Interviews

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After departing from their previous band Sangius singer Aries and drummer Svart wasted no time forming their own band Hellsaw. In 2007 the band made their mark on the Flesh For Satan Tour as support for Inquistion. With some live appearances under their belt they caught the attention of Napalm Records and signed. The band went into the studio with …

15/05/2012
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Interview with Bobby Blitz, the vocalist of Overkill.  

10/05/2012
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Blessed Curse are a US Thrash band that has many influences inherrant of the original US thrash scene of the 80’s and genre blueprint. Previously known as Devestator, Blessed Curse have a debut release out on Cyclone Empire records. This tears your bloody face off! Brutalism spoke to one of the bands founders, Tyler Shatterlee who welcomed us into …

09/05/2012
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Please give us a short introduction of yourself to start this interview with? Hi we are the Nosebleed Connection, we formed in 2001 and we are currently promoting our third album “Nosebleeders”. Each musician has an idol for the influence. Who was your I-wanna-be-like-this-star? And try to explain what made him/her your idol? In our opinion, having …

08/05/2012
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Velocidad Absurda is a band of Brutal Death from Zaragoza, a small city in the north of Spain. The band was created in 1998 and remained active in its first stage (always with the same lineup) until mid-2004, then, the band disbanded. The band begins their second stage in mid 2008. With the departure of original drummer of the band, the group was r …

07/05/2012
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The Great Old Ones (TGOO) is a recent phenomena in France’s Dark Metal world regarding their debut ‘Al Azif.’ Twisted and beautiful, it reflects the Lovecraftian concept in a new way that doesn’t repeat the wheel that so many have tried to follow. Few Metal fans will have probably heard music as enriched in the literature of H.P.’s stories as TGOO …

07/05/2012
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For the past 12 years french black metal commandos Vorkreist been terrorizing the landscape with their brand of militant black metal. With two members back in the fold after their involvement in Secrets Of The Moon and Merrimack. The militant anti christians are back with their new opus of black metal terrorism titled “Sigil Whore Christ” on Agonia …

03/05/2012
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Krieg, formed in 2005 by brothers Friedrich and Cristian Gscheidel, along with drummer Walter Valli. Possessed by the same passion for heavy metal of the eighties, and born of the same creative spirit, the group created a unique and powerful sonic impact, well outside the limited musical horizons of their birthplace. Revisiting their first ingeniou …

21/04/2012
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Salva Rubio is the author of “Metal Extremo: 30 años de oscuridad / 1981 – 2011”, a book dedicated to study the extreme metal in all forms which was published by the Spanish editorial called Milenio. Also, he is one of the founder members of the band The YTriple Corporation. Today we speak for a long time with him about the band, the book and other …

19/04/2012
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Pornoise is an italian band of “Wastecore” commanded by Pitale -the depraved mind behind the band-, with whom we have exchanged a few words to do this interview. Hell-o Pitale, first of all, wellcome to Brutalism and thank you for answer to this interview. Thank you brothers. Your music are made by yourself and you play it alone. What’s the reason …

19/04/2012
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Hot on the heels of their compilation release “Have a Nice Death” I had the opportunity to reminisce with Matt Fox of Bitter End about what it was like being a thrasher in the late 80s-early 90s in Seattle.  He was kind enough to answer a few questions about the band, and how butt-rock, not grunge, killed the metal star. Thank you for the opportuni …

06/04/2012
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For BRUTALISM’s readers, technical death metal oriented Illogicist is a band that has probably popped up on the review section many times. However, many may not have known much about the group… until now. Vocalist/ guitarist Luca Minier was kind enough to answer a few questions about the band, personal life, and give something to fans and readers …

01/03/2012
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Sphere from Poland have blasted their way onto the death metal scene with a particular specialty named ‘Homo Hereticus’. Polish death metal maybe rather popular, but when you hear Sphere’s album, you will truly be amazed at its quality, its statement, its death metal purity. Drummer Th0rn gave up his valuable time to chat to BRUTALISM. How did Sphe …

01/03/2012
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From the Netherlands comes Heidevolk. This six piece unit plays pagan/folk with a little pinch of black metal. Heidevolk composes music glorifying their country’s glorious past. having to suffer though the oppessive occupying forces of the Romans, Spanish and later the Germans in WWII. Not taking their occupation laying down the Dutch fought and re …

27/02/2012
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Black metal artist Outrage have re-recorded some of their best classic songs for today’s generation on their album entitled “Go To Hell”. I had the opportunity to interview Udo F. “The Bringer of Doom” (guitar) about the band, as well as their interesting way of recording this album with many of the original equipment from the 80’s. Outrage was inf …

20/02/2012
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What lies South?  The answer to this obscure question is addressed by the blasphemous metal band Stillborn in their newest release “Los Asesinos Del Sur”.  This fascinating blend of black and death metal brings with it a glimpse into the unknown dark realm…a glimpse of torture and evil…a glimpse into the vile human nature of people.  ataman Tolov …

15/02/2012
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With the rapid success of ‘Into The Opaque…,’ Endless Cycle have been working hard through their own blood, sweat, and tears to have themselves heard in the Metal world. Playing a good mix of Death/Thrash and Progressive Metal, their collective sounds are an excellent choice for the more eclectic Metal taste. The band was kind enough to answer ques …

15/02/2012
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Norway’s Tsjuder has been a fixture of the Norwegian black metal movement since 1993. Pissed off and frustrated with the way the movement was, the band decided to go on a sabbatical. 2011 The band band regrouped and released an excellant true Norwegian black metal album titled “Legion Helvate”. This release shows the band at their best pissed and d …

09/02/2012
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Greetings brother of the frozen north! Kow you holding up in the brutal Finnish winter? Well, it hasn’t been very brutal so far, only rain and darkness. How long the winters last in Finland? The winters here in Texas are kinda weird, it’s cold one day then it’s like 70 degrees the next. The winter usually begins in October and the spring comes in l …

08/02/2012
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DECAYING from Finland are a breath of fresh air in a death metal genre obsessed with copycats or overt technical wizardry. By nature of the sounds and the sound, Decaying hold true the traditional death metal “old school” of European music, ‘Encirclement’ is the groups second release, a masterstroke of death metal mite, lyrically interesting and la …

08/02/2012
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Sickened and disgusted with the current bullshit that was going around in today’s metal scene Harry Gronoth decided to put manners in his own hands. With a true love and passion for true metal he put plans into action by forming RAM in 99. Inspired by such legends like Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Oscar and Daniel quickly requited …

05/02/2012
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After almost 25 years together, the Black/ Dark Metal band Root have constantly produced success after success, and their latest album, ‘Heritage,’ brings forth the exciting statement that they are ‘here to stay.’ Despite many progressions over the year in sound, their work has always been steady and their purpose has never wavered. Avoiding the hu …

19/01/2012
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Hailing from Spain, the somewhat underground, but incredibly talented Continuo Renacer has recently released their sophomore effort ‘The Great Escape.’ A fresh spin on Prog Metal, the instrumental work here is more refined, epic, and up to standards with the modern expectations of fans, and possibly beyond. I got a chance to discuss the album, and …

19/01/2012
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German Thrash heavyweights Accuser have recently released a stunning album, ‘Dependant Domination’. This is a thrash effort that produces both modern production power and musical style, with relevance to the bands earlier material and experience. I got the opportunity to put some questions to Frank Thoms (vocals/rhythm guitar), this is what was sai …

19/01/2012
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Russian symphonic pagan/black metal band, WelicoRuss, is making their mark in the metal community of the isolated frozen Siberian underground. They bring to us a beautifully cold and chilling sound with their album entitled “Wintermoon Symphony”. I had the opportunity to speak with Alex Boganov about the band, their future endeavors, his personal l …

30/12/2011
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Interview with Ken of Abigail Williams at Trees In Deep Ellum (Dallas,Texas).  

22/12/2011
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Interview with Morpheus lead guitarist of the legendary black metal band Mayhem.  

22/12/2011
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This interview with ATF Sinner of Polish blackened death metal unit Hate at Zini’s Pizzeria in Deep Ellum (Dallas, Texas).  

22/12/2011
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Despite being isolated from mainland Europe, the UK always been a breeding ground of great metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and My Dying Bride. Upcoming UK metallers Legion Of Crows is no exception. With members coming from various musical backgrounds, Legion Of Crows play an unique diverse style which ranges from industrial to doom. Thei …

21/12/2011
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Denmark’s Spectral Mortuary formed in 2003 with common bond and love for U.S. death metal bands like Suffocation, Malevolent Creation and Morbid Angel. With the help and sage advice of legendary producer Dan Swano who worked with such bands like Asphyx, Marduk, and Hail Of Bullets. The result is total depravity which is a brutal slab of techinal 90 …

21/12/2011
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Many bands has used their music as a filter for their love of the occult and the dark arts. This USBM band Pact is one of them bands. Born in the eastern nether regions of PA of the year 2004. Hag went out and found three other brethren of the black arts decided to make primitive, brutal black metal to channel the dark spirits. Now signed to cult r …

11/12/2011
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Mixomatosis is a well known Spanish grindcore band that shared splits with bands as Tu Carne, Necrocanibalistic Vomitorium, Neuropathia, Bunder Nekromunda, Agathocles, Anus Tumor, Ultimo Mondo Canibale, Moñigo, Gored Face, Holocausto Canibal, 2 Minuta Dreka, Intestinal Disgorge, Flesh Grinder and many more. Twenty years after of its creation, the C …

11/12/2011
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Annex Theory is a Canadian band who formed in 2008, but just released their first EP as of recently in 2011. Comprised mostly of progressive, technical metal with a brutal edge, the album is a fresh sound amongst a sea of generic releases from other bands, and definitely shows promise that these guys will be around for some time (some of their memb …

04/12/2011
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Funerus been playing old school death metal since early nineties. After numerous line up changes things didn’t come together till Jill started jamming with John and Kyle of Incantation. When I first heard their latest release “Return To Sludge” I was blown away by Jill’s vocals. It’s very rare to hear a woman sing brutal death metal vocals. One lis …

17/11/2011
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Melodic Death Metal outfit Society’s Plague has just begun their career, but have received critical appraisal for their extensive keyboard use. Recently, a shift in the band forced their keyboardist to quit, leaving a possible gaping hole in the group and a change of sound. After a brief interview with Brutalism, though, Society’s Plague assures li …

13/11/2011
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Extreme Black Metal bands are a dime a dozen these days, but few perform it with as much ferocity and passion as a band like Kaiserreich. Hailing from Italy they’ve developed an aggressive, yet more melodic style with their sophomore effort ‘Ravencrowned,’ which expands the former ‘Darkthrone’ clone that they were originally considered without losi …

13/11/2011
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Haemorrhage is probably the most known spanish band of extreme music in the world and Luisma (one of the founder members) is talking with us today about these twenty years and their first record with the american label Relapse. Before starting the interview, I wanted to thank you for spend this time talking with us, because we know that among the b …

30/10/2011
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Demonical might not be familar to some fans of the death metal scene. But the members are not spending their tour of duty with various bands like Grave and Centinex. Martin, Ronnie and Johan decided to form Demonical in 2006. In July of the same year Demonical recorded their 4 song demo titled “Blood Spell Divine” with singer Ludvig Engell of Remas …

23/10/2011
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El Kaso Urkijo is possibly the oldest and most respected grindcore band from Spain. They start in 1987 with the demo “Padre del año… violador!” (Father of the Year … rapist!) and divided in 1995, but after fourteen years of silence, in 2009 they recorded new songs to edit the album “La bañera fué su nicho” (The bathtub was his niche) and this yea …

18/10/2011
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Perhaps one of the biggest moments in grindcore history in the past few years is that Brutal Truth has reformed. One of the solid, leading bands in the genre, the group went on indefinite hiatus in 1998, only to reform in 2006. Their recent release of ‘End Time’ marks that the group is fortunately still together after their last release in 2009, so …

02/10/2011
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Porky Vagina is an unsigned Polish band that plays an incredible porno/gore grind with tons of humor. Their discography (four EPs and an album entitled “Bukkageddon”) are self-released and ready to download from their web-page for free, but we are sure that soon they will be signed by a label. Meanwhile, we are talking about this and other question …

24/09/2011
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Essence has just returned from a touring crusade with Vader and Krisiun- two very well respected bands with a legacy that can be difficult to live up to. But, this newly formed band apparently fares just as well with their furious thrash inspired music alongside death metal legions. Aside from promoting their debut album, they really enjoyed travel …

19/09/2011
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Playing in various bands in their native country the Netherlands, MKM and his comrades decided to put a band together. Decided to name the band An Autumn For Crippled Children after hearing a song of the same name by UK band Ebony Lake. With share common taste in various musical styles which range from early nineties black metal and early death/doo …

05/09/2011
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RATO RARO is one of the most senior and respected bands of Spanish Grindcore. Since its inception in 1992, its members have changed and have only been in the band from the beginning Toño (growls and vocals) and Raul (drums) (both brothers), and after Visy (guitarist) was joined to the band, who recorded their second album titled “Acidethc”, release …

03/09/2011
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Taking some of the philosophic elements of their first album “Misanthropic Path Of Madness” and taking it to another level with their new album “Towards The Ultimate” which be released six days before halloween in the USA on Agonia Records. Svarttjern been flying the flag of true kult black metal since 2003. One thing I like about this band, they n …

01/09/2011
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Founded by Obsurca mastermind Steffen Kummerer in 2003, Thulcandra put two releases “Perishness Around Us” in 04 and “Fallen Angel’s Dominion” six years later. On Sept. 25th Thulcandra will release their third opus “Under The Frozen Sun” in the States on Napalm Records. Produced by Dark Fortress/Triptykon gutarist V. Santura “Under The Frozen Sun” …

01/09/2011
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Founded by Chad Kelly (owner of Underworld Records) the members of Excommunicated are no strangers to the Louisiana metal scene. With members spending their tour of duty in Catholicon and Suture. Chad and his fellow compatriots got to form Excommunicated. Through Underworld the band is going to release their debut album “Skeleton Key”, which is a b …

01/09/2011
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After so many line-up changes and eager anticipation from fans, Fetus In Fetu recently put out their debut album. Following the likes of bands such as Deicide or Cannibal Corpse, the band is bringing back the glory of 90s death metal for all who think that the genre is getting a bit too generic and melodic these days. It’s powerful, brutal stuff th …

29/08/2011