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Tenebrae In Perpetuum Interview

mercredi 4 septembre 2019 à 09:22
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

In 2008/10 I was very bored and tired about black metal. It happened to hear too many bands equal to each other and without personality and I believed that even Tenebrae in Perpetuum had become one of these. I had lost enthusiasm and inspiration to be able to write new music and in 2010 I stopped the band's activities officially.





2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

I think this latest album is the mad and insane I've ever written. Musically it is more complex and violent and the voice transmits absolute desolation and insanity. This time I used different cold and raw electronic sounds coming from oscillators with an analogue sound that gave more variety to the music and gave it a slightly more "modern" and original but always extremely dark and mystical character. These electronic parts are one of the new features of the new album compared to the previous ones.



3.This is also your first release since 2010. can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

From 2009 to 2016 I didn't write any kind of music but from 2016 I started writing again some very strange NON metal music and little by little I found new inspiration also for Tenebrae in Perpetuum, also thanks to having found a new drummer and other positive circumstances. A bit of that strange NON metal music can be listen in some moments of "Anorexia Obscura" while all the rest of what I wrote maybe one day will see the light under another name. It is a very slow, sad, desperate, unusual and experimental stuff. In 2017 I wrote a new song with some electronic parts, I don't even know why, which I then completed the following year and was included in the compilation for the 15 years of Debemur Morti prod.
This song seemed very interesting to me and I thought it could be a new beginning for Tenebrae in Perpetuum and in autumn 2018 I started writing the new album.





4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

Almost all the texts talk about the relationship between mental and nervous diseases and its consequences on the body. This report is often described as self-torture by devices of cold silicon, sharp steel, strange oscillations that induce hypnosis, etc., all in a very obscure, insane and mystical context.

Regarding my progress, I now believe I am more free from the black metal style constraints than 10-15 years ago and I could experiment a little more.



5.Some of your lyrics deal with mysticism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

I have no particular interest in these subjects, I am simply a rather solitary and contemplative person and therefore probably also in a certain sense "mystical". I feel a sacredness for certain things like nature, music and also for other things. The real Black Metal I think is full of this sacredness and I want it to be present also in Tenebrae in Perpetuum.



6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

This time the artwork was edited by a professionist, Cold Poison, and not by myself. It is quite different from the previous ones. The cover is perfectly connected with the topics covered in the texts I mentioned in the previous answers. To Antithesis of Cold Poison I first explained my ideas on how I wanted it and then he proposed me that image of the dead-head in ancient anatomical card style, I liked it immediately and, above all, it perfectly fits the themes of the album.





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

Only in the 3rd album of 2009 we were 3 members and the line up was never really complete. Tenebrae in Perpetuum has always been composed by me and a drummer who takes care of his instrument. Until 2010 the drummer was Vidharr (Chelmno, Near, Profezia, Beatrik) while in 2018 Chimsicrin (Gorrch, Lorn) arrived. A complete line-up is not necessary because we have no intention of performing live.



8.The band has been working with 'Debembur Morti Productions' for more than 10 years, do you feel they have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

Having a label with a good network of contacts and promotions behind it is very important for the spread of a band, especially nowadays when the quantity of bands, labels and information is enormous and it is important to be able to attract attention. Sometimes I even think that the promotion for us is too much and I wonder what an album like Anorexia Obscura is doing on many web-magazines next to power and gothic metal reviews, since the average reader of these sites could hardly appreciate it .





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

Many were surprised and still excited about our return. After so long they didn't expect it and neither did I. When I started writing the new album a year ago I was convinced that few would remember Tenebrae in Perpetuum instead it seems that this is not the case. The reviews and comments I've read seem to me to be very good and this glad me. Tenebrae in Perpetuum however remains an underground band as far as the amount of fans is concerned, also due to the fact that above all this last album is very extreme and disturbing and certainly not suitable for everyone.



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

I haven't written anything yet but I have several ideas about what an upcoming album might be. The experimental and electronic parts, I think, will be even more present, although they must still have the typical characteristics of Tenebrae in Perpetuum, that is, it must be extremely dark, violent, mystical and insane Black Metal.



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?

As for the more Black Metal part, the material that Tenebrae in Perpetuum has published in the past inspires me a lot and in any case the influence of the masters Mayhem and Thorns is always important to me. The most electronic parts present in Anorexia Obscura instead were inspired by the rock / electro rock music that I have been listening to for the last 10 years.



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

No particular final thought, only thank you for the space and support. Greetings.

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Spiritwood/Cold Moon Blashemies/Humanity Plague's Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 4 septembre 2019 à 08:49

  Finland's  solo  project  Spiritwood  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  ambient  and  atmospheric  style  black  metal  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "Cold  Moon  Blasphemies"  which  was  released  by  Humanity's  Plague  Productions.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  vocals  and  ambient  style  synths  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Distorted  sounding   melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  drums  also  getting  very  ritualistic  sounding  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  when  the  music  finally  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling and  the  album  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  nature  and  blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Spiritwood  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Necrocosm"  "Cold  Moon  Blasphemies"  and  "Archaeosis".  8  out  of  10.

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Ancestral Shadows/Wolven Mysteries Of Ancient Lore/Humanity's Plague Productions/2019 CD Review

mardi 3 septembre 2019 à 21:09

  Ancestral  Shadows  are  a  band  from  New  Hampshire  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Wolven  Mysteries  Of  Ancient  Lore"  which  was  released  by  Humanity's  Plague  Productions.

  A  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal screams  and  synths  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  also  adding  in  some  depressive  screams  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  One  track  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Female  vocals and  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  as  the  album  progresses  spoken  word  parts also  return  in  some  parts  of  the  music along  some  of  the  tracks  are  instrumentals  and  one  song  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  pagan  vocals. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature,  heathenism,  desolation,  lore,  melancholy  and  mysticism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ancestral  Shadows  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stronghold  Of  The  Black  Abyss"  "Nlack  Autumn  Silence"  and  "Wolven  Mysteries  Of  Ancient  Lore".  8/5  out  of  10.

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Nupta Cadavera/Self Titled/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2019 EP Review

mardi 3 septembre 2019 à 20:06

  Nupta  Cadavera  are  a  band  from  Denmark  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  ep  which  will  be  released  on  September  15th  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  keyboards  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.

  When  the  music  finally  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  song  it  is  presented  on  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  music  focuses  more  on  a  mid  tempo  direction.  A  lot  of  the  music  also  sounds  like  it  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  during  the  90's.

  Nupta  Cadevera  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  traditional  sounding  as  well as  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  an  metaphysical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nupta  Cadavera  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Metaphysical  Cruelty".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/nupta-cadaveraself-titlednuclear-war.html


Atra Mors/Dominate Upon The Throne Of Might/Humanity's Plague Productions/2019 CD Review

mardi 3 septembre 2019 à 08:13

  Atra  Mors  are  a  duo  with  members  from  Italy  and  the  United  States  that  plays  a  very  cold  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Dominate  Upon  The  Throne  Of  Might"  which  will  be  released  September  5th  by  Humanity's  Plague  Productions.

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  lot  of  the  music  also  brings  in  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  synths  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  and  a  few  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Atra  Mors  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  ritualistic,  cold  and  misanthropic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  negativity,  misanthropy,  depression,  darkness  and  esoteric  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Atra  Mors  are  a  very  great  sounding  cold  and  misanthropic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Moonlit  Shadows"  "Matter-Anti-Matter"  and  "Necromisanthrope".  8  out  of  10.

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