Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Interview with Kafirun done by Patrick on 8-5-15

Here  is  a  new interview  with  the   up and coming  Canadian  black  metal  band  Kafirun  who  recently  released  their  new demo  "Glorification Of Holy Death"   I  believe  it  is  available  in  both  cd  and  digital  copies.
Enjoy  the   interview  and  expect  more  reviews  and  interviews  very  soon

Interview   with Kafirun   done  by  Patrick  

1.Hails Hanephi  when  did  you  first  meet  the  other  members  of  Kafirun?  How  did you  all come  up  with the  name  of the  band? Does it  have  a special  meaning?

We all knew each other for many years from our local metal scene here in Vancouver BC. When I came up with the name Kafirun, my intention was to create something dark and violent. I wanted this band to have a potent and cult like presence in order to build a unified and strong foundation, where we can express the true darkness that dwells in our souls without the interference of the mundane outside world. The name itself is a statement, as it means infidel, disbeliever which is derived from the Quran. 

2.What  is  the  current   line-up  for  the  band?For  the readers  who  have  never  heard  Kafirun's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Our current line up is Hanephi (myself) - Guitar, Luzifaust - Vocals, Hypnocrotizer - Bass. Corpus Vile - Drums is no longer with us. Unfortunately he had to move to another part of Canada. But we have a new drummer who has recently joined the band and our flame is even stronger now. I think our music can be described as dark, violent and morbid. Readers will have to listen and decide on their own.
3.Kafirun  is  getting  ready  to  release  their  new  demo   "Glorification Of Holy Death" how  long  did it  take  the  band  to  write  and record the  new songs  for the  demo? Does the  whole  band  participate  in the  writing  of the  music  or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

Actually we have already released the EP a few months ago. It was only digital release through our bandcamp page. A few days ago we also released a limited amount of discs. This is also available through our bandcamp page. Packaging of CDs are all hand sealed with sealing wax and stamped with Omega symbol, the end of all light ! Hails to the ever devouring darkness and god of emptiness! I would say we had spent about a year to write and record the tracks. Lyrics written by Luzifaust and myself. I write the music and we arrange things all together. Hypnocrotizer and Luzifaust write their own parts and we execute everything as a unit.

4.Who  usually  takes  care  of the  lyrics  what  are some  subjects/topics you  all write   about?
Our lyrical themes are quite personal. In a way, they are esoteric and clandestine. Exploring what’s beyond of human experience. Worship to the god of emptiness and ever devouring darkness. Destroying the delusions of the mind and murdering the enslaved soul to purify the self and unleash the true potential of chaos through the rebirth of the self.

5.How  has  the  response  been  from the  fans? What  about  the  press?

We have been receiving really strong and positive feedback from fans and underground press world wide. Both releases have gotten excellent reviews and praised by black hearts world wide.

6.Does  Kafirun  ever  play  "live  shows  or do you  prefer to  work  in  the  studio? Who  are  some  bands you  have  shared the  stage  with?

Little bit of both. We have played only three shows so far. We do not want to play too many shows in our local scene but we are open for playing in other parts of the world. We do intent to spread the dark plague through live manifestations and recordings! We have played gigs with Gorguts, Abigail Williams, Hostium etc. so far.

7.Are their  any tours/shows  planned  for  this  year? If  yes  where   will the  band be  playing?

We are going to be playing with Knelt Rode(USA) in a couple of weeks. There are some ideas at the moment for us to set up a tour. Planing is in very early stages at the moment but we do want to play over Europe in the future.
8.Kafirun  comes  out  of  Canada's  black  metal  scene   what  is  your  opinion  of  Canada's  black metal  scene?

I think due to size of Canada as a country, it is a bit hard to have a strong Canadian BM scene. Seems like bands from east to west cost they don't even know anything about each other. Also touring is harder, due to long distances and time spend on the roads. Sure there are more established bands yet they are more in the war metal, goat metal side of Black Metal. That's being said, there are very good and impressive bands here. I think things will grow stronger in time!
9.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  Canadian  bands?  Are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

From the old days Infernal Majesty, Blasphemy, Cryptopsy, Annihilator. There a few bands from our local scene that I support. Hostium, Nordwind, Firecult.

10.Hanephi  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  first beginning?

I started playing classical guitar as a hobby in my early teens then started to play bass in my very first band called The Sarcophagus(TR), then got a electric guitar and kept playing. I took a few lessons here and there for different techniques. But I find it more exciting when I just learn things on my own. Methodical education is not my favorite way of learning things.
11.Who  are  some  of  your  influences/favorite  guitarists ?Do  you  currently  play  any  other   instruments?

My influences are darkness and death and death is for me returning to the state of non being. A concept can't be comprehended by our senses and our way of thought process. Musically I have one too many influences to state here. I play keyboards here and there. Trying to invest more time into it though.
12.What  does  the  term  Black  Metal  mean to you?

To me Black Metal is the sound of darkness and a reflection of the ugly truth that mankind is afraid to face. His own inner ugliness and his poisonous ill-fated existence. Unfortunately like everything else, even the purest ideas and art forms are watered down and mocked, so they all become a product of comfort and entertainment, a joke perhaps. But there is the soul of this music, which is impenetrable and does not care about the feeble fucks world wide. The genre is evolving and becoming even more obscure and I do like that.       

13.Hanephi   are  you  or  any  of the  members  of  kafirun  currently  working  with  other  bands  or  solo projects?  If  yes   please  tell the  readers  about  them?

We do have other musical projects and artistic endeavors including painting, tattooing, graphic arts etc. but we want to keep Kafirun strictly separate though. 

14.Thank  you  Hanephi  for  taking the  time  to  fill  out  this   interview  do  you  have  any  final  words for  the  readers?

I appreciate the interview and support for Kafirun. Here is a couple of links for fans to find out more about the band, purchase releases and have a listen to our music. The new CD is available at our Bandcamp pageGlorification of Holy Death, by KAFIRUN

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