Sunday, August 13, 2017

Interview with Ignominious done by Patrick posted on 8-13-17

Interview  with  Ignominious  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails  when  did you  first  get  the idea  to  form  this band?And  how  did you  choose  the name  Ignominious does it  have a special  meaning?

Hails! After some failed musical attempts I decided to take matters into my own hands and I got the idea to form Ignominious in winter of 2007. I always wanted a name that has negative meaning and not reserved by other bands. It's in English but it looks like a Latin word. Perfect for the band.

2.What is  the  current line up  of the  band and  who  would  you  say  are  the bands   biggest  influences?

We all are founding members the line up hasn't changed over the years. Mephyriz - bass / vocals, Netherial - guitars, Haermoth - guitars, Alastor - drums. The biggest influences of the band are 90's black metal albums. Without completness, Gorgoroth's first three albums, Obtained Enslavement's first, Taake's first, Those of the unlight and Opus nocturne from Marduk, demo of Strid and so on.

3.The Throne And The  Altar  is  being  released  through Hidden Marly Prod. how  did you  come  in  contact  with this  label?

When we were looking for label who release Death walks amongst mortals we made a list. That was in 2011. If I remember well, our drummer, Alastor found it on the internet. We asked Shota Oishi, the owner of the label to release our material and he agreed. That was the first time we came in contact with Hidden Marly Productions.

4.How  long  did  it take  the  band to  write the  music  for  The Throne And The  Altar?Does  the  whole  band  take  part in  the  writing  process or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

The throne and the altar writing process took at least two years. I started to write the songs before the release of Death walks amongst mortals. The songs and the lyrics needed time to reach their final form. I'm the songwriter I have written every song.

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

I have written every lyrics. The main lyrical line is death and passing later on. The lyrical topics on our new album include the fall of royal and ecclesiastical power, too.

6.Besides  the  new  cd  coming  out  does the band  have  any of the  previous  releases  still  available  for purchase?Besides  physical releases is  their  any  other  merchandise  available if  yes  what  is  available and  where  can  the readers  buy  it?

Yes we have a lot of demo CDs at home and some of the Death walks amongst mortals album. We don't know how to sell them at the moment. We have a bandcamp page: . There you can download our two demos for free and you can listen or buy our albums in digital format.

7.Ignominious  comes out of  the  Hungarian black metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of the  metal scene in  Hungary?

I have not followed the evolution of the Hungarian black metal scene for a long time so I don't have any opinion about it.

8.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  bands  coming out of  Hungary?And  are  their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out?

I don't have any favourite Hungarian band but I can recommend you some. Old thrash metal / proto black metal bands like Tormentor, Fantom, Antichrist, Detonátor. A black metal band I like is Witchcraft. You should check them out. They have been active since 1996 and I played two shows with them between 2013 and 2014 as bass player.

9.Besides  bands  are  their  any honest and reliable distro's or  labels  you  could  recommend  to the  readers?

The only reliable distro / label I know that you should check is Neverheard Distro.

10.What  does  black  metal  mean  to you?

Black metal has the perfect melodic world and atmosphere that assists me to express my views and feelings in musical way.

11.Besides  playing  in  Ignominious  do  you  or any  of the  members  currently work  with  any other  bands  or  solo  projects?

Only our drummer, Alastor plays in a goregrind band called Enema Shower.

12.Thank  you  for  taking the  time to  fill this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

Thank you for the opportunity! Keep the black art alive! Mephyriz / Ignominious - Heralds of passing since 2007.

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