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Fullmoon Cult Interview

jeudi 3 septembre 2020 à 01:45
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The band formed in 2013 in Ptolemaida,Greece from Chaos Kommando and Askalaphos after the death of Olethros and the uncertain future of
Dark Messiah.(The motive to handle Askalaphos the guitar was the death of Olethros.The songs that were written that period didn’t fit on D. M.,so Fullmoon Cult was created.)

2.Recently you where a apart of a split, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction you went for on your side of the recording?
As a band we are influenced from 90’s Black Metal and with D.M. we couldn’t play this style.It is something that expresses us.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?
The lyrics are based on skepticism, mythology and animal instincts(that were hidden inside us)

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Fullmoon Cult'?
The metaphorical transformation of man to animal(wolf) and animal instincts that human nature externalize.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
It is inspired from an old engraving that depict a werewolf.For us it symbolizes the man that oppose.

6.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows yet?
No.We are not thinking live shows for the moment.

7.Very little information can be found about the band online, is this intentional?
We are not into social media.We are focus only on our music.

8.You also did an 'Impaled Nazarene'cover', what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?
It was a band that Olethros adored and we want it, to pay a tribute with the cover.


9.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Doden Grotte', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?
Honoured to share the split with a band like Doden Grotte.We liked their style.

10.The split was released on 'Askio Productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Askio Prod. was created in order to promote the local bands.Despite the fact that  it’s a small underground label, it helps a lot the bands.

11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
We are not into social media and as far as we are informed by Askio Prod. the split got positive feedback from the black metal fans.

12.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We have some tracks ready.Hope next year to recorded.We don’t like to planning things.We act from our inspiration.

13.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?
Alastor:Finnish B.M.,Sargeist,Gorgoroth,Funeral Mist.
Chaos Kommando:War Metal,and 90’s B.M.(Marduk,Blasphemy,Revenge)
Askalaphos:Satanic Warmaster,Marduk,Judas Iscariot,Sargeist,Windir and 90’s B.M.

14.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in the music?
Satanism does not play any role in our music because we do not believe in any religion or dogma that is created by human.

15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the opportunity to tell few things about the band…We hope everyone who will listen the split, to be satisfied by both bands.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Fullmoon_Cult/3540463290

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/fullmoon-cult-interview.html


Hiidenhauta/Riivin/Inverse Records/2020 CD Review

mercredi 2 septembre 2020 à 08:47

  Finland's  Hiidenhauta  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  folk  inspired  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  release  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Riivin"  which  will  be  released  on  September  18th  by  Inverse  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very melodic  style  and  clean  male  and  female  singing  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  One  track  also  introduces  folk  instruments  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  a  couple  of  tracks  also  introduces  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  album.

  On  this  recording  Hiidenhauta  remains  true  to  the  melodic  and  folk  inspired  style  of  black  metal  that  they  had  established  on  their  previous  release.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  is  a  concept  album  based  upon  the  Devil  of  Finnish  Folklore.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hiidenhauta  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  inspired  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  the  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Riidenlieko"  "Petaja"  "Halava"  and  "Harmio".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/lW8fBqDconQ

https://youtu.be/qI5BtObFTnI

https://youtu.be/EuQF7SsRZRY   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/hiidenhautariivininverse-records2020-cd.html


Bihargam/Ove Tenebrae/2020 Full Length Review

mercredi 2 septembre 2020 à 04:27

  Bihargam  are  a  band  from  Kentucky  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  album  "Ove  Tenebre"  which  will  be  released  in  October.

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Elements  of  thrash  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  getting  very  deep  and  demonic  sounding  at  times  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track

  On  this  recording  Bihargam  takes  their  style  of  black  metal  into  more  of  a  melodic  direction  as  well  as  mixing  in  more  thrash  metal  elements  to  take  their  mus  to  another  level. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics are  a  concept  album  based  upon  the Metabaron  graphic  novel  series  written  by  Alejandro  Jodorowsky.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Bihargam  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Inanimate  Son"  "The  Metallic  Consciousness"  and  "The  Screaming  Planet".  8  out  of  10.

bihargam@gmail.com
https://bihargam.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/bihargam 

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/bihargamove-tenebrae2020-full-length.html


Chanid/In Hoc Signo Vinces/Black Vault Productions/2020 EP Review

mardi 1 septembre 2020 à 08:49

  Chanid  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "In  Hoc  Signo  Vinces"  which  was  released  by  Black  Vault  Productions.

  Sounds  of  wind,  rain  and  thunder  start  off  the  ep  along  with  a  brief  use  of  orchestra  elements  while  operatic  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  On  this  recording  Chanid  takes  their  old  school  style  of  occult  black  metal  into  more  of  a  melodic  direction  but  also  keeping  around  the  raw  aggression.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  continue  the  story  of  Lucifer  that  was  introduced  on  previous  releases.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Chanid  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  old  school  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Hoc  Signo  Vinces"  and  "Enlightenment".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pecAfUpj-sc  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/chanidin-hoc-signo-vincesblack-vault.html


Aliicide/First Prayer/2020 EP Review

mardi 1 septembre 2020 à 08:08

  Alicide  are  a  duo  from  California  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "First  Prayer".

  Keyboards  and  operatic  female  vocals  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  When  guitar  solos  and leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams. 

   When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized,  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  experimental  instrumental.

  Alicide  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  modern,  atmospheric  and  experimental  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Alicide  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  atmospheric  and  experimental  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Banished".  8  out  of  10.

https://aliicide.bandcamp.com/releases     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/aliicidefirst-prayer2020-ep-review.html