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Graverose Interview

mardi 26 février 2019 à 06:13
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Gravröse is a project by myself, Axtherius. I wanted to do raw, primitive and vile black metal that stray away from the over produced emotionless mainstream black metal.

2.So far you have released one album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

I wanted to put emphasis on creating a brute force of hateful black metal. No more, no less. Aimed to connoisseurs of underground metal.

3.The lyrics on the recording are a concept album dealing with haunting's and ghostly creatures, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting?

Yes you are right. Before I recorded the album I spent some nights in an isolated abandoned house with no food, just some to drink. It put me in a almost mad, hallucinating state. I started to see things and started to write down the lyrics. Then I went in the studio as soon as I left the house to record the material in one day. I was tired and frustrated and I really think it added that extra atmosphere of purity to the recording.

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

Gravröse means cairn. I thought it was a fitting name for the project and went with it. It has several meanings to me.

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

The artwork was made by Tim Nordstedt who also played session drums on the album. It is an abandoned house on Gotland, Sweden. I think the artwork turned out great and really fitted the albums material.

6.With the exception of a session drummer you recorded most of the music by yourself, are you open to working with a full line up or do you prefer to work solo?

No, not open to work with other musicians.

7.You also had a couple of quests on a couple of tracks providing some keyboards and lyrics, can you tell us a little bit more about their contributions?

Tony Stark who runs Beastmaster Management is a friend of mine and since he is a keyboard player I asked him to put some extra touches on one song. I think it turned out well.

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

Actually the album will be released on Gate Of Horror Productions and perhaps another label as well. It should be out fairly soon I hope.

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

Just after the release on bandcamp I got contacted immediately by 3 labels plus interviews started to arrive so I think there are some interest out there for Gravröse.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

I don’t see anything except continuing my quest of recording more albums. If its appreciated, its nice, if not, that’s fine too.

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?

Mainly underground black metal that probably no one has heard of. I listen very randomly these days. I can’t tell you any specific bands.

12.Does Occultism play any role in your music?

Yes for sure.

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

Thanks for the interview. Look out for the debut album of Gravröse to be released soon on CD but for now you can pick up the album on bandcamp if you are interested.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/graverose-interview.html


Abduction/All Pain Is Penance/Inferna Profundus Records/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 26 février 2019 à 04:54

  Abduction  are  a  solo  project  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  modern  yet  traditional  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "All  Pain  Is  Penance"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Inferna  Profundis  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  ritualistic  soundscapes  and  atmospheric  elements  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  riffs  also  start  incorporating  more  melody.

  Acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  which  also  gives  the  recording  a  lot  more  diversity.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  one  of  the  later  tracks  adds  in  more  of  a  drone  style  before  returning  back  to  more  of  a  black  metal direction  on  later  tracks. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism,  anti  religion,  depression  and  darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Abduction  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark  and  aggressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Infinite  Ancient  hexes"  "Embattled"  and  "The  Funeral  of  Cosmic  mastery".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/abductionall-pain-is-penanceinferna.html


Akasha/Canticles Of The Sepulchral Deity/Grey Matter Productions/Les Fleur du Mal Records/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 26 février 2019 à 03:26

  California's  Akasha  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  vampiric  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Canticles  Of  The  Sepulchral  Deity"  which  will  be  released  in  March  as  a  joint  effort  between  Grey  Matter  Productions  and  Les  Fleur  du  Mal  Productions.

 Clean  playing  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  riffs  throughout  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  which  also  mixes  in  some  dissonant  structures  at  times.

  Clean  playing  also  makes  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  the  album  progresses.  A  lot  of  the  music  brings  in  more  of  a  modern  style  of  black  metal  while  also  remaining  true  to  the  traditional  side  of  the  genre,  a  later  track  is  also  a  very  ritualistic  sounding  instrumental  while  a  later  song  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Death  Worship,  Spiritual  &  Mental  Vampirism,  Hatred  and  Nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Akasha  which  also  shows  a  great  amount  of  progress  from  previous  releases  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  vampiric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Akasha  (Canticles  Of  The  Sepulchral  Deity)"  "Sepulchral  Oath"  "Vibratory  Waves Collapsed"  and  "Worship At  The  Threshold  Of  Her  Womb".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/akashacanticles-of-sepulchral-deitygrey.html


Necromutilator/Black Blood Aggression/Terror From Hell Records/2019 CD Review

dimanche 24 février 2019 à 22:32

 
  Necromutilator  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  evil  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  :Black  Blood  Aggression"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Terror  From  Hell  Records.

  Ritualistic  spoken  word  and  horror  movie  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  blackened  metal  screams. 

  Elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  some  touches  of  war  and  bestial  black/death  metal.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  demonic  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times. 

  A  great  amount  of  80's  and  80's  influences  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  but  with  a  more  up  to  date  take.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  chaotic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  spoken  word  samples  also  make  a  brief  return  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction,  all  of  the  musical instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Evil  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Necromutilator  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  evil  black,  death  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Armoured  Antichrist"  "Putrefaction  Rites"  "Goat  Eye  Hypnosis"  and  "Cold  Sperm  Of  Sathanas".  8/5  out  of  10. 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/necromutilatorblack-blood.html


Krigere Wolf/Eternal Holocaust/Lower Silesian Stronghold/2019 CD Review

dimanche 24 février 2019 à 01:02

  Krigere  Wolf  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Eternal  Holocaust"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Lower  Silesian  Stronghold.

  A  very  dark  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  rain,  thunder,  horse  and  battle  sounds  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction.  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  grim  black  metal  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  A  lot  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  influenced  by  the  Swedish  black  metal  style while  the  death  metal  elements  makes  the  music  stand  out  a  lot  more.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  post apocalyptic  atmospheres  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Dissection's  "Night  Blood"  which  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  death,  violence  and  blasphemy  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Krigere  Wolf  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eternal  Holocaust"  and  "Vision  Of  Death".  8  out  of  10.


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/krigere-wolfeternal-holocaustlower.html