Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick posted on 7-18-18

Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick

1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?How are things going in Canada this week?

Hello! My name is The Peasant, I play drums in Finnr’s Cane. The weather is unseasonably warm as of late, but other than that things are quite well in my part of Canada.

2.When did you first meet the other members of the bands?And was it long before you all started Finnr's Cane?How did you choose Finnr's Cane as the name of the band and does it have a special meaning?

The Bard and I first met when we were in high school, probably around 15 years ago. We attended separate schools in the same city but soon become acquainted through mutual friends. We began playing music casually together at that time. The decision to form Finnr’s Cane happened several years later, in 2008.

The name of the band does not have one specific meaning. It is a somewhat abstract name and that was one of the reasons that we chose it.

3.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the bands music how would you best describe it?

The band currently consists of The Bard and me. We aim to create songs that are atmospheric and hopefully transport the listener to a place that is outside of their usual daily routine.

4.Elegy is the bands third full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?

We are in an unusual circumstance in that the Bard and I live several hundred kilometers away from each other. This makes the song writing process a little more challenging. We tend to work sporadically when we can arrange to be in the same location, and so for this reason the songs on Elegy probably took around 2 years to finalize.

5.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the music and what are some subjects written about on Elegy?

The lyrical themes tend to be focused on the relationships between humans and nature, the passage of time, isolation, etc. Some of the lyrics on Elegy were written about finding quiet places within a city, or the way urban environments eventually decay and are returned to nature. The Bard composes most of the lyrics and I contribute specific passages.

6.Has Finnr's Cane played live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
Finnr’s Cane is strictly a studio project.

7.Are their any tours or shows planned in support of the new release Elegy?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

Unfortunately, we will not be touring in support of Elegy.

8.Besides the Elegy release coming out soon are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers to buy?If yes what is available and where can the readers buy your merchandise?

Yes, our previous releases (Wanderlust and A Portrait Painted by the Sun) are available from our good friends at Prophecy Productions. Currently we do not have any other merchandise available.

9.Has Finnr's Cane ever made a music video for any of their songs?If you could make a video for any of the songs off of Elegy which song would you like to see made into a video?

This is an interesting question. First, we do not have a music video for any of our songs. If we were to make a video for a song from Elegy, my pick would be Empty City. It is my favourite song from the album and I think it tells a story from start to finish which would work well with visual accompaniment.

10.Besides Finnr's Cane do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?

The Bard currently plays in Fractal Generator, a technical death metal band.

11.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Finnr’s Cane is just a small component of our daily lives. I work, have a family, like to cook, enjoy listening to Blind Guardian with my friends, and so on. If anything, we tend to focus on Finnr’s Cane when we have free time.

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you for the interview!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Interview with Gulnar instruments for A.H.P done by Patrick posted on 7-17-18

Interview with Gulnar instruments for A.H.P done by Patrick

1.Hello Gulnar please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hi, I am Gulnar. I am a leader of Illness and A.H.P. I also play in Deep pression and in few other projects.

2.When did you first become interested in writing and playing music?What was the first instrument you learned to play?

I guess when I was around 14. I started with the vocals first and around a year later,I have began to learn playing guitar.

3.Who would you say are some of your influences and favorite musicians?

Considering that I don't listen only to metal music, it would be too many to name, but just to name few metal ones: Quorthon, Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance, Euronymous, ...

4.Are their any instruments you would like to learn to play one day?

I would like to be a good drumme

5. Gulnar you started A.H.P in 2011 when did you first get the idea to start this band?And how did you choose the name A.H.P for the name of the band?

The idea came around autumn 2011. I chosed Against Human Plague because this project was meant to represent my disgust towards humanity. It was meant to be simple and straight to the face.

6.I believe you started A.H.P in Poland but you re-located to Norway when did you decide to move to Norway?

I think that You are confusing Illness with A.H.P. I started with Illness few years before I moved to Norway. In 2001, to be precise. A.H.P. came to life long after I have moved here, I live here since january 2007.

7.Forakt,Hat Og Dod is the bands newest EP.which features a new song and a cover of Burzum's Tomhet when did you first get the idea to cover Tomhet?

I think around the time when debut was released. I began trial recordings in november 2015, I think.

8.Have you done any other covers on your past releases?Are their any bands and songs you would like to cover on future releases?

We did three covers with A.H.P in total so far. On debut album I did Beherit's "Emotional Ecstasy"and War's "Satan's Millenium". Whole album was dedicated to Blackmoon. I have some plans for covers but not with A.H.P.

9.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the bands musicial style how would you best describe it?

Gulnar - Guitars, backing vocals, ambient, programming
Armagog - Vocal, bass
Aro - Guitar, Effects

A.H.P. represents Black Scar Ambient which is a mixture of Black Metal and Dark Ambient

10.Besides the Forakt,Hat Og Dod are their any copies of the debut release still available if yes where can the readers buy it?

There are few copies left on the debut album as well as few copies of demo. You can find all merch on our bandcamp

11.Has A.H.P played very many live shows or is this strictly a studio band?Are their any shows coming up in support of the newest EP.?If yes where will the band be playing?

A.H.P. havent play live yet but we are willing to play and if we will get any offers we will surely consider them.

12.Have you ever thought of making a video for any of your songs?If yes which song would you like to see made into a video?

We have made few video trailers and I began to make a video to "Drowned", a song from debut album, but because of lack of time I never finished it. I was thinking also about making something for the ep that we have recently released but since its is only one song and its 18 min long, I gave up. We will make a proper video for the upcomming album.

13.When taking a break from writing music and band business what do you like to do in your free time?

I never have break from music. It fulfills my whole life. If I am not producing, recording or playing, I listen to other bands. I also like to read and watch movies but because of numbers of project that I work with it is really hard to find any free time.

14.Have you and the band started working on new music for the next release? Will it be a full length or EP.?

Yes we did. It will be a full lenght. We already have almost two songs completed.

15.Thank you Gulnar for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Thx for support. Buy "Forakt, Hat og Død". Visit our bandcamp and facebook

OmenFilth--Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery cassette {Eternal Darkness Rec.} posted on 7-17-18

OmenFilth--Hymns Of  Diabolical Treachery cassette {Eternal Darkness Rec.}
Coming out of the Philippines is OmenFilth who play a very well written and performed melodic black metal style.The music is written with a lot skill and experience mainly played in the mid paced range with some faster patterns entetwined within the music.The vocals are performed with old school grim black metal similar to the mid 90's black metal vocals.If you are  new to OmenFilth's music and enjoy old-school black metal with touches of melodic elements  then do yourself a favor and pick a copy of Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery today.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018


Yo what up y'all, so I'm back today with another live episode of The Wastelands featuring mosh and comedy. I'm airing a new movie review/reaction for Skyscraper, which is The Rock's new film. Mosh, comedy, silly humor, and more. The Wastlelands on Cranium Radio today from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.
Featured today: Death Metal, Thrash, Death Thrash, Crossover, Old School DM, Doom, Traditional Heavy Metal, Metal, Brutal DM, Death Doom, Underground Hip Hop, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, NYHC, Punk, Heavy HC, Grindcore, Crust, DBeat, Crust Grind, Fastcore/PV, Skyscraper movie review/thoughts, skits, comedy, silly humor, mosh, and more!


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Saturday, July 7, 2018



Yoooo! Join for the sounds of The Wastelands on Cranium Radio! Lets do this! Mosh, raaa, silly times, frrr, grrr, ughhhh, roarrrr!

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Featuring: Punk, HC Punk, Underground Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Death Grind, Grindcore, Crust Punk, DBeat, Thrash, Crossover, Death Metal, Old School DM, Doom, Desert Rock, Metal Punk, Death Doom, Metallic HC, Stenchcore, Metal, Skits, Edward Handlebars, Mosh Jackets, Silly Humor, Movie Nerding, and more!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Archemoron--Year Of The Harvester double Cd {Southern Prayer} posted on 7-6-18

Archemoron--Year Of  The Harvester double Cd {Southern Prayer}
Coming out of the Greek black metal scene is Archemoron with their third  full length Year Of The Harvester.The band plays a very outstanding  and epic style of black metal that is mainly played in the slower,mid paced  realm.The musicians  do speed the music to a faster pace throughout throughout the songs.The vocals are varied  with some gruff screams and growls but their are also some black metal screams used throughout the songs.The songs are long and epic but the bands masterful writing ability keeps the music interesting and doesnt get repetive at all.If you are a fan of the 90's and early 2000's Greek Epic black metal scene  then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Year Of The Harvester double  cd  today.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Interview with Drawn And Quartered done by Patrick posted on 7-5-18

Interview with Drawn And Quartered done by Patrick

1.Hails please introduce yourself to the readers

KSK-Hails! This is Kelly Shane Kuciemba, guitars for Drawn and Quartered.

2.What age did you first discover metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to?

KSK-I grew up with classic rock, that led to heavier music BLACK SABBATH is the foundation my guitar playing. Heavy Metal in the 1980's pre-SLAYER. All the usual bands like JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN. I was probably 13 or so when I started listening to what we could classify as Metal.

3. Drawn And Quartered was started back in 1993 when did you first get the idea to start this band? And how did you all choose Drawn And Quartered as the name of the band?

KSK-In the early 1990's I was putting together songs and demo recordings and trying to find like minded musicians. After a few of these demos and a band we called SEPTICEMIA fell apart, I started a project I called PLAGUE BEARER, this lead to me writing some new songs for a demo I wanted to record. I convinced some friends into recording a 4 song demo called 'Bubonic Death' in 1993, Herb Burke did the vocals and we worked together with various metal musicians doing shows as PLAGUE BEARER. In 1994 we met drummer Matt Cason and started from scratch with the song writing process, and eventually named this new project DRAWN AND QUARTERED. We recorded an 8 song demo with bass player Danny Hodge who had been in PLAGUE BEARER, and Herbs band before called BUTCHERY. The band members all came up with suggestions, Herb had DRAWN AND QUARTERED so we all agreed to that.

4.Who would you say are the bands biggest influences and how do you feel the bands music has changed over the years?

KSK-BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER are big influences, all the old Metal and Heavy Metal Bands. VENOM, SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, BATHORY, EXODUS, DEATH and POSSESSED played a big part in my interest in METAL in the mid and late 80's. MORBID ANGEL, NAPALM DEATH, INCANTATION, DEICIDE, ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, DARK THRONE, IMMORTAL, EMPEROR, IMMOLATION, MONSTROSITY, CANNIBAL CORPSE and MALEVOLENT CREATION were the biggest influences later on. We have mixed a lot of these influences in over the years, as well as things like TROUBLE and CATHEDRAL influenced my doomier ideas. Early on it was a bit Grindcore influenced, and I did some slightly more technical riffs occasionally. Later I incorporated more dissonance, some times over the top guitar solos and sometimes some grim BLACK METAL atmosphere. The last few records have had some rawness, maybe the next few will have more composed solos, and some more complex structures and ideas, to keep it interesting.

5.The One Who Lurks is the bands newest release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?

KSK-I can write a record in a couple week ends, but in the past we'd spend months, sometimes years writing music. We are a lot faster now, with better tools at hand. This record was intended to be an EP and a split. 2 of the songs (Horned Shadows Rise and Deliverance to the worms) we had already written but didn't make it on the 'Proliferation of Disease' demo sessions due to lack of time. Another song I had written for another project, but it was to good not to use for D&Q (Ravage the Cadaver). A 4th song (Nefarious Rites) was a re-working of some riffs from an unfinished songs from about 5 years ago. That makes up the first half. It didn't take much time, as most of it was written, some we already knew. We actually learned them and recorded them immediately. The songs aren't as rehearsed. I released the previous record in Demo form because I was so tired of rehearsing them, and couldn't bear to record them again, some for the 3rd time due to line-up shifts. The second half of the record I wrote alone and music and lyrics. Herb wrote lyrics for the first half. Since we didn't learn the songs as a band, I played Bass on this one. It was a different approach. Considering this wasn't intended to be the record, it came out really cool!

6.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the music and what are some topics you wrote about on The One Who Lurks?

KSK-Herb writes most of the lyrics for DRAWN AND QUARTERED. and I write most of the lyrics for our side band PLAGUE BEARER. I wrote some lyrics on the last record, and the second half of lurks. Its a conceptual piece based on some antique books and films I had stumbled upon. The songs are TEMPLES OF ARCANE DEVOTION, CARNAL TRANSMIGRATION, THE ONE WHO LURKS, and PORTALS OF COMMUNION. The lyrics, artwork and music create an immersive experience. The whole record has some pretty different unusual songs for the DRAWN AND QUARTERED catalog, it will be fun playing some of these songs for years to come, live. Some of our earlier records are a testimony to mankind's lust for killing, and horrific death by virulent disease many based on history and real stories. There are also many statements regarding our opinion of religion through out our lyrics.

7.Besides the upcoming release are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

KSK-There are many distributors and labels that carry DRAWN AND QUARTERED records. KRUCYATOR, MORIBUND, MARTYRDOOM/NUCLEAR WINTER, VOMIT and END OF MUSIC. More to announced soon. I'm active in the Facebook page where all the updated performance and merchandise information can be found. We are underground so there is not mass produced, easy to find products, but we have some great LP, Tape, and CD products available at this time, with a small selection of shirts and Hooded sweatshirts in limited amounts also still available.

8.As mentioned Drawn And Quartered has been active in the underground scene since the early 90's were you a big reader of fanzines back in the day?What were some of your favorite fanzines to read?

KSK-Absolutely we read, collected and were in a lot of mags fanzines over the years., going back to the 80's. I can't remember all the names. One from Oregon called LOUD, FAST, RUDE, AMONG THE LIVING, GRIMOIRE OF EXALTED DEEDS. I'd have to dig out some magazine boxes to name them all.

9.Tape-trading was also big in the 80's and 90's were you into tape-trading much? What were some of the early demo's and releases that you thought were the best at that time?

KSK-I did some trading in high school, mostly semi obscure records from bands like VENOM and DESTRUCTION. Later on it was mostly live bootlegs from the early 90's from BOLT THROWER, MORBID ANGEL, CARCASS, INCANATION, IMMOLATION, DEICIDE and CANNIBAL CORPSE. I heard a few demos from DECREPIT, DISBELIEF, INFESTER.

10.What is your opinion of the underground metal scene over the last 20-25 years?

KSK-There are an abundance of quality, interesting, inspiring and diverse styles of metal. Its grown significantly and the competition makes for even better records.

11.What were some of Drawn And Quartered most memorable shows and tours back in the early years?And who were some of your favorite bands to share the stage with?

KSK-Some amazing early performance with NAPALM DEATH and AT THE GATES ( Adrian Erlandson gave me a T shirt!) Touring with CEPHALIC CARNAGE and VILE was a marijuana fueled good time. Opening for MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION, OBITUARY and INCANTATION many times has been amazing.

12.Are their any shows or tours planned in support of the new release if yes where will the band be playing?

KSK-DRAWN AND QUARTERED has several local shows and a few tours line up and more to come. We tour JAPAN in OCTOBER 2018 and MEXICO 2019. We play the BRUTAL ABLERTA METAL FEST in about two weeks from today, July 14th 2018.

13.When not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

KSK-I spend hours studying dark tomes looking to consolidate power and summon malevolent energies to use to further my goals. I have no time for mundane games or pedestrian forms of time wasting 'entertainment'!

14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

KSK-If you have read this far, then there must be a reason. A purpose. What is that? Why would someone care about an underground metal band? Are you a fan of our style of music, do you wish to learn more about the band or how we approach our art? I used to read interviews, searching for a nugget of information about how a band wrote or what kind of tunings, scales and guitar playing and recording techniques were used. I tune to B standard and also the last two records have songs using dropped A tuning from B standard. I have had great results with SEYMOUR DUNCAN BLACKOUT PICK-UP's, MESA BOOGIE TRIPLE RECTIFIER, and BLACKHART guitars. I use a lot of diminished , Locrian, harmonic/melodic and minor scales, octaves and 4,5, and 6 string chords. Inspiration comes from the top of my head or from obscure soundtracks of antique horror movies. There are many brilliant musicians out there, it would be folly for me to compete with that level of skill and dedication. I just do what I do the best and I can and sometimes work on techniques to add more color to a musical expression. There are a million ways to approach it, ultimately perseverance and vision are essential! HORNS AND HAILS!!!