Wednesday, May 7, 2014

interview with thy legion done by patrick

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!!
best regards,enjoy!!
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.
Hail 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) favorite bands of all time are immortal,bathory dissection,funeral mist, marduk,obituary,venom,hateforest,slayer.

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.

Our 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 EP,

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. 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
we 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.

7.does 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.

8.the 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
There 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.

11.inyour opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today? and what does the term "underground metal"mean to
The best 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?
Well 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 bullshit.

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?
I always 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.

15. do 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.
I 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?
No problem 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.