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Corax B.M Interview

samedi 14 mai 2022 à 05:40

 

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


    *Yes of course. We are an old school black metal band from Greece starting up as a solo project of mine in June 2021. As a musician I am a Vocalist and a bassist but I always wanted to play guitar. So I grab one and the story begins with me writing the 2 first songs "Bewitched" Thy Faithful servant " and I invite my friend Morker to write the drums.


2.You have a new ep coming out this month, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

*Our musical style starts with the primal Scandinavian dark sounds with punk H/C hard riffs and of course, the Melodic lines meet our Greek BlackMetal roots.




3.A lot of your lyrics cover Occultism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

* As a man, I consider myself an Atheist and I never wanted to write something about religion in our songs. As an artist I find myself feeling better on the "dark side" and I consider Black Metal not only as music but as ART too. Occultism hides something that is interesting to discover and to feel free to communicate with your soul and your music. Black Metal gives you the freedom to find out your Darkest feelings and the metaphors of Occultism are coming to fulfil this need...




4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Corax'/


 

*Corax is the Greek word for the Crow. It is my stage name and the Bands Name with the B.M (it stands for Black Metal) I always admire the Crows for their intelligence and of Course their beautiful black Feathers and their Pride postures. Most of the world always hates and is scared of this bird but for me they are honorable representatives of darkness itself. After all darkness flies high!!!! 

 

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

First of all I must thank the Artist who made the cover Mr Kiriakos Balanos for the incredible job. In this cover I see all what I love... Crows, black tower, fog and of course the weird human figure that represents "Aniliagos" (Greek for Sunless) the Shepperd of Darkness who with his stand position gives the call to unleash darkness. 



6.The band started pout as a solo project, what was the decision behind expanding into a full line up?

As I said above the band started as a solo project of mine and the drummer Morker . After the 2 songs that we wrote together and with the help of my wife Ennea (whisper Vocals) I felt the need to make this project a live band. 2 good friends of mine join this cause "Peisithanatos"(bass)and Mike Darlis (guitar)and we write 2 more songs Aniliagos and Paraora together.  Mike Darlis is not any longer a member of the band but he is still a friend and we wish him the best. The band members are me "Corax" on guitars and Vocals "Morker" (drums) and Peisithanatos (bass) Ennea is a special member on whisper and weird Vocals. Recently we have played our first gig and the first impressions were very good.

 


7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

As I said recently we have played our first gig. First time for me as a lead and rhythm guitarist and Vocals together but the strength of my rhythm session (bass and drums) was there for me fulfilled with the romantic essence of Ennea and the gig was a blast!! We are normal people and we wear normal black clothes on stage.We like to be ourselves and not to act like something we are not. The artist must be real. Of course, we headbang, we are metalheads!





8.On the ep you also had a guest appearance from 'The Magus', can you tell us a little bit more about his contribution to the recording?


I send him the song and I tell to him that I wanted to have a guest appearance in Vocals He liked the song and he said yes. That was one of my best days in music. Imagine that. A legend that "The Magus" is, to honour a new band like us. I will never forget this honour "till the light take me". As a Necromantia fan that was for me and of course for all band members a huge honour and he gave us the strength to move on. The Magus is a legend in the Black Metal scene worldwide and an amazing person to speak and cooperate with.  Eternal thanks.


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

Our E.P will be out this month So I can't answer for worldwide now. Many people in Greece have heard a little bit of our songs, most of them friends and members of bands and the vibe was positive. I keep a low profile as a person and as a musician and I don't like to say big words. I don't know honestly what to expect. But all I know is that we all do our best to honour our influences with open heart and mind. The fans of Black Metal will have the answer very soon and we are looking forward to it.  


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

As we speak me and Peisithanatos are in a pre/production mind-blowing about the new riffs of new songs. Musically we will remain old school but you will hear in the new songs a lot of post and depressive lead parts played in 2 VI guitar/basses that will give a lot of atmosphere and punch.


11.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?

Our main influences are Necromantia,Rotting Christ,Yothiria,Varathron,SepticFlesh, Kawir ,Aherusia from Greece And Darkthrone,Mayhem,Behemoth,Emperor and the list never ends... Nowadays I listen to a band from Australia called Belakor and of course I have a "thing" with Darkthrone and the "eternal hails' album. As also a huge fan of GothicMetal and Paradise Lost I have a lot of influence there starting with PL and ending with Madrugada. Peisithanatos likes the underground scene of BM and he knows a lot of bands of DBM and Post.  Morker as the youngest of the band has his "thing" with Behemoth and he also likes Metalcore music. Ennea is a huge fan of Metallica and she likes a lot jazz music and of course Gothic Metal. 


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

Stop the War And I hope good health and strength to all. We want to thank PAGAN RECORDS for the opportunity to realise our first E.P We feel honoured about this  Thank you very much for this interview

On the behalf of 

Corax B.M

Kostas "Corax"Katoikos 

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/corax-bm-interview.html


Barbaric Horde/Barbaric Hammer Fist/Godz Ov War Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 14 mai 2022 à 05:30

 


  Barbaric  Horde  are  a  band  from  Portugal  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Barbaric  Hammer  Fist"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Godz  Ov  War  Productions.


  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  brutal  direction  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style.  High  pitched  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  along  with  some  of  the  music  also  showing  some  influences  of  the  classic  Australian  and  Canadian  war  metal  styles  as  well  as  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  bestial  growls,  throughout  the  album  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  war  samples  can  also  be  heard  briefly.


  On  this  recording  Barbaric  Horde  continue  the  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  from  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  rituals,  war  and  violence  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Barbaric  Horde  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  war,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Havoc  Kommand"  Strange  Rituals  Return"  "Barbaric  Hammer  Fist"  and  "Repulsion  Altar".  8  out  of  10.


 truelegions@sapo.pt

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/barbaric-hordebarbaric-hammer-fistgodz.html


Eggs Of Gomorrh/Wombspreader/Godz Ov War Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 14 mai 2022 à 04:52

 


  Eggs  Of  Gomorhh  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  has  bene  featured  before  in  this   zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Wombspeader"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Godz  Ov  War  Productions.


  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  direction  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  introducing  apocalyptic  soundscapes  into  the  music  and  most  of  the  album  also  sticks  to  a  very  raw  and  brutal  musical  direction.


  On  this  recording  Eggs  Of  Gomorhh  remain true  to  the  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  that  they  have  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  perversions,  death  and  torture  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eggs  Of  Gomorhh  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war  and  bestial  black/death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Degrading  Manifesto"  "Wombspreader"  "Execution  Climax"  and  "Nefarious  Incision".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/eggsofgomorrh  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/eggs-of-gomorrhwombspreadergodz-ov-war.html


Stillborn/Cultura de la Muerte/Godz Ov War Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 14 mai 2022 à 04:04

 


  Poland's  Stillborn  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Cultura  de  la  Muerte"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Godz  Ov  War  Productions.  


  A  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  war  metal  elements  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  musical  direction.


  On  this  recording  Stillborn  remain  true  to  the  mixture  of war  and  blackened  death  metal  that  they  have  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Anti  Religion  and  the  philosophy  of  Fredrich  Nietzsche. 


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Stillborn  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war  and  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Zwiastun  pogańskiego  odrodzenia"  "Odkupienie"  and  "Ostatni  prorok".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/stillborn.pol    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/stillborncultura-de-la-muertegodz-ov.html


Koldkrypt/Holocauste Global/Hessian Firm/2022 CD Review

samedi 14 mai 2022 à 03:11

 


  Koldkrypt  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  avant  garde  and  experimental  form  of  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Holocauste  Global"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Hessian  Frim.


  Synths  start  off  the  album  and  dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  while  also  introducing  experimental  elements  onto  the  recording  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal s creams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in    great  amount  of  blast  beats.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Throughout  the  album you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  lot  of  melody.  


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  avant  garde  and  atmospheric  moments,  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  instrumental  is  added  onto  the  release  and  another  song  also  adds  in  some  spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  hatred  towards  humanity.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Koldkrypt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  avant  garde  and  experimental  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Aux  Oubliettes!"  and  "Fungus".  8  out  of  10.


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/koldkryptholocauste-globalhessian.html