Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Metal Reviews done on 8-1-15

Metal   Regards
Here  is  a  batch  of  new  reviews   this time  around  we  have  some  old-school  thrash and  black and  old-school  death  reviews  for  your  enjoyment.Hope  everyone  who  reads this  zine  will find some  metal to  their  liking.As  well  be  sure to  check  out  some  of our  past review  and  Interviews  with  bands  and  labels  from  around  the  world

Aversion--Aversion  cd/digital {Self-Released}
Aversion  comes  out  of the Canadian  black  metal  scene.Combing  early raw  aggressive  black metal  and  even  a  little  bit  of  atmosphere  in a  few  of the songs.Semi  fast  guitar  played  with  a lot  of  experience  and  structures.Drumming  is  in top  form  with  mainly  mid tempo  drums  but  the drummer  is  not  afraid  to  play  fast  and even  blasts  in a few  tracks  before  going  back to  a  mid-paced beat.The  vocals  are  old-school  raw black metal screams  and  some  whispering style  vocals  are  also  in a few  songs.Aversion are  a  band  to  watch  out  for  if your  into  the  early  days  of the  black metal  scene.
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Shrapnel    Storm--Mother  War  cd  {Witches  Brew Rec.}
Finland's  Shrapnel    Storm  release their  debut  cd  "Mother  War"  through  the  mighty  german  label  Witches  brew Rec.combing  the  power  of  early  U.S and  German   thrash  with  some  early  90's  death  metal  influences  mixed  into  the  sound.The  guitars  are  done  with  a lot  of  crazed  and  fast  riffs that  besides being fast  as  any thrash  band  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill and  experience.The  drums  are  heavy  and  range  between  fast  and  a  more  controlled  mid-paced  range.The  vocals  are  death  growls  with  some  screams  and  gruff  style  vocals   in  a few  sections.If your  a  fan  of the early to  mid  90's  death/thrash  scene then  defintly  give  Shrapnel    Storm  some  support.
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Vorzug--Call  Of  The  Vultures   cd/digital release  {Apollyon   Entertainment}
Arizona's  Vorzug have  released their  debut  cd  titled  "Call  Of  The  Vultures"   is  a  great  mix  of  death  and  black  metal  with  touches  of  thrashy  guitars.The  guitars  start  off  in the  mid-paced range  that  are  played  with  a lot  of  creativity  and skill. each  song  is   played  with  a lot  of  variety  without  loosing  any  of  the  metal  influences and  each  song  sounds  completely  different  then  the  one  before  it.The  vocalist  knows  how  to  keep  his  voice  in shape  going  from  traditional  death  growls  to  a  more  black thrashy  screams.This  is  a  good  debut  and  anyone  into  early  blackend  death  metal  should  defintly  give  this  band  a  listen  today.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Interview with Cheryl owner of Witches Brew Rec. done by Patrick on 7-29-15

Metal  Hails
Here  is  a  new  interview   with  Cheryl   who  owns  the  great  metal  label  Witches Brew  Rec.from  Germany.If  you  are  into  old-school  thrash,traditional   heavy  metal   or  even  some  death/thrash  metal  then  give this   label  a  chance.

Interview  with  Cheryl  owner  of  Witches  Brew  Rec.  done  by   Patrick 

1.  Metal  Hails  Cheryl  when  did you  first  get  into  metal  music? Who  are your  all-time  favorite  bands?
Cheers Patrick! I could make it really short and say I've been into Metal since birth (haha) as my dad was and still is a huge music fan and always had stuff like DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, KISS, QUEEN, THE BEATLES, etc. playing non-stop in our house! Of course it would depend on one's definition of Heavy Metal but for me personally, some of those bands are Heavy Metal. Anyway, it wasn't until one night with insomnia that I discovered  what I deemed "something heavier than what my dad listened to". It was around 2:30 in the morning in 1984, I was switching stations on my small boombox looking for something interesting and I came upon the most amazing and aggressive sound I had ever heard! The riffing, the pissed off vocals, man, it was like nothing I had heard before! I listened on, hoping the DJ would announce what band it was. Lucky for me, he did! It was METALLICA and that is where my Metal journey began! Since I didn't have any money back then I depended on the radio to get my Metal fix! I checked through the stations late at night for months afterwards and eventually discovered a late night radio show that aired every Saturday called The Metal Zone on 94HJY, a local station in Providence, RI. Later on I started to watch Headbangers Ball on MTV (remember when it was about music videos all the time? Hahaha) and at the same time taped The Metal Zone (and a college radio station that played a lot of Death Metal) so I could listen after HB was over. The bands I immediately fell in love with were mostly from the Bay Area, METALLICA, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, SLAYER, HEATHEN and then I started getting into ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, IRON MAIDEN and from there it snowballed. I was hungry for more and more Metal! By the time I had money and a car, a lot of people were already moving away from Metal, dumping massive amounts of their tapes at used record shops. I was purely a tape collector back then since I liked to be able to take my music on the go plus tapes were cheap. I discovered so many bands by reading thanks lists or taking a chance if the cover, logo or even band picture looked cool! I always look back fondly at those early Heavy Metal Hunting adventures! It was exciting every week, cashing my paycheck and making the rounds to all the used record shops in a 3 State radius! There were times where I'd rather buy some metal than buy groceries. Hahaha. I've got a list of all-time favorite bands that could probably wallpaper an entire floor in my house so I'm just going to make it short and sweet with my top ten right now (not in order): SKYCLAD, OVERKILL, MORBID ANGEL, TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA, BOLT THROWER, SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, JAG PANZER and ANTHRAX. Ask me in another week and I probably would give a different list. There's so many great bands!

2. Cheryl,  I  believe  you  started  Witches Brew  in  2002... what  gave you the   idea  to  form  the  label? Do  you  work  on  the  label  by  yourself  or  do you  have  some  help to run  the  label?

Yes, you are correct, it was spring 2002 when I started the label. Since mid 1998 I had been running an online zine called The Metal Gospel (maybe some of you readers remember this? :D) and through that I had received some great demos and independent releases for review. At that time there weren't as many DIY labels as there are now and I wanted to help out some of those underground bands get a professional release out. Anyhow, my husband was running his own label, Barbarian Wrath, which I helped out with and gained experience from so I figured why not give it a go as well? I had considered calling my label Metal Gospel Records back then but decided against it since not only would it be rather redundent but I also wanted there to be a clear line between the two entities. I do all the work for the label (and Barbarian Wrath) myself these days so often it can be overwhelming, especially since I have a regular job as well. On most days I work from 0630 in the morning until past midnight and repeat that over and over. Haha.

3. What  are your  current  releases  available? What  are  some things  you   look  for  when  signing  and releasing  a  band?

I've been really busy at the Brewery with quite a few releases since restarting the label in 2013, joining forces with a lot of great new bands since then and also working with some of the ones I had previously worked with in earlier years. 2015 has been our busiest year in the label's history so far! Nearly all Witches Brew releases from the very start are still available except some of the bigger names like TOXIC HOLOCAUST or THE CHASM. We've got a website that contains our complete release list at for anyone who wants to check that out! However, I'd like to go through a bit about the 20 releases since 2013 because it marks somewhat of a milestone for the label! I was able, thanks to the money I saved with my regular job, to finally realize my dream of doing some vinyl releases! The first one was the MIDNITE HELLION Hour Of The Wolf 7" with a huge poster! I'm a huge fan of 7" records, always have been! Naturally this has been something so cool and addictive I've followed it up with a split 7" of REDIMONI/GRAVEYARD - Thrash meets Death, a 2 song EP of Greek Euro style thrashers ENDLESS RECOVERY and the ever so successful ACERO LETAL "Veloz Invencible / Duro Metal", simply outstanding Speed Metal from Chile! That one is currently at the factory as a repress version! I've also done some 12" records with TERRA CAPUT MUNDI Lost In The Warp, completely underrated Speed/Thrash/Heavy Metal from the US and TYRANT'S KALL Dagon, fantastic Doom Death from Belgium! Quite recently, just last month the VOLCANIC Okkult Witch Picture Disc 10" was unleashed! Came out great too and recommended for anyone who craves Black Thrashing madness!! Of course we've done quite a few CD releases as well, working with some Greek maniacs, old style thrashers NIGHTBREED with their self titled CD, new band formed from members of OUTCAST, SABOTER with their self titled MCD - sounds a lot like a mixture of SANCTUARY, JUDAS PRIEST (Painkiller) and early 90s MELIAH RAGE!!! And a very nice split of between newcomers HILLBILLY REVENGE and HUMAN SLAUGHTER! Serbia has taken the Brew by storm with ALITOR and their tech thrash release "Eternal Depression", a combo of Bay Area and DEATH! BelFAST offers ACID AGE, a new cooperation from last year with their completely nutty "Drone Shark Ethics"! You want speed and insanity? Check these guys out! A band that absolutely blew my mind last year comes to us from Egypt!!! They're called EXCIMER and we went ahead and made an official CD release of their previously digital only album "Thrash From Fire". The talent and energy in these guys is mindblowing! There's also been some follow up releases from some of our old bands, AMOK with their second pounding offering "Somewhere In The West", CHAIN OF DOGS with a compilation of their EPs and some bonus material and those crazy Finnish maniacs, PYÖVELI with "Still Underground". Of course I had to balance out the thrash with some fine Doom Metal from the US with the double disc set of STONE MAGNUM (featuring Dean Tavernier from SKULLVIEW fame). Witches Brew joined forces with Iron Shield, also from Germany for a SEASONS OF THE WOLF Anthology 2CD which features the two albums before the self titled album! Our current releases are rounded out with young Brazilian Thrashers BLACKENED with a reprint of their MCD "Underground Attack", (aggression and energy abounds on this!!) and SPEEDWHORE from Munich with "The Future Is Now" CD, amazing Black Speed Thrash Metal! I have a very simple philosophy when it comes to deciding whether I want to work with a band or not, first of all does the music grab me and make me want to pop open a beer and headbang like a maniac even if I was sitting in my office? If it moves me like that then chances are I'll get in contact with the band. I get a lot of band submissions each week and it would be fantastic if money were no issue because sometimes it is very difficult to have to choose between 3 or 4 awesome bands! Usually the next step, after I have struggled with myself about NOT going to rob a bank so I could work with all the bands and have chosen one, I contact them and then discussions start. If I get the feeling that the band I'm talking to also has the same passion and underground mentality as I do and is not looking to become rock stars with world tours and tons of money then we agree to work together. I'm very easy to work with and I look for bands that are also not so complicated either. I expect there to always be open communication between me and the band. It is important to iron out any problems right away rather than have bad feelings later on. My main goal with Witches Brew since the very beginning is first to release the styles of Metal that made my metalheart pound (mainly Thrash and Death) and second, to give smaller, lesser known bands a chance to have a professional, factory pressed release and some extra promotion. For me it was and still is about helping out the bands, even if the entire label landscape has changed over the years. 

4. What  are  some  bands and releases  you  have  planned  for  2015 please tell the readers a  little  about  your  upcoming  releases?

The Brew has been going full speed with releases since January of this year and we've got quite a few more lined up. Recently unleashed is the debut full length from Finnish Death Metal band SHRAPNEL STORM entitled "Mother War". This is for all those that like pounding, very heavy Death Metal in BOLT THROWER tradition! Totally killer! There's also the newest one from Serbians NADIMAC entitled "Manifest Protiv Sudbine" which means "Manifest Against Destiny". Despite that the lyrics are completely in Serbian there's a very nice, detailed description of each song in the middle of the booklet. Definitely a powerful, energetic and forceful rip roaring Thrash ride with that one! The second full length from Doom Deathers TYRANT'S KALL, neatly entitled "Gla'aki" along with a fantastic piece of Blackened Heavy Metal from Slovenia's VIGILANCE entitled "Hounds Of Megiddo" will both be released at the end of August, they're currently at the pressing plant. We've recently joined forces with RAPTURE from Athens, Greece, a hungry, young Thrash band that will surely snap plenty of necks. Their album will be titled "Crimes Against Humanity" and will be out in September/October. The guys in EXCIMER are working on a follow up to "Thrash From Fire" so we'll see when that one hits the Brewery! Let's see, what else do we have... we're going to do a split 7" between Croatian band WAR ATROCITIES and WHIPSTRIKER which will unfortunately only be out MAYBE in December but most likely due to the huge back up on vinyl orders nowadays, in January. A new MIDNITE HELLION full length, new GOAT OF MENDES full length, a CHAIN OF DOGS 7" featuring their anthem "Hobbit Killer" and lastly a split CD between Austrian Black Thrashers TRIUMPHANT and TRANSILVANIA. There's a couple more things in the works but for now I don't have enough details to mention them. :)

5. Witches  Brew  releases  both  vinyl  and  cd  releases  how  do  you  decide  what  format  to  release a  certain  band  on? It  seems  cassette tapes  are  making  a small comeback  any  plans to  release  any  of your  releases  in  this format?

When deciding to go with vinyl or CD, it usually depends on what the band wants to do and then on how my finances are at the time. By far CDs are much cheaper and easier to deal with than doing vinyl (in regards to storage, shipping, etc) so I'm more inclined these days to do mainly CD releases with a few vinyl releases sprinkled here and there. I am probably going to look into partnering up with some other labels for some vinyl later on in the year. For some of my releases on CD I want to do a vinyl version as well but that depends entirely on if I can raise enough money with the CD sales to afford it. Vinyl is bloody expensive, especially if you want to do it right and I require high quality releases on my label so dropping 2000 EUR for one release is not out of the ordinary. I grew up with tapes, in fact I preferred them over LPs at the time because I needed my music on the go and they were much cheaper as well but I do not have any plans nor would want to start doing tape releases. Tapes are great but they don't hold up in the long run. In our house we've spent hours transferring demos to mini disc! Hahaha.

6. Witches  Brew  Rec.  comes  out  of the  mighty  German  scene  what  is  your opinion  on  Germany's  metal  scene?

Germany has an extremely healthy and flourishing scene in regards to the amount of bands, shows and festivals available! Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to find the time and money to take it all in! Hahahaha. I think that with any scene around the world though there are your absolute die hard Metalheads who absolutely love and LIVE the music (these I like to surround myself with) and then you have the "pass throughs" who usually have big mouths for awhile and then fade away. I think that Germany will always have an extremely strong scene because it's just so easy to get access to the apparel, the bands and people who are likeminded (for the most part). :D

7.  Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  German  bands?  Are there  any  new  German  bands  that  have  caught  your  eye  lately?

Another long list coming right up! Hahahaha. To start, probably my number one all time favorite German band is RUNNING WILD (pirate metal supreme!!) followed very closely by ACCEPT/UDO! "Russian Roulette" was the first album I got from those guys! Others that follow the top two are KREATOR, old HELLOWEEN, WARLOCK, DESASTER, RAGE, CREMATORY, SODOM, SUBWAY TO SALLY, GRAVE DIGGER, BRAINSTORM, MAJESTY, FALKENBACH, NOCTURNAL, SACRED STEEL, WARRANT, PARAGON, BLIND GUARDIAN, SUIDAKRA  and POWERWOLF. There are probably about 50 more but I'll leave it at that. :) As far as new bands, there are some really great ones in the German metal underground these days! One of the strongest styles here is Black Speed/Thrash with bands like VOLCANIC, BLACKEVIL, WITCHING HOUR and BULLDOZING BASTARD. Heading towards the realm of traditional/speed metal my eyes are on STALLION, BLIZZEN, IRON KOBRA and ALPHA TIGER. Thrashing my skull regularly are bands like ERADICATOR, REZET, TORMENT TOOL, DUST BOLT and BATTLECREEK. One of my most recent discoveries though that has completely blown my mind is PATH OF SAMSARA who play a very occult sounding Heavy Metal! It's completely unique and I recommend everyone check them out! They're also looking for a label should anyone have some room on their roster! I sure wish I did, hahahaha!

8. What  are  some  of  your  favorite  fan/web-zines from Germany and  around the  world?

Germany does have quite a few good fan/web-zines! Going back some years, one that I read a lot was Voices From The Darkside (which you could get in the US as well) and the online version is very nice too so when I have some time I check that out. There's Thrash Attack zine which has a good connection with the pulse of the underground and can be great for discovering some killer, newer bands! It doesn't come out as regularly as it used to since the owner is busy with his own label but when it does come out it's an enjoyable read. Not sure if Flo is still doing it though as it's been quite awhile since the last issue came out. A really good online zine that I read as often as I have some time is Crossfire Webzine! Everybody should check that out! For those that really like the 80s metal sound and lifestyle you can check out Metal Command. That mag just drips with the 80s spirit! In regards to glossy mags in Germany, the one that's big now is Deaf Forever edited by former writers of Rock Hard. It's got some really cool articles in it (if you can read German anyway hahaha). For the more extreme, death metal oriented fanatics out there, the G.U.C. zine is a great choice. It's truly a shame that they put out the last issue last year. I also sometimes check out and The Metal Observer. Another one that I think everyone should read, especially if you like to learn a lot of information about the history of a band is SnakePit. Probably one of the best Metal magazines out there! Looking outside of Germany, Morbid Tales from Canada was one of my number one reads. Unfortunately for those who waited for issue number 7 to come out it didn't happen since Annick is very busy seeing the world and cooking awesome food! Michel's Metal Crypt is a really long lasting online zine that I've been reading since he started it. Same thing with Metal Rules. Metal Horde zine from Portugal is outstanding. The Romanian Slowly We Rot is also fantastic, especially for extreme Metal fanatics! To me it doesn't even matter if I get my hands on some older zine either because reading what the bands thought when they were younger and comparing it to now is interesting and sometimes amusing. Between my regular job and the label I'm quite busy and I regret that I don't have more time to read fan/web-zines these days. 

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

The best thing about the metal underground is certainly the camaraderie! I've met so many great people in this scene and a lot of them have become close friends I can depend on! I love being able to talk to people from other countries and get different perspectives on life, Metal scenes, food, etc. I think it's important that we broaden our horizons when it comes to other cultures because only then can we overcome the many idiotic stereotypes that prevail across the planet! We're all just human beings and should not be judged on what our governments or fanatic idiots do. Bands in the underground seem a lot more "genuine" to me because they play for love of music and not making money or becoming famous. The music is full of passion and that can be felt! That's important to me. I can enjoy mainstream bands and their polished productions but when it comes to raw energy and emotion, the underground is where it is found! I guess the worst thing about the underground would be those people who use it to pretend they are "elite" or "kvlt" and those types of people I don't care for one bit. Lucky for me they don't like me either so I don't encounter them that often. :D Underground Metal means a sort of struggle for what you are passionate about. It's not easy to be in the underground and keep going on limited funds or time but those in the underground keep up the good fight for their passion for Heavy Metal! The underground is where you will spend half a day scouring used record shops looking for that one thing missing from your collection! The underground is where the real Metalheads reside and even if some mainstream people pass through they never stay long because they realize they'll never be one of us!

10. The  metal scene {and  in  most  scenes}  it  seems  that  digital-releases  are  getting  big  nowadays. What  is  your   opinion  on  digital releases? Are any of the  Witches  Brew  releases  in  digital  formats?

To me a "digital release" is not a release! It has to be physical! I'm simply from a different generation and I grew up with physical only. There was no internet back then and I do not accept that a collection can be 1s and 0s. Maybe that pisses off some people but it's how I feel. I can completely understand how someone born in this "digital age" has a different view on it since they don't know any different and would never give someone shit for having their music on a square box hooked up to the computer but it's not for me! I will check out some albums or when bands submit stuff to me, in order to save them some postage, I usually will accept digital submissions to first screen out the stuff I don't like though. Of course now I have to sound like a bit of a hypocrite and say I do have one digital only release on the Bandcamp page, "Twenty Fifteen" from ACID AGE which was donated by the band, to me, to raise some money for future releases. I have no plans to ever do digital only releases myself. I also encourage people to purchase their digital copies of my releases from the bands themselves! Support those underground bands, don't just download from a torrent site! I only include entire albums on my Bandcamp page so people, A, can check out the entire album before deciding to buy and B, so those who buy the physical copy have something to listen to while they wait for it to be delivered.

11. Besides  doing  work  on  the  label  what  are some  of  your  other  hobbies/interests?

Who's got time for hobbies when there's a label to be run? Hahahaha. Just kidding, one of my favorite things to do when I'm not doing label stuff or at work is being out in my yard, taking care of all my very nice plants. I'm a nature lover, so going on walks in the forest, working outside in the yard, just being outdoors is something I truly love just as much as I love Metal! I also used to be an avid long distance runner which I hope to return to once I go into early retirement next year. I injured my knee in 2007 after having run a half marathon (mostly hills) too soon after I completed the Berlin Marathon. It sort of put my running to a halt but the few times I find time to get on the treadmill these days I have no pain so that's cool. Just finding the time to fit everything in can be hard. I also like reading, especially Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Been reading Stephen King books since the early 80s!

12.Thank  you  Cheryl  for  doing this   interview. Do  you   have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers? 

Thanks so much Patrick, so sorry it took me about a year to return this to you!!! Hahaha! I just want to say to everybody who's been really supportive of Witches Brew, THANK YOU!! Without the underground support I could not keep doing this! I'm going to keep on doing everything I can for Witches Brew (and Barbarian Wrath) so we can provide quality releases for those who are about the music and not scene points, cult status, etc. I also want to thank all the bands I'm working with for giving me some kick ass, headbanging Metal!!! I live for this, it's in my heart, mind and soul! Thrash 'til death and beyond everybody!

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Interview with Crucifixion BR. done by Patrick on 6-13-15

Metal  Regards
Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Brazil's  Crucifixion BR.   whose  debut  cd  "Destruction Of The Fucking Disciples Of Christ"  is  now  available  through  Horror,Pain,Gore Death rec."  so  if your  interested  in  getting  a  cd  either  contact  the  band  or  label today!
Enjoy  the interview  and  keep  watching the blog  more  reviews and  interviews  coming  soon.

Interview  with  Crucifixion BR.  done  by  Patrick 

1.Hails   Juliana  and  Marcio   please  introduce  yourselves  to  the  readers?When  did  the  two   of  you  meet?

Lord Grave War: I had already plans to form Crucifixion BR sometime in 1995 , it would be called ‘Hellish Prediction’, then in 1996 I’ve changed the name to ‘Crucifixion’,  which is the name of a song by SEPULTURA from Morbid Visions album, it was in that time that I met Juliana Novo.

DarkMoon: Yeah, we met by the end of 1995, then we started the band in March 1996.

2. When did  you  both  get  the  idea   to  form Crucifixion BR? What is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band? For the readers who have  never  heard   Crucifixion BR. How would  you   describe  the  music?

Lord Grave War: As I said before , I wanted to form a Black Metal band with Strong influences from the roots suchs as Venom, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer , also such as bands from the beginning of 90's , such as Emperor, Mayhem , Rotting christ , Satyricon etc.. I would be the vocalista only, then later I ended up being the guitarist and vocalist, and Juliana started to play the drums (she was a guitarist), so the current line-up is Lord Grave War aka Marcio Guterres, guitars and vocals, Juliana Novo aka DarkMoon on the drums, and Roberto Candido aka Factus as the bassist. We had lots of guest bassists to play live for the promotion of the album ‘Destroying The Fucking Disciples Of Christ’, and now we are relocating the band to São Paulo/SP, Brazil. Our music has influences from the old school Black Death Metal with some thrash metal from 80’s and 90's with bands such as Emperor , Impaled Nazarene, Vader, Morbid Angel, Sepultura Old era, Kreator, we don’t want to repeat formulas, creating an unique sound at the same time with a revival from the real old school Black Metal atmorphere that it has to have, I’d say we are sounding nowadays more like a Black/Death Metal band, extreme music 666!  

3. Crucifixion BR.   has   released  the  debut  cd   "Destruction  Of The  Fucking Disciples  Of  Christ"    through  Horror Pain Gore  Death Prod.  How  did  the   band  come  in  contact  with  this  great  label? 

DarkMoon: Back in 2011 I was sending e-mails to many labels around the world with our press kit, and among the answers I got, there was a reply from Mike Juliano of Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, asking me to send the physical CD. Then I sent, and asked a month later if it ever arrived, then he said no, sorry. And when our oficial video was released in January 2014, I emailed him with the YouTube link, then asked again about releasing our album. And when we were almost making a deal with another local label to release the album, he replied to me asking if we had ever released it, cause he missed that last email with the video, and then we got all this thing going, and then released the album in October 2014. And then Willian of Shinigami Recs asked us if we wanted to release in Brazil, so in February 2015 we ended up releasing our CD in our country through Shinigami Recs.  

4.How  long   did  it  take  to  write  the  music/songs   on  the  new  cd?  Who   usually  writes  the    lyrics  for   the  band? Where  do  you  all draw  inspiration for  your  lyrics? 

Lord Grave War: I compose the structures of the songs and also the lyrics, ideas happen in any moment, lately I have recorded everything that comes up to my mind such as riffs and lyrics, thinking about the next album already. Lyrics are a personal thing to me, they tell about existential crisis, such as in ‘Eternal Judgement’, there’s also the song ‘Destroyng The Fucking Disciples Of Christ’ which tells about the battle of eras in the name of God where generations were devastated by the hipocrisy of cristianity, which happens until nowadays. I think we have to believe in our intuition, not to judge the outside, to fight with honour, blood and soul for your objectives. Crucifixion BR wants to ally with the fans always as an unique chain against humanity’s and cristianity’s hipocrisy, together we have the force... Together we will win this old daily battle imposed! 

5.How   has  the   response  been  from  the  fans? What  about   the    press?

Lord Grave War: We did a small tour in Brazil passing through a few cities of São Paulo state and also in Minas Gerais state, we played in the birth city of the band SEPULTURA, Belo Horizonte, where we had a great repercution. People  in the shows have been buying our merchandise, and partying with us, and the press also seems interested in us, and finding worth in our battle.

DarkMoon: people sometimes wonder before our shows, who is that girl setting up a drum kit? And then they get impressed by watching me playing, it’s a cool reaction in my opinion, guys and girls get shocked by seeing a girl playing such a fast and extreme drumming, and after the shows people come to talk to me and I get many compliments, which is awesome. As for the press, we are featured on the May issue of the brazilian magazine Roadie Crew, which is a great accomplishment, after so many years in the underground scene. Also I’m on the issue #28 of the american Sick Drummer Magazine, which was another great step. And there’s more to come this year, hopefully soon.

6. Does  Crucifixion BR.   ever  play  live  or  do  you  both  prefer the   studio?

Lord Grave War: I like to play live, to stay in contact with the crowd. To enter the stage each night in different places has an unique adrenaline, but to play at the studio also has its good point, because there is the oxygen to the band, the continuation of it, where we keep on writing new pages of our history in music, it’s the art rejuvenated, bravely complete and alive! 

DarkMoon: Performing live is always a better experience, it doesn’t matter if there are 10 people or 10 thousand of people, the show is always good. But playing at studio is fun aswell.

7.Who   are   some  bands  you  all have  shared  the  stage  with? If  you  both     could  set  up  a  dream  show/tour   who  are  some  bands {past  or  present}  you  want  to  share  the  stage  with?

 Lord Grave War: We have shared the stage with many cool bands, both from the underground national scene, also special bands such as the brothers of Krisiun, Dark Funeral, Nervochaos, Genocidio, etc.

 DarkMoon: well we are booking a tour in Europe by October, and we have been confirmed to play in the Opole Metal Festival with Besatt and other bands to be announced, so I hope we’ll get more gigs like that, also with Dark Funeral, which we already had the honour to support in a festival here in Brazil. I wish we could perform soon also with other awesome bands like Behemoth, Vader, Morbid Angel, Marduk, Rotting Christ.

8.In   your   opinions   what  does  Black Metal  mean  to   you?

Lord Grave War: to me the renewal, the balance, the fight, annihilation of any form of falsehood, stay war!

DarkMoon: I agree to Marcio, it means the force, to believe in yourself and not to obey stupid forms of religion, live your life with your own consciousness.

9.Crucifixion BR.   comes   out  of  the  mighty  Brazilian  metal  scene  what  is  your  opinions  of  the  scene  in  Brazil?

Lord Grave War: the scene is ok, but it’s not easy, lots of great bands in the national scenery, bands miss more support, more organization! But brazilian metal keeps strong, never letting it go down, that’s what we felt in the last gig we played in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Minas Gerais!  

Darkmoon: Yeah, there are good and bad promoters, poor promotion also, there are some people full of greed who try to get advantage of the scenery, but also there are true people who keep on fighting for a better scene.

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

Lord Grave War: the first brazilian band that I met as a kid and got addicted was SEPULTURA Cavalera's era , to me those guys are part of the history of Crucifixion BR. In terms of Brazil, I also like Expulser, Sexthrash , Krisiun, Attomica, Dorsal Atlântica , The Mist , Vulcano etc... nowadays have listened a lot to Nervochaos, Funeratus,  Claustrofobia, different sound but a great band, also great guys... there are lots of bands with quality in the brazilian extreme metal scene!  

DarkMoon: I also love Sepultura and Krisiun. Dorsal Atlântica, PUS old times, The Mist with Jairo Guedz (such a pity the band is no more active), Nervochaos, Vulcano are great bands as well.

11.Are  either  of  you  currently  working  with  side-bands  or  solo  projects?If  yes   please  tell  the  readers  about  them?

 Lord Grave War: I particularly not, the focus is Crucifixion BR 100%! 

DarkMoon: I have been also a singer, I have taken part in other music projects in the past as a singer, even recorded an EP with Dremora from Los Angeles, also an EP with Lamented Despondency from Slovakia, and Noctis Notus from Brazil. Nowadays I don’t have any side-project. I save all my work on drums only for Crucifixion BR, cause it means my identity, and the identity of the band.

12. Juliana    you   handle  the  drums  for   CrucifixionBR.  when  did  you  become  interested  in  playing  the  drums?  Are  you   self taught  or  did  you  take  lessons  when  first  beginning?

 DarkMoon: Well when we started the band I was a guitarist, but we couldn’t find any drummers in our area, then Marcio suggested me to start learning drums, then I did, and it was so much easier than playing the guitar, he gave me a few advices cause he’s a drummer aswell. Then the rest I learned on my own, so I’m self taught, and I’m left-handed, but I don’t invert the drums, I play in a different way than mostly drummers, something like open handed style. 

13.Who   are  some  of  your  influences/favorite  drummers? Do  you  currently   play  any  other   instruments?

DarkMoon: My inspirations come from many metal styles, mostly death and black metal drummers, such as Igor Cavalera, Pete Sandoval, Dave Lombardo, Nicholas Barker, Hellhammer, Inferno, Max Kolesne, etc. 
Well I used to play the guitar, then after I started to play the drums, I never really played the guitar again. I wasn’t very good on it. But I can also sing. 

14.Marcio you   handle  the  guitars  for  the  band  when  did  you  first  become  interested  in  playing  the   guitars?Who   are  some  of  your  influences/favorite   guitarists?

Lord Grave War: I wanted to be just a singer, but in that time it was hard to find someone interested in doing Black Metal in Rio Grande city, then I had to learn the guitar aswell, then I ended up adapting myself to play and sing together and I enjoyed since then. My influence on guitar is Trey Azagthoth, Andreas Kisser old times, Hoffman Brothers of Deicide, Mille Petroza of Kreator, Insahn of Emperor to me is supreme, both his music and his vocals…and so on!

15.Marcio   you   also   handle  the  vocals  for  the  band   when  did  you  become  interested  in  singing/screaming? Do  you  do  anything  special  to  keep  your  throat/voice  healthy?
Who  are  some  of  your  favorite  vocalists?

Lord Grave War: since I was very young, I Always loved to sing. I used to sing the old albums of SEPULTURA, the voice of Max Cavalera was the first one who influenced me, also the ones in Morbid Angel, Dark Throne , Immortal Emperor, Deicide, Mayhem, those vocalists are a big inspiration to me, such as many others. For now I don’t do anything special to keep my throat healthy, it is still ok, I am an autodidact vocalist who does both screaming and  guttural vocals, the same way I sing with clean voice. When the show is over people ask me, are you hoarse? And I say: nope, everything is OK. There must be demons behind this technique haha. 

16.Thank  you  Juliana  and  Marcio   for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  interview out. Do  either  of  you   have  any  final   comments?

Lord Grave War: thanks for the opportunity to do this interview, Crucifixion BR wants to unify and to add something fresh to the worldwide extreme metal scene, public and bands connected we are stronger, hugs and regards to all, stay fucking War, Brazil and the world!

DarkMoon: thanks Patrick for the interview, and hey guys and girls, be sure to like us on facebook so you don’t miss our news! Hope to meet a lot of people in our upcoming concerts in Europe! We will be trying to hit the USA and Canada soon next year! Thanks a lot for the support and keep strong on this metal scene!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

New Metal reviews done on 6-4-15

Metal  Hails
Here  is  a  new batch  of  metal  reviews  for  everyone to  sink  their  teeth  into.we  have  old-school death,thrash  and  even  black/thrash  this  time  around  so  take  a few   minutes to  check  these  out  and  if you  like  a release  either  buy a  physical  or  if  available  a digital-copy. 
More  reviews and  interviews  coming  soon

Diabolical   Messiah--Satan  Tottendemon  Victory  cd   {Morbid  Metal Rec.}
This  is  Diabolical   Messiah's  re-release  of their  debut  release  on  cd  format  through  the  mighty  Morbid  Metal Rec.Coming  out  of  the  South American  country  of  Chile the  band  blends  a great  mix  of  old-school  death metal  with  some  early  black metal  influences  entertwined  within the  music.The  guitars  are  heavy  with  some  fast  parts  mixed  with the  slower to  mid-paced  guitar  chords and  even  some  solo's  mixed  in  a few  of the  songs.The d rumming  is  top  notch  with  fast  blast beats to  a slower  mid paced  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  a  mix  of  heavy death  metal  growls and  some  black metal screams  thrown in the  songs.Anyone   into  old-school  death with some black metal  influences  should  defintly  give this  band  and  release  a  listen to  today!!
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Profanator--Mvtter Vicivm cd   {Chaos  Rec.}
Mexico's   Profanator has  released their  newest  cd  Mvtter Vicivm  total  thrashing   madness  with  fast,raging  guitars that  are  played  with  a lot  of  skill  and  intensity.The  drum  patterns  are done  with  a lot  of  creative  and  furious  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  done  with  old-school  black  metal  screams  and  more  thrashy  type screams and vocals.If you  are  a  thrash  fanatic  this  is  a  band  for  you.
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Sangus--Saevitia  7inch {Eternal Death Rec.}
Sangus  are  a  black metal  band  from  Rhode  Island  that  are  defintly  have  a strong  black metal  influence  but  also  use  some thrash and  even  a  little  bit  of  crust  within their  sound.This  is their  new  seven  inch  titled  Saevitia  which  contains four songs  of  old school  black thrashing  metal.The  guitars  are  raw  with  a lot of  thrashing  speed  and  some  very  memorable  structures and  riffs.The drumming  is  very  well done  with   excellent drum  patterns that  range  from  hyper speed  to  a  more  mid paced range.The  vocals  are  a  mix  of  gruff growls  and  black metal  screams.If you  are  a fan  of  old-school  blackend thrash  then this  is  defintly  a band  you  will  want to  check  out  soon.
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Torturer--Call  Of  Madness  cd {Self released}
Canada's  Torturer  play  a very  aggressive  style  of  thrash  metal.The  guitars  are  done  with  a lot  speed  and  aggressive  riffs.The  guitarist  knows  how  to  play  extremely  well  mixing  in  some  fast  riffs and  even  throws some  very  well  played  solo's  in  a few  of the songs.The  drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  skill and experience  going from  hper speed  fast to  some  mid paced  tempo  changes.The  vocals are  black metal styled  screams this  is  some  solid   good old fashioned   Canadian thrash  metal.
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Interview with Decayed done by Patrick on 5-16-15

Metal  regards
Here  is  a   new  interview  with   Portugal's Decayed  that   have  been  releasing  music  since  the  early  1990's   and  their   newest  cd  "Into The Depths Of Hell"  was   just  released  by  "Hell Prod."  and  is  a great  mix  of  old-school  Black  metal with touches  of death  metal  for  all the  fanatics  into  this  style.

Interview  with  J.A  guitarist  for   Decayed   done  by    Patrick

1.Hello  J.A.     how  are  things  in  Portugal going? When  did you  first  discover  metal   music?Who  were  some  of the  first bands you   listened to? Who  are some  of your  current  favourites?
JA - Hello Patrick and everyone reading this. Things in Portugal could be a lot better. I discovered Metal music back in 1980 but it wasn't till 1986 that I really started listening to it all day long. I discovered all those amazing bands through radio shows that we had back then. I don't remember the first bands I listened to, but the usual back then: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Venom, Bathory... My favourite band since 1986 has been Venom, the gods of Metal! I mainly listen to the releases done in the 80's, those were the days.
2.You  formed   Decayed  in  1990  when  did you  get  the   idea  to  form  this  band?How  did you  come  up  with  the  name  of  the   band?
JA - The idea came in an afternoon of booze with a friend who wanted to start a band with me. He bought a guitar in June 1990 and we immediately started composing some songs. In September we got a drummer and a bass player (both our friends), started rehearsing with me on vocals and then in October we got a proper vocalist (also a friend). The name of the band I took from the Venom song "Senile Decay".
  3.What  is  the  current   line-up  of   Decayed? For  the  readers  who  may  have   never  heard your  band's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?
JA - Now we have 2 different line ups. For studio we are myself on guitars and vocals, Vulturius on vocals and bass, Tormentor on drums. But live we have been playing with Nocturnus Horrendus on drums. I describe our music as old school Black Metal in the vein of Venom and Bathory.
4.Decayed   is  signed  to the  label   Hell  did you  come  in   contact   with  this  label?
JA - We have been friends for many years and they had already released a tape of ours back in 2000. I wanted to release the album as soon as possible and they were the only ones who could do that. 
5.The  new  cd   "Into The  Depths Of Hell"  was  recently  released  how  long  did it  take  the  band to  write  and record  the  songs  on the   new  cd? Does  the   whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  process  or  does  one member   usually  write  everything?
JA - This new CD has songs written since 2009 to 2014. On this album I decided to use old songs that never made it to an album but that I thought of as good songs. The actual recording started in March 2014 and ended in February 2015. Usually it's me that writes all the material. And since I started to compose at home alone (lack of rehearsals) all the songs have been composed by me. 
6.Who  usually  takes  care  of  the   lyrics  for   the  band. Where  do you  all  draw  inspiration  for  the  lyrics?
JA - I also write most of the lyrics. It's been some years that I asked someone to write for Decayed. I take my inspiration from life in general, the lack of honour in these days. I also take some inspiration from books that I read or some movies that I watch. 
7.Besides  the  new  cd   "Into The  Depths Of Hell"  does  the   band  currently   have   any  other   merchandise  available  for  the  readers?Where  can  the  fans  find  your  releases/merch?
JA - We have an extensive list of material available, too many to list here. If some Metalhead is interested just send me an e-mail and I'll send the available merchandising. You can contact me at: 
8.Does   Decayed  play  "live"  shows  very  often  or  do you   prefer the  studio?What  have   been some  of your   most   memorable  shows to  date?
JA - We used to be a very active band live, but since 2010 we haven't played that much live. Usually, 2 or 3 gigs each year since 2011. I don't think we can compare the feeling of playing live with the work in studio, it's like compare fire and watter. I enjoy both very much, as much as I enjoy rehearsals. This is the unholy trinity of a band: rehearsals, live and studio and I enjoy them all. Live you can feed on the energy of those going berserk with the sonic blasphemy. In studio one can experiment a lot and I enjoy that. As for memorable shows, we had quite a few in our 25 years so I really can't recall a special one. 
9.Are their  any tours  planned for  this  year? If  yes  where  are some   places you  all  will    play?
JA - So far we only have a gig at the Under The Black Sun in Germany (04/07). We're trying to put together a gig in Lisbon (Portugal) to celebrate these 25 years and then in January 2016 we'll be playing at a fest in Portugal in Mangualde. 
10.  Decayed   comes   out  of  Portugal's  metal  scene  what  is your   opinion  of  the  metal  scene  in  Portugal?
 JA - I couldn't care less about the scene in Portugal. Far too many backstabbers and thieves! I do appreciate the music of some bands and I am friends with some of the musicians who are part of this scene, but I had far to many disappointments to be bothered with what's going on.
11.Who  are  some   of your  all-time   favorite  Portugese  bands?  Are their   any  new   bands you  feel   the  readers  should  check  out  soon?
JA - My favourite Portuguese band has always been Brain Dead. They were a Thrash Metal band but sadly they only released 2 demos. V12 are also one of my all time fave. You should check Inquisitor if you're into old school Thrash. Perpretator is also cool in that vein. In these days and age, with a PC you can find out more than I can tell you here. 
12.Besides    Decayed   you  are  also  the  sole  member  of  Hoth  which  you  formed in  1988. What gave you  the  idea  to  form  this  band? How  did you  come up  with the  name  for this  band/project?  Has  it   always   been  a  one  man  band  or  have  you  searched  for  other  members to   join?
JA - When I started to think about Hoth I wanted to combine some sort of dark Metal with keyboards, something that wasn't that common back then. The name I took from Tolkien's works. It has always been a one man band, but on the last album (out now!!!) I invited Marco (who also did the lead guitars on the 2 last Decayed albums) to help me out on leads. 
13.You  are  getting  ready  to  release the  new  cd   "The Black  Goddess Returns"  through   Iron Blood  And Death  rec.  how  did you  come  in  contact  with  this  label?
JA - The CD is already out! They had released a compilation CD of Decayed a couple of years ago and I thought of contacting them to see if they were interested and they loved the album, so here it is for you to bang your head! 
14.J.A   you   have   been  in  the  metalk  scene  since the  mid  1980's  were  you  ever  a  tape-trader  ?did you  ever  do  a  fanzine or  a web-zine? If  yes  please  tell the  readers  about  them?
JA - Yes I was a very active tape trader back then, I traded tapes with people from all over the world. I worked for a zine called Nuclear Mosh which at some point I think was the biggest zine in Portugal. They dealt with all sorts of Metal and beyond. I also did a zine on my own with the guys of Decayed, back in 1993 called Impious. This one was more focused on the darker side of Metal and we only did one issue. After that I also worked for the final issue of one Lost Kingdom that was mainly Death and Black Metal.
15.What  do  you  feel  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  metal  scene  today?And  what  does  the  term  underground  metal   mean to  you?
JA - The best thing is that there are still good bands releasing good music. Also now, with the internet it's a lot easier to resolve any problem in a question of seconds. The worst is that any ass-hole with a computer can writte whatever he wants about anything and everything without the least basic knowledge of what he is writing about. Underground means to me: we like what we do and we do what we like! Bow to no one!
16.Besides  working  om  music  what  do  you  enjoy  doing in  your  free time?
JA - Reading, watching movies, hanging out with some friends, drink a few beers, listen to Music... that's basically it. 
17.Thank  you  J.A   for  taking  the  time  to  fill  out   this  interview  do  you   have   any  final  words  for  the   readers?
JA - Thank you Patrick for the support towards Decayed, I apreciate that Metal Brother! If anyone is interested in Decayed or any of my projects, feel free to contact me. All the best and Keep It Metal! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Interview with Concieved By Hate done by Patrick on 5-6-15

El  Salvador's   Conceieved  by  Hate  have  released  a  great  split  cd  with   Akheron  released  through   the   mighty   Morbid  Skull  {which  is  also  owned  and  operated  by  the  man   Jorge  Montesino  so  do yourself  if your  a  fan  of  death/thrashing  metal  then  deffintly  check  out  this  band's  split cd  and  other  releases  today.

Interview  with   Jorge Montesino   vocals and  guitars    for  Concieved  By  Hate  and  owner  of  Morbid Skull Records  done  by   Patrick

1.Metal Hails  Jorge  how  are  things  going  for  you this  week? When  did you  first  discover  metal  music? 

Hey Patrick thanks a lot for this interview, I am doing good, very busy recording new material for my bands and also a lot of stuff going on with the label. Well I quite not remember clearly but it was on early age maybe when I was like 10 or 12 years old, I remember I visited my grandmother and in that house lived one of my cousins that is like 10 years older than me, so I remember I grabbed some of the dubbed tapes and listen to them, I was attracted by the logo designes. Also I remember my parents and grandmother listen to The Beatles, Metallica Ballads, Queen and stuff like that, I think those situations were the first contact with heavy metal music in my life.

2.The  band  was  created  in  2002  what  gave you  all the  idea to  start  the  band? How  did you all choose the  name    Conceived  By  Hate? What  is  the  current  line up  for the  band?

Well I had a previuous band called DISORDER that I put on rest on 2002 and since I already had ideas for new songs inmediately I started to compose for a new band that I originally wanted to call SPIRITUAL DEMISE but the name was not shared by some members so I had to agreed to change it to CONCEIVED BY HATE but at the end it makes some sense since most of the old stuff was rooted in hatred, I think the other guitarrist was the one that came out with the name. The current line up is as follows:

Morbid – guitars/vocals
Hellbastard – vocals
Tulio – Keyboard
Carlos – Bass
Iosif – Drums
Rene - Guitars

3.How  would  you  say   Concieved  By  Hate's  music  has  changed  over  the  years? Who  are  some  of the  bands  influences?

Well I liked the idea of not evolve but devolve and going backwards to the root of this music, maybe the music now is not so complex as at the beginning talking about riff structure but is always death/thrash. One thing I can say is that as persons every member did change for good or bad. I may not talked about influences but musical preferences, I can speak only for myself, in my case I always come back to bands like DISSECTION, DECEASED, ENTOMBED, BATHORY, DISMEMBER, etc. and bands alike, there is a good amount of new bands coming out with the same feeling which I also follow, I think this is a good era for Extreme Metal in general the morbid vibes are coming out ones again stronger as before maybe. 

4. Concieved  By  Hate   is  getting  ready to  release  a  split  cd  with  Akheron through  Morbid Skull Rec.  how  long  did  it  take  the  band to  write the  music  on  the  split cd?

I decided to include 4 tracks on this release, 3 new songs and 1 cover which is DISSECTION's “Thorns Of Crimson Death”, one of the songs was written by the bass player so I am not sure how long did he take but on my case “Hypocritical Sense Of Ego” was written around 2011 like in 2 or 3 weeks but it was never included in a release until now, the other song I wrote was “Embrace The Absurd” which I think was ready in 1 week or something and was written in 2013. 

5.Does the  whole  band take  part  in the  writing  process  or  is  it  usually  one  member who  writes  everything? Who  usually  writes  the  lyrics for the   band what  are  some  topics/subjects  you  all  write  about?

I have always written almost all the music, when I have the complete songs with riffs and tempos then I send the music to the other members so they learn it and put the arrangements related to their instruments, on this point lets say everybody put their style on playing their thing but following the main idea, some lead guitars are written by me and another ones by the other guitarrist. Regarding the lyrics I always write all the stuff in some cases if the song is written but another member they have an idea or concept about the lyrics I take that concept and create the phrasing and lyrics. Since we do not see each other too much for me is easier to compose alone, I am used to do it that way so I really enjoy it. The topics/subjects depends on the mood when composing the music, some stuff are personal points of views of social things or local reality, I always liked to right stuff with evil nerved but I always hold it out of the band because I felt it was not shared by all members but things will change from now on, actually that is the reason I also reactivated my old band DISORDER (thrash/black/death) and created a new band MORBID STENCH (death) to be able to play and talk about stuff I liked but sometimes is not shared by all.

6.Has   Concieved  By  Hate    started  working  on  new  songs for  the  next  release? Will  it  be another  split  cd  or   possibly  a  full-length?

Of corpse!!! I am always working and saving riffs, I usually do this for a period and then when I have enough time I start arranging the stuff and creating the complete songs, so far I am also working on 2 full-lenght albums, one for DISORDER and another for MORBID STENCH but I have like 4 complete songs for CONCEIVED BY HATE and I plan to finish recordings at least for all guitars and bass by this year, I really like short songs albums (8 to 9 songs) so lets say I have almost 50% ready haha, so yes! I hope that the second full-lenght is at least ready this year and released on early 2016.  

7.Does    Concieved  By  Hate   play  live  very  often?What  have  been  some  of your  most  memorable  shows  so  far?

Yes, in the last years we have been very active playing locally in order to promote music and get funds by selling merch, our country is small and there are not many places or shows from which you can choose but we have been playing like 1 or 2 shows per month lately. Regarding a memorable show I really do not have any that comes to mind first, I think all have been good. 

8.Are  their  any  tours  or  shows  planned  for  2015?  If  you  could  set up a  dream  tour/show  who  are  some bands{past or  present}  you  would  like to  share the  stage  with?

I am working on touring europe but I will have to setup a live line-up to do this since matching 6 schedulers its quite difficult, I mean we are 6 members with different lives and seems difficult for all to have the same intervals of free time or vacations so I am working on this, there are some oportunities but still working on them. A dream tour/shows for me would be with bands like DISSECTION, DECEASED, ASPHYX, ENTOMBED and DISMEMBER. 

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

I am not the best person to judge the whole metal underground scene but what comes to my mind is that a good thing of today is that with Internet there are almost no bounderies to promote your music or to get in touch with other bands or scenes from places 20 years ago you wont imagine, this is a good thing in both cases as a fan or as a musician, on the other hand I think that Internet has made the things easier so now the love for music maybe is not valorated much as before because it is no longer hard to get it, I mean you can listen 1 song of a band today and 24 hours you may be able to download the whole discography and then if you want you delete it for no money so I think this has killed the passion and romance it was present in the past but its like all, not all is perfect, you get something good but also something bad at the same time. In my humble opinion underground metal its something made from the heart, honest and without thinking if will like it or not to others, its something real and done by the love of this music, it does not have to be necessarily related to unknown bands or underrated bandsor to be succesful to make money or not from this music, most metal bands I think do not make a living out of this music but there are some that are still undeground and very real about this music that became succesful. 

10. Concieved  By  Hate   comes   out  of  EL Salvador's  metal scene  what  is  your   opinion  of   EL Salvador's  metal  scene? 

This is a complicated question for me since I cannot judge anyone, I think I am just focused on my shit and thats it I try not to look around on what others are doing but I will try to answer this question, I think as I told in previous question with Internet it is more easy to get in touch with this kind of music so there could be more bands and/or metalheads but I think the air is lacking of passion, as I said I am no one to judge it but this is the first thing that came to my mind.

11.Who  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite   El Salvadorian  bands? Are their  any  new  bands  you feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

I do not have any, I mean there is no local band that had or has influenced me on doing this so I do not have any favorite by now. 

12.Besides   Concieved  By  Hate   are you   or  any  of the  members   currently   working  with   other  bands  or  solo  projects?

Yes, since I felt some things will not work good with Conceived By Hate and reactived my first old band called DISORDER which is a combination of mostly thrash riffs, it was put on hold in 2002 and reactivated as an studio project in 2011 joining forces with Hellbastard on vocals and Iosif helped as session drummer, I put out a single on 2013 and a full-lenght called “En El Rio del Olvido” on 2014 both out on my label MORBID SKULL RECORDS, currently I am recording the next full-lenght for this band. Also I am working in another band called MORBID STENCH which is pure dense fucking death metal, on this one I am also working on the guitars and bass with Iosif on drums and a good friend from Costa Rica “The Master Butcher”  (INSEPULTO, NECROGOD, etc..), currently I am recording the tracks for the debut album that I hope to have it released this year.

13.Other than  working  with   Concieved  By  Hate    you  are  also  the  owner  of  Morbid Skulls Records. when  did you get  the  idea  to  start a  label? Do  you  work  on  everything yourself  or do you  have  some  help?

It was something not planned, I think started it seriously around late 2012 and finally I think got my logo and dedicated address on 2013 and starting to deal with bigger labels, it is not like I just wanted to have a label it was the only way to promote more seriously my bands so lets say it was my logic way to go instead of waiting for others to help my bands i just did it my self and my way. In relation with the administrative things or operations I do it all by myself, its fucking difficult sometimes to get all done quickly but I am working on distributing better my time to manage it better. As I said currently I just edit my bands productions because of the costs and hard work that has to be done to move the stuff, I am not the guy that lays down to wait until others do the job, I really like to do it my self and put always my best effort in all. 

14.What   have you  released  on  Morbid Skulls Records  so  far?  is this  just  a  label  for your bands or  have you released  other  bands as  well?

 I have release officialy the following items:

CONCEIVED BY HATE “Selective Procreations” 7” Split Vinyl with NUCLEAR (Chile) 2013
CONCEIVED BY HATE “Below The Deck Of Opulence” 12” Split Vinyl with DECEASED (USA) 2014
CONCEIVED BY HATE “Coalition Of Death” CD Split with AKHERON (Colombia) 2015
DISORDER “En El Rio Del Olvido” CD full-lenght 2014

Yes man this is just for my bands so far, it is not that I do not want to help other bands but I am not making profit out of it so budget is not infinite, if there is another band that I like and have the right attitude then I may think about it but its hard.

15.What  do  you   look for  when  signing and releasing  a  band?  What  are some  of the  upcoming  releases for   Morbid Skulls Records?

If I would sign or edit something for a band I need the right attitude on this, I mean I am not rich and I am not and will surely not make money out of all this, I do it because I like it and I need it as breathing so the band needs to understand this and support the label to make the best results but sometimes there are egocentric bands that think they are the best stuff ever and that I will be rich by editing the stuff so they start asking money or a lot of copies, on those cases I always say I am not the label for them and wish them good luck. The upcoming releases I have are as follow:

CONCEIVED BY HATE “Coalition Of Death” (Limited Vinyl Edition)
CONCEIVED BY HATE (new full-lenght)
DISORDER (new full-lenght)
MORBID STENCH (debut album)

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

Thanks a lot to you Patrick for the interest on doing this interview and also to the readers, I wish you all the best.

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