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Endless Voyage X Interview

lundi 1 mai 2017 à 03:48
1.For those that have enver heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Well I started this project because I really was wanting to write something I really liked. Something that sounded very much metal but also used other elements too.

2.So far you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Well my last ep I would describe the sound as Atmospheric doom metal with some heavier black metal moments!

3.You have also been involved with other musical projects, what are some of the things you have been able to express yourself with musically that you where not able to do in the other ones?
Well this project is a bit more personal. I got tired of writing about space. I'm way more interested in nature and history.

4.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with this project?
My lyrical themes talk about anything from society, the ocean(of course) to darker topics such as darkness and Insanity.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Endless Voyage X'?
It's. It too deep of a meaning really. Thought it fit well with an ocean theme.

6.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
I wouldn't be opposed to working with others.

7.Fragile Branch Recordings are re-issuing your ep, are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?
Oh yeah! Fragile Branch is incredible! Andy is a great dude! I'm super thankful for all the support from Fragile Branch so far!

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and doom metal?
It's been great!

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?
I'm going to be working on a full length starting this fall or 2018!

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?
Well anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of Bathory and Celtic Frost amongst a few others haha. Lately I'd say I'm listening to A bit of everything. I can go from listening  to Chuck Berry to Dark Angel with no problem!

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I love to hike and spend time with friends and family. I'm also a huge supporter of local breweries. I love finding new ones all the time.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Check out my new ep Those Whom Time Forgot by Fragile Branch! 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/endless-voyage-x-interview.html


Nahtoderfahrung/Geisterbanner/Mahnmal Menschheit/Sturmglanz/2017 Split CD Review

dimanche 30 avril 2017 à 05:36

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Germany's  Nahtoderfahrung  and  Geisterbanner  called  "Mahnmal  Menschheit"  which  was  released  by  Sturmglanz  and  we  will  start  off  the review  with  Nahtoderfahrung  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  sound  along  with  some  drum  beats  and  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  second  wave  influences  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording  and  the  music  always  remains  heavy  and  spoken  word  parts a re added  on  the  closing  track,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while t he  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nahtoderfahrung   are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Krieg"  "Menusmench  2017".

  Next  up is  Geisterbanner  a  band  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  acoustic  guitars  and  stringed  instruments  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  while  the  faster  sections  use  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  few  demonic  growls  and  clean  singing  is  also  used  at  times  as  well  as  the  songs  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  depressive  elements  and  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  spoken  words  are  also  used  briefly  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very melodic  fashion  and  the  music  also uses  keyboards  on  one  track,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German and  cover  dark and  depressive  themes.

 In  my  opinion  Geisterbanner  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Verwofens  Wesen"  and  "Hier  bin  ich  Mensch".

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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/nahtoderfahrunggeisterbannermahnmal.html


Sovereign/Spirit Warfare Demo MMXVII/Folkvangr Records/2017 Cassette Review

dimanche 30 avril 2017 à 03:50

  Sovereign  are  a  band  from  Arizona  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  demo  "Spirit  Warfare"  which  will  be  re-issued  on  cassette  in  May  by  Folkvangr  Records.

  A  very  raw  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  both  the  riffs  and  solos  using  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount of  second  wave  influences.

  At  times  the  vocals  have  a  depressive  edge  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,   mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  deep  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  guitar  amp  reverb  and  the  last  track  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  ritualistic  synths  which  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  ambient  before  returning  back  to a   heavier  direction.

  Sovereign  creates  another  recording that  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  satanic  style  of  occult  black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Cosmic  Satanism,  Occultism,  Death,  Hate  and  Suicide  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sovereign  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  satanic  black  metal,  you should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Hammer  Of  Fevered  light".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/sovereignspirit-warfare-demo.html


Amnutseba/Demo/Caligari Reocrd/2017 Cassette Review

dimanche 30 avril 2017 à 03:10

  Amnutseba  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  devotional,  eerie,  and  labyrinthic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  review  of  their  2017  demo  which  was  released  by  Caligari  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  starts  off  the  demo  while  also having  a  more  modern  approach  to t he  genre  along  with  a  great  amount  of  dissonant  and  melodic  structures  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  and  elements  of  death  metal  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  demo  progresses  the  music  starts  utilizing  a  more  atmospheric  edge.
  Amnutseba  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  dark  and  dissonant  sounding  with  influences  of  death metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while t he  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Amnutseba  are  a  very  great  sounding  devotional,  eerie,  and  labyrinthic  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  "I"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.   

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/amnutsebademocaligari-reocrd2017.html


Bitter Lake Interview

samedi 29 avril 2017 à 20:17
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Bitter Lake is a Atmospheric black metal band, i don't know what else to add really, i think you have to listen to understand.


2.So far you have put out 2 releases, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?
Canadian Winter is more of a "finding my sound" piece, all the elements are there but i didn't play guitar for this release, well i did in a way,
the synths were triggered by midi guitar, but i don't feel it lives up to what i had in mind, where as "distortions in sombre"is a lot more what i
was aiming for, i love both pieces but i prefer "distortions in sombre"by a longshot, and will be following up that release with similar style pieces.

3.So far most of the music has been instrumental, are you open to using vocals in the future?
I think a vocalist aims the listener to feel a certain way, lyrics make you feel a certain way and i wanted to avoid that with Bitter Lake, i want
the listener's journey to be there own interpretation of my music, guided only by the music itself, never say never, but for the immediate future, i
have no plans to add vocals, although i'm sure that will change in time.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Bitter Lake'?
It's a political documentary, i haven't even seen it, i just liked the name so it went on a shortlist, then when i started recording "canadian winter"
research led me to a lake in Canada with the same name, so i took that as a sign and stuck with the name, not the most exciting story, but a story all
the same.

5.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
I have tried to work with other people and it's hard, it's hard for me to hear an idea i have become something else, so for that reason i work alone, i'm
to selfish about what i create to let someone else in, nothing ever sounds right with someone else on board, but again, never say never. when i gig i will
have live musicians, and that could evolve into something i guess.

6.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
I'm not looking for a label actively, but if an opportunity arises and it was right i wouldn't turn it down.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of atmospheric black metal?
Better than i imagined, i have not really had any negative feedback at all, except by people who don't understand the lofi recording methods used and think its
just badly produced, which i can deal with. Sales have been good, which makes me hopeful that i could do this somewhat fulltime, which would be nice.

8.Are you involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
yeah, actually. I have another project which is more idm/glitch based (Think Aphex Twin or Squarepusher) but i've put that on hold to work on this fulltime, however
i see a chance for mindless self promotion so will leave this link here. -> http://www.soundcloud.com/grimbit

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
i'm not sure, which is exciting as much as it is terrifying.

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?
at the moment, lots of symphonic black metal and grunge. i have Dinosaur JR, Emperor and Darkthrone on repeat at the moment. which shows on the new recordings.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Cats and weed

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
respect one another and stay in school, or something equally as cliche!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/bitter-lake-interview.html