Saturday, December 17, 2016

Omnizide interview done by Patrick on 12-17-16

Hails Here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  Swedish  black,death  metal  band  Omnizide  who  are  getting ready to  release  their  new  full-length  "Nekroregime"  as  a  joint  release  through  Carnal Rec  and  Daemon  Worship  Rec.  If you  are  a   fan  of  well executed  and  played  Swedish  blackend  death  then  be  sure  to  pick  up  Omnizide's  new  cd  today.

Interview  with  Anders Guitarist  and  music  writer  of   Omnizide   done  by  Patrick

1.Hails  Anders please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers  and  when  did you  become  interested  in  playing  and  writing  music.

Well, I play the guitar in Omnizide and some other bands as well, not much more to say about myself.
I always listened to music. First Twisted Sister and that sort of stuff, then bands like Metallica, and later on the Earache bands (Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, Carcass etc).
Like many other in my generation I first discovered black metal when I read newspaper articles about the churchburnings and murders in the Norwegian Scene. As a teenager I though it was really fascinating and instantly got hooked on band like Darkthrone and Burzum.  After a while me and Mikael thought we should try to create something similar ourselves and that's when I picked up the guitar and started to write music (well at least tried anyway)

2.When  did you  first  meet  Mikael  and  what  gave you  two  the idea  to  start   Omnizide ?How  did you  come  up  with the  name   Omnizide  for  the  band  and   does  it  have  a special  meaning?

Me and Mikael grew up as neighbors but we didn't really start hanging out until we realized we shared a mutual interest for extreme metal. 
It was actually Mikael who got me to play the guitar in the first place. We were both really into Scandinavian black metal and, like I said, we felt that we wanted to create something similar ourselves.
Mikael came up with the name Omnicie (but we decided to spell it with a "Z") 
It means the destruction of all life, total death. It suits our lyrical themes and our music very well.

3.Anders  you  and  Mikael   formed  the  band  in  1995   how  do you  feel  the  bands  music  has  changed  since the  beginning  of the band  until  present day?

When we started none of us really knew how to play our instruments so the music was really simple an minimalistic. And very influenced by Darkthrone and that style of Scandinavian  black metal. 
Back then we were much better at drawing cool logos band taking band photos than actually writing and recording music so the early days just ended up in a couple of rehearsal tapes we mostly kept to ourselves.
Through the years we have discovered and got influenced by other types of extreme music (crust for example) and incorporated more death metal elements. 

4. Omnizide  is  getting  ready to  release  the  bands  second  full length  "NekroRegime" through Carnal Rec.  And  Daemon Worship Rec.  How  did you  come  in  contact  with  these  two  great  labels?

Björn, who runs Carnal Records, is an old friend of ours. So when we decided to reform the band it seemed natural to ask him if he was interested in releasing it. He is also  very easy to work with and doesn't live too far from here.  
We came in contact with Daemonic Worship through Carnal. They have collaborated on other releases.

5.Anders  you  take  care  of  writing the  music  for the  band  how  long  did it take  to  write the  music  for the  new  release  "NekroRegime"?

We started writing the songs right after the Nekromantik EP was recorded. The song "Shockwaves"as actually finished before that. I guess it took about a year or so to write all the songs.
We actually never intended it to become an album, we aimed to record another EP, but then we realized we had nearly enough new songs to make an album, and then the idea of a second album were born. 

6.Who usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  music  and  what  are  some  of the  subjects  you  all  write  about  on  the  new  release?

Me and Gaddur(drums) usually write most of the lyrics, but Nox contributes with some lyrics as well. And the lyrics for the first song (Himmelstrasse) were written by B-Force.
The lyrics of this album deals with things such as Necrophilia, Doom, Murder and WWII.  And some other delicate subject as well. 

7.Besides  the  new  CD   "NekroRegime"  does  the  band  have  any  past  releases  or  merchandise  available  for the  readers if  yes  what  is  available  and  where  can the  readers  buy  it?

I think some of our previous releases is still available through various distros and record shops. Easiest for the readers would probably be to contact Carnal Records directly, they may have some stuff left. 
When it comes to merchandise we have handled that part for ourselves so far. We usually print a very limited amount of shirts (30-50 ex or so) each time so they are quickly sold out.  However, we we probably make some Nekroregime"-related shirts in the not so distant future.

8.Omnizide comes  out  of  the  Swedish  blackend death metal  scene  what is your  opinion  of  the  Swedish  black and death  metal scene  over  the  years?

I think it started out strong in the late 80's and early 90's. Especially the death metal scene. But then it got really boring and  I really grew tired of black metal and especially the sound of the late 90's.
However things have improved a lot. I think the Swedish scene of today is probably as strong as ever with lots of great new bands. And some older bands like Marduk still releases real quality stuff (I think Frontschwein is there best record so far).

9.Who  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  Swedish  bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands you  feel  the readers  should  check  out  soon?

Bathory (of course) is one of my favorite Swedish bands, as well bands as Nifelheim, Repugnant and Kaamos and such.
People should check out our labelmates in WAN, there really good. And the latest Kill album is really worth a listen.

10.Anders  in  your  opinion  what  does  black  metal  mean  to you?

It's hard to explain.
 Of course the lyrics has to deal with the  "right" subjects, but to me it was always the music that was most interesting. The rawness and the feeling in black metal. It was a whole new  experience compared to the death metal stuff I had listened to before and I was totally engulfed by  black metal back in the 90's. 

11.Besides  writing  and  playing  music  what  do you  like to  do in your  free  time?

Since I work full-time and have a bunch of kids  I don't have that much free time. But I do enjoy fishing.
However music ris my main interest. I'm an eager record collector, so listening to and discovering new bands is how I spend most of my free time.

12.Thank  you  Anders  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this   interview  out  do you   have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
Thanks for all support! Check out Nekroregime!

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