Saturday, September 29, 2018

Summoning Death--The House That Screamed cd {Chaos Records} posted on 9-29-18


Summoning Death--The House That Screamed cd {Chaos Records}
Coming out of Mexico's old school death metal scene is Summoning Death.The House That Screamed is the debut release featuring thirteen songs of horror-inspired old school death metal influenced from horror movies from the 60's through the 80's.The vocals are a mix of raw,old school gruff growls and some deeper death metal growls.The guitars are played with alot of skill and experience going from a crazy fast style to a more controlled mid paced style.The guitarist even adds some well performed solo's and guitar patterns.If you enjoy bands such as Amorphis{the first release},early Grave and the likes  then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The House That Screamed when it is released.

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Kraanium--Slamchosis Cd {Comatose Music} posted on 9-29-18


Kraanium--Slamchosis Cd {Comatose Music}
Kraanium return with their brand new release featuring ten intense slamming brutal tracks.The vocals are low and guttural that are done with alot of powerful vocal patterns.The drumming is done with some heavy mid-paced slam patterns but the drummer is not afraid to go for an allout assault of blast beats..If you are a fan of Kraanium's previous  releases then do yourself a favor and pick a copy of Slamchosis  when it is released.
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                                                         https://www.facebook.com/kraaniumslam
                                                         https://www.reverbnation.com/kraaniumslam
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                                                         https://comatosemusic.bandcamp.com/

Monday, September 24, 2018

Interview with DungeonHammer done by Patrick posted on 9-24-18

Interview with DungeonHammer done by Patrick

1.Hails please introduce yourselves to the readers?

Hi we are E:Vocals, guitars, bass and R: Drums

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to?Who are some of your current favorite bands that you listen to?
E: I started listening to extreme metal when I was 18 years old with Morbid Angel, Death, Carcass. Before that I discovered metal with Metallica and Megadeth, starting to learn the guitar at 15 years old.
My current favorite bands are Antichrist, Condor, Nekromantheon, Krypts, Nahtrunar
R: I started listening to metal when I was 14 or 15. My best friend's older brother made me a mix tape with Carcass, Slayer and Motorhead, it was a really great introduction into metal. I started from this tape and explored some more on my own: Gorefest, Entombed, Dismember... classic stuff. After that it was the pure underground stuff. Currently I listen a lot to Occvlta, Portal, Iskandr and Turia.

3. DungeonHammer was started in2009 what gave you two the idea to start this band?And how did you two decide on DungeonHammer as the name of the band?
E+R: We had the chance to see Celtic Frost live in Milan in 2006, during the promotion of Monotheist: It was truly a revelation!
The band is a simple merging of the words Dungeon (from Darthrone song "The Winds They Called The Dungeon Shaker") and Hammer (Hellhammer reference of course).


4.Who would you say are the bands biggest influences?And for the readers who have never heard DungeonHammer's music how could you best describe it?
E+R: Our biggest influences are Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Bathory, Discharge, Anti Cimex and other D-beat/crust bands. But we also listen to a lot of old school death metal and 2nd wave of black metal bands.

5.Infernal Moon is the debut full length release and i know you both live in different countries.So i was curious do you both take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?How long does it usually take to complete one song?
E+R: We start with riffs that E comes up with, and then we work together on the song structure: adding drums, solos and vocal patterns to complete the song. Each track on the album was made this way, but sometimes 2 separate songs were merged into a better one. It felt like one big puzzle sometimes. Because we live in 2 different countries, we demo-ed every song before hitting the studio to get a complete layout of the structure.

6.E. you handle the vocals for the band so i assume you write the lyrics for the music what are some topics you wrote about on the debut release?
E: On the album I wrote the lyrics for 5 songs, for the other 3 songs we worked together.
The topics mainly tackled are witchery/occult concepts, for which I'm influenced by 19th century french writers like De Guaïta, Michelet, Huysmans.

7.Besides the upcoming debut release are the bands previous splits still availible for the readers to purchase?Besides physical releases do you all have any other merchandise availible if yes what is availible and where can the readers buy it?
E+R: We don't have any copies of the splits left to sell. Some underground distros might still have some copies left. You probably have to go through discogs to find a copy.

8.Besides working in DungeonHammer do either of you work in any other bands or solo projects? If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
E: I play in a garage/punk band called Iron Lizards (vocals and guitars).
R: I play in a lot of bands ranging from experimental (Dead Neanderthals + Celestial Bodies) to punk (Heavy Natural) to death metal (Cryptae). You can find it all on bandcamp.

9.E.you handle the vocals for the band when did you first start screaming and singing? Do you do anything special to keep your throat and voice healthy?
E: I started screaming with death metal covers with a band a long time ago. I try to sing using my stomach as much as possible in order to keep my voice healthy.

10.Who are your influences and favorite vocalists?
E: Tom G Warrior and Lemmy Kilmister of course, but also David Vincent and Nick Holmes.

11.Besides the vocals you also take care of the guitars for the band when did you first become interested in playing the guitar?Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
E: I'm self taught, I've first played the guitar when I was a teenager with "Five of the best" tabs of Metallica, and a collection of Hendrix tabs, we didn't have youtube and online tabs at the moment! After that, (with the help of the internet), I learned riffs by Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary and I've played a lot along cds by listening carfully.

12.R.you play the drums in the band when did you first become interested in playing the drums? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
R: I was always interested in drums. Whenever I heard a song on the radio, I always immediately paid attention to the drums. Unfortunately, I never took lessons when I was a kid. I guess my parents never wanted those noises in the house (and I can't blame them). So when I was 25 or so, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hand. I booked some lessons and a rehearsal space to practice. Soon after that I started playing with E. Being in a band is the best way to learn and improve your skills.

13.Who would you say are some of your favorite drummers?Besides the drums do you currently play any other instruments?
R: I do vocals in Cryptae, but besides that it's only drums. Some of my favorite drummes are Des Kensel (High on Fire) and Rashied Ali.

14.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?
E: I love movies, specially giallos and horror movies from the 70s, but I also like going to the cinema.
Besides that, I also enjoy listening to my LPs collection while drinking Bordeaux wine, or beer.
R: I never take a break from new music or band stuff...

15.Thank you R. and E. for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
E+R: Thank you Patrick. Hope you maniacs like the new album! https://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-moon

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                                               https://www.facebook.com/dungeonhammer?ref=profile
                                                  https://dungeonhammer.bandcamp.com/
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ossuary Anex--Holy Blasphemition Mcd {Xtreem Music} Review done on 9-20-18


Ossuary Anex--Holy Blasphemition Mcd {Xtreem Music}
Ossuary Anex are a brutal death metal band coming out of  the Russian death metal scene.Holy Blasphemition is the bands newest EP, featuring five brutal and crushing songs.The guitars are mainly with mid paced heavy guitar chords but the guitarist does speed up to a faster guitar pace.The guitarist even adds some well written and performed solo's and patterns.The vocals are low,deep death metal growls that fit Ossuary Anex's style perfectly.The drumming is done in the same vein with combining heavy,mid paced drums and some chaotic faster drum patterns.The drummer does write and play some chaotic drum patterns and some well written and performed drum patterns.If you enjoy brutal death metal with both newer and some elements from the 90's U.S death metal scene do yourself a favor and Holy Blasphemition today.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Interview with Mutilated By Zombies done by Patrick posted on 9-9-18


Interview with Mutilated By Zombies done by Patrick
1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers? How are things going in Iowa these days?


We are a 3 piece death metal band from Dubuque. Things are going great in Iowa, lots of awesome music coming out of the state and we're happy to be a part of the scene.

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were the first bands you listened to?Who are some of your current favorite bands?


Josh: Around age 9 or 10 my father had a compilation cd that featured the band Helmet. I was drawn to the distorted guitars and heavy hitting drums. I'd say that was what started me down the left hand path. Jason: My mom got me listening to stuff like Skid Row super young but I never got into the more extreme side of metal until I was in highschool. Greg: I was roughly 15 when I started to listen to metal music, on a regular basis, the likes of Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Pantera/Damageplan and The Black Dahia Murder. Current favorites include Aeon, Soreption, Soilwork, Dying Fetus and Alterbeast.

3.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you all started Mutilated By Zombies?
Josh: Jason and I met freshman year in highschool and jammed frequently over the years for fun but it wasn't until after highschool that MBZ was concieved. We met Greg almost a year later and have been playing together for about 10 years.

4.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard Mutilated By Zombies how would you best describe the bands music?


Josh DeMuth: Guitar/Vocals. Jason Guler: Bass. Greg Mueller: Drums. Our music could be described as traditional American death metal although we try to keep things fresh and blend more modern elements. This might appeal to fans of Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus

5.Scripts Of Anguish is the bands third full length release which will be released through Redefining Darkness Rec. when did you and the band first come in contact with this label?

We came into contact with RDR just this year. Our friend Steve Joh had been helping us since the beginning of this album, he shopped it around once it was finished and we were lucky enough to catch the interest of Thomas at Redefining Darkness Records.

6.Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?How long does it usually take to complete one song?
Generally we all have input during the writing process. Sometimes one member will bring a full song to the table, usually Greg haha, other times we collectively build the song together feeding off of each others ideas. It could take days or it could take weeks to complete a song.

7.Besides the upcoming Scripts Of Anguish release are the bands previous releases still availible for the readers to purchase?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise availible for the readers if yes what is availible and where can the readers buy it?


Unfortunately our first full length "Better Off A Corpse" has sold out of the small amount we had pressed and it is very unlikely that we will ever get more. Our second full length "Cymatics Of Death" and our 2015 EP " Decimation Sentence" can both be found on our bandcamp at https://mutilatedbyzombies2.bandcamp.com/. We will have new T-shirts and physical copies of "Scripts Of Anguish" in October that will be available at our shows, of course the album can be pre-ordered at https://redefiningdarknessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mutilated-by-zombies-scripts-of-anguish. For readers who are interested in shirts or cds can also email us at mutilatedbyzombies@gmail.com.

8.Has the band gotten to play live very often over the years or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?


We have played countless shows over the years and have shared the stage with so many talented artists, death metal or otherwise. As much as we love being in the studio, our favorite is playing live shows and connecting with people through music. Some of our most memorable shows have been with Macabre in Minnesota, with Jungle Rot at a smaller venue in Illinois, and of course some wild hometown gigs right here in Dubuque!

9.Are their any upcoming shows or tours planned in support of the new release? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?


9. Yes, we are hitting the road in October with Begat The Nephilim (NH) and Abolishment Of Flesh (TX) for the Blasphemy Of Mutilated Flesh North American Tour. Catch us on these dates at a venue near you!

10/10 Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge

10/11 Chicago, IL @ The Cobra Lounge

10/12 Sioux Falls, SD @ Biggs Bar

10/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

10/15 Bend, OR @ 3rd St. Pub

10/16 Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club

10/17 Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut

10/19 San Diego, CA @ Space Bar

10/20 Tucson, AZ @ House of Bards
10/21 El Paso, TX @ Rock House Pub

10/24 Laredo, TX @ The Cold Brer

10/26 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

10.Mutilated By Zombies comes out of Iowa's death metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Iowa?


The death metal scene in Iowa isn't exactly the biggest but the support that comes with it is massive. There are great death metal bands in the state and the fans are amazing. I think we are the only death metal band in Dubuque but we have a very loyal following that come to each show we play here and for that we are very thankful.

11.Who are some of your all-time favorite bands coming out of Iowa and are their any new bands you could recomend to the readers?


Aside from the obvious Slipknot, who did influence us from early ages, there are some excellent bands from Iowa that are killing it. Our hometown friends Telekinetic Yeti are making waves in the stoner doom scene, having toured with bands like Weedeater and Truckfighters as well as opening a few dates with Black Label Society. Green Death out of Des Moines are another great band who have an album coming out on Combat Records. Other favorites from Iowa include The Rising Plague, Cranial Decay, Closet Witch, Dredge, Aseethe, Dryad and Hexuss.

12.What does underground metal mean to you?


To us, underground means music that would never get proper radio play, bands that you won't see playing the bigger venues or casinos in fear that it would drive the "regular" people away. Music that goes against the mainstream that most people are fed on a daily basis. This is the underground, the extreme.

13.Considering the band name i would guess the members of the band are big zombie and horror movie fans.What are some of your all-time favorite horror,zombie movies? And what do you feel makes a good horror movie?


Although the band name suggest otherwise, we aren't huge fans of zombie culture. Of course we love some of the classics like Night Of The Living Dead and even horror comedies like The Return Of The Living Dead installments but these haven't been a big drive for the band. The name was merely an outlandish pick that we knew no one else had and would stick out like a sore thumb. Collectively we do love horror in general, some favorite movies/series include Creepshow, Fright Night, Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Lord Of Illusions and Tales From The Crypt. To us, what makes a good horror movie is gore, good story line and an unsuspecting twist. Speaking of horror movies, be on the look out for a film featuring yours turely called "Death To Metal" by Tim Connery, who directed our music video for "Instructions For Death" which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcQTiMutaaU

14.Who are some of your all-time favorite actresses and actors? Are their any directors you enjoy watching?


Tough question! No particular actors or actresses come to mind but as far as directors, we like James Wan a lot, The Conjuring and Insidious installments were great. Eli Roth and of course legends like George A. Romero, John Carpenter and Wes Craven. We also really enjoy Stephen King and Clive Barker film adaptions.

15.Besides horror,suspense do you watch any other movie genres if yes what is your favorite genre and movies?


Comedy and Action are always fun! Non horror favorites include Ghostbusters 1 & 2, Terminator 1 & 2, Total Recall, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Airheads, Wayne's World and Forrest Gump.

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



16. Thank you for having us! To conclude this interview we would like to remind you all that our album "Scripts Of Anguish" will be out on October 5th via Redefining Darkness Records, pre-order the album

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Boethia--Celestial Gateway cd,cassette {Camo Pants Rec./Rotted Life Rec.} posted on 9-7-18


Boethia--Celestial Gateway cd,cassette {Camo Pants Rec./Rotted Life Rec.}
California's Boethia return with a brand new six song EP titled Celestial Gateway that will be released on both cd and cassette.The new EP. finds the duo of Derek{bass and drums and Sean{vocals and guitars} playing solid form of death metal.The music is mainly performed in the mid paced range of death metal with some faster passages played throughout the songs.Sean handles the vocals for the band and does a good job of old school,low death growls and some screams.Sean also takes care of the guitars and does a good job of writing and creating some very memorable guitar passages.Derek handles the drums for the band and plays a very unique and straight forward drumming style.The drums are mainly played with mid paced drum patterns but do speed up for a faster pace in a few of the songs.If you are a fan of Boethia's previous full length then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the new EP.when it is released and if you are a new listener then expect nothing but a great release of unique and solid death metal.

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                                                          https://camopantsrecords.bandcamp.com/
                                                          https://www.rottedlife.com/
                                                         https://rottedlife.bandcamp.com/
                                                         https://www.facebook.com/rottedlife/
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                                                    https://boethiah.bandcamp.com/music
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Interview with Ritual Butcher guitarist of ArchGoat done by Patrick posted on 9-3-18


Interview  with Ritual Butcher guitarist of ArchGoat done by Patrick

1.Hails Ritual Butcherer please introduce yourself to the readers?
I am the one your mother warned you about. The spokesman of Lucifer and devotee of Left Hand Path. I am founding member of Archgoat and play guitar in the band. I hail from the cold cold country called Finland where the polar bears roam on the streets and eat Santa’s little elfs.

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and was it long before you discovered black metal?
All my life I have been – thanks to my parents – listening the hardest music there has been. The first music release I ever owned was Iron Maidens “Power Slave” when I was 11 years old and things kind of naturally progressed from there. Next I was listening to speed metal and trash metal and every time something louder and faster came I was totally drawn towards it. Within one year I had moved from Iron Maiden to Slayer whose “Show no Mercy” had just came out and set the bar for others to surpass. It was very interesting time because then there were barriers broken almost monthly with some bands inventing new things to outplay the others. In 1985 the first black metal release I heard was Venom´s “Possessed” which stood out really as something totally different from the other bands. The band member pictures with demonic names, song names and openly satanic lyrics really caught my attention. In no time I had Celtic Frosts “Morbid tales” in my possession and found this release as one of the life altering releases. Even today this release stands in heights for me no other band has reached.

3.Who were some of the first bands you heard and who are some of your current favorite bands?
During adolescence when my journey really was only starting I really listened much Slayer, Celtic Frost, Carcass and Possessed. These bands really changed my dna as it turned out duting my life and where it has brought me. Today my current favourite bands are Slayer, Celtic Frost, Carcass and Possessed.

4.Back in the late 80's and 90's were you a big reader of fanzines?What were some of your favorite fanzines that you read?
Absolutely I was a big fan of good zines like Hammer of Damnation and Fallen Pages from Finland. I honestly have to say that it is almost 30 years ago so I can’t really remember what the names of the other zines were but I was ordering these from abroad and also buyng from the local small distros like Silenced Souls and Come Back records.

5.Are their any current fanzines these days that you read?Do you read or keep up with any web-zines?
I don’t get too much zines anymore. Earlier there were always flyers in the letters so it was easy to find zines that had inties with the bands I was interested about. But today I don’t write letters like earlier and rely more on modern real time communicating so I don’t find flyers and really don’t google after them either. But whenever visiting a friend I find a zine I always read with interest. I really don’t either follow webzines. I have been playing so many years that I more or less know quite a many people in the genre personally so I rather communicate with them directly rather than reading from a zine.

6.Ritual Butcherer you formed ArchGoat with your brother Lord Angelslayer{vocals,bassist} in 1989 when did you two first get the idea to start this band?Why did you all stop the band in 1993?
We had been playing in our locals bands but never together. I played in a thrash metal band in 1986 and Angelslayer in grind core band with our to be drummer Blood Desecrator. Their band broke up and I found up myself starting a death metal band with Blood Desecrator in 1987 which we did for one and half year. On that time we started to be so interested about black metal that we wanted to kill the death metal bands and move on to black metal band but had no band members other than my brother to recruit who was on the same page like us and that is how we started the band. In 1989 in Finland to play black metal was something very few can understand how much we were off from even extreme metals main stream. When in 1994 the Norwegian bands started to land big deals with major labels that opened the doors of this scene to everybody because suddenly underground was over ground. Many people without s slightest idea about Satanism started to copycat and play black metal for other reasons than what I held sacred so this really disgusted me and this feeling only got stronger and stronger inside me until we had enough and wanted to climb out from this pool of shit called black metal scene. It was polluted and we didn’t want our band to assimilated to this genre.

7.You reformed ArchGoat in 2004 what gave you all the idea to restart the band? And how do you feel the bands musicial style has changed over the years?
It was myself first unsuccessfully in 2003 and one year later Angelslayer talked me into band and here we are now 14 years later. It really was something that is difficult to explain but in a way there was this pressure building up year after year that needed a way to be releases and for me there was no other way than playing this music. The first rehearsal we did was like we had never been away and like embracing an old friend. It felt like this was bound to happen and been written inside us to happen. I see there some changes but the major topics and the focus is like what it was when we started. Maybe there is more complexity in our works today and of course the musical abilities have grown during these years that also give us more tools to compose and complete songs than earlier. As the philosophical journey of mine has been a long one and I have understood more and more about my religion there is certain growth in every albums lyrics chronologically.



8.The Luciferian Crown is the bands newest full length release 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?
Earlier we did things more together but with time and since Heavenly Vulva I have been composing all our music and writing the lyrics. It took me about 18 months to finalize The Luciferian Crown but this time I really wanted to take my time and experience with new elements I had not done before. This was possible for me as I got this recording program that enabled me to record at home and from that I checked just prior last recordings that I had usedthe program about 440 hours so with everything I would estimate this album took me about 100hours to finalize with lyrics and everything.

9.Besides the upcoming full length release are the bands previous releases still available to purchase?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

All our previous are available or if not right now after few months as Debemur Morti is doing represses. We have merchandise but sell only at shows so we keep out from mailing things as it really takes time I don’t have to sacrifice to this kind of activity. On our shows we tend to have interesting merch with us like some original long time ago sold out versions.

10.What have been some of ArchGoat's most memorable shows over the years?And who are some bands you have had the pleasure to share the stage with?
I would first point out to our first show sometime in 1991 in our home town of Turku. Remember that I had some sort of stage fright and my legs were shaking throughout the hole show and I asked my friends in the audience did it show – luckily it didn’t. Then there would be in 2005 our first show after comeback in Kouvola and right after that our first one outside Finland in London. There are really many shows that I have special memories from like Bangkok were we played in front of 400 maniacs about 2 meters high on a giant stage barricaded with barbed wire. There were people climbing that fence and it was just one of the most energetic atmospheres I have experienced. We have played with so many bands that it would be not possible to remember all but of course I have enjoyed a lot playing with Valkyrja (obviously after 4 tours and two coming ones), Blasphemy, Bölzer and so on.

11.Are their any upcoming tours or shows planned in support of the new release?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?
We play a 5 show mini tour in Asia in start of November and after that do a 3 week European tour with Marduk and Valkyrja. Also we have started the planning for the 2019 tours so we will be quite busy next year.

12.How do you feel the black metal scene has changed over the decades?And what is your opinion of the current black metal scene?
The underground has become over ground so the scene is quite big and I might add watered down compared to the close knitted scene of old times. There are so many people playing this music for the reasons that don’t connect with me and witch I don’t understand but then again also new bands coming that would have been like at home back in 80´s scene.

13.ArchGoat comes out of the legendary Finnish black metal scene what is your opinion of Finland's black metal scene over the years?
I think the scene is vital in heading towards good direction. There are new bands like Malum and Blood Chalice who are doing a great musically and understand the philosophy of the game. In between mid 90´s till today there were really many bands which kind of over bloated the local scene here to be quite repulsive and weak in my opinion. But today I don’t follow too much what is happening in the scene – I am more interested about where we are heading than where others are going.

14.Who are your all-time favorite black metal bands coming out of Finland? Are their any new Finnish bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
Easy questions; Lord Diabolus (Beherit prior DDtM) is for me the all-time favourite coming from Finland. I would highly suggest people to check the fore mentioned Malum and Blood Chalice. Malum plays typical Finnish raw style of Black metal where Blood Chalice remind me very much about Black Witchery. Both worth checking.

15.Thank you Ritual Butcherer for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Thank you for the interesting interview – the pleasure was mine. See you people on the road!

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Interview with Murdered done by Patrick posted on 8-26-18


Interview with Justin vocalist,all instruments of Murdered done by Patrick

1. Hello Justin how are things in Portland this week? Pleaseintroduce
yourself to the readers?

Things are shitty. There's always fuckin forest fires here. Fuck this smoggy bullshit. Hi I'm Justin and I play in an ultra guttural demonic slam band.

2. You started Murdered in 2015 what gave you the idea to start this band? And who would you say are the bands biggest influences?

It basically started as a joke. Me and my friend Corey Shelton were listening to slam while he was delivering organs or whatever medical shit to some hospital
for his job. We started making jokes about starting a slam band that exploits the genre in a satirical way. So we came up with the name 'Murdered' and the album title 'Killed To Death' and laughed hysterically for like an hour. The only thing I take seriously
is the song writing. And our influences are all the classics of course like dying fetus, suffocation, morbid angel, and bands like Carnal Disfigurement, Necrambulant, Dragging Entrails, etc. I also take influences from other metal genres besides slam and death metal.

3. I believe when you first started Murdered it was a two man band. What made you decide to keep the band going as a one man band?

I was pretty dead set on starting a slam project after Corey Shelton(ex-vocalist) first introduced me to slam in 2013. I decided to keep it going after Corey
quit because I was good at gutturals and my ambition to make a slam record was still there.


4. Would you like to find more musicians to work with to have a full line up or do you prefer to work alone?

I would probably hire a vocalist to play live as a 2 piece. But Murdered will always be a one man project.

5. If you had the opportunity to work with any musicians who are some musicians you would like to work with?

I've already had the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented musicians in my other projects. I'm happy with where I'm at now.

6. What do you feel is the easiest and hardest part of being the only member in the band?

The easiest part is the song writing, having no creative limitations and being able to play whatever I want. And the hardest part is recording every single
instrument myself and writing all the lyrics.


7. Killed To Death is being released through CDN Records. How did
you first come in contact with this label?

In 2016 when I joined Necroexophilia.

8. How long did it take you to write the music for the debut release?

I wrote all the music some time between 2014-2015. There are also 4 additional songs I wrote within that time span that will be on the next album. Satanic Slam
Dancing Ritual and Rotting Retard were written in 2017.

9. Besides the upcoming debut release does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers to buy? If yes what is available and where
can the readers buy it?

The Possessed Corpse promo 2017 and Deathcrush Mayhem cover are both available for free digital download on bandcamp. There are also t-shirts available on cdnrecords.com

10. Besides playing in Murdered do you currently have any other projects or bands you
are currently working with? If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
My other main project is Necroexophilia. I also do studio drums for Incestuous Impregnation, Existential Dissipation, Laparotomy, Jesus Wept, and a new upcoming
beatdown project tba.

11. Justin, when you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what
do you like to do in your free time?

I like to draw, watch movies, listen to music, go to concerts, hangout with my family and friends.


12. Besides brutal slam death metal do you listen to any other underground genres of music?

Yes I also like progressive metal like Caligula’s Horse and Devin Townsend, djent, deathcore, metalcore, thrash, black metal, goregrind and pornogrind. I like
a little bit of everything when it comes to metal.


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

If you like the new Murdered record, be sure to also check out the latest Necroexophilia record titled 'Intergalactic Armageddon'There's
also a self titled Laparotomy EP available for free digital download on bandcamp. There will also be new releases from Incestuous Impregnation, Existential Dissipation, Jesus Wept and my new beatdown project very very soon. Also fun fact: the Possessed Corpse
creature displayed on the album and 2017 promo is based off a design drew a long ass time ago. These satanic creatures run rampant and murder and kill people to death.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Interview with Panzer Squad done by Patrick posted on 8-21-18




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

Hi! It’s mostly really hot and dusty around here right now, climate change really caught up with us here it seems. We are Tobi (vocals and guitars), Sven (bass) and Henni (drums).

2. When did you first start listening to thrash metal and who were the first bands you discovered? Who are some current bands you are enjoying?

It started when we were around 13-14 years old. Much of my musical taste (Tobi) somehow passed on to my brother (Henni), so I guess that was quite an influece. Bands that played a big role early on were probably Sodom, Kreator, Slayer, old Metallica, the usual „beginner“ stuff. Most important for our music was and still is Toxic Holocaust though! Current bands from that genre that we really like would be stuff like Deathhammer, Division Speed and especially Nekroflith.

3. When did you first meet the other members of the band? And was it long before you all started Panzer Squad?

Well, Henni and Tobi are brothers so they met really early on already. Tobi moved to Osnabrück, our (now) hometown, in 2012 and started Panzer Squad with Sven and 3 others which left over the years. Henni only joined not that long ago in 2016 after also moving to Osnabrück, kinda by accident.

4. What is the current line up of the band? And for the readers who have never heard Panzer Squad's music how would you best describe it? Who would you say are the bands biggest influences?

The current line up is just us 3, though we were 5 when we started out with an additional guitar player and singer. Our biggest influences when it comes to music are probably Toxic Holocaust (!), Old Sodom, Terrorizer, Disrupt. Looking at the lyrics and overall feel, Nekrofilth are a big inspiration . You could probably describe it all as a mix of oldschool Thrash with DBeat Punk, Grind and a bit Blackthrash.




5. Ruins is Panzer Squad's second release which will be released in August through Testimony Rec. When did you all first come in contact with this label?

That was actually much easier than expected: We just contacted Dennis (Testimony Records) on Facebook, sent him the album tracks and asked him if he liked it. And well, apperently he did! So yeah, that’s the story. We knew the label already before joining it through our (now labelmates) Carnal Tomb (great guys!) though.

6. Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?

Earlier we used to write at home and rehearse only. Nowadays we write almost nothing at home. Instead, we meet for a few hours, get drunk and give i tour best (or worst). Ruins is a mixture of both, some oft he songs are already 2-3 years old while others were written just weeks before we recorded them. Maybe you can guess which are which when listening tot he album, that’s always hard to tell for us.

7. Besides the war and military themes does the band currently write about any other topics on the new release?

The overarching theme oft he album could best be described as a mixture of psychic illness, drugs, societal degradation and war. This includes songs like „Escapist“ which tell the story of a locked-in schizophrenia patient who is stuck fighting inner wars over and over again, but also songs like „Sewer Rat“ which is about a crazy drug addict living in the sewers and kidnapping people to kill and eat them there. All songs are loosely related as they tell stories of despair and madness in a declining society.

8. Besides the upcoming Ruins release is the debut still available for the readers to purchase? Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

The CD version of our debut is still available on our bandcamp page as well as some old shirts. We are currently waiting for new merch to arrive which will be sold once the album is out!

9. Has Panzer Squad gotten to play very many shows over the years? If yes what have been some of the bands most memorable shows so far?

We played quite a few shows over the years, many of those were awesome. We always experienced the greatest hospitality in Weimar at the Gerber 3, which has become a second home for us and our bands. A big s/o to the Trvefrykt crew, check out their print zine! The most memorable shows were probably those we played in Berlin, one in the Köpi and one in the Abstand/Rigaer Straße. Those were completely packed and even though hardly anyone knew us, people went completely berserk, knocked our stuff over and coated us in beer.

10. Are their any tours or shows planned in support of Ruins if yes where will the band be playing? And who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

We are currently planning a release show in our home town in September as well as a small tour in October. We will play a few shows with our buddies from Ratfeast and also hopefully a few with Gewaltbereit (Germanies best punk band right now!!) who we already once shared the stage with.

11. Besides playing in Panzer Squad do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands?

We have and had quite a few bands over the years. Currently active are Minenfeld (WW1 Raw Death Metal), Baerus (Sludge Doom), Forsaken Tomb (Speed Metal) and Misery Vortex (Oldschool Deathgrind)

12. Panzer Squad comes out of the legendary German thrash metal scene. What is your opinion of the German thrash metal scene over the years?

Since we are not that old, we can only share our opinion on the current scene I guess. Currently, most people around here are into Black Thrash and other occult/mystic stuff where it often seems like image and stage clothing are more important than the actual music (though we also love many of those bands!). Usually though, we play shows in alternative venues organized by DIY/ leftwing groups, so our actual contact as a band with the Thrash scene here is pretty small. Somehow, Punks and Crusties seem to like what we do more than most Thrashers I guess.

13. Who are your all-time favorite German bands and are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

All time fav German: Sodom, Truppensturm, Kraftwerk, Audiokollaps, Yacöpsae, Also of course old Punk stuff like Schleimkeim, Vorkriegsjugend or Canal Terror.

Current bands from Germany that we really like: Implore, Indian Nightmare, Division Speed, Kriegszittern, Eremit (debut album coming soon), Ratlord

14. When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

We have enough active bands so we are always busy writing music our playing shows. Otherwise Tobi build guitar pedals, we organize shows and of course go to a lot of shows and festivals. Highlights for this year will be Killtown Death Fest and Bloodshed Fest.

15. Besides thrash metal do you enjoy listening to any other forms of metal or music in general? If yes who are some of your favorite bands?

Well, we actually listen mostly to other stuff than Thrash, so absolutely yes. Favorite bands right now are probably Blood Incantation, Death Toll 80k, Undergang, Pissgrave, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizzard, Conan, many more…


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

Thanks you for the interview, it was a pleasure! Readers: Go to concert, support your local bands, get drunk, die. Uagh!

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Burial Hordes--The Termination Thesis cd {Folter Records} posted on 8-11-18


Burial Hordes--The Termination Thesis  cd {Folter Records}
Coming out of the mighty Greek black,death metal scene is Burial Hordes who have been releasing quality  violent music since 2001.The Termination Thesis is the band fourth full length release featuring six songs of uncomprimisng blackend death metal.The music is a mix of extremly fast and well played patterns but the band is not afraid to slow to a more mid paced style with some dark morbid atmosphere sounds and music.The vocals are a mix of deep death death growls and some raw gruff growls and some screams used throughout the songs.This is my first encounter with Greece's Burial Hordes but if you are a fan of the bands previous releases then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Termination Thesis today.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Jungle Rot--Jungle Rot cd {Victory Records} posted on 8-9-18


Jungle Rot--Jungle Rot cd {Victory Records}
Legendary death metal band Jungle Rot  return with their nineth  full length release.The self titled release contains ten songs of classic and well executed death metal including a cover of Kreator's Terrible Certainty.The music is written and performed with the bands signature style and sound that is played with memorable and catchy songs.The vocals are old school gruff  growls and some thrashy screams are used throughout some of the tracks.The guitars are played with alot of skilliful patterns that are mainly done with mid paced range.The guitarist does write and perform some heavier and faster guitar sections.The drumming is done in the same vein with a mix of extremly fast drumming patterns and some slower,mid tempoed drums.If you are a fan of Jungle Rot's past catalog then do not hesitate to pick up a copy of the new self-titled release when it is released.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Interview with Jim guitarist of Solium Fatalis done by Patrick posted on 8-8-18


Interview with Jim guitarist of Solium Fatalis done by Patrick

1.Hello Jim how are you doing today please introduce yourself to the readers?

Spectacular. I'm Jim Gregory, guitarist, writer, producer, travel agent, gimmick procurement specialist of Solium Fatalis.

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were the first bands you heard? Who are some of your current favorite bands?

I first started listening to heavy metal in 1980's when I was but a wee lad and knee high to a grasshopper but I knew I liked two things, hot ladies and metal and one of those things actually liked me back....sadly it wasn't the ladies. So I started rocking out to quite the eclectic group of bands. Celtic Frost, Butthole Surfers, Exodus, The Dead Milkmen, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and then once the 90's hit and death metal started to really get a foothold it was Entombed, Morbid Angel, Death, Monstrosity, etc etc. NOW I listen to a huge variety of bands but my favorites are Paradise Lost, Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation, The Absence, Aborted, Abysmal Dawn (Can you tell I'm scrolling down my iTunes alphabetically?) Tritptykon, Dark Fortress, CHTHE'ILIST, Solstice, Unflesh, Sorcerer, so many bands I like but I'll stop there....

3.You started Solium Fatalis in 2012 what gave you all the idea to start this band? And how did you choose Solium Fatalis as the name of the band does it have a special meaning?
Due to my job I lived in Tampa Florida for 12 years and had tried for most of the entire time I was there to form a band, and to get something going but their music scene sucks donkey balls. I couldn't get any of those fools to try to be in a band with me or even listen to my music. That turned out to benefit me though as it built up years of anger and frustration with indecisive flakey overly dramatic douche bags who imitate playing music while the rest of the world creates it and moves forward...so by the time my job moved me to New Hampshire I was good and pissed off, older, and ready to make something to say FUCK YOU to all those guys that wouldn't give me an opportunity. Solium Fatalis was born. The rest.....is history. Anyway, the band name means Fated/Deadly Throne and the reason we like it was because Seth Siro from Septicflesh(who did the first album's artwork and layout) told us it was awesome so we kept it. Whammy.

4.What is the current line up of the band?And for the readers who have never heard Solium Fatalis how do you feel the bands style has evolved over the years?

Jeff Demarco Bass/Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on Guitars, and Jeff "Manbearpig" Saltzman on drums. We plan on keeping it this way too because line up changes blow. Evolved as in the July 10th 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial? I suppose I can't answer that question since I don't really dabble in science. The fans will have to listen to those albums and goddammit, read the fucking lyrics.


5.Genetically Engineered To Enslave is the bands fourth full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release? How long does it usually take the band to complete one song?

This one took 2.5 years total time we wrote 18 tracks and then reduced it to the 10 best ones. Cuz' 8 of them sucked ass. Trust us. Ryan and I can write a song in 30 mins if we're properly motivated(girls and beer) and sometimes we can whack away at ourselves for a week or so in total frustration depending on the song.

6.I believe i read that the new release is a concept release what gave you all the idea to write a concept album? What is the concept based on?

I know that reading is hard nowadays with the quick fix of youtube and Wikipedia explaining the entire human consciousness to you when the TV isn't, but if I told you that would be cheating. It IS a loose concept but you gotta read the lyrics. I'm not fucking making it easy on anyone, lazy bastards

7.As mentioned Genetically Engineered To Enslave is a concept release are the bands previous releases also concept albums or is this bands first one?

The second album was also a loose concept record but no one read the goddamn lyrics so it's meaning is going to remain a mystery apparently for all times.

8.Jim you handle the guitars for the band when did you first become interested in playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessone when first starting out?


I first started playing guitar seriously around 1990/91 so a long ass time ago, I was initially self-taught but then Jim Gregory begins to learn at a geometric rate. In 1997 Jim became self-aware at 2:14 a.am. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic my parents tried to pull the plug....

9.Who would you say are some of your influences and favorite guitarists? Besides the guitars do you currently play any other instruments?

Gary Holt from Exodus was huge, the guy writes to coolest riffs, Tom Fischer and Martin Eric Ain from Celtric Frost both of whom, like myself, do whatever the fuck they want regardless of the "rules" that people shackle themselves with when writing music. One of the things that other guitar players I had worked with in the past didn't like was when I wrote dissonant riffs and melodies, I'd hear complaints about "that's not natural" or "you're playing the wrong key" and now I have four albums out and they're still eating their fucking boogers and jacking off with their guitars in their bedrooms, so I hope they read this, suck it jerks! OH and no I do not play any other instruments, no wait I do, Pro Tools.

10.Does Solium Fatalis play live very often or is this strictly a studio project? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?

Solium Fatalis has toured and we play live on spot shows infrequently sporadically intermittently an indeterminate number of shows because we aren't trying to overplay our own area and want it to be a cool experience for the fans and not be like some jabroni shit band who plays the same 4 venues 28 times a year. If they're reading this, you know who you are ya fuckin' douche bags. Brattleboro Vermont at the Stone Church absolutely crushed a guy named John Short got us in there and he himself being a musician was a cool ass experience and the fans were a human-tornado the entire gig, we LOVE Montreal and Piranha Bar and Nick Guerin there treated us amazing and the fans and bands were fucking cool as shit, Saint Vitus in Brooklyn is killer, we did a great gig with Unmerciful at Ralph's that 28 people went to and we smoked the fuck out of them. We have done a ton of shows with our evil twins in Soul Remnants they're all awesome and were fun as fuck, their drummer Colin(I won't say his last name to protect his anonymity but you can google it) anyway he's really fragile and didn't do any load-in or load-out work in favor of hitting on women at shows a practice that he keeps to this very day! I admire his dedication.

11.Are their any upcoming shows or tours in support Genetically Engineered To Enslave? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage

with?

We are looking to book the CD release show if the day and venue is right, otherwise fuck it. We have shared the stage with so many killer bands thanks to promoters around here like Chris MT from Ralph's in Worcester, and Bill and Lisa Williams at the Jewel, and the John's Gulow and Short from Promoterhead and that has allowed us to play with Cryptopsy, Belphegor, Unmerciful, and of course the mighty Leonard Asshammer and the Butt Pipe Orchestra. Some bands we shall share the stage with? Cool ones.

12.Besides working in Solium Fatalis do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?


Ryan is in Unflesh a creation of his that rules, Saltzman does Aversed they have a first album in process that I'm sure the kids will love, Jeff Demarco does Excrecor who play a kind of melodic death metal thing and some year they'll put out a 2nd album. I myself play in Fibrillate the Narcosis...nah I made that up, this is my only band.

13.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

OH lots of things! I cry whenever I see a tree, sleep in my oven, and burn strange symbols into my neighbors pets with a curling iron! I also found out that I AM THE DEVIL! I AM REBORN! THE STREETS WILL FLOW WITH THE BLOOD OF FORNICATORS AND THE SINEW OF THE DAMNED AAAAARGHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Yes.....HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH BUY OUR ALBUMS AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHA GO TO OUR SHOWS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA QUIT LISTENING TO OTHER BANDS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH SOLIUM FATALIS IS YOUR GOD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH......good night.
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

THE WASTELANDS NOW LIVE ON CRANIUM RADIO! (PUNK/METAL)



The Wastelands is back! We started early today, very mixed show this week, but the core punk and mosh theme remains. lets do this!

Featured today: Thrash, Crossover, Crust Punk, DBeat, Doom, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Desert Rock, Blues, Metal, Grindcore, Death Grind, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Punk, Punk Rock, Skits, Comedy, and more!

This week's movie review: Mission Impossible Fallout. 

Every Saturday on Cranium Radio from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.

Stream & Listening Link: http://craniumradio.com/
 
Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

Interview with Faithxtractor done by Patrick posted on 8-3-18



Interview with Faithxtractor done by Patrick

1.Hello how are things going in Ohio these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello, my name is Ash Thomas. I handle drums & lead vocals for Faithxtractor. Things in Ohio are fine these day

2.Faithxtractor was formed in 2005 when did you first get the idea to start this band?
Faithxtractor originally started as side project with my brother Marquis. Estuary was my main & most active band at the time, & the music for Estuary is much more technical & involved. The original concept for Faithxtractor was to play stripped down Death Metal twisted with conspiracy theory & misanthropy. It was an enjoyable project to be involved with while Estuary was in between albums & live gigs. Later, when Estuary became sidelined by the loss of our drummer, Faithxtractor became a live performing band & a main focus.

3.Who would you say are Faithxtractor's biggest influences?
The old DM greats like Death, Autopsy, & Grave mixed with early Kreator, Sodom & Possessed.

4.Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter is the bands third full-length release. Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything? How long does it take the band to usually finish one song?
Up to this point I’ve written 90-95% of the material. The plan for the next release, however, is to have guitarist Cody Knarr contribute much more. He came into the fold after the majority of songs were written for “Proverbial…”, but now we have an empty song slate. He & I will be collaborating much more in the future.

5.Besides the upcoming release are the bands previous two releases still available for the readers to buy? Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers find it?
Yes, all the previous releases are available at least on some kind of format. Be it cassette, CD or vinyl. Those interested can visit faithxtractor.bigcartel.com to order items directly through us. We update it periodically, & it includes patches & t-shirts when we have them in stock. Our label, Hells Headbangers, also carries a lot of our items, so you can visit their site as well. They have better shipping rates for international orders, so if anyone is ordering outside the US that is the route to go. It costs me more to ship a cassette out of the US, than what we charge for the item itself.


6.Does Faithxtractor play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of Faithxtractor's most memorable shows over the years? And who are some bands you have had the pleasure to share the stage with?
We play live on a fairly regular basis these days. Usually long weekend runs, etc. We’ve had a lot of stand out shows. For me personally, the 1st gig ever was very important. It was great to play some of the old tunes live for the first time. There have been other very DIY shows that proved to be great because of atmosphere, etc. Some bands we’ve played with include Razor, Undergang, Deicide, Incantation, Necrot, Tombstalker, Valdrin, Sewage Grinder, & Morta Skuld.

7.Are their any shows or tours planned this summer or fall in support of Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter? If yes where will the band be playing?
Yeah, we’ll be venturing out more this coming fall to support the new album. We’ll be in Cleveland this October to play with the mighty Blood Feast as well as Atlanta for Mass Destruction 2 Fest to play with The Chasm, Mortuary, & many more.

8.I believe all the members have been a part of the underground scene since the mid 90's how do you feel the underground scene has changed over the decades?
A lot more social media bullshit, & a lot shorter attention spans. I still enjoy the scene though, & look forward to hearing new music. I’ve always had a knack for tuning things out I have zero interest in, so the garbage just continues to float down stream without affecting me personally.

9.Faithxtractor comes out of Ohio's mighty death metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Ohio over the years?
I think Ohio has spawned some great bands over the years. I’m still in contact with a handful of people & bands from the early to mid 90’s. Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, & of course Cleveland have decent scenes & shows are still happening on a regular basis.

10.Who would you say are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Ohio? Are their any new bands that you feel the readers should check out soon?
Decrepit will probably always be my favorite. I really loved the ‘Hymns of Grief & Pain” demo when it came out. Killer stuff to this day… My good friends Steve & Carl from Morticite have been doing a killer grind band called Sewage Grinder for a few years now. Another band, Valdrin, are good friends & will have a new album out on Blood Harvest this September. Definitely a release to look out for.

11.When you need to take a break from writing new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time? Everything is Metal in one way or another. I really enjoy collecting music still. It’s an enjoyable past time for me to look through my collection, jam tunes, & reminisce. I also read & spend time with family.

12.Besides Faithxtractor I believe all of the members play in other bands and projects. What are some bands you are currently working in?
Zdenka Prado & I are both in Surgikill. This is strictly a long distance studio project with some underground friends. We have 1 full length out & a slew of split 7”s coming out this year. I also play in Shed the Skin with Kyle from Incantation & Matt & Ed of Ringworm. We just released a new record called “We of Scorn” via Hells Headbangers. In addition to these bands, I do studio work for Crucified Mortals from Cleveland & a Cincinnati based Death/Thrash band called Machinations of Fate.And when lucky, we still do Estuary shows when possible. We just played two gigs a couple of week ago & they were awesome.


13.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Thank you Patrick for the interview. Our new album is out now via Hells Headbangers Records. Anyone into dark Death Metal will not be disappointed. Check it out…

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