1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
MgRcH : We’re not exactly a “band”. We are messengers from the sky who come to deliver kind of a musical warning to earthlings. We want them to reconnect with their galactic side, and the secret knowledge of their own past. The first signals were sent in 2017 but we managed to create a complete transmission between 2019 and 2020. Regarding the musical aspect of our message, i (MgRcH) emits 82Hz-1.174Hz/41Hz-97Hz strings frequencies (hu-man guitars and bass), and backing vocal emissions. I also do the harmonic and lyrical transcriptions. My partner NnK is the lead vocal teleprinter, he makes cosmic interpretations of the lyrical transcription. He is also in charge of the visual and graphic aspects.
2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
MgRcH : The style we went for is what hu-mans call “Black Metal” or “Atmospheric Black Metal”. In our opinion, it must be considered as Alien Awareness Driven Music. We try to release an occult space opera in the depths of the Mayan underworld. “Black metal” is the language we chose to express our message because of its intensity. Tremolo-picking guitars, high-pitched and growling vocals, relentless blasting or throbbing drums are the perfect elements for the epic and tragic equation of IDOLOS.
3.The lyrics on the ep cover Mayan Mythology and you also made some references to Egypt and Atlantis in the bio, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?
MgRcH : We have planned to release 3 Ep towards the Mayan Mythology inspired by the Popol Vuh. As messengers from the skies, our goal is to reconnect hu-manity with the founding cosmogonic texts.
The presence of the IDOLOS (superior beings coming from Venus) was manifest in the Mayan world but you can also find their “footsteps” in Ancient Egypt and of course in Atlantis. Isis and Osiris were IDOLOS. There’s no doubt about this.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Idolos'?
MgRcH : The “Idolos” is one of the several names hu-man gave to the sky visitors throughout history. Some called them “fairies”, or “mythological heroes”, some others in the peruvian world called them “Idolos”.
We are blue blooded beings, we’re the elite of distant times and heroes of days to come. Our ancestors also have blue skin but their skin turned to green when being exposed to the sun rays. That’s why Osiris and Thot had green face.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
MgRcH : The artwork was made by NnK. He has a powerful mystic vision and the gift of second sight. In the background, you can see the faces of Ixbalanque and Hunahpu (the hero twins of the Mayan underworld) and a circular shape representing both a sun and a ball (because the twins bothered the lords of the underworld by playing with a ball). On the foreground, there’s a flute and a blowpipe made of bone which are ones of the attributes of the twins. NnK also used a photograph made by a close fellow (LKTM) to colorize and texturize the picture.
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?
MgRcH : There are only 2 members in IDOLOS : NnK and MgRcH. There are absolutely no plan for expanding the line up. We are IDOLOS and we create a message. But we have some serious correspondents on earth with alien awareness who help us to put this message into form. Lord Necron from Gergovia is one of those. He offered us brilliant rhythmic pulsations.
7.The location of the band is unknown, can you tell us a little bit more about it?
MgRcH : Actually, our spaceship landed in the french countryside, in a place called “Limousin”. It’s a really peaceful place, we can observe earthlings and create our message in a very calm environment. Moreover, this place is full of radioactive energy due to the massive presence of radon in the land. And this is ideal for our creativity.
8.The ep was released through both 'Anthrazit' and 'Wolfspell Records', do you feel bot of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard/
MgRcH : We have an agreement with Anthrazit for releasing the Ep and spreading our message on the Internet (Bandcamp, Deezer, Amazon, Black Metal Promotion…). Andreas from Anthrazit is a real professional and he was one of the first person to get in contact with us. He’s really active on the social media. And furthermore, he has a strong Alien Awareness.
We have a second deal with Wolfmond for the release of a special edition of the Ep. This will be a digipak version with a different artwork (designed by NnK) and a bonus track. This will be out on April 2020.
We are currently looking for a deal to release the Ep on vinyl. IDOLOS also need some celluloid to spread its message. So Label managers, if you read this, feel free to contact us email@example.com
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
MgRcH : The reaction seems quite good regarding the views, likes and comments on Black Metal Promotion and Bandcamp. I think the world is finally ready to hear our message. But we don’t only want to address our message to “black metal fans” we want to talk to humanity in its entirety. That’s why we want everyone to relay our music. Keep supporting the Idolos by following our facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/cosmosidolos/
10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
MgRcH : We don’t plan to release a full length for the moment. We have planned to record 2 other Eps, each one containing 3 long songs. The purpose is to create a Mayan trilogy starting with “Ahi Cab” which means “At the beginning of the world”. We will record the second Ep in spring. Everything is already composed. The whole trilogy must be seen as a cosmic trinity. Maybe we will release a full length by compiling the three Ep.
When this trilogy will be finished we will start another journey to another cosmogonic theme.
But for the moment, this is just the beginning...
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?
MgRcH : On our planet we caught some subsonic waves from Earth that we really enjoyed. Scandinavian black metal (Burzum, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Mayhem…), Mediterranean Black Metal (Rotting Christ, Mortuary Drape, Necromantia...), as well as Czech Maestros Master’s Hammer took a significant part in the making of our style. We’re also into Occult-Space-Kraut-Rock Music (Paul Chain, Goblin, Popol Vuh, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze…). Personally, I also really enjoy the trippy guitar soundscapes created by Robin Guthrie and Vinnie Reilly. In 2019, I enjoyed Darkthrone’s “Old Star”, Blut Aus Nord’s “Hallucinogens”, Mayhem’s “Daemon”, Mork’s “Det Svarte Juv”, and Misþyrming’s “Algleymi”.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
MgRcH : Thanks a lot for your support John. Long live Occult Black Metal Zine. Tula is the twin sister of Thulee.
Relearn and preserve.