(2nd HALF OF INTERVIEW) 6. I remember album covers from the 80s that were quite graphic and fun to look at. How important are the art work to you? Does it have to say something? I know that it all should be for the music only and the songs are our first priority but we care alot about the artwork itself. Yes it's just a small detail in the whole process of making a record and some purists say that your songs should speak for itself but it definately has to rock and catch your eye.... and when it carries a message it's even better for my personal opinion....Be honest no one will buy something that looks like shit, right? 7. Does doing it yourself bring with it a greater freedom? How hard is it today to get things done by yourself? Yes it's a fuckin piece of work! But for us it's the only way to work.... it's not that we shut out all business methods but we prefer to stay in control of everything. So we decide really carefull who works together with us...More freedom???? I don't know we like to be in control.... 8. How important is playing live/touring to a band? How do you go about setting up gigs? Very important... playing live is one of the things we enjoy the most. You've got to get out to the kids and thrash the clubs when you think you are into Thrash Metal. It's all about releasing your everyday frustration and shit and what else could be better then a moshpit at aThrashmetal show??? No special tactics on setting up gigs. We read and asnwer every offer that we recieve. 9. Is it easier to be a band when you are closer to central Europe than it is if you live up north? I don't think so there are a lot of great bands from the north who made it all over the world. In my opinion quality beats quantity ten times and always will get the respect it deserves. 10. What future plans do you have now?
Playing as much shows that we can till we hit the studio again to record the next record.Currently we are working on new material which is very exciting and promising.... really aggressive but still carrying the SC trademarks..... be prepared it will hit you like a hammer! ANDERS EKHDAL - BATTLE HELM MAGAZINE - ANDERS@BATTLEHELM.COM
SEPTIC CHRIST INTERVIEW WITH JX NOTHING - OCT 15, 2012 1. Is there a German thrash metal tradition that you feel that you are a part of? Never really thought about this but I think we are too openminded to feel us belonging to any tradition. All members are totally fans of music itself either its Metal or Jazz or even Pop. So I think that we wont fit to any kind of tradition at all. 2 Is it necessary to be anti-Christian to be a metal band? I think this is up to everbodys own choice. For my own opinion I prefer to think for myself. No gods no Masters. I also think that the anti Christian attitude which is very common in the metal scene comes more from a rebellious spirit that drives the Metalheads out there. So this is my only necessarity on metal I have… it has to be rebellious and outstanding of the standards of our society. 3. How much have you looked to the past to get inspired? Honestly not at all… we all have our musical backgrounds and paid our dues in making music for a long time. So we only write the songs we would enjoy to hear from other bands. Our love for the 80ies Thrash possibly comes from the fact the we all spent our youth in these times and enjoy this sound the most. It’s fucking fun to thrash ‘em all…!!!!! 4. What thrash bands, past or present, epitomize all that is thrash metal? Woah that’s hard and maybe impossible to answer… but I’ll give my best let’s do it this way … I will name you some bands and the things I respect from the most. Anthrax – for their coolness to do some totally different things Megadeth – the first four records are a musical revolution for me. Brilliant and cathy at all Demolition Hammer – one of the most brutal Bands ever… no prisoners no Mercy just musical violence Voivod – their Songs are not Metal this is art… never heard any of those chords before Nuclear Assault – dito to Anthrax but more speed and power. Very good lyrics with a mind on the world Sacred Reich - Great Songs which carry a great attitude. I love it when someone has something to say even if i don't share the opinion Watchtower - unbeliveable musical skills You see my musical education is a classic but when we talk about new bands i would possibly pick up Warbringer -who epitomize most of the trademarks above.... but ask me tomorrow and you'll get complete new list....sorry! 5. Is there a thrash metal sound that everybody look for? How do you do to achieve your sound? Any special tricks? Sorry i know i am boring but there are no tricks at all. We only try to get our livesound on tape/harddisk.... no triggers, a cool sounding room, good equipment and some microphones. (1ST HALF OF INTERVIEW) ANDERS EKHDAL - BATTLE HELM MAGAZINE -ANDERS@BATTLEHELM.COM
US Distribution for the following, exclusively thru Malevolence Records : Catalog # MR-011-D : Mortus Delict - BLOOD(S)PIT (Import) : $9.00 + S&H "AVAILABLE NOW" (DISTRIBUTION) Greed Will Imprison Us All Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvXQh7BO ... e=youtu.be Mortus Delict : http://www.reverbnation.com/mortusdelict CD Title : BLOOD(S)PIT (Import) From : Zadar, Croatia Release Year : 2011 "AVAILABLE NOW" Label : Self-Released - Independant Tracklist : 1. BLOOD(S)PIT 2. Mirror of Society 3. Break Their Bones 4. New Lifes Visions 5. Warzone 6. Faith With Hate For The Outcoming Day 7. Sound of the Underground 8. Pehar Ek (Bonus Track) Greed Will Imprison Us All Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvXQh7BO ... e=youtu.be © Copyright - "All Rights Reserved By The Artists"
US Distribution for the following, exclusively thru Malevolence Records : Catalog # MR-015-D : Talamyus - Raven's Call To Annihilation (Import) : $8.00 + S&H, (DISTRIBUTION) CD Baby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/talamyus iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ravens ... d478177593 PRC Music Canada : http://www.prcmusic.com/store/ Talamyus : CD Titile : Raven's Call To Annihilation (Import) From : Montreal, Quebec, Canada Release Year : 2012 Label : PROMO AVAILABLE FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME! When you think about Montreal’s Epic thrashers of TALAMYUS, you think about dedication, you think about hard work, you think about 4 good souls bleeding for their art, their band, their goals, all this through good times and bad times… never giving up, and this for 10 years now. Rare are the local Montreal bands with already 3 albums out on the market. Rare are local Montreal bands with TALAMYUS’ touring history… The band toured (Quebec, Ontario & Maritimes) with the likes of STORMLORD, KRISIUN and KALMAH… opened up for well known names such as FINNTROLL, DESTRUCTION, TYR amongst so many others… now gearing up for a fall tour with Russian heroes ARKONA and various high visibility shows before the end of the year. This band is the real deal, TALAMYUS is all about the music. Welcome back one of Quebec’s best metal band in years! This fall… hear the raven’s call Contact us for interview requests. Tracklist : 1. Raven's Call To Annihilation 2. Inner Turmoil (Instrumental) 3. The Dead Will Walk The Earth 4. The Berserkers 5. Remembering The Gods (Interlude) 6. Spawn Of The Elements 7. Darker Days Lie Ahead 8. Disciples Of Hypocrisy 9. Warlock 10. The Curse (Instrumental) Label :Remi Cote email@example.com PRC Music - Trois-Pisoles, Quebec, Canada http://www.PRCMusic.com http://www.reverbnation.com/label/prcmusic US Distribution : Nathan McLeod firstname.lastname@example.org Malevolence Records© http://www.malevolence-records.us © Copyright Talamyus - PRC Music
Malevolence Records - US Distribution for the following, exclusively thru Malevolence Records : Catalog # MR-012-D :Stalwart - Manifest Of Refusal (Import): $10.00 + S&H (DISTRIBUTION) CD Baby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stalwart iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/manife ... d534410440 PRC Music Canada : http://www.prcmusic.com/store/ SoundCloud : http://soundcloud.com/stalwartmetal/the-karma-circle Stalwart : http://www.stalwart.ru CD Title : Manifest Of Refusal (Import) From : St. Petersberg, Russia Release Year : 2012 Label : Tracklist : 1. The Karma Circle 2. Downgrade Evolution 3. Rise Of The Ninth Wave 4. Last Down Of The Era 5. Corrosion 6. Idol Of The Time 7. It's Just My Choice 8. Manifest Of Refusal 9. Renaissance Through Devastation Album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio, Poland, by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). Artwork by Pablo The Elephant. "... Manifest Of Refusal is certainly a hell of a lot better than a large handful of death acts you've seen reviewed on here over the past little while. It's thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, but will most likely lack the significant personality required to impress many people who aren't already death metal fanatics..." http://www.metalstorm.net The band was formed in 1999 in the following line-up: Jacques - vocals, Demian - bass, Leonid - guitars, keyboards, Kirill - guitars, Vladimir - drums. Debut album “Jerk” was released early 2001 by Russian label Fono. The album laid down the foundation for original Stalwart-style, combining massive thrashcore rhythmic groove with atmospheric fragments and acoustic inserts. In summer 2002 Stalwart started to record the second album. Drum tracks were recorded in Astia Studio, Finland, with Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, To/Die/For, Norther). The work demonstrated the significant progress by virtue of unusual consortium of angry riffs and symphonic keyboards. “Dive To Nowhere” was released October 2003 by MetalAgen/Soyz Music. Some of zines characterized it as “one of the best Russian metal releases 2003”, and the 8,5-minute title track became a trademark of band for a long time. For the next album famous Hertz Studio, Poland was booked with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski (Vader, Decapitated, Hate). This album became a debut for new guitar player Antuan. “Abyss Ahead” was released May 2008 on CD-Maximum, showed the more powerful and solid work in comparison with the previous one. Soon after original vocalist and drummer left the band. Nevertheless the newcomers Oleg Sobolevsky (vocals) and Tim Ismag (drums) raised the band to the new scale, importing more drive and energy. New Stalwart sound, much more hot, fast and aggressive, externalized itself on the next CD “Annihilation Begins”, also recorded at Hertz Studio, and released December 2009 by Metalism Records. Currently the band finished its 5th album “Manifest Of Refusal”, recorded with new drummer Alex. The CD is will be released worldwide by Canadian label PRC Music May 22th 2012. Oleg Sobolevsky – vocals Leonid – guitars, keyboards Antuan – guitars Demian – bass, back vocals Alex - drums Contact : Band : http://www.myspace.com/stalwartmetal http://www.vk.com/stalwartmetal http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Stalwart/23335 http://www.reverbnation.com/stalwart Leonid Verman, 64 Lunacharskogo pr., apt 183, St. Petersburg Russia, 194295 E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +7 (812) 998 95 89 Label :Remi Cote firstname.lastname@example.org PRC Music - Trois-Pisoles, Quebec, Canada http://www.PRCMuaic.com http://www.reverbnation.com/label/prcmusic US Distribution : Nathan McLeod email@example.com Malevolence Records© http://www.malevolence-records.us © Copyright stalWart / PRC Music
Malevolence Records - US Distribution for the following Artist's, exclusively thru Malevolence Records : Catalog # MR-013-D : Stalwart - Annihilation Begins (Import) : $10.00 + S&H "AVAILABLE NOW" (DISTRIBUTION) Stalwart : http://www.Stalwart.ru CD Title : Annihilation Begins (Import) From : St. Petersberg, Russia Release Year : 2010 "AVAILABLE NOW" Label : Metalism Records Tracklist : 1. Annihilation Begins 2. Inconsistent 3. Truth That Kills 4. Collective Mentality Detune 5. Riding The Edge Of Catastrophe 6. Selfpointing To Self-Extermination 7. Casus Belli 8. Terminal Silence © Copyright - "All Rights Reserved By The Artists"
New man on drums! We hereby announce that Drummer Tobias Tellenbach from Swiss Death Metal Band "ORALFISTFUCK" become a permanent member of "SEPTIC CHRIST". Welcome to da Septic Reich! \m/\m/
EN THE FINAL RESISTANCE- A TRIBUTE TO DARK TRANQUILLITY TRACKLIST
Suspiria Records is pleased to present the final tracklist that include the expected tribute to the masters Dark Tranquillity, "The Final Resistance". Fifteen featured national and international bands who have reflected with respect and professionalism fifteen of the best songs of the Swedish band.The time is coming!
1. Serenity In Murder: Edenspring 2. Darkness By Oath: Dreamlore Degenerate 3. Suru: Therein 4. Dawn Of Tears- The Wonders At Your Feet 5. The Descent: Final Resistance 6. Skydancer: The Treason Wall 7. Erling Solem: Ex- Nihilo 8. Mind Holocaust: The New Build 9. Agónica: Nothing to no one 10. Fallen Sentinel: Terminus (Where death is most alive) 11. Apotheus: Misery´s Crown 12. Shadowsphere: Focus Shift 13. Thee Orakle: Dream Oblivion BONUS TRACKS: 14. The Agonist: Monochromatic Stains 15. Slaughter Of The Bluegrass: Punish My Heaven
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VIDEO – KAOS just released their new music video. February 29, 2012 http://battlehelm.com/?s=kaos VIDEOS KAOS just released their new music video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIj3hN0I2Nc