Sunday, April 3, 2016

Interview with California's Indesiderium done by Patrick on 4-3-16

Here   is  a   new  interview  with  California's  Indesiderium  who  play  a  nice  mix  of  violent fast  black  metal  but  also  have  some really  well  played and  written  atmospheric,slower  parts.  I  know the  band is working  on  a  new release  at the  moment  so  anyone  who  is   interested   check  out  the  band  today

Interview  with    Indesiderium   done  by    Patrick

 1.Hello    how  is  life  going  in  California  these days? Please  introduce yourselfs  to  the  readers?

 Greetings, I am Atrum of Indesiderium.  I write the music and lyrics as well as perform all vocals and instruments.  Mattias performs all battery and percussion.  As for life in California, I am ready to relocate.  I have been here my whole life, and I have overstayed my welcome.  Mattias has already secured property in the mountains of Oregon; it is only a short time till I too relocate to the mountains.

 2.When  did you  first  get  into  metal   music? Who  were  some  of the  first  bands  you   listened to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorites?

I have been into metal since I was very young.  Started with 80’s albums like Maidens “Number of the Beast,” King Diamond in particular.  I am glad to be old enough to have witnessed the early 90’s black metal movement.  Nothing today captures the magic of those early days of black metal.  So needless to say, my first black metal bands were the obvious Scandinavian hordes, and some early USBM.  Beherit’s “Drawing down the moon” and Impaled Nazarene’s “Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz” were the first black metal albums I ever bought right when they were released.  I have a formidable collection of first press albums from those early days.  As of recently, I have been listening to some devastating war metal from bands such as Ritual Genocide and Defecrator.  I am currently awaiting the debut release from my comrades in UADA “Devoid of Light,” they are an absolute killer horde from the Pacific Northwest.

 3.You  formed  Indesiderium     in  2012   what  gave  you  the  idea  to  form  this  band/project?How  did  you  come  up  with  the  name  of the  band? 

The band I had been previously been associated with had been plagued with issues and drama since the beginning.  After a few years, it became apparent that I would need to move on eventually.  The hymns on the Wanderer of the Abyssal Plains album were written very long ago.  I have always wanted to use the material, but I never found a band worthy enough to sacrifice them for.  Especially when things go sour, the band keeps your contributions as their own.  Indesiderium has long been in my heart, like a leviathan lurking in the crushing depths of the abyss.  This analogy sums up the entire concept of the name as well.  

 4.I  believe this  is  a  two man  band  but   have  you  ever  thought  of  trying to  add  more  members  for  a  full band ?

 Indesiderium does indeed consist of two members.  This is how we intend to keep the core our legion.  However, I have an infernal line-up ready for the upcoming live rituals.  Demons of the highest order.

 5.If  you   had the  opportunity  to  work  with  any  musicians who  are  some  musicians{past  or  present}  you  would  like  to  work  with?

Jon from Dissection is the first to come to mind.  But that is probably it.  I would rather work alone.

6.Indesiderium  just  released  their  debut  cd  "Wanderer  Of   The  Abysmal  Plains"   how  long  did  it   take  to  write  and  record  the  songs  for  this release?

 There was a lot of blood and pain put forth into summoning this opus.  I wrote in pure solitude.  It was rehearsed and recorded at our mountain fortress, far away from the plague of humanity.  

 7.Where  do  you  draw   inspiration   for  the   lyrics  on   "Wanderer Of  The  Abysmal  Plains"?

 The inspiration for the lyrics comes from personal experience.  The torment of the human psyche.  I draw inspiration from the inherent evil that is in all of mankind.  What one would call Satan, Lucifer, Belial, the Devil…what every path you choose, it all begins within the very nucleus of your being.  Human consciousness is as vast and lightless as any void imaginable.  It is the void of all voids, and it is a realm where demons dwell.  

8.Besides  the  debut   cd   "Wanderer Of  The  Abysmal  Plains"   is  their   any  other   merchandise  available  for  the  fans?If  yes  where  can  the  fans  buy  it?

 There are several excellent sources online to obtain the album.  The True Plague distro  ( as well as many other quality underground distros and record shops also carry it.  Shirts are in progress, and the new album is currently being forged.  

9.Atrum  Abbas   I  believe  you told  me  that  you  are  working  on  new  music  for the  next release  will  it  be  a  full-length  or  have you  all decided?How   would  you  say the  new  music  is  different  from  the  first  release?

Yes, the new album is about half written thus far.  It is planned to have a total of six tracks, as of now there are three tracks complete.  The music is similar in that there is a fine balance of aggression and atmosphere, but it will different in that the recording will by of a higher quality.  Not overly polished, but not too garage sounding either…in other words, you will be able to make out the instruments.

 10.What  does  black  metal  mean  to  you?

 Black metal is very personal to me.  It means everything to me.  This is why I cannot stand to see it defaced or disrespected the way it does today.  Nothing is taken seriously anymore, everything is joke these days.  There was a time when black metal was about absolute intolerance.  Nowadays, its all about piece and love and accepting everyone and everything.  Fuck that.  Black metal should be evil and dangerous.  It should be ugly and offensive.  Call me an elitist, in this modern day of poser hipster black metal, I am proud separate from the herd. 

 11.Atrum  Abbas   you   handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when  did you  start  singing/screaming? Is their   anything you  do  special to   keep your  throat/voice  healthy?Who  are  some  of your  favorite  vocalists?

This is the first recording where I performed the primary vocals.  I have always performed back-up vocals in bands I have performed in.  As for keeping my voice healthy, I don’t.  I just conjure whatever malice I have inside and transcend into another realm.  I do not have a specific favorite in regards to vocalists. 

 12.Besides  taking  care   of the  vocals  you   also  play  the  guitars  for the  band.When  did you  get  interested in   playing  the  guitars?Are  you   self taught   or  did you  take  lessons  when  first  starting  out?

 I have been playing guitar for approximately twenty years.  I took lessons to learn the basics when I was young, but not for long.  I am self-taught there after.

 13.Who   are  some  of your  influences/favorite  guitarists? Besides  playing the bass and  guitars   are their  any other  instruments  you    play?

 Guitar inspiration ranges from genre to genre.  Everything from classical nylon to black metal obviously.  I enjoy playing drums, but I am not nearly efficient enough to perform in a band. 

14.When  not  writing  music   what  are  some  of your   interests/hobbies?

 I am a devoted student of the human mind.  I write and research on everything from consciousness, mental disorders, and neurobiology.  The realms of science and occultism have more in common than most would imagine.  The parallels are uncanny.

15.Thank  you       for   taking  the  time  to   fill  this   interview   out  do you   have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

 Indesiderium’s “Wanderer of the Abyssal Plains” is out.  The upcoming opus will lay waste to the land. 666

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