Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hellschawdron interview done by Patrick on 10-23-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Hellschwadron   who  is  a  two  man  band  with  one  member  from the  U.S.A and the  other  who  lives  in  Germany.If  you  are  a  fan  of  thrash,death  metal  with  War  influences  and  lyrics  you   should  defintly  check  out  the  debut  cd  "Storming  Obliteration.

Interview   with  Hellschwadron    done  by   Patrick

1. Hello please  introduce yourselfs  to  the  readers? I   believe  the  two  members  of  the  band live  in  different  countries  when  did you  two  first  meet?

Z: Hellschwadron currently consist of two members. We are living on different sides of the world, but this is not a problem. Modern technology makes it possible. We have been in touch for many years now and met a couple of times here and there. We both play in various musical projects and music brought us together one day.

2. When  did  you  get the  idea  to  start  Hellschawadron  and  how did you  all come up  with the  name  of  the  band?

Z: As Hellschwadron is a German/American project we thought that a word-play would fit best for the project’s name - and the name “Hellschwadron” fits in my opinion. It expresses the overall feeling of the music / the album quite nicely. Like a troop of bombers directly attacking you from above. Hellschwadron is a project that was formed a few years ago spontaneously with the intent to create aggressive and catchy music. In the beginning it was just a collection of riffs and the whole thing was put aside for a while. One day we thought that we should take all the stuff and release it on CD, i.e. to finalize it with vocals, layout, lyrics, mastering etc. The debut album was released in summer 2016 on Mercenary Musik / Symbolic Art Productions – we are very happy with the outcome.

3. Hellschawadron   just  released  their  debut  full-length  "Storming Obliteration"  how  long  did  it  take to  write  the  music  for  these  songs? Do  you  both  write and  work  on the  music  or  does  one  member   usually  write  everything? For  the  readers   who  have  never  heard   Hellschawadron's  music  how  would you  best  describe  it?

Z: The songs were recorded over a period of several months a few years back. After a few years we decided to bring these records back and to releasing them. It is mainly me writing the music, whereas B is responsible for the concept, vocals, lyrics etc. The best description of Hellschwadron is probably Black-Thrash. It is very difficult to describe the music I would say. It contains elements of Thrash Metal, Death Metal and Black Metal. Also the vocals are quite varying. The overall feeling is catchy and has the “straight-in-your-face”-feeling, I would say. Most of the songs are straight forward and quite aggressive. I usually try to avoid putting the music to a certain “category”.

4. I  believe  the  lyrics  are  based  around  World War 1 and  2   when  did you  guys  first  become  interested  in  studying  the  wars  and  history?  Will  future   Hellschawadron releases  be  based  around  these  wars  or  would you   like  to   explore  other  wars  and  times  in  history?

B: When we thought about putting a “theme” to this music, it seemed that War and especially these wars would fit us perfectly. Because these wars still connect to us in direct and indirect ways. Although they are modern wars they are now very nostalgic in our psyche. War is a function of the Human condition. 

Z: If there will be a next record, the concept of the lyrics will for sure remain the same.

5.Besides  the  first  two  world-wars  are their  any  other  times  in  history that you  like to read  and study? Other  then  history  do you  guys  like to read and study  any other  subjects  if   yes  what  are some  some you  like to  read  and  study  about?

B: We read about everything, but in regards to Hellschwadron, the subject matter will remain strictly World War I & World War II. 

6. Other then  the debut  cd   "Storming Obliteration" does  the  band  have   any  other  merchandise  available  for the readers?  If  yes  please  tell the  readers  what  is  available  and  where they  can  buy  your  release and  merchandise?

Z: for the moment, there is only the debut CD. However, we still maybe plan to get it out on Vinyl and to have some shirts available some day. Check out from time to time

7. As  previously  mentioned  earlier  the  two  members  live  in  different  countries  Germany  and  the  U.S.A    what  are  your  opinions  of your  respected  metal  scenes?

Z: I cannot really judge to be honest. This is simply because I lost the connection to the “scene” many many years ago. I rather prefer to listen to the old classic records.

8. Who  are  some  of your  all-time favorite  bands  ?  And  are their   any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers   should  watch  out  for?

Z: I cannot say much about new bands that I could recommend. My all-time favorite bands are not really located in the Thrash Metal scene. There are many great bands out there that have nothing to do with Metal. There are too many to mention. There is lots of great Ambient/Neofolk/Industrial – stuff out there.

B: I feel the same way, I enjoy all different kinds of music and my taste is varied. As far as influences and favorites that relate to Hellschwadron, it would definitely be everything from the classic 80’s thrash and 90’s death metal and black metal.

9. In your opinions what does  underground metal  mean  to you?

Z: It does not mean much to me. I can just say that we both are underground and that we were part of the scene since many many years. 

10. Besides  working  in  Hellschawadron      do  either  of you  currently  work  with  other  bands  or  solo projects?

Z: I am working on a couple of projects, but none of these have anything to do with Metal. The main project we both work on right now is for sure Battle Dagorath though. 

B: We have 2 albums being released soon by Avantgarde Music. The albums are “I – Dark Dragons of the Cosmos” & “II – Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness”. The first has just recently been released, then the 2nd will come some months later. Check them out please.

11. When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business   what  do you  enjoy  doing  in your  free  time?

B: Mostly there is nothing else, only music all the time. And sometimes beer

12.Thank  you  for  taking the  time  to  fill this   interview   out  do  you  have   any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

Z: Enjoy “Storming Obliteration”!

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New Reviews posted on 10-23-16 done by Patrick

Here  are  a  few  new  reviews  for  you  to  check  out  and  hopefully  find  something  to your  liking.I  am  hoping  to  get  back  on  track  and  have  more  regular  updates  hopefully  3-4  a  month  we  shall see.

Infant  Death--Violent  Rites  cd {Apocalyptic  Empire Rec.}
This  is  my  first  encounter  with  Norway's  Infant  Death  who  just  released  their  third  full length Violent  Rites.The  title  of this  release  could  not  be  more  accurate  as  the  music  is  raw,vicious thrash  metal.The  guitarist  knows  how  to  play  and write  aggressive  and  fast  patterns  but  their  are some  really  well played  guitar  patterns  mixed  in  with the  chaotic  guitars.The  drummer  does  a  great  job  of  keeping  up  with the  guitars  as  playing  a lot  of  crazed,fast  drum  patterns.The  vocalist does  a  great  job  with  harsh  thrashy  screams that  really  fit  this  bands  music.If you  are  a  fanatic  of  early  speed and thrash  metal  then  do yourself  a  favor  and  pick  up  a  copy  of  Violent  Rites    today.
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Narthraal--Chainsaw  Killing  Spree  Digital  E.P {Inverse  Records}
Iceland's Narthraal  unleash  a  two song  E.P  while  their  writing  new  music for  their  full-length.The  first  song  "Million  Graves To Fill" is  a  catchy  yet  fast song  the  vocals  are gruff death growls.The  guitars  mainly  stay  within  the  heavy,mid tempoed  range  but  do  speed  up for  a  few  seconds.The  second  and  final song "Descent Into Darkness" is  more  fast and  aggressive  the  vocals  are  gruff,old-school  death  metal  growls.The  guitars  are  with  power  and  well written  patterns  and even  a  few solo's  mixed  into the  music.If  you  are a fan  of  old-school  death  metal  then  defintly  check  out  Narthraal  and  watch  out for the  upcoming  debut  full-length.
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Saboter--Mankind  Is  Damned  cd  {Witches  Brew Rec.}
 Greece's heavy  metal  warriros  Saboter  released  their  debut  cd  Mankind  Is  Damned  through Witches Brew Rec.The  music  is  very  well  written  and  played  in  the  early to  mid 80's  style  heavy metal  with  some  hard rock  influences mixed into the  music.The  guitars  are  played  in  semi fast  guitar patterns  to  a  more  hard rockfish  mid tempoed  sound.The  guitarist  is  extremely  talent  and can  write  and  perform some original patterns  and  even  throws  some  solo's  entertwined  into  the  music.The  drumming  is  played  in the  mid tempoed  range  but  does speed  up  to  a  faster  pace  in  a  few  songs.The  vocals  are performed  with  clean,hard rockin  with  some  heavy metal  screams  used  in  a few  of the  songs.If you  enjoy  traditional  hard rock,heavy  metal  music  then  do  yourself  a  favor  and  buy  Mankind  Is  Damned  today.
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Ulcer--Heading  Down  cd  {Arachnophobia Rec.}
Ulcer  comes  out  of  Poland's  old-school  death  metal  scene with  their  third  release  to date "Heading Down". Featuring  nine songs  of  dark  and  heavy  death  metal with  some  early  ninties  Swedish death  metal  influence  entertwined.The  guitars  are  played  with  extremely  fast and  chaotic  patterns.But  the  guitarist  is  not  all speed  and  aggressin  as  he  does  slow to  a  more  mid paced  heavier  style  in  a  few  of the  songs.The  drumming  is  played  with  some  excellent  patterns  going  from  a  heavy mid paced  range to  an  all out  assult  on the drum kit.The  vocals  are low  death growls  mixed  with  some gruff  spoken  type  of  vocal  patterns.If you  enjoy  old-school  death  metal  like  early  Entombed,Grave  or  the first  dismember  release  you  will defintly  want  to  add  Ulcer's  Heading  Down  to your  collection  today.
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Warfist--Metal  To The Bone  cd   {Godz  Ov  War  Prod.}

Warfist  are  getting  ready to  release  their  second  full-length  "Metal  To The Bone"   featuring  nine  songs  of  aggressive  old-school  blackend thrash  metal.The  guitars  are played and performed  with  a lot  of  skill  ranging from  fast thrashy riffs  and  patterns to  a  slower mid tempoed  guitar  patterns.The drumming  is  in  the  same vein  with  a  mixture  of  fast  drums  and  a  more  mid paced  drum  style  used  in  a few  of the  songs.The drummer  is  also  very  skilled  with  writing  and  performing   some  well written drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  a  mix  of  raw,thrashy  screams  and  some  deeper,gruff death  growls and screams.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Warfist interview done by Patrick on 10-8-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  with the  thrashing,black  metal   mettalers Warfist   who  discuss  their  new  release "Metal To The Bone"  and  the  past  and  future  of  the  band  along  with  the  metal  scene  in  general.
Keep  watching  Primitive  Ways   for  more  reviews  and  interviews  coming  up!!

Interview   with  Warfist   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

We are Warfist and we take no slaves! Everything started in early 2004 when Witchfucker and I felt the urge to play old school, filthy metal. After some time Pavulon on drums and Wrath on bass joined us. With Witchfucker leaving the band in 2006 after recording two demos with us, we have been active as a trio. Nevertheless, we still carry the flame of classic metal regardless of trends and expectations of anybody.
2.At  what  age did you  discover  metal  music  and  who  were the  first  bands  you   listened  to?

It was pretty early thanks to my older sister. She got herself into metal when I was six years old, so at first I had to listen to this music and then I realized I want to, hahaha! The first ever metal song I heard was “Wheels of Fire” by Manowar from “Kings of Metal”. Because of the cover artwork presenting a warrior on top of the mountain, holding a sword and a ring, this album seemed quite attractive for a six-year old boy. So in general, I have been surrounded by metal from the youngest age. Later on I started discovering bands like Sodom, Slayer, Motorhead, Bathory, Venom, Running Wild, Accept, Deicide, Darkthrone, and many more by myself. But yeah... my very beginnings was Manowar and at approximately the same time also King Diamond as I remember.

3.You   all  formed    Warfist  in2004  what gave you  all the  idea to  start this band?

As I said, it was the urge to play classic metal. At that time we were pretty much influenced by what was going on in the Australian scene and bands like Destroyer 666, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Warlust, etc. We really enjoyed their vision of mixing extreme black/death metal with more catchy classic heavy/thrash elements and wanted to try doing something similar ourselves. I myself had a few ideas in this vein that didn't fit the death metal style of my other band I was paying in at that time, Ebola. So we had some stuff to begin with. At first it was all very harsh and primitive, but started to get the shape that we wanted it to be over following months. I think that “Tunes of Hell and Alcohol” was some sort of breakthrough in our songwriting abilities back in the early days.

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  of   Warfist? And for the  readers  who  have  never  heard  the  bands  music  how  would you  say  the  music  has changed  over the years?

We have been playing in the same line-up for most of the time. It's Wrath on bass, Pavulon on drums and me, Mihu, on vocals and guitars. Apart from Witchfucker leaving the band there was one more line-up change in Warfist over the years... or actually two. Somewhere around 2012 Pavulon decided to leave the band and his replacement was M. de Sade, with whom we recorded our debut full-length “The Devil Lives in Grünberg”. However, the year that this stuff was released we began to find communicating with M. on musical level pretty difficult, so he was replaced with... Pavulon, who decided to come back. I'm very glad of this decision, because Pavulon seems to be born to play the kind of music that Warfist plays. And regarding changes in our music... It has always been blackened thrash. At the beginning it was a little bit more primitive with more black and death metal elements to it. Right now I think our music has went into a more classical direction. You know, the 80s stuff and bands that have defined metal music as we know it today. Regardless of the genre, whether it's thrash, death, black or heavy. At that times labeling metal wasn't that important. The most important thing was that this music needed to be true and ass-kicking. That's our attitude towards our own sounds.

5.Warfist   is  getting  ready to  release  their  second  full length "Metal  To The Bone" does  the  band  take  part in  writing the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

Song-writing process in Warfist is based on me coming up with the riffs and the entire band works on the final shape of the song. This method works well for us and it has always been like this in our case. 

6.Who  usually  writes  the  lyrics  for the   songs  and  what  are some  subjects you  all  write  about  on  the  new  release?

I'm in charge of writing lyrics. The topics are pretty diversified. Mostly it's the evil nature of human kind in general. I also write lyrics disgust towards monotheistic religious systems, as well as anything that limits your freedom of mind and body. Some lyrics concern sex, partying, drinking – the metal way of life. It's pretty much the same with lyrics for our forthcoming album. You can find there songs about standing up against religion like “Pestilent Plague” or “Reclaim the Crown”. There are songs of some twisted deviations like imprisonment of a woman in a monastery by nuns in “Convent of Sin” or necrophilia in “NecroVenom”. There's also our own metal hymn, which is the title track, “Metal to the Bone”. I could say that my inspiration in general is the world around me. There has been so much evil going in over the centuries that who needs to sing about hell, demons and stuff? We are in hell and demons walk around us. You just need to observe carefully hahaha! 

7.Besides  "Metal  To The Bone" do  you  all  have  copies  of  the  previous  releases  or  demo's  still  available  for the  readers? Other then  music  does the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the readers  if yes  what  is  available  and  where  can the readers  buy  it?

Unfortunately, we don't have anymore copies of our debut full-length, nor any other releases. But if somebody wants to get “The Devil Lives in Grünberg” album, he or she should ask at Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho. This is the label that released our debut and perhaps they still have some copies. Regarding other releases, I believe that they're all sold out. Although a friend of mine recently completed the entire Warfist discography by looking for our releases on eBay and places like this. So maybe you should also try your luck there. And as for other merch, new t-shirts will be ready to celebrate our second full-length's release, so ask for them at Godz Ov war Productions!

8.Does  Warfist  play  live  very  often  or do you  prefer to  work  in  the studio? What  has  been  some  of the   bands  most  memorable  shows  over  the  years?

Not as often as we would like to, but we have some gigs to our account. Actually, I can't imagine Warfist only becoming a studio project. We love to play live, because these are the circumstances in which our music can show its full power! There was some memorable shows over these years. I can mention our first show in Berlin with the mighty Piledriver, our gig at Metal Head's Mission in Crimea, Ukraine (at least at that time, if you know what I mean), the show in Orthodox Club in Mlada Boleslav in Czech Republic, the gig in Nürnberg with Hellish Crossfire and a few more. I only mentioned our abroad gigs, but the Polish ones were awesome too. Especially in Szczecin and Poznań. We really feel at home in these cities.

9.Are  their  any  shows  or  tours  coming  up  that the  readers  should  watch  out  for?  If  yes  where  are  some  places  and  countries  the  band  will  be  performing?

Actually yes! We have three shows booked for the forthcoming weeks. The first one is scheduled for October 25 in Wrocław with the mighty Dead Congregation. Later, we will play in Gdańsk with North and Taran on October 31. And finally, a gig in Poznań with the legendary Ares Kingdom and Pentacle on November 6. There are no precise plans for any tour yet, but hopefully we will come up with something next year. It would be awesome to play in Germany again and we'll do our best to achieve this goal!

10.Besides   working  in  Warfist   do   any  of the   members  currently  play   with  any  other  bands?

All of us had or have some other bands to play in. However, Wrath is currently only focusing on Warfist and doesn't play anywhere else. Pavulon plays drums in Spirit Crusher, which started as Death tribute band, but as far as I know they're starting to make their own songs now. As for me, I also play in Supreme Lord, death metal beast from Zielona Góra.

11.In  your   opinion   what   does  underground  metal   mean  to you  all?
The question is, can we even speak of something as underground metal now in the internet era? Currently most of the bands are present online, which makes them very easily accessible, so there's one underground element that we may call history. But I think that underground metal is not about remaining hidden from everybody, but about honesty and creative independence. This is what it should be all about. Being online doesn't make a band less underground in my opinion. It's just another promotional tool, like flyers was back in the days. It's signum temporis. Let's be honest – you don't start a band just to play for your friends and guinea pig. You want to be heard by as many people as possible. But the most important thing is to stay true to yourself and don't follow trends blindly. This is underground metal – honesty, creativity and independence. 

12.Warfist  comes  out  of  Poland's  blackend  thrash  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of   Poland's  metal  scene  over  the  years?

It has been growing strong over the years. It already was strong in the 80s with bands like Kat, Turbo, Dragon, Wold Spider etc. Then came more extreme wave with Imperatior, Vader, Pandemonium, Christ Agony, Magnus, Damnation and many others. Younger bands like Witchmaster, Embrional, Ragehammer, Infernal War, Stillborn, Deus Mortem or Azarath continue to keep the flame burning. There are many talented bands in Poland. I mentioned a few for you. Find the rest yourself. 

13.Who   are  your  all-time  favorite  Polish  bands?  And  are  their   any  new  bands you  feel  the   readers  should  watch  out  for ?

When it comes to my all-time Polish favorites I'd definitely say Witchmaster, Damnation, Christ Agony, Imperator and Kat. Sadly, two out of these bands exist no longer and Kat has split into two bands approximately a decade ago, and their music is very far from their best years. But their first three albums have been genuine classics ever since. As for new bands I definitely recommend Regehammer who really killed with their debut full-length “The Hammer Doctrine”. You should also watch out for young thrashers from Gallower, who only have one demo so far, but if they keep on playing, they should be something really smashing. 

14.Besides  bands   are  their  any  good  labels  or  distro's  you  can  recommend  to  the  readers?
Godz Ov War, of course hahaha! But I would have recommended it even if it wasn't our label. Greg has a really good taste in underground music and I enjoyed his releases ever since he started cooperation with my radio show, Metalizacja. Another label worth of recommendation is Arachnophobia Records, which releases very diversified metal music. Some other names I could mention here are Old Temple, Under the Sign of Garazel, Bad To The Bone, Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho, Malignant Voices.

15.When  not   working  on   new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  enjoy  doing  in  your  free time?

As I said in the previous question I also run a radio show called Metalizacja. I promote bands which are interesting in my opinion and also play a lot classic heavy/speed/thrash metal from the 80s. What else? Sex, drinks and metal!

16.Thank  you   for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview   out  do  you  all  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

Thanks for this interview Patrick! It was cool talking to you. To all the readers – watch out for our second full-length and remain METAL TO THE BONE!!! See you out there!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Poland's blackend death masters Throneum interviewed done by Patrick on 10-1-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  legendary  Polish  black,death  metal  horde   Throneum   who  are  getting ready to  release  their  new  release  "Morbid  Death  Tales"   through  Hells  Headbangers.If you  are  new  to  the  band  and  are  fanatics  of the  early  80's  blackend death  metal  scene  then  be  sure to  pick  this  new release  up today.

Interview   with  Tomasz  vocalist  and  guitarist  of  Throneum   done  by  Patrick

 1.Hails   Tomasz  Please introduce yourself to  the readers? And what  first  drew  you  to  metal  music?
Heil! Here´s „I am who I am“, Newton´s Motor Immobilis, aka TheGreatExecutor – a beast of a plague of Throneum. It was back in 1991 when I had heard at the first time Testament „Practice What You Preach“, Kreator „Flag Of Hate“ and Possessed „The Eye Of Horror“. It was like a revelation I had experienced.
2.Who   were  some  of the  first  bands  you  heard? Who  are  some o f your    current  favorite  bands?
Back in 1989 when I was 10 years old I had got my first cassette player and first tapes of bands like Queen and Europe… but it´s a history.
There are a lot of great bands and albums that make me crazy nowadays. But to make any list ist pointless here. Anyway, at the moment I am intoxicated by Morbus Chron „Sweven”, Therion „Symphony Masses: …”, Swallowed „Lunarterial", Bathory „Octagon“ and Revenge „Behold.Total.Rejection“ these 5 I play lately often. Pure Darkness. But I can listen to a lot of other stuff from German Kraut Rock to classic music of Penderecki or Agata Zubel. It depends on a moment.
 3.When  did you  first get the  idea  to  start  Throneum and  how  did you  all  choose  the  name  for the  band?
 I´ve used to play in a few local bands since 1993. In 1996 I decided to create own monster to create this what I´ve needed to do. Pure Death Metal devoted to Darkness, Devil and Death indeed. I´ve chosen the name Throne, which was changed to Throneum a while later only because there were a few other bands around that used the same moniker.
4. Throneum    is  getting  ready to release their  seventh  full-length  release "Morbid  Death Tales"  through  Hells Headbanger's Rec. how  did you   all  come  in  contact  with this  great  label?
With Chase I am in contact since years I think nearly from very beginning. It isn´t the first Throneum´s release under Hells Headbanger´s wings. I truly respect his work and attitude and it seems to be the same from HHR.

5.How  long  did  it  take  it  to  write  the  music  for the   new  release. Does the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or does  one  member   usually  write everything?
I made the whole music within a few weeks in autumn 2015. It was (as usual) very spontaneous. Next I´ve recorded the guitar tracks and sent them to drummer. Because I´ve moved to Germany a while ago, we haven´t any chance to make rehearsals. Diabolizer arranged and recorded drum tracks himself. He´s fucking demon!!!
Just a few day ago we played the first rehearsal together with Armagog on bass, because we plane a XX anniversary gig in November. The first one since years. It seems to be Pure Fukking Armageddon!!!
6.Besides  the  new  release  that  is  coming  soon  does the  band  have  any  past  releases  or  merchandise   available  for the  readers? If  yes  where  are some  places  the  fans  can  buy your  merchandise?
I´ve got some copies of last „CACOMetamorphosen“ MLP/MCD and „The Horror Tongues Of  Time“ tapes, but I recommend HHR. I saw they have a lot of our titles in stock. Just a few weeks ago Putrid Cult – dedicated underground label from Poland released our XX anniversary mentioned tape and extra TS/Hoodies. Probably this year will appeared also „Organic Death Temple“ LP – long delayed album from 2013. 

7.Other   then  the  seven  full-length releases   Throneum   has released  quite  a  few eps and  split  releases  who   are some  bands you  have  teamed  up  with for the split  releases?  Are their   any  upcoming  split  releases the  fans  should  watch  out  for?
 We have released several splits during all these morbid years but only with dedicated and maniacal bands. Devotion and Abomination are what really matters. Right now we are working on split 7EP with Morbid Yell. It should be out in 2017.
8.In  your   opinion  what  is  the  best  and  worst thing   about  the  underground  scene  today? And  what does  underground  metal  mean  to  you?
It´s a good and fucking hard question. At the moment I have no idea what is and what it should be… I really don´t know whether we are able to unambiguously define what is the Underground anno bastardi 2016. I think, that a boundary to meanstream (if it exists anymore) is very soft nowadays. Anyhow, the Underground was always in my point of view a place, where all beasts and antiquities were able to cache. It´s the place of rebel, opposition and mutiny of individuals (not only as a form of musical expression) against normality. Under the wings of Jewish-Christian The Great Mutineer indeed. The place, where I can vomit gallons of pitch, which steams in my entrails. Yes, I can pledge. Throneum was, is and will be stricte Underground horde that reaches the interior – the core of Darkness.

9. Throneum   comes  out  of  Poland's  black,death  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of   Poland's   metal  scene  over the years?
 Over the years? Man, I am 37 years old and dig this shit since 1991. Too much to talk about it... it should be a new paper. I am not any patriot. I take the metal scene as entirety. Anyway, Poland had and still has a lot of great bands.



10.Who   are your  all-time  favorite  Polish   bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the readers   should  watch  out  for?
The old ones are Kat, Imperator, Magnus, Betrayer and Ghost they inspire me all the time! Old Vader is also maniacal. I do appriciate also the last works of Cultes Des Ghoules, Non Opus Dei and Azarath they are mental sick! I can´t wait new stuff of Anima Damnata.
11.Besides  bands   are their   any  good  labels  or  distro's  you  can recommend  to  the  readers?
I really don´t know… I have cooperated lately with Witching Hour and that was a big disappointment for me. No more!
12. Tomasz   you   handle  the  vocals  for  Throneum  when  did you first  start  growling  and  screaming? Do  you  do  anything  special  to  keep your  throat  and  vocals  healthy?
Early 90´s I was very inspired by Obituary, Samael, Deicide and Sadistik Exekution… I view screaming as more expressive and demonical than growl, but I do nothing for vocals health, what a shit is that at all?
13.Who  are  some  of your  favorite  vocalists?

14.Besides the  vocals  you  also  handle  the  guitars  for the  band  at  what  age did you  become  interested  in  learning  the  guitars?Are you  self taught  or  did you take  lessons   when  first   starting  out?
I started to handle the guitar back in 1991. It was the old acoustic guitar. My own, first instrument I´ve bought around 1992 was a bass guitar. In 1994 I´ve bought my first guitar I handle to date, thought lately I use also another one. Early 90´s my old buddy had showed me a few guitar basic tricks. However I hadn´t taken any guitar lessons. I´ve learnt on my own.
15.Who   are  some  of your  influences  and  favorite  guitarists? Besides the  guitars and  vocals  do you  currently  play  any  other   instruments?
A skill isn´t too important for me. I have no idols or any other craps…The only goal is the fucking creation of darkness and a opportunity to spit out all hatred and evil from my veins! But I can mention here Euronymous and Tom G. Warrior (with Tryptikon inclusive) as creators, they influence me (from very beginning)…
16.Thank  you   Tomasz  for  taking  the  time to  fill  this   interview  out  do  you   have  any  final  comments  for the readers?
„This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number…“: NRVNQSR. Hail Darkness!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reviews done on 9-20-16 done by Patrick

Here   is  a  brand  new   blog  of  reviews  for your  reading  pleasure  hopefully  you  all  will  find  a  band to your   liking   and  if you  do  be  sure to  pick  up  their  music  or  merchandise  and  support  the  underground  scene.

Carnal  Tomb--Rotten   Remains   cd  {Memento  Mori Rec.} Carnal  Tomb   who  out  of the  German death  metal  scene  with  their  debut  cd.Carnal  Tomb play  heavy  mid paced  death  metal   with  some  faster  guitars  used  throughout  the  songs.The  guitars  are  heavy  and  played  with  a lot  of  skill  and  good patterns  throughout the  songs played  with  a  mix  of  both  heavy  mid  tempo  chords  mixed  with  some  faster  guitar  riffs.The  vocals  are  low death  metal  growls  and  some  gruff growls  in  a  few  songs.If  you  enjoy  old-school  death   metal  then  be  sure  to   pick  this   release  up  today.
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 Cremation--Retaliation   cd   {Vic  Records.}
Cremation  were  a  band  from  the  mid  nineties  and released their  debut full length Retaliation  in  2002.But  thanks  to  Vic  Records  the  debut  is  getting  re-released   with  some  bonus  songs from  various  demo's.Retaliation   is  eight  songs  of tight and  well executed mid tempoed  death  metal.The  band  plays  in the  mid tempoed  style  but the  band  does  band  does  speed up  and  go  for  a faster  speed  in  a few  of the tracks.The  vocals  are  death  metal  growls  that  are done  with  a lot  of  powerful  vocal  patterns.If you  are  a  fan  of  mid  ninites  death  metal that  goes  between  mid paced  to  a faster tempo.If  you  are  a  fan  of this  band  then  be sure to  buy  this  cd  for  all the extra  songs  included  and  if you  are a  fan  of  mid  ninties  death metal  be  sure to  add this to your  collection  today.
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Excuse---Goddess   Injustice  Mlp  {Shadow  Kingdom/Hells  Headbangers}
A new  thrashing heavy  metal  band   has  unleashed their  new  E.P Goddess   Injustice  features  four  songs  of   heavy  metal mayhem  mixed  with  faster  thrash metal  elements.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of   fast,shredding  guitars  but  can  also  play  a  more  controlled   heavy  metal  style  and  sound.The  vocalist   knows  how  to  sing  and  also  does  some  really  good  raw thrashy screams.If you  are a  fan  of   eighties  style  thrash  and  heavy  metal  then  be  sure  to  check  out  Excuse  today.
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Hellbringer--Awakend  From  The Abyss  cd,lp  {High  Roller  Rec.}
 Australia's  Hellbringer  unleash  their  second  full length  Awakend  From  The Abyss featuring  seven  songs  of  violent  and  rage  filled  thrash  metal.Fast  crazed  guitars  race  through  each  song  at    blinding  speeds but  do  slow  to  a  more  mid tempoed  speed  in  a few  of the  songs.The  guitarist knows  how to  write  and  play  extremely fast  guitar  patterns  but  also  can  add  some  very  well   written  solo's  mixed  with  the  music.The  drummer  knows  how  to  write  and  perform  well executed  drum  patterns.Jumping  from  a  rabid chaotic style  to  a  more  controlled  drum  style.The  vocals  are  raw  screams   similar to  early  Tom Araya and  other  vocals  with  their  own  style.Hellbringer  are  a  great  sounding  thrash  band  so  if you  are a  fan  of the early  U.S and  German  thrash  gods  be  sure  to  check  out  Hellbringer   today.
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Mercyless-Pathetic  Divinity   cd,cassette,lp   {Kaotoxin}
 France's  Mercyless who  released  two  classics  in  the  90's  Abject  Offerings in 92  and  Coloured Funeral in  93.Return   with  a  brand  new  full-length  Pathetic  Divinity   and  a  brand  new  label  with  Kaotoxin.For  those  who  are  new  to   Mercyless's   style  the  band  plays  a  mix  of  old-school  death  metal  mixed  with  a lot of thrash  elements.The  guitarist  are  played  with  a lot  of  great  written  patterns   that  are  mainly  played  with  fast  guitar  chords  but  do  slow to  a  more  heavier  mid tempo style  in  a  few  of the  songs.The  drums  are  played  in the  same style  with  well  written  and  performed  patterns.Going  back and  forth  between  chaotic,fast  drum  patterns  and  a  more  well  controlled  mid paced    style.The  vocals  are  death  metal  growls  that  really  fit  the  Mercyless  sound  and style.If you  were  lucky  enough  to  hear  the  bands early  releases then  don't   let   Pathetic  Divinity   pass  you  by  as  it  is  just  as  good if  not  better then  the  early  releases.
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Profanal--Supreme  Fire   Cd  {Iron  Tyrant}
 I remember  hearing  Italy's  Profanal   in  their  early  demo  days  and  really  liked their  style  but  lost  touch  with them.It  is  great  to  see they  are  still  going  strong   their  second  full length  cd  Supreme  Fire   is  getting  ready to  be  released  through  Iron  Fire  Rec.Staying true  to  early  days  of  death  metal  with  some  great  musicianship.The  guitars  are  done  with  both  extremely  fast guitar  chords  but  their  are  also  plenty  of  mid tempoed  guitar  patterns  mixed  in to the  music.The  drums  are  flawless  with  some  great  patterns  going from  fast  to  a  more  controlled  drum  pattern.If  you  are  a  fan  of  mid  ninties  death  metal  with  both influences  from the  Swedish and  U.S  death  metal  scenes  then  be  sure  to  pick  this  release  up  today.