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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !!!!!!