Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sweden's Entrench interview is now up posted by Patrick on 6-25-17

Here  is  a  new  interview with  Sweden's  thrashers  Entrench  who  talk  about  their  upcoming  new  release  "Through The Walls Of  Flesh" is  the band third release  which  will be  available through  the  label  I Hate Rec.

Interview   with  Entrench   done  by  Patrick

1.Hello   please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers? At  what  age  did you  first  start listening to  metal  music  and  who were  some  of the  first  bands you  heard?
Fredrik, vocals and guitar answering. I started playing guitar for real when i was around 15 after a friend of mine taught me some power chords. I had been trying to play earlier but got bored with it because i could not play the music that i wanted at that point. The bands that got me into music were Iron Maiden, Metallica, Blind Guardian and so on.

 2.When  did you first  meet the  other  members  of  the  band  and  was  it  long before you  all  started  Entrench?How  did you  all choose   Entrench   as the  name  of the  band?And  what is the current line up of the  band?

I started the band with Hannes who also played guitar in 2005. We had mutual friends in earlier bands we played with and i found Victor who played drums in my school. Joel completed the line up on bass in early 2007. Regarding the name we wanted a one word name that were unique to us, Entrench was proposed and then it just stuck since we couldn't come up with any other serious suggestions. The current line up is Joel-bass, Mats-Drums and Fredrik-guitar/vocals.

3. Entrench   recently  signed  with I Hate  Rec. how  did you  all come  in contact  with this  great  label?

We've been  buying records from Peter who runs I Hate for ten years or so at festivals and record fairs and also been fans of a lot of music that he puts out so we had discussed doing something for a couple of years and now the time was right to do so.

 4.Through The Walls Of  Flesh  is  the  bands third  full length  how  long  did it take  the band to  write the  music for this  release?Does the  whole  band  take  part in the  writing  process or  does  one  member usually  write  everything?

It went pretty smooth as i recall, we had no drummer for a while and i think me and Joel wrote most of the material during that period and then Mats joined the band and we put the final touch on the songs together.

 5.Who  usually  takes care  of  writing the  lyrics for the band  and  what  are some subjects you all wrote about on   Through The Walls Of  Flesh?

I wrote all the lyrics for this album and the whole album is about different states and situations of war, recollecting the second world war and following a timeline of conflict and culminating with what might be the aftermath of a third world war.

6.For  the  readers  who  have  never heard   Entrench's music  how would you best describe it  and who  are  some  bands  that  have influenced  the  bands  musicial  style?

I'd say it's dynamic and violent thrash metal with death metal influences based around rhytm . At least that is what we're aiming for. Some influences are Infernal Majesty, Bolt Thrower, Sodom or just about anything that makes your head bang.

7.Besides  Through The Walls Of  Flesh  cd  does the  band  have  any  copies of the  previous  releases  still available?Besides  physical releases  is  their  any  other  merchandise  that  is  available  for the readers if  yes what  is available  and  where can  the readers  buy  it?

We got some CD's left of the two first albums. First album Inevitable Decay was just released on MC as well on Dying Victims. We also got like six different prints on t shirts. Two prints for each album though not many sizes left of the two first albums. The plan is to make some patches soon as well. Some merch can be bought via our bandcamp but the best way is to mail us at if interested.

 8.Does Entrench  play  live  very  often or do you  prefer to  work in the studio?Are their  any  upcoming  shows or tours  in support of the new release? If  yes  where will  the  band  be  playing?

We've done four shows in Sweden so far this year. Beside a gig in Stockholm in august we'll be supporting Ripper(Chile) on their european tour this september so that will be really awesome.

9.What  have  been some  of the bands   most  memorable shows  over the years?And  who  are  some  bands you  have  had the pleasure to  share the  stage  with?

Not many since we've not played that much live in the past for various reasons. We played a festival called Muskelrock a couple of weeks ago which to me was one of the the best live experiences so far. I think we got our best ahead of us though.

 10.Besides  working  in  Entrench  do  any  of the  members currently  play  in  any  other bands and  if yes  please  tell the  readers a  little  about them?

There have been some projects over the years but nothing really active at this point.

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

Pike fishing, movies, various literature and some old american cars.

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

Check out the new album and promoters; take us to Canada!!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Italy's Barbarian done by Patrick posted on 6-16-17

Here  is  a  new  interview  done  with  Italy's  old school  metal  band  Barbarian  who  have  a  new  7 inch  coming  soon  from  Hells Headbangers  and  a  tour  in the  U.S this  summer  so  if you  are  a  fan  of  old school  metal  then  be  sure to  check  the  tour  out if  it is  near you  and  pick  up  the band's  releases  and  merchandise  today.

Interview  with  Borys  vocalist and  guitarist   of  Barbarian  done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  Borys   how  are  things  going  with you  these days? Please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

Things are fine, I play guitar/vocals in Barbarian and guitar in Children of Technology, I run the label Ripping Storm Records, and that's all quite an engagament enough.

2.At  what  age  did you  first  discover  metal  music  and  who  were  some  of the early  bands you  listened to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

I guess I was something like 12/13 years old and I was introduced to Metallica and Anthrax, and right after to Kreator, Sodom, Bathory, Slayer, Megadeth and Venom, great times, I could still listen to those early records of mine 20 times a day and never get bored. I used to listen to a lot of hardcore/punk as well back then, and I still do nowadays together with millions other different things, the list could be endless and you'd be surprised. Talking about newer metal bands, not mentioning the obvious 80's/90's classics, some of them still active, I like for example High Spirits, Midnight, Bat, Dead Congregation, Acid Witch, Toxic Holocaust, Cruciamentum, Abhomine, Coffins, Sonic Poison,  Metalian, Deathhammer, Nekrofilth, Kaamos, Hooded Menace, Violator, Evil Army, Shitfucker, Warhammer, Apokalyptic Raids, Bone Awl, Throneum, Insect Warfare, Rocka Rollas, Tangorodrim, Mournful Congregation, and well, I will mention three great bands that I have released myself: Nightshift, Zoldier Noiz and Powerthrone.

3.Barbarian  was  formed  in  2009  what  gave you  the  idea to  start this  band? And  who  are  some  bands that  have influenced  Barbarian's  sound?

I just wanted to play some kind of straight-forward no frills raw metal, we call it regressive metal because that's what it is, it's obtuse and unpolished. But it's personal nevertheless, the influences are quite obvious but the framework it's ours, the sound is ours, the lyrics are ours. I think we are a recognizable band, not just cut & paste one, that's because we listen to a lot of stuff and we are able to organize this mess in something coherent. Even though we aren't here to invent anything revolutionary, that's obvious. Don't know, I could name-drop a lot of classics but I'll choose some well known but less olympic bands that I love and may have been an influence on our sound, like Evil, Slaughter (Canada), Turbo, Cyclone, Atlain, Trance, Kat, Ostrogoth, Acid, Jaguar, Gastunk, Overkill, Anti-Cimex, T.S.A., English Dogs, Steeler (Germany), Taurus, Piledriver, Vicious Rumours... 

4.What  is  the  current  line up  of  the  band?

It's me on guitar and vocals, Blackstuff on bass and Sledgehammer on drums.

5.Barbarian  will release  a  new  7Inch   soon  how  long  did it  take the band to  write the  music for this release?Does  the  whole  band  take  part in the writing  process or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

The band was caught in the middle of some major line-up changes while writing those songs, so it took a bit more than usual to lay them down. We are usually a hard-working band, in 8 years we have released 3 albums, one split album and a 7", so a pace not bad at all compared to many, but that's simply because we enjoy ourselves writing and playing music. I usually bring riffs in and then we give the final shape to the songs all together in the rehearsal room, the old way...

6.Besides  the  upcoming  Self-Titled  7Inch  does the  band  have  any  copies of the debut  release  still  available  or  any other  Merchandise  if  yes  what  is  available  and  where  can the  readers  buy  it?

Yeah, we have some spare copies of the earlier releases plus shirts and the likes, people interested can get in touch directly or go through our webshop:

7.Does   Barbarian   play  live  very  often  if  yes  what  have  been  some  of the  bands  most  memorable  shows  over the  years?

Well, Italy is not that huge country, so we play often enough without saturating people's evenings. We also had the chance to do two Euro tours over the years, and those have been definitely awesome experiences. We love playing live so I basically have good memories of every single concert we have played, especially when the promoters put their utmost efforts in setting the shows up.

8. Barbarian  will  be  touring the  U.S  this  August   where  are  some  cities  the  tour  will  be  heading?Who  are  some  bands  you  will  be touring  and  sharing  the  stage  with?

It will be a 3 week tour, so we'll have the chance to hit both coasts and the midwest. The coasts will be surely great, but I'm looking forward the midwest because that's an area I'm not familiar with. Nevertheless high fun expectations everywhere. We'll be touring with Peucharist and several gigs will be along Vile Desecration. We'll be play three shows on the east coast with Mortem, we'll share the stage with the mighty Nekrofilth in Denver, Funeral Nation in Chicago and more will come up in the following weeks.

9.Besides  the  U.S tour this  summer  are  their  any other  tours  planned  this  year if  yes where  will the  band  be  playing?

We'll be playing in Slovenja in July at the Krastival fest. No plans after summer besides working on our fourth album.

10.In  your  opinion  what  is the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  scene  today? And  what  does  underground  metal  mean  to you ?

Well, the so-called underground is nothing more than a mirror of the larger society, so there are people dragging on their lives, weak-willed mostly concerned on conforming to standards and on being accepted by others. On the other hand there are many interesting people, devoted to what they do, interested in cooperating, supporting and having a good time. Relating with them is what I enjoy most in my "metal social life". Underground to me means having the freedom of not having to earn money to survive through music.

11. Barbarian  comes  out  of  the  Italian  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  Italy's   metal  scene  over  the  years?

There have always been great bands in Italy, many of them didn't get the recognition the deserved unfortunately, or could have been way bigger if it wasn't that... they were italian. Now the boot is crowded with hundreds and hundreds of bands, like any other country I guess. So, the quality varies a lot, but the strong working ones will survive.

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

How not to mention Death SS, Bulldozer, Schizo, Necrodeath, Incinerator, Nuclear Symphony, Headcrasher, Sabotage, Deathrage,   Braindamage,  Broken Glazz, Paul Chain, The Black...  As for newer or relatively newer bands we have guarantees like Bunker 66, Baphomets Blood, Extirpation, Hatred, Saturnine, Violentor, Noia, Sickening, Doomraiser, Restos Humanos, Kinetik, Profanal, Gravesite, Corpsefucking Art, Voids of Vomit, Haemophagus, Terrorsaw, Overcharge, Abysmal Grief, Angel Martyr, Necromorbid, Axevyper, Vesper, Satanika...

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

Besides my daily job (I'm a kindergarten teacher) I'm an engaged road cyclist training a lot, then I listen to a lot of different music, read books, watch movies... and then the day is already over!

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

I'm glad you found Barbarian interesting enough for an interview, I wish your blog millions of readers!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reviews done by Patrick posted on 6-11-17

Here  is  a  new  blog  of  reviews  for you to  check  out  and  hopefully  find  something  to your  liking and  metal  tastes.

Barbarian-Barbarian 7inch {Hells Headbangers Rec.}
Barbarian come  out  of  Italy's speed  metal  scene  with a  healthy  dose  of  old school  black metal influence with  their  new self titled two song  seven inch.The  first  song  is Simulacra Of The Ageless need is  a  classic  speed,thrash  metal anthem.With aggressive and  well written guitar  patterns  with some well  written  and  performed  solo's  mixed in with the  music.The  drumming  is  played  with skill going from a  more  controlled mid paced pace to a  more  extreme and  faster pace.The  second song  is  Stench  Of God which  is  played in  the  same  vein with more of  a  old-school black metal influence.The  vocals  are a raw blackend screams  mixed with some  gruff  growls.The  music  is a  bit  more heavier  on  this song  but  is still a great  song  from  the  mighty  Barbarian.If you  are a  fan  of  this  band  then  be sure to  pick  this up  once  it is released.
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Buckshot Facelift-Ulcer Island  cd {Paragon  Rec.}
Buckshot Facelift are  a  band  coming  out  of  the Long  Island New York  scene  who  recently  released their  fourth release  Ulcer Island  through the mighty Paragon Rec.Buckshot Facelift play a  very unique and  angry grind,metal  style  with elements of hardcore,powerviolence used throughout  the  songs.The  guitars range in styles and  speeds going from a  crazed,vicious  guitar parts and in  the  next  moment a  more calm and  almost  atmospheric  guitar pattern.The drums  are  played  in  the  same vein  with vicious  blast  beats throughout  the  songs.But the drums do  slow to a  more well written  and  performed  drum.The  vocals  range  from deep death metal  growls mixed with  screams and  some  gruff death metal  growls  are  used  in a  few  of the  songs.If you  are  looking for a  new  band who  defies  being  labeled  then  be sure  to  pick up a  copy  of  Ulcer Island  today.
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 Gravesite--Neverending  Trail Of  Skulls  cd {Xtreem Music}
Italy's Gravesite are a  old school death metal band who  are  getting ready to  release  their second cd  Neverending  Trail Of  Skulls.Featuring  eight  tracks of  of  solid,old school death metal.The  guitars  are  played with some  really  well  written  and  played  patterns  going from a  fast guitar  style to  a  more controlled guitar sound.The  guitarist  also  knows how to  write some  well  performed guitar structures and solo's.The  vocals  are  old school death growls mixed with  some  gruff,almost  talking  style of  vocal pattern  used in a  few songs.If you  are a  fan of the early to  mid  ninties death metal from the U.S,u.k and some  European  death gods  then  be  sure to  check  out  Gravesite's  newest  release  today.
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Pig's Blood-Pig's Blood  cd  {Godz  Ov  War  Prod.}
Coming  out  of the  U.S  blackend death metal  scene is Pig's Blood with their  self titled debut  release.The  debut  contains ten  tracks  of  bestial and  uncompromising  blackend death  with  elements of  war  metal  incorporated into the  music.The  guitars  are played  at a  fast and crazed pace but the  guitarist  does slow to  a more controlled pace  before going  full force with insane patterns.The drums  are done in the same  vein  with uncompromising hyperspeed drums but the drummer does slow to a  more mid pace range in a  few of the  songs.The  vocals  are a mix of  heavy death  growls and  some  screams  mixed into  a  few of the songs.If you  are a  fan bestial,uncomprimising blackend war death metal  then  be sure to  pick up a  copy  of  Pig's Blood debut  release  today.
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Root--Madness Of  The Graves cd,LP {Paragon Rec.}
Originally  released in  2003  Paragon Rec  has  re-released  Root's  classic  Madness Of  The Graves. For  those  unfamiliar  with  Root's  style  they  are a  very  unique and  original  sounding  metal  band  playing  epic,dark  heavy  metal.The  guitars are played with a lot of  skill  and  precision  mainly  staying in  the  mid paced range  but  is  not  afraid to  slow or  speed up  in  certain  songs.The  vocals  are  sung in  a deep,clean  vocal  style that  fits  the bands  music  style  perfectly  and  their  are  also  some  screams  used in  a few  songs.Besides  the original studio  songs  their  are  also  four  live  songs  from  the of Madness Of  The Graves era.If you  are  a fan of Root's then you  know what to expect  but if you  are a new listener to the  band  and  enjoy quality,epic  metal  with elements  of old-school black metal  mixed in with the  music  be  sure to  pick this  release up today.
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        War  Legion-War Legion cd,digital release {Self released}
War Legion  are a new  band  who  come  out  of  the  Colombian  black  metal scene.The  self-titled  debut features  six  tracks  of violent  old school  black  metal.The  guitar  work  is  extremely  fast and crazed the  guitarist does a  good  job  of  writing  and  playing  the really  fast  guitar sections.But the  guitarist  does a  good  job  of  writing  more  slower,mid tempoed guitar  sections.The  vocals  are raw,grim  black metal screams  and  their  are some deeper death growls used in  a few song.If you  are  looking for a  band that  keeps the  old-school  black metal spirit  alive  then  defintly  give  War Legion's  debut  a  listen today.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Displeased Disfigurement interview done on 6-9-17 posted by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  interview with  South Africa's brutal death  metal  band  Displeased  Disfigurement  who  recently  released  their  newest  cd.So  if you  are a  fan  of  brutal  death metal  then  be sure to  check  out this  great  interview  and  pick up a  copy  of   Origin Of  Abhorrence  today.
Regards  and  keep  watching  Winter Torment  web-zine  with  more  reviews  and  interviews coming  soon

Interview  with  Dominic  V.  vocalist  of   Displeased  Disfigurement  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello     Dominic   please  introduce yourself to the readers?

Hey what’s up guys im Dominic , I’m the vocalist and bassist for displeased disfigurement from Middelburg south Africa.

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

 I discovered metal from a young age, my parents where blasting metal since the day I can remember. My dad pumping nice golden oldies such as Sabbath and zeppelin, but  I found my first kerrang magazine when I was 11, with korn and slipknot and dimmu borgir, but when  I knew there was something heavier , meeting my guitarist 4 years later he introduced me Death, Broken hope ,Napalm Death , Cannibal Corpse, Carcass … from there on I knew this is what I wanted .
Currently some of my top favs  Cattle Decapitation, Analepsy , Aborted , extermination dismemberment, Devourment , Septic Congestions and the list goes on

3.  Displeased  Disfigurement   was  formed  in  2001  what  gave you  all the  idea to form this  band?And  who  would you  say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?

The band started in 2001 with Darius on guitar and Nick on drums, the dream was just to make heavy music something that our country never had, I joined the band in 2005 , just as the vocalist , at that point we knew a direction to go in and that was just to be brutal ….the whole idea of being in a band for us was to live our dream of being in a metal band and just sharing great times with good friends.
Our biggest influences in displeased disfigurement ranges from , Aborted to Dying fetus  to benighted to Pathology….huge list of influences

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?And for the  readers  who  have  never  heard    Displeased  Disfigurement's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?
 Current line of Displeased Disfigurement is :
Darius Wilkin on guitar
Dominic Vorster on bass and vocal
Mitch Wilkin on Guitar
Riaan Ondier Els on drums

To best describe us : we are brutal slam death grind band, we bring all our influences to the listener , we have no limits as to how fast or  how heavy we can go ,

5.Origin Of Abhorrence is  the  bands  newest  release  how  long  did it take  the  band to  write  the  music for this  release?Does the  whole  band take  part  in the  writing  process or does  one member  write  everything?

 The whole album has taken us 3 years , we didn’t have any deadlines or due date for tracks to be released so we wrote as time went by , we all contribute to the band each member has their parts , we are unit and we feel all guys in the band have a different way of writing so, much better bringing different tastes to an album to give everybody a fresh feeling from the first track to the last track.

6.Dominic you are  the  vocalist of the band  so  I figure you  take care of  writing the  lyrics  where  do you  draw  inspiration  for  the  lyrics on  the  new  release?

I Write most of the lyrics but again I prefer the whole group contribute, all of the songs are given titles by the person who wrote the riffs for the song from there get a name that suits , and I have the job of creating a story behind this topic, but as members they have certain things they would like to hear personally so we are pretty open for suggestion with each other, On both albums , Darius added back up vocals and contributes to back up vocal on stage.
 This album is mainly focused on how messed up the human race is , dwelling In topics from slavery to addiction to the mass government that pollutes our social and media lives, we combine modern horror with daily lives.

7.Besides  the  new  cd  Origin Of Abhorrence   are  their  any  copies  of the debut  still  available and  what  about  any  other  merchandise? If their  is  any  merchandise  available  where can  the readers  buy  it?

Our first album “extermination process” , we still have albums available , all merch can be bought through our Facebook or band camp page.

8. Displeased  Disfigurement  comes  out  of  South  Africa's  brutal  death metal  scene what  is your  opinion  of the  metal  scene  in South Africa?

 The south African metal scene has grown into a gem of a scene , there is so much talent , passion , and dedication in our country, the scene in general has always been almost untouched by the international scene, but this has slowly changed and people are noticing more bands coming from here that are top quality, but with every scene it’s a growing one, south African metal has its own face and it will only get better…

9.Who   are your  favorite  South African  bands  and  are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the readers  should  check  out  soon?

There is so many to mention
The overmind, Vulvodynia,Theatre runs red, Boargasm,Maximum Carnage, Desolation.
Upcoming bands :Resurrection of fetal remains and Creating the god form

10.Besides  brutal  death  do you  listen to  any  other forms  of  metal  or  music in  general?If  yes   who  are some of your  favorite  bands and  artists?

I listen to all types of metal , nothing but metal though. My heart lies in brutal/slam/gore grind .

11.Dominic as  mentioned  you  handle the  vocals for the  band  when  did you  first  start  growling?Do you  do  anything  special  to  keep your  throat and  voice  healthy?

Ive been vocal ling since 2004 , the key with healthy voice and throat is not to strain your throat but rather using your diaphragm to get the pitches and range out, and if using the throat nothing that honey milk and some JACK DANIELS can fix.

12.Who  are  some of your  influences  and  favorite  vocalists?

 Im huge fan of range and guttural dimension, travis from cattle has pretty much taken the limits with extreme vocals in my books…

13.Besides  playing  in  Displeased  Disfigurement  do  any  of the  members  currently  work with  any other  bands?

Indeed  Me , darius and mitch are in Bleeding spawn, Mitch is the vocalist in that band, check us out!!

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

thanks so much for taking the time to interview me and my band, to all the readers we hope you get the album and if you found that this article influenced you to get the album please give a big shout out to them as well…..stay sick guys!!!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Canadian death,thrasher's Mortor done by Patrick posted on 6-3-17

Here  is  another  new  interview  this  one  is  with  the  Canadian  death,thrashers  Mortor  who  released  their  third  cd  "Burn Up The Dead"  so  if you  are  a  fan  of  aggressive  thrash  metal  then  be  sure to  pick  up the  band's  new release  today.

Interview  with  Jay Cross  drummer  of  Mortor  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello Jay  how  is  life  in  Canada  going  these  days?

Can’t complain! It’s usually pretty cold but summer just arrived so we get to enjoy a few months of warm weather before it all starts to change. 

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of  the  band? And  was  it  long  before  you  all  started  Mortor?

I joined Mortor just before the recording of “Shoot ‘em Up” in 2012, so the band had been around for some time prior to my arrival. I’d known the guys from the scene in Ottawa-Gatineau. They approached me one night when I was opening for Aborted with Accursed Spawn, and I was in the studio not too long after.  

3.Burn Up The Dead  is   Mortor's  third  full-length  how  long  did  it take the  band  to  write  the  music  for  the  new  release?

David (guitars) is always writing, so it depends when you start counting. We went on hiatus for a few years after the 2nd album and got back together in 2015, so that was when we took riffs and turned them into songs. 

4.Jay  how  do you  feel   Mortor's  music  has  changed  over the  years  since the  beginning to  the  new release? And  who  would  you  say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?

The first album, “Metal Ride”, was very much about grooving to heavy riffs. When I joined and the band released “Shoot ‘em Up”, the idea was to take that groove and the riffs but add some more speed, and a bit more texture to the overall sound.
This latest record is another step in the “faster” direction, but it also has a lot of really amazing leads which add a big dimension. We were really luck to have Adam join us and take the official lead guitar position during the recording of the album, and also include some outstanding guest-solos from Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy), Paul Kelly (Accursed Spawn), Antonin Perras-Foisy (Insurrection) and Matt Maclvor (Signs of Chaos, Fumigation).
In terms of influences, it’s all about old-school death and thrash metal in the veins of Kreator, Sepultura, Carcass and the like.  

5.Who  usually takes  care  of  writing the lyrics  and  what  are  some  subjects  you  all  wrote  about  on Burn Up The Dead ?

Mortor is all about war, though not from a political point. It’s more of a “hey man, it’s pretty cool when things go boom!” sort of band.
The lyrics for this album were taken care of by Boulay (vocals) for the most part. I contributed the lyrics for one song, ‘The Executioner’, which is about a military dictator being hunted down and put before a firing line. 

6.Besides  the  new  release  Burn Up The Dead    are  the  first  two  releases  still  available?Besides  physical  releases  does the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the readers and  if  yes  what  is  available?

That we do! It’s all available on our Bandcamp store, along with a few different shirt designs.

7.Does  Mortor  get to play  live  very  often  and  what  have  been  some  of the  bands  most  memorable  shows?

The band doesn’t play live too often as everyone is busy with life and/or other musical projects. My personal favourite Mortor gig would probably be the time we played with Kreator, who are a major influence for the band and were all around incredibly cool people to work with.

8.Are  their  any shows  or  tours  planned  in  support  of  Burn Up The Dead ?If  yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing  and  who  are  some  bands you  will  be  sharing the  stage  with?

We recently did a release show in Hull, Quebec for the album and plan to do select dates in Quebec and Ontario in support of the record. Everything’s still in the works at the moment.

9.Jay  you  handle  the  drums  for the  band  when  did you  first  become  interested  in  playing the  drumming?Are  you  self taught  or did you  take  lessons   when  first  starting  out?

Self taught, unless you count YouTube. Started playing around 13 and learned by joining bands and playing with guys who were better at music than I was.

10.Who  are  some  of your  influences  and  favorite  drummers?Other  then  drums  do you  currently  play  any  other  instruments?

When I first started play I was really influenced by drummers like Danny Carey (Tool) and Abe Cunningham (Deftones). Eventually I discovered more extreme forms of metal, and became hugely influenced by Kevin Talley’s work with Dying Fetus and Misery Index, Igor Cavalera’s crazy thrash beats in early Sepultura, and Gene Hoglan’s work in Death.

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

We’re the classic “metal band made of a bunch of dudes from a bunch of other bands” sort of band. I also play in a band called Accursed Spawn with Adam (lead guitars), who also plays in a prog metal band Antlion and used to play in Aggressor. Nick (bass) also fronts a badass doom band called Norilsk.

12.What  does  underground   metal   mean  to you?

Underground metal to me is people who make music because they love it, and that’s their #1 goal. It’s incredibly honest music, and it’s a thriving place of creativity for the metal scene. We’re lucky to come from a city (er, cities) that has an amazing roster of bands including Fuck the Facts, Insurrection, Killitorous, and our label mates Fumigation, just to name a few.

13.When  not  working  on  new  music or  band  business  what  do you  like  to do  in  your  free  time?

Hang out with the girlfriend, practice drums, check out shows. I’m a significantly less interesting person than I’m hoping this interview makes me sound.

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

Thanks to you for asking these questions and supporting the metal scene! It’s always a pleasure to speak with anyone who helps keep metal thriving. Thanks as well to anyone who read this, and particularly made it to this paragraph where I’m thanking them (Thankception).
   For anyone that hasn’t checked out the new record, we have song tracks up for streaming on our bandcamp, where you can also buy it should you decide it is sufficiently badass.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

War Legion interview done by Patrick posted on 6-2-17

A new  interview  with  Colombia's  black  metal  band  War legion  who  discuss their  self-titled  release  and  the  Colombian  black metal  scene.

Interview   with  War  Legion   done  by  Patrick

1.Hails! how  is   life  in  Colombia  these  days please  introduce  yourself  to the  readers?

Hailz to all dark minds who read these words from Purson Dominus, Ódidu and SMDS and the War Legion horde. Greetings from the lands of Colombia and South America where the expansion of dark knowledge prevails with great fervor through the Black Metal.

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members of  the  band?And  was  it  long  before you  all formed   War  Legion ?
Well ... Years ago, before forming this War Legion we could already distinguish Óreidu (guitars and voices), Purson D (batteries) and Asmodeus (bass) from a focus as a spectator to appreciate its manifestations in the other hordes of Which we are part of ...
(Evil Nerfal and Tormentor 666 << Pereira >> and Mordor << Palmira / Valle del Cauca)

3.Who  are  some  of   the  bands  influences  and for  the readers  who  have  never  heard   War  Legion's music  how would  you  best  describe  it?
Some of the bands that are of our influence are Bathory, Marduk, Infernal War and Dark Funeral and bands that are aggressive musically, that are of deep lyric and that contribute us are welcome for us.

4.Gran Satanas  is  the  bands  debut  release how long  did it  take  the band to  write  the  music for this release?Does  the  whole  band  take  part in the  writing  process or  does  one  member  usually  write everything?
Well, the released of the band took a year really, for the creation of the music as each member fulfills his role in this and performs it in the best possible way just from the beginning it was clear that we had to show with our material embodied in a Professional disc and thus show live our contribution in the black metal giving what they could perceive live they could have it as in physical material.

5.Gran Satanas   was  self-released  by the  band  would you  all like to  find  a  label to  work  with or do you  prefer  to  release your  own  music?
Well, for the moment we haven’t thought about releasing any future work with a label but currently having shown what War Legion is in image, Thought, staging and most important musical style, is when we can already feel open to receive and / Or offer our evil songs to possible stamps...

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

 No, a few months ago we released t-shirts for our album but they were finished instantly and currently the only available material that shows all that is this War Legion is the CD "Great Satan".

7.What  does  black  metal  mean  to you  all?
The Black Metal more than a taste for a musical style within the metal is a philosophy, a thought a lifestyle that is always taken to every moment and moment of life even in our works and families.
 As adult beings with ample experience lived in the whole scene of the Black Metal we hold firm our position in our way of thinking and to face this society without hiding our true being ... SatanaS

8.Besides  working  in  War  Legion   do  any  of the  members  currently  work in  any  other  bands  or  solo  projects?

How we communicate previously Purson Dominus and Óreidu militate in Evil Nerfal, Asmodeus militates in Tormentor 666 and Modor. It is something that facilitates the rapid evolution and advances in the musical part of War Legion.

9.Does  the  band  play  live  very  often  or do you  prefer to  work in the  studio?Who  are  some  bands you  all  have  shared  the   stage  with?

We aren’t really interested in playing, so far we have only attended two rituals with cult bands (Black Ceremony, Tzelmoth, Shadow Cult, Tormentor 666, Black Order Commando, Spectrum, Storm of Darkness, Darknes Almighty, Dakó, Estigio)

10.Are  their  any tours  or  shows  coming  up  in  support  of  the debut?If  yes  where  will  War  Legion   be  playing?

So far no, we wait in that other place they are invoked to make presence with the legion of the evil and we will see how convenient it is for us.

11. War  Legion   comes  out  of  Colombia's  black  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of the  Colombian  black metal  scene?

Our national metal scene is totally radical. We are a scene that totally demonstrates to this society that we are beings with an evolution above them. We are a scene that has now been made prominent worldwide which has already been known to many foreign hordes who wish to taste the fervor of live scene shows.

12.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Colombian  bands   and  are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the readers  should  check  out  soon?
Some principal bands to everyone are:
Purson Dominus: Parabellum, Blasphemia and Infernal, Erzebeth, Horncrowned. Óreidu: Horncrowned y Ignis Haereticum. Asmodeus: Personally regarding the new tendencies I like the hordes of metal that have a content of Death Metal ... I don’t see it in a particular way, better general and with respect to the hordes of always listening, Norway / Gorgoroth y Dark Throne. Sweden / Dark Funeral y Marduk. Germany / Moonblood y Unhod. USA / Judas Iscariot y Profanatica. Brasil / Sarcofago y Mistyfier.

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

DCXVl  The war is near, in compass. Satan sends his signal; All perish, death is supreme. Only the echo of the howl of the clamor of Christians can be perceived when the beasts turn their heads into

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