Interview  with  Lycanthropy  done  by  Patrick posted on 9-29-17

Interview  with  Lycanthropy  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails! Please introduce yourself to the readers?How are things going with you this week?
Gunner: Hails, I am Gunner - a guitar player from black/death metal act Lycanthropy. So far this week goes pretty well. At the moment I’m listening new Satyricon’s album and it sounds a bit strange... 

Oleg I.: Oleg hier, not much this week, working hard, sometimes hardly working.

2.When did you first discover black,death metal and who were some of the first bands you listened to?
Gunner:  around 2005, I was 16 or 17 years old. The first band I heard was Mayhem. Later I discovered Dark Funeral, Dissection, Lucifugum & Enthroned. Before black metal I was more into death metal kind of stuff, mainly Florida’s school.

Oleg I.: in 2000-2001, first heard metal mainstream as everyone else then found out about Emperor and everything changed since then.

3.A.V.R.E.I.L is Lycanthropy's six release which was released through Lower Silesian Stronghold Rec. how did you and the band come in contact with this label?

Gunner: Lower Salesian Stronghold released our previous EP “Operation Werwolf” back in late 2014, so we knew each other & it was naturally to continue cooperation with Krzysztof (the owner of the label). He offered good conditions and that was it. 

4.How long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?

Gunner: As for guitar it took one year, everything was ready in summer 2015. This album marks the longest gap between our albums. Our previous LP “Totenkranze” was released in 2013. 

Oleg I.: as Gunner mentioned we had the material since 2015 but I wasn't in a place and time in life where I could record so we had to wait for me to settle in Ireland, then in January 2017 I finally went and recorded the drums on whatever equipment was there hah!

5.What are some topics you all wrote about on A.V.R.E.I.L?

Gunner: Lyrics on this one is definitely something new for Lycanthropy. A lot of porn oriented stuff. 

6.Besides the new release does the band have any of the past releases still available?Beside the physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
Gunner: Oh yes, our releases are available via band’s bandcamp page -
As for merchandise, USA buyers can find shirts via Stahlhelm Records, in Europe shirts are still available via Sturmglanz Black Metal Manufaktur. Plus new shirts will be available in a week or two via Lower Silesian Stronghold. 

7.What have been some of Lycanthropy's most memorable shows over the years?

Gunner: The last one was extremely good, it took place in Orel (Russian town) in late 2009. 
8.Are their any upcoming shows or tours in support of A.V.R.E.I.L ?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will share the stage with?

Oleg I.: doubt it.
Gunner: No, there won’t be any shows. But maybe in future, who knows! Time will show. 

9.What does black metal mean to you?

Gunner: Its mainly self expression and freedom.

Oleg I.: music for the soul. 

10.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Gunner: sightseeing. This year I have visited something like seven European countries.

Oleg I.: sightseeing, reading about astronomy and new researches in science. 

11.Besides working in Lycanthropy do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?
Gunner: I have never had side or solo projects.

Oleg I.: I have my own bm project called Khôra where I record guitars and program drums at home, new album coming soon with a few interesting guests. 

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Gunner: Stay Strong! 

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Interview  with  Infernal  Blast  done by  Patrick posted on 9-29-17

Interview  with  Infernal  Blast  done by  Patrick

1.Hails! when  did you  first  get  the  idea  to  start  this  band?And  how  did you  choose  Infernal  Blast  as the name of the  band?

I had the idea to create INFERNAL BLAST in 2012 with desire to make a real agressive and violent sound and the band name must be identical to the music.

2.I  believe  Infernal  Blast  is a  one man  band  would you  like to add more members to make a  full band  or do you  prefer to  work as a one man band?

I would not add more members because i don't like share compositions and i prefer work alone (ABSOLUTE CONTROL),in this time i search live members to convert the masses.

3.If  you  had  the  opportunity  to  work  with any musicans{past or present}  who  are  some you  would like to  work  with?

I don't work with someone for IB. In the future i will work with the singer of polish band FREEZING BLOOD for side project with him ..

4.Wolves Elitism Speech  is the bands debut EP. how  long  did it  take you  to  write the music  for the debut?

I've composed almost all the songs in 2012 and I left that aside while waiting for the right moment for release the EP. I am satisfied with this result.

5.I  believe war and  violence  are  some topics  you  wrote about on the debut  what  are  some other  topics you  write  about?

Indeed war and violence is the principal topics, i write also on post apocalyptic theme like epidemic disease or nuclear damnation.

6.Have you  started  writing new  music  for the next E.P or  would  you  like  to  release a  full-length?

.I already have another 4 tracks EP ready to recording it will be more intensive and brutal. In this time i work also on the next EP with 6 or 7 tracks.

7.You  live  in France  what  is your  opinion  of  France's black  metal  scene?

According to me the new generation of black metal scene in France is full of uncultivated peolple who discover musics on Youtube...its so easy, they believe to be rock stars and they are more attached to their pictures than the real sense of black metal, mostly in Brest and know who you are false guys !!!!! I want to cut their heads as during the French Revolution !!!!!! About the old scene i think that is a cult.

8.Who  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  French  bands  and  are their  any new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  check out  soon?

.I do not have any favorite french band..i prefer the Canadian and American scene with REVENGE,CONQUEROR and AMPÜTATOR.

9.Besides  bands are  their  any  honest and reliable labels or  distro's  you  could  recommend?

I recommend as honest and reliable labels or distro's : Les Productions Hérétiques, War Arts Productions, Impious Desecration Records.

10.Besides  working  in  Infernal  Blast  do  you  currently  work in any  other bands or projects?

Yes i'm working in FORGOTTEN FEARS since 2011, it's a traditional black metal band like URGEHAL or CARPATHIAN FOREST.

11.What  does  black  metal  mean  to you?

Black metal for me is an obsession that devastates my mind every day since my 14 years old when i discover the PANZER DIVISION MARDUK album, it's a destruction process...

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

Thanks for all Patrick... NO RESTRICTION TO KILL !!!!!!!!


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Interview with Hellpreacher Johnny DJ of Merciless Onslaught done by Patrick posted on 9-26-17

1.Hello  Johnny  how  are  things  in  Texas  these  days? Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

Hey man, still hot as fuck in Texas hahah! the never ending summer. For everyone that doesn't know my name is Johnny from San Antonio, Texas but most know me as Hellpreacher, the host of Merciless Onslaught. I also created and run the Merciless Models pages if anyone didn't know. So if bands might be looking for models to help promote their merch and whatnot I could probably help out there.

2.When  did you  become  interested  in doing  a   internet  radio  show?And  how  did you  choose  the  name  Merciless  Onslaught  as  the  name  of the  show?

Well I always wanted to do radio but I never listened to any internet radio or really paid any attention to it but Jeff from the band Iniquitous told me about Brutal Existence Radio and said I would do great on there. So summer of 2010 he got me to listen to Audio Aggression w/MetalMark, while listening it felt right and would be something I could do.

As for the name Merciless Onslaught it comes from two different places. Obviously Metal Church's song "Merciless Onslaught" plays into it but along with it would be a small tribute to the Tone Control, he was the host of the Thursday Night Metal Show on KSYM here in San Antonio. His show helped with some great bands I hadn't heard yet, so the Audio Onslaught had corrupted me haha!
The name really plays well into what I throw on the show as well. Playing whatever the fuck I want without any mercy to the listeners. They always have to suffer with my background music mostly.  

3. Merciless Onslaught   was  first  played on  Brutal Existence  Radio{R.I.P}  was  it  long  before you  decided  to  bring the show  back  to the  airwaves?

It wasn't long, actually the show kept going without any interruption. I had just did the 6th Anniversary special 2 days before BER went down, so I searched online to see how I can continue doing my show live without BER. Some of the DJ's decided to take a small break but I just kept on doing the Onslaughts. 
Truly bummed me out that BER had to go but the show must go on. 
Some of the fellow DJ's at BER still going with their shows as well after the break they had. BER may be gone but we are still together diy style, really cool family to have I'd say.

4.What  styles  of  metal  and music  do you  play  on  the  show?And  if  any bands  or  labels  are  reading this  where  can  they  send  music  to  be  featured on  one  of your  upcoming  shows?

Mostly Black, Death & Thrash Metal but I play a lot of different shit. It comes down to if I like it I play it, no reason for me to play something I don't like to hear.

If Bands and Labels want to send in music they can email me at or contact me at my Merciless Onslaught facebook page. 
Just remember if I don't like it I won't play it. 
So maybe take a listen to an episode or two first or look at some of the past playlists. 

5.For  the  readers  who  have never  heard your  show   what  day  and  time  does your  show  come  on? And  where  can the readers  tune in  to  listen  to    Merciless Onslaught ?

The show is LIVE every Tuesday night from 10pm-1am EDT
Here's the link to listen to the show live

We also still use the old Brutal Existence Radio chatroom

I believe the site will play a hour of the last recorded episode whenever it isn't live. 
Merciless Onslaught special episodes will also end up at the mixcloud page.

6.Johnny  you  live  in  Texas   what  are your  thoughts  of the  metal scene  in  Texas?

Texas metal scene is a great one. Sometimes a show might not get a good turnout but it still ends up being a fucking great show. Right now I still say that Houston is the one delivering the goods, in bands and shows.
I will say that San Antonio shows get more insane at times.

7.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Texas  bands   and  are their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the readers  should  watch  out  for?

I think the list would be too long but here are some great ones! Hellpreacher, Infernal Death, Blood Spill, Absu, Morbid Scream, Imprecation, S.A. Slayer, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Scum Allegiance, Apocalyptic Horror, Death Tripper, Militia, D.R.I., Hod, Plutonian Shore, Averse Sefira, and can't ever forget Necrovore!

There are always new bands to check out, Here's a few that some might have overlooked:

Wülfskol - from Houston
Venereal Baptism - from Laredo 
Black Jackal - now San Antonio
Expander - from Austin
Church of Disgust - from San Marcos
Remnants - from Houston
Voidspawn - from San Antonio
Pious Levus - from San Antonio
Funeral Ash - from Kingsville

8.Besides bands   are  their  any  honest  and reliable  labels  or  distro's  you  could  recommend  to  the readers?

Lot of good ones out there but usually stick with the same ones like Headsplit Records, Dark Descent Records, Memento Mori, Xtreem Music, Iron Bonehead Productions, Hells Headbangers, Pulverised Records, Forever Plagued Records, Nuclear War Now!, and World Terror Committee.

Also check out Nigredo Records, Diabolic Force Distribution, and Unholy Black Abyss Productions.

9.When  not  preparing  for your  next  show  or  taking  care  of  emails   what  do you  like to do  in your  free time?

Don't remind me about those damn emails hahah!! 
Well with the free time I like watching lots of wrestling, mainly BJW, Dragon Gate and DDT Pro. So many promotions out there I just like to watch them all. 
My misanthropic side is taking over and lately haven't really cared about going to much shows. I'd rather stay in and watch some wrestling or see some movies, jam some music and play Battlefield. 

10. Merciless Onslaught   is  a  diy  radio show  would  you  like to  find  a new station to  work  with  or  do  you  prefer to  stay  diy?

I had some offers when BER shut down, none of them really felt good like BER did though. Would be nice to find a good station to be apart of but they would have to be loose with their rules and let me do my show my way like BER let me do. I enjoy the diy way right now cause I don't have to worry about running over time or follow any rules.

If someone at a station sees this and would like the Onslaught to join feel free to message me or maybe just to run a replay of the podcast shoot me a message. Don't be like everyone and be afraid to ask me shit. 

11.Besides   metal  music  do  you  currently  listen to  any  other  forms  of  music? If  yes  who  are  some  of your  favorite  bands  and  artists?

I do listen to other shit than just metal. Really enjoy some good synth works, newer darkwave releases are great but recently there was a synthwave going and most became too soft and repetitive. Will throw on some stuff like 90's eurodance, 80's/90's freestyle, old and new electronic bands to techno industrial shit. Would Dark Ambient be thrown into this? cause that as well. 
Favorites? not sure but I do listen to these a lot: 
Kraftwerk, SSQ, Debbie Deb, 2 Unlimited, Equitant, Crystal Castles, Perturbator, Nightcrawler, Kick Puncher, Reaper, even throw in some Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Also anything from John Carpenter.
Oh yeah can't forget the Tejano hahah!! If you listen to my show all that stuff I use for background music when I talk.

12.Do  you  get  to  go to  a lot  of  concerts  in your town? What  have  been  some  of your  most  memorable  shows  over the  years?

There is always a show to go to almost every day/week or so here in Texas. As I said before I have slowed down on going to every show. I kind of burnt myself out but will go to the ones I really want to go to. 

Hmm.. memorable shows? Quite of few like the Rites of Darkness, Sacrifice of the Nazarene Child, Goregrowlers Ball, Destroying Texas Fests etc. etc. Fests always have crazy stories. I could probably write a book of everything just at those fests. 
There was this one show that Lethal Aggression played in SA, was great cause of the fights and cops showing up out of nowhere instantly hahah! the bands didn't stop playing. Just felt right like it was part of the show.
One good one that the internet went nuts over without even knowing what exactly happened was Morbosidad at Fuckin' Metal Hell IV and the band Conflict who were playing upstairs at the same venue. You can just google search that if you want.
Oh yeah the year before that had a fun setting, Michael Sweet of Stryper was playing upstairs in the main room while Fuckin' Metal Hell III was downstairs in the basement. Kind of a heaven and hell thing hahah!! Was funny seeing Michael Sweet at times going down to the basement while Gravehill, Ghoulgotha, Blaspherian, Sacrocurse, and Terrorist played. Forgoat who but one of the bands gave him a shoutout and I think people started chanting Stryper haha could be wrong. 

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

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do this update.
Hopefully people would like to tune in live for the Onslut, if not they can download it the next day. Just expect a 3 hour desecration with underground metal, featuring new releases, obscure bands, Demos/EPs & Texas bands.
If anyone needs info on anything I play, feel free to message me and I will gladly tell you. 

Not sure for final words except Fuck Off And Die!

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Interview  with  Azaghal  done  by  Patrick posted on 9-24-17

Interview  with  Azaghal  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails please introduce yourself to the  readers?When  did you  first  discover  black metal?

- My interest in more extreme form of music (after the usual thrash bands, Mercyful Fate etc.) started with Death Metal in the early 90s, especially the Swedish scene. It was the early Emperor and Darkthrone stuff that got me into black metal, along with various demo bands through tape trading.

2.Who  were  some of the  first  bands you  listened to?And  who  are some  of your current  favorite  bands?

- Originally started listening to music with stuff like WASP, Mötley Crüe and Hanoi Rocks, then evolved into thrash and stuff like Mercyful Fate and Venom. 
I am pretty much stuck in the 90s/early 00s, I still mostly listen to black and death metal from that time period, but some newer killer bands I could mention are Malum, Sarkrista, Gestalte and Sawhill Sacrifice.

3.Azaghal  was  formed  in  1998  when  did you  first get the  idea to  start this band?And  how  did you  choose  Azaghal  as the name of the band?

- We started playing together with V-khaoz around 1995, the earlier stuff was more like chaotic death metal, but quickly turned more towards black metal. Tolkien was a big thing back then, and since Gorgoroth and  Burzum got their name from there, so did we.

4.How  would you say the  bands  music  has  changed  over  the years?And  who  are  some  of  the  bands  biggest  influences?

- Not that much has changed, I think we have established our sound pretty much already on the 3rd demo in 1999. We have never tried to reinvent the wheel, just make songs and lyrics that mean something to us personally. The  biggest influences are the already mentioned early 90s norweigian/Swedish stuff.

5.What  would  you  say  are  the  bands  most  memorable  shows  over  the  years?And  who  are  some  bands you  all have shared  the  stage with?

- Messe Des Morts in Canada was extremely cool, and of course the whole Brazilian tour. Our first gig ever, in Germany 2004 is also something unforgotable.

6.Are their  any  shows  or  tours  coming up  this  year?If  yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing?

- We will play at a festival in Paris, France in October. Beyond that, nothing is planned for now and we are concentrating on new material

7.Moribund  Rec.  has  re-released  the bands second full length  Helvetin  Yhdeksan  Piiria release  how  did you  all  come in  contact  with Moribund Rec  for this  re-release?

- Been in contact with Moribund pretty much since the 90s. They also released 3 of our albums before. They wanted to reissue the album, and since its hard to find nowadays why not.

8.Are  their  any  plans  to  re-release  any  of your  other  full-lengths or  earlier  releases   through Moribund Rec  or  are you  working on  new music for the  next  full length?

- We hope to get most of the stuff re-issued, since especially in US it hasn’t been that easy to find. Also working a new album, but no release date yet, not until 2018 anyway.

9.Besides  playing  in  Azaghal  do  you  currently  work  with  any  other  bands or  projects?If  yes please  tell the readers  a  little  about  them?

- Currently only active band that I am involved in is Wyrd, “Death of the Sun” album came out on Moribund awhile back, and we are now working on the follow up.

10.Azaghal  comes out  of  Finland's  black  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  the  mighty  finnish  black metal  scene?

- I think it’s among the best nowadays with some killer new bands and a lot of old bands reforming and still kicking ass.

11.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  bands  coming  out of Finland?And  are  their  any  new bands  you  feel  the  readers  should check  out  soon?

- All-time faves from Finland are Archgoat, Beherit, Belial, old Amorphis, old Sentenced to name a few. From newer bands I’d recommend checking out Malum, Sawhill Sacrifice, Kalmankantaja, Grieve and Devouring Star.

12.Besides  bands  are  their  any  honest and reliable  labels and distro's  you  feel the readers  should  check  out soon?Do you read  many fan or web-ziness?Are their  any  Finnish  zines  you  could recommend?

- I am pretty much completely out of the loop regarding distros and zines nowadays. Northern Heritage and Werwolf Records come to mind first.

13.When  did you  first become  interested  in reading  and  studying  occult and  Satanism subjects?

- At a very young age, always been fascinated by the subjects, think it all started from Mercyful Fate and Venom lyrics and just their general image.

14.Are  their  any  Satanists or  occult  writers  you  like to  read and study?

- Pekka Siitoin.

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