Sunday, February 7, 2016

Abythic Interview

1. For those who have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Abythic was formed in 2015, at first, as a nameless project of M.D.B., who asked me if I would be
interested in doing vocals for this formation. Also, he asked D.B. for the guitars and bass for an EP,
and as we had already played together in a band before and as the creative process worked out just
fine, we decided to give it a name and considered ourselves as band-members again.  As for the Bass
part, D.B. did a really good Job on A full Negation and we would have been totally fine with it if he
would also have continued with this but he declared that he is a guitarist and not a bass player, so we
asked J.N., who was also member in our former Band whether he’d like to join, and as he agreed to,
we now can act as a four piece.
2 .In October you released an EP, how would you describe the musical sound that is present on the
We would describe it as very traditional, dark, heavy and to some degree sacral. D.B. was responsible
for the vocal, guitar and bass recordings and also for the mix, again he did a very good job, as
everything is very audible produced but with the right punch that is needed for such kind of music.

 3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band explores with the music?
Our lyrical content and work in general is directed to the necro/chaosophic currents within the Sitra
Achra and the teachings of the Qliphoth. We do not want to go into detail to much here, for as
enough hints and names are given in the lyrics. The interested reader should find out for himself and
maybe begin to dig deeper in these fields, or turn around and search somewhere else.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abythic'?
Abythic serves as an outer expression for the works of our Temple. It is our Temple. There we want
to further our own dark becoming in order to overcome the profanities of life, which leads ultimately
through the spirits deathly ascend back to what we view as the one true source and origin.

5.According to the facebook page the band will never play live, can you tell us a little bit more about
Aside of some reasons we won’t elaborate here, one of the main reasons for the decision not to play
live is that we do not want to take part of the entertainment machinery and all the unnecessary
things that come along. For us the music and the lyrical content and its visualization is all that counts
in accordance to a serious approach. Therefore, there is no need for Abythic to perform live. Those
who are open to what we have to offer will for sure understand and show support.


6.The ep was released on 'Metal Inquisition Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
As not personally being the person who had contact with the label I only can give very little
information about it. It is a sub-label of No Colour Records, from Germany. They simply showed
interest in our work and agreed on our terms in order to release A full Negation, which we are
thankful for.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
So far we are very pleased with the reactions as the incoming reviews are good and people seem to
appreciate our work. Not to forget, we literally came out of the nothing with this EP.

8.Are any of the band members involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
M.D.B., who is a complete maniac when it comes to death and black metal, is also playing drums for
a project called Adversum 13, which is Black Metal. They have just recorded and mixed songs. I saw
the cover art so I guess they are not so far away from releasing but I can’t tell which label and at
what date.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into
musically during the future?
As we have posted on Facebook already, we are working on a full length at the moment, which if
everything goes as planned could then be released during this year. With this album we will of course
continue on the path we’ve set feet on and it will be nothing less than Death Metal. As we don’t
want to repeat ourselves to much, new elements will be added and by now we can confirm that the
new material has an even darker and more sinister approach, all to the glory of the one who spells
death to the breathing and grants life to the breathless.

 10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also
what are you listening to nowadays?
Death Metal, especially the classic style of course, as it is the music we’ve grew up with.  We are also
listening, and to some degree influenced by, Black, Doom, Heavy, Thrash, Rock , Ambient  and Classic
aside others. As when it comes to music, the last thing we want is to be blind to what other genres
have to offer.


11.How would you describe your views on Occultism?
You may have already guessed it, Occultism and spirituality play a big role and are a big part of
Abythic. We have great respect for the works of others who walk on the LHP, may it be for the sake
of gaining Gnosis or to push their antinomian will against the law of the oppressor, bringing forth the
collapse to his foolish creation in order to liberate and to break the shackles that bind us to his
prison. When we talk about Occultism in music, countless Bands claim to be occult and to perform
rituals on stage nowadays. We are not here to judge, but to us it’s slightly questionable when, for
example, in a concert situation candles are lit and an altar setting is presented, while the audience is
getting drunk and talking about if they could succeed to grab a burger at Mc Donald’s before the next
gig.  An altar shouldn’t be revealed to the eyes of the profane together with signs and sigils that are
sacred to some, but that is just our view on this.

 12.Before we wrap up this interview do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the interview.
All Glory to the Master!

Best regards,

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