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Temple Of Decay Interview

mercredi 21 octobre 2020 à 00:47

 


 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project ?

 

 There is really not much to say about it. One man band project where of course , I am responsible for everything hahaha.

 Besides it's something that I have always wanted to do, but of course fucking life bla bla bla.


 2.Recently you have released your first ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on for the recording ?

   

   For sure is not 100% Black Metal .Definitely you can hear some Death, Thrash influences...generally I would say Extreme Pure Fucking Metal.

   

 3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?


   It's difficult for me to talk about my lyrics. For sure they are part of me and my visions of certain things .I will be not be saying here... I leave them for the listeners own interpretation and for sure they don't glorify any Sick Slave Fairy Tales.

   

   

 4.You also write lyrics in both English and Polish, which language do you prefer?


   Both languages allow you to express yourself in a different way. Personally I think polish sounds more aggressive than english for example KURWA in my

   performance sounds more convincingly than FUCK haha. More seriously both are OK. and both are needed.


 5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Temple of Decay?

    

   Of Course Mighty Marduk .I don't see any point saying more about it. Absolutely Masterpiece lyrically and musically.

   

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


   The entire cover (artwork, layouts) was made by Mentalporn .Quras's idea perfectly reflects music and lyrics contained

   on the Ep. The total End of everything....


 7.With this project you recorded everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?


   Yes of course. If  I will find more time and right people, why not. Although in my case the family and a lot of activities related to it (work and shit like that) did not allow me to do it. Everything has pros and cons. Once again fucking life.haha

 

 8.The ep was released through both Wolfmond and Black Death Production, do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?



   Yes. They definitely do enough for me. Especially they are small Labels and you can see that they do it with passion and for passion.


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

 

  I am positively surprised.


 

 10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as musician during the future?

 

    Am not sur it's gonna be full length or another ep (prefer less) but 2021 definitely. Time will tell the truth.



 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 ?


    Because I am not young anymore of course Old School 80-90 Death, Black, Thrash inspires me a lot and many bands like Bathory, Venom, Deicide

    Marduk, Kreator... Nowadays I listen to a lot of different music (except techno, reggae and shit like that) I generally respect the music that has a message. Last album Ulcerate. Stare Into Death... and New Model Army. From here... are my favourites in last couple weeks.




 12.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?

 

 

    I am a free man. I am  the Devil.

 


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


    

     Thank you for your time! Destroy the human stupidity !


 https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Temple_of_Decay/3540473704

 

    



 


   

   

   

 

 

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/temple-of-decay-interview.html


Skullthrone/XIII Years Of Chaos/UKEM Records/2020 CD Review

mardi 20 octobre 2020 à 02:12

 


  Skullthrone  are  a  band  originally  from  Poland  but  now  resides  in  the  United  Kingdom  and  plays  a  very  harsh  and  brutal  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2010  album  "XIII  Years  of  Chaos"  which  was  released  by  UKEM  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more of  a  raw  feeling.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  


  Vocals  are  mostly high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeping  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time, all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a very  heavy  and  brutal  musical  direction  and  towards  the  end  of  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.


  Skullthrone  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast  and  aggressive  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  brutality.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  occultism,  Mythology  and  Violence  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Skullthrone  are  a  very  great  sounding  harsh  and  brutal  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Devil  And  I"  and  "My  Madness".  8 out  of  10.


PROMO VIDEO: Check out the promo video for 'The Devil And I'' HERE    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/skullthronexiii-years-of-chaosukem.html


Horncrowned/Rex Exterminii(The Hand Of The Opposer/Ketzer Records/2020 CD Review

mardi 20 octobre 2020 à 00:28

 


  Horncrowned  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  fast,  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Rex  Exterminii(The  Hand  Of  The  Opposer)"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Ketzer  Records.


  A  very  dark,  evil  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  The  guitar  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  lot  of  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Growls  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Horncrowned  remains  true  to  the  fast  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  that  they  had  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Horncrowned  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast,  raw  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Second  Death"  "Incedium"  "Confrontation"  and  "Crushing  the  Anointed  One".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/horncrownedrex-exterminiithe-hand-of.html


Hexis/Exstirpo/Exsorbeo/Wooaaargh/2020 EP Review

lundi 19 octobre 2020 à 23:13

 


  Denmark's  Hexis  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  mixture  of  post  black,  sludge  metal  and  hardcore  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Exstirpo/Exsorbeo"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Wooaaargh.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  Elements  of  hardcore  can  also  be  heard  in  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  music  while  the  slower  sections  of  the music  also  mixes  in  the  heaviness  of  sludge  metal  and  both  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  adding  in  some  touches  of  post  metal  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Hexis  remains  true  to  the  mixture  of  post  black, sludge  metal  and  hardcore  that  they  have  established  on  their  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nihilism  and  abstract  thought  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hexis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black,  sludge  metal  and  hardcore,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Exstirpo".  8 out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/hexisexstirpoexsorbeowooaaargh2020-ep.html


Ymir Interview

lundi 19 octobre 2020 à 22:39

 


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?


The first line-up of YMIR was at 1998, and it worked under the name "Tuonela" few years earlier. We changed style little bit from those days and  result was Trollsword demo at  1999. We soon moved to different cities, I joined Horna and also Baptism was created by my

brother, Lord S  approximately the same time. The second line-up was me and Lord S. in form of "Silvery Howling" demo on 2002, released by Werewolf recs at 2003. The line-up on the full-lenght is also added two new session members, Ghast from the first line-up and a session drummer. But the composition, lyrics and other responsibilities are always been done by me from the very beginning.


2.In November you have your first full length coming out, musically how does it differ from your previous demo's?


I would say musically not that much - its totally the same world, that I just wanted to bring back to life to the present moment. The certain mood and sound has been gone from Scandinavian BM, and I wanted to take both modern and somewhat retrospective look into it. To travel back to those times and create new beginnings.


3.The band released a demo in the mid 90's and another one in 2006 and disappearing before 2020, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?  


I wrote some material also after that, and some songs on the new album are from 2005 or so. So the first album its basically a collection of old and new material, done in the same methods than back in the days, old amps and gear, 

The concept of the whole recording was live takes, no corrections or mastering for the audio tracks and a fast wrap-up. That way, I believe,  more natural energy is preserved to the final result and that's the thing I'm always after. 




4.A lot of the lyrics and the band name come from Norse Paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic and also do you have any interest in other forms of paganism?


I have always felt the most valuable things about Black Metal as artform or music relate to realistic and sometimes controversial ways of thinking, making it a reflection of life itself. Paganism, modern tribalism, stoicism, all were ideologically remained pieces of mental  and physical warrior cultures, starting from the pre-roman days and much further. The original purpose to me, at least here in Scandinavia was take a step aside from certain cultural patterns offered by society, religion being main opposer.

For the same reasons I find it hard to relate Hebrew mysticism mixed into Black Metal, it's just a commercial value for theatrical purposes as well as handling personal problems, like in suicidal BM movement, it's pretty pathetic.




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


  The artwork is framing the music in very simple terms, I just wanted things to remain as raw and natural as possible, and fit into the music instantly.


 

 

6.Has the band done any live shows or open to the opportunity? 


We never played live, but I have gathered a group of musicians from the old Finnish scene to make the next album and live shows possible in the future, hopefully next year.


7.Both of the band members also have a history going back to the 90's and also have played in some very well known Finnish black metal bands, what is it that motivates you to keep going after more than 20 years? 


 I just lost interest for BM for couple of years, mainly for the aforementioned bad musical and ideological, religious direction of the whole style. I worked with another bands for the time being, and it also gave a fresh distance to the band and other things, also to find this style of BM now more valuable than ever.



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

By all means, it's an old band but realistically a new one.

Of course people have been interested about it, but since this is just starting, everything is still building up slowly. I'm just curious how it will sound to the today's listeners. 




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


I have actually composed the second album already, and we are building it together slowly with more variety, especially in vocals and keys and songwriting on general. I believe the main direction is the same with some new approaches. 


10.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?


For Ymir, the main influences have always been 93-97, or second wave Scandinavian BM, namely Satyricon, Ulver, early Dimmu Borgir and the likes as well as European bands like Katharsis, Moonblood, early Nargaroth, Blazebirth Hall bands, and so forth. 


For myself, I  basically listen almost all styles of metal music, 19th century classical music and all kinds of minimalist music, regardless of the genre. 


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


Check out the album from Hells Headbangers and Werewolf recs. Thank you for the interview. 



Werewolf Records @ Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/ymir-interview.html