(28.VI.1975-August 2006 R.I.C.)
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(28.VI.1975-August 2006 R.I.C.)
Interview with Roel van Reijmersdal
of Vic Records
Sadistik Witchfukk webzine, 4.VI.2013
(Questions compiled Sorin Necrotrooper and Georgius)
Interview with Sascha Knust of Obscenity
Sadistik Witchfukk webzine,
24th of March, 2013
(Questions compiled Sorin Necrotrooper and Georgius)
Interview with Morgon (15.XII.2009)
(Questions compiled by Kate Szíjártó (1987-2010 R.I.P.)
Ave! Please, tell me something about the beginning, what does MORGON stand for and how did the name come to your mind?
Haglaz: Ave Georgius! MORGON started as a two man project in the winter months of 2007. Me and Nordah were influenced by Black/Death Metal bands like DISSECTION, GATES OF IHSTAR and so on... We started to create songs already, but we needed a drummer & bassist to complete the whole thing and in 2008 everything turns fine as Grym (drums) and Urisaz (bass) joined the band. MORGON is a fictional name, but it stands for a black burning flame that everyone of MORGON bears inside.
In your letters you wrote that your debut album "Infinitas" will be released in January, 2010. Tell me please about your work on it and is there any concept behind "Infinitas"?
H: We started to write the material for "Infinitas" in the middle of 2009. It will contain 6 songs of blackened death metal and an acoustic track. There isn't a real concept for "Infinitas", but the songs are connected in another way, basically the songs are about the eternal realm of death, the gates of eternity. We hope to release it at the beginning of 2010 when nothing cross its way...
Germany is famous for great Death/Thrash/Black metal bands. You are from Sachsen-Anhalt. Could you please tell me about the local metal scene?
Grym: I think we have no real "metal scene" here, but there are some cool bands from this area like HIDDEN IN THE FOG (which unfortunately split-up), TRIMONIUM and INTO OBSCURITY. For sure there are also a couple of Pagan/Black Metal bands, but I personally find that none of them can convince.
H: We have a small "scene" around our bands from this region, but it's very underground. Bring back the 80ies!!!
I would like to know something about your live-shows, what bands did you play with and were there any exciting things during or after gigs?
H: We played just one show this year, but it was very special and a great audience. The feedback was very good and we'll go on in 2010! You can watch a video from this show at our MySpace site (myspace.com/morgon666). After the show we have some beer and talk to our fans...
Besides playing in MORGON what do you do, what are you interested in?
G: I am a moviemaniac, I collect and watch many movies. But I also like to draw some artworks or wander through the woods.
H: I also play in a Melodic Death Metal band called INTO OBSCURITY and some other music projects.
What are your 5 favourite albums?
G: DISSECTION – "Storm Of The Light's Bane", EMPEROR – "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk", BATHORY – "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark", GATES OF ISHTAR – "The Dawn Of Flames", MAYHEM – "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas".
H: DISSECTION – "The Somberlain", MEMBARIS – "Into Nevermore", HIDDEN IN THE FOG – "Damokles", BATHORY – "Bathory", UNANIMATED – "Ancient God of Evil".
What Ukrainian and Hungarian metal bands you know?
G: Beside CASTRUM and DOMHRING, we also know Attila Csihar's band TORMENTOR; great typical old school Black metal.
H: Fuck yeah! TORMENTOR! Unholy Metal from Hungary... love it.
I'm very sorry that in 2006 Jon Nödtveidt committed suicide, however, I respect his decision. What is your opinion about Jon as a person and musician?
G: I did not meet Jon personally or saw DISSECTION live, but for me he was one of the most important musicians for the whole Death/Black Metal scene. I read much about him and his death, and I think his "work" was done. He personally accented that "everything was said" with DISSECTION as his speaking tube. His achievement is immortal.
H: Jon was definitely a genius musician! His music was full of atmosphere and dark spirit... just a few people have a level to create music like him. I saw DISSECTION live in 2005 and it was a great pleasure to see them live before he committed suicide. He has my deepest respect. Rest in Chaos Jon!
Personally, I found new GORGOROTH album one of the best releases of 2009, besides Tomas Asklund, formerly DISSECTION's drummer, took part in "Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt". What do you think of the album itself?
G: Yeah, definitely one of the best releases in 2009. It is a good mix between aggression and melody, the riffs are catchy and the scornful voice of Pest is fucking great!
H: It seems that GORGOROTH is born again... in a positive way! Killer album and truly one of the best releases in 2009!
What are your plans for the future? I hope one day we'll play together!
G: We really hope so, that would be cool!
H: We rehearse new songs and prepare for the recording of "Infinitas" and, of course, we hope to play some shows in 2010! That would be great to play with your band and I hope it will happen soon...
German Death/Black metal horde was formed in 2007 by H. (guitar/vocals) and N. (guitar/backing vocals). G. (drums) and U. (bass) joined them in 2008. It was 5 years ago, when I listened to Morgon for the first time on Myspace and noticed their talent immediately. After the demo ”Formless Divine” (2009) the guys released an excellent EP, ”Infinitas” in 2010 and an awesome demo, ”Saint Of Death” in 2011 (in my humble opinion ”Saint Of Death” more than demo because the sound’s quality is simply brilliant). Morgon recorded their first full-length album, ”Black Light Of Liberation” last year and it contains 9 Songs of dedicated Occult Art. Obscure journey by German quartette starts with a ritualistic track, called ”Unveil The Gates Of Choronzon” splendidly introduced the whole atmosphere of ”Black Light Of Liberation”. Morgon-guys created a very diversified album, they masterfully mixed massive, brutal parts with occult harmonies and the sound’s quality is perfect just like musical ability of German band.
My favourite songs: ”Luciferian Trident”, “The Awakening Of The Firebeast” and ”Goddess Of The Blackmoon”.
I would recommend this unique album to all the fanatics of Dissection and Unanimated and I hope I’ll see Morgon live on the stages soon.
Morgon: "Black Light Of Liberation" is planned to be released during March/April via Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
(review written by Georgius)
Interview with Schmerz/Ricardo Gelok
(Non Serviam Records, Winter Of Sin,
Steel Shock, Embraced By Darkness)
Hail Schmerz, you are very welcome to my small inferno Archangel’s Lantern. Introduce your awesome label Non Serviam Records in short please. (Tell us about the beginnings and about releases as well)
- Hello, thank you. I have started the label in 2008 I think. It started as an online store, and quite soon I felt the urge to release music of bands i like as well. So i’ve contacted some bands I know, who might be interested in doing release at my label. The band Grief of Emerald was interested in working with me, and so I had a record label with a first release.
When Grief of Emerald “The Devils Deep” was released, other bands started to send promo’s and quite quick we did more releases.
These days we have already released a lot of albums, and since a few years we are working with Season of Mist for the distribution of all our releases in Europe and the norther part of America. Of course fans can buy also directly from our webshop. We have next to our own releases also a mailorder of other releases. (we ship Worldwide.)
I’m so thankful for the awesome Trident:’North’ digipack CD you sent me this year. I must say that it’s just a brilliant album and it was my favorite release of 2020. How did you meet Johan Norman and Trident?
- I’m happy you like it. I am also really happy with this album. Trident is a great band, and they create really good music. So I was honored when Johan asked me if I wanted to release the album.
Me and Johan are friends for a long time, we did some shows together with Trident and my band (Embraced by Darkness). Due to this friendship we were already working together for Trident, me helping with their social media pages and with some live shows.
Johan Norman is One of my favorite Swedish guitarists long time ago. What are your preferred albums/tracks of his past bands, namely Satanized, Decameron, Dissection, Soulreaper and last but not least Trident?
- Yeah, Johan is a skilled musician and het knows how to write good music. One of my all time favorite albums he was involved in is “Dissection - Storm of the Light’s Bane” .
When you listen to Soulreaper, you can hear already the style of Trident. Actually, I have followed Johan his musical career from the early days.
As I told you earlier, Grief of Emerald was my first release, and it’s no coincident that Johnny Letho (singer Grief of Emerald) was also in Decameron.
The Swedish Black metal scene from the “90 of the Göteborg area were musicians that worked alongside each other and shared some band members.
Decameron “My Shadow...” is also a hidden gem. We are thinking of doing a re-release of this album.
One of my favorite songs of the Trident - North album is “Summoning”.
You are involved in two bands if I’m not mistaken: Winter of Sin since 2000 as a guitarist/vocalist and Steel Shock as a guitarist. Would you be so kind to talk about these bands?
- Well I am involved in more bands. In 1998 i started Winter of Sin, we released several albums, and after the last album “Violence Reigns Supreme” the band was put on ice. But since last week were have resurrected the band again. We are working on a new album, I hope we can visit Sweden to record the album at Armageddon Recording studio. This is the studio of Anders Backelin (Bassist Trident and ex-Lord Belial).
Around 2014 some (ex)members of Winter of Sin started a new band called Embraced By Darkness. (Melodic Black Metal) We have recorded a 4 track promo that we will send out to several labels.
Since 2020 I’m in a Heavy Metal band called Steel Shock. I started is the band as live guitarist, but now I am a full member. We are working on the 3rd album of the band. When all the songs are written for this new album we will enter the studio and then search for a label that want to release it.
Me and “Schrat” (the other guitarist of Winter of Sin/Embraced by Darkness) also have an Atmospheric Doom project called “Finsternis”. We both are huge fan of the Doom style, so back in 2008 we decided to start this project as well. We never recorded/released any of the songs...maybe we should do it hahaha.
Interview with Pedro Anthares (Jumalation)
Questions compiled by Jukka Räyskä Räsänen,
Interview with Gunther Theys of Ancient Rites
(Questions compiled Sorin Necrotrooper and Georgius,
the conversation was published originally on Sadistik Witchfukk, 1st of March, 2013)
G: Ave prospective Pope Guntherius I.! I know you've removed this request but if you would be elected, which will be your first orders in Vatican?
- Haha imagine: Pope Guntherius I. My first request would be rather selfish. To open the Vatican library and enter the section with ancient “forbidden” books. I would gather scholars who have a great knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin and other old tongues for translation and dive into the hidden treasures. Probably this would immediately lead to discussions within the Vatican to replace me as this interest would reveal I am not the Pope they had in mind. Perhaps I should play it more clever and less obvious in order to win enough time in the library ;-)
We hope you will record a new Ancient Rites album as soon as possible and crush the European scenes. Please tell us about your future plans!
- We are working on new material and matters are progressing. We did receive interesting offers from record companies but it is too soon to tell when or on which label the new record will be released or where it will be recorded…The music industry has changed a lot over the past years, studio budgets are limited as cd sales are crashing due to downloading. I have no problem with people downloading but reality is that labels do not dare to take risks anymore with underground bands. Also I am rather old school, I still prefer to hold the original album in my hands but in general the mentality has changed. Bands finance themselves mostly by selling shirts nowadays and many pay for the own recordings etc We will see what the future will bring, as soon as we have enough material to record a new album we will look deeper into the matter…