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Repudio Interview

mardi 29 janvier 2019 à 03:59
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Hellblast: We are a Brazilian black metal band, we started at December 2014 with two members, Hellblast (guitars and vocals) and The Black (Drums). With this line up, we recorded a rehearsal demo titled “The Legacy of Death” (2015) and a Full Length called “Crossing Into Darkness” (2016). Both had a great reception by black metal fans and, currently, we are composing a new album.

2.So far you have released a demo and one full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?
Hellblast: “The Legacy of Death is a rehearsal record in the beginning of the band. Raw and harsh, it counts on just one guitar, vocals and drums, so it has none studio resources and has some natural rehearsal errors. In “Crossing into Darkness” record was done on Krypta Bestial Studio and every instrument was separately record. I recorded the voices, guitars, bass and The Black recorded the drums. In that album we were with the songs done and well-rehearsed, the recording lasted 13 hours. The mix and mastering were done by Mallus Peior Pessimus that has a great experience producing black metal bands. The goal has been reached! For those who’ve not known the song, you can check it out in our digital medias.

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with your music so far?
Hellblast: The themes, until the first album, are suicide, death, depression, blasphemy, darkness and misanthropy. Currently, I’m approaching occultism themes in the newest compositions.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Repúdio'?
Hellblast: The name “Repúdio” cames by an Anti-Demiugic manifest that was written by my wife in a sheet of paper where she had written the lyric of our song “Martírio Cristão”, that said “Deus é digno de repúdio e cuspidas na face” (God is worthy of repudiation and spit on the face). Repúdio has a vast sense and represents the rebellion to the created laws. It’s the wrath and aversion to the whole illusion of this world.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
Hellblast: the artwork and the whole layout is a masterpiece of the great Ewan Donnovan. I explained him the concept of the album and he represents it vey well. It’s a somber cover art and represents nicely the traverse to the darkness, the elements and the colors were well chosen by the artist. In 2016, this art work was considered one of the best of the year by the critics.

6.Originally the band started out as a duo, what was the decision behind expanding into a full line up?
Hellblast: We have done some shows as a duo, but after the album was recorded, the shows sounded different that I did in the studio. In December 2017 I invited some friends that love and had the experience to play black metal songs. Invited Black Warrior (Yersinia Pestes, Demonic War Front) to the bass guitar and Necrodaemon (Diabolichaos) to the guitar. We’ve done some shows with that formation and we had positive critics about the presentations. On year afterward, Necrodaemon leaves the band. Bçack Warrior leaves the bass and goes to the guitar, and then we invited Baaltzemoth to the bass guitar.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Hellblast: The best shows were in Ribeirão Preto/SP - BRA and São Carlos/SP – BRA. Our performances are full of feelings, the receptivity of the public always was positive and sometimes they sing our songs together and they are in the event just to watch us. It is very grateful.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Hellblast: Currently, we have some confirmed dates. February 9th in our city Varginha/MG – BRA, July 20th in Passos/MG – BRA and more six dates to be confirmed.

9.The album was released through both 'Terror Music', DFL Productions', and ‘Impaled Records” do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
Hellblast: Yeah, they have done an excellent work of distribution and enabled the release, because we hadn’t resources to launch it. We have just to thank them.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Hellblast: Our stuffs were distributed in physic format only in Brazil, we were opened to proposals to release on the outside of the country, although we make available in digital medias as Deezer, YouTube, Spotify. There always have messages on the Facebook page and also my personal profile, congratulating our songs or commenting on the YouTube.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Hellblast: Currently, we are composing our second album and I can tell you it is more aggressive without loss of the roots. I’m approaching occultism themes and I believe that in the future we will try more of the left hand path in our lyrics and visual. The future shows will have the whole spiritual context involved. We are searching for musical and spiritual evolution, certainly Repúdio will be the extension of it!

12.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?
Hellblast: Mainly, my influences came by Brazilian black metal bands and the 90’s way to play.  My influences is Ocultan, Cruor Cultum, Agouro, Vobiscum Inferni, Patria, Mgla, Acherontas. I always take care to compose by my way, with no copy, because they are just inspirations. Currently I’m listening to some Brazilian black metal bands like Aka Funeral, U.N.C.U.L.T., YALDABAOTH, Lápide, Amort, Black Invocation. Foreigners band I’m listening Cryfemal, Watain, Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Mgla.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Hellblast: At first, i’d like to thank to Occult Black Metal Zine for the ceded space, thank to all that support us. I’ll let below some links for those who don’t know our song. Thank you so much!

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/r3pud10h0rd3

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cos52EspOE&t=1655s

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Cvwl6XGV0jAJV1HS2ujfA?si=xoVzJBezTQeTw6lDuCAatQ

Deezer
http://www.deezer.com/it/album/48735532

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/repudio-interview.html


Oculum Dei/Dreams Of Desire And Torment/2019 Full Length Review

lundi 28 janvier 2019 à 00:05

  Oculum  Dei  are  a  band  from  North  Carolina  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Dreams  Of  Desire  And  Torment"  which  will  be  released  in  February.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  which  explain  the  creation  of  hell  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  A  great  amount  of  death  metal  elements  can  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  growls  while  the  vocals  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  a  lot  of  the  guitar  riffing while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  and  old  school  style.  Acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard

  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  One  song  also  introduces  Gregorian  chants  onto  the  recording  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a ritualistic  feeling  and  when  tremolo  picking  is  also  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  edge  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  keyboards,  stringed instruments  and  operatic  female  vocals  are  also  used  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  religion  and  darkness  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Oculum  Dei  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ghost  In  The  Corridors"  "Dreams  Of  Desire  And  Torment"  and  "A  Mist  Of  Heaven  outside  Of  hell".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/oculum-deidreams-of-desire-and.html


Departure Chandelier/Antichrist Rise To Power/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2019 Full Length Review

dimanche 27 janvier 2019 à 22:09

  Departure  Chandelier  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  the  United  States  and  Canada  that  plays  a  very  raw,  epic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Antichrist  Rise  To  Power"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  along  with  some  battle  samples  in  the  background  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

 When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Departure  Chandelier  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  epic  and  atmospheric  sounding  in  the  90's  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  the  Antichrist  Napoleon,s  rise  to  power.

  In  my  opinion  Departure  Chandelier  are  a  very  great sounding  raw,  epic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Life  Escaping  Through  The  Candle's  Smoke"  "Departure  Chandelier"  and  "Re-Establish  The  Black  Rule  Of  France".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/departure-chandelierantichrist-rise-to.html


DunkelNacht/Empires Of Mediocracy/Non Serviam Records/2019 CD Review

vendredi 25 janvier 2019 à 05:04

  France/Netherlands's  DunkelNacht  have  returned  with  a  new  album which  continues  their  aggressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of their  2019  album  "Empires  Of  Mediocracy"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by Non  Serviam  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  technical  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  death  metal growls  a  few  seconds  later.  Black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  also  adds  in  some  progressive  and  dissonant  structures  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  and  technical  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  sci-fi  atmosphere  on  one  song  while  also  adding  in  a  more  tragic  style  on  a  alter  track  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  some  of  the  faster  riffing  also  adding   in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking.  As  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  the  music  is  a  lot  more  technical  than  the  previous  albums  that  where  reviewed  in  this  zine.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  revolving  around  world  supremacy.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  DunkelNacht  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Relentless  Compendium"  "Amongst  the  Remnants  of  Liberty"  and  "Non  Canimus  Surdis".  8  out  of  10.   


 


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/dunkelnachtempires-of-mediocracynon.html


Plaguehurst/Communionem/2019 Full Length Review

vendredi 25 janvier 2019 à 03:06

  Plaguehurst  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Communionem".

  Punk  influenced  riffing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling.

  Acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  ona   few  songs  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  dissonant  structures  which  also  gives  the  music  a  more  up  to  date  style.

  At  times  the music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments  while  a  couple  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Rain  and Thunder  sounds  can  also  be  heard  fro  a  few  seconds  before  returning back  to  a  rawer  direction  and  the  music  also  gets  more  diverse  as  the  album  progresses.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Darkness  and  Plagues. 

  In  my  opinion  Plaguehurst  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  style  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I  Am  The  Fucking  Pariah"  "Braking  The  Armour  Of  Light"  and  "Chimes'.  8/5  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/plaguehurstcommunionem2019-full-length.html