Friday, December 12, 2014

New Reviews done on 12-12-14

Metal  Hails!! 
Here  are  a  few  new  thrash,death  metal  reviews  for  everyone  to  enjoy  this  weekeknd  and  next.  More   reviews  and  Interviews   will  be  posted  very  soon  so  keep  watching  the  blog  for  updates.
Metal  Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com








Alitor--Eternal  Depression  cd    {Witches  Brew Rec.}Serbia's   Alitor    are  a  heavy  metal  band  with   some  thrash  and  a  little  progressive  metal/rock  entertwined  in  some  of the  tracks.Alitor  has  crafted  and  created  a  good  debut  release the  guitars  are  a  mix  of  thrashy fast  guitar  riffs with  some  mid paced range  that  is  played  with  a lot  of  talent and  power.The  vocalist  has  a  nice  range  going  from  a  melodic  clean  singing  voice to   a  more  raspy  thrashy  screams.This  is  a good  release  of  thrash/heavy  metal  with  some  excellent  progressive  metal espically  in  the  guitar  department.So  if you  are  a   thrash metal  fan  who likes  some  progressive  metal  entertwined  then  give this  band  a shot  today.
 
 
                                                         Label     Contact
                                              http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu/
                                                                
                                https://www.facebook.com/witchesbrewthrashes/timeline
 
 
 
 
 
Dire Omen--- Wresting  The  Revelation Of  Futility  cd {Dark  Descent  Records}
Canada's  Dire Omen   have  released their  debut  cd  through  the  mighty   Dark Descent  rec.  And  what a  debut  this  is  mixing  old-school  heavy death  metal  with  some  black metal  influences.The  guitars  are top  notch  with  heavy death metal  guitars  and  some of the  songs  have the   early blackend   riffs  within the songs.The drumming  is  heavy  with  some  fast drum patterns  before  going to  a  more controlled  mid paced  range.The vocals  are  low  death  growls and the production  is  a  little rough  sounding  but  you  can  hear  each  instrument  without  any trouble.A very  good  release  of  heavy  death metal  with  some  old-school blackend  metal  within a few  of  the  songs.
 
                                                         Label   Contact
                                                   http://www.darkdescentrecords.com/  
                                                                                    
                                           https://www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords  
 
 
 
Endless Recovery--Resistant Bangers  7inch   {Witches  Brew  Rec..}
Endless Recovery  come  out  of Greece's   thrash metal  scene  with a  brand new  7inch .Featuring  two  songs  of hyper speed   thrash.Endless Recovery  do  a  great  job  of  writing  excellent thrash  anthems  with  extremely fast  and  catchy  drums  and the  guitars  are  equally  as  fast  with  some excellent  riffs  and few  solo's  mixed  in the songs.The  vocalist  does a  great  job   combing  gruff screams and  vocals  with  some  higher  pitched  screams  in a few  sections.If  you  are  a  thrash  maniac  then  I  would  suggest  getting  this  7inch  before  their  gone and I  believe  the  band  is  working  on a  new  cd  to  be  released  by  Witches  Brew  sometime  next  year.
 
                                                                                                   
                                               Label     Contact
                                http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu/
                                                                                 
                          https://www.facebook.com/witchesbrewthrashes/timeline
 
 
 
 
Hadez--Morituri  Te  Salutant   cd    {Paragon  Records}
I  tell you  Peru  and  the  South  American  metal  scene  has  unleashed  a lot  of  great  bands and releases this  year  and  Hadez   is  no  exception. Hadez  has  been  active  within the  underground  scene  since the  late  80's  so  you  know they  know  how to  play and  create  great  music.This  is  the  bands  newest  cd  "Morituri  Te  Salutant"  released  in the  U.S  through the  great  label  Paragon Rec.The  guitars  are  raw  with the  old school  sound  and  approach  their  are some  good riffs  and  solo's  mixed in the  songs.The  band  seems to  be  right  at  home  with  playing  mid-paced  death metal.The  guitarist  does  speed  up  and  let  loose  on  a few  of the songs but  mainly  sticks with the  mid paced  guitar  tone.The drumming   is  extremely  well  done   with  some  fast  beats  mixed  with the  crazed  guitars  before returning to  a  mid paced  pattern.The  vocals  are  death growls  with  some   gruff  style  vocals  in a few  of the  tracks. This  is  a great  release  of  old-school  death  metal  and  if you  enjoy  the  early to  mid  90's' death  metal you  should  defintly  check this  band   out today. 
                                                               Label   Contact
                                                   http://www.themetalunderground.com/
 
 
 
 
Lycanthropy--Operation Werwolf Mcd  {Lower  Silesian  Stronghold}
Starting  off  with  a  intro  of  sounds  of  bombs  and  guns  blazing  it  doesn't  take  long  for  the  band  to  go  right  in for the  attack.fast  chaotic  guitars   riffs  and  a few solo's.The  drumming  is  just  as  crazed  with  a  few  slower/mid-paced  drumming  patterns  in a few  of the  songs.The  vocals  are  extreme  and  violent  shrieks   that  spew  out  the  lyrics.This  is 
 Lycanthropy's  best   work  to  date  and  if   you  enjoyed  their  previous  releases  don't  miss  out  on  this  release. 
 
                                                               Band   Contact
                                                                               
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                                                                                                                         https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lycanthropy/183975911676723
                                                                                                           https://lycanthropy.bandcamp.com/
 
                                                                            
                                                                                        
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Interview with Endless Recovery done by Patrick on 11-19-14

Metal  Hails!
We  have  a  new   Interview  for  you  all today  it  is  the  band  Endless  Recovery  a  very  promising  Greeke thrash  metal  band   definitely  worth  a  listen  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast  as  lightning  thrash metal. The  band  has  recently  released  a  new  7inch  titled  "Resistant Bangers" through  Witches  Brew  records.  and  is  also  working  on  new  material  so  keep  your  eyes  open.
keep  watching  the  web-zine  new  reviews  and  interviews  coming  up  soon
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com





Interview   with   Endless  Recovery   done   by   Patrick



1.Metal   Hails!!  when  did  the  members  of  Endless Recovery  first  meet? What  is  the  current  line  up  of  the  band?


Infernal hails and thanks for giving us the chance to say a few things about the band. Endless Recovery, were formed in 2011 by Michalis Moatsos (drums) who is the only original member left in the band. The current line-up consists of:
Michalis Skliros- Vocals
Tassos Papadopoulos- Guitars
Giorgos Skourtaniotis- Guitars
Panayiotis Alikaniotis- Bass
Michalis Moatsos- Drums




2.For  the  readers  who   have  never   heard     Endless  Recovery   how  would  you   describe  the  music?


Well, if we had to describe our music we would say that it's totally recommended to those who like their thrash fast, filthy and raw. We are five wasted guys who worship the 80's thrash metal especially the teutonic scene. So we guess that if someone is into those kind of things he will like our music.




3.  Endless  Recovery   is  getting  ready  to   release  their  new  7inch "Resistant  Bangers"  through  Witches  Brew  Records  how  did the  band  come in  contact  with  this  label?



When we took the decision to record 2 new songs for a 7'' release we contacted some labels to release it including Witches Brew. Cheryl responded positively and an offer was made. Knowing that Witches Brew is a really good label which counts many and good releases we instantly came to an agreement. So, the 7'' was released on the 16th of July and has been going pretty well.




4.How  long  did  it  take  the  band  to  write  the  songs  for  this release?  Does  the   whole  band  work  on  new   music  or  does  one  member usually  write  everything?



Well our drummer Michalis Moatsos lives now in London Uk so for this release we worked in a totally different way than usual recording parts of the songs on our computers till we finished the composition etc. Till this release almost everything was written by guitarist Tasos Papadopoulos but this changed with the coming of Giorgos Skourtaniotis who also helps when it comes to composing new material. In general though, every band member brings ideas at the studio. The two songs of the 7'' were written in a different period of time during rehearsals. I think it took like 3-4 rehearsals for each song to be finished.





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


On our debut LP Thrash Rider all the lyrics were written by Michalis Moatsos who together with Michalis Skliros writes all the lyrics. The main theme of our lyrics are the social and political issues that we face every day as individuals as well as harsh criticism towards the corrupted political world. Other lyrical subjects we write about are various aspects of death like the afterlife for example, serial killers and various forms of madness. Last but not least we write lyrics about our devotion for metal music in general...





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


The response from the fans has been amazing! We would like to thank every thrashing maniac out there who has supported us by buying our releases or by raging at one of our shows. Same thing can be said for the press especially after the Resistant Bangers 7'' release . We have done a couple of interviews and you can find lots of reviews for the 7'' online. We are also going to be included in the next issue of a really killer magazine (can't say more for now...)





7.Does   Endless  Recovery   play  "live"  very  often  or  do  you  all  prefer to  work  in  the  studio? Are  their  any  tours  or  shows  planned  for "Resistant  Bangers"?
We really like working and recording new tunes in the studio but we LOVE playing live and we try to play as much as we can. We did a release show for the 7'' on the 14th of September in Athens together with our maniac friends from Slaughtered Priest. We have another show planned again in Athens on the 3rd of January supporting the mighty Greek Death Metal legends Death Courier. We are also planning some future shows outside of Athens/Greece but nothing is confirmed yet. About the touring, for sure we would love to tour but being a Greek underground Thrash band is a huge obstacle to achieve that....



8.Who  are  some  bands  you  all  have  shared  the  stage  with?  If  you  could  set  up  a  dream  tour who  are  some  bands {past  or  present}  you  would   love  to  share  the  stage  with?



We have shared the stage with many of the best underground Greek bands as well as Deceptorn(UK ) and Enfocer (Swe). If we could set up a dream tour with past bands it would certainly be with the unholy German Thrash trinity (Sodom, Kreator, Destruction), Bonded By Blood era Exodus, early Slayer, Razor and of course Iron Maiden and Judas Priest but that's a tough question isn't it? Some of our favourite present bands that we would love to share the stage with are Antichrist, Deathhammer, Nekromantheon, Ranger, Amulet, Black Trip, Morbus Chron and our insane Portuguese brothers in arms Midnight Priest and Inquisitor and Slovenian maniacs Vigilance.


9.I  believe  I  read  on  your  site  that  you  all are  currently  writing the   second  full  length  cd. How  many  songs  are  you  all  planning  on having on the  new  cd?  Will  Witches Brew  release  it  or  have you  all discussed  it  yet?



Yeah that's true we have begun composing the material for our second full length album but distance between the band members makes that difficult to go fast even though the first samples sound really good! This time we are planning to compose a big number of songs and then choose which songs we will include in the album so we can't answer this question yet. The album will be released again from Witches Brew as they showed interest in releasing that too and we are really glad for their help, hard work and dedication to what they do!



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



Well this is a really general question as the underground scene in Greece is a lot different than the underground scene in almost any other place of the world haha. But we are going to answer in a national level. Firstly, there are many good things in the underground scene today so we can't decide what's best. It's awesome that there are still so many people out there keeping the flame alive and being so devoted to the music they love. In addition to that there are so many killer bands that come out constantly which is really positive. On the other hand, something that we as a band and of course as fans don't like with the underground scene of today is that many fake people and trends have become part of it. There are many wannabe ''retro'' fake posers out there, many promoters who are in only for the money etc. It is pathetic to judge a band by how many spikes and chains they wear and how many beers they can drink.... The term Underground metal is really hard to explain with just a few words. For us it's kind of a way of life and determines almost everything we do as a band and us individuals. Reading  the lyrics of the song Predefined Life from the 7'' you can tell a lot about our views on this term....



11. Endless  Recovery   comes  out  of   Greece's   metal   scene  What  is your   opinion   of  the  Greek  metal  scene?


Greek metal scene has many pros and cons. For example a negative aspect of the Greek scene is that many people actually don't care about listening to new stuff and just ''chew'' on what the promoters, press etc. feed them. They prefer seeing live the same bands again and again and mostly care about ''reunions'' of ''dinosaur'' bands that have nothing to offer and nothing to do with the genre. Other than that and the stupid Greek mentality that unfortunately many people in the metal scene have there are many good bands as well and of course many great shows and fans and promoters/labels.



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



Beside some exceptions like Flames, old Rotting Christ (especially the Thy Mighty Contract album) etc. most of our all- time favorite Greek Metal bands are new ones. Here are some bands the readers should definitely check out (pay attention some highly recommended stuff here!!!): Overcast, Mentally Defiled, Released Anger, Sacral Rage, Convixion, Wrathblade, Strikelight, Demolition Train, Noise Disorder, Speedrush, Raw Poison, Chainsaw, Steamroller Assault, Revenge, Slaughtered Priest, Necrochakal, Death Trap, No Flame Candle, Dead Congregation, Embrace of Thorns, Necrovorous, Nightbreed, Dark Nightmare, Ravencult, Menace, Carnal Dread to name some.



13.Are   any  of the  members   of   Endless  Recovery   currently  playing  in  side  bands?   If  yes  please  tell  the  readers  a  little  about  them?


Our singer Michalis sings in a Death/Black-Thrash band called Death Trap (for fans of the extreme metal of the 80's- early 90's) and they have released a 7'' and have an upcoming split released with American thrash maniacs Evil Army. Giorgos also plays in a N.W.O.B.H.M styled heavy metal band Fyrecross and they are currently finishing the recordings of their first demo. Michalis Moatsos and Panayiotis Alikaniotis are planning some new musical projects in the not so distant future as well...



14.Thank  you   for  taking  the  time  to  fill   out   this  interview  do  you  all  have  any final  comments   for  the  readers before  we end the  interview?



First of all we would to thank the maniacs behind this zine for this great interview (Primitive Ways is a really cool name by the way).....Other than that, we would like to let everyone know that we are growing stronger and to stay tuned to our updates as soon we'll have more details concerning our second album. Till then listen to Endless Pain at lethal volume...Soon we'll spread some thrashing mayhem near you..CRUSH THOSE WHO DENY THE PRIMITIVE ROOTS!





To  order  the  7inch  go  to  the  witches  brew  Web-site 
 www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu

 www.facebook.com/witchesbrewthrashes



Endless  Recovery   web-sites

www.facebook.com/endless.recovery

 http://endlessrecovery.bandcamp.com


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Interview with Cemetary Filth done by Patrick on 11-13-14

Metal  Hails 
Here  is  a  new  interview  done  with  the   U.S  death/thrash  metal  band   Cemetary Filth  who  recently  released  their  debut  E.P  through  Unspeakable Axe Rec.   and I  believe  is   limited  so  act  fast  if  you  want to get  a  copy  of  some  excellent  death/thrashing  mayhem.
Enjoy  the  interview  and  expect  more  soon
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com






Interview   with   Cemetery Filth    done  by   Patrick  





1.Metal  Hails  thank  you  guys  for   taking  the  time  to  fill  out  this  interview . When  did  the  members  of the  band  first  meet? Was  it  long  before  you  started   Cemetery  Filth   ?
 How  did  you  all  decide  on  the  name  for  the  band?

Neal: Jonah (drums) and I had met in early 2013 when he started drumming for another band I was in. That band went its separate ways after several months, which led him to join my band Manic Scum. Shortly after that, we recorded an EP. The guy who recorded it (David Prae) put Matt and I in touch since Matt's a graphic designer and could help with the EP layout. Turns out he didn't live too far away, so it wasn't long before we started talking about jamming. Ryan and I knew of each other through the local scene and had talked for a few years before Cemetery Filth was formed.

Matt: As Neal said, we met through David Prae and started talking about layouts and our mutual love for old school death metal in general. Neal mentioned wanting to start a new band, and when we met in person at the night of a Manic Scum / Exhumed show at The Hideaway in Johnson City, I think we both felt a strong connection and moved forward from there. He had come up with the band's name and we ran with it. I had been burnt out on playing guitar for the previous year or so, but as soon as he sent me a tab of a song he had written, which later became "Gateway Among the Graves", I quickly rediscovered my passion in guitar playing. I remember thinking "this guy can really write riffs!" and before I knew it I was back to writing my own riffs and my chops were getting better than ever. We met at Jonah's folks place on a cloudy day in early January, and we wrote half of "Screams From the Catacombs" that first day. The connection was instant. 




2.What  is  the   current   line-up  of   Cemetery  Filth ? For  the   readers  who  have  never  heard  the  band's  music  how  would  you  describe  it?

N: The current lineup of Cemetery Filth is Matt Kilpatrick on vocals/guitar, Ryan Guinn on guitar, Jonah Turner on drums, and myself on bass. Matt will be moving soon, though, and a new lineup will be announced afterward. As far as describing our music - if anyone feels like they might be interested in hearing us, I'd suggest they listen and make that judgement for themselves.
 
M: The current line-up is the original one. Ryan left us for a few months in the spring, and while we forged on, the band was definitely lacking in something (namely awesome lava leads and pervy hilarity). He came back and it was like he never left. We started the band to pay tribute to our love for simple and FILTHy old school death metal, so I guess that's how we would describe it. People seem to relate us to a lot of the Scandinavian Death Gods, and even more so to the Florida Ancients... all of which is flattering. We get influence from every where.


3.Cemetery  Filth   is  getting   ready  to  release  their  demo  "Screams  From The  Catacombs" Through  the  great  label  "Unspeakable Axe Rec."   how  did  the  band  come  in  contact  with  this  great  label?

N: Unspeakable Axe Records released the tape version of the EP in late September. I had helped to put together the Mountains of Madness Fest in July, which featured a band on UAR called Shards of Humanity. That and the fest lineup in general got Eric from UAR to attend. He saw us play at the fest, liked what he heard, and Matt began corresponding with him afterward.

M: It's actually an EP, not a demo, and we released 45 limited and hand-numbered CDs through the label that I co-run with David Prae, called White Ship Records. Eric Musall, founder and owner of Unspeakable Axe Records, is a mutual collector and metal-head to the core, so the connection between us was instant. The guy is truly dedicated to the metallic cause and does what he does out of love for metal and the underground scene. One of the nicest dudes around, and we're stoked that he's into what we do, and has helped us spread the Filth.
 

4.Does  the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or does  one or  two  members  usually  write  everything? Who   writes  the  lyrics  for  the   band where  does  the   band  draw  inspiration for the  lyrics?
N: Matt and I have contributed the majority of riffs thus far, especially since Ryan was away from the band for a short period of time. The whole band contributes ideas, though. Matt handles the lyrics.

M: I always wanted to write lyrics and tried every now and then, but when I sat down to write for the first song, "Screams From the Catacombs", the words just wrote themselves. The riffs we write always set the tone, I usually pitch the first idea that comes to mind during or after we start jamming new riffs at practice, and if the guys approve, the story that becomes the lyrics usually writes itself.  We all love Morbid Angel and other bands that broke away from the atypical gore/zombie and/or satanic lyrics in death metal (not that there's any thing wrong with that), especially those of which that took influence from more scifi-based writers like H.P. Lovecraft. As fans of horror like that ourselves, it seemed natural to pull from those influences and pay homage to that type of written terror.





5.How  has  the   response   been  from  the  fans? What  about   the   press?
N: So far the response has been very positive overall. I think we expected a positive reaction, but it's exceeded expectations.

M: People seem to be really into us at live shows and we've gathered lots of fans through social networking. Being released through Unspeakable Axe has only boosted our reception and it's awesome to know that people all around the country, Europe, and on the other side of the world dig what we're doing. 



6.Does   Cemetery  Filth   play  "live"  very  often  or do you  all prefer to  work  in the  studio? Where  are  some  places  the  band  has  played?

N: We played our first show in July and have played several shows since then. We've played Whitesburg, KY, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, and Johnson City, TN thus far. We plan to expand on that in 2015.

M: We've played in four different states so far, which we're pretty proud of, considering we've only been playing live for a handful of months. We had our tape release show at Criminal Records in Atlanta and afterward were invited to open for Raven later that night - both of which were two of the best and funnest shows we've played. Our show at Static Age Records in Asheville was also super fun and the vid footage on the net rules... Can't forget The Hideaway in Johnson City, which always gives us good, hometown love.


7.Are  their  any   Cemetery  Filth    shows  or  small tours  coming  up  that  the  fans  should  watch  out  for?

N: We have a show planned in Atlanta on December 19th with Ectovoid, Cesspool, and Malformity which will likely be Matt's last show with us. Beyond that, we have some small things we're planning on that we'll announce details of soon.

M: That December show is going to rule. The Atlanta scene seems to be ready for us now that they've gotten a taste of the Filth back in October. And with the bands we're playing with, it's surely going to be a night to remember.  
 



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

N: The best thing about the underground scene is discovering good new bands that stand out. The worst thing about the current underground would be trends and lack of diversity in the music. You don't have to be original to have a distinct sound, and I think a lot of today's underground bands are content to just take influence from one or two of their favorite bands as opposed to a plethora of influences.

M: I'd say the best thing about the underground is the community. You can reach out, find other people into the music, form bands, discover other bands, and meet those people you weren't sure existed... the weird freaks that love the same disgusting, cheesy, and taboo music that you do. The worst thing is that you have to self-promote yourself and that a lot of venues and bigger labels don't want any thing to do with you. Thankfully there are people like Eric at Unspeakable Axe who work within the underground... and that the fans in the underground are willing to support us.



9.Has  Cemetery  Filth    begun  work  on  the  next  demo  or  full-length  yet? Will  it  be   released  on   Unspeakable  Axe  Rec.  or  have  you  and  the  label  talked  it  over  yet?

N: We are in the process of recording three new songs for an upcoming split with Trench Rot, Sabbatory, and Ectovoid. It will be released on CD in early 2015 through Unspeakable Axe Records. Beyond that, we hope to continue our relationship with Unspeakable Axe, but we'll see.

M: That split release is a concept Eric of Unspeakable Axe Records and I came up with together. It's called "Four Doors To Death" and is supposed to be a call back to the old compilation and split releases from the early 90's. These new songs are sick and I can't wait to hear the other band's contributions.



10.Are  any  of  the   members  of   Cemetery  Filth   currently   working  in  side  bands? If  yes  please  tell  the  readers  about  them?

N: Jonah and I currently play in another death metal band called Manic Scum. Jonah also currently plays in the bands Death Trip and Cerebral Death. Ryan and Matt don't have any side bands at the moment, but I know Matt plans to get something started when he moves back to Atlanta.

M: Jonah and Neal are amazing in Manic Scum. If you haven't heard them yet, do yourself a favor and check them out. I'm a huge fan of Scum and it's amazing to me how different Neal's writing style is for that band. 
 

11.Thank  you  all  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  out this  interview  do  you    have  any  final  words  for  the   readers?

N: Thanks to everyone that's supported us so far and helped spread the word. We can't wait for all of you to hear the new material on the "Four Doors To Death" split, and it won't be long until you do.

M: As Neal said, thanks to the supporters and our fans! And of course to the death metal bands that influenced us. We wouldn't be here without any of you. 

 
Unspeakable  Axe  Records
 
 
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Interview with Canada's Necroholocaust done by Patrick done on 11-1-14


Here    is  a  new   interview   with  the  war  death/blackend  band  Necroholcaust   from  Canada.The  band  has  been  active   in the  Underground   metal scene  for  more  then  ten  years  releasing   demo's,e.p's  and  split  releases   but  has  recently   released  their  debut  LP.  through  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.   so  if you  enjoy violent  uncompromising  metal  then  give this   band  a  chance. 

Metal  regards
Patrick






 Interview   with   Black  Plague  Of  War  and  Disease   Vocalist  and  Guitarist   for   NecroHolocaust  done  by    Patrick
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.When  did  you  first  meet  the   other  members   of   NecroHolocaust  ? What  is  the  current  line up  of the  band?

*WE ALL MET AT DIFFERENT TIMES THROUGH DIFFERENT PEOPLE. PROBABLY NOT WORTH THE DETAILS.

NECROHOLOCAUST 2014 IS:

BLACK PLAGUE OF WAR AND DISEASE + VOCALS + GUITARS

GRIMLORD OF ATOMIC NUCLEAR HATE + GUITARS

BLOODLUST ABOMINATOR OF RITUAL WAR INCANTATIONS + DRUMS

GOATPLAGUE MESSIAH + BASS 
 
 
 
 
2.For   the  readers  who  have  never   heard   NecroHolocaust  how  would  you   describe  the   music?

*"GOAT METAL",  BEHERIT, SADOGOAT WORSHIP, BUT WE STILL HAVE OUR OWN SOUND AND DO OUR OWN THING WITHOUT COPYING THEM. WE HAVE A VERY PUNK APPROACH TO THE WAY WE DO THINGS. I THINK THAT HELPS SEPPORATE US FROM THE REST.
 
 
 
 
3.Necroholocaust  is  getting  ready  to   release  their  debut  full-length  LP.  "Holocaustic Goat  Metal" through  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.   how  did  you  come  in   contact  with  this  great  label?

* IT'S BEEN 11 YEARS OF NECROHOLOCAUST, WE COULD HAVE RELEASED AN LP BEFORE THIS BUT THE TIME WASN'T RIGHT, I MET PATRICK (IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS) WHEN I WAS ON TOUR IN EUROPE WITH MORBOSIDAD, HE LIKED WHAT WE WHERE DOING WITH NECROHOLOCAUST AND OFFERED TO RELEASE THE 7" SPLIT WITH MANTICORE, HE IS A COMRADE OF THE BAND For MANY YEARS AND IS ALSO RELEASING THE NECROHOLOCAUST / SADOMATOR SPLIT LIVE TAPE "RITUAL FOR THE DEAD" FROM THE GIG IN BERLIN GERMANY WE PLAYED TOGETHER.
 
 
 
 
4.How  long  did  it  take  you  to  write  the  songs  on   "Holocaustic Goat  Metal" ? Does  the   whole  band   work  on  the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write   everything?

* SOME SONGS WE HAD AROUND FOR A FEW YEARS THAT WE PLAYED ON TOUR AND WHERE NEVER RECORDED, THE REST WHERE WRITTEN WITHIN A 6 MONTH PERIOD BEFORE WE RECORDED, AT THIS POINT THESE SONGS WRITE THEMSELVES. THE OTHERS CONTRIBUTE RIFF AND LYRIC IDEAS BUT I USUALLY HAVE THE FINAL SAY TO STAY TRUE TO THE HOLOCAUSTIC GOAT METAL IDEAL FROM WHEN I STARTED THE BAND, BUT I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTION AS IT KEEPS IDEAS FRESH. WE DEFINITELY REHEARSE THE SONGS TOGETHER AS A BAND AND MAKE APPROPRIATE CHANGES IF NECESSARY. IT REALLY JUST HAS TO FEEL RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE GOAT.
 
 
 
 
5.Where  do  you   all  draw  inspiration  for   the   lyrics?

 ALL THE SONGS ARE THE SAME CONCEPT, HATRED OF JESUS CHRIST, DEFILEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE BLIND FOLLOWERS. AND TOTAL GOAT WORSHIP OF THE ADVASARY OF CHRIST.
 
 
6.Besides  the  new  LP from  Iron Bonehead  rec.  do  you  currently   have  any  other  merchandise   available? If  yes  where  can  the  fans  find  it?

 MOST RECENTLY THE NECROHOLOCAUST / ZYGOATSIS "ANNIHILATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD" SPLIT 7" THAT WILL BE OUT ON "MORBID METAL RECORDS RECORDS, SHIRTS AND HOODIES FROM "MORBID METAL" AND "IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS". THERE ARE ALSO LOTS OF RECORDS AND MERCH AVAILABLE OUT THERE FROM MANY DISTROS AS WELL. 
 
 
 
 
 
7.Does   NecroHolocaust     ever   play  live  shows  or  do  you  prefer   the  studio?Are  their  any  tours  or  shows  planned  for  "Holocaustic Goat  Metal"?

 WE PLAY LIVE ONLY IN THE RIGHT SITUATIONS WITH BANDS THAT ARE ALONG THE SAME LINES AND IDEALS OF NECROHOLOCAUST, WE DON'T JUST PLAY SHOWS TO PLAY SHOWS, THAT DOESN'T INTEREST US AT ALL, AFTER 11 YEARS WE HAVE NEVER PLAYED A REAL GIG IN CANADA, IF THE RIGHT SITUATION CAME UP WE WOULDN'T RULE IT OUT. WE WILL GO BACK TO EUROPE IN SUPPORT OF THIS LP.
 
 
8.Who   are   some  bands  you  all  have  shared  the   stage  with? If  you   could  set  up  a   dream tour/show   who   are  some  bands  you  would  love to  share  the  stage  with?

 WE HAVE SHARED THE STAGE WITH MANY GREAT BANDS SADOMATOR, ARCHGOAT, BLACK WITCHERY, MORBOSIDAD, BLASPHEMOPHAGHER, IMPIETY, SURRENDER OF DIVINITY, OBEISANCE, NOCTURNAL BLOOD, MANTICORE, GODSLAYING HELLBLAST, NECROBLOOD TO NAME A FEW.
* WE HAVE NO SUCH DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS.
 
 
 
9.NecroHolocaust   comes  out  of  the   Canadian   underground   what  is  your  opinion  of  Canada's   metal  underground?

* THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT CURRENT BANDS FROM CANADA BLASPHEMY + REVENGE + TRAJETO DE CABRA + NUCLEAR HAMMER + RADIOACTIVE VOMIT + DEATHWINDS + ANTEDILUVIAN + GOATHAMMER + DRUIDUS + BIGRIME EXEMIOUS. 
 
 
 10.Who   are  your  all time  favourite  bands  from  Canada?  Are  their   any  new  bands you   feel  the  readers   should  check  out  soon?

* I THINK I JUST ANSWERED THAT QUESTION.
 
 
 
 
 
 11.Black  Plague  Of  War  and  Disease   you  handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when  did  you  start  singing/screaming?  Do  you  do  anything  special  to  keep  your  vocals/throat   healthy?

* NO.
 
 
12.You   also  handle  the  guitars  for  the  band   when  did  you  first  start  playing  the  guitars? Are  you  self  taught  or  did  you  take  lessons  when  first   starting out?
 

 I LEARNED GUITAR, BASS AND DRUMS MYSELF BY LISTENING TO OLD PUNK RECORDS. AND A BUNCH OF OLD SCHOOL METAL BANDS.
 
 
 
 
13.Who  are  some  of  your   influences/favourite  guitarists? Do  you   currently   play  any  other   instruments?

 
  I DON'T KNOW, INFLUENCES COME IN MANY FORMS.
 
 
14.Do  you  or  any  of the  members  of   Necroholocaust  currently  work  with  side  bands  or  solo  projects?  If  yes   please  tell  the  readers  about  them?

 YES "TRAJETO DE CABRA" AND "KONFORM", THEY ARE SIDE PROJECTS.
 
 
15.Thank  you   Black  Plague  Of  War  and  Disease     for   taking  the   time  to  fill  out  this  interview.Do  you   have  any  final  comments  for   the   readers?

 SLAUGHTER THE LAMB + WORSHIP THE GOAT

New Reviews done on 11-1-14 done by Patrick

Metal  Hails!!
Here  is  a  few   new  reviews  I  have  gotten  done   thank  you  for  reading  and  supporting  the  web-zine,  Hopefully  you  all  will  find  some  good  music/bands  that  you  want  to  support.
Metal  Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com







Black  Cult--Neo--Satanism   cd   {Black   Plague  Records.}Croatia's  Black  Cult  have  released  their  debut  cd  through  Black  Plague  records.Black  Cult  play  a  great  style  of   pure black  metal   similar  to the  early to  mid  nineties  Swedish/Norweigan  bands  with  their  own  style.The  guitars  are fast  and  furious  with  some  chaotic  riffs  mixed  in but  also  have  a decent  amount  of  mid paced  riffs.The  vocalist  does a  great  job  with  some  excellent  shrieks  and  even  screams  in  a  few  sections.Black  Cult  have   released  a  great  black metal release  full of  chaotic  riffs  fast  drumming  and  a lot  of  skill  defintly  check  this  band  out  today  if your   looking  for   some  excellent  black metal
 
                                             Label     Contact
                                   http://www.blackplaguerecords.com/                                         
                                                                                                                                                          
 
 
 
 
Ending  Quest--The Summoning cd   {F.D.A Rekotz}
Ending  Quest   come  out  of  the   mighty   Swedish   metal  scene combining  elements  of  {early}  Grave  and Entombed  with  their  own  style  and  approach  to  how  death metal  should  sound.The  guitars   are   played  with  fast  and some  heavy  riffs  with  some  good  mix  of  solo's  mixed  in to the  songs.The  drummer  is  very  good  with  this  style  going  from  fast  to  some  crazed  mid tempo  beats.The  vocals  are  some  very  good  sounding  death  growls with  some  gruff  screams  entertwined  in a few  tracks.Anyone  into  Swedish  death metal  should  definitely  give this  band  a  shot  and  buy a  copy  today.
 
                                                                            Label  Contact
                                                                http://www.fda-rekotz.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
The  Furor--Impending   Revelations  cd    {Self-Released}
The  Furor   comes  out  of  the   mighty  Australian  metal  scene  bringing  their  fourth  cd   "Impending  Revelations"  brings  the   old school  flame  of  black and thrash  metal  together  with a  little  dose  of   death metal  in a few  of the  songs.The  guitars  are  played   in  a  mid  paced range  which  do  jump  to a  more  destructive and faster  speed in a few  of the  songs.The  drumming is done  in the  same style  with  some  mid  paced  beats  before  jumping  to a  more  vicious and  violent  drum  style.The  vocals  are  old-school  shrieks  and thrashy screams.This  is a  good  release  of  old school  blackend thrash/death metal  if your   into  these  styles  then  defintly check  out  The  Furor.
                                                              Band  Contact
                                                http://thefuror.bandcamp.com/
                                         https://www.facebook.com/TheFurorObliterate/timeline
 
 
 
 
 
Necroholocaust---Holocaustic Goat Metal  LP.  {Iron Bonehehead  Records
Canada's  Necroholocaust have  unleashed  their  debut  full-length  LP  through  Iron Bonehehead  Records.The  band  has  been  around  for  years  releasing  demo's,split releases crafting  their  violent  war death  metal  style.Extremly  fast guitars with   no  comprimises .The  drummer  is  very  skilled  in  the   art  of  extremely  fast,hateful  blast beats.The  band  has  some thrashy  influences in their  music  as well.  Necroholocaust    has  released  a  superior  release  with  all the right  elements  of war/thrashing  death  metal  at  it's  finest  and  most  fierce. 
 
                                                                     Label   Contact
                                                        http://www.ironbonehead.de/
                                                      https://www.facebook.com/IronBoneheadProductions
 
 
 
 
Nuclear  Perversion--Desolation  Rituals  Cassette  Tape  {Iron Bonehead  Records}
This  is   my  first  encounter   with   Nuclear  Perversion  and  this  is  a  vicious  and  violent  band  that  knows  how  to  play.The guitars  are  played  at heavy and maximum  speeds  with  some  very  well  done  guitar  riffs.The  drumming  is  played  with  a lot of  speed  and  blast  beats  entertwined in a few  of the  tracks.The  vocals  are  low death  growls  and   some  gruff  screams .I   know  very   little  about  Nuclear  Perversion   but  this  is  a  band to  look  out for if  you  enjoy  primitive,vicious  death  metal.
 
                                                                  Label    Contact
                                                    http://www.ironbonehead.de/
                                      https://www.facebook.com/IronBoneheadProductions
 
 
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Reviews done by Patrick on 10-11-14



Metal  Hails!!
Here  is  a  new  batch  of  Reviews   hope   everyone  finds   something  to   their   liking   and  supports  the   bands  and  labels   by   buying  the  release and  merchandise. 
Metal  Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com




Death  Vomit-- Gutted  By  Horrors   cd   {Xtreem Music}

Death  Vomit   come  out  of  the  mighty   Chiliean metal  scene  playing  heavy  old school  death metal.The  guitars  are  mid paced  with  some  faster  raging  guitar  chords and  few  solo's.The  vocalist  does  a  great  job  with  the  heavy old-school death  growls  and  screams  entertwined  in a  few  of  the  songs. Death  Vomit    are  one  of  Chile's  best  new  death  metal  acts  pick  this  up  today.
                                                                                 Label   Contact  
                                                                             http://www.xtreemmusic.com
 
 
 
 
 
Force  Of   Darkness--Absolute  Verb  Of  Chaos  And  Darkness   cd   {Hells  Headbangers  Records} 
 
Force  Of   Darkness  are  a  new  band to  my  ears from  the  great  Chilean metal  scene   returning  with  their  third  cd.The  band   plays  a  good  style  of  war  death  metal  with  a  healthy  dose  of   thrashinfluence.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  speed  and  aggressive war  metal riffs.The  drumming  is   chaotic  with  some  very  well  done  blast  beats  throughout  the  songs  but  the  drummer  does  slow  it  down to  a  mid paced range  before  starting  the  aggression  up  again.The  vocals  are  death  growls  with  some  screams  entertwined.If  you  are  a  metal  fanatic  who  enjoys  the  thrashing/death and  even  some  war metal  mixed  in  then  definitely  pick  this  up  today.
 
                                                         Label   Contact
                                                  www.hellsheadbangers.com
 
 
 
 
Graveyard Ghoul--The Living Cemetary  CD,LP   {Final  Gate  Records}
 
 
This  is  my  first  encounter  with  Germany's  Graveyard Ghoul  who  recently  released  their  second  cd  The Living Cemetary  {also  a  vinyl  version  will be  available}  the  music  is  mid tempo  with  some  faster  guitar  and  drumming  patterns  mixed  in a  few  of  the  songs. If  you  are  a  fan  of  early  to  mid  nineties  death metal  with  influences  from  both  the  U.S and European  scenes.
                                                              Label  Contact
                                                  http://www.finalgaterecords.com/
 
 
 

Khthoniik  Cerviiks--Heptae  Drone  Cassette tape   {Iron  Bonehead  Rec.}
 
 
 
Germany's   Khthoniik  Cerviikshave   released  their  debut  demo  cass "Heptae  Drone "   seven  songs  of fast,crazed  death metal.Very  well played  guitars  that  rang  between  ultra  fast  to a  more  controlled  mid-paced  guitar  sound.The  drummer  is  excellent  with  the  crazy,fast  drumming  patterns.The  vocals  are  death  metal  growls  that  are  done  excellent.
Anyone  into  real  death  metal  and  loves  tapes  should  pick   this  up  today.
 
                                                                       Label     Contact
                                                            http://www.ironbonehead.de/
 
 
 
 
Krueger--Return  To  Death  cd   {self-released}
Brazil's  Krueger  have   released  their  new  cd  "Return  To  Death"   have  unleashed  a  great   cd  of  old-school  death  metal  and a  healthy  dose  of  thrashy  guitars.The  guitars  are  fast  with  some  fast  thrashy  riffs  and some  heavier  death  metal  riffs  with  some  solo's  mixed  in a  few  of  the  tracks.The  drumming  is  top  notch  with  crazed and  chaotic  drumming  patterns.The  vocals  are  death  growls  and  some  raspy screams  mixed  in  a  few  of  the  songs.Krueger   have  released  a    great and  solid  album  and  is  recommended  to  anyone  who  is   into  early  nineties  death,thrash  metal.
 
 
                                                                                      Band   Contact
                                                                            https://www.facebook.com/officialkrueger
                                                                      http://www.krueger.com.br/site/Principal.aspx
 
 
 
 
 
Obscure  Burial-- Epiphany  cassette  tape   {Invictus  Prod.}
 
Here  comes  the  second  demo  from  Finlands   Obscure  Burial  raw,crazed  death  metal  with  some   very  well played  fast thrashing  guitars.The  drummer  is  very  good  with  keeping  up  with  the  fast  and  more  mid paced  beats in  the  songs  going  from  chaotic and  extremely  fast  to  a  more  mid  range.This   is  a   very  good  demo  can't  wait  to  hear  their  new  material  when  it  is  ready  and  released fans  of  craed  old-school  death  metal  will  love  this  so  get  it  today!! 
                                                                                 Label  Contact
                                                                      http://invictusproductions.net/
 
 
 
 
Reckless  Manslaughter---Blast  Into  Oblivion  cd  {Final  Gates  Records}
Reckless  Manslaughter   comes  out  of  the  German  underground  metal  scene   playing  old-school  death  metal  mixing  in  old  U.S  and  German  influences.The  guitars  are  played  at  a  pretty  fast  pace  throughout  the  songs   but  do  slow to  a  more  mid-paced  range  The  drumming  is  top  notch  with  a  mixture  of  some  fast  drum  patterns  and  some  mid  ranged  drums.The  vocals   are   Death  metal  growls   with  a lot  of  power  and  aggressive  tones  within done  extremely  well.
                                                                      
                                                                    Label    Contact
                                                          http://www.finalgaterecords.com/
 
 
 
 
Vorzug----I Am In  Hell  {Digital  Single/download} 
 
This  is  the  debut  single  I Am  In Hell  from Vorzug a  new  band  from   the  Phoenix AZ  area.The  band  plays  a  very  old-school  style  of  blackend  death  metal  with  some  thrashy guitars in  the song.The  song  is  mid  paced  with  some  great  and  killer  guitar  solo's  and  riffs  in  the  debut  song.The  drumming  goes  from  extremely  fast  thrashy  drums to  a  mid  paced  range.The  vocalist  starts  off  with  death  growls  but  toward  the  middle  of  the  song switches  to  old-school  black metal  screams/vocals.I am   very  eager  to  hear  the  debut  when  it  is  released  but  for   now  if  you  are  into  digital-songs/downloads   get  a  copy  of  this  song
 
                                                                                                                          
                                                                         Band  Contact
                                                  https://www.facebook.com/vorzugmetal 
 
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Interview with Vorzug done by Patrick

 Here  is  a  new  Interview  with  the  Arizona's    Vorzug  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old-school  blackend thrash  with  some  elements  of  old-school  death metal.The  band  has  digitally  released  their debut  single  pretty  much  where   digital  music  is  sold.  So  get  it  today  and  keep  a  watch  out for  the  bands  debut. 
regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com










Interview with Vorzug done by Patrick

1.Metal Hails how long has Vorzug been a active band?


 Well Howdy-doo buckaroo! Vorzug had its official start in June 2014, though we were together with our current line-up for years under a different name.

2.What is the current line-up for Vorzug? For the readers who have never heard the band how would you describe the music of Vorzug?


 We have Daniel Beck on drums, Rock Rollain on bass, Ivan "Graven" Schone on guitar, and Anthony Hoyes for vocals. We play a hybrid of Old-School Death Metal mixed with black, thrash, and gore. 
For quick conversation we say were Old-School Blackened Death Metal.





3.Vorzug recently released their first single "I Am In Hell" how long did it take to write the music for the song? Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually handle everything?



 I don't remember exactly, but it was fairly short. We got everything pretty much done over the course of a week. Everyone in the band has input on the song, we start off with just a basic drum beat or guitar riff and we build on it.

4.If the fans want to get a copy of  the song where  can they hear/purchase it? How has the reaction been from the fans s far? What about the press?


VORZUG: I AM IN HELL is available at hundreds of online storefronts. Xbox music, Sony Music Entertainment, 7 Digital, HMV digital, ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm are some of the bigger places, some of those offer free streams. We just ask people to buy from www.vorzug.info that is from amazon but we put an official link to it for branding and simplicity. So far fans have really gotten behind it and enjoyed it from what they've told us, as have the media, we haven't had any bad reviews thus far.

5.I Believe I read the band is hard at work on the debut release will this be a digital only release or would you like to release it on cd or cassette?



VORZUG: We're going to release on digital and physical formats. So we're doing a CD and there is some talk of doing a Vinyl in limited amounts. Cassette tapes, I don't know about but if 20 or more people want them we will make a limited run for them. So fans make sure to let us know what you want and we will try to make it possible for you.




6.How many songs are you all planning on having on the release? Does the band plan to self- release it or have you searched for a label?


 I think we're doing 8 songs. Could be a hidden track or two if we have the proper time to get it done but 8 for sure. The release will be put out on Apollyon Entertainment which has distribution through Universal Music Group, so as it stands now we have no real interest in any other labels unless they are offering all expenses paid touring.



7.Any idea's when it might be released for the masses to buy? Where do you all draw inspiration for the lyrics?



Our planned release date is Jan 23rd 2015. Lyrics are inspired from occult ideas, horror films, and everyday life in terms of my own experiences/feelings on things.



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



 So far Vorzug hasn't performed live yet, the last show we did we performed under our previous name but that was back to back festival shows. We love performing live, but we wanted to focus on getting new material out as quickly as possible with the new name and establish ourselves as a force. Which I think we've done so far, so now we have a few dates confirmed for the first couple months of 2015 and we have 2 major bands we're talking with about doing west coast dates on their tours so we will be getting out there pretty soon.






9.Does the band have any tours/shows  planned for the near future? If yes where are some places you all will be playing? If you could set up a dream tour or show who are some bands {past  or  present} you would love to share the stage with?


 We have dates booked for late Jan-march of 2015. We have dates confirmed in Arizona, and California so far. Our dream tour would be with an combo of Motorhead, Six Feet Under, Amon, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and us.




10.In your opinion's what is the  best and worst thing about the current metal underground scene? And what does  underground metal mean to you all?


 I have no idea. I don't feel we're apart of any scene. So to be honest with you I have no idea about it.  I don't believe in the term "Scene." That being said I also don't feel there is underground music. It was a way of connecting to something that went against the mainstream.
But all music is mainstream now. Cannibal Corpse is on billboard. People know what death metal is, there's a death metal themed cartoon, you can't get more mainstream than that. So I know people like to include themselves into elite groups in the metal world but in todays information age there are few things on the fringe of pop culture.



11.Are any of  the members of Vorzug currently working with any other bands or solo projects?



 Ivan is a member of an industrial metal band Element A440. Rock is in a blues/rock cover band with a 16 year old guitarist called Sneaky Pete. Daniel is in a traditional metal band called Crimson Reign. And Anthony plays video games and produces porno in his spare time.





12.What is the metal scene like in Arizona?


 Similar to my other answer. We're not part of any scene so I cant really answer this. If you're asking how shows do here, it's the same as anywhere else. Music in general is a popularity contest, so if you play the game and hang out with the fans at shows and so forth they will do the same for your band inspite of whatever talent you may have or may lack. So it's the same everywhere. There are a lot of good bands in AZ, but some will only do well in the state, while other thrive outside of it.



13.Who are some of your all-time favorite Arizona bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should  watch out for?


 Well the members side projects make sure to look into those. Crimson Reign, Element A440. But some other bands that we enjoy are Hypatia, Exiled (John Cason is one cool customer) Unholy Monarch, and Magguts. There are other bands like Lago, Genocaust, Epyon and so forth that are very worth checking into.



14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?


 You're very welcome. Always glad to take time for interviews and general music conversations. To the readers, if you haven't heard Vorzug yet, we invite you to take a listen. You can find us all over but lets keep it simple.
www.facebook.com/vorzugmetal  www.vorzug.net   www.vorzug.info
If you're into it like our pages, share our pages, tell your friends and buy our track. It's .99 cents, we also have a song available for free on our facebook page so you can try before you buy.
We're not going to be one of those kickstarter or indiegogo bands begging people to give them money. We released a product, if you're in the market for a death metal track give it a try, if you like it we have more coming, shirts also on the way. So keep checking back if you don't like it, leave us feedback we like to hear from everyone, so good and bad comments are welcomed.