Monday, May 26, 2014

Interview with Eskhaton done by Patrick 5-26-14

Eskhaton   come  out  of  the  mighty  Australian  scene playing   blackend  death metal.Their  new  CD "Worship Death"  was  just  released"  through Chaos  Rec. defintly a  great  cd  if you  love  blackend death metal.

Interview  with  Invokocide  Vocals  and  guitars  for  Eskhaton  done  by  Patrick
1.Hails Invokocide!  When did you all get the idea to create Eskhaton? How did you come up with the name for the band does it have a special meaning?
Hails maniacs, the idea for ESKHATON was back in 1999, but it wasn't till the arrival of Hammerkill around 2009 that we became the founding three members and began writing for the first recording.  ESKHATON is the end of all time and existence, the final point.  Total fucking DEATH.
2.What is the current line up of the band? For the readers who have never heard Eskhaton's music how would you best describe it?
INVOKOCIDE Vocals/Guitars, WHIRLWINDEAD Guitars, HAMMERKILL Drums, ABYSSNIL Bass.  ESKHATON is Bestial Death Metal of chaos and total fucking death, possessed by the evil spirit of the Death Deities to obliterate your soul.  Psychotic suffocating whirlwind horror, warping you through the eye of the storm into the ripping inferno.  Savage Chaos Death.   
3.Worship Death is the bands second cd how long did it take to write the songs for this release? Does the whole band work on music or does one or two members usually write everything?
The album 'Worship Death' was written during the nine months after 'Nihilgoety' and recorded at the end of those nine months.  Writing the music is a band effort, we work on riffs and drum beats together and other times riffs are written and shown to the rest. 
4.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band what are some subjects you all write about?
I write the lyrics, they are Total Death, SATAN, death deities, possession, death spells, darkness and chaos.     
5.How  has the  response  been from  the  fans?What  about  the press?
It has been well recieved. 
6.Does Eskhaton play live very often or do you prefer the studio? Who are some bands you have shared the stage with?
We played our first show last month 'When Terror Unites' fest which had a deadly lineup of bands over two nights.  We were on the Saturday night with TZUN TZU, LACERATION MANTRA, DESTRUKTOR and more.  We have a show this August in New Zealand for the maniacs over there, It will be a destructive night.  Full details soon.  We will organise more shows to unleash the whirlwind violence of chaos and death.
7.If you could set up a dream tour who are some bands {past or present} you would love to share the stage with?
As long as the bands are very heavy intensity, mostly Black / Death / Thrash bands. 
8.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today? And what does the term Metal underground mean to you?
Best is the savage bands and worst is all the other bands.  Metal underground means that like Arkon, as he digs up the dirt, you will need to search for the metal corpse yourself.
9.You and the band come out of the Australian metal scene what is your opinion of the Australian scene?
There's fucking evil Death / Black / Thrash metal from the past to present and everything else can fuck off.  The horde is increasing.
10.Who are your all-time favorite Australian bands? Are their any new bands you can recommend to the readers?
SADISTIK EXEKUTION, BESTIAL WARLUST, ABOMINATOR.  I recommend before killing yourself, VOIDCHRIST a black metal band from Melbourne featuring a couple of the IGNIVOMOUS members. It is a dense dark assault of black anger.
11.Are you or any of the members of Eskhaton currently working/playing in other bands? If yes please tell the readers about them.
Abyssnil, who did join us late 2013, came from and is in the devastating monstrous death metal band IGNIVOMOUS.  Spewing hellfire they burn and crush you to the deep.
12.Invokocide you handle the vocals for the band when did you start singing/growling?Do you do anything special to keep your voice and throat  healthy?
I started when we did the 'Nihilgoety' recording in 2010.  Smoke pot, drink beer and invoke the dark ones screaming possession chants at the Moon. 
13.Who are some of your favorite singers?
Damon Bloodstorm, Rok, Mika Luttinen, Jeff Becerra, David Vincent and Mike Browning are some of my favourite vokillists from the early Death, Black period.
14.Invokocide you also handle the guitars for the band. When did you first become interested in playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you  take lessons?
The dark entities took hold of me around 1993 to become a Metal guitarist.  I had some lessons for the first couple of years and then went self taught. 
15.Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist? Do you play any other instruments?
Trey Azagthoth, Richard Brunelle, Sandy, Reverend Kriss Hades, Joe Skullfucker and Warslut amongst others, for their twisted warped guitar work that sends you to hell in absolute insanity.  On all the recordings I did the Bass work for some songs.
16.Well Invokocide thank you for taking the time to fill this Interview out. Do you have any final comments for the readers?
'Worship Death' is released by Chaos Records from Mexico, with the pure evil artwork of Cesar Valladares.  RIP your head off your shoulders.  Obliteration is upon you.