Thursday, 30 October 2014

Ondfodt Interview 2014

Ondfodt Interview 2014

1 How did ondfodt start can you tell me a bit of the history and concept of the band?

We started out in April 2013 by recording our first EP. At that point there were just two of us in the band. We realized though that we would want to do liveshows and decided to recruit some more members. We kept on creating songs and after a little while we had all material we needed for a full album.

The idea behind the band was to create something really raw and aggressive. Naturally the visions have evolved with time. One red line in most of our stuff including songs that are now in progress is groovy riffs and rhythms.

The lyrics are hateful and deal with dark and destructive matters.

2 with only 1 previous ep you guys have made it pretty far ? how do you view upon that ?

We have worked hard and also had the good fortune to get to work with many great people who have helped us a lot with things such as promotion & distribution etc. Kenneth from Frykt Band Promotion is a good example. He has helped us spread out lots of CDs and merch in Norway.

We also should thank Immortal Frost Productions and Witches on Fire Records for their effort and devotion.

3 what were some of the bands that inspired you both past and present ?

Some bands that influenced us much during the first era of the band was Carpathian Forest, Marduk and Dissection. We were also inspired by some trashier stuff, which can be heard on some songs from our debutalbum. Then of course we have taken influences from a little here and there.

We are more and more seeking inspiration to our music from folklore, myths and local histories rather than from other bands.

4 What is your take on Satanism ? many black metal bands tend to sort of play around with the image,

There are indeed many who abuse the term Satanism.
People tend to use it as a social thing rather than what it actually is and should be, a religion...

Those who decide to walk this path should do so wholeheartedly instead of playing around.
Individuals like Jon Nödtveidt and Selim Lemouchi for example, deserve much respect since they actually gave their lives for Real Satanism.

In order not be mixed with people who play around with Satanic image, we would rather refer to our practises of art as Deathworship. This is a more suitable term that pretty much speaks for itself.

Esoteric and Occult themes are much present in our lyrics.

5 your sound is quite raw and very much like the old school days of black metal ? when forming the band ?

It was indeed what we had in mind when we started up the band.

The late 80's and 90's Swedish and Norwegian scenes have been big influences for us. We also bring out that same energy that was present in those days at our liveshows.

6 What is currently happening in the band?

We are preparing ourselves for some more liveshows. The next one will take place 22th of November in Jakobstad, Finland.

Also we recently got the tapeversion of our debutalbum released by Witches on Fire Records. Cassettes can be purchased from their webshop and they come together with brilliant looking patches.

More musical material is being prepared for future releases as well. At this point we have two brand new songs finished (one of them will be played at the gig next month).

Lets talk about your latest album HEX KONST what can you tell me about it from what Ive heard its quite a nice piece of art! ?

After releasing the EP we started working on the album. Songs kept coming at quite a fast pace and after what now seems to be a short time, all material for the album was finished. We had high motivation to get the album done so most things went smoothly. There were some line-up changes along the way though but we kept the flames burning high.

We did the recordings in many sessions due to various circumstances. We had access to an own studio (Wolfthrone Studios) and enough equipment to record it by ourselves. This meant we could avoid timelimits and stress and that we had the chance to take the time we needed to take.

Our vocalist handled the mixing of the album so that gave us a big freedom. Then a friend of and mentor of the band helped us by handling the mastering of the album.

We are very glad with how the album turned out.

The Artwork for Hexkonst was made by the brilliant Karmazid. It is a really impressive work of art that we are proud to bear on our record. When we got to see the artwork we were in the middle of recording the album and it really raised our morale in the band during the recordings and mixing.

7 How was the writing process for that record?

It began in April 2013 the moment we decided to start the band. Working on the album was an important step forward for us regarding songwriting, mixing and recording etc. It was an essential process for us that will lately be forgotten because of the personal value it held. We wouldnt be close to where we are today if we wouldnt have done this record.

It required some endurance along the way but we are pleased with the result.

8 How do you guys approach songwriting ? do you like meet up in the rehearsal room and jam or do you write individually ?

Most of the stuff is written individually. It happens on some occations though that riffs and ideas are brought to life while jamming.

Creation of art is a holy process! It requires a great connection to ones spiritual self to create great art. Thus we prefer to write music when the required spiritual energies are most present.

Music needs its time to grow. If the process is rushed it will most certainly destroy the music.

The emotional connection between writer and music is what is important!

9 Speaking to a musician to another todays music scene is quite big but also its hard to get a noticed since so many bands are coming up , what is your take on it ?

Well if you know what you are doing it and have something interesting going on everything is possible. There are many bands out there but you have to aim to play better and create better music than them. Then you just have to be stubborn and dont stop before you have achieved this.

Having the right channels to reach out to fans is important. Facebook isn't ideal anymore since they keep on making it more and more difficult for the bands who doesn't want to pay them to reach out to their fans.

10 what do you think about the metal scene today any new favorites ?

Many talented bands are coming up and many old legends are still around. There are some waves that we aren't too fond of but overall the scene looks quite good though.

Those who works to create original music in these bad economical times when monetary aspects are extra tempting and when many believe that extreme metal has reached its peak and cannot progress much further deserves praise for their work.

11 What are your belifs in ghosts and such since Halloween is just around the corner ? lets talk some horror movies^^

Have had some paranormal experiences through the years but nothing that bears enough evidence to support the existance of ghosts.

Afterlife is possible and it is possible as well that some kind of reflections from other dimensions could appear that could be percieved as ghosts.

The lack of evidence makes it seem a bit unlikely though that ghosts in their traditional meaning exist.

12 Favorite movie to watch on Halloween ?

Very rarely watch movies.

13 how was the reponse on your new album from fans and media ?

We haven't read or heard any negative feedback on the new album so far. There have been more interest from fans and media than we imagined there would be beforehand.

14 what are your thoughts on the digital era that is upon us and fans are more for digital mp3 albums than actual cds ? does that affect you ?

Its an inevatible process that has been taking place for many years now. There is of course a charm in holding a physical CD but the bitter truth is that CDs are of the past. Perhaps CDs will become trendy again in 20-30 years just like Cassettes and Vinyls, who knows.

I wouldnt say it affects us very much. We make music and keep the engines running for the sake of creatin music. The creative process is what is important and if people listen to the music on vinyls, mp3:s or on CDs isn't that important for us.

When it comes to downloading we think it is great if as many people as possible get to hear our music and feel affected by it. If we were into making money we wouldnt be playing black metal in the first place.

15 Do you think that the economy is allowing bands to live on the music or just the big ones ?

The economic part can be quite difficult. Equipment & travelling are things that requires lots of money. You have to have quite a name for yourselves as a band if you are to be able to live on the income recieved from tours and record/merchsales.

Still music should have as little as possible to do with money, at least when it comes to the creative process. Money corrupts art...

It is a full time job if you are to really put your soul into writing music. Even if you aren't physically creating music all the time it is always present in your head.
You have got the get money from somewhere if you are to be able to survive.

If one wishes to make big money there are easier paths to choose than to play black metal though.

16 Your latest album was released on Immortal frost production how has that corporation been! ?

It has worked out really well. They put much trust in us and they have been great to work with.

There are many horrorstories about recordlabels in general but we had the great fortune to get to work with a serious label.

17 Since you are a live band , how often do you guys meet up and practice together ?

We try to rehearse at least once every month. Then when we have gigs coming up and also when we have new songs to learn we rehearse more frequently.

18 favorite song to perform live?

Blodspill is one of them. Catchy tune and a solid opening song. Giganternes Vraal and Verlden Er Min Slakteri are others that are really fun to play live. Also one of the new songs that is yet unnamed is fun as hell to play live.

19 What do you think of the local music scene is it big where you live ?

When it comes to extreme metalbands there aren't many active bands around except for Magenta Harvest, Underjord and some other.

We have some great musicschools here in the area and there is a really great newbuilt music hall here in Pietarsaari. There are many cultural events and the musicscene here is very much alive. There are very much talented folks here and skilled musicians.

20 What's the plan for 2015 ?

We aim to play more gigs. There have been talk about some international tours but we shall see how it turns out. Also we will keep on working on new material and see in what form and when we decide to release new stuff.

We are sadly reaching the end for now!

21 Any last words to friends and fans ?

Thank you all for your support and devotion! Hope to see you all on tour one day!

its been a pleasure speaking with you !
hope to catch up soon!


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Carach Angren age of metal interview !

Carach Angren After the show in Phoenix, Ardek was interviewed by Joe from The Age Of Metal. Check out  the video below!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Coldbound update working on new material and unleashing a Emperor tribute cover I am the black wizards

Post from official facebook! Coldbound update working on new material and unleashing a Emperor tribute cover I am the black wizards 

- state that Coldbound is not dead and at least for the near future WILL NOT BE!
I am working upon the new full length album and trying to minimize the risk of mistakes , maximize the quality and do a great job with this.
It's gonna be Doom..really Doom..with Black Metal elements, which one of those will be this tribute cover to the almighty Emperor.
It's the first and only track of the new album that I am going to let you listen before the official release apart of the traditional trailer.
Thanks once again for your support! It means really much a lot!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

GROM Records is more than proud to announce another collaboration with almighty FJORSVARTNIR from Denmark.

GROM Records is more than proud to announce another collaboration with almighty FJORSVARTNIR from Denmark.

We agreed to cross our paths one more time in order to release the new studio album of the band " Mzoraxc forbandelse ".
Once again FJORSVARTNIR created nothing but a masterpiece of dedicated Black Metal art, rare and unique these days!
Release will be out end of January 2015 as standard jewel case CD limited to 1000 pieces.
First 50 copies will come with special diehard gifts!

As for now, we are presenting you this gorgeous front cover artwork painted by Dragan Paunović, who already did the artwork for previous FJORSVARTNIR album"Legions of the North"
Also, check the tack list of the album:

1. Ravneskrig og ulvehyl
2. Nordens genopstandelse
3. En rejse igennem fortidens riger
4. Mzoraxc - Mødet med underverdenen
5. Krigsat
6. Det sidste slag

Labels interested in cooperation regarding vinyl and tape licenses, get in touch now!

Horns Up!
GROM Records


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Carach Angren There is no place like home New song 2014

Carach Angren There is no place like home,
ever since I heard Carach angren I knew it was going to be something different,
the first song I ever heard was Departure towards a nautical course
also this was the 3 years ago since then Ive been following the band frequently
and now we have a new song for 2014
called There is no place like home!
the song is an epic journey from beginning to end!
it really fits good!
it presents a lot of known feelings or should I say sounds that are Carach angren,
Carach angren is known for creating both theatre and magic in their music as if it was soundtrack on its own little morbid horror tale....
the song is fast and primal it contains all things I love about carach angren harsh vocals, from the lovely Sergoror, and really amazing keyboards, strings that really brings the track to the extreme ! clearly this album is not just a epic story again but another nice little new twist I am sure await!

looking forward and waiting patiently!

Carach Angren There is no place like home,

Saturday, 4 October 2014

interview with Among Gods October 4th 2014

First off how are you doing? Lars: Doing great, thank you! We are now in a creative process of making our 3rd release. 1 How did the band start? could you briefly describe ? Lars: Kenneth(Ripper) started the whole thing as a studio-project in 2010. In January 2011 Among Gods counted five members. The debut "Among Gods" was recorded the same year. 2 I know this might be a odd questions but Bergen or Norway are maybe most known for its notorious black metal , what are your thoughts on that ? Lars: The music itself was all good. Many of those bands from the 90's manage to create their own thing, and that alone deserves attention. its nice to see that they also provide some good Death metal? It's nice to see the mixtures of metal band's coming up here in Bergen today, even though there are few death metal acts around. 3 What were you prime influences while growing up? did heavy metal start early for you guys ? Kenneth: For me it started around 1983 and the bands I first started to listen to were Iron Maiden, Celtic Frost and Venom and also a lot of the NWOBHM bands and many of those bands have stuck with me ever since. In my eyes the NWOBHM era was fantastic! But my very early memory of hard rock started in the very late 70`s with Kiss. Also bands like Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue did some impact on a young boy taste of music,haha. 4 your self titled ep Among gods has been out for some time , how has the feedback been if you speculate ? Kenneth: Yes, the debut album achieved very good response and reviews and it still does today, so we are very pleased that people like the debut that well. 5 you have a very old school death metal sound is that one of your maybe sub genres ? Kenneth: We have always had a thing for old school death metal, the bands back then were in my eyes much better than much of the bands that are in the scene today,sorry,hehe. It was somehow more pure and true, but also I like the pioneer feel of it all. So, as with all music, I rather listen to old classics than to new records, sorry again. 6 How important is the digital music scene as today it seems youtube is the new MTV! and most bands choose to focus on digtial ? Lars: There are both good and bad sides to the "new" thing. Sure, it's nice to have the opportunity to reach out on those channels, but at the same time it's limitating. Still, nothing beat's a good show in the making of followers. 7 whats your plans for the winter any tours or shows? Lars: Right now we are preparing last touch on the songs for our next release. It will take some time to get it done, so there will most likely be few shows in the near future. We hope to get out there in 2015! 8 Whats the best to drink a hot summer day or a cold winter night! ? Kenneth: Of course ice cold beer in the summer and of course ice cold beer on a cold winter night 9 Your album i right is called Monument can you tell us anything about it! Kenneth: Yes, our 2nd album is titled “Monument” and been released on the 27th of May this year, it`s a more doomish album than the debut and as we went through some line-up changes at the time, me & Lars wrote most of that album alone. We have received very good reviews so far here as well, even though it`s a bit different album than the debut. And it got a wonderful artwork. 10 How do you approach song writing ? how does it start? Lars: Songwriting usually take some time. It often start with one of the guys jamming at home, creating riffs, or a whole song that later is being worked out in the rehearsalroom. We often do simple recordings while rehearsing, and then Kenneth write lyrics to those ideas. 11 How important is media and reviews to your band or do you relay more on fans and your own thoughts! ? Kenneth: Media and reviews are of course important, or at least if we receive good reviews and good words in the media people would give us a try and maybe like what they hear. To me personally, I read the good and bad reviews with the same eyes, I make music for myself and those who want to listen, and that`s enough for me really. So I love to get response from fans during and after a show and when people write me and say that they like what they hear. I love it when the fans get in personal contact with the band, they can do that with an underground band like us, because we always answer. Lets talk food! 12 favorite food on the road? Kenneth: Something to cure the hangovers,haha. I like to eat lasagne on the road,-and in the morning an English breakfast do magic..always. 13 favorite dish anytime ? Kenneth: Hard to say, but I know of a wonderful red chickensoup… 14 steak or fish ? Kenneth: Hard to say, I love a good steak but also fish that I catch myself and prepare right out of the raging North Sea, that`s great tasting a dish of fish only 30 min after it`s been caught in the sea. Flounder, catfish and monkfish is my favorites. But also hot smoked self-fished mackerel in the summer taste like heaven. 15 How do you like your meat ? Extra rare , Rare Medium Well done whats your pick ? Kenneth: Not a vampire, so I have to say medium here. 16 Favorite record of 2014? Kenneth: I never listen to new albums,-but if I have to pick I must say Triptykon “Melana Chasmata” if it`s have to be in the metal genre.. 17 favorite alcoholic beverige ? Kenneth: Beer and sometimes red wine. Lets get back to music! your album Monument reminds me a bit of Swedish Melodic Death metal might you say you are fans of swedish bands ? Kenneth: I grew up listen to bands like Grave, At The Gates and Entombed, but I will not say it`s an influence. I love those old death metal bands from Sweden, but I am not a fan of the melodic death metal bands if you mean bands like In Flames and such. 18 Who was the mind behind your album cover ? Kenneth: The debutalbum artwork was made by Kim & Marianne from Vossanova (local designers) and the Monument artwork is made by Metastazis (who have done artwork for Paradise Lost, Morbid Angel and likes) 19 What can fans expect for 2015 ? Kenneth: The fans can expect a brand new album and some touring from Among Gods, I really hope we can head out on the road in the very near future, as soon as we have recorded or released the new album. And they can expect an album more “back to the roots”. 20 vinyl or CD? whats your favorite ? Kenneth: Haha, is this a question..? LP Any last words to your fans? and friends! Kenneth: Thanx a lot for the interview and I hope people out there will check out Among Gods and support us. The fanbase are the most important to us, get in touch! Cheers! Thank you so much taking the time to speak with Mortiz zine Kenneth: Thanx a lot, we really enjoy the interview. Keep it true!

Keep yourself updated with Among gods

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Streaming the tittle track Rise of the Empress from - White empress new album Rise of the Empress

Streaming the tittle track  Rise of the Empress  from - White empress new album Rise of the Empress 

have a listen to it below!
and share!