15 April 2019

INTERVIEW with USURPER



It's great to have Usurper back. The ancient feeling and the 80s metal spirit that runs through the veins of these old school metallers from Chicago is stronger than ever. Good proof of this is the magnificent "Lords of the Permafrost" LP.  Answers here were given by Dan Tyrantor (vocals) and Rick Scythe (guitars). Read on...Beyond the Walls of Ice.

“Lords Of The Permafrost” was released on March 22nd through Soullseller Records. When the title track was premiered I thought it was awesome, I was hooked after the first 5 seconds of the dark heavy opening riff, classic and crushing Usurper style. Tell us about the creation of this new LP. 14 years have passed since his previous album, so I would like to know details of the songwriting process. How long did it take to complete the whole album? Did anything change in your method of composing and arranging the new songs?
Dan Tyrantor: Rick Scythe reactivated Usurper to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Diabolosis album for a show in Chicago. The response was amazing. We then began writing what would ultimately become Lords Of The Permafrost. As for the songwriting, it was the same. Rick will outline the song with some sinister riffs, Joe Warlord adds the thunder, Scott does something with the bass, and then either Rick or myself will write lyrics, and occasionally collaborate.
The new tracks sounds brutal, and as I said before it has the classical Usurper trademark, powerful riffs, brutality, old school vibe and musicianship. Does the rest of the songs follow the same direction? Is there any difference between this new album and its predecessors? Tell us your own vision of the new material.
DT:  It feels, to me, like a cross between Cryptobeast, and Skeletal Season. What it is for sure, is an Usurper album from start to finish. 
Please, explain us the lyrical concept behind “Lords Of The Permafrost”. The press release said that the lyrics explore topics such as monster folklore, the paranormal and other obscure tales. Something outstanding and characteristic in your lyrics, like the two historical stories, the tracks “Shadowfiend” and “Wolflord”' from Skeletal Season, also “Dismal Wings Of Terror”, which deals with the "Mothman", so I'm very curious to know what each song on the album is about…
DT: The title of the album, and the song deals with the Native American legend of the wendigo. "Cemetary Wolf" evokes the tale of the seventh son and lycanthropy. "Mutants of the Iron Age" was inspired by an acheological discovery of animals sewn together, some with extra limbs or heads in an apparent attempt to create mutated creatures. "Skull Splitter" is about the barbarian invasion of Rome in the early 5th century, "Gargoyle" is a song about all of us Metalheads out there like gargoyles. Hard as Hell, and frightening to “normal” people. "Warlock Moon" is about ascending to the astral plane and exploring dark magic.
Lycanthropy is a very present theme in your lyrics, apart from Wolflord and Shadowfiend, there are also the songs Lycanthropic, in Twilight dominion, Return of the werewolf by Cryptobeast, and in this new album is the song Cemetery Wolf, What do you find most appealing about lycanthropy? Where does the interest and inspiration come from this topic? Name your fave film and book about lycanthropy?
DT: I’m fascinated with werewolf tales in any style, to be honest. From old ancient texts and passed down folklore to the shittiest VHS werewolf movies ever made. My favorite movie is still An American Werewolf In London. The transformation scenes were the most convincing at the time. Both the book and the movie Wolfen are pretty great too.
Another great thing is the visual aspect, the album covers are very cool. How is the process usually when choosing the art for the album? Tell me about his new winged, skeletal beast and also about your favorite Usurper album cover.
Rick Scythe: Thanks. I always draw a lot an contribute artwork and ideas. Lately I have been painting quite a bit too. I used one of my paintings for the inside booklet and clear disc tray for the CD / Label of side B for the LP.
As for the Lords of the Permafrost cover concept. It is a hybrid creature to represent many different song concepts on the album. Sort of like the Wendigo, or a creature from Mutants of the Iron Age. Also has some similarities to a Gargoyle. It is sort of a marker warning people not to go Beyond the Walls of Ice. It sits under the Warlock Moon.
As for my favorite Usurper artwork. It depends, I like all the covers after Threshold of the Usurper. Skeletal Season might still be my favorite, but I like them all. The same artist, Juha Vuorma who did Skeletal Season also did Lords of the Permafrost painting.
Do you have plans to make a promotional video clip? (Return Of The Werewolf was cool!) How should it be the perfect video for a Usurper song?
RS: So far we only have a basic lyric video for the song, “Lords of the Permafrost”. I want to do a promo video for, “Beyond the Walls of Ice” but we have to wait until it snows again.
Let´s talk about your early days, what are your memories of the band´s formation and the recording of the “Visions from the gods” demo. Also, what are your memories from the scene back then?
RS: It was weird, but fun. In the USA everyone was claiming “metal is dead”. Even the Big 4: Metallica cut their hair and dressed all fancy. Anthrax sort of copied Metallica into alternative music. Megadeth put out some non-metal sounding stuff. Even Slayer did like a modern Korn version of Slayer. Even in the underground, classic first wave thrash/black metal bands were breaking up or changing their style. We just wanted to be extremely metal in a time when people said metal was dead. We loved metal and hated alternative, industrial or emo music. We wanted to do the opposite of that style. We were one of the only bands, if not the only band in the USA doing this style.
It was the early 90s, when a lot of bands started playing black metal, were you interested in the black metal scene? Are there bands from that old god days that you respect and like?
RS: I thought some bands were cool, as long as it sounded like 80’s black metal. We often got lumped in with black metal in the mid 90’s because of our image and certain elements, but we never considered Usurper to be black metal.
What, in your eyes, differs the US scene from the European Scene? Do you miss anything from the old scene?
RS: European scene was always more passionate then the USA when we fisrt toured Europe in 1998. Now, I’m not sure. Europe has more festivals, but USA more kids are into this style than were back in the early/mid 90’s.
Do you remember how were the conversations with head Not Found, and the deal for the release of “Diabolosis…”?
RS: Metalian, “I like Usurper a lot. I would be interested in putting out your album.” Usurper, “Cool, let’s do it.”  Then in 1995 it came out.
I have Diabolosis (R.I.P Records) and Skeletal Season (Merciless Records) LPs, both vinyl are awesome releases, I bought them when they came out and I liked the whole design, it was clear that you put emphasis in the details. What is the most prevalent in your collection? Are there any or some that you consider special?
RS: Thanks. I love those 2 versions as well. I love gatefold LP’s. Both RIP and Merciless did great jobs. Skeletal Season LP is my favorite though. Lords of the Permafrost Blue LP is the best now.
Why did you use different designs for the CD and LP versions? In my opinion the LP looks much better. Do you remember why you chose it?
RS: I agree. The LP is much better. That was what we wanted, but we didn’t have access to that cover in time for the CD release so we just ripped off something close from an art book. I dislike the CD cover and if I have my way, if it is released again on CD, I want to use the LP cover art.
Why “Deep in the forest” wasn´t included in the LP version? It's one of my favorite tracks, it was included later in the “Visions from the gods” compilation (I still have to get that vinyl, though is quite difficult nowadays, aaarrrgh). A special edition on 7" with that killer track would not have been bad (you're still on time, just an idea ha ha)
RS: Deep in the Forest kicks ass, but we didn’t want to have every song from the demo. We wanted to keep the demo special.
King Diamond and Proscriptor McGovern did guest vocals on Necronemesis, who did come up with the idea of this guest appearances? What was it like working with them? If you had to choose only one album of King Diamond / Mercyful Fate and one of Absu, what would you choose?
RS: We liked both Absu’s and King Diamond’s latest albums when we were about to record our next album. Necropolis Records asked where we wanted to record. We looked on back of both albums and both were recorded at Nomad Studios with producer, Kol Marshall. So we told Necropolis that is where we wanted to record, and we wanted Kol to produce out album.
Proscriptor agreed to do backing vocals from the start. King Diamond was a bit different. The owner of the studio called before we left for Texas and said, “Rick, we got a problem. King Diamond is finishing his album House of God and needs a couple extra days to finish mixing. He said if we can bump your days, King will sing on your album.” I was like, “Fuck yeah! No problem”. Still a highlight to this day.
I would like to know your opinion of the current music industry, or if you prefer, you can tell me about the positive aspects of the current scene and the new bands that have caught your attention.
RS: I haven’t bought an album since 2003.
DT: I honestly don’t listen to much newer music, or go to many shows.
What are the tour plans to promote Lords Of The Permafrost?
DT: Right now we are going to be headlining Spring Bash in Milwaukee, playing a one-off headline show at St. Vitus bar in NYC, and the 2020 Turkulu Sataanalle Fest in Finland. As of this interview, we are in the process of finalizing some other shows.
Among so many concerts in your career maybe you have some good anecdote that you want to share.
DT: Somebody once smashed a glass ashtray in their hotel room bathroom, and then shit all over it. I’m not saying who, but it was Joe.
What´s the strangest place and the most shocking place you have been? 
DT: For me, the strangest place was playing in the basement of a bagel shop. Shocking was the outdoor sculpture park in Oslo. There was supposed to be a gigantic statue of an angry baby that towered over the whole city, but in actuality, it was only 3 feet tall. I’m still very upset about it.
What will be the next steps for the band, do you plan to work soon on new compositions? (at least I hope it does not take another 14 years until the next album)
DT: We are trying to play in as many places as we can right now. Haha, I don’t think it will take that long again.
Thanks you for your time, last words are yours...
DT: Thanks for the interview!







23 March 2019

TORMENTOR To release "Anno Daemoni" double live LP, CD, DVD



Great news from good old TORMENTOR.  The Hungarian cult black metal band returned to the stage last year in its classic lineup form.  To celebrate the 1st year performing live together again, the band will release a double live LP, CD, DVD package into one! "Anno Daemoni" recorded during the reunion performance in Budapest on the 21st of April 2018.

"This limited edition package includes double sided poster,sticker,patch,the concert on cd,video dvd,video download link and ofc 2 black vinyl records in printed inner sleeves in a shrink wrapped gate-fold sleeve cover. the record will be distributed by TPL records exclusively..link to webstore will follow shortly".

Stay tuned...






21 March 2019

NOCTURNUS AD "Precession of the Equinoxes", from the upcoming album "Paradox"



How many of you are skeptical about these comeback albums after so long? Yeah me too, but for some reason I longed for the new material of NOCTURNUS A.D. and now it's time to enjoy "Precession Of The Equinoxes", the first advance track from the upcoming album "Paradox". Fortunately the gods have not disappointed me. (I do not think they disappoint many, at least with this wonderful track).

The new song has all the elements that identify Nocturnus, and even the great "classic" cover artwork created by Timbul Cayhono is what you (we all) expected and wanted…“Paradox’s” otherworldly, technical dark atmospheric occult death metal blueprint harnesses and carries on the energy of “The Key”.  Trusting that the rest of the album will maintain the high level, this will be one of the best records of 2019, I will risk myself by saying that it will surely be among my 3 best of 2019. And as expressed by another cult band yesterday ... it seems the 80 never left.

"Paradox" will be available on May 25 through Profound Lore Records, meanwhile, check out the new track. (Play it fucking loud is what I mean!)



Lineup:
Mike Browning - Vocals/drums
Demian Heftel - Guitars
Belial Koblack - Guitars
Daniel Tucker (ex-Obituary) – Bass
Josh Holdren - Keyboards
Tracklist:
Seizing the Throne
The Bandar Sign
Paleolithic
Precession Of The Equinoxes
The Antechamber
The Return Of The Lost key
Apotheosis
Aeon Of The Ancient Ones
Nuber 9

20 March 2019

DARKTHRONE Announces new album "Old Star"


"It´s like the 80´s never left!" they say...uuugh! great news for us old metal bastards. "Old Star" is the title of the new album by DARKTHRONE.

The new album will be out on May 31st through Peaceville Records, pre-orders available here.
The cover artwork is just amazing ("The Shephered of the Deep") created by Chadwick St. John.

All hail the Mighty Darkthrone!



19 March 2019

POWER FROM HELL "Elizabeth Needs Blood" Official Lyric Video

POWER FROM HELL premiered a lyric video of a brand new track, taken from the upcoming 6th full lenght "Profound Evil Presence".
The track "Elizabeth Needs Blood" (yeah, you guessed right, they´re talking about Elizabeth Bathory) is a mid tempo song with a "black metal vibe". The production seems more polished, I miss more rawness showed by the band on previous albums, especially in the guitar sound.

"Profound Evil Presence" will be released on June 7th through High Roller Records (worldwide) and Soul Erazer Records (Brazil).
Worth to mention the g reat artwork created by Wellington Backer.

The band will reveal a music video soon, stay tuned.







15 March 2019

POSSESSED - "No More Room In Hell" brand new track


"Revelations Of Oblivion" is the title of the new POSSESSED album. It will be released through Nuclear Blast on May 10th.

The band revealed a brand new track titled "No more Room In Hell", which sounds fast, heavy, brutal and with a great dose of "that" old- school vibe. Check it out...







18 February 2019

THRONEHAMMER Releases new advance track "Thronehammer"


Fuck! I´ve just listened to (in a loop of a several play / repeat series) the new THRONEHAMMER song, taken from the upcoming full-length "Usurper Of The Oaken Throne"
If the track from their split 10” left me highly impressed, this new track entitled "Thronehammer" simply has blown my mind away.
The heaviness, those creepy guitars, that gloomy sound, Kat´s clean and powerful vocals (epic, grandiose, breathtaking... Her great vocal performance had already been clearly demonstrated in "Hammer Stake & Cross", but her work throughout this track is certainly brilliant)
The album will be released this spring through Church Within Records.
Meanwhile, I'm going to press play again and enjoy these 9:27 minutes of pure doom excellence. Die by the Thronehammer!




13 February 2019

VITRIOL "Chrysalis" MLP


VITRIOL from germany caught my attention when they released their slef titled debut demo in 2016. 

"Swarming Segments - Spirit Splinters Of Stellar Dust" is the advance song of the band´s debut mini-album "Chrysalis", which will come out next April 19th via Iron Bonehead.
The new song has left me even more intrigued, this is not straightforward black death metal, it is sometimes chaotic, sometimes hypnotizing, but enshrouded in a cavernous and dark aura.

Take a look into the abyss...







EXUMER "Hostile Defiance" Official Video



EXUMER announced the release date of the new album "Hostile Defiance". The new LP will be released on April 5th via Metal Blade.

The band launched a lyric video for the title track, a great dose of oold school german thrash metal!



Hostile Defiance tracklist
Hostile Defiance
Raptor 
Carnage Rider
Dust Eater
King´s End
Descent
Trapper
The Order Of Shadows
Vertical Violence
Splinter
He´s A Woman - She´s A man (Scorpions cover, CD bonus  track)
Supposed To Rot (Entombed cover, CD bonus track)



MYSTIFIER "Six Towers of Belial's Path" Official Track



"Six towers Of Belial´s Path" is not only the second trak revealed from  MYSTIFIER´s upcoming album, but also a gem of dark old school black metal.

"Protogoni Mavri Magiky Dynasteia" will be out on March 8th through Season of Mist and it will be one of the album of the year, mark my words!





4 February 2019

INTERVIEW with DIKASTERION



From the long list of demos released last year, DIKASTERION´s debut demo is by far my fave. An outstanding piece of raw and dark black metal that makes the future of this belgian band gleam in the dark in a threatening ways. Death Commander and Pz. Kpfw answered the following questions. Enter the Dikasterion…


Please tell us how did the band started, P.Z. also plays drums in Possession, was he among the founding members of was he invited to join later?
Death Commander: In 2010, Pz.Kpfw, Cinis and I met at the university. We all studied History and where passionated by Music. We wanted to start playing together for pleasure and without any ambition. But because of lack of time, we never really started. After more than 5 years and a personal awareness, I decided it was time to do it seriously : the 6th January 2017 marks the first rehearsal of the band.
In the beginning it was just the three of us but Hanghedief joined few weeks later. He was first supposed to be there as live session for the second guitar but after our first rehearsal together we already felt a powerful connection between us. So we proposed him to join the band as second guitar. Now he's doing the leads and we share vocals. 
When you started to rehearse, were there many conversations about the style of music or did it come naturally?
Each of us has his own taste. We listen to really different kinds of stuff. The first idea was to play some Black/Thrash, but after few minutes of rehearsal it went following another way.
We never decided in advance to play what we play, it came by itself. We loved it and it was so natural than we continued on that way. Most of the riffs of Matthew 4-9 have been written on the first rehearsal.  
Who came up with Dikasterion as the name for the band? Tell me about the meaning and if there is a whole concept which embraces the ideology and spirit of the band
Finding a name was the most difficult thing we had to do so far. Pz.Kpfw was really complicated to please (for the best, I must say). Viriakh (Possession) gave us the idea to search about Vatican and this is where I found the name. The dikasteries refer to the departments of the Roman Curia. It represents the law courts, councils and congregations that give the Pope his absolute power over catholic Church. There is another signification related to ancient Greece but it has no connection with us.
Your debut demo is in my opinion among the best releases of 2018, can you tell some details about the recording process and the way you worked on the sound?
The demo have been recorded by L. in our rehearsal room in Brussels. It's dirty wet small room of 10m² we share with few bands like Possession and Saqra's Cult. We recorded everything separately in two weekends : drums, guitars, bass and vocals with L. equipment. He did all the mixing and mastering afterwards. It's really far from a professional studio.
What do you find distinctive about your music, how would you describe your sound and style? Do you have a fave track of the demo?
We don't have any favorite song. They all have something  different and bring us different feelings when we listen. Of course some riffs are more catchy but in general we love the demo as it is, in its entirety.
First of all, I'd say we have a distinctive "old school" vibe and vision. We are far from the actual pseudo-occult empty shit the last generation is playing. We would describe our music as "passionate" and "honest". We don't have any writing process, we don't calculate or think about "how to write a successful song". We just play together and riffs come along, as catchy as they can be.
Our music is deeply marked by our vision of what metal should be. This vision differs among us but we are deeply attached to the valors and behavior of the 80s-90s scene. We truly believe in it and I think you can feel it in our music. The idea behind Dikasterion goes beyond music. We want to prove the old school spirit is still alive. Not by copying it, but by living it with passion and intensity. For us metal goes way beyond music. It's a way of thinking and living. People from our generation forgot it totally. Metal became something fancy. There is no more attitude, no more passion, no more intensity. This is what we want to fight. This is  what we find distinctive.
About our sound, we'd say it's quite modern by its quality. Clean and listenable but still raw and aggressive. Of course it's a demo and it an "homemade" recording but being old school doesn't mean you must have a bad sound. We decided to work mainly on the atmosphere for the demo.
The sampler used in the beginning of “Revelation 13-6” was also used by Marduk on Accuser/opposer, fits very well with the track. Will you use more samplers in the future? Where does that sampler come from anyway?
We don't listen much to Marduk actually so we didn't know they used it. And even now, we don't care about that.
The sample comes from the movie "Dracula has risen from the grave" (1968). We added it after the recording of the song. It was not planned in the beginning but Hanghedief came up with the idea and we all though it fits perfectly so we kept it.
There won't be any sampler on the upcoming release but we'll probably use some in the future. It will depend if it fits or not with the songs. This is something we think about when the songs are finished, never during or before the writing.
Hanghedief already mixed an interlude and outro for live appearances but nothing else yet.
You recorded the cover of “War Metal” by Barathrum, what do you find special about this track, how important is Baratrhum as your influence.
The song reflects the vision we have about our music : simple, straight to the point, no bullshit, no show off,...
War Metal's riffs roll again and again like an unstoppable war machine.  
You also name other Finish bands like Archgoat and Beherit as your influences, why do you find appealing about those bands and their music?
Those bands have the same spirit and vision as we do about extreme metal and underground.
Slow penetrating, mesmerizing riffs.
What is your point of view about the Belgian scene? What aspects of the scene do you usually talk about?
The Belgian scene is rising again since few years now. North and South are united and produce great bands.
Belgium have always been a fertile soil for metal bands : Enthroned, Ancient Rites, Acid, Black Shepherd, Goat Torment, Gae Bolga,... After a quiet period we've started to conquer the scene again : Slaughter Messiah, Spermafrost, Pox, Maleficence, Possession, Saqra's Cult, Heinous,... and now Dikasterion.
The Belgian underground scene is very united. We created a strong family around Bruxelles. All the bands are not from there but this is the center of our world. As said before we share the same rehearsal room with 5 or 6 bands, we hang out together, we work together, we share members, we travel together, we fight together, we support each other in the scene and outside the scene, in our private live. We are more than bands members or good friends, we are a real family.
Tell me about the lyrics, why did you choose those specific biblical passages? Are you going to continue with this topic in the next works or were chosen only for this demo?
Those parts of the bible are not lyrics actually. We put them for each song to mock Christians by using their own words. Each sentence introduce our songs pretty well by blasphemy.
The next songs are still related to Vatican and Christianity but in another way. Each song tells a story.
For the demo, most of the lyrics talk about the coming of Evil Forces to conquer the world. It's also a warning to the fools who will be convicted by us after their defeat. Exodus is a bit different. The lyrics are about an old Flemish folkloric legend.
Beyond the topics that inspire you, is there any ideology or philosophy that you share as a band?
We all have different opinions about esoterism, philosophy, religion,... and we don't promote any idea or philosophy through the band. We'r not a "ritualistic" whatever band.
The only philosophy we claim and fight for through the band is the Old School behavior and attitude. The idea behind Dikasterion, as I said, is to fight back against the new weak generations. Kick their asses and  make them believe again in fucking metal. We want to keep this fire burning !
We don't do politic, fake magic, etc. We play music, for the Rock n Roll part of it.
Besides music, are there other artistic expressions that interest you?
Cinis (who draw the logo and artworks) is deeply passionate by illustrations, books, photos, painting, draws,... Anything related with pictural art. But among us he's the only one  who really do something else than music.
Of course we all love art in general. We spend hours in museums, exhibitions, historical buildings,... We are really receptive to the power and beauty of "well made" art. especialy classical and ancient art.
The demo was released by New Era productions in collaboration with Darkness attack records. How is the relationship with both labels? If I´m not wrong the first press was quickly sold out and a new press was recently released,
Both labels are old brothers. We know each other since years before Dikasterion. In the beginning, Darkness Attack was supposed to release the demo on his own but New Era proposed us to work together and it matched perfectly.
First press (gold tape) is sold out mostly everywhere I think. As it was a limited pressing, we did a second one on black tape. There will also be a CD and 10" version through New era.
The artwork is quite different from the usual black and white demo covers, tell us about this cool drawing, the concept and the artist who designed it.
Every artworks and the logo have been drawn by Cinis. It's deeply inspired by medieval art and imagery. That's why we used so many colors.
The front cover represents the circle of men's infinite sufferings, tortured by their own demons. It shows us as gargoyles, inspired by French and English medieval paintings.
The other draws represent each of us following medieval tradition. We choose it instead of photos.
I would like to know about your fave albums and demos of 2018.
Pz. Kpfw : here's a short selection, in no specific order  :
mTORR -North
Black Oath -Behold the Abyss
Evil Warriors - Fall From Reality
Angel Of Damnation - Heathen Witchcraft
Mooncitadel - Moon Calls To Wander... The Winter's Majesty
Runespell - Order Of Vengeance
Forbidden Temple / Ultima Thule - Split LP
Vomitor - Pestilent Death
Solstice  - White Horse Hill
Mournful Congregation - The Incubus Of Karma
Transilvania - The Night of Nights
Master's Hammer - Fascinator
Evil Spirit -The Imageless Mirror
The Rite – The Broken Fires
Prophets of Doom – Sermon of the Impostor
Ploughshare – In Offal, Salvation

Death Commander : I would just add Deströyer 666 - Call of The Wild
How many shows did you play so far? Would you like to play big festivals?
We had to cancel our date with Oraculum and Coscradh in August 2018 due to important health problems.
We weren't supposed to play before March (A Thousand Lost Civilizations festival) but we accepted a last minute replacement on 12th January in Bruges. Not the best conditions I must say : I was sick and loose my voice, Hang's arm was fucked, Pz.'s leg was fucked, Cinis just had some important personal problems, no rehearsal, two month in advance,... BUT it was as rock n roll as expected !
The next one will take place on 9th feb in Seraing. Small event in the bar upstairs our second rehearsal place. Then 6th March in Bruxelles and 30th April in Deinze with Vomitor and Slaughter Messiah.     
We have few other propositions for 2019/2020 but nothing official yet.
In my opinion, festivals are getting worst every year. I can't handle big festivals anymore. But of course playing there is different than just being there.
We prefer small gigs : more devotion, more energy, more passion,... but we wouldn't say no to festivals.
What´s the strangest place and the most shocking place you have been?
Death Commander : I've been in so many disturbing places I couldn't tell you the strangest one. But one of them for sure is the Chartreuse Fort. Build in 1817 and forsaken since 1981, it's a ruin now. You can still visit (illegally of course) some chambers and underground galleries. Nature is slowly taking back its due, what makes this place especially hostile.
Pz.Kpfw : Nothing extremely shocking but, let's say, evocating. There's a WWI fortress in the fortresses belt around my city, Liège, called the Loncin Fortress. The 15th of August 1914, during the siege of the Fortress by the German army invading Belgium, an explosive shell entered the powder room of the fortress, leading to its complete explosion. The structure got lifted off the ground before falling back on itself. 350 soldiers, out of the 550 defending the place, died in the explosion and got buried into the ruins of the fortress. Their bodies are still there, under tons of rocks, concrete and iron structures...
What will be the next steps for the band, do you have proposals from labels to release your full-length? Do you have a release date in mind?
The next release will be done through Amor Fati Productions. Another close friend who signed our brothers from Saqra's Cult.
We don't want (at least for now) to be signed (and stuck) on any label. We want to keep our freedom and the opportunity to work with different ones.
We don't think about full-length yet. We'll probably do some short releases or splits before.
Thanks you for your time, last words are yours...
Thanks for your questions. I would say to people who'll read this interview to keep the fucking fire burning !! Live metal with passion and intensity or get the fuck out of our way !!


See You In Hell !!