Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Interview done with Exterminas done by Patrick on 1-20-15

Here is  a  new  interview  with  the  Italian  black metal  band   "Exterminas"   black metal  band. The  bands  debut  cd  "Seventh  Demoniacal  Hierarchy"  through  Metallic  Media  and  is  now  working  on  a  new release  be  sure to  read the  interview  for  some news  and  be sure to  like  and  keep  checking their  sites for  updates. 

Interview  with  Moloch   Guitarist  for   Exterminas   done  by  Patrick

1.Greetings   when  did  the  members  of    Exterminas   first  meet? What  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?  

 Exterminas was formed in 2009 by me and Raven. Later the other members joined and the current line-up is: me and Eskathon on guitars, Raven on drums, Februus as vocalist and Skoll on bass. 

2.For  the  readers  who  have  never  heard    Exterminas   how  would  you  describe the   music?
 Basically we play black metal. I can not be more clear because someone says we are close to Marduk, others says we are close to Satyricon or Darkthrone and so on. I would say it's '90s black metal seen from our personal point of view.

3.Exterminas  released  their  debut  cd  "Seventh Demonical Hierachy"  through  Metal  Media  how  did  you  come  into  contact  with   this great  label?  How  has  the  response  been  from  the  fans? What  about  the  press?

 We have found out about Metallic Media through some their releases and decided to get in touch. The response from the fans was rather good and so from the press. The album received some some very good reviews and we were pleased of the general response.

4.I believe  I  read  on  your  facebook  page that  Exterminas   has a  new  Mcd  coming  out? How  many  songs  will their  be  on  the  new  release? Will you  all work  with  Metallic Media  again?

Yes, at the time we are working on a new album and it is almost complete although I do not know when it is going to be released. There will be 8 tracks, as in the previous work. We have not spoken with Metallic Media about a new collaboration. I don't think we will work with them this time. We have decided to collaborate with an European label for this release and we are already in touch with some of them.

5.How  long  does  it  usually take  the  band to  write a song? Does  the  whole  band  work  on the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?
There is no standard time to write a song. Some of them are finished very quickly and for others it takes a bit longer. Usually I or Eskathon compose the guitars' parts and then we all work on it together.

6.Who  usually  takes  care  of  the  lyrics?  what  are  some  topics/subjects  you  all  write  about? 

Lyrics are usually written by Februus. Our songs are about nonsenses of religions and about the will to oppose all kinds of dogmas. 

7.Does  Exterminas  play  very  many  live  shows  or do  you  all prefer to  work  in  the  studio? What  have  been  some of your   most  memorable  shows to  date?

We certainly prefer to play live shows and not to work only in the studio. We have had many shows, it is hard to say which one was the most memorable. There are many shows I remember gladly, maybe playing at Winterstorm Festival (metal festival in Venice) and supporting The Stone are amongst our more satisfying shows.
8.Are their  any  shows  or  possible tours  set-up  for  2015?   Who  are some  bands you  have  had  the   opportunity to  share  the  stage  with?  Has the  band  ever  gotten to  play  outside of  Italy  yet?

At the moment there are not confirmed shows for this year, as we are focussing on the new album. We have played with many bands, amongst all of them I would mention Impiety and The Stone. With the last one we have played and Bosnia and that is the only show outside of Italy for the moment. 

9.Exterminas   comes  out  of  the  Italian  black  metal  scene.What  is your   opinion  of  Italy's  Black metal  scene?

There is no real black metal scene in Italy. There is a huge number of bands but there is no concord. Many of them act like superstars and the is no working-hard culture. On the other hand we have many people complaining about the lack of live shows and then not going to them and supporting the bands when then play. The Italian black metal scene seems to be only on Facebook at the moment.

10.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Italian  bands? Are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon? 
I can not choose a  single band. Just check them all!! I think every band deserves an opportunity.

11.What  does  Black Metal  mean  to you all?
Black metal is a passion for us. We play this kind of music because it's what we want to do and we feel that it can entirely spread our thoughs.
12.Are  any of the  members  of  Exterminas   currently  working  with  side-bands  or  solo  projects? If  yes  please tell the   readers  about  them?
At the moment I am working with my new post black metal band called Dispersion (http://dispersion1.bandcamp.com/releases). Last year we have released the debut EP and we are working on the first full length now.
13.Thank  you  all in   Exterminas  for  taking  the time  to  fill out  this  interview. Do  you   have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

I would like to thank Winter Torment webzine for this interview. If you want to hear something from Exterminas just visit some of the links below:
Take a look at our pages, there would surely be some news very soon!