Saturday, January 30, 2016

Interview with France's Bestial Soul done by Patrick on 1-30-26

Hope  everyone's  weekend {or  week  depending  on  when you get  time to  read  this}   here  is  a  new  interview  with  France's   Bestial  Soul   a   new thrash  force  that  has released  their  debut  cd  "Perpetual  Darkness"  which  is  available  directly  from  the  band.Hope you  enjoy the   interview  a lot  more  updates will  be  posted  soon

Interview   with   Eddy P.  drummer   of  Bestial   Soul   done  by   Patrick

1. Hello   Eddy   how  are  things with you and  the  band?  Please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

Hi Patrick, All is well for us.Bestial Soul  is a band of Thrash metal from France, we started in early 2013
and after two demo we have made our first album "Perpetual darkness" in September 2015.
Have done much to show in Paris since 2013, we also play a lot in the central region and made the MFest 2015 (with Belphegor, Hatesphere ...)

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of  Bestial   Soul ? What   is the   current  line-up  of   the  band?For the  readers  who have  not  had the   chance to  listen  to  Bestial   Soul's
music  how would you  best  describe  it?
we met in early 2013,I put an ad on the net in 2012 I looked for a band of Thrah or Death and I was contacted by the guys who look for a drummer for a while.We have the same passion for Thrash and
metal in general.
the line up is the same since our beginning : Steven Joré (Guit/vocals),Jow Beranguer (Lead guit),Gwen Pigat(Bass)
and myself on drums .have made Thrash metal rather old school influenced by bands like,Kreator,early Sepultura,Slayer,Dark Angel, Exodus,Sodom,Testament,Death ......

3.Bestial   Soul    recently  released their debut  cd  "Perpetual  Darkness"  how  long  did it  take the  band  to  write  and  record  the  songs  on  the debut release?

We started to compose songs just after to be formed,8 tracks of "perpetual darkness" are taken from our two demos (First bleeding and Chaos of insanity).we began two months for recorded it at home .
we took our time to take the best tracks.

4.Who  usually  writes  the   lyrics  for the  songs  what  are  some  subjects you   all  write  about?

 Gwen and myself are writing the lyrics in general.Jow also wrote "Demonic Art".
Our lyrics often speak of human stupidity, the fear, the future and the disease.
we try to have different ideas about each composition

5.Bestial   Soul    self released  the  debut  cd  did  you  all  plan  on  self-releasing the cd  or  did you  look  for  a  label?Will  you  all  work  with  a  label  for   Bestial   Soul's  future  releases  or do you   prefer  to  work  alone?

We were in contact with a label but have preferred remained in self-production for our first album.
for the future nothing is yet defined,we'll see what holds for us.

6.Besides  the  debut  cd    "Perpetual  Darkness"   does  the  band  have   any  other  merchandise   available   for  the  readers? If  yes  where  can  the  readers  find your  release  and  merchandise?

unfortunately, no merchandise available yet.T shirts are forecast to soon.
Cd is available directly on our Bandcamp page

7.Does   Bestial   Soul    ever  play  live  very  often  or do you  prefer to  work  in  the  studio? What  have  been   some   of your   most  memorable  shows  to  date?

 We definitely prefer to play live,our music is really made for live.
we did a lot of live from the beginning.
the most memorable remains the 2 shows we did for the MFest in 2015 and first in 2013 at the "Gibus" in Paris.

8.Are  their   any  tours  or  shows   planned  for  2016? If  yes  where  are  some  places the  band  will  be  playing?

we work hard to find shows for 2016,especially in France. it's really hard to find place to organize
show in our region,but not despair and finish well by finding.
Currently no date has been set, unfortunately.

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

The best thing for the underground, it is precisely to be able to help each band, webzine, label.
The underground is like a big family.the worst thing of the underground for me is that there are too
many bands evrywhere and it's very hard to get out of the mass today but we are made primarily of music by passion  for fun first.

10.Eddy   you  handle the  drums  for the  band  when  did you  become  interested  in  playing the drums?  Are  you  self taught  or  did you take  lessons  when  first  starting  out?

I started playing drums at 11 years old(1992).My father often took me to see shows of local hard rock band
and I was always fascinated by drummer.After my sister showed me the video of AC / DC "Live at Donington 91" and Chris Slade really inspired me to play the drums and ride my first band.
After I got my first kit and took a lesson for 3 years.

11.Who  are  some  of your   influences and favorite  drummers? Besides the  drums  do you  currently  play  any  other   instruments?

 when I started to play drums Chris Slade influenced me a lot.After I started listening to metal and a lot of the   drummers influenced me as Lars Ulrich, Igor Cavalera, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Jürgen Reil (Ventor) .....
Then I listened to Death Metal and as drummer Gene Hoglan ,Sean Reinert, Dave Culross, Mike Smith, Flo Mournier, Pete Sandoval, George Kollias is greatly influenced me.
my favorite drummers remains, Igor cavalera, Gene Hoglan and George Kollias .
I play a little guitar, but it's been that I do not practice.

12.Bestial   Soul    comes   out  of   France's  thrash  metal  scene   what  is  your  opinion   of  France's   metal   scene?
The metal scene in France is really not bad with quite a good bands of Thrash , Death or Metal .
There are many metal festival in France are some really huge like "Hell fest" other more underground
like" MFest "there's something for everyone.
the problem in France as everywhere I think,is that the local shows are struggling to attract many people.
people have more difficulty going to underground shows.

13.Who   are  some  of your  all time  favorite  French  bands?  Are their  any  new  bands   you  feel  the  readers  should   watch  out  for?

early Massacra,Aggressor and Loudblast are my favorite French bands.In the new scene are also some very good bands like,Pleasure to kill,Arcania,Perversifier....

14.Besides    Bestial   Soul    are  any  of the  members   currently   working  with  other  bands   if  yes   please  tell  the  readers  a  little  about  them?

 No one in the band does another project.

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

Thank you Patrick for this great interview and you review .
the underground needs people like you that helps bands.
please visited our Bandcamp page and facebook.

Thrash 'till Death

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Reviews done on 1-10-16 done by Patrick

Metal  Hails
Here   is   a  new  blog  of  reviews  to  start  the  year  off  with  it  is  mainly  thrash  bands  and  a few  black metal  bands.Hope you  enjoy  and  keep  watching the  site  a lot  of  new  reviews  and  interviews  are  in the  works.

Bestial   Soul--Perpetual  Darkness   cd   {Self-Released}
France's   thrashing  maniacs    Bestial   Soul  have  released  their  debut  cd  Perpetual  Darkness   and  what  a  great  release  it  is.Combining  early  slayer thrash  mixed  with  some  excellent  Kreator  and  other german greats  with their  own  brand  of  violent  thrash  Bestial   Soul  do  a  great  job  of  writing  and  performing    well  written  and  performed  violent  thrash  attacks.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill and  excellent  guitar   patterns and  some  well played  solo's  mixed  in  a few  of the  songs.The  drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  experience  and  power  with  some  very  chaotic  and  fast  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  raw  screams  with  a  few  blackend  screams  entertwined  in the  music.If  you  are  a  fan  of  extremely  well  written  and  performed  thrash metal  then  be  sure  to  pick  up  a  copy  of  Bestial   Soul's  debut  cd  today.
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GoatThroat---Rites  Of  Blasphemy   cd   {Tribulacion   Prod.}
Germany's   raw  and violent  black  metal   has  never  sounded  or  been  performed  better then  with  GoatThroat's  debut  cd.Rites  Of  Blasphemy   is  ten  tracks  of   barbaric  raw black  metal.The  music  is  well  written  and  delievered  going from  a  mid  paced range to  a  all out  fast   assult   on the eardrums.The  drumming  is  top  notch  with  some  very  well done  mid  paced  drum  patterns to  all out  blasting drum  patterns.The  vocals  are grim  black metal  shrieks  and  screams  if you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal that    is  short  and  gets to the  point  then  Rites  Of  Blasphemy     is  a  release  you  will  want  to  pick  up  today.
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Monstractor---Recycling   Thrash   cd   {Die  Hard  Rec.}
Coming  out  of the  Brazilian underground  thrash  scene  is  Monstractor  playing  extremely  fast  and  well  played thrash.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill  and  aggressive  riffs and  some  very  well  played  solo's  are  mixed  in  a few  of the  songs.The drummer  knows  how  to  play  intense  and fast  drum  patterns  but  the drummer  doesn't  play  extremely fast throughout  the  songs  he does  slow to  a  mid  paced  style  before  going  full force  with  some  well played and  chaotic  patterns.The  vocals  are  sung  very  well  with  a  mix  of   thrashy  screams  and  some  hollering  type  of  vocals.If  you  are  a  fan  of  chaotic and  fierce  thrash  metal  then  defintly   pick  up  a  copy  of this  cd  soon.
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Wargrinder/Hatemanifesto--As  The  Conquer Descends/The  Gospel  Of  Extinction  7Inch {Fistbang  Rec.}
Starting  off  this  split 7 inch  is  Greece's  Wargrinder  with their  song  Spawn  Of  Insidious  Malevolence  the  music  doesn't  take  long before you   know what your  getting  with  a  blackend  war  metal  sound.Crazed and  furious  drumming  that  is  done  with  a lot  good  patterns  and  speed.The  guitars  are  played  in the  same  vein  with  extremely  fast  riffs  and a few  solo's  mixed  into  the  overall sound.The  vocals are  raw  death  metal  growls  and a few  black metal screams  entertwined  in the  music.Up  next  is  Greece's  Hate Manifesto  with  their  song   Perpetual Glorification  Of The  Eternal Symbols{Of War}   playing  a  vicious  and  even  brutal  style  of  war  black  metal  with  blasting  war  like  drums that  are done  in  a crazed  playing  style.The  guitars are  played  at  a  high  speed that race through the  song.If you  are  a  fan  of  war  black  metal  then you  defintly   need to  pick  this  split   up  today.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Interview with California's Seraphic Disgust done by Patrick On 1-9-16

Hope  everyone  is   having  a good  start  to  2016!!!   here  is  a  new  interview  with  California's  blackend  war/death   metal   Seraphic  Disgust   who  talk  about the  new  release  and the  scene  in  general  so  take  a few  minutes to  read  it  and if you  are   interested  check  out  the  bands  pages.

Interview   with  NB.  drummer and AC Vocalist and  guitarist   of   Seraphic Disgust    done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  N.B  when  did  you  first  discover   metal  music?Who   were  some  of  the  early  bands  you  listened  to?Who   are  some  of your  current  favorites?
  Hails! I grew up listening to stuff like Metallica, Black Sabbath and hard rock bands through my Dad. I was about 15 when I started seeking a heavier sound, naturally leading to my own discovery of extreme styles of metal. Early on some favorites were Helstar and Cancer. Some current favorites are disEMBOWELMENT, Mortem(Peru), and Perdition Temple.

 2.When  did  you  first  meet the  other  members  of  the  band? What   is  the  current  line up  of    Seraphic Disgust ?
  I've known and played extreme music with Guitarist/vocalist IL for nearly 10 years. I've met the other members more recently. Current lineup:
AC - Guitar/vocals
IL - Guitar/vocals
RR - Bass
NB - Drums/vocals
3.For  the  readers  who  have   never   heard   Seraphic Disgust's  music  how  would  you  describe  it?

 To the core, I see us as a Blackened Death metal band. We blend various extreme elements as we see fit.
4. Seraphic Disgust    recently  released  their  debut  cassette   "Altar Cunt"  through  P18 Rec.  Is  the  cassette version  the  only  available  format  or  will you  release  it  on cd  or  vinyl?

 The album has been released by Engulfed in Darkness Records (Chile), on CD. Another Pressing was made on Cassette by American Label, Headsplit Records as well. So far there are no plans for a vinyl release.

5.Does  the  whole   band  work  on  writing  the  music  or  does   one  member   usually   take  care   of  everything? Who   usually  writes  the  lyrics  for  the  band.What  are  some  topics  you  all  write  about?
me and Nick have written a big chunk of the songs however   Ian added some of his own riffs and creative input, Ryan as well both of them have been a great contribution, bringing us our strongest line up for seraphic disgust .NB writes the majority of the lyrics usually based around evil,occult and demonology where the lyrics I contribute are dark as well but a bit more gore/ death/ filth based
6.Besides  the  debut cassette  does  the  band  have  any  other   merchandise   available  for  the  readers?
yes we have more merch available we have a pro CD that was released from Chilean record label,  Engulfed  in darkness records as well as a multiple variety of T-shirt designs from Shortsleeve two long sleevehit us up directly on Facebook for ordering info
7..What   does  underground  metal   mean  to you?
the underground scene is one of the most true ,forgotten ,hated scenes around yet to me and other loyal fans it is everything these are bands that play music just to play and compose music not caring about what others may think or say , the underground  metal scene is strong and getting stronger ,horns up to you all the underground black death metal bands out there ,keep the flame burning
8. Seraphic Disgust    comes  out  of  the  Californian  metal  scene.What   is  your   opinion  of  California's   metal   scene?
I feel the Californian scene is , great in our hometown San Diego we have some great bands and a small loyal black death scene The scene seems to be greater and stronger heading up north from Los Angeles to the bay area.
9..Who   are  your   all-time  favorite   bands  to  come  out  of   California? Are  their   any  new  bands  from   California  that  you   feel  the  readers   should   watch  out  for?
hmmmm that's a bit of a tough question there are many great bands that have come from ,California  mainstream and underground bands like autopsy, testament exodus Sadus,Megadeth ,slayer just to name a few and then there are even some great bands coming out of San Diego such as condemned, invocation war ,impure consecration, ascended dead ,archaic  mortuary ,antebellum 666 ,lurid memory, Mortuus terror,disgorge, just to name a few
10.NB  you  handle  the  drums  for  the  band  when  did you  first  start  playing  the  drums?  Are  you  self  taught  or  did you  take   lessons   when  first  starting  out?
I started playing drums when I was 16, so its been about 8 years. I am self taught which means I am constantly trying to correct my technique.
11.Who  are  some  of your   influences and  favorite  drummers?Besides the   drums  do  you  currently   play  any other   instruments?
 I grew up listening to Rush so naturally, Neil Peart is one of my influences. I'm a huge fan of Pete Sandoval's work as well! I also play guitar, I had actually composed some of the riffs for this project...although most of the guitars are written by AC.
12.Besides    Seraphic Disgust    are  any  of the   members   currently  working  with  other  bands  or  side projects?
All the other members are involved in active bands. AC plays in Antebellum666 and in pure consecration. IL is the lead Guitarist for Ascended Dead. And RR plays bass for Condemned
13.Since  2015  is  almost  over  with  what  are  the  bands  plans  for  2016?

 As far as 2016 goes we have two shows booked one of which, we will be preforming in Oregon for the third Famine Fest. Also a split is in the works and has already received label support.
14.Thank  you  for  taking  the   time  to  fill  this   interview  out   do  you   have   any  final  words  for the  readers?
Thank you for the interest!! As I mentioned we will have a split out later this year, it will feature 5 compositions on each side. So far a cassette release in confirmed.