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Haissem Interview

vendredi 16 mars 2018 à 18:54
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Haissem’s birth was  completely  occasional . The project did appear due to dispute consequences .The matter is that in 2012 , I was a member of pop-rock group and we’d been recording the album that time . Some of songs were heard by my close friend , a true metal head , with whom I’ve played in my first death-metal band . I was told by him that I never will be able to play metal as good as I did it before and ‘’ all this pop-rock is total shit !!!’’ . I retorted and he bet 100 $ against me . I had one track composed , then second , then third …my appetite was growing up proportionally to the quantity of composed songs , and  the whole album was finished at last . Then I’d entered the studio and finished  what I’ve begun . This was the story of  Haissem’s beginning . Money still not mine , actually …

2.You have a new album coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past ?

I suppose , that I won’t find quite right words to describe . It’s not my prerogative to judge about the sound’s difference comparing it with my previous releases ; I leave it to the judge of fans , of people who’ve heard the albums that were released before . Haissem  as much as possible  tries  to sound like my favorite bands .

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored  on both  the full lengths and ep?

Actually , there’s no lyrical conception here at all . All the lyrics are fictional and imaginary . No Satanism , no devilworship etc… On the first release there were the stories about the destructive power of fire , about God  victimizing  himself  for nothing’s  hair , the story of mysterious mountain Kholat Syakhl from my point of view , and of people who get  into labyrinth where everything was going on vice versa (this theme conditionally unites the last three tracks and I consider  it  as tryptich). The second release was conceptional in a way, from the lyrical point of view . It was describing all the incarnations of human hatred within the mind of man . There’s a long preamble straighly concerning to  lyrical  making  of ‘’Hatavism’’ - my second release . The new release’s lyrical theme is about the mortality of us , about the subjection to all the possible kinds of temptations , about the Dark Power ruling the world now and self-destruction of humanity  . By the way , the first single – “The Dividing One”  -  is out already .

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

 Read “Haissem” vice versa and everything becomes clear about this title .)

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the cover artwork of the new album?

The cover art has been made by Marusja Tikhiro , a photo artist from my native town Donetsk .In my opinion ,it is a hundred percent reflection of the title – Panacea For A Cursed Race . What kind of cure is necessary for such kind of race ? – The answer is obvious : of course , it is Death . But there is an interesting fact : due to Marusja’s vision , a girl with a flag-adored scythe and tied eyes symbolizes the birth of spring …the birth of new life . In a way , it’s right ‘cause death is the beginning of new life .

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

Yes , I am open for collaboration with other musicians but companions still detected not . I’m planning to attract the session musicians for next release . In addition , last year I’ve recorded guest vocals for one track of the debut full-length of my friend’s black metal project  . I’ve also written almost all the lyrics for his release . So I’m totally  open for proposals and collaborations.

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

Certainly , I do look for , I do search for the proper label . I’ve sent approximately 150 submissions and requests to the different kinds of labels – from the top ones to almost unknown ones . It’s a pity , but  the result  leaves  much to be desired at the current moment .

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

Mainly there was pretty good feedback . It was nice to read/hear  it  and realize that my labours were for good reason  . But  the criticism has been occurred also it was concerning  my vocals  . My singings and screams turned out unsutable for the definite groups of fans . But so be it , what’s done is done …  I didn’t have the aim  to satisfy all the tastes that exist . Errare humanum est. There is no band in the world liked by absolutely everyone .

9.Are you or have you been involved with any other bands or musical projects?

I  play in  pop-rock band “Ampula Seven”  (I didn’t give up this rotten business,ha-ha)  ,  writing all the music and lyrics there and playing guitars , bass and keyboards . Also I have doom/death project  “Sunset Forsaken” done by myself  too . The debut album called “ Chameleon Waters”  is on the mixing stage now . I’m an active session musician , I do arrangements , write lyrics for some of our local projects and bands .

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

It ‘s difficult to say ; with the passage of time it will be clear .  Especially considering the fact , that there is very complicated and unstable  political situation in the East of  Ukraine  where I live . For now I only  wish my albums to be published and heard by fans . Either digitally and physically . And , of course , the opportunity and inspiration to create more and more .

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?

Suppose , there is no sense to enumerate them ‘cause it will take a lotta printspace . Old Man’s Child , Rotting Christ , Cradle Of Filth , Satyricon , Behemoth , Katatonia , Moonspell , Paradise Lost , My Dying Bride , Opeth , Dark Tranquility are some them. But it’s just a  little top of this  iceberg . In general , I listen tons of music of absolutely different genres .

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Reading the books mostly , sometimes cooking . But largely owing to my workload   ( my civil profession is miner , I work 500 meters down the ground )  there is no enough time  left  for hobbies . Music   takes the main part of my free time . The rest does take my family .


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

I wish all the people who read your zine and personally you a lotta health , wealth and endless fortune !!! Be human but stay metal !!! Cheers !!!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/haissem-interview.html


Serum Dreg/Lustful Vengeance/Invictus/Vrasubatlat/2018 CD Review

vendredi 16 mars 2018 à 18:49

  Serum  Dreg  are  a  duo  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  plays  a  very  blasphemous  and  primitive  mixture  of  black,  death  and  war  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Lustful  Vengeance"  which  will  be  released  in  April  as  a  joint  effort  between  Invictus  and  Vrasubatlat.

  Militant  drum  beats  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  dark  sounding  synths  a  few  seconds  later  while  evil  laughter  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  death  metal  growls  onto  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  be  heard  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  giving  the  songs  a  more  raw  black  metal  feeling  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  fashion.

  Serum  Dreg plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  rawest  forms  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  hedonism,  self  destruction  and  hatred  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Serum  Dreg  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Edifice  Of  Hatred"  and  "Blasphemic  Black  Death  Noise".  8  out  of  10.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/serum-dreglustful-vengeanceinvictusvras.html


Cult Of Extinction/Black Nuclear Magick Attack/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2018 EP Review

vendredi 16 mars 2018 à 01:32

Cult  Of  Extinction  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Black  Nuclear  Magick  Attack"  which  will  be  released  on  March  30th  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  A  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  bestial  growls  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  leads  up  to  a  very  fast  war  metal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  some  more  modern  dissonant  structures.

  Black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  the  primal aggression  of  grindcore  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  leads  also  start  getting  more  chaotic  as  well  as  the  tremolo  picking  when  it  is  utilized  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  and  the  music  also  has  its  brutal  moments  and  as  the  ep  progresses a   small  amount  of  dark  soundign  melodies  can  also  be  heard.

  Cult  Of  Extinction  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  rawest  and  brutal  styles  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  war  and  annihilation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cult  Of  Extinction  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  brutal  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Nuclear  Magic  Attack"  and  "Gazing  Upon  The  Eternal  Throne  Of  Death". 8/5  out  of  10. 

   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/cult-of-extinctionblack-nuclear-magick.html


Vox Lvciferi Interview

jeudi 15 mars 2018 à 21:30

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



Vox Lvciferi is a one-man black metal-project created by Osgilliath. The band explores the darker realms of the human mind by utilizing the tools of both new and old bands in the genre, plus putting in an experimental nerve.



2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?



The debut EP ”Ov Lacerated Soil” (released digitally on the 25th of February 2018) has a pretty dark and atmospheric soundscape with few strains of light extinguished as quickly as they arise. To accompany it is a massive sound with a lot of attention to detail in the instrumentation and well-thought out compositions.

You can hear both references to older records, as well as more recent black metal-bands along the way.



3.You label your music as 'ritualistic misanthropic black metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?



Well, it comes from the main subjects of the band which eventually ends up forming a straight line.

The ritualistic part is mainly evident in the whole atmosphere of the project while the misanthropic parts are examined in the lyrics. These two form a unity, which plays into the philosophy of the project. Which is rising above all as a human, through the dark forces and using destructive tactics.



4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explored on the ep?



Mainly the violent thoughts that exists in our minds. Desperation, anger, hatred and hopelessness are all prevalent in the record. The wish to call upon the dark powers to rid the world of mankind would be the the evolution of it. And the final stage is prevailing over both yourself and everything around you.



5.On of the tracks dealt with 'Sumerian Mythology', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this subject?



I’ve always had an interest in history and religion. I remember even as a child, my parents would read Greek mythology to me for instance. I kind of lost it though for a while due to other things taking up my interest, but discovering black metal actually brought back that interest and made me read up on a lot of the deities and spirits mentioned to get a grasp of the power behind these enchanted words mentioned in the lyrics.



6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Vox Lvciferi’?



Vox Lvciferi is translated to ”the Voice of Lucifer” in latin. As Lucifer is known as the Light Bringer (from Lux Ferre) it also spins the idea of him as a knowledge-bringer, due to the gift of fire to man which, in a lot of ancient mythology and scientific theory, is where man started evolving in technology. Therefore it can be understood as a voice of reason.

The writing of the name also symbolizes the new and the old, by using the stone carved V for ”u” in older latin, and the newer V in latin writing.



7.On the ep, you recorded everything by yourself, have you ever worked with any other musicians in past bands or projects?



I used to play in a lot of bands in my younger days, but the last couple of years I’ve mainly been a live musician for different projects. I used to do live-bass for Foghorn Lonesome and Nekrodelirium, and nowadays I provide live guitars for Mist of Misery.



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



That is for the future to decide since it is unwritten, but always open for listening to offers regarding a record label. So far I will continue on being independent, but the door is wide open for other options.



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



It has mainly been very positive and if not, people are at least interested in hearing more due to them noticing potential in this project.



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



Currently writing on a full length album and almost getting done with a concept and the skeleton to at least half of the songs.

As Vox Lvciferis idea is to always evolve and try new musical horizons, the future releases will always use foreign ideas not used before in the project and always build on the existing fundament.



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?



It is different stuff and I mainly like to listen to records in their entirety to draw inspiration. For the EP ”Ov Lacerated Soil” I drew heavily from Abigor, old school Tiamat (especially the ”Clouds”-record), Head of the Demon, Tsjuder, Craft and Nightbringer.

I listen to a lot of different music from time to time, whatever I feel like for the moment. But lately I’ve managed to crawl out of my little Summoning-period and been listening to black metal-records from the late 90s. Among them Nagelfar - Hünengrab im Herbst, Dawn - Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy) and Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork. And to wind off from black metal; some older Paradise Lost and Death in June.



12.Can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in philosophical Satanism?



I started reading up on it in my later teens, as mentioned earlier, and found more and more truths into becoming the person I really am. The satanic ideas don’t find you, but you find them yourself and delve deeper into it. For me it has not always been about the spiritual part or even the religious part, but also the virtues that it has. Hence it led me to reading a lot of Nietzsche alongside Crowley and grimoires and finding out even more about who I really am. Once there I really found the right path for me and the will to change into my ultimate self.



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



I would firstly like to thank you for this great interview, and would add that the debut EP ”Ov Lacerated Soil” is up on both bandcamp and youtube.



Ave

Osgilliath

Vox Lvciferi

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/vox-lvciferi-interview.html


L' Homme Absurde/Sleepless/Soundage Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 14 mars 2018 à 20:01

  L' Homme  Absurde  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  2018  album  "Sleepless"  which  will  be  released  on  March  26th  by  Soundage  Productions.

 Heavy  riffs  start  off  the  album  along  with  the  music  also  speeding  up  and  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  yet  high  pitched  black  metal screams  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  while  the  clean  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  bring  in  elements  of  post  rock  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  as  well  as  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts, a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  touches  of  metalcore  and  hardcore  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the music  and  as  the  album  progresses a   brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard.

  L' Homme  Absurde  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  style  of  post  black  metal  while  also  adding  in  more  hardcore  and  metalcore  elements  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  alienation  and  the  search  for  our  own  identity.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  L'  Homme  Absurde  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cleansing  The  Temple"  "Moments  In  Coma"  and  "Carriers".  8  out  of  10. 

 
    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/l-homme-absurdesleeplesssoundage.html