Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mortor/Shoot 'Em Up/2012 CD Review

  Mortor  are  a  band  from  Ottawa,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  "Shoot 'Em  Up".

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  tone  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  death  and  thrash  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  some  groove  elements  being  added  to  the  riffing  at  times,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding  death/thrash  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  all  deep  death  metal  growls  that  are  very  easy  to  understand,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  hateful  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Mortor  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Under  The  Flag"  "Clusterfuck"  "Point  Blank"  and  "Let's  Deflagerate".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dead Cowboy's Sluts Interview

Label : M & O MUSIC

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Dead Cowboy's Sluts is a side-project which was born few years ago. We are all longtime friends and we all evolved from a decade in various punk / hardcore bands. We have always been big fans of metal. That’s how the idea of playing some metal songs has come, just for fun.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Metal. We’re doing it the classic way, sometimes very fast, sometimes less...
We’re often assimilated to a trash metal band, which can actually be true. We let people think what they want about us and our musical genre, it does not bother us. We love all different kind of Metal so everything’s okay for us! One day, a gig booker wrote on a flyer “thrash / stoner” to qualify our music. I don’t know if you can imagine the gap between the two! (Laughs). The only thing I wouldn’t agree would be Christian Metal, because then I would say that the guy didn’t understand anything at all to our music (laughs). On this first album, we’ve clearly chosen to leave it dirty, very close to what you can find live. We wanted something that really smashes, with few arrangements, so people can easily recognize a song when they see us on stage. We insist on the power and the strong energy that comes from it.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our lyrics are mainly based on horror and gore films, particularly about serial killers and their vices. We also speak about religion and, by religion, I mean all of them. We focused on how it can be exploited by some people and take advantage of it for their own. We would like to say that we’re not defending something particularly. The stories we tell remain “stories”. We are not inciting violence or anything else. It’s just pieces of music...

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The band name is a little tribute to PanterA. If you want to go further, we can say that the term "Cowboy" comes from their song "Cowboy's From Hell", the term "Dead" is related to the death of Dimebag Darrel (and the end of the band’s shows too). Finally, "Sluts" qualifies us as the descendants of this kind of metal. On the old school way !

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We’ve got a lot of great memories from our shows. If I had to choose one, it would be the “Bataclan” in Paris. This place is legendary! Being on stage and performing a show, in that place where we’ve seen so much bands we like, it was really great. The crowd was there and was going wild. We also really appreciated the show with Cancer Bats. Crazy atmosphere! On stage, we’re trying to flabbergast people, to catch their attention and not let them breathe a second. We give everything we have and really try to recreate visually what people can hear on the album. For this reason, we set up several screens on stage, broadcasting freaky and weird videos. If you want people to be reactive in the pit, you have to unleash your own rage on stage! To sum up, we’re energic, powerfull, full of positive rage! We drink a lot, talk a lot, and do everything to put people in the mood we want.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future? 
We are going to book a lot of gigs to promote the album release in September 2012, so we should be able to export our shows quickly in other European countries and, we hope, worldwide.

7. Currently you are singed to M & O Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
We’ve been looking for some partnerships after having our album recorded. The M & O MUSIC label was the best proposal regarding to our situation. There are not so much serious labels in France for metal bands. M & O MUSIC is really doing a great job with the bands it oversees, as far as the promotional point of view, as distribution and other live shows proposal. We felt that they have a real desire to make things right by their side and, for the moment, we don’t regret our choice.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of thrash and death metal?
For now, we can say that we had good feedbacks for the music we play and shows we perform. We were so lucky to open for famous bands and the public has always responded positively to our live shows. I could not tell you much more on this, because we’re not interested that much on this point. What we love is making music, playing together, growing, and performing good shows. When we play live, it really matters to us that the rooms is filled with a great atmosphere. The rest belongs to the forums and things like that on the internet. It doesn’t participate to the music at all; it doesn’t interest us more than that. We experience music as something personal. Even if people don’t hang to it, we would continue to enjoy playing together first. We are completely honest in our approach, we play what we like, we dress as we want to, and we say what we want to say even if it can displease. This is the way we think as a united band, and it’s not about to change. If people like that, this is really great, but if they don’t, we don’t give a shit. We’re fully aware that we’ll never be superstars. We play music to do what we love first, and live our life this way, day after day. We do things when we decide to do it, and there’s no way for us to worry about the current trends. We don’t have to rely it, or care about someone’s point of view about it. People have to like, we don’t have to adapt ourselves. That’s the way it is.

9. Are there any current side projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?
As I said at the beginning, Dead Cowboy's Sluts is already a side project of every members of the group. Now it is our main activity because we had chance to do more gigs and go further with it. Now, all that we were doing before is on a stand-by mode. It doesn’t’ mean that we can’t work on different projects by our own, but nothing really serious by the way. We are in Dead Cowboy's Sluts, and for the moment we’re all completely devoted to it.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We are still composing new songs and for now, it is in the same mainstream as the first album. Of course, the more we play, the more we move forward, so it opens new doors. We don’t think about it. We are carrying away to see what it will become, but at least, for the moment, we’re not looking in another direction. The efficiency is more important for us than pure technical demonstration, or constantly seeking tons of arrangements and harmonies that can finally overload your music. Moreover, if you're not able to give back on stage what you’ve created because you’ve completely separated your work in the studio over the reality of your shows, it doesn’t really sound right.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I will not be very original in my answer. The main influence of the group, is clearly positioned on the metal like PanterA, Slayer, At The Gates, the Haunted, Lamb of God. It is a description of our influences broadly as metal music is wide today and it would still be too limited to speak only of those big bands. Individually, we listen to every kind of music : Metal, punk and hardcore are the basis of what we’re listening to, because we’re playing this kind of sound for a long time, but we have, in the band, big fans of Hip Hop, blues, jazz, rock, electro, dancehall, reggae, etc..
We think it is important, when you’re a musician, to be aware of others musical genre. Inspiration doesn’t come every time from Metal, to compose Metal songs. We love music for what it represents and the feelings it gives. This is how the inspiration can come from, even if the musical genre is totally different. You take the things you’ve appreciated, to put it back in a fucking violent song as we love (laughs). Music is a universal thing and sometimes you can find much more violence in an acoustic song than in a trash metal one.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Catechism, synchronized swimming and fishing. (laugh)
No; Sex, Alcool, Drugs, Alcool, Rock’N’Roll & Alcool.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Yes. First, we would like to thank you to take an interest in our group.  We want to thank people who support us and who are coming in our gigs. All the people who trust us and give us the opportunity to go further, our label M&O Music, all the friends we have who are there for us when we need. Thank you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Evil Entourage Interview

 l 1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
    Thank you   for the space and interest. This is Francisco "Paco" vocals. Well, the band started in 2004, intentionally to create pure Death Metal, during this few years, the band had been active so far with 3 albums, 3 video clips and lots of live shows in México with very good national acts and fortunetly acting like openers for very well known bands like Nile, Decapitated, Impaled Nazarene, Severe Torture, Grave and some otheres.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
    EE is just Death Metal, since the band started creating this type of music, the old sound, low tune guitars, blast beats, gutural voice, etc. was the main goal, as much extreme as we can make the riffs the better, for sure, bands from the 80s 90s were influence in the band.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
    Well, the main line of the band itself is the anti-religion and dogmatic institutions, the band as well, combine subjects like, use your brain, be more introspective and do what you like to do, with no regrets and no remorse...don't let otheres think for you, and never let some religion guide your thoughts or actions, we are individuals, sometimes we step into politics just a few, social and psycothic subjects.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
    Well, this is kinda funny story, as the band is from Méxcio, is very common to get news from the US side, sometimes exagerated news you know? in 2004, few years after the 9/11 all the war media infest mexican news, at that point the US army was into Irak you know, doing their stuff and shit, some new headline came to me and I was like, fuck this is a good name for the band, the report was about J.W. Bush, it said something like...Jeorge W Bush´s Evil Entourage, they were talking about the that was where the Evilness come up!!

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
    We have been in a very different situations on the stage you know, talking about the equipment, about the people in charge, all the regular things that you can come up douring a performance, but to be honest and in order to let the fans know...EVIL ENTOURAGE is always a maniac discharge of energy on the stage, since we start a show till the end you can expect explosion of brutal assault, it's hard to compare good shows though, but I can tell that the one we played with NILE was one of the best, because we have lots of things against us, the bad organization, bad backline, the crowd was upset at that point with the venue, but we handel it quite well and at the end the people were so happy to have us on stage.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
     Yes, the band is now working on making a tour next year 2013 in Europe, things looks like we are in a good spot now, so the booking is now starting, this could be the first time the band go out of México, we do at least 2 big tours every year since the last 3, 4 years now...but at this point, the band wants to step up further and better if you can say so.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
     Well, I can say that the answer had been awesome in this level you know, as Mexican Metal band, is hard to make precence in the big scene, but for sure the people who have been in a show or get the cds outside Mexico, had response very well, good reviews from e-zines, mags, blogs and some other charts, good metal heads who mail to us asking for the t-shirts and cds, that's something that we didn't expect at that level, we haven´t sold that many cds, but for now, to have like 3,000 copies flying around the globe is amazing hehehe

8.  Are  there  any  other  musical  projects  besides  this  band  or  is  this  a  full  time  line-up?
     Actually the band is a full time line-up, every member have a real comitment with EE, but there is a lot of ideas that could not fit on our music style you know, so the guitarist and drummer are together in a different project called Sinners Inc. a very good rock n roll stoner death metal band ahahaha STONER as fuck!!! check it out...

9. What direction do you see your music  heading into on future releases?
    The band is releasing a new album called "The Opposition" this September 17th, we are heading to strike as much places out of mexico as we can, this is our new goal, as I told you, we are heading a big european tour, hopefully hit the US scene in the near future too...

10. How would you describe your views on Occultism,  Satanism and Anti Christianity?
      For me, always have been part of my life, not because I'm a satanist, or a witch o hater whatever, is just because I'm always using my brain, serching for information from other centuries, cultures, etc. Occultism for me is magic and I like the way its taken now, with fear and tabu, so I like to use that maner to create more impact with the theme, about Satanism is a very good way of living if you can say so, live as you want, do what you like, pay attention to your healt and body, and enjoy all the carnal enjoyments, I have this filosophy to myself and the band have the image of Satanism as shield against religion institutions, the Anti Christianity is part of the EE lyrics though, we all live in a world full of ideologies, religions and brain washers, but Christianity is the biggest and stronger pile of lies, all to manipulate minds in the entire planet, that's why we are the opposition of that, I don´t hate christians, I hate the way they try to manipulate, the way they get rich without moving any fucking finger, how they have all the politics power in Mexico at least, so EVIL ENTOURAGE is against that...against christianity!

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
      This is a hard question, we are 4 members in the band, all of us have a very diferent taste for music, but all for good music, metal have been inside my blood since I was young, but extreme metal came up to me at the age of 10, where I was hungry for more extreme shit, as I can say in this lines, is that bands like Deicide, Morbid Angel, Death, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Entumbed, Unleashed, etc had influenced personally, for sure the other members had their own bands but in general I can let you know that our brains are full of extreme shit ahahahaha, nowadays thanx to the internet is very easy to know bands from any single corner of this planet, so is hard to determine what band you like cuz in one day you found this killer band from japan, but couple of hrs later you found this from france and blows your head, I like to discover new bands, let them flow into my ears and just enjoy a very good death metal, although, there is others bands, not that extreme that i like to listen to in order to get ideas or just to spend a very good time with good music.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
      All of the members have their own things you know?...we still don't live about the music, so we have jobs and shit, but for me, I'm audio technitian, involved in the showbusiness industry, production, management, México have this big issue that if you are not into pop music, rancheras, cumbia, all the shit mainstream you'll not do a living through music, that's why must of the bands, have regular jobs

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
      Tank you very much   for the time and space to let the people knows more about EVIL ENTORUAGE, we are sure we're gonna meet each other some time soon, and to say the fans, be ready for the Hell's unleashed in this earth, don't forget to vist us on facebook/evilentourage, contact us for booking at and JOIN THE OPPOSITION!!! 666

Friday, August 24, 2012

Deserted Fear/My Empire/FDA Rekotzs/2012 CD Review

  Deserted  Fear  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  form  of  old  school  death  metal  and  this  is  a  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "My  Empire"  which  was  released  by  FDA Rekotz.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  and  brutal  sounding  combining  influences  from  both  the  Sweden  and  Florida  scenes  of  the  early  90's  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  all  deep  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  perfectly  capturing  the  early  90's  death  metal  sound.

  In  my  opinion  Deserted  Fear  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  style  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Batalion  Of  Insanities"  "Nocturnal  Frags"  "The  Black  Incantation"  and  "Bury  Your  Dead".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.   

Evil Entourage/The Opposition/Chaos Records/2012 CD Review

  Evil  Entourage  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  heavy,  brutal  and  evil  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "The  Opposition"  which  was  released  by  Chaos  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars,  as  for  the  synths  they  are  only  utilized  on  one  song  and  they  bring  an  epic  and  classical  music  feeling  to  the  album.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy,  brutal  and  evil sounding  in  the  early  90's  satanic  death  metal  tradition,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  chaotic  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  with  some  high  pitched  screams  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  evil,  and  anti  christian  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Evil  Entourage  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy,  brutal  and  evil  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  style,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE "Swathe  To  Blind"  and  "True  Rejected".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Masachist/Scorned/Selfmadegod Records/2012 CD Review

  Masochist  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Scorned"  which  was  released  by  Selfmadegod  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  synths  when  they  are  utilized  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffs  that  dominate  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some  brutal  and  technical  parts,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  on  the  last  song,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Masachist  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  style,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Drilling  The  Nerves"  "Higher  Authority"  "Liberation"  and  "Inner  Void".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Inset/2012 Demo Review

  Inset  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  thrash  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  demo.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  utilize  a  good  amount  of thrash  influences  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  old  school  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

 Vocals  are  all  deep  death  metal  growls,  while the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Inset  are  a  very  good  sounding  old  school  style  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  style,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sunday  Hordes"  and  "Last  Breath  Before  Us".  RECOMMENDED.  


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dead Cowboy's Sluts/The Hand Of Death/M & O Music/2012 CD Review

  Dead  Cowboy's  Sluts  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "The  Hand  Of  Death"  which  was  released  by  M  &  O  Music.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  death,  groove  and  thrash  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding thrash  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  which  are  only  utilized  briefly  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  bring  a  70s  rock  sound  to  the  music.

  Vocals  are  mostly  thrash  style  screams  mixed  in  with  a  good  amount  of  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  screams  and  spoken  word  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Dead  Cowboy's  Sluts  are  a very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  thrash,  groove,  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a fan  of  this  musical  style,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Asylum  Breakout"  "Must  Be  Broken"  "This  Hate"  and  "Backdraft".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Infernal Death Interview

Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We have released an album recently. Currently we are at the stage of promotion of the album and we are about to play some concerts after the holidays. And we are thinking about creating new material as well, the seeds have been formed.

How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

We wanted this album to be musically embedded in the 90’s last century and I think we succeeded in. As far as the difference is regarded this release is our official debut. Previously, we recorded two cassette demos, but it was about 20 years ago, and there is abyss of time to make a comparison. Although we used songs from that period and we tried to create new songs in order not to deviate from the oldest, the production, sound recording quality and so on it is totally different age.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

The texts on this CD are my personal confessions on issues that hurt. It is saturated by anger at what is happening around us, at how we allow for the collapse of European civilization. At the debauchery, the lack of inhibitions, to promote decay and deviation under the banner of modernity, tolerance and equality, to bring normalcy to the level of one or another disorder. And also at how history is falsified and new false heroes are promoted

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The band’s name was created over 20 years ago inspired by the track from the first Death’s album titled Infernal Death. That is all. We all were then and we are today big fans of the Chuck Schuldiner’s band

The band was broken up for a long time, what was the cause of the split and what was it that motivated the band to get back together after all these  years?

The band eventually broke up in 1995, after five years of playing. The main reason was the lack of common purpose. There was a conflict between us, which led first to the personnel changes, and ultimately to the disintegration of the band. What motivated us to return? Longing for playing. I personally have never ceased to believe that the band will be playing. Unfortunately, it took 16 years to make it happen. As they say, better late than never

What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Infernal Death has always been a touring band. And 20 years ago and today, the scene was and is our element. We make music in order to sell it live on the stage in direct contact with the fans. And we played a lot of really good gigs and it's hard for me to mention the best.

Do you have any touring plans for the future?

As I mentioned earlier we are planning active concert career after the holidays? September-October are the months in which we want to make the noise a little

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your new album by fans of death metal?

Album has just appeared in our country. From what I know the publisher has signed distribution agreements in Germany as well. Till now, we have got reviews from publishers of zines and webzines. So far, they are rather positive, so we are in optimistic mood. And by the way we are curious about your opinion…

Are there any current side projects besides this band or is this full time?

Bogacz and RaV also play in a band called Tumour of Soul, and Cymer has a band Disseminate.

What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases

This album is a closure of a chapter. Settlement of the first period of our performance and conclusion what we could not do then. New material that has already been written is creating primarily by the "young" in the team, so surely there will be a breath of freshness, but we "old" will be watching them, because the ID must remain ID

 What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

It is difficult to point out some specific bands,  but we are aware of incorporating to our music some strong influences of old death metal patterns, it goes subconsciously while writing songs, especially that half of old material included on Gniew (Anger) is mixed with the new one. We do not make the song to follow or copy Morbid Angel, Deicide or Vader. We create what comes from our souls and flows in our veins. Everyone of us listen to a little different kind of music, for example Cymer is devoted fan of Nile, RaV is fan of Death, Charles – progressive death and thrash, and me – old school of death metal

How would you describe your views on Occultism?

I am not concerned about it. I make music not ideology. In my texts I describe real problems of life. I do not write about demons, devils, etc. It's totally not my story.

Outside of music what are some of your interests?

We all have families, wives, children, and they consume us completely. We all work professionally in order to provide maintenance and support. Apart from proffesional activites we are interesting in listening to music and playing of course. Personally I am passionate about history and sacrifice my spare time to penetrate its secrets

Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks a lot for this interview and the opportunity to present the ID. Greetings to all readers on behalf of the entire crew of the ID
Stay true, and let your Anger grow

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ad Patres/Scorn Aesthics/Kaotoxin Records/2012 CD Review

 Ad  Patres  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album   "Scorn  Aesthics"   which  was  released  by  Kaotoxin  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  and  brutal  sounding,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  chaotic  and  melodic  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  with  some  high  pitched  screams   being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Ad  Patres  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan of this  style,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Lock"  "Scorn  Aesthics"  "Emphasize Nihility"  and  "All  That  Remains".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.