here is a new Interview with the Argentina band Infernal Curse the band has a new 12inch MLP available through Iron Bonehead Rec. hope you enjoy the new interview and more Interviews and Reviews will be posted soon.
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Interview with Nocturnal vocals and guitars for Infernal Curse done by Patrick
1.Metal hails Nocturnal thank you for taking the time to do this interview.What is the current line up for the band? How would you describe your music to the metal fans who have not heard you yet?
Infernal Curse: The current line up is: Nocturnal Profaner: Guitar/voices.
Bestial Offensor: Drums. Abominator: Bass.
It´s not easy to describe a wave of sound separated from the entire band concept. But in a simplistic way we can label it as “black metal” in an intense, doomy and destructive way.
2.The band recently released their new release 'The End Is Upon Us' through Iron Bonehead Rec. How long did it take you all to write the music for this release?
Infernal Curse: The composition work is what takes the most time, but since we have the same line up since 3 year now, we know each other more and more musically, so things are going much faster now. The studio time was less than a week.
3.How has the response been from the fans and the metal press?
Infernal Curse: It varies, but in general, the people we are in contact with is people that understand our concept . Our music is not for everybody or for every moment.
4.When you all begin working on a new song how long does it usually take to complete? Who usually writes the lyrics? What are some subjects you all write about?
Infernal Curse: We cannot think that our music is separated from a concept, lyric, or even separated from the entire album or ep idea. So it is hard to calculate an exact time, but for sure it won´t happen in just a day or two.
I wrote the lyrics and the subjects varies. We use a metaphorical lenguaje to express our visions over a dismal, decaying existance and all it’s aspects.
5.Has the band begun writing new material for the next release or are you all still promoting 'The End Is upon Us" ?
Infernal Curse: We are already composing a new ep, before starting work on a second full lenght .
6.What is the metal scene like in Argentina?
Infernal Curse: The concept of “scene” is not appropriate because there is none. It is just a couple of people organising concerts here and there and a few record hunters.
7.Who are some of your all-time favorite argentina bands? Are their any new bands you think the readers should check out soon?
Infernal Curse: The metal in Argentina was always more focused on a hardrock/Heavy Metal style. Some of the records we dig are Bloke – Demolicion (1984), V8 first two LP’s (1983-1985), Hellion – Hellion 1984, Retrosatan demos (1987-1988) and so on.
8.Does Infernal Curse get to play live very often or do you prefer the studio? Who are some bands you all have shared the stage with?
Infernal Curse: We do not play very often, but we have done some tours in the past. Last january we went to play in some countries of Latin America, we shared stage with Ominus Crucifix, Abyssum, Goatsemen, Mortuario, Fallen Souls and others.
In other past tours, we played with some devastating acts like Pathogen, Ekron Cult, Coffins, Genocide Shrines, Orator, Karimlan, Anatomia, Tandus, Violent Attack, Balberith, Mantak, Master Of Cruelty, and so on.
9.If you could set up a dream show who are some bands [past or present] you would love to play with?
Infernal Curse: Would of been “nice” to attend some of the 80’s deathcore blackmetal shows in Brazil with Vulcano, Mutilator, Mystifier, Necrobutcher, Sarcofago and the like.
10.Are you or any member of the band currently working with other bands or projects
Infernal Curse: Yes, we are.
11.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today? And what does the term Underground Metal mean to you?
Infernal Curse: Underground for us is being real, being yourself, thinking by your own without caring about the cost.
Some people think underground is seaching the Internet for “hype” bands of the month, which limiting the imagination and is just trying to get the applause from the others. An art that is lead by money or the need to please the mass public is not free, not independent and not underground.
12.When did you first become interested in playing the guitar? Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
Nocturnal Profaner: I started when I was 13 and in the begining I took lessons with a friend, later I went on my own.
13.Who are some of your influnces/favorite guitarist? Do you play any other instruments?
Nocturnal Profaner: I don´t usually focus on a musician but more on an entire band and their concept. But if I have to name one genious mind it will be Quothon
14.You also do the vocals for the band when did you start singing ? Who are some of your favorite singers?
Nocturnal Profaner: I started singing for Nocturnal Evil , then other Projects, until Infernal Curse rised. As for singers I would mention again Quothon and add Paul Baloff, Wagner Antichrist and Attila Csihar.
15.Thank you Nocturnal for taking the time to do this interview do you have any final comments before we close the interview?
Infernal Curse: Thank for the interview and interest in the band.