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Seventh Genocide Interview

mardi 24 novembre 2015 à 10:50
Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

 “Breeze of Memories” was actually recorded during 2013 and 2014, but it was only released this spring, so a lot of things have changed. Firstly, we modified half of our line-up with two new guitarists, Stefano and Jacopo, then we immediately started working on a different approach on the songwriting and evolved our sound with more influences and experimentation. You’ll hear everything on our next album.


2.Recently you have released a new album, 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?

Compared to the previous, this album is a completely different thing. The first one is just a report of our early years. With “Breeze of Memories” we have found our own sound, we mixed different influences and tried to create a more emotional approach to the music itself.

3.In the beginning the band played more of a traditional and melodic style of black metal but have evolved more into a post black metal band on the new recording, what was the decision behind going into this musical direction?

Actually, nothing was decided, it was just a natural evolution. “Seventh Genocide” was raw, immature and naïve, it’s probably a regular release for a novice black metal band with some good ideas, but without the right maturity for realizing them. The biggest error was probably releasing it as a full-length and not as a compilation of demos. ” Breeze of Memories” represents the moment when we started to make music seriously, it’s the first step of an evolution that will continue with the new material.

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

Lyrics are about the immensity and purity of nature as the only guard of men’s spiritual roots. Death is another important topic; it represents the liberation from physical existence. This concept in particular will be examined in a more transcendental and spiritual way on the next album, including out-of-body experiences and astral projections. In the first album, lyrics were mostly inspired by 800’s French and Italian dark poetry, that’s one of the things we still like about that record...

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?

In the past we played some great shows here in Rome including a gig with Irish legends Primordial. Unfortunately, with the old line-up live performances weren’t always perfect and it was a big limitation. Now that Stefano and Jacopo joined the band everything is completely different, they are excellent musicians and we have a common goal as a band. Our shows are like a ritual experience: we usually play with lights off, scented candles and various scenic tools.


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

Our plans now are all focused on the making of our next album, which is actually complete for an half. After its release we’ll surely try to promote it with live gigs and tours.

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

“Breeze of Memories” was already released on CD by Naked Lunch Records, an experimental music label from northern Italy. On days also a tape version will be available through US based label Red River Family Records., which is perfectly suitable to our attitude. For the release of the next record we don’t have any information, we’ll see when it will be complete.


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

For an underground band like us we think it’s fine.


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?

¾ of the band is also involved in a post-rock project called Angew, which is currently on hold. Rodolfo and Valerio are also part of Dreariness’s live line-up; the band is preparing some shows and releasing a new album soon. Valerio is also a member of progressive/post-rock band Odd.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We don’t know, but we don’t preclude anything.

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?

“Breeze of Memories” was clearly influenced by post-rock, post-black metal and American “Cascadian” black metal scene. On the next record we’ll explore also progressive rock, ambient and atmospheric music in general. We are very open minded listeners and avid record collectors. We listen to a lot of various musical genres such as atmospheric, experimental music, extreme metal, post-rock, 70’s rock, folk, pop and even classical music or jazz.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

For this question, different answers by each singular member are probably better:

Rodolfo:  Beside music I use to watch tons of movies which also influence me during composition of music and lyrics. Some of my favourite directors are Kim Ki-Duk (his Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring is probably my absolute favourite movie), Takeshi Kitano, Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Sion Sono (Love Exposure is just crazy), Andrey Tarkovskij, Lav Diaz (We used a sequence from his 7 long “Melancholia” as visual during one of our shows). Bela Tarr (Satantango), Hayao Myiazaki, Satoshi Kon, Katsuhiro Otomo. Speaking of books I’d like to mention Richard Adams’ “Watership Down”,  Haruki Murakami’s “In the sign of the sheep” and the esoteric book “Life After Life”, very influent on my lyrics.

Jacopo: I’m a lot into anime, manga and hentai. Some of my favourite artists are Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist, Arsian Senkin), Masashi Kishimoto, Sui Ishida and I’m also influenced by visionary painter Takato Yamamoto. Speaking of movies, I like many works by Quentin Tarantino, Sergio Leone, Takashi Miike (Sukyiaky Western Django, Gozu) and many others. Another thing I really like are videogames, I have some favourite titles from 90’s Nintendo masterpieces (The Legend of Zelda, the Pokémon saga) to modern ones (Darksouls, Bloodborne)

Stefano: I’m a big fan of sci-fi and literature in general, some of my favourite authors are Philip K. Dick (Eye in the Sky, Clans of the Alphane, The Penultimate Truth), Isaac Asimov, Stanislaw Lem (Solaris), but also Haruki Murakami, Franz Kafka, Michael Ende (The Mirror in the Mirror), George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. I also love western cinema (Sam Pekinpah, Edwin Sherin) and contemporary painters like Salvador Dalì, Renato Guttuso, Giorgio De Chirico and Giorgio Morandi.

Valerio: My interests includes Martial Arts, Videogames of every genre, Bauhaus architecture, philosophy (Immanuel Kant, Friederich Nietzsche), European languages, cooking and movies, in particular dystopian and utopian films.

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

Thanks a lot for the opportunity and for the kind words on the review. Occult Black Metal Zine has our full support

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/seventh-genocide-interview.html


Morkulv/Where Hollowness Dwells/Satanath Records/Dark East Productions/Metal Throne Productions/Metal Of Crypt/2014 CD Review

mardi 24 novembre 2015 à 10:40

  Morkulv  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Where  Hollowness  Dwells"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Dark  East  Productions, Metal  Throne  Productions  and  Metal  Of  Crypt.

  Evil  sounding  synths  and  bells  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  whispers  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  while  also  keeping  around  the  synths  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark,  distorted  and  melodic  sounding.

  A  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording   and  when  spoken  word  parts  are  utilized  they  enhance  the  grim  atmosphere  of  the  songs  along  with  the  keyboards  getting  more  epic.

 As  the  album progresses  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  acoustic  guitars  while  a  later  track  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  melodic  clean  singing  and  the  music  also  goes  back  to  the  early  90's  of  the  90's  where  they  started  mixing  in  keyboards  with  a  more  raw  black  metal  style  while  the  music  is  still  very  much  guitar  driven.      

  Morkulv  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  rooted  in  the  early  90's which  they  mix  in  with  a  keyboard  sound  that  also  gives  the  music  a  feeling  or  a  horror  movie  soundtrack,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  horror  themes.

In  my  opinion  Morkulv  are  a  very  great sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Red,  Dark,  Infinite"  'Where  Hollowness  Dwells"  "Conjuration  -  A  Blood  Ritual"  and  "Iron  Throb".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/morkulvwhere-hollowness-dwellssatanath.html


Everto Signum/Synergy/Satanath Records/Dark East Productions/NitroAtmosfericum Records/Metal Throne Productions/2014 EP Review

mardi 24 novembre 2015 à 09:27

  Everto  Signum  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  Austria  and  Portugal  that  plays  a  musical  style  that  they  refer  to  as  'elemental  black  metal'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Synergy"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Dark  East  Productions,  NitroAtmosfericum  Records  and Metal  Throne  Productions.

  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  ep  bringing  in  a  very  epic  and  atmospheric  feeling  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  melodic  guitar leads  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  after  the  intro the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  a  heavier  blck  metla  direction  while  also  retaining  the  atmospheric  elements.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  screams and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  more  modern style  of  black  metal  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  starts  evoking  more  of  a  raw  style  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  riffs  also  mic  in  a  great  amount  of  melody   and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Lux  Ferre's  "Atrae  Materiae  Momuntum".

  Everto  Signum  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  melodic  while  also  mixing  in  a  raw  guitar  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional while  the  lyrics  cover  natural  elements,  landscapes,  forces,  and  phenomena".  8  out  of  10.

  In  my  opinion  Everto  Signum  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stirred  Ambiance"  and  "Atrae  Materiae  Momuntum.  6  out  of  10.  

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/everto-signumsynergysatanath.html


Amezarak/Daemonolatreia/Satanath Records/Metallic Media/Metal Throne Productions/2014 CD Review

mardi 24 novembre 2015 à 08:53

  Amezarak  are  a  solo  project  from  Russia  that  recently  had  his  current  album  reviewed  in  this  zine  and  this  is  a  review  of  an  older album  from  2014  called  "Daemonolatreia"  which  was  also  in  a  raw  and  melodic  style  of  satanic  black  metal  and  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Metallic  Media  and  Metal  Throne  Productions.

  Nature sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with some  blast  beats  and  grim  yet  high  pitched  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  great  amount  of  melody  can  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  bring  in  a  Swedish  vibe.

  Some  of  the  songs  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  a  melodic  style  of  black  metal  and  you  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  very  dark  atmosphere  with  guitars  alone  and  the  whole  album  remains  heavy  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  With  this recording  Amezarak  played  a  style  of  black  metal  that  was  very  raw  and  melodic  in  the  early  to  mid  90's  Swedish  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Amezarak  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Start  Of  Emptiness"  "Ten  Substance"  "Become  Evil"  and "Exodus".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/amezarakdaemonolatreiasatanath.html


Black Cult/Neo Satanism/Satanath Records/black Plague Records/metallic Media/2014 CD Review

mardi 24 novembre 2015 à 06:34

  Black  Cult  are  a  band  from  Croatia  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Neo  Satanism"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Black  Plague  Records,  and  Metallic  Media.

  A  very  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  screams  and  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  has  a  very  heavy  Swedish  vibe.

   Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  elements  of  thrash  and  heavy  metal  and  some  of  the  deeper  vocals  bring  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  and  some  songs  bring  in  atmospheric  elements  and  spoken  word  parts  and  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  clean  playing  and  a  great  amount  of  the  riffs  are  very  catchy  and  also  brings  in  a  touch  of  black'n'roll  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Burzum's  "Jesus  Tod".

  Black  Cult  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  this  is  very  satanic,  raw  and  melodic  while  also  being  very  catchy  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my opinion  Black  Cult  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic,  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Demon-stration"  "In  Satan  We  Trust"  "Neo  Satanism"  and  "Sacrificial  Pentagram".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/black-cultneo-satanismsatanath.html