12nd, May 2013
by Juraj "Kazatel" Handzus
Interview was originally published at our
printted version of THE PAIN FUCKTORY
Magazine - Issue 1)
Being a Band existing since 1995, and having 4 albums
already released, I guess you have innumerous interesting
things to tell, about tours, ex-members, boycotts,
rehearsals, etc...give me a resume about this.
first I will give you some backstory of our band:
The band was founded in October 1995 by
Martin Marincak (vocals) and Jozef "Dodi" Kosc
(guitar). The first two demos (The Embarrassed – 1997,
Personal – 1999) opened the band the door to the
underground scene. After some personal changes, in January
2001, the new line-up was formed: Martin (vocals), Dodi
(guitar), Marek Stasak (drums), Dano Kochanik (guitar) and
Martin Kukol (bass). These five guys managed to record two
albums.At the beginning of 2003 the debut album
"In The Garment Of Lust" was released by the
French label Perennial Quest Records.The material contains 8
new songs and 1 song "Disillusioned" (re-recorded)
from the first demo. It is a brutal death metal stuff and it
helped Perversity to get to the world UG. In November 2004
the second album "Words Like Poison" was released
by the Slovak label Forensick Music.The CD contains 33
minutes of brutal technical death metal.The new vocalist
Juraj "Kazatel" Handzus joined the band in
September 2003. Since May 2004 the band has had a new
drummer Martin "Mystik" Horgos and the era of
unholy death metal has started. The band has managed to
support "gods" Suffocation and Vital Remains.The
new guitarist Robert Vanya joined the band in July 2005. The
line-up working on the next album was: Jozef Kosc-guitar,
Martin Kukol-bass, Juraj Handzus-vocals, Martin Horgos-drums
and Robert Vanya-guitar. Meanwhile the CDr "Demos &
Rarities Collection" was created /April 2006/. It
contains remastered demos and a couple of live tracks.The
third album "Beyond The Reach Of Heaven" was
recorded in February/March 2007.It contains 9 tracks, 35
minutes of pure death metal music with message from
Immolation or Incantation.The CD was released by the Czech
label Grodhaisn Production at the beginning of 2008.In
September 2007 a new bass player Slavomir "Sly"
Koval joined the band. In April 2009 the next personal
change occured. Marian "Elvis" Petrik became the
new guitarist. He had been the vocalist in the Slovak death
metal legends Insepultus in the years 2000-2002.The
current line-up is: Juraj Kazatel Handzus-vocals, Jozef Dodi
Kosc-guitar and backing vocals, Marian Elvis Petrik-guitar,
Slavomir Sly Koval-bass and Martin Mystik Horgos-drums. The
15th anniversary of the band was celebrated at the concert
in Presov on September 25, 2010. At the end of March 2011
Perversity recorded their 4th album entitled
"Ablaze" in the studio Klakson in Slovakia. The
album was released in the end of August 2011 by the Czech
label Lavadome Productions.
The Perversity live-shows are very intense!
You can see that we give our all and then try to give even
more. We've got nothing but positive responses over the
years. We got it after the first gig we did in 1996 and also
after the latest we did, last week. Of course, you can see
the progress over these years. But we can also see that we
are 100% focused and giving it all. We've played many shows
in Slovakia,Czech Republic and also in Austria. But the
biggest moment for us was that we had a chance to perform
like supports for Suffocation, Vital Remains and Lost Soul.
So,You can see that we're fully intended to deliver death
metal to the masses!!!! And as far as
I can remember there were no boycotts against us.
2. For how
long have you been personally playing music and do you think
this time is enough? Who is the most skilled musician in
for 14 years in this business and I hope that I will be
doing this until my health and family will allow it. Every
member has skills on the same level.
Where do you think all this interest for
blasphemy/occultism/devil worship matters comes to you? Were
you raised based on such principles, or you discovered
everything at a certain point?
first two demos and the first two albums the lyrics were
mainly written by Jozef (guitars), they were about hatred,
wars and other social issues. Everything has changed when I
came into the band. So, on our third album the lyrics were
written by myself, except two of them were done by Jozef.
They were about the dark corners of human mind, apocalypse,
heresy and evil. On our new album the lyrics were written
only by myself and they are fully
dealing with blasphemy, occultism and devil worship. I have
always been inspired by these topics from the very
childhood. I have really been enchanted by everything that
has dealt with it. I own some grimoires, books and poems in
my collection. So, You can see me as a person who reads and
studies these books and writes such lyrics for his band.
There are no special messages behind it except my own
personal view on religion.
is not a very well know scene for me, Is it easy to make a
metal band in your place? What is the interest in extreme
music in Slovakia?
music scene is very good. Several Slovakian cities come to
my mind as hotbeds for the myriad subgenres of metal and
extreme music in general. For example: Bratislava spawned
breakneck, punk-influenced thrash metal and hardcore. Košice,
Prešov and Humenné birthed their own putrid forms of death
metal. Over all these years the scene has changed many
times. Some bands or projects has splitted up, but there are
also some new bands like Khadaver or Iria. And if I can
recommend some bands, it would be these: Brute, Phantasma,
Lunatic Gods, Obliterate, Infer, Ancestral Volkhves, Nomen
Mortis. There are too many of them.
5. I think
several people is very curious to know more things about
your latest CD "Ablaze". Tell us something about
the main idea of the 10 tracks. Where did you record? Did
you have any problems in studio and all sorts of interesting
details for our readers?
So, our last
album Ablaze was recorded in Košice, at the Klakson studio
in March 2011. It is a professional studio owned by Roman
Solty, who was a lead guitarist in death metal band called
Decay back in 90s. He has helped us with many things and we
really appreciated his support. I must say that with this
release the interest for our band has increased. We feel
that we have stirred up the level of death metal scene, not
only in our country but also outside. Promotion for the
album and its distribution is across the globe, from Europe
through Asia to USA. We are informed about all through our
label, distros or media. I can say with ease that it sells
very well. There is also some merchandise for this album in
the form of T-shirts with the motive of the cover. Fans can
order it through our web: http://www.perversityband.com/merchandise/
or directly from our label at: http://store.lavadome.org/
6. What is
your opinion about life and death? Do you have fear to die?
certain and life is not. So all depends on you, how you
spend your life. And if I have fear to die? Everyone has
if it comes it comes, that's all...
7. If you
could exist in any era of any part of the world, which would
it be and why?
haven't thought about it, but maybe the late 8th to the
8. Do you
know something about South American scene? What musical
differences do you find between European and American metal
I know that
South American scene is very good and also very rich for
many subgenres of metal. I have many favorite bands from
South America. Some of them are legends like Mystifier,
Sarcophago or Pentagram. But I also like the new wave of
death metal like Krisiun, Abhorrence, Lobotomy, Poisonous,
Headhunter D.C. or Incrust.
PERVERSITY needs to become a top death metal band? Do you
think this is just a question of time?
We want to go
as far as possible, but we wouldn't be here without fans and
this is most important for us.
please define death metal with your own words, and if death
metal was a beer, which one would it be?
I am the
fan of death metal from the very childhood. So,it is my life
and also some kind of drug that i need. Death metal is
if Death Metal was a beer it surely would be Šariš
that´s all for now! What would you say to our readers in
We are writing
new songs for the new material and we hope to record it in
the late autumn or winter 2012. They can expect more
blasphemous stuff from us and maybe a vinyl
edition of our last album Ablaze, that should be released
via Lavadome Productions.
a lot for shownig your interest on our band and music. Take
care and good luck. And don't forget that Death Metal Is