2016. április 20., szerda

Erik Sprooten

Interview with Erik Sprooten 
(Ancient Rites, Inquisitor, Plusminus)

Hail Erik! Very welcome again in my small blog! First of all, tell the readers all the important things about the re-union of legendary Inquisitor! (about the actual  line-up and  re-release of INQUISITOR'S debut album “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust”, which has been done by Hammerheart Records in collaboration with members of INQUISITOR. )
- Hail Georgius and Anita, it's nice to answer your questions for your small but dedicated blog again! In 2012 I was approached by Hammerheart if I was interested in having “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust” of Inquisitor re-released. Of course I was interested in a re-release. It took some time, but in November 2014 the re-release finally took place. The 2CD version contains “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust” on CD and on the 2nd CD you can hear both of our demos and a few unreleased versions. To improve the sound, everything was remastered by JB van der Wal, who is best known as bass player of Aborted. The re-releases are also available on two separate LP's. This re-release was certainly one of the key factors in getting the original line-up (which can be heard on The Demos) back together.  We didn't quite expect this to happen but fortunately it did eventually happen. This reunion took place only about a month prior to the re-release. On “Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust” you can hear the 2nd line-up with Hans Pos on bass guitar. Original bass player Alex Bakker is unfortunately absent on “Walpurgis” but Hans did a good job. Meanwhile we have done some gigs again. And Inquisitor is definitely back in the original line-up!

What was the reaction of fans at your live-shows?  Share please some experiences about your live gigs please! ) I’ve seen a lot of your live activity in West, maybe you could plan then a European tour in our region (Middle/Eastern Europe)  as well then? 
- In general we get good reactions from our live gigs. The fans are happy that we are back. And we are happy to play live again. The concerts we did in November last year, were very very good. The gigs so far took only place in The Netherlands, but at the end of the year, we are going to do a gig in Dresden, Germany which is a bit more to the East. This gig is something we look forward to. We played outside of The Netherlands in the past but I'm not sure if a European tour will be among the possibilities but you'll never know. 

Are you planning to record new stuff with Inquisitor? (Anita)
- Yes, at the moment we have some new songs finished which we are planning to record. We will do this in collaboration with Hammerheart Records. Our next release will probably be a mini-CD, for which we certainly have more than enough songs, but we also keep on making new sonic creations. We are certainly not changing our style but we are expanding it with interesting ideas. 

For me your new, long-waited album of Ancient Rites called „Laguz” is one of my favorite records of 2015. Would you be so tell us, what has been  reception of  your latest  LP worldwide? Anyway, tell us more about your guitar-parts/solos in „Laguz” !
- Thank you! The reception of „Laguz” is in general very positive, some less positive, but we also got a few very exceptional good reviews.  Although you can't please everyone, we can't complain about the reviews. It took quite some time to have this album released, and I think that the quality is very good. The recording of the guitar-parts of myself and Domingo went really good and it was of course a pleasure to do.  We both play rhythm and lead guitars on „Laguz”. The solos and lead guitars were equally divided between us without any ego. Domingo used his 7 string ESP Horizon and a Gibson Les Paul while I recorded almost all my guitar-parts with my The Heritage Les Paul, simply because this guitar is the best sounding guitar with humbuckers I have. I did however do one tremolo dive-bomb on the song Mind Unconquered with my Gibson Flying-V. And on „Under The Sign of Laguz” I recorded one part on a very nice sounding acoustic guitar which is hardly audible but only if you listen very closely, but it was intended  to be on the background anyway. Normally I'm used to play guitar-solos in an aeolian modus. But on „Laguz” I had to create some guitar-solo's in other modi like for instance a phrygian modus, which was challenging in a way but in the end very satisfying. I prepared those guitar-solos at home. First I wrote down the chord structures, and then I figured out which modus fitted best to those chords. Then I experimented within the modus by following the chords to get a tasteful solo. By doing so I created satisfying solos, and saved time in the studio as well. One solo I didn't prepare at all, which is  the long solo at the end of Legio V Alaudae (Fifth Larks Legion). I just let my guitar rip and kind of improvised a few solos (in aeolian modus) in the studio with producer Moschus. We took the nicest ideas from those improvisations, and composed a great solo from it. 

How was your trip and cruise with Ancient Rites on  the board 70 000 tons of Metal, 2016? Any interesting story? :)  (Anita, The Netherlands/Sweden)
- We don't always get a chance to play at such international events on the other side of the ocean. For fans from Canada, The United States, South/Latin America, and even European fans, 70.000 Tons of Metal was a great opportunity to see Ancient Rites. We didn't do exactly sex, drugs and rock and roll so to speak and that may sound a bit boring but we simply enjoyed the 70000 Tons of metal cruise very much! It was great to be part of such a special event. We met a lot of fans and old friends, and it was nice to meet some guys again from other bands we toured with in the past. 

Any further tours or festivals  with Ancient Rites this year? (Anita)
- We have a few confirmed gigs with Ancient Rites so far. We do get offers from interesting territories in the world but they do not always end up in gigs unfortunately. In January next year we are certainly going to do an indoor festival in Portugal which is something we look forward too. 

What is the situation nowadays with your cover-band, Plusminus? 
Do You have time left to play with Plusminus? (Anita) 
- We practice every other week and we do enjoy playing the tunes we play very much but we would like to do more gigs with Plusminus. Well Anita, Plusminus doesn't take that much time so I still have time enough for doing this, and I enjoy it. I can imagine that people think that I'm very busy with three bands. In a way I am, but hey, I love playing guitar!

Now about your guitars:  Did you  make  any changes with the equipment through the years? (Anita)
- During the old Inquisitor days and during Ancient Rites up until 2001 I used my Ferrari Red Randy Rhoads Flying-V on every gig, but since 2002 my favorite guitar is the black 1985 Gibson Flying-V. Other guitars I use frequently on stage are a black 1985 Gibson Explorer and a 1992 The Heritage H150 Black, which is a Les Paul model, and that one is (as I already mentioned) actually my best sounding guitar. I do have more guitars, which I do use from time to time, but I prefer to use the ones mentioned on stage.  My equipment did change throughout the years. My first Marshall was a JCM 800 4104 50W 2x12” combo, which has been used during the recordings of Inquisitor's first demo, and has been used once on stage during Inquisitor's first gig. For that particular gig, we had to amplify my amp through the P.A. of our singer Alex Wesdijk, because my amp was not loud enough. Because of this, I sold this amp in 1993, and bought a 1980 100W Marshall 2203 JMP amplifier with a 4x12” speaker cabinet from a friend of mine. This was my main amp which I used with Inquisitor and Ancient Rites up until 1999. I still have this amp, and I sometimes use it as backup for Plusminus. From 1999 till about 2005 I used a 50W Woodstock Legend amp in combination with a Boss ME-30 effects board. I used this set-up a few times again for some gigs last year. Since 2005 I use Line6 amps. I used a Line6 HD147 amp for a while but for quite some years now, I use a Line6 Vetta II HD amp. Although this very versatile amp doesn't have any tubes in it, I do manage to get very good sounds for all of my bands. Downside of this Line6 amp, which I experienced, is that it is more vulnerable compared to my Marshall which is more or less indestructible. Because of this I have an extra Vetta II HD as a spare one. For now I'm satisfied with my equipment but I'm certainly interested in possible future equipment. 

I’ve listened a lot of times some live-Inquisitor from 1992/93. Do You have any plans to release those rare stuff on CD in the near future for your loyal fans?
 - We haven't really thought of releasing old live recordings of Inquisitor on any format, but from a fan's perspective, they can be interesting, which I can understand. Some stuff however, can be found on YouTube which is kinda surprising but at the same time flattering. Someone even took the time in remastering those recordings. Apparently there's some interest in these recordings. At the moment we prefer to release new material first.

It has been a big loss for us, metalheads the death of Mr. Kilmister..... Did you meet him personally? What are your favorite Motörhead albums/tracks? What do you think about  the Lion’s Pride: Iron Fist (Motörhead-cover)?  Plusminus  played/is playing  at live any Motörhead-covers?
- The death of Lemmy is absolutely a big loss for the metal scene and the music scene in general. It's remarkable that he even managed to reach the age of 70. It was quite a character. I've never met him personally but the closest thing to that, is that I saw him backstage at Graspop in 1999. The speaker cabinets we used on Graspop during the Ancient Rites gig on the main-stage were actually provided by Motörhead. Later that day I watched Motörhead from the side of the stage. I'm not a huge fan of Motörhead but I do appreciate them and I have a few albums. My favorite tracks are No Class, Overkill, Iron Fist and Killed by Death. My favorite album is No Sleep Till Hammersmith. The Lion's Pride version of Iron Fist is done very well. I like the vocals of Gunther a lot, and he's doing it in his own special way. Plusminus did play Iron Horse from Motörhead live I think but that was a very long time ago before I joined, but we did try Ace Of Spades a few times during rehearsing. We are certainly able to play Motörhead songs. So who knows? Maybe in the future, Plusminus will play some Motörhead tunes (again).

Name us please your favorite records last year!
- I can't say that the year 2015 produced lots of my favorite records. But I bought "Worship The Devil” of Sathanas and „Velua” of Heidevolk on CD. But I still haven't bought the new releases of Slayer and Iron Maiden, which are decent releases, but I don't expect those albums to become true classics. But I have those on my wantlist. Some of the music I bought last year wasn't even metal, or were re-releases  of classic rock bands. One of my favorites for this year is absolutely “Cursed and Coronated” from Protector.

My all time favorite records list hardly changes and is at the moment: 
Judas Priest – Unleashed in the East 
Dark Angel – Darkness Descends 
Kreator – Pleasure To Kill 
Holy Terror – Mind Wars 
Massacra – Final Holocaust 
UFO – Strangers in the night
Sathanas – Black Earth
Protector -  A Shedding of Skin
Status Quo – Status Quo Live

Dank je wel, Erik! Your Inquisitor thoughts in the end of interview........
- Georgius and Anita, thanks for this interview! Dear reader, feel free to contact me and check out my bands if you're interested. And maybe we'll even meet at a gig somewhere in this rotten world.
I'm not interested in politics and I don't read and watch any mainstream media anymore. I just follow my own path. Keep metal and real music alive! 

(Interview with Erik done by Anita (The Netherlands/Sweden) and me,Georgius)

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2016. április 16., szombat

Carl-Gustav Karlsson

 Interview with Carl-Gustav Karlsson (Protector, Sarcastic, ex-Mastema, ex-Author Of Pain, ex-Grief Of Emerald, ex-Con (live))

Hail Carl-Gustav, you are very welcome to my small weblog, Archangel’s Lantern! How and when did you enjoy the metal community? 
Which one(s) was/were your first musical stuff? (cassette/vinyl) What hard rock/metal band did you see live first?
- Hello Georgius and Archangel’s Lantern, thank you so much for inviting me for this fantastic blog. 
Well I started to listen to a copied cassette that my cousin gave me. On the first side it was Bruce Springsteen and the other side it was Twisted Sister the album "Stay Hungry". I was totally sold on the raw sound from Twisted Sister and bought the album directly on vinyl. Afterwards I started to gain interest for metal and tried to buy an album every month. It was everything between W.A.S.P., Judas Priest to Metallica. Metallica was a breakthrough to more extreme music and soon after that I gained to Kreator, Possessed and Morbid Angel. The first band I experienced live was a concert on a local youth center. I think it was Nosferatu, Malicious Decay (Mastema) and some local smaller bands. 

When did you start to play the drums? Which drummers/bands were your influences in the beginning? Do you have nowadays some favourite ones? What was your first band? Would you be so kind briefly share some thoughts about Swedish scene those days (especially from your area, Strömstad)? 
- I started to play some guitar in primary school I think it was in forth grade. I see very fast that I couldn’t catch up with the other musicians in school so I quit guitar and started to play drums. We had a band at the time that was called  Terror Zone after the Kreator song. We were influenced by Dissection that lived in our town and had the opportunity to see them rehearse and hang with them at the youth center where also the rehearsing room was located. Of course I was inspired from Ole Öhman and Tobbe Kjellgren but  in my opinion Pete "Commando" Sandoval is the biggest drummer in extreme music. 
We had lots of gigs in our area everything from extreme metal to some rock music. Jon Nödtveidt was very driven and arranged very cool gigs in our area. The music community was fantastic between 1989-2004 and you could see bands as Grotesque, Entombed, Mega Slaughter, Carbonized, Dark Tranquillity. We had also lot of contests called Rock of Bohuslän that the youth center arranged. But after that the music really died in Strömstad. I actually moved 8 miles to Uddevalla because the lack of interest ... and after 9 years I have also moved back to Strömstad but the music scene in town is quite dead. We have some active bands in rock music but there is nearly no extreme music at all. I have some old friends of mine, that still are into extreme music and they tried to arrange 2012-2013 Metal legacy with bands like Mayhem, Nifelheim, Marduk, Destruction, Belphegor. But the second time they had really problem with the economy so I don’t know if they are gonna try one more ore not. The scene today in general has grown in Sweden there are a lot of gigs and festivals. The main problem is that there are a lot of bands that just play music and sometimes you wonder, if they really should be on stage. They have no passion and sometimes you really wonder if they really mean and stand for their words. 

Tell to the readers more about your previous awesome hordes, as Author of Pain, Mastema, Sarcastic, Grief of Emerald, M Ä B E, Third Stone From The Sun. 
- Mäbe Mathias Johansson is an old session guitarist of Dissection. He is one of my best friends and we have always been sharing the passion for music. We have had different projects and bands during the years. We have done a lot of music experiments, like Third Stone From The Sun, that was more punk-rock and Nosferatu that evolved from Death metal to some kind of melodic slow pace metal. 
M Ä B E are also a Swedish rock band that I have been active in and we have released two records together. M Ä B E is still active but after I suffered from some shoulder problems and less time, I had to leave the band at that moment.
We have also a Thrash metal band called Sarcastic. I joined the band somewhere between 2004- 2006. We are still active but do not rehearse. We are actually planning to release a record through To the Death Records and there will be a mixture of old stuff and new one. 

Author Of Pain was a Death/black metal band that started somewhere in 1993 and where located in Strömstad. We released three demo tapes: 
1. 1998/3=666  
2. Seven Gates 
3.The Christian Doom. 
We where very inspired by Dissection and Marduk. The band dispatched 2002 after Erik Beast Electric joined Swordmaster and Deathstars.

Mastema is an old band where you can find all music elements of Death, Thrash, Black metal. The band moved from Strömstad to Uddevalla and I joined the band in 2000. The band has had lot of members from Lord Belial, Grief of Emerald, Soul Reaper, Swordmaster.
Mastema has always been really underground band and has released only four demos. It's really shame that the band has dispatched. I don’t know if the flame is still there or not. But the music is incredible.

Grief of Emerald is a Death black metal band with elements of Morbid Angel and since the band used keyboards it has always been compared to Dimmu Borgir. There are many that not give the band a chance and that is really a shame. I've joined the band for a tour in 2001 and have been in the band to 2014. I have also written some lyrics to the last two records and I think the band is killer. After some serious problems with my shoulder as I told you earlier I had to calm down my drumming after an operation and I am still training and rehabilitate to gain speed again. I am on my way in the right direction. And my shoulder doesn’t hurt so much anymore. 

I’ve found on Encyklopaedia Metallum, that you played at live with CON. ( I like so much this horde and can’t wait to listen to their debut album). Enlighten us please about this Occult Alliance. How were the live performances with them? It would be amazing a common European tour of Protector/CON in the future.
- Pontus Norman mailed me and asked if I could join the band. It's many years’ since now. And I don’t really know if the band will play some gigs or not in the future, but I really hope so, because as you said we are sharing the Essence of Darkness and have many same thoughts. Lets see what the future brings. 
Protector and CON are not in the same chapter music wise and I think CON must be more spiritual and play with such bands.  

You were a session/guest musician in Thrash metal band, called Conspiracy (nowadays Chtonium) on demo ”All You Ever Feared” (2006). Any memories about it?
- Yeahh, it was awesome. I remember we rehearsed five times and after that we went right into the studio. Neither there are nor so many drummers in our region so I love to help out and do what I can to help bands and be supportive. 

When and how did you meet Martin Missy? Unfortunately I don’t know too much information about the beginning of Martin Missy and the Protectors. Would you be so kind to speak about it?
- Well, Martin Missy and I have had a common friend called Jonas Svensson, who lived in Uddevalla. After a concert with Nifelheim in Stockholm Martin and Jonas discussed Protector and Jonas told to Martin that he should do a reunion with Protector. Martin said, that it should be difficult but Jonas cracked the idea of a cover band. And told, that he will get members for him... Martin: "yeah, let's see if you find someones..." after that I visited Jonas on an after-party in Uddevalla there was playing some music on his stereo and since I have listened to also Protector in early age and it is one of my top gems in Thrash metal, it turns out, that I recognized the music and we just talked about Protector the whole evening. Jonas called me after 2-3 weeks and told me the idea. Of course I joined directly and after that I called Mike that also has been in Mastema and we started to rehearse. The best thing of all was the first time we rehearsed with Martin and saw his look on his face, he was really impressed. After that we did some small gigs in Sweden to test the songs live and see how it felt. After that we played in Germany, Finland, Norway and around for 6 years. Somewhere between the gigs we discussed making new songs and well suddenly we started to make new material. And after contact the old members and ask for permission, in August 2011 the Protectors recorded a 4-track-rehearsal, which one was released on the 8th of October 2011 under the name Protector. This date marked the rebirth of Protector at Hell Inside festival.

(Tom Angelripper of Sodom/Onkel Tom Angelripper, Jonas Svensson and Carl-Gustav Karlsson)

I’m an old fan of Protector since 1988/89 and for me it’s really great feeling that Martin with you returned under the glorious banner of Protector. Which Protector tracks/albums are your favourites from old releases?
- Misanthropy (the whole mini-album), Apocalyptic Revelations, Protector Of Death, Nothing Has Changed, Urm the Mad.

Unfortunately I couldn’t listen to following releases with You yet, as "The Return of Thrash and Madness" (demo), "In the Vein of Blackened Steel" (Split), "Merciless Metal Onslaught "(Split) but "Reanimated Homunculus" definitely is one of my favourite albums of 2013. Are you satisfied with these works? 
- Well we wanted it to sound old school and I think we have accomplished that so I am quit satisfied with all the recordings, all of them has different qualities but they sound ok.

As I’ve written on my review on Hungarian Kronos Mortus webzine, your new release, "Cursed and Coronated" is simply brilliant job. What are your favourite tracks from new stuff? What are your plans for this year? It is possible, as we could see you live near my region, Slovakia/Hungary?
- Well my favourite track are Xenophobia and Selfdestrugtion really pure Thrash stuff. We try to play in Europe and hope that maybe someone will contact us for a show that would be awesome. We travel often by car because Martin is afraid of flights but anything is possible. 

Archangel’s Lantern is Eternally dedicated for Jon Andreas Nödtveidt. In our private conversation we talked a little bit about him. Would you be so kind to tell your opinion about Jon, as person/ musician? Please Revive a few remembrances with him! 
 - Jon Nödtveidt is a fantastic musician both vocals and as guitarist and writer. He was one of a kind. But I also want to make a statement that the Essence of Dissection also lays on the other members especially on The Somberlain and Storm Of The Lights Bane. I mean you could not do such records without Ole, John, Peter and Johan. Every musician has his own style, so I would say that he couldn’t do it with the rest of the members. I think people should give more gratitude to the whole band. 
Jon was a really nice person. He and Ole inspired me to start playing music. One time he invited me to play drums at his rehearsing room. I was twelve, I think. You can imagine how it felt to play drums at some riff that he was jamming. I think I practiced 8 hours per day after that session. So he really get me started. He was really supportive. If I don’t remember wrong, I think that I bought a copied cassette from him where some Protector songs were recorded. 

Tack så mycket, Carl-Gustav! Wish you all the Best with Protector! Please send your message, to the readers of Archangel’s Lantern. 
- Thank you so much for this great interview and the opportunity and everyone who are reading this. Check out my band Protector and the new record, called  "Cursed and Coronated" or my other projects new and old. Hails!

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2016. április 12., kedd

Tobias Fongelius (Voodus, ex-Jormundgand)

Interview with Tobias Fongelius 
(Voodus, ex-Jormundgand)

Hail my good old friend Tobbe! First of all tell to the readers  about the Hellish alliance between Jormundgand and German black metal label, Christhunt Productions regarding your debut, "Visions Of The Past” in 2013! (by the way I’m very pleased for  the mention my humble name on your thank-list!) What has been the reception of "Visions of the Past” amongst black metal fans, magazines?

- Hail!
Well, the response has been quite lame to be honest.. But i can understand why! The "Visions..." cd is not the best things we have done during the years... I don't want to go in to any details but I can tell you that I do NOT like it at all!! The lack of inspiration and dark atmosfear on that recording is quite obvious. We wanted too much and went astray on the way somewhere. We needed to take a step back to try to figure it all out, and it ended up with the death of Jormundgand and the rebirth and rising in the shape of Voodus! And I have to say that after we changed name/aim for our spiritual perception, the band has finally found the way back to the true depths again! The music and the atmosfear is better than ever before! We are strong for real now! Hard as iron and black like a shadow!

Jormundgand recorded in "The Burning Light of Daath" as a single for the "Critical Mass vol. II" LP in 2014. Would you be so kind to share some thoughts about it?

- There is not so much to say about that. Dennis who runs the label "Critical Mass" asked us if we wanted to participate on the hardest compilation LP in Sweden? Of course! We said, and recorded "The Burning Light of Daath", which is the first full song that me (Tobbe) and Erik did together. It is in fact a Voodus song and not a creation by Jormundgand, even if the back of the LP say so.....

Jormundgand played in August last year with an old Hungarian band, Omen and RAM in Sweden. How were satisfied Hungarian guys with that show? What are your experiences from this concert?

- Yeah! Omen was a pack of really great guys :) Thy did two shows in Sweden and we did one of the gigs along with them! I don't know how their second gig turned out, but in Kungälv where we played it was pretty good. Not so big audience thou.... But it use to be like that.... If there is more than 100 persons, you must be extremely satisfied! And RAM, it´s always a pleasure to do gigs with them! They are a really fucking great live-band. They are true to their Heavy metal heritage, and it makes them  rise above the most of other bands of the scene. I have far more respect for those guys than I feel for 99% of the Black metal scene of today. But I have to say that I feel some kind of dark and dangerous currents from the depths of the scene of today. There are some really great bands out there, like Mephorash, Thy Darkened Shade, Ascension, The Ruins of Beverast, Acrimonious,Nidsang, Valkyrja.......Voodus!

You’ve changed band name Jormundgand to Voodus this summer..Enlighten us about all the important details of this metamorphosis!

- Read the first question and answer!

Voodus has been the band of the week at SwedenMetal in September,2015. Congratulations, my friend, you are really deserved it! Tell us more about it!

- It´s not so much to say! It´s just one internet mag in the big ocean of mags out there that liked our music! Hahaha, but it´s always fun when our music reach out to people. And it is a good thing to have some magazines on your side, to write your words and propaganda when you want to conquer the world!!!!

Voodus  is a very active one with live shows this and last year. You’ve shared the stage with bands Ofermod, Mephoras under banner "The Holy Trinity Tour” in Sundsvall, Östersund and Stockholm, Sweden in September. How was that live performance?

- It was great times for us! And we thank Erik from the mighty Mephorash for the opportunity to be a part of this tour! It was a magical time! I mean, to play and to hang out with Black Metal Gods like Mika Belfagor from the mighty Ofermod and Jonas Nebiros from Malign/Mephorash! It was a true honour for us!!! The gigs went out well I think! Specially the gig in Stockholm! It was some kind of dark force in the atmosfear that night! With the Bloodmoon in the night sky to celebrate the end of the tour and all!

If I’m not mistaken, You’ve crushed the audience in Uddevalla on your birthday, 31th of October. Would you be so kind to say some thoughts about this massive show?

- Yeah! We did a gig along with Necrocurse in their hometown! It was a great show!

I’m very thankful to you for your awesome package  of this year (among other things you sent me a lot of posters, Jormundgand’s debut CD and last but not least  new Nifelheim vinyl with dedication of mighty Hellbutcher and latest Necrocurse CD (also with signature of Hellbutcher). As far as I know, Jormundgand helped  to Necrocurse with decoration in their video-clip, called „Devil’s Cobra”. What we should to know about that?

- No problem my friend! The thing is that we played before Necrocurse on that show and we left our scene-show on the scene because we didn't had the time to take it away. I´m not so sure if I think that it was such a great idea anymore..... I mean, I have put like 100 hours in the workshop and in the woods for inspiration to create all the things that we bring to the show, and now will people think that it is the scene of Necrocurse..... Hrm, well, well. But now you know that all the bone and skull-creations are ours! 

Voodus is very active not just with live shows in 2015 but You’ve recorded this Summer a four tracks’ material, called „NightQueen” and this EP has been released via Jawbreaker Records on tape and Heathen Tribes Records on CD digipack. Please, share with the readers all the important information about it! (I’ve listened all of your new tracks via soundcloud and I must to say, excellent job, my old friend!)

- The recording is just a demo, to be honest. We recorded it live in the studio with almost no money at all, just to have some new songs on print. Mostly for ourselves, you know to have a recording of the new material to listen to. But we was very satisfied with the result so we decided to release the material as a limited cassette through Jawbreaker Records, which is a underground label owned by a great guy (Gustav) from Gothenburg!!! The response for this first release by Voodus has been fucking great! And now the underground label Heathen Tribes Records will release a digipack-cd on the same material + The Burning Light Of Daath! 

As I’ve red on Voodus fb-page, You’ll record your second full-length.. if You want, say a few words about it, maybe about the structures of tracks and lyrical conception...

- The complete album will be a tribute to the dark force of Lilith. NightQueen is just a taste of what to come (also dedicated to Lilith). All the songs that you can hear on the NightQueen EP will be re-recorded for the album + 6 more songs. We have like 3 or 4 songs finished at this moment, so it is a little bit left before we can enter the studio. But we will record two new songs this summer for a single! I can't tell you any details about the label yet, but it will be a fucking killer-label with the roots deep down in the cradle of true, black, sinister and dark magic music! 

Tack så mycket, my old friend Tobbe! Hope to see You at live very soon near my area!  If there's anything you would like to add at the end of this conversation, please feel free to do it! Hail Voodus!

- Thank you! It´s always a pleasure to make interviews with you Georgius! Now, check out our Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, YouTube and/or Facebook-page for more music, merch and news! And don´t forget to order our EP,  NightQueen from Heathen Tribes Records!!!!
Hell the Dark Queen of the Nightside!
Hell Lilith!

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Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/voodus

 Bandcamp: voodus.bandcamp.com/