Interview with Throneum done by Patrick posted on 6-8-18
Interview with Throneum done by Patrick
1.Hails how are things going in Poland this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
IA AZAG!!! Here speaks The Great Executor – the tongue of the biblical serpent and the sword of Cherub! For 3 years now I live in Germany and do not follow the events from Poland anyway. However other Throneum´s members live in Poland of course. We speak often, but not necessary about Poland.
2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to?Who are some of your current favorite bands that you enjoy listening to?
Fuck, it was back in 1991. My first album I had listened to was TESTAMENT “Practice What You Preach”. I do really like TESTAMENT all the time! The last „Brotherhood Of Serpent“ is a damned good album.
3.Did you enjoy reading faanzines when you first discovered the underground? What were some of your favorite zines to read?
In my area, there were a lot of underground bands and zines. I had involved in the Underground around 1993 I guess. I have started to buy zines and demo tapes in my local music store. It was Eligor zine as the first… fucking long time ago, but I remember it as yesterday…
4.Besides fanzines were you into tape trading in the early days of the underground? What were some of the early demo's and releases that were your favorites to listen to?
I had started to collect demo tapes even before Throneum - I have begun to trade in 1998 as soon as Throneum – at that time Throne has released “Beyond The Numbers And Creatures” the first demo. Anyway, the first demo tape I had bought around 1993. It was a promo tape of Amazeroth – a local band from my hometown Bytom. Soon after I got demos of Love History, Bigotry and my fave demo tape ever – Pandemonium “Devilri”! Yeah, those were my first demo tapes.
5. Throneum was started in 2000 when did you first get the idea to start this band?And what is the current line up of the band?
Throneum started as Throne in 1996. In 2000 we have added only the ending –um because there were a few other bands with moniker Throne. There were 2 demo tapes “Beyond The Numbers And Creatures” and “The Underground Storms Eternally”. Both were recorded with the same line-up.
Anyway, I had started to play in a few bands in 1993 but 1996 I have decided to create my own.
The current line-up forms besides me Armagog on bass and drummer Diabolizer.
6.Who would you say are Throneum's biggest influences?
There are too many bands to call all of them and it depends on the time as well; but one of my fave band ever was and still is SADISTIK EXEKUTION. Otherwise I adore old bands like Bathory, Celtic Frost (Triptykon inclusive), Molested, Imperator and thousands other names. But I listen to also other
genres; lately Magma and works of Helmut Lachenmann, Agata Zubel, Lucia Ronchetti and Bjork are the enormous inspiration for me.
7.The Tight Deathrope Act Over Rubicon is the bands Ninth full length how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?
I guess I composed everything within a few weeks, later I have reworked a few of them and remade some arrangements. I took 2 or 3 months in general. The process of recording was really long indeed. Altogether it was 10 months from beginning of recording sessions to mastering.
8.Are their any shows or tours planned in support of The Tight Deathrope Act Over Rubicon? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?
Throneum plays very rarely live, but yes we have 2 rituals in coming weeks. There are two Festivals planed: Black Silesia Festival and we will play there with Blasphemy, Nifelheim, Witchmaster, Anima Damnata among others and Under The Black Sun Festival in Germany – there are a lot of bands I can mention Master´s Hammer, Sign, Arcturus, Nocturnal, Anal Vomit…
9.What does underground metal mean to you and how do you feel it has changed over the years?
Underground means the independence and freedom of creation and thinking. This is first of all. In that meaning Throneum is the deepest Underground Creature! The Structure and even meaning of Underground progressed over the years. I couldn´t find any proper definition for it. Anyway, we can speak about Underground as philosophy, as style of life, as culture, as scene and bands. The word “Underground” is a general idea.
10.Throneum comes out of Poland's blackend death metal scene what is your opinion of Polands metal scene over the years?
Poland had and still has a very good Black and Death Metal scene, with many underground acts. The scene evolved of course. But it didn´t lose its identify and devotion! Polish maniacs are fucking crazy and drink a lot of vodka! Sex, Drinks & Metal!
11.Who would you say are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Poland?And are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out?
Everyone knows Vader or Behemoth (by the way “The Satanist” is a fucking good album) but I must throw other names out of course: Azarath, Witchmaster, Anima Damnata, Cultes Des Ghoules, Nekkrofukk, Hell-Born, Evilfeast, Szron, Infernal War, Mgla and fucking many others… and I must recall also these old, cult names: Imperator, Magnus, Ghost, Pandemonium, Christ Agony – these last 2 bands are active all the time.
12.When you need to take a break from writing music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?
I make long trips in woods, very often with my bike. I relax when I don´t need to look other people and see only green spaces, than I have a lot of time to thinking. Otherwise I read a lot of books. Self-development is very important to me.
13.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
IA AZAG!!! The time is near!
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