at: 10th, April 2017
"Hypocrisy of the desert religions proclaiming they are all about love whilst murdering, stealing, degrading others who are not on their side. Their self proclaimed „god right” to tell what is right and what is wrong by their scum clergymen. (...)"
talk about your beginning, Did you have a ‘mission’ and
goal ready when you first started out, or did the music and
direction first take shape as you crafted songs and so
goal from the very beginning of the band was simple – we
wanted to deliver relentless sonic destruction to the
eardrums of the worthy, crushing on the path those who are
too weak to comprehend the chaos and hatred we bring. As for
the genre it is hard to classify, everyone who had a listen
seem to have a different idea of what our music should be
classified as but it is a good thing. For the sake of
conversation let's say we are blackened death metal band.
that your first demo was released, what are the plans for
the band in the close future? Do you have any music related
plans personally for the time to come?
most important thing for us in the close future is to
deliver our music to as many metal maniacs as we can by
gigging and make material for our debut album. But apart
from the fact that it is going to be released some day we
can't give any details at the moment.
is important to you when crafting your music and songs?
Explain to us how the recording process has been for you
process didn't differ from the standard recording sessions
done by many bands We started with recording drums, then
came the guitars, bass and vocals in the end. Most of the
guitar and bass parts were home recorded, vocals and drums
were done in the recording studio at the Naazgul's (our
ex-guitarist) university. He's done the mixing and mastering
how important is artistic appeal for you? Does aesthetics
play a big role in your music? If Black and Death Metal
doesn’t classify as art, then what is it?
me the art is something that evokes emotions, evokes
something that you can't just go around indifferently,
something that forces you to think about it and it is not
easilly forgotten, it just stays with you and even becomes a
part of you. Personally I think that both death metal and
black metal or metal music in general are the means to
express the ideas and emotions sonically as well as
visually. The most true form of metal music is on stage
where you can satiate your senses. During the performance
musicians should stay true to the music they play so they
need to behave and look accordingly and here comes the
aesthetics. Of course you can go on stage in flip flops,
hawaiian t-shirt, stand still all the show dropping jokes
between songs and play the most evil music imaginable but
the atmosphere is broken, it becomes a puny comedy show. It
goes same way to the bands looking brutal and playing stupid
love songs. In the aesthetics you need to keep the balance.
lyrics seems quite important for the band and your
expression, how do you look upon the importance of the
are the integral part of the music we create. As a vocalist
I wouldn't feel comfortable on stage when I would have to
scream meaningless phrases, I want to tell a story, express
my hatred and dissapointment for human race, of what it has
become. When performing on stage with Soulphernus I feel the
energy flowing through me like a conduit and I want to pass
it to the audience. Some
lyrics can be read and interpreted on more than one level
but that is up for the listener to make his own
interpretation, even though some lyrics seems to be straight
how did the personal hatred towards religion come about?
What are your personal spiritual beliefs?
of the desert religions proclaiming they are all about love
whilst murdering, stealing, degrading others who are not on
their side. Their self proclaimed „god right” to tell
what is right and what is wrong by their scum clergymen.
Those are just a few reasons why we hate religion and their
defenders and we could just go on and on with the historical
examples of how fucked up organised religion is but it has
been all said by most of metal bands. As for our personal
spiritual beliefs I think it is not necessary to talk about
them, thing is not to impose it on the others. I (Plaga) can
just say that one of the philosophies I am following in my
life is hedonism
does religion and/or popular social views affect the
composition of music?
don't know if I have read that somewhere on the Internet or
some of my friend told me that in the conversation but I
find it very true statement – „The stronger the religion
is in the country, the more blasphemic, brutal and hateful
the bands from this country are.”
look at the Poland, country from which me and Zoltar come
from or Latin America's countries. I don't think that we
would witness so many great underground bands such as Anima
Damnata, Sarcofago, Azarath, Massemord etc. from these
countries if not for the fact that they want to oppose or
just piss off people living by catholic doctrine and
I’d like to ask you on the process of composing your
tunes. Describe us, if possible, your typical procedure when
writing songs: What comes first, really? Music or lyrics?
someone will bring ready material, if it sounds good we are
trying it out and make necessary changes, then goes the
lyrics and vocal parts. The time we spend on the track
depends on many factors but if we feel that it needs more
time and it kicks ass we certainly will.
you think black metal has a spirit, or a set of values to
it? Where do you think these came from? Are there any
think that black metal has a spirit and it is called
freedom! And if we talk about total freedom we don't need
any values whatsoever. I would even say that black metal was
created in opposition the values which were followed by the
majority of society at the moment of its creation. So to
speak it is more about anti-values such as chaos and
represent the fact of being on stage for you? Is it the best
part for a musician?Can you recall one performance, which
you just wish you could not forget?
on stage is the definitive way of experiencing our music.
The cumulated energy we feel before we blast off is just
undescribable. When we finally release it, it's like opening
the final seal to the gates of hell, we are as one at that
moment and this organism craves for more power. Some
musicians just record stuff and don't gig, we respect that
but for us gig is the ultimate goal of playing music. We
want to share the hatred, destruction and filth with others,
we want to infect them and make them feel like tearing the
whole club apart.
didn't play many gigs, as we are having problem with booking
them having just a demo to offer so the best unforgettable
gig is yet to come. I can say that at the moment our debut
gig in Nottingham seems to be the one I won't forget for a
hard is it to print a demo on your own and then spread it to
the right channels?
if you have right ammount of money and time nothing is
impossible. We had a luck to get Luciferium War Graphics to
make our cover and digipack design as he did great job of
transferring my ideas into the visual form, working with him
was an honour and I could recommend him to anyone who would
like to grab great cover. When we had material and cover it
was time to send all of it to printing company and wait for
those copies to arrive.
bassist OG then made a list of zines to send the demo for
reviews. We put the demo on the bandcamp and youtube as well
because novadays you can't promote your music otherwise.
would like to thank Lorgar of Forneus for recommending
Luciferium and for sending us link to the printing company.
are your feelings on this development of digital replacing
has it's pros and cons like for the example recording in the
studio back in the days when you had to be 100% ready for
recording as they hit „record”, tape went spinning and
there was this magic. Now you can record digitally bit by
bit, do as many samples as you want and the „cut” and
„paste” technique goes in motion which is easier. But is
it better? The quality is different, that's for sure. We
like oldschool sound when it's more organic, second thing is
the distribution of CD's was the wheel of the whole
industry! You had to seek for the records, you literally had
to be involved and it was more gratifying when you finally
bought it. You were attached to those CD's while now you
just type in google name of the band and here it is in the
matter of seconds. But on the other hand it gives us as an
underground band means to promote our music on wider scale.
The replacement is inevitable and it is not bad, it is just
different and I know we are going to still buy CD's.
you were forced to place your band on a scale of other
black/death metal bands where would you end up?
if I were forced to I just couldn't do it as I have no idea.
Listeners should be asked that question. I always found it
hard to classify or make any comparisons to other bands so
we won't answer this one.
I´ve got no more questions! What would you say to our
readers in conclusion?
all metal maniacs out there! Support metal underground!
Attend local gigs to spread chaos in moshpit, drink lots of
booze, blaspheme and hail Satan!