Sunday, May 31, 2015

Interview with Italy's Necropoli done by Patrick 5--31-15

Here  is  a  brand   new  interview  with  Italy's  Necropoli  discussing  the  scene their  music  and  much  more.The  band  is  hard to  put  into  one specific  category  using  influences  from  black,death,doom  and even  some  experimental  influences. So  if this  sounds  like  a band you  would  like then  defintly  give them  a like  and  check  out  their  music  today!!

Interview  with   Dario   Fabiani   guitarist,Bass  and  vocalist  for  Necropoli   done   by  Patrick

1.Dario   thank  you  for  taking   the  time to  fill  out   this  interview   please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers.

thanks to you for taking the time to Necropoli again. my name is Fabiani Dario and i'm a multi-instrumentalist composer, creator and bearer of the musical project Necropoli and currently the only member in this project.

2.When  did  you  first   get  the   idea  to  form  Necropoli? How  did  you  come  up  with  the  name  of the  band? What  is  the  current  line up  for  Necropoli?

the idea of the project started with the old members of the project actually  no more present, I gave the name to the project as an idea to enclose spirituality and the idea above the music of the Necropoli.
the line up is composed only by me and various musicians which I use for possible collaborations on stage.

3.For  the   readers   who   have  never  heard   Necropoli   how  would  you  describe   the  music?

it's simply a mixture of emotions that are concentrated in a unique and mystique diversified way.

4.Necropoli   recently  released  their  debut  E.P "I"  digitally.How  long  did  it   take  to  write  the  music  for   the  new songs? Where  do  you  draw  inspiration  for  the  lyrics?

it's not an ep but an entire cd with over 50 minutes of music. It contains a year and a half of work. the lyrics are inspired by human and life factors.

5.How   has  the  response  been  from  the  fans? What  about   the   press?   If  anyone  is   interested  in  getting  a copy   where can  the  fans  download  it  from?

the answer was positive and the listeners were very involved. the CD is available on our bandcamp here:

6.I read  that  the  band  is  currently  working  on   a  new  E.P? How  many  songs  will  you  put  on  the  new E.P?

I'm working on the new ep trying different solutions and continuing the concept of the project opening it not necessarily to the funeral metal or similarity .. it will contain 2 or 4 songs still i do not know ...

7.Will it  be  a  digital  only   release  or  have  you  all  looked for  a   label to  work  with?

we looked for a label but we received no good proposals and someone who really believed in us. we are currently looking for a valid label.

8.Dario  you  live  in the  country  of  Italy  what  is  your   opinion  of  Italy's  metal  scene?

it  is full of many valid artists but is represented by licking ass and small circles of aggregation that close the music in a narrow channels, this closed the music business and the art in Italy not allowing the escape of the music of all from my country.

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

arcturus, mudvayne and necropoli hahahaha...I don't find nothing at the moment to be able to tell to you.

10.Dario  you   handle  the  vocals   the   band  when  did  you  become  interested  in  singing/growling?  Is  their  anything  special  you  do  to  keep  your  voice/throat  healthy?
Who  are  some  of  your  favorite  vocalists?

i started singing 10 years ago singing various genres of music from metal to classical music, and experimenting also myself in growl and screaming.
advice blood orange for the throat ;) but primarily advice the vocal studies and the use of the diaphragm, the control of the voice and of our body to be able to sing well and not die.

1.Dario   you  also  handle  the  guitars  for  the   band  when did  you become  interested  in  playing  the  guitars?  Are you  self taught  or did you  take  lessons  when first  beginning?

I'm a guitarist for 20 years. I studied music and guitar for many years, switching from classic study up to electrical and beginning to compose from the age of about 11 years. I'm a guitarist.

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

I have too many and I'll tell you what I feel right now. I find it interesting what taking over the music of the 90s and without losing coherence unites the various musical genres come along in years. I am now affected by myself.

13.Dario   are  you   currently  working  with  any  other  side  bands  or  solo  projects? If  yes  please  tell  the   readers  about  them?

i'm actually working with another black metal project which it's name is Orior. you will see more about necropoli and orior in the early future. this is the link for orior:

14.Thank  you   Dario  for taking the time to  do  this  interview.Do  you   have  any  final  words  for  the   readers?
thanks to you, keep breathing.

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New reviews done on 5-31-15

Metal  Hails!!
Here  is  a  new  batch   of  metal  reviews  for everyone  to  check  out  and  hopefully  find  some  new bands to  their  liking.We  have  a  variety from death to thrash to  black metal.Expect  more  interviews  and  reviews  soon.

Abazagorath--The  Satanic  Verses   cd   {Eternal Death Rec.}
Abazagorath  have  been  creating  and  releasing  some  classic  black  metal  releases  since  1996.And  to  be  honest  I  lost  touch  with  their  career  after their  debut  cd  and  recently  got  the  new  cd  from  Eternal Death Rec.But  with  their   newest  release  "The  Satanic  Verses"  sounds  like  Abazagorath   haven't   lost  their  touch  still creating  and  executing  fast and  fierce  black metal.Extremly  fast  and  chaotic   guitar  riffs  that  do  slow  to  a  more  mid-paced  speed  with  some  very  good  guitar  chords  and  patterns  before  going back to  hyperspeed  riffs.The  drumming  is  extremely  well done  with  precise  and  fast  blast  beats  but  do  slow it  down  to  a  more  mid-paced  range  to  keep  up  with the  guitarist  and  keep the  music  fresh  and   aggressive.The  vocalist  does  a great  job  with  raw and  raspy  screams  that  are  done  with  a lot  of  power  and  aggressive  vocal  patterns.This  is  one  of   Abazagorath's   best  release's  that  I  have  heard  and  if you  are  a  fan  of this  band  or  just  a fan  of  black  metal  then  do  yourself  a  favor  and  pick  this  up  today. 
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Coathanger  Abortion--Observations  Of   Humanity   cd   {Comatose   Music}   
Tenessee's     Coathanger  Abortion return  with  their  second  cd  of  crushing  brutal death  metal  assult.Mixing  in  mid  nineties death  metal  with  some  of todays  brutality  this  band  knows  how  to  write  and  perform  good,solid  death metal.The   guitars  are played  heavy  with some  creative  and some  very  fast  guitar  patterns.The drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  precision and skill.But  the drumming  is  not  all fast  blast beats their  are some very  well  played  mid paced drums within  a few  of the songs.The  vocalist  does a great  job  with  death growls  similar to  the  mid  90's  style  of growling.Coathanger  Abortion have  released  a great mix  of  mid  nineties death metal  with  some  modern  day  brutality  mixed  in a few songs.
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Diabolical   Messiah--Satan  Tottendemon  Victory  cd   {Morbid  Metal Rec.}
This  is  Diabolical   Messiah's  re-release  of their  debut  release  on  cd  format  through  the  mighty  Morbid  Metal Rec.Coming  out  of  the  South American  country  of  Chile the  band  blends  a great  mix  of  old-school  death metal  with  some  early  black metal  influences  entertwined  within the  music.The  guitars  are  heavy  with  some  fast  parts  mixed  with the  slower to  mid-paced  guitar  chords and  even  some  solo's  mixed  in  a few  of the  songs.The d rumming  is  top  notch  with  fast  blast beats to  a slower  mid paced  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  a  mix  of  heavy death  metal  growls and  some  black metal screams  thrown in the  songs.Anyone   into  old-school  death with some black metal  influences  should  defintly  give this  band  and  release  a  listen to  today!!
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Goatblood-Adoration  Of Blasphemy And War  cd   {Dunkelheit  Prod.}
Germany's   Goatblood  unleash  a  new brutal and  blistering  blackend  death assult  with  their  newest  release   Adoration  Of Blasphemy And War.The  music  starts  off  extremely  chaotic  and fast  which  sounds  great  if your  into  chaotic  blackend death metal  but  the  band  also  uses  some  good   mid paced  heavier  parts  entertwined  within  the  chaotic  music.the   vocals  are  death growls  with  some  screams  within  a few  of the  tracks.If  your  a  fan  of  chaotic  old-school  blackend death  metal  then  defintly  do yourself  a favor  and  pick this  release  up  today.
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Gorgoroth---Instinctus  Bestialis    cd    {Soulseller  Rec.}
Norway's legendary Gorgoroth   return  with  their  tenth  cd to date  I  have to  admit  I  only  followed the  band  for the  first  3-4  releases then  lost  touch  with  what the  band was releasing.But  then  I  received this   new  promo  for the  new cd   "Instinctus  Bestialis"     and  it  blew  me  away  with  how  with  how  well  it  was  written  and  executed  fast,destructive black metal.The  guitars  are  done  with  fast and  chaotic  riffs and  structures but  their  are  also  some heavier death/black  metal  riffs.The  drumming  is  fast with  some well played  patterns and  beats.The  vocals   are  harsch  black  metal  screams.Gorgoroth  have  released  a  great  black metal  release  if your  a  fan  of  this   band  defintly  give this  band  a  listen today.
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Gravespawn--Woe To  The  Conquered cd {Self-released}
Coming  out  of  California's  black  metal  scene  is  Gravespawn  with  their  newest release  Woe To  The  Conquered  cd  which  is  seven  tracks   of  cold,chaotic  and  fast  black metal  the  way  it  should  be done.The  guitars  are  done  with  a lot  of raw  and  fast  riffs  while  showing the  guitarist   knows  how to  play  really good  chords  and  patterns  while  also  keeping the raw,speed  intact.Drums   are  blasting with  some  mid range heavy,pounding drums  in a few songs before  going hyperspeed  once  again.The  vocals  are vicious  black metal shrieks.Gravespawn   have  unleashed  a  well  written  and executed  black  metal   masterpiece. 
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Idolatry--Idolatry demo  2015  {Death To  Peace}
Canada's   Idolatry  play  a very  interesting  and  unique  black  metal   while  staying  in  the  early  years  of  raw black metal  their  is  also    a  mid-paced  range to  a few  of the songs.The  guitarist  know  how  to  write  and  play  excellent  fast chaotic  riffs  but  also  keeps  the  song structures   interesting  and  knows  when to  slow  it  down to  a  mid paced  range.The  drumming  is  in top f orm  with   fast blasting  beats  but  does slow to  a  more  mid paced  drum  pattern in a few sections.The  vocals  are  crazed demonic shrieks and screams that really  fit  well  with the  music.Idolatry  are  a  good  band  at  creating  violent  black  metal  and  if your  a  fanatic  of  this  style  then  defintly  give  Idolatry  a   listen  today.
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Lord Of  Pagathorn--Nekros  Philia   cd  {Woodcut Records}
 Finland's   Lord Of  Pagathorn   play  a  very  well  written  and executed  black metal   mixing in  violent fast  black  metal  but  also   know  how to  slow  it  down  a  bit  to  a more  mid-paced  range.The  guitars  are cold  with  both extremely  fast  riffs  and some  well  played  mid paced  riffs.The  drummer  is  excellent  combining  ultra  fast  drum  beats  to  a  more controlled   mid paced  drum  beats.Vocals  are  grim  and  cold  black  metal  screams.If  you  are  a  fan  of  early to  mid  nineties  black  metal  then  defintly   pick  up  a  Lord Of  Pagathorn   cd   today!
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Profanator--Mvtter Vicivm cd   {Chaos  Rec.}
Mexico's   Profanator has  released their  newest  cd  Mvtter Vicivm  total  thrashing   madness  with  fast,raging  guitars that  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill  and  intensity.The  drum  patterns  are done  with  a lot  of  creative  and  furious  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  done  with  old-school  black  metal  screams  and  more  thrashy  type screams and vocals.If you  are  a  thrash  fanatic  this  is  a  band  for  you.
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Sangus--Saevitia  7inch {Eternal Death Rec.}
Sangus  are  a  black metal  band  from  Rhode  Island  that  are  defintly  have  a strong  black metal  influence  but  also  use  some thrash and  even  a  little  bit  of  crust  within their  sound.This  is their  new  seven  inch  titled  Saevitia  which  contains four songs  of  old school  black thrashing  metal.The  guitars  are  raw  with  a lot of  thrashing  speed  and  some  very  memorable  structures and  riffs.The drumming  is  very  well done  with   excellent drum  patterns that  range  from  hyper speed  to  a  more  mid paced range.The  vocals  are  a  mix  of  gruff growls  and  black metal  screams.If you  are  a fan  of  old-school  blackend thrash  then this  is  defintly  a band  you  will  want to  check  out  soon.
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Torturer--Call  Of  Madness  cd {Self released}
Canada's  Torturer  play  a very  aggressive  style  of  thrash  metal.The  guitars  are  done  with  a lot  speed  and  aggressive  riffs.The  guitarist  knows  how  to  play  extremely  well  mixing  in  some  fast  riffs and  even  throws some  very  well  played  solo's  in  a few  of the songs.The  drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  skill and experience  going from  hper speed  fast to  some  mid paced  tempo  changes.The  vocals are  black metal styled  screams this  is  some  solid   good old fashioned   Canadian thrash  metal.
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Interview with Perdition Winds done by Patrick on 5-16-15

Dark  Greetings
Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Finlands   Perdition Winds   talking  about  the  Metal  scene  in  Finland  and their   new  cd  "Aura Of Suffering"  through  Woodcut  Rec. defintly  a  great  black  metal  release  and  band  so  give  this  band  a  listen  if you  enjoy the  cold  blackend  metal.

Interview   with   Perdition  Winds   done  by   Patrick   
1.Hails  when did you  first  meet the  other  members  of    Perdition  Winds  ? When  did  you  all  decide  to  form  the  band? How  did you  all  come  up  with the   name  for the  band?

J.E: I met R.Ä. around 2009 on our gig (Neutron Hammer) and sold him few records the said band. Little later I phoned him up and asked him to join us and he did. Rest of the guys I met some time after this at some gig probably. Can´t recall that too well, though.

I asked R.A. if he would be interested to form a primitive and raw Black Metal band with me since my departure from my previous band (Sacrilegious Impalement). It was logical to ask him since we both also played in Neutron Hammer at the time (Summer 2010). He J.K.A. and R.S. had previously jammed some actual PW riffs but it was laid to rest due to Lie In Ruins activity back then years ago. So it was logical to work on that old formula from the get go and few things led to another and Perdition Winds was born.

About the name, well I had a fascination on word Perdition and wanted to have that. So I gathered Perdition Winds sounded pretty decent name for our style. Simple as that.
2.What  is  the  current  line up  for  Perdition  Winds ? For the  readers  who  have  never  heard  the  band´s   music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?
J.E: Line-up has been the same since the beginning: J.E. – Vocals / R.Ä. – Guitar / T.K. – Guitar / J.K.A. – Bass & backing vocals / R.S. – Drums & backing vocals
  Perdition Winds is cold, harsh and primitive audio violence!
3.Perdition  Winds  has released  their new   release  their  debut  cd   "Aura Of  Suffering" through  the  great  label  Woodcut Rec. how  did the  band  come  in contact  with  this  great  label?
 J.E:  It was released last year already. In fall of 2014.
We are still waiting for the vinyl version, though. Label was interested in our music and wanted to release it
hence the deal with them.
4.How   long did  it take  to  write  and  record  the   songs  on the  new  cd   "Aura Of  Suffering"? Does  the  whole  band  work  on  the   music  or  does  one member   usually  write  everything?
 R.A: All the songs were written kind of fast in summer/autumn of 2013. At that time we were kind of busy with Lie in Ruins, so we didn't have time to start rehearsing these song before early 2014 during the rehearsals thw song found their true form, and all the recording stuff went pretty easily and fast. Usually me and T.K. Write all the music, bit at the end, wnhole band will join with oqn ideas.
5.Who   usually  writes  the  lyrics   for  the  band? What  are some  topics/subjects   you  all  write  about?
J.E: I do most of the writing lyrics but also J.K.A. provided one piece (Gray) for last album.
Topics/themes of texts come from dark side of human mind such as war and murder and how that is connected with Devil. But also I write about my nightmarish visions beyond this mortal coil.

I have a vision which I want to paint in words and then it must connect with suitable song to make it a whole. 

R.A.: Also sometimes the lyrics helps to get in the right mode, and make writing music easier for some songs. Some songs have get their birth that way. I read the lyrics and get the idea for the whole song, and the dong will come out pretty fast after that.
6.Has   Perdition  Winds    ever  played  live   or  do you   prefer to  work in  the  studio? What   have  been  some  of your   most   memorable  shows to  date?
 J.E: Yes we have performed live. Our most memorable show so far have been at “Turku Saatanalle III” with Mortuus,Devouring Star and Hoath. It was a night of Black Magic! I also look very much into performing with Sink and Dark Buddha Rising next week here in Helsinki.
7.Perdition  Winds    comes  out   of  the   mighty  Finnish  black  metal  scene  what  is  your   opinion  of  Finland's  black metal  scene?
J.E: Yeah it´s very good and strong musically speaking but I don´t like to socialize too much anymore. I tend to avoid going at shows nowadays too. There´s all those same drunken idiots and futile jibberish involved with people I don´t care for… I´d rather spend my spare time in good and valued company.
8.Who  are  your   all-time  favorite  Finnish  black  metal  bands? Are their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?
 J.E: Beherit, Ride For Revenge, Archgoat, Flame, Impaled Nazarene, Exordium, Clandestine Blaze, Uncreation´s Dawn, Anxious Death, Annihilatus, Cornigr… I could point out more but uh!
9.What  does  the   term  Black Metal   mean  to  you?
J.E: Satan´s Metal!
10.Are  you   or  any members   of   Perdition  Winds   currently   working  with  any other  bands  or  solo  projects?
 J.E: Yes, we all do. Our members are involved in: Lie In Ruins, Supreme Court, Neutron Hammer (on hold), 
Desolate Shrine, Sepulchral Temple, Curse Eternal & Sacrilegious Impalement.
11.Besides  the   new  release  "Aura Of  Suffering" cd   does  the  band  have   any more  new  merchandise  for the  fans?  If  yes  where can  the  fans  find  it?
 J.E: We have recorded at the same time with the LP also material for the up coming split LP with Russian band Drama. This Perdition Winds / Drama Split LP is due to be released on Russian label Cold Breath of Silence any time now. originally it was supposed to come out already in April 2015.
We are also on writing new stuff so beware! 
12.Thank  you  all for  taking the  time  to  fill  out  this   interview   do you   have  any  final  words  for   the  readers?

J.E: Thank you for the interview. People! Get your hands on “Aura of Suffering” by any means necessary: Kill for it, steal it or just by the damn thing! Perdition Winds: Aura of Suffering CD (Woodcut Records: Cut069)
In doom…