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Digir Gidim Interview

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 06:49

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Utanapistim:
Everything that's important and necessary to know on our album, can be known through concept and music. Nothing else matters.

2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Utanapistim:
It's not up to us to define ourselves, but consider we are often being asked rather than questioning on other more interesting issues, I can say we have several influences. Our approach in composing follows the concept expressed but at the same time it's totally instinctive, stating what the concept wants to express. Without loosing too much time I can simply resume it with two apparently superficial adjectives, that are not in reality: it's occult and primordial. The perception is Chaos.

3.You refer to your music as 'occult avant garde black metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
Utanapistim:
Not because we personally feel the need, but actually since unfortunately everything needs to be classified and many are lost without having a guide or a category, we have tried to use terms that
are mostly closed to our proposal. It's a fact that our occult and technical stylistical approach used to express our ritual is influenced predominately by black metal, but it's also true that our album has influences not purely raw black metal and in some passages not even metal. Also the most appropriate term is Avantgarde, considering dissonances and some other aspects we have been influenced by. We don't care to be classified, we just care about the messagethat has to be spread.

4.The band has been around since 2014 but waited until 2017 to release an album, what was going on during the first 3 years?
Utanapistim:
We worked on arranging and recording during these 3 years with the calm needed to propose a concept, which had to be coherent, to propose music with no compromises and to render everything the most primordial and instinctive as possible. We are not in a hurry, because we think that every kind of pressure, even external, can compromise the writing of an album. We just took the time needed.

5.The lyrics deal a lot with ancient Mesopotamia and Esoteric Doctrines, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
Utanapistim:
Lalartu took admirably care of lyrics, being able to conceive the entire concept as a poem; expressing our common thought not purely as notional but also as conceptual and occult content coherently and
suitably. These themes have not been chosen, they’ve just been processed naturally. We didn’t get close to the topic only for using it in our music, but we took the passion we have for the ancient Mesopotamic culture turning into something intimate and deep and experienced as a new personal doctrine. Mesopotamic civilizations together with their culture, brilliance, history and occultism express perfectly the concept of neutrality, the return to the primordial stage and fit entirely with our occult and philosophical concepts. It’s not marketing, but a philosophical way of life from which
descends also the “anti-ego” choice of not divulging nationality and faces. We know well that proposing our music to the audience can create conflicts, but we didn’t act for the trend of the moment or for glory, but just for awareness and coherence of the message and themes that we
divulge and only people interested to catch them will get. I think I’ve been enough exaustive talking about our choice, whilst for the historical aspects is too reductive to answer in this contest

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Digir Gidim'?
Utanapistim:
Find band's moniker hasn't been so arduous, 'cause what we clearly defined even before the project itself it has been the entire concept. It puts together name, music, lyrics, graphic, lack of identity and
nationality, entirely congruent with what the concept is. Our official explanation of what the moniker means, it's just one. Digir is a cuneiform determinative, used to indicate the deity.It wasn't pronounced, and it could be transliterated with a simple D in the top left, beside the name of the God/Goddess. Taken as a standalone term it also could indicate the God Anu, or also the sky, so it's a symbol which and it's devoid of any pronunciation, of any sense of Ego, yet inordinately loaded and important Which contemplates elevation through the return to the primordial essence. Nullifying the Ego which is polluted by civilization, empyrical doctrines, limited ideas of religion. Modern religions tend to distort the sacred scriptures for the sake of limiting the scope of beliefs and turning them into
slavery. The most ancient civilization, the Sumerian/Mesopotamian one, holds the potential to return to this principle which was uncorrupted before other cultures, to achieve self-determination through a series of stages, arriving beyond the good/evil dychotomy as it was conceived by successive religions, all of this in the presence of the Gods and the God within us, a ghostly God which is dimmed by human stupidity.The association with the word "Gidim", which means actually ghost, is
perhaps clear at this point.

7.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Utanapistim
There is no possibility for this project to become a freakshow. There is no plans for lives not even for including external members. The only way to reach our message and intimacy is to listen our music.
Lalartu and I are the only entities which belong to Digir Gidim. Further members or external people would break the required equilibrium, polluting the very same project. We won’t allow!

8.The band is from an unknown location, are you planning on revealing the location in the future?
Utanapistim:
Our purpose is to never reveal; but with internet and the exposure even if minimal and constantly monitored by both, it may this happens. We’ll try our best not to. There's been a lot of arguing about our native land. To reach a neutral awareness, it's necessary to completely detach from society, to avoid its polluting effects. Digir Gidim have no boundaries, no nationality, no group identity to taint
our physical and spiritual dimensions. Faceless, Digir Gidim stay within the non-existing in order to exist. No matter what role human experiences and pre-judicial relationships may have assigned you
within society. The goal is to find our true self and, together with it, our true liberation.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fansof black metal?
Utanapistim:
We are not interested.

10.What is going on with 'Titaan' these days?
Utanapistim:
I admire and respect Titaan, I consider the project of great value. Lalartu is member both of Digir Gidim and Titaan, but Titaan is hismost intimate and exclusive project besides Digir Gidim. Both projects share a lot in the way of seeing, but we would also point out that in the same way they are two different and separate entities. One is not the evolution of the other, but they are distinct and diverse. If something it’s needed to be known about Titaan, we think it should be asked another time. We’ve decided not to answer on questions about Titaan when talking about Digir Gidim. If someone wants to know something more about Titaan can directly ask to Lalartu through appropriate questions regarding only his project.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Utanapistim:
You never know what the future holds. Only be based on present built on past. The desire is almost certain to release a second and maybe even a third album. The only truth that we know is that 'till when we feel the need to express ourselves we'll do it without compromises

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?
Utanapistim:
The entire 90’s black metal has deeply influenced our music, as well as 70’s, rock, post rock, shoegaze and much more, even music coming from other ages. Our musical background is varied, not limited just to a single genre. Whatever artistically gives us emotions and
communicates, it’s listen with no prejudices.

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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/digir-gidim-interview.html


Blackosh/Rvouci Vichry/Eternal Death/2017 EP Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 06:20

  Blackosh  are  a  duo  from  the  Czech  Republic  that  plays  a  very  satanic  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Rvouchi  Vichry"  which  will  be  released in  May  by  Eternal  Death.

  Grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  dark,  heavy  yet  melodic  guitar  riffing  starts  off  the  ep  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  along  with  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  Throughout  this  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  black  metal  styles  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  clean  singing  is  also  used  briefly  and  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  avant  garde  elements.

  Blackosh  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  traditional,   raw  and  melodic  while  not  being  afraid  to  be  different,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  bands  native  tongue  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Evil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blackosh  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Kult  Latrin".  8  out  of  10.


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/blackoshrvouci-vichryeternal-death2017.html


Atrexial/Souverain/Godz Of War Productions/2017 CD Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 05:55

  Atrexial  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  an occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Souverain"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Godz  Of  War  Productions.

  Atmospheric  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  album  brining  in  the  atmosphere  of  a  horror  movie  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts getting  more  heavier  and  melodic  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  A  great  amount  of  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful.

 Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  briefly  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  blackened  death  metal  elements  and  synths  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  movie  samples,  acoustic  and  slide  guitars  and  a  couple  of  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  introduces  stringed  instruments  on  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  piano  instrumental  later  on  during  the  album  before  returning back  to  a  heavier  direction  while  also  getting  more  experimental.

  Atrexial  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  a  modern  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  death  metal  along  with  some  experimental  elements  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Atrexial  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Under  The  Scourge  Of  Lamashtu"  "Illuminatur"  "Shadows  Over  Nephilim  Throne"  and  "Souverain".  8/5  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/atrexialsouveraingodz-of-war.html


Viranesir/Satanic Mosque/Merdumgiriz/2017 Full Length Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 04:21

  Turkey's  Viranesir  have  returned  with  a  new  recording t hat  moves  away  from  the  experimental  black  metal  sound  that  they  are  known  for  and  goes  for  a  very  offensive  and  politically  incorrect  style  of  hip  hop  on  this  recording  and  this  is  a review  of  their  2017  album  "Satanic  Mosque"  which  was  released  by  Merdumgiriz.


  Dark  sounding  ambient  style  synths  and spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  r  &  b  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  more  of  a  hip  direction  which  includes  rap  style  vocals  that  also  add  in  a  grim  touch  of  black  metal  at  times  along  with  the  bests  being  programmed  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  and  ritualistic  chanting and  one  of  the  tracks  is very  long  and  epic  in length.

  Viranesir  plays  a  style  of hip hop  and rap  that  is  very  politically  incorrect  and  funny  while  only  having  a  small  touch  of  black  metal,  the production  sounds  very  dark  while the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Islam,  Politically  Incorrect  and  Anti  Black  Metal  Poser  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  decent  attempt  at  hip  hop  by  Viranesir  and  while  most  black  metal  fans  would  hate  this  album,  I  can  see  it  appealing  to  the  more  open  minded  people  that  are  looking  for  something  that  is  very  offensive  and  antifa  and  other  hard  left  wingers  will  still  hate  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Worthless  Bitches  and  Turkish  Mob  Life"  and  "Trailblazer  Trickster".  7  out  of  10.

 

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/viranesirsatanic-mosquemerdumgiriz2017.html


Abkehr/In Asche/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2017 EP Review

mercredi 19 avril 2017 à 04:26

  Abkehr  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "In  Asche"  which  was  released  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  Ambient  style soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  drones  before  going  into a   very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  a  great  mixture  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals a re  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  synths  are  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  decent  amount  of melody  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  both  clean  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  melodic  guitar  leads  are  also  utilized  at  times while  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  depressive  elements.

  Abkehr  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  depressive  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  hopelessness,  evil  and  alienation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Abkehr  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "II"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.

 

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/abkehrin-aschesentient-ruin.html