Interviews

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interview with transgression

Who is Transgression? In the beginning of 1997 Transgression was founded. It took a few time and a lot of drummers to get to an acceptable formation. That was Rene Hollweg (git), Dave Steffens (bas), Andreas Westphal (voc)- who all played in a band called Asmodina together- Carsten Koch (git) and Michael Pohl (dr). The band played a few concerts in …

14/01/2003
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interview with kabbal

KABBAL is a Death Metal band born in 1999. At the same time drummer, guitarist and composer Haza’l set up the group by recruiting musicians in south of France, a very active place for such a search. Ghimel, also composer and arranger, back Haza’l up to create the hard core of the group. KABBAL has been greatly influenced by groups as MORBID ANGEL, …

12/01/2003
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interview with defleshed

Some time around 1990 in and around the towns of Blairsville and Indiana, Pennsylvania, two long-time friends who had been getting into progressively heavier and more extreme forms of music decided they should start a death metal band. Jason Foust (drums) and Brad Heiple (guitar/vocals) had already been playing for a year or so, creating mostly ear …

11/01/2003
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interview with Love Forsaken

LOVE FORSAKEN is an italian death metal band formed in 1998. Currently composed of 7 elements, (BIGVAL-voice; MRVITZ-bass; PYT-drums; PRONACH-electronic drums; SOTCHERD-keys; KABA-guitar; LECYO-guitar),the band’ s proposal is a dynamic non traditional death metal. The first year of activity leads to the completion of the first demo-cd entitled LIGH …

09/01/2003
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interview with Katafalk

KATAFALK is one of Holland’s most promising brutal metal bands. Having built up an underground cult status since the year 1995, the band now unleashes their debut STORM OF THE HORDE. KATAFALK ‘s raging musical style can be described as an explosive mix of Death-, Thrash- & Black Metal – influences, dominated by furious blastbeats and aggressive …

09/01/2003
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interview with Hellblazer

HELLBLAZER were formed in August 2000 during a MACABRE-show, but that does not necessarily indicate the musical direction we’re heading into. We played our first show in May 2001 to see how we’d be doing and if it might be a smart choice to hide in our wrecking room for another few months or not. Gladly, we seemed to to pretty well, thus we’re tryi …

09/01/2003
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interview with Welkin

It all started in the summer of ’97.. (doesn’t that sound romantic?) when Pepijn and Demis started a project with Jacob (ex-URN, ex-LOCUSTA) after their HC-band PILGRIM broke up. After a few weeks of intense writing Maarten joined the band to become the singer. As the music evolved, all members agreed that the band needed a second guitarplayer; to …

02/01/2003
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interview with Funerus

Some time around 1990 in and around the towns of Blairsville and Indiana, Pennsylvania, two long-time friends who had been getting into progressively heavier and more extreme forms of music decided they should start a death metal band. Jason Foust (drums) and Brad Heiple (guitar/vocals) had already been playing for a year or so, creating mostly ear …

21/12/2002
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interview with Malevolent Creation

One would think that after more than ten years of cranking out the most blistering of death metal, MALEVOLENT CREATION would be willing to rest on their laurels, having nothing left to prove. But for the band, every show and every new album is another chance to show the world the true definition of malevolence. With unmatched speed, skill, songwrit …

04/12/2002
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interview with Mourning Beloveth

Mourning Beloveth began in winter 1992 but it wasn’t until 1996 that they recorded their first, untitled, demo with Darren (vocals), Frank (guitar),Brian (bass), Tim (drums). Recorded in eight hours with Adrian Butler at the desk this demo contains two songs and is a raw indication of where Mourning Beloveth stands today. Adrian joined on bass soon …

25/11/2002
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interview with Litham

Litham is an Algerian metal band playing a heavy/dark metal full of bloody riffs and solos. In July 1999 Litham releases the first Algerian metal album called “Dhal Ennar” (shade of fire). With their new compositions, Litham unveils a new face of its musical evolution, by exploring musical paths of the national Algerian patrimony. This new spirit i …

12/11/2002
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interview with Salem

If you have not heard of SALEM by now, you probably never realised that there is a small but fine scene for extreme music in Israel. SALEM were formed way back in 1985 and after a successful underground career including three demos, SALEM signed a contract with the german label Morbid Records in 1990. The two following albums sold over 40.000 copie …

09/10/2002
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Style: Dark Metal Atmo Featuring: Yanik [guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming] Nature: Project Since: 1997 Discography: The Saturnine Daughter [2000] and Jadis [2002] interview with Yanik Please give us a short introduction of yourself? AENDRIA is a project since 1997. I’m Yanik, the ’one man band « and I play an original electro Dark metal! So h …

09/10/2002
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The band was formed late 2000.The three of us started playing together and after two or three jam sessions decided to form Carnal Redemption and as soon as we had some songs ready we started playing live shows with the best athenian underground bands (such as Fleshart & Inveracity). In November 2001 we recorded ”The Limits Of Persistence” dem …

06/10/2002
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interview with Rompeprop

The members of Rompeprop are total PITCHEDVOCALGOREGRINDFREAKS! FEBR 2001: First rehearsal, first song (dislocated purple stoma). MAY 2001: At the Fuck The Commerce Festival they met Micheil. A bassplayer who’s looking for a band. Rompeprop was completed. SEPT 2001: First live show. Dressed as a mummy, a surgeon & a zombi with big cock they imp …

29/09/2002
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interview with I.N.R.I.

Insane Non-commercialised Rock Institute Dutch death metalheads I.N.R.I. started out in 1994 as Stigmatheist, releasing their debut cd ‘It all ends today’ in 1998 through Voices of Wonder. After the necessary line-up changes the band decides to completely change track: a more direct way of songwriting now is chosen. With their ‘Do or Die’ attitude …

28/09/2002
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interview with Devil Lee Rot

interview with Devil Lee Rot by Nathaniel on 26-9-2002 DEVIL LEE ROT is a fucking good name, did you find it while you were drunk? What were the motivations for you play this kind of ’old fashioned’ and full of feeling metal? Please explain the difference between DLR and AUTOPSY TORMENT. Is it the same line-up for the two bands? It’s not the same l …

26/09/2002
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interview with Thornesbreed

Founded in September 1997 by André [git, vox] / Nick [git] / Eric [bass] / Barth [drums] March 1999 – Recording session for the rehearsal tape called ’Sunburst MCMXCIX’ Please give us a short introduction of yourself? I am Andre 24, guitarist and shouter at THORNESBREED. The band was founded back in 1997 by Nick (guitar), Eric (bass), Barth (drums) …

25/09/2002
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interview with Golem

The group was formed on April 1999, after the meeting between Ottavio Marzo and Luca Roberti, two guitarists coming from a hard rock band, with Damiano Porcelli and Alex Martiradonna, respectively ex drummer and bass player of Fearland (a heavy-thrash metal band lived form ’97 to’98). The band starts to play an old-style heavy metal, near to the on …

22/09/2002
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Bilharzia has been formed in 1995 with four original members. They are Aroll (drummer), Che-Mie (1st lead), Nuwar (2nd lead) and Shahruliz (vocal). After a few years, 1997, Bilharzia have invited JoeSlaughter (bassist) to play in this band. In 1998, Bilharzia have a problem in a line-up because Che-Mie, Shahruliz and JoeSlaughter have been moved ou …

22/09/2002
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interview with dave of lividity

Lividity began as a 1 man project in 1993 with Dave, victimizing the underground with his first 3 song promo ’94 recorded on a yamaha 4 track recorder and a drum machine containing 3 songs… Altar Pices, Mortal Impalement, and Spewing Chunks!! The ideas were dark and dismal, yet heavy and torturous!! As you will hear influences taken from such gre …

18/09/2002
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interview with Vargsriket

VARGSRIKET exist since June 1st 2001. Since then we have played 7 Gigs only of which 2 were Underground gigs, the rest have been support gigs of Dark Funeral, Siebenbürgen, Hollenthon, Graveworm, Gorerotted and else. March 2002 we decided to record our CD ’Satanic Execution Commando Vargsriket – DCLXVI CSBM’ that should meet our standards in any po …

09/09/2002
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ABSTRACT is coming from Slovakia, from Banska Bystrica. The music of ABSTRACT is purely instrumental dark metal. Band has been founded by two present guitarists Peter and Paul. In 1996 was recorded first demo called Instrumental emotions. After several personal changes and two years of searching the inspiration was released out second demo ’Aestuum …

09/09/2002
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The Seventh Gate are true pioneers of innovative sound in black metal, death metal, and grind. Combining backgrounds in multiple forms of heavy music, this Virginia based outfit dubs their uniquely brutal and chaotic sound as ’Satan Rock.’ Over the course of the past two years, The Seventh Gate have released 3 demos and one full length cd on their …

09/09/2002
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interview with Misery Index

Misery Index is the newborn band of former Dying Fetus frontman, vocalist, lyricist, and bassist Jason Netherton, guitarist and vocalist Mike Harrison and former Dying Fetus/MOD/Suffocation drummer Kevin Talley. Misery Index combines the most intense elements of grindcore insanity with a distinct metal approach, pushing the limits of this timeless …

04/09/2002
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interview Desensitised

DESENSITISED was formed in 1994 by Jozef (bass/vocals), Susan (guitars/vocals) and Rutger (drums/vocals). As the songs developed, the band realised it became more and more difficult to play and sing at the same time, so they decided to look for another singer who was found in the person of Jo. In 1995 they recorded their first demo called “Your fin …

27/08/2002
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interview with illogicist

Death metal friends, Illogicist compile a violent sonic combination of technical ability, rhythmic asymetry, melodic sickness and lyrical frustration to reflect a dynamic and emotional vision of suffering and introspection. Illogicist’s inner core, comprised of guitarist Luca Minieri and drummer Remy Curtaz, was formed in the Summer of 1997. Their …

25/08/2002
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interview with nattas

NATTAS is one Hell of a band! A Black/Thrash metal act from Sweden created several years ago. Their aim to claim world dominance though started in 1999. Two demos were recorded before the first line-up change (of the ’New NATTAS’) took place. Nick Nightmare out – Darkwing in. NATTAS are playing classic Black metal. Venom-ish, people claim. Raw, bas …

22/08/2002
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The year of 1995 saw the birth of one of history’s most dreadful beasts : Bestial Mockery !!! The line up have remained the same ever since, besides some problems with the bass players. They have so far released one 4 track Battle Promo 96 and one five track demo 97 called “Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw”, recorded one comp track called “Possessed w …

12/08/2002
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interview with immemorial

Immemorial came into existence in June 1997 in Elblag, Poland. The band recorded its On first album ’IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS’ in Selani Studios in Olsztyn (home studio where recorded bands like: VADER, BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATD, YATTERING, CHRIST UGONY, TRAUMA ect.), Poland in 1998. The album contains about 40 minutes of melodic and majestic death/black metal …

03/08/2002
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interview with Necrotério

Necrotério started its activities in 1993, launching the first demo-tape in 1995. The band had some line-up changes in 1996 and in 1997, when the formation became stable with: Evandro Maidl (Bass), Emerson Lima (Drums), Marcos Lima (guitar) and Gustavo Grando (Vocal) Through all these years, Necrotério played in more than 70 concerts in Brazil and …

30/07/2002
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Burial Place were born in 1994 playing a kind of music really different from tomorrow’s. After some line-up changes in 1997 was recorded the first demo tape ’The Majesty of The Ancient Island’ at No Brain Studio (Zianigo – Venezia) that reach encouraging critics notwithstanding the little budjet available. In 1998 Burial Place started to write new …

28/07/2002
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interview with Serpent

In 2000 Tyr (guitar) and Sin (bass/vocals) formed SERPENT and along came Raven (background vocals). SERPENT is a Death/Black metal group out to set their own standard drawing influences from many different styles of the hardrock genré and a thouch of classical music. interview with Sin at 21-7-2002 Please give a short introduction of yourself? SIN …

21/07/2002
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ANTIGAMA was formed in the late 2000 by Sebastian-guitar, Krzysiek-drums, Lucas-vocals and Maciek-bass. All of them used to play in other bands and side-projects before and now like: MALY SZU, IN, MONEV, BAABA, SPARAGMOS, DAMNABLE, STARZY SINGERS, MIASSMA and others. They started practicing and writing songs, within in may ‘2001 ANTIGAMA recorded f …

19/07/2002
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interview with Sign Of Hate

Band Formed in the last months of 1998, having as idealist members: Ismael Jr. (guitar) and Rodrigo Borges (Bass/Vocals) with just one purpose: Do Death Metal, Extreme and Brutal, always respecting the roots of that style, been influenced by the true Metal Essence. After so many searching of members for band proposal, Rodrigo Borges takes the Drums …

29/06/2002
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interview with isolated death metal poland

Isolated was founded in Tychy in 1994 and it was known as BASTION. The band consisted of four members: Kornel (voc, bass), Wojciech Czachura (guitar), PaBa (drums) and Kuras (guitar). At the beginning of 1995 band recorded their first demo tape called “Born in Hell”. Just after that several changes in the band were made. Kuras was dismissed and a n …

28/06/2002
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interview with Darkfall

Darkfall were formed in January 1995 by Wolfgang Koch (Guitars), Marc Weissensteiner (Drums) and Vocalist Thomas Spiwak. In February 1995 Joachim Liebminger (Guitar) and Harald Koch (Bass) completed the Line-Up. This five piece immediately started to compose their first songs, best described as a powerful mixture of Thrash and Death Metal. Just bef …

26/06/2002
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interview with Teutonic

TEUTONIC has been formed in 1991 as TEUTONIC CRUELTY by Ventor (guitars), Lothar (drums/voc), Holger (bass/voc) and Volker (guitars). In 1994 the band changed their name into TEUTONIC and two members, Holger and Volker, were replaced by Wersi (guitars), Benny (vocals) and Roland (bass). Roland left the band in 1995 and Benny took over the bass. In …

22/06/2002
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interview with wannes of Pentacle

Chained within the mythical realms of primeaval black/death metal, so graciously unveiled in the early 80’s by hallowed cults such as Venom, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Possessed, Messiah, Destruction, Necrovore, Bathory, Treblinka, Slaughter (CAN) and Necrophagia, Pentacle’s sepulchral tribute, to this unforgotten legacy, started back in winter ’89/ …

20/06/2002
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The beginnings of the band are going back to the year of 1999, exactly to the summer of the year. The cornerstone was took up by Stephan (guitar) and Claudio (drums) by playing a couple of jam sessions and finding out that the musical interests have the same direction. Soon they started their own song writing and the first song began to take shape. …

17/06/2002
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interview with Headhunter DC

Brutal, extreme, violent. This is the best definition for this band, originated fifteen years ago in a remote autumn in the city of Salvador, Bahia. Lots of things have already happened. Several musicians crossed the band’s path, but Headhunter D.C. continues its arduous battle and now is getting ready to assault the Underground scene once more, sh …

07/06/2002
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interview with Irredemption

Irredemption, band formed back in early 96. After a lot of changes on the line-up. The band recorded two demos (playing Brutal Death) but in 1998 when the band was dealing with a discografy, all fucked up. The band broke. But in 1999 Juan found new members and finally with a new line-up, they recorded their first MCD called THE LAST HUMAN. intervie …

01/06/2002
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interview paul speckmann master

Paul Speckmann has been kicking around the Death Metal underground scene since he founded MASTER way back in 1983. Over the years, Paul has assaulted the musical world with his many side projects including ABOMINATION, DEATHSTRIKE and FUNERAL BITCH, but his main focus and love was always MASTER. It all started back in 1983, Paul was in a band calle …

22/05/2002
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It was worth waiting! A modern Thrash-Core-Hammer is right now looking for enemies of equal rank as well as metalheads and moving moshpit-friends. Because the smasher ’Senses’ starts with the question: ’Are you ready?’ interview with Hamid on 22-5-2002 Please give us a short introduction of yourself? 5 idiots, 8 years of honest music, same passion …

22/05/2002
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interview with Homicide Hagridden

HOMICIDE HAGRIDDEN was formed in 1994 by the founder STEO MODA. He dreams to create a power thrash metal band was know with the name of DEATH SLAUGHTER, the guitarist was MAX MODA, FABRY FORTUNATO and bassist LUCA GUIDI. The band changes name in HOMICIDE HAGRIDDEN and plays some concert in first six month of 1994.Changing bass player these musician …

15/05/2002
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interview with Disloyal

The band was founded at the beggining of 1997. It consisted of members: Slawek ?Szycha? Szuszczewicz (guit, voc), Jurek Dacko (bass), Jarek ?Yaro? Pparota (drums) and Tomek ?Zaki? Kaczmarczyk Musican started to work on their compositions it the above contest. While working on their first debut album DISLOYAL preformed at few local competitions and …

12/05/2002
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interview with Visceral Bleeding

Visceral Bleeding was founded in the late nineties by Peter Persson and Niklas Dewerud to perform what they thought was lacking in the Swedish death metal scene at the time. They set out to mix raw brutality and technical skill and follow in the footsteps of bands such as Suffocation and Monstrosity. With Calle on bass, Dennis on vocals and Marcus …

27/04/2002
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interview with Tears Of Decay

Tears of Decay comes from Emden (East-Frisia in Germany) and exists since 1997, however, the current team was formed in 1998. The main reason for founding the band was to make some heavy noise, to hang around and, of course, to have lots of fun. The very first session of the band was an excessive orgy. The founding members Henne (guitar), Michael ( …

27/04/2002