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Devil With No Name Interview

mardi 19 mai 2020 à 09:42
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



The self title is our first release. Lots of high powered tone, grooves, and keeping things real. No imitation necessary. Sick of most of anything these days and not trying to fit into someone else’s previous mold. Devil With No Name is doing something else.



2.You have an ep coming out in May, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?



Well we all like metal, and we’re all generally from the West. I am now for the past 6 years. The band is taking inspiration from the environment and whatever else suits our fancy whether in the occult or the blatantly obvious. Or what should be blatantly obvious. I like outlaw country music. While not heavy in the sound of this band at the moment, I think some of that attitude is here.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?



Being in the devil’s shoes and up to devilish things. Lots of self-interest with that, but also some camaraderie is welcome with everyone that gets it. We’re also a band after all and not one person.



4.All of the band members are also involved with other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Devil With No Name' that you are not able to do with your other groups?



I think it’s a fresh outlook music-wise and isn’t trying to be a cookie-cutter kind of outfit. Not my style anyways. There’s longevity in our approach.



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



Rodrigo Pereira Salvatierra did it. From his words, “The main image, this is a powerful being, from which blood flows and attracts skeletal and dying beings, born of the darkness they approach but do not know what to do with that red element. This blood turns to fire and something burns with it, the crowd gathers around it and is confused there is one of these skeletons who eats this blood, departs from the rest, is no longer in agony but is seen to be different He is eating and there is a line that identifies him directly with the powerful being, this is knowledge, wisdom. The emancipation of everything ... is becoming an individual being, ceasing to be a sheep. In time he will no longer need anything else, no other wisdom, teachers, archetypes, He will not kneel before anyone, or anything, or gods with halos or horns....” Absolutely appropriate to the release.



6.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows yet?



It’s pretty bad timing in terms of shows with all the mask wearing and shut down venues. In any case, this is a band meant to play live.



7.The new ep is coming out on 'New Density', how did you get in contact with this label?



New Density is mine. I am the label. I’ve been pressing releases I’m involved with for a few years now. At some point I may branch off into doing outside releases as well. That’s starting to happen. I have a hell of a sense of quality control to the point where I’m told I’m an asshole. Comes with the territory I guess. My pressings speak for it though and look great.



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



It’s too early to tell as this release and band was just announced about two months ago. I have some good feels about it.



9.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?



Lord Mantis just had to cancel a shit load of shows for this year. I shouldn’t say canceled though as technically a few tours we were going to do are being rescheduled to 2021. Ready when you are.



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



Just started writing some riffage the other day. I had to wait until this release was in its final stages before getting into that mental state. Sounding sick so far. I want to attack people’s opinions on what black metal can be and become. Come fight me.



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?



Let’s see today I was listening to a few records. Cure Pornography, a Merle Haggard cd that pissed me off because I didn’t like the versions of the songs on it (some recorded versions are way better than others), High on Fire, Kat from Poland, and Burzum Filosofem (for me an eternal classic) I listen to a wide range of content.



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



If you’ve read this far give our full ep a listen.

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Dearth/To Crown All Befoulment/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2020 Full Length Review

mardi 19 mai 2020 à 08:58

  Dearth  are  a  band  from  Oakland,  California  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "To  Crown  All  Befoulment"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls  while  the  riffing  also  adds in  some  dissonant  structures.

  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  distorted  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length,  elements  of  doom/death  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  musical  direction.

  Dearth  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war  and  bestial black/death  metal and  mixes  them  together  with  some  dissonant  and  doom/death  metal  touches  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dearth  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Writhing  In  Cellophane  Cages" and  "Blight".  8  out  of  10.

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Zebadiah Crowe/Host Breaker/Lore Breaker Records/2020 Full Length Review

lundi 18 mai 2020 à 21:05

  Zebadiah  Crowe  are  a  duo  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  thrash  metal,  grindcore  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Host  breaker"  which  was released  by Lore  Breaker  Records. 

  Keyboards  and  industrial  elements  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  blast  beats  being  added  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  music.

  Influences  of  grindcore  and  thrash  metal  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  riffing  is  done  mostly  on  power  chords  along  with  the  music  only  adding  in  a  a  brief  use  of  melody  as  well   as  the  songs also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  and  one  track  also  adds  in  some  ethnic  music  sounds  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Zebadiah  Crowe  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  thrash  metal,  grindcore  and  industrial  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  writings  of  Clive  Barker,  H.P  Lovecraft  and  Edgar  Allan  Poe.

  In  my  opinion  Zebadiah  Crowe  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  thrash  metal,  grindcore  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  dup.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Knucklebones"  "The  Neon  Goat  Of  Crimson  Grief"  and  "Wormhavens  Dance".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/zebadiah-crowehost-breakerlore-breaker.html


Bihargam/Castaka/2019 CD Review

lundi 18 mai 2020 à 08:40

  Bihargam  are  a  band  from  Kentucky  that  plays  a  very  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Castaka".

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  album  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  The  songs  also  add  in  a  good  balance  between  old  school  and  modern  influences  along  with  some  touches  of  death  and  thrash  metal  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length. 

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  Nordic  style  as  well  as  a  fw  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  the  album  also  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  powerful  while the  lyrics  cover  meabarons  and  space  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bihargam  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  First  Ancestor"  "The  Father-Mother"  and  "Summon".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/bihargamcastaka2019-cd-review.html


Versifist/The Power Of The Word-The Devilry Of Air/Humanity's Plague Productions/2020 CD Review

lundi 18 mai 2020 à 07:21

  Versifist  are  a  band  from  Nova  Scotia,  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "The  Power  Of  The  Word-The  Devilry  Of  Air"  which  will  be  released  by  Humanity's  Plague  Productions.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  Elements  of  war  metal  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up  and  the  vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  tremolo picking  also gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.

  Influences  of  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  some  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  balance  between  both  modern  and  old  school  styles  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  and  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Bestial  Warlust's  "Death  Rides  Out",  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  violence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Versifist  are  a  very  great  unsound  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t hose  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deliver  Us  From  Flesh"  "In  Tongues"  "Spectre"  and  "Come  Reap".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/versifistthe-power-of-word-devilry-of.html