ThornesBreed

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1.Is Thornesbreed are still a trio?
– indeed, we have not found a bassist yet, so unfortunately we’re still playing as a trio.

2.Can you please give us a brief history of the band?
– THORNESBREED has been founded in late summer 1997 with another line-up. after 1 1/2 years of rehearsing we recorded a rehearsal tape in early spring 1999 just to send it to clubs and organizers of live gigs. the resonance was not bad… we even got the chance to play a gig with mighty ASPHYX then. In autumn 1999 we recorded our 1st official demo tape at SOUNDFORGE studio in berlin under the wings of HARMONY DIES-chief kai mertens. the reactions were better than we had expected. then some hard times came up: we fired bassist and guitarist, had to stop playing gigs for half a year. we found another new bassist and guitarist, but the bassist was fired after 5 months again. since then we have been a trio. in spring 2001 we recorded another demotape in the SOUNDFORGE studio. marco from HARMONY DIES played the bass. also the reactions to this tape were very good. due to this tape we have now signed ECLIPSE RECORDS and we will release our debut full length album entitled “Thus Bloweth…Ye Blasphemous Gale” in this year’s autumn. marco from HD will play the bass again. that’s all so far.

3. Your music deals with speed and brutality, how will you comment on that?
– to us it is the ultimate way to deal with blasphemy and hatred. how else shall we express these feelings still we are trying to improve our skills which automatically leads to more complexity and speed. nevertheless, I’d be a liar telling you that it has nothing to do with the bands we are influenced by.

4.What was your lyrical theme in creating your lyrics?
– sin, blasphemy, wrath, athropophobia.

5. What was the message in the song “Preaching the Sin”?
– as the title indicates, it is a sermon of sin: be your own god; pleasure of the flesh be the way of blasphemy, denial of the crucified’s ideology.

6. I believe that you are a big fan of DEATH especially Chuck Schuldiner, what was the feeling when you heard the news that he already died?
– it is the loss of a great and important man in the death metal scene without whom we’d not be doing what we are doing today. nevertheless, we are not willing to follow the now upcoming personal cult.

7. What can you say that Black Metal is dominating the scene?
i don’t think so. at least here in germany DM becomes more and more trendy. on the other hand side, i don’t have anything against BM. there are really good BM-bands who play really good black metal.

8. Ok, What can you say about the conflicts between black and death metal?
these conflicts are absolutely not neccessary. neither someone is a metal freak dealing with hatred, blasphemy and wrath or not. the way of expression may be black or death metal or a mixture of it. i don’t understand what this childish game shall be good for.

9. Who are your Personal influences?
bands like INCANTATION, MORBID ANGEL, KRISIUN, just to call some names.

10. When and how your fascination for metal developed?
that was in the beginning/middle of the nineties with bands like EDGE OF SANITY, TIAMAT and METALLICA, who played harder music than i had heard before. the other band members began with bands like DEATH, IRON MAIDEN.

11. I believe that you are now an internet based in terms of spreading your music, like downloading an mp3, what are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
the advantage is that it is easy to find contact worldwide, so the national metal scenes may come closer to each other. the disadvantage is that everybody has a kind of access to the scene, which is not good for the most extreme ways of metal.

12. What can you say about the death/grind situation in the world-wide scene is it going stronger or weaker?
i’m not sure, and to be honest, it doesn’t interest me if the scene becomes bigger or not. maybe it is better to have a smaller but more uncommercial and more intense scene.

13. If given a chance to travel back to time what kind of music you will cease to exist so it can’t be heard in the present time?
just turn on a radio here in germany and you will hear what has to be extinguished.

14. Ok man thank you, I hope that till end you all stay brutal!!!!
thank you very much for the interview. eternal hailz to your readers and best wishes for CULT MONGERS!

Pls. contact andre at andre@thornesbreed.de or visit the website: www.thornesbreed.de

Hypnos

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1. Ok, How are you Bruno? Still a deadly trio?

-Yes, we are. To be honest, first 2 years of HYPNOS I always tried to find 2 guitar players to build 4-pieces band coz it is simply the best line-up but actually we had all the time problems to find at lest 1 good guitarrist. At the moment we are 3, me, drummer PEGAS and guitarrist MILLS. But many live shows ALEX from death metal bands PANDEMIA is joining us
and this line up is really cool. I love to play with these guys….

2. Who decided to name the band Hypnos? What does it mean?

-I found it on the debut album of PUNGENT STENCH, they had a song Hypnos there…they named us. HYPNOS is ancient greek God of sleep…..by the way, next month we do 3 shows with PUNGENT STENCH over Czech Rep. and Slovakia so we are pretty looking forward.

3. What happened to Krabathor? Any particular incident that led to its demise?

-Just usual personal problems between two main persons, some childish competitional background etc. bla bla bla bla. I left coz atmosphere there was really bad. HYPNOS is my main interest and it makes me happy. I do it the way I want and we all have a fun. That’s important.

4. In your own opinion what makes “Revenge Ride” musically advanced than in “Blood we trust”?

-Sound and song structures, they are a bit more complicated.

5. I believe Bruno that when you are still in Krabathor the lyrical theme is all about Politics and oppression, Right now in Hypnos what was your Lyrical theme?

-More or less I continue also with my lyrics but on the last album there are a few just imaginary lyrics (Journey Into Doom, I am The Wind…), very abstract, nothing concrete, just fine words that fits to music, its atmosphere.

6. The cover artwork in” The Revenge Ride” is an unusual cover for a death metal band while in the “In Blood we trust” it matured, it has more power and it really represents death metal, do you agree with me?

-It is a matter of personal opinion, we all like the way or our front covers coz it symbolize our band even from a first look. I wanna make something significant for us and covers are all the time very important.

7. What was the first record you ever bought? and what was the feeling afterwards when you listen to it?

-Ufff, I don´t really remember. I started to record blank tapes when I was about 12 years old….some disco stuff and also some heavy metal. My first metal bands recorded on tape were IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT, JUDAS PRIEST, DEEP PURPLE, SCORPIONS and several more.

8. How’s your local scene? Any unsigned bands that was worth to mention especially in the genre of death metal?

As everywhere pretty large. If you are interested in our scene, I recommend you to check out bands like KRABATHOR, ROOT, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY, INSANIA, GODLESS TRUTH, PANDEMIA, FLESHLESS, DISFIGURED CORPSE, SABATHORY, COWARD, FORGOTTEN SILENCE, MELANCHOLY PESSIMISM and many more

9. Since your first album named “Revenge Ride”, what was your form of revenge, you like to get even by fighting or by letting karma do it?

This is our second album and it should demonstrate our musical revenge to all who don’t like us and stand against us as our enemies. This is our war!

10. When did you actually became interested in underground, I mean the tape trading, fanzines and any other? Had you encounter a ripped off then?

Around 1991 year, I had some letter correspondence even back in 1986-1988 years, but mostly in Czech and with no idea what underground means.

11. Who are your personal influences?

Music generally, life generally, everything around me. But of course, my biggest influence are extreme metal acts….these days bands like EMPEROR, SATYRICON, MAYHEM, GRIEF OF EMERALD, IMMORTAL, HATE ETERNAL, VOMITORY, DIMMU BORGIR, TYPE O NEGATIVE etc.

12. How’s the Government there in your country lately, any oppression you want to mention,what about censorship? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a multiparty republic?

We don’t really have any problems with censors as far as we are not too problematic band. And our republic is not as multipartial, just 2 biggest leading politic parties….usual thing. I don’t use to waste too much of my power into politics, I know much better things…..

13. Ok, can you pls. Tell us the future plans of Hypnos?

Live shows and some European tour finally. Next year we would like to release new album.

14. Bruno Thank you for the interview, last words are yours?

For more info visit: http://hypnos-cz.com/

HANG THE POPE!!!!!!!

Bestia

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1. why Bestia the name of the band and what is it mean to you?

Bestia means ‘the beast’. Our music is bestial.

2.What is the artwork of your demo suppose to depict?

Wolfs are my favorite animals. i think that artwork fits well to our demo atmosphere.

3.what is your lyrical themes talk about?

mostly about hate, suicide, darkness and for example 3rd track talks about necrophilia.

4.What inspired you to write lyrical themes like this?

our singer writes them on the moment of depression

5.Do you have any contact on any labels to record a debut album?

Well i have a lot of interesting contacts with labels and distributors. maybe someone will help us, but it’s too early to talk about it, because i have a lot of work to do with line-up and i don’t know when we are able to record new
stuff.

6.For me the tracks labi halli udu sounds for brutal and dark than the other tracks. what’s labi halli udu talks about?

Labi halli udu(through the grey fog) is the first song that i wrote for bestia, it was about for 3 years ago. other tracks were written later, so thats it. lyrics talk about spirits, fog, dying.. i see your future through the grey fog in
desperation you raise your hands for scream.

7.You said that your demo was voted position no. 5 in metallion radio show in estonian metal chart. is there some censorship in your country?

metallion is radio show on Estonia’s biggest radio station; they have different metal styles in playlist including black and death. No i haven’t heard that there is any censorship about metal. Most of normal people just avoid metal and
think headbangers are kind of weird. but i don’t give a shit about that

8.How will you support the underground metal scene?

I help people who organize gigs, support bands, design posters, and buy any records.

9.Do you consider your songs as satanic?

No, they are just straight evil.

10.Can you list all your influences?

Old absu , old darkthrone, old Mayhem, Carpathian Forest. BUt i also like death metal stuff like cannibal corpse

11.When and where is your first gig?

First gig was in october 2000. it was really baddly organized this placed was also shitty for metal concerts and i also had to borrow some microphone cables from other bar. 4 bands were announced but only 2 actually played, one of them was bestia. Public reaction was pretty cold because nobody havent heard about us before. BUt after concert i got some positive feedback, so i guess our first gig wasnt so awful.

12.How’s the metal scene doing in Estonia?

Well, we have some diehard maniacs, who organize gigs and don’t let metal die. we have also bands of different genres and quality. I think that situation is better that ever.

13.Do you have any message to every metal headz of the world?

Hail!!! Support Underground!!!

http://bestia.pimeduse.org/eng/index1.html

Darkness Eternal

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1. How are you George? Are you still a one man band?

– 666 hails Gerald! I’m doing ok, keeping real busy with DARKNESS ETERNAL as usual, still trying to promote the new album “Satanchrist” as much as I can, and I’m keeping real busy with metal and just life in general. Yes, DARKNESS ETERNAL still only consists of just me, I wrote, arranged, and recorded all of the instruments and vocals on both DE releases,”Dawn Of The Suffering” and “Satanchrist”.

2. “Dawn of the Suffering” gained a worldwide recognition, it seems that three years of hard work had been paid off?

– Yeah, “Dawn Of The Suffering” got a great response world-wide in the underground, much to my surprise to tell you the honest truth, because this style of DARK death/doom metal definitely isn’t the most popular form of metal out there today, so I was extremely pleased with the response for that record! Yeah, overall all the work I put into “D.O.T.S.” did pay off for me, first and foremost just as a personal accomplishment for myself, the fact that I worked so6 hard and set my mind and soul into the creation and recording of the songs on “D.O.T.S”, I made that record for myself first, for my love and passion for true metal and darkness. So it was so great to finally have the finished product in my hand and to be able to look it and realize that my dream and goal had become a reality, despite all the hell, suffering, and sacrifice I had to go through to make that record, both financially (as I funded everything for DE, and I still do) and personally. So it was a great achievement for me personally. The fact that the metal underground world-wide praised it
like they did was just a great bonus for me, and something that I am and always will be appreciative for, that is why I release my albums on this scale to the public, because of their support, and as long as the support is there I will continue do so as long as I can!

3. Your music in the “Dawn of the Suffering” (debut album) do have an old school feel of death and plenty of horrifying atmosphere? How will you Comment on that?

– Yes, I have to agree with you on that statement. There is some old school feel to”D.O.T.S”, and I think the production on that particular CD gives it that old school vibe, it’s kind of murky and grim. For that record, while I
think the production could have been better in certain aspects it is definitely fitting for those songs. Yeah, there is definitely a lot of DARK and brooding atmosphere on “D.O.T.S”, as with everything I have done or will ever do with DE, it’s that distinct sound/style that I think separates DE from a lot of the,other bands out there today. DARKNESS ETERNAL is the total expression and the unleashing of my deepest and darkest thoughts and feelings, and as a result I write these dark and obscure hymns, and just my own personal torment, suffering, and inner turmoil is what contributes to these dark and brooding atmospheres and passages. I still feel to this day that “D.O.T.S” is a dark and haunting record. I always write and play metal with pride, soul, feeling, and 100% darkness, and it will always be that way, “D.O.T.S” was the first step in this long and black journey for me.

4. While on the “Satan Christ” (2nd album) it has a mature feeling everything was taken to the extreme level, but the unholy sound of the debut album is still present?

Yes, that is correct. With “D.O.T.S” being my debut record that is where it all began for DE you know? That is where all the roots for the sound and style all started, was from that record. That is where I established the sound, style, and atmosphere I was looking to create. So with “Satanchrist”, those roots stayed firmly planted, but I advanced on everything on “Satanchrist”, everything from the music, to the lyrics, to the complexity, to the guitar playing, to the drumming, it’s all been taken to the next level. “Satanchrist” is darker, more depressing, more unholy, and more extreme than its predecessor, and if you listen to it it definitely shows! So I totally advanced and took a big step forward with “Satanchrist”, but without losing the feel, formula and important components that make DE what it is and what it always will be. The hate will always be there, the blasphemy will always be there, the gloomy atmosphere will always be there, the DOOM will always be there, and the DARKNESS will always be there! I will never compromise my sound or style for anyone or anything, DARKNESS ETERNAL will always maintain it’s sound, but I will continue to try to make everything I write darker and darker each and every time!

5. Why naming the 2nd album “SatanChrist”?

Well, although my lyrics are from my perspective and have lots of meaning and are very personal to me, I always think it’s good for people to interpret the lyrics and look into them through themselves and see what they mean to that particular individual. I named this record “Satanchrist” mainly because the concept of this record deals a lot with my personal hatred for Christianity, Jesus Christ, and all organized religion for that matter, and how false and misleading these religions are. I first created and used the term “Satanchrist” on the first record “D.O.T.S”, in the lyrics of the song “Unrepenting Malice”, and I decided to call the new record “Satanchrist”,because to me, that term basically defines how I personally feel about this so called “higher power” or Jesus, or whatever you want to call it. I’ve always had a miserable life, right from the beginning, and all I was told by people when I was young was that “Christ is our saviour” and “Jesus loves us all” and blah, blah, blah!! And there was never any “God” or “Jesus” there for me, or for this graveland of a planet for that matter, and I just got sick and tired of hearing false promises that never came true, so I turned completely against it all. From that point on I really spawned a dark hatred for this “savior” and always thought to myself that if indeed this being does exist, and he is up there in the heavens, Why does he not do something about the state of the world in which HE supposedly created? He is not loving and caring, he is a sick and diabolical puppeteer that has us all in his web of deceit, and he just fucks with us and when misery and torment comes, he sits up there in his throne in heaven and laughs at us. So I see this “Christ” not as a perfect loving savior, but an imperfect soulless fuck that just torments us for his own enjoyment. I mean, all these people worship and praise him, but what kind of savior allows pain and suffering upon good and innocent people? What kind of “Messiah” allows evil to constantly conqueror good? So this”savior” to me is nothing but a liar and a treacherous deceiver. So in fact, this actions of this so called Jesus if he does exist are more evil than good, to me he fits the description of Satan more than the this ever-loving God, so hence the title “Satanchrist”.

6. Your Lyrics deals with death, damnation and blasphemy, any particular incident that led you to Blaspheme all that is holy and all that stupid organized religion?

Well, unfortunately that is all I seems to know, understand, and comprehend, and I will continue to dwell on these subjects as until they are no longer a dominant part of my life, or just life in general. Unfortunately I don’t see that ever happening! No, I wouldn’t really say one particular incident really, just an enormous amount of incidents over the period of my stupid miserable life. I base my life, morals, and personal beliefs on my personal life experiences, and based on those I just cannot fall to my knees and pray to a God that was never ever there for me when I was told countless amount of times growing up that he would be. I never saw this God, so I will never ever believe in him, and like I said before, if he does exist, he/she/it has my eternal dark hatred for eternity!

7. Ok, when did you learn to play the guitars, bass, etc.., Is it advantageous enough to be one man band?

Well, the first thing that I ever did musically was vocals when I played in my very first band when I was 16. I was always a creative person, and always heard things like riffs and drum beats/patterns in my head, but could never explain to the people I played with how the riffs and beats went so I learned to play bass and drums first, about 7 or 8 years ago. I found out quickly that I loved to play these instruments, so I wasn’t just learning out of necessity. Then, while practicing hard on bass and drums, I picked up the guitar one day and started playing and practicing that. So I’ve been playing guitar for about 5 or 6 years now. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a “one man band”. The first and obviously major disadvantage is that I cannot play live since I am the only member of DE, so it is way harder to promote DE, because in my opinion playing live shows and touring is probably the best way to spread your name amongst the metal masses, get your music heard, and sell your CD’s and merchandise. Plus the fact also that I would love to be able to play live and possibly even tour makes it that much more shitty! So yes, that is a big hindrance for me, because I must work a lot harder to get my music heard and my band known. Another disadvantage is that doing absolutely everything on my own, from the writing, arranging, performing every instrument on the recordings, and then also paying for, promoting, and releasing everything on my own gets to be way too much for me to handle sometimes, especially lately it seems. I have to juggle all that while trying to pay my bills and live somewhat of a life, and it gets to be overwhelming many times.

So some help in those areas, especially the funding and releasing ends would really be of help, I’d rather be on the musical and 100% and not deal with the money and “business” bullshit. But the advantages to being on my own are great as well. I am a visionary, so being that I have 100% creative control on every end of DE, from the music to the lyrics, that is a definite advantage cause I don’t have to worry about the regular “band” bullshit and arguments over which riffs to use and which songs make the record etc. I’ve had too many shitty experiences like that when involved with other bands, so the fact the DE is a total extension and is the total expression of myself and my inner darkest feelings, it’s nice to have that control. Also, this means that no one can tell me to change my sound or style, no-line up changes will hinder me, or no one else can put an end to this vision of mine except for me. I rely on myself and myself alone when it comes to this, no one will take care of and hold DE in its higher interest more than I will.

8. When not rehearsing, What hobbies do you spent time with?

Oh man, it seems like since I started doing DE on a serious level that I have had next to no free time at all! I spend A LOT of time on DE, whether it be writing music, maintaining my website, answering e-mails and letters, and promoting the band. And when I’m not doing that, I am constantly listening to metal, all the time. Metal and DE are the most important things in my life, without them I would cease to exist for sure, so I can’t really call listening to and playing metal a hobby, because when you hold something like that so
near and dear to your heart and you are so passionate about it, it is a hell of a lot more than just a “hobby”. I breathe, eat, sleep, and live metal!! When I did have some free time in the past, I would watch horror movies whenever I could, I’m a horror movie freak, I could watch “The Exorcist” and “The Omen” series back to back and still be craving more!! I like to surf the internet here and there whenever time allows it. I also like to read whenever I can, mainly books and dark and occult subjects, as well as reading and collecting underground metal zines is a great love of mine, I wish I had more time to do that on a regular basis now.

9. Incantation, The Chasm, and Autopsy are your influences as a Band and they do have members, what about in One man band like yours, any Band you want to mention and consider as your influence?

There are no “one-man bands” that have influenced me or my music personally. When I first started DARKNESS ETERNAL, I wasn’t really aware of very many”one-man bands”, with the exception of bands like JUDAS ISCARIOT.
So none that I have heard have had any influence on me, just the bands you mentioned above along with IMMOLATION. To be totally honest, of all the “one-man bands” that I have heard, not very many of them are good at all in my opinion, and for the most part I can’t stand to hear a guy playing away to a fake and shitty sounding drum machine! But there are some exceptions, RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE is a perfect example of this. I am a huge fan of RITES, and I have a great amount of respect for Paulus, he is truly a talent and a mastermind when it comes to writing obscure black/death/war metal!

And I’m not just saying this because he happens to be from the same city as I am, it wouldn’t matter if he was from Europe or Asia, what he does with RITES rules! He did the first RITES demo and the first full length “The Caryatid” all on his own, and they both sound killer, especially “The Caryatid”, that record really blew my mind! We spoke with each other about what we do and the satisfaction we get out of it, and we really seem to understand each other well on that front, he gets the same feeling as me when he finally sees all his hard work and playing come to form, just like I do. Another one man band I think is good and I respect is LUST, which coincidentally is also from my home city.

10. Who is your favorite guitarist? and why?

Wow, that’s a real tough question! I can’t really say I have a single “favorite”. I like and respect different guitarist for different reasons. Some I really love are Daniel Corchado and Julio Viterbo from THE CHASM, they are both great and talented guitarist, and one of the best guitar duo’s in metal today in my opinion! They both play with such soul and feel, especially in their solos,
and totally complement each other!! I really love their style, they are a prime example of overall great guitarists, they write amazing riffs, have great technical ability, and have lots of feel and authenticity to their playing. John McEntee from INCANTATION is killer as well, he is an amazing writer when it comes to dark anddemonic riffs. Bob Vigna from IMMOLATION is also one of my favorites, he has one of the most unique and original soloing styles that I have ever heard. I think “Here In After” is a real good record to listen to for how twisted, dark, and sick his solos are. Leland Windham and Eric Friesen of WINDHAM HELL are killer guitarist as well and probably one of the best in metal period, they are classical and sweep freaks, anyone into insane playing in
the vein of Yngwie Malmsteen should check their playing out! Jon Levasseur from CRYPTOPSY is a god on the guitar, he is probably one of the best guitarists in death metal today, he writes some crushing riffs!! I also like solo guitarists like Jason Becker, Michael Angelo, Shawn Lane, and Ron Thal, who is to this day the best overall guitarist I have ever heard, I’ve never heard anything like what he does, shredder freaks should check this guy out immediately!!

11. How’s the crowd there in Canada when you play? Had you play in other country?

Do you have plans in playing here in Asia if given a chance? Well, when it comes to Canada, I can only personally speak for the area where I live, which is Western Canada, or especifically Edmonton AB, Canada. The scene here is pretty good I guess, it’s very small, but the people that are in it are true and 100% dedicated to the metal way, so for that I am proud, we have some sick fucks here for sure! Seems like the scene here in Edmonton is growing quicker and quicker, more people are going to the most recent gigs we had here like the THORAZINE show and the DISCIPLES OF POWER show, so that’s good to see. From what I am told, Vancouver BC and Toronto ON have really killer scenes. One thing I do know for sure is that people must go to the shows on a regular basis there, because all of the major touring bands always hit those cities and never come out our way which for the most part really sucks, because we never get any decent tours come through here at all, and when we do it is like once a year, so for that it sucks here. But our local scene has grown real strong, we have great bands from here like AXIS OF ADVANCE, RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE, DISCIPLES OF POWER, OUROBOROS, LUST, and many more. Yes, I had the fortunate opportunity of playing live outside of Canada for the first time in my life when I played session bass for OUROBOROS at the fourth annual Sacrifice Of The Nazarene Child Black Metal Fest in San Antonio TX, USA on Dec. 1st, 2001. I had a fucking amazing time there, it was totally harsh and cult there, playing in front of all those sick freaks was an indescribable feeling, and being able to not only see for the first time some of my favorite bands like THORNSPAWN, but to also open for them was an honor for me! Like I said before, I would love the chance to tour anywhere, especially Asia if I could, whether it be with DARKNESS ETERNAL or another band, I would jump at the chance to do a tour for sure!! So if ever given the chance, yes I would love to play in Asia, I have heard such great things about the scene in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and Asia has some of the grimmest bands I’ve ever heard!

12. What about future plans? Like seeking a member with a dark gift like yours? Or you will remain a One man Armageddon band? Right now what is the current status of Darkness Eternal?

Well, right now as it stands, my future plans for DE are just to continue to push and promote “Satanchrist” as heavily and as much as I can, despite the toll it takes on me I am trying to secure as many distro deals as I can, so far there
are some great distro’s out there that have picked up “Satanchrist” like Goat Warrior Distro, Ire Records, Merciless Records, and more. Also, some label support would be helpful for me for sure, it would allow me to concentrate more time and effort on the music alone instead of absolutely everything, which is how I continue to do it right now, so hopefully in the future I can find the right label to work with, if not I guess will try my best to continue to release the music on my own like I’ve been doing. As for making this a live unit, yes, it has been on my mind, especially since I released “Satanchrist” and since I tasted what it was like at the SOTNC fest in San Antonio TX. I have gotten so many people ask me when I am going to find members and take DE on a live stage, the only problem is, as usual, my personal life situation is in total shambles and decay right now, I am just now trying to recover from some recent dark and miserable events in my life, so I don’t think I will make DE a live band anytime soon, but if things can get better for me, I would definitely like to give it a shot of time allowed it. Of course I would have to find members that shared my “dark gift” as you put it, they would have to be 100% into the sound, style, and meaning of DARKNESS ETERNAL. So for now I DE will remain just me, but like I said, I don’t know exactly what the future holds, time will only tell!

13. Does your family understand and support you? What about a day job, do you have one?

Unfortunately, my family neither understands nor do they support anything I do musically at all. They don’t and never will understand my beliefs, morals, and who I am as a person and my passion and dedication to metal,
and thus they won’t support me, which is fine, I understand where they are coming from I guess. We are totally different people when it comes to these kind of things. Well, my whole life I have worked my fucking ass off, particularly the last 4-5 years, where I have worked 60-84 hours a week, and I was trying to fit in DE somewhere in there as well, sothat was real rough on me. As of this interview, I have recently recovered from a terrible illness that kept from functioning as a human being period for almost two months, so I have not been working due to that, unfortunately now that I have finally (hopefully anyway) recovered from this bullshit sickness, I will have to start working again to support myself and get out of the debt that the illness and my personal life situation in general have gotten me into. Like I say on the new CD, it seems that I am and forever will be “Cursed To An Eternal Damnation”!!!

14. Ok, I hope that till end you will stay TRUE, last words are yours pal? Thank you George!!

Thank you very much for the interview and support Gerald, I really appreciate it! I wish you the best of luck with Cult Mongers Zine and all of your metal activities in the future! Thank you to everyone that has supported and given praise to the new DE CD “Satanchrist”, I really appreciate everyone’s support thus far, the CD got a better response than I expected! Anyone that is into totally DARK, depressing, hateful, extreme, and unholy death metal can order a copy of “Satanchrist” directly from me by sending $12 US (World), $15 CAN (Canada), well concealed cash or money order (make payable to George Velaetis) to: George Velaetis, P.O. Box 5002,Spruce Grove AB, Canada, T7X 3A2. Shipping and Handling is included in the prices, and
“Dawn Of The Suffering” is also still available for the same prices as above. To get in contact with me, e-mail me at Darknesseternal666@hotmail.com. You can also get “Satanchrist” through various distro’s in the underground like Goat Warrior, Ire Records, Merciless Records, and more. The DARKNESS ETERNAL website is located at www.deternal.darkgod.net, there you will find all the info you need on DE including news updates, history, links,
MP3’s and more. Also the direct link to DARKNESS ETERNAL on MP3.com is located at www.mp3.com/Darkness_Eternal2, there you can have a listen of some tracks of off both”Satanchrist” and “Dawn Of The Suffering”. Crush the false messiah, Dark Salvation is upon us!

Dark Disciple

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1. why Dark disciple the name of the band and what is it mean to you?

Disciples in black. Representing brutal black metal.

2.Do you have any cover layout for your upcoming release?

Yes, for our upcoming full length the cover will have three burning inverted cross’s standing on a mountain of christian skulls and bones.At the base of the mountain their is burning sign reading death awaits you all. The title of our full length is Dark Disciple”Death Awaits you All”

3. what is your lyrical themes talk about?

The Dark topics people fear to face.

4.I know that you bones who wrote all the lyrics,what inspired you to write a lyrical theme like this?

Events that happen in every day life and the past life.some in my evil dreams

5.for me all the tracks from demo 2002 are much better than the demo 2001. it has a big difference.who gave an idea to change your music from demo ’02 to ’01 ?

The band over all felt the cries of our legion brothers to turn church fires up a notch.

6.when and where is your first gig and hows the fucking crowd when you played on stage?

Our 1st gig was in some small little shit hole in the wall, the crowd was fckin nuts and got crazy, so that was cool. Every show we’ve play at the response we get is always the same pure mayhem in the darkest form of respect. Hail to all you sick fucks who supports us.

7.hows the metal scence doin in Baltimore Maryland?

If i said it didn’t suck i’d be tellin a lie. But their are some great bands like Pessimist and Dying fetus who are trying to make a difference.

8.Do you have any contacts to record a full length album?

Yes, we are in talks with a hand full of labels at this present time.

9.what is the track “beneath the inverted cross” about?

The hordes of hell reuniting in the second war in heaven.

10. do you have any message to the metal heads around the world?

yes, stay strong & keep the faith.Destroy all righteous faiths. The age of darkness is coming, join now before it’s to late…Darkest thankx from the Knights of dark table. I am Maddog keeper of the keys to open the gates to https://www.facebook.com/DarkDisciple

Atlantida

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1. How are you Ruslanas?

All things o.k.! I have many plans at busy at this moment, but im happy because can do something’s for underground!

2. When did the label Atlantida started?

I started with ATLANTIDA about 5 years ago.

3. I believe that you are more concentrated in doing a compilation cd’s, what are your criteria’s to the band to be included your compilation?

I not release compil. only! Some years ago i released ATLANTIDA zine.I have only some copies of #2 and everyone can get for 3$ only!).We work with SILENT REALM webzine now (www.tomhet.net), im a member of RAVENCLAW band (other member live in Austria) and we play medieval viking metal and first album will be release this summer! But of course i will do
many things for compil.!

4. I believe you are now starting volume 13 and 14, how’s the collection of promo cd does it come daily or monthly, pls. tell us?

I collect bands for vol.15 now! I starting release stuffs immediately when find all bands for compil.! Compil. release each 1-3 month!I think that possible will be release each month in near future!

5. In every release of your compilation cd, how many bands andsongs do you include? What about if the band sent a tape?

Hmm…Each compil. CD from 14 to 20 bands! Total time about 80 minutes! Vol.1-7 released on 90 minutes tapes! And from vol.8 on
CD(CDR)!If bands released tapes-they sent recorded tracks on CDR!

6. Can you pls. tell us the design of your cd ?

All artworks for compil. done by my great friend Mike from Germany!(www.dragondesign666.de)

7. Had any Asians got in touch with you that want to buy or trade from your stuff? Usually, from what country did orders coming from?

Yes i have some contacts with peoples from asia. But often they wrote 1-2 letters and i don’t get nothing more later! Possible letters lost or something like that. No not much peoples from asia ordered my stuffs. I don’t know why?! I hope that in near future more peoples contact with me! My compil. spreaded to 40-50 countries. Each volume released 800-1000 copies…On vol.1-14 are more than 200 bands! Im happy, because got positive reactions around the world!

8. Aside from this label any projects you are doing right now? I’m sure you have a Job, How do you manage this label and job in terms
of time management?

I forgot mentioned, that i re-released black metal band EMPTY from Spain (8$ or 10 euro)! About job. Yes i worked about 10 years in building company. But i haven’t job now… Of course i use all free time for my activities!

9. Dragon Design did a good job in your cover artwork, who are these guys? Is it your friend or it has been referred to you?

Yes Mike very good friend! He helped a lot for me! I hope that i helped to Mike too…

10. Ok, Ruslanas thank you very much for this interview!! Any band you want to recommend from your label?

At first thanks for questions and support!!! I can’t recommend 1 or 2 bands! Support underground! Many bands need support! Everyone, who’s interesting in my activities-can contact with me!

Email: Atlantida@ukmerge.omnitel.net

Solekahn

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1.How’s everybody in Solekahn?

We are really busy with Solekahn at this time but that’s fine.

2.why Solekahn the name of the band and what is it mean to you?

The origin of the name are very personnal, but you can also find an ethymological meaning.

3.What an idea about having so many instrumental than with lyrics
in your “suffering winds?

“Suffering Winds” is an Ep. So we wanted to make something special with a really strange atmosphere.

4. what is your lyrical themes talk about and also the instrumental in your Ep?

For the lyrics i’m inspired by my emotions and dreams. strange emotions i feel sometimes

5.What’s the suffering winds supposed to depict to the listeners?

Ah.. it could be a lot of things. Winds could be life, right? but it’s the feeling of each listeners which is important. you can take it like you feel it when you listen to the music.

6. for me all Solekahn is an atmospheric death metal. why did you choose to play as an atmospheric death metal and not a brutal death metal?

Atmospheric death metal!!!? it’s the first time i hear it. i rather see us as a brutal death metal band, but that’s your opinion.(Maybe your lyrics are brutal but your music is not brutal as you think)

7.when and where is your first gig and hows the fucking crowd when you played on stage?

Our 1st gig under the name Solekahn was in Haguenau(France) in 199 but the audience was not terrible.

8.how can you described the metal scene in your place from the past and from now?

We’re coming from Strasbourg(France) and that place was never very rich with bands. it’s getting better today but
the quality is not here yet.

9.Your a 3 man band right. is it not difficult to became a 3 man band to play death metal music?

No, i think that’s easier. the less you are the easier it is. Anyway two guitars where recorded for “Suffering Winds” and during concerts the energy replaces the second one.

10.Can you list all your influences and why did you choose all Those band to be part of your inspirations?

No i’m not able to list all my influences that would be too long. everything arounds me is an influence.for the bands it could be VADER, ENSLAVED, MAYHEM, GOREFEST..but i really try to make my music as original as possible

11. Do you have any last word?

Thank you for your interest in Solekahn and we hope our music will touch some people and to see you on tour soon. www.solekahn.maxximum.org

BrainChoke

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1. How are you Paul and the rest of the band? Is the line-up the same Since the formation?

– We’re doing very well thank you. We formed in early 2000 with the same members that we have now. We’ve all been friends for years so it has not been a problem keeping band members!

2. Whose Idea to name the band Brainchoke? What does Brainchoke mean?

– Mark (vocals) originally intended Brainchoke just to be a song Title but we had no band name at the time and we all liked it so it kind of stuck! Brainchoke is meant to be the way you feel when you are depressed and do not know how to resolve your problems.

3.The debut album is “Migraine Music”, migraine is an extreme headache, is that what you want the listener to feel when they
listen to your music?

– I think that a migraine is what you would get if you did not know anything about our kind of metal!!! We would prefer that our music made people smile as opposed to reaching for the aspirin!!!

4. Ok, your music deals with sheer brutality, full of blastbeats and groove parts are few, how will you comment on that?

– We like to play fast!!! The new material has a lot more depth to it and is a lot more mature BUT we still blast as much as we can because it’s fun!

5. Mostly, Grind/death does have infested gore lyrics, what was your subject in creating lyrics?

– Mark’s lyrics are mainly about the depression that he has suffered from over the past
few years and how frustrating it is for him. He also writes about anything that displeases him; peoples stupidity and disrespect for their environment is a good example!

6.How’s the response there in England when you unleashed your debut album? What about the 2nd album?

– The reviews we’ve had have all been really
good which is very nice for us!!! It’s strange because most of our songs were written when I was messing around on guitar for fun, so for people to actually like them is very satisfying. The next release for us is going to be a split cd with an American band called Fetus Eaters. It’s going to be released by a small English label called Grind Ethic! Our part will be mainly old songs re-recorded plus two new songs. The reason we are redoing old songs is because we play
them a lot better now and it would be a shame to waste them as just demo tracks! After this release we are planning/ writing for a full album which will out sometime next year…we hope!

7. Are all the Members are a native born in England?

Yes, we are all from England. Mark and Dave were born “up north”, Kieran’s from “down south” and Simon and myself are from the middle!!!

8. I believe that both you and Dave are from the band Suffering, is the band still active?What led you to form a new Band? Any
misunderstanding from the former band?

Suffering are on hold at the moment, maybe we’ll do something in The future. Suffering was a slow doom/death
style band which was not good for me and Dave because we want to play fast!!! We formed Brainchoke as a side project but it
took over as our main band! There is no bad blood between the Suffering members- we still have a laugh when we see each other.

9. The band added film sample in the start of the songs like Brainchoke, for all to remember, chair or chamber, single figure I.Q., Who’s idea is that?

We all decided that it would be fun to put some
funny film samples onto the cd, mainly to amuse ourselves! I don’t know whether we will do the same on future recordings because the samples that we like bear no real relation to our lyrics or music, they are just for fun.

10. How’s the crowd there in England when you play live?

We’ve not been booed off stage yet!!! The reactions always seem to
be pretty positive so we must be doing something right! We did play a show in a trendy night-club which was a bit dead but to make up for it we cheered and clapped for ourselves!!!

11. Keiran (guitarist) is wearing a Morbid Angel T-shirt, it seems Trey Azagtoth was his major influence, What about you Paul who are you major influences in playing guitar? Aside from guitar what instrument do you play?

Keiran is actually more influenced by Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman, along with the fellow from Dream Theater, than he is by Trey Azagthoth but we both appreciate his style! My main influences are not really very extreme (sorry)! I like the playing style of Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) and am really into bands like Slipknot although I admit the best bands ever are/were Brutal Truth, Nasum, Human Remains and Paradise Lost!!!

12.What about side-project, does the entire member have a side-project?

Simon (drums) is in another band called Tellercreep. they are a More mainstream project but he enjoys it! I also have a couple of projects on the go, both of which are in the very early stages but are both gonna be cool. One is a bit of an industrial type thing which I’ve never tried before and the other will be a covers band dedicated to taking the piss out of every band that has ever lived!!! There are rumours in our local area that the whole of Brainchoke are involved with a band called Demon Party which I must say is untrue! They are a bunch of sick fuckers who do not deserve the right to live on our planet!

13. How’s the relationship between MBTC production and your band? They release the band’s debut what about the second album?

We get on pretty well with our label because we run it!!! MBTC is the label we put together just to release our stuff. In the future we hope that other people will do the hard work for us! The next release is coming out through Grind Ethic which is a label run by Gorerotted’s drum monkey!

14. Does the entire Member have Jobs? What does your family say with the kind of music you play?

Unfortunately we all have to work for a living but hopefully not forever!!! There’s just no way that you can be in an underground band and release your own stuff without having a job! Our families are all quite impressed that we’ve come as far as we have so quickly! I’m not sure that they understand the music that we play or the fact that we pump money into the band with no financial rewards but maybe one day…

15. What are the future plans of Brainchoke?

Our immediate plans are to: gig, write, record, repeat! Our long term plans involve the destruction of everything in our path, but that’s another story
altogether!!!

16. Ok Paul thank you very much and keep on grinding, Last words are yours?

Thank you very much for the exposure that you’ve given us!!! If you want any more information about us then check out our website: www.brainchoke.com

ENFORSAKEN

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1.why enforsaken the name of the band and what is it mean to you?

We chose Enforsaken cause we wanted a unique name that no one else would come up with. Enforsaken is like opposing the standards of society.

2.what is the artwork of embraced by misery depict?

The cover is of a sinister looking nurse who is “recycling” the dead using advance technology or modern “black magic”.

3. what is your lyrical themes talk about?

The lyrics deal with dark subjects, such as suicide, depression, the “evils” of society, and solitude. Those are the general concepts from “Embraced By Misery”.

4. what inspired you to write a lyrical theme like this?

I didn’t write any of the lyrics on this album. From what understand they were inspired by emotional pain and suffering.

5. for me enforsaken is a technical melodic death metal. But some of your songs will be compared to carcass. is it the one who
influenced you to form the Enforsaken band? what can you say about that?

We write music like this naturally. This is the style we’ve always played, while progressing over the years. I’ve been inspired to play technical/melodic death metal for 12 years now. Carcass was a huge inspiration for me when I was growing up. They certainly revolutionized what deathmetal is today. I can’t say Carcass alone is the main inspiration for Enforsaken, but they are definitely part of the formula. We’re just trying to carry on the torch for extreme metal the Enforsaken way!

6. Your bonus track is came from the carcass right. why did you add it in your album?

We choose to cover Carcass “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” to pay tribute to a groundbreaking time for deathmetal and to show people where we are coming from. Sort of paying homage to your roots.

7. What is your favorite carcass album and why?

“Necrotism-Descanting the Insalubrious” is my favorite Carcass album. I remember freaking out when I first got that album. I called Steve Stell (guitarist Enforsaken) and played some of it on the phone and just saying “Check this shit out!” I was already a fan of Carcass, but at that time it sounded so fresh and fucking technical! I can’t believe that album is 11 years old! It was the third cd I bought when I switched from tapes to a cd player (The first 2 were Bolt Thrower and Asphyx) I remember a lot of the Carcass ‘purists” not liking the album cause it wasn’t as raw and grindcore like the first 2 albums. The 2nd track “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”. That song totally changed the way double bass is used in deathmetal today. No one was doing shit like that back then. Ah, the good ‘ole days. I used to play that album for people when it was new and they didn’t like it. Years later I see those same people getting into Carcass. It must have been to extreme for them at first? Now music like this is more commercially accepted. They can all fuck off.

8. When and where is your first gig and hows the fucking crowd when you played on stage?

We’ve played quite a few shows already. Our first gig was with Dismember. The more we play out the more we notice that people are getting into what we’re doing. Keep in mind that we do play a familiar European style, but no one is doing this melodic deathmetal in our area. We pretty much surprise everyone we play for.

9.Hows the metal scene doin in illinois?

Most Illinois deathmetal bands play a brutal style with guttural vocals and lots of blast beats and gore-infested lyrics. It has always been one of the strongest scenes in the midwest, but I’m hoping for a little more diversity in the future. One of my favorite upcoming bands from the area is Abolisher.

10. Do you have any message to the metal heads around the world?

If your looking for 100% metal then check us out. You can find us at www.enforsaken.com. Any one into metal fucking rules. Everyone else can suck it.