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Sig:Ar:Tyr Interview

lundi 22 février 2016 à 00:02
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

I’ve been taking a break from music since the completion of the album because it is such a stressful process. With the band members some distance from each other, plus being in the middle of Canadian winter, it’s more difficult to get together. But we will be jamming soon to get the rust off and practice a new set and hopefully be ready for the occasional show to support the new album.

2.You have a new album coming out in April, 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?

This time I went for a more straight-ahead approach than before. I wanted to make the best nine songs I could to tell my story, and make them all essential and memorable to the album as a whole. I wanted every riff, every solo, every vocal verse to be focused and powerful. Another difference is that this time around there are no instrumentals on this album. While it has always been an important part of my past albums in terms of mood and pacing, nothing really came into mind regarding a new instrumental for this album... it just didn’t fit the mood and story I wanted to tell. This is also the first time I had other musicians help me in the process, so I have a drummer and bass player do their own parts, and my rhythm guitarist and drummer also helped me out with some songwriting and created the first song for my band that wasn’t initially created by me.

3.This is the first album to be released in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

After “Godsaga" was released in 2010, I was totally burned out musically. That album is very important to me and took a lot out of me to create as I did it all by myself. Afterwards I basically did nothing music-wise for about a year and half. In the summer of 2012, I was offered to play a small festival in the US, and at the same time, my friends in other local bands, Nicholas Ireland and Mike Grund (Battlesoul) and Morgan Rider (Vesperia) really wanted to help me bring the music to the live stage. Believe it or not, I had never played live before in my life. So we took about 3-4 months to get up to speed with a small set, and we played live for the first time in the fall of 2012. We played about 5 shows between 2012 and 2013, just special shows here and there, then I stopped playing live so I could concentrate on creating the new album which was finished in late 2015.

4.The lyrical topics are a concept album about the Vikings voyages to America, can you tell us a little bit more about the song writing that is present on the new recording?

Another reason why I didn’t start a new album right away after “Godsaga" is that I always need a central theme to work from. I like having that in place to guide me in the writing process of the album. It wasn’t until late 2012 that I discovered my theme of the Norse in North America, and specifically in my own country of Canada.  From their settlements in Greenland, they arrived here approximately 1000 years ago on the east coast, first landing in Baffin Island, then making their way down the coast to Labrador, Newfoundland, and further on. More importantly, I also wanted to explore their spiritual friction as they transitioned from heathen ways to Christianity at the time.

5.The band name is named after 3 different runes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Norse Paganism and also do you have any interest in the Paganism or other cultures?

Yes the name is based on three runes from the old North European alphabet. I am also highly influenced by the fantasy author Michael Moorcock, and his universe is based on the relationships between chaos, balance, and order. I chose those three runes to best signify that relationship. I didn’t really become focused on North European mythology until later in life. Before I was a bit all over the place in terms of occult interests, whether it was Satanism, ancient Egypt, Aleister Crowley, all sorts of things. Then I began to focus on the spiritual aspects of my own culture, that of Northen Europe. I’m English in heritage, and in the Norse mythology we find the most complete memory of pre-Christian thought in Northern Europe because it was preserved. Unfortunately in England it was not preserved very well, but when you compare the myths of all North Europeans, they come from familiar roots in deep pre-history so it makes for a fascinating comparison. More recently I’ve become obsessed again with ancient civilizations going back 10,000+ years ago, for example, right now I’m reading a book about Göbekli Tepe in modern-day Turkey which is now the oldest known temple-like structure we’ve ever discovered and continues to wind back the date of the earliest known civilizations.

6.Originally the band started out as a solo project what was the decision behind hiring a full time line up?

Part of this was answered in the previous question, but I had friends in other local bands who wanted to help bring my music to the live stage. It was also an opportunity to have them involved in the new album, and perform their own parts, because my bass playing skills and drum programming skills were fairly limited so it really enhanced the album to have their expertise and own musical take on my ideas, contribute new riffs and so on. When you do everything yourself, you start to go in circles and your ideas can become stale. The last thing I wanted to do was make a “Godsaga II”, so I think their contributions really helped make the new album “Northen" what it is.

7.Has the band done any live shows with the line up yet?

Yes we have done about 5 shows, one in the US, and the rest in Ontario close to where we live. We’ve been lucky to be on some high-profile shows with bands like Absu, Einherjer, and Agalloch, and also had my first headlining show in my hometown which was great. I know it does not seem like much and our live record has been pretty spotty, but with everyone busy with their own projects, and me being the private person that I am, it’s not a priority. I’ve always been happy just making music at home and just leaving it at that. But my friends really helped push me to get out of my comfort zone and bring the music live because people really wanted to hear it, and being able to play for fans of your music and meet and talk with them is a great feeling and very rewarding.

8.The new album is coming out on Hammerheart Records, how did you get in contact with this legendary label?

Hammerheart was one of the first labels to contact me when I sent out my demo way back in 2003. The first album "Sailing the Seas of Fate” was supposed to be released with them, but with some business problems at the time it ended up not happening. We reconnected after many years of building up my discography in the underground scene. I really felt like “Northen” was a strong enough album with wider appeal that they would be interested so I thought it was worth a try to contact them again. They recently re-released my previous albums and we have high hopes for the new album. They've always been a label associated with classic pagan metal and in a way it was like completing a circle from the time they contacted me from my first demo.

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

The reactions to my last album “Godsaga” were very positive, and it started the momentum of breaking out of the niche genre I was in. There’s been a progression from the acoustic/ambient type of music in the beginning to more straight-ahead metal with each album. I think “Northen” is the culmination of that progression as this is the most complete metal album I have done. We’ve only just started the promotion for this album, but early reaction has been very positive, and I think it will appeal to the wider metal community compared to previous albums.

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?

My drummer Nich is hard at work with his band Battlesoul on their new album. I’ve heard a few clips from it in progress and it sounds really great. My rhythm guitarist Mike started his own band Hexenklad which is black/pagan metal and they are working in their first album, and Morgan is busy working on a new Vesperia album and doing another tour soon. They won last year’s Wacken Metal Battle in Germany which was a huge accomplishment.

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

I’ve already got some ideas for a new album, so I’m just at the early stages of setting the theme and overall mood for it. Style-wise, I’m sure it will be very similar to the past of course, but possibly in a faster black metal direction. I’m not quite sure yet. I’d like to tone down the Norse aspects, I think I’ve told enough Viking tales, and SIG:AR:TYR has always been about the greater ancient world, even though I mainly focus on Northern Europe. For example the “Beyond the North Winds” album had a variety of mythical and historical topics. My current fascination with what people were doing on Earth over 10,000 years ago may feed into that. I just hope it doesn’t take 5+ years for me to complete it this time!

12.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?

My main influences are 80’s metal, as that is the era I grew up in... Iron Maiden, Dio, Ozzy, Ratt, Savatage, King Diamond, and also my favorite guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Criss Oliva, Jake E Lee, Warren Demartini, and Andy LaRocque. In the early 90’s Hammerheart from Bathory was a major influence of course. In the mid-90s like most people I was really taken with black metal, primarily Burzum and early Emperor. I think there was a long break there was I wasn’t much into metal for awhile, but that changed again in the early 2000’s when I got into pagan metal bands like Primordial and Drudkh. Just great epic music with a lot of heart, and it really got me excited about making music. When I first started out, I wanted SIG:AR:TYR to blend three things: Viking-era Bathory, Yngwie Malmsteen, with a bit of Burzum atmosphere. That’s it! As time went on and I added more and more metal aspects, I followed the path of the pagan metal bands.
Nowadays I’ve gone backwards and I’m mostly listening to 70’s rock… UFO, Scorpions, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper, Kiss, that sort of stuff.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

I read a lot, and I like to write fiction when I can, but I’ve had a lot things sit idle while I’ve been working on music for so long. I have some unfinished fantasy type stuff, and also a children’s ghost story I want to get back to. Otherwise, I just have a regular life, I have a full-time career, house, wife, and a dog that takes up most of my time as well! My favorite part of my days are long trail walks with my dog.

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

Thank you for the interview, and I hope everyone enjoys the new album when it arrives. SIG:AR:TYR marches on, even if at a slow pace!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/sigartyr-interview.html


Uada/Devoid Of Light/Eisenwald/2016 CD Review

samedi 20 février 2016 à 00:26

  Uada  are  a  band from  Portland,  Oregon  that  plays  a  very raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  'Devoid  Of  Light"  which  will  be  released  in  April by  Eisenwald.

  A  very  dark  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  mixing  it  in  with  a  more  raw  black  metal  sound  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  90's  Swedish  black  metal  influences  in t he  bands  musical  style  while  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  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  very  true  to  a  very  melodic  musical  style  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic in  length.

  All  of  the  songs  have  a  very  vintage  Swedish  style  to  them  and  the  band  plays  it  so  perfectly  that  most  people  would  assume  this  is  a  veteran  band  from  that  country  and  would  be  surprised  to  find  out  there  are  from  the  northwestern  region  of the  United  States  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  at  times  bring  in  a  slight  death  metal  influence  while  also  adding  depressive  screams  into some  parts  of  the  songs  and  the  fast  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  starts  getting  a  bit  more  atmospheric  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  acoustic  guitars.

  Uada  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  while  also  mixing  in  a  lot  of  spectral  melodies  that  gives  the  music  a  very  vintage  Swedish  sound  and  this  is  probably  when  off  the  most  creative  albums  and  American  band  has  released  over  the  years,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Uada  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Natus  Eclipsim"  and  "Our  Pale  Departure".  8/5  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/uadadevoid-of-lighteisenwald2016-cd.html


Rorcal/Creon/Halo Of Flies/2016 CD Review

vendredi 19 février 2016 à 05:52

  Switzerland's  Rorcal  have  returned  with  a  new  album  which  shows  them  continuing  the  black  metal,  sludge  and  doom  metal  of  previous  recordings  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Creon"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Halo  Of  Flies.

   Tremolo  picking  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  very  slow  doom/sludge  metal  riffing  and  drums  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  mixing  in  dark  sounding  melodies  and  after  a  few  minutes  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  depressive  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  being  utilized.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  the  vocals  also  throw  in grim  growls  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  post  metal  and  hardcore  in  the  slower  doom  and  sludge  sections  of  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  singing  and  spoken  word  parts.

  With  this  recording  Rorcal  continues  their  mixture  of  black  metal,  doom  and  sludge  from  previous  recordings  while  also  speeding  up  a  bit  and  getting  more  raw  and  aggressive,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  on  the  deaths  of  Polynices,  Antigone,  Haemon,  and  Eurydice  from  Greek  Mythology.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording from  Rorcal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  sludge  and  doom,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Polynices"  and  "Eurydice".  8  out  of  10.

       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/rorcalcreonhalo-of-flies2016-cd-review.html


Cold Raven/Equilibrium And Chaos/Sliptrick Records/2015 CD Review

vendredi 19 février 2016 à 04:37
 Cold  Raven  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Equilibrium And Chaos"  which  was  released  by  Sliptrick  Records.

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  even  more  of  a  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  along  with  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  Death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  slower  riffs  are  very  heavily  influenced  by  doom  metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  songs  start  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow, mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  and  clean  playing  along  with  some  whispers  make  a  return  briefly  on  the  last  track.

  Cold  Raven  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  traditional  and  melodic  in  the  90's  style  which  they  also  mix  in  with  a  great  amount  of  doom  metal  influences,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Ancient  Religions,  Inner  Enlightenment,  and  Anti  Christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cold  Raven  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "No  Mercy"  "Trapped  In  A  Cult"  and  "The  World  Is  Doomed".  8  out  of  10.  

 

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/cold-ravenequilibrium-and.html


Humanitas Error Est Interview

mercredi 17 février 2016 à 22:56


1.For those that have never heard of you, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Ahephaïm: You probably know this feeling when you are so disgusted by something, so pissed off by someone that you can't put a single word on it... Through the years, I learned to hate humans and their stupid behaviors and the only logical way for me to exteriorize this without becoming a mass murder was to transform this hatred in music. At this point, you need to find musicians who understand this and walk the same way. Not always easy, but we got it.  
Ghoul: We strictly follow our path, our understanding of music, our understanding of Black Metal.
S Caedes:Absolutely, no-holds-barred! It was important for Ahephaïmand myself to find musicians, who share the same point of view and are passionate about creating music, rather than those who don't take their profession seriously.And to add something special in the band I had the idea to have a male-vocalist besides me, to try something new, to have more vocal variations. So we decided just to do it. And with Ghoul, I guess we are a good team on the front.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the album?

Ahephaïm:For me, the music we compose is brutal of course but also subtle in its obscurity. Behind the vehemence of the riffs, blast beats, … and the suitable dirty production, you can enter a world of very different extreme emotions. The compositions were pretty spontaneous and translate our real state of mind; a very direct and furious anger load accompanied by various other feelings you probably can detect if you care enough.
Ghoul:Yes, definitely! We represent very aggressive, straight and fast Black Metal. But in few songs we also includedatmospheric parts, which can be maybe interpreted by some peopleas depressive tendencies. Since we all have different influences, we try to combine all so that our music not becoming monotonous.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
S Caedes:We're writing about our view of humanity, religion, the abstruse way of life most humans choose to go. And since I'm a very sadistic person, my lyrics are often influenced by this topic. I like to write about torture, but when you read between the lines, you can always find my message related to the meaning of Humanitas Error Est.
Ghoul: The crucial point is the human being. Pertaining to mother earth, humanity is a virus, an all destroying species which is gorging till death. From my point of view this is the ultimate downfall of our world.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Humanitas Error Est'?
Ahephaïm:You maybe know the famous Latin expression “Errare Humanum Est” (to err is human). As we were searching for a suitable band name, fitting to our concept, I was thinking about this and just transformed it to perfectly represent what our message is: “Humanity is the error”.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Ahephaïm: On stage, we can really let everything out, let the people feel what we mean directly and not through a record. We put a lot of energy to make every live apparition better than the previous one, intense and aggressive as possible. My best experiences till now with Humanitas Error Est were the In Flammen Festival in Torgau (D), the Night Of Blasphemy in Olten (CH) and the date with Nocturnal Depression in Erfurt (D).
S Caedes:Same for me. The In Flammen Festival – really great feeling to be part of such a known festival, specially under the aspect that we only published one demo-song at this time.And also the Night Of Blasphemy in Olten, Switzerland – the audience was just amazing! To describe our stage performance, well… I don't know, we just act like we feel on stage without planning this or that. We are not playing roles, we represent what we are, what we feel, what we want to express with our music.
Ghoul:My favorites are Club From Hell (Erfurt/Germany) and, like my bandmates, the Night Of Blasphemy. The audience was great, we really felt that they were there to enjoy a Black Metal gig. It was just an amazing atmosphere.


6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Ahephaïm:At the point we were about to get our albums pressed, we wanted to wait to have them in hands to make further shows and as it was pretty delayed, we had to postpone our live dates but it will come soon enough. We already have two festivals, which we can name officially: The Underground Remains Festival in Göttingen (D) and the Autumn Souls Of Sofia in Bulgaria. But of course we also have few other dates, which will be announced soon. We will definitely not hide behind the album. There will be enough gigs this year, where people have the chance to see us live on stage.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Ahephaïm: Since we put our first demo online, we get really a lot of encouraging feedback from everywhere and it's also the case with our album, even if it's still a bit early to say as the promo began only one or two month ago and that a lot of magazines need more time to get the material or having the time to review it. But for now, the feedback is really positive.
S Caedes: We have already fans from around the world, what is just amazing. I'm in contact with fans from South America, Portugal or also Bulgaria... they're fucking enthusiastic about our music and can't wait to receive our album or/and see us live. It's a great feeling, when you get such a support. Clearly there are also people, who don't like our music, but hey, I also don't like every band. This is normal, and its good, like it is. I guess I can speak for the whole band when I say, that we don't want to be loved by everyone.
Ghoul: Indeed. The feedback we get till now is really great, specially live, people like what we stand for, what we represent. But sure you can't suit everybody, but this is also not our intention.

8.What is going on with some of the bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
S Caedes: Beside Humanitas Error Est I'm doing the vocals in Lebenssucht. Its more depressive Black Metal with a deeper morbidity (but no suicidial affects - I love my life with all its negativity, no interest to kill myself). We are working on our first album and have already few gigs fixed for this year. First time we will be on stage in beginning of July in Belgium. In addition I will also do guest vocals in Withering Night (Black Metal, United States) and Absolutus (Black Metal, Belgium).
Ahepha
ïm:I have many projects beside Humanitas Error Est, like Arnwald which is my ambient-industrial solo project but also Rogash (death metal with Rogan, our bassist), Lebenssucht, a black metal band with S Caedes and Déhà (the guy who made the mix and mastering of our album). With this guy, I also have several projects like Yhdarl, Vaer, Merda Mundi, … I also play in different other non-metal projects because I think diversity is important: Grausame Töchter (SM electro punk) and Die Wanderratten (medieval rock). It's not really everything, but the rest still has to be announced...
Ghoul: I'm vocalist in Goatfuck, a black/trash band also from Leipzig, Germany. It's a bit more oldschool, more ugly than Humanitas Error Est. We restructured the band for a new path with me as vocalist, also changed the name (before it was Slaughtered Existence), cause with me the band will be a bit more black, than trash. Few new songs are already finished and for now we are searching for a label.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Ahephaïm: I can't answer you precisely because it depends on a lot of factors. We don't want to follow borders and we'll just make the music which express the most our thoughts. Anyway, I guess I'm not wrong when I tell you that you can still expect some dirty brutality. The new songs composed after the album already show a threatening sky...


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?

S Caedes: Since we all have our own musical influences, for me its really exciting to make music with all these individual characters. But it was clear from minute one, that we want to create something brutal, something nasty, a spit in the face against humanity and religion. Tsar is absolutely fan of Dark Funeral and Setherial, very harsh and very fast Black Metal. The roots of our bassist Rogan are based in Death Metal. Void114 and me, we are more into DSBM. For example I'm a big fan of Lifelover, Shining, Taiga, Silencer. On the other side I'm also a big fan of kickass bands like Anaal Nathrakh, Dyscarnate, Endstille, Marduk etc – and for me the main point was to be able to express my inner aggression with Humanitas Error Est, unleash a brutal assault against humanity
.Ghoul:We are often compared with Dark Funeral and Marduk, because of our aggressive and fast playing. On the face of it I can agree, but I want to underline, that we are not interested in being a clone of another band. We absolutely do our own thing, following our instincts in composing songs. For me, I can say that I'm a big fan of Oldschool Black like Taake, Nattefrost, Carpathian Forest but also Marduk and Watain, for example, I really like a lot.
Ahephaïm:Everyone in the band has a really personal musical background and in this wide spectrum of sounds emerge some common bands or musical intensity. Influences are not always logical regarding what we are doing but I can name, for me, Urfaust, Anaal Nathrakh, Cattle Decapitation, Strapping Young Lad, Absu, … only to give you a few.

11.How would you describe your views on Satanism?

S Caedes: When I was fifteen I began to read a lot about Satanism, black magic, also Nietzsche, LaVey, Crowley… I was obsessed by these occult themes. From all influences I created my own view about life, about religion, about Satanism. I'm strictly against every religion. For me, there is no almighty God, so there can also be no Satan – who is waiting the bad people in hell. But I absolutely do believe in evil, the sadism in every human being. Satanism also means the freedom to decide what you want to do in your life and take on responsibility for it – it is the acceptance that there is no god.Everyone has to decide which way to go. Following the weak ones in believing there is someone more worth than you, following stupid rules, just because god tells you what is wrong, what is right – this is definitely not my way. Never was and never will be. I can't have respect for people, who blame Satan for all dire events in their life/on earth and telling such a shit like god will lead them to the light, when you follow his rules.
Ghoul:Satanism is the human being itself, the human nature, physically and mentally free and independent. Everyone is his own god, responsible for what he is doing, for the choices he made. For me, religion invented Satan to put humans and behaviors in stereotypes. The result is that religion controls, wields power. But the truth is, that what is good is always in the eye of the beholder.
Ahephaïm: As for any spirituality paths, it's a very personal thing which everyone see differently. I'm not sure that I could explain my vision precisely enough to don't deform it. And I'm not sure that I also want to do it. I'm trying to find my own divinity outside established patterns. I learned a lot about satanism and other branches of the black art and it's a really fascinating world where you can experience a lot but also loose yourself if you don't take good care. One of the lesson you should remember from any spiritual apprenticeship is to keep discretion about it. What I find ridiculous is that many bands are using this satanic imagery and concept to be like “evil” and have no knowledge about it. Through these people, the satanism in music looses its meaning and essence, sometimes becomes even a mainstream “must have” to belong to the scene, far away from a spiritual way to be. Empty vessels make the most noise. In contrary, you also have some bands who express subtly their satanic beliefs without trying to impress anyone but more by including them parsimoniously in their art. This is, for me, the most interesting means when you feel like combining satanic faith and music.


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

S Caedes: Well, thank you for the interview, for your interest in Humanitas Error Est.
 Ghoul: And for the people out there: be free, follow yourself!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/humanitas-error-est-interview.html