Sunday, January 8, 2017

Interview with Peru's Maze Of Torment done by Patrick on 1-8-17

Here   is  a  new  interview  with the  Peruvian  thrash  metal  band  "Maze  Of  Terror"  who  recently  released their debut  full-length  cassette  "Ready  To Kill"  which  combines  both influences  from the  early  80's  German  and U.S  thrash  gods.So  if you  are  a  thrashing  maniac  then  be  sure  to get  ahold  of  Maze Of Terror's  debut  today.
Thrashing  regards

Interview with   Leviathan   vocals  and  bassist  of   Maze  Of   Terror   done  by  Patrick
1.Hails    Leviathan     please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers   and  when  did you  first  get   into  metal   music?
Hailz Warbrother, well longtime ago , like other metalheads in my country, we see the animes like Saint Seiya, this was musicalized with
electric guitars, fast songs, and epic music, this take my attention, later I discover more about the real bands of classic rock and metal music
, first the simple ideas like metallica, later southamerican bands like sepultura, vulcano, and well , this not finished every day , I discover
new extreme music everyday, finally I here playing and making extreme noise.
2. Leviathan   you  formed    Maze  Of   Terror   in  2011   what  gave  you  the  idea  to  form  this  band?  Who  chose  the  name    Maze  Of   Terror     as  the  name  of the  band?
the name of the band was an original idea of my friend Hammer, he tells me about the idea of the human mind as a Labyrinth
without end ,an Maze, we write about terrible, terrific things, because we make "Terror" on our noise, and well the correct name
for the band was Maze of Fucking Terror.
3.What  is  the   current   line-up   of   Maze  Of   Terror?   For  the  readers    who  have   never  heard  the  bands  music   how  would  you  best  describe  the  bands  musical  style?
Hammer in Drums, Criminal and Razor in Guitars, and I in the Bass and Screams, I dont like talk about our music, I simple say to all, Listen,
but our style is not only Thrash Metal, we think on make brutal noises, brutal music with dark lirycs, not funny, not unreal, we use touches
of black and death, as the tradition of southamerican metal, is good for us dont make walls, more brutal is good, we seek the brutality in every touch.  
4. Maze  Of   Terror   is  getting  ready  to  release  their  debut  cassette  "Ready  To Kill"   through  P-18  Rec.  how   did  the  band  come  in  contact   with this   label?  Are  you  all  happy  with the   job they  have   done  so  far?
We are really Happy !, especially I , when the vinyl and disc is out we dont completely agree with the design, some presion of time, makes necesary put the disc, out,
but well our friend Bela Kovacs contact us, and well, was posible make a better design of the art for the tape, and I colaborate to this, and we are really satisfied
with the work, really really thank you P18 records and Neverheard Distro!!!!
5.How  long did  it  take  to  write the  music  on  the  debut release  and  does the  whole  band  work  on the  music  or  does   one  member   usually  write  everything?
usually we wrote fast the songs, but our disc takes 2 years in finished, because the shows, the studio times, and the label times delay us, we start with
the tablature of the guitars and the concept for each song, later we put drums to make the rhytm and finally, voice and solos, we try to make music fast,
but is complex in this media, we are and independent band even.
6.Who   usually  takes  care  of the  lyrics  for the  band.And  what  are  some  subjects  the  band  writes  about?
Hammer and I , we write about serious topics, hunger, hate, war, in a serious way, we dont write about mosh or satanism
for example we wrote about histories of witchcraft with the propose to tell a history, not preach about it, 
or tell histories about brutally fact like apartheid, or the horrors of the human mind in songs like "Giles de Rais". 
7.Besides  the  debut  cassette  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?
well , the Ep Skullcrusher is sold out , is available now the vinyl and cd of the album Ready to Kill, the album is been good
distributed in stores around the globe, but if you like found it, to our hands, write us to 
8.Does    Maze  Of   Terror   get  to  play "live" very  often  or  do you   prefer  working  in  the  studio?  What  have  been some  of the  bands  most  memorable   shows   so  far?

in my personal perspective, we have opened for different bands, but would feel ,that the most memorable were open for Whiplash, Toxik and
Pentagram, as performances, we had some, for example a concert with the NECROPSYA legends here in our city Lima, that was very good, and
I would also mention the shows in province where people gave more than if for support.

9.Are their   any  shows  or  tours  planned   for  the rest  of the  year  or  early  2017?  If  yes   where   are  some  countries  and  places  the  band  will  be   playing?
Coming soon we play in a tour on Ecuador  , open for Malevolent Creation, and other shows beside really good bands like Conjure and Nightprowler, 
we work on new material, close to finish in the next month October, later in 2017 we start to make music for a new Album while we make more shows
and make new tours.
10.The  band  comes  out  of  Peru's   thrash  metal  scene   what  is  your  opinion  of  the   Peruvian   metal  scene?
We have good bands, but we need them recorded more material and people buy them, there are good bands like Obscure Evil, Sordid, Morbid Slaugther, Bloodlust,
Here there are many metal fans 80tas, but still need people to support and understand the current metal that is done here.
11.Who   are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  from  Peru?  Are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Necropsya, Reino Ermitaño, Anal Vomit, Mortem, Cobra, etc, here have so many good metal bands to know and apreciate my friend. 
12.Besides  bands  are  their   any  good  labels  or  distro's  you  feel  the  readers   should  watch  out    for?
Inti records from Peru is a great distro to take on mind, in the world I see the work of P18 and To The Death, other is Destruktor Records from Germany, his designs are awesome
I like the work of big labels like Season of Mist, Napalm Records and Relapse, I see they fight to distribute new and good bands.
13.In  your    opinion    what  does   underground    metal   mean  to  you?
Underground in metal or punk or whatever, means bands looking to make metal in its own way without following a line blindly, but looking for a unique sound in or out of a genre,
striving with or without money for it, with or without public, seeking to make art in self-satisfaction in each of its productions,
underground is not an style is an movement, fuck of rock stars !!!!!!!
14.Leviathan     besides  working  and   playing  in   Maze  Of   Terror    do  you  or   any  of  the   members   currently  work  with   any  other  bands?  If  yes  please  tell  us  about the  other  bands you  all  work  with?
Criminal, Hammer and I only plays in M.O.T, my friend Razor is guitars and voice in the band Sordid, they play a really good black thrash in an special way,
they are really good I recommend you really my friend.
15. Leviathan   you   handle  the  vocal   duties  for the  band   when  did you  first  start  screaming? Do  you  do  anything  special  to   keep  your  throat  and  voice   healthy?
In my little experience, is importar know, in the underground thrash ussually , we are only screamers, in my young life sometimes my throat bleeds,
but I learn to open the throat to the air runs free and dont eat much before to scream, scream is not equal to sing, sing is difficult but screaming not,
but we must keep some details correct to make this good, without pain, but with really hate
16.Who   are  some  of your  favorite  vocalists?
Cronos, Chris Bailey of Infernal Majesty, Stacy Sheepdog of Razor, Max Cavalera, Nicola Ingrassia (Necrodeath and Schizo), David Vincent, Lemmy, Tom Araya, Joel Grind, I ussually listen all, are great influence and great fountain of many ideas, I really gratefull with them.
17.You  also  play the  bass  for  the  band   when  did you first  become  interested  in  playing the   bass?  Besides  the  vocals   and  bass duties  do  you  play  any  other   instruments?

I only play bass and the screams, but in primitive way, the Guitar, when I was 14, I see in the television a bass solo of Jason newsted,
was awesome, I think is more good to play and different instrument than the guitar, and well, later I learn more about the bass,
and appear an great admiration for this wonderfull instrument.
18.Thank  you     Leviathan     for   taking  the  time  to  fill  this   interview   out.Do  you   have  any   final   words  for the  readers?

Listen the new bands, wonder things Like Bolzer, Tribulation of In Solitude for example
we need new legends and new blood for the future !!!
thanks for the lines comrade, and of course my friends listen

Maze of Fucking Terror !!!!!!