Saturday, September 24, 2022

Escarnium--Dysthymia cd{Redefining Darkness Rec.} Posted on 9-24-22


Brazil's death metal  masters  Escarnium  return with a brand new full length  featuring five original songs and a cover of Grave'sclassic Into The Grave.The music is a mix of fast and aggressive passages but the band does slow to a more heavy pummeling style throughout the songs to give each song it's own idenity.Each  musician can play their instrument with power and deliever some  well played  musicial passages.The vocals  are  done with powerful and extreme death metal growls that fit  Escarnium's music perfectly. Fans of old school death metal  that is  played with heavy and ferocious music passages   should defintly pick up a copy of  Dysthymia  today you will not be disapointed.          Escarnium  Contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Redefining  Darkness Rec.  contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Disgustibus--True Taste Of Terror cd{Kvlt Und Kaos Prod.} Posted on 9-3-22


Disgustibus  is a solo project coming out of Italy's  brutal death metal scene,True Taste Of Terror is the third full length featuring nine songs of unrelenting brutal death metal.Manuel Lucchinni handles playing the instruments with insanely fast guitar passages.The guitars are played with  intensity and some very well played guitar solo's added into the mix.The vocals  are brutal death metal growls that are done with a powerful vocal style.Their are some gruff old school growls and screams used in a few of the songs.If you are a fan of brutal death metal that is performed with sick growls and intense music i highly recommend Disgustubus to all fans of this  genre.                                                                          Disgustibus  Contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kvlt Und Kaos  Prod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Interview withTerragon Posted on 8-31-22


1.Hello Manylaethurius how are things going in France these days with you? Please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hi Patrick!

Well the album is out in April! it's going well! Good feedback.

I am Manylaethurius! The only member of Terragon. I played in different bands between 2002 and 2007! That's when I stopped everything. At this time we organized some gigs... Webzine, and during one year we made a fanzine.... Fives years intense.

2. When did you first start listening to metal music and who were the first bands and artists that you listened to?

That was a very long time ago! But I remember it very well! A friend told me listen to this! It was an AC/DC Back In Black tape.. It was in 1983!! And there!!! The revelation… My life changed at this moment.

The same friend lends me, Iron Maiden’s tape Piece Of Mind!! It was a magical moment…

A very well Memory.

3. What age were you when you first discovered Black Metal and what is it about this genre of music that drew in you in?

I started late... at the middle 90’s... I didn't follow the Metal news too much!! I don't remember how I found out! I already listened a lot to Venom, Bathory at the end of the 80’s.... it was in 1995 that I discovered Blut Aus Nord, Evol, Burzum, Cradle Of Filth...

What is it about this genre of music that drew in me in !!! great question !! All !! The sound, the atmosphere, the voices! the keyboard !! the concept...

4. Who were the first Black Metal bands that you discovered and who are some of the current bands that you listen to?

As already stated above!

The first !! it was Blut Aus nord with the album Ultima thulée.. now it’s still my favorite Band ! All evolution of the Burzum's works

It's impossible to tell what I'm listening to!! There are to many...

And I listen to a lot of style.. Music Film, including all of Howard Shore's work for what he did for the Peter Jackson films. Classical Music.. like Prokoviev

5.Terragon was originally started in 1996 when did you first get the idea to start this band? How did you choose Terragon as the name of the band and does it have a special meaning?

It was in 1996 that I started composing in an atmospheric style.. I listened to a lot of bands like Evol, Cradle, Dimmu Borgir, Burzum, darzamat

For the name, the question often comes up

I was looking for a name… I opened a book and I came across it! It is especially the pronunciation that I like to hear! because you have to read it with an E at the end!! Terragone (in French). For the meaning, it is a protective demon of sorcerers and diviner! it was especially the sound of the name that I liked.

6.You originally stopped the band in 2005 why did you have to put the band on hold at this time? Manylaethurius you restarted the band in 2022 what gave you the idea to start the band again?

Officially it was in 2007 that I stopped everything!! the bands, the organization of concerts, the webzine... Everything!!!

I was exhausted and a certain weariness...

It was in 2019 that I began to think about it! I've upgraded to new technologies, everything is really different. learn to use the new equipment. It's in 2020 that I really started to compose seriously again.

7. For the readers who have never heard Terragon how would you describe the musicial style?Who would you say are the bands biggest influences over the years?

I think Terragon is in the style Black Metal Atmospheric. there are very soaring atmospheres. necessarily influence! if I dare say! Blut Aus Nord!! Burzum... And I try to be inspired by other things! I listen to a lot of film music...

8. Chapitre II :Baudelaire is the second full length how long did it take you to write the music for the new release? How long does it usually take to complete one song?

I took my time ! I started in 2019 while learning to use my equipment... but in parallel I was helped by Necron from Gergovia, here is his bandcamp It's in 2021 that I really started to compose...

It's hard to say how long it takes to compose a song! it all depends on the complexity! for example! Dance Macabre, took me much more time than La destruction, which took me one evening... And everything is not done at once! I start several songs and I come back to them later.

9. Where do you draw inspirations for the lyrics and what are some subjects written about on the new release?

You may not know the poet Charles Baudelaire, but this whole album is a musical setting of some of his poems... I chose them according to what evoked me the most feelings.

The textual inspiration did not come! and I wanted very much to put this poet in music! it is really a character out of the common

10. I believe you self released this cd did you plan to self-release it or would you like to find a label to work with for future releases?

In fact ! I released it in collaboration with the label AcidVicious.

I hope the next ones will be with him! It's a small label in the underground.

11. I believe you are the sole member of the band did you plan to work alone or would you like to find more musicians to work with in order to do some live shows one day?

I want to remain the one and only composer for Terragon. That said!! for the next one, I'll normally have two tracks, with a female voice, but too early to elaborate!

At the time we were covering a Terragon track in concert with my other band Spectrums Of Oblivion. But no! Terragon will never perform live.

12. What do you feel is the easiest and hardest part about being a one man band?If you had the opportunity to work with any musicians who would you like to work with?

Everything is easier.... I don't see any disadvantage. If I had to be with other people! I would start a new group. Obviously! it would be with Gorth, the guitarist of spectrums Of Oblivion! My friend Necron, Vicomte of Neurasthenie another very good friend!! If they read these lines!! it is not necessarily a call! I answer the question!!

 13. If you had the opportunity to make a music video for any of your songs which song would you like to see made into a music video?

Without hesitation! Dance Macabre, but it would be complicated and too expensive! It will remain in my memory.

14. What does Black Metal mean to you? And how do you feel it has changed over the years?

Philosophically, a state of mind! a marginal environment. For my part, I am more on the Musicial aspect, a violence in an atmosphere of melody...

As for the evolution! I think that it is more and more accessible... the sound is really working! more and more groups call for symphonic orchestras! like Satyricon... it is really a beautiful evolution...

I won't go into the political aspect, it doesn't interest me.

15.Terragon comes out of France's Black Metal scene what is your opinion of France's Black Metal scene over the years?

The French scene is very rich ! The number of albums released is colossal... But I confess that I don't take the time to discover all that... I listen to a lot of music every day when I work, but I stay on the classics! we always had a very prolific scene in France!

16. Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of France and are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

I'm going to repeat myself! but really the top for me is Blut Aus Nord! We also had bands like Nehëmah, Apostasia, Anorexia Nervosa, Belenos, Aes Dana, Gergovia Hail Necron! Seth ..... and many others

17. When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

If I don't make music! I watch series! that's all!

But my main occupation is music! Chapitre III is almost finished.. I'm going to record the voices in October.

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

Thank you very much for the attention! I'll see you soon for the chapter III! which will be exclusively dedicated to the poems of the Lord of the Rings.                                                                                          Terragon links                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Monday, August 22, 2022

Terragon--Chapitre11:Baudelaire cd,digital{Self-Released} posted on 8-22-22


Terragon  is a solo project  coming out of France's black metal scene.Chapitre11:Baudelaire is the second full length featuritng twelve songs of well composed and performed black metal.Terragon's musicial style is rooted in the atmospheric black metal style that is well crafted and delievered in it's delievery.For the most part the music is mid paced drums and guitars that are done with a great writing abilitly.Their is also some very well played keyboards that are mixed into the music and gives it an extra layer of atmosphere.The vocals range from  clean singing passages to  some more  aggressive screams and gruff growls. Terragon  is  not for  every black metal  fan but if you are a fan of original and unique black metal that is extremly well written then be sure to  check out Terragon  today.               Terragon Contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Deformatory--Harbringer cd,digital{Self-Released} Posted on 8-22-22


Coming out of Canada's death metal scene is Deformatory  with their newest EP.Harbringer is  four songs  of heavy and ferocious death metal at it's  finest.Charlie Leduc handles the vocal duties that are heavy death metal growls in their delievery.Charlie  also takes care of the guitars that are presented with a high level of skill and writing ability.The guitars are mainly played at a fast whirlwind style with some well written passages,Neil Grandy handles the drum duties for the band and does a masterful job behind the kit.Playing a mix of heavy,crushing drum  passages and some faster more complex drum patterns.The two members of Deformatory plays a uncomprimising death metal that blends a mix of crushing death metal with the members own writing ability to create a quality death metal release.            Deformatory contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Likheim - Alt Skal Svinne Hen cd,digital release{Self-Released} Posted on 8-20-22 Done by Andrew


A short and to the point EP. Four tracks of cold, dark, mid-tempo northern grimness of the modern variety. No fluff, no frills. High quality production and competent songwriting prevail throughout. Some clean vocals and clean guitars add variety and texture. Aspires to greatness. Treads a well-worn and familiar path. No surprises to be found here. Solid release overall. Standout track "Taakens Kall". 3/5.                                                                                                                                                                 Band  Contacts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Friday, August 12, 2022

Interview with Dyonice all instruments and vocals for Zwetwezen posted on 8-12-22


1.Hello Dyonice please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hello, I’m Dyonice, also known as Zwetwezen. I’m half Greek, half Belgian.

I was born and raised in the Flemish (Dutch speaking) side of Belgium.

I work as a graphic designer and a man artist and musician in my free time.

2.When did you first discover Metal music and who were the first artists and bands that you listened to?Who are some current bands and artists that you have been listening to?

Well, I kinda grew up on hard rock and metal music. My dad is a record collector and

listened to all kinds of music. My very first metal bands were Black Sabbath, Judas Priest,

Iron Maiden and many more. Currently I’m listening a lot to Ars Veneficium, Grausamkeit

and much of old school LLN.

3.When did you first become interested in performing and writing music?

Eversince I was a kid, as long as I can remember.

4.What are the instruments that you currenly play?Are their any instruments that you would like to learn to play one day?

Guitar, bass, synths, drums, recorder and flute. But the double bass drumming I can not do

for a long time anymore. Because of several surgeries on my legs, I had to let that go. So

mostly the double bass is made with drummachines. Instruments I like to learn in the future

are violin, cello and saxophone.

5.Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out? Who would you say are your biggest influences and have they remained the same over the years?

Yes, I am self taught. My biggest early influences were Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Slayer, but also some non metal music. Most of them are still influences, but of course over the years many other bands and musicians were added, especially Black Metal bands such as Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Moonblood, Bathory, …

6. Zwetwezen was started back in 1998 what gave you the idea to start this band? How did you choose Zwetwezen as the band name and does it have a special meaning?

I always wanted a band of my own. After several attempts trying to form a band with some friends, I decided to do it all by myself. I figured I can already play all the instruments needed for a Black Metal band, so why not? The name Zwetwezen is Flemish dialect for black creature. At first Zwetwezen was called Black Creature, in 2001 I changed it to Zwetwezen. It doesn’t really have a special meaning.

7.Who would you say have been the bands biggest influences over the years? How would you best describe your musicial project?

I would have to say in the latest years it would be Grausamkeit, Moonblood, all of LLN and some old electronic artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze, … and of

Course classical music. I would describe my project as Experimetal Ambient Black Metal.

But I leave everyone free to describe it how they want.

8.I believe you are the sole member of Zwetwezen when you started out did you plan to work as a solo project or would you like to work with more musicians on future recordings?

Yes, I pretty much planned on keeping it a onemansband. Especially since I’ve worked with other musicians in the late 90’s and early 00’s in bands such as Ketter, Hellig and Warbeast. It always has lead to trouble for me. And now after being a onemansband fors o many years, I definitly have no plans to add more musicians in my band.

9.Lord Of MisRule is the latest release that will be released through Blasphemous Creations Of Hell and Plague Demon Rec.When did you first come into contact with these labels?

Well, I’ve been good friends with Chuck of Blasphemous Creations of Hell Records since 2013. He always liked my music, so in 2019 he suggested to release a Zwetwezen album. Of course I agreed and later that year Swords of Evil was released. And you, Patrick, I also know through Chuck. You and Plague Demon Records were introduced to me last year, with the release of the album All Turns to Dust.

10.How long did it take you to write the music for the new release? How long would you say it takes to complete one song?

The writing all together took me about a month. Completing a song depends, some I have finished in a day, others took me about a week. It depends on my own satisfaction of the result.

11.Besides the upcoming Lord Of Mis Rule release are the bands previous releases still availible for the readers to purchase? Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise currently availible if yes what is availible and where can the readers purchase it?

Well, for the albums Swords of Evil, Wrath of Satan and All Turns to Dust you can go to the website of Blasphemous Creations of Hell Records, where you also can get in touch with Chuck if you want any merchandise. My debut album Absolute Destruction (2014) sadly is not available anymore, the record label that released it stopped in 2017.

12.Besides working with Zwetwezen do you currently work with any other bands or solo projects?

Yes, I have quite quite a few side projects. These are: Ketter (split in 1999), Hellig, Warbeast (stopped in 2018), Verwelkt, Irkalla, Christopher, AngstRit (stopped recently in 2022), Veneficus (stopped in 2019), Neww Definition (electronic new wave project), Dyonice Zacharioudakis (ambient, classical), Nigra Mala and a one time black ambient project Dalkhu (only one demo in 2019). Most of this music can be found on Youtube.

13. Zwetwezen comes out of Belgium's Metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Belgium over the years?

There are some great bands in the scene. Of course the old famous ones such as Ancient Rites, Lugubrum and Enthroned. But through the years there have been some excellent bands down here. I suggest people to search some Belgian Black Metal on the internet and give it a try.

14.Who are your all-time favorite bands and artists coming out of Belgium?Are their any new bands that you feel the readers should check out soon?

Well, these are not all BM bands, but I would say Ancient Rites, Enthroned, Lugubrum, Aborted, Front 242, The Neon Judgement, Nacht und Nebel, TC Matic, Luc Van Acker and some more. A great BM band that hs been around since 2013, Ars Veneficium sure is worth to check out.

15,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?

Painting, drawing, reading and watch movies. I especially love to read books about Mythology, Demonology and Magick.

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

You’re most welcome, Patrick. To the readers, simply, never give up, always go forward and never let anyone tell you you can’t succeed in your course. Destroy all that tries to stop you.                                   Zwetwezen  contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Blasphemous Creations Of Hell Rec.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plague Demon Rec.