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Perputuum Mobile Interview

mercredi 12 septembre 2018 à 01:57
 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. Perpetuum Mobile is a conceptual black metal/grindcore project forcusing on alchemical emblems for its imagery. Heliogabalus from Thecodontion is on vocals and drum programming, Warrior from Aisna and Ancestral Vision is on guitar and drum programming, and I came up with the whole concept, design and lyrics, and helped a bit with programming as well.

2.You have an ep coming out towards the end of September, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?
2. There are going to be 10 songs on the records, short but very intense pieces of blackened and chaotic hardcore/grindcore.

3.The lyrics on the ep are based upon the writings of mystic Dionysius Andreas Freher, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work and also do you have an interest in other mystics?
3. I've always been fascinated with medieval emblems, not just Freher's "Paradoxa Emblemata", but also other works like Claude Paradin's "Devises heroiques", Andrea Alciato's "Emblemata" and Guillaume La Perrière's "Le theatre des bons engins". We used some of the emblems featured in these works as artworks for some Xenoglossy Productions releases already, but we wanted to explore the concept thoroughly in a single project. I love the emblematic quality of Freher's inscriptions especially, and they worked perfectly as lyrics for the record.
Other than Freher, I love "The Key of Solomon" and "The Lesser Key". "The Book of the Law" and "of Lies" by Crowley are two other obvious mentions. I also really liked "The Sword of Satan", by former Maudlin of the Well member Jason Byron.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Perpetuum Mobile'?
4. The name means "perpetual motion" in Latin, the term refers to a device that's always moving. It's taken from emblem number 76 of the "Paradoxa Emblemata": "What thou hast of One yield/ to that One again if thou intendest to keep it?/Only by so doing canst thou be/a perpetuum Mobile". It's used as the first verse of the first song on the record.

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

5. The cover artwork and the other two additional pieces of artwork in the inner panels are all emblems taken from the "Paradoxa Emblemata", together with their respective inscriptions. It's was an obvious choice to feature artwork from Freher's opus, being the very concept of the record.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6. We've never played shows with this project and don't intend to.


7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?
7. No, this is a studio only project.


8.The ep is going to be released through 'Xenoglossy Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?
8. We are the same guys that run Xenoglossy Productions actually, so it was an obvious choice to release this project with our label.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal and hardcore punk?
9. The few people that know about this project already have all been interested in the peculiar concept and the artwork-focused packaging and how uniquely it goes with this abrasive style of music, we hope this is a good sign for the immediate future of the release.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10. This is probably going to be a single release project but we'll see, we might probably do more releases focused on emblems, but we have other priorities right now.


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?
11. Metalpunk and black metal/punk acts like Ornamental Headpiece, Bone Awl, Cirrhus and Raspberry Bulbs; and blackened grindcore bands like Dephosphorus are our main influences for this project. I listen to a lot of different stuff everyday when I'm working, but coincidentally I've listened to Cirrhus again just yesterday.


12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12. Obviously books and illustration works. Other than that, I'm a fan of weird/experimental movies and videogames.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to talk about this project and its concept!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/perputuum-mobile-interview.html


Graveborne/1918/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

mardi 11 septembre 2018 à 05:35

  Graveborne  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "1918"  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  going  into  a  very  fast  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.

  Vocals a re  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  clean  playing  and  folk  instruments  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  spoken  word  parts  and  clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  briefly. 

  On  this  recording  Graveborne  expand  on  their  traditional  style  of  black  metal  by  adding  in  elements  of  folk  music,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  the  Finnish  Civil  War  of  1918.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Graveborne  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  folk  music,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "1918"  "Valkokaarti"  "Tuomittu"  and  "Jumalan  palvelija".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/graveborne1918wolfspell-records2018-cd.html


Hostblod/Morkrets Intag/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

mardi 11 septembre 2018 à 03:54

  Hostblod  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  along  with  some  elements  of  depressive  rock  and  neo-folk  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "Morkets  Intag"  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  tragic  sounding  keyboards  a  few  seconds  later  while  stringed  instruments  can  also  be  heard  at  times  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  guitar  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  acoustic  guitars  bringing  elements  of  neo-folk  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  depressive  and  schizophrenic  moments.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem  while  clean  vocals  are  also  utilized  at  times  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  a  couple  of  instrumental  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and  folk  instruments  are  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  Hostblod  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  atmospheric black metal while  also  adding  in  elements  of  depressive  rock  and  neo-folk  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hostblod  is  a  very  great sounding  mixture  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  depressive  rock  with  a  touch  of  neo-folk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Morkrets  Intag"  and  "Tystnaden".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/hostblodmorkrets-intagwolfspell.html


Fluisteraars/Turia/De Oord/Eisenwald/2018 Split Album Review

mardi 11 septembre 2018 à 02:27

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Netherlands  Fluisteraars  and  Turia  called  "De  Ord"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Eisenwald  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Fluisteraars  returning  with  their  atmospheric  and  epic  style  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  water  sounds  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  clean  vocals  while  their  track  is  almost  15  minutes  in  length  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  song  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Psychedelic  and  experimental  elements  can  also  be  heard  in  the  track  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  atmospheric  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  the  song  also  sticks  to  a  very  slow  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Fluisteraars  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  epic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  Next  up  is  Turia  a  band  that  plays  a  very  epic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  water  sounds  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  song  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  The  track  is  almost  18  minutes  in  length  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  music  getting  very  atmospheric  at  times  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  song  progresses  the  music  slows  down  and  psychedelic  elements  and  keyboards  are  added  into  the  music,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Turia  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  atmospheric  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/fluisteraarsturiade-oordeisenwald2018.html


Perpetuum Mobile/Paradoxa Emblemata/Xenoglossy Productions/2018 EP Review

dimanche 9 septembre 2018 à 02:08

  Perpetuum  Mobile  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  metal, g rind  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Paradoxa  Emblemata"  which  will  be  released  on  September  21st  by  Xenoglossy  Productions.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals a re  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  elements  of  grind  and  hardcore  punk  as  well  as  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length.

  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  songs  only  utilizing  a  small  amount  of  guitar  lads  as  well  as  the  music  also  always  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Perpetuum  Mobile  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  raw  black  metal,  grind  and  hardcore  punk  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  mystic's  Dionysus  Andreas  Freher's  opus  "Paradoxa  Emblemata".

  In  my  opinion  Perpetuum  Mobile  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  metal, g rind  and  hardcore  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Perpetuum  Mobile"  "Out  Of  One"  "Great  Conjunction"  and  "Pro  Merito  Binarius  Excluditor".  8  out  of  10.         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/perpetuum-mobileparadoxa.html