Saturday, February 21, 2015

New reviews done by Patrick on 2--21-15

Metal  Hails
Here  is  a  new  batch  of reviews  for your  reading  pleasure  a little  bit  of thrash,death  and a few  black  metal  releases.  Hopefully  you  all  will  find  some  new  music  to  your  liking.

Apocryfal--Aberration  Of Mind  {Digital release/Self-released}
Apocryfal  come  out  of  Finlands   death metal  scene.This  young band  really  knows  how to  create  memorable and  well written  death metal.The  guitars  are very well  played  with  some  catchy riffs  mixed  in the  songs.the  drumming  is really good  with a  mix  of  furious  drum  patterns to a  more  mid paced drum  sound.The  vocals  are  death metal  growls  and  some  grunt/gruff  style  vocals.Apocryfal  are  a  solid brutal death  metal  band that  is  defintly  worth  checking  out  if your  into  this  style  of  music.
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Atomicide--Chaos  Abomination  LP  {Iron  Bonehead Rec.}
Atomicide  return  with  their  second  full-length  for  Iron Bonehead Rec. Atomicide  have  been  in the  underground  metal  scene  for  about  ten  years  with their  brand  of  vicious  and  violent death,blackend  metal.The  guitars  are  played  at  hyperspeed  with a few  mid paced  sections  before  going  extremely  fast  with  the  guitars  once again.The  drumming  is  non stop  barrage  of  hyperspeed  drum  beats that are  chaotic  but  also  done  very  well with  some  impressive  drum  patterns.The  vocals  are  deep death growls  with  some  scratchy vocals  and a few  screams  throughout  the  LP. This  is  a  really  chaotic  but  well written  slab  of  chaotic  death metal  if your  into  old-school,vicious  death metal  then  defintly  do yourself  a favor and pick  this  gem  of  a release  up today.
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Blasphmachine--Oath  pro cdr  {Cold Raw  Rec.}
 Malaysia's Blasphmachine  release their  newest  E.P of  raw,violent  blackend death  metal.The  two  tracks  on  the  Oath Mcdr  are  very  well  played  going from hyper fast  death metal  to  a  more  slower mid range paced  black metal.The  guitars  are  done  extremely  good  with  hyperspeed  guitars  to a  more controlled mid-paced.The  vocals  are  death metal  growls  with  some  raw screams  mixed  in the  music.This  is  a great  band  and release  if you  are  a  fan  of  early nineties  blackend death metal  then  pick  this  release  up  today.
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Cold Blood--Chronology Of  Satanic  Events   {Metallic  Media}
ColdBlood  come  out  of  the  mighty Brazilian  death metal  scene  playing  a   mix  of  old-school {early  90's}  death  metal  with  their  second  cd  "Chronology Of  Satanic  Events ".Heavy mid-paced  death  metal  with  some  faster  parts  within a few  tracks.The  guitars  are  done  with  excellent  precision  and  talent.The  drumming  is top notched as well with  some  mid-paced drums before speeding up with  some faster thrashy drum  patterns.The  vocals  are done  in the death metal  growls  with  some  screams  mixed in  with the  growls.Cold Bloood reminds  me  of  early  Deicide  and  other  excellent U.S death  metal  bands a  great release  and  band  for  anyone  into  deicide  or  old-school death  metal. 
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Goat  Semen--Ego  Svm  Satana  cd,Lp  {Hells  Headbangers  Rec.}
The  South American  horde  Goat Semen have  released  their  debut cd/Lp  through  the  mighty  Hells  Headbangers.combing  vicious  old school  death  metal  with  some  thrashing war  metal  guitars are  played  extremely  fast and  with a lot  of  chaotic riffs mixed  in.But  don't  let  the  fast  riffs  fool you this guitar  player  knows  how  to create  violent sounding  guitar  riffs  but  are  also  very  trained and  can  create some  well done  guitar  patterns.The  drumming  is done  fast  with  a lot  of crazy  drum  patterns  but  like the  guitars  the  drumming is top  notch  with  some  crazed  patterns but  also done  with  a lot  of  talent.Goat Semen   have  created  a  great  debut  if your  into  old-school fast death  metal  with  some  bestial thrash  elements then  definitely   check  this  out  today!
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Morbosidad--Tortura  MLP  {Nuclear War  Now!}
Morbosidad  have unleashed their  brand  new  Mlp  "Tortura"   mixing  a nice  blend  of  old-school black  and  death  metal  elements together  with some  elements  of  war metal chaos.The drumming  is  non stop  fast  and  chaotic  all over the place  which  really fits these  songs.The  guitars  are  equally  as fast   with  some  excellent  guitar  patterns and riffs.The  band  is  not  all speed and chaotic music the  band  does slow it  down  in a few  songs to a more mid-paced range  before  pummeling  the  listener  with another  barrage  of  fast  guitars and drums.
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Phantasmal--The  Reapers   Forge  cassette  tape {self-released}
Coming  out  of  the U.S  Metal  scene  is  Phantasmal  releasing  their  debut  demo  The  Reapers   Forge  combining  thrash  with  old-school death and  black  metal  elements.The  two  man  band  have  created  a  very  old-school  sounding  masterpiece  with  thrashing  guitars  that  are fast  and  also  have some  creative  solo's entertwined.The  drumming  is top  notched  with  some mid-paced  drums  and  their are  some  very  heavy,fast drum  parts  as well.The  vocalist  does a  good  job  with  black metal  screams  and  some  gruff  vocals  in a  few  tracks.This  is  a  very  well played  band that  has released  a good  demo  worth  checking  out.
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Interview with Loki editor of Occult Black Metal web-zine done by Patrick on 2-21-15

 Metal  Hails!!
Here is  a  new  interview  with  the  man  behind   the  web-zines  "Occult  Black metal  web-zine"  among  many  others.So  if  you  are  a  metal fan {of  any  genre}  check  the  web-zine  links  at the end  of the  interview. 

Interview   with  Loki  editor   of  Occult  Black  Metal  web-zine   done  by   Patrick

1.Metal  Hails  Loki   how  is your  week  going?  When  did  you  first  discover  metal  music? I know  you  have  2-3  different  web-zines going  at  the  moment  would  you  say you  have  an  open  mind  towards  music  in general?
Actually right now I am doing 9 different blogs but am looking to hire a second writer for the 9th blog which is more focuses on the less extreme gernes, I would say I do have an open mind towards metal in general along with some classic rock, industrial,punk,  classical and folk music on ocassion, 
2.Who  were  some  of  the first  bands you   listened to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorites?
 I discovered metal in the 80's in elementary school during the time MTV was playing Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot and Motely Crue videos all day, and while those where mainstream metal bands they did  slowly lead to heavier stuff when i started paying more attention to music, for awhile there I was also into Kiss and Alice Cooper very heavily because the make up had some darkness to it, but as far as heavier genres go I got exposed to Metallica's "Ride The Lightning" and I thought it was the heaviest thing I had heard at the the time and it led to me listening to stuff like Medadeth, Slayer and Anthrax before getting more into heavier stuff like Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus, Testament basically the whole thrash genre along with some more underground stuff such as Onslaught, Piledriver, Anvil Bitch, Kreator, and also where I lived at in Seattle around the mid 80's there was an underground metal show on Sundays called 'Brain Pain' that also exposed me to a lot of extreme bands that where around in those days.

 Then around 90 I started getting more into stuff like Death, Sepultura, Pestillence and Obituary which led to even more death metal bands over the nest couple of years and I also got into grind like Napalm Death, Terrorizer, and Pungent Stench around the same time, and around 92 I started listening to bands on the JL America label and while everybody throught that label sucked at the time my first exposure to second wave black metal came through the stuff they where releasing like Impaled Nazarence, Samael, Beherit and master' Hammer, those albums had a very powerful impact on me at the same and I enjoyed the evil atmosphere and rawness of those bands and then after awhile I got into the bands that where on the Century Black label before going into even more underground stuff which I still keep discovering after more than 20 years? 

  As  far as current favorites some of my newer favorite bands have been My Darkest Shade, Feral, newer Countess, Temple Of Baphomet, Attic, Blasphemous Noise Torment, Alien Deviant Circus, Dawn of A Dark Age, Sepulchral Curse, Hell  Poemer, Vadikan, Wirchclan, the list is endless but my favorite genres are black metal and other type of metal that deals with the occult and I have also been listening to some of the newer bands that go for the classic NWOBHM sound.
3.When  did  you  first  become  interested  in  doing your  own  web-zines? Besides  Occult Black Metal web-zine  I  believe  you  have some  others  that  cover  various  styles  of  underground  music.Can you  please  tell the  readers  about  them?
I did my first zine in 2001 in Colorado with a couple of former members of Satan's Host called Magick Metal Zine which actually was a paper zine but it was misunderstood at the time by a lot of people because we where not afraid to mention how crappy all the nu metal, groove and metalcore bands really where, but we did cover a lot of black, death metal and grindcore bands in the articles and also did write about the few decent bands there where in Colorado at the time, but things changed the other writers started focusing more on Satan's Host and I went to college and got married shortly after that and did no writing again until 2008.

Around 2008 I knew my marriage was in decline so I started reviewing and interviewing bands on Myspace with a web zine I created called 72 Djinn Of The Goetia' which was more black metal and a second one called '50 Names Of Marduck which focused more on doom, death metal and grindcore, and when i realized Myspace was limited I went to blogger and created "OccultBlack
4.Do  you  have  any  advice for  anyone  thinking  of  starting  their  own  web or fanzine? What  are some things  you  feel  that  makes  a good  web-zine?
I would advice other people to start out by reviewing some albums in there own collection, hit up bands on Facebook for interviews and you can also find email addresses on Metal Archives and album covers which i would also advice to people starting out, I did the whole thing with emails and social networks and it led to many different bands, labels, and promotion people hitting me up, 
As for a good web zine, i feel the writer should be passionate about the music they are writing, and not give up while there are a lot of bands that are all supportive about being in web zines you also have the other type that put no effort in the questions and also come across as real pricks, but every writer should learn from their mistakes and if you come across criticism look at it from their point of view and show them you can be a better writer with a kick ass review or Interview? 
5.Does  any  of your  friends  or  contacts  help  with  reviews  or  Interviews  or  do you  prefer to  work  alone?
In the days of MagickMetalZine, I had a couple of other writers help me out and I have also helped out some people with heir promotions out here on interviews, I do for the most part like working alone, i treat my web zines the same way a lot of musicians treat their solo projects, I try to put my vision in as much as possible, but I am at the point where i would be open to bringing in a couple of other writers so I can actually breath and not have to review albums all day like I have, any interested writers should contact me and if I like the way they write i can have them do some reviews and interviews?
6.If  their  are  any  bands  or  labels  reading this  interview  where  can  they  send  you  their promo's  to  review?
You can send the digital promo's to my email and for physical copies also e-mail me at the same address and I will provide an address in a private message
7.How  many  hours  a  day  do  you think  you  work  on  the  web-zines?

Anywhere from 3 to 4 hours a day and sometimes 16 hours a day depending on how much stuff I get sent.
8.What  have   been  some  of your  favorite  bands  or  people  to  interview? Are their  any  bands or  labels{past  or  present}  that  you  would  like  to  interview  someday?
I have interviewed quite a lot of my favorite bands over the years some of the ones I really enjoyed where Bal Sagoth, Opera IX, Crimson Moon, Nibirui, Temple Of Baphomet, Gorephobia, Summoning,  Acheron and many others, I have not done any label interview but would be open to some such as Moribund, Full Moon Productions and any other label that is passionate about satanic or occult metal, as for bands I would be interested in reviewing Therion, Meleschech, Ofermod, King Diamond, Necromantia, and Blood Ritual, but I am fortunate to have interviewed quite alot of bands I have been into very heavily for a long time.   
9.Loki  in  your   opinion  what  is the   best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  scene today? And  what   does  Underground  metal   mean  to  you?
There are a lot of bands in the underground that remain true to the way black and death metal should sound and the ones that take Satanism, paganism, and Occultism are the ones I support the most and I think the underground is very healthy these days with the variety of many different genres you can chose from.
 As for what I hate about the underground these days is all of these psuedo groove metal bands that have been popping up lately and you also have all of these crappy deathcore and pornogrind bands that have no talent, retarded lyrics and those awful and pathetic pig squeals, you also have a lot of black metal people these days that do not understand the true nature of the music and put no effort into the songwriting and drink all day instead of focusing on what black metal should be, And another thing that is annoying about metal these days is all of the hipsters and the annoying clicks that seem to pop up at every show and I also hate all of these filthy unwashed politically correct liberals that label everybody who does that agree with their point of view a Nazi even when that person does not care about politics.
10.When  not  working  on  the  web-zines  what  do  you  enjoy  doing  in  your  spare  time?
I enjoy watching classic horror, science fiction and fantasy films, I also enjoy watching documentaries that are very historical and I also have a huge interest in studying Satnaism, Occultism, Magick, Left hand Path, Paganism and medieval philsophies and my interest in the Dark Arts is alos just as important to me as music and some of the occult authors and philosophers I  enjoy studying are Michael W.Ford, E.A Koetting,, Aliester Crowley, Stephen E. Flowers, Thomas Karlspn, Kenneth Grant, Julius Evola, Freya Aswyyn, Carlos Castendenda, Zecharia Stitchin, Anton Long, Peter Carroll among countless and I also have an interest in lost continents such as Atlantis, Lemuria, Thule and also secrt societies such as Freemasons, Illuminati, and the O.T.O.  
11.Thank  you  Loki  for  taking  the   time  to  fill this  interview  out.Do  you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?
Thanks for taking the time to ask me these questions and keep up with your work in the Metal underground

Friday, February 13, 2015

Interview with Blasphmachine done by Patrick on 2-13-15

Metal  Hails
Hope  everyone is  having  a  good  weekend?  Here is  a  new  interview  with  the  Malaysian  band  Blasphmachine  playing  early  blackend death  metal  with a  raw  but  good sounding  production.If  you  are  a fan  of the  early-mid  90's  black/death  metal  scene  then  definitely  check  this  band  out  today.
Metal  Regards

Interview  with  Rimie   vocalist and  guitarist  of  Blasphmachine   done  by   Patrick

1.Metal hails Rimie  how  is  your  week  going? When  did  you  discover metal  music?
 Hails Patrick. I'm doing fine here. Tough week with jobs and usual shit going on. Aaah, i cant remember when i start to discover metal. i guess right after my late eldest brother introduced me to his Dio - Holy Diver tape and his Kerrrang home videos.

2.Who  were  some  of  the  first  bands  you  listened to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?
 yeah, i lived in the eastcoast of malaysia where everything is so religously tight and conservatives. My  brother was the one studying in the city and everytime he's on holiday, he will bring back some heavy metal tapes. mostly Dio, Malmsteem, Ozzy and Metallica.
3.When  did  you  first  meet  the   other  members  of  Blasphmachine? How  did  you  all come  up  with the  name  of  the  band/
 All of us are from a different bands. i came from a death metal background scene to be honest but I am also fans of black metal bands as well. after a long hiatus from my old band, then something urge me to actually play some black death tunes. maybe too much Revenge, Conqueror and Blasphemy worshipping back in the days i would say. then i ask a friend of mine, Syafeg if he could help me out with the drumming. he is also from a brutal death background with his band, AKAREN and also DISLOCATED CEREBRUM. he agreed. Right after that, came Odie from INSIDE to complete the pieces as a bassist. Then we recorded a 3 tracks demo called Hell : Demo, released by ourselve on dub tapes. pass around and sell some of it. maybe around 130 pcs i guess. The name BLASPHMACHINE actually is my idea. mostly our lyrics contains blasphemous content so its kinda resemblance for us as a machine that produce such an anthems.

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  for  Blasphmachine?For  the  readers  who  have  never  heard  Blasphmachine's music  how  would you  describe the  music?
 After the demo relese, Syafeg is concentrating with his other band, DARKREGIME and Odie actually leave the band because he got a transfer to his hometown in borneo. A.P Filthgrinderz help me out with the drumming for our small malaysian tour with INFERNAL CURSE (argentina) and ANGELHOLOCOUST (thailand) in 2013. He then agreed to help me out to record a promo tracks and also a debut release from Blasphmachine. Right after the recording in 2014, he left the band and Syafeg came back to help me out again plus an additional guitarist, Epi. So the current line up now is Rimie (me) - Guitars, Syafeg - Drums, Epi - Guitars. yes, no bass player.
how to describe our sounds ? well. it maybe a dirty filthy cross over between black metal and death metal and also some grinding stuffs. coz we love to play violence.
5.Blasphmachine recently  released their  newest  E.P "Oath"  through  Cold Raw  Rec."  how  did the   band  come  in  contact  with  this  label?
 After we records the promo, we did contact lots of labels just asking if they could release our tracks and Cold Raw Records was one of the interest label. with their profesionalism and dedication to bands under him, we chose Cold Raw Records and he agree to release it under his label.

6.How  long  did  it  take  to  write  the  songs  on the   "Oath" Mcdr? Does  the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?
 It didnt take to much time. maybe 3-4 jamm sessions. we usually write together. i usually come with and idea, some riffs, then Syafeg will try to match up with his drumming. most of the tracks written just like that.
7.Who  usually  takes  care  of the  lyrics for the  band? What are some  subjects/topics  the band  writes  about?
 I did all the lyrics. mostly its all about blasphemous rants and rebellious towards humanity and most oftenly, death. total death is what the world needs now.

8.Does   Blasphmachine   have  any tours  or  shows  planned  for  2015? Who  are  some  bands you  all have shared the  stage  with?
Yes, we do have a small tour planned for 2015. we will be playing with NECROWRETCH (france) in August. and hopefully again with our comrades from thailand, SHAMBLES.
9.Blasphmachine   comes  out  of  the  Malaysian   black/death metal  scene.What  is  your  opinion  on the  scene  in    Malaysia?
Malaysian metal scene is quite unique if u ask me. we have everything here. death metal, black metals. most of the black metal bands here are a rendition of mistical, ethnic and influenced by eastern pagan culture. some of them also influenced by Dimmu Borgir and so on. but now, some of the bands came out from that category and progressively evolving.
10.Who  are your  all-time  favorite   Malaysian ? Are  their  any  new  bands from    Malaysia  that you  feel the  readers  should  check  out  soon?
- My choice would be BRAIN DEAD, SIL KHANNAZ and the legendary RATOR. There some new bands worth checking out from here. i can simply say IMPIOUS BLOOD, INSULTOR, CORONATION and NIGHTWOLF really caught my intentions. i really envy them.
11. Rimi   you  handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when did you first  start  screaming/growling?Do  you  do  anything special  to  keep your  voice/throat  healthy?Who  are some  of your  influences/favorite  vocalists?
I was just a guitarist back then and never thought i could do some vocals in any bands. but in Blasphmachine there's an urge for me to do so and i just try it out. I really wants to keep Blasphmachine simple with not too much band members. Doing guitars and vocals surely can save up times so i give it a try and yes, got some positive feedbacks from friends so it go on just like that. no, i dont have certain special technique on vocals. i just give it a growl and let the echo do the job.
12.Rimi  you  also  handle  the  guitars  for the  band at  what  age did you become  interested in  playing  the  guitars? Are  you  self taught or did you take  lessons  when first  learning?
-       Like I said before, I was guitarist first. I started playing guitar quite late . Maybe around 14 – 15 years old. Yes, I’m self taught and just play in front of the cassette player and then started to jamm with friends in studio.
13.Who  are  your  favorite  guitarists? Do you  currently  play  any  other  instruments?
-        That would definitely be Chris Ross from Revenge, Pete Helmkamp of Angelcorpse  and Ryan Forster of mighty Conqueror and Blasphemy. Yes, I play bass too.
14.In your  opinion  what  is the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  scene? And  what  does Metal underground  mean to you?
-       Metal is freedom. So the best thing about metal is freedom. Its where your mind, beliefs, indoctrine, politics, is free. Being underground is what we choose. And let em reign free. But the worst thing is there are some who is judgemental about genre’s in the scene. Labeling someone true or fake and what not. That need to stop.
15.Rimie  are you  or  any  of the  members  of   Blasphmachine  currently  working  with  other  bands  or  solo-projects? If  yes  please  tell  the  readers  about  them?
-       After my old main band IN TORMENT split-up, I just concentrate with Blasphmachine.but our drummer , Syafeg. He is also a drummer for DARKREGIME.
16.Thank you    Rimie   for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  interview   out  do you   have  any  final  words  for  the  readers?
-       Thanx also to u Patrick for conducting this interview. Last words, do get our promo, “Oath” released by Cold Raw Records (Uk) and soon our 6 tracks debut CD, entitled “Salvation” will be out on Slaughterhouse Records (US) and on Tapes by Analog Ammunition Records (Phil). Total support Primitive Ways Webzine !! Total Death !!! do contact us by e-mail: / and via facebook : fb/blasphmachine
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Interview with Peru's Hadez done by Patrick on 1-30-15

Metal  Regards
Here is a  new  interview  with  the  Peruvian  death metal  band Hadez  definitely a  good  band to   listen to  if your  into  early  90's  styled  death  metal.  The  band released their  new  cd  "Morituri  Te  Salutant"  through  the  U.S  label  Paragon Rec. 
Also  be  sure to  check  out  Hadez  own  label  "Pentagram Rec."  see the  links  below  the  interview
take  it easy  and expect  more  metal mayhem  this  year

Interview  with  Hadez  done  by   Patrick

1.Metal  hails   Hadez   I  believe  the  band  first  started  out  in  1986  What  gave  you  all the  idea  to  form  Hadez? What was the line up back then?

Scharack:  infernal hails Patrick, thanks for the support to the band it’s so appreciated, not many zines send us interviews, I think that we are a very UG band with a different way, no typical and cliché clone band. Hahaha.
Agressor: Hell.o to all crazy bangers into the UG way! And thanks for the support!!! Metal on!!!

2.Hadez  broke  up  in   1994  why  did  the  band  break  up? 

 Agressor: the only reason was the treason, the vocalist at that era tried to take over the band and wanted to pretend that the composer was full Aquelarre album. He published it in the credits of CD. That scum traveled to Norway using the band name. I was disappointed by this and I take a time to think. But the music never dies!!!

3.Hadez  re-formed  in  1998  why  did  the   band  decide  to  reform  after the  years  apart? How  do  you  all  feel  the  music  has  changed  over  the  years? Is  this  the  same  line-up  frome  the  90's  or   have  you  all added some  new  members?

Agressor: Yes, in that time of 4 years of band silence, I composed new tracks for the Even If You Die a Thousand Times album, also I know to the new guys for the band as Walter Crucifier (Guitars) and Frank Silence (Bass), the drummer OADM played in the ’94 and never lost contact with me; finally on vocals was the return of Ron King. We played some shows with.
But in the recording sessions Ron King left the band. After that Jose Moron (Dios Hastio – Peruvian Hard Core Crust band) joined the band as vocalist. The music changes its for the new members, they played in other way, more professional, and also we has better instruments and sound stuff. The feeling it’s the same all these years!!!

4. Hadez   released their newest  cd   "Morituri Te  Salutant"  through the  U.S  label  Paragon Rec.  how  did  you  all  come  in  contact  with  Mike  and  Paragon?

 Scharack: Mike is a best old friend, make many trades before Paragon Recs vs Pentagram Recs (my label with Oskar The Mutilator - Hadez drummer). I’m looking for a label to release the new album send promos and emails to many UG labels and the quickly answer of Mike is the best reason to work with him. And the time offered for editing in just four months, was what influenced our decision. In another label we would have easily waited one year. I respect to Paragon Recs and make a great work with the Morituri Te Salutant CD version.   

5.How  long  did  it take  to  write  and   record  the  new  cd   "Morituri Te  Salutant" ?  Does the  whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  or  does  one or two  members  write  everything?

Agressor: The songs selection, composed and presentation is worked by all members, the recording process if you can get a bit long but as Agressor has his studio were not pressed with things like time. But I think we should make things a little faster lol. We work in this album two years. 

6.Does  Hadez  ever  play  live  very  often  or  do  you   prefer to  work  in  the   studio? Who  are  some  bands  you  have  shared  the  stage  with?

Agressor: yeah the rock music it’s created for live play!!! And metal music its created to play in hell to maximum volume all the time!!!

Scharack: live shows are the best place for the metal music. We enjoyed playing live in front of mutants possessed jajaja… I remember play with Malevolent Creation, Possessed, Agathocles, Nargaroth,… play with Possessed and our bastard friends of Ejecutor (Chile), a nightmare came true!!!

7.Are their any  tours/shows  coming  up  in  2015   that  the   readers  should  watch  out  for?  Has the band ever  gotten  to  play  outside  of  Peru? 

Agressor: We have for this year many tour projects as Colombian tour, Brazilian Tour and Europe Tour. But we don’t have a real live promoter for that. Work very hard on it.
I think important part of maintaining a band is playing live, this is a law to me; interacting with the public is insane. I respect to the real headbangers so much. We are always available to play and if we receive an invitation and that does not report economic losses we did not think twice and got on the bus, airplanes, boats, horses, jajajaja.

8.In  your   opinions  what  is  the  best  and  worst   thing  about  the  underground  metal  scene? And what does Underground Metal mean to  you?

Scharack: I think people that stays within the metal in a serious way, providing, creating and supporting with the sum of them can still speak of a scene; stay underground is also a fundamental part to the existence of a scene. With a handful of bands, zines, labels and bangers can make a solid and respected scene, not necessarily have to be thousands peoples to be considered a better scene. I ask the readers of this zine that are real with themselves and not be hovering in the metal just to be seen as the most extreme dose or giving false Satanism his turbulent teenage years. 

Agressor: For me Underground it’s a lifestyle, honor, loyalty and camaraderie is the rule to follow! No posers please!!!

9.I  believe  some of the  members  of the  band  started  up  "Pentagram Rec"  when  did  you  all  get  the  idea  to  form  the  label? What  are  some  things  you  look  for  when  signing and releasing a   band?

Scharack: It is hard work no doubt about it, someone had to do and we take the reins of this, because we believe that this will keep or give to that aura of scene and take you to be in total bankruptcy hahaha. I really hope that does not happen lol. Store sales are moderate enough to pay the bills and keep release new titles, we also sell to other cities of the country and abroad for the webstore. All day long we were visited by people from domestic and foreign bands that are on tour (as Hirax, Faith or Fear, Rotting Christ, Luciferian, Abrahel, Cauchemar, Mystifier, Ejecutor, U.Kulten, Mortal Sin, Naer Mataron, Abaddon Incarnate), zines editors, owners of labels that come to make trades (as comrades Dunkelheit Germany) and some other bangers from abroad. Good times accompanied by some nice cold beers and this always meeting new people, so we can see some future more in this war are passed.
Our releases are with Peruvian bands into the real UG only. Band as Putrid, Kay Pacha, Offensor, Throne of the Fallen, Deicidios, are really UG good stuff… 

10.What  are  some  of  your  current-releases  for  the  underground fans to  buy? Are  their  any  new  releases  coming  in  2015 that you  can  tell the readers about? Do  you  only  release  stuff  on  cd's  or  do  you  all  release  on  vinyl  and  cassette tapes  as  well?

Scharack: of course Morituri Te Salutant CD, will be available in a few weeks the tape version under the  bolivian label Rawblackult. Also we have some t-shirts strictly limited to 30 or 50 copies. And we have some copies of the Guerreros de la Muerte Boxset 3x LP vinyl (released by Nuclear War Now) and Aquelarre vinyl re-edition 2013 by Tahuantinsuyo Recs.
All stuff may be found on Pentagram Recs store and website.
Agressor: next stuff are a split 7EP with Ejecutor (Chile)!!!

11.Besides  Hadez  and the  label  are  any  of the  members  currently  working  with    side-bands? If  yes  please  tell the  readers  about  them.

Scharack: I’m in Nahual (guitar player), Diabolous666 (vocals / bass), and in another bands into the UG way… 666% metal all the time!

Agressor: I´m in Ergo a covers band with 80’s hits from English and Spanish bands. Rock and roll way. Deep Purple covers includes in the set list.

12.Hadez comes  out   of  Peru's  metal  scene  what  are  your  thoughts  on  the  metal  scene  in   Peru?

Scharack: Is not the best but has good bands. Not many people but the bangers are very devoted to the UG darkness.

Agressor: If you think come and see our scene will not be disappointed. Here's seriously involved people are the best.

13.Who  are  your   all-time   favorite  Peruvian  bands?  Are  their  any  new  bands  you   feel  the  readers  should  check  out?

Scharack: Of course Mortem is the best, great friends! Must pay attention to Putrid (Peru), that band is really good and has a great morbid sound!!! Also Vlad and Grave Desecration!!!
Agressor: Peruvian old bands from 70’s as Los Saicos, Los York’s, are really good bands. Listen to them… and from this time listen and support to Nahual, Rito Profanatorio and Putrid. 

14.Well  Hadez   we  have  reached  the   end  of  the   interview  do  you   all have  any   final  comments  for  the   readers?

Agressor: Thanks a lot for the support! Write us, we are interested in having contact with the bangers around the world, we respond to all.

Scharack: see you in hell… Greetings to all who kept alive the UG!!!

Hadez contact:

Paragon Records  contacts
The new  Official Facebook  page {Please do  not  send order requests  or  anything to the facebook page}

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Interview with Brazil's death,thrash masters Krueger done by Patrick on 1-3-15

Metal  Hails!!
Hope  everyone  is  having  a great  start  to  their  2015!!!  We  here  at  Primitive  Ways  are  and  what a  better  way to  start  the  year  off  but  with  a  interview from the  Brazilian  Horde  Krueger  hopefull you  will  like  what you  read  and  check  this  great  band   out  soon.
Metal  Regards

Interview   with  Adriano  vocalist  and  Guitarist  for   Krueger   done  by    Patrick

1.Metal hails Adriano! how are things going with you this week? When did you first become interested in metal music? Who were some of the first bands you listened to?

Adriano: Metal fucking Hails, Patrick! Krueger is in full activity releasing new material, music videos and doing shows. I was infected with Metal in 1983, listening to Iron Maiden, AC / DC and Venom!

2.Adriano I believe you started Krueger in 1987 what gave you the idea to form the band? What was Krueger's original line-up? What is the current line up?

A: During the 80s, I became interested in death metal bands such as Mantas, Death, Possessed, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Devastation, Entombed, etc. I decided to mount Krueger in 1987 and the first cover we played live I believe it was Dethroned Emperor. The current line-up is me, Adriano Krueger, V & G, Thomas Abrantes, G, Ze Carlos, B, William Arantes, D.

3.How would you say Krueger's music has changed over the years? For the readers who have never heard Krueger how would you describe the music?

A: The Krueger's music has many characteristics of our main influences (Death, Obituary, Pestilence from Holland, Slayer of the first three albums, Kreator of the first three albums), but we always try to add our own characteristics using dissonant chords, picking harmonics fields for death metal, melodic and at the same time brutal solos, etc. The new compositions are increasingly morbid, despite keeping the melody, thrashy riffs, guitar duos, etc. Furthermore, my voice has become more grave in the course of time.

4.Krueger has recently released their second cd "Return To Death" how long did it take the band to write the music for the new songs? Does the wwhole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?

A: Krueger does not follow a standard, like release an album every two years or something like that... The most important for us is the art within the tradition of Metal. The second album has songs composed in 1989 as Theaters of Greed, Mr. Time and Life and Death, as well as songs composed more recently as Return to Death, Imperfect and Flesh, Lust, Temptation. Usually, I write music and lyrics at the same time, then show them to the other members. Finally, we work at the arrangements together.

5.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band what are some topics/subjects you all write about?

A: The singer will experience the lyrics live, so I think that the natural thing is the vocalist must write the lyrics. The key theme is death. The greatest fear of mankind is fear of dying, other fears derive from this fear. Even songs like Money World and Technology Chaos have to do with human beings, their greed and death...

6.Krueger just released their first video for the song "Technology Chaos" how long did it take the band to make the video? Adriano are you and the other members of the band happy with how the video came out?

A: Almost two months. This video is generating a good feedback for us. The other band members were satisfied with the clip, so I agreed to release it.

7.Does Krueger have any plans to make anymore video's for the songs off of"Return To Death" release? If you could choose what song would you like to make a new video for?

A: We initially had three songs to choose one and make one music video. Then came the idea of doing a connection between the three themes of the three songs (war, death and lust), so we decided to invest in a trilogy of music videos. Besides the first video, showing the technological chaos being used for the destruction of mankind, we made a music video for the song “Flesh, Lust, Temptation”, with the participation of two Brazilian models, Yasmin Sani and July Santana, showing something like a dungeon of temptations in the middle of the war... And finally the third video, for the title track “Return to Death”, shows the chaos at the end of the war. Yasmin appears again in this third video, making the album art in video, which shows a naked woman wearing a gas mask.

[watch the videos at]


8.Adriano you have been in the metal scene since the late 80's how do you feel the scene has changed over the years? Were you ever into tape-trading?
A: It has changed a lot, for sure. In the 80s I bought vinyl records, I recorded tapes and certainly did tape-trading. It was a magical time for Metal. In the '90s, with the arrival of CDs, the scene has changed a bit, but still had great releases from bands like Death, Obituary, Immolation, Pantera, Sepultura and others. I felt an even stronger change since 2K. Currently, there are countless bands, it is difficult to find someone doing something new and interesting. Many fans are content to listen to mp3 at home, many fans do not go to shows of small bands, which is not good for the scene as a whole. But we have always maintained the Krueger Metal as art in the first place, then we continue playing in new places, having a good time, drinking a lot of beer and making new fans and friends. The Metal and the brotherhood for us is the most important thing.

9.What is your opinion on web-zines and digital-downloads?

A: I miss the printed zines and I always buy physical material from the bands like albums, t-shirts, etc. But the Internet has joined people, it is now easier the communication process, by this point of view, it became better. I like the web-zines, of course. You can read in the phone anywhere, and with it, the amount of information increased. If we do not exterminate the paper zines, I only see positive aspects... Digital downloads are a way of knowing new bands and new albums. I also see it in a positive way. New media do not necessarily exclude the old media. And I will always buy physical stuff, this is way cooler and it gives further support to the bands. Listening to the album, enjoying the cover art and the lyrics, having a beer, is very cool!

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

A: One good thing today is that many old bands are returning to activity, releasing albums, touring always including Brazil. This openness in communication with the whole world is also a cool thing. Today, we can share much more, to all corners of the world. The downside is that the scene is quite polluted, there are millions of bands doing the same thing, copying instead of creating new things. There's a lot of bands that see Metal as a business, forgetting the art, music and fellowship... these are bad things... I've had many disappointments. On the other hand, we have a lot of good people! Krisiun guys are real brothers, we played together, they are good people... The other day I met Alex Webster and the guys from Cannibal Corpse, great people too, it was a great honor for me and when these things happen, we like the band even more. Finally, Underground Metal is my life, is what I have done, is where I find my best friends and I'm delighted to live Metal! I see Metal as a brotherhood, a group of friends who enjoy the best music in the world and drink enough beer!

11.Adriano when did you first start playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?

A: I started in 1986, my parents gave me my first guitar. My dad also gave me the idea of studying acoustic flamenco guitar, to learn the chords and solos. I did it for a few months and quit, I wanted to play Metal... You know, to compose songs of good quality, including the most extreme styles like death metal or grinder, you must know a bit of Harmony, chords, etc. Now everything is much easier with the internet videos, the kids have fun and learn a lot faster. I myself am still trying to learn! hahahahahaha

12.Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarists? Do you play any other instruments?

A: Well, there are many... I like those that compose good songs. Right now I think of Trevor Peres, Jeff Hanneman, Chuck Schuldiner, Patrick Mameli, Mile Petroza, Mike Sifringer and others. Some other guitarists are good soloists and influence me in some way, as James Murphy, Adrian Smith, Andy La Rocque, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Trey Azagthoth, Zakk Wylde, and others. I also try to learn acoustic guitar and I really like Paco de Lucía.

13.Adriano you also handle the vocals for the band when did you first become interested in singing/growling? Do you do anything special to keep your throat/voice healthy when recording or getting ready for a show? Who are some of your favorite vocalist?

A: Nobody in the band wanted to do the vocals, so I was forced to do so... hahahaha. To keep the voice I have a little secret, drink beer or whiskey! hahahahahaha My favorite singers are John Tardy, Martin Van Drunen and Chuck Schuldiner.

14.Krueger comes out of the mighty Brazil scene what is your opinion of Brazil's metal scene?

A: The Brazilian Metal scene is huge! Many quality bands in all states, festivals and concerts going on forever, like some huge Rock in Rio. For me, Brazil has become part of the world map of Metal from the 80s, with the arrival of Venom and KISS at 83, Iron Maiden and AC/DC in 85. Brazil has emerged as obligatory passage for great bands on tour, it moves the scene as a whole and this is very good! And the fans here are the wildest in the world, you can bet ...

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

A: I'm a big fan of a band named Chakal. The guys are good people, we played with them and we chatted a little. I am obviously a fan of Krisiun and in the the 80s and 90s I listened to Sarcofago and Sepultura. We have other great bands like Vulcano and Korzus. We recommend some bands of our brothers like Monstractor, Psych Acid, Storms, Extreme Death and many others. Brazil is a huge metal barn!

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

A: I want to thank you who followed the interview until the end, thank you Patrick for the great interview, and thanks for the metal fans around the world that give support, buy stuff from the bands and go to shows. Thanks, Metal & Beers! /,,/

To  contact  the   band  please  find  them   here....