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Necromutilator Interview

jeudi 6 avril 2017 à 17:55
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new ep?

The “Ripping Blasphemy” MLP was recored and mixed between december 2015 and february 2016. It actually have been officially released on April 1st 2017 on both vinyl and cassette. During 2016 we had some good gigs around Italy and also France and Germany with KILL from Sweden. Paris was great and opening for Raging Death Date festival too. Basically we were still promoting our first album “Eucharistic Mutilations” so, things has been going well. In september 2016 we started the making of new songs for the next full length album.  

2.You have a new ep coming out in April, 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?

Well, I think this new record has more quality in the musical sound, due to the better way of recording than the past work. Musical style is basically on the same path we always had, but maybe with a little bit more aggressive riffs. Hope it will be a killer bridge between our first and second album.

3.Your lyrics cover a lot of satanic topics,can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Satanism?

Necromutilator’s lyrics are very impulsive and instictive. I don’t like the idea to give an “intellectual” perspective as it happens a lot in the nowadays black or death metal scene even if I sometimes like it. Not only, I personally love occult readings and deepen satanic theories and practice since years, but here I just prefer a more direct and violent way of spitting chaos. Lyrics mainly goes around the imagine of Satan as the adversary, opposition and enemy, melting it with cosmic horror, rituals and death worship. I also love the way how old satanic horror movies from the 60s and 70s (but not only) perfectly showed the “satanic panic” we want to recreate. Sexual imageries are important too. There is no space for trendy symbols or languages.

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

Even if you can easily interpret the name as a “corpse mutilator” I meant the name as a “mutilating corpse” since the very beginning. I recognize it has nothing special but it perfectly represent the old school extreme metal I always worshipped. The name is like the musical purpose, just metal chaos, sickness and fuck off.

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?

I need to admit I always thought we are not great or talented musicians, so live rituals has always been seen full of mistakes and something like that. On the other hand, as the time passed, we started playing more relaxed simply not caring about it. I could say the recent years always went good on stage. Best stage performance is when there is total understanding and mood sharing. If we are all in the same mood the ritual is going complete and well done. The crowd come secondly of course but energy increases if it going insane, of course. Very good shows I can remember were supporting Demilich in Milan, or last year in Pescara, Paris or Padova just to make a couple of examples.  

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?

No tour is planned. Maybe in the future, who knows.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black, death and thrash metal?

As I could see, worldwide feedback has always been positive. I take this opportunity to thank all the bands and people who supported and still support us through buying or trading stuff or simply coming to shows.

8.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?

Everything created in the past is still dead. Me and the bassist had a raw black metal two-piece band until 2011, but except a couple of shows in 2013 the band never resurrected. The drummer’s past band is dead since years too. I used to play bass for live shows in a local thrash metal band last year but it’s dead too. Maybe some idea will raise but I prefer to say nothing about other projects or bands for the moment.

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

We’ll keep on going doing this until we’ll have energy. We are currently working on the new album and hope to star the recordings until the end of this year. In the meanwhile live shows will be played as always with full force.

10.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?

We still buy and support new bands going to shows and digging into the underground, but the main influences always remain the classic Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer, Sarcofago, Blasphemy but even Darkthrone and all late 80s black, death and thrash worldwide underground sound. I’m still into extreme underground listening mainly stuff from the glorious past but always try to be receptive to the new good stuff that can emerge from the underground.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Personally, extreme music is my main passion but also love digging into old movies, from horror to classic italian but (also worldwide) action thriller, war, spaghetti western, comedies or comedy-drama films.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Metal or Die!! Hail Satanas!!

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Woest/La fin de l' ere sauvage/2017 Full Length Review

mercredi 5 avril 2017 à 04:52

  Woest  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  industrial  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  album  "La  fin  de l'  ere  sauvage".

  Powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  singing  and  chanting  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  mix  in  grim  black  metal  screams  at  times  while  the  synths  make  the  music  more  atmospheric  along  with  a  great  amount  of  industrial  elements  and  demonic  growls  are  also  used  briefly.

  At  times  the  music  brings  in a   more  modern  style  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  gun  shot  samples  are  also  use d  briefly  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  vocals  also  mix  in  the  more  harsh  side  of  industrial  and  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  Woest  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  atmospheric  black  metal,  doom  and  industrial  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  different,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Woest  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  industrial  and  doom  metal  and  if  you a are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tout  s'ecroule"  and  "Toundra".  8  out  of  10.

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Ode Vinter/Hyperion/2017 EP Review

mardi 4 avril 2017 à 06:24

  Ode  Vinter  are  a  band  from  Champaign,  Illinois  that  plays  a  very  dark  and  raw  from  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2017  ep  "Hyperion".

  Heavy  guitar  riffing  and  deep  yet  grim  black  metal s creams  start  off  the  ep  and  when t h e music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  tremolo  picking and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slwo,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  A  couple  of  the  tracks a re  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a decent  amount  of  melody  and  when  synths a re  utilized  they  are  very  atmospheric  and  also  adds  in a   touch  of  ambient  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  melodic  fashion  and  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adds  in  elements  of  noise  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Ode  Vinter  creates  a  recording t hat  remains  true  to  the  raw  black  metal  style  while  also  getting  a  little  bit  more  experimental  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  apocalypse,  nature,  darkness,  depression  and  drug  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ode  Vinter  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of r aw  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  noise,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Scorched  Dreams  Of  The  Deceased".  8  out  of  10.

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Axioma Interview

mardi 4 avril 2017 à 04:22
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Axioma was formed in Cleveland originally by Cyril and I, Jon joined soon after and after several vocalists Aaron joined on bass and vocals. From Cyril's original guitar ideas we started building a sound that we feel is unique but contains our individual musical views.

2.In July you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
"Opia" is a mixture of darker themed music. We defer to the listener on the sound. I don't think any of us are very concerned with labels, though I would think most compare us with death and post metal bands.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
"Opia" while not a concept album has some particular themes that run through the songs. `Opia' has been described as the intensity of emotion, even sorrow you receive from looking directly into someone's eyes. In general the songs deal with fear, mental confusion or illness and even the uniquely human weakness to create gods. I think many can relate to what we produce but they are not the most comfortable ideas nor do we want them to be.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Axioma'?
Axioma can mean a self-evident truth; we feel that the name works well with the lyrical themes.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We've had the chance to play with Primitive man, Dragged into Sunlight, Ringworm, Punching Moses, Scientist, Withered, Immortal Bird, Amorphis among others recently. As far as stage performance I like to think that we are direct in our delivery Axioma was not meant to stay in a studio or practice room.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Currently, we have some dates in Cleveland and Pittsburgh booked with Detroit black metal band Fell Ruin in May and a date with Gorguts at the Agora Cleveland in June. After those dates we are planning to play out of Cleveland more.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We have the `Opia' ep released on cassette format through Tartarus records in Europe as a limited pressing. We've have had some additional conversations with other parties and are deciding how we will proceed. Currently we are preparing another set of songs.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and dark metal?
We have had a good response to the material so far particularly from places, such as Europe, that seem to have an appreciation for our approach.

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?
Some of the Axioma's members play in Forged in Flame for whom we just finished recording a new record out this year. I have some rough plans for Aureae Crucis and a new project called Ose that should be available this year in physical formats. Jon Vinson will also be releasing an album with his grind band Jesus Egg. Aaron has some upcoming dates in support of Gwar with Brain Tentacles that are not to be missed along with their latest self-titled album. Most of us stay fairly active beyond Axioma.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Likely our next set of songs will be an entire album. I think you'll see some new themes but the approach will be the same direction; heavy, dark and aggressive music.

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?
Musically we've all played in multiple genres so we pull from those experiences including everything from movie soundtracks to experimental music. Right now I feel there is a much-needed fragmentation in music and the way people discover it, this has been giving musicians more room to challenge and push their sound. In a time when we are constantly monitored, marginalized by wealth and subjugated by a fear based media we have a unique opportunity to challenge that situation with opposing viewpoints. Lately, albums by Oranssi Pazuzu, Spectral Lore, Bloodiest, Lustmord and the excellent Throane from France come to mind.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Outside of music I also create graphic illustrations and help run a site called that mainly highlights dark themed painting and artwork.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We appreciate Occult Black Metal Zine for your time.

Thank you,

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The Projectionist/Exalted Solitude/Appalachian Noise Records/The True Plague Records/2017 CD Review

samedi 1 avril 2017 à 22:11

  The  Projectionist  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  both  Canada  and  the  United  States  that  plays  a  very  raw  and depressive  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Exalted  Solitude"  which  will  be  released  on April  20th  as  a  joint  effort  between  Appalachian  Noise  and  The  true  Plague  Records.

 Avant  garde  sounds  start  off  the  album  and  a  few  seconds  later  melodic  riffing  and  grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  music  getting  heavier  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of melody.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  briefly  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a  decent amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  a  good  portion  of  the  tracks  being  along  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  and  one  track  brings  in  classical  guitars  and  demonic  growls a re  also  used  briefly.

  The  Projectionist  plays  a  style of  black  metal that  is  very  raw  and  depressive  sounding  while  also  having  an  occult  atmosphere,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  hateful,  depressive,  satanic  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  sounding  from  The  Projectionist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of r aw  and  depressive  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sucking  A  Most  Hateful Claustram"  "If  Erased,  So Fertile  Outright"  "Chapel  Of  Astaroth"  and  "Zarathustra".  8  out  of  10.    

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