Sunday, October 19, 2014

Interview with Diabolic Messiah done by Patrick on 10-19-14

Here  is  a  second  interview  this  time  it  is  with  the  mighty  Chilean  band   Diabolic  Messiah.The band  recently  re-released  their  debut  cd  on  Vinyl  from  the   great  label  Blood Harvest  if  you  are  an  old-school  maniac  who enjoys  death  metal  then  do  yourself  a  favor  and  get  this  today!!  

Interview   with  Caesar   vocalist,and Bassist  for   Diabolical  Messiah    done   by   Patrick

1.Hello    Caesar  how  are  things  going  in   Chile? Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

 Hi there! We’re Diabolical Messiah from Rancagua, Chile. The band was formed in 1999 and we play death metal. The definite line up dates back from 2001. That year, Miguel Perez (Herodes) left the band and nowadays Diabolical Messiah are Rodrigo Marmolejo "Pilatvs"(Drums), Pablo Ñanculao "Carcelero" (Guitars) and César Díaz "Caesar" (Bass and vocals)

2.Caesar   you   started   Diabolical  Messiah     in  1999.When  did  you  get  the   idea  to  form  Diabolical  Messiah ?

 In 1998, I came back to Rancagua after living a year in another city. In that year I started thinking about forming a band so I talked to Herodes and he said “yes, sure!” I had the name of the band in my mind so we just needed to start writing and rehearsing our musical ideas.

3.Diabolical  Messiah    is  getting  ready  to  Re-release  their  debut  "Satan  Totten Demon  Victory"  through  Blood  Harvest  Records.How did  you  all  come in  contact  with  the  label?

 We started the contact with Blood Harvest Rec. for the 12" Satan Tottendemon Victory!!! a couple of years ago. Proselitysm Rec. helped with that. However, the latter didn’t have much time for negotiations. We had to write more material for Proselitysm but we wanted to sign for Bood Harvest so we negotiated the cover design with Proselitysm and followed the contact directly with Blood Harvest by ourselves.

4. How  long  did  it take  to  write  the  music for "Satan  Totten Demon  Victory"?Does  the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

 Satan Tottendemon Victory!!! tracks took about two years as we needed a record level to be interested in our material. Musically speaking, all of us work in the creation of tracks; however, I write all the lyrics although I show the songs to the rest of the band members before the final version.

5.Diabolical  Messiah    formed  back  in  1999  how  would  you  say the  music  has  changed  over  the  years? 

We’ve kept our music style through the years. We play fast drums and heavy guitars. Live sound has changed because of the technology; that means we sound better than before.

6.Does   Diabolical  Messiah     have  any  shows  or  tours  coming  up  that  the  readers  should  watch  out for or  do  you  prefer to  be  in  the  studio?

 We’re doing both things. We have some shows in the near future in different cities of my country and we’re also working on the material for the new album. Probably, we’ll be playing in Europe next year.

7.Who   are  some  bands  you   all  have  shared  the  stage  with over the years ? Has  the  band  ever  gotten to  play  outside  of  Chile?

 This year we’ve been playing with a lot of Chilean bands (Cancerbero, Pulverized, Hail Caligula, Totten Korps, Orategod, Gravestone, Wrathprayer, Praise the Flame, and so on) We also played in U.S.A. with bands like Sacrocurse (Mexico), Wrathprayer, Pseudogod (Russia), Morgengrau (Austin), Hellfire Deathcult (Chicago) and Funebrarum (New York)

8.Diabolical  Messiah    come's  out of  the  Chilean metal  scene  what  is  your   opinion  of  Chile's  metal  scene?

Nowadays, the Chilean metal  scene is pretty big. There’re a lot of bands, record labels, producers, zine and so on.

9.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  from  Chile? Are  their  any  new  bands you   feel  the  readers   should   check  out  soon?

 I guess "The King of Hell Reclaims his Throne" by Totten Korps is the best Chilean material ever written but it’s just my opinion although a lot of bangers think it is. I can also mention old bands like Cancerbero, Atomic Aggressor (demos), Sadism (demos), Scrotum Death (r.i.p.) They wrote great material as well. Nowadays, there’re a lot of bands in Chile but not all of them are good. I suggest you to listen to Demonic Rage, Godless, Wrathprayer, Unaussprechlichen Kulten, Slauhgbbath for example.

10.Are  you  or  any of  the  members  of   Diabolical  Messiah    currently  working  with  other  bands  or solo projects?

 No, we don’t. We are only focused on Diabolical Messiah. We have time consuming jobs so we don’t have enough time for another band.

11.Caesar  you   handle   the  vocals  for  the  band. When  did  you   first  start  singing/growling?

  Before forming Diabolical Messiah, when I was 14, I played guitars and sang in friend-group bands. I just played the guitar. In Diabolical Messiah’s early days I was the guitar player. We never found a good singer so I took the place and changed the guitar for the bass.

12.Who  are  some  of  your   influence's/favorite  vocalist? Do  you  do  anything  special  to  keep  your   voice  healthy  when  recording  or  preparing  for  a  show?

 I don’t have a favorite singer or front man. I think a band is a complement that is drums, guitars, bass and vocals. But I can mention Ross Dolan, Pete Helmkamp, Alex Camargo, David Vincent and Peter Tägtgren.

13.In  your   opinion   what  does  the   term  "Underground  metal  mean  to  you?

 I think and believe metal underground lacks of distribution by the media (sometimes by band’s choice) Nowadays, it’s very difficult to staying away from the mainstream and big audiences.

14.Caesar   thank  you   for  taking  the  time  to    fill  out  this  interview.Do  you   have  any  final  words  for  the   readers?

 Thank you very much for your support. Listen to our material and get ready for the new album which will be recorded very soon… Sicarius Satan, Kill the Gods!!

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