miércoles, 18 de agosto de 2010

Interview: Iskra (Canada)



OK! We are back with the destructive guys of Iskra, enjoy!

1.- Please introduce us to the warriors in Iskra with a few words...
- Werewolf: deathsaw
Cody: death battery
D-War: maniacal screams and curses
Ray: 5 string crushfuck

2.- What is the main concept in the band?
- To bring Anarchy through culture. Destruction of governments, religion, and capital structures. To enhance resistance against foundational schemes that are working to control minds. Such schemes include theories often misconstrued as being “rebellious”, i.e. “satanism,” “national socialsim,” or just “nationalism” etc. These constructs, as well as many others, simply serve the status quo and legitimize the very systems that some people claim to be against. These theories serve conformity, government, capital, and religion, to name the obviouis, and are nothing more than shadows. There is to much belief and not enough thought.
Just because someone decides to wear corpse-paint, and propose some kind of holocaust, doesn't mean they're a “rebel.” Quite often they are nothing more than George Bush in disguise, or any other politician for that matter. When such people suggest a “non-political” stance ( often to simply hide a confused agenda) we know its bullshit. anyone who takes a position is being “political,” after that its action and intent.
Nationalism is not an act of resistance to systems of subservience, it is subservience. Those who believe that Nationalism will “preserve” culture and identity are delusional. Nationalism, as well as Imperialism, work towards homogenous consent to a status-quo system of control where culture and diversity will be crushed. While that might sound cool to some people, we would like to point out that those who persue such ideas, more often than not, live under neo-liberal conditions. If they had to live under as system of extreme control things would be very different for them. What people need to do, if they wish to preserve anything cultural, is to keep cultural pracitices alive(such as language or traditional ways) that are specific to their people. National pride, patriotism, the belief in some kind of purity, and/or that one people are more “pure” than another are not about divcersity and non-conformity, it's the opposite. In addition to that thought, most people in the world(if not all)are of mixed blood. The idea of “purity” is a religious belief and, like most religions, a type of fantasy. Athough fantasy can be interesting, it should not be confused with the everyday.

3.- Who are your main influences to create this mix between Crust and Black Metal?
- To many bands to list. Classic Crust-Punk, Anarcho-Punk, Punk, Thrash Metal, Grindcore, early Death Metal and, of course, Black Metal all contribute to our musicality. All of these genres have the all the ingredients required to make extreme music. The blueprints are there, its just a matter of how we mould the materials into our own creations. Keep in mind, we are still working within the same 12 tones that bach used. We're trapped in another foundational system. Its the distortion, lyrics, and added madness that makes the music something other than the norm.



4.- By the way did you choose the bands for the Split albums?
- Yes, these bands are/ we're our friends.

5.- Your first album was recorded with the legendary Profane Existence Records, how was the contact for work with this guys?
- P.E. Was good to work with. In the end, they wanted us to sign a contract for major distribution, so we parted ways. We did not want this, since that specific label was built a an opposition to that industry; they are supposed to be dedicated to the ethics of underground anarchist punk. That's not to say that we're better, or that we wouldn't sign a contract, its just that, in this case, it didn't feel like it would be the right thing to do. We wish them all the best.

6.- What can you say about this song "Deep Integration"?
- “Deep Integration” is a program dedicated to erradicating the borders between Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. for big business interests. This “union” will ultimately be controled by wealthy elites from those countries. Of course is will be the elites from the u.s.a. that will have the most influence. Mexico and Canada will then provide cheap resources necessary for the rich to continue with their imperial agenda. Once “Deep Integration” is in place, there will be a type of enslavement as well as destruction of the eco-system. This is already happening, of course, but it will be excellerated. The plan is in effect now. It will contend with the EU and China, economically speaking. This is a right wing business structure. Anyone interested in culture, and/or any definition of “freedom” would be best to resist this plan. We need less centralization, not more.

7.- Now you are working with Black Raven Records, why change from Profane Existence to Black Raven Records?
- Black Raven Records is our own lable. Since we did not want to sign contracts, we decided it might be better to do our own records. This way people can support the band directily and know where there money is going. We are also working on putting out records for other bands. In addition, Black Raven Records is a record/anarchist bookstore run by members of ISKRA. That said, we will continue to work with underground labels. For example, we are currently working with AGIPUNK for the European viny release of our new album “BUREVAL”, as well as a number of small Russian labels who will be releasing the CD version as a benefit for the Anarchist Black Cross, St. Petersburg. So its a conbination of doing it ourselves and working with the international anarchist underground.



8.- How was the recording process of your latest album "Bureval"?
- We recorded “BUREVAL” at Fiasco Brothers with Len Osanic in Vancouver, B.C. It was recorded onto 2 inch tape and took about 16 hours. The mixing was done from tape as well. There was only one digital trnsfer, which was necessary since record pressing plants do not accept reels of tape anymore. We put it at 32-bit, twice the sampling rate of a regular cd
for the cassette release. The vinyl version will be the same.

9.- Talking about the lyrics, what are the main themes of the songs?
- The main themes are: a fanstastical vision of Anarchist hitory(“Kronstadt” and “Wie Alles Anfing”), the exposition of rebel poetry ( “Okeanos”, “ 80 000”, “Wolf Of Winter”), a look at some specific systems of control used historically and presently (“Okhrana”, “Hounds of Order”, “Dubrovlag”, “Bureval”), and ecological destruction (“Within The Black”).
ISKRA has changed its style of lyic since the old way was to sure of itself. There are lines in the old lyics which support law( rights and such). While there is no question that, given we live within law systems, there are certain ones we'd support more than others, it is important to always oppose law in general since they generally support wealthy elites. Keep in mind that it is because of “law” that wars are considered “ok”. Its, on one level, a simple equation: those people “over there” are breaking international laws(which we proabably had a hand in making) and so must be invaded. The attacking State makes up any deception it can to get “the people” on board, often using partial and/or complete fabrications. Then its time to carpet-bomb the cities. Of course the real reasons for doing so is almost always related to resource control, that is: economics. All “War-Metal” bands take note: war is about supporting rich men in suits. Its not that “bad-ass”, especially if you're on the recieving end.
Anyway, the point is that ISKRA is not one thing, we're continually looking for new ways to express ourselves. To us, Anarchy is a process of change.

10.- For you what is the meaning of Iskra as a band?
- Wolf: Iskra is one of the three major cultural projects in my life. For me, ISKRA is symbolic of a violent cultural, attack on the status quo, its philosophic inquiries, and political structures. ISKRA is a type of aesthetic war machine which seeks to obliterate all those who build foundations of control, of which, by-the-way, we are not claiming to be immune. Its also a journey of self-discovery and skill enhancement.

11.- How is a classi gig of Iskra?
- Loud, brutal, chaotic.

12.- Talking about foreign bands, with who do you like share stage or record some split?
- There are many foreign bands we like, to many to list. For now, we are done with split records and only plan on releasing full length Lps. Of course things may change at any moment with regards to this decision. We love sharing the stage with other bands, its one of the main reasons to play.



13.- How is the Canadian scene at the moment? Coul you recommend us some great bands?
- The scene in Canada is not so good. Most bands are apathetic or join with fucked up founational/religious dogmas, i.e. Nazi and Satanic etc. There are very few bands who promote self thought or cultural resistance. Still, there are some cool bands out thereand for sure there will always be. Canada is a large landmass with very spaced out settlements making communication difficult, which is not necessarily a bad thing, it just is. Its hard to really know what's going on.

14.- Plans for the near future?
- To better our music: make it more intense, both sound and word. To continue our cultural war with mainstream thought. To promote anarchism. To begin new cultural projects and continue the ones we are currently involved with.

15.- Anything to add or ask?
- Thanks for the interview.

You can check this guys on:
www.myspace.com/diskra
http://iskra.kitchel.net/


lunes, 17 de mayo de 2010

News!

The MCD of Australia's oldschool Thrashers HELLBRINGER (formerly FORGERY) will be released on vinyl through Iron Pegasus Records sometime in August. www.myspace.com/hellbringeraus

Wendy Dio, wife / manager of RONNIE JAMES DIO has just released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net: "Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. (on Sunday) 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever." Rest in peace, Ronnie! You will always be remembered!

Blabbermouth.net also reported that DEBBIE ABONO, well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest Metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away today (Sunday, May 16) as well at appoximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. Rest in peace, Debbie!

According to Modern Drummer, ex - TWISTED SISTER drummer JOE MARKOWSKI (aka "Fast" Joey Brighton) died on April 14. He was 57 years old. Markowski was well known in the New York area as a drum teacher in the '70s, working out of VANILLA FUDGE drummer Carmine Appice's Oceanside drum studio. Top drummers - including Bobby Rondinelli (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) and Joe Franco (GOOD RATS, TWISTED SISTER) - studied with Markowski, who himself had played with the GOOD RATS and TWISTED SISTER.

'Venomous Habitations', a track from Florida Death Metal masters DIABOLIC's upcoming new full-length album "Excisions Of Exorcisms", has been uploaded to the Deathgasm myspace player at www.myspace.com/deathgasmrecords

Nicola Costantini, editor of the great ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SVENSK DÖDSMETALL, has been very busy working on a worthy follow-up release. Here's some quotes of a blog he just posted: "What I’m proudly announcing here, is a new edition of the Svensk Encyclopedia. This will be by no means a reissue, but something really new. So beware, I'm returning with a new massive book! This will have 50% of the old material and 50% new for a whole package of more or less 400 A4 pages. Every single old article has been re-arranged in a different way and enriched with a different approach, with more in-depth details, different artwork and so on." Among others, the most relevant new features include new interviews with DISSECTION's Peter Palmdahl (about the early days with Jon since kindergarten to the very first days of DISSECTION), DISMEMBER's David Blomqvist (prepare to see tons of photos of the very first days of DISMEMBER: first gig, first time in Sunlight, days with the NIHILIST guys), Jens Näsström (regarding the "Projections Of A Stained Mind" history), a list of all MORBID bootlegs (courtesy of Joakim Westerlund), Johan 'Liiva' Axelsson (in depth on FURBOWL, DEVOURMENT and more amazing details about CARNAGE), Anders Nyström (a very very long interview about KATATONIA's early days when they were still called MELANCHOLIUM), Martin Larsson (about HOUSE OF USHER), Jocke 'Grave' Göthberg (on DARKIFIED, GRIMORIUM), Orvar Säfström (on NIRVANA 2002 and more details about his time in ENTOMBED), Janne Rudberg (on EXHUMED, MORPHEUS and MASTICATION), David Isberg aka 'Unholy Emperor' tells the story of his metal affair with Christoffer Johnsson in PROCREATION and OPETH, Sandro Cajander (on MEFISTO), Patrik Jensen (recalling his first attempts in SÉANCE, ORCHRISTE and SATANIC SLAUGHTER) and Willy Wilhelmsson (on RABBITS CARROT). Nicola has covered all the bands from Eskilstuna (MACRODEX, CHRONIC DECAY, DEATH RIPPER, ASMODEUS) and the Mjölby-Motala-Linköping area (SALVATION, BELSEBUB, LUCIFER, NEFARIOUS, FUNERAL FEAST) as well as many other new chats with CEMETARY, GODDEFIED, CABAL, LUCIFER, ABSURD, SARCASM, ABHOTH, EMBALMED, MEGA SLAUGHTER, EXCRETION, MACRODEX, INTERNAL DECAY, SACRETOMIA, ALTAR, INCARDINE, SUFFER, CEMETARY, UNCANNY, DECAMERON, RUNEMAGICK-MASTICATOR, MACABRE END, VIRGIN SIN, BRAINDEAD, DION FORTUNE, MALFEITOR, DEAD END, ATROCITY, SCYPOZOA, NOCTURNAL RITES, MIDAS TOUCH… and more to come. The new edition will also have different artwork, courtesy of Daniel Desecrator from Chile and the title will probably be "Encyclopedia Of Svensk DödsMetall... The Return", unless someone comes up with a better idea. It'll probably be printed in a very small amount of copies only (300 or something), so you better reserve yourself a copy! No release date has been set as of yet, but expect something for the end of this year or within the first months of 2011. We'll keep you posted! More info and updates you will always find at www.myspace.com/nicola.costantini

Philadelphia's Black Metallers BLASPHEMOUS have parted ways with their longtime bassist, Decrepit. Vocalist RK has issued the following statement regarding the situation: "We have decided to part ways with bassist Decrepit. He's been part of BLASPHEMOUS for most of our existence, covering two different stints with us. It always is tough to make a change, but sometimes it has to be done. We wish him luck in his future projects. Right now all live activity will be on hold until we find a replacement. We hope to see you all again soon. BLASPHEMOUS is looking for a new bass player. We have a couple releases out, including our newest release "Bearer Of The Darkest Plagues". We are looking for a dedicated bass player. We currently practice in Lindenwold, NJ (right outside of Philadelphia). Must have equipment and transportation. Someone who is a quick learner. The ability to write is a plus too. We are looking for someone thats over 18, preferrably from the PA / NJ / DE area. Be able to practice at least once a week. Be available for shows in and out of the Philly area. No drug addicts. No rock star egos, this is underground Metal, not Hot Topic Metal, so if you're looking for fame and fortune you are looking in the wrong direction. Contact blasphemousmetal@hotmail.com if you are interested."

Relapse Records has announce a partnership with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and the Schuldiner family to reissue the catalog of DEATH, CONTROL DENIED and MANTAS. Chuck Schuldiner’s DEATH, one of the most important and influential metal bands of all-time, will see the first official digital releases of it’s legendary albums "Scream Bloody Gore", "Leprosy", "Spiritual Healing", "Human", "Individual Thought Patterns" and "The Sound Of Perseverance" today at this location. These digital releases will come two days before Chuck Schuldiner would have celebrated his 43rd birthday. Schuldiner passed away on December 13, 2001 after fighting a long, recurring battle with brain cancer. Relapse will also reissue an expanded version of the classic debut album, "The Fragile Art Of Existence", from Schuldiner’s progressive Heavy Metal band CONTROL DENIED in late 2010 as well as the first-ever collection by his pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The expanded version of “The Fragile Art Of Existence” will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Details on both releases are forthcoming. Long-range plans include the completion and official release of the final CONTROL DENIED album "When Man And Machine Collide". Recorded over 10 years ago at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris, the album was tracked by Schuldiner but left incomplete upon Chuck’s passing. A range of officially-licensed DEATH, CONTROL DENIED and MANTAS merchandise has also been issued here. Many classic album art designs will follow in the coming months, making some highly sought-after designs available officially for the first time in years. Stay tuned to EmptyWords.org, the official DEATH / CONTROL DENIED / Chuck Schuldiner website, and www.relapse.com for more information. Guitar World Magazine has released a special DEATH guitar transcription issue, available exclusively at this location. The book contains eight complete guitar and bass tabs for the following DEATH songs: 'Pull The Plug', 'Zombie Ritual', 'Together As One', 'Spiritual Healing', 'Flesh And The Power It Holds', 'Crystal Mountain', 'The Philosopher' and 'Scavenger Of Human Sorrow'. All songs were transcribed by Guitar World’s ace transcription team and are note-for-note accurate. The book also features the complete life and times of Chuck Schuldiner, including interview with those who knew him best.

miércoles, 5 de mayo de 2010

News

Long-running California Metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "As some of you may or may not have already heard the news that AGENT STEEL has parted ways with vocalist Bruce Hall. We as a band would like to acknowledge the accomplishments together with Bruce and the three solid Metal offerings; "Omega Conspiracy", "Order Of The Illuminati" and "Alienigma". Together we had the fortune of touring and sharing the stage in some amazing places and visited some breathtaking countries. Bruce dedicated over a decade to AGENT STEEL and for this he should be recognized, and we part on good terms. We as a band still have the fire and passion to deliver the Metal goods to fans from the past, present and future. We had been writing new material for the next chapter of AGENT STEEL and after the news got out that we separated from Bruce, we were contacted by original singer, John Cyriis. Call it destiny; call it what you will, but now the communicative channel is open between AGENT STEEL and vocalist Cyriis; we are in talks about an imminent AGENT STEEL reunion tour possibly involving Summer / Fall 2010 appearances and an extensive '2011' Metal blitz. Honestly, we do not know how long this reunion will last; however this could be the long-awaited destiny of AGENT STEEL originally interrupted, so long as everything moves forward in an evolving good working climate. Our objective regarding this AGENT STEEL reunion is attached with the intentions of providing the opportunity to not only the dedicated fans, but also to a whole new generation of Metal fans the chance to see AGENT STEEL live on stage with Cyriis; the original voice on the classic "Skeptics Apocalypse", "Unstoppable Force" and "Mad Locust Rising" releases. The legacy continues...stay tuned." More info and updates on www.myspace.com/agentsteel

Per Valla, maincomposer and guitarist of the extreme metalband ELITE, has just released his first soloalbum "4. September" as VREDEHAMMER. The first 200 copies come as a digipack with different layout. More info at www.myspace.com/vredehammer

ASPHYX have recorded two tracks at Sonic Assault studio for an upcoming split 7" with Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE. A new track entitled 'We Doom You To Death' plus 'Bestial Vomit', which is a cover of MAJESTY (U.S.), that originally appeared on their 1988 demo. The EP will be released via Doomentia Records. www.doomentia.com

jueves, 29 de abril de 2010

A Lesson In Metal... Steve Asheim



Crazy Motherfucker!!!

martes, 27 de abril de 2010

Interview: Lust (Mexico)



Today we have this interview with Mauricio "El Chamaco" bassist and vocal of Mexican Thrashers Lust!!!

1.- How was born the idea to create Lust?

- Was born with a group of friends from the high school and the need of expres in a musical way. In the beggining we couldn´t say that we had a style, and this idea gradually became in what is now Lust, through 13 years of life.

2.- Do you remember how was the scene in Mexico in these days?
- The scene was more hermetic, the globalization had not affected the world in those days, we had a real band - fan relationship that we don´t have now.Back in the days, we went to saw our favorite band although this was national. Now all looks like a competence about who have more discs, a better guitar, or more patches in their jacket.

3.- Your first demo was recorded in 1999, how was the experience of record?
- The recordings of Lust always has been done by us, in our home or in a studio. The experience was calm, we do not hurry, because we do not pay for time and stuff like that. When we record Lust, normally we already have the idea of what will be; is not like in other bands where they going to the studio to compose or get some inspiration.

4.- Between your EP in 2001 and your next demo, passed a long time, 5 years... What happened with Lust in that time?
- In that time, we recorded 3 songs for a Split with the maximus Raped God, to this date has not been edited. The time goes fast, and we work on material for "Eternal Disgrace" demo and the "Possessed" Lp.



5.- How long it took to be ready with the songs and record "Possessed"?
- A lot; was 2 years of composition and a lot of gigs... Before, Lust was a much more a live band, i think that was the reason for the long time to compose and record.

6.- "Possessed" opened the gates for the European Tour?
- I don´t think the Lp was the reason. I think what made us visit the old continent were the impetus for Lust to find new listeners, that people could know the band live and then decide if a disc is worth it.

7.- What was the most memorable moment of that tour?
- See how music can unite continents, how the metalic brothers of other countries feel the same energy with the music, with the power of Metal. And of course hehehehehe the beer, so many! I don´t know what to do.

8.- You had some line up changes, now do you have a strong line up?
- Lust have 13 years of life, and we had a lot of members at this time, guitarrists, bassists, drummers, and singers. The line up of Lust is not based on me or somebody else, is based in the need to go against of the stablished, even into the Metal, this is what Lust needs to have a line up.

9.- Do you have near plans for Lust?
- The only plan that Lust have, is non stop. We don´t need play live, or every year put a new album for been a active band. All this, is a global tendency... Lust goes against that.



10.- Talking about the Mexican scene, how can we stay away from the trends that kill Metal?
- Stop watch the TV, don´t buying records in the monopoly stores. Send all the globalization to the shit, is not a retroces. Is simply make the decision to non accept this, stop think about the american dream of the yanquis (americans). And like fans, respect and support what it´s worth.

11.- Could you recommend some Mexican bands to our readers?
- That would be a little purpose. Is that people discover the band that nobody else knows. That stop say to us what is good, is better do it for yourself. Internet? Is valid, the gigs are valid too, the thing is go and watch, that not be told! I recommend that you listen a lot of bands, for sure 5 or more bands worth much!

12.- What is the most important thing that music gives to you?
- The reason to know what i want for my life and the chance to expres what i feel.

13.- Could you describe the sound of Lust in 5 words?
- 5 words? That´s hard hehehe... Mmmmm dirty, fast, irreverent, metal, Mexico. Ok that´s 5 hehehe.

14.- What is Thrash Metal for you?
- Thrash Metal is a way, the most fast form to expres your feelings, that they realize how you lives.

15.- New material of Lust?
- Almost almost. We gonna try to record the new Lust assault in the middle of the year, we hope it´s done for the second half of the year.

16.- For last something to add?
- Sure, thanks for the support to Lust all this time. Metal Til Die!



You can chekc this guys on:
www.myspace.com/lustcurse

lunes, 26 de abril de 2010

News

Vincent Crowley, frontman for Ibex Moon Records ACHERON, has issued the following statement regarding the band's future: "After 22 years of existence, Black / Death / Thrash Metal band ACHERON are calling it quits! The band has released 5 original full length CDs, 3 mini- CDs, 1 cover-tribute CD and a number of other underground releases. ACHERON will end on a familiar note by doing one last run of “Rites Of The Black Mass” shows until January 1st, 2011. After that ACHERON will be done for good (no more shows or albums)! So keep an eye out for selected shows that they will be appearing at this year, because it will be the last time you get to see them live! The line-up for the final shows will be Vincent Crowley (vocals / bass), Art Taylor (guitar), Eric Stewart (guitar) and Scott Pletcher (drums). Promoters interested in booking ACHERON for their "The Last Rites" farewell shows 2010, contact us on myspace or at vincentcrowley@hotmail.com."

Stockholm's CRUCIFYRE have recently been signed by Pulverised Records. The band has already completed their debut full-length album, the follow-up to 2006's "Thessalonian Death Cult" demo. More details about the new album will be revealed soon. Here's the official press statement from CRUCIFYRE's drummer Y. Hillborg: "Working with Pulverised Records feels great. It's like we've come home and have been given the chance to do what we do best, to deliver auditory terror in the most evil and aggressive way". CRUCIFYRE's line-up features members from legendary Swedish acts MORBID, CREMATORY, AFFLICTED, NASUM and GENERAL SURGERY. More info at www.myspace.com/crucifyre

Canadian BEGRIME EXEMIOUS first CD "Impending Funeral Of Man" was recently released through Dark Descent Records. The CD includes 9 tracks in a playing time around 45 minutes packed in a eight-page booklet with artwork from various artists. The vinyl version will be released at a later date. Check out www.darkdescent.net for ordering details or write to darkdescentrecords@gmail.com for more info.

jueves, 22 de abril de 2010

Megadeth In Mexico!



Playing all the fucking RUST IN PEACE!!!

miércoles, 21 de abril de 2010

Do You Remeber This?



FUCK YEAH!!!

News

Tampa, Florida's DIABOLIC have been added to several dates of CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Evisceration Plague Tour" that is scheduled to kick off today (April 20) in Orlando, Florida. Check out our tourdates section for the confirmed dates. According to a statement from DIABOLIC: “We are excited to announce that we have been added to these shows of the CANNIBAL CORPSE “Evisceration Plague” tour! This is our first US tour since 2002 when we were out with DIMMU BORGIR, CRYPTOPSY and KRISIUN, and we look forward to seeing our fans again, and to playing new songs from our upcoming CD, "Excisions Of Exorcisms", upon the Metal masses live for the first time ever!” DIABOLIC's latest, once again featuring the production services of Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (NILE, MORBID ANGEL) and the classic artwork of Joe Pentagno (MOTÖRHEAD, KRISIUN), will be released by Deathgasm Records on June 8th. For more information: www.diabolic-deathmetal.com, www.myspace.com/diabolic666

MASTER's upcoming new album "The Human Machine" will be released in an alternate slipcase cover edition, which will be made available in only 2000 copies worldwide. It was once again designed and painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sigh, Anacrusis, GWAR, etc), who also did the actual album cover for "The Human Machine". States Eliran Kantor: "The basic idea is to have a continuation of the story told in the real front cover, after the two policemen picked up the criminal from the floor. It's a lot simpler, it's a brand new image that will add value to this limited edition, and at the same time it reacts naturally with the real cover and the overall theme carried throughout the album, as this album has a specific subject matter and the 'arrest' scene is based on Paul's original idea." "The Human Machine" will be out on April 26 in Europe and May 25 in North America. www.myspace.com/masterspeckmann

Guitarist Zyklon-A has decided to leave GRAVEHILL due to personal reasons, so the band is currently looking for a replacement. Here's a list of what they don’t want: "Posers – if you don’t know (or even marginally know) what kind of music we play, don’t waste our time! Wimps – if you are a “part-time” musician, who would rather sit at home instead of tour or allow your chick to dictate your lifestyle, don’t waste our time! Rock (cock) stars – if your ego bruises easily, with little to no sense of humor or you spend hours on your guitar solos instead of on quality riffs, don’t waste our time!" GRAVEHILL requires a guitarist who is able to write, record, and tour nationally and internationally. If you feel you meet their standards / conditions and would like to audition please contact them at: www.myspace.com/gravehill666

Lupus Lounge have signed Norway's Nàttsòl and will release their debut “Stemning” (“mood, atmosphere”) shortly. According to the label, the six piece builds on Scandinavian nature mysticism as well as the archaic aggression of Norse Black Metal in the tradition of Ulver’s “Bergtatt”, but brings this musical lineage into the 21st century in a unique and impressive manner. Bandleader Erlend has this to say about the signing of the contract: "We are excited to have signed with Lupus Lounge and about the imminent release of our debut album. We are honoured to join the ranks of their already impressive lineup of bands and are looking forward to bringing you closer to the mystique of nature." All further info you may find at: www.myspace.com/nattsolnorway

THORNAFIRE have been invited to play the Czech Republic’s world renowned Obscene Extreme Festival (July 15–17, 2010). Guitarist Victor Mac-Namara had this to say about the honor. “We come from the Hell of South America, spreading our twisted and poisoned madness for several years and are very pleased to participate in this great festival. We will deliver the dark vibes of our latest CD "Vorex Deconstrucción" from the stage, as well as our past work. In this strange current era where expression is dispersing and vanishing, even underground music, the powerful presence of our music will not go unnoticed!” THORNAFIRE will also be adding show dates in other European countries during the month of July, so be on the lookout. www.myspace.com/thornafire

Todd Weaver, bassist for Apollo Ra and Museum Of Fear was killed in an automobile accident on April 9, 2010 in Essex MD. All of his former bandmates and friends are deeply shocked and saddened by this. Rest In Peace, Todd.

Within the next weeks, Detest Records will release the following items: MIASMAL first 7" EP (in collaboration with Me Saco Un Ojo Records), ENTRAPMENT first demo tape and GRAVEHAMMER - "Ensnared In Dismal Blasphemies" 7". More info is to be found on www.detestrecords.com

The new CEMETERY URN album "The Conquered Are Burned" will finally be be released on April 19 after several delays.

jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

Official Statement about Peter Steele



Fromn their Official website:

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Type O Negative front man, bassist, and our band mate, Peter Steele passed away last night of what appears to be heart failure.
Ironically Peter had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin writing and recording new music for our follow up to "Dead Again" released in 2007.
The official cause of death has yet to be determined pending autopsy results. The funeral services will be private and memorial services will be announced at a future date. We’d like to share our thoughts and those of Peter’s family below.
We are truly saddened to lose our friend and appreciate the tremendous outpouring today from around the world.

Sincerely,
Josh, Kenny and Johnny

miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010

A Lesson In Metal...

Today we have some new section... A Lesson In Metal is just about the most sickest, greatest and memorable shits of the Heavy Metal musicians.



Fuck yeah! Dave Navarro is shocked about the Spiderchord of Dave Mustaine!!!
This shit is hard to play...

jueves, 8 de abril de 2010

Interview: Soul Eater (Mexico)


Hails! Today we have this interview with this crazy teenagers from Irapuato Mexico, furious and classic Death Metal... Soul Eater!

1.- For all those unfamiliar with the band, could you tell us a little bit about the band?

- Thanks for the space dude, it´s good to know is there support from some people. Soul Eater starts two years ago with Damian Silva, Hector Sobreira and me (Joel Silva), later Normand Venegas joined the band. All this with the faithful objective of fun and express our feelings about religion and the new waves of music, mainly the "Core" trendy stuff, trying to respect the basic concepts from the Old School for showing to our generation.

2.- How do you choose the name for Soul Eater?
- There´s not a specific inspiration of the name... We choose the name because sound good for us, Haha!

3.- I can hear a lot of the Golden Era of Metal in your music, who are your main influence to create music?
- Actually a little bit from all, we have our particular preferences. For name a few, we hear since Thrash Metal bands like Destruction, Sodom, Kreator... Death Metal bands like Death, Possessed, Obituary... Even Punk with bands like Black Flag, Misfits and Ramones are influence to us.



4.- Talking about "Satanic Discharge", do ou have some demo before this Full Lenght?
- Technically yes, their name was A. C. S. (Anti Core Squad) and are the songs in our Split Tape with our brothers Ominous Crucifix.

5.- How was the process of composition and recording for "Satanic Discharge"?
- That was fast and intense, because we never stop writing, we are searching new sounds all the time for include in our songs, maybe this is because we like strive and rehearsal a lot, The recording was completed in a week, we try to avoid the overproduction... maybe sound wrong but trying to be the most honest and natural as we can.

6.- What can you say about this song "Angel Rapist"?
- This is a composition of our bassist Hector Sobreira, the lyrics reflect the lust of the human being... this can´t stop and can finished being a pain in the ass (if you understand what i´m saying), for anyone who opposes hahaha.



7.- How was the contact for work with Impious Desecration Records?
- Through our friends Ominous Crucifix, the offer for the Split Tape was with them, so they offer to do the split with them, we thank them for that.

8.- So was easy for you do the Split?
- Honestly, yes. We are really lucky with the support and the oportunities... You can be the best band in the world, but if you don´t have support, you will never grow up.

9.- How is a gig of Soul Eater, do you remember your first gig?
- We remember perfectly, we could barely play well, a couple of own songs, a couple of covers and a lot of shames hahaha. Fortunately we going better and better, now a gig of Soul Eater for me is a recomendation for allt he fans of the intense Metal in the vein of the old days.

10.- How is at the moment the scene in Guanajuato?
- Really well, good gigs and good bands, maybe with a little more support and difusion in the area, the good bands that are starting can go out more faster, but this is the Underground hehe. I like to recommend our friends "Warfare" a really good band from Celaya.



11.- Plans in the near future?
- Promote our album and maybe record some new songs, any gig that you want to invite us, we go gladly.

12.- Something to add or comment?
- Thanks from the heart to our brothers who support the Underground, and thanks to the kids who follow the Old School, after all it´s our turn to take the flame fo the True Metal. For last an honest and nothing sarcastic "God Bless you" hahahaha.



You can check this guys on:
www.myspace.com/souleaterband

News

Preview from the upcoming album of Morbid Carnage!!!

sábado, 3 de abril de 2010

Interview: Infected (Brazil)



Hails! Today we have this great Thrash Metallers from Brazil... Infected!

1.- Hails! First of all, could you tell us, how do you formed the band?

- Rodrigo Costa: Hails friends !!! first of all thanx for the suport and opportunity!! for us is a great pleasure to participate in an ediction of fucking zine !! the band was formed by me (Rodrigo Costa –guitars and vocals ) in the beginning of 2002, with the influences like, Megadeth, Metallica, Exodus, Bywar, Sepultura, Assassin and a lot of Thrash Metal bands . did a few things and think about recording a demo with the old training, but it did not work so took a break in 2005. back with a new lineup in 2006 and since then have not stopped it, until we write some songs and then get the long awaited dream debut album

2.- At the beggining, what was your first musical approach?
- Rodrigo Costa: The beginning we were inexperienced and we played very badly, wanted to sound like sodom, destruction and kreator, influences of our former drummer, I wanted to be like metallica and megadeth so I think with that sounded very original crossover rsrsrs

3.- How was the recording process of "Who Is Not?"...
- Rodrigo Costa: Was really fun and funny because we'd never recorded anything. for us was a great experience, to record our time was short, so we did everything very fast without thinking too much detail. the songs were already written and we did not change in the studio. Like the end result for a band inexperienced we did well, of course, today we see many things we'd like to change, but overall we got a good result I think rsrsrsrs.



4.- How was the contact with Mutilation Records?
- Henrique Perestrelo: We have noticed that Mutilation was made a Thrash Metal bands "Team", them we go talk to Sergio Tullula(Mutilation Headmaster) and ask him if he was interested in our material... after he heard the Who Is Not he accepted to sing with us... that's it

5.- How is composing a song, do you have any special ways to achieve killer riffs, and lyrically what are your main influence to write?
- Rodrigo Costa: Thank you for the words! I worry about writing good riffs, and I have no secrets for composing, I picked up my guitar and play to get something nice, sometimes I can have good ideas, and leave something nice. 'm working on music to get a good result and that's just put a letter and start training. the part of the lyrics talk about the current world we live in, the shit we see on tv, on the greed of man or the church that uses faith to make money and enslave people, do not say anything new or anything revolutionary know a lot of bands spoke and still speak about these issues, but that is what we feel and it is this message that we want to convey to people. open your eyes and not be puppets without brain!

6.- What can you say about this song "The Damned Land"?
- Rodrigo Costa: I think that's a good song with good guitar riffs and a strong chorus, the lyrics talk about a doomed land where death reigns, and it is our fault, blame for letting be manipulated, enslaved and in the end suffer the consequences. it's kind of an apocalyptic vision. I think it came a time when everything is going to be difficult and we spend all this I say in the letter, and the worst is that it is our fault and we do nothing to change the situation.

7.- At the time what was the most important experience like a band?
- Rodrigo Costa: Able to record our debut and see our record in stores, know that many people had any reaction to our music no matter what it was, the headbangers around the world by writing opinions and giving us strength, the friends we made over the years, people like you on the other fighting and communicating the same idea as ours and helping us to show a little of what we are and what we mean by our music, the shows that we already see the audience singing and headbanging to us, these are all experiences and feelings very important to us. one thing that always remember me proud and was one person who told me that we played thrash metal because it was in fashion again and that would not survive over the years, we know that almost 10 years and continue doing what we like without to care about what others think is also a source of pride too big!



8.- I know a lot of great active Brazilian Metal bands (I think is one of the most importants scenes in the world), how is the Brazilian scene in this days?
- Rodrigo Costa: I think the scene here intense, never had so many good bands and a crowd that supports the underground bands, I'm glad to know that we are part of all this, we have great bands like the violator, the great Bywar that to me is the best thrash band metal activity, has some death metal bands also quite good as the infamous glory, pesticide, we have some festivals undergrounds , like the night of living thrashers who last year was attended by the band dr. living dead of sweden.

9.- Could you describe the sound of Infected in five words?
Rodrigo Costa: Aggressive, Intense, Fast, Groove and Feeling!!

10.- For you what is the mening of Infected as a band?
- Henrique Perestrelo: Infected is our Life !!! a way to escape the life's problems!!!! And a way to try to say to other people what we think that we all could do to change this world

11.- Could you please answer spontaneously to these words...
- Henrique Perestrelo:
Brasil: a beautiful country but with great social and educational problems
Sepultura: Heroes in Brazil , idols in the world
Violence: consequence of ignorance
Death: consequence of life
Thrash Metal: the thing that changed my life forever!!



12.- How is a gig of Infected? Do you remember your first gig?
- Rodrigo Costa: Our show is full of energy and aggression, with an exchange of feelings with the audience, I love being on stage no matter if we play for 1 or 100 people! I think the first show what you do is like the first kiss in your first girlfriend rsrsrs you never forget rsrsrs, remember that I was very nervous, my legs were shaking and I thought I was not able to play rsrsrs but then I thought, since we I'm here to play, if I get off the stage afraid the crowd will be worse rsrsrsr and so I have overcome the fear and could do the show without any problems

13.- Plans for the near future?
- Rodrigo Costa: Record a new release, play, play and play rsrsrs drink some beers, see the friends, having fun and much more!!

14.- It´s time to end this interview, anything to add or ask?
- Rodrigo Costa : I wish the space given to all the readers of Obliteration Zine, to all persons involved with work, hope you can hear our album and read this interview and with that may know a little more of our band! to a great hello David, thanks for the space given, for us it is very important to participate in the zine and be able to disclose a little more about our work and who we are! cheers friend!



You can check this guys on:
www.myspace.com/infectedthrashmetal

News

California's GRAVEHILL recently took a break from working on their highly anticipated Ibex Moon Records debut to head down south to Texas for a string of shows with label mates, HOD. Safely home from the carnage and mayhem that ensued, vocalist Mike Abominator offered this summary of the mini-tour: "The Texas shows couldn't have been better. HOD kicked total ass and made us stay on top of our game! One of the best live bands we have seen and some of the best guys around in metal....period! It was an honor sharing the stage with them and playing our Death Metal for all those Texas maniacs! We met so many killer and diehard people in Texas. And I have fond memories of all three shows, but the San Antonio show was unforgettable due to the response of the crowd, the fights, equipment falling and going out, beer and blood flying, the fights, the mayhem, the fights, arghhhhhh! What a show! Thank you to John / Ibex Moon and Beer Reebs / Hod for setting it all up! TEXAS! We will be back!" GRAVEHILL will also be among the many Ibex Moon acts contributing a song to the soundtrack to the upcoming indie horror flick, "Afterparty Massacre". While said track might not be what GRAVEHILL fans might expect from the band, Abominator guarantees brutality: "We entered Trench Studios for a weekend to do the exclusive track for the "Afterparty Massacre" movie soundtrack which Ibex Moon is putting out. We recorded the AC/DC song 'If You Want Blood (You Got It)' for the release. It was GRAVEHILL-ized so to speak, ha ha, but it came out great. We even brought in our friends Shane from PHOBIA and Nick from CREPITUS to scream and growl along with me on the infamous chorus! In the end, the song title, attitude of AC/DC and Bon Scott and even the overall performance of the song fit GRAVEHILL perfectly! Since we are the AC/DC of Death Metal! hahahaha" In regards to the forthcoming album, the front man issued this update from the band's own Hellheim Studios: "Now we enter our studio / dungeon Hellheim Studios to get the songs set for "Pravus Tyrannis" our 2nd album, and debut for Ibex Moon. Once we get the songs set, we will then enter Trench Studios with Engineer John Haddad (who has worked with Phobia, Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Final Conflict, Deathevokation) to record the eight songs of devastating and relentless Death Metal that this album will unleash upon the earth!" More info and updates you may find on the band's myspace site www.myspace.com/gravehill666

Chilean Death Metal act and Ibex Moon recording artists THORNAFIRE will step in front of the camera this month to film the first video off of their latest album "Vorex Deconstruccion". The band has chosen the track 'Deconstruccion', a song which bassist / vocalist Alexis Munoz describes as a "futuristic song inspired by the religious and social decline experienced in the current era Eon oh Hourus", for the video. The video was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte in a professional TV studio Santiago, Chile. More THORNAFIRE info at www.myspace.com/thornafire

New Jerseys brutal Death Metallers DISMA will release their upcoming 7" EP "The Manifestation" on Necroharmonic Records within the next month or so. The EP will contain the 2 new songs 'Manifestation' and 'Purulent Quest'. The band plans to go back in the studio this year to record 3 new songs and promises to be even darker, morbid and heavier than anything they have done before. DISMA features Bill Venner (ex - Incantation 1990, Body of Christ) and Daryl Kahan (Funebrarum, Assuck) on guitars, Craig Pillard (ex - Incantation, DiSciples of Mockery, Womb, Methadrone) on vocals, Randi Stokes (Methadrone) on bass and Shawn Eldridge (Funebrarum) on drums. DISMA's first demo "The Vault Of Membros" is still available from the band directly. Two- sided t-shirts and sweatshirts are available now from www.necroharmonic.com. For more info you can reach the band through http://www.myspace.com/dismadeathmetal or via email: dismadeath@gmail.com.

"Pestrapture", the debut album of Russian Black Metallers INHEIN, was released on March 08 via Spanish Antichristian Front Records. It was mastered at Swedish Cutting Room studio (HYPOCRISY, BEHEMOTH, OPETH, KATATONIA etc.). You can check out the cover artwork here. For more info or sound samples go to www.myspace.com/inhein

jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

The Seedbed Of Evil: Toxic Hate (Mexico)



Banda: Toxic Hate
Albúm: Demo 2010
Genero: Death Metal


ANIQUILADOR!!! Esta es la palabra correcta para definir la calidad y el sonido para este demo de Toxic Hate. Death Metal en la mejor de sus formas, estructuras, Riffs y una voz impresionante, que a pesar de tener una bateria secuenciada, me hacen recordar bandas como Demigod, Infestdead o Immolation.

El demo comienza con un intro obscuro y pesado, es como una especie de preludio hacia la locura dando paso a Toxic Hate, canción que desde el primer remate de bateria sabes que será demoledora, con un frenetico y avasallante blastbeat apoyado por ese sonido único del tremolo en una guitarra, ademas de un Riff pensado a la perfección, esta llena de cambios y una dinamica que no dejan quitarle el oido de encima, sin duda la mejor canción del Demo.
Bastard es una canción un poco menos agresiva, pero sigue manteniendo la fuerza necesaria para atraparte, un mid-tempo constante que suena increible con doble bombo! Cerca del minuto 1:50 llegamos a mi parte favorita, ese bajón denso y psicotico que solo me hace tener pensamientos de cripta, llegando a un solo de guitarra fantastico capaz de transportarte a una dimensión de miedo y nerviosismo, finalizando con ese grito demoledor ¡Bastard, Bastard, Kill´em All!

Toxic Hate solo me hace reafirmar lo que siempre he pensado, Hatemaster es uno de los músicos de Metal mas talentosos y comprometidos hoy por hoy en México. Estoy ansioso por esuchar lo que será su albúm debut, que seguramente será una joya del Death Metal, sin duda una banda con un futuro prometedor por delante! Toxic Hate solo para los amantes del verdadero Death Metal!

Contacto:
www.myspace.com/toxichateband

Veredicto: 9/10

Interview: Toxic Hate (Mexico) Spanish


Estamos de vuelta... Hoy traemos esta entrevista con Hatemaster la mente detras de Toxic Hate, devastador y agresivo Death Metal desde Tierras Aztecas.

1.- Hails Hatemaster! Para empezar podrias darles una pequeña introduccion sobre Toxic Hate a todos aquellos que no estan familizarizados con la banda?

- Hey, primero que nada, gracias por la entrevista, y el interés en Toxic Hate.
Toxic Hate es una banda de death metal, la cual recientemente salió a la luz, pues las primeras rolas las subí al myspace apenas a comienzos de este año, aunque lleva mas de un año de trabajo previo. Esto empezó a finales de 2008, y fue hasta 2009 que decidí la forma en que sacaría el material que ya tenia. La linea musical no la podría describir puntual, pues tengo muchas influencias, y no trato de copiar a ninguna otra banda, aunque seguramente quien la escuche notara similitudes con otras bandas. Toxic Hate es una banda de un integrante, pues yo hago la música, letras y producción ademas las secuencias para la batería, pero Erradikator arregla la voz a la hora de grabar, y por supuesto es la voz de la banda.

2.- Porque razon decides emprender Toxic Hate como un proyecto de una sola perosna?
- Pues en la época en que tenia el proyecto en mente no tuve oportunidad de juntar a las personas correctas, y decidí empezarlo, así, sin integrantes, sin mas. Creo que al final es buen experimeto para mi pues ahora valoro mas el trabajo que cada integrante de una banda hace, aquí lo bueno es que no tengo problemas a la hora de tomar decisiones, y hago las cosas a mi manera, y la verdad estoy aprendiendo mas de lo que pensé. pero si es trabajo muy duro, por eso también he hecho las cosas con calma y me he tomado todo el tiempo que he pensado necesario para terminar cada etapa, así como los pasos a seguir en cada proceso.

3.- Las canciones que tienes en tu perfil de myspace me hacen recordar bandas como Infestdead o Demigod, que bandas son tus mas importantes influencias para crear musica?
- Para mi siempre han sido gran influencia Morbid Angel y Carcass, pero con el tiempo he descubieto y han surgido muchas mas que me gustan mucho y de las cuales he tomado algo, aunque te repito, no busco sonar a nadie en particular.



4.- Cuanto tiempo te llevo tener listas las canciones del demo y, que tan dificil fue el proceso de grabacion?
- Las rolas que están en el myspace son las mismas del demo, decidí sacar solo estas dos y un intro, basado en el tiempo en que fueron compuestas las rolas. Estas fueron las primera que hice entre 2008-2009, y pensé que las que hice después estaban como mas en la misma linea que estas dos primeras, así que las revise, hice algunos arreglos, los solos, y las re-grabe, y dos meses después estaban listas. Todo fue grabado en MiniBox estudio, un pequeño estudio casero del sur de la ciudad, la batería la trabaje yo en mi computadora (difícil proceso para mi que no soy baterista), y la voz se grabo en La Sala De Composición, otro pequeño estudio. Mezcla y master también fueron hechas en MiniBox. En resumen, fue largo y un poco cansado el proceso, pero espero este primer materia se mueva bien, y para el siguiente material en el cual ya estoy trabajando, nos vaya mejor, y por supuesto la producción será mas detallada.

5.- Como se da el contacto con Erradikator para conformar la voz despues de la salida de Frodo 47?
- Desde el principio busque a amigos cercanos que estuvieran involucrados en la música, para e proyecto y Frodo47 era mi mejor opción, pero lamentablemente por problemas personales que se le presentaron no pudo ser la voz de Toxic Hate, así que decidí esperar y cuando tuve las rolas listas le pedi a Erradikator (amigo de mucho tiempo y metalhead de la vieja escuela), me ayudara a terminar el proyecto, y pues todo funciono bien, el hizo arreglos a las lineas de voz y algunos otros a las letras, y el resultado me parece correcto.

6.- Hablando de las letras en tus canciones, cual es el tema principal o de donde viene la inspiracion?
- Completamente social! Las letras hablan de la sociaded en la que vivimos, en como nos comportamos, o se comportan algunos, en la religión como influencia social, y de toda la mierda que encontramos a diario al salir a las calles de esta ciudad tan dificil.

7.- Crees que Toxic Hate podria conformar una base fuerte de musicos para hacer presentaciones en vivo?
- Posiblemente en un futuro esto sea real, pues parte de hacer música es poder tocarla en vivo, la verdad para el primer LP, solo he pensado en contratar a algún buen baterista para la grabación, esto es esencial para cualquier banda, pues al hacer todas las rolas con baterias secuenciadas los tiempos son precisos, eso es lo que buscaría en un bateriasta, precisión, calidad y que pueda trabajar con metronomo sin problemas. Se que por ahi hay varios buenos musicos, solo hay que encontralos y porsupuesto que esten interesados en Toxic Hate.




8.- En tus palabras que es el Death Metal?

- Creo que como genero es tal vez el mas agresivo, fuerte, y denso, pero es solo una idea, por supuesto a todos nos llegan diferentes emociones con este genero y depende también del interprete, así que creo cada quien tiene algo particular que decir a este respecto.

9.- Cual es tu percepcion de la escena Mexicana actual?
- Uff... Creo siempre ha sido dicicil, pero ahora mas, primero tenemos las modas, diferentes generos han llegado como moda, y asi se han ido, y solo han quedado las bandas que valen la pena, y comprometidas, pero creo que hoy en dia la escena es mas complicda, ahora el publico y los organizadores son menos exigentes y mas desinteresados (no todos por supuesto), ahora hay mas toquines de baja calidad que antes, ahora los organizadores prefieren hacer 5 toquincitos chafones, que 2 bien hechos, el publico ahora solo va a "tirar estilo" y a enborracharse, ya no escuchan a las bandas, y bueno si ves a las mismas banditas cada fin, pues ya te las sabes y no les pones mucha atención, ademas el publico cada vez es mas joven, claro que esto no es malo, pero ahora se preocupan mas por la pose que por realmente conocer a las bandas, a los iniciadores de géneros y se la pasan pavonenadose con sus playeras raras, originales, demostrando lo "true" que son, y todo es pura pose. De las bandas nuevas, la verdad pienso que pocas valen la pena, y veo que a nivel mundial lo realmente "underground" esta creciendo cada vez mas, con muy buenas bandas incluso nacionales, pero lamentablemente estas bandas se mantienen al margen para no caer en toda esta payasada de banditas, chavitos y poses, y valen mucho la pena. Creo que el problema general de las bandas que nunca hacen nada mas, o nunca pasan de ciertos puntos, es la calidad y lo profesionales que no son, simplemente no lo son, no se comprometen con lo que hacen, no van mas alla, no invierten, esto es importantisimo, realmente cuantas bandas saben lo que es tener una produccion pro?, saben cuanto cuesta?, por que podemos dedcucir que no lo saben? Por que siguen donde siempre, tocando en tocaditas mal hechas (culpa de todas las partes), y ahi seguiran, con una buena producción uno se exije mas, por ejemplo, si pagas un estudio de a 500 la hora, porsupuesto que te comprometes a grabar bien!, y una prodicción buena te abre mas puertas. Ser "underground", no es ser conformista, ni mal hecho, es estar en una escena en donde hay que trabajar igual que en cuelquier empresa, mucho y duro trabajo, tiempo y dinero, y pienso esto esta muy olvidado en la mayoria en estos dias.

10.- Se que tienes muchos años dentro de la musica, que es lo mas importante que la musica te ha dado?
- La música me ha dado mucho! He aprendido muchas cosas, y el tocar en vivo es lo mejor que uno puede hacer siendo músico, y mas cuando tocas tu música y gente responde positivamente y de corazón, llegar de esta forma a los demás.
La palabra es SATISFACCION!



11.- Si tuvieras la oportunidad de escoger una banda para trabajar en un split, que banda escogerias?
- Esta si es difícil, pues me gustaría trabajar con muchas bandas, de aqui de México, Evil Entourage, Sarcoma, DNB, son algunas de las que me gustan, extranjeras pues hay muchas como End Of Days, o Hate, o tal vez Kronos, no se hay cientos.
Se aceptan propuestas!!!

12.- Planes para el futuro cercano?
- Distribuir el demo hasta donde el presupuesto lo permita, y encontrar disquera pronto, pues esto de andar de "Hombre Orquesta" es caro! Seguir trabajando mucho para hacer música de calidad, y espero el LP este listo para finales de este año, y estaría muy chingos sacar un split con otra banda. A darle!!

13.- Por ultimo, algo que quieras agregar?
Otra vez agradecer el interes por Toxic Hate, y agradecer a todos los que han hecho algo en este proyecto que empieza, a Christopher por el logo, Frodo47 por las fotos, Erradikator por su apoyo, a Daniel por el diseño e incondicional apoyo en todo! y a todos los que me faltan , ya saben quienes son. Y los que no conocen a Toxic Hate, pues chequenlo ya!!!
Gracias!!!!

Pueden checar a Toxic Hate en:
www.myspace.com/toxichateband

Interview: Toxic Hate (Mexico)


We are back... Now we have this interview with Hatemaster the mind behind Toxic Hate, crushing and aggressive Death Metal from the Aztec Land.

1.- Hails Hatemaster, firstable for all those unfamiliar with the band, could you tell us a little introduction about the band?

- Hey thanks for the interview and the interest in Toxic Hate. Toxic Hate is Death Metal bands, which recently come out to the light, I uploaded the first songs to MySpace in the beginning of this year, tough this had more than a year of previous work. This starts in the end of 2008, was until 2009 that I decided the form in which the material would be released that I already had. I can´t describe the musical line in a exact term, because I have a lot of influences and I don´t try to imitate any other band, though surely somebody find similarities with other bands. Toxic Hate is a one man band, I make the music, lyrics, production and the drums sequences, but Erradikator makes the arrangements for recording, and of course he is the voice of the band.

2.- Why do you decided make Toxic Hate like a one man band?
- In that time, I hadn´t the opportunity for get the right persons for the project, so I decided start without other members. At the end I think is a good experiment for me, because now I value more the work of any single member of a band, the good thing here is that I don´t have problems for make the right decisions and I do the work to my way, the truth is I am learning more that I was thinking. The work is very hard, I do the things calm and I take the necessary time for each stage, as well as the steps to continuing in every process.

3.- The songs that you have on your Myspace profile makes me remember bands like Infestdead or Demigod, what bands are your main influence to create music?
- For me Morbid Angel and Carcass always been my influence, but with the time I discovered and arisen many other that I like more, and I took some of this bands, but I repeat, I don´t try sound to anybody in particular.



4.- How much time did you take to have ready the demo songs and how was the recording process?
- The songs in Myspace are the same that the Demo, I decided put out 2 songs and one Intro, based in the time on which they were composed. All was recording in Minibox Studio, a small home studio on south of the City, I worked the drums on my computer (hard process because I’m not a drummer), and the voice was recorded on the Composition Room, another small studio. In short, the process was long and a little bit tired, but I hope this first material moves good, for the next material (I working on that) I hope goes better, and of course the production it´s gonna be more detailed.

5.- How is the contact with Erradikator for the vocals, before Frodo 47 leaves the project?
- Since the beginning I search close friends that were involved into the music for the project, and Frodo 47 was my better option, but unfortunately by personal issues that he had, he can´t be the voice of Toxic Hate. So I decided to wait, when I had ready the songs I asked to Erradikator (a long time friend and Old School Metalhead) if he can help me for finish the project, and all works good, he make arrangements in the vocal line and some other in the lyrics, the result is correct for me.

6.- Talking about the lyrics, what is the main theme or from where comes the inspiration?
- Completely Social! The lyrics talk about the society that we living, our behavior, the religion like social influence, and all the shit that we found in the streets of this difficult City.

7.- Do you think Toxic Hate could conform a strong Line – up for live performances?
- Maybe this is gonna be real in the future, part of make music is be available to play live. For the first Lp I only think hired a good drummer for the recording, this is essential for any band. When you make all the songs with sequences, the times are precise, I try to find in a drummer; precision, quality and he can work with metronome. I know there are some good musicians, i have to found them and of course they are interested.



8.- In your words, what is Death Metal?
- I think like a genre is the most aggressive, strong and heavy… but is just an idea. Of course all of us feel different emotions with this genre, and depends a lot of the Interpreter, so I think all have something particular to say about it.

9.- What is your perception about the actual Mexican Metal scene?
- Uff… I think always being difficult, but now is more. First, we have trends, different genres came like a trend and they gone like a trend. Only the good and committed bands stay alive, the scene in these days is more complicated, the audience and the promoters are less quality exigent and more disinterest (not all of course), now we have more gigs with low quality, the promoters prefer do 5 shity gigs that 2 well done gigs. The audience now just goes to shine their “style” and get drunk, they not listen anymore the bands, but if you see the same bands every weekend, you know what happens and you don´t put much attention to them. The audience is younger, this is not bad, but they only worry about their look and style, they don´t really want know the bands, the starters of genres; just want to presume their rare and original T-Shirts, trying to demonstrate how “True” they are, just a pose. Of the new bands, I really think only a few are good, and I see in a worldwide level the Underground is growing up with a really good bands, includes Mexican bands, but unfortunately this bands are in the line for not being a Trendy band and they are really great. The problem with the bands that never goes far away from some points, is their unprofessionalism, simply they are not Professionals, they don´t have commitments with their music, they not invest in their music, How many bands knows what is a Professional recording? How much cost? Why we can say the don´t know? Because they are in the same place, playing in some shity gigs (fault of all parts), and they will follow there; with a good production yourself demands more, for example if you pay a studio by $500 per hour, of course you commit to work perfect, and a good productions open more doors. Be Underground is not conformist, or wrong done. Is be in a scene where we have work just like every workplace, a lot and hard work, time, money; I think this is forgotten in this days.

10.- I Know you have a lot of years into the music, what is the most important that the music gives to you?
- The music gives me a lot! I learned a lot of things, and play live is the best thing that you can do being a musician, when you play your music and the people responses in a positive way from the heart, touch the people in this way. The right word is Satisfaction!



11.- If you had the opportunity to choice some band for work in a Split, what would be that band?
- This is hard, because I really like work with a lot of bands. From Mexico Evil Entourage, Sarcoma, DNB, they are some I like. Foreigners maybe End Of Days, Hate, maybe Kronos, I don´t know is there hundreds of bands. Accepted proposals!

12.- Plans for the near future?
- Distribute the Demo as far as the budget permits, and find label soon, because being a “Orchestra Man” is expensive! Keep it working for make quality music, and I hope the Lp is ready for the end of the year, and would be very cool get a Split with another band.

13.- For last, anything to add?
- Thanks again for the interest in Toxic Hate, and thank all those who have done something in this project begins, to Christopher for the logo, Frodo 47 for the photos, Erradikator for their support, to Daniel for the design and unconditional support throughout ! And all they're missing, you know who they are.
If you don´t know Toxic Hate yet, check it out now! Thanks!!!

You can check Toxic Hate on:
www.myspace.com/toxichateband

martes, 23 de marzo de 2010

News!

Brazil's REVIOLENCE have just released their new CD "Modern Beast" through Marquee Records. The album mixes Heavy and Thrash Metal influences, features new singer Rod Starscream and was produced by Mauro Juliany from Soundup Studios (SP/Brazil). It will be distributed in Germany, USA, Japan, Canada and Mexico. Sound samples and more info on the band you will find at www.myspace.com/reviolence

Putrescense Records from Gainesville, FL (USA) return with their 2nd release, a re-release of the 1990 demotape from Peruvian Death Metal act CONTUMACY called "Fall Of The Structure" as a vinyl 7'' EP. According to the label CONTUMACY play very dark and heavy Death Metal with some Finnish influences and the South American vibe. CONTUMACY was one of the very first Death Metal bands from their continent without any Thrash Metal influences, just pure ugly heavy and dark Death Metal. Anybody interested in this release should contact Putrescense Records through their official myspace site www.myspace.com/putrescenserecords.

The following news have been posted on MORBID ANGEL's official website www.morbidangel.com: "World Management and MORBID ANGEL would like to let the fans know that rumors about Pedro Sandoval's back surgery are in fact true. Pete has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a Laser Back Surgery specialist in Tampa Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band's history and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with MORBID ANGEL. The band is moving forward on their next recording with Tim Yeung. Currently the guys are in rehearsals in Tampa putting their finishing touches on the songs for the new album, which is slated for later this year with subsequent touring world wide."

Swedish Rock'n' Roll Punk Rockers IRON LAMB, a band consisting of Metal veterans Johan Wallin (General Surgery, Scurvy, Bombstrike, ex - Repugnant), Grga Lindström (ex - Repugnant), Thomas Daun (Dismember, ex - Repugnant, ex - Insision) and Daniel Ekeroth (Tyrant, ex - Insision, ex - Dellamorte, author of the "Swedish Death Metal" book), has posted a brand new track ('I Don't Like You') on their official myspace site www.myspace.com/ironlambofficial, which comes off from the upcoming split 7" with Swedish Hardcore Punk band Motorbreath. IRON LAMB will soon enter the studio for the debut full-length album. More details to be announced soon.

“Evighetens Dårar II”, the 2nd part of the "Evighetens Dårar" trilogy and nothing else than the new demo of Swedish "free-of-charge-Death-Metal-commando" TORTURE DIVISION is available now in the download section of their homepage www.torturedivision.net. Again produced mixed by Dan Swanö “Evighetens Dårar II” offers nothing else than "the world’s best Death Metal for free", according to the band themselves. Check it out and use the "fucken paypal button" (as they write) to support them.

martes, 16 de marzo de 2010

Do You Remember This?



Fuck Yeah!!! Amazing band one of my favorites!!!

News

German Thrashers DESTRUCTION recently posted the following news on their official myspace site www.myspace.com/officialdestruction: "Now it's official, the DVD “A Savage Symphony”, is the farewell gift from drummer Marc Reign for the DESTRUCTION fans. Tour-stress caused personal and musical differences, so both parties decided to go separate ways in the future. Marc will concentrate on his rock-project VOLCANO and wants to keep himself open for other musical styles. He wants to thank all the DESTRUCTION maniacs worldwide and the band for all the great fun and support over all those years! Mike and Schmier wish him all the best and much success for his future projects. All announced shows will of course go ahead! DESTRUCTION are currently writing new material that will “go more back to the roots”, referring a statement from frontman Schmier."

BESTIAL DEATH's "Suicide Of The Immortal" demo is going to be unleashed by Israhellbanger Records in the classic tape format, exactly as it should have been done back in 1986, when it was recorded. It is scheduled to be released in June 2010 on pro-tape, featuring a 1” logo pin and an A4 poster. No “special” versions, no efforts to raise the “quality” of the sound and no compromises will be made. For more info go to www.israhellbanger.com

Chile's PENTAGRAM have completed their first studio recording in over 20 years. During their European tour in the summer of 2009, the band recorded the track 'Demented' - which was written in the 80s but didn't make it onto either of PENTAGRAM's demos - at HVR Studios in the UK with producer / engineer Dan Biggin at the helm. The vocals were recorded in Santiago, Chile in December when the band gathered in their hometown to support VENOM in front of 2,000 raging oldschool Metallers. The track is currently being mixed and should surface on a split 7" (for Cyclone Empire's "Imperial Anthems" EP series) later this year. More details will be announced soon. In addition, the band has begun writing new material for its first-ever full-length album. Comments bandleader Anton Reisenegger (guitar / vocals): "When we started writing, the idea was obviously to preserve the spirit of our 80s material, but, to be honest, we didn't have to try very hard. It all started flowing naturally, and it was all there: the dark vibe, the weird time changes, the 'spider' riffs... We are having a great time writing new music, but it's going to take some time to complete an album's worth of material due to the logistical difficulties. But we don't want to rush things anyway, and this way we can make sure what we put out really lives up to the legend that PENTAGRAM represents for so many people." PENTAGRAM intend to return to Europe this year again for another string of festivals and selected club shows. www.myspace.com/pentagramchileofficial

KRYPTS "Open The Crypt" demo on 12" and PUTRID's second demo tape are now available from Detest Records. Within the next weeks Detest Records will also release MIASMAL's and GRAVEHAMMER's first 7" EPs as well as ENTRAPMENT's first demo. More info and updates at www.detestrecords.com

martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

Great!

TRIPTYKON, the group formed by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Warrior, will release their highly anticipated album “Eparistera Daimones” in March 2010. To catch a glimpse at this monolithic opus either visit the band’s official MySpace page where you can already stream two full songs (www.myspace.com/triptykonofficial) or watch the following atmospheric online teaser clips featuring short music samples taken from the album: Triptykon1, Triptykon2, Triptykon3, Triptykon4. “Eparistera Daimones“ will be released as deluxe mediabook CD edition incl. 28-page booklet and extensive liner notes as well as gatefold double LP via Century Media Records under exclusive license from Prowling Death Records Ltd. on the following dates: Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Italy: March 19, 2010. UK / Benelux / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Portugal / rest of Europe: March 22, 2010. Spain: March 23, 2010. Sweden / Finland / Hungary: March 24, 2010. In an exceptionally rare gesture, HR Giger has granted TRIPTYKON the use of his dramatic painting "Vlad Tepes" (work no. 412, 200 x 140 cm, acrylic on paper on wood, 1978). It is the artist's first authorized appearance on an album cover in 17 years, and the second time he collaborates with Warrior (following Celtic Frost's "To Mega Therion" album in 1985). A new and exclusive gallery showing HR Giger and "Vlad Tepes" from 1978 has been added to the "Multimedia / Imagery" section on the band’s official homepage www.triptykon.net. Furthermore, TRIPTYKON have announced a couple of warm-up shows prior to the band’s appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival where Tom G. Warrior is hosting the special event Only Death Is Real on April 16th (click here for detailed info). The upcoming TRIPTYKON live dates you will find in our tourdates section.

lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

Do You Remember This?



Finland Aggressives Thrashers!!!!

News

Philadelphia's GOREAPHOBIA will join KULT OF AZAZEL, BLOODFEAST and ANAL CUNT as one of the headliners of this year's March Metal Massacre Fest in Reading, PA. Featuring over a dozen brutal bands, the show will take place at The Silo Nightclub on March 27th. Visit www.pametalshows.com for details and ticket information. GOREAPHOBIA guitarist Alex Bouks comments on the night of brutality: "We are excited to kick off the year as one of the headliners of the March Metal Massacre. We look forward to seeing all you metal tyrants there. We're also excited to be sharing the stage with friends KULT OF AZAZEL and the other great bands that will play this year."

SATHANAS will enter 905 Studios in April to begin recording their next full length album, entitled "La Hora De Lucifer". The album, that will feature artwork by Kris Verwimp, will be released by Pagan Records in Europe, Austral Holocaust Productions in South America, Evil Dead Production in Asia, and an as of yet unannounced label in the United States. Each region will have its own exclusive bonus track. The track listing reads as follows: 'Angels Forsaken', 'La Hora De Lucifer', 'Forged In Eternal Fire', 'Battle Of Bewitchment', 'Dark Conjurings', 'Engraved In The Book Of Death', 'Hammer Of Demons', 'Nocturnal Reign', 'Blackest Hate' plus 1 of 4 regional bonus tracks. For more info go to www.sathanas.net

jueves, 4 de marzo de 2010

New Book

This is really interesting.

Retrospectiva Al Metal Chileno (1983-1993) is a recently released book about the Chilean Metal scene of the decade 1983 up to 1993, as you might guess out of the title. 216 pages in 30 x 24cm deluxe format and written in Spanish language this book is meant for all those who are interested in a rather unknown Metal scene and especially in a collection of Thrash Metal bands from Chile around this era. The limited deluxe edition includes a 12" compilation LP (gatefold format) with a selection of oldschool Chilean bands such as VASTATOR, TORTURER, DORSO, NECROSIS, NIMROD, D.T.H., IN AGGRESSION, DARKNESS, CANCERBERO, BETRAYED, BELIAL, SQUAD, RUST and MASSACRE (all tracks featured here have never been on this format before). The book sells for 46 USD + shipping. If an English edition will be available later is not clear for the moment, therefore this goes out to those who are able to understand Spanish to dare a look at www.corvusdiscos.cl and read more information about this book and about the other releases of this small oldschool underground label and distro.

martes, 2 de marzo de 2010

News

DENIAL FIEND have issued a statement about the band's follow up to their 2007 debut full length, "They Rise". According to guitarist Sam Williams the as-of-yet untitled album will feature eight gore-filled tracks. One, entitled 'Hell Asylum', will feature guest leads from Steve Swanson (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE), Ralph Santolla (ex-DEICIDE, OBITUARY etc.) and James Murphy (ex-DEATH, ex-TESTAMENT etc.). The album is nearing completion with all of the guitars and drums tracked and the bass and vocals nearly done. Mixing is set to begin at the end of March. Regarding the direction the band has taken since recruiting new members last year, Williams had this to say, "Whether it's the infusion of the new members and their particular backgrounds or just the way we were going already... the new album is faster, thrashier, heavier and tighter. Oldschool Crossover Hardcore / Thrash meets Death Metal." DENIAL FIEND's 2010 recording line-up reads like this: Terry Butler - bass (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, ex-DEATH), Sam Williams - guitars (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES), Rob Rampy - drums (D.R.I.) and Blaine Cook - vocals (THE ACCÜSED, TOE TAG). For more DENIAL FIEND updates, check out the band's new Facebook page or visit www.myspace.com/denialfiendband.

Swedish FERAL have just published the following statement: "FERAL are honored to sign to John McEntee's Ibex Moon Records, having released many albums of artists that we show great respect to. Several years of writing has given us loads of material to choose from and the time to rework our songs to perfection. Expect nothing else than our debut album to be a slab of rotting flesh reeking of groovy Swedish Death Metal. New tracks never released in any form will be recorded during this session as well, including probably the most intense material we have ever spawned. Primal rage and pure malevolence lies ahead, the FERAL beast is now howling under the Ibex Moon!" For more info check out www.myspace.com/feralswe.
 

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