Friday, January 30, 2015

Interview with Peru's Hadez done by Patrick on 1-30-15

Metal  Regards
Here is a  new  interview  with  the  Peruvian  death metal  band Hadez  definitely a  good  band to   listen to  if your  into  early  90's  styled  death  metal.  The  band released their  new  cd  "Morituri  Te  Salutant"  through  the  U.S  label  Paragon Rec. 
Also  be  sure to  check  out  Hadez  own  label  "Pentagram Rec."  see the  links  below  the  interview
take  it easy  and expect  more  metal mayhem  this  year

Interview  with  Hadez  done  by   Patrick

1.Metal  hails   Hadez   I  believe  the  band  first  started  out  in  1986  What  gave  you  all the  idea  to  form  Hadez? What was the line up back then?

Scharack:  infernal hails Patrick, thanks for the support to the band it’s so appreciated, not many zines send us interviews, I think that we are a very UG band with a different way, no typical and cliché clone band. Hahaha.
Agressor: Hell.o to all crazy bangers into the UG way! And thanks for the support!!! Metal on!!!

2.Hadez  broke  up  in   1994  why  did  the  band  break  up? 

 Agressor: the only reason was the treason, the vocalist at that era tried to take over the band and wanted to pretend that the composer was full Aquelarre album. He published it in the credits of CD. That scum traveled to Norway using the band name. I was disappointed by this and I take a time to think. But the music never dies!!!

3.Hadez  re-formed  in  1998  why  did  the   band  decide  to  reform  after the  years  apart? How  do  you  all  feel  the  music  has  changed  over  the  years? Is  this  the  same  line-up  frome  the  90's  or   have  you  all added some  new  members?

Agressor: Yes, in that time of 4 years of band silence, I composed new tracks for the Even If You Die a Thousand Times album, also I know to the new guys for the band as Walter Crucifier (Guitars) and Frank Silence (Bass), the drummer OADM played in the ’94 and never lost contact with me; finally on vocals was the return of Ron King. We played some shows with.
But in the recording sessions Ron King left the band. After that Jose Moron (Dios Hastio – Peruvian Hard Core Crust band) joined the band as vocalist. The music changes its for the new members, they played in other way, more professional, and also we has better instruments and sound stuff. The feeling it’s the same all these years!!!

4. Hadez   released their newest  cd   "Morituri Te  Salutant"  through the  U.S  label  Paragon Rec.  how  did  you  all  come  in  contact  with  Mike  and  Paragon?

 Scharack: Mike is a best old friend, make many trades before Paragon Recs vs Pentagram Recs (my label with Oskar The Mutilator - Hadez drummer). I’m looking for a label to release the new album send promos and emails to many UG labels and the quickly answer of Mike is the best reason to work with him. And the time offered for editing in just four months, was what influenced our decision. In another label we would have easily waited one year. I respect to Paragon Recs and make a great work with the Morituri Te Salutant CD version.   

5.How  long  did  it take  to  write  and   record  the  new  cd   "Morituri Te  Salutant" ?  Does the  whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  or  does  one or two  members  write  everything?

Agressor: The songs selection, composed and presentation is worked by all members, the recording process if you can get a bit long but as Agressor has his studio were not pressed with things like time. But I think we should make things a little faster lol. We work in this album two years. 

6.Does  Hadez  ever  play  live  very  often  or  do  you   prefer to  work  in  the   studio? Who  are  some  bands  you  have  shared  the  stage  with?

Agressor: yeah the rock music it’s created for live play!!! And metal music its created to play in hell to maximum volume all the time!!!

Scharack: live shows are the best place for the metal music. We enjoyed playing live in front of mutants possessed jajaja… I remember play with Malevolent Creation, Possessed, Agathocles, Nargaroth,… play with Possessed and our bastard friends of Ejecutor (Chile), a nightmare came true!!!

7.Are their any  tours/shows  coming  up  in  2015   that  the   readers  should  watch  out  for?  Has the band ever  gotten  to  play  outside  of  Peru? 

Agressor: We have for this year many tour projects as Colombian tour, Brazilian Tour and Europe Tour. But we don’t have a real live promoter for that. Work very hard on it.
I think important part of maintaining a band is playing live, this is a law to me; interacting with the public is insane. I respect to the real headbangers so much. We are always available to play and if we receive an invitation and that does not report economic losses we did not think twice and got on the bus, airplanes, boats, horses, jajajaja.

8.In  your   opinions  what  is  the  best  and  worst   thing  about  the  underground  metal  scene? And what does Underground Metal mean to  you?

Scharack: I think people that stays within the metal in a serious way, providing, creating and supporting with the sum of them can still speak of a scene; stay underground is also a fundamental part to the existence of a scene. With a handful of bands, zines, labels and bangers can make a solid and respected scene, not necessarily have to be thousands peoples to be considered a better scene. I ask the readers of this zine that are real with themselves and not be hovering in the metal just to be seen as the most extreme dose or giving false Satanism his turbulent teenage years. 

Agressor: For me Underground it’s a lifestyle, honor, loyalty and camaraderie is the rule to follow! No posers please!!!

9.I  believe  some of the  members  of the  band  started  up  "Pentagram Rec"  when  did  you  all  get  the  idea  to  form  the  label? What  are  some  things  you  look  for  when  signing and releasing a   band?

Scharack: It is hard work no doubt about it, someone had to do and we take the reins of this, because we believe that this will keep or give to that aura of scene and take you to be in total bankruptcy hahaha. I really hope that does not happen lol. Store sales are moderate enough to pay the bills and keep release new titles, we also sell to other cities of the country and abroad for the webstore. All day long we were visited by people from domestic and foreign bands that are on tour (as Hirax, Faith or Fear, Rotting Christ, Luciferian, Abrahel, Cauchemar, Mystifier, Ejecutor, U.Kulten, Mortal Sin, Naer Mataron, Abaddon Incarnate), zines editors, owners of labels that come to make trades (as comrades Dunkelheit Germany) and some other bangers from abroad. Good times accompanied by some nice cold beers and this always meeting new people, so we can see some future more in this war are passed.
Our releases are with Peruvian bands into the real UG only. Band as Putrid, Kay Pacha, Offensor, Throne of the Fallen, Deicidios, are really UG good stuff… 

10.What  are  some  of  your  current-releases  for  the  underground fans to  buy? Are  their  any  new  releases  coming  in  2015 that you  can  tell the readers about? Do  you  only  release  stuff  on  cd's  or  do  you  all  release  on  vinyl  and  cassette tapes  as  well?

Scharack: of course Morituri Te Salutant CD, will be available in a few weeks the tape version under the  bolivian label Rawblackult. Also we have some t-shirts strictly limited to 30 or 50 copies. And we have some copies of the Guerreros de la Muerte Boxset 3x LP vinyl (released by Nuclear War Now) and Aquelarre vinyl re-edition 2013 by Tahuantinsuyo Recs.
All stuff may be found on Pentagram Recs store and website.
Agressor: next stuff are a split 7EP with Ejecutor (Chile)!!!

11.Besides  Hadez  and the  label  are  any  of the  members  currently  working  with    side-bands? If  yes  please  tell the  readers  about  them.

Scharack: I’m in Nahual (guitar player), Diabolous666 (vocals / bass), and in another bands into the UG way… 666% metal all the time!

Agressor: I´m in Ergo a covers band with 80’s hits from English and Spanish bands. Rock and roll way. Deep Purple covers includes in the set list.

12.Hadez comes  out   of  Peru's  metal  scene  what  are  your  thoughts  on  the  metal  scene  in   Peru?

Scharack: Is not the best but has good bands. Not many people but the bangers are very devoted to the UG darkness.

Agressor: If you think come and see our scene will not be disappointed. Here's seriously involved people are the best.

13.Who  are  your   all-time   favorite  Peruvian  bands?  Are  their  any  new  bands  you   feel  the  readers  should  check  out?

Scharack: Of course Mortem is the best, great friends! Must pay attention to Putrid (Peru), that band is really good and has a great morbid sound!!! Also Vlad and Grave Desecration!!!
Agressor: Peruvian old bands from 70’s as Los Saicos, Los York’s, are really good bands. Listen to them… and from this time listen and support to Nahual, Rito Profanatorio and Putrid. 

14.Well  Hadez   we  have  reached  the   end  of  the   interview  do  you   all have  any   final  comments  for  the   readers?

Agressor: Thanks a lot for the support! Write us, we are interested in having contact with the bangers around the world, we respond to all.

Scharack: see you in hell… Greetings to all who kept alive the UG!!!

Hadez contact:

Paragon Records  contacts
The new  Official Facebook  page {Please do  not  send order requests  or  anything to the facebook page}

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Interview with Brazil's death,thrash masters Krueger done by Patrick on 1-3-15

Metal  Hails!!
Hope  everyone  is  having  a great  start  to  their  2015!!!  We  here  at  Primitive  Ways  are  and  what a  better  way to  start  the  year  off  but  with  a  interview from the  Brazilian  Horde  Krueger  hopefull you  will  like  what you  read  and  check  this  great  band   out  soon.
Metal  Regards

Interview   with  Adriano  vocalist  and  Guitarist  for   Krueger   done  by    Patrick

1.Metal hails Adriano! how are things going with you this week? When did you first become interested in metal music? Who were some of the first bands you listened to?

Adriano: Metal fucking Hails, Patrick! Krueger is in full activity releasing new material, music videos and doing shows. I was infected with Metal in 1983, listening to Iron Maiden, AC / DC and Venom!

2.Adriano I believe you started Krueger in 1987 what gave you the idea to form the band? What was Krueger's original line-up? What is the current line up?

A: During the 80s, I became interested in death metal bands such as Mantas, Death, Possessed, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Devastation, Entombed, etc. I decided to mount Krueger in 1987 and the first cover we played live I believe it was Dethroned Emperor. The current line-up is me, Adriano Krueger, V & G, Thomas Abrantes, G, Ze Carlos, B, William Arantes, D.

3.How would you say Krueger's music has changed over the years? For the readers who have never heard Krueger how would you describe the music?

A: The Krueger's music has many characteristics of our main influences (Death, Obituary, Pestilence from Holland, Slayer of the first three albums, Kreator of the first three albums), but we always try to add our own characteristics using dissonant chords, picking harmonics fields for death metal, melodic and at the same time brutal solos, etc. The new compositions are increasingly morbid, despite keeping the melody, thrashy riffs, guitar duos, etc. Furthermore, my voice has become more grave in the course of time.

4.Krueger has recently released their second cd "Return To Death" how long did it take the band to write the music for the new songs? Does the wwhole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?

A: Krueger does not follow a standard, like release an album every two years or something like that... The most important for us is the art within the tradition of Metal. The second album has songs composed in 1989 as Theaters of Greed, Mr. Time and Life and Death, as well as songs composed more recently as Return to Death, Imperfect and Flesh, Lust, Temptation. Usually, I write music and lyrics at the same time, then show them to the other members. Finally, we work at the arrangements together.

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

A: The singer will experience the lyrics live, so I think that the natural thing is the vocalist must write the lyrics. The key theme is death. The greatest fear of mankind is fear of dying, other fears derive from this fear. Even songs like Money World and Technology Chaos have to do with human beings, their greed and death...

6.Krueger just released their first video for the song "Technology Chaos" how long did it take the band to make the video? Adriano are you and the other members of the band happy with how the video came out?

A: Almost two months. This video is generating a good feedback for us. The other band members were satisfied with the clip, so I agreed to release it.

7.Does Krueger have any plans to make anymore video's for the songs off of"Return To Death" release? If you could choose what song would you like to make a new video for?

A: We initially had three songs to choose one and make one music video. Then came the idea of doing a connection between the three themes of the three songs (war, death and lust), so we decided to invest in a trilogy of music videos. Besides the first video, showing the technological chaos being used for the destruction of mankind, we made a music video for the song “Flesh, Lust, Temptation”, with the participation of two Brazilian models, Yasmin Sani and July Santana, showing something like a dungeon of temptations in the middle of the war... And finally the third video, for the title track “Return to Death”, shows the chaos at the end of the war. Yasmin appears again in this third video, making the album art in video, which shows a naked woman wearing a gas mask.

[watch the videos at]


8.Adriano you have been in the metal scene since the late 80's how do you feel the scene has changed over the years? Were you ever into tape-trading?
A: It has changed a lot, for sure. In the 80s I bought vinyl records, I recorded tapes and certainly did tape-trading. It was a magical time for Metal. In the '90s, with the arrival of CDs, the scene has changed a bit, but still had great releases from bands like Death, Obituary, Immolation, Pantera, Sepultura and others. I felt an even stronger change since 2K. Currently, there are countless bands, it is difficult to find someone doing something new and interesting. Many fans are content to listen to mp3 at home, many fans do not go to shows of small bands, which is not good for the scene as a whole. But we have always maintained the Krueger Metal as art in the first place, then we continue playing in new places, having a good time, drinking a lot of beer and making new fans and friends. The Metal and the brotherhood for us is the most important thing.

9.What is your opinion on web-zines and digital-downloads?

A: I miss the printed zines and I always buy physical material from the bands like albums, t-shirts, etc. But the Internet has joined people, it is now easier the communication process, by this point of view, it became better. I like the web-zines, of course. You can read in the phone anywhere, and with it, the amount of information increased. If we do not exterminate the paper zines, I only see positive aspects... Digital downloads are a way of knowing new bands and new albums. I also see it in a positive way. New media do not necessarily exclude the old media. And I will always buy physical stuff, this is way cooler and it gives further support to the bands. Listening to the album, enjoying the cover art and the lyrics, having a beer, is very cool!

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

A: One good thing today is that many old bands are returning to activity, releasing albums, touring always including Brazil. This openness in communication with the whole world is also a cool thing. Today, we can share much more, to all corners of the world. The downside is that the scene is quite polluted, there are millions of bands doing the same thing, copying instead of creating new things. There's a lot of bands that see Metal as a business, forgetting the art, music and fellowship... these are bad things... I've had many disappointments. On the other hand, we have a lot of good people! Krisiun guys are real brothers, we played together, they are good people... The other day I met Alex Webster and the guys from Cannibal Corpse, great people too, it was a great honor for me and when these things happen, we like the band even more. Finally, Underground Metal is my life, is what I have done, is where I find my best friends and I'm delighted to live Metal! I see Metal as a brotherhood, a group of friends who enjoy the best music in the world and drink enough beer!

11.Adriano when did you first start playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?

A: I started in 1986, my parents gave me my first guitar. My dad also gave me the idea of studying acoustic flamenco guitar, to learn the chords and solos. I did it for a few months and quit, I wanted to play Metal... You know, to compose songs of good quality, including the most extreme styles like death metal or grinder, you must know a bit of Harmony, chords, etc. Now everything is much easier with the internet videos, the kids have fun and learn a lot faster. I myself am still trying to learn! hahahahahaha

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

A: Well, there are many... I like those that compose good songs. Right now I think of Trevor Peres, Jeff Hanneman, Chuck Schuldiner, Patrick Mameli, Mile Petroza, Mike Sifringer and others. Some other guitarists are good soloists and influence me in some way, as James Murphy, Adrian Smith, Andy La Rocque, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Trey Azagthoth, Zakk Wylde, and others. I also try to learn acoustic guitar and I really like Paco de Lucía.

13.Adriano you also handle the vocals for the band when did you first become interested in singing/growling? Do you do anything special to keep your throat/voice healthy when recording or getting ready for a show? Who are some of your favorite vocalist?

A: Nobody in the band wanted to do the vocals, so I was forced to do so... hahahaha. To keep the voice I have a little secret, drink beer or whiskey! hahahahahaha My favorite singers are John Tardy, Martin Van Drunen and Chuck Schuldiner.

14.Krueger comes out of the mighty Brazil scene what is your opinion of Brazil's metal scene?

A: The Brazilian Metal scene is huge! Many quality bands in all states, festivals and concerts going on forever, like some huge Rock in Rio. For me, Brazil has become part of the world map of Metal from the 80s, with the arrival of Venom and KISS at 83, Iron Maiden and AC/DC in 85. Brazil has emerged as obligatory passage for great bands on tour, it moves the scene as a whole and this is very good! And the fans here are the wildest in the world, you can bet ...

15.Who are your all-time favorite Brazilian bands? Are their any new bands from Brazil you feel the readers should check out?

A: I'm a big fan of a band named Chakal. The guys are good people, we played with them and we chatted a little. I am obviously a fan of Krisiun and in the the 80s and 90s I listened to Sarcofago and Sepultura. We have other great bands like Vulcano and Korzus. We recommend some bands of our brothers like Monstractor, Psych Acid, Storms, Extreme Death and many others. Brazil is a huge metal barn!

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

A: I want to thank you who followed the interview until the end, thank you Patrick for the great interview, and thanks for the metal fans around the world that give support, buy stuff from the bands and go to shows. Thanks, Metal & Beers! /,,/

To  contact  the   band  please  find  them   here....