onsdag 28 januari 2015

Sarkrista - The Evil Incarnate

Here we have the latest offering from the German pest bringers Sarkrista!

This time around its an Ep thats filled with their forlorn hate gospels, as my ears are pretty fresh from
listening of their past two splits it was like the nightmare just continued without stop...

Their sound is as ever sounding with the cold melodic second wave blowing in their winds but with their own ghasting blasphemic curses of course, their sound is firmly intact but what can be said of these new songs is that the production is a bit cleaner and stronger overall and i also like Revenants new vocal variations which brings in a deeper aspect to Sarkristas proud soul.
More meat on the dusty bones.

The compositions sound more noble and empowered then ever and the first song (track 2 cuz track one is a nice dark intro) is one of the best songs they have made i think, last track is also one of their top stuff also. Chilling and grand!

A good Ep with enough content and death on it to make it worth your cash and also makes one intrigued for the second album, feels like that one will be extra intricate and i have a feeling that this horde will evolve with significance there also.
 time will tell.

lördag 24 januari 2015

VarulV Interview!

How are things in VarulV bunker?
I saw your new great photo shoot, i get a feeling that something new is brewing from your wolf-den?

- Hails out there and thanks for the interview! 

After some line-up changes we finally found our constellation of musicians to bring back the power of „Hellish Presence“ times, consisting of Grimnyr, the last founding member on the bass. me, Irrah den Fryktelige on guitar and vocals and last but not least Heimdall’s Auge on drums. Yes, the photo shoot was really nice and cold haha. 
We made it at the castle ruin Frauenburg in Unzmarkt, Styria with our friend Raffael Peter from Noisepit Photography for promo pictures of our upcoming album „Wolfszorn“. Some other plans are still in work so be prepared!

2.How did you come in contact with Talheim Records? Was Naturmacht Productions

- This has a little background story. 

At first, we already were at the studio for the record of „Wolfszorn“ at an old „friend“ of Grimnyr. During the recording days we drank a little bit in the evening and he told us about a label he owns and stuff and we had good faith in it. So we quit our contract with Naturmacht Production in peace to sign at Murtal Records. For our bad luck. After we paid for the recording and the mixing and mastering works had to be done he found some private excuses to not do it. 
This was going on for weeks and in the end he didn’t respond to anything so the fucker ripped us off. In the end we had an unfinished album with worse sound and no label so we went to Audioriot Recordings to record everything again. I signed already at Talheim Records with my other band Ketelens‘ Brukke so we also asked for Varulv and at the Austrian Black Metal Force we signed the contract.

3.Last year seemed like a great gig year for you! Austrian Black Metal Force IV looked like
a killer! Whats your experience of it? And there also where the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival.

- Yeah 2014 granted us some great experience! ABMF was a nice gig with a great line-up. A lot of austrian black metal bands which already are a long time in business. For most people it was like an class reunion in school to meet old friends and band mates, so it really was a killer evening. Also the KOA. A perfect location in the woods, great bands and 3 days of alcohol. For our bad we played on the last day so we had to force all our remaining power to play haha. But not to forget, also the Julfest and the gig with Kurgaall in Italy earlier 2014 were a blast for us! 


4.What is your main strength playing live? And going on road is there some "stuff" you have to bring along survive the ordeal?
By the look of it you seem to really come alive on stage.

- Especially as an austrian black metal band in Austria, it’s hard to get a good crowd because the most scene fuckers go at a concert for the big headliner and come during the co-headliner or the other ones only go there to get drunk. So you have to choose the right gigs to play at. But our main strength isn’t to have a full house of morons which aren’t interested in our music. 

We want to share our feels and thoughts inside our music to others which feel and think the same when they hear it. Even if only a few come to us after a gig, having a drink together or taking some photos, but when you hear that they like the show or want some cd’s for support our great music, this gives us the force to keep up the work. Besides this, we don’t have any special stuff to bring with us. Corpsepaint, blood and spikes for a black metal show.

5.Going back to your first official release the split with Hellsaw, how do you feel about these material now? 

 - For the next two questions I had to ask Grimnyr because this was before mine and Heimdall’s Auge’s time. The split with Hellsaw was planned by a label called “Westwall Productions” or something like this, but never was released due to some personal problems of the label owner for which he went to jail for. So the first release of Varulv was more or less a self-released demo called “Under A Blood Red Moon”.

6.Four years later your debut full length "Hellish Presence" got out from the dim forest! A strong and clear album i think, how was your time doing this record? what was your personal goals with it?

- I think the main goal of this album was the same like for other bands, to let the people know about the existence and sound of the band. It wasn’t hard work for it because Svart, the old drummer and Grimnyr went to studio to record their instruments. Inferius, the old vocalist and lead guitarist, recorded his stuff at home and has also done the mixing and mastering works. 

7.If you would pick one band that has been important to the bands sound and reason of existence from these countries who/what would they be?

 a.Austria b.Sweden. c.Norway. d.Finland. e.USA. f.Greece g.France.

- I definitely would say Austria but you can’t pick one single band. The reason is, every band member also played in other bands before, so everyone gathered his own experience and we brought it together in our chambers to make the music of Varulv to something special. Maybe only for us, but maybe for many others who understands it.

8.Around 2 years ago the second split "When Life Brings Sorrow Beyond Death..." with Tattered Soul & Nightforest was released, how was the reception to this one and would you say your sound had change some how here compared to the album?
And whats the story behind the song "Opfer "?

- About this there is not much to say, because in my personal opinion I don’t like it very much. In this time we had a lot of line-up changes, so in the end Grimnyr recorded the bass and drums and Azazel the lead guitar. I have done the rhythm guitar and we had Abominator of Ketelens’ Brukke as session vocalist. All this happened next to our session room in a small “amateur studio” so the mixing and mastering was also quite bad. I can’t even say something about “Opfer” because I haven’t ever seen the lyrics, sorry. Too bad we had some poor production for this because so it doesn’t fit to the nice music of the other two bands.

9.So what’s up next for VarulV?

- Our next steps are the release of our album “Wolfszorn” in spring 2015 via Talheim Records, to find some gigs around Europe to promote it and to keep up the work on new material so stay tuned!

10.Thanks for your time!
Last howl is yours!

- Infernal Hails to the readers and our comrades and thanks for the interview.

söndag 11 januari 2015

Nokturnal Poetry Interview!

1.Hails! Is this Nokturnalwolf  i'm talking with?
How have this wicked new year started for you?

NW: Hails i am Nokturnalwolf member and creator of Nokturnal Poetry begins with good news on one hand will get a new ep entitled War is Imminent, also possibly out a split with a band of Brazil, in October will be released on Full length entitled The Extermination Site and also a re-edition of my first EP on Tape version.

2. The band started in 2009 so under these 5 years in action how was your journey?
How was it working on the first version of the Ep "The Last War"? And what is the story behind
the last track "Tear the garment of Bafometh"?

NW: It has been a journey not as easy as it initially could not give him the time he needed my project to be in other bands now that I have decided to give all the time needed is easier, compared to the first ep were compositions had since 2004 and resume in 2009 making some changes, tearing the desgarra la vestidura de bafomet was a cover to take a few good friends (who are not already, send them to hell jajajaaa by fraudulent) recording with some arrangements I liked.

3.How did you come in contact with the label Eternal Records? And will they release any future
releases from you?

NW: Likewise the eternal records is a former jajajaaaa friend decided to get the ep in DVD version and jewelcase with two bonus tracks but never had the necessary promotion to the ep just stay on that unfortunately and found a unprofessional seal be totally disappointed.

4.Describe their personal motivations to start this band and the lyrical themes?

NW: my motivations for writing the lyrics easy war, destruction, extermination of the human race, I like reading a lot of the first and second world war and I relied a lot on all historical wars that happened this rotten humanity.

5.Are you still active in the bands Nigra Locust and Hortor? What is the difference working in
these bands that compare Nokturnal Poetry?

No, Nigra Locust ceased to exist some time ago for personal reasons of the members stopped playing with Hortor'm no longer active for 2 years were good friends until he robbed me money jajajaa, does not want to know anything about them, as to the difference being these two bands and Poetry Nokturnal is great because it uses too much hortor keyboards which I hate lol and Nigra because it is more lyrical, right now I am active as a guitarist in a band called Bastayer!

6. What bands have been his inspiration growing up in Mexico City? Can you recommend some
band black / death metal underground Mexico which is not as well known outside their country?

NW: Many bands have been an inspiration to me but which most would Insepulchral, Diabolikal Holokaust, Tlacalael, Tecpatl, Khaos Order.

7.How is the religious people around you respond to their blasphemic activities?
What is your biggest problems countries do you think?

NW: To be honest I could not care what religious people opine what I do for my rot with your stupid religion FOAD

8.So what is the next version of Nokturnal Poetry? Are there plans for the entire album and / or split?

NW: as i had mentioned this year there will some interesting things I hope everything is concrete.

9.I saw his hoodie band that looked really great! Is it more merch on the horizon? Patches, t-shirt?

NW: yes it is good, that is going on sale soon and yes new shirts and patches will soon be released.

10.Thanks for your time to answer these questions! Good luck with everything!
NW: Thank you for taking your time for this interview and for supporting a greeting from Mexico Hails, we like the fog invade earth to destroy our enemies and can not have them ...

lördag 10 januari 2015

Orlok - Black Funeral Holocaust

Orlok that old damn vampire rat!

Well this is not THAT one but a audial manifestation of a vampyric curse that could be seen as an eternal inspiration for humans lingering towards the ancient morbid romanticism.

For those who dont know this is a new side project/sphere from the Finnish "varulv" Mr  Satanic Tyrant Werewolf .(Satanic Warmaster, The True Werwolf, Armour, Gestapo 666 etc)

This debut album of this Orlok beast is really ugly and fiendish, the compositions compared to SW etc
linger on much longer here in a hypnotic trance, the riffs is strong enough to manage this kind
of structure and the atmosphere is rawish and murky. Vocals is by no mistake Werewolfs with his
personal type of evil witching howls and blood gurgling spit style, the main difference here is that
the vocals mimics the longer song parts with longer....gurglings.

Production is well balanced rawness only one thing that could be a negative for some here is the
drum sound which is a bit low mixed and has a kind of damp skin sound to it like "goddi-goddi-goddi-
But at the same time this type of drum sound makes it stand out from his other entities.

It feels like an old forgotten count is dragging himself around in endless filthy labyrinth chambers.
Towards the end a quite bright guitar solo shines up his dried pale moon skin like he found a way "out"
or in....either way it breaks up the album in a good way and makes room for the pitch black end.

One funny thing that one song has a kind of dragged down version of The Stooges "I wanna be your dog"
riffs but it fits great, it made me crack up a bit though.

The outro at the end is a sweet keyboard piece that makes my thoughts wander to some old Hammer House of Horrors music.

All in all Orloks existence is validated enough to stand on its own two raggidy bones with ease, hope the crypt door will open once more soon.
Tasty stuff!

Track list:

1.     Lamentation    
2.     Black Funeral Holocaust         
3.     Black Hearts Symphony    
4.     Chamber of Torments        
5.     Kuun Naama    
6.     Mysticum Corpus Satanae         
7.     Towards Darkness

torsdag 8 januari 2015

Idolatry - First Ep -

From Edmonton IT came!

Here we have the first bloodletting from the new horde Idolatry! Members has a history with bands like Dead Jesus, Ides of Winter, Runeblade, Kryosphere, Spawned by Rot so one can expect some sweet priest slaughter!

Their early Norwegian second wave inspiration is outspoken and is nicely manifested on this demo, thoughts wanders to early Gorgoroth and the alike, hideous and grand declaration of war in other words.
Vocals creek and ghasts all over with a fitting soul spitting attitude but it also incorperates some interesting twist and turns on the vocals... and some psycho choking screams! 
Guitars is both melodic and harsh, drums has some extra good parts here and there i think and is welcomed and pushes the pulse up a notch. 
Production is not raw but nicely balanced between attack & defense.

As in the bands own words " with singular vision to be old Norway's soldier in Canada's frozen tundra of misery." you feel that they are heading in the right direction. 
All four songs here brings the old back to the front again so dont expect something "fresh".... Unfresh rotting maniac skeletons rise from their battle fields and the feeling that leaves you after this tracks is that their coming releases (a split & album) will be the of extra interest and also these coming releases will be where Idolatry show if they are here to stay or not.

Best tracks would be for me the first and the last.

Here is some tasty merchs...

Keep an eye on DEATH TO PEACE PRODS for coming releases!