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Hexen Holocaust Interview

jeudi 8 juin 2017 à 06:22

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since recording and release of the new ep?
HEXEN HOLOCAUST first MCD « Heretical Dreadful Orgies » has been released on april 30th, through Magister Dixit, during the cursed Walpurgisnacht where mad bitches fornicate with goats and ink some impious oath with Satan.
Then, we've hit the road for three live dates around France along with the Death Metal warfukkers AFFLICTION GATE and RITUALIZATION, two of the best true METAL acts who raise high the blood-drenched flag of old school Metal, far from all the disgusting deathcore or post-death trends who pollute the scene.
Now the tour is over, we'll focus on the writing of some more material with only one credo : to be more offensive and repulsive than ever.

2.Your lyrics cover some blasphemous, witchcraft and occult themes. cam you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?
Our lyrics mainly deal about satanic devotion, depravity (necrophilia, bestiality,...) and, most important, to blasphemate again and again the shitty name of God. Most of our texts are about profane rituals where all the holy scriptures and commands are desecrated in the most vile and obscene ways. And for us, it's not some kind of « funny thing », we really mean it. Our hate towards all the so-called « religions » is absolute. May all the God's children be ass raped 'til death by the Devil's pigs while we open the womb of their mothers.
Satan Laughs As You Eternally Rot !

3.What are some of the things you bring out musically that set you apart from other bestial black/death metal  bands?
If we were dedicated to originality we would not play this kind of Black/Death.
This sub-genre is doomed to vomit the same kind of stuff again and again.
And that's why we love it so much.

4.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe you stage performance?
Only three shows have been played until now, so it's a bit early to talk about « a best one », but we received a very good feedback  from the crowd each night in Colmar, Rennes and Paris.
About how we look on stage... Bullet-belts, spikes, blood,  old school warpaints in the finnish/australian/canadian/southern-american way, headbanging... In one word : METAL. We recorded one of our shows and we are pleased to hear that on stage we are faster and more bestial and chaotic than on studio recordings.
Fuck your transgender safe spaces, shove your brand new iPhone 7 in your ass, here we are : ugly and raw deathkunts devoted to Satan.

5.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
More dates are in the works, maybe some will happen around october/november.
Interested promoters can get in touch with us through hexenholocaust [at] gmail [dot] com.

6.On the MCD you have done a Sarcofago cover (The black vomit), are there any other bands that you plan on covering in the future?
On stage we also play a VON « Satanic Blood » cover. Such a nasty, ugly and mesmerizing track, a perfect way to end a barbaric show and a big fuck off to all the sophisticate Black Metal bands around.
About more covers, nothing sure now, perhaps more southern-american deathrashing blood kult... I'm sure that the SEXTRASH « Black church » song would be an amazing live cover.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of bestial black and death metal?
CD is out since one month and we've been quite busy so we nearly made no promotion at all.
Beside this, a lot of die hard zealots hailing from Italia, Germany, Australia, Chile and of course France and Belgium already gave us some very enthusiastic feedback.
We're not cocksuckers or wannabe rockstars who dream about joining Behemoth on a worldwide tour, we have not interest of being featured on numerous webzines alien to our style. We'll spread some flyers to our contacts, play gigs and if some folks are interested in Black/Death, then they'll find us at one time or another.

8.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?
The long-awaited NECROBLOOD « Collapse of the human race » is out since 2 months through Iron Bonehead and Amor Fati and it's of course highly recommended for the warmongers who are into barbaric Black/Death Metal in the vein of Axis of Advance, Archgoat, Revenge, Conqueror... No esoteric shit for Noisey crowd, just a satanic spit in the face of all the moralistic values of mankind.
VENEFIXION are currently working on some live dates, on in Denemark in july (Metal Magic Fest with mighty NIFELHEIM and ABSU) and an european mini-tour late september.
IMPURE ZIGGURAT are currently working on a new release, maybe a CD/LP or MCD/MLP, time will tell.

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Three more tracks are already written and were performed live during our past french tour. Probably our most violent material written so far. Not sure yet if our next release will be another EP or a full-length. But we are thinking of releasing an ultra limited live album on tape only. If it happens, it probably will around end of the year.

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?
In Hexen Holocaust we are all full-time metalheads who listen some megatons of different stuff, from bestial War Metal to old school NWOBHM and epic Doom, without forgetting classic Thrash and Death Metal... So we got a lot of various influences.
Maybe while writing some stuff we have in mind some stuff like the PROFANATICA demos, the «HAVOHEJ « Dethrone the son of God » LP, the BESTIAL SUMMONING « The dark war has begun » full-length, the classic VON demos,  all the BLASPHEMY material, the SODOM « In the sign of evil » MLP, the «BATHORY « The Return » LP, the SARCOFAGO demos, amongst so many others such as ARCHGOAT, VULCANO, DEAD CHRIST, NAKED WHIPPER, MAYHEM (Dead era), DEMONCY, BEHERIT,...
On my side, tonight while answering to your questions I've been blasting various LPs on the stereo, mostly old ones : VOMITOR « Cry from the underground » live LP, IMPURITY « The lamb's fury » LP, classic SODOM « Obsessed by Cruelty » LP, the outstanding full-length from the french horde FINIS GLORIA DEI « Goat : Father of the new flesh » and the DIABOLIC NIGHT MLP, really good regressive black/thrash from Germany.

11.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Support the hate campaign towards the Noisey-CvltNation-MetalSucks SJW.
Impale the ass of the Myrkur's dumb slut with a barbwired fleshspear, then sell her to a siamese whorehouse.

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Prezir/Contempt/2017 EP Review

jeudi 8 juin 2017 à 06:08

  Prezir  are  a  band  from  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  ep  Contempt".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  classical  guitars  in  the  background  which  also  get  more  powerful  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  few  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  and  elements of  thrash  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  one  track  also brings  in  melodic  chants.

  Prezir  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  old  school  and  melodic  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  thrash  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  blasphemy  towards  the  Islamic  and  Christian  religions  along  with  some  Aztec  and  Egyptian  Mythology  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Prezir  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  metal  band  with  touches  of  death  and thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  'Holy  Men  Of  Putridity"  and  "Serpents  In  The  House  Of  Ra".  8  out  of  10.   

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Charming Timur/Focused Rage/2017 Full Length Review

jeudi 8 juin 2017 à 04:54

  Finland's  Charming  Timur  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues the alternative,  nu  and  post  black  metal  mixtures  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2017  album  "Focused  Rage"  which  will  be  released  in  August.

  Melodic  post  rock  style  guitar  leads  along  with  some  drum b eats  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clear  alternative  style  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  powerful  sound  to  them  and  after  awhile  whispers  also  start  making  their  presence  known briefly.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  elements  of  nu  metal  are  added  into  the  music  while  the  black  metal  screams  gives  the  songs  a  more  depressive  edge  and  when  slow  riffing  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  a  touch  of  funeral  doom.

  Ambient  style  synths  and  clean  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  at  times  the  music  gets  very  experimental  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great amount  of diversity  along  with  most  of  the  songs  sounding  different  from  each  other  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Charming  Timur  plays  a  musical  style  on  this  recording  that takes  atmospheric  black metal,  post  rock  and  alternative  metal and  mixes them  together  to  create  something  different,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Charming  Timur  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  alternative  and  post  black  metal,   you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rampage  Anthem"  "A  Bit  Clingy"  "Psychotic Depression"  and  "This  Morning  Meds".  8  out  of  10.

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The Noctambulant Interview

mercredi 7 juin 2017 à 23:20
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are from Jacksonville, Florida originally with our guitarist Hoarfrost now living in Seattle,  Washington.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
Melodic black metal with a healthy dose of death / goth / punk influence

3.A  lot  of  your lyrics  deal with Occultism and Death, can you tell us a little it more about your interest in those topics?
It's a personal interest of mine for many years now. Exploring belief,  the nature of man, how one energy feeds and consumes another.  All life is death.

4.I known that the bands name means 'Nightwalker', how does this name fit in with the musical style you play?
We try to capture the feel of the darker side of nature.  Not unlike Wolves in the throne room , we try to draw from our surroundings and build a visceral, atmospheric feel.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The best shows have been in,  for the most part, smaller markets where the crowds are just as excited as we are.
And our stage performance is an ever changing and evolving thing. We progress with our stage show as our music progresses .

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We are currently planning a fall tour and a European tour for early 2018.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Quite supportive.  We've shipped albums literally all over the world ,  the feed back has been positive.  Of course you have your elitists who say we aren't grim or kvlt enough , but fuck 'em.

8.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future.
We have been progressing more into what we truly feel, musically . I don't want to put out the same album over and over again, and I feel that out music grows as we do.

9.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?
Some of the major influences of the band members are the standards you'd expect - Bathory, Celtic Frost, Dissection, Emperor, Dark Funeral.
To bands you may not - The Cure, Voivod, Ratt, sisters of mercy ,  wasp, etc
As for what's on my listening rotation,
Behemoth , Uada, Shining (swe), Mgla, the newest Gary Numan album and Concrete Blonde.

10.What are some f your non musical interests?
We each have various hobbies .
D like graphic design and is starting a new recording studio , Teaberry House Records , Lars does carpentry , Hoarfrost has developed a love of photography.

11.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We want to thank everyone who has expressed support on this journey, and we look forward to seeing everyone on tour

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Bitter Lake/Firmly Rooted To The Ground/2017 Single Review

mardi 6 juin 2017 à 06:05

  United  Kingdom's  solo  project  Bitter  Lake  have  returned  with  a  new  track  that  is  also  in  the  atmospheric  and  ambient  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2017  single  "Firmly  Rooted  To  The  Ground".

  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  track  before  going  into  a  more  heavier  and  faster  direction  along  with  some  programmed  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  also  mixing  in  experimental  elements  and  the  song  also  brings  in  a decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  touches  of  electronic  music.

  Bitter  Lake  creates  a  track  that  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  and  ambient  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  drk  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Bitter  Lake  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  track.  8  out  of  10. 

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