Monday, October 31, 2016

Interview with Italy's black metal band Nebrus done by Patrick on 10-31-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  done  with  Italy's  Nebrus  who  play  a  very  dark  black  metal  style.The  band  is  getting ready  to  release  their  second  full-length  "Exta  Malorvm"  so  be  sure  to  check  out  the  interview  and  check  out  this  band's music  today.

Interview   with  Mortifero  guitarist  of   Nebrus  done  by    Patrick

1.Hails Mortifero please introduce yourself to the readers? And how are things in Italy these days?

Hail, I'm Mortifero, drummer, guitarist and bass player of Nebrus. Nebrus is a project born in 2008 and our goals were since the beginning to play obscure music, starting from Black Metal and trying to add our personality to create something unique. We have one full length and several other releases and now is going to be released our second album “Exta Malorvm”.
Things in Italy...I would like to say shitty but, maybe, this would be quite a common answer, independently from the country, so, it's all right, things could be better but worse too.

2.When did you first meet Noctuaria and was it long before you all decided to start this band?

I met Noctuaria in 2008 just to give birth to a musical project, that was an experimental funeral doom project called “I Sentieri di Staglieno”. We recorded a song, “Desolazione” but the project stopped there 'cause we decided to focus on a more extreme music, keeping the deadly atmosphere in the sound. So we gave birth to Nebrus in the same year, with a more complex, yet atmospheric sound.

3.How did you choose the name Nebrus as the band name? Does it have a special meaning?

The word Nebrus was created by Noctuaria before 2008, it's a word with a cryptic meaning that for us means obscurity and mysteriousness.

4.Right now Nebrus is a two man band would you like to add more members to make a full band or do prefer to work as a two piece?

Actually we are a one man and one woman band. We worked with other musicians and played live quite often in the years 2013-2014 but things didn't work well, so we decided to stop gigging and to focus on the recording of a new album. It's difficult to find musicians that will perfectly fit in our music and concept, as a two piece things are much easier for us.
5. Nebrus is getting ready to release their second full length cd "Exta Malorvm" do you both take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?How long does it usually take to finish one song?

Usually I take care of “metal” instrumental parts, while Noctuaria writes lyrics and prepares ambient soundscapes: when the parts are ready we rehearse (I usually play drums in rehearsal room) with prerecorded guitars and bass, and we master the arrangements of vocals and drumming parts. Writing a song can be really a fast or a very slow process, I cannot generalize: quite often the skeleton of the song is ready in one-two days, but it can be reshaped further, sometimes years after the original composition.

6.Who usually takes care of writing the lyrics and what are some subjects you write about on the new release?

Even if I wrote some lyrics in the past, now, only Noctuaria writes the lyrics. Her style it's really personal, she always give birth to the lyrics materializing horrific deliriums hidden in her contorted mind. Sometimes lyrics comes from live experiences but quite often from the oniric world: lyrics don't want to convey any kind of message but to paint an obscure, twisted and why not, surreal atmosphere, in which, the minds in affinity with ours could find a terrible alternate world to stay and dream.
7.Besides the new cd "Exta Malorvm" are any of the past releases still available for the readers to buy? Besides releases is their any other merchandise available for the readers and if yes where can the readers buy it?

 Except for strictly limited compilations, all of our past releases are mostly available: we recently printed the “Exta Malorvm” t-shirt. You can find everything contacting us via our Bandcamp for example.

8.What does Black Metal mean to you?

The answer could be longer, but in few words Black Metal for me means to tie reason and to unleash the primordial instinct.
9.Besides working in Nebrus are you or Noctuaria currently working in any other bands at this time?

I run a one man band Black Metal band called Nott, since 2002. Nott plays traditional Black Metal since the beginning, closed in a very orthodox way of expression I try to give my interpretations to this bounded style. At the moment I'm working to some new songs that will be part of my third album, still without a name. On the other hand Noctuaria has an ambient project called Flusso Delirante Persecutorio, she recorded two full lengths of very obscure and intense horrific ambient. Nebrus is the ideal connection between our solo music.

10. Nebrus comes out of the Italian black metal scene what is your opinion of Italy's black metal scene?

In the internet era, unfortunately, I think it's almost needless to talk about a national scene. Italy is more or less similar to other Europeans countries where metal is not a quite followed music genre: there are lots of skilled bands, more than in the past but I don't see a stronger scene, because I see many followers and only few leaders, while in the past there were fewer bands but with their own strong personality.
11. Who are your all time favorite Italian bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

My fave Italian bands are Mefitic and Lorn. I think the readers should check their last albums, “Woes of Mortal Devotion” and “Subconscious Metamorphosis”, they're really good in my opinion.

12.Other then bands are their any good labels or distro's you can recommend to the readers?
In Italy I would like to say Avantgarde Music.
13.Mortifero you handle the guitars for the band at what age did you become interested in playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first beginning?

I started playing guitar late, after I was 20. I took some lesson but not at the beginning. I think that a teacher should be an important help in building a proper playing technique, trying to maintain an objective and personal musical taste instead.

14.Who are some of your influences and favorite guitarists? Besides the guitars do you currently play any other instruments? Are their any instruments you would like to learn one day?

Masturbatory guitarists does not find appreciation in my taste: I focus on the originality and personality of a musician, the most important thing is the composition and the ability to build sublime atmospheres. You'll find the genius looking at the brain, not at the fingers, so, just to name a few I would like to say Varg Vikernes, Vindsval (Blut Aus Nord) and Horror Illogium (Portal): they sent me more than one shiver down to my spine.
I currently play drums and bass too.
In the future I would like to learn playing didgeridoo, it's a very fascinating instrument for me.
15.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Unfortunately I must overturn the question: when I'm not working, and I mean my real work that slowly is consuming me, I please myself playing the guitar or the drums, that's all!

16.Thank you Mortifero for taking the time to fill this interview out. Do you have anything you would like to add to finish the interview?

Nothing to add, I'd rather let our album “Exta Malorvm” speak for us. Thanks for your time and for the interview.
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fornicus interview done by Patrick on 10-30-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  conducted  with   Kentucky's  black,death band Fornicus  who  discuss  the  bands  newest release  "Hmnys Of Dominion" and  future  plans.If you  are  a  fan  of  blackend  death  metal  then  be  sure  to  check  out  Fornicus  today.

Interview   with  Scott B. Vocalist  and  guitars   of  Fornicus   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  Scott please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers? At  what  age  did you  first  discover  metal  music  and  who  were  some  of the  first  bands  you  listened  to?

I am Scott vocalist, guitarist, and drummer for Fornicus. I first got into heavier music when I was pretty young...I forget the age but I was still a child. I sifted through my Father's record collection and found bands like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Dio, and of course Black Sabbath. From there I found Metallica like just about everyone else and it snowballed.

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of   Fornicus    and  was  it  long  before you  all formed  the  band?

I've known Chris since probably 2000 and 2001 and were in a previous band together in high school. I started coming up with riffs in 2012 and he dug them and so we got started with the idea of forming the band.

3.What  is  the  current  line up  of  the  band?And  for  the  readers  who  have  never  heard   Fornicus's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Our current live lineup is Chris on bass, Clinton on guitar, and myself on drums and vocals. Our music is an intense assault on the listener that expresses violence, disgust, and hatred for this world's theistic philosophies. Many songs are fast-paced and brutal but we do occasionally have a melodic edge.
4.How did you  and the  band  come  in  contact  with  Negative  Earth Rec.?

Negative Earth is Kelly, our former guitarist and current member of Gorgy and the newly formed Obsidian Shrine and myself currently. We use the label to release our projects and are planning to possibly release other's in the near future.

5. Fornicus    is  getting  ready  to  release  their  second  full length "Hymns Of Dominion" how  long  did  it  take  the  band to  write  the  music  for the  new release?Does  the  whole  band  take  part in  the  writing process  or does  one member  write  everything?

This album written by Chris and myself mostly together after Kelly and our former drummer David had left the band. We wrote for roughly a year and started recording late winter of this year.
6.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing  the  lyrics  what  are  some  topics  the  band  writes  about  on  the  new  release?

I do all the lyrics for the most part. Topics are typically anti-religious and misanthropic in nature.

7.Besides  the  new  release "Hymns Of Dominion"  does  the  band  have  any  past  releases still available  for the  readers to  buy? Other then releases  is  their  any other  merchandise  available  for the readers and  if  yes  what  is  available?

All our merch and music are available on our bandcamp page. We have our first album Storming Heaven which is digital only at this point (sold out of physical) and a short EP from last year called Feast For Rats. We have a couple shirt designs up as well.
8.What  does  black  metal  mean  to  you?
Though I don't consider us pure black metal it means power, independence, and honor to me. It is the ultimate expression of all contempt and hatred and a tool to destroy the weak.
9.Fornicus  comes  out  of  Kentucky's  black  metal  scene   what   is the  metal  scene  like  in  Kentucky?

Where we are located there is no scene whatsoever. Louisville and Lexington have small scenes that we have played with some strong bands.
10.Who  are  some  of your  all time  favorite  bands  from  Kentucky?And  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Abominant for me are the stalwarts of KY extreme metal who released their 11th album called Napalm Reign over the summer that I had the pleasure and privilege to record at my studio. Other great bands include my former band Gorgy, Old Wolf, Nahab,  Pyromancer, Tombstalker, Creature of Exile, Savage Master, Astrum, etc. There are a lot of solid underground bands in Ky.
11.Besides  working  in  Fornicus  do you  or  any  of the  members  currently  work  with   any  other  bands  or  projects?
Currently we are all focused on Fornicus though I may be recording drums for a collection of songs Clinton has written that are killer but are of a different sound and vibe than Fornicus.
12.When  not   working  on new  music  or  band  business  what do  you  enjoy  doing  in your  free  time?
These days we both spend most our time at work... slaves to the grind.

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

Check out Hymns of Dominion at and Hails to all who support the underground and thanks for the interview!

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Deranged Interview done on 10-29-16 by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  legendary  Swedish  brutal death,grind  band  Derange.Read  about   the  bands  past  and future  plans  and  about  their  newest release "Struck By A Murderous Siege" which  will be  released  through  the  mighty  Agonia Rec.And  keep  checking  back  as their  are  tons  of  upcoming  interviews  and  review  blogs  very  soon.

Interview  with   Deranged   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello How are things in Sweden going these days?Please introduce yourself to the readers? 

  Hi Patrick, and thanks for the interview. Things are well in Sweden right now, the autumn is here and we are preparing for a couple of gigs in Indonesia + the release of our new album so we're keeping busy! I'm Andreas, bass player in Deranged since 2009.


 2.You all formed Deranged in 1991 what gave you guys the idea to start this band?

 Well, based on stories Rikard (Wermén, drums) has told about that time – he's the only original founding member left today – it was the usual business: bored teens in a sleepy village listening to early grindcore and death metal watching gory horror flicks, nothing to do, just wanting to grind out some noise. So that's what they did, and Deranged was formed. There wasn't really any scene here down south to speak of (compared to Stockholm or later in Gothenburg) so I guess that allowed the early Deranged line-ups to evolve a sound of their own, based more on the early goregrind and brutal death metal bands from UK and the US, more than what all the bands around them were playing.
3.How would you say Deranged's music has changed over the years since the beginning of the band to present day?
 Well, you'd be the judge of that, as listener. Since I only joined seven years ago, the Deranged back catalogue... how should I say it, I don't approach it chronologically; I focus on the songs we rehearse, regardless if they're from 1996, 2006 or 2016. I can hear a growth in Thomas' song writing from Cut Carve Rip Serve (2011) to Struck by a Murderous Siege (2016), obviously, with an increasing level of detail and individuality. And the earlier albums became increasingly tight and musically skilled, that's only logical. But except for the number of slow(er) songs increasing, it's still the same general formula: fast and brutal death metal.
 4. Deranged is getting ready to release their ninth full-length "Struck By A Murderous Siege" through Agonia Rec. how did the band come in contact with this great label?
  First, we weren't even planning on doing a full length this year. We recorded four songs in January, to be released as two separate 7" Eps on two different labels. But we gave it a shot and sent the songs to a couple of bigger labels, and we had positive response from two of them – and Agonia was the one with the best offer. So suddenly we had to write and record four more songs before autumn! Which came out great; working with a deadline is always good for creativity...
5.Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write the music?
 The usual M.O. is that Thomas (Ahlgren, guitar) comes with riffs and more or less finished song structures, which he and Rikard hammers out more or less on their own, with input from me and Anders (Johansson, vocals) – though most of the time they've done a good enough job so we don't have to say anything, haha. Lyrics and vocal arrangements and bass lines comes afterward.
 6.Are any of the bands past releases still available for the fans to buy and if yes do you know any labels or distro's that might carry your releases?
 I'm sure there are! The albums released on Listenable (III, the self-titled, Plainfield Cemetery and Obscenities in B flat) should be readily available, the ones on Regain as well (High on blood and Red light murder case). And the two on Sevared Records (Cut carve rip serve and Morgue Orgy) from his distro in the US. You'll just have to do some digging...
7.Are their any tours or shows planned for 2016 or 2017 in support of the new release? If yes where are some countries the band will be playing?
 Yes! We will. First two gigs in Indonesia in November, then a release gig in our hometown in December. Spain and Portugal in March/April, then some more dates in Europe in May. Plans for the summer as well, we will keep you posted...
 8.Any idea who are some bands you all will be touring with? What have been some of Deranged's most memorable shows over the years?
The stuff I mentioned above is on our own/with local bands or at festivals. Our booking agency, Doomstar, is looking into some cool stuff for the summer of 2017, but nothing confirmed yet.
Memorable shows? Oh there's been quite a few. I think the Rock in Solo festival in Indonesia was the most exceptional; first of all getting flown in from half across the world to do one show in the afternoon (stage time at five in the afternoon) was ridiculous, in a good way. Then we had to cut short and skip the last song, because it was 18:00, so time for the local mosque to do their stuff with the muezzin you know. And obviously they can't have some open air festival with noisy death metal next door, so time was up for us. The set was closed with... "God is dead". Hah! Add to that a couple of thousand (!) moshing Indonesians, with everyone wanting to shake hands after the gig... that was a great weekend. Let's see how Indonesia treats us this time around. (Also, driving from Moscow to Yekaterinburg and back over a week crammed into a tiny minibus was an experience in itself, but that's for another interview.)
 9.How would you say the underground metal scene has changed over the years?
 Oh wow, that's a big question. Of course it has changed along with all other music with the "digital revolution" – I came into the whole deal right when mp3's took off with Napster etc, so I missed the "good old days of tape trading" that people go on and on about. I guess it's the same as always; trends come and go and with them we have genre tourists who wants to get in on what's hot right now and then fall away once the initial taste has faded (like the hipster invasion we had in black metal a couple of years ago)... but at the core you will always have the fanatics, regardless of what subgenre we're talking about. And it's the fanatics, the stalwarts and die-hards that keeps it going; those of us who dedicate our lives to the underground, regardless of what segment of it we dabble in (musician, organizer, distributor et c). It's always easy to ridicule modernity and grow nostalgic about the state of things some decades ago, but that's just a waste of time.
10. Deranged comes out of the mighty Swedish death metal scene what is your opinion of Sweden's metal scene over the years?
Ah... actually only yesterday I was DJ:ing at an Entombed AD gig here in Malmö, reflecting on how little I've cared for Swedish death metal in general. I never got into the early SweDM bands, with a few exceptions, so I'm really the last guy you should ask about this. In terms of death metal, I've always been more into the early US/UK stuff. The Swedish scene in general, I think it's the same as I answered above: you have the die-hards who never leave, never will give up, and then you have the tourists who are into it to ... I don't know really, but not of a life-long passion for the music. Trends come and go and we have both many trendsetters and a lot more followers in this country. And every now and then some true visionaries leading the way!
 11.Who are some of your all time favorite Swedish bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
 All time favourite Swedish bands? Bathory, without a doubt. Right now? I have no idea. Especially nothing that could be relevant for any Deranged fan out there, hah! Go check out Gorgosaur and Coffin Creep I guess, two up and coming death metal bands from our region. And Resonance Cascade of course, my grindcore band (together with another old Deranged bass player).
12.Besides bands are their any good Swedish labels or distro's you feel the readers should check out soon?
 Labels? Nordvis. If you enjoy foresty black metal. As for death metal... I don't know. Blood Harvest? Hah. I keep bad track of what's going on outside my own/friends' projects.
 13.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 Uhm... I don't really have that much free time not spent on music! Reading books I guess? Science fiction and horror mostly in case you're wondering. Eating sleeping fucking, whatever normal people do. Thomas drives steam engine trains and Anders and Rikard have kids and/or dogs.
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Thanks for the interview! SUPPORT UNDERGROUND EXTREME MUSIC!!!
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Reviews done by Patrick on 10-23-16

Thank  you  for  taking the  time  to  read the  new  blog  of  reviews.Sorry  for the  long ass delay  but it  has  been  a  crazy,busy  month. Anyways I  HOPE  to  get  some  newer  reviews  done  soon  as well  as  some  new  interviews  back  and  posted. until then  check  these  bands  and releases  out  and  if you  have   not  check  out  some  of the  past  interviews  and  reviews.

Deranged--Struck  By  A Murderous  Siege  cd,lp  {Agonia  Rec.} 
Sweden's  legendary brutal  death  metal  band  Deranged  are  back  with their ninth  full length.Struck  By  A Murderous  Siege   is eight  songs  U.S  style  brutality  that  ranges  from  hyper speed raging  sections to  a  more mid paced  controlled  style.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  talent  and  skill  going from  a brutal  and fast  speed to a more controlled  mid  paced   speed in  a  few  songs.The  guitarists  knows  how  to  write memorable  patterns  and even  mixes  in some  well  played  solo's.The  drumming  is  done  with some  well  played  and  performed  drum  patterns.Going from  an  all out  assult  of  fast  blasting drums  mixed with  some  slower,mid paced  drums.If  you  are  a  fan  of  Deranged's  past  releases  you  will  want to  add this to your  collection  today.
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In Twilight's  Embrace--Trembling  Mcd {Arachnophobia  Rec.}
 In Twilight's  Embrace have  released  their  newest Mcd  Trembling featuring  three  songs of  well  played  fast blackend  death  metal.The  guitars  are  played  at  hyperspeed patterns that  are  well  performed  even  when  played  at the  high  speed.The  guitars  are  not  all  crazed  and  fast  as the guitarist  can  play  at  a  more  controlled  mid paced  style  in  a  few  sections before  going in  for  a  more  fierce  assult.The  drummer  plays  within the  same  realm  going  going from  extreme  blasting drums  to  a  more  well  done   mid tempoed  drum  style  used  in  a  few  of the songs.The  vocalist  does  a  good  job  of  mixing  low  death  metal  growls  mixed  with  some  black  metal  screams.If  you  are  a  fan  of  good  blackend  death  metal then  defintly  give  In Twilight's  Embrace  a  chance.
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Solitvdo--Hierarkhes  cd  {Naturmacht  Prod.}
Solitvdo  is  a  one  man  Italian  band  created  by  D.M  playing  a  very  atmospheric  black  metal  style.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill  and  passion  that  go  from  melodic,somber tone to a  faster  blackend  style  and  sound.The  drumming  is  played  in  the  same  vein   with  some very  fast  drums  to  a  more  controlled  mid paced  sound.D.M's  vocals  are  mix  of  melodic  death  growls  and  a  deeper  death metal  growl  used  in  a  few  songs.Anyone  who  enjoys  epic,atmospheric  black metal  with touches  of  death  metal used  should  defintly  buy  Solitvdo  new  release  today.
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Ulcer--Heading  Down  cd  {Arachnophobia Rec.}
Ulcer  comes  out  of  Poland's  old-school  death  metal  scene with  their  third  release  to date "Heading Down". Featuring  nine songs  of  dark  and  heavy  death  metal with  some  early  ninties  Swedish death  metal  influence  entertwined.The  guitars  are  played  with  extremely  fast and  chaotic  patterns.But  the  guitarist  is  not  all speed  and  aggressin  as  he  does  slow to  a  more  mid paced  heavier  style  in  a  few  of the  songs.The  drumming  is  played  with  some  excellent  patterns  going  from  a  heavy mid paced  range to  an  all out  assult  on the drum kit.The  vocals  are low  death growls  mixed  with  some gruff  spoken  type  of  vocal  patterns.If you  enjoy  old-school  death  metal  like  early  Entombed,Grave  or  the first  dismember  release  you  will defintly  want  to  add  Ulcer's  Heading  Down  to your  collection  today.
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