles  which  where  self  released  in  2019  and  continue  the  mixture  of  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this is  a  review  of  both  of  their  new  songs.

 "Bloody  Sabarimala"

  Percussion's  and  ethnic  style  chanting  start  off  the  song  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  a  few  seconds  later.  Vocals  are  done  in  more  of  a  shouting  while  keyboards  and  melodic  riffing  can  also  be  heard  in  the  track,  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  a  vicious  aim  at  Hindu  beliefs  about  menstruation  and  women  purity   

 "Fuck  All  Religions  Equally".

  Death  metal  growls  start  off  the  track  along  with  some  shouting  vocals  a  few  seconds  alter  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  elements  of  black  metal  and  grindcore.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  technical  style  while  the  lyrics  attack  religion  as  well  as  both  of  the  tracks  having  a  very  professional  sounding  production  for  being  self  produced.

  In  my  opinion  this  are  2  very  great  sounding  tracks  from  Heathen  Beast  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black, death  metal  and  grindcore,  you  should check  out  these  singles.  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/heathen-beast2-singlesfuck-all.html