Sunday, February 25, 2024

Angmodnes--Rot Of The Soul cd{Meuse Music Rec./Tragedy Prod.} Posted on 2-25-24


Rot Of The Soul  is the debut full length from Angmodnes who come out of The Netherland's funeral doom scene.The debut contains five songs of that are filled with Dread and aguish.The guitars are done with crushing slow and heavy passages.The guitarist does incorporate some atmospheric parts entertwined within the music for an extra layer to the bands sound.The vocals are death metal growls that are done with powerful vocals that are delievered with despair.Their are some very well sung clean vocal passages that are equally as good.Rot Of The Soul  is a masterpiece of bleak and sorrow filled  funeral doom metal.                                                                                                                                       Angmodnes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meuse Music Rec.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tragedy Prod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Vanwa Interview conducted by Jay Posted on 2-25-24


Hi this is Jay reporting from Bogota, Colombia

Today I’m lucky enough to ne talking to Morquendi, the genius behind the new German band, Vanwa..

Guten abend! It’s a real pleasure to be talking with you, danke

1- Tell us about Vanwa, when/where/why was the band formed?

1. The band was formed 2 years ago whenI had written the first two songs, „oh dark son of night“and „the depth of the misty woods“. I decided to put them out on a record and therefore I formed the band as a solo project.

2- Run us through your stunning debut album, undeniably one of the best debut albums in many years…

2. The first track of the album starts with a long synth intro which I originally want to put out as a separate song. I tried some different versions and decided that it really connect with the first song. The song starts slow but becomes a more and more aggressive, demonic but atmospheric song.

The second song is a very straight song and is for me personally made in one session and goes from one simple riff idea. It is the first song I have written for Vanwa.

Fortress of the cold east became more aggressive than I thought in the first plays. Very Windir inspired and an homage to Elizabeth Bathory in the lyrics and the song from Tomentor. I’m just a to big fan, haha. I tried that you could hear a cold castle somewhere in the nowhere of the east.

Through forest and mountains would be my personal homage to Quorthon and Bathory.

I was more into first wave blackmetal and particularly the more Nordic and folk stuff. I think you can hear it.

Scarborough fair was an idea i had for a long time and i decided to make my own version of this beautiful melody which always keeps the spirit of nature for me. You can see it as a Bonus track.

3- What are the inspirations behind the lyrics?

3. I mentioned some things before. Oh dark son of night would be some demonic worship, like a arising antichrist. All my lyrics have always fantasy with in it.

The depth of the misty woods will follow with more depressive lyrics, like trapped in your own mind as an endless whirl of thoughts.

Through forest and mountains tells a story of a questing knight on a quest for becoming a brave hero. Futher on his road he will understand that it’s not the path he really wants to go on and finally he finds the place where he belongs. The beautiful nature without any stuff that can bothering him.

4- What were your musical influences growing up and what do you listen to now?

4. I grew up with some classy heavy metal. Metallica and the The Number of the beast. I was only 6 years old but for many years i just listened to them! It starts with 14 when I searched  for more and more music. It took me some years to get to my music interests of today. My biggest influences are Windir, Dissection and Bathory. The songwriting, the melodies and atmosphere of Windir is just incredible! Nodtveids performance and riffs had a big impact on me! And Bathory is just Bathory.

5- What was the process recording the album? The tracks are all very well-orchestrated and well written, where was it recorded? Who did the production?

5. I wrote and recorded the songs within two years and on my own. The drums are programmed because my drums skills were not good enough. So, it is a solo project where I did all on my own.

6- What are your plans for the future?? I understand you’re planning to play some live shows with Vanwa at some point? That would certainly be a powerful force on the live stage…

6. Yeah, my plan is to play live. There is not a show announced right now but I’m getting some live musicians together. And of course, the vinyl and cd release will be great! 

7- What is your opinion of the post-pandemic Black Metal scene, and how do you see it developing over the next 5 or 10 years?

7. So, the pandemic was bad for the live situation in Germany. We lost some locations. But now its really much the same than before the pandemic. The Blackmetal and heavy metal shows are the most visited underground metal genres in Germany, and I think it will be like that or even better in the future.

8- If you could play or record with any musician live or dead, who would it be and why?

8. It obviously will be one of the guys that I mentioned as inspiration. I guess Valfar would be my choice. That would be an honour.

9- What is your local scene like there in Germany? Recommend some new bands for our readers to explore…

9. There are so many bands in Germany. I would recommend Zwielicht and a band called Myrkgrav from Norway I kept enjoying a lot. Not new bands but I explore them last year.

10- What are your top 5 albums of all time?

10. 1. Ride the Lightning

2. Number of the Beast

3. Axioma Ethica Odini

4. Arntor

5. Opus Eponymous

11- Do you have any side projects apart from Vanwa? Tell us about them…

11. I have a Melodic Deathmetal project, and it called “The Dark Believing”. I am right now recording a new full-length album.

12- What advice would you give to any up and coming musicians looking to follow in your footsteps?

12. The advice would be to put your stuff out and don’t waste your time. A songwriting advice would be to filter your ideas until your proud or completely fine with any simple or little idea.Nower days it’s so easy to create music and record it but I have the feeling that it has a complicity of quantity instead of quality.

13. Thank you for checking out, Vanwa and Master of Kaos Records!

Metal Hails from Germany!

Vielen Dank Morquendi..


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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Ornamentos Del Miedo--Escapando A Traves De La Tierra cd{Meuse Music Rec./Tragedy Prod.} Posted on 2-18-24


Ornamentos Del Miedo  is a solo  project coming out of  Spain's death doom metal scene.Escapando A Traves De La Tierra  is the  newest full length featuring  six tracks of sorrow filled death,doom metal.The guitars are done with some extremly well composed and performed slow to mid paced passages.Each song is done with a dreary atmosphere and dreadful feeling.The vocals are low death metal growls that create another layer to the somber musicial journey on the newest release.Ornamentos Del Miedo has created a great release of heavy,atmospheric death,doom and all fans of this genre should check this band out today.                                                                                                                  Ornamentos Del Miedo                                                                                                                                                            Meuse Music Rec.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tierra-mmr044                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tragedy Prod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Uralt--WinterFlame EP cd,digital{Masters Of Kaos Prod.} Posted on 2-18-24


Uralt is a solo band coming out of Bosnia's black metal scene.WinterFlame is the debut EP.featuring a intro and outro and two full songs.The two songs are very well composed and performed.Mixing in both a cold atmosphere and relentless and aggressive fast black metal approach.Both the guitars and drums are played with skillful writing ability.The  vocals are traditional grim black metal screams.          Uralt has crafted a memorable debut EP. and if this  is your kind of black metal the debut full length should be out later this year so keep an eye out for that one.                                                                        Masters Of Kaos  Prod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Damnation--Fatum cd{Pest Rec.} Posted on 2-11-24


 Fatum  is the debut release from Hungary's Damnation.Featuring ten tracks of solid and well played death metal.Each musician knows how to play their respected instrument and writes some memorable death metal songs.The music is played with a nice mix of both fast and crazed passages and some slower more mid paced sections.Whether the band is playing the faster or more controlled mid paced both styles are played near perfection.The vocals range from powerful death metal growls and some gruff screams.Fatum is a great release of quality and original sounding death metal  that should not be  missed by all those love death metal at it's  best.                                                                                          Damnation                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pest  Records                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Semjaza--The Fire That Burns Within cd/digital{Masters Of Kaos Prod.} Posted on 2-10-24


Semjaza is  a band coming out of Mexico's black metal scene with their debut EP.Starting off with a dark and eerie intro that sets the mood.Musically the band performs fierce old school black metal at it's finest.The guitars are played with a mix of fast and aggressive guitar patterns.But their are some very well written mid paced guitar parts to give the songs a nice mix.The drums are presented in the same vein with fast paced drum parts and a some slower more mid paced drums.The vocals are demonic old school gruff growls and screams.The Fire That Burns Within is a good  debut EP. all those who enjoy old school black metal should check this band out today.                                                                             Masters Of Kaos Prod.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

SEMJAZA Interview done by Jay Posted on 2-10-24




1- Tell us about Semjaza's roots, when, where and why did you decide to form the band?

Rebellion. - Thank you dear Master of Kaos Prods, first of all, we appreciate the time and attention you give us in your valuable space to get to know us better and thereby build a bridge between us and the readers.

Semjaza is formed in the city of Durango capital in the year 2022, I consider a kind of synthesis between two projects that I have led, so accentuating certain characteristics of both I decide to form Semjaza.

2- Tell us about your discography and let our readers know where they can get copies

Rebellion. - The Fire That Burn Within is our Debut Demo Ep, and you can proudly purchase it both physically on CD and on all Master of Kaos Prods digital platforms.

3- I understand that you are about to release a new album in 2024, what will it be like? Do you think you can surpass previous releases? Tell us about the new material you're recording...

Rebellion. - The Fire That Burned Within is the foundation of what we are working on, our Debut Ep is the catapult for what is to come and anticipating something of what it will be like, we can inform you that it will have more strength and more darkness, a direct and clear message, no We seek to indoctrinate or boast of having otherworldly knowledge that only the Initiates know. No, we precisely opt for a Black Metal that goes against it, being the backbone of following the path of precisely how the movement emerged.

4- What were your musical influences growing up?

Rebellion. - The family context greatly delimits these influences, my older brothers to this day continue listening to rock and roll from the 70s and its crossover with disco music, obviously that guides us to search for an identity finding Heavy Metal and from there we don't We finished continuing to look for proposals until today.

5- When did you start playing music? And what was your first instrument?

Rebellion. - The drums were our first and only instrument, between the last year of high school and the transition to high school we met a friend who had his band and we were lucky that he invited us to a rehearsal, with this we began to explore and practice giving guideline to form my first Black Metal Band.

6- Do you have any other side projects apart from Semjaza?

Rebellion. - Yes, the first is Ars Inferi which debuted live in 2004 and is active today 2024.

● · “Signa Animorum Inferi" (2005) Demo.

● · “I am one with night" (2007) Full Length.

● · “Sarcophagia" (2011) Full Length.

● · “Negative Utopia" (2015) Full Length.

Official Facebook Page:

The second project is I.N.R.I. (In Necis Renascor Integer) is a band dedicated to the wisdom of the dead, following a tradition in which Gnosis is derived from the transition to the afterlife, which implies a cult of death and Necromancy.

● · "Azoth" (2020) Debut Ep.

● · "Walking the path of no return" Official Live Session (Bra)

Official Facebook Page:

7- Tell us about the extreme metal scene in Mexico...

Rebellion. - From my perspective, in the last seven years or so, our country has been a point of investment and opening for a large number of concerts that obviously favor support for the scene and its growth, as well as many Mexican groups have transcended borders working in a better way. and placing national music at a good level.

8- What are your 5 best albums of all time?

Rebellion. – This is a complex question, so I will change the angle and tell you the 5 albums that marked something in my perspective of listening, enjoying and trying to create something of my own.

● KISS, Alive! (1975)

● Motley Crue, Shout at the Devil (1983)

● Slayer, Reign in Blood (1986)

● Judas Priest, Painkiller (1990)

● Darkthrone, Soulside journey (1991)

9- If you could play with any musician, living or dead, who would it be?

Rebellion. - Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, Steve Harris from Iron Maiden, Ray Manzarek from The Doors, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.

10- As part of the growing wave of young and talented artists, how do you see the scene developing in the coming years?

Rebellion. – Previously we mentioned that the scene is developing well and we consider that this trend will continue, we hope that it crystallizes and does not end with a great wave of albums by hollow and empty artists or remakes because this is also abundant.

11- What do you think are the main differences between the 'old school' and the so-called 'new school' of extreme music?

Rebellion. - We had a time when extreme music releases and their ideological-musical sieve, although they belonged to a genre, their essence was different, they sounded different. Today they emulate, clone, what they like and that cannot be. Black Metal has always been about expressing something personal, values, principles, traditions, whatever you like to call it, are the foundations and roots. Our banner.

12- Where would you like to take Semjaza? Do you have future plans to play live in Europe?

Rebellion. – First we will continue working on our musical ideological consolidation, a full-length album with the quality that it really entails in body and soul, perhaps some live performances, but without a doubt it is hierarchy to raise the level to show an optimal degree whether in Europe or any side.

13- - Would you like to add something for our readers?

Rebellion. - Thank them and invite them to light their internal Flame, and remind them “…remain faithful to the earth and do not believe those who speak to you about unearthly hopes! …They despise life, they are dying and they, too, are poisoned, the earth is tired of them: I hope they disappear!" (Nietzsche, F).

Many thanks to Semjaza! Thank you!

Thanks for your time, guys, and we're eagerly awaiting your new material.