Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Well we just released a spilt cd along with Hexemeister (Ukraine) through Moribund records and we had our debut full length album pressed on vinyl through Cold void. We're also planning a split cd release along with Dodsferd which will probably be released in a couple of months and we have already started working on new tracks that will constitute our second abomination.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?
The new stuff is far more raw and brutal than the previous releases and that’s for sure. It’s a reflection of our feelings so everything comes natural.
There are no ''new'' elements or ''experiments''. Its just straightforward black metal in the way we see it.
3. Recently there was a split album released between your band and Hexenmeister, what are you thoughts on the other band that participated?
Hexenmeister really did great in this release. His music fitted well with our track and managed to create a really desperate atmosphere. If our track helped the listener in sinking even deeper to his putridity then Hexenmeister helped him reach the bottom.
4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?
Wrath is the only right person to talk about the lyrical concept. I could say that the lyrical stuff works as a mirror of the music. Nihilism, irony and self-abnegation complete the puzzle.
5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
There is no secret message behind the band’s name. It's just a collaboration of Wrath’s and mine Nicknames. Looking a little bit further I would say that it represents our common vision on how this music is supposed to be apprehended, written and played. It should be as raw and extreme as it takes.
6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Every show is special for us so it’s hard to choose one. As far as the stage show performance goes we're not having anything special. We're not the kind of band that uses all these stuff with the candles and the banners and the crucified animals. If we want to see something like this we'll probably go to a theater. We feel more comfortable and our message is spread clearer by using just our instruments. Having a ''special'' stage performance sometimes works as a tool to cover your music's weakness.
7. Do you have any touring plans in the future?
For now we're focused on composing and rehearsing the new material so we're not having any plans for touring. But we're always combatant to play wherever and whenever we're asked to.
8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of black metal?
We're not interested about the worldwide feedback that much. If our music reaches someone's ears and our stuff is deeply comprehended that’s great. If not then we're ok with that. Our place lies in the underground gutter anyway.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The new stuff that is currently rehearsed sounds even rougher than the first album. We're satisfied with what we're having for now and this is how we'll move on. We're not having a plan about how we're going to sound like. We just play what we feel and we definitely don't give a fuck about what people will say. One of the most important elements in this music is the spontaneous way. This is our motivation and we're not willing to change that.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
None of us is into other musical styles. We listen tons of new music and there is always something to get inspired with. Some bands that very often crush my ears are Judas Iscariot, Krieg, Ascension, Mgla, Craft, Leviathan, Horna, Goatlord, Bestial Summoning, Aura Noir, Nekromantheon, and thousands of others.
11. How do you feel your music differs from other bands that have originated in Greece?
We don't feel that our music differs from other Greek bands .We like what we play and we do it just for ourselves. But I would like to say that back in the late 80s and early 90s there were some Greek bands that truly felt what black metal is all about. These bands created the the infamous Greek sound and marked the underground scene worldwide with some of the most influential albums recorded ever. We all know for which bands and albums I’m talking about. Nowadays there is something like a competition in speed, technique, image and ''big'' words. I hope that soon this carnival will reach its death.
12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Support the true underground black metal scene!!