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Eternal Armageddon Interview

lundi 9 mars 2015 à 05:06
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

War Hails! Eternal Armageddon had a demo out recently titled ‘Black Thrash Bastards’. We came back live after years at Metal Barbarism II. Right now we are set to hit the studio for the full length.

2.Recently you have released a new demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep, you had released in 2011?

Well, the demo, ‘Black Thrash Bastards’ was recorded live in a rehearsal studio. As it’s demo and we tried to capture a raw and live chaos in it. Back in 2011 Eternal Armageddon had an EP out titled ‘Her Forlorn Monsoon’. Back in that time Eternal Armageddon was used to play Melodic Black Metal. All the tracks were recorded at Studio Niflheim and the sound was a bit polished or should I say cleaner than the current sound.

3.The band has been around since 2009 and so far has only released an ep and a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap between releases?

The band was on hold for a year or more after the release of our debut EP. Then again it got reformed with a new three men lineup by the mid of 2014. That was quite a long pause. But now we are marching furious than ever and by this year we are planning to come up with a full length album.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Blasphemy! War! Hatred!
Nailing the Distorted Doctrines of the Mainstream Religions.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Eternal Armageddon'?

There was no inspiration, Ha Ha! We were just thinking off some name and suits or can express our sound in a better way and we found Armageddon! Then again, we thought, hey! Why not make it Eternal?!! We are not gonna stop anyway from producing this devastation chaos, right? Ha Ha! That’s how Eternal Armageddon came up!

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Well, first gig was definitely a memorable one. Again, the recent one (Metal Barbarism II organized by Primitive Invocation) that we have performed also carries some great value. It was more likely a comeback gig anyway. Long after we smelled the stage and exhaled the fire. About the stage performance, we just try to be us. We don’t feel like we need any imitation or what. We ride, we destroy!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yeah! In future, probably after the next studio album gets released, we might go for one~

8.I have read that one of the band members also runs a black metal webzine, is that still going on these days?

Of course! Asmodeus, the only existing original member and the founder of the band runs the Venustus Diabolicus Zine along with his war brothers Zoheb, Somber and Safwan. Yes, contributors from other parts of the world has also joined with us. And, Venustas Diabolicus is not actually a webzine, it is a community/cult that exists to support black metal. Yet, webzine is the major initiative of VD.

9.On the demo you did a cover of Sodom's "Blasphemer", what was the decision behind doing your own version of this legendary song?

Sodom is one of our biggest influences. And that song! Better say that album, ‘In the Signs of Evil’ is gem in the history of Metal. And We thought it’s worth giving them a tribute.

10.The demo was self released but the band did work with a couple of labels on the previous release, are you open to working with another record label again in the future or do you prefer the DIY approach a lot there?

Well, soon the demo will be released worldwide through a label. And yes, we are always open to work with new labels.

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

Till now we are receiving very good responses. We salute all the warriors supporting us!

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

Sarcophagous plays guitar in Burial Dust and Blasphemouranter is playing in Nafarmaan as the live drummer.

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

Like I said, probably by this year! And well, in case of art, we do not think there could have any set destination. It’s not us who drive it, rather it’s art that drive us. Let’s see where it takes us!

14.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?

That’s a tough one to answer! Well, to mention some influences some names from the early Black Metal era can be mentioned, Venom, Sodom- moving on to Norwegian scene, Immortal, Emperor- in case of Sweden, Dissection, Marduk… many more you know. And yes! IRON MAIDEN! The biggest personal and common influence for all of us!

About listening, well, we listen through a hell lot of new acts and of course, the old ones. Can’t make any specification here.

15.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

Satanism is a quintessential part of black metal. Black metal is closely associated with Satan. Probably the modern era black metal bands are getting into much more deeper spiritual and occult elements. It is good to see it actually. But, it bothers me when bands tend to switch occult topics that are somehow not related to black metal.

I am neither an occultist nor a spiritual guy. My knowledge is more or less limited to the books and in terms of ritualistic or practical side, my experience is probably empty. Yet, I support the bands that are actually into these spiritual and occult aspects from their soul. When bands are reflecting their practices or beliefs through the music, I really admire it.

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

Practice What You Preach (The Term is Perfect when it comes to Black Metal). Thanks for supporting us! War Hails!

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Revetreth/Funeral Darkness Ov Bottomless Swamps/Narcoleptica Productions/2015 EP Review

lundi 9 mars 2015 à 04:07

  Revetreth  are  a  duo from  Russia  that  plays  a  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Funeral  Darkness  Ov  Bottomless  Swamps"  which  was  released  by  Narcoleptica  Productions.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  of the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  which  also  get  very  deep  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  heavy  influence  from  the  early  90's  bands.

  As  the  ep  progresses  more  melody  and  a  touch  of  first  wave  black  metal  and  thrash  are  added into  some  of  the  tracks  along  with  solos  and  leads  being  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  heavy  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  avoids  any  clean  or  soft  parts  and  they  also  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Mayhem's  "Chainsaw  Gutfuck".

  Revetreth  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  in  the  early  90's  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Anti  Christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Revetreth  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  blasphemous  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Climbing  Black  Empire"  and  "Christian  Cirvi".  8  out  of  10.



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Heimdallr/Molniya/Narcoleptica Productions/2015 Demo Review

lundi 9 mars 2015 à 03:34

  Heimdallr  are  a  1  man  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  pagan  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2015  demo  "Molniya"  which  was  released  by  Narcoleptica  Productions.

  A  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  melodic  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  grim  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  some  elements of  pagan  metal  being  mixed  in  throughout  the  recording  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  synths  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  some  sections  of  some  songs  also  use  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.

  Most  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  slow  to  mid  paced  musical  direction  while  the  music  does  also  speed  up  at  times  and  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  a  raw  90's  black  metal  feeling  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  along  with  the  synths  getting  more  epic  and  as  the  demo  progresses  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  at  times.    

  Heimdallr  plays  a  style  of  pagan/black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  epic,  melodic  and  atmospheric  all  at  the  same  time  while  also  being  a  bit  more  dark  and  grim  than  most  pagan  metal  bands,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Norse  and  Slavic  Paganism.

  In  my  opinion  Heimdallr  are  a  very  great  sounding  pagan/black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "North  Queen"  "Valkyrie"  and  "Flocks  Of  Proteins  Cry".  8  out  of  10.  

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Apocalyptic/Fierystorm And Time Of Apocalypse/Narcoleptica Productions/2015 Cassette Review

lundi 9 mars 2015 à 02:37

  Apocalyptic  where  a  1  man  project  from  Russia  that  played  a  very  fast,  diverse,  atmospheric  and  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2015  cassette  which  was  released  by  Narcoleptica  Productions.

  Nature  sounds  and  horror  soundtrack  style  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  classical  guitars  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  to  get  a  lot  more  heavy  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  very  dark  and  raw  feeling  along  with  blast  beats  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  songs.

  Synths  also  make  their  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  thrash  in  some  of  the  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodic  riffs,  solos  and  leads  are  brought  into  the  songs  which  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

   Some  of  the later  tracks  also  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  classical  guitars  also  make  their  return  on  some  songs  which  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  diversity  along  with  a  few  instrumentals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  on  some  of  the  tracks  the  synths  also  bring  in  psychedelic  elements  while  the  main  focus  remains  more  on  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  as  well  as  adding  in  more  depressive  screams  towards  the  end.

  Apocalyptic  creates  a  very  diverse  black  metal  band  which  can  be  very  raw  and  thrash  influenced  at  times  while  also  getting  more  experimental  as  the  album  progresses,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Apocalyptic  where  a  very  sounding  diverse  and  raw  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shadows  And  Moon"  "Pure  hatred  To  The  Life"  "Dusk"  and  "Jezebel".  8  out  of  10.  


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Allumn/Ancient Funeral Cult/When Everything Was Gone/Narcoleptica Productions/2014 Split Cassette Review

lundi 9 mars 2015 à 01:37

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  cassette  between  California's  Allumn  and  Ukraine's  Ancient  Funeral  Cult  called  "When  Everything  Was  Gone"  which  was  released  by  Narcoleptica  Productions  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Allumn  a  1  man  project  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  clean  guitars  and  after  a  few  minutes  grim  screams  are  added  into  the  music  and  the  songs  get  more  heavier  and  add  in  some  melodies  and  more  of  a  depressive  black  metal  sound  and  on  the  following  songs  some  of  the  riffs  start  adding  in  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  vocals  getting  more  deep  and  dark.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  synths  at  times  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts,  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark,  melodic  and  depressive  sounding  and  towards  the  end  clean  guitars  make  their  return  on  the  last  track,  the  production  sound s very  dark  and raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Alumn  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "When  Everything  Was  Gone"  and  "Ov  Morrow".

  Next  up  is  Ancient  Funeral  Cult  a  band  that  plays  a  raw,  melodic  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  a  very  fast  and  melodic  black  metal  sound  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  grim  screams  start  becoming  a  huge  part  of  all  of  the  tracks  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  also  remain  true  to  a  melodic  musical  direction  and  the  last  track  is  all  instrumental  and  uses some  clean  playing,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satan,  Death  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ancient  Funeral  Cult  are  a  very  great  sounding,  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Will  Burn!!!"  and  "Faithbreaker".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  raw,  depressive,  melodic  and  satanic  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.


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