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Kult Of Taurus 2014 Interview

dimanche 5 janvier 2014 à 03:40
1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the last time we talked?
1.Well,many things that were important for the band to be "shaped" and to serve it's purpose as it should.In 2011 our former drummer C.T. who contributed in our demo and the split release left the band which was a "step-back" for us since we had already began working with him for this album.We went through the usual searching process and finally nodens(Prometheus,Lord Impaler,North gate) took the challenge to record the drums and you can hear the result in this album.We are more than satisfied for his contribution,he did an amazing job as any serious musician should!Still,he could not continue as a full-member within the band for his personal reasons and now Hellscum is on drumming duties.In addition Bile joined as a second guitarist
so at least for now the line-up is stable and the new members contribute their fullest.

2.You recently put out a new album which sounds a lot more different than the last one I have reviewed, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical sound of the new album and the progression you have made during the last 5 years?
2.Divination Labyrinths is no ordinary album.We understood that when the first songs started to appear in 2010. We knew we had some powerful material and thus we knew that nothing should be left in chance.We recorded many times and all got thrown away until it could satisfy us.The same process went also for the album cover which was very important for us to carry the feeling of the album and represent it 100%.Later I decided to send an email to Vicotnik and see if he would like to produce our album(again,no ordinary choice) and he accepted.
We spend a lot of nights talking through emails about how the album should sound,and what we want to achieve.He is one of the most passionate and dedicated musicians I've ever had the chance to meet.In everything he does he offers his 120%.One can hear his presence in this album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with your newer release and what are some of the changes you have made as a songwriter?
3.I think my nature was always a more spiritual and philosophical one. Doubts about life and existence were always high since my early age.So,constant reading,thinking/questioning(this word sounds alien in this age I know) and searching/examine could do nothing less than awake my promethean black flame and change the course of my existence.So at the point
I was writing the lyrics for Divination Labyrinths,I had already gained my first experiences from the books I was into at that time."Where No Moon Rises" for example is a very important song for those who understand in many ways.I turned my back to the illusional reality(The light that divides the earth,ÐÔÙÓÇ) and descented inwards to ascend upwards!A very special
album indeed!A symbol of change! For to live is to change! Hail Lucifer! Hail his essence!


4.In the email you sent me, you said something a bout a spiritual growth since the last album can you tell us a little bit more about yet?

4.The above answer covers this as well.No need to say more.

5.I remembered the last time we talked you said you had only done one show back then, have you had the chance to do any live shows since then and improve your stage performance?
5.A live show is something very serious at least for us.In my opinion you can not treat such an important matter like "fun" and insert limiting behaviours for beer-drinkers/non-thinkers.You need to present your work to the fullest and you can only do that when you feel like you can which is NOT all the time.With this being said we have only done 2 shows(since 2009),one supporting Rotting Christ in 2011 and another in 2013 as headliners.Experience earned in both cases,negative and positive!


6.The new album came out on Forever Plagued Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?
.Nothing unusual,I just send promos to labels I thought we would fit best and we came to an agreement with FPR. A very respected label in underground circles and a serious one.They respect us and treat our material with care!


7.A few years back you did a split album with Stenhos, what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on that album?
7.Well Sthenos was an one-man band with whom we shared some similar experiences and decided to make a split release.He produced the split and we still like the atmosphere that it did create in both bands.It was released in a limited number of tapes by wulfrune worxxx.I am not aware of how it was perceived by listeners though.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the progression of your new album by fans of black metal?

8.It is still very early to say.It is not our highest concern.

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
9.The honest direction.Kult Of Taurus has never stopped creating,rehearsing and evolving.We are dedicated to our cause. Free from limitations.Towards chaos! Hail sophia! Hail Tehom!


10.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?  

10.Thank you for your interest in our music and for spreading our word again! Ave victoria!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/kult-of-taurus-2014-interview.html


Aypheros Interview

dimanche 5 janvier 2014 à 03:25
1 - For those who have never heard you before can you tell us a little about you?

Aypheros  is a band with no limitations, the topic contents  in general has a very wide field that can only be appreciated by listening and reading the lyrics and draw their own conclusions, each member is a star …free to do and undo, so we are willing  to address all kinds of themes without limiting our minds ... we realize that our  ASCENDET NOVISSIMA TUA record  has had good response from the people listening or not black metal .and  is open to all nearby metal musical taste, but knowledge is only for anyone who wants to listen and truly understand.

2 - How can you describe the musical sound of the album?

We believe that the sound is expanded without a rating. It's up to the discretion of the listener ... is preferable to listen and form a judgment, but our base is black metal.

3 - The musical lyrics and cover have so much occultism topics and  Thelemites, could you tell us your  point of view on these subjects?

Actually I prefer to define it as occultism itself ... not even derive  a branch of it, even though always tends to lean on something, but every member has its own defined way, the lyrics can speak of thelema but not in a specific way, but a takeover of everything related to occultism, everything is compressed and then we scream in ecstasy of music, but notice that this is a complement of energy where we create the stream and channel it, I don´t think it's right to classify ..I would only say it is occultism..

4 - What is the meaning and the inspiration for the name Aypheros?

Aypheros was created based on a demonic energy, as our inspiration from the beginning was linked to ceremonial magic, goetia, etc.... In time everything has been transformed into ascent to the great work.




5.-  What were the most important concerts that Aypheros has performed on these years of experience and could you describe your performance on stage?


We have played on several important points of our city and out . All our shows are important, I would not like to say which one is better than another, I prefer to leave that to us and just acknowledge and thank the invitation.
As the performance is very minimalist, with the essence of old school black metal ... always giving a mystical touch to turn everything into an atmosphere of emotions ... that show what's in our music

6.- Do you have some kind of show scheduled?


Not at the moment, but we intend to launch our album with some invited Chilean bands..

7.-  In relation with the rest of the world how has been the reception of your work in the fan world of death and black metal music?
It's amazing how people appreciate our work, I have seen and heard people who are not  metal supporters  and they have been to his liking ... for us is rewarding and gives us energy to continue on the path of our own nature.

8 - Is there any other projects besides this band or is this full time?

As musicians we have future projects but currently, tormento (janno) has its hunhallowed active band with an early release of the album. We wish our comrade that the dark gods be with him

9 - What direction do you think your music will take as you go along?

As a band we awake many perceptions of life which  did not define to us what is coming, but what is clear is that we will give our best on behalf of Aypheros and trails will be many but the road is one.




10.- What bands or music styles are influencing you and what are you listening to lately?
Each member has its open mind to what the universe offers, we are fans of old bands like Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Venom, Certic frost as classics Gorgorth, tjuder Satyricon, Immortal Morbid Angel, Black witchery, Disecction, Ensalaved etc. But it is clear that black metal is unique and has the ability to contemplate understanding.

11.-  Outside of the band or music what are your interests?
Unfortunately we don´t live from music each one of us  holds different professions and we internalize intellectually and practically in the occult subject and just as you can see ...

12 - Any words or thoughts you would like to share before finishing the interview?
It is very important to hear from people and see what are we facing to, we shall  never hide before any favorable or unfavorable position. Human being is free and we will always point this, in the presence of any opinion.
Lucifer enlighten your hands and magnify your heart, man has the right to do what he pleases but always aware of the universe and the same man of his own essence. Do not miss the steps and do not deviate from his great  work., Because one is god ..

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/aypheros-interview.html


Harda Skit/Ros Rus/Art Of Propaganda/2013 EP Review

samedi 4 janvier 2014 à 04:08

  Harda  Skit  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  grim  and  cold  form  of  black  metal  in  the  traditional  way  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Ros  Rus"  which  was  released  by  Art  Of  Propaganda.

  The  ep  starts  out  with  some  clean  guitars  which  are  used  quite  a  bit  on  this  recording  and  also  bring  in  elements  of  progressive  music  along  with  some  melodic  leads  a  few  seconds  later  and  then  the  drums  and  black  metal  guitar  riffs  are  added  into  the  music  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  while  also  mixing  in  mid  paced  sections  along  with  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  that  are  added  into  the  solos  which  enhance  the  darkness  this  duo  produces  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars.

  Once  the  ep  goes  into  the  second  sound  there  are  some  experimental  sound  effects  being  added  into  the  music  before  going  into  some  melodic  riffs  and  leads  and  the  screams  in  the  song  also  bring  in  a  depressive  black  metal  feeling  and  after  a  few  minutes  it  goes  into  a  more  old  school  and  fast  direction     as  well  as  mixing  in  blast  beats   as  well  as  mixing  in  slow  and  mid  paced  parts,  when  the  song  gets  closer  to  the  end  acoustic  guitars  make  a  return  to  the  music  briefly  which  also  to  the  heavier  parts  getting  more  melodic.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  Satanism,  Gloom  and  Black  Comedy  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  dark  and  heavy  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  as  well  as  both  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Harda  Skit  are  a  very  great  sounding  grim  and  cold  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Skjaersliden".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/harda-skitros-rusart-of-propaganda2013.html


Kult Of Taurus/Divination Labyrinths/Forever Plagued Records/2013 CD Review

samedi 4 janvier 2014 à 02:45

  Kult  Of  Taurus  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  band  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Divination  Labyrinths"  which  was  released  by  Forever  Plagued  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  an  intro  that  utilizes  some  dark  sounding  synths  which  also  brings  in  some  avant  garde  elements  and  spoken  word  parts  and  once  the  album  gets  pass  the  intro  it  goes  into  some  original  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  grim  screams  which  also  leads  up  to  blast  beats  getting  thrown  into  certain  sections  of  the  music  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  deeper  vocals  and  the  bass  guitars  are  very  powerful  sounding  on  this  recording  and  the  music  also  adds  in  some  psychedelic  sounds.

  As  the  album  moves  on  they  start  mixing  in  some  fast  parts  with  some  of  the  newer  sounds  that  they  introduced  on  the  first  song  while  most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  mid  paced  direction  and  you  can  also  hear  some  medieval  elements  being  mixed  in  with  the  black  metal  guitar  riffing,  on  the  fourth  song clean  playing  is  introduced  into  the  music  which  also  leads  to  the  album  getting  more  experimental  and  by  the  time  the  5th  song  comes  around  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals  being  utilized,  and  when  the  album  gets  closer  to  the  end  you  can  hear  some  of  their  old  school  black  metal  influences  being  mixed  in  with  psychedelic  elements  and  death  metal  growls.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  musical  growth  from  the  last  4  years  and  they  have  added  in  newer  elements  as  well  as  get  a  lot  better  on  their  musical  instruments  and  this  sounds  like  a  very  different  band  than  the  one  I  reviewed  4  years  ago  but  they  remain  true  to  the  occult  side  of  black  metal  and  I  can  see  this  recording  making  this  band  a  better  known  name  and  they  can  compete  with  all  of  the  best  bands  of  this  genre  with  the  way  they  have  grown  as  musicians  and  they  way  they  bring  in  synths  on  the  last  song  brings  a  classical  music  flavor  along  with  an  evul  sounding  choir  to  the  recording  as  well  as  an  epic  sounding  ending.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  occultism  and  Minoan  Paganism,  while  thew  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  dark  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kult  of  Taurus  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  heavy  and  not  afraid  to  try  out  new  things,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/kult-of-taurusdivination.html


Mors Spei/De Humanitas Caede/Lupus Niger/2013 Demo Review

vendredi 3 janvier 2014 à 05:49

  Mors  Spei  are  a  1  man  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his 2013  demo  "De  Humanitas  Caede"  which  was  released  by Lupus  Niger.

  The  demo  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  evil  sounding  intro  that  utilizes  some  atmospheric  synths  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  ritualistic  parts  then  the  music  goes  into  a  fast  and  raw  old  school  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  grim  screams  and  the  music  has  a  90's  feeling  to  it  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  after  a   few  minutes  the  music  goes  into  a  mid  paced  direction  along  with  some  deeper  vocals  as  well  as  making  a  returning  to  the  faster  guitar  riffs.

  The  old  school  black  metal  assault  continues  once  the  demo  goes  into  the  third  song  as  well  as  bringing  in  more  fast  parts  and  blast  beats  while  also  adding  a  great  amount  of  darkness  to  the  slower  parts  as  well  as  bringing  in a  good  amount  of  French  black  metal  influences  and  this  project  plays  black  metal  the  raw  and  old  school  way  without  having  any  modern  influences  and  does  a  very  great  job  at  executing  some  primal  black  metal  and  on  the  last  song  you  can  hear  some  melody  being  added  to  certain  sections  of  the  music  as  well  as  mostly  sticking  to  a  mid  paced  direction  while  the  previous  2  where  in  a  more  fast  direction.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  raw  sound  that  goes  back  to  the  early  90's  black  metal  sound.    

  In  my  opinion  Mors  Spei  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "De Humanitas Caede"  and  "Through  the  Eyes  Of  The  Dead".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/01/mors-speide-humanitas-caede2013-demo.html