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Vihamieli Interview

mercredi 28 février 2018 à 20:27
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. We are very young outfit but we have strong, history-related vision.

2.So far you have released a demo and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?
2. Demo consists of separated stand-alone songs, whereas the full-length is a bigger entirety and songs a lot more melodic and progressive.

3.Your lyrics cover Satanism and some anti Muslim and Christian topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Satanism and your hatred for white light religions?
3. The hatred you are pointing there isn't only related to Satanism. Some bands write their lyrics based only on the Satanism doctrines, while we write what makes sense individually.

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

4. It's a very abstract and multi-dimensional phenom. For us it mainly means freedom and individuality to express ourselves and channel energies, back and forth.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

5. In an event year back, there was dense atmosphere, both physically and mentally, a lot of energies were channeled. We have mystical approach, we hide our identities. Music creates hypnotic atmosphere where we deliver powerful music that has endless amounts of nuances to absorb.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

6. Only time can tell where our path will lead.


7.Currently you are unsigned,a re you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7. Our full-length was released as CD by Hidden Marly Production and as cassette by Corde Raide Productions. Currently we are not actively seeking for labels, we are focusing in the music. We are constantly receiving offers from labels worldwide.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8. Creations have been described to be melodic, interesting and influenced by 90's.

9.When can we expect new material and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9. The channeling is currently in process and will be revealed once it is the time for it. We will be breaking musical boundaries also in future, so only time will tell.

10.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?
10. We are not strictly limited to only one style of music and as a matter of fact bands like Depeche Mode and The Cure are influencing our current material. We listen this and that, whatever is interesting, regardless of the genre.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11. Practicing dark arts.


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

12. Hail Satan and hail hell!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/02/vihamieli-interview.html


Wormlight/Wrath Of The Wilds/Black Lion Records/2018 CD Review

mercredi 28 février 2018 à 06:31

  Wormlight  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  :Wrath  Of  The  Wilds'  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Black  Lion  Records.

  Heavy  yet  melodic  riffing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  faster  sections  of t he  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem  and  there  are  also  a  few  tracks  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  Swedish  style  and  on  one  of  the  tracks  acoustic  guitars,  keyboards  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  introduced  on  the  recording  briefly  and  when  melodic  chants  are  utilized  on  a  later  track  they  give  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling.

  Wormlight  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  style  from  their  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  professional while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Wormlight  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  Reptillian  King"  "On  Tattered  Wings"  and  "Feast  Pf  The  Mountain  Kin".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/02/wormlightwrath-of-wildsblack-lion.html


Blutvial/Mysteries Of Earth/Heidens Hart Records/2-18 CD Review

mercredi 28 février 2018 à 05:18

  Blutvial  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that h as  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  melancholic,  harsh  and  unholy  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Mysteries  of  Earth"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Heidens  Hart  Records.

  Ritualistic  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  brutal  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  riffs  also b ringing  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  A  great  amount  of  90's  second  wave  influences  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  also  being  used  briefly  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  album  progresses  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.   

  On  this  recording  Blutvial plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  aggressive  and  misanthropic  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  nihilism,  and  existentialism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Blutvial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Beneath  The  Moon"  "Vaul  Of  Unrest"  "Doomed  To  Eternal  Night"  and  "Where  Graves  Spring  Open".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/02/blutvialmysteries-of-earthheidens-hart.html


Grave Upheaval/(untitled/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 28 février 2018 à 03:28

  Grave  Upheaval  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  a  bestial  and  cavernous  mixture  of  black,  death  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  untitled  2018  album  which will  be  released  in  April  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  very  ritualistic atmosphere  and  when  the  grim  black  metal  screams  kick  in  the  music  gets  more  heavier  and  also  brings  in  a  more  funeral  doom  metal  style  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  A  great  amount  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  a  great  amount  of  bestial  growls  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  also  be  heard  along  with  some  ritualistic  sounding  synths  also  being  used  at  times and  as  the  album  progresses  the  vocals  start  adding  in  melodic  occult  chants  as  well  as  some  evil  sounding  whispers.

  Grave  Upheaval  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  cavernous  and  bestial  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  funeral  doom  and  death  metal  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Grave  Upheaval  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  and  cavernous  mixture  of  black,  death  and  funeral  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "II-I"  "II-IV"  and  "II-VIII".  8/5  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/02/grave-upheavaluntitlednuclear-war-now.html


Of Feather And Bone Interview

mardi 27 février 2018 à 04:57
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Since we recorded in the summer we have been busy with preparing for the release of the record as well as preparing our schedules for being on the road in support of it. We’ve also started preliminary ideas to start writing again as soon as we can!

2.You have a new album coming out in March, 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?
This album really portrays what we’ve been striving to make our sound for a long time. We released an album over two years ago. When we wrote that album and recorded it, there was a year gap between that and the actual release of that record. We were sitting on writing this way for around three years out of respect to that record and playing those songs to help push Records. When that album finally became dated, we went full on head first towards writing this way. People think that this transition in sound was abrupt but in actuality it’s been in the works for the past 3-4 years.

3.The earlier material was more crust and grind but over the years you have added a lot of death, black and war metal influences into your music, can you tell us a little bit more about going into this direction?
Kind of like stated previously, we’ve always tried to tie in different aspects of the music we enjoy listening to. But when it came time to committing to the sound we have now, we really honed in on the death aspect while still keeping our black metal and even dbeat roots present.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the new album?
This record takes a basis on the ideas of, of course, death. But not taking a typical and cliche approach towards it. That’s when using the traditions, rituals and ideas about death from my culture and leaving things a little vague, came out.

5.Some of your lyrics also deal with 'Aztec Mythology', can you tell us a little bit more about how you got interested in the topic?
My father is from Mexico and my mother was of Mexican-American descent. I was raised to always stay in touch with my culture. As I got older I got really into indigenous rights and maintaining traditions. This is something that has always resonated with me and when it came time to writing lyrics, the other guys in the band supported the idea of going this route.

6.You also attack Abrahamic faiths from more of an Aztec approach, do you feel a lot of extreme metal bands lack originality when they attack this religion lyrically?
Honestly, whatever approach other bands take is their own perception. I attack Christianity and Catholicism from an indigenous standpoint based not solely on meso-American cultures but other indigenous cultures all over the world. So many people have lost their identities of their ancestors through ethnic cleansing and religious deceit. I blame the Christians for their centuries of atrocities towards other cultures. I’m not an atheist. I recognize the fact that Christianity and Catholicism exists in our world from basic standpoints to radical fundamentalism.I don’t write about Satan because to recognize Satan is recognize the Bible and the institution it has created. I’m not anti abrahamic nor is anyone in our band. But my standpoint comes from that of my ancestors who lost everything to conquest. Who traded their rituals, education, wisdom and ways of life for disease, destruction, rape and a bible.

7.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Of Feather And Bone'?
It was a name we chose over 6 years ago. It was something that came through dialogue. We knew it was unique and we’d never have to worry about anyone stealing it haha. But as of now, we keep the name even through evolution because it’s only a name. People can judge it all they want but in the end, we let our music speak for itself.

8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We try to keep our stage performance as raw and real as it can be. We record with the same gear we play on. There isn’t anything programmed or synthetic. We keep it simple and fast. As far as memorable shows; I can only speak on my own behalf here, but we’ve played so many shows all over the US, Europe and Canada. Some good. Some awful. But we played a show in France (as the city slips my mind of course) but I remember how most people there weren’t familiar with us. They were mainly there for the headliner. But as we kept playing and just doing our thing, we won the audience over and the enthusiasm they showed to our band is something I always try to remember. We may play to 5 people or 100 people. It’s our job to go represent what we’ve worked hard to do. And if we can truly be happy and have fun doing what we do, then that will radiate to those watching us and hopefully get them on board as well.

9.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
We have plans to tour the full US this summer with a really great band. We are touring around northwest terror fest in Seattle, 71grind fest in Colorado Springs and Austin Terror fest in Texas. We will be announcing those dates very soon. We will also be playing for the first time in Mexico City on April 1st for Total Death over Mexico with dead congregation, ascended dead and more

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer material by fans of extreme metal?
Man. It’s been insane. The amount of praise, feedback and overall following with the new material has been something we’ve never seen before. I’m excited for the record to just be out and see how the overall reception to it is.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We just want to keep doing what we like to do. Writing fast, raw death metal filled with riffs and honesty.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Ooof. Man. I can only answer for myself but there are so many bands out there that I like to pick and choose aspects about what they do to create a Frankenstein’s monster of death metal. For example; the chaos of Ascended Dead with the precision riffs of Incantation with the blasting of early suffocation to the atmospheres of Temple Nightside and the slow doom of Disembowelment.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
D is an affluent chef here in Denver and that keeps him busy always. P drums in some other projects as well as being a coffee snob haha. I spend as much free time as I can hiking and boxing.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Send total support to Bruni and Profound Lore. Dave at Earsplit. Ethan and the rest of Primitive Man. Paul and the rest of our friends in Blood Incantation/Spectral Voice. Tomb Mold. And the Denver metal scene. And way too many other people. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/02/of-feather-and-bone-interview.html