SEAL (Czech Republic)::::......
at: 06th, February 2017
concept of our work, regards text content,
is in paganism.Regards music, we are
basing on melodies and using clean vocals
in choruses. (...)"
1. You are almost six years
on the scene. What are you most proud of achieving as a
are proud that we are part of the Czech and Slovak
underground, reached public awareness and popularity, and
that people likes our music. It is one of the most important
things - our fans. And, of course, already released two CDs
and our video "Cesta Osudu"(The way of destiny).
2. Tell us about your evolution as a “musician” and
getting involved in the scene. What is your opinion on the
underground nowadays than it was before?
musical development, as mentioned, dates back to 2010 -
2011. As it happens, the beginnings were difficult,the
worst thing was to get band staffing. Get a solid
drummer, guitarist or singer is not very easy. We really
appreciate approach to the band as a whole, but also the
fellowship that keeps us together, which is one of the
aspects of paganism which all our creation is about.However,
some personel changes didn´t miss us, which probably
accompany each band during its existence. Now the current
lineup is Crudelis - guitar, vocals, Vonkollage - guitar,
backing vocals, Dimi - bass, Hanes - drums. Underground´s
changing, as regards the bands, the quality is increasing
throughout the world, but the fan base decreases. It is
often seen in the attendance of concerts, some do not want
to participate and the majority of the population goes with
the flow promoted i n the media.I think that there´s no
need to analyse it more.
3. To become a musician in Czech Republic – it’s a
challenge, or is it something you are predisposed to at
become a musician in Czech can anyone, but not everyone is
ready for it. Even in the underground scene people know what
is good and what is bad, and especially the band must give
something "more" to keep people interested and was
able to touring and to actively participate in the
underground scene. We hope that we´re succeed :-)
4. Latest release from your camp is „Pagan Thoughts
Vol.2“. Try to enlighten this material to us. Could you
tell me something about the process of making these epic
concept of our work, regards text content, is in
paganism.Regards music, we are basing on melodies and using
clean vocals in choruses. Lyrics makes Vonkollage, then
music Vonkollage and Crudelis together. That is the
"force" of the final product, the variety of
musical arrangements. In summary, the fact that it doesn´t
do just one person, the songs are different and the result
isn´t saltless. Songs are usually composing at home and at
audition, then finishing up arrangements, tighten vocals etc
5. You put on your songs some clear vocals which sound
great and move the whole recording to a very original
approach. Who came with the idea to put the clear vocals
within the whole? Was it your primary idea or did some of
you come with it during the process of composing?
clear vocals, as mentioned above, accompanying us since the
beginning of our work. Once that happened, we tried that and
it was good, so we went in it. It's probably one of the most
important aspects on the basis of which people noticed us
and differentiates us from other bands.
6. Pick a song from the album, that you feel to be the
most interesting lyrically, musically or having a good story
about it and tell me about it.
believe, that each member of the band has his own favorite,
but I think we agreed on a song “Cesta Osudu” on which
was created a video. The story is simple, but concerns all
of us, because no one escapes before fate or death. Nobody
knows what awaits him at the end of the day, or life. People
do a lot of things can affect their approach to life or to
the environment around them, but bad acts eventually catch
up with everyone.
7. Where do you think all this interest for paganism and
nature comes to you? Were you raised based on such
principles, or you discovered everything at a certain point?
things we consider for natural and they are, more or less,
in each of us, because it is a heritage from our ancestors.
With our creation, at least partly, trying to get back
ourselves and others into the time when people lived much
more in harmony with nature, with no worship in dumb
christian idols.So called "God" is just that
beauty around us and this is what people all around
the world should realize…
8. What are your thoughts on the human society and the
way we treat Mother Earth?
current consumer society, which destroys everything around,
is not the right way, where should people proceed. For most
people, life goal is to accumulate wealth and generally do
not realize that a happy person can make a far simpler and
plainer stuff. Sequent on that access to the land, as such,
is a disaster, that we probably can´t turn. That´s very
sad. We can´t everything among us consider for obviosity,
we are not the master of this world, but the Mother Earth =
nature and the entire universum around us.
9. Are you a winter or summer man? Does Enviroment have
an influence on you? Do you have a favourite location within
think that we are enjoying summer more likely. Regarding bad
environment,in nowadys, it has effect on everyone.
Lots of 'civilization' diseases that accompany us today, are
caused by lifestyle and everything around us. Regarding our
band, none of us would refuse to go with friends for a
drink, meet each other on summer festivals etc. We´re like
having a good time.Favorite places can be found throughout
the world, but everyone likes a quiet place in the woods or
at the water, such places in our country are many and
everyone likes to visi t them.
10. Everyone has their own ideas on what black metal
means so I was interested in your opinion what does black
metal stand for?
metal is a lifestyle and even though we are not Satanists,
which the unlearned people automatically thinks about
each "Metalist", it is one of the few subcultures
where people still holds together. The atmosphere at
concerts of bands playing BM and other fusion of this style
is fantastic. We like to meet people from other bands on UG
scene and trying to maintain friendly relations. Probably
that's what it is all about.
11. What makes a band special? What is that vital
ingredient that separates a good band from a great one?
already mentioned, it is needed to offer people something
more. Something interesting what band separates from the
others, whether it be mentioned clean vocals or perhaps a
nonstandard musical instruments or samples, or
orchestration. A lot of bands using it in different
variations and I think it's listeners received it very
12. I always enjoy hearing what life is like outside of a
band. What can you share with us about what your lives are
like outside of the bands? Wives, kids, jobs, hobbies?
life outside the band is simple, we aren´t professionals,
so all of us are employed. Our hobbies is music,of course,we
are actively visiting concerts and just plain listening to
music at home. We like to have some fun with friends and
each of us has a girlfriend or wife, Vonkollage and Hanes
has an adult daughter. In free time everyone likes to
visit the countryside, in the summer have a swimming etc ...
Most of us are also involved in other musical BM groups.
13. OK man, I would like to thank you for your time and
help, please add some words to the end of this interview.
for your interest in our band, and we would like to take
this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and
patronage. Greetings to all metal fans in your country !!