Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ninnagesh Interview


USBMS thanks you for this interview
Interview done by Loki Astoroth

1.Can you tell us a little bit about the project, how you came into existence and what are you doing nowadays?

 Ok first thanks for this this interview really is a meet respounds urs questions, Ninnagesh starts as a band of a person in the year 2000, Hugo Alejandro Gallego Zuñiga was the frist member of the band, in 2005 he recordered the first Ninnagesh album "In times before the light... when the devil was god", one year later enter the current bassits Arleth Portela, this guy is great person with many things and ideas to provide, with this guy we recordered the second album and possibly the most known album... "Oculta", in the nowdays we worked in us new album "Absolata" relased in the Winter of 2010.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the 2 albums that you have recorded so far?

 Realy now we have 3 albums,personally, I define the sound of Ninnagesh, as a powerful sound, with sound who experiment and transcend,but without leaving the concept of what we do..

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and concepts that both albums explore?

the issues we deal in our songs, cover many things, Ninnagesh, power, elitism...there a special theme we draw much attention and is the subject and the mystical force that gives us the cosmos,we used a small part of this thought in our last album,we did a good job on this album, both the lyrics and musically.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band name Ninagesh?

4- Ok,the meaning and inspiration behind the band name Ninnagesh, simply is Ninnagesh. This comes from an ancient Indian culture, is all that the door that illuminates the cosmos ancient, secret universal force, is reflected at the same time, able to drown out the lake at dawn, the energy of the seas, nesesary the awakening of life.
its power can make the gods into beasts, there is evil in the Deep, Creature of the moon, the revival of the centuries, does not pass any light, illuminate the barking of wolves, is just part of past and future , born before he died, is the same force which is crowned with the stars...
The silence before the creation, the silence after the apocalypse.

5. Currently the band is a one man project, do you have plans on using other musicians in the future or are you going to keep it a solo project?

 Ninnagesh began as a one man project, Currently the musicians are Hugo Gallego (Guitars/voices), Arleth Portela (Basses), we a have a new member Santiago Botero this  guy is a excellent musician, to be honest we was playing with many drummers but never find a professional person as is santiago, I think this guy is a great friend.

6. Currently you are unsigned, do you have plans on working with a record label, in the future if so, what kind of label do you think that would do the best on getting your music out?

 Currently us sign is Blakheartz Records, this is a sign of Germany, with this we have direct contact with countries like Austria, Poland, Russia,Italy,Swittzerland and ofcoruse Germany, really we would like work together with a American sign and so have the same contact with usa as we have with Europe, We have received proposals, but I personally think they are not serious people with which we want to work,but in summary,, yes! would like work with a North American sign.

7. Do you have any other projects besides this one?

  Yes, all the members have others projects besides Ninnagesh... all great bands,, Hugo have a fussion jazz proyect called Alejandro Gallegoz, great band with a fresh sound, the personal proyect of Arleth is Mond, great Black Metal band he plays all the instruments in the Druidims album signed for a Dannish records,Santiago is a talented person he have many bands and many projects of unusual music haha...

8. On a worldwide level, how has the reception been to your music from black metal fans worldwide?

  The reception been to the music from black metal fans worldwide, are very great,, the ninnagesh music many people love specialy in Canada and Netherlands, was playing some shows in this countrys and acceptance of people is really excellent, a hug for all us friends in all the world.

 9. How would you describe your musical progress over the years and what direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

 The musical progress over the years I think it was very good,we have learned and experienced many things with our music Fortunately people like our music and that's what really matters to us,,for the future, we want our music continues to evolve to continue trying to do something new, but enjoyable for fans.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

 Ok,  the bands and musical styles that have influenced us music, are many bands as Immortal, Emperor,Gorgoroth,Bathory among many others black metal bands,, we also have many influence of Colombian music we have grown up with this happy music haha, nowdays we listen all the tipes of music,I think everyone has something to contribute in us music  really good music there, other than metal ... all band members have musical influences and tastes very different, that makes us share and bring some originality.

11. What role does Satanism and Occultism play in your music, and how would you describe your views on these topics?

The role does Satanism and Occultism play in us music is important because in the "Oculta" album some songs deal with this topics,. I think about Satanism and the occultism, I think these thoughts have the power to make ourselves known to themselves explore our body and our senses.

12. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?


 Our interests really are many things,such as motorcycles, cooking, reading, traveling the world, know countries, cities, culture, friends...anything that can satisfy us as individuals and so to enrich our music some sense.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? 

 Of course, as I said at the beginning of the interview thanks to USBMS for this space, to all who have helped us grow, all the people who have read this interview... i hope the Ninnagesh music like people who do not know us, a hug for all yours...
Stay metal!!!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Blodheim Interview

Hailz USBMS thanks you for this interview
Interview done by Loki Astoroth 

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band, how you came into existence and what you are doing nowadays?

 Blodheim was started in mid 2008. We had played since 2007 under a different name. As Rælingen is a very small place in Norway, the ones that listen to/play black metal come together. Grotesque and myself started the band with the intention of exploring the roots and black metal, but also experimenting with new elements.
At the time being we are one drummer short, but we are in the process of recording a new album.

2. How would you describe the musical sound that was presented on the demo, and the newer material that you are now working on?

 The demo Warrior of the Abyss was a very experimental record. Experimental in the way that it was the first time we recorded anything in a studio. Everything was low-budget of course. The whole point of the demo was to get experience in studio and also to get our music out to others.
During the time between the first demo and now, we have build our own studio. The means that we have alot more time and we can put more effort into the next record. The sound will be raw but epic and I think it will suit the many different elements of the record.

3. How would you describe the lyrical topics and subjects of the music?

 The lyrics of Blodheim is all about the struggle we must endure every day. The struggle against Christianity and Islam and the modern way of thinking that completely destroys the good old Norwegian way of life. We look back to the days of old with honor and pride, and compared to the present, we are only weak. Blodheim lyrics is all about how humans should pick up the fight against such a weakness.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band name Blodheim?

 I will not fully describe the origin of our name, but I will say that Blodheim for us, symbolizes a place where we can escape from all. It symbolizes the nature as a place to be alone.

5. Have you had any opportunities to do live shows, if so what are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

 We have actually played alot live. In late 2009 and during 2010 we have played alot live. Black metal is not very popular here in Norway so we have been lucky to get as much live experience as we have. The best show we have played was at a local festival in Gjerdrum. The sound was excellent and we all performed a great show. I think we got the message across. I will not reveal too much of our live performance, but I can say that it contains the blood of pigs.

6. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so what kind of record label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for the band?

When we started up, we said to each other that we did not need a label. But when we realized how difficult is actually is to get booked for live shows without a label, we changed our way of thinking. So, yes, we are looking for a label. Preferably an underground label. I have heard about alot of serious and hard working underground labels in Germany. Alot of Norwegian bands are/have been signed down there.

7. On a worldwide level, how has your music been received by black metal fans?

 The Warrior of the Abyss demo was printed in 100 copy's and we sent them all around the world. Only 3 or 4 copy's were sent to Norway. So I hope that the people we have sent our music to found it interesting and want to hear more. As a Norwegian black metal band, we rely heavily on international interest as black metal is not widely appreciated here in Norway.

8. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

 That's a difficult question, but I can say that we are being more and more inspired by old Norwegian folk music.
9. Are there any side projects besides this band or is this a full time group?

 I have a couple of other projects besides Blodheim, but Blodheim has always and always will be our primary project. Grotesque play only in Blodheim for the time being.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

 Before we discovered black metal, we both listened to music like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, KISS, Metallica. Bands like these have created the foundation for our music. Since we are a part of the "video game generation" we are also heavily influenced by old soundtracks from games. As I mentioned above, old Norwegian folk music have also helped shape our music.
Nowadays I listen mostly to Norwegian black metal, music from movies and some punk. Basil Poledouris, Howard Shore, John Williams and Ennio Morricone are the composers I listen to.
Grotesque listen to alot of death metal, so that also shape our music.

11. How would you describe your views on Satanism or Occultism?

 When it comes to our lyrics, we also use some philosophical Satanic elements. And as a Norwegian black metal band we often use Satanic symbols. In our lyrics, we especially use the principle of how humans are the actual gods and that each individual should be his/hers own god. I'm not very formiliar with occultism as we have an atheistic message in our music. We use old Norse gods and demons in our lyrics too, but only as symbols for human feelings and emotions.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

 Look for updates on our myspace page. We will post the songs as they are recorded, mixed and mastered.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010




1) Prima di tutto, grazie per la vostra collaborazione!
Spero che le mie domande non vi annoino.

Ma no, figurati Sara, è un piacere parlare con te.

2) Beh, allora raccontami che succede con la "strega"?

Si tutto e' iniziato come un avventura selvaggia e spontanea , ma qualcuno ci credeva un po di meno.
Come il caso del batterista che dopo il 2009 ha lasciato la band per divergenze musicali e mancanza di spirito,cosi' temporaneamente, l' ho sostituito io ..nelle session studio.

3) Mi sono arrivate le tue nuove songs!Il look del nuovo album è veramente figo ed i pezzi suonano veramente marci. Mi sembrava che tu all'inizio fossi scettico di fronte all'idea di produrre nuovo materiale. Cos'e successo? Ti piace quello che è venuto fuori? Che puoi dirmi dell'artwork? Come mai questo scetticismo iniziale?

Ti ringrazio dell osservazione e dell apprezzamento.
In effetti si deve essere prima interessati al combo in questione e ad ascoltarlo di conseguenza,
o essere interessati alla scena di un certo tipo..
Essere fanatici del genere ....ahah, si e' vero il mio scetticismo e' dovuto al fatto che non ce piu scena almeno dalla mie parti e mi pongo quindi come uno che fa musica per se perche' io ci credo.

Quello che conta e' fare musica o rumore prima per se stessi e poi per gli quando un orda di fanatici realisti apprezza il tuo lavoro non puoi altro che esserne soddisfatto perche' ti senti parte di un circolo elitario maledetto e solidale che non e' altro che il nero underground !
allora...."il lavoro della copertina nuovo e' stato disegnato da laura cimo' un amica siciliana  , l idea e' nata da un mio collage poi ridisegnato da lei:e' l intento era rappresentare gli stati di disperazione e angoscia nella sfera del genere .
Trovo che sia uscita fuori un opera d arte e soprattutto capace di esprimere al meglio il messaggio lirico.
Stench of Human Hallucinosis...vedi infatti l essere abominevole che esce dal sotto suolo sarebbe l angoscia che crocefigge un essere storpio inchiodato sullo sfondo di un vortice il caos la perdizione ,
e sulla destra  una serie di volti umani marci e "terminali" che vedono la propria coscienza sgretolarsi.

4) Ok, la cosa più importante. Che ci possiamo aspettare dalle nuove songs? Che differenza c'e tra il vecchio materiale ed il nuovo? Quante songs ci sono in questo nuovo e.p?

Il nuovo e.p. contiene 6 pezzi molto grezzi di durata brevissima,come se fossero appunto quegli stati fulminei di alterazione inconcia e oscura.
I nuovi pezzi  sono molto piu' diretti e marci rispetto ai sentieri piu ' diabolici affrontati
in Worshipping the Flagellator, non ce una scala o un arrangiamento che ricorda l Heavy tranne nell inizio di Archons of Annihilation che ricorda un po Mist of fears del dico precedente of fears del disco precedentema solo marciume nell oscurita.

Volevamo omaggiare per un attimo i nostri sentimenti di confusione e incazzamento
Soltanto suonando quelo che ci pareva,ma comunque lo spiritello degli psycopath witch e' sempre presente.Nelle nuove composizioni e si sente  almeno credo.I titoli delle nuove songs sono:ù

1. Involucre of Incubated Society Larvae
2. Stench of Human Hallucinosis
3.Panic Strikes
4.Hooks of Lust
5.Spasm of Hybrid Goat
6.Archons of Annihilation

5) Non è semplice entrare in contatto con te. Fa parte del tuo modo di essere il non volere contatti con molta gente? Perche? Pensi che la nuova generazione di black metallers creda di essere trve mentre invece è solo apparenza e mancano di conoscere il vero spirito del black metal o del metal?

Il black metal e' morto senza dubbio , ma piu' precisamente quello nord europeo degli anni 90...
Per il resto il black metal dei paesi caldi, ora come ora rende molto di piu l' idea di oscura primordialita'..
il mio astio e'rivolto ai cloni black metal e ai teenagers che vogliono farti ricredere nel falso satanismo e nel falso atteggiarsi, locali in cui scorre il sangue nero, beh in quel caso mi sembra d obbligo esprimere la propria battaglia "nera".

6)Si era parlato di un mini tour con gli Old Legend tempo l'anno scorso.
E' una possibilità con cui possiamo fare i conti? Cosa ci si puo aspettare da un vostro live insieme? Un'olocausto totale e che finisce con una bevuta insieme?
Sopratutto, succederà mai?

Si, magari sarebbe stato bello , pure perche' tutto si voleva fare spontaneamente e con entusiasmo e passione..
Non so se succedera' tutto e' possibile nella vita, ma noi per ora siamo fermi come project studio in attesa di un maniaco posseduto e schizzato che voglia suonare la batteria con noi ...
Con gli Old Legend ce un rapporto di onesta amicizia, figurati che il nostro chitarrista adesso e'entrato a far parte ufficilamente nella band di death metal melodico in questione..
Non siamo potuti piu partire per una questione di disorganizzazione da parte del tizio che ci doveva ospitare in Spagna, per indecisioni eterne del nostro vecchio batterista per indecisioni eterne del nostro vecchio batterista e per altri motivi fastidiosi e ipocriti.

7)Durante due anni, mentre
stavo preparando il lavoro che ho svolto per e con Handful of Hate,
e questa stessa pagina, ho studiato la scena italiana ed ho scoperto una miriade di piccoli gruppi
in terra siciliana.

La nostra scena e' interessante e unica ma anche piena di gente che ha la sindrome da rockstar precoce, ci sono stati gruppi che hanno segnato il sentiero tipo Mortuary Drape , Schizo, Incinerator, Nuclear Simphony e la scena punk hc nostrana .. i The Krushers, Thrash Bombz,Imposer,Bunker 66, Religio Mortis, Psycopath Witch...
Sono le leve attuali insieme a un sacco altri gruppi interessanti che adesso nn sto a nominare.
Ma la Sicilia e' stata sempre ricca di risorse creative esclusive e blasfeme che non sempre hanno fruttato per problemi di produzione e budget ....

8)So che hai mandato a diverse zine il materiale Psycopathwitch....
quali sono state le risposte? Non ti sembra che per il gusto maggioritario
adesso nel black metal si tratti di un prodotto in un cercto senso troppo estremo.
Te lo dico perche mi sono resa conto che molti black metallers odierni
 non hanno la piu pallida idea di chi siano i Beherit, Sarcofago o addirittura, in certi casi, i Venom...

Beh un Black Metallers che non conosce gli ultimi gruppi da te menzionati ovvero  
i primi maestri del genere si puo sicuramente definire un teenager fallito ahah( nn sa cosa si e' perso)....
Le nostre recensioni anche quelle piu' "critiche" sono state considerevoli e cio' ci ha fatto molto piacere..e' pur vero che ci siamo un po discostati dal black metal in senso stretto , appunto per quello che ti spiegavo prima e per la mia idea attuale riguardo il black metal.

9)Si, mi dicevi appunto che per te è morto...quando?
Nel 98/99 nella scena nord europea.

10)Attualmente, mi trovo davanti un sacco di bands che dicono di fare black metal
e concettualmente fanno riferimenti più che altro mitologici e neopagani...
è una delle tante mode che affliggono il genere suppostamente morto?
D'altra parte ci sono tutti quelli che pensano che il black metal deve essere satanico e blasfemo almeno.
Qual'è il tuo punto di vista?

Il black metal e' nato anticristiano e lo restera' sempre...parola di quorthon R.i.P.,poi al di la delle varie mode neopagane o Viking..
Ognuno ha la sua fede ..non dimentichiamoci che ogni cultore ha le proprie origini ,
dipende da che posto viene.
A me fa incazzare per esempio il termine Viking che a quanto pare e' uscito fuori come nuovo genere... ma dov era la gente quando gli enslaved fecero uscire frost o eld,
o quando Hammerheart dei Bathory inizio' il genre barbaro in questione?
Il mio punto di vista e'che il black metal sia metafisica..
ognuno si esprime come meglio gli pare..
ma c e' un legame tra tutti i fratelli oscuri che e' la fede, le radici...

12)Dove trovi l'ispirazione per le tue songs?di chi è la colpa?

Dall angoscia dalla realta' dal subncoscio
La colpa, a quanto pare,  e' solo mia....

13)Quali sono secondo te i 10 migliori album della storia?

Black sabbath- Master of reality
 Venom - Black metal
 Bathory-Under the Sign of Black Mark
 Masters Hammer- Ritual
 Slayer- Hell Awaits/Reign In Blood
 Motorhead- Motorhead
 Discharge- Why
 Mercyful Fate- Nuns Have No Fun
 Sarcofago -Inri
Almeno per quanto riguarda il metal /metal estremo, poi per il resto ascolto un sacco di altre cose al di fuori di questecome Only Theather of Pain dei Christian Death,  per esempio...

14) Torniamo alla strega, cosa ne è stato del vostro vecchio batterista?
osa ne è stato del vostro vecchio batterista?
Come mai ci sono stati diverbi ed a cosa hanno portato, spiega un po la situazione a chi vi segue...

Il nostro vecchio batterista si e'  dato completamente al glam rock blues ..diciamo
che il genere da noi proposto l ha stancato e non gli dava buone vibrazioni
quindi divergenze musicali e poco interesse se non nullo ..sono state le cause della rottura.

15)Ok, grazie del tuo tempo per quest'intervista a USBMS,vuoi aggiungere qualcos'altro?
grazie a voi di questa possibilita'..

Si cerchiamo una label di gente seriamente coivolta
nell underground oscuro..ascoltate il nostro nuovo e.p. brevissimo e caotico ..
penso sia un omaggio vero a ldeath metal primitivo..per tutti i fanatici fuori di testa ed alienati...
lo sterco del genere umano persiste...grazie sara ..ciaooo




Done by SARA (USBMS Italy)


1) First of all, thanks for your help!

I hope that my questions will not get bored.

But no, I figured Sara, is a pleasure to talk with you.

2) Well, then tell me what happens with the "witch"?

It is everything and 'adventure began as a wild and spontaneous, but some believe it a bit less.
As in the case that after 2009 the drummer left the band for musical differences and lack of spirit, so 'temporary' s I. .. I have replaced the study session.

3) I've had your new songs! The look of the new album is really cool and the pieces they play really rotten. It seemed to me that you were skeptical of the idea at the beginning to produce new material. What happened? Do you like what came out? What can you tell me the artwork? Why this skepticism?

I thank the comments and appreciation.
In fact, it must first be interested in the combo in question and to listen as a result,
or have an interest to the scene of some kind ..
Being fanatics like .... haha, it 's true my skepticism and' due to the fact that most do not at least from my part of the scene and then I ask myself as one who makes music for himself 'cause I believe it.

What matters and 'make music or noise for themselves first and then the other .. but when a horde of fanatical royalists appreciates your work can not be more than happy' cause you feel part of an elite circle of Doom and cohesive is not 'nothing but the black underground!
...." then the work of new and cover 'was designed by Laura tenth' a friend in Sicily, the idea is 'born from one of my collage and then re-designed by her, and' the intention was to represent the states of despair and anguish in ball like that.
I think it is exit out of a work of art and above all able to better express the lyrical message.
Stench of Human Hallucinosis be abominable ... see the fact that out of the ground beneath the anguish that would crucify a cripple be nailed against the backdrop of a vortex chaos perdition,
and on the right a series of human faces and rotten "terminals" that they see their conscience crumble.

4) Ok, the most important thing. What can we expect from the new songs? What is the difference between the old and the new material? How many songs are there in this new e.p?

The new e.p. contains 6 pieces of very rough very short duration, as if they were precisely those states of altered inconcia lightning and dark.
The new songs are much more 'direct paths and more rotten than the' evil addressed
Worshipping in the Flagellator not there a ladder or an arrangement that recalls the heavy except in the beginning of Archons of Annihilation which is somewhat reminiscent of the Mist Of Fears Of Fears say previous disc precedentema just rot in obscurity.

We wanted to honor our feelings for a moment of confusion and angry
Just playing what we thought, but the sprite of psycopath witch and 'always presente.Nelle new compositions and feels at least credo.I titles of new songs are: ù

1. Involucre of Incubated Society Larvae
2. Stench of Human Hallucinosis
3.Panic Strikes
4.Hooks of Lust
5.Spasm of Hybrid Goat
6.Archons of Annihilation

5) It is not easy to get in touch with you. It is part of the way you are not wanting contact with many people? Why? Do you think the new generation of black metallers believe to be Trve while it is only appearance and lack of knowing the true spirit of black metal or metal?

The black metal and 'dead no doubt, but more' precisely to the north of the 90 European ...
The remainder of the black metal of the hot countries, at present makes it much more the 'idea of dark primordial' ..
my black metal hatred e'rivolto clones and teenagers who want to make you think again in Satanism and false in the false pose, in which local blood flows black, well in that case, I think of obligation to express their battle with black. "

6) There was talk of a mini tour with the Old Legend time last year.
It 's a possibility that we can deal with? What can you expect from your live set? Un'olocausto total and ending with a drink together?
Above all, ever happen?

Yes, maybe it would be nice, also because 'everything you wanted to do spontaneously and with enthusiasm and passion ..
I do not know if it will happen 'everything' possible in life, but for now we are still waiting for project studio like a maniac possessed and sketch that will play drums with us ...
With the Old Legend there is a relationship of honest friendship, imagine that our guitarist e'entrato now officially part of the melodic death metal band in question ..
We could not leave for more than a matter of disorganization by the guy that was to house in Spain, for eternal indecision of our old drummer for eternal indecision of our old drummer and other reasons annoying and hypocritical.

7) For two years, while
I was preparing for the work I've done and Handful of Hate,
and this same page, I studied Italian scene and found a myriad of small groups
in Sicily.

Our scene 'interesting and unique but also full of people who have the syndrome of early rock stars, there have been groups that have marked the path such Mortuary Drape, Schizo, Incinerator, Nuclear Symphony and our local punk hc .. i The Krushers, Thrash Bombz, Imposer, Bunker 66, Religio Mortis, Psycopath Witch ...
They are the levers present along with a lot other interesting groups that I am now nn appoint.
But Sicily and 'was always full of unique and creative resources that have not always yielded blasphemous to production problems and budget ....

8) I know that you sent the material to various zine Psycopathwitch ....
what were the answers? Do not you think that for the most part taste
now in the black metal case of a product in a cercto way too extreme.
I tell you because I realized that many of today's black metallers
 not have the faintest idea of who the Beherit, Sarcofago or even, in some cases, Venom ...

Well a black metallers who does not know the last group you mentioned that
the first masters of the genre you can certainly define a teenager failed ahah (nn know what you and 'lost )....
Our reviews also the more 'critical' are considerable and this 'made us very happy .. and' true that we were a bit away from the black metal in the narrow sense, precisely what I explained before and the My current idea about the black metal.

9) Yes, you told me just that ... when you died?
In 98/99 in the northern European scene.

10) Currently, I encounter a lot of bands who say they do black metal
and references are conceptually more like neo-pagan and mythological ...
is one of many trends that affect generally the supposedly dead?
On the other hand there are those who think that black metal must be satanic and blasphemous at least.
What is your point of view?

The black metal and 'anti-Christian born and will remain' forever ... word of Quorthon RIP, then from the fashions of the various neo-pagan Viking or ..
Everyone has their own faith .. let's not forget that each expert has its origins,
depends on what place is.
Makes me angry, for example, the Viking period and that apparently 'came out as a new kind ... but where were the people when they released enslaved frost or eld,
or when Hammerheart Bathory beginning of 'the barbarian genre in question?
My point of view is metaphysical e'che black metal ..
each is expressed as better it seems ..
but there 'a link between all the brothers and obscure that' the faith, roots ...

12) Where do you find inspiration for your songs? Who is to blame?

From anguish from reality 'by subncoscio
The fault, apparently, and 'only mine ....

13) What do you think the 10 best albums of all time?

 Black Sabbath-Master of Reality
 Venom - Black metal
 Bathory-Under The Sign Of Black Mark
 Masters Hammer-Ritual
 Slayer-Hell Awaits / Reign In Blood
 Mercyful Fate Nuns Have No Fun-
At least for the metal / extreme metal, then the rest listen to a lot of other things outside of questecome Only Theater of Pain Christian Death, for example ...

14) Let's go back to the witch, what happened to your old drummer?
dare has become of your old drummer?
How come there were disagreements and led to what explains the situation a bit to those who follow ...

Our old drummer and 'as completely glam rock blues say ..
the kind that we propose has the tired and did not give him good vibes
musical differences and therefore little or no interest .. were the causes of the break.

15) Ok, thank you for your time for this interview to USBMS, you want to add something else?
thank you for this opportunity '..

We are seeking a label for people seriously coivolta
in underground dark .. listen to our new ep short and chaotic ..
I think it's a real tribute to ldeath primitive metal .. for all the fanatics out of your mind aalienated ...
the dung of the human race continues ... thanks .. will CIAOOO



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Inteview with Bestialized ( Columbia )

Hailz and thank you for this interview.

USBMS thanks Bestialized for their time
Interview done by Loki Astoroth   


1. Can you tell us a little band about the band for those that have never heard of you before, on how you came into existence and give us a brief update on what is going on with the band these days?

Bestial Hailz!! I´m Satanized from Bestialized!!

Bestialized is formed by B-Morrt and I in 2004. We played together in other band and we decide to united forces and compose black metal songs. We share the same vision of life and we are really satanic Brothers.  We started the production of our first recording “Destroying all Fucking Faith” a promo mcd for the followers of Speed Black Metal. We called our art Bestial Black Metal.

In 2007 we recorded a full length called "Annihilating the judeo-christian Generations" this album was a debut with 9 infernal songs and includes the songs of "Destroying All Fucking Faith" mcd, Old Cemetery Records From the USA released the album for worldwide distribution.

2010 Old Cemetery release "Bestial Flags Of Evilution" our second Full length with all the hate of BESTIAL BLACK METAL.

Nowadays we are recording our third attack. 10 songs for the real metal demons!!

2. When I listen to your music, it sounds like you go for the classic anti christian war/black metal sound, is that the right fit for your music or would you describe it alot differently?

I think we have the essence of Black Metal, we don´t try to copy other bands, We play the metal we like, if you listen to our songs you find all real metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal and Death Metal, we denominated this Bestial Black Metal.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and concepts that the band brings out in the lyrics?

Misanthropy, anti religion ALL RELIGIONS, evolution, human weakness, satanic war, and many more issues, read the lyrics!!

4. Where did you come up with the band name Bestialized, what sources did you draw from?

The name born because we played very fast and we adore the beast that is in every one of us.

The name doesn't mean anything with the animals.

  5. I know that you have done some shows around Columbia and South America, what are some of the best shows that you have played around that area and how would you describe your stage performance?

Some of our gigs with Inquisition were awesome. We have played with Carpathian Forest, Marduk, Vader, Krisiun, Monstrosity.

Bestialized on stage is very bestial, with corpse paint, spikes, bullets, and a true Black Metal attitude.

  6. Do you have any plans on bringing your live assault to North America or the European shores in the upcoming future?

That's the idea, I will travel to London next month for a year to study and at the same time I'll try to make contacts for a future tour in Europe, and try to get to the USA.

7.Currently  you  are  signed  to  Old  Cemetery  records  which  has  put  out  a  good  amount  of  brutal  black  metal  over  the  last  couple  of  years,  are  you  happy  with  the  way  that  they  have  promoted  your  music so far?

Yes, we are proud to be part of old cemetery. But we are open for other labels.


8. Are any of the band members currently involved with any side projects or is this a full time band?


We are working right now with a technical drummer with alot of experience, he has different bands.

B-Morrt has a solo project called Vermin Kult, Old School Black Metal.

I'm 100% with Bestialized, I have had bad experiences with side projects.

9. How have black metal fans and anti christian elitists worldwide react to your brutal brand of black metal?

Very well, the black metal maniacs send us e-mails from different parts of the world and via myspace too. So go on motherfuckers! a sign of horns to you!!!

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music, do you have any influences outside of black/death metal and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Our music is influenced by true metal: BLACK, THRASH and DEATH.

Nowadays I listen to

Nefarium - Ad Discipulum

Infernal War- Redesekration

Necrophobic - Death To All

Belphegor - Walpurgish Rites Hexenwahn

Nocturnal Breed - No Retreat No Surrender

Ad Hominem - Dictator - A Monument of Glory


11. How would you describe your views on Satanism, Occultism or Anti Christianity and how does it influence your music?

I think this is personal. Some people believe in different views of evil and anti religious statements, our music is influenced by a world free without morality and sin. God doesn't exist, evil is in your body and your mind, the nature has the power of the life and death, there is no creation, only evolution, OUR EVILUTION!!!


12. How would you describe the black metal scene in your home country of Columbia?

Here in Bogotá there is no scene, there are bands who play and record songs but here there is no support, bands like us look for distribution outside Colombia, because here the "Metal Scene"(not only black metal) is 4 or 5 bands who never been listened to outside Colombia and they act like rock stars and false metal heads follow them.

This is pathetic, in Bogotá only a few metal heads are true and support the true metal.

13. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?

I'm psychologist, and outside Black Metal my interests are to continue studying behaviorism, and the Human behavior.

14. Any final words or thoughts before we close this interview?

Support the Bestial Black Metal, a sign of horns to you!!


For band contact visit


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Enthroned Interview with (NORNAGEST)


USBMS thanks you Nornagest for this interview

1. How has everything been on this tour been so far?

Nornagest- Concerts have been great, good responds from the fans, the only place that has been disappointing so far was in LA, too many people staying home watching television instead of being at the show?

2. What are some of the cities that you have played so far?

N- Seattle, Boise,  Salt lake City, Portland, Vancouver B.C, Romona?

3. This is your first U.S tour in 9 years, even though you have put out plenty of albums since then, was there some issues with visa's?

N- Yes some of the problems where due to issues with visas among other things, and also we where working with our old recording studio and we started to focus more on Belgium?

4. How has the new album been received so far?

N- Very good this album has received the best reaction so far for an Enthroned album, we have gained back some old fans that left for awhile and we have also gained some new fans as well, and the response could not be any better than it is now actually?


5. What have been some of the reasons for the line up changes?

N- There has been some line up changes before some of the members were not all practitioners of the occult and now with the new line up we are all practitioners, before we had to make lyrics understandable for every body in the band, now all the members share the views of your philosophy on magic and the occult, and now I can write about whatever comes from my heart, soul and mouth and i don't have to make everything so simple for everybody to understand and occultism plays a big part in our music?

6. I have noticed with each album the music has been getting deeper into the occult, where have you been drawing your occult inspirations from?

N- I personally and some of the other members of Enthroned as well are deeply into the occult, when Sabbathan left the band we decided to focus more on the subject matters that matter the most to us, and with some of our past members they did not share the same vision, but now all of the members are sharing those views it is time to unleash something more deep and personal than the typical anti christian blasphemy?

7. What is your opinion of the newer black metal that has come out in the last couple of years, and do you still follow the modern black metal scene or do you stick to the older traditions?

 N- I can listen to any kind of music, but there are still some new bands that have came out that i can appreciate as long as it is good and honest?

8. What happened to your old side project The Beast. I remember you put out that album a few years ago  and I haven't heard anything again from this project since, will there ever be another album?

N- There wont be a full length album in the future because I never have the time due to my personal life and also Enthroned takes up a lot of my time but I am going to release a final release for The Beast which will be a split album with a band from Belgium called Goat Torment and instead of covering a Beherit song from the last couple of albums we are going the other way around and doing an Impaled Nazarene cover.

9. The new album was released on Regain Records, how would you compare this label to the other labels that you have been on throughout your career?

N- They are perfect we don't have to be at the back all the time to get something done and everything we have asked for has been giving to us plus more and I did not know that there was still such a label that still existed like that and we are a hundred percent satisfied with everything?

10. How would you say the music has progressed over the years?

N- With us just like every other band there is always improvement as compared to our old personalities as well and our music has also grown up with the members and what we have became today as well, it is not that we wanted to change but it is a natural thing?

11. How would you compare the American black metal audiences to the ones in Europe and South America?

N- All of the audiences as well as cultures are different, at some places there can be only 10 people but they are still maniacs and you can play some places and get no reaction so it all depends, in Europe you can still find people that are still into it, and in South America they are all into it and you get all the maniacs and die hards into one place?

12. How would you describe the lyrical content of the new album?


N- The new album is based on real events that have occurred through our occult and philosophic practices and studies and some experiences from some members throughout the last few years that were translated to texts and then to the music and we wanted to write about something that has not been written about it, and the reality is going much deeper over the years?

13.Any final words before we wrap up the interview ?

N- Thanks for the interview and I hope you enjoyed the show.

Band contact visit

Interview done live in person at the Marquis Theater Denver Colo. By Daemon, Eric & Manda Obsidian                                      

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Interview with Satani Infernalis

Hailz and thank you doing this interview for USBMS


1. Can you update us with what is going on with Satani Infernalis ?

Dantalian: I have been finishing up the last track for the new album, as well as the final mixing and mastering of the finished tracks. There is a limited release vinyl coming up with Thanatos Records (formely Project Omega Music). The CD release should be out shortly after. I have no intention on slowing down with producing new black metal. There will be lots more on the way.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the newer release?

Dantalian: The newer material is similar to the older songs, but now the arrangements are better, the vocals are how I want them, as well as the new material has a more crisp sound. I don't like the guitars to sound like a bunch of noise. All around the music has evolved.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the newer music explores?

Dantalian: The lyrics are all loosely based around a concept of apocalypse, and a satanic rule. The lyrics do very from performing ritual, to the apocalypse itself, war, hate, occultism. The lyrics topics usually don't change much, but the writing, and structure do improve.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Satani Infernalis? 

Dantalian: Satani Infernalis is a latin term meaning, "Satan Infernal." I'm a Satanist. The name is really my respect to the dark energies.

5. Do you have any other projects, or is this a full time project?

Dantalian: I am actually writing material for a metal project. It's called The Silver Serpent Cult. I'm doing some vocals, and all guitars. I'm working with Colette Claire on lead vocals. That's a bit different from Satani, but still heavy as fuck.

6. In the past you have worked with other musicians, and now are a one man project, do you have any plans with working with other musicians in the future?

Dantalian: Of course. I would prefer to have a full line up for Satani. It always seems that to move forward I have to do everything myself. I hope to find the right people to play with.

7.What direction do you see the music heading into during the future?

Dantalian: Definitely more technical. Not that I'll be sacrificing the atmosphere, just enhancing it. Hopefully get a full line up to work with and expand this propaganda machine.

8.Satani Infernalis recently made a deal with Project Omega music(Thanatos Records). How did this deal come about, How has it worked out thus far, and what do you expect from them in the future?

Dantalian: Lloyd approached me after he listened to the myspace tracks. Unfortuanately the parent label backed out on him. The label is now a new fresh label. So far Lloyd has gotten Satani Infernalis radio play, and has a vinyl release in the works. He plans to expand into CD's and merch in time. I like the label. All good metal labels started small. I see the future looking good for both Satani and the label. Hopefully in the future we will have tour support as well.

9. How have black metal fans worldwide react to the musical sound that has came out of your releases?

Dantalian: Satani has some pretty die hard fans all over the world. I get a lot of requests for Satani to play in Austria, Germany, Norway, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, well you get the point. I am working on getting a show in Dennmark hosted by Nigrum Serpentis. Travel arrangements and line up problems have postponed this temporarily though. The fans react positively.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Dantalian: I have a long list of influences. Emperor, Dark Fortress, Sargeist, Behexen, Gravespawn, etc. Styles include some death metal, good black metal, classical, you get it.

11. How would you describe your views on Satanism or Occultism?

Dantalian: That's a really long answer. I'll give you basics. I'm an individual Satanist. I have a satanic philosophy that is not like any of the organized Satanic groups. I don't believe any one way to view something is right. Satanism is suppose to be the opposite. Question all things. My Satanic study and philosophy are diverse in many differents ideas. I'm working on writing a book about it. That's on the back burner right now.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Dantalian: Writing, and Movies. Mainly horror films. I'm a huge horror movie fan. Art.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we close this interview?

Dantalian: Sure. Buy the album! Haha. Great booze, great sex, great smoke, and BLACK FUCKING METAL!!!!


Saturday, November 20, 2010



1- Please introduce yourself and give a brief history ( or long one! ) of
' Teutoburg Forest ' ..........

Teutoburg Forest is one mans expression, as he treads the Left Hand Path. Born during September of 2006. Originally created by Donn and Kriegner as a true LHP project, but due to a pitiful conurbation from Kriegner, Donn decided to continue Teut as a solo project, preforming all instrumental roles. Producing the first album (Chao ab Ordo) by Easter 2007. Donn then created Teuts second album (Anti-Subhuman Scum) during the summer of 2007. Deciding that it was time to take the project live, Donn began recruiting sessions members, and between march-may of 2008 Teut performed various shows around the north west (of the UK). During this time the third album (Cult of the Individual) was produced and soon after the fourth (Scarification) by the end Easter 2008. Since May Teut has returned to a solo project once more and is currently working on new material.

2-What inspires you to create music ? What is the main force behind
' Teutoburg Forest ' ?

 Antinomian emotions. My utter detest for cosmos, humanity and the bastard gods.

3 - How would you classify your style ?

I would have to classify Teut as Black Metal, but not for its sound. Many class black metal via an image or sound, but BM is much more. BM is a mindset, a way of life. It is truly Left Hand Path (Satanic) music because it is the opposite of the orthodox music. When bands start playing untuned, off chord riffs, with a vocalist that just screams, and play simply from the heart (or the self in the case of true satanic music) it was saying fuck you to established conception of music. It is rebelling. In many ways its very similar to the punk movement before it which was trying to do the same, with the 'sex pistols' where johny rotten couldn't sing, and sid vicious couldn't play the bass. And they sung of anti establishment/royalty (which was very offensive to the general public then) Its more than music, its a idea, its emotion, which if you think about it, is what music is designed to be, an expression of emotion. Not a piece that you can tap your foot to and say 'this is pleasant', true music makes you cry, want to stand up and hit the person next to you, it creates such a powerful sense of being, that one cannot control ones own emotions. So You could see BM as one of the highest forms of music, but not in the sense of these arrogant subhumans, who deem music to be notes, and chords. If an individual can only portray emotion via means taught to him, then they are not his/her emotions. They are the persons who created those chords are they not? therefore that individual is not a creative, but one who reproduced what others have created before him/her because it is apparently pleasing to the majority, they have not the skill (or the courage) to create their own sense of portraying personal creativity. Yes it may sound like another before them, but if they did not know of that other, then it is still their creation, because they are all made of the same clay, so similarities may occur, but at least it would be of their expression, and not consciously repetition. That is why the concept of Christian BM is so hilarious. They see BM as a style of music, a sound and image where the philosophy behind it can be changed. Christianity is that of the Right Hand Path, and so worships order, and stagnation. BM is a the opposer and an expression of the self which knows not the lie of light. So what are they opposing? the natural order which they worship? Though it seems that they have more right to sing about hating humanity and slaughtering millions, because thats what they have done have they not? but still, there can never be RHP BM, for BM is a LHP expression in its nature. I have always seen the opposition in this reality, always looking at existence from many prospectives to find its true light (or as I have found shadow). And so I create BM, Though I did not set out to sound like any existing bands, I created from the self and BM was the result, for BM is the greatest form ''music'' that expresses anti-cosmic emotion, it is the greatest form of rebellion. I do not know how to play any of the instruments (in an orthodox manner) I have never learned a chord, scale, drum beat. Everything that is Teutoburg Forest was born form the self, and so is free from any form of restriction, not a regurgitation of another perspective of what sounds pleasant to the ear, but a true sound of Kaos (freedom)

4- Take us into your creative process.... How do you create your art from an idea to a completed song ?

 I pick up the guitar play until I found a riff that makes me either shudder in fear, cry with pain, tremble with anger and I will play that riff many times over. If it still produces the same emotion after hours of playing, as it did when first strung, then I place it in a teut song. You must understand that every note of teut is of pure emotion, it comes from the depth of the self. Its not designed to be technically pleasing (which is see as a way of restricting the flow of creativity/freedom of self). Once the guitar structure is put down, then its drums, bass and vocals are last. Though the instruments go through the same process as the guitar, the vox is much more spontaneous i.e. for the song 'As the ego dissolves' that was one take, without any rehearsals, and that is the vocal track you hear on the final product. Such expressions of the self can not be rehearsed. The vocals for teut are very similar to the utterance of baneful magic, where the strength of the emotion is the key component to the ritual, not the perfect memorization of a sequence and pronunciation of words. and seeing the main force behind teut is my detest for cosmos/ humanity that I apply the means of cursing it/you all in the production of this music.

5 - Any new material you are working on ? Any live shows coming up ?

 The fifth album is underway, but do to my commitments to other projects and other elements in my life, it may be a while before the fifth is released, though I must say what is produced so far is the greatest expression of self to date. There are no live shows planned for the future.

6- Share with us a little about your first gig ... What did it feel like to reveal your art to the world for the first time ?? How was your music received ?

 Teuts first gig was outstanding. It was my first with any form of band. So obviously nervous, but it was well planned. I was flanked by two six foot inverted crucifixes with personal symbols carved and burnt into them. There was only two of us, me (guitar and vox) and Lord (drums). I wanted to keep it small, because this was an expression of the individuals self, and so the fewer the number, the more representative of the nature of the band. With an eery intro and a small basement filled with smoke and candles, I walked on the stage, lit the crucifixes and with two six foot cross burning either side of me I screamed 'Hail Azerate' and the performance began. The gig was received very well described by kriegner as 'violently grym' and by others as 'that is how black metal should be''. Though These were flattering remarks, I didn't feel that teut was being portrayed in the manner that I wished live. This style of music is best in listened to on your own. Its an individuals expression, and so should be on a one on one basis, and that's why I chose to revert Teut back to a none giging project.

7- Any message behind the music ?? Do you include your personal beliefs and life experiences into your music ??

 Absolutely. This is an individuals expression whilst walking the LHP. It is extremely anti-cosmic yet esoteric. Ones progression on his/her path is only of consequence to the individual. As explained by the song 'Prodesse Quam Conspici' (to do good rather than be conspicuous) show that the good can only be attained for yourself and for yourself, to produce actions to noticed by others is a sign of personal inability to achieve self content . If you need to prove to others to get a sense of achievement, then you are pathetic. You only need yourself seeing that you are the one who created the reality that you perceive, and its only you who can destroy the restrictions placed there, by you. The LHP is a lonely path, but that of the elite (who wants to be in company of slave). And so yes there are many messages and meanings behind teut, but only for me to know, for it is of no consequence for others to.

8 - Tell us a little about your logo and band name ?? Who came up with the name ' Teutoburg Forest ' and the design for the logo ?

 The name derives from the battle of Teutoburg Forest in Teutoburg Forest (Germania) in 9 c.e. where three roman legions under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus were massacred by an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius. This set the boundary of the roman empires expansion into northern Europe. If we apply this in a anti-cosmic sense, then we can see the Romans as the forces of order, and the Germanic (barbarians) as the forces of chaos (freedom) (pre-order). Order attempted to destroy freedom, yet they were defeated and were eventually destroyed by what they once tried to subdue. This could be seen as the bastard gods attempt to control chaos but failed and so they created the universe to escape the wrath of freedom, but eventually it will fall. So the universe which each of us creates can be destroyed via the self, and in doing so will return to chaos (freedom).
The logo was designed by Donn and like everything else he does, its full of messages. You may notice the two inverted crucifixes at the base, the number two is very significant since 1 and 10 is cosmic, 2 and 11 are anti-cosmic (2 made up of 1+1=11 and being of universe B, B being 2) the number two also symbolizes the mother and father of chaos (Tiamat and Absu) destroying cosmos (represented by inverting of the crucified jesus christ) which can be affiliated with cosmic order (seeing that the right hand path is the worship of cosmos and the bastard gods). The inverted pentagram in the center of the logo represents the central focus of the project being that of individual progression via the LHP and an expression of the self which is hidden deep within the unconscious (so if this logo was to be seen from the side, it would be a cone where the central pentagram would be at the base, hidden away from the light created to blind us). You may notice the whole logo makes up a inverted triangle. Each point representing the three dark veils (tohu, bohu, chasek) which lead the individual back to Primal Chaos (suggesting that through this project Donn is attempting to open paths to return to ain sof). And the gap of the top is left so that when I wear the Teut T-shirt, the inverted pentagram I wear can sit within the logo on my chest (you've got to take that sort of thing into account).

9 - You have mentioned other projects .... Can you share a little with us about what you have been up to ?

 I am currently participating in many projects of my own and with other people.
There's 'Torch of Darkness' which I play drums, guitar, bass and preform vox for with Nahmaid (from New Zeland) on guitar. This is my second major project (after teut) and is again another black metal band seeing that it is created from the self, and not trying to sound like any other project. Though in it we do cover a buzum and von song, this was the first time I have covered any others music, and i dare say it will be the last. This project has received much positive feedback and the full length album recanting the tale of Cain is already underway.
I preform vocals for 'Rape of Orchis' a project created by a great musician called chris, now in London (UK). This has a great theme, taken from the story of orchis from Greek mythology. Basically he tried to rape a priestess and was killed for his lust. This project is a great mixture of black and generic metal, and it should be going live soon.
Another project which I preform vocals for is 'Uncle Ghost' created by Chirs Hendrick from liverpool (UK). This band is heavily inspired by annal nathrakh, so incorporating grind core with black metal. Very interesting and challenging to apply vox to though I am very happy with the outcome. Chris is an outstanding composer.
Another project from the creator of 'Uncle Ghost' is 'ShulkSkull' which is much more black metal and the new material sounds heavily influenced from the USBM scene, sounding very Xasthurish. I preform vocals for this project and look forward to seeing the the final outcome.
I will be preforming live guitar for an esoteric project called 'Abyssian Desolation'. This is a true LHP project and Im very excited to be part of a project other than my own that has strong religious content associated to it.
Another project that may take for named 'Wanderer' from Norwich (UK) which is an ambient/ down tempo project. I have been asked to preform guitar and bass for this which I am looking forward to seeing that i truly love ambient music.
Other than these cooperative projects. I have many other solo projects under way including a death metal, grind core, dance music, doom, and a truly emotional project called 'Love' (purely instrumental) which I don't know how to describe. The reason for so many projects is that one project is not enough to sustain the flow of free creation. It is limitless and so many variations of sound are created, which are channeled into various projects. All of these personal projects will be posted soon.

10 - How is the BM scene in your area ? Fan base ??

 I wouldn't know much of the BM scene around my area, for I live a hermetical existence up in the hills of Wales. Though I know of a few who like BM (maybe 2 people). So you could say its very good here. I detest metalers, whom are very pretentious. Its seems that the more bands you know the more metal you are. and so if you don't know the scene underground bands then you are not a true metaler. I will tell you now I do not know that many bands, I don't spend my time looking for others, I use it to produce my own music (that's why im apart of so many projects). And if I were to have a conversation with one of these metaler, they would look down at me simply because I don't know the bands he/she on about. If all you have to be proud of is the knowledge of other people achievements, then you are a subhuman, be proud of the achievements you have attained IE for a metaler's boast about the bands you have produced, not the ones you heard cause zero tolerance told you it was good.

11 - What is your opinion of the U.S. BM scene ??

 Talking about scenes, U.S.B.M seems to be hitting the nail on the head. Bands like xasthur, leviathan etc are examples of what an individual can attain. Malefic is extremely anti metal society because he realized it full of pricks. And yet he is producing some of the most emotional music in the metal world. Same with Wrest. It shows the strength of the individual if one has the will. Not only these infamous projects, but what I have heard of the very underground (ie myspace) U.S.B.M it is outstanding. Personally I think the U.S artist are making some of the best BM in the world, but as I said before, its got nothing to do with the fact they are American, they are individuals who happen to live there.

12-What does the future hold for ' Teutoburg Forest ' ? Long term goals ?? Hopes ?

 Teut will continue until I choose to end this cosmic existence. My goals and hopes are simply to continue expressing the self via art. so expect many more albums to come.


13- Anything else you would like to share? please feel free to do so....!

 I would like to explain the term 'Elitist, Satanic, Anti-Cosmic Black Metal'. Many have asked if I am a white supremacist simply because of the term Elitist. I would like to clarify this statement. I use the term Elitist to explain that there is an elite within existence, not due to race or religion, but of individuals. If all you have to be proud of is the color of your skin or the faith you were born into then you obviously have achieved nothing with your life to be personally proud of, and must really on others achievements to feel a sense of pride within yourself. The same with national pride. Why are people proud of the fact that their country has done well at lets say the word cup? did they actually take part in the game? did they achieve anything? no, they are so pathetic they must leech off the coattails of those with the strength to achieve their dreams. These people are subhumans. The elite are those who use their will to attain the goals they themselves set out in life. Im not here to tell you to change your life, because of what consequence is it to me if you do anything with your life? this is what I live by.
The term satanic is a simplification of the Left Hand Path, seeing that even without the creation of Christianity and the term Satan, satanism (the LHP) would still exist.
Anti-Cosmic because this is the true branch of satanism, not a false like the church of Satan. The church of Satan worships carnal desire, pleasures of the flash. The flesh was the creation of the bastard gods to worship them. In worshiping the carnal self, one is worshiping the universe we exist within and so worshiping the light of lie that the bastard gods put in front of us. They take pleasure in the universe, therefor are the enemy of satan/lucifer/ chaos. For how can one be satisfied within this realm of restriction? I am never content or never will be with the restrictions set upon me. I will destroy cosmos and return to freedom!
Black Metal simply because it is an expression of true emotion (as described previously in the interview).
Hail Azerate

For band Info and contact visit





1- Please introduce yourself and give us a brief history of ' A Transylvanian Funeral ' .......

This is Sojurner from A Transylvanian funeral.

2- Tell us what you have been up to lately...albums , songs , shows , releases......

Well lately we've pretty much just been in the writing process, We're shooting for 13 songs for the full length.

3- Take us into your creative process.. Who writes the lyrics ? How does a song take shape once you have an initial idea ?

Well As far as lyrics go we both write lyrics, it seems to me that I write the majority, not to take anything away from Sleepwalker though!

4-One of my favorites ' Hammer of the Witch ' ..!! Can you tell me a little about this song..Who wrote it ? What inspired you ?

 That song is actually fairly old and was re-worked to fit in with what we we're trying to do musically. Sleepwalker wrote that one solely, so he could,and probably has answered that one better than I have! lol

5-I see that you have Crowley , LaVey and Nietzsche listed amongst your inspirations.... Very powerful men . In what way has their work inspired you ?

We've both read, and agree with a lot of what Lavey has said and written. I believe I have a little more of the anti-Christian perspective than Sleepwalker does. And as far as Nietzsche goes, I've read quite a few of his books. My favorite probably being, The Genealogy of Morals. He talks about how we have come to value the things that we, as civilized people, value. Compassion, empathy, how we value weakness basically, as opposed to the valued things of the past, vitality, strength, which have been deemed sinful by the Christian ilk.

6-What band or artist has inspired you the most to create BM ?

 I personally would have to say that my favorite band, and one of the bigger influences would have to be Marduk. The intensity and ferocity, both musically and lyrically. I've always been into the more extreme music. Belphegor is an influence also. I would say musically though we seem to write rather melodic Black Metal, more in the vein of The Abyss or maybe even some Burzum.

7-What are your future plans for ' A Transylvanian Funeral ' ?

 Domination!!! What else?? lol

8-How is your music received in your area ?

Well the people that have heard it seem to really appreciate it. The majority of our listeners seem to be on-line for now. Waiting until we can release a full length. We have passed out several 3 song "demo" discs that seem to be really well accepted.

9-How does your music reflect you as an artist ?

Always been attracted to the darker side of life, and art. Music to please me, as an individual. If others like it that's great But like to write songs that please me.


10-What do you find the most useful way to promote your art ? Well right now the most useful way to promote our stuff is the internet.

11- Do you or do you plan to play any live shows ? Of course we do. One big thing holding us back on that is the lack of a real drummer! Rather tough to find around here, but it will come together.

12-In closing , is there anything else you would like to mention ? I would like to say thank you for letting us answer these questions for you, and we appreciate any, and all support!


1- Please introduce yourself and give us a brief history of ' A Transylvanian Funeral ' .......

This is the Sleepwalker...
ATF started maybe four months ago...Sojurner picked up his custom 7 string and started playing what became 'Asmoday Unbound'. I heard something in it...something very simple but very moving and decided we should put some drums on it, write some words and record it. It was done either that day or the next and we knew we had something good...


2- Tell us what you have been up to lately...albums , songs , shows , releases......

We are focusing the album...writing more songs and wrapping it up. I own the studio we work in and I have been fairly busy with other projects lately...I want the album done within a month...we are thinking up different things to put with the album, stickers, buttons, lyrics sheets, something to dissuade people from just downloading it, which we will also be making available. We are looking at getting some different merch as well...we think the stuff for sale on myspace with zazzle is a little too expensive...

3- Take us into your creative process.. Who writes the lyrics ? How does a song take shape once you have an initial idea ?

With some songs, we write the lyrics together and on others we don't...Sometimes I will have lyrics and just set them to music or Sojurner will write lyrics to the music. Other than a few instances, I have written all the songs as far as instrumentation. Sojurner is a better singer than me, so I like it when he focuses on the lyrics.
I try to use the studio as a tool...I'll write a riff or three and change their key or feel, change the feel of the drums behind them and see how well they fit together. Usually, I get the results I want after a little tweaking of the feel and key structure.

4-One of my favorites ' Hammer of the Witch ' ..!! Can you tell me a little about this song..Who wrote it ? What inspired you ?

That is a song I wrote years ago and was playing in a different band. It always stood out and was a crowd favorite...I wrote the words and music...the words haven't changed but the music has slightly...the intro is new and the bridge is different. This is definitely the best version of the song I have done.
The song is about a witch who is at war or hunting another witch. I see no reason for evil to coexist with evil. Black magic versus black magic. I got the title from the 15th century book 'Malleus Maleficarum', written by two Inquisitors.

5-I see that you have Crowley , LaVey and Nietzsche listed amongst your inspirations.... Very powerful men . In what way has their work inspired you ?

 Sojurner is more experienced with Nietzsche...while I am anit-christian and anti-religion like Sojurner said, I do believe in a power in the universe that goes beyond flesh. Most people call that power god but to me it is ambivalent...Power does not discriminate between good and evil. Crowley definitely is responsible for opening my mind about that; in ways that is futile to describe...knowing power is a personal experience, an understanding...religion is a herd mindset, brainwashing to meet the needs of an idea not an individual, which is something that I like about LaVey, he exposes all that...christian religion denies the pleasures of the flesh, and I, like LaVey, find that to be foolish.

6-What band or artist has inspired you the most to create BM ?

Probably bands that are not BM or death metal...I hate the commercial aspect of music...I think artists should get paid but it has become just a means to an end...I write and listen to a very wide variety of music but there are trends in music and marketing agendas that make me are seeing artist sing more about buying Pepsi than they are the artist's own music...metal used to be dangerous to a lot of people and now it is watered down and mass marketed...
I was ready to turn my back on metal and focus on other shit because of that but I thought differently after Asmoday was done. I decided to make the heaviest, fastest and most evil music I could...I know a lot of bands say that, and to me it is a very worn out cliche, but it is very true...

7-What are your future plans for ' A Transylvanian Funeral ' ?

Finish the album and write another one...we want to find a drummer and play some shows, but we aren't holding our breath on that...I have found in my years of being in bands, the less people you have involved, the better...I sucks relying on other people, right now it is just Sojurner and I and we are getting a lot done...
We are thinking of doing something including a booklet with all the lyrics and pictures and different stuff with the CD an 8.5 x 11" booklet...we'll see...when the music is done we can focus on the packaging and other shit...

8-How is your music received in your area ?

People seem to enjoy it....we go to shows and hand out three song discs with stickers and postcards and give them out at record stores. I think most of our true fans are here online, and we are fine with long as people listen to it, I don't really care if it is because they found us online or at a show or have a vinyl edition or tape of CD...everyone who gives us feedback is really impressed....

9-How does your music reflect you as an artist ?

It is definitely a part of I said, I listen to a lot of different stuff...I own a studio...sometimes I have to listen to music I don't like, sometimes all fucking day! But underneath it all, I enjoy what I do and it beats the alternative...My beliefs and attitude about religion is very blatant and some of my interests are shown in these songs...I was raised to believe in occult things, tarot, numerology, hypnotism, and a lot of that is here with ATF. I am a bit of an extremist in life, and ATF helps represent that...


10-What do you find the most useful way to promote your art ?

Giving the shit is such cannon fodder to so many people...people don't want to pay for music, which I think is bullshit, but I don't have time to change their minds...if people are really ignorant enough to rip off their favorite artists, I figure they will get what they deserve...Myspace has been a great worldwide portal for us...we met a lot of good people who support us and it is nice to be able to network with fans and other artists so easily.

11- Do you or do you plan to play any live shows ?

If a drummer falls out of the sky and can play this shit, yes...but right now, no...we are focusing  on the album and getting it out...playing live is not at the top of our priority list.

12-In closing , is there anything else you would like to mention ?

Yeah, don't fuck with Infest Productions from Peru, Lalo will rip you fucking off...fuck him!!! Beware!
Thanks to all the fans of our music for supporting us and listening!
Also, thanks to Svartgalgh Records from the Netherlands, Metabolic Records from Wyoming, the United States Black Metal Sect, Marty the Devilman in LA and whoever else I am forgetting...

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