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Infernal Cult Interview

mardi 6 novembre 2018 à 02:12
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?
Still working hard. In these days, Infernal Cult has a full line-up and we are rehearsing and planning gigs for next year mainly in Czech Republic but I hope It will be in foreign countries possible too. And about new stuff, next year will be released a compilation with all the old stuff including demo, first EP and singles so there are many things coming up...

2.In July you had released your first full length, how does the music differ from the stuff you had done on your previous ep's and demos?
It differs a lot. The stuff before was inspired mostly by classic themes and old school style of playing. But every release had a special meaning for progress because I want it to be further than every release before... Old stuff was mostly about general themes which are standard in Black Metal like nature, darkness, and dark atmosphere but after some time, It wasn’t enough for me. So I started to explore different styles of playing and I started to be inspired mostly by myself and put a piece of me to every song. So the album is total drift from the releases before.

3.In the beginning you wanted to play more of an old school and traditional style of black metal and your music has more diversity than that style, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical progress over the years?
 I played the classic Black Metal style most of my time but I felt very limited by this “Black Metal box”. And as I like more styles of music and melodies so I wanted my music to be more evolved by different elements created only by myself and I realized that old school is not the right way. So I wrote my stuff differently, that I used only riffs and Ideas which came to me most spontaneously, completely fulfilled the atmosphere and emotions I wanted to express and that needed to think more different than before. Every Idea is inspired by myself and by my emotions, they are not created by other songs or other melodies and as I’m trying to learn every instrument more and more I want to add this progress to the writing process if it fits so the style is changing and moving forward... And sometimes the classic metal elements doesn’t get the thing I want to get out of me via music so I take some melody or Idea which is not “metal” as It should be so I transform It into something that fits to the song...The music is various and that is the way I want it to be...

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the newer release?
The lyrics are about my personal experiences which are about negativity, darkness, self destruction, self hate, sorrow, despair,emptiness, personal darkness, how I tried to kill myself multiple times and things I went through in my darkest hours and my views on life and living... But I didn’t wanted to make It like classic DSBM bands which use slow melodies, speeches and other stuff. I wanted to let people feel that sinister that I used to felt and make people find their own reasons of pain and desperation... All the lyrics are real and honest... The things in the lyrics are real and It is confirmed by acts...

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Infernal Cult'?
Well, maybe you now wait for a heartfelt story about how many meanings has the name and how I found It...But the truth is It doesn’t have any special meaning... I just wanted a strong name, easy to remember under which I will perform and one day I was lying in my bed and some seconds before I fell asleep, Infernal Cult flew to my mind... I liked It a lot so I decided that This is going to be on my flag...

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
As you can see the main field is build-ed by a smoke, which represents the lights  which faded and in the middle is a person who spreads dark around and that means the negativity which the person went through... So the artwork represents negativity which is consuming you, space and neighborhood around you... Simply It is a person for whom “All The Lights Faded” and that is what the album is about...

7.On all of the recordings so far you have worked mostly as a solo project but a picture on facebook looks like you have a full line up, can you tell us a little bit more about it?
Yes I’m responsible for all the music, lyrics, artworks and everything in the project from its beginning... The guys on the photo are members who will play with me on the shows so I wanted to make some promo photos with them... But currently this line up on facebook is still not full because I found 2 more members after we made this promo so there will be definitely new photos with whole band later.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Yes I want to find a solid label but It is very hard for starting band. I am opened for deals if some good label will appear because I am bored of making all the promo stuff, spreading CD’s, merch and many more things by myself. It costs me time and I think It is better when you have people who can help you with It. I love to create this things like making designs, artworks for ads, and promo but I hate that administrative part of this things so If there will be good label which will collaborate, I am opened for it.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
The reaction was absolutely awesome and I was really surprised and quite nervous because of it... Releases before hit like 2k views on youtube until now but the album hit 2k views in two days and now there are about 10 300 views which is unbelievable for me and it is really satisfying that people outside accept my art... I had messages and comments from around the world. Many people wanted merch, CD’s and to be honest I was quite unprepared for this because I really didn’t expect that big response from people... It is a fuel for me when I see this support from others...

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
Well I love music. It is everything for me and I’m doing it because music helps feed my inner demons, woes, and I’m moving my style of playing forward and I want to create my unique style of playing to express everything I want ... I will go as far as I can. My music is me. With every release I’m moving forward with style of expression and everything what is around. I have my goals I want to reach and I’m going grimly for what I want and I will reach It... I’m still on start and I’m still learning...I have no borders in creating or boxing the style in some musical genre...Every artist want to grow with things he does... But I will never NEVER change my music because of people, label, or some others who will want It... I do music and everything as I want and It will never change...I’m heading high with my music. I want to open the eyes of the people and let them see the real evil and pain that my music represents.. And now It is awesome that It is really growing and I am really fucking grateful for It and I hope things will  be still moving on this way...

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?
I tried to be inspired only by myself during the writing process but if I had to name some of the bands so It would be mostly Shining, Bethlehem, Watain, Taake, Urgehal, The Cure, and Black Metal stuff from 90’. But I’m not listening to Black Metal much now. It became more the style of expression for me and nowadays I’m listening to many genres from classic rock, rap, to Indie pop, classical music etc... I have no limitation. There is quality in every genre and I take inspiration from every of them. The truth is that I used to listen to Black Metal for many years and It became very personal and “heart” thing for me.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you all for your support, cherish your despair and spread your evil!





























Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/infernal-cult-interview.html


Goats Of Doom/Rukous/Primitive Reaction/2018 Full Length Review

mardi 6 novembre 2018 à 01:57

  Goats  Of  Doom  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  more  of  a  melodic  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Rukous"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Primitive  Reaction.

  Raw  tremolo  picking  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  synths  also  being  used  at  times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  brief  use  of  clean  vocals,  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  traditional  metal  and  a  couple  of  songs  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording.

  On  this  album  Goats  Of  Doom  goes  into  more  of  a  melodic  occult  black  metal  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Finnish  and  English  and  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Thelema  and  Misanthropy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Goats  Of  Doom  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Law  Ov  Liberty"  and  "World  Denied  Lucifer's  Light".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/goats-of-doomrukousprimitive.html


Nemus/See-Mensch/Naturmacht Productions/2018 CD Review

dimanche 4 novembre 2018 à 03:41

  Nemus  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "See-Mensch"  which  will  be  released  on  November  26th  by  Naturmacht  Productions.

  Water  and  nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  more  of  a  heavier  style  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount of  melody  along  with  the  music  also  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  sounding  synths  and  the  vocals  bring  in  a  depressive  style  of  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  using  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  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  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  elements  and  some  tracks  also  add  folk  instruments  and  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  some  death  metal  growls  also  being  used  briefly.

  Nemus  plays  a  style  of  post  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and different  sounding  while  also  having  its  aggressive  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  a  water  human  being  that  evolved  into  a  chimera  and  his story  of  self  hatred,  agony  and  at  some  point  acceptance.     

  In  my  opinion  Nemus  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  post  black  metal  solos  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Die  Tiefe"  and  "Nachts  Im  Teich".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/nemussee-menschnaturmacht.html


Kuar Nhial/Self Titled/Counsouling Sounds/2018 CD Review

dimanche 4 novembre 2018 à 02:38

  Kuar  Nhial  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2018  album  which  will  be  released  on  November  9th  by  Consouling  Sounds.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  direction  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  done  in  a  deep  and  angry  shouting  style  of  black  metal  as  well  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  elements and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard.

  Kuar  Nhial  plays  a  style  of  post  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  modern  and  atmospheric  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Belgian  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kuar  Nhial  are  a  very  great  sounding  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Corvus"  and  "Lamantate".  8 out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/kuar-nhialself-titledcounsouling.html


Die Entweihung/The Worst Is Yet To Come/Wings Of Destruction/More Hate Productions/2018 Full Length Album Review

dimanche 4 novembre 2018 à 01:36

 Die  Entweihung  are  a  solo  project  from  Israel  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  dark  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "The  Worst  Is  Yet  To  Come"  which  will  be  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Wings  of  Destruction  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  which  also  mixes  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  elements  of  middle  eastern  music  can  also  be  heard  as  the  album  progresses.

  The  slower  riffs  also  add  in  influences  of  doom  metal  while  some  tracks  also  show  an  influence  of  thrash  and  traditional  metal,  along  with one  song  being  an  instrumental  as  well  a  some spoken  word  parts  also  being  heard  briefly  and the  album  closes  with  a  cover  of  Doro's  "Long  Lost  For  Love".
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  On  this  album  Die  Entweihung  changes  his  musical  style  keeping  some  of   the  black  metal  side  but  adding  in  some  elements  of  doom,  thrash,  middle  eastern  and  traditional  metal  to  create  his  own  form  of  melodic  dark  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  depression,  darkness,  sorrow  and  pain  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Die  Entweihung  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  black  and  dark  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Holy  Land"  "Nailed  To  The  Worthless  Fate"  and  "Not  For  Devil  Anymore".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/die-entweihungthe-worst-is-yet-to.html