Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Interview with Triumph Genus done by Patrick 11-12-13

this has been a busy but good week here at Primitive Ways web-zine! here is a new interview with the Czech Republic's Triumph Genus the band plays black metal with some really original ideas and amazing playing  while keeping the true heart,and sound of  early nineties black metal alive and well.If you are a "fan" of  black metal then  defintly  check out their debut  LP ""Vsehorovnost  Je  Porazkou  Prevysujicich" on Iron Bonehead  Rec. today!
thanks again to the band and Nathan B. for setting up the killer interview!
Patrick and Primitive Ways web-zine.

Interview with  Svar  all instruments and song writer for  Triumph Genus  done by Patrick

1.Hello Svar  how is your week going?Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me.Please introduce yourself to the readers. 
Hello. I´m very well. I´m the drummer of SATOR MARTE and KULT OFENZIVY, with a strong interest in metal music, physics, and modern sciences.

2.When did you and Jaroslav{vocalist}  first meet?When did you guys decide to form Triumph Genus?How did you all decide on the band name does it have a special meaning?
I first met Jaroslav about 8 years ago. He had ideas about the KULT OFENZIVY project.  I liked his philosophy and specific vocals, therefore I accept his offer..
The idea of TRIUMPH,GENUS was born 3 years ago when I didn´t have a group of musicians. The band name is representantive of Jaroslav´s philosophy: growing of quality genes (genus). There is only one subject in the lyrics: man and the processes of his growing and falling.
 3.At what  age  did you become  interested  in  playing music?What was the first instrument you learned to play?What do you feel was the easiest instrument to learn to play? what was the hardest to learn?
I started listening to music when I was about 11 years old, and 2 years after, I started playing guitar. Drums as an instrument are harder on the technique and your muscles. It takes a long time before you can play fast and right.

4.Do  you have a certain instrument that you feel is your "favorite" to play?Are their any instruments you have not learned to play that you would like to learn someday soon?
Training on drums is like doing some sport. After that, you clean up your mind and feel very good.  So, it is  my favourite instrument. One day, I would like to learn on double-bass, haha.

5.Triumph Genus debut LP ""Vsehorovnost  Je  Porazkou  Prevysujicich" was recently released through Iron bonehead rec. how long did it take you to write the songs for this release? Are you happy with how everything turned out?

The material for the album was completed during April and May 2013. The lyrics were written after the music was complete. It is two months after recording now, and I´m totally satisfied with finish sound.
I´m glad that Iron Bonehead Records, WTC Productions, and Hexencave Productions offered to us so quickly a good release.

6.How has the response been from the metal fans and the metal press?
It´s really too early to be talking about responses. I have read a three positive reviews on the internet so far. I hope that others will be positive, too.

 7.Triumph Genus is just a two man band with yourself doing all the instruments and Jaroslav handling the vocals and lyrics.Have you guys discussed possibly adding more members to play some live shows or do prefer to only work in the studio?
T,G is only a studio project without a live show. Even if I would like playing gigs, Jaroslav prefers singing and presenting his philosophy only through recordings, and without Jaroslav it isn´t T,G.
I'm playing gigs with SATOR MARTE again, and I´m fully satisfied by this.
8.You live in the great country of Czech Republic,their has always been a good metal scene coming from your country would you agree?What is your opinion of the Czech Republic's metal scene?
I don´t think that we have many good black metal bands in this present era.

 9.Who are  some of your all time favorite Czech Republic metal bands?Are their any new bands you think the readers should check out soon?
I don´t have a favourite band from the Czech Republic. But readers will be pleased with new KULT OFENZIVY, TRIUMPH GENUS and SATOR MARTE releases, haha. And INFERNO and SEKHMET, of course.

 10.Everyone has their own opinions and ideas on  what "black metal" means to them.So I was  curious what does Black metal  mean to you?
It´s my favourite music style, but it isn´t my way of life. I´m influenced by a special freezing atmosphere and lyrics against religion and the human mass, but the most important thoughts I find are in the literature of great men of history. However, the connection of furious, fast black metal with good ideas offers a magnificient feeling!
11.When not writing or playing what do you enjoy doing in your spare time for fun?
I´m interested in physics, philosophy, my friends, good movies, and travelling to the Czech countryside.

12.Well Svar thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview  with me.Do  you have any final  comments  for the readers before we finish  the  interview?
Readers, keep your minds without gods.

To order a copy of the Debut LP go to the Official  Ironbone Head Rec. web-site here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Interview with Profanatica done by Patrick 11-11-13

Dark Hails!
A New Profanatica release is upon is the world in the form of cd,and vinyl the newly released  "Thy Kingdom Cum" through the great Hells  Headbangers Rec. defintly  a must have for die-hard fans as well as a must hear for new fanatics of late 80's,early 90's raw,blasphemous black metal.  
Patrick and Primitive Ways  web-zine

Interview  with John Gelso  guitarist,bassist  for Profanatica done by Patrick 

1.Greetings  John  thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview with me.At what age did you first become  interested in playing  music?

I was very young when I first started playing music on my parents stereo, perhaps 4 years old. My parents played music often, so my interest in it developed at a very early age.

2.When did you first learn to play  the guitars? Did you take lessons when first learning or are you self-taught?Who  are  some of your  influences,favorite  guitarists?

I started playing guitar when i was 14. I did take a few lessons on theory, I was mostly self-taught. My influences came mostly from music of the early 1970's Jimmy Page, Mick Ronson, Ritchie Blackmore, in addition to Wolf Hoffman, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (from the late 1970s early 1980s). Favorites are Page for his production, Ronson for how his use of dissonant tones, Blackmore for his use of exotic scales, and Doyle for his aggression.

3.Besides the guitars you also handle the bass in Profanatica when did you start playing the playing the bass? out of the two instruments which do you like playing  the best?

I would often play Aragon's bass when I was 14 and onward. I prefer guitar.

4.Other then the guitars and the Bass do you currently play any other instruments?Are their any instruments you would like  to learn  how to play?
I can play drums, though not well. I plan to learn how to play the violin.
5.When   did you and Paul Ledney.{vocalist,drums for Profanatica} first meet? What gave you guys the idea to creat such a vile,raw,blackend band such as Profanatica? Did you ever dream it would still be going after all these years?

I met Paul in High School. At first we started a punk band, within a few months decided to play Death Metal and formed Toten. We recorded 2 demo tapes as Toten and disbanded in 1988. Paul and I didn't talk again until autumn1990 soon after Aragon asked me to join Profanatica. In the early 90's very few people liked black metal in the US. It's interesting to me how the support for it has grown over the years.
6.You and Paul formed Profanatica in 1990  way before black metal got trendy or even a little well known.How well accepted was the band in the early days? Who were some of Profanatica's influences when first starting out?

Most people hated it. There we only about 8 or 9 people who where really supporting us (going to all the live gigs, etc.). Although, with each time we played interest in Profanatica would grow and it became the norm for people to drive 14-18 hours to see Profanatica live. While our audience was small they where brutally into it. Our influences where Sarcófago, Hellhammer, NME, Possessed, and Nercovore.
7.I read  that you and Paul split up the band in 1992 why did you guys break up the band originally?Did you  guys talk at  all between 1992 and 2001?

I left in 1992, I had a lot of shit going on and wasn't in the right mind-set to continue. Paul and Aragon continued with Ixithra, though that only lasted a few months and then it all fell apart.
8.What made you all decide to reform  the band in 2001?

I started writing new music and needed someone to do the vocals. I started talking to Paul again and asked him to do the vocals. We added a few more songs and this became Profanatitas De Domonatia.

9.John you and Paul formed Profanatica long before U.S.B.M {or B.M in general} was accepted.I was curious what drew you to this form of music in the first place?What has kept you motivated to keep going in the scene after so many years?
For me it was always about the aggression of the music. In the early years, Paul and Aragon would come up with the song titles and lyrics. A big part of it for all of us was to do something deferent and explore. We wanted to do the opposite of anything typical. Musically, I believe the same thing drives us today.
10.Profanatica has just released their newest release "Thy Kingdom Cum" through Hells Headbangers Rec.How long did it take you to write the  songs  for this release? Are you guys happy with how it all came out?
The album took about 6 months to write and record. It accomplished everything we were going for. Though the new album is finally released, we've moved on to the next album. Music has been completely written and Paul is working on lyrics/titles.

11.Your bandmate Paul usually handles the lyrics for the songs does he usually have the lyrics done before or after you finish with the music writing?
We write all the music first.  

12.How has the  response  been from  the metal press and the metal fans  so far?
 I don't pay too much attention, the feedback I've heard has been positive.
13.Everyone  has their  own opinion,ideas on what black metal stands for.So I was wondering what does the term black metal  mean to you?
Standing up against the lies and hypocrisy of religion. I've studied world religions for many years and in at its core you'll find corruption. The universe is made-up of energy, both positive and negative. Neither is good or bad, the challenge is learning how to harness both. I believe this is the law early cultures practiced, until christianity and other "organized" religions abolished it through acts of genocide.
14.Besides  Profanatica you are also in a side-project,band with N.Imperial{krieg} "The Royal Arche Blaspheme" when did you first get the idea to create  this band? How did you meet N.Imperial?Was it long until he joined the band?
Prior to resurrecting Profanatica with Paul, I had many songs written. Some sounded like Profanatica and where added to Profanatitas, the others appear on both RAB album: Jahbulon, Via Cruis, Resurrection of Depravity, and Vama-Marga (which was originally a Toten song titled Dreary Proximity). RAB provided an outlet to try things that wouldn't work within Profanatica. I was familiar with N.Imerial's work with Kreig and met him at a fest in Texas. He gave me a copy of March into the Sea and from one listen I knew i wanted to work with him, so I called him and he agreed to collaborate on the project.
15.I know you are busy with Profanatica and N.Imperial with Krieg  but have you guys had much time to begin work on any new material for the next release?
I have 6 new songs written for the next RAB album, it's only a matter of everyone being available.
16.Well John  thanks again for taking the time for filling this interview out. Do you have any final words for the readers before we finish the  interview?
thanks to those who support.

Interview with Darkmoon Warrior done by Patrick 11-11-13

Violent Hails,
Germany's  Darkmoon Warrior  released their second  assault "Nuke Em All" earlier this year through W.T.C Prod. and what a release!! this is what black metal should sound like violent,unrelenting and uncompromising black metal.So take a few min. to check out the interview with A.K Krieg and pick up a copy of  Nuke Em All from  World Terror Committee..

Interview  with  A.K  Krieg  vocalist,Bassist  for Darkmoon Warrior  done by Patrick

1.Hails A.K Krieg!  How is life in Germany these days?Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with me.Darkmoon Warrior formed in 1996  what gave you guys the idea to form the band?How did you come up with the name of the band?

 - Wet, it is raining.
We are all good friends, and we were just into the same music. So it was an obvious thing to happen. At least between us two creators of the band, being me AK Krieg and Grommon.
The truth ?! we were sitting fucked up drunk in the rehearsal room and it just popped up. No clue why we chose it.
Was good because we thought no one would come up with a similar name. Reason why we did not change it later on. 

2.What is the current line-up of the band?For the readers who have never heard Darkmoon Warrior's music how  would you best  describe it?

-Grommon and Greifenor on guitars; L.V.X. on drums and AK Krieg on vocals/bass guitar.
Black Metal!
3.Darkmoon Warrior's second cd "Nuke Em All" was just released through W.T.C Prod. How long did it take the  band to write the   songs for this release?  How has the  response  been from the metal fans and the metal  press so far?
-Me (AK) took about 2 weeks to do the base of the music and all together worked on it for 2 or 3 months. Arrangements and lyrics and so on. 
There was 4 years in between albums, we had no clue where to go, and we were busy with other bands. We take our time, no need for pressure.
Truth ?! surprisingly good!
4.Does  Darkmoon Warrior play "Live" very often or does the band prefer to work in the studio only?Which  bands haveDarkmoon Warrior shared the stage with?
- We prefer to play live, that is the whole essence of the band. Studio work is needed but gladly avoided.
You know we are German right ?! so between so many gigs and fests there has been a few hundred we have shared stage with. 
5.Where have been some of the bands most memorable  shows? If you could set up a dream show who are some bands you would love to play with?
- Every show is memorable in its onw way, I cant recall any real bad gig from us thus far.
Now that is a good question. I think we have shared the stage with the bands we truly like.
6.Everyone has their own opinions,ideas on what black metal means,stands for. so I was wondering what  does "black metal" mean to you?
- Perfect audio blast for getting out my true self.
Black Metal has no limits, so you can express your way in whatever way possible. I think that is truly especial.
7.Are you or any of the members of Darkmoon Warrior currently playing with  any side projects or bands? If yes please feel free to tell the readers about   them.
- Greifenor plays in GRÄFENSTEIN and I (AK) play in ETERNITY and ANTI.
8.Darkmoon Warrior Comes out of the German black metal underground scene.So I was interested in your opinion of Germany's black metal  scene?
- Like any other country these days. You have amazing bands and then utter crap.
9.Who are some of your  all time favorite German metal bands?Are their any new German  metal bands you think the readers  should watch out for soon?
- Sodom; Macbeth and some more... 
Hey, I will forget some band for sure, friends and so. Do you really want them to come to me and piss me off because I forgot to mention them ?!
10.You handle the vocals for the band when did you become interested in singing? Who  are some of your favorite vocalists?
-  I never chose to be a singer, I was asked by a guy to sing in his band back in 93 and I said yes. It was my first try, it went pretty good so it stuck with me.
Attila; (early)Paul Dianno, Tom Angelripper; Nocturnus Horrendus...
11.Do you do anything special to keep your throat,voice healthy when  recording  or preparing for a show?
- I drink red wine!
Through the years you learn naturally the techicks how to use the voice to not fuck it up.
12.Besides the vocals you also play bass for the band when did you start playing bass?Are you self taught or did you take lessons when you were younger?
- I started around 94 or so but never did have lessons. I just practiced. 
13.Who  are some of your influences,favorite bass  players? Do you play any other instruments if yes which ones.
- I always liked to watch Pete Steele playing and his bass sound. But sincerely I never did care for technical bass players or so on. 
Yes, I play guitar, for I tend to be the main composer of DarkMoon Warrior. Prefer to do it on the guitar.
14.Well  A.k  Krieg  thanks again for taking the time to do this interview with me,do you have any final comments for the readers before we end  the interview?
- Thanks for the interview and support! We truly Hail to all the people that believe and has supported Darkmoon Warrior. 
BUT fucking buy the albums and dont be lazy fuckers at gigs. We are not making money, we are trying to keep the bands up and running and for such we need YOU 
to not be fucking lazy cunts and just download the music.
To  order a  copy  of Nuke  Em  All  from  W.T.C  check out the labels  web-site here.