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WinterMoonShade Interview

samedi 21 novembre 2020 à 23:17

 


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


We grew up in the litoral west coast in Portugal. Surrounded by mountains, trees and nearby 

the ocean. Our desire is to drift into sound landscapes that reflect nature tranquility and human 

interactions towards it.  Also some reflections from nightmares and emotional fields.


2.You have your first full length coming out in December, can you tell us a little bit more

   about the musical style you went for on the recording?


It was a journey from one song to the next. We roam as the tides of inspirations push us through.

Starting with some brief ideas everything aligned with our personal feedback into it.

A few months later when Black Spark Records took us in that was when we discovered that people

label us as the Melodic Black Metal genre. 


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

   the music? 


Nature and human behaviour. Emotions, thoughts and feelings are the most content in the lyrics

we wrote so far. Mythical creatures and legends that fire up the imaginary covered in deep fog

and distortion. Perceptions from the past in comparison with nowadays lifestyle. These are

some paths we walked through.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'WinterMoonShade'? 


"WinterMoonShade" is a name inspired by a feeling that we get when we are 

camping near a waterfall in the surroundings of our home town.

The place is covered by trees that slightly let the moonlight in and the shadows

turn that into a magical place. So the name came up just like that.


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

   cover? 


The cover is a raw idea of staring across the woods in a mystical environment that lights up

the imagination as we can see into the branches with a slightly haze wrapping the landscape.

It was one of the first steps towards the making of the album and we decided to keep it as

simple as that.  


6.Once the pandemic is over with are there any plans for live shows or tours? 


All of this situation crossed our path as everyone else's. For now the idea of touring is in a

sleepy mode. We are looking forward to hearing about the people's reaction to the release of 

our debut album in the first place. Secondly the focus is on writing more music and improving

our skills and personalities as musicians. When all these black clouds are gone we guess that

something will come up naturally. 


7.The new album is coming out on 'Black Spark Records', can you tell us a little bit more

   about this label? 


We reach Robert and Tim at Black Spark Records  when we first finished a 6 track demo and

they get back to us with positive feedback about our music. With open arms they invite us 

to join their family in the label and gladly we signed with this young and growing team.


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

   that have heard it so far? 


Mostly the reactions are in a positive tuning and our expectations as our name and music spreads 

is to get more fans of Black Metal genre to enjoy and share it all over.



9.Do any of the band members currently participate in or have been a part of other 

   bands or musical projects?  


Yes. Fenrir our bass player, also has two other bands. Falcata de Fogo (Dark Folk lusitano) and

O Cerco also in Black Metal genre.


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


The uncertain paths of music can lead us anywhere the inspiration comes. Our brand new 

songs besides the debut album are growing in a most consistent and deeper alliance with

our present identity that is evolving into a much darker nature connection.   


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?  


 Mostly we dig into Black and Death Metal genres and bands across the years. Names like

Cradle of Filth, (our countrymen) MoonSpell, Immortal, Dissection, Dimmu Borgir and so on...

come easily to refer to our main influences. We still listening to these bands and many more in

the Black/Death Metal genres but also a lot of Folk and Fusion Music bands like Wardruna, 

Heilung or (our countrymen) Urze de Lume.


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


Yes we would like to message all the readers with some positive words of respect for the

music and musicians. Share bands work to aid diffusion. Buy the albums so they can be able 

to keep making more music. When the world wide situation is solved go to the shows and 

support live music. And most of all respect each other and Mother Nature. Stay Metal! 


https://www.facebook.com/wintermoonshade

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/wintermoonshade-interview.html


Witcher/Nema gyasz/Filosofem Records/2020 EP Re-Issue Review

samedi 21 novembre 2020 à 04:46

 




  Witcher  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  has  had  a  couple  of  albums  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  ep  "Nema  gyasz"  which  was  re-issued  in  2020  by  Filosefem  Records  and  also  contains  a  bonus  track  that  was  not  available  on  the  original  version.  

A  keyboard  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction  while  also  retaining  the  atmospheric  elements.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  The  keyboards  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  epic  atmosphere  when  they  are  utilized  while  the  music  also  has  its  depressive  moments.  All  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  along  with  the  music  also  showing  some  influences  of  the  mid  90's  keyboard  orientated  black  metal  bands  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  being  an  instrumental.

  On  this  ep  Witcher  played  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style  of  keyboard  orientated  atmospheric  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  depression,  darkness  and  paganism  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Witcher  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Egyedul"  and  "Keresztuton".  8 out  of  10.

WitcheR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/witcherband

Filosofem Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/filosofemrecords

WitcheR Bandcamp: https://witcherband.bandcamp.com/

Latest WitcheR album on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvupbf9gG-A&ab_channel=BlackMetalPromotion

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/witchernema-gyaskfilosofem-records2020.html


Tot aus dem Wald/Kulte Primitivster Verehrung/Wolfmond Production/2020 CD Review

samedi 21 novembre 2020 à 01:55

 


  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Kulte  Primitivster  Verehrung"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.


  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  lot  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a r aw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

   When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  the  music  also  has  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time.  A  couple of  the  tacks  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  heavier  songs  sticking  to  a  faster  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  starts  showing  more  of  an  experimental  style..


  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  mostly  fast,  raw  and  misanthropic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  Occultism,  Misanthropy,  Hate  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lauterer"  "Bringer  der  Zerstorrung"  and  "Brich  die  letzie  Illusion".  8  out  of  10.


Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/tot-aus-dem-waldkulte-primitivster.html


Vulfehrie/The Devouring Fire Of Mortality/Wolfmond Production/2020 CD Review

samedi 21 novembre 2020 à 00:54

 


  Vulfehrie  are  a  duo  from  Italy  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "The  Devouring  Fire  Of  Mortality"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic guitar  solos  and  leads  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  decent  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  the  vocals  more  in  more  of  a  deep,  harsh  yet  grim  style  of  black  metal  while  the  keyboards  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling.


  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  nature  sounds  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  along  with  the  clean  playing  also  being  a  part  of  the  later  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  instrumental  can  also  be  heard  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Death,  nature  and  Folklore  themes.    


  In  my  opinion  Vulfehrie  are  a  very  great sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tail  And  Head"  "Deceiving  Spirits"  and  "Red  Poisnous  Seeds".  8  out  of  10.


Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/vulfehriethe-devouring-fire-of.html


Homicidio/The Pact Of Fire/Wolfmond Production/2020 CD Review

samedi 21 novembre 2020 à 00:01

 


 Homicidio  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  mixture  an  old  school  and  occult  mixture  of black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "The  Pact  Of  Fire"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.




  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording.  The  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  mid  90's  to  early  90's  era  influences  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  some  dark  sounding  melodies.




  Elements  of  doom  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  while  the  music  also  shows  some  influences  of  death  metal  at  times.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark,  melodic  yet  old school  style  along  with  some  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  also  being  utilized  when  the  music  speeds  up  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Most  of  the  music  also  sounds  like  it  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  almost  30 years  ago  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  clean  playing,  melodic  vocals  and  demonic  growls  onto  the  album.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Mythology,  Apocalyptic  and  Death  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Homicidio  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school and  occult  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres, you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Pact  Of  Fire"  "Blind  Witccraft"  "Zeus"  and  "Mirrors  Of  Souls".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Homicidio/94291  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/homicidiothe-pact-of-firewolfmond.html