Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Interview with Gravecrusher done by Patrick 6-24-14

Metal  Hails! 
Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Gravecrusher   who  comes  out  of  the  Hungarian  metal scene.  Their  new  cd  "Morbid Black  Oath" is  being  released  by  Xtreeme  Music .Enjoy  the  interview  and  thanks to  everyone  who  supports  the  underground  scene

Interview  with    Disguster  Guitarist for   Grave Crusher   done  by  Patrick

1.Metal  hails  Disguster   how  are  things   in  Hungary  going? Please  introduce yourself to  the  readers.

Greetings from Hungary! Everything is fine here, thanks for the question! I’m a maniacal metal fanatic from Szeged and I’m the guitarist of Gravecrusher a Hungarian death metal band.

2.When  did  you  first  discover  Metal? Who  were  some  of  the  first  bands  you  listened  to?Who  are  some  of  your  current favorite  bands?

 I was 15 years old when I first saw Slayer’s Bloodline music video. That was my first experience with metal. I never thought that this kind of music exist before I saw that video. I found it fuckin great so on the same week I went to our local record shop and bought Slayer’s „Show No Mercy” and Cannibal Corpse’s „Gallery of Suicide” albums on cassette. „Show No Mercy” is still one of my all time favorite album! Currently I listening to a lot of Morbid Angel, mainly „Covenant” and „Formulas Fatal to the Flesh”, but I also listening Devastation’s Idolatry a lot, everything from Demolition Hammer and Teitanblood’s new record. I also can’t wait to hear the new Incantation record too!

3.When  did you  first  meet   the  other  members  of  GraveCrusher? What  is  the  current  line  up of  the  band? For  the  readers  who  have  never  heard GraveCrusher's  music how  would  you best  describe  it?

   Haha, that’s a good question! I met Disemboweler about 12 years ago first when both of us used to skateboard, but this is the first band  where we play together. We formed Gravecrusher because we are a long time friends with same musical taste and somehow didn’t play together in any kind of band. I know Mutilator about for 8 years ago. We played 2 bands together before Gravecrusher. Revenger and Chaosprayer are newer friends of mine. I only know them for 4 years or something. I played with Revenger a band also before this project. Chaosprayer joined to after we recorded our first demo. I know him from the local black metal acts. We still have this lineup, nothing changed. It’s always hard to decribe a music with words for me but I would say it’s a pure death metal band with influences of the first records of Death, Unleashed, Entombed but everybody says different things. I heard that someones think it’s a Bolt Thrower or Gorefest influenced band. Whatever, it’s a death metal band, nothing new. We play what we like, that’s all!

4.How  did  you all come  in  contact  with  Xtreeme  Music? 

Caverna Abismal Records re-released our demo with my other project Necrosodomy on a split tape. Dave traded this tape with the label and he found Gravecrusher really great! He wrote us an email and of course it was a fucking honour to us that we can join to this label, because we really love his releases!

5.How  long  did it  take  to  write  the  songs  on  "Morbid  Black Oath"?

It was about 3 months to write that record. I wrote the riffs for this one and at the rehearsal we put together the songs. We don’t rehearsal a lot so that’s why it took about 3 months. Chaosprayer and Disemboweler also have a lot of riffs so usually we write together the records. For the full length they already wrote some songs and I also wrote 3 desecrations.

6.Who usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  band?What  are  some  topics/subjects  you  all write  about?

Revenger handle all of the lyrics and of course all of it are about death, torture and suffering. Nothing serious message behind the lyrics, just DEATH! I personally really like this kind of lyrics! My favorite lyrics written by Autopsy!

7.How  has  the  response  been from  the fans? What  about  the   press?

I only heard good responses by far which is really great! The metalheads and the press like it too! The press usually says that they like the mixture of the Swedish and the USA bands’ influences despite the fact that our music doesn’t have anything new but we are a little bit different from the other new death metal bands. But I read a review where the guy wrote we totally rip of Bolt Thrower which is funny because none of us listens to Bolt Thrower! haha

8.Does  Grave Crusher  have  any  tours  or  shows  planned for   the  new  release?Who  are  some  bands  you  all have  shared  the  stage  with?

 Yeah, we’ll have a 3 days tour in the UK with Hellsworn and Decrepid. Sheol will play at 2 venues too there. I cannot wait for that trip!! Also at the Autumn we planned for a 3-5 days tour in Europe, but I can’t write any details yet. We have shared the stage with a lot of great bands already!! Just a few to mention: From Hungary Limb for a Limb, Krampüs and Age of Agony. They are really great death metal bands! You should check them out! At Písek we played with Lahar which is a really great crossover/thrash metal band! At Bratislava we played with Gates of Ptulah. Total putrid death metal madness!

9.has the  band  ever gotten  to  play  outside  of  Hungary? If  yes  where  all have you played? If you  could set up a  dream  tour with any bands{past  or  present}  who  would you  like to  share the stage  with?

 Only twice yet. There was a festival at Bratislava where we played with a lot of other bands, for example with Gates of Ptulah and Inferno. And we also had a 3 days trip with my other band, Mörbid Carnage in Slovakia and Czeck Republic. All of theese shows were fucking awesome! For a dream tour I think I would choose Autopsy! They are one of my favorite bands and the members seems very friendly and easy to party with! For inactive band I would choose the Swedish Crematory! They created something really unique music back than! I really like „The Exordium” and the „Wrath from the Unknown”! Best death metal demos ever! I would die to see theese songs live! From newer bands Necrowretch would be a great option! Their music is really bestial!! 

10.GraveCrusher   comes  out of  the  Hungarian metal  scene.What  is  your  opinion  of Hungary's  metal  scene?

 The Hungarian metal scene is getting better and better now! Of couse you can’t compare to the German scene but if I look back 10 years it’s better now! More and more fanzines and underground festivals. There are some new labels too! And the people started to buy albums again! For festivals we have 2 bigger underground fests, Inner Awakening Fest at Szeged and Total War Fest at Körmend. At theese fests you can see all of the important acts from Hungary.

11.Who  are  some  of  your  all-time  favorite  metal bands from  hungary? Are  their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers   should  check  out  soon?

Honestly, I don’t have any all time favorite bands from Hungary. There were great bands like
Extreme Deformity, Undertaking, Cultic Pulp and Subject, but I only listen their stuffs rarely. As I wrote before Krampüs, Limb for a Limb and Age of Agony are definitly bands that you should check out! In black metal we have Ahriman, Lepra and Svoid! And the best grindcore band in Hungary is Jack! Check them out! 12.In  your  opinion  what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground metal-

12.In  your  opinion  what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground metal-scene? And  what does the  term underground metal mean  to you?

Argh, it’s a hard question! For the best thing I can’t write only one example! The underground festivals are way more better than the bigger ones. The bands and the fans usually have more passion! The labels signs a band because they like it not because they see money in it. Ok, the last one was really cliche but it’s true! The worst thing is definitly the narrow minded posers. We all know one! haha I love the underground metal because the reasons that I wrote above!

13.Disguster  you  play  the  guitars  for  the  band  When did you  first become  interested  in playing  the  guitars? Are you  self taught or did you  take  lessons  when  first  learning?

  My uncle plays guitar too so I can remember when I was a child I always whatched his guitars and sometimes I tried to play with them but I wasn’t really interested until I became a metal fanatic! I got my first guitar at the end of 2002. I was really untalented so I had to take some lessions in the first half year. And after theese years I still learn from videos and from tabs by myself.

14.Who  are  some  of your  influences/favorite  guitarist?Do you  play  any other  instruments?

There are a lot of guitarists who inspired me! Just to name a few: Jeff Hanneman, Trey Azagthoth, Eric Daniels, Rick Rozz, Chuck Schuldiner, John McEntee, Dimebag Darrell. Theese guys are the masters of the riffs!! And of course I love their solos too! For solos I think Trey Azagthoth wins for me! When you hear one of his solo you know that it’s him! Well, on some records I play on bass too but I’m not good in it! I also tired to play drums at rehearsals but I really fucking untalented in that too! haha

15.Disguster  are  you  or  any of  the  other  members  of the band  currently  playing  with other bands?If yes  please  tell the  readers  about  them?

 All of us play in a lot of another bands. I play in a thrash metal band, Mörbid Carnage and in some other death metal acts called, Tyrant Goatgaldrakona, Coffinborn and Necrosodomy. Disemboweler plays in Necrosodomy too as a bassist and in a hardcore band, Game Misconduct with Mutilator who also plays in Jack which is a great grindcore group! Revenger is the vocalist for the death metal Sin of God and for the black metal Nebron too. Chaosprayer plays in some black metal bands as a guitarist, Lepra, Dunkelheit, Hell Eternal, Grimness. As you can see we play in the half of the Hungarian bands! haha 

16.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  Interview  out.Do  you  have  anything  you  would  like to   add before  we  close  the  interview?

Thanks for the interview! Support the underground!! TOTAL DEATH!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Few new reviews for 6-17-14

Metal  Regards
Here  are  some  new  reviews  for  everyone  to  check  out  and hopefully  find  something  they  like

Desecresy--Voracious   Mass cd   {Xtreem  MusicDesecresy  come  out of the  great  Finland  scene  the band  plays  heavy death metal.The  musican's  in  Desecresy  are  very  good  with  the  instruments and  know  them unlike some bands in  the  scene today.The  drumming is  very  good  with a lot  of  speed and  great drum beats but  the  music  does  slow to a mid paced range in some songs.The  vocalist  is really good with deep death metal growls. A defintly  good release if your a fanatic  of  death metal.

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Grave Crusher--Morbid  Black Oath   cd    {Xtreem Music)Grave Crusher  are a  new  band to  my  ears and  I'm  really  enjoying  what  I'm  listening to.GraveCrusher  play  the  death metal  similar to  the  late 80's and early ninties  scene.Semi-fast  guitar's The  drummer is  really good as well going  from  mid-paced  drums to all out assult  on  the  listeners.The  vocalist  does a good  job  of  death growls.If  your a  fan  of  old-school death metal  then  pick up a copy  of  Morbid  Black Oath today
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Sabbatic  Goat--Imprecations  Of Black Chaos cassette {Vault  Of  Dried  Bones}
New Zealand's Sabbatic Goat  have  released their  new release 'Imprecations  Of Blackend Chaos"   Sabbatic  Goat   play  a  style  of  blackend death war  metal.Heavy fast  drums with some mid-paced drumming  mixed in a few of  the songs.before  picking up  the  pace  again.The  drums  are  played  with inhuman speed  but are done  very  good.The vocalist  is  deep death growls  and  some  shrieks.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Interview with Temple Desecration done by Patrick for 6-6-14

Interview  with   Temple  Desecration    done  by  Patrick

1.Metal  hails!When  did you   all meet each other? Was  it   long before  you all  started  Temple Desecration?

 Hails. We know each other for many, many years. Guitarist and drummer were playing earlier but with no serious results, around 2009 I joined them, and around 2011 our project evolved to Temple Desecration as you know it nowadays.

2.What  is   the  current line up for Temple Desecration?  For  the   readers  who  have never  heard the band  how  would you  describe  Temple Desecration's

Temple Desecration consist of three guys - vocalist, guitarist and drummer. I can describe our music as a death metal you'd like to listen to while desecrating burial ground and other sacred places. Once I heard that our music is perfect to assault someone, hehe.

3.How  long  did  it   take  to  write  the  songs on  "Communion Perished?  do  both memebers  work  on  the  music together or  does one usually  handle  everything?

It is hard question to answer directly because last year, when we were preparing material for this EP, we didn't play regularly due to our personal responsibilities. First track was finished at the beginning of summer, second around autumn. Without mentioned problems we would have this EP written in three months, I guess. Now we work on next material, and since we play regularly again everything is going really well.
Main goal in our songs is that each of us must be satisfied with them, so that no-one here is passive, even me as I'm not a musician. Guitarist bring his riffs, then we think about them if they need to be changed, how to put together with drums, link with next riff, etc. When song is technically completed I do vocals and that's all, nothing special.
4.Who  usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  band? What  are  some  subjects you  all write about?  
. I write all lyrics for the band. As I am not a philosopher I don't put any certain ideology or believes in them, I write about Satanism, devil worship, sacrilege and desecration itself as I see it.

5.How   has  the  response  been  from  the  fans?What  about   the  press?

  In Poland we are not very popular band, people here prefer another kind of metal. We didn't have any promotion done earlier, but some people heard about us and so it slowly comes further. But what is surprising is the fact that we received positive feedback mainly from western Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. I have no idea how they heard about us when even in Poland we are in deep underground.

6.Has  Temple Desecration  ever  played  "live"  before  or  is  this a studio only  band?
Yes, we are doing some rites. In the past we played with such bands as Proclamation, Bestial Raids, Tyrants Blood. In June we are doing next two rituals, and at the end of year we have some plans, but no more words for now.
7.In your  opinion   what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing about  the  metal  underground?And  what  does  the  term  Underground metal  mean to  you?
  The best thing in underground is that I don't have any problems with staying in touch with people I'd like to stay in touch. The worst thing is that I can't avoid people I don't want to stay in touch with such ease.
And what does the underground metal term means to me? The music comes from the inner self and stays true - for me these are important values. When money (I do not mean that band "asdf" takes 300$ for gigs while band "ghjk" plays only for fuel and hotel, I mean big cash) comes into circulations these values became forgotten. If you want to earn money on music you're not in underground.

8.Temple Desecration  come  out  of  the Polish  scene.What  is  your  opinion  of  the  scene in  Pland?
Well, I'm staying out of Polish scene for some reasons, I don't know it well, I'm not looking for friendships and I'm not following trends. 

9.Who   are  some  of  your  favorite   Polish  bands? Are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the readers  should  check  out?
 The best polish formations are Cultes des Ghoules, Bestial Raids and Kriegsmaschine, that's my opinion. Due to fact that I'm not deep into polish underground and new bands, maybe except Voidhanger, I can recommend only old and forgotten cults such as Xantotol or Imperator. New bands grow like mushrooms after the rain depending on the prevailing trends.

10.Are  you currently  working with  other bands  or solo projects?
No. Maybe in the future.

11.Thank  you   for   taking  the   time  to  fill out  this  Interview.Do you   have  any  final  words  for  the   readers?

Thank you for your interests. Keep desecrating.

If   you  want  to  order  the   new  Communion Perished MLP   go  to  the  Iron  Bonehead  Records shop.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Interview with Lenny vocalist,guitarist of Dustbolt done by Patrick

Metal Hails
here  is  a  new  interview  with  the German thrash band  "Dustbolt" has released their  2nd  cd "Awake The Riot" through  Napalm Records.the  band  draws  inspiration  from  the  U.S and German  thrash  scene's   plus  their  own  talent and  great  writing  skills
enjoy  the Interview and  defintly  pick  up a  copy  of Awake  The Riot  today.
Metal  regards

Interview  with  Lenny  of Dustbolt   done  by  Patrick

1.Metal  Hails!  Lenny  please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers ?When  did you first discover  metal?

 Hey! I´m Lenny , singer and guitar player for DUST BOLT. I actually grew up in a musician´s family but no one of my family had anything to with metal music. I really explored it on my own when I was 11 years old I think, something around that. I already listend to lots of Rock music and grunge and all that stuff and I was always looking for somethin heavier until I saw a metal video clip on TV and a friend gave me a Pantera CD. From that on it was over haha ;-) It was that best of called Reinventing Hell and it also contained video material. When I saw the live 1992 clip from Cowboys from Hell, I knew what I wanted to do and from that on metal music really became my passion.

2.Who  were  some of  the  early bands you  first  listened to? Who are  some  of  your  current  favorites?

 It´s hard to point out certain bands.. I´m a huge music fan and I listened to music several hours a day.. I still got an oldschool Mp3 Player which I put on as  soon as I go outside the house haha
So I´ve always been more into oldschool bands and I started listening to the classic Thrash Bands but also bands like Maiden, Priest, Rainbow , Mötorhead etc of course!! Today I´m still listening to that stuff very often but there are also some great new bands coming up that have that old school spirit. As far as I´m also a fan of harcore punk/ crossover Thrash Dr.Living Dead would be a newer band which I really love for example!

3.When did  you  first meet  the other  members  of Dustbolt? How did  you all come  up with  the  name of  the band?

Benedikt, our bassplayer, and me started the band going to school together. We were about twelve or thirteen years old and wanted to play music and cover our favourite punk and metal bands . He lived in the same village as our drummer Nico and our other guitar player Florian and thatエs actually how we came together. We all live very close together, around the same small town and we also always hang out together in our free time. Before we put out our first demotape we had a pretty silly German band name and we were just looking for a new one. Someone of us just came up with Dust Bolt which we really liked and we just chose it because it sounded and looked cool and we kind of liked the idea of having a specific name that has not a certain meaning yet. So thereエs no big story behind, but maybe weエll find the meaning behind it one day.. hahah 

4.What  is  the  current line up  for  Dust Bolt?For  the  readers  who  have  never heard  the  band before  how  would you  describe Dust Bolt's music?

 We have me, Lenny as singer and guitar player, Florian also as guitar player, Benedikt on Bass and Nico on drums.
DUST BOLT is young, energetic, aggressive , oldschool but profound Thrash Metal. We try to capture the old school spirit and but in our own fresh and energetic style.

5.Does  Dust Bolt  have  any  tours  coming  up? Who  are  some  bands you all will share the  stage  with?

 We are going to start playing shows for the new record in May and from that on we do shows every weekend and some small tours as headlining act in small clubs and play at festivals, in large part in Central Europe at first. This will go on till the end of the year and then we will probably have a wide European Tour as support act, but I canエt tell any details on this one yet ;-) For next year we are aiming to do the big festivals and to play outside of Europe! A tour with Kreator would be very cool :)

6.What  are  some  countries you  all will  be  touring? If you  could  set up  a dream  show/tour  who are some  bands you would  love  to  share  the  stage  with?

 As I said we are now doing central Europe for this year but hoping to be able to come outside of Europe next year. A dream tour would probably contain all our friend´s bands with us on tour , worldwide!! haha ;-) That would be just awesome! But we probably also would be dead after this one because we drank way to much haha 

7.Dust Bolt  comes  out  of  the  mighty  German  scene  what  is  your  opinion  of Germany's  metal scene?

 German Metal Scene actually is great! You always find lots of Metal fans in every corner of  the country and you have many good clubs you can play shows but also watch shows! The other thing is that the amoung of festivals is just insane! You have so many festivals here with brutal lineups, it´s amazing!

8.Who  are  some  of  your  all-time  favorite  German  bands? Are  their  any  new  bands you can recommend  to  the  readers?

My all time favourite German metal band would probably be Kreator! I just love their music and their attitude, and I really go with Mille´s lyrics. We already met the guys and they are all great people, still on the ground and very very friendly!  Yes there also some new bands! If you have time check out our friends from Battlecreek, Toxic Waltz or Exxperior for example! They kick ass!

9.In your  opinion  what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the Metal underground ?And  what  does  Underground  Metal  mean  to you?

 Oh that´s a hard one.. You know, I think it really depens on how you define Underground. One could definitely question if there still is a real underground, as far as metal music gets more and more attention even in the middle of society and in normal media. But the thin about Underground and what it means to me is probably the spirit and the friendship within the scene. I think , especially in small club shows, there is a great exchange between the audience and the musicians and no one really feels like a stranger or something like that. It´s all like friends you haven´t met yet and you all share the same passion and this kind of connects people and that´s a thing I really really love about underground! The worst thing`? Hard to tell..  there is just one example coming into my mind (not sure if this is only the case in Germany) that more and more often some right wing idiots are planting themselves into the undergound metal scene and that´s a thing that really pisses me off. Music is something to connect people, not to divide them. There is no place for any racists or fascists, neither in Metal, nor anywhere else!

10.Lenny  you  handle  the vocals  for  the band  when did you  start  singing?Who  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  singers?Do you  do anything special  to  keep your voice/throat  healthy  when  recording  or  on  tour?

I actually always sang, since I was young – but I never did in front of people. I still don´t do, except for Dust Bolt , where I´m actually more screaming than singing haha ;) I practised a lot the last year and tried to learn some techniques and it really helped! Especially being on tour can be very hard as a singer, because you always have to take care of your voice. Once it is gone, you have a big big problem. I even (nearly) stopped smoking cigarettes for the upcoming shows and tours ;-) The thing you have to take care of most when you´re on tour , is just to keep in mind not to drink too much , because then you start going outside in a shirt although it is cold and you start screaming around, to make sure you have enough sleep (which is one of the most important things for the voice and always a good argument to get up late) and do some warmup before the show. 

11.Lenny  you also  play  the  Guitars  for  the  band  when did you  become  interested  in  playing  the guitars? Are you self taught  or  did you  take lessons?

I started playing as a youn kid but I got my first Electric guitat on my thirteenth birthday. My dad also played guitar for example. Although I wanted to become drummer for a  certain period of time, guitar is the instrument I really love most. I actually never took lessons for the first years, so I´m actually self taught yes. Two years ago then I took some lessons by Jan Zehrfeld , who plays in Panzerballet and I visited a Jazz school for some months but I had to quit. This also brought me to play other styles on guitar and improvise a lot, which a can also use for Dust Bolt. Most of my solos on the album are actually improvised and I try learn  them again after we recorded.

12.Who  are  some  of your  influences/favorite  guitarists? Do you  play  any  other  Instruments?

 I´m able to play a little bit of drums and bass of course but actually there is no other instrument I´m able to play apart from that. So my main things are guitar and singing.
Favourite guitar players: Chuck Schuldiner, Gary Moore, David Gilmour, Prince, Dimebag Darrel, just to name a few

13.Are you  or  any of  the  members  currently  working with other  bands? If  yes  please tell the  readers  about  them?

 Not seriously. Our drummer Nico and I we have two fun projects wich we sometimes do in our freetime. One is calles Punk 9 from outta space and we play crazy spacepunk and the other one is Wayne, where we just meet , get wasted and jam some stoner music .;-)

14.Well  Lenny  we  have  reached  the  end of  the  interview  do you  have anything  you would  like to  add?

 Thanks for the interview and thanks for the support! Hope to meet some of you live at our shows ! Take care and cheers! ;)

Interview with Italy's Morbo done by Patrick

Metal Hails 
hope  everybody  is having a good week  so  far?  here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  old-school  death  metal band  from Italy    "Morbo"  new  release  "Addicition  To Musical Dissection"  through Memento Mori  rec.
hope  you  enjoy  the  Interview 

Interview  with  Mirko  Singer  for   Morbo  done  by  Patrick 

1.Metal  Hails!  Mirko  How  are  things  going  in  Italy these  days? please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

-Hi there! First of all, thanx for your interest!! Morbo is a death metal band born in 2009. While I was having a long vacation of 3 months in Australia back then, with a lot of time to kill. I had the chance in digging up new bands from the net, only to find out that there were so many interesting new acts that shared exactly the same vision of real death metal that I have. In the meanwhile, my good ol'mates Andrea Corpse and Antonio from Rome told me that they had in mind the idea to start up a project were all the love towards a band like Autopsy would stand quite crystal clear as a reference point. They asked me if I would be interested in taking over the vocal duties and the deal was done. We soon started to work on a few ideas and songs and after a short while David and Giorgio from Haemophagus joined. In about a couple of years our 3 songs-demo tape was out and soon after reprinted as a 7”. We soon realized that the project was evolving into a proper band as our enthusiasm increased every day more, thus we started to work on a full length album.

 2.When  did you  first  discover metal music? Who  were  some  of the early  bands you  listened to? Who  are  some  of your  favorite's  today?

- Being born in a healthy music environment, as my father being a huge collector of 60's / 70's music, helped me to swap my toys from the childhood into music interest as a young teenager. By the age of 11 / 12 I would find myself embraced by this euphoric vibe that hard rock music would give me, discovering AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Motorhead, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Saxon and so on was a great deal to me and I started to look for more bands that would appeal me and I was always hungry for new discoveries. Then I got hit by thunder and lightning when I first listened to Metallica. My perception of life would have never been the same from that moment on. The flame of thrash metal started to burn inside of me with relentless fury and by 1991/92 my soul was ready to be raped and embraced by death metal. Morbid Angel, Death and Entombed were the new frontier for me, with Venom being the missing link between the styles, and from that point on, I never got back from that sinful spyral my stereo was spitting continuously. All the aforementioned bands, with the addition of Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate, Bathory still rule my days and nights.

 3.When  did you  meet  the  other  members of  Morbo? How  did you  all come  up  with  the  name for  the band?

- Andrea and I know each other since the early 90's, always respected each other's work and had some collaborations through the years. I got to know Antonio a bit later, but them two have always been friends too. We were all involved in the roman death metal scene in a way or another; time passes by and so do posers, wannabes and fashions. I find amazing that after all these years we share the same passion towards a music style that went to wars, contaminations, misconceptions and finally a rebirth. The underground is our path and through its' caverns we met with David and Giorgio, and even if we all live in different cities/countries, we lead our passion inspiring us in creating music. Unfortunately Antonio's role in the band had to be put on hold, due to personal problems, but we want to believe that we will be able to work together again. Our monicker was chosen after considering a few, until we came across the idea of something like Morbus Dei or Morbus Mundi, soon shortened up to MORBO, as it reflects out vision of a decadent, pestilent and corrupted world.

  4.What is  the  current  line up? For  the  readers  who  have  never heard  Morbo's  music  how  would  you  describe  it?

- The album was recorded with me on vocals, Andrea on guitars, David on drums and Giorgio on guitars and bass. We play straight forward, untamed, organic, dynamic, real, posercrushing death metal. Love it or hate it.

 5.Morbo  recently   released  their new  cd  "Addiction  To Musical Dissection"  through Memento Mori. How did you  all come  in  contact  with  the  label?

 - It was Andrea selecting a few labels through his contacts, as this is his daily job with the label he runs, Despise The Sun Rec. They seemed to have a good deal for the cd release, so we took the chance.

 6.How  long  did  it  take  the  band to  write  the  songs  for  this  release?Does  the  whole band  work  on  the  music  or  does one or two  members  handle  everything?

- The album took A LOT to be written, recorded and mixed. If I am not wrong, we started working on the songs around the summer of 2012, with some ideas that we already had for a while, after the demo release. The recording sessions had a few delays due to different reasons, but we finally menaged to finish it off the first months of 2014. It's generally Andrea that comes up with some riffs or ''skeleton songs''. About the 70% of the music on the album it's his, and Giorgio writes riffs to incorporate in other sketches or writes full songs himself. I write the lyrics and fix the vocal lines to the intrumental patterns that we have. We then work all together on the arrangements, fixing the melodies, solos, changes of tempos and vocal lines, until the alchemy between all the instruments and vocals work the way we want. Once it is over, the song ''speak'' to us and we know it's done. It's like a painting basically, where all colors and armonies stick together and the final piece of art breaths in sinergy and power of expression.

  7.Who  usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  band?  What  are  some  subjects you  all write  about?

-I generally take care of the lirycs; I love to play with words and draw images with it. My imagination runs free when I have an idea on something to work with, may it be a vision, a thought, a feeling or simply an inspiration coming from reality or another piece of art, found in a movie or a book, or simply from someone else's song. I am fascinated by the dark side of man and what leads him to extreme acts. I like to describe things around me in a eroded way, being our society a fallen point of no-return. Humanity is on its knees and Morbo's music and lyrics are chronicles of it. For as much as it's a cliché', I admire George Romero' s genius dispalyed particularly in his so called ''Trilogy Of the Dead'', where a post apocalyptic world sees no hope for a future ruined by our own hands, were it all goes beyond by the effective visions of zombies ruling desolate lands. The brainwashing of false moralities and corrupted governments is a endless source of inspiration, and so is the pathetic global views that we are forced to swallow every day, leading me to exalt the primordial instinct and prime evil, and the disgust towards the modern ways of futile lives that has lead humankind to the ruining of our pagan roots and true believes of man's will, nowadays lost in the monopoly of the material world

 8.Does Morbo  play  live  very  often ?  Who  are some  bands you  all have  shared  the  stage  with?

- We don't play live shows very often, due to the fact that we all live far away from each other. The only official show we had so far was last year's edition of the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway; now that the album is finally out we are planning to play live more than it's been so far. Some of the bands I would love to tour with would be Sadistic Intent and Obliteration, being a perfect bridge from the best death metal in the past and current scene.

 9.Are  there any  plans  for  a tour  soon? If you  could  set up a  dream tour {past  or  present}  bands  who  are  some  bands you would  love to  tour  with?

- See the preview answer above.

 10.What  does  the  term  Underground Metal mean  to   you?

 - Underground Metal means Underground Resistance, quoting the last Darkthrone album. We stay away from the over produced pop death metal that sells today, were an image and a fake sound is labeled to bands with no personality, ideas and lack of passion and true feeling. We worship the organic sound and creativity and we laugh at the supermarket rules that are imposed by the medias today and people that will be tired to play this style in a year or two, or that will feel free to keep for easy cash and non-artistic profits.

 11.Morbo  comes  out  of  the  mighty Italian  scene  what  is your  opinion   of  Italy's  metal  scene?

- Italy's scene has never been mighty to me, unfortunately. With the exception of the bands from the 80's, we suffered from a hole of quality throughout the whole 90's and some of the 00's. I am glad though that in the last years we finally saw the rise of bands with personlity, guts, balls and passion. To name a few, I want to thank the following for makin' a strong effort in putting in shame ''bands'' that we are often  known for, like Lacuna Coil, Linea 77 or Rhapsody (now, is that even metal?!?!): Blasphemophager, Barbarian, Children of Technology, Doomraiser, Abysmal Grief, Bunker 66, Noia, Haemophagus, Krossburst are just a few that makes me proud of what is the Italian scene today.

 12.Who  are  your  all time   favorite  Italian  bands? Are their  any  new bands you  think  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

 - My all time favorites: Bulldozer, Death SS, Black Hole, Schizo, Negazione, Necrodeath, Jesterbeast, Monumentum, Fingernails, Sinoath etc. As for newer bands, see the answer above.

 13.Mirko  you  handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when  did you  become  interested  in  singing/growling?Do  you  do  anything  to  keep  your  throat/voice  healthy?

 - I always admired frontmen, for the duty they have in spreading a message. Shame on the bands that have no attitude or a message/philosophy. I love to sing as it's my subconscious unleashed from the chains of morality and oppression. To keep my voice in shape, the best is always to practice in the reharsal room, plus breathing and vocal range excercises.

 14.Who  are  some   of your  Influences/favorite   singers? Do you  play  any  other   instruments?

- My influences go from different styles, I would quote Phil Lynott, Bruce Dickinson, Bobby Liebling, Chris Reifert, Jeff Becerra, David Vincent, Quorthon, Scott Carlson, Ron Reinart, Lars G. Petrov, Dan Beehler, King Diamond, James Hetfield, Cronos, Tom Warrior, Paul Baloff and Tom Araya. I also play bass, but my qualities are not that highly developped, so to speak...

 15.Mirko  thank  you  for  taking  the   time  to  fill out  this  interview. Do you  have  any final  words  for  the  readers?

- Thank you for your interest indeed!! My final words?!? Be natural, follow your instinct and your inner self, boycott the mainstream and the false music that medias want you to follow like sheep. Wander and lead your path like a wolf!!!