Here is a new interview with Germany's long-running old-school black metal band Ungod who have just released a new cd "Bewitched By Sins And Lust" through the mighty Final Gate Rec. Anyone who is a fan of this band or well played old-school black metal be sure to pick this release up today.
Interview with Ungod done by Patrick
1.Hails! when did you first get into metal music? Who were some of the first bands you discovered?
I got into Metal in the mid/late 80s. As we talk about Metal I discovered Venom, Bathory, Sodom, Kreator…and in the late 80s/early 90s it was Darkthrone, Mayhem and so on. Samael had an impact on me and us.
2.Ungod was formed in 1991 what gave you the idea to start this band? And the band broke up in 2002 what was the reason you all decided to stop the band?
As the Death Metal came up we formed an Death Metal Band called Phlegm but soon we wanted to be more extreme and the norweigain Black Metal Bands of that time (and early Samael) inspired us a lot. So we formed Ungod.
3.Ungod reformed in 2008 what made you all decide to reform the band? And what is the current line up of Ungod?
Well, we felt the need to do more music. It was just that simple. Today Ungod is:
Baal on vocals, Cryptic Tormentor on the guitar, Sulphur Irae on the bass and Condemptor on drums.
4.How would you say the bands music has changed since the beginning until present day? Who are some of the bands biggest influences?
I don’t think that the music changed very much. It is the sound that changed. We are still influenced by early Samael, Darkthrone, Hellhammer, early Celtic Frost, Mayhem…and so on. But with the new members there are also new influences.
5.Ungod is getting ready to release the newest full-length "Bewitched By Sins And Lust" through Final Gate Rec. how did you all come in contact with this label?
Marco of Final Gate Records is an old friend of us and he always liked Ungod. And he was the first to ask if we are intereted to do our new album on his label. So why not?
6.How long did it take the band to write the music for these songs?Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?
The whole band takes part by writing the songs. And it depends how long it takes. Sometimes we are fast and sometimes we are slow.
7.Besides the new cd "Bewitched By Sins And Lust" does the band have any of the previous releases or merchandise still available for the readers? If yes where can the readers buy your merchandise?
At the moment we only got the CD because our shirts are sold out right now. But we will do new ones soon. Check out our facebook page for updated informations: https://www.facebook.com/UNGOD-1037290856315377/?fref=ts
8.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground metal scene today? And what does underground metal mean to you?
The good and the worst things are the same. The scene is so big that there is very good music and there are a lot of shows. But there is also too much boring music and the scene lost much of it’s spirit.
For Ungod the underground means everything. It means meeting other bands and staying in touch with them, supporting each other, stand against the mainstream and keep the black flame burning against the modern times!
9. Ungod recently played their first ever live show the destroying Texas fest. how was the show for you all? Who were some of the other bands on the bill?
The show was awesome! Check out the youtube Videos! We played with our comrades from Sacrocurse, Phtahil, Necroholocaust and Vararthron which was an honour! Also it was great to play with Weregoat, Warmaster and the mighty, mighty Pete Helmkamp with Kerasphorus.
10.Does the band have any other upcoming shows or tours to tell the readers about? If yes where are some places the band will be playing?
We will play no tour but we will play in Dresden, German on december 17th 2016 and in Oberhausen, Germany on march 18th 2017.
11. Ungod comes out of Germany's old-school black metal scene what is your opinion of the German scene?
The are many good and very good bands like Darkened nocturn slaughtercult, II, Pestnebel. But the german scene seems very divided. There is no real comradeship but rivalry. But we get along very well within the german scene although our real brothers live abroad.
12.Who are your all-time favorite German bands and are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
For me personally it is Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult. Check out II, Truppensturm and Pestnebel!
13.Besides German bands are their any good German labels or distro's you feel the readers should check out soon?
Final Gate Rec. of course and Iron Bonehead!
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you all have any final words for the readers?
Thanx for supporting! Check out our new album! Hail tot he abyss!