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Goat Interview

mardi 12 janvier 2021 à 06:23

 

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

First of all titanic hails from Greece.Goat was formed back in 2000.Soon after i was totally addicted to the titans Impiety,Sarcofago,Thou Art Lord,Basphemy,Mortuary Drape,Von,Beherit,Shub Niggurath,Archgoat,Deicide,Marduk,Faceless God,Impaled Nazarene,Root.The band's first rehearsal was recorded in 2001 named 'GOAT' and the second 'BURNING SKY’ in 2002.After 2003 the band went into on hold mode.In 2011 i brought back from the dead all old stuff and started some rehearsings but nothing serious was done untill 2019 .So in that year i reanimated the line up and into 2020 finally the debut full length was recorded.


2.In November you had released your first full length, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Only all old stuff is included on the album (written between 2000-2003 and instrumentals written between 2006-2007 plus Blasphemy cover) so the only difference is the sound.Back then i liked more abyssic and primitive sound close to Von and Beherit ,now i prefer more bestial and violent style close to the mighty Impiety and Thou Art Lord.


3.The band went on a 7 year hiatus from 2004 and 2011, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

I moved to Germany for some years.I had no time to find some session members and my german speech was totally bad.The only thing was done is the instrumentals ,together with Askalaphos(Goat,Dark Shadow,Dark Messiah,Fullmoon Cult)between 2006-2007 when i came back to Greece for some months.


4.While the band got back together in 2011 you waited until 2020 to release any newer music, can you tell us a little bit more about the delays?

The reason one is the line up changes that cost us a lot of time and the second reason also it needs money and time to serve ,which goes to Askio productions(label-distro) i created back in 2015 together with the  good friend SkS (owner of Morbid Visions YouTube Channel).


5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

Lyrics spread the violence against evrything that puts my mental and physical freedom in danger.About music ,yes there is musical progress from amateur violence to technical violence(i'm not violent individual ,but i enjoy sparring fights).


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Goat'?

Greatest Of All Time...hahaha... when i was searching for the name i was listenning to Archgoat ,so then i cut the Arch from the Goat.And with that short name was easy for me to create a unique logo.


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

I choose to not follow the trend (black and white goats with weapons) on this album ,but i follow the trend on Goat promo 2020.I thing the artwork expresses the music in the right way.About the artist ,he is from Kazakhstan and he was making cover arts for fantasy books.


8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?

Goat is strictly a studio project.


9.The album was released by Tanatofobia Productions, how did you get in contact with this label?

SkS got in contact with Tanatofobia Productions and soon he replied  us for releasing  the album on cd.Big thanks to Tanatofobia Productions for the interest he show to us.Yet the album will be released soon on tape via the american label Mospharic. 


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

I am little bit surprised ,because i did not wait so much response.And yes reaction is mostly good(especially from Latin America and Europe).


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

The newer matterial is more agressive and technically violent.So in the future our music will be as much as possible total violent.I call the music of Goat HELLENIC BLACK METAL VIOLENCE.


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?

I am addicted to the titans Impiety,Sarcofago,Thou Art Lord,Basphemy,Mortuary Drape,Von,Beherit,Shub Niggurath,Archgoat,Deicide,Marduk,Faceless God,Impaled Nazarene,Root.Nowadays i listen Inquisition,Bethor,Schizoparanoic Platoon,Wargoat,Human Serpent and some others.


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

Absolutely no ,i do not care about satans ,allahs ,gods ,these stories are not for me.Violent mass ,go for the kill or to be killed ,nothing more nothing less. 


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

Beware for the upcoming split ep Goat vs Schizoparanoic Platoon.“Believe in nothing ,hope for nothing and be free.”                   Thank you for the interview.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/01/goat-interview.html


Serpent Moon Interview

mardi 12 janvier 2021 à 06:11

 


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



Serpent Moon arose mainly out of necessity. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone and I needed an outlet to cope. The seeds had been planted a long time ago, of course, but a slew of personal traumas throughout the year really inspired me to make it happen. 



2.So far you have released 3 ep's, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


I wanted to make something really ugly. I was going through a horrible period in my life and wanted to create something as disgusting as I felt at the time. I'm honestly not too sure how successful I was on that front. As the sound evolved I found my mind wandering into a more melodic place often throughout the recordings. 



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


All of Serpent Moon's lyrics come from a deeply personal place.  I've written about relationships, mental health, mortality, that kind of stuff. I'm not out looking to say anything profound, rather to let go some demons and get those feelings across. 


4.Your music also avoids the use of traditional guitars, can you tell us a little bit more about using the bass guitar as the main lead instrument on your recordings?


At the time of writing these songs, the guitar just wasn't really exciting me the way it used to.  I've been playing guitar for fifteen years and I just wanted to focus on a different medium.  I think the piano and bass combo has lent itself the feeling of the songs really well.  I'm not ruling out incorporating the guitar into Serpent Moon's music in the future, but I can say I miss it right now. 



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Serpent Moon'?


The idea of snakes shedding their skin and the moon going through its cycle is really comforting to me.  The idea of rebirth. I guess it's kind of a hopeful positive to counterbalance the negativity in the songs themselves. 



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


The image to me is very lonely. There's a strong  sense of isolation I get from looking at it.  I felt like it matched the sound I was putting out pretty well. 



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


I've become pretty accustomed to working solo, but I never say never. I would absolutely love to put together a live group, if we ever get things back to normal, that is. 


8.Recently you have released all 3 of your ep's on a single album, can you tell us a little bit more about the decision behind releasing a compilation?


I prefer the idea of a full length album, but I find myself getting a bit impatient while the songs come together. Releasing the album in chunks and then compiling it all together made things a little smoother for me mentally. 



9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?


I haven't had any takers yet, but I'm open to the idea and have sent out a few feelers. 



10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of depressive black, sludge and funeral doom metal?


Reactions have been really great. I wasn't sure that this was going to be something that anyone but me was ever going to hear. Knowing that people are listening and enjoying it is pretty overwhelming. 



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


I think a full length is on the horizon, but I want to do it right.  When it chimes it will be a cohesive piece of music and not a collection of songs. 



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?


Kanamishi and Mournful Congregation are two bands without whom Serpent Moon wouldn't exist. Those are huge influences on the concept. My musical taste is a little all over the place but I've mostly been catching up on some classic black metal lately. 



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


I'd just like to thank everyone who listened to the EPs or has preordered the compilation so far.  It really means a lot to me that others are connecting to the music the way I did.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/01/serpent-moon-interview.html


Alkerdeel/Slonk/Babylong Doom Cult Records/Consouling Sounds/2021 Full Length Review

mardi 12 janvier 2021 à 06:04

 


  Belgium's  Alkerdeel  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  a  mixture  of  raw  black,  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Slonk"  which  will  be  released  in  February  as  a  joint  effort  between  Babylon  Doom  Cult  Records  and  Consouling  Sounds.


  Atmospheric  sounding  drones  and  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  ambient  style  synths  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Elements  of  sludge  and  doom  metal  can  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  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  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  At  times  the  vocals  also  add  in  some  angry   shouts  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dissonant  style.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  bands  native  tongue  and  cover  surrealism  themes.   


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Akerdeel  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  raw  black,  sludge  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Vier"  and  "Trok".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/01/alkerdeelslonkbabylong-doom-cult.html


DSKNT/Vacuum y-Noise Transition/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2021 CD Review

mardi 12 janvier 2021 à 05:16

 


  DSKNT  are  a  duo  from  Switzerland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  dissonant  and  avant  garde  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a review  of  their  2021  album  "Vacuum  y-Noise  Transition"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.


    Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  elements  tremolo  picking  and  blast beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  raw  feeling.


  Bestial  growls  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dissonant  structures.  Black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  album  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  distorted  style.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  avant  garde  sounding  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  elements  of  harsh  noise  into  the  music  and  as  the  album  progresse4s  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  cosmological  themes,  void,  unexistence  and  abstract  concepts.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  DSKNT  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde  and  dissonant  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deconvolution J_ψ"  and  "Deconvolution Ξ-0 (Part II)".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/01/dskntvacuum-y-noise-transitionsentient.html


Pesttanz Interview

mardi 12 janvier 2021 à 02:27

 


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


Panzerfrost: Of course, Pesttanz is something I've been wanting for a long time, it's a fusion of raw black metal accompanied by the melancholy of the keyboards. It is a band that when taking its first step on the scene I think it has done very well and with a lot of acceptance


 


2.So far you have been a part of a split, released an ep, full length and single, canj you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on these recordings?


Panzerfrost: Mentioning a recording style to this would respond as a old school style since everything is worked from a small studio that I have at home, but if you mean the style of music between the split and the full album, here I will tell you that there is a sudden change , since in the split that we participated our sound was totally brutal ... which was at the time the main idea of pesttanz, Abighor still did not enter 100 in the band and we were awaiting conversations but when we went to the album it was a drastic change when adding the keyboards which we do not handle in the split


 


3.One of your main themes is National Socialism, can you tell us a little bit more about what this means to you?


Panzerfrost:  the NS represents a different way of thinking and working, a distinction between what is really weak and strong, in my case I am faithful to the idea of the supremacy of the strongest, both physically and intellectually. But in question musically it is an open field for the creation of melodies, we can start from a bellicose passage to the solitude of a mystical night full of paganism


 


4.I have noticed a lot of nsbm from Mexico or Latin American usually covers Mayan or Aztec themes but you avoid these types of lyrics, do you have interest in those cultures?


Panzerfrost: I really have no interest in those topics because I was not born in that region, I am from Mexico but like all countries; This is divided by zones and each zone or region has its history ... I am from the North of Mexico where the Mayans or Aztecs never touched land, Our ancestors were very different from them and you could even say enemies ... one of The great differences and of which I am proud is that our ancestors did not believe in gods, since the spirit of Mother Nature was everything ... and one of her thoughts that have marked me a lot is that after death the soul will melt in the fire, it will travel again in the wind, it will be sown in the earth and it will rest in the waters of the rivers


 


5.You also cover a lot of paganism themes with your lyrics, what type of paganism has the most influence on your world view?




Abighor: mostly my lyrics are inspired by nature, since I live with it because of my place of upbringing.

I was born in the north of Argentina where there are still rituals to Mother Earth and Father Sun and certain ancient practices that were not destroyed by Christianity. I write the lyrics thinking about how to accompany the music singing like a surruro of the night or the wind itself, trying to make sure that the voice is not so important.


 


 


6.Originally the project was called 'At The Gates Of The Mountains', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Pesttanz'?


Panzerfrost: atgom had been just a demo that had no future at the time since it was focused on my main band GAS CHAMBERS after deciding to stop a GC moment, I dedicated myself to return with ATGOM but with a faster, colder and more violent sound, they were created quite a few songs that are still saved for some special occasion, but I noticed that the name was not very to my liking and I did not stick much to the idea of the new music ... One afternoon while editing one of the songs I was listening to one of the songs that I liked the more black metal 2


"pesttanz" by absurd and I decided to take it as a new name for the project ... and later I took up the atgom songs again to ask Abighor for the support of creating lyrics and voices since the songs were only instrumental


 


 


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


Abighor: well make the art thinking of old black metal albums only showing a fictitious idea or characters like medieval stories drawn in a precarious way. I've done a lot of covers for other bands and projects.


 


8.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?


Panzerfrost: That is a dilemma that I have always faced, working with more people, it is not bad but at times it is exhausting when there is no professionalism in the other musicians, at the moment we are good working in duo, but I do not rule out the idea of having one or two more members


 


9.Recentyl you have done a 'Satanic Warmaster' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?


Not only will it be a cover, it will be an ep of 5 songs in tribute to SWM ... a little more to our style, a lot of keyboard and atmosphere but always faithful to the original riffs ... this is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. and I decided to do it before it's too late or I die haha




10.The new album was released on 'Barbatos Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?




Abighor: I had already been working with the barbatos label, since it was a strong support for the distribution of my music in my other projects (Lux anguis, Cultu mortuo ss, Reich), beyond that many other labels published me in various parts of the world .

but I think the label was perfect to show the album in a place with strong support for National Socialism and Paganism.

I believe that the camarad ermak de barbatos is a strong example of the struggle with politically correct music as it is known today and I will always be grateful to the label for always valuing my musical projects.


 


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


Panzerfrost: In fact this has surprised me, since we have had too much acceptance ... the full album has just been uploaded to a youtube channel and well it is the video with the most views or reproductions that I have had comparing it with my other project ... and I like this and I am proud to continue working as we have done, of course always giving a better product than the previous one


12.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?


 


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


Panzerfrost I see it becoming one of the pillars of American or Latin American black metal, whatever you like to call it ... something that started as a project is consolidating as a band and it is something that one should not have the luxury of abandoning ... and as I have always said if we did well today we can do better tomorrow


 


14.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?


Panzerfrost


Of course I will give you my top 10 of the bands that have marked musically and that to this day I continue listening- there is no special order-


Satanic warmaster


Absurd


Nocturnal mortum


Cosmic church-- Armolahja is an exquisite song and that's why it's here


Inquisition


Summoning


Gorgoroth


Immortal


Horna


Judas Iscariot


temnozor.




Abighor:

1- King diamond

2- Burzum

3 - wasp

4- danzig

5- local band: Aesyr, furor, vrildom, blizzard, campo de mayo,aaa.

7- summonig

8- absurd

9-pentagram

10- gorgoroth


 


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


Penzerfrost: Thank you very much for the interest and time given to Pesttanz, and good for me to continue working so that we can deliver more quality material


 


 

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/01/pesttanz-interview.html