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Diktatur Interview

mercredi 14 décembre 2016 à 12:32
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

 Hi, we are a black metal band from the south-west of France. Diktatur started in 2008, we played a couples of shows in France and Spain. We have released our debut album entitled « La voie du sang » (trad. The Hard Way) in 2010 and the band signed to Melancholia Records to release more recently « L’agonie d’un monde » (trad. The World Agony). Thorgis plays the drums and I am Aizko, I play the guitar.

2.A year ago you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

 I would say « L’agonie d’un monde » is the best representation of the band today. A balance between cold riffs, atmospheres and brutality, that is the goal we are looking for.

3.This was your first release in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that time span?

 Nothing special except line-up issues. Lots of songs were written but yet unreleased.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Diktatur explores various concepts about diktatorship in general. For exemple, death is a form of diktatorship. The concept of our first album was war, people trying to survive in the trenches, the oppressing violence and horror. We are not into political stuffs that is the main accusation from most of people in France ah ah ah !

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Diktatur'?

 We choose that name because it sounds cold and strong and resumes perfectly our vision of black metal. The music has to beats and nothing more.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

 Our best show was in Spain late-2010, we shared the stage with the massive Profundis Tenebrarum and the great Bloodoline. Very good feedback from the audience, blast beats and headbangs, we enjoyed every minute! Our stage performance philosophy is simple : plug-and-play !

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

 No, we haven’t. For the moment, we choose to work with sessions members now so we need time.

8.Currently the band is signed to 'Melancholia Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Melancholia records is a french extreme metal label founded in the early 2000’s by Emperor Xaëlis. This label released some great underground french black metal bands such as Numenor, Maleficentia, Orakle, The Prisoner, and also european bands (Unholy Matrimony, Bonholm).
After some criminal fire in the label’s recording studio, the company paused his activity during a long time. Now they’re active again, coming back with new projects including collaborations with Diktatur.

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

 I really don’t know about that, until now, the feedback were too rare. We will have a lot more feedback now the band inked to Melancholia Records, the label is very involved into promoting the new release, we have reviews and interviews in metal magazines, fanzines, webzine, etc ... A song was recently presented and played in a french metal radio. It’s exciting ! Wish to have the time to focus on the live shows !

10.Wat is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Thorgis play in his old modern black metal band called Hretghir, we are recording the debut album to celebrate their return. I am working on a couples of projects that should be released in 2017.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

 Time will say, we will see. Hope to play few lives shows and I guess we will focus on a brand new album next year.

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?

 We are pretty much open minded about musical styles but when we write songs we play exactly what we are excepting to hear as black metal band. Nowadays, we are all agree about the perfect new Profundis Tenebrarum album « Disciples of the venomous death ».

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

 Enjoying life until it is possible ah ah ! Seriously, I am always busy on musical interests.

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

Well, thank you for this interview. I would like to say that if you guys like our music, share our songs to people you know, we are on Spotify, Deezer, Tidal etc … The more you listen, sooner we will hit the stage !

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/diktator-interview.html


Avulsion Rupture Interview

mardi 13 décembre 2016 à 03:42

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

Avulsion Rupture is a Black/Death Metal band from the UK, combining raw and harsh Black Metal sound with heavy old school Death Metal.

2.Recently you have released a new album, 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?

Stylistically, there isn't a huge departure from the previous material, but with the new album I was trying to inject a bit more aggression into the music and make the heavy parts heavier than before. I tried to give the guitars a caustic edge to them and make it sound as loud as I could. I’m not a fan of the modern over-produced sound that a lot a Metal bands seem to have today. It sounds very flat and sterile, to me at any rate.

3.Between 2001 and 2014 there was no material being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that time span?

Very little to be honest, as the band wasn't active.

4.Your lyrics cover history, folklore and astronomy themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

It's just things that have always interested me ever since I was young. One of my favourite things as a child (and still is, for that matter) was visiting historic sites such as castles and old ruins and the history that surrounds them. In recent years, I’ve taken part in various community based archaeological digs in the area and I’ve been able to learn a great deal about local history. I’ve done some astronomy courses too, as this has always fascinated me too. I still go out stargazing, when the weather permits that is!

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Avulsion Rupture'?

It’s a medical term for when something is torn off. It seemed fitting for the band name.

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

I do prefer to work on my own, but I’m not going to say I’ll never work with others. You never know what the future will hold.

7.A year ago you had released a split with 'Kav', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

They have an excellent ominous sound, which I really like and the track they did for it was really good. Both bands tracks were recorded especially for the split.

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

There has been some interest, but I’ve preferred to do things myself. I’d be open to working with right label if the terms were agreeable.

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

On the whole it’s been very positive. It’s great to hear when people have enjoyed what you do creatively.

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

I’ve got a couple of other musical projects in the pipeline, which will be very different to Avulsion Rupture. I also hope to start work on the third album sometime next year too. I hope I’ll keep on improving my song writing and creating some good riffs!

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?

I’m a big fan of bands like Dissection and Dark Funeral, as well as old school Death Metal like old Morbid Angel and Grave. Recently, I’ve been enjoying bands like Shrine of Insanabilis, Thy Darkened Shade, Havukruunu and Oceans of Slumber. There’s some good local bands active too, like Underdark, Wolvencrown and Arx Atrata.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I do a lot of photography and I use it to do the artwork for all my releases. I find it immensely satisfying.

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

I’d like to thank you for the interview and the interest shown in the band. I’d also like to thank all those who have taken to the time to listen and enjoy what I do.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/avulsion-rupture-interview.html


Tyrant Goatgaldrakona Interview

samedi 10 décembre 2016 à 01:36
For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Hellfire: Grave and I formed the band back in 2009. We are playing in other bands together, but both of us wanted to create a bestial monstrosity.
Grave: We are a bestial death metal horde from beyond Irkalla.

So far you have released an ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?
Hellfire: That’s right. The first was “Sign of Moloch” which released by the Hungarian Stygian Shadows Productions on CD than on vinyl by Blood Harvest and Temple of Abomination Records as a cooperation release. Sickness 666 did both the cover and the logo. The debut full length released by Mark Riddick’s brother Mike with his American label called Metalhit. Mark did the covers and booklets for all the versions of “Horns in the Dark”. We really respect him and appreciate his works; he is a true underground fanatic! The record released in a lot of other versions as a co-release first at Metalhit on CD than as a co-release at Blood Harvest and Caverna Abismal Records on black and red vinyl. Than the Hungarian Neverheard Distro released it on tape with 2 bonus tracks. These 2 tracks supposed to be on an EP but it got delayed all the time so at the end we used them as a bonus tracks on the full length. Than Caverna Abismal and Neverheard Distro re-released it as a co-release on CD with the 2 bonus tracks as well. We simply call our music bestial death metal.

Your last release was in 2013, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
Hellfire: That’s true. The last album released in 2013. Both of us moved to different countries. Grave is currently living in England and I’m living in Germany for several years now. We are still good friends and talk a lot even about the new album. We have a lot of ideas but we have other bands’ releases waiting to be recorded and first we need to do those.

Your lyrics cover some occult topics; can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Occultism?
Hellfire: Rather I’m the one who is more interested in this from two of us. Grave is also into this kind of literature and lore, but he prefers the raw senses. I’m interested in the spiritual world, black arts and the meaning of life for long time ago, but also the existence of the iniquitous and tyrannical religions. The lyrics are about these topics just from a different way.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name “Tyrant Goatgaldrakona”?
Hellfire: Like I mentioned above we wanted to create a beast and that’s why this is the name of the band.  I think some of the people don’t know the meaning of the word “galdrakona”. The world originally Scandinavian and it means witch/witch master.  It represents the raw power, anger and dominance for us.

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?
Hellfire: We don’t have any plans for that.
Grave: Hellfire is on drums and I’m on guitar during the rehearsals. Everything goes smooth and fast when we start the song writing process together with Hellfire so we don’t want to change what works perfectly. We have a maniac musician friend luckily who’s the session drummer for the live shows and 2 individuals for being a session bassist.

What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Hellfire: We had two shows so far. The first one was at the Inner Awakening Fest in Szeged and the second one was at the Old Grave Fest in Bucharest. You can find everything in the world of internet so you can watch the whole Old Grave performance on youtube if you are interested in the band’s live atmosphere.

Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Hellfire: We only accept some festival requests because the fact that both of us living in different countries but not even all these succeed at the end like the French Wolf Throne Fest back then. We don’t have plans for any tours. We rather want to release instinctual records in the future, but if we’ll receive any live requests we’ll try to do them.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of underground metal?
Hellfire: None of the records got negative feedback. Most of the people say that we aren’t inventors but this never was a goal for us. It’s a raw death metal that bites into the human flesh. This is the path of Tyrant Goatgaldrakona. The fans can feel this and despite the fact that we are kind of an inactive band when it comes to live shows we have a fan base.  All of the different versions of the recordings prove this as well despite that we haven’t done any promotion. We truly appreciate all the attitude and support towards to us.

What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Hellfire: Both of us are members of Coffinborn which is also a death metal band. The whole album has been written and waiting to be recorded. Xtreem Music will release it. Than the demo of Grave’s new band in England called Cryptworm will be released soon. I’m really waiting for that release. We also plan to record a Swedish Merciless worshipping material with the same energy with our newest project called Bestial Death, but we don’t know that it’s going to be a demo or a full length yet. Then I also have my thrash metal band Mörbid Carnage which recently released the newest record “The Golden Sin” and we’ll record an EP in December which will be entitled “The Southland Fist”. Also there is Ahriman what I formed back in 1992 which released an EP entitled “Bőrkoporsó” with 4 new songs after 9 years and we are going to record the next material in 2017. These have to be done and then we can start the new Tyrant Goatgaldrakona album.

When can we expect new music and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Hellfire: It definitely won’t be before 2017. We want to write the next material as devastating as the former releases.
Grave: Like Hellfire mentioned before we have to finish the recordings for Coffinborn and Bestial Death first. It definitely won’t be any new recordings with Tyrant Goatgaldrakona before 2017 because of these reasons. I have some songs and riffs for a new material and I think it will be the same musically as “Horns in the Dark”.

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?
Hellfire: Life is a huge influence at least on me. I listen to every kind of music. It can be heavy, thrash, black, death, ambient but I listen to other genres as well.
Grave: When we started the band we wanted to create some bestial music in the vein of Archgoat and Blasphemy. I think “Sign of Moloch” is heavy inspired by these bands but on “Horns in the Dark” we moved away musically from black/death metal to straight forward death metal influenced by bands like Incantation, Disma or Demigod. I’m a huge death metal fanatic but I also listen to other genres of course. I’ve been listening to a lot of Blood Incantation, Pissgrave and Ruinous recently.

Before we wrap this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Hellfire: Thanks for the interest in us from you and the support from the fanatics!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/tyrant-goatgaldrakona-interview.html


Mayhem/De Mysterious Dom Sathanas Alive/2016Live Album Review

vendredi 9 décembre 2016 à 03:06

  Mayhem  are  a  legendary  band  from  Norway  that  has  been  around  for  more  than  30  years  and  are  one  of  the  biggest  influences  and  most  well  known  black  metal  band  off  all  time  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  live  2016  album  "De  Mysterious  Dom  Sathanas  Alive"  which  will be  released  on  December  15th  and  is  also  their  1993  album  of t he  same  name  being  performed live.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  after  awhile  grim  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  while  it  is  still  the  same  singer  the  vocals  sound  more  aggressive  than  the  album.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  live  album  progresses  the  vocals  start  regaining  the feeling  of  the  original  tracks  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  dark  and  melodic  feeling  when  they are  utilized  and  the  album  remains  very  heavy and  raw  from beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording  and  on  the  last  track  the  vocals  get  semi  operatic.

  Mayhem  takes  their  classic  1993  album  and  plays  all  of  the  songs  more  than  20 years  later  live  and  they  still  have  the  ability  to  pull  off  the  rawness that  was  a  very  huge  parts  of  these  tracks  which  in  return  where  a  part  of  the  second  wave  creation  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  with  all  of  the  songs  recorded  live  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Paganism,  Transylvania  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  live  album  from  Mayhem  and  if  you  are  a fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  put  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Funeral  Fog"  "Pagan  Fears"  and  "De  Mysteriis  Dom  Sathanas".  8/5  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/mayhemde-mysterious-dom-sathanas.html


Elegos/Laments For The Fallen/2016 Full Length Review

vendredi 9 décembre 2016 à 01:56

  Elegos  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  has  been  featured  before and  plays  an  epic form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Laments  For  The  Fallen".

  Thunder  and  rain  sounds  along  with  melodic  riffing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  and  battle  samples  which  also  leads  up  to  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grin  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  A  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on t he  recording  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  songs also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  used  again  on  some  of  the later  tracks  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  pagan  atmosphere  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chanting  and  folk  instruments  are  added  onto  the  last  track  briefly.

  Elegos  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  epic  style  of  black  metal  that  was  presented  on their  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while the  lyrics  cover  ancient  battles,  war  and  heroism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Elegos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  epic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "To  Those  Lying  In  The  Fields  Of  Glory"  "Sharpened  Swords"  and  'The  Last  Remembrance  Of  A  Dying  Warrior".  8  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/elegoslaments-for-fallen2016-full.html