2016. szeptember 27., kedd

Balpehor and D. Averx XI

Interview with Balpehor and D. Averx XI (Morbid Funeral)
Hail Brothers, Balpehor and D. Averx XI, welcome to Archangel’s Lantern! 
First of all tell us, how and when did you enjoyed underground and metal music.Which one(s) was/were your first musical stuff? What band did you see live first time?
Balpehor: Hail Brother, it’s an honor to be in Archangel’s Lantern!! My love for Metal music began in 1991. Had a friend (R.I.P.) who listened Punk and a lot of Hardcore/Oi Music, he taught me many bands, at that time I discovered in his collection some tapes of Metal music,Which surprised me because I usually listened only punk.The only metal music I listened was what sounded on the radio(glam and Heavy),that's how I listened for the first time (thanks to those tapes) the " Helloween"  Ep  from Helloween and I became to a crazy metal collector since that time. The first band I saw was a local band called Necro Soul Grinder (Amarok), that gig was in 1994.

D. Averx XI: Greetings my dear brother, as always, its a pleasure to talk with you.  Back at the time, I remember my uncle and father, they always listen some stuff like: Iron Maiden, Kiss, old Helloween, Megadeth and Metallica. My first experience with a band, was very awful, I was a kid, so, the other members doesn't had any love to metal, lyrics and etc. only for be famous. After that experience, I became an outsider, and I began to work with Kaintorment at my home. (2004). By now, I really don't remember which band I saw first, I think it was Kreator (2003) I was only 14 years old.

Balpehor,  What was very first band? Would you be so kind to share some information about the Costa Rican scene back in the days?  What musicians/bands influenced you in the beginning? When did you start to play musical instruments and vocalize?
- My first band was Mortal Throne in 1996. Then it  changed to Morbid Funeral, Morbid Funeral is technically my son, who I have seen grow up hahaha, Costa Rica scene in that time was so great, with very good bands, the gigs were totally sold out and the tape trade and CD trade was huge, influences at that time was Rotting Christ, Hypocrisy (old), Deicide, we listened a lot of Death Metal at that moment. But, also Black Metal, when I started to play with Mortal Throne, I started to study music and learn to play an instrument, so take double bass classes, Piano and Bass Guitar , in that same period Mortal Throne had no vocalist and I started singing, six months later I only play bass.
Congratulations to Morbid Funeral, as 7th of June the horde celebrated 20 years of Puro metal del diablo. Balpehor, any memories from the beginnings? How did you met and start to work together?
Balpehor: Thanks, brother!! Memories are many, initially when we started the band we not have instruments and we had to rehearse with a very damaged drums and acoustic guitars, our first demo that came out in 1997. Was recorded with the entire equipment of Amarok band, was a difficult situation for the band. Daniel met me through Myspace in 2008. I had a health problem and I was hospitalized, many friends support me in those difficult moments and that's how I started talking about music and projects with Daniel, by 2010 the band had a mini tour in Panama and I contact Daniel to ask him if he wanted to play bass in the tour with us, he accepted and from that moment he is member of the band.

D. Averx XI: Basically, i met him in myspace so many years ago, but as a person, I met Morbid Funeral long time ago, because in here few bands play black metal, the other ones, I don't really like it. So, back then I was a true fan of Morbid Funeral, later I became one of the members. 

Balpehor, I’ve seen as you played in a lot of hordes, Amarok, Cold Grim, Exacerbación, Paganus Doctrina at past as vocalist/bass-player, keyboardist and alongside Morbid Funeral you are playing  the bass in the band called Versvs Cristvs and other ones. Tell us more/or briefly about these hordes, as we don’t know too much unfortunately about them...
D. Averx XI, what is the situation with Averxu Atrium and Zwarte Flam? Is there any new stuff in progress? 
- I was so lucky to play with several bands and different styles. Amarok was the first Black Metal band from my city (Cartago), I started to play with them in 2000 and the band split up  in 2015, with them we release 5 Rehearsal demos and several split, with Cold Grim I played 6 months in 2007, when I played with them were a Depressive Black Metal band and then it changed to a popular  genre with orthodoxies’ trends,the band doesn’t exist anymore. Paganus Doctrina was the first Black Metal band from Costa Rica, I enter in 2006 and retired in 2009, but I was collaborating writing lyrics in 3 songs and some riffs in the last album, that’s made me feel  with pride and gratitude. 
Exacerbacion is a Grindcore / Noise band, I entered in the band in 2010 and we recorded much material, unfortunately I had some serious problems with the drum player.  I was fired from the band in 2013, the band is still active. Versvs Cristvs is a Black Metal band with a mix of punk and crust, I entered in 2013 and I still play with them, I love playing with the band because is the only one that i can play bass, and I love playing bass.

D. Averx XI: Averxu Atrium is going to record the new album very soon, I have all the songs, music and lyric terms already done. We are going to have a lot of musicians, friends around the world, for being part of this material. 
As always, our sound is the same, but we are now, studying other manifestations of the mind, in other cultures, so, the lyrics are very very unique. According with Zwarte Vlam I already have the material ready to make a physical copy, this band is very very exclusive, for those individuals who always support my arts etc.,  I don't care about fame, money or etc, I did this only for one reason, to connect my thoughts with the Dark Gods, because, we are only a part of the message, we are like a transition, all our music and lyrics stuff  are only for the Dark Gods, nothing more, nothing less.

How it’s going your process of creation music? I mean, who is the main songwriter and what should we know about lyrical conception of Morbid Funeral? Who writes the lyrics and where do you get your Inspiration from? 
Balpehor: in the beginning Samael wrote all the music. After that the music was written for several members of the band, currently the music is written by Samael and Daniel LB, all the  idea of the songs are based on the lyrics, the idea is that music sound perfectly with the lyrics, so that created an atmosphere for each song. Now,the lyrics of the band are written entirely by me and all my inspiration has always been the occult and esotericism, since childhood (thanks to my father) I had in my hands many texts of esotericism and study a lot of theology and that led me to discover the left hand path, so it is easier to find inspiration in that kind of topics, in some cases handling a concept of Satanism but seen from another personal perspective, as well I still written anti-Christian lyrics because  I always attacked the Judeo-Christian church.

D. Averx XI: The creation of the music in Morbid Funeral, depends from all band members actually.
I always try to put my effort in high limits, that's why Morbid Funeral, changes a lot of his sound, of course we maintains the main objective, but in the end the music is quite different comparing to the old material. 
The lyrics process became more mature, with a little bit of other cultures, in our last album, the lyrics are basically and invocations of the Sumerian dark gods, few people will understand that kind of meaning, but in the band, is really grateful to start this kind of topics. More creative and unique. 

I’ve listened to on your page and through YouTube latest full-length, called "Summerian Rites", excellent work! How was it’s reception among fans, mags? What is the situation with European promotion of Morbid Funeral? (an of course Costa Rican bands).
Balpehor: Thank you for your words, the reception here in Costa Rica was great, quickly sold out, which was a surprise for us because we thought that people is no longer buy CD-s, we have a good reviews in several zines, we thought we were going to mistreat especially the album its different to our  last album, but people really liked the new sound. 
In Europe, the band promotion was good but thanks to other releases, unfortunately "Summerian Rites" had a dreadful European distribution (because the label really sucks in that way), but it is something that is out of our control. Now in the last years some Costa Rican bands have had good impact in Europe, because many European brothers love Latin American metal music, they call it"Metal Exotic" (a bad name by the way).

Your last release, called ”Devotion to Dark Sickness” has been a split with Deformity, February, this year. What we should know about this Infernal alliance? 
Balpehor: Charlie Noise (bass and vocal from Deformity) has been a great friend for years, his label New Order Records is one of the few responsible and reliable form Costa Rica, we talk about making a alliance between the two bands and we love the idea, the reception of the split was brutal and best of all with a great worldwide distribution , the mix of Black Metal with Death Metal on the split makes that a lot of people listened Morbid Funeral, we are totally grateful with Charlie for everything.
I’ve noticed, Morbid Funeral is very active with live performances (I’ve watched out some life stuff of Morbid Funeral, it was awesome, I must say), enlighten us, please about your past shows, local scene and new ones as well. Where did you play outside Costa Rica? Did You play in Europe ever? 
 Balpehor: Initially we almost haven’t  activity in shows , in 2002 we stopped all the concerts, taking just 2 presentations (one in 2006 and another in 2007) , but in 2011 many people in our country began to call us a "cult band" so we decided to return to the stage with a serious proposal and with a best quality than the 90's, our last show have been with bands a little away from our musical style, we have played with many hardcore and punk bands but I think the band complement perfectly with those styles. In the past we received several offers to play in Europe, in 2007. We received an offer to make a tour with Morbosidad but unfortunately for legal problems of some members it was difficult leave the country, in 2011 we  had two shows in Panama, it was one of the best gigs we ever had.

What are your future plans? New full-length, live-shows, videos?
Balpehor: The next month wegoing to have 3 concerts. they are going to be brutal and extreme. Right now we're about to enter in the Studio to record our side for the Split 7" EP with Paganus Doctrina via Vicerla Vomit Records, we are also writing what will be our fifth album in studio. We are also having a bass audition in the next weeks because our brother Tomas has left the band.
Balpehor, as far as you know, my blog totally dedicated for Glory of Jon Andreas Nödtveidt... Share please some thoughts about Him, as person/musician...
- The first time I listened  Jon's work was in 1993, thanks to a Promo tape  which was 2 songs, I think those songs latter appeared in W.A.R. Compilation Vol. I, the first song of that tape blew my mind, the mix of melody and brutality are so perfect, I think that's what I liked about the old works of Dissection, they drove a perfect balance, when I learned of his dead, really affected me because it was a person that I admire, his latest album is a complete masterpiece. Hail Jon Nödtveidt !!!

Which places you could recommend us to visit in Costa Rica?
Balpehor: Here in Cartago I recommend visiting the Irazuvolcano, the Prussian National Park and the Sanatorium Duran (Haunted House), all in the mountains of Cartago, the weather here  is perfect, it is cold and rainy , in Costa Rica have many beaches to visit, I recommend to visit the Caribbean in Limon that  is great province witch beautiful beaches, and also you can  learn about our indigenous and Afro-Caribbean culture.

What is your daily job and  do you have any special hobbies? 
What books you’ve red and reading currently?
Balpehor: Hobbies? I collecting music and zines, and watch a lot of  football(Soccer), I'm addicted to that, I love Football, I work as a Sales Consultant for Samsung and I give service to Walmart in Costa Rica, previously had a small DIY Label with which generated a little extra money, because live is very expensive,as I can see my life is that of a normal metal head with a job that sucks hahahahaha.

D. Averx XI: Well, my job is really great, I am a graphic designer, computer engineer, also I spent my time making drawings for people and etc, I work at home sometimes but recently I started with an agency of publicity, very close to my home. 

By now, I am collecting music, very according to my personal life, bands like: "Thy darkened shade" (the most serious band after Dissection) are for me, a total inspirations, I live my life with a very serious matters, I do not take things for fun or hobby, all my actions are for something. Recently, i am very curious about new occult books, I always support my brother Edgar Kerval  (Emme Ya) he is a great writer, with a lot of creative stuff, and the books are totally masterpieces, by now, i very interesting to obtain a book call: "The Mark of SamaeLilith" i need to continue for expand my knowledge through experiences.
Muchas gracias, brothers, Balpehor and D. Averx XI! Wish You all  the best with your all of hordes and really hope to meet and see you at live somewhere in the near future. Please, send your message of Morbid Funeral! 
Balpehor: Thank you, Bro for supporting the band, have always been honest and appreciate that, and hopefully at some point you can visit us and we may visit your land with our liveritual, thanks and expect the new Morbid Funeral release!!

D. Averx XI: Thanks brother, for all these years of support and true friendship, for your kind words and everything. I hope, we can share a conversation in the real life.
S.B.P. V. N. 178

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2016. július 19., kedd


Interview with E.I.-M. (Sacrilegious Rite)
Hail E.I.-M. of Sacrilegious Rite! You are very welcome to my small blog, Archangel’s Lantern! Tell the readers, how and when you met with underground metal music first time. What one(s) was/were your first musical stuff? Which band did you see live first time?
- Hail Georg. First of all, thank you very much for your attention towards Sacrilegious Rite. We appreciate that. 
How and when I met the metal underground first.... To be serious...I don't remember exactly. I'm in the middle of my 30-s and as far as I look back there have always been Metal and Rock. All my live long. My father was the guitarist of a local rock band in the South-West of Germany. I guess through him I came in touch with rock music. He was active from the '70-s to the middle '80-s. I was into Queen, Guns 'N' Roses and stuff like that. I'm still today. Things got more extreme as I discovered heavy and thrash metal and followed the logical step to death and black metal. But I don't like this labels. The time we've begun there was only "metal"! Plain and simple. We still follow that Agenda today. For sure it's extreme and dark music but we are influenced by a lot of stuff. We don't follow that "black metal - only" agenda. I think you can hear this when you listen to our music. It's pure and not poisoned by any trends. We just follow the old metal cult. Today's "scene" has no need for another faceless clone because I think It has forgot where it came from and what nostalgic passion is. Today is only about Image and being most mysterious. 
My first live band could only be a local band. Don't remember exactly but I guess it's like that. 
My first band was a thrash/black metal hybrid. We were playing something from old Destruction to Mayhem. Trying out and experienced what was possible to us. 
Later we formed Capitis Damnare which was mainly Black Metal. After more than a decade we split up and formed Sacrilegious Rite. 

What was your first band? Share some information about your local (German/French) scene. What musicians/bands influenced you in the beginning? When did you start to play musical instruments?
- My first band was a thrash/black metal hybrid. We were playing something from old Destruction to Mayhem. Trying out and experienced what was possible to us. 
Later we formed Capitis Damnare which was mainly Black Metal. After more than a decade we split up and formed Sacrilegious Rite. It's been a long time since everything started. Merely twenty years and time passes very fast. 
Regarding musical influence.... This really changes quiet often because with your development as an individual, there's also a change in your musical attention. What I never stop to listen to is old metal stuff from every label. This are my roots. 
About the scene here.... I don't go out often these days and I can't tell you a lot about that. My personal feeling is that it has been better in the past, maybe 5 or 6 years ago. There have been a lot of intriguing shit and I guess all this split especially my desire towards a so called "scene" a lot. To be serious, there are sill some good guys in my close quarters but I don't have the need or motivation to really care. From time to time some info still crawls out to my ears which makes me feel that there are still some shit-storms and rivalries out there. But as I said.... I climbed the mountain and passed that nonsense. 
I can't say that I only move with locals. I'm still in contact with a lot of true and upright guys all over the world. From time to time you meet them in person at festivals. Guess this pattern is a remain from the old days, when I send dozens of letters, weekly. 
Don't remember exactly. I think I started to learn classical guitar by the age of 10 or 11. Before I went into shredding metal techniques I learned traditional patterns. 
Enlighten us about your awesome French/German horde, called  Sacrilegious Rite. (all the important information about the beginnings, line-up(s) , song-writing process, past live-shows, artist(s) of your cover artworks).
- When it comes to that sort of question I never know where to start....let's begin with the most important point in timeline, the point when we stopped Capitis Damnare for good. Sumnor Amdis and me felt there was time for a change. Sick of the limitations we moved in at that time we decided to end this band and create something more unique and true. Looking back I'd say that it was the best decision we could make. 
Adding the fact that Sumnor Amdis and me have always been on the same musical and ideological level is what guaranteed us the perfect breeding ground to follow our own interests. 
We recruited a females drummer called Infernal Beast. With her we started our first steps. After some time and live performances it was time to separate ways. Sadly.
After some experimental line up changes, Barkajal from Dethroned SR as a new drummer. We worked great together but regarding the fact that he is a shift worker, same as me, it was impossible to rehearse and work on a regular basis. Regretfully we had to separate again and came across Sitrom Rogir after some time. As we never had a fix bass player, Sumnor Amdis was changing between guitar and bass, we also recruited CD's former bassist Angra Mainyu. We work together for some years now and I can't imagine any other line up constellations. It's just perfect!
A typical SR song is composed in a traditional way, I think. The lyrics are always written by me and are based on a very personal point of view on rituals and a Luciferian ideology. And no..... It's not by trend but by very individual experience. I've always been a person with extreme views on things so it was a logical step that I began to cross the borders of the three dimensional realm to explore the unknown. 
Musically, we work out a base of riffs which we later complete to a whole song. Every one plays a part in that matter. But we always filter the aggressive and morbid feelings out of this "riff-skeleton". We want to keep the very essential character of our music, say morbid and aggressive and nothing else. That's important for us. And because of that we never compose in a hurry. A good song needs time. 
For releases we have worked with the same two artists. The first and essential one for sacrilegious rite is Marcus Ludwig with his art agency "Black Death Sign". He also created the band logo. 
The second artist is just known under the name "Remember the Fallen". He is from Hellas and active since several decades. Also a good match. We are very satisfied with both of them. They visually underline our aural concept. 

What I’ve watched through YouTube and then via Bandcamp of Sacrilegious Rite, I must say, it’s brilliant Trve Death/Black music, intense live-performances.
Let’s speak about your discography, from demo(s) through split(s) to latest and future releases of Sacrilegious Rite. I’ve seen, You will be playing in Switzerland in early days of July, have a blast, mein freund and then share with us your experiences and of course your future plans (new stuff, video, live-shows). 
- Thx for your wordsUntil now we released a split 7" with German gods Ungod, a split 7" with Bestial Holocaust from Bolivia, an EP "Black Curses of Death" and a 3 way split with Dethroned and Goatblood from Germany has recently been released. Actually we take a break from live performances and work on our full length "summoned from beyond". This will be a longer process because we want the best result for it for it will mark a special and important event in the band's history. We work on it by ourselves and just for the mastering process we give it to another hand. It has been recorded, edited and mixed by ourselves. I take care about the setups and editing process. 
We have always asked ourselves why but haven't found an answer yet, why we never want to work with other people directly when it comes to our music. Instead we prefer to do it alone. 
Yes, the show in Switzerland was good and we really enjoyed that fest. Personally, I think that we had better shows in the past. But we are in a good shape, nowadays. Relaxed but not too relaxed and for sure self critical. I think we speak more to older metal veterans. Younger folks mostly like different stuff, which in most cases we don't like.  
I can't tell you what will happen when we have finished to work on the full length. After first discussions it appeared that we want to play more live shows. I think only time will tell. 

Would you be so kind to talk your religious point of view? What is your Source of Inspiration? What should we know about lyrical conception of Sacrilegious Rite? Which books are your recommendations?
- That's a rare question but a question I appreciate very much. 
I call myself a classical satanic individual. Satan/Lucifer is one for me so is every deity which serves a similar cause. My believes are of a very theistic nature. Only a fucking idiot would ask "how can you believe in the devil when you don't believe in God??" 
Existence is a mysterious in itself. Something we can not touch or even understand. One can believe in God and adversary or principle and anti-principle. It depends what cause suites and serves the individual in most ways. I believe man will never be free... man will never reach the point of perfection until he leaves the three dimensional realm behind and step into the limitless void. We are bound to weakness and human patterns. Because we can't reach a godlike state we destroy everything around us and hate ourselves. 
Man is a sad and longing creature. He longs for a state he can never reach, not as long as he does not kill his ego and steps into a void of a new existence which is in way....none or beyond the mortal flesh. An existence in spirit and infinite. Because of that fact Death is also the very essence of the Luciferian doctrine. One does only reach the higher spheres by dying spiritually and be reborn in Lucifer's light and grace. You see....religion is also about principles and concepts as well as metaphorical mechanisms. You can say that Lucifer through his rebellious nature is my one and only source of inspiration. He is the alpha and the omega.
And exactly this is the concept of sacrilegious rite. Religion, philosophy of the flames and death in its very essence and grip on the world in every way possible. 
When it comes to books I have bad news for you. They won't work until you haven't reached your point! I also have a big bibliotheca and for sure it's not only of a collective nature. I collect antiquarian books which deal with occult subjects and some of them have reached their 200th - 300th anniversary. They can help but not if you're not true to your path. There is no single book on this planet which can tell you the one and only way and there is no leader nor prophet which can show you that way either. You alone must walk the path and dare to walk through fire. No one else can do that for you. It's not only a dangerous but also a painful path but the result of success is worth it. 
Today I see a lot of people which are interested into the occult and into the dark to read book after book and quote their favorite lines.... Quote after quote. But what they lack is experience. They have none.... It's not about knowing the dark path.... There is no benefit in knowing the path when you don't walk it. It's about theory and practice. 
When you reached that special point you see life itself as a cosmic joke. You just live through your spiritual potential and not about your "having fun- attitude". 
Books can give you some basics but they won't show you the way. 

Share with the readers please a few interesting legends of German/French culture. Which magician places are your recommendations? (from your area as well).
- History and time had their grip on the location where we live. Interesting are the trails of the Roman invasion some years after Christ. The Romans settled in the woods and build many outposts and villages to protect them self from guerrilla warfare. Some tribes made trades with the Roman invaders while some others made war on them. Because of the woods and the field advantage it was a "hit and run" warfare against concentrated Roman formations. 
Today you can still see many villas and buildings of that time. Foundations and streets where the Romans build their first villages. 
Let's not forget about medieval times. We have many castles and medieval villages in this location. Everyone with its own long story. To tell them all would fill a book or two.
Significant are the trails of the two world wars. Here are still some bunkers from WW2. In the countryside you can still find trails of weaponry and ammunition. 
You can imagine our home as a pure and nearly untouched countryside. There are small villages, surrounded by big and vast forests. Nature is still pure and not desecrated by man's hand. We have a lot of crops and fields where is raised everything possible. It's a nice and quiet place. Others would call it boring but that's the way we like it here. 
I consecrated some places for my own magical workings but I don't know of any official magical place. For sure there are some very old legends about witchcraft and haunted places and the devil plays a main role in it often but I presume they are just some stories to frighten children. 
France/Germany is not only famous as a great historical, cultural heritage... You have more and more great hordes, in past and nowadays as well... What are Your favourite German/French bands and/or musicians from Your excellent scene? Any recommended new-comer hordes? Occult Artists?
- Germany gave birth to some great metal originators which we can be really proud of. We have Sodom, Destruction, Kreator. Also a great band is Desaster. Impending Doom were great. When it comes to pure black metal I have to admit that I'm not a friend of German black metal. I find it boring and too romantic, by mostly dealing with folklore and tales about ancestry. That's not my cup of tea. The old eastern German area brought us some great acts. First and best of them is Protector. 
Today I listen to Necros Christos, Drowned and Hatespawn to give you a view of my personal taste in German metal. I often listen to Naked Whipper. Don't know you know them. Highly recommended if you like blasting and dirty stuff. Ungod is still active. One of few German black metal bands I still listen to. They released great stuff in the 90s. 
Old Morgoth!!! I say OLD!! 
When it comes to black metal France is more gifted with serious and sick hordes such as Mütiilation and the rest of the black legions circle. Also a great death metal band from France is Massacra. But there are some more who I don't have on my mind at the moment. 
Yes, we have many self declared occult artists here. Because no one of them have made it to reach something revolutionary except quoting from books, there are not worth to mention. 

What do you recommend us, the readers, to eat and drink in Germany? Your local foods, drinks, species, tobaccos? Local museums, places?
- I recommend you to visit our home. So many cultures and habits cross that it would fill a book to tell you everything about it. 

Alongside the music what are your hobbies? Name us your favourite albums /books/movies. What are your everyday life’s jobs?
- That's a personal question and I try to answer it as good as I'm able. All in Sacrilegious Rite are fucking busy with our jobs. Because of that rehearsals are regular in a way but also a bit difficult to organize. I think what we do exactly has no direct influence on the band's creation. Some of us got positions or have special fields in which we are working in. I think you can say that we work more hours per week than people with regular jobs like a gas station cashier. Just for example. But in the end we do it for a living and not because we like it so much. 
About hobbies. You really want to know that, huh?
In the first point I'm a collector. I collect all kinds of music (mostly metal) in all kinds of formats. I prefer the vinyl format. For my taste it has the best sound. I also collect antiquarian books as I told you earlier. I'm absolute fanatic when it comes to the horror genre. Same for Sitrom Rogier. We have quiet the collection. I'm still into the movies of their creative timeline of the 70s-80s. I like the Italian Giallo genre very much. And by speaking of Italian I also like the grand masters Argento, D'amato and Deodato. Just to mention a few. Once someone said that Italian art is morbid art. That's just true!
Another hobby of me are rattlesnakes. I keep and breed several species. Some years ago I was into every kind of venomous snakes but today I'm just into rattlers. They're the easiest to keep. Prefer hot summers and cold winters.
I think there is nothing more to add.
Archangel’s Lantern is about Victory and Glory of Jon Andreas Nödtveidt. Did you meet Him in shows? What is your opinion about Him, as a musician and as a person? Do you have any favorite tracks/albums of Satanized, Dissection, The Black, Terror or from those Nifelheim albums, where Jon played?
- I had the privilege seeing Dissection live before Jon killed himself. I did not meet him in person but I think if we would have met and talked we'd have come along pretty good. I have always seen some similar views on things. But I'm not that kind of "fan-boy" running after people and trying to start a conversation. 
What I've read and listen in interviews, printed or visual, I found truly supportable and wise. He knew what it was all about and he experienced the walk into the abyss. That's quiet obvious. Yes, I'd say I have all those albums where he performed active or passive. Besides Dissection and Satanized, the Black's - The Priest of Satan is truly a masterpiece. One of the best Black Metal material ever created. I also have all Nifelheim albums which have been released so far. 

Danke Sehr/Thanks a lot, my friend. Blessed Be by the Bringer of Eternal Light and to complete this conversation send your thoughts to the readers of Archangel’s Lantern.....
- Danke dir, Georg! Thx for your attention towards our art for it truly serves the bringer of light and no one else. 
I ask the readers of Archangel's Lantern to support it endlessly. Hope we meet on the road somewhere.
Watch out for "summoned from beyond" which will be a significant album in the creating process of Sacrilegious Rite. If you are into our so far released material you will like it. But there's still a lot of to work on.

Bow before the Lord, to liberate
The Rebel Angel and King of Great

Official facebook page: facebook.com/SacrilgiousRite/?fref=ts

Contact address: SacrilegiousRite@hotmail.com

2016. július 10., vasárnap

Joe Cangelosi

Interview with Joe Cangelosi 

(Deathcorps., Brooklyn Militia, Eliminate, 
ex-Cerebral Hemorrhage, ex-Whiplash, ex-Massacre, ex-Kreator)

Hail Joe, welcome in the Archangel's Lantern! Hope you are doing well! Whats the latest news with You? What should we know about your activity in band Eliminate? 
- Hello Georgius and fellow metal heads around the world!! 
The Eliminate situation goes as follows... Last August I was contacted by Scott Owen former Guitarist of Hirax, Subversion and Paul Baloff's Piranha. He told me that he is in a new band called Eliminate comprising members of Devastation (Henry Elizondo), (Scott Owen) Hirax, Subversion (John Signorelli) and Dark Angel ( Don Doty) and they have parted ways with their former drummer Sasha Horn who did a stint with Forbidden and other bands. I was actually given the heads up by my friend and killer drummer Sid Falck from Overkill and Paul Diannos Battlezone who told Scott he couldn't do it but he knew the perfect guy for the job which fortunately was me. Scott called me and we agreed to try and make this happen. 
I was given a set list comprising of 4 Dark Angel songs and 3 originals and was told we were going to play the debut show in L.A. At Grindcore 2 and a half Months later. I flew to California a couple of days before the show and did a few rehearsals for the gig. On Nov 7th 2015 Eliminate hit the stage for the very first time and proceeded to have a killer debut show. It was so much fun to play with some veterans of the thrash world that I never had a chance to before and to play some of those Dark Angel songs were a challenge. I am excited to get this band off the ground and we are currently in the writing process ... 
We have excellent management in Mr. Marco Barbieri with Salem Rose Music and we are looking to get signed and get a CD out there by 2017. 
Georgius: Back in time a bit.... What was your very first band in the 80-s? ( a few days ago I've find on YouTube a great demo-track of Death Corps and it is still brilliant). How could we get to listen to whole Death Corps-demos? Do You have any plans to re-release them in the future? 
- Death Corps was my very first band, we were a thrash black metal band that was formed in 1985 with guitarist Lowell Wilson, singer Louie Adepietro, bassist Rich Day and myself. We did one demo called R.I.P. released the same year and played a couple of shows in the New York area. Bass player Rich Day left that same year and was replaced by Monster bass player Zowie aka Howie Ackerman bass player for Cause for Alarm, Leeway and later Circus of Power. Death Corps. Played CBGB that year and a newly discovered board tape was found and plans are to reform to put out our original demo plus the CBGB show plus possibly some new songs to tie that whole package together from old to new. 
Georgius: Would You be so kind to share with the readers about your past activity in Moondog, Cerebral Hemorrhage and The Burn Victims? 
- Moondog was a band that was formed by former Whiplash Insult to Injury singer Glenn Hansen. 
On my return to the United States in the latter part of the ’90-s I joined this band on 1999 with old Death Corps. Bass player Rich Day, guitarist Gene Segal and Glenn on both guitar and vocals and myself on drums. We recorded a demo that year self entitled Moondog and played many biker festivals here in New York and New Hampshire including AmJam and The famous Bike week in New Hampshire and upstate. The band was a sort of high powered classic Rock with a touch of southern flavor. It was another excellent band with great players. 
The Burn Victims is a band formed by bass player Rich Day guitarist Gene Segal and myself on drums. We had special guests through the years like Tony Bono from Whiplash and some others. This band was a band that played all styles of music from metal to psychodelic to fusion.. We have a page on facebook also but no official demo just miscellaneous recordings through the years. You can hear music on our myspace page. 
Cerebral Hemorrhage was a band formed by Tony Bono, Tony Scaglione and Jon Bonjiovanni in 1986 as a side project of Tony Bonos. 2 demos were produced. One on 1985 and one in 1987. The first demo was self titled and the second was called Multiple Trauma.. We did shows all around the city with bands such as Carnivore, Crumbsuckers and many others. The band was a satire funny band and it was so much fun to be a part of it. I put up a facebook page for it and former drummer Tony Scaglione is also involved with the page now. Tony Portaro and Tony Scaglione appeared on the second demo contributing background vocals and a couple of leads.
Innominandus (Ukraine): You did a hellish good job in 3 Whiplash albums. Tell us briefly, please, about your Whiplash-era.
- It's hard to be brief about the time I spent in the Whiplash band I got into the band when I was about 16 years old it's because Tony Scaglione was asked to join Slayer after Dave Lombardo left and I was playing with the original bass player I was with the band for 3 months before we recorded Ticket to Mayhem in Tampa Florida at Morrisound studios. My band Deathcorps was playing Lamour in 1985 which was our very first show, at that point original bass player Rich Day lef t and was replaced by Zowie former Cause for Alarm bass player who played with Scaglione in that band , when he joined Death Corps he knew Scaglione was leaving Whiplash for Slayer so he recommended me because he was now in my band. Tony Bono after hearing about me from Zowie aka Howie Ackerman) came down to check me out and asked me to join with the nod from Scaglione.. After Tony Scaglione finished his 6 week run with Slayer I already secured the position and proceeded to stay with the band. 
Whiplash was a great band of brothers tight and always ready and will ling to play at a moments notice. We were the band they called for last minute Lamour gigs in the '80-s and played there frequently.in 1988 Carnivore was banned from Germany because of their controversial song Jesus Hitler and we were asked to play in their place on the Sodomania tour with Sodom which was the first time Whiplash stepped foot in Europe for the first time ever! One cool side note to that tour was that we were there when the wall came down and played that night, needless to say it was an incredible experience meeting fans that never got a chance to see any band live especially from the west...it was magical and unforgettable. 
The year was 1989 as a trio we grew together to be a killer tight and brutal band ..we wrote all the songs for our next album which would be Insult to Injury. Roadrunner approached us and gave us an ultimatum they wanted us to get a singer or they would not release our next effort. 
We eventually found Glenn Hansen who filled the vocal spot and we proceeded to record at Morrisound studios in which resulted in Whiplash's 3rd studio album. All of the music was already written so we were very prepared this time to record. In my opinion the band itself never sounded better with Portaro now only needing to concentrate on vocals. We lost fans and we gained fans and we went to Europe to tour the following year in support of the new recording. 
Later that year we would disband and I would move out to Florida to join Massacre. 
Georgius: You played on the drums in mighty Floridan Massacre-demo, called "The second Coming" in 1990. Tell us please a bit more about this awesome death metal alliance. 
- The year was 1990 ... after Tony Portaro disbanded Whiplash I get a call from Boijov from Blabbermouth telling me Sacred Reich was looking for a drummer. 
I arranged to fly down and try out for the band because drummer Greg Hall left the band. I flew down there and tried out with a number of drummers and I stayed there for almost a week watching all the drummers come and go everyday. I stayed at Gloria Calaveras' house the whole time and they were so hospitable I will never forget it because I had such a great time and they were great people the band and the management and all of Glorias' kids. Long story short I didn't get in the band because I'm guessing I was a little over-being in terms of playing their songs at higher rates of speed to the point where Phil had a asthma attack...I think that might have contributed to their decision or maybe not..haha
Regardless of the fact that I didn't get the gig it was an incredible fun experience that I will never forget and I will always support Sacred Reich and their camp because they are an awesome bunch of people. After I returned home I got a call from my friend and former Whiplash founder-drummer Tony Scaglione telling me Rick from Massacre wanted him to join but he couldn't and he was letting me know if I wanted to try out. I decided to be in the summer of 1990. I packed up my drums and shipped them ahead of me to Florida. 
So at Rick's house, in the garage Massacre was writing material together for almost a year and playing local shows. We recorded the second coming demo for Earache records and they got back to us and they wanted the original members back so I was forced to leave after 1 year of hard work and in between all of this all of my drums were stolen from the garage where we kept my drums. Many years later Kam Lee decided to release the demo without permission and screwed the band over Rick and me and Butch the bass player have taken about releasing the recording officially. The record that came out sounded like shit because it was a copy of a copy of a copy. Me and Rick have the original recordings, so we shall see.
Rawar/Andrey ( Ukraine): You totally crushed our ears with your drum-parts on Kreator "Cause for Conflict" Would you be so kind to tell us a funny story from your Kreator-era? 
- We were somewhere in Europe in 1995 when our tour bus experienced some problems. The heat was totally gone and it was freezing like hell on the bus. The bus driver had this bright idea to put a gas heater.in the front of the bus with a fucken open flame which is totally a fire hazard. One Morning I woke up coughing and heard screaming our bus was on fire and we all had to evacuate immediately. Everyone got off the bus including our friends Grip Inc. Who was our support band for that tour The following gig the driver had to bring the bus in the shop while we played our gig. In the crazy rush I left the bus with my steel toe boots and forgot to bring my sneakers to perform in. I had no other pair and the bus was gone and I had to play. It was showtime without my sneakers and playing with these boots was not going to happen. I finally decided to play barefoot which was one of the dumbest ideas eve. 
During the set I noticed my feet felt wet and after one of the songs I stopped and looked down to see my pedals and feet all bloody. I tore my feet apart and there was nothing that I could do to prevent that from happening. The DW logo on the pedal board was the cause of the destruction. One more quick story as a side note. During that tour Dave Lombardo wasn't traveling on the bus, he was driving to every gig with his wife and kids and was always late for soundcheck. I wound up playing for Daves soundcheck for every gig because Dave was always late arriving after the bus almost every show. It was fun to jam with Grip everyday for a few One of these times I approached Dave with a Red Bull which was new to me at the time and I told Dave about it and that he should try it and it could possibly help him to get to the gigs faster...hahaha. Dave never had a red bull and he drank it and made this weird face... He said Joe this tastes like roach spray!!!!! Hahaha I lost it! 
Georgius: With my old mates of Ukrainian/Transcarpathian Castrum, we always played between 1995-1997 in our rehearsals a brilliant track from "Cause of Conflict" called "Lost". What do you remember about the clip-making process about this awesome song with Kreator-guys? By the way, what is your favourite track from "Cause for Conflict" album? 
- "Lost" seems to be the favorite song of "Cause for Conflict". It is a super catchy song and I knew it was going to be something special even during the first rehearsals when we first put it together starting with the drum intro that in hindsight is inspired by Iron Maiden's "Run to the hills" which I recently discovered that probably was the original subliminal inspiration for the intro. The video clip of Lost was filmed in Germany in a couple of days inside an abandoned hospital that was closed for some decades. It was creepy because there were a couple of floors to the hospital and a lot of things were just left there like they were in a rush or something to get out of there. We discovered that in the basement was were signs of past operations and a small room for embalming in which we found slides of doctors holding medical instruments covered in blood and also holding human organs. This was pretty freaky because we were filming on the main floor and the basement and other floors didn't have any electricity so we had to enter these places with flashlights. It was definitely creepy in that hospital, but.I think they did a great job with the video. 
Joanna (Poland/Germany): You enjoyed the drums on 2 tracks of different compilations of Kreator: "Scenarios of Violence" called "Suicide in Swamps" and "Voices of Transgression: A '90-s Retrospective", Italian Raw Power cover, "State Oppression". Any thoughts about it? 
The 2 songs that were recorded outside of the Cause for Conflict sessions were done at Woodhouse Studios with Siggi Bemm at the helm in Hagan Germany. The songs were "Suicide in Swamps" and "Limits of Liberty". They were both recorded for noise records for the compilation Scenerios of Violence which I believe was the end of Kreator's contract . Limits of Liberty was a hardcore type of song with a great hook... A lot of fun to play. Suicide in Swamps was a experimental song that was also a lot of fun because it wasn't typical once again for Kreator's known sound. I played percussion on that one too!! This was the studio were Grip Inc. recorded their first CD with Dave Lombardo. Getting back to the Raw Power song State oppression since I am a big Raw Power fan since I'm like 14, I suggested this song to Mille and he agreed to cover it. This song was a part of the CFC recording session and during the European tour we played this song in Milan and got to perform this with the groups founder Mauro who I still keep in touch with to this day and always wait for their arrival in NY when they are in tour!!! Mauro gave us his blessings and it was a blast to play that with him !! 
Georgius: When did you start with your new band Brooklyn Militia? Tell us more about the beginnings, please. When will your debut material be released? Any future plans after the releasing (tour in U.S.A., Europe)?
- Brooklyn Militia was formed in 2009 after my last and final departure for me away from the madness and dysfunction of Whiplash which I am sorry to say original drummer Tony Scaglione and myself vow to never ever be a part of again. When no respect is given and no respect is given to the music it is over. The situation there has proven to be a sad disappointment.
It is a shame that the legacy of a once killer band is being destroyed by ego and greed and with each member passing through an endless revolving door of substitute musicians that in my opinion devalue everything the band once was. I don't even appear in the bio of the band!!!! So I have laid that to rest for good. in 2009 Me and friend Rich Day former Primal Scream /Death Corps/ Whiplash bass player formed Brooklyn Militia with guitar player Paul Bento. We later recruited Glenn Hansen former Whiplash singer for Insult to Injury. 
Brooklyn Militia is inactive at the moment. We can resume at a moments notice because we are friends for decades and can make it happen whenever we choose to. We finished our demo and we are waiting to get a label to release it to the public. You can check out our Reverbnation and facebook pages. Brooklyn Militia is comprised of Glenn Hansen former Whiplash singer and Rich Day on bass who was also a Whiplash member from the last CD entitled Unborn Again and both life long friends which I always make great music together with. Stay Tuned for some kind of release in the future. 
As I said before, I was asked last year to join Eliminate which is an all star band with Don Doty (Dark Angel) on vocals Scott Owen (Hirax, Subversion) on guitar Henry Elizondo (Devastation) and John Signorelli (Subversion). We played Grindcore in L.A. Last year and it was our debut show. It was awesome and it looks like we have some good things ahead of us, I want to thank my friend and killer ex Overkill drummer Sid Falck for giving me the heads up on this gig because he was the first one approached by the band but couldn't do it so he recommended me for the job. He has a new project called Hail Mary with Bobby from Overkill and John Galagher from Raven..look out for that!! 

Barbara (Northern Ireland): Hello Joe, I love the unique style of music with your band Brooklyn Militia. What band or bands influenced you? Which drummer(s) is/are your influence( s)? 
- Brooklyn Militia is basically a crossover fusion of all of the styles myself and the band listen to and grew up on. We didn't want to make a band that was one specific style because we have a lot of different influences and felt that we would expand the vocabulary of the music by doing exactly what  we want to do without the labels or genre specifications. We have songs that range from a minute to 6. minutes...so it is all very unplanned and spontaneous We draw deep from the well of all of the music that we love from Exodus to Bad Brains from the Dead Kennedy's to Slayer.... 
As for drummers my favorite thrash drummer has to be Tom Hunting from Exodus, I have a ton of drumming influences that are not associated with the genre like Jack Dejohnnette, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams and.so on and so on. I don't discriminate when it comes to good music or good musicians...if its good ....its good. 
Joanna (Poland/Germany): Would you be so kind to recommend to us some special drinks and kind of foods from your region, Brooklyn?
- The food here in Brooklyn is coming from almost every nationality in the world because we are a big melting pot of cultures. One native drink from the old days has to be an egg cream. This is a drink that contains seltzer which is carbonated water, milk and chocolate or vanilla syrup. Coney Island is famous for the incredible hot dogs and almost every single neighborhood has some kind of special cultural food or drink from their region so you can never get bored and always can discover new things. 
Barbara (Northern Ireland): How do you like to relax and where is your favourite place to holiday? 
- I like to relax behind my drum-kit and learn new things. I always challenge myself and continue to grow as a musician. I also enjoy traveling to different places around the world and meeting and 
experiencing different ways of life. Listening and playing and watching music in any order is one of my favorite things to do.

Georgius: Thank you very much for answering, Joe. Would you be so kind to send a message to the readers? 
- I want to thank you Georgius and friends and I'm glad I got another chance to do this again and give you guys the heads up on what I am doing these days. I want to thank everyone for their great questions and interest and thanks for listening all these years. Stay tuned for an upcoming Eliminate CD and live shows hopefully in your area!!! 

Important links: 

Deathcorps: https://www.facebook.com/Deathcorpsofficial/

YouTube channel of Joe Cangelosi: www.youtube.com/user/animalosi/videos

Uncivil War: facebook.com/uncivilwarofficial/ 

New track of Uncivil War:  

(Interview with Joe done by Georgius, Barbara (Northern Ireland), Joanna (Poland/Germany), Innominandus and Rawar (Ukraine)

2016. június 23., csütörtök

Hendrik (Henne) Bruns and Christoph Weerts

Interview with Hendrik Bruns and 
Christopher Weerts

Hail Henne and Chris, very Hellcome in my small blog again! First of all my best wishes and congratulations to Obcenity for your new album, called Retaliation. Tell us more about your new album, I mean about songwriting process, lyrical themes, cover-artwork etc.
- Thank you Georgius, good to talk to you again.
The birth of Retaliation was a long process. The Songs were arranged beforehand by Christoph and me and later finalized in collaboration with the whole band. We have discussed a lot about the lyrics, which are deeper cuts into personal matters. Finally Tobias was responsible for the realization of the lyrical themes. Cover artwork was painted by Paolo Girardi. We have sent him individual text fragments of Retaliation and thereof he created this spectacular artwork. The Recordings were partially made in the studio (Art temple) and at Christoph's home. Stefano Morabito (16th cellar studio) was committed for the mix and mastering of the album, since he has convinced our ears with his earlier productions such as Apophys, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hideous Divinity. The result speaks for itself.

I think it’s an awesome feeling for you as Trevor of Black Dahlia Murder recommended Retaliation album. Would you be so kind to share some thoughts about it? Enlighten us please about your common shows with  Black Dahlia Murder in October, 2015. Any memories? What about your latest live-performances since 2014?
- Trevor is a cool guy. I don’t know anybody who knows about the scene. Unfortunately we had to cancel the tour, because of difficulties in the line-up. We played less show lately. The reasons for that were, above all, the recordings for our last album. But hey, now we’re done.

Obscenity changed label, you are at Kolony Records right now. Tell the readers more about this new  Infernal alliance.
- It took us a long time before we actually decided to sign with Kolony. The label made a serious impression and came up with our expectations. We finally recognized that everything ended up in Italy. Funny, isn't it?

I’m absolutely fascinating about your solos since early Obscenity- stuff. Where did/do you get inspiration from? Have you any favourite guitarists from past and nowadays?
- Oh, thank you. Solos are an important content of a song in my opinion. It reflects the soul of a song, and on the other side it can be a standalone within the song. I am playing for more than 30 years now. I started playing as an autodidact by hearing  and playing. I had no notes or YouTube videos at this time. Had some guitar lessons and that's all. I just like these harmonic minor tunes like for example James Murphy did. He is actually one of my faves.

What are your plans for Summer (live shows) and later, this year? Maybe we could see Obscenity in Slovakia or/and in Hungary?
- At present, we are in a planning phase as to upcoming shows. Our first show will be in September at the Nemossos Festival in France near Lyon. We are planning to play some more shows across Europe and will keep you guys updated. At this time we are also  in contact with a booking company . So, let´s see what the future will bring for us according touring and live playing.

Have you any plans to make a new video or two for the Retaliation?
- Yes, why not. We already thought about that. Perhaps for the 10th anniversary album.
Btw, Kolony Records made us a small Lyrics video for Retaliation and maybe there will be a second one . It depends on the label. Sure we know that videos are a very important sign for a band, but for Obscenity as a small European band it is not really affordable. Maybe there are some guys out there who wants to do some video stuff with us, hahaha..

OBSCENITY "Whore Of Secret" [Lyric Video - Official]:

Since our last conversation ”Suffocated Truth” and ”Perversion Mankind” could be re-released through Dutch Vic Records in 2014. How was the reception of re-released  these old gems among fans? Roel and you put there any special bonuses? 
- VIC Records made us an offer to re-release Suffocated Truth. Of course we noticed the interest in previous works. Suffocated Truth simply got the new band logo and some liner notes, apart from that nothing’s changed. 

Indonesian Smoke Merchandising Company and Obscenity had/have a great co-operation of Obscenity T-shirts. What we should know about it? 
- Smoke Merchandising, a small Indonesian handcraft manufacturer, contacted us to create some nice old-school long-sleeves. He also produced some shirts for Benediction and Brutality with a really great design. His shirts are only available in a very limited edition. Will be 35 pcs worldwide strongly limited , only . I guess they are already sold out now..

Retaliation album is also available  at the Sevared Records (that was founded in 1997 and is based in Rochester, NY, USA), let’s speak about this Hellish pact, please.
- It’s a kind of collaboration between Kolony and Sevared Records. Sevared Records seemed perfect for us to open up the US market. As you already mentioned, he’s in the business since 1997. That’s quite convincing. 

What are your favourite releases yet this year and which bands would you want recommend us? (not only from Germany).
- I’d like to summarize this and the last year: It’s really good to see that the old guard is still that active. There were a lot of good outputs the last two years. Among these are
Malevolent Creation, Firespawn, Sinister, Cut Up and Suffocation to name a few.

Danke schön/thanks so much Henne and Chris, it was my pleasure as always to make with you an interview and  perhaps you know, I’m a big fan of you since early ’90-s, so You will be welcome in my small Archangel’s Lantern always. Send some Death metal Retaliation thoughts for complete this conversation...
Thx Georgius, it was a pleasure for us as always, man! For everybody who is in classic Death Metal, try out “ Retaliation” and you won´t be disappointed strong and honest piece of shit... Taste it! Stay obscene......
Chris / Henne

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