Monday, August 17, 2015

Interview with the U.S black,thrash band Sangus done by Patrick on 8-17-15

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  U.S  blackend thrash  band  Sangus.The  band  has  released  a  7 inch  through the  great  U.S  label  "Eternal  Death Rec."  and  is  working  on  a  new  E.P  to  be  released  soon  check  out  the  interview  for   more  information  and  keep  checking the bands  sites for  updates.

Interview  with  Vovk  vocalist  for  Sangus   done  by  Patrick

 1.Hails  Vovk  when  did  you  first  get  into  metal  music? Who  were  some  of the  first  bands  you   listened  to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

 For me, my interest in metal was a natural progression from hardcore punk and grind.  In my teenage years (1993-1998) I began listening to Slayer, Marduk, Impaled Nazarene, Kreator, Destruction, etc.  I always gravitated towards extreme, aggressive music.  I didn’t appreciate other styles of metal such as NWOBHM until more recently.

2.When  did  you  first  meet  the  other  members  of  Sangus?How  did  you  choose the  Sangus  for the  name  of the  band?
 All the members of Sangus have been friends since that time in the 90’s when we were all teenagers.  Our writing and playing together has a great amount of chemistry due to these long-standing personal relationships.  “Sangus” became the name of the band from my fascination with ancient Roma and the Latin language.  “Sangus” is a vernacular Latin for “blood”.
3.What  is  the  current  line-up  for  the  band?For the  readers  who  have  never  heard  Sangus  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?
 The current lineup of the band is myself, performing as the vocalist, Executioner: drums, Barbarian: guitar, Vamakara: guitar, and Czarnobòg: bass guitar.  I think the best description of our music is BLACK DTÅKT DEATH THRASH.  Musically, we are a hybrid of bands like:  Kuro, Shitlickers, Slayer, Deicide, etc.  If you enjoy both Blasphemy and Driller Killer, you may like Sangus.

4.Sangus  recently  released  their  new  7 inch  Saevitia  through Eternal Death  how  did  you  all  come  in  contact  with this  great  label?
 This label is operated by our friend Valder Lord of the band One Master, a fantastically devastating black metal band from our Northeast region of the United States.
5.How   has  the  response  been  for  the  7 inch  release?
 The response for the first EP has been great.  We have generated contact from throughout the United States and from Europe, South American, and Australia as well.  There is also a bonus track to the EP available in the digital format.  This track is a white noise piece prepared by an associated ambient project called Ossos.  It is not a metal song, but rather intended for introspective meditation.

6.Has   Sangus   begun  working  on their  next  mcd  or  will you  all  try to  release  a  full length?Have  you  all talked with   Eternal Death  or  will you  work  with  another  label?
 We will soon release a second EP titled “Pedicabo Mundi”.  It will be available as digital and a CD including the first EP with 2 bonus tracks from studio outtakes.  This will be a limited run without repress.  Pedicablo Mundi will also be released as a 7” record in early 2016.  We are currently writing a full length album to be recorded during 2016, intended for release by the end of that year.  We continue our relationship with Eternal Death records though it is undetermined what label will release the full length album.
7.When  working   on   a  new song  does the  whole  band  write the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?
 The music that the band produces is only the product of the sum contributions of all members.  We prefer to expose the writing process simply as thus:  SANGUS È SANGUS.

8.Who   usually takes  care  of the  lyrics  for  the  band?What  are  some  subjects/topics you  all write  about?
 As the vocalist, I author all of the lyrics.  They are written discriminately in english, italian, and latin.  The lyrics are written meant to allow for some subjective interpretation by the listener.  Thus, what I right about may be something for me and something else for any listener.   Generally speaking, Sangus addresses subject matter with only extreme aggressive passionate emotion.  Both the vocal performance and music is meant to capture and create an atmosphere of emotional violence.
9.In  your  opinion  Vovk  what  are the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the   underground  scene today? And  what  does  the  term  Underground  metal  mean to  you?
 I have participated in underground music since the early nineties; playing in bands, recording, and touring.  I am of the generation that has lived the transition from mail tape trading and letter writing, glueing stamps and sending them back and forth to foreign countries, etc.  Because of this perspective I have no opinion of what is the best thing about today’s scene.  There is good music, but there is so much overwhelming garbage and bullshit that I can only see the worst things about the scene.  The mainstream pop culture in the United States has permeated everyone’s lives through mass media communication.  Underground bands make parody shirts of mainstream pop acts.  The cross cultural association in disgusting to me.  The counter-culture and separatist exclusivity of underground music is lost in America.  That is perhaps the worst part summarized.  To me, “underground” means anti-corporatist music.  Music that isn’t on the internet.  Sadly, by this definition, Sangus and most all bands that exist now are not underground. 

10.Vovk   are  you   or  any  of  the  members  of  Sangus  currently  working  with  other  bands  or  solo   projects? If  yes   please  let  the  readers  know  a  little  about  them.
 Memebrs of Sangus currently participate in the following bands:  Churchburn, Haxen, I-Destroyer, Rampant Decay.
11.Vovk  you   handle  the  vocals  for the  band  when  did  you  first  start  singing /screaming?  Do  you  do  anything  special   to  keep  your  throat  healthy 
I first started screaming, whilst playing guitar, for the thrash/crust band Paindriver in 1995.  At this point in my life, I strive to maintain a high standard of health and fitness which includes caring for my voice as an instrument.  Tea and honey are part of that regiment.

12.Who  are  some  of your  influnces/favor  vocalist? Besides  the  vocals  do  you  play  any  other   instruments?
 My inspiration as a vocalist has been to find my own vocal tone that I am comfortable with and work to develop that to its fullest potential.  Considering this, I don’t have vocalist I try to sound like at all.  I try to sound like myself.  Some of my favorite vocalist however, are:  Mika (Impaled Nazarene), Ishiya (Deathside), Sakevi (GISM), Legion (Marduk).
13.Thank  you  for taking  the time  to  fill this  interview  out.Do you   have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
Live for yourself and accept no compromise.  Fuck the world to dust.
Molto Grazie Winter Torment!!
Morituri te salutant,

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