Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May-July 2013 reviews/interviews

Interview with Revelation's Hammer done by Patrick 7-15-13

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week? here is a new interview I was lucky enough to get with a great new up and coming black metal band from the mighty Norwegian scene Revelation's Hammer pays tribute to the elder Norse gods influence but main-main/musician,writer Accuser is accomplished enough to write enough original material to keep the music of Revelation's Hammer original yet violent enough for all the black metal hordes to enjoy!!
so check out what out Accuser has to say then order the Self-titled debut cd from My Kingdom Music OR contact Revelation's Hammer directly and see if he has cd's left.
regards,and keep the flames of metal burning bright!!
Patrick and winter torment web-zine

Interview winter Accuser Vocals,All Instruments for Revelation's Hammer done by Patrick

Hails Accuser! How is life going in Norway? Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Salute Patrick! Thanks for your great interest in our revelation. Its okay in Norway, I guess. Quite busy with both personal projects and the music so the time goes pretty fast. To those of you who don't know who I am.. I'm Accuser, the force behind the Norwegian Black Metal band Revelation's Hammer. We have existed in the underground (partly as a one man band) since 2007, but due to various unfortunate events our first chapter didn't get released until June 3rd this year.

When did you first become interested in playing music? What was the first instrument you learned how to play?

I guess I started to get interested in not only listen to music, but to play it as well when I was about twelve years old. I took some guitar lessons even before that as well, but I guess I got bored and impatient with the "structural" and "slow" lessons, so I quitted. Then the interest returned when I started to learn playing guitar in a more natural way, by myself. So the guitar was the first instrument I've learned and the first one I bought was actually a classical one. I later got spelled by B.C. Rich's electrical guitars before ending up with a LTD.

What would you say was the easiest instrument for you to learn how to play? Which was the hardest to learn? Are their any instruments you have not yet learned you would like to learn how to play someday?

That's a bit of an unfair question to respond to, as I didn't try to learn the instruments I play at the same time. When you've already learned to play one instrument and/or got some experience within music it will of course get a lot easier to learn another one. Especially instruments connected to the same family, as the bass is in this case. So I guess that was the easiest instrument to learn because of my experience with the regular guitar.. Which by the way was probably the most difficult instrument to learn, as it was the first one I really focused on. And yes, of course there are a lot of different instruments I really can't play; there exists so many different kinds if you think a bit out of the "traditional rock band" theme. I've played a bit drums in my earlier days and owns a drum kit.. I guess I would probably improve my drumming if I were going to focus on "another" instrument.

When did you get the idea to form Revelation's Hammer? How did you come up with name for this band? For the readers who have never heard Revelation's Hammer's music how would you best describe it?

I was thinking of the idea for a long time as I grew up, but I guess I really decided in 2007 that this was what I was going to do. So I planned to write a full-length album, record it, maybe gather a live band and release my album as the first chapter of a greater truth. About our name, let's just say that the name embraced me as I explored my inner (ref: human) side and discovered the themes I wanted to base the concept on. Musically I would describe the album as pretty dark and powerful black metal disguised in a quite epic soundscape. Harsh, malevolent and hopefully creative.. I think it sounds both old school and modern at the same time, and it includes a lot of different layers and themes. Probably not the easiest black metal album to immediately understand, but that's how I personally prefer music. It has to be a bit challenging to give you a destined feeling. The absolute worst music in the world is truly boring music.

Revelation's Hammer recently released their debut self titled debut CD through My Kingdom Music. How did you come in contact with this great label? Happy with the job they have done so far?

I got in touch with label manager Francesco in November 2012 and started to discuss the possibilities of a collaboration. I didn't want to rush our negotiations as this was a really important decision for the band, so I continued to communicate with him in the next months to get to know him and the company better. March 15th became our official signing date and the album was going to be released in just a few months from then; June 3rd to be more accurate. Our teamwork is so far - so good, so I guess we'll see what the future brings.

How long did it take you to write the songs for the debut release? How has the response been from the press and the fans?

Some of the themes or ideas for our album is actually from as far back in time as 2006 (7 years ago), but I guess most of the musical compositions and arrangements were made between 2007 and 2009. So a bit now and then for a period of three years maybe.. I think I wrote most of the lyrics between 2009 and 2010. I'm quite overwhelmed by the response actually. A lot more people than expected seem to feel a certain interest to what we're up to, and even if I'm doing this for myself and my personal existence I must admit that it's quite honourable (even if I may like it or not). Most of the reviews from the press have been encouraging and positive, except for a few. But in a way, the bad ones feel even better, cause opposition only makes me stronger. Life is not meant to be a fairytale, and it's healthy to struggle.

Revelation's Hammer is a one-man band {with session drums being handled by Myrvoll} when you started the band did you plan to keep to keep it a one or two man band or would like to add a full band someday?

When I started the project I planned to gather a whole permanent band, but I didn't knew anyone I wanted to be a part of the project, so I started to develop the band alone. In 2008 I did in fact recruit this drummer Bergh, but because of several disagreements and complications, I switched him out with Myrvoll (NIDINGR) in 2009.. The difference was really that Myrvoll got involved to the project as a session drummer, and I think that made the whole thing a lot easier. He got his freedom, I got my decisions. Still I thought I were going to find other musicians to do the bass and the vocals on the album, but as me and Myrvoll rehearsed and recorded it got more and more obvious that I was going to do it myself. Now, I'm looking for live musicians so we can bring our revelation one step further, but it's unknown whether R.H will turn into a band with permanent members or simply use session and live members in the future. We'll see what happens. I'm not going to invite "anybody" into the inner circle. Everything needs to feel right.

If you had the opportunity to work with any musicians past or present who are some musicians you would love to work with?

As it's important for me to be on the same level as the musicians I work with, it's kind of hard to answer a question like that when you personally don't know them. But let's say if Erik Danielsson, Mortuus or Niklas Kvarforth wanted to contribute, I would at least be quite interested.

You also handle the great vocals for Revelation's Hammer when did you start singing? Who are some of your favourite singers? Do you do anything to keep your throat/voice healthy when not on working on new music?

As I really wasn't suppose to do the vocals on the album to begin with, I didn't do any serious vocal rehearsals until we started to record it in August 2010. And that was kind of my first real approach, as I've never sung in a band earlier. It was pretty hard to control the voice to begin with, but as I started to shape it and actually know what I was doing I began to feel quite comfortable with the role. That's also why I'm only going to do vocals on stage and use live guitarists. Of course, that doesn't mean that I'm not going to play guitar in R.H, but just not live. The three musicians mentioned in the previous question all have vocal styles I like. Otherwise, I would mention Jonas Raskolnikov Christiansen and Trondr Nefas, but they're both dead. Not right now, other than some whisky now and then, hehe. I guess it's more necessary before future events or recordings.

Everyone has their own opinion on what "black metal" means so I was interested in your opinion. What does "black metal" mean to you?

For me, black metal represents my visionary thoughts of the world, my view upon humanity and my personal development in life. It reflects my youth, my growth and my darker side. I use the music to unleash my dissatisfaction and hatred while I explore my inner beast.

Coming back to the band for a moment when you begin working on a new song how long does it usually take to complete a song? Which usually comes first the music or the lyrics? Where do you draw inspiration for your lyrics?

Regarding how long it takes to write a song really depends. Sometimes I get certain ideas I start to work on, before I'll stop to refresh my creativity.. Other times I write almost the whole song at once, but use more time on the details. I've always been very attracted to hidden elements and concealed messages in music, and try to include as many details as possible into the music. Whether I really write the music or the lyrics first doesn't matter, because I normally do it in two separate processes anyway. When I've written the music for some songs and arranged them musically, I look into the lyrics I've written separately and find the ones that fit into the musical arrangements. After some rearranging, the music and lyrics usually seem to fit nicely into each other. I guess you could say most of the lyrics are inspired by our world, our lies and our faith.

You live in the great country of Norway obviously everyone is familiar with the legendary Norwegian black metal scene. But I was wondering what is your opinion of the black metal scene in Norway?

The Norwegian black metal scene as it is known today started about 25 years ago, and developed rapidly in the early 90's. Of course, it's natural to blame certain events as the reason for Norway to build its strong reputation in the scene that early, but we did at the same time actually produce a lot of innovative and strong bands. As of today, it's not as it was in the early 90's by far, and I feel that the scene is kind of more divided than is used to be. Some of the "classical" bands as Mayhem are still doing their thing, while other bands are more or less dead or have changed their musical style completely. When it comes to the "new" scene I think there is a couple of good refreshments, but it's also very hard to stand out musically these days and not to create anything that have been made before.

Who are some of your all time favourite bands? Are their any new Norse black metal bands you feel the readers should watch out for?

I listen to a lot of different music and especially a lot of different black metal.. I'm going through periods where I'm deeply into this or this band, but my favourite's changes continuously as I'm over average interested in music. As of today, I would mention bands as "Behexen", "Marduk" or Swedish "Shining" as favourites, but I really don't know about my all time favourites.. Regarding Norwegian bands, I'm looking forward to hear the full length album of Oslo-based "Svarthaueg" when finally released.

Are you currently working with any other bands or side-projects other then Revelation's Hammer? If yes please feel free to tell the readers about them.

As of today, I'm just a part of Revelation's Hammer. I've been kind of evaluating if I'm going to join or create another project besides R.H, but my life is kind of hectic these days, so I guess I will think more about it if I either get more spare time or come across a really interesting project.

Well Accuser we have reached the end of the interview. Thank you for taking the time to fill this out do you have any final words for the readers?

Thanks for your interest! Continue to spread our propaganda and keep fucking true to yourself. Follow our site in FB, and I'll promise you some exciting new very soon! Buy the album at , or send me your order personally at and I'll send you one of my own copies. Blasphemy, fire, rebellion.. This is just the beginning...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

New Reviews 7-1-13

It is that time again here at Winter Torment Web-zine time for me to bring some new reviews for you all to read and hopefully check out some great new bands and labels!! {their is some GREAT Bands this time around} espically if your a old-school metal fan or a black metal fan. so i'll just stop here and let you read the reviews and support the scene!!!!

Beyond-Fatal Power Of Death LP {Iron Bone Head Rec.}

A lot of bands claim to be pure death metal or the most crushing death metal on the planet.But Germany's Beyond have decided to let their musical skills and ability speak for themselves.Fatal Power Of Death is the name of this slab of violent,vicious slab of straight forward death metal insanity.Slow,heavy pounding drums that build up before exploding with a vengeance and furious blasting rage.The guitar tone is somewhat raw and screechy but also has some very heavy riffs.Going back and forth between chaotic,fast riffs to more heavy mid paced riffs that will crush all in their way.The vocals are demented,raw death growls and work very well with Beyond's dark,uncompromising death metal style.Fans who like their metal destructive,raw and intense will love beyond's debut Lp Fatal Power Of Death.

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Crest Of Darkness-In The Presence Of Death cd {My Kingdom Music}

Norway's Crest Of Darkness return with their sixth release of masterful norse black metal that never gets boring.Whirlwind fierce guitars and drumming that is both vicious,blasting but also played with well played with well precision and intensity. Vocals are black metal shrieks and screams the band is not all fast,blast beats and whirlwind riffs as the band does have some melodic,slower moments before tearing out your soul with their hyper speed intensity fans of early nineties European black metal should defintly give Crest Of Darkness a listen you won't be disappointed with their latest.

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Dehuman Reign-Destructive Intent Mcd {FDA Rekotz}

FDA Rekotz strikes metal getal gold once again this time with Berlin based Dehuman Reign.The band wastes little time before they let loose with their aggressive style of death metal.Mid guitars that pick up the pace to a more fast death/thrashing style.The drumming is pretty intense switching from all out chaotic blasts to more controlled mid paced drum beats.The vocals are really good death growls mixed with raw shrieks/screams that fit perfectly with Dehuman Reign's raging raw death/thrashy style.

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Eshtadur-Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me cd {{Gate Of Horror Prod.}

This is my first encounters with Colombia's Eshtadur and I must say the band is not bad at all for the style they play.Eshtadur play extremely fast black metal like a lot of the bands I've heard from South America but the biggest difference you will hear is Eshtadur is not afraid to mix in a lot of melodic,atmospheric music within their violent sounds their is even some progressive guitars in a few of the tracks.Eshtadur have a lot of talent and potential shine through on Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me release.If you are a fan of furious,fast black metal that is not afraid to mix in a lot of melodic atmospheric influences Eshtadur is a band you would really enjoy.

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Front Beast--Demon Ways Of Sorcery cd/LP {Hells Headbangers rec.}

Frontbeast is a band I have been eager to hear for awhile now after hearing they signed to the mighty Hells Headbangers rec.Front Beast's second cd Demon Ways Of Sorcery is pure,filthy old-school black metal from this German one man cult band.Avenger {all instruments,vocals} has written and created some uncompromising barbaric black metal.Raw thin guitar riffs that that have a razor sharp sound and feel.Avenger's vocals are extremely sick,tortorous screams before bursting into demonic black metal shrieks.Overall a great release of primitive old school black metal that is defintly worth your attention.

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Graveyard Of Souls--Shadows Of Life cd {FDA Rekotz}

FDA Rekotz is expanding their roster just a little bit with this release.Graveyard Of Souls from Germany play early nineties death/doom is what this band delievers and they do it well.Slow to mid paced guitars.With haunting keyboards that add another layer of darkness and depressive riffs/atmosphere.The musicians know how to change up and keep the pace moving slow without getting out boring {which is not easy} the vocals are heavy death growls and fit perfectly with the bands death/doom style.Fans of early My dying Bride,Paradise Lost,Anathema etc should really enjoy this bands heavy,somber death/doom style.

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Just Before Dawn--précis innan gryningen cd {Chaos Rec.}

Just Before Dawn is a new band featuring Anders Biazzi{Amon Amarth} who plays bass and guitars and Rogga Johansson{Paganizer,Revolting,among many others} on vocals.The band embrace all that is great with death metal heavy mid paced guitars never get into the fast or slow realm.Their are some great solo's and riffs played throughout the songs to keep the listeners attention and shows the musician's musical ability.Drumming much like the guitars stay within the mid-pace realm with mid-paced crushing beats .Rogga's vocals are perfectly fit for Just Before Dawn's musicial style with deep{but not the deep-guttural style} death growls .If you enjoy old Bolt Thrower,Autopsy,and bands that play in this style you defintly don't want to miss this release!

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Impiety-The Impious Crusade Mcd {Hells Headbangers Rec.}

The Asian masters of barbaric,vicious black/death,war metal return with a brand new Mcd and do not disappoint one bit.The Impious Crusade is five tracks {including a cover of sorcery's Lucifer's legion's} of furious,violent blackedn death.Raw screechy guitars with some chaotic riffs and solo's entertwined.The vocals are some of the harshest I've heard in sometime and and are done amazing for the style they are raw/harsh screams but fit with Impiety's sound perfectly and only add another layer to this bands psychotic genius.This is defintly a great release from one of the undergrounds longest running bands and should please the legions of Impiety fans worldwide as well bring in new fans who worship raw,war blackend death metal.

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Skeletal Spectre--Voodoo Dawn cd {Pulverised Rec.}

Voodoo Dawn is Skeletal Spectre's third release but this is my first time hearing this great band.According to the bands bio the band used to be a lot more death/doomish but on the third release the band seems to be going in a more aggressive straight forward direction.Hateful,dark guitars are handled by Behold The Pentagram and his playing is flawless with a raw,swedish influence that is both extremely fast,and memorable.Haunting The Beyond handles the drumming duties with a lot of creativity going from mid paced heavy beats before joing Behold The Pentagram and assaulting the listeners with fast,heavy dark death metal.Vanessa Nocera handles the vocals and has some of the most brutal,deepest femal vocals I think I've ever heard recorded! she also has a really vicious raw,scratchy screams mixed in with deeper growls.

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Wound--Inhale The Void cd {FDA Rekotz}

Germany's Wound are a new band to my ears and the scene but if they keep releasing releases like this it won't take long before they are known to the world.Inhale The Void is nine songs raw,old school death metal starting off with raw,noisey guitars and blasting fast drums the band takes no prisoners.Harsh screams and death growls spew out the lyrics to the songs Wound do not depend totally on speed as their are some mid paced breaks in some tracks to keep the songs interesting and enjoyable.This is a really good release and should be heard by anyone into who enjoys raw thrashy/death metal.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Interview with The Bukowski Family done by Patrick 6-16-2013

here is a new interview with a rather interesting band "The Bukowski Family" the band is shrouded in some mystery but one listen to the music should impress most fans of death metal mixing in some influences thrash influence as well.So after taking the time to read the interview go and check out the interview and go to the band web-site {or Artifical God web-site} and order the New download release "UNpleasantries Abundant" e.p
regards and enjoy!!

Interview with The Bukowski Family done by Patrick

1.Metal hails! How is the week going for the members of the family? Please introduce yourselves to the

My name is Herbert "Fats" Bukowski and I am an alcoholic. The week has been full of heavy moonshine
tasting with the boys. Frankie boy made a godawful batch of the worst possible firewater there can be and
oh man! We love it. So how have you been?

I'm Mimi Bukowski and I'm the one who's gonna steal your heart. Sister with the several problems they
said...Person who never able to live normal life they said. Living in her own world they said.

Is the name and pleasure, well.. for Piggy, is the game. Usually the pleasure-given-flesh-puppets broke
before the expiration date…That’s a shitty thing but thats how it goes!

2.When did you all form the band? what is the "current" line-up?And for the readers who have never had
the pleasure of listening to The Bukowski Family how would you describe the bands music?

We didn't really form a band. More so we just picked up another Family hobby. Current line-up is me and Piggy doing the hardest work screaming and yelling at the fuckers, Frank plays the bass because he reminds me of a monkey and suits the job perfectly, Mimi and Roman are the more nimble (and slacker fucks) ones so they both play guitar, Mimi plays the more melodic shit and Roman ruins it with all the disharmonious brutality. Wiktor loves machine guns so we let him play drums and make them sound like one. He is one lazy shit, we always wonder what the fuck is that freak doing now. He should be fucking PRACTICING! Describe it to someone who doesn't know what The Family sounds like? Horrible. It's like you would run a vacuum cleaner through a distortion pedal while your Aunt is fucking a bear. And growling stories of sculpting a toy plane or a rocking horse out of a living human being.

I guess Fats said it all. Last seconds of someone's life...torture, humiliation, sickness, reflection of a modern world. Simply we just sound same as we look. Snuff Metal!

What band? We have these Family-sing-a-longs, usually after the other fuckers from the severated
mothers washes Piggy with a hose. They think it’s just fucking funny. They think wrong. Like a underwear or a thong….It’s all wrong.

3.The band recently released their fourth E.P a digital release "Unpleasantries Abundant" through
Artificial God Prod. How did you all come in contact with the label? Is this your first time working with the label? Are you happy with the job they have done?

Those fucks are Family friends and help us with shit we don't have time or patience to do. We have a farm to run here and too many tunes to rape so they handle the bowel movement and releasing of our shit. They do good because if they do not, they will make a nice sofa.

Not first time, Did labeling first time for Uncle's sourcream piss bottless, If I remember right.

Would be happy for a fucking handjob if you ask Piggy! One of the dude that were hanging in the
coffeemaker at the studio, or some shit, is now contact tightly into Piggys gage. With a chains and
ducktape. Just to be the reminder that there will be violent for slacking out of the sending Familys message to the world.

4.How long did it take the band to write and record the songs for the E.P? When the band begins working on a new song does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one or two members handle everything? Who usually handles the lyrics?

Precisely 10 minutes. Then we decided we can't write shit and just played it and recorded it. Songs are always under works, Mimi does much of the composting today. I used to tackle songs but Mimi does it now so I can concentrate on screwing around. We share. Me and Piggy do the shouting parts in a day usually. We have always the songs ready and they need our shouting so we just rip out a page per song from our journal and proceed to recite them as is on tape. 1 day per full EP. Why waste time. It's non stop insanity. Piggy and I keep the journal so we handle the lyrics.

There is lots of nice memories on our family diaries...or in journal..what the fuck are these words. Mommy, where am I?

Yes. We have hands and other pieces from humans.

5.Does the band ever play "live" shows or do you prefer to only work in the studio?

We have never played live or dead shows. That is merely due to the fact that we cannot go anywhere. We have to hide. And the farm doesn't sustain itself without our constant supervision. But when we do play dead, we will make it so that nothing will stand on two legs after that.

We are live all the time as well the farm.

They all lay with their legs wide open! One time there was these weddings, Ol’ Gran Pa Garrison. He’s from Romans side of a family, so these two lovebirds got each other and we were singing the Love Me Tenderizor, Love Me Blue…for the newlyweds. After that we carry them in back in the backyard…They are in their honeymoon now. Been there like five of six months now…Piggy have to say that the Ol Garrison ain’t much of a ”pen in a holster”- kind of guy, you know, ’cause only thing thats been moving around the genitals are the fucking flyes. And some other shitty bugs. But the ol’ timers are quite good at playing dead.

6.In your opinions what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today?And what does the term "underground metal" mean to you?

I think pretty much all metal is underground. Or do you mean music? Underground? When everything is in the Internet and on Facebook for everyone to see and listen to? No such thing anymore. I remember cassettes. I miss cassettes. Nothing today compares to what went before. I think the only thing left underground now is the shit that not a single person besides the creator wants to have anything to do with. Now it is more like the popular shit vs the unpopular shit. There are bands like us that no one knows and wants to know and then there are bands that everyone knows and does not want to know. Am I confusing you? I am confusing myself.

There is always bad shit and good shit. Popular shit and underground shit. Popular shit is when piggy struggling with garbages or in it.. etc shit. Or in other words...playing with it and we're joining to see that show. Then underground shit is when Uncle goes down to the basement and doing that on wheelchair...alone. Did you know that shit is translated in some language as "paska" and meaning of "paska" from Ukrainian "?????" is an easter bread eaten in Eastern Europe. So simply
people eat shit. Listening it as well. About what we are talking?

Underground? Well there’s not much of a fresh air, that’s for sure…and if the only fucking lightbolt goes bye-bye..Piggy have to sit and shit in the dark like a decade. That is because the ”Janitor” is a lazy piece of wabbly cunt. Yeah! Fuck you, Upstairs kind-of-people! Bring Piggy those fucking lights back! That goes for you too Roman and Frank! Very fucking jajajajajaja for connecting the eletricity to a Piggys bucket of shit. Piggy almost burn its left ball with that funny joke….

7.Have you all ever thought of making a music video for any of The Bukowski Family songs?Any
particular songs you feel would make a good video?

DEad has a video. We are going to display some sick shit in the future too. 6teen is the perfect song for a little documentary of our hobbies. We shall see if there may be more videos in the future. There's plenty of meat to throw around so why not.

Yes... and we got some good camera from some piece of meat, who Roman and Frank brought to our farm some weeks ago. By the way, we had a very pleasant dinner on that evening.

It is going to be something like GangBangWithThe FuckingShammalang!

8.How often does the band practice/write songs? I know the new E.P " Unpleasantries Abundant" was
just released but have you all started working on a new follow up or will take some time to rest and relax before working on the next release?

We never practice. We just do shit. What we do is extremely relaxing and fun for us so we are always doing shit for the Family. No rest needed. Just a moment in the morning and evening sitting on my rocking horse drinking a brewskie watching the Tenderizer, perhaps listen to some classical. Life is good. For us. Some others, not so much.

Wiktor practising...shooting. "We just do shit" like Fats said before. Relaxing is just a word for an excuse not to do something.

The handycapped needs practice. We do our shit like hillibillies fucks their sisters…’cause it’s the only way to get shit done. Or have sex.

9.Speaking of the follow up release will it be a E.P or has the band planned on possibly working on a full length for the next release?

Full lenght trip, like when Uncle took too much acid.

Yes, next release will be a full length.

Making the stickman drawings right now! Then Piggy gives them to Fats and he makes the stories in the words! Amazing! But…but….BUTT! Piggy horny! Piggy needs to go and rub the pissing thing against some female hole!

10.Well Thank you all for taking the time to fill this out, good luck with the new E.P. any final comments for the readers?

The celestial bodies cast a godlike omnipresence upon a world that has been forever abandoned by all hope. So look onto the night sky knowing that it will all end and there is nothing there to save you. Perhaps, if you are lucky, you end up as a wall light at the Bukowski Family Flesh Farm. We shall always keep you enlightened.

You are not alone, Your family is here with you.

Pissing isn’t a proper pissing unless it is done on screaming, panicin people that are on their way to our sausage factory. And from the balcony over them.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

New Reviews for 6-10-13

Metal hails!
hope everyone is having a decent start to their week? well here is a new blog reviews for you all enjoy and to hopefully check out some great new metal!! their is a little bit of everything included this time around so hopefully you find something that interests you.
remember to buy cd's,demo's merch from the bands,labels to keep the flames of metal burning eternally!!!
regards until the next round of interviews and reviews {which shouldn't be too long}
All Reviews are done by Patrick this time around...

Atrocity-Okkult cd {Napalm Rec.}
Death metal legends Atrocity return with their newest release Okkult.Okkult sees Atrocity going back to their early death metal roots of fast,heavy death metal with chaotic guitars and pounding drums that are played extremely well.Atrocity also mixes in their atmospheric and operatic side to the chaotic thrashing death metal music.The two Atrocity styles combine very well for a great sound and wild ride of complex brutal thrashing death metal with healthy dose of atmospheric choirs and keyboards.Alex's vocals have never sounded better or more vicious and angry death growls and raw screams.Overall this is one of the best Atrocity releases I have heard in years and should please long time Atrocity fans without disappointing any of the bands more melodic style fans.
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Behexen-Rituale Satanum cd {Debemur Morti Prod.}

Bexen one of black metals greatest and most under rated bands has been unleashing blasphemous masterpiece after masterpiece.Well the fine folks at Debemur Morti Prod. have decided to re-release the bands classic debut "Rituale Satanum" for the fans who might have missed it the first time.Savage and barbaric black metal are just a few words you could use to describe this finnish bands amazing blackend sound.Thin screechy guitars,extremly fast,uncontrolled drums cold,vicious screams all mixed together to create a masterpiece of pure,ucompromising black metal

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Birth A.d--I Blame You cd {Unspeakable Axe Rec.}

Unspeakable Axe is a new sub-label of the mighty Dark Descent Rec. and the labels first release is a great one! Texas Birth A.D are a cross-over band mixing thrashy/speed metal with some old school punk influences.Insane,intense drumming and frenzied guitars riffs/solo's combined for wild roller coaster ride.Vocals are screams/hollering and some sing along vocal choruses.Fans of cross-over metal/punk will defintly enjoy Birth A.D.

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The Bukowski Family-Unpleasantries Abundant digital e.p {Artificial God Prod.}

I wasn't expecting much when I got this but when I started to listen it for the first time I was really surprised.The Bukowski Family is very impressive death metal with some grind and a little black metal influence in some areas.Playing straight-forward no frills death metal with some mid-pace heavy dark death metal riffs.The drummer plays at Inhuman speeds at times but is done to perfection with complex drum beats.The vocals are shared and fit perfectly together and with the music one vocalist is has the vicious deep growl and the second comes in with the insane,sick screams/shrieks.If your a fan of straight forward death metal with touches of black then don't miss out on this great underground band and get a copy of the new release today.

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Dark Ring--Reborn From The Inferno cd {Metal Hell Rec.}

When you think of atmospheric black metal I am sure the first place that does not come to mind is Guangzhou,China but that's exactly where this young band comes from.Dark Ring play and mix a nice blend of grim,fast black metal and well played and arranged orchestrated atmospheric parts entertwined.The guitarist keep the music interesting playing fast,harsh black metal but also are not afraid to throw in some traditional heavy metal riffs in some of the songs to keep the songs fresh and interesting.The vocals are done with pure hate and aggressive shrieks and screams that go with this music. Not a bad release at all and if you enjoy atmospheric,fast black metal you should defintly check this band out soon.

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Darkall Slaves-Abyssess Of Seclusion Mcd {Kaotoxin Rec.}

I remembering hearing Darkall Slaves on their 2008 self titled e.p. but then the band fell off the musical radar so I just assumed they had broken up,formed other bands but apparently just been playing live,writing new music and going through line-up changes etc. according to their bio.But the band is back and now signed with Kaotoxin Rec. and here have their new release of 2 songs and intro musically it is not bad I have heard much worse but on the other hand it has been done so many times it is not even funny anymore. Darkall Slaves play mid nineties style brutal death metal with some modern heavy guitars and slammin style growls,and blasting drums.Not a horrible release just a style of music that has no originality anymore,just copycats.If your into anything and everything brutal you might enjoy this.

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Fejd--Nagelfar cd {Napalm Rec.}

It's great to see and hear Sweden's Fejd back with their third release Nagelfar.For those unfamiliar with Fejd the band plays traditional folk music with some galloping metal guitars mixed in.Most of the tracks on Nagelfar three to five minutes and are beautiful folk passage slow to mid paced acoustic guitars,mid paced drumming and very well clean sung male vocals,their are some faster upbeat sing along type of choruses and moments that fit very well into Fejd's musical style.If you have never heard Fejd before and enjoy folk inspired metal then I defintly encourage you to check Fejd out soon and if you are a long time fan of band you know what to expect.

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Forlorn Chambers-Unborn And Hollow Mcd {self released}

Forlorn Chambers have done a tremendous job on their three song debut debut.The finnish band mix fast,whirlwind guitars with some equally brutal,pummeling drumming.Forlorn Chambers is not all brutality by any means as the band does have a lot of melody and mid-tempo changes.The vocals are deep and powerful death metal growls but work very well with Forlorn Chamber's music even in more somber,melodic moments.Forlorn Chamber's have created and released a very well played and impressive death metal debut I for one I am looking to hear what Forlorn Chambers releases next!

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Grift-Fyra Elegier Mcd {Nordvis Rec.}

Grift are a new duo coming out of the Swedish black metal underground scene.Grift mix harsh,mid paced guitar riffs that almost have a hypnotic feel and sound in their delievery.Drums are kept in mid paced range for the most part but their are some slower almost doomish parts .The vocals are harsh almost speaking/talking type of vocals that works with the bands mid pace range their are some harsher,more violent screams used throughout some songs.Fans of modern black metal with some very eerie ambient soundscapes entertwined in the mix.Not your typical black metal release at all and well worth a listen!

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Imprecation-Satanae Tenebris Infinita cd/LP {Dark Descent Records}

This Texas death metal band has been around the underground since 1991.In 1995 the band released a comp. cd of their demo's and rare songs through Repulse Rec. called "Theurgia Goetia" shortly after the band went on a hiatus and returned in 2009.With their debut full length Satanae Infinita the band still sounds as impressive and as ever.The band doesn't waste time going straight for the kill with heavy,mid paced riffs that never really goes into hyper speed or ultra brutal instead Imprecation concentrate on writing mid paced,hevy old school death metal that is catchy and memorable.Fans of early nineties death metal that is played with passion and integrity will love Imprecation.

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Necrotic Disgorgement-Documentaries Of Dementia cd {Comatose Music}
Nine years since Necrotic Disgorgement's debut release and the wait is over! Ohio's violent sicko's are back! with their follow up and the wait was well worth it! ten tracks of skull crushing,barbaric death metal.Inhuman pummeling blast beats that are both devastating and precise in execution.The guitar duo of Ben Deskins and Tony Tipton {who some may remember from the legendary band regurgation} sounds amazing and tight with their extremely heavy and fast riffs and solo's entertwined in the chaotic riffs.New vocalist Jimmy Javins sounds amazing and has some of the best vocals I've heard in this style in a long time! sick deep death growls and screams that spew out the bands lyrics.Recomended to all fans of sick,quality brutality

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Pest-The Crowning Horror cd {Agonia Rec.}

Sweden's Pest are back once again after a five year silence and what a return.Pest embrace the older style and sound of black metal of late eighties,early ninties bands and do it very well with class and honor {in other words they don't blantantly rip off the early gods} the raw production and thin,mid paced guitars that go from controlled mid-paced blackend guitars to all out screeching,intense raw guitar riffs and some solo's mixed in.Drumming is equally mixed going from crazed,bombastic beats to a more controlled mid pace.The vocals are black metal shrieks/screams with some lower raspy/whispery type of vocals that works very well with Pest's slower parts.Pest is one of the best old school metal bands I've had the pleasure I've hearing.

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Revelation's Hammer-Revelation's Hammer {My Kingdom Music}

If you thought all the talented,great Norse black metal were gone or used up shame on you and think again.Norway's Revelation's Hammer strikes with a masterful,violent black metal release six songs of epic,hateful and cold blackness.Razorsharp guitar riff cut through your ears and soul with amazing guitar work and precision. The drumming is non-stop blast beats,with some crazy patterns their is also some mid-paced beats thrown in that keeps the music interesting.If your a fan of early/mid ninites norse black metal then Revelation's Hammer is defintly a band you will want to check out soon.

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Sacrilegious Impalement-111-Lux infera cd {Woodcut Rec.}

Finland's masters of blasphemous black metal unleash their third assault on the unexpecting fans with Lux Infera.Raw,vicious razor sharp guitar riffs cut through your senses with no remorse while the drummer unmercifully blasts away with precise and ungodly rage going from blasts to mid paced range right back to thrashing,violent blast beats.Sacrilegious Impalement welcome a new vocalist on 111-Lux Infera Wrathprayer and his vocals are some of most impressive,hateful screams to be recorded in sometime and defintly fit Sacrilegious Impalement's psychotic uncompromising black metal sound. Fans of pure hateful black metal will not be disappointed by the new Sacrilegious Impalement.

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Sidious-Ascension To The Throne Ov Self Mcd {Kaotoxin rec.}

Sidious is a new band from the U.K featuring two members from the great death/doom band Eye Of Solitude{also on Kaotoxin}.Well Sidious are more of a blackend death metal band with a lot of symphonic and dark atmosphere.Mixing in heavy,fast death metal guitar riffs and pounding drums and occasional blast beats.Sidious entertwines some very well played and used keyboards into the heaviness that adds a nice layer of dark atmospheres within the heaviness.Sidious vocalist are raspy,black metal screams and deep,death growls that mix nicely together.If your looking for something original and heavy then look no further Sidious has released the Mcd for you! I am just ready for the for the full length from this great young band.

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Simulacro-Fall Of The Last Idol cd {De Tenebrarum Principio/ATMF.Rec.}

I remember hearing his Italian black/death metal bands demo a few yrs. back. So I was eager to hear this full length from them.Fall Of The Idol is seven songs of haunting,mid paced blackend death metal the guitars have a thicker sound giving it a death metal feel for most of the songs.but the guitars do cut loose with some whirlwind fast thrashing black metal riffs full of energy and hate.The drumming is precise yet all over the place playing extremely fast beats,more controlled mid-paced beats.Simulacro do a great job of mixing of the heaviness and semi brutality of death metal with the coldness and atmosphere of black metal all into one nicely woven musical package.Fall Of The Last Idol is a must have for all who enjoy straight forward blackend death metal

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Interview with Mike Mccoy owner of The Metal Detector Music Promotions done by Patrick done on 6-3-13

Here is a another interview I have received this time it is with Mike and his new P.R business "The Metal Detector" I don't think In all my years of doing zine I have ever interviewed anyone who runs a P.R company so it was kinda cool doing this one to see what happens behind the scenes,plus Mike and I have a lot of the same ideas as far as supporting,promoting the smaller,more unknown bands/labels in the underground.So if you are band or label looking for more exposure in the underground give Mike a email and see maybe he can help you out!! AND if your a zine get in touch with him about the bands,labels he works with he has some great ones!!!
metal regards,
Patrick and winter torment web-zine

Interview With Mike McCoy owner of "The Metal Detector Music Promotions" done by Patrick

1.Hello Mike how is your week going man? Please tell the readers a little about yourself.

Hi Patrick, I am a 35 year old Metal Head and that is all anyone would really want to know. I have been working behind the scences for the Underground Metal Music label Abyss Records for the last few years and now I am trying to start up my own PR business The Metal Detector.

2.When did you first start listening to metal?Who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of your "current" favorites?

I first got into Metal in 1994, I had heard a few things before then, but only through the main stream and that did not impress me, I guess at the time Metal was kind of going back underground and I didn't stumble upon that until 1994. The first bands that really got my attention were King Diamond / Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden, Dark Tranquillity, Edge of Sanity, Immortal, In Flames, etc...
As far as what I get into now, there is just to much stuff that gets thrown at me on a regular basis that I get overwhelmed, so I tend to stick to the albums that I actual own physical copies of. I have been on a big Entombed kick for the past few months, all their albums are great to me. I listen to alot of the bands that I promote for on a regular basis, especially have been into the new Septekh, Bukowski Family and Nocturne albums lately. And I am always a sucker for pretty much anything that Jorn Lande sings on.

3.I believe you started working for Abyss Rec. a few yrs. ago how did you meet Dan?{owner of Abyss} what was your job while working for Abyss for full-time ?

Yes, I have known Dan for close to 20 years now, we meet through a mutual friend and then ended up working at a small factory together for a few years... I still work for/with Abyss Records and plan to continue to do so for as long as possible. Dan runs a great label and distrubution and I like the work. I kind of keep some of the online stuff in order, help run some of the miscellaneous web pages, post reviews, make ads, flyers, promo videos, etc... and help out with whatever I can.

4.You started up "The Metal Detector Music Promotions" about six months ago I believe.What gave you the idea to start your own promotions business?

Pretty much came down to the opportunity was there, Dan / Abyss Records needed someone to take over their PR responsibilities and I had been working with him for a while and already knew kind of how he likes to run things. It has been a great opportunity for me and I have to thank Dan for suggesting the idea and giving me the chance... After that it just made sense to try to do PR for other bands and labels, so that is how things got started.

5.Are you happy with how everything is turning out so far? I believe in all my years of doing zines you are the first promotions person I have interviewed.So I was wondering what do you feel is hardest and easiest part about your job? How many hours a day/week would you say your working for your bands/labels?

So far so good, sure things could be going better, but for the amount of time I have been doing this full time I am happy so far. I would have to say that the hardest part is trying to stay on the same page with everyone, I deal with alot of people that English is not their first language and being an American myself I never learned a second language, so I guess communication is the hardest part and the long hours. It is kind of hard to say how many hours a day / week that I spend for each individual band, but I work between 8-12 hours, 6 days a week at minumum. The best thing so far has been that I have gotten to work with some good people, most of the bands / labels / sites / zines / etc. have been very helpful and eager to work with me.

6.Speaking of bands and labels Who are the bands and labels currently working with The Metal Detector Promotions?

I of course work with Abyss Records, but am also promoting for Do Or Die Records, they are a fairly new label out of Chicago and then some other random bands, Bukowski Family and Eshtadur (Colombia)

7.Are you currently looking for new bands and labels to work with you and your promotions company?If yes how can the interested bands or labels get in touch with you?

Yes, I am always looking for new bands or labels to work with, anyone interested can email me here: or can contact me through The Metal Detector facebook page:
I work for a fairly low rate for what I can provide and you would be hard pressed to find anyone else that will put the hours and effort in for the rate that I charge.

8.Mike you live in Indianapolis,In have you lived here most of your life? What is your opinion of the metal scene in your town and state?

I have lived in or around Indianapolis my entire life. I don't get out much anymore, so can't really comment on the local scene to much, but from what I see online it seems to be a little more active then say back 10 years ago.

9.Who are some of your all-time favorite bands from Indiana?Are their any new upcoming bands you think the readers should check out soon?

Like I said before I don't get out alot, so don't even really know very many bands from Indiana, but here are some that I do know and like: Radiation Sickness (Death Metal / Grindcore), Maax (Blackened Thrash Metal), The Gates of Slumber (Doom Metal), Stone Magnum (Doom Metal), Hordes of Nebulah (Black Metal), Bulletwolf (Heavy / Doom Metal).

10.I believe you and I got into the underground same time in late 80's/early 90's. So I was wondering what is your opinion of the underground scene today compared to 20 or so years ago?

Just like most things in life there are pluses and minuses. I like the fact that I can hear a track from a new album by just jumping online and clicking a few buttons, but I don't like that it seems a large portion of the Metal community is satified with crappy Mp3's, which they propably didn't pay for to begin with. I liked back when I first got into Metal you would hear about a new album a couple months before it came out and you had to wait for it, not go online and try to find a pirated copy of a less then satisfing Mp3. I think that Metal meant more back then. I miss going to the used CD shop and digging through the used CD bin and hoping to find some long lost gem you have been wanting for years. Now you just jump on Ebay or Amazon and if you have enough cash you can find just about anything. I guess being into Metal is just easier now...

11.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground?And what does the term "underground metal" mean to you?

The best thing about the underground is that it will never go away, it will continue to evolve with the new generations of Metal heads, just hope that I can continue to evolve with it. And the worst is the bands / people that think they are underground but are not. If you have no following it doesn't mean you are underground it probably means you are not that good or that you haven't put out the proper effort to get your name out to the right people.

12.Well Mike 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?

Thank you Patrick, I appreciate your continued support... Any bands that are looking to promote for upcoming albums get in touch... And finally want to say please go out and support your favorite Metal bands by picking up physical copies of their albums, if you don't support the bands / labels you like one day they won't be there anymore. Music is a big part of most peoples lives and you should show the bands your appreciation, respect and support them for what they do for you.

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Interview with Sacrilegious Impalement done by patrick 6-3-13

hope everone is having a good start to their week?We have a couple of interviews to start off the week the first one is with Finland's masters of black metal viciousness "Sacrilegious Impalement" the band just released their third masterpiece of blasphemy through Woodcut rec.but I will let Guitarist and main songwriter Von Bastard tell you all about it.
regards and thanks for reading the interview{s}

Interview with Von Bastard Lead guitarist for Sacrilegious Impalement done by Patrick

1. Hails Von Bastard! how are things going in Finland? Please introduce yourself to the readers.

-Von Bastard: Guitarist and main songwriter of Sacrilegious Impalement. We have our third full-length “III Lux Infera” (which goes for “the light of/from the underworld, the grave, the dead etc. Also “the inner flame of one who have granted to go out and explore the darkness and it´s secret paths) out now through Woodcut Records and I strongly recommend you to check it out. How are things in Finland? Well, the summers here with it´s all around daylight times, no darkness now. If you ask me, I´ll say that the all day sunshine is horribly overvalued, ha! And nothing new under the sun: the priests have all day tasks to keep their child molestings secret from publicity and covering their asses up in the name of holy. The covernment is giving all the money of hard working people of Finland to bankcrupt countries with no security to get the money back ever. That kind of fucked up things.

2. When did you meet the other members of Sacrilegious Impalement? Was it long until you formed the band?

-Von Bastard: Ages ago. I met Tooloud in vocational school, we were on a same class. Others at gigs or bars… It took me years and years to get this band going. I couldn´t get the right people for the band, so I decided not to form this band until I get the right people. That only teached me that I gotta be ready to pull everything out by myself.

3. What is the current line up of the band? For the readers who have never heard Sacrilegious Impalement's music how would you best describe it?

-Von Bastard: Besides me, Wrathprayer on vocals, Tooloud Armageddon on bass, Revenant on drums and Asassin is doing second guitar on gigs at the time. Our music? It´s obnoxious vortex from hell! After listening to our music, I want people to feel like they´re dying to a malevolent orgasm, exhausted but eager to go for it again.

4. Sacrilegious Impalement just released their newest cd "III - Lux Infera” through Woodcut Rec. how long did it take the band to write and record the songs for this release?

-Von Bastard: It´s a long process. I follow a vision what kind of album I want to make and it comes together piece by piece. It could have started when we were doing “II – Exalted Spectres”. Recording doesn´t take that much time, this was recorded in about a week. We don´t have a possibility to spend weeks or months in the studio checking and trying things out. Instead of that we rehearse the songs and go to studio and place the mics and press record, and that´s it, we work hard.

5. How has the response been from the press and the fans?

-Von Bastard: Last time I checked the press update for the record it has received from 5/10 to 10/10, most of them closer to 10 than 5, but I don´t really care about those at all. Have read some reviews and usually they don´t know a fuck what they are writing about. It feels like the reviews are done while eating a fucking hamburger meal, and the hamburger wins your attention. Ofcourse there are good ones who know their trade, but usually they are rubbish and contains very little relevant information. The people I´ve met face to face have been giving even more praising words for this album than for earlier ones. I appreciate most the honest feedback of friends from other bands & collages, and it have been only good.

6. Sacrilegious Impalement comes out of the legendary black metal scene in Finland. So I was curious what is your opinion on the scene in Finland?

-Von Bastard: It´s somewhat vital today. I think death metal is rising again. We haven´t seen that much of a potential newcomers for black metal recently, few good demos and/or projects have still occured. The “old” ones are the ones who still carries the flag and we´ve seen some great new records from them recently.

7. Who are some of your all-time favorite Finnish bands? Are their any new bands you think the readers should check out soon?

-Von Bastard: Besides the obvious black metal gods everyone knows, I´m going to endorse some others: Peer Günt, Sleepy Sleepers, Irwin Goodman, some Hanoi Rocks/Michael Monroe, old CMX, Hurriganes, Viikate, quite a much actually. Not so new ones, but if you haven´t checked Flame, Exordium, Fleshpress or Vitsaus, do it now!

8. Does the band play "live" very often or do you all prefer to work in the studio only? Any upcoming tours/shows to tell the readers about?

-Von Bastard: Yes, we enjoy doing gigs if the event is right. We just played at Steelfest (Sodom, Mayhem, Destruction etc.) and next we´ll be playing at Hammer Open Air (Venom, Candlemass, Hell etc.).

9. Everyone has their own opinions/ideas on what black metal stands for so I was wondering what does black metal mean to you?

-Von Bastard: Almost the same as the “left hand path” in general. Individual freedom, DIY, rebel spirit, hunger for knowledge, strive for supremacy, it´s a way to create from the channel from the unknown. Sometimes I use it to meditate, sometimes just a music to party with. To me black metal is more than what it consists.

10. Are you or any of the members of Sacrilegious Impalement currently playing/working with side bands or projects? If yes please feel free to tell the readers a little about them.

-Von Bastard: Tooloud and I are in Evil Angel and play live for Urn, they´re not so active at the moment. Revenant plays in a rock band which he describes as a “porn rock from the deepest jungle of outer space”. Wrathprayer is in Exordium, but I don´t know are they on what stage at the moment.

11. Von you handle the guitars for the band when did you first start playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when you were younger?

-Von Bastard: The reason I picked up a guitar was to learn one Misfits song, and when I would learn that I would have achieved my goal. Turned out that I had a bit more hunger and flame for it. So I just learned by ear and rehearsed and rehearsed while the skin was falling off from my fingers. I am self taught, and I can´t praise enough the importance of learning stuff by yourselve, this goes for everything. It is important to learn how to teach yourself. I know people who say “I can´t do this because I haven´t done it earlier”. What the fuck is that kind of attitude?

12. Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarists? Do you play any other instruments?

-Von Bastard: John Christ, Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Doyle, Steve Stevens. I do our bass lines and play them when needed and do majority of our drum arrangements.

13. Well Von 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?

-Von Bastard: Check out the new album, it will give you more than take.

If anyone is interested in ordering a copy of 111-Lux Infera from WoodCut rec can do so from this site here.

to learn more about the band and their upcoming shows,tours,releases etc...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Interview with Pest done by Patrick 5-27-13

Here is the final interview for the day,saving the best for last well if your a old-school maniac then this is the best!! Pest come from the mighty Swedish {where else?} and produce some of the best and most memorable old-school metal in the scene today. Well worth your hard-earned dollars to buy the bands newest cd "The Crowning Horror" through Agonia Rec.
keep the flames of metal burning and support the bands/labels that deserve it like this one.

Interview with Necro drummer for Pest done by Patrick

1.Metal hails Necro! how are things in Sweden for you? Please introduce yourself to the readers?

N: Things are allright. I am one of the two founding members of the blasphemy known as PEST. PEST was babtized in fire and death in the year of 97.

2.At what age did you first discover metal?Who were some of the first bands you listened to?Who are some of your "current" favorite bands?

N: I was 6 years old and got hooked on the ”Under the Blade” album by Twisted Sister. The title track and ”Destroyer” were my favorites, I remember them as really ”dark” and ”scary” tracks. I guess that’s the truth when you are six years of age, at least. I grew up on the country side so I didn’t get ”much help” in discovering new bands that quick. But I soon discovered Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond and so on. When I was 11 I ordered ”Morbid Visions” by Sepultura. Yeah, they went crap, but that album was really harsh and different (even today it sounds weird!) and changed me somewhat. I had never heard such a display of barbaric evil before. It was this album, in combination with the early Morbid Angel records, that made me decide to someday play in a band that was just as evil soundning.
Current, allthough not very active in many cases, favorite bands include; Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Future Tense, Gotham City, Pokolgép, Kat, Brocas Helm, Sarcofagus, Black Hole, Vulcano, Berserks, Drakar, Master’s Hammer and soooo fuckin’ oooonnnn…. I have tons of favorite bands!

3.when did you and the other members of Pest first meet?Was it long until formed the band?What is the current line up?For the readers who have never heard Pest's music how would you describe the music?

N: I met Equimanthorn the same year we started PEST – in 1997. We formed a band the same day we met for the first time and we soon left it to form PEST. Our current line-up, for the album, also includes Insulter. He plays the drums on most of the tracks on this release. I first met Insulter in 97 as well, but we got to know eachother around 2005 I think. I was quite often on the road with Nifelheim (the band he played with) the following years, acting as a ”roadie/fixer” and when he eventually asked us for a part in the madness, we decided It was time to let someone new into the band.
It’s hard to describe our music since we aim not to release the same album over and over again. We do what we want. We don’t care what you think. We don’t care about fame, fortune or record sales.

4.Pest recently released their new cd "The Crowning Horror" through Agonia did you come in contact with Agonia Rec.? Happy with the job they have done so far?

N: We sent Filip an email. He wanted to cooperate. So far all is well, he seems to listen to what we think is important. We don’t like to be ripped off so let’s hope he continues to play his cards right.

5.How long did it take the band to write/record the songs for the new release? How has the response been from the press and the fans?

N: Quite some time. We started working on the 7” (”Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations”, released in April 2013 by Agonia) and the album in late 2008/early 2009. At some point we realised that it (writing and recording) would take its time this time around, and we felt really ok with that. It shouldn’t be rushed, we had no reason to do so.
We’ve not received any feedback as of yet. The album isn’t released until next month (June 18th and today is May 16th).

6.How often does the band practice/work on new music?When you do start working on a new song how long does it usually take to complete a song?

N: This varies very much. I try to start the writing of the next thing to come when we are in the mixing process of the current work. When I usually get a feeling of what has to come.

7.Which usually comes first for a new song the music or lyrics?Speaking of lyrics who usually writes lyrics and what are some topics/subjects you write about?

N: For me, it usually starts with a concept or a lead guitar riff. Me and Equimanthorn writes the music and the lyrics. The ”topics/subjects” tend to, to the common christian, be of an evil nature … No shit?! Well, you should know that it’s all about darkness and Death by now? The crowning horror, for some …
Anyway, most of the lyrics comes with both the LP and the CD.

8.Pest comes out of the legendary Swedish metal scene,so I was wondering what is your opinion of Sweden's metal scene today comared to the late eighties/mid nineties?

N: It is better now than in early 2000. But I can’t really compare it to the 80’s or early 90’s.

9.Who are some of your all-time favorite Swedish metal bands?Are their any new metal bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

Old: Bathory, Treblinka, Morbid, Gotham City, Dissection. Nifelheim, Neptune, Explusion, Mefisto ... to mention a few.
New: Black Trip, Dagger … (I am too possessed by the old stuff to manage to keep up!)

10.In your opinion what does the term underground metal mean to you?

N: No shortcuts, no trends.

11.Are you or any member of Pest currently working with any other bands/side projects? If yes please tell the readers a little about them.

N: Yes, some underground things. But this interview is for PEST and PEST only.

12.Necro you handle the drums for the band at what age did you start playing drums?Are you self taught or did take lessons when you were younger?

N: I got my first kit when I was 7. I took lessons from around 89-90 to 92-93, but it was rubbish. They didn’t accept the things I wanted to play. So I quit and didn’t bother playing again until around 97. I am not a skillful drummer, I am chaos with a burning will. But some people seem to actually like my ”style”. From the beginning I had to play the drums, because we had no alternative. I will continue to play, I think, even if Insulter stays with us, I enjoy doing it as much as it frustrates me.

13.Who are some of your influences/favorite drummers? Do you play any other instruments besides drums?

N: I like different kinds of drummers. Pete Sandoval (Pure genious!), Witchhunter (Iron will!), Fenriz (in the old days, when he did exactly what the tracks needed, no more, no less). Mike Mangini is maybe the sickest drummer of them all, but he’s forever doomed to play in shitty bands so you could only enjoy his drum solos really. I also like the perfection of the 70’s drummers, it’s just so fuckin’ perfect!
To answer the second part of your question, I play the guitar as well and I still handle most of the vocals.

14.Well Necro we have reached the end of the interview,thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview. Do you have any final comments?

N: Thanks for the support. Buy the LP, fuck the digital mp3-torture. Hail the darkness, welcome Death!