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Funeral Art Interview

vendredi 21 août 2015 à 07:13
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?
I just released a new EP, it is instrumental, called Órenyall, is only for download.
I'm currently working on what would be my next album, under the name of 'La Belleza Oculta' which it translates as ' the hidden beauty', for now i still do not have an exact date for the release.

2.In June you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Órenyallo is an EP  which fuses many genres, it is difficult to describe the sound itself, the intro and outro it could take as a mixture of Ambient and New Age with a touch of classical music, while the main song (Órenyallo), covers many more genres, like Doom, Ambient, Black Metal, shoegaze and a guest saxophonist (Carlos Torre).
I think it would be more like a musical journey.

3.All of the musical on the new ep is all instrumental, what was the decision behind going into this direction and also would you use vocals again in the future?
It is instrumental, because i use to promote my new facebook page.
Yes, I will use voices again in the future.
Also to add, the songs from my last EP will be included with vocals on 'La Belleza Oculta'

4.When you had lyrics what where the topics and subjects that where explored?
In the beginning, occultism, magic, even included in my first full album, the complete Catholic mass in latin, later, the inspiration came from my former partner Witchy Hxryn and more human subjects were included in lyrics, love, sadness, melancholy, dreams, etc ...

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Funeral Art'?
Funeral is taken by the Funeral Doom genre and Art i take it because i personally believe that music is an art form.
That's why the Doom always been present in Funeral Art.

6.Originally the musical project was a duo but now is a solo project, are you open to working with other musicians again the future?
Funeral Art originally started as my solo project in 2006, Witchy Hxryn entered in 2011.Funeral Art will remain my solo project, but now i am coming to agreements, to have guest musicians.

7.The band split up briefly, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform?
It was for personal reasons, but then i realized how important it is to make music, of course, from my personal point of view.

8.I have read that you have also done one live show with this project, are you open to doing any shows again in the future?
Yes, i had the idea of ​​doing a live performance this year, but for now, i dedicate to finish my next album.

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Previously Satanarsa Records () a Russian label relaunched my last three jobs, 'Susurros de una Noche', 'El reflejo de tu Ausencia' and 'Semper Altus'.
I am currently looking for a label who wants to release my next album, so i 'm open to proposals or invitations.


10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of ambient, black and doom metal?
Really well, as always, much better than i expected.

11.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see your music heading into musically during the future?
As i said earlier, I'm already working on a new album, but still i do not have a release date.
In the future i hope my music by released by a label, to reach more people and prevail, because it is my legacy .

12.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?
My first influences came from, Depressive, Doom, Ambient, Black Metal.
I hear today these genres, but added it, Post-Black Metal, Shoegaze, or Blackgaze.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for your time and the space on your page, visit my facebook page ((https://www.facebook.com/FuneralArtGTM) ) and listen to my new record (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAe71aQ7R0)
 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/funeral-art-interview.html


Fjorsvartnir Interview

vendredi 21 août 2015 à 06:11
1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the recording and release of the new album?
It’s only been 19 days since it was released. So nothing much..yet! I’ve just been relaxed and enjoyed that it finally got released.

2. Recently you have released a new album, 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?
I think it all stands out a lot more clear and both more brutal and beautiful this time. Some parts at ‘Legions of the North’ were kind of muddy. It was hard to hear all the details in the riff’s, if you didn’t already knew them. So this time I’m closer than ever, to getting the sound that I’ve always been aiming for.

3.This musical project has been around since 2007 but so far has only released a demo and full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the gaps in between releases?
The demo are a full length album as well..so its 3 full length albums in 8 years? That’s plenty enough for me. The gaps have been filled with both the creative process of creating new tunes and ideas, and of course with whatever that has to get done in the studio. It takes time to build and create the perfect art, especially if you want to stand just a little bit out from all the other thousands of melodic black metal bands, from around the world these days.

4.The lyrics and the band name both come from Northern Mythology, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?
I’m from Denmark, and my body is filled with Scandinavian blood, so it’s kind of natural to find this subject interesting I think. This time the lyrics are a combination of both a little northern mythology and my own world/mythology. It’s all in Danish, but I’m trying to translate it all into English and upload them somewhere, so people, who want, can go and read them. It’s one long story, .like a theme CD I think it’s called.

5. On the album you record mostly everything by yourself, are you open to working with a full band in the studio or do you prefer working solo?
Hmm no. That’s never going to happen with Fjorsvartnir. There’s a reason why I choose to do it all by myself back then in 2007. It’s simply a lot easier that way, and the results are a lot better than with a full band. You know, other people cannot read nor listen to my mind. In other projects/bands it’s something else. Sometimes I choose to work with a guest musician though. I figured out that I didn’t have the best female vocals myself!!

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

Fjorsvartnir really doesn’t play a lot live. There was one show 3..4? years ago that was really great. But most of them sucks. At least that’s what I think. The crowd always seems to like them. But I don’t get the ‘kick’ from live gigs, like many others do. It’s more like a job. Maybe playing at a huge festival/stadium/hall could change that. But small club shows aren’t fun at all anymore. I used to love playing live when I was 15-25. I like the free beers though! That’s nice..very nice!

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
No, not really.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer material by fans of black and pagan metal?

Until now, I’ve only gotten plenty of good feedback, and read really good reviews. So that’s pretty cool!

9. What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part of?

Blodarv are going to play a few gigs next month (September), and maybe release the EP this winter I think. It’s really delayed. It seemed like there was a lot of problems with that release. But I don’t know..I’m just the drummer hehe.

10. Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
I have no idea. The future will bring me and my music wherever it chooses.

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?
Hmm..like always: Pink Floyd usually does the trick.
I listen to myself (of course!) and also this German band ‘Der Weg Einer Freiheit’ blew me away somehow, after I saw them live earlier in 2015.

12. What are some of your non musical interests?
I just got a garden, so I like gardening! Vegetables and stuff! I’ve gotten all geeky about it.
Cooking is fun as well. Hmm and as I’m an electrician, I like all powertools, electronics and their components. Gaming PS3 are great as well. And I also got a new good friend in that Netflix stuff!

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Yeah, thanks for listening to my stuff, and for reading this!



Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/fjorsvartnir-interview.html


Ordinul Negru/Sorcery Of Darkness/Loud Rage Music/2015 CD Review

jeudi 20 août 2015 à 08:57

  Ordinul  Negru  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Sorcery  Of  Darkness  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Loud  Rage  Music.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  bringing  in  a  sorrowful  feeling  at  times  and  when  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  they  are  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  after  a  few  minutes  the  music speeds  up  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  sound.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  a  very  dark  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  bands  influences  are  perfectly  balanced  between  old school  and  modern  black  metal.

   The  vocals  also  get  deep  at  times  which  also  adds  elements  of  dark  metal  onto  the  recording and  they  also  mange  to  make  the  songs  all  atmospheric  with  traditional  metal  instruments  alone  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  one  one  of  the  tracks  and on  the  last  song  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  be  heard  before making  a  return  back  to  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  they do  bring  in   a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  towards  the  end.

  Ordinul  Negru  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  melodic  and  raw  sounding  and  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  dark  metal  to  create  a  style  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  solitude  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion Ordinul  Negru  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  and  melodic  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album>  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "From  the  Ashes Of  The  Mist". 8  out  of  10.  

 

   

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/ordinul-negrusorcery-of-darknessloud.html


Nicrotek/Strange Sounds From The Sky/Black Lion Productions/2015 Full Length Review

mercredi 19 août 2015 à 10:06

  Nicrotek  are  a  band  from  Indonesia  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive  form  of  ambient  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Strange  Sounds  From  The  Sky"  which  was  released  by  Black  Lion  Productions.

  Ambient  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  elements  of  classical  music  and  after  the  intro  they  go  into  the  first  of  3  Lifelover  covers  and  bringing  melodic  guitar  leads  and  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  clean  playing  can  also  be heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  When  the  band  does  original  tracks  the  music  is  more  atmospheric  and  ambient  influenced  and  they  also  mix  in  other  electronic  musical styles  at  times  and  a  good  portion  of  their  tracks  are  instrumental  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief use  of  wolf  howls  can  be  heard  and  some  of the  bands  original  material  starts  bringing  in  more  traits  of  depressive  black  metal  along  with  some  suicidal  screams  that  gives  the  band  a  few  vocal  tracks  and  one  song  also  brings  in  blast  beats  and  fast  yet  raw  black  metal  sound and  they  also  add  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  on  a  few  songs. 

  Nicrotek creates  an  album  that  brings  in  a  very  raw,  melodic,  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  sound  at  times  while  the  other  half  of  the  recording  is  in  more  of  a  dark  ambient  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature.  mystery,  scientific  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nicrotek  are a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  depressive,  raw  and  melodic  ambient  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mental  Central  Dialog"  "Imagination" "Nebula  Like  A  Lost  Dream"  and  "Indulge  In  Fancies".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/nicrotekstrange-sounds-from-skyblack.html


Eisregen/Marschmusick/Massacre Records/2015 CD Review

mercredi 19 août 2015 à 08:31

  Eisregen  have  returned  with  a  new  album  continuing  the  atmospheric  style  of  dark/black  metal  of  previous recordings  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2015  album  "Marschmusick"  which  was  released by Massacre  Records.

  Air raid  sirens and  heavy  guitars  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later and  a  few  seconds  later  melodic  riffing makes its  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  have  more  of  a  grim  approach  to  the  genre.

  Symphonic  elements  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  it  also  gives  the recording  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling and  on  later  tracks  clean  singing  can  be heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  

  Throughout  the recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  of  the  riffs  and  vocals  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  while  later tracks  also  bring  in  violins  along  with  some  elements  of  classical  music  while  later  one  of  the  later  tracks  brings  in  samples  of  war  and  a  later  track  also  brings  in  psychedelic  elements.

  Eisregen  creates  an  album  that  is  experimental  and  catchy  like  previous  recordings  while  also  having  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  death,  gore,  cannibal,  necrophilia  and  murder  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eisregen  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Marschmusick"  "Leichensack"  "Foltergeist"  and  "Pervertin  Pete".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/eisregen-have-returned-with-new-album.html