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Klang Schreit Nichts Interview

lundi 31 mai 2021 à 20:00

 

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


This is TMK of Germany´s KLANG SCHREIT NICHTS speaking. Me and my weird sister MRK created KSN in the year 2008 and now, after 12 years we decided it was time again to create new immoral music. We are both artists and I am also a writer, so we incorporate everything into KSN to create the biggest mindfuck possible. In Metal there should not be any limits - this is what we take by the word.


2.A few months back you had released an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


For „REDUZIERTER ALLGEMEINZUSTAND“ it was our goal to release the most furious, vicious and massive Black/Deathmetal record possible. No holds barred, ranging from Blackmetal, to Noise and Drone, Industrial, ultra massive Doom… you name it. From Immolation to Einstürzende Neubauten, from Beherit to Arcturus, David Bowie to Mayhem, Nina Hagen to Celtic Frost. Especially Celtic Frost: we both have Avantgarde in our blood so we added vocals inspired by Berlin`s Golden 1920`s to the mix. Sex, drugs, seances, no taboos and a whole lot of bohemian weirdness. Exploring the outer regions of Blackmetal was our credo.


3.All of the music was recorded around 2007 and 2008 but you waited until 2021 to release the album, can you tell us a little bit more about the long wait?


We had a small pressing in 2009 which we completely sold out back then. We had some good reviews and two underground labels were knocking at our door. But for us „REDUZIERTER ALLGEMEINZUSTAND“ was a statement which we thought we had archived. I had some new tracks written, but we both had other projects running, I was also busy as a photographer and so we left KSN as a one-time statement. But last year I started writing again for Voices From The Darkside Magazine and I thought that KSN still has relevance today! Not much has changed in the last ten years in the metal music scene. A lot of old bands doing the same music as they did in the past and younger bands copying them. There are exceptions of course but still exceptions they are. So I dug out some unreleased KSN tracks, wrote new stuff and we created a new EP within a month. But before we release the new EP I wanted „REDUZIERTER ALLGEMEINZUSTAND“ remixed and remastered and finally be available again.


4.All of the music also avoids the use of any harsh vocals, are you going to include them on future releases?


No. There is a lot music of that type with harsh vocals. But there is almost none with vocals like KSN. 


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


There is a lot of twisted poetry in there, weird stories which cover philosophy and  psychology. The track „Klang Schreit Nichts“ for example plays with thought if humanities self-awareness – the awareness that we are and that we want – is a stumbling block in our evolution or not. And many know that that is true but there is an undying attempt to cover it up. You see, I love to study human behavior, which makes me a convinced misanthropist with a slight hint at positivism. Very black positivism that is.


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Klang Schreit Nichts’?


Sound Screams Nothing, that is how you translate it. I wanted a shifting name, one where you understand the words but combined you only get an idea what it could mean. Its meaning is close to you but still seems to remain out of reach. The only thing you can be sure of is that it is nasty, haha.


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


Sometimes I paint and draw. I wanted a painted cover not a computer generated one. We named the music of KSN „Massive Berlin Theatre“ back then, so we needed a dark theatrical motive. Bloody of course.


8.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?


There is no real need. If we find a label that wants to book us on some shows I would hire some session musicians. In the future I will ask other people to contribute to certain songs but besides that we can do everything ourselves.


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


Admiration and confusing. Most agreed that the music is rich and good but not everybody is too fond of the vocals nor that they are sung in German.  Russians seem to like us.


10.You have a new album coming out in June, what can we expect musically once it is released?


Oh, the new record will be called „ERBAULICHE ANDACHT“. It will sound better, because I have become more experienced as a producer and mixer. We want the next record to be a logical follow up, so there is enough fast, massive and furious stuff going on. There are again three lengthy songs which will satisfy all your needs.


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?


You know that it is impossible to answer. I am always influenced by music, mostly by the atmosphere it creates. I believe in waves outsides genres, that overcome boundaries and connect almost un-connectable sounds. So it is possible that I listen to VON or BEHERIT while writing and melodic part, because its vibration reminds me of those bands. Concerning metal I am an old school guy, old-ENTOMBED, old-MAYHEM, CELTIC FROST, ARCTURUS, KREATOR, IMMOLATION, VON, SAMAEL, VED BUENS ENDE, XASTHUR, LEVIATHAN, PARADISE LOST, LUNAR AURORA, PROFANATICA. Nowadays I listen to almost everything which inspires me: VELVET UNDERGROUND, ANNA CALVI, LURKER OF CHALICE, BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, THOM YORK, BEETHOVEN and DEAD CAN DANCE. The last records I bought was ABIGOR`s TOTSCHLÄGER. And before that „The Suspiria Soundtrack“ by THOM YORK and „The Infamous“ by MOBB DEEP. Everything goes! Except Reggae and Ska of course.


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


Thank you for your interest in KLANG SCHREIT NICHTS! And think of us when it comes to June/July: „ERBAULICHE ANDACHT“ which will be out then. All the best to you. TMK

Website: https://linktr.ee/KlangSchreitNichts
Bandcamp: https://klangschreitnichts.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KlangSchreitNichts
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klang_schreit_nichts/

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Anaal Nathrakh/The Codex Necro/Metal Blade Records/2021 CD Re-Issue Review

dimanche 30 mai 2021 à 03:17

 


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  United  Kingdom's  Anaal  Nathrakh  which  shows  their  early  mixture  of  black  metal,  grindcore  and  industrial  and  the  album  was  originally  released  in  2001  and  called  "The  Codex  Necro"  and  the  re-issue  will  be  released  by  Metal  blade  Records  in  June  of  2021.


  Industrial  elements  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  some  of  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  the  brutality  of  grindcore.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  also  getting  very  deep  and  demonic  sounding  at  times.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  some  touches  of  death  metal,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  introduces  clean  vocals  and  movie  samples  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Armageddon,  Misanthropy,  Nihilism,  Philosophy  and  Anti  Authoritarian  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  was  a  very  great  sounding  recording  from  Anaal  Nathrakh  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Supreme  Necrotic  Audnance"  "Pandemonic  Hyperblast"  "Inciped  Flock"  and  "The  Codex  necro".  8/5  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/anaal-nathrakhthe-codex-necrometal.html


Anaal Nathrakh/Total Fucking Necro/Metal Blade Records/2021 Compilation Album Re-Issue Review

dimanche 30 mai 2021 à 02:14

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  compilation  album  from  United  Kingdom's  Anaal  Nathrakh  which  was  originally  released  in 2000  and  consists  of  their  self  titled  and  "Total  Fucking  Necro"  demos  which  where  originally  released  in 1999  and  2000  and  shows  their  early  raw  black  metal  style and  the  compilation  will  be  re-issued  in  June  by  Metal  Blade  Records.


  Spoken  word  and  move  samples  which  also  appear  on  later  tracks  start  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  some  distorted  amp  noises  and  industrial  elements  as  well  as  also  adding  in  some  cover's  of  mayhem's  "Carnage"  and  "De  Mysterious  Dom  Sathanas".    


  On  this  compilation  Anaal  Nathrtakh  played  more  of  a  raw  and  aggressive  style  of  black  metal  and  avoided  the  grindcore  elements  that  where  more  dominate  on  later  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Armageddon,  Misanthropy  and  Nihilism  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  collection  from  Anaal  Nathrakh  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  fast,  aggressive  and  raw  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Anaal  Nathrakh"  "The  Supreme  Necrotic  Audnance"  "L.E.T.H.A.L  Diabolic"  and  "Necrogeddon".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/anaal-nathrakhtotal-fucking-necrometal.html


Luminous Veil/Vespers For The Loom And Lain/BMC Productions/2021 Full Length Review

samedi 29 mai 2021 à 06:10

 


  Luminous  Veil  are  a  duo  from  the  United  States  that  plays  a  very  experimental  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Vespers  For  The  Loom  And  Lain"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  BMC  Productions.


  A  very  militant  and  keyboard  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Atmospheric  elements  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  all  of  the  drum  beats  also  being  programmed  and  the  music  also  has  its  experimental  and  symphonic  moments.


  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  the  atmosphere  of  the  mid  90's  keyboard  orientated  black  metal  bands  at  times  but  mixed  in  with  the  more  modern  era  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  the  album  progresses.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Luminous  Veil  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  experimental  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical g enre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Balms  On  The  Wellspring  Scar"  and  "The  Wicker  Pall".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/luminous-veilvespers-for-loom-and.html


Cataphract/Coercion And Clairvoyance/Sordid Curse Productions/2021 Cassette Review

samedi 29 mai 2021 à 04:59

 


  Cataphract  are  a  band  from  Kansas  that  plays  a v ery  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Coercion  And  Clairvoyance"  which  will b e  released  on  cassette  in  June  by  Sordid  Curse  Productions.


  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  instruments  also h ave  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  songs  also  stick  mostly  to  a  faster  musical  direction  and  only  slowing  down  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  Distorted  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the music  also  mixing  in  some  old  school  influences  with  more  modern  dissonant  structures  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  towards  the  end.


  Cataphract  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  raw  and  old  school  sound  of  the  black  metal  genre  and  mixes  it  in  with  the  more  modern,  atmospheric  and  dissonant  era  to  create  something  very  different.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Alchemy,  Clairvoyance,  Hypnotism,  Paranormal  and  themes  of  being  chased  or  followed.  


  In  my  opinion  Catapracht  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical g enre,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Odd  And  Ferocious  Alchemy"  "Lanterns  Of  Hypnosis"  and  "Vortex  Dreamt  Eternal".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/cataphractcoercion-and.html