here is another new interview for you all to sink your metal teeth into. this time it is done with malta's brutal black/death masters thy legion!! if you have not heard this band and enjoy straight-forward black/death metal with no compromises then this is a band for you!!
patrick and winter torment web-zine
interview with elton guitarist for thy legion done by patrick.
1.greetings elton! how are things going for you this week? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
thanks for the interview bro,well this weekend was like the others but
with more dose of alcahol hehe.about my self ermm,am just a normal
person with a fucked up mind like every one else.
2.when did you
first discover metal? who were some of the first bands that caught your
attention? who are some of your "current" favorites?
When i was 13 i
started to listen to some guns n roses, metallica,and unfortunitly
nirvana.and then later i discovered some good bands you know my true
style(black metal,death metal),my first band that took my attention
where the mighty IMMORTAL, they changed my life and finaly am going to
see them at hellfest this year (if the airports will be closed of the
fucking volcano you will hear me swear) hehe.my favorite bands of all
time are immortal,bathory dissection,funeral mist,
3.when did you all
form thy legion? what is the "current" line-up? for the readers who have
never heard the band how would you describe the bands music
Back in 2004 thylegion was formed,the current line up is and i wish that we stay like that mark –vocals
And david is a live band member.
style of music is black/death metal.well our music is chaotic with to
vocalists from hell,if you dont like extreme music then dont listen to
thy legion if you like extreme music then you have to listen to thy
legion.then its up to you to describe our music.
recently released the new cd "venerato diaboli".how long did it take
you all to write and record the music for this release? are you and
other members of the band happy with how everything turned out? how has
response been from the fans and press?
it took us a year to write and
recored venerato diaboli ,but we took it slowly to release the cd
because of the money.yes we are happy how things turned out. The
response of our fans in malta it was good we are happy with the out
come, and for the press we are still working for the promotion of this
5.does the band get to play many live shows/tours or do you
prefer to work in the studio? who are some bands thy legion has
played/toured with? if you could set-up a "dream"show/tour who you love
to play with?no we dont go out live in malta many times , maybe 3 gigs
in a year and btw we are going to play with cannibal corpse in malta its
to great not to mention it. we only played in germany once, but we are
working out to go touring around europe,well i will wirte a few bands
that we played with, local bands- abysmal
torment,x-vandals,martyrium,slit,erythuria,arachnid, and much more . and
we played with with some german bands i will name a few .
purgatory,dew sencted,spawn,necromorph,contradiction, etc etc, our dream
is to play in a good festival with our idols.
6.how often does
the band get to practice and write new music?when you all begin the
process of writing a new song how long does it usually take to complete
practice 3 times in a week, when we dont have any gigs coming we write
new material and when we have some gigs coming we practice the set list
that we are going to play.well when we write new material it depends
some times in a month we make a song and some times in 2 weeks.
the whole band work on the music or does 1-2 members usually write
everything?who handles the lyrics for the band? what are some subjects
you all write about?
Every band member has his job to do,when it
comes to riffing i write and some times kurt helps me too, bass lines
are kurt’s job and drums of course clayton and same for the vocalists,
but every band member buts his ideas in the band.when it comes to
to lyrics i write them, subjects war,anti-christian, human stupidity, violence,hatred/anger/pain.
band is a part of malta's underground metal scene.for the readers who
might not be to familar with your countries metal scene.what is your
opinion of the scene in malta?
In my opinion the metal scence in malta is poor,we are a small island so we cannot pretend much.
9.who are some of your all-time favorite bands from malta? are their any new up and coming bands the readers should watch
are many good bands and to the readers pls listen to these bands-
prayer of the dying,abysmal torment beheaded, forsaken,x-vandals
martyrium, slit, those are the bands that came in my mind at this
moment. Or go into metal-archives and write malta and search from there.
10.besides metal bands are their any good/honest fan/web-zines the readers should check out? what about good labels/distro's?
webzines, distro and labels in the maltese metal scene there arent or if there are i dont know about them.
opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today?
and what does the term "underground metal"mean to
thing in underground music is that music comes from the heart you know,
not for money but for them selfs.and the worst thing of the underground
that some bands are too underground and they maybe dont have the
oportunity to spread their music.for me i dont care if the band is
underground or not if they have good music for my ears and they are not
to cheesy i will for sure listen to them.
12.when your not working on new music or promotion for the band what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
i like to enjoy some porn and alcahol for sure hehe. Some times i go to
boxing to relax a bit, i wish to have more space at home to make a
small gym for me,and i like to sleep so i can escape from problems and
13.coming back to the band for a moment you handle the
guitars for the band.when did you become interested in playing guitars?
are you self-taught or have you had lessons over the years?
wanted to create my style and i was thinking witch instrument i would
like to play after a while i chose the guitar, no i didint went to
lessions i hate when some one tells me what to do i like to learn alone .
i know it sounds a little bit weird but am like that.
14.who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist? do you play any other instruments besides the guitar?
Well my influences are my feelings like anger, hatred they give me gain
,favorite guitarists really i dont have , and bands that infulenced my
style of playing are the bands that i told you before, like immortal,
dissection ,marduk, etc etc. Yes i play another instrument , women haha
joking but i like that sweet melody of moaning hehehehe.
you or any of the other members of the band have side-bands or projects
you work with? if yes please tell the readers a little about them.
dont have other projects and for now i dont want, kurt he has joined a
new band improbus atrum a melodic black metal act, and clayton he
reformed his old band angel blade, but i think they are going to change
their name, they are sort of a power metal with some dark
atmosphere,and he plays guitars with them.
16.well elton we have
reached the end of the interview.thank you for taking the time to fill
this out. do you have any final comments for the readers?
bro ,thank you for your time for thy legion and thanks for your support,
i like to work with people like you. Mmmm to the readers stay sick
and listen to metal and enjoy this patetic life as much as you can.
to listen and order/contact elton and the band take a few minutes and check out their "official"myspace here.