Ragnarok

Ragnarok Interview with HansFyrste When it comes to Norwegian Black Metal, Ragnarok is one of the outstanding examples of what integrity and perseverance can bring to the genre. Since their inception at the beginning of 1994, the band has outlasted a multitude of variations and trends within the metal community that sought to influence the Black Metal genre. …

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VON

Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork 2012 will see the long awaited release of the Satanic Blood full-length album and the beginning of VON Records. Supreme leader Venien speaks to Heavy Music Artwork. HMAW: Thanks for joining Heavy Music Artwork. First off, tell us about your latest release?  VON: This is the first…

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Enthroned

Interview with Neraath of Enthroned ENTHRONED was formed in 1993 by Cernunnos in Namur, Belgium. He soon recruited guitarist Tsebaoth and later bassist/vocalist Sabathan. The band released a 5-track demo tape in mid 1994 which brought them to the attention of several independent labels. A 7″ split EP with Ancient Rites was then released by the underground…

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Master

Master interview with Paul Speckmann Master is the most well-known project of bassist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Speckmann. They were well known in the early extreme metal underground, being both one of the first death metal bands, and one of the most influential alongside Death in the emerging death metal scene. The band began in 1983,…

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Blynd

Blynd Interview with Andres Bringing the noise from the island of Cyprus, BLYND is one of the island’s most established bands, playing a powerful melodic death/groove thrash mixture. With 2 EPs and a full length album reeling in rave reviews, as well as a myriad of live shows under their belt, the band has upped…

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Decline of the I

Interview with A.K. of Decline Of The I The French Decline Of The I, a project led by A.K. – a musician known from a vast number of cognoscible underground metal acts such asVorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre, Diapsiquir, Eros Necrospique etc. The debut album is a bold conjunction of quality Post Black Metal influences: the band describes itself as a mix betweenBurzum, Neurosis and Code.…

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Aosoth

Interview with MkM of Aosoth Antaeus mastermind exposing another side of the Cult, while his previous act was focusing on introspection and Violence.  Aosoth brings a more sick approach, based on years of excess and the obvious increasing hatred within. This combined with the musician skills of BST and Inr, Aosoth is now reaching a…

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Miseration

Interview with Miseration, Christian Älvestam Miseration originally launched as a joint partnership between vocalist Christian Älvestam (Solution.45, ex. Scar Symmetry, Incapacity, Unmoored, etc.) and guitarist Jani Stefanovic (Solution .45, The Weakening.), Swedish death metal project Miseration balance brutality with melodic and atmospheric elements. Debut released in 2008, Your Demons — Their Angels slowly crawled out of…

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Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth push boundaries of British extreme metal Formed in 2007 with the intention of honouring England’s proud ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK’s most devastating doom contingent Atavist) set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England’s historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their folk-influenced…

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It’s Casual

Eddie Solis reveals the works behind making a great records The volume comes from Kiss, the aggression of Black Flag, and the fun of skateboarding culture and honesty of the working class of Los Angeles. With an amazing career as “music industry professional, musician, show promoter” and general manager at Southern Lord Records, Eddie Solis…

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Haarp

Haarp, A journey through despair, hatred and aggression Due to unforeseen events, which occurred late in the summer of 2005, members of various disbanded projects came together to forge Haarp. Featuring a collective of New Orleans grindcore, punk, and metal scene alumni, Haarp embody the murk, decay, and oppression associated with their home city. Haarp’s…

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Devilish Impressions

Interview with Quazarre of Devilish Impressions  Considered as one of Poland’s leading and most innovative modern black / death metal acts Devilish Impressions officially started in 2000 as a three-piece, with founding singer / guitarist Quazarre remaining the only member of the original line-up. Marking their presence with the 45-minutes-long “Eritis sicut Deus; Verbum Diaboli Manet…

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