Interview with Goatkraft done by Patrick posted on 2-16-18

Interview  with  Goatkraft  done  by  Patrick

1.Hails please  introduce  yourself  to  the readers?
We are GOATKRAFT from Norway. We are Bestial Black Metal horde. So far Iron Bonehead Productions have released GOATKRAFT’S  “War Metal – Promo 2017” and in march They will release “Angel Slaughter” mini album.
2.When  did you  first  start listening to  black metal  and who  were the first bands you  listened to?
Beginning of 90’s. Bathory “The Return” and Beherit ”The Oath of the Black Blood” were the my first BM tapes.

3.You all formed Goatkraft  in 2017  what gave you the  idea to  start this band? And  who  would you  say  are  Goatkraft's  biggest  influences?
 We had a plan to start this band long time a go,  but there was always something else more important. Blasphemy, Beherit, Black Witchery, Bestial Warlust, Conqueror... had the biggest influence on Goatkraft music I think.

4.Angel  Slaughter  is the  bands debut Mlp  which  is  being released through the mighty  Iron Bonehead Rec. how did you  and the come in contact  with this label?
We have send emails with request and link to our bandcamp to five labels and got possitive respond from three of them. One of them was Iron Bonehead, and since nowadays it’s one of the best labels in Europe, if not the best,  we decided that this will be the best option for us.
5.Does the  whole band work on  the  music or does  one member  usually  write  everything?
I am ( G. ) responsible for all the music and lyrics.

6.Goatkraft even did a  cover of  Black  Witchery's  Unholy Vengeance Of War  why  did you  decide to  do a cover of this  song? Are their  plans to  do  more covers  on future  recordings?
 We did Black Witchery cause their music had a huge impact on me.  Specially “Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance” split, when it was released. We also did other Black Witchery song - “Darkness Attack”.  Apart from BW covers, our interpretations of  Blasphemy’s  “Ritual” , “Demoniac” and Bestial Warlust’s  “Left for Voltures”  were also recorded.  There will be more.  Maybe one day we will release album with covers only.  We are on the beginning of the path...

 7.Besides  the upcoming  Angel  Slaughter release  does the band  have  any other  merchandise  coming out  soon in support of the  debut? 
 “War Metal – Promo 2017” tape is still available.  There will be maybe some t shirts.

8.What  does  black metal  mean  to you?
 It’s my life.

9.Besides  working in  Goatkraft  do you  or  any of the  members  play in  any other  bands or  solo  projects?If  yes please tell the  readers  a  little about them?
Other projects are not  so important at the moment. We concentrate ourselves now only on Goatkraft. We have just finished recordings of Goatkraft’s debut  album but it is too early to talk about it. This is the most important band for us right now.

10. Goatkraft  comes out of  the Norways  black metal scene  what  are your  thoughts  of Norways  black metal scene over the  decades?

This topic is complex and has many aspects. We would have to discus all of them to get the whole picture.  Basicly, It has changed, evolued. Divided self to a smaller genres. It is certainly not as the same as it was. Back in the 90’s it was the best and strongest scene in the whole world. Most of  Black Metal bands from the other countries were looking up on a Norwegian bands. Later on, when “Big Boom” have passed, it wasn’t going so well, but hordes like 1349, Urgehal, Tsjuder or Aura Noir, just to mention few, were still keeping very high level. Nowadays there are others like Tortorum or Dødsverk, among the others. They   are fantastic bands so I guess it is not that bad.  Of course  if  we would focus on the whole scene, there are also other things, but they are not related to Goatkraft in any way, so there is no point to talk about them.

11.Who  are some of your  all-time  favorite  Norweigan bands  and are their  any  new  bands you  feel the readers  should  watch out  for?

 Mayhem will be my favorite, I guess. For everything that this band brought into Norwegian Black Metal. Apart from albums which were not as good as “De Mysteriis...”,  this is the best Norwegian Black Metal band in my opinion. Like I said I don’t have so much time to follow every new band, like I did in the past , but surely bands like Dark Sonority, Cobolt 60, Daudur or Dødsverk that I have mentioned earlier are very good.

12.Thank you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
Support GOATKRAFT buying ”Angel Slaughter” mini album which will be released by Iron Bonehead Productions 09.03.2018 on Cd and LP formats. Death and destruction.

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