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Sturmtiger Interview

samedi 12 novembre 2016 à 01:46
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

PB: We are hard at work on our next full length album – we are completely concentrated on writing new material right now. There has also been an alteration in the line-up – we decided to add a separate bassist as it will give me more freedom to make even more perverse and cruel vocal patterns.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the newer material?

PB: The new material has gone in two directions – some of the songs are more stripped down and direct, while some of the others have gone the other way, with a far higher level of technicality. However, they all sound like Sturmtiger, we always have our raw and primitive war metal sections in every song to keep up the level of barbarity.

3.Your lyrics cover both World Wars, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in war?

PB: War has existed from the beginning of time, since the first pre-human primate smashed in the head of another from a different social group with a rock. Our lyrics don’t always cover World War I and II in particular, they are about war, violence, and man’s urge for supremacy over his fellow man throughout history. What we try to convey is more about the atmosphere of war and conquest, the fear and bloodlust of a warrior on the battlefield, the concept of unstoppable forces clashing in an orgy of bloodshed. A lot of the lyrics do not glorify war, they are about the filth and smoke, the stench of blood on the wind and the terror of mass death.

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

PB: The Sturmtiger was a WWII German naval mortar based on a Tiger tank platform. We thought that the name of this bestial bombardment weapon suited a war metal band perfectly.

5.Originally the band was from Denmark but re-located to the United Kingdom, what was the cause of the move?

PB: VJ decided to move to the UK, and he is the founder and main writer of the band’s music.

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?

PB: We always try to attack the audience head on, total violence! We want to make the stage show more extreme, and maybe now we can do this as I am no longer tied to my place in front of the mike.

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

PB: We are concentrating on the new album right now, but we are planning to play some European festivals next summer. Nothing is set in stone yet, though. We do not play live all that often to keep it a bit more special, instead of constantly prostituting ourselves with worthless gigs.

8.A year ago you were a part of a split with 'Minenwerfer', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

PB: They have decent imagery and lyrics and I think they were a good match for a split with us.

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

PB: We’ve had some decent reviews and people getting in contact with us from all around the world. Many people really like the first album and what came before, but I think we need to make what we play even better and more original.

10.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?

PB: Necrosadistic Goat Torture (death/thrash with some BM elements) is beginning to write a new album, we have started to play live shows again and get more active. We are planning to play at some festivals next summer – but nothing is set in stone yet, the whole history of that band has been complete chaos. I also have a new project called Vötary, which is more primitive and slower than anything I did before – I guess it’s similar to Hellhammer and maybe some early Samael. We will be recording a demo and starting to play live soon.

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?
PB: we are all listening and influenced by old school death, black, thrash metal, ambient, jazz, classical music. Everything thats good


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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/11/sturmtiger-interview.html


Black Hole Generator/A Requiem For Terra/Dark Essence Records/2016 CD Review

vendredi 11 novembre 2016 à 05:22

  Black  Hole  Generator  are  a  duo  form  Norway  that  plays  an  avant  garde  and  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of their  2016  album  "A  Requiem  For  Terra"  which  will  be  released  on  November 25th  by  Dark  Essence  Records.
 
  A  very  dark  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  and  when  clean  singing  is  utilized  it  gives  the  music  more  of  an  avant  garde  feeling  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  some  tremolo  picking  that  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  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  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  progressive  at  times  and  clean  playing  along  with  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  give  the  songs  more  of  an  extreme  metal  style while  also  having  their  melodic  moments  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  synths  are  added  onto  the  last  track.

  Black  Hole  Generator  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  can  be  progressive  and  avant  garde  at  times  while  also  mixing  in  some  of  the  more  aggressive  Norwegian  style,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Black  Hole  Generator  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  avant  garde  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Requiem  For  Terra"  "Moloch"  and  "Spiritual  Blight".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/11/black-hole-generatora-requiem-for.html


Mortespermia/Abomacoez & Atrocidadez/Depressive Illusions/2016 Demo Review

vendredi 11 novembre 2016 à 03:31

  This  is  the  final  review  of  a  demo  from  Brazil's  Mortespermia  which  is  also  in  the  raw  and  perverse  style  of  black  metal  with  the  recording  being  called  "Abomacoez  &  Atrocidadez"  which  was  released  by  Depressive  Illusions.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  demo  and  after  the  intro  the  music goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  lo-fi  black  metal  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  some  high  pitched  screams  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style.

  At  times  depressive  screams  are  utilized  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  chaotic  fashion  while  also  having  their  melodic  moments  and  clean  guitars  are  used  on  the  last  track  which  is  alos  all  instrumental.

  Mortespermia  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  lo-fi  in  the  old  school  tradition  on  this  recording  while  also  having  a  depressive  side  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  Portuguese  and  cover  dark,  occult  and  perverse  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mortespermia  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  perverse  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spectra  Cobra  Lily"  and  "Ossos  Imerso  Em  Abismos  Amnioticos".  8  out  of 10.  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/11/mortespermiaabomacoez.html


Mortespermia/xXx Raw xXx/Depressive Illusions/2016 Demo Review

vendredi 11 novembre 2016 à 02:54

  This  is  the  second  review  of  a  demo  from  Brazil's  Mortespermia  which  continues  the  raw  and  perverse  black  style  style  of  the  previous  release  with  the  recording  being  called  xXx  Raw  xXx"  which  was  released  by  Depressive  Illusions.

  A very  dark  and  depressive  yet  melodic  guitar  lead  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  and  drums  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  and  when  the  music  speeds up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  A  decent  amount  of  90's  second  wave  influence  can  be  heard  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  clean  guitars  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  they  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  finger  picking  and  full  chords  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  and  demonic  in  some  parts of  the  songs  and  the last  track rings  in  a  touch  of  blues

  Mortespermia  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  on  this  recording  that  is  very  raw  and  lo-fi  while  also  mixing  in  a  decent  amount  of  second  wave  influences, t he  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  musicians  native tongue  and  covers  dark  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  demo  from  Mortespermia  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  perverse  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Lingua  Da  Serpente  Move- Se  Nas  Cavidades  Do  Vaso  De  Barro"  and  "I  Got  The  Vomit  Black  Blues".  8  out  of  10.   

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/11/mortespermaxxx-raw-xxxdepressive.html


Mortespermia/Negativizmo Ritval, Flevma & ExXxkrementoz/Depressive Illusions/2016 Demo Review

vendredi 11 novembre 2016 à 02:17

  Mortespermia  are  a solo  project  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  perverse  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2016  demo  "Negativizmo  Ritval,  Flevma  &  ExXxkrementoz"  which  was  released  by  Depressive  Illusions.

  A  very  dark  and  depressive  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  drum  beats  in  the  background  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  grim  sounding  black  metal s creams  that  also  get  deep  at  times.

  Melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  there is  also  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  and  the songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  main  focus  is  on  slow  riffing  and  all  of  the  songs  have  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere  to  them  while  also  keeping  everything  in  a  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  Mortespermia  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw,  depressive  and  lo-fi  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  songwriters  native  tongue  and  covers  dark  and  depressive themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mortespermia  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  perverse  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "O  Terror  Criado  Entre  Suas  Pernas"  and  "Eztrela  Nevtron cccxxxiii".  8  out  of  10.

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/11/mortespermianegativizmo-ritval-flevma.html