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Staota Interview

dimanche 18 octobre 2020 à 04:15

 


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?


R: Staota started as a one man BM project. I had riffs and ideas for songs that didn't fit to my band at the time,

so I decided to do a solo project on the side. As I parted ways with the now ex-band I decided to grow the project to a band.

I contacted my friend and partner in crime Tuomion Noita to come and play drums. We started writing & rehearsing

and here we are.  

T: I had my own solo project in progress when Riivattu contacted me to do drums

for his solo project and as our visions and lyrical themes collided they naturally grew into one project.



2.Recently you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you have went for on the recording?


R: We went for the traditional Finnish style of BM with a touch of DSBM.

Raw, gloomy and melancholic feeling with some punchy riffs ,sad melodies and tortured screams.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


R: Misanthropy, nihilism and death. Thoughts from a dark place bled to a paper.

In some twisted way, to me they're an outlet into catharsis through pain and hatred.

T: My lyrical themes and soundscapes near these same areas,

the desolation and emptiness of our mortal shells.

The dark sides of human experience.


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


R: The idea came to me when I was reading one of Michael W. Fords books about Luciferianism.

It basically means a ritual/mantra/spell utilizing vibrations of sound

focusing energy to achieve desired gnosis or a mental state.



5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?


R: The cover artwork is a photograph by a friend of the band . I think it reflects the atmosphere of our music.



6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?


T: At some point we had this mutual feeling that this is going to be a live band

and started to think about bass players when the ep was done. After a few conversations

and one rehearsal together we joined our ranks with Rota, the bass player from my other band Acid Sodomy.


7.On the ep you also done a 'Mayhem' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?


R: We usually fool around with random songs after our own set in rehearsals.

So we played that song and thought that it would be a nice fit in our set.

We gave the song good old dark throne treatment and stripped it off of the "excess stuff"

and ran with it. We're quite happy with the outcome.

T: Yes, we wanted to do a more of a raw approach to this song and it seemed to work well to both of us after a little dabbling about

and then we just went for it.



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


R: Yes. We are looking for a label to release the EP and then some. We've had few labels contacting

us with interest. We're currently going through the contacts and we're confident we'll find one for us.



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


T: We have gotten good feedback and interest and many have asking when are we making physical copies of Kuoleman Kastama EP.

R: Surprisingly good. Keeping in mind that our debut has been out like 2-3 weeks, it's all positive.

Reviews have been generous to us and we're encouraged by the positive feedback.


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


R: I'm solely focused on Staota

T: I have my other black metal band, Acid Sodomy and I also play drums in a band called Voodoo Bong.



11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


R: A full length might take a while. We're in the process of rehearsing with our new bass player and writing

few songs to complete our live set. Then we focus on gigs and work on new material.

Musically i see us continuing this path.


12.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?


R: I'd say the biggest influences to my writing and sound are Satanic Warmaster and Horna. As for what i'm listening nowdays

kalmankantaja, Sarkrista and traditional celtic stuff.

T: Some bands that have influenced me are Hämys, Mgla, Abyssion, Kalmankantaja, Darkthrone.

Lately I have been listening quite a lot of Mgla, Agalloch and different ambient music tracks.



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


We thank you for the interview. Stay tuned for future updates and releases @ our FB or BC. This is only the beginning.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/staota-interview.html


The Deviant/Rotting Dreams Of Carrion/Soulseller Records/2020 CD Review

dimanche 18 octobre 2020 à 01:02

 


  The  Deviant  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Rotting  Dreams  of  Carrion"  which  will  be released  in  December  by  Soulseller  Records.


  A  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  doom  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  When  guitars  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  faster sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats. 


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  a  good  amount  of  death  metal  elements  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  yet  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  growls  can  also  be  heard  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  synths  and  tribal  beats.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Apocalyptic  themes.


  In  my  opinion  The  Deviant  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Atomic  Revolt"  "It  Has  A  Name"  and  "Enter The Storm". 8 out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/officialthedeviant


    


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-deviantrotting-dreams-of.html


Sarvekas/Of Atavistic Fury & Visions/Soulseller Records/2020 EP Review

dimanche 18 octobre 2020 à 00:16

 


  Sarvekas  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  crushing  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Of  Atavistic  Fury  &  Visions"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Soulseller  Records.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  Finnish  style.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  era  second  wave  influences  but  keeping  it  modern  at  the  same  time  along  with  the  melodies also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  cold,  sinister  and  epic  atmosphere  and  all of  the  tracks  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  Sarvekas  plays  a style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  sounding  in  the  Finnish  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  heathenry,  Scandinavian  Mythology  and  a  devotion  to  the  dark.


  In  my  opinion  Sarvekas  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  'Dark  Spiritual  Devoation"  and  "Surtr's  Breath".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/sarvekas

https://www.instagram.com/sarvekasofficial/


https://youtu.be/SiWgLmY7ulQ      


  

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/sarvekasof-atavistic-fury.html


Serpents Oath/Nihil/Soulseller Records/2020 CD Review

samedi 17 octobre 2020 à 06:10

 


  Serpents  Oath  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  nihilistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Nihil"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Soulseller  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  whispers  and  spoken  word  parts  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody.


  At  times  the  vocals  also  get  very  grim  and  deep  sounding  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  melodic  style  along  with  some  chants  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  more  depressive  approach  on  some  of  the  songs  and  as  the  album  progresses  spoken  word  parts  also  make  a  brief  return  and  one  track  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.   


  Serpents  Oath  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  nihilistic,  aggressive  and  melodic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Occultism,  Left  Hand  Path  and  Death  themes. 


In  my  opinion  Serpents  Oath  are  a  very  great  sounding  nihilistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Speaking  In  Tongues"  "Serpents  Of  Eight"  and  "The  Beast  Reborn".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/serpentsoath


https://www.instagram.com/serpentsoath/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/serpents-oathnihilsoulseller.html


Skorbvster/Sakte Fort Veldig Kraftig/Snow Wolf Records/2020 EP Review

samedi 17 octobre 2020 à 05:17

 


  Skorbvster  are  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  ep  "Sakte  Forte  Veldig  Kraftig"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Snow  Wolf  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast,  raw  and  lo-fi  direction  which  also  utilizes  a great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  


  The  songs  also  mix  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  to  early  2000's  influences  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  noise  at  times,  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  Skorbvster  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  lo-fi  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  dark  themes  along  with  some  of  the  words  being  translated  from  one  of  my  reviews  into  a  different  language.


In  my  opinion  Skorbvster  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Veldig  Morkt  Men  Tungt"  and  "Mest  Dystre".  8  out  of  10.


https://skorbvstr.bandcamp.com/releases  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/skorbvstersakte-fort-veldig-kraftigsnow.html