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Aka Funeral Interview

mercredi 3 août 2016 à 05:39
Interview -  AKA FUNERAL – Algol (guitar and vocal) and Hector (Drummer)



1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band and your new album?


Aka Funeral is a brazilian black metal band formed in 2014 by Algol (guitar/vocal/lyrics), Infernal Vaz (bass) and Hector (Drums). After one year dedicating only to composition and practice we was decided to record the album “Stormy Tide” with 7 original songs,  finished in february 2016.  Our album is the result of several influences from bands like Dissection, Emperor, Samael, Abigor, Bolzer, Gorgoroth and others.


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



Through our music we explored the gnosis from the left hand-path . Philosophy and occultism have a direct effect on our compositions.The lyrics refers in part to the theme of the “dionysian in Nietzsche's philosophy” and to issues related to old traditions, which are presented to the antithesis of the casual humanist traditions. The idea of ​​generating chaos, darkness before the light of creation, the divinity of old texts like "Enuma Elish", the tragic dramas "Bacchae",  "Prometheus Unbound" and the recent grimoire “Liber Azerate” appear for us the indicators of the left hand path and luciferian gnosis.



3.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Aka Funeral'?



The name Aka Funeral was proposed by a close friend (Zilbra), the term refers to an ancient black metal band - Funeral Christ - of which I was part in the late 90.





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



We played in only four events, all within our state - Minas Gerais . Our best show was in  Belo Horizonte in the event  Destructo Evangelia organized by our drummer, which included the participation of Totvm , Empire of Souls and In nomine beliallis .



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


With the support of Sepulchral Silence- Pablo Selnik - we think about saving some money for a possible tour in Europe.



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



We are a recent band, so the feedback in Brazil is reasonable, but we know that the sound is running around. As for the rest of the world we have good signs from Hungary, Albania, United Kingdom, EUA, Barcelona, Sweden and Russia.



07.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?



Only our drummer Hector (Ossuário and Godecay)



08.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?



Definitely my biggest influence comes from guitarists like Ihsahn, Jon Nödtveidt, Ritchie Blackmore, Guthrie Govan , Robert Fripp , Eric Johnson and others. I can not fail to mention the great Hendrix and Stevie.R.Vaughan . Lately I've heard quite the album "Arktis" by Ihsahn, the unsurpassed "Reinkaos" by dissection and Leytmotif Luzifer by Abigor . But I keep hearing bands like Raibown , Deep Purple , Pink Floyd , King Crimson, Premiata Forneria Marcondis, Pentagram etcc.



09 .Does Occultism play any role in your music?



Yes, especially the occult knowledge from a grimoire entitled "Liber Azerate" . I have great interest in Kabbalah Qliphoth and the wrathful form of gnostic left hand- path . For some years i study the theoretical foundation of chaos from a wide reading, involving its manifestation in different cultures. It is from the philosophy and occultism that our images are fixed in words and music.



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



“Open yourself for chaos”.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/aka-funeral-interview.html


Prosternatur/Abyssus Abyssum Invocat/Mercenary Musik/Symbolic Art Production/2016 CD Review

mercredi 3 août 2016 à 04:39

  Prosternatur  are  a  international band  with  members  from  different  parts  of  Europe and  plays  a  very  ritualistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Abyssus  Abyssum Invocat"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Mercenary  Musik  and  Symbolic  Art  Production.

  Ritualistic  sound  effects  start  off the  album  along  with  some  dark  sounding  synths  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  yet  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  use  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  direction  while  the fast  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  it  times  they  also  add  the  ritualistic  parts  into  their  songs  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also gets  very  atmospheric  at times  while  also  bringing  in  a  very  modern  style  and  when  guitar  leads  and  solos  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  fashion  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  growls.

  Prosternatur  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal t hat  can  be  very  raw,  modern  and  atmospheric  while  also  having  its  ritualistic  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Spiritism,  Old  Occult  Mysteries  and  Rituals.

  In  my  opinion  Prosternatur  are  a  very  great  sounding  ritualistic  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mortification  Of  The  Flesh"  and  "Scrying  Mirror".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/prosternaturabyssus-abyssum.html


Cryfemal/Increibles Tormentos/Mercenary Musik/Symbolic Art productions/2016 CD Re-Issue Review

mercredi 3 août 2016 à 03:33

  Cryfemal  are  a  solo  project  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2009 album  "Increibles Tormentos"  which  was  re-issued  in  2016  as  a  joint  effort  between Mercenary  Musik  and  Symbolic  Art  Productions.

  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  black  metal  sound  starts  off the album  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  during the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  the  riffs  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout t he  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  touch  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  the  music  also  has  a  lot  of  90's second  wave  influences  while  also  having  a  very  modern  sound  for  2009.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  on  the  last  couple  of tracks  the  vocals  starts  utilizing  more  of  a  depressive  tone  and  both  of  the  closing  songs  are  bonus  tracks  along  with  one  of  them  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  also  having  a  different  style  of  production.

  Cryfemal  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  mostly  raw,  heavy  and  aggressive  while  also  having  their  atmospheric  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Anti  Christianity,  Blasphemous  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cryfemal  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  satanic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Delirio  Funerario"  "Horrible  &  Violenta  Demolicion"  Negro  Metal"  and  "Barranco  de  Badajoz".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/cryfemalincreibles-tormentosmercenary.html


Bubonic Cult Interview

mercredi 3 août 2016 à 01:40
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Hail 333! Bubonic Cult is a Raw Black Metal act with quite orthodox ideology and musical aspects; it was founded in the 2015 when I left some band/projects I was part from, I start to write the songs and was looking for members, but there are no people in this region I live interest in make part of such a project like Bubonic Cult, so I said to myself, I going to make this shit all by myself, and recently a bubonic host was consecrated, which is Negative Aura of Satanic Energy! 



2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is present on the recording?

Four rustic jewels of raw black metal exhaling stench of death and negativity… Good riffs, harsh atmosphere, disturbing lyrics… if you pay attention to this details and feel this as a whole, Negative Aura of Satanic Energy can be a real good shit!



3.The lyrics deal a lot with Satanism, Chaosophia, and Death, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

I’m into this kind of obscure philosophy for I long time now, I was always walking the left hand path and the clerical opposition ways, Bubonic Cult is an exaltation of all this sinister aspects and

A canalization to the darkest energies from cosmos chaos and duality, Death is the great adjudicator and the key and the lock for all human questions, and it reflects on Bubonic Cult as a real Idol worshipped by misanthropic aspects of negativism and hate.



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

The inspiration was the bubonic plague and all death and horror it brought to earth! Bubonic Cult could be interpreted as a cult to the raw and harsh the disgusting and the disturbing, it also fit in the musical direction, a negative and satanic soundscape of terror to the faith of humankind. 



5.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer the solo route a lot more?

I tried to form a full band, but here there’s no one interested in be part from a project such as Bubonic Cult, so I ended up doing everything by myself, and  after all of this and all that happened in the past when I was back stabbed by the band I was a member, I choose I’ll from now on keep Bubonic Cult a solo act, I learned how to work all by myself and it is quite satisfactory and the final results have a very good felling of individualism, it is a whole superior artistic level in my point of view and it’s the best way for me now, but I’m open to work with other musician and other bands, but I have to really trust the person in question, for I’ve become a very selective person.



6.I noticed that when I listened to the music it had a very harsh and raw sound, do you feel this style is missing in most modern black metal?

Well, I think there are some quite good raw black metal bands around the globe, such as Black Cilice, Irae, Herxsebet, Cave Ritual, Vlad Tapes… so I think raw and harsh music still lives on, but of course we are not the majority, but this is not a problem in my point of view, there are not a lot of people interested in our music nowadays, but we still have a very loyal public with integrity and firm musical point of view, I just think that most of the time raw black metal bands are underrated or underestimated… But is something that I don’t complain that much about, if most of the people think raw black metal don’t have place in current “modern black metal”



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

Indeed, I’m looking for a label, but I look for some special kind of label that really believe in such a thing like Bubonic cult… support is always welcomed, some underground label have shown interest, and that make me feel honored, nothing concrete, but I’m quite positive the physical stuff will be available anytime soon, I just don’t want to work with some label that don’t fit the ideals of Bubonic Cult, mutinous musical interests is a perfect alliance!



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

The feedback is growing slowly, sometimes is quite disappointing because I don’t want to change my personal believes just to fit in the scene, and in the beginning it seemed to me that my voice was echoing to no one, bandcamp numbers are quite positive today, but the number are not that large, but if I was too worried about it I wouldn’t write this kind of music.  



9.Are you also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

No, Bubonic Cult is my only project at moment



10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

It is hard to say, I assume it will take some time until Bubonic Cult have some full length released, I’ll focus on now and here, spread Negative Aura of Satanic Energy, and things will work out naturally… my new shit is currently being written now, the songs follow a close approach to the previous one, I don’t look far in the future and I don’t have long term plans, uncompromised raw black metal is my slogan, Bubonic Cult music is consequence of inspiration, do not comes from goals plan



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?

Black metal and the atmosphere it bears, I listen to raw, noise, experimental, old school, black metal, also enjoy some doom metal, and classics such as; Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate… everything that I listen to and I really like is an indirect influence.



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

Thanks for this interview… to your readers; I invite them to check out Bubonic Cult bandcamp: https://buboniccult.bandcamp.com! To experience a total deafening harsh effect of the raw fucking black metal drenched in bloodshed for negative energies! Ω333Ω

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/bubonic-plague-interview.html


DunkelNacht Interview

mardi 2 août 2016 à 14:34
DUNKELNACHT – Ritualz of the occult E.P. era interview


Answers by Alkhemohr, M.C. Abagor & Heimdall.


1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

- Lately we are paying allot of attention to the promotion of our EP called "Ritualz of the occult", The promotion is mostly done by gigging and from those shows we get more shows and thus making allot of promotion, And for this reason we'll also be touring againaround September/October.
And for the tip of the iceberg we are working on the pre-productions of an upcoming full-length album...


2.Recently you have released a new EP, 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?

- New production comes with new ideas and for this EP also even a new vocalist (M. C. Abagor) who has a wider range of vocals in his voice, so some might have noticed that the EP sounds more Black/Death Metal like.
And we have also been paying allot of attention to the recording and everything around the production of this EP, and also gave a personal sound and feeling to it for the final end result.


3.Your lyrics cover a lot of Atheism and Anti-Religion topics, can you tell us a little bit more about these views?

Atheism and Anti-religion topics were particularly present in the first album, but lyrics have had an evolution and so in general the lyrics from "Revelatio" and "Ritualz of the occult" are about criticizing society and different human cultures.
Also we can let you know that our next album will be a concept album but, we don't want to tell you what it will be about yet...

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

- To keep it short "DunkelNacht" means dark night and you can experience it while sleeping but also experience it during your daily life.
For example, you go to work do your thing and come home, but during that time there is always something dark and bitter happening on this planet.
Sound is always of the uttermost importance to us and for that we choose to call our self "DunkelNacht".


5.Originally the band was more ambient but have gone into a more heavy and blackened musical direction over the years. What was the decision behind going into this musical direction?


- Just like the music, the band also experienced an evolution as it started from a one-man project to a full member band. And this Evolution came from a musician and musical influence.


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?

- Many shows have been great. But there are always better and less better gigs between them.
As for when you talk about the BEST shows that we've had, we'd have to say, Mass Deathruction, Gohelle Fest and many gigs in eastern Europe.
To come back to the subject of evolution it also happened to our stage performance. And for that we intend to stimulate as much senses during a live show as possible, may it be due to sound and visual stimulation.


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

We can't really give you a clear answer on this question unfortunately, because we are working on it and nothing is certain yet.

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

- The feedback so far has been really great. We are putting a lot of efforts to put the band on a higher level, to produce always sincere music. We think that is the audience/fans are searching for. We play our music for ourselves too, so it is never possible to satisfy everyone....


9.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?

- Just the usual stuff, writing music and playing live shows and promote projects for sure !


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

- As for we are constantly evolving, we hope to deliver more music for the ears to listen, may it be through the sound system at home or during a live show.
And hopefully we get greater shows from it and festivals.


11.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?

- All members have a different taste in music : from classical to jazz or from blues to classic rock... And for that it is a good thing, for it delivers a wide range of combined genre's and not only Metal.


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

- If you haven't heard about yet, check us out. If you have, buy our merchandise or attend to our shows to support us.
Here are some links to our pages and to find us :

Website:
http://www.dunkelnacht.info/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/DunkelNacht-111329075584449/?fref=ts

DunkelNacht shrine:
http://konzeptovthedark.com/

Mail:
dunkelnacht@live.fr

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/dunkelnacht-interview.html