Interviews

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Underdark are a death metal band from Poland who have somehow resurrected the sound of groovy death metal with hints of black metal on their latest album, “In The Name Of Chaos.” It is a dynamic album full of philosophy masked in the twisted themes that makes death metal so enjoyable to listen to. For those who miss the days of Death and early Six …

02/09/2010
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Doomshine from Germany are much loved by the metal underground but underrated by everybody else including the band themselves as this interview points out. A classic Traditional Heavy Metal band with its roots in classic Metal, Hard Rock and Doom Metal. The new album comes after a 6 year wait but the album titled “The Piper At The Gates Of Doom” ha …

26/08/2010
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Brutal and pulverizing Thrash/Death metal band extolling the time honored virtues of death, destruction and warfare within a musical front. Invasion have launched a precise tactical strike against the complacent metal scene by unleashing a furious devastating bombardment with their albums “Conquered” and “Berserk Artillery Barrage”. The invasion so …

25/08/2010
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Hello dear gourmets of the one and only Metal of Death! I hope you enjoyed reading this zine so far. Now, we are gonna dive deep into history – the history of Swedish Death Metal production! But we will also have a look on the Metal productions of other countries and philosophies that result in what we call a ’unique sound’. And what would make mor …

23/08/2010
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Inspired by the shamans of black metal (Celtic Frost and Bathory). Tsjud and his comrades decided to form Wan in 09. A year later they were picked up by upcoming us underground label Abyss. The end result was the release of their debut CD “Wolves Of The North”. “Wolves Of The North” is raw filthy black metal pretty much in the vein of Bathory, Hell …

19/08/2010
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Hello Bill/Steve, thanks for taking the time to do this interview for BRUTALISM.com. Please introduce yourselves and the band and of course give us a bit of history. (Steve) Hi Connor. First of all may I say Thanks a million for taking the time to interview us. Second of all Ill introduce ourselves I’m Steve Maher, I do the lead vocals and play gui …

17/08/2010
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Hello Jason, firstly introduce yourself, the band and give a brief history of the band. Howdy partner, well the band at the moment is Connor on guitars and vocals, Aaron on bass, Aaron on 2nd guitar (yep 2 Aarons, haha), and myself on drums Putrefy originally kicked off in 1992 but you could say 1988 as myself and some of the guys had been in other …

17/08/2010
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Hello Dan, how you doing? First off, introduce yourself and ofcourse your band. Hi Connor. I’m grand thank you and how are you? Well I’m Dan and I play guitar for Overoth. We play oldschool death metal, we’re based in Belfast and we’ve been together nearly 5 years now. You guys are out promoting your debut album, “Kingdom Of Shadows”, hows that goi …

17/08/2010
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Hello Vinny, Thanks for doing this interview for BRUTALISM. Tell me, what’s happening in the Morphosis camp these days? Hey Connor. We’re busy in rehearsals with a new drummer right now before we do some gigs in a couple of weeks Yourself and George are long time friends, how did you guys get the band together and tell us a little about it? I went …

17/08/2010
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Howdy Darren, how are you Mate? Introduce yourself and your band and give us a little bit of Warpath history. Hey, Hows it going? I’m Darren Keogh the vocalist of Dublin based brutal death metal band Warpath. Warpath got started late 2005/early 2006. We started out as a band made up of close mates all with the same interest in music and the same de …

17/08/2010
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Hello Lifeless, firstly introduce yourselves for our readers and give us a brief history of the band. Hi. I’m Marc, Vocalist and Guitarist in Lifeless. The other members are Daniel L. (dr.), Andy (g.) and Daniel “Wieni” W. (b.). Lifeless was founded in late 2004 by Andy and me but due to some private issues it was until early 2006 that a real band …

09/08/2010
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Hello Oliver, How are you doing today? Thanks for getting in touch with BRUTALISM. Firstly, introduce yourself and your band for the readers? I’m Ollie, I play rythm/lead guitar and do backing vocals. Then there is Matt on lead/rythm also (he’s the virtuoso kinda guy, doesn’t do clean), Darren on bass. He’ll usually be offstage somewhere during the …

08/08/2010
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Red Snow has fought their way through the California music scene to rise up to become one of the most unique and talented up-and-coming heavy metal bands on the scene today. Nominated for best rock album at The Armenian Music Awards in 2004, 2005, and 2006 Red Snow was awarded USA4real Radio’s “Best Live Performance” of 2007. I had the opportunity …

05/08/2010
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After watching death metallers Jungle Rot put on a brutal show in Detroit on Aug. 1, 2010, lead singer and guitarist, Dave Matrise and I sat down over a can of Coca-Cola to talk about life on the road and the ups and downs they’ve encountered over the years. Jungle Rot has been around for over a decade. Formed in 1994, the Wisconsin death metallers …

03/08/2010
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Please introduce yourself… Hi I’m Nicolas and I play the bass guitar for Leng Tch’e. Speakin of your new release ‘Hypomaniac’, what made you decide to record at Parlour Studio in Kettering, UK? Actually we only mixed the record at Parlour Studio in England. We recorded everything at friends’ studios here in Belgium and then we went up to Russ Rus …

21/07/2010
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Please introduce yourself… I’m Seth, the drummer for Severe Torture. ‘Slaughtered’ is your new release on Season of the Mist Recs… How many releases are you signed to do for Season of the Mist Recs? What made you decide to sign to Season versus another record label? We got kicked out by Earache, so we had no other option than to search for a ne …

21/07/2010
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Catamenia are veteran melodic death metallers who have been around since the late 90s. They are a group that knows what they do best and have been constantly keeping fans happy with plenty of albums year after year with little to complain about and always something new to enjoy. Lately, they’ve released their ninth studio album, Calvaclade, and so …

09/07/2010
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Argharus are full of misanthropy, nihilism, sacrilegious morale drawing the picture of their nature. Music is the nature of life and form of resistance – mock, destroy, kill… They claim the derogation of life cult, denying the western morality code and unfolding the malign side of mankind… Will you give the readers a little history of the and h …

04/07/2010
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Vergil are a group of gothic dark rockers from Finland. They’ve just released a new EP, Tomorrow Will Be Worse Than Today, and the fans are going wild about it. After a quick review of just how good it was, the band got a hold me to host an interview. Naturally, I was excited, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Band members Jani Koskela (guitars …

02/07/2010
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Hey Gorath. First off, congratulations on the new album, MXCII. You guys have been delivering the black metal for basically ten years now. How’s it feel to still be hammering out the notes since the late 90s? All of us are active in the scene for about 15 years. We all played in several other (mainly) death metal bands. Back in the days black metal …

02/07/2010
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After their set at the 2010 Maryland Death Fest, I had a chat with the vocalist (Mel Mongeon) and guitarist (Topon Das) from Canada’s Fuck the Facts. Coming into a festival like this, do you have high expectations for the band, or do you get nervous before you play? Yeah, definitely… We’ve played this fest before, in 2007, so we knew what we were …

20/06/2010
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At Maryland Death Fest, I had the chance to have a talk with Luc Lemay from Gorguts. Here are some of the things I asked him and his responses. Also new member, Kevin Hufnagel spoke about learning the old catalog of songs and playing with the band. When writing new material, do you find it hard to continually push the envelope of technicality or sp …

20/06/2010
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Germany’s Lower Hell are one of the new melodic death metal bands on the block. Recently signed to Bastardized Records, they’ve had excellent success with their first full length, Hellevator. The album is full of great riffs and groove along with plenty of brutality to keep the metal fans happy. Vocalist Sven was kind enough to answer a few questio …

20/06/2010
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De Profundis is quickly making a name for themselves with their Metal sound and live performances. Although they are a young band, De Profundis has accomplished many notable achievements. In this crazed world of ours there is a time to laugh and a time to cry, a time to fight and time for play, but this particular moment is a time for Metal! And wi …

20/06/2010
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Pure Armafuckingeddon Soulraping Black Metal (the way it should be). these are the words of the band and let’s see what Holocausto inferni and Marbas Daemoneus Hellstorm have to say about the band and their latest album “Eve Of Descration”. Good evening brother, I heard your new opus “Eve Of Descration”. This is the first time hearing after reading …

20/06/2010
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After the release of their album “Haven For The Insane” I asked some questions to Adam and David. Let’s see what they had to tell. Hello guys how’s it going? Adam: Greetings Paul! Doing just splendid here. David: As well as can be expected given my current state of sobriety. I’m currently drinking beer out of a green bottle, and that always makes m …

10/06/2010
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We are with Guillermo, guitar and vocals of Angelus Apatrida, to talk about the imminent new album “Clockwork”, the first with Century Media of Angelus Apatrida, and the first of this label with a band from Spain, this thrash metal act is a direct metal fist  to the head, speed, hard riffs, overwhelming drums, the new era of thrash metal is here. G …

02/06/2010
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For seven years Australia’s Denouncement Pyre been playing their trade on the Australian metal scene. Soon to be releasing their debut album “World Creamation” on Hell Headbangers this summer. This band is worth checking out. Here’s my interview with Decaylust. Oi mate, how you doing? How’s things been going for the Pyre so far? 
Things have been v …

24/05/2010
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When they talk about exotic bands, most central Europeans in the know primarily mean combos from South America or Asia. It is often hard to see that anything exotic can actually be just next door. Cyprus was never marked on the world map of Heavy Metal.So let’s see what Miguel has to say about this exotic band. Hey Winter’s Verge. First off congrat …

17/05/2010
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(photo: Alina Michelle) Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Potential Threat SF carries on the long-standing tradition of Thrash Metal in the very same region in which it was born. Formed in 2001, their influences range from New York Hardcore such as Sick Of It All and The Cro-Mags to the aggressive music styles of Slayer and Metallica. Their …

16/05/2010
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Hello how’s it going? As of we speak I’m listening to your new CD that’s some heavy brutal shit. Thanks. Everything has been going quite well the past few years. My hope is the next one is only heavier. I want to know how this band came into fruition how long this band been together now? The Royal Arch Blaspheme was conceived in the summer of 2008. …

15/05/2010
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(Sic)Monic delivers crushingly beautiful melodies in a blend of prog metal and hard rock. Their latest album- Sonambulist- has become a huge hit with not only the Arizona metal scene that spawned them, but across the world as well. I got a chance to talk with Taylor Hession, current vocalist, and got a little backstory on the band and their legenda …

15/05/2010
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From the war torn country of Serbia comes Triumfall. Hailing from a country with a history of civil strife. It’s refreshing to read or hear music from other regions of the Balkans besides Greece. Triumfall plays fast aggressive black metal with a melodic atomspheric edge to the mix. That sometimes remind you of eariler Emperor. Recently signed with …

13/05/2010
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Leading the way in brutal death/grind since 1994. INHUME started out as a 9 piece on the initial try-out but soon slinked down to a sextet setting out to conquer the world with unmatched brutality and grinding madness. With members and ex-members involved with other big names in today’s metal scene INHUME to date is one of the biggest grind/death a …

13/05/2010
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Please let our readers know who is the webzine is talking to about the band and what is you do in the band? Hello to everyone, I’m Leonardo, bassist and last acquisition of the band. The webzine who spoke about us are mostly Italian: Eddies, Metal Italia, Metal.de, BRUTALISM.com, Power Metal, Metal wave, prog rock, French Metal, Rock line, Metallus …

08/05/2010
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To celebrate in february 2011 Crematory for 20 years Anniversary I had a chat with Markus Jüllich, the drummer of Crematory. Crematory has been around for over ten years? How does it feel to stand the test of time so far? First of all: in 2011 it will be 20 years.:-) It feels great. We didn’t even expect that we’d reach this „age“ when we started. …

04/05/2010
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Good evening how you doing? We are all fine, I guess so… I recieved your CD “Militae” the other day and I am listening to it a lot. Can you give a brief history of the how did Nyseius came into being? Nyseius was founded in 2002 by myself (last member from the original line-up). After several years in bands and projects that never went anywhere, I …

29/04/2010
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Describe the origins, formation and history of Illidiance, from the beginning to the present day. From the origins – we’ve been formed back in 2005, started with a modern BM style, but we moved into cyber-metal in 2008 to have more catchy and original sound, create something new, fresh. Through the brief of our history I might say that for now we h …

25/04/2010
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For Ruin originally started out as a one man project by main-man John Murphy before evolving into the melodic black metal demon that has pleased many fans today. With two studio albums under their belt and plenty of EPs and demos, For Ruin has been shelling out music for the past seven years and are still going strong. Hailing from the small countr …

25/04/2010
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Resurrecturis has been taking the metal community by storm for the past twenty years with their unique brand of Italian death metal. Their latest offering, Non Voglio Morire, demonstrates a new side and direction of the band in the sense of how they use their instruments, and presents an exciting new chapter in the Resurrecturis album line up. Bein …

25/04/2010
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Since 1989 when Lee Dorrian became disenchanted with the Punk scene and the Death Metal direction, his former band Napalm Death was taking he took what was a rather eccentric step at the time of starting a Doom Metal band. The “In Memoriam” demo surfaced in 1990 followed by another demo known as the “Forest of Equilibrium sessions”. When “Forest of …

23/04/2010
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Ater is not an English speaking band but their music speaks the language of Metal. Hailing from Italy they draw their influences from nature and self relization. Ater is a rare entity that places little importance on individualism within their ranks. Instead, they are a unified unit that is dedicated to each other and their Black Metal craft. Greet …

20/04/2010
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In the dark dank depths of London town, Stuka Squadron can be found, not content with being a meagre traditional heavy metal band, they are an elite flying force of heavy metal vampire pilots, relentlessly taking their music to the masses under their own command, the Squadron drink blood and you have to be careful if your out in the dark with these …

19/04/2010
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Please give us a short introduction of yourself so we know who is answering? I’m Randal Jackson, guitarist and vocalist for Halopent. Introduce the other member and tell something we should know about him? Ryan Jackson is the lead guitarist, he is my older brother, we actually have another music project which we started about a year before this ban …

16/04/2010
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Photo: fueled-magazine.com When the cliff comes nearer and nearer to you, when the grey clouds of doubt and resignation threaten to suffocate you, when the only hope left is the jump over the edge, then you have come to know the devastating world that the songs from D.A.M.N. describe. So read when Toni explains. Please give us a short introduction …

11/04/2010
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From the Baltic state of the Ukraine come Brillant Coldness. To my surprise they play brutal, technical death metal pretty much in the vein of Suffocation. After three years since their last release, Brillant Coldness finally relased their fourth album “Poisoned Reality”. I had a email talk with Sergey. Hello how are you today? hope everything is a …

07/04/2010
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Primeval Realm was created by Joe Potash in June of 2009 with a overwhelming love for doom metal, he has recorded three demos and all of them are exceptionally high quality doom metal played with finesse and class. Joe also plays in Horrifier, another great band. With a EP for Primeval Realm planned in the future, they are a band you have to keep a …

03/04/2010
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The dawn of Trident begun when Johan Norman (Soul Reaper, Dissection) who had been away from the scene for a few years started to sense a strong urge to get back in to it. The riffs, ideas and musical arrangements in his blackened mind had grown way to powerful to be thrown into oblivion. The true Death/Black fans all over the world just had to be …

31/03/2010