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Black Crucifixion Interview

mardi 14 mai 2019 à 06:59
Occult Black Metal Zine Answered by FORN.

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Preparing the release, talking to great people around the world, playing few selected shows. And of course writing ever new material.

2.In June you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

- The new album Lightless Violent Chaos and its predecessors Coronation of King Darkness (2013) and Hope of Retaliation (2011) are a trilogy. What begins with the studio tracks on Hope of Retaliation, grows into full bloom on Coronation of King Darkness and then finds maturity on the new album.

3.This is your first album in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

- A lot of living and writing.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the new album and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

- The sort of music we perform has some sort of “magical” essence. It touches something that is common in men. For us lyrics play a part in this and as majority of them are usually sung in English they help to open certain doors for people who understand them. Our lyrics may not preach as much as they once did – as we find it futile to try and alter other people’s perceptions of what they call the reality – but when used right, our art is a sort of immaterial talisman that can be used to transfer energy. What one chooses to do with that energy is of course beyond our control.

5.Over the years you have also covered some satanic, occult, pagan and philosophical themes lyrically, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?

- Blind crowd mentality is something we have been against ever since we recorded the song Flowing Downwards back in 1991, where the lyrics even state “fuck your herd conformity, the noble shall rule”. That might not be high-brow poetry from today’s perspective but it surely has served as our mission statement throughout the decades.

6.Originally the band was called 'Horned Lord', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Black Crucifixion’?

- We felt that Horned Lord would not be the perfect moniker for our artistic vehicle. Black Crucifixion had more edge to it. Maybe it has served us well.

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

- It is by Erkki Nampajärvi just like the previous album’s art was. His work is a perfect match to our sound. He gives the visuals to our audio.

8.The band has been around since 1991 what is it that motivates you to keep going after almost 30 years?

- We are a small band yet the band’s entity is a big thing in our lives. It provides certain continuity.

9.The band was also around when Finland did not really have a black metal scene, do you feel that you have been a huge influence on the Finnish black metal style?

- Probably for some people. But the latter Norwegian scene is the major influence also for Finnish bands. We had our own national style until the younger fan boys got all Norsk.

10.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

- We started really performing live only during the past ten years. So the best shows also are relatively recent. Our shows are always good, we are a very stable unit that always delivers.

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

- We only play selected shows for audiences that appreciate music. So no big time touring looms.

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

- It has differed a lot over the decades. The new albums seem to do it for people around the world. I personally urge anyone to give it a listen. It might change your day or week if not your life.

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

- A lot of terrain still lies uncovered. The musical path is the one of left hand path.

14.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?

- At this age and stage of the band it is very difficult to recognize any specific influences. I would say that a lot of the influence comes from outside the music. From all arts and life in general. People outside the band probably have a better view of what influences can be heard in our output.

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

Thanks for the interview and for all you who have read this. Get the new album from Seance Records and support the metal underground.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/black-crucifixion-interview.html


Power From Hell Interview

mardi 14 mai 2019 à 06:40

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Sodomic - We're promote the album in different ways, we shottwo music videos and we have some gigs in Mexico and U.S.A between July/ August


2.In June you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Sodomic - Almost everything, lyric themes, riffs, cover art, and of course the way that the band sounds here,  this is an album more poetic and conceptual than others.


3.Some of your lyrics cover Occult themes, can you tell us a little bit bit about your interest in Occultism?

Sodomic - We're always looking for something inside us or outside so to all this things and lack of answers I usually call it "Occultism" and I'm a person addicted on "unknown" so these themes are very important to me.


4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?

Sodomic - The power of human flesh, sexuality, lust, moral beliefs, etc...


5.I know that the band was named after an 'Onslaught' album, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Sodomic - Yeah the name of the band is a reference to the first Onslaught's album, I was a young kid with 18yo when I started the band and that time basically I was hearing this album all the time so the choose of the name was very natural to me, it's a classic album that had an influence in our two first records after that, the only thing in our band that reminds Onslaught is the name because our song is far far away from the song that they did back in the day, are totally different styles, and I think that the name delivery the message, the people heard or reading it and probably in the same time they know what it's about.


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

Sodomic - The cover artwork was made by Wellington Backer a friend of mine here in Brazil since the last 20 years, the idea behind the art was to show an specie of unrealistic hell a chaos place with a terrible evil presence in the middle like a "evil supreme being" that is what the giant monster in the cover represent to us, the cover is related with all the different forms of evil torment that the humans beings have in real life and our characters have inside the lyrics of album.


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?

Sodomic - It's hard to say or choose some specific shows, but our fist show in Los Angeles in 2016 was wild as all ours gigs in South America also, on stage we try put all our energy and hate feelings in that moment, the audience identifies with this and they know when it's true.


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

Sodomic - As I said before we have Mexico and U.S.A between July/August.


9.The new album is coming out on 'High Roller Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Sodomic - It's a label that doesn't work with a lot of black metal bands so along side with the good proposal that they offered to us I have no doubts that this will be a good experience to both side.


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

Sodomic - I would say that the reactions are very good, we have followers in South America , North America , Europe, Asia, we get a lot of support of different headbangers around the world.

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?

Sodomic - Beside P.F.H me, the bass player and the guitar player we have a Death Metal band and our drummer plays in a lot of different bands of extreme metal here in Brazil.


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

Sodomic - We want to keep the released albums and touring this is the main plan for now.

13.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?

Sodomic - Bathory always will be for me the most important extreme metal band of all time, if I chose the name of the band inspired on Onslaught of course that the song and lyrics was totally inspired on the Bathory era 84-88, in nowadays we admire a lot bands like Mgla, Ascencion, Cult of fire, etc...


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

Sodomic - Yeah, if you reader likes to traditional Black Metal with all the elements needed for the genre so our new album is for you I hope that you guys join us and to contemplate the most PROFOUND EVIL PRESENCE!!!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/power-from-hell-interview.html


Pestis Inferos/Beyond The Veil Of Light/2019 EP Review

mardi 14 mai 2019 à 04:46

  Pestis  Inferos  are  a  band  from  Syracuse,  New  York  that plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "Beyond  the  Veil  Of  Light"  which  will  be  released  in  June.

 Ritualistic  bell  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  a  brief  use  of  children  singing  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  A  great  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  demonic  voices  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  synths can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.

  Pestis  Infernos  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Pestis  Inferos  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "From  throne  To  Funeral"  and  "Poison  Falling  Star".  8  out  of  10. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzb6DE169Gc 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/pestis-infernosbeyond-veil-of-light2019.html


Ignis Invocatio Interview

mardi 14 mai 2019 à 02:19
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Ignis Invocatio is a band of black metal who is formed by just 2 members in the year of 2017 with the hungry to do black metal in the old style and is doing a music for the Devil and his flame.

2.Last year you had released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
The musical style that we choose for this ep is a classic sound of Black Metal who is trying to do his music with the old style but with a sound very property for Ignis Invocatio.

3.Your lyrics cover Witchcraft, Devil Worship and Occultism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
Indeed! the interest for us into the dark arts is something who really like to us and the interest for this darkness remotes from our entire life and has a real meaning musically and personally. The Black Flame of Lucifer and The Flame of  Qayin is who will guide us in the entire time to do this dark music.

4.Originally the band was called 'Black Serpent', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ignis invocatio'?That is a fun fact because the decision of change the name of "Black Serpent" was because another band who have the same name claim be the only and originally be the "True" "Black Serpent", so they sent us a message complaining about plagiarism of the name of the band , in the first place we had never heard of that band before and never believed that someone would complain about having the same name even being from different countries and doing different kind of music. We chose that name in the first place because it had a real meaning for us but we decided not to do a drama and whine for just a band name , so we decided to change the name to "Ignis Invocatio" which has the same meaning for us , who represents the invocation of the black flame.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
The artwork of the ep cover is the representation of the rituals who we make to the flame of the serpent and Qayin.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
We are opened to expand our band to more members, with the only condition of find the right people who really like this music.

7.Has the band done any live shows or would be open to doing them in the future?
We have not done any live show yet, for the moment we want to be as a studio band and seeing the evolution of the band, of course we would like to represent our music live in the future.

8.The physical copies of the ep are coming out on 'Black Funeral Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?
Well, basically it was because i'm the vocalist of another band with the name "Sanginem Daemonus" and that label was the one that produced our EP too. So i told them about my "Ignis Invocatio"project and they liked too.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
When we announced our EP through bandcamp we had a very good acceptance from different countries, which thank the support to underground bands like us.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are working to make a Full length and i hope it does not take long to make it known. we see us doing more of this dark music in the future doing it with more violence and dark essence.

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?
Our influence is focused on bands like Bathory (mainly), horna, pest, watain etc. and nowadays we listen a lot of bands who they have a really great sound like kadotus, Qayin regis, ultra silvam, voodus Etc.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Just i hope this music continues with many violence , dark essence and devil worship And FUCK OFF!!!! all this fashion shit.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/ignis-invocatio-interview.html


Daemoni/Black Tyrant/Goathorned Productions/2019 CD Review

dimanche 12 mai 2019 à 00:25

  Daemoni  are  a  band  from  Bogota,  Columbia  that  plays  a  very  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2019  album  "Black  Tyrant"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Goathorned  Productions.

  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  tortured  sounds  in  the  background  before  going  into  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.

  Vocals are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.

  A  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  but  still  sounding  very  modern  at  the  same  time  while  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  which  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  synths  and  melodic  chants  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Left  Hand  Path,  Necromancy  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Daemoni  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Moriens  Pulsatio"  "Black  Tyrant"  and  "Thirsty  Underworld".  8  out  of  10.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195h8S_hjaU

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/daemoniblack-tyrantgoathorned.html