Friday, 31 March 2017


 Ancient Visionz returns tomorrow after a recent hiatus due to school studies. There are numerous promos to feature from a diverse range of styles, and we are excited to share them! I may extend or start the show earlier so I can play them all. 

But for now, usual start times: 4pm-7pm EST (US)/9pm-12am.


What do I play? Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, Doom, Thrash, Sludge, Desert Rock, Stoner Rock, Traditional Heavy Metal, Blues.
Tune in every Saturday on @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)


 It sucks writing about this problem again with the punk show, an on-going issue since Brutal Existence Radio closed. After the station ceased to be, The Wastelands became a DIY show, and cannot seem to get the support. I'm not naive, I knew many of us who are ex BER, and djaying our shows DIY would not receive 20-30 listeners, but I've tried everything with The Wastelands. Myself, Metal Mark, Jonny, and a few others work tremendously hard for zero financial gain to bring underground and niche music to the forefront. BER may have closed, but our shows are still around. The only difference is we are DIY, but network together, as you can check here @ this link

Wastelands show link:

The ideas I'm contemplating in another effort to save the punk show are:

Changing the name to Ancient Visionz HC Punks to help to make it obvious that the show is a punk show. I'm going to implement the idea immediately, as people know the Ancient Visionz Metal show.

Reducing the show further to just 1 hour. It started as 4hrs, then 3, then 2, and now an hr if it will make a difference. 

Or changing the format into a hc/underground hip hop show for 2hrs. Those 2 scenes seem to correlate well from my personal experience. 

 Or hosting another edition of the chat show, which would mean my punk show would go on permanent hold until the situation improved.

  I'm not sure what other ideas to consider, and I've previously explored many options. Of course, I wouldn't abandon hc punk, but it would mean only promoting the scene through reviews etc. I'm a music fan as a whole, and my favorites are from hc punk, metal, and hip hop. Hopefully the punk show can still run alongside Ancient Visonz metal radio. Peace all. 1.






 Featured in this episode: hc, metallic hc, punk, grindcore, crustgrind, crust, dbeat, crossover, & hc punk.

Tune in every Friday on @ 7pm-10pm UK, 8pm-11pm CET (Europe), 2pm-5pm Eastern (US), 11am-2pm West Coast (US), 1pm-4pm Central (US), & 12pm-3pm Mountain (US)


Cataleptic Fear - Blind In The Name Of Profit (1:44)
Bombatentat - Každej den (1:23)
Death From Above - Intoxicação (1:54)
Dark Horse - Hope Was Your Mistake (1:29)
HÄRDA UT - Kort lugg / Going down (1:51)
HARHAT - Kansanmurha (1:34)
ordinance - Deeper Hatred (1:54)
No-Confidence - Blow for Breakfast (1:15)
Irradiated - The Hand That Steals (1:23)
SARKAST - Plastination (2:40)
Filth Sermon - Marked (3:49)
Kürøishi - Gasoline stains (2:32)
Illegal Corpse - Fearless Vampire Killer (1:53)
American Standards - Writers Block Party (2:32)
Concrete - Omen (2:11)
History Repeats - Dragged (1:54)
Dedication - Potential (1:29)
Wall Breaker - Go Start Your Own Band (1:29)
Final Say - No Influence (0:49)
DRUG CONTROL - Persist (0:54)
Wandering the wastelands ID2 (0:14)
Exit Order - Mass Panic (1:40)
xRonnie O'Sullivanx - tomb (1:08)
Exit Unit - I've Got A Plan (0:42)
blight worms - Hollow (0:35)
LOCK UP - Mind Fight (1:56)
FUBAR - Demons (2:46)
THE ARSON PROJECT - From the Pits (2:31)
D.O.C. - Pulse (0:43)
fluoride - restraint (1:37)
American Standards - Carpe Diem, Tomorrow (2:30)
Black Shiva - Fear The Day (2:35)
First Blood - Confront (2:37)
Blindside USA - Everytime... (1:19)
Born From Pain - Bleed the Poison (2:30)
Concealed Blade - Never Heard (0:59)
Controlled - Force of Habit (1:16)
Dogface - Fearmonger (1:54)
Filthy Greed - Fit the Mold (2:17)
Fatal Brutal - Spicy (1:41)
Iron Hand - Incantation (2:36)
Turnstile - Snaked (1:33)
Kept In Line - Jock Complex (2:31)
Low Charge - The Joke (1:39)
MACE - No Contest (1:30)
Neighborhood Shit - Tis of Thee... (3:18)
Leverage - Fiend (2:27)
Tough Luck - sorrow (1:27)
PESSIMISTS - Collect my soul (0:58)
REAL DEAL - Torch Keepers (2:33)
Spine - Ghostwriter (1:26)
The Migraines - Paranoia (2:28)
True Identity - Tension Breaks (2:03)
TOUCH - Lack Of Passion (2:05)
Turnstile - Bad Wave (2:16)


  Yo, so the radio shows return this weekend after my hiatus due to school work. Up today, The Wastelands on air now from 3-5pm EST w/ hc, metallic hc, punk, grindcore, crustgrind, crust, dbeat, crossover, & hc punk!

Tune in now on

Live stream: 8-10pm UK/3-5pm EST (US) 



Yo, so the radio shows return this weekend after my hiatus due to school work. Up today, The Wastelands @ 3-5pm EST w/ hc, metallic hc, punk, grindcore, crustgrind, crust, dbeat, crossover, & hc punk!

Tune in today on

Live stream @ 8-10pm UK/3-5pm EST (US) 



 Peace all, so the shows return this weekend, and first up, The Wastelands. I'll post what time its airing today in a short while, and its a 2hr show. Ancient Visionz airs tomorrow.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Assault interview done on 3-30-17 posted by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Assault  who   come  out  of  Singapore's  death,thrash  metal  scene.The  band  is  getting ready to  release  their  debut  full-length  "The Fallen Reich"  so  anyone  into  death,thrash metal   should  defintly  give  this  band  a listen today.

Interview   with Clarence  vocalist  of  Assault   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello   Clarence   how  are  things  going  with you  these  days? At  what  age  were you  when  you  discovered  metal  music?

Clarence – Hi Patrick! I’m fine and busy altogether these days with the band upcoming album promotion and shows. I discovered metal music back in 2004 when I was 14 years old; I listen to nu-metal band initially such as (Linkin Park, Disturbed etc). It was only a year later my high-school teacher introduce me proper metal bands like (Metallica, Mayhem, Emperor etc) , there is no turning back from then on…..

2.Who  were  some  of  the  first  bands  you  discovered  and  who are  some of  the  current  bands  you  listen  to?

C – Some of the first bands that was introduced to me was (Metallica, Mayhem , Emperor, Satryicon, Darkthrone etc) majority of the band was from the Norwegian Black Metal scene aside from Metallica, some of the bands I’m currently listening to now are – Mastodon, Demonic Resurrection, Batushka, Vader etc… 

3.Clarence  you  all formed  Assault  in  2006  when  did you  all get the  idea  to  start this  band? And  what  is  the  current  line up  of  the  band?

C – I had the idea of forming a band back in early 2006 when I discovered the Swedish metal band “In Flames”, because I’m amazed by their fusion of mixing Death Metal with Melodic guitar riffs, thus in June 2006 I started Assault with our ex-drummer “Farid Then” and lead guitarist “Hanesh”. 

We had some line-up changes back and forth and the current line-up is our longest line-up till date.
Vocalist – Clarence Chong
Lead Guitar – Hanesh 
Rhythm Guitar – Yuda
Bass – Syaz
Drum - Noh

4.For  the  readers  who  have   never  heard  Assault's music  how  would  you  best  describe  it? And  who  are  some  of the  bands  biggest  influences?

C – Fans will expect an in-your-face Death and Thrash Metal album combining with melodic riffs which we are known for in our debut EP, some of the songs in the album are really heavy which I’m expecting some of our long time fans will be surprised . Some of our biggest influences for this album are bands like – Vader, Behemoth , Kreator , At the Gates , ChthoniC etc.  

5.Assault  is  getting  ready to  release  their  debut  full length  "The Fallen  Reich" how  long  did  it  take  the  band  to  write  the  music  for  this  release? Does  the  whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  process  or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

C- The writing process started back in late 2012 after we completed the touring cycle for our debut EP “The Exceptions of the Rebellions”, the entire band took part in the writing process and usually I’m the one who came up with the lyrics once we have finalized all the song structure. It was not until middle of 2013 when we started the actual recording process, there was some delay to the recording session because of personal commitment within the band. The entire recording took around 3 years to complete which we knowledge it kind of too long for us, in early 2016 we got Cedric Chew to mixed and mastered our album.

6.Clarence  you  handle  the  vocals  for the  band  so  I  figure  you  take  care  of  writing the  lyrics  what  are  some  subjects  you  write  about  on the  new  release?

C – The lyrical concept with the new album is closely related to what transpire in the World War II, personally for me I’m really into history and particularly warfare material, thus I seek to gain inspiration from the major events that happens in the World War II, because lyrically this connects to the music we wrote for this album, which is meant to taken towards a darker approach. 

7.Does  Assault  get  to  play  live  very  often ? What  have  been  some  of the  bands most  memorable  shows  over the  years?

C – The band has a routine touring cycles for all our releases, we been pretty active live from 2010 to 2012 to promote and establish the band live show. Some of our most memorable show till date is our first overseas show in the Philippines. The crowd’s response was overwhelming and at the same time they are very receptive of us because we’re relatively an upcoming band. The second memorable show for us is Decapitated & Nervecell Singapore show, which we are the opening band, till date this is one of the largest show we have played. 

8.Are  their  any  upcoming  shows  or tours  in  support  of  The Fallen  Reich ? If  yes   where  will  the  band  be  playing  and  who  are  some  bands you  will  be  sharing the  stage  with?

C – We will be having an album launch show in Singapore most probably in May, after that we will be touring intensively throughout Asia. One of the confirmed shows will be in Mongolia (Noise Festival) in September; we are in the midst of discussing and firming up the dates with promoter from India, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  Regarding on the bands we could be playing with might vary; it could be some local bands or probably an international headliner? 

9.Assault comes  out  of  Singapore's metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of the  scene  in  Singapore  over  the  years?

C – The metal scene in Singapore has been very much established since the early 90s, with early old guards bands such as (Impiety, Adhorer, Rudra , Vrykolakas etc) these band laid the foundation for the metal scene in Singapore. Some of these bands such as Impiety & Rudra are still actively touring and releasing new materials. In recent years the scene has become  even developed probably because nowadays with technology, youngster get the exposure to metal music thus more are coming into the scene and actively attending shows and also some of our local metal acts (Wormrot) are gaining international exposure thus there is a upward trend that the community is getting bigger. 

10.Who  are your  all time  favorite  bands  who  come  out of  Singapore and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers   should  check  out   soon?

C – Some of my all time favourite local bands are – Impiety, Ilemauzar, Rudra , Wormrot , Nafrat, Truth be Known, Meza Virs , Bhelliom.  New bands that readers should check it out are – Krusnix (Upcoming thrash metal band) , Witchseeker (Awesome speed metal band) , Noprophecy (Awesome groove metal band). 

11.Besides  bands  are  their  any  honest,reliable  labels  or  distro's  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

C – Some of the notable labels from Singapore is Pulverised Record, they been around since the early 90s and have many good releases under their belt. Some of the other notable mention for metal record shops here are – Inokii CD shop, Roxy Record and Ravage Record, three of these shops have been around for many years and they have serve a very important purpose here and that is : TO FEED US WITH MORE MUSIC! 

12.Clarence  you  handle  the  vocals for  the  band  at  what  age  were you  when  you  first  started  screaming,growling?Is  their  anything   special  you  do  to  keep your  voice and throat   healthy?

C – I have been screaming and growling since the age of 15? Throughout the year I have develop my own distinct technique of screaming and growling. Probably one of the main reason of keeping my throat healthy is because I don’t smoke at all and having sufficient sleep and of course I enjoy long distance run. 

13.Who  are  some  of your  influences and  favorite  vocalists besides  the  vocals  do  you  play  any  other  instruments?

C – Some of my personal influences  and favourite vocalist are as follow – Freddy Lim (ChthoniC) , Christian Alvestam (Solution.45), Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost & Bloodbath), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) , Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)  and lastly Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility). Nope currently I only focus on vocals, but I do have plans to pick up an instruments in the near future. 

14.Besides listening  to  metal  music  do  you  like  or  listen  to  any  other  forms  of  underground  music?

C - I do listen to alternative rock and hard rock stuff (English and Mandarin) as well. Oh and I’m a fan of Ayumi Hamasaki whose a J-pop singer! 

15.What  do  you   like  to  do  in your  free  time  any  hobbies?

C – Spending time with my girlfriend and probably travelling.

16.Thank  you  Clarence  for  taking  the  time  to  fill   this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

C – Thank you Patrick for this interview! Do check out Assault upcoming album “The Fallen Reich” which is to be released on 10 May 2017 via Transcending Obscurity Asia! Readers who like our music may also support us by pre-ordering the album at the following link!
Bandcamp - Transcending Obscurity Records  Transcending Obscurity store -

Wednesday, 29 March 2017



 Hey all, hope the week is treating you good. It has been sometime since I've posted any updates, but Pat has contributed to the site whenever able, so thx to him as always. Just a reminder concerning why site updates and radio shows are sometimes placed on temporary hold.

  I'm a post grad student and my workload can be extremely heavy, which means there is limited time to do anything else if work is due to be handed in and so on. It is not just assignments for classes, but also the reading and preparation I'm required to do for each session. Sometimes during an extremely busy period the radio shows and site are placed on temporary hold in-order for me to concentrate on school work. Thankfully it is only every few weeks, but if you ever wonder why reviews sometimes can appear to be short, or I just focus on radio shows, then now you know.

   Ancient Visionz isn't in the leagues of the major zines/sites/blogs that contain 20-40 reviewers and can easily update consistently. Myself and Pat do this for the genuine love of the music and it is 100% DIY, and we are happy to share that passion with our readers.

  I'm reluctant to ask for help with Ancient Visionz due to past experiences with unreliability, a reviewer would join the site, post one update, and we would never hear from them again.

  We are considering launching a separate site for film reviews/random nerding, or maybe a section on AV titled Gaz's Budget Reviews. The problem would be regular updating for another site due to the reasons above, so I'm unsure whether to explore the option. Music is my main passion, and movies are a break and a chance to relax from that paradigm. I tried the approach of covering everything and anything on AV, but it resulted in AV only attracting a film audience, and my movie nerdings are random one offs. However, we make up for it on Paradigm Radio (chat show), featuring myself and VX with regular movie nerdathons. 

  I hope the statement clears things up for those who are wondering, and ask where I disappear to at times.

Pandemic Outbreak interview done by Patrick posted on 3-28-17


Here  is  a  new   interview  with  the  Polish  Thrash,Speed  metal  band  Pandemic Outbreak  who  recently  released  their  debut  E.P Rise Of The Damned  on  cassette  tape.Anyone  into  old-school  Speed,thrash  metal  should  defintly  check  this  band  out today.



Interview  with  Pandemic  Outbreak   done  by  Patrick

1.Hello  please  introduce  yourselves  to  the  readers? And  at  what  age did you  discover  metal  music?

We discovered metal when we were teenagres. We were like 13/14 years old.

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

We started from most popular rock/punk bands like:AC/DC, Nirvana, Metallica Etc. At present we listen to every band, from black and death metal Obituary, Caracass, Toxic Holocaust, Death, Sadus, Dying Fetus to classics local bands from our city and neighborhood  like Terrordome, Thermit or our good friends Hellvoid, Frenatron.

3.You  all  formed Pandemic  Outbreak   in  2015  when  did you  all get the idea to  form  the  band?

Mencel: I came up with the idea in the middle of 2014 when my band „Mechanix” split up.

I met Szymon Wójcik in Słupsk (city near Gdańsk) and we decided to make a band. I found rehearsal room and thats how it began. Stared writing material and after couple of months Szymon Goralewski (bass guitar) and Kacper Lisiecki (rhytm guitar)

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  for  Pandemic  Outbreak   and  for  the  readers   who  have  never  heard the  band  how  would  you  best  describe  the  music?

 Our first line up is a typical thrash while the newest is a combination of death and thrash with black metal influences.

5.Pandemic  Outbreak   is  getting  ready  to  release  their   debut EP. "Rise Of The Damned"  does  the  whole  band  take  part  in the  writing   the  music  or does  one  member  usually  write everything?

The first Ep was wholly written by Mencel once upon the time when band consisted of guitarist and drumer. Later on when our first rhythm  guitarist left, we found Paweł, who is now our band's sex toy and also helps with writing riffs. Lyrics are still a monopoly of Mencel.

6.Where  can  the readers  buy your  debut  EP and does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  at this  time?If  yes  what  is  available  amd where can  the  readers  buy  it?

Currently our merch is poor, we have only our CD's and cassettes that can be bought at the concert or ordered from us via facebook.

7.Has   the  band  started  writing  new  material  for the  next  EP  or  will you  all  work on  a  full length release?

Yeah, the new EP is in progress but it is completely different than our first CD and we want to know how will our fans react to it.

8.Does Pandemic  Outbreak    play  "live"  very  often  or  do you  prefer to  work  in  the  studio?What  have  been  some of the  bands  most  memorable  shows  so  far?

We play live concerts mostly in our City. One of the best concerts we remember was a gig in Gdańsk called DreadFest at the beginning of 2016. 7 bands, big stage and a lot of friends in the crowd.

9.Who  are  some  bands  that  Pandemic  Outbreak   have  shared  the  stage  with?And  are  their  any  upcoming  shows  or  tours   that  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

We played with a few more or less famous bands like Evil Invaders or Terrordome. But the best is still ahead. We were offered a concert with Nervosa and we are waiting for more details. We are also going to play with Lich king in may and that is confirmed. This summer we also gonna play at small gig near Szczecin called Mayhem Bonfire (Ognisko Masakra) organised by our friends From Frenatron.

10.In  your  opinion  what  does  underground   metal  mean  to  you?

Underground to us is the passion to this kind of music. Small concerts where everybody knows each-other in a clubs that sometimes are total mess and there is no place for commercialism. Concerts played for a bunch of people who want to grab a beer and mosh.

11.I  know  that  Poland  has  a  pretty  big  death and  black  metal  scene  but  what  is  the  Polish  thrash  metal  scene  like?

It is not a good time for thrash. A few years ago there was a time that one of my friends called a “thrash metal supremacy”. Everybody was playing thrash, listening to thrash Etc. Gigs were played all the time and it was a blast. Hard mosh, fast riffs and nobody was giving a fuck about any injuries. Broken and bleeding nose was a sign of a good concert. Now it is gone. Itt on the top anymore. Some people still play it but it is not this same.

12.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  from  Poland  and  are their  any  upcoming  Polish  bands  you  can  recommend  to the  readers?

We recomend Frenatron, Hellvoid, Incinerator. They are our friends and they play really good.

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

 We cant recommend any becouse we dont know any label that release pure underground music. Bands often release CD's, Cassette etc by their own effort. We heared good things about Fukk and Putrid Cult.

14.Are  any  of  the  members  of  Pandemic  Outbreak    currently  playing  in  any  other  bands  at  this  time? If  yes  please tell  us  a  little  about  them?

Yup. Our sex toy also playes at their grind project that will soon realese first Kraken.

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

We party hard drinking every thing that contains alcohole and smoking bambucho. All of us except bassist. He is busy with studying law. :((

16.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do you  all  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

Thanks man!  We want to tell the readers that, (if they don't do that) they should support their local underground scene by attending to the gigs, buying CD's etc. It's a big help for the band and gives big satisfaction. We want to thank all people that helped us! Cheers!

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Saturday, 25 March 2017


Peace all, keeping this notice short. The radio shows are cancelled again this weekend. I'm exhausted from school, my assignments were handed in late last night, and I'm mentally drained. Thx to Pat for keeping the site updated with some new metal interviews, which are definitely worth reading. Sadly the site sometimes will be on temp hold depending on when school work is due. 


Germany's Cryptic Brood done by Patrick posted on 3-25-17

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Germany's  Cryptic Brood   who  recently  released their  debut  cd "Brain Eater"  which  was  released  through  the  label  Xtreem  Music.Hope  everyone  is  having  a  great  day  and  weekend  more  updates   will  be  up  soon  and  if you  are  new to  this  blog  be  sure to  take  a  few  minutes  and  check  out  some  of the  other  blogs  with  music,movie  reviews,interviews  and  news

Interview  with   Steffen  B.   drummer  for  Cryptic Brood   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello Steffen how are things in Germany these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Steffen: Hej Patrick, thanks for getting in touch for this interview. Looking forward to answer the questions about my band CRYPTIC BROOD. I’m responsible for drums and vocals in this band. Besides that I joined the death/doom band OPHIS from Hamburg on drums. And my further underground activities are composed at Lycanthropic Chants (
2.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you all formed Cryptic Brood ?
Steffen: We’re all from Wolfsburg. We’ve met before – what’s no wonder because the scene here is not that big. Faces at concerts are always the same.
3.What is the current line up of the band? And for the readers who have never heard Cryptic Brood’s music how would you best describe the bands sound?
Michael Lehner: Guitar/Vocals
Dennis Butzke: Bass/Vocals
Steffen Brandes: Drums/Vocals
I would describe our sound like being beaten to death with a mouldy bag full of putrid body parts while you’re choking on bile…
4. Cryptic Brood is getting ready to release their debut release “Brain Eater” through Xtreem Music how did you all come in contact with this label?
Steffen: Dave of Xtreem Music noticed our band because of one of our split releases. When we recorded our “Wormhead”-EP and were looking for a label to release it, we had some contact. So it was this “being at the right place at the right time”-thing.
5.How long did it take to write the music for this release and does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
Steffen: I can’t name you a concrete period. We’re always writing new music, so it’s a fluid transition from record to record. The songs evolve through jamming at our rehearsals. Someone has an idea for a riff or complete part, and then we try to arrange something around that. Something like that…
6.Besides the upcoming release does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes where can the readers buy it?
Steffen: We still have some copies of our “Wormhead”-EP on CD left. And a few shirts. New will come with our first album “Brain Eater” in March 2017. The readers should check our shop at
7.Are their any shows or tours that the readers should watch out for in support of “Brain Eater”? If yes where will the band be playing?
Steffen: I’m currently working on another European tour. We’ll team up with REPUKED from Stockholm/Sweden and play mostly countries in middle and eastern Europe. More shows are planned but I can’t tell you about them today.
8.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Steffen: I spent most of my spare time with music: Different bands, setting up shows in Wolfsburg and running my small label Lycanthropic Chants. But sometimes I find some time for a book or a movie.
9. Cryptic Brood comes out of Germany’s old-school death metal scene what is your opinion of the German metal scene?
Steffen: There is a big scene here in Germany. There are concerts and festivals in all sizes. I’m more into the underground scene, but it depends on what you like. I think there’s something for everyone. But that means a total overkill too. You cannot got to all shows and buy all merch…
10.Who are your all-time favorite German bands and are their any new bands you can recommend to the readers?
Steffen: I don’t like questions about favourite bands… there’re records I spin more often than others. But this changes from time to time. And just naming some classics is boring, isn’t it? Here are some names of German bands: GOATH, GRAVEYARD GHOUL, KRIEGSZITTERN, MORBID PANZER. Uargh!
11. Steffen you handle the drums for the band at what age did you become interested in playing the drums? Are you self taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?
Steffen: I started to play drums when I was a young teenager. Maybe 13 years old. I had both lessons and years of autodidacticism…
12.Who are some of your influences and favorite drummers? Besides the drums do you currently play any other instruments?
Steffen: In my former band DISSOULED I played guitar and later bass. But I’m not good in that and prefer playing drums. And when not doing this in bands I’m mostly into the style of drummers like Steve Gadd or Rick Latham.
13.Besides music we here at Ancient Visionz are huge movie fans do you watch a lot of movies?What are some of your all-time favorite movies?
Steffen: Books, comics and of course movies! All the horror themed stuff. It’s nearly the same like the question about my favourite bands. But it’s a bit easier. I’ll just name two movies that pop up in my mind spontaneously: Alienkiller and Woodoo. Another great thing was to see the Blu-Ray version of Suspiria in a small cinema here in Wolfsburg. Very trippy :)
14.Who are some of your favorite actors and actresses?
Steffen: Asterix & Obelix!
15.Besides metal do you listen to any other forms of underground music?
Steffen: Do you count Rock to this too? Doom? I like hand done music in all its forms. And sometimes electronic stuff. Depends on my mood.
16.Thank you Steffen for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any words to end this interview?
Steffen: Once more, thank you for this interview. If someone liked the interview and wanna know more about my band CRYPTIC BROOD they should check our website to stay up to date.
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Invasion interview done on 3-19-17

Interview with Pete Clemens (bassist/vocalist  of  Invasion)  done by  Gaz and Patrick

1.Hello  Pete  how  are  things  going  with you  these  days? Please  introduce yourself to  the readers?

Peter: Hails brother!  How things going? For the uninitiated I'm the bassist/vocalist and main songwriter for the band INVASION and psychotic mastermind behind the bands YELLOWTOOTH, SEA OF TRANQUILLTY and CORPORATION SS. I'm also the bass player for the metal merchants SKULLVIEW.  I also run a very small label out here in Indiana named Orchestrated Misery Recordings & so far we've released PSYCHOMANCER, YELLOWTOOTH, CATAPULT THE SMOKE, IMPURIUM & THRONE OF SACRILEGE cds to name a few.

2.At  what  age  did you  start  listening  to  metal  music  and  who  were  some  of the  first  bands you   listened to?

Peter: I've been listening to Metal since the early 1980's when my brothers introduced me to Black Sabbath, AC/DC & Judas Priest along with a slew of other bands that helped influence me including Cream, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO and Led Zeppelin. Both of my older brothers jammed in bands around the area & watching them practice gave me inspiration to do my own thing.

3.Pete  you  formed  Invasion  back  in 1989  what  gave you  the  idea to  start this  band? And  how  did you choose Invasion  for the band's name?

Peter: Well, INVASION was more of a concept back in 1989 and the band itself didn't actually get moving until the mid 1990's.  We were originally called CONQUERED but the name didn't really represent what we wanted at the time, so we changed it to INVASION after the Iron Maiden song of the same name.  We saw it listed on their demo years ago and thought it was cool, so we borrowed it.

4.Who  were  some  of the  bands  influences  when  you  all first  started  out? And  how  do you  feel  the  band's  music  has  changed  since the  beginning  of the  band  til  present  day?

Peter:  We were very influenced by the underground bands at the time.  Sacrifice, Obliveon, Infernal Majesty, Sadus, Dark Angel, Whiplash, Destruction, but when we heard the swedish assault taking place that opened a new pathway for our type of writing.  Nihilist, Uncanny, Aboth, Treblinka, early Therion, Grave, Entombed, all those bands had the sound we thought could fit the INVASION asthetic and it did, and it's somewhat obvious in how our writing has changed.  The first couple cds we released were a mixture of thrash & death, but leaning heavily on the speed element from bands like canadian bands like Sacrifice & Slaughter.  As we started going through our rehearsals for inspiration you could hear the change taking place in our writing.  We were slowly heading towards death metal influences.

5.Invasion   is  getting  ready  to  release  their  fourth  full-length  Destroyer  Of  Mankind  how  long  did  it take  the  band to  write  the  music for this  release? Does  the  whole  band  contribute  to the  writing  process  or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

Peter:  This album has been in the works since roughly 2011/2012.  We had released Orchestrated Kill Manuever in 2010 and were taking some time off to concentrate on our other bands (Nocturnal Torment, Skullview, Yellowtooth) but I was still writing material for INVASION.  We started to jam in 2012 for the new cd but unfortunately our drummer decided to quit the metal scene, which left us in a dilemma.  It wasn't until the end of 2015 that I secured a drummer for the recording.  As for INVASION, I write all the material for the band. I have other bands where the "democracy" thing transpired, but I wanted to write and convey a different feeling and attitude for this band, plus I could concentrated on my passion for history and look at the different attributes of US involvement in different wars over the 20th century.

6.The  lyrics  seem to  be  based  on  history  and  wars.  When  did you  decide to  use  war  as  the  theme  for the  band? And  are  their  certain  wars  or times  in  history  that you  enjoy  reading  and  studying  the most?

Peter:  That's always been INVASION.  I have about 300/400 books on the subject and I'm always looking for new sources to scour and devour. I deal primarily with the 20th centntury when it comes to reading & it refeects in the INVASION material.  For example:  The song "Black Thursday" on our 3rd cd deals with the US Air War over Germany during World War 2 and on one sunny afternoon 60 B-17s and B-24 bombers were shot down.  That's almost an average of 10 men per plan, so on that day 600 lost their lives.  Just brutal.  That's INVASION.

7.Besides  wars  are  there  any  other  times  in  history that you  like to  read  about? Other then  history  do you  study  any  other  subjects  these days?

Peter:  No, primarily US involvement in different conflicts.  That's just something I've always gravitated too.  Be it The Civil War in 1861/65, World War One, World War Two of the Korean Conflict (as it's officially been called).  I do read often and it varies between history and some fiction novels.  Dean Koontz has been on the list lately and I try to read a book or 2 every month if possible, but with the record label, bands & work it doesn't leave much time.

8.Besides  the  upcoming  release  are  any  of  Invasion's  past  releases  and  other  merchandise still available? If  yes, what  is  available  and  where  can  the readers  buy  it?

Peter:  You might be able to locate some items from our record label down in Indianapliois (Abyss Records) or you could scour Ebay for the ocassional item.  We printed up shirts last year but those sold out quickly and unforutatnely we are kind of slow at printing things up haha.  One of these days will get things rolling again, but my best guess would be to peruse or Ebay for additional INVASION items.  They are out there, but I don't have anything extra except the new cds for sale. 

9.What  have  been  some  of  the  bands  most   memorable   shows  over the  years and  who  were  some  of your  favorite  bands to  share the  stage  with?

Peter: We've only done a couple shows & the only one of significance was when Enthroned came to the Chicago area and we shared the stage with those Metal Mongers! Very cool times! Guys were supercool! Ended up going a SACRIFICE cover that night & everyone was thrashing out!

10.Are  there  any  tours  or  shows  in  support  of   Destroyer  Of  Mankind   if  yes  where   will  the  band  be  playing? Has the  band  ever  gotten the  chance to  play  outside  the  U.S? Where  are  some  countries  that you  would  like  to  play?

No, like I mentioned we've only done a couple shows.  Mostly we invite people to the rehearsal room for beers & jam new material for some of the local brothers in our area.  And, if perhaps it happened, I'd like to tour Europe or the Far East.  I think INVASION would go over well in those locations.  They are more accepting of our styles instead of the folks here in the US.

11.Pete  as  mentioned  you  have  been  a  part  of the  underground  scene  since the  late  80's  what  was your  opinion  of the  early  years  of the  underground  scene?

Peter: The early years were great! Correspondance through the mail was the only way to communicate with some of these bands. It was a far different time & there were no band wagons for people to jump on. You played what you wrote & let the listener decide from there. I started listening to Heavy Metal in 1981/82 and it wasn't until I heard about SLAYER and METALLICA that I realized what I wanted to do from that point on. Everyone can rip on METALLICA now and that's fine, but they helped start the thrash metal movement & it opened up new avenues for the youth to react & attack!  From there it was MOTORHEAD, VENOM, etc. but those early years made an impact on me.  It made an impact on all of us.

12.Did you  ever  do  much  tape-trading in those days? What  were  some of your  favorite  fanzines  from  that  era? Do you  read  and  keep  up  with  any  present  day  web-zines?

Peter: Yes, that's all I did.  I traded demos with damn near every band I could. I was in a thrash band called Shades of Grey from 1988/1992 and that's how we got the word out. Mind you, I'd been listening to this music for several years and never had a product or anything to send out, but even then we wrote original music but never had the means to record it.  And for fanzines, I kick myself in the ass for cutting them apart for the pictures and posting them on my lockers in middle/high school.  Seriously wish I had more of them around. I still have a few, but I'd need to go through the piles of materials and dig them out.

13.Besides   playing  in   Invasion  you  also  play  in the  sludge,doom  band  Yellowtooth   when  did you  start  working  with  this   band?

Peter: That band initally started in 2008, but the concept for it was driven into my mind back in 2004/2005 when I went through my divorce.  I was listening to a lot of Sludge & Stoner Rock in those days and I wanted to keep the heaviness of death metal but slow the overall speed & turn it into swamp driven riffs while maintaning the intensity.  Obviously along the way we encountered some difficulties (like all bands do) but we have fun recording & getting that material out.  Unfortunately we don't play out as often as we like due to work schedules and family obligations, but when we can we crush!

14.What  is  the  current  line-up  for  Yellowtooth  and  how  would you  best  describe  the  bands  musical  style?

Peter: Well, we've got Ed Kribs on drums, Henry McGinnis on guitar/vocals and myself on bass/lead vocals.  We've been kicking this around since 2008 & it's a good time when we can get our fix on writing new tunes.  As for a description, it's kinda like old school thrash/speed metal with a mixture of southern influence and maybe some doom elements.  It's hard to describe the material as we venture all over the METAL map, but stay within it's essential elements.  It's heavy haha!

15.Besides  metal  music  do you  enjoy  listening to  any  other forms  of  music? If  yes  who  are  some  of your  favorite  bands  and  artists?

Peter: I still listen to early 70s & 80s bands that influenced me when I was a kid.  Both my brothers are musicians and they helped introduce me to The Beatles, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, The Doors, Cream and a bunch of others.  Obviously I still listen to those bands, but newer stuff like Porcupine Tree, Amplifier and a few other select bands have found their way into my cd player.  I've also discovered early country (Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash) which I never really discovered until the last few years.  If you keep yourself digesting only one form of music I think your creativity will be limited if you intend to write songs, but that's just my opinion.

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

Peter: That is my free time haha! I work 48/56 hours a week at a steel mill so I don't get much free time aside from making music or hanging with friends.  Tonight we have practice with another band I've been in since 1996 and that's Skullview.  We already have 4 albums out now & were gearing up to release our 5th.  It's the same group of guys since the band formed in 1995 & it's a good time. Plus I've started work on another project called CORPORATION SS that was initally formed in 2004 with the drummer from Chronic Black, but we ran into problems so we only recorded a 4/5 song demo with no vocals.

17.Thank  you  Pete  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this   interview   out  do you  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

Peter: No, thank you! If anyone is interested in some of my other bands just check facebook or google for this other projects I am involved with, and thanks again my brothers! I appreciate the support!  Here are a couple you can find:

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Thursday, 16 March 2017


 Hey all, you may have noticed the site has been quiet this week aside from recent radio show play lists. The site will be like this at times depending on when assignments are due at school and the level of work I need to do. This weekend both the Wastelands and Ancient Visionz radios shows are cancelled. Hopefully they shall be back on air next weekend, but currently I'm working on finishing my assignments for school, which are due to be handed in next week, so see you all next weekend.

Sunday, 12 March 2017




Featured in this episode: Blues, Traditional Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Shred, Brutal DM, Death Metal, Slam, Old School DM, Death Grind, Sludge, Doom, Desert Rock, Stoner Rock, silly humor, mosh shouts, skits, sweaty sounds, & more!


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    Melvins - Holy Barbarian (2:31)
    PLUG - rainbow to hell (3:34)
    1968 - War Dogs (4:31)
    Grizzly - Ride Along (4:27)
    Electric Citizen - Ghost of Me (3:26)
    Shadow Witch - Lamp Light (3:33)
    The Dirty Earth - Eternity (4:54)
    Avatarium - Iron Mule (5:50)
    Blues Pills - Dig In (5:33)
    Dopelord - Navigator (8:06)
    Moonlight Prophecy - Spellbound (3:46)
    Blazon Stone - Hunting For Gold (3:53)
    Sanctuary - Death Rider / Third War (4:14)
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    Moonlight Prophecy - Witch Hunt (3:37)
    Substratum - Curse of the Soothsayer Part I: The Beggar's Toll (7:28)
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    Devil's Dare - Into The Sky (4:43)
    Bewitcher - Midnight Hunters (3:40)
    Apostle Of Solitude - This Mania (6:24)
    Fu Manchu - Open Your Eyes (2:32)
    Lo-Pan - Black Top Revelation (4:01)
    Hebosagil - Padot (3:59)
    Craven Idol - Dashed to Death (6:07)
    Evocation - The Shadow Archetype (4:06)
    Crust - Rejected by Society (5:34)
    The Merciless Concept - Reign of Torment (3:24)
    U.L.M. - Petroliferous democracy(3:37)
    U.L.M. - MCT (2:42)
    Sigil - Kingdom of the Grave (4:09)
    Sigil - Summoning Hate (5:45)
    Sigil - Strange Aeons (4:52)
    Gorephilia - The Ravenous Storm (4:47)
    Gorephila - Harmageddon of Souls (4:03)
    GROG |Pt| - SAVAGERY (2:32)
    Goresoerd - Põhjast (3:37)
    COME BACK FROM THE DEAD - Haze of Blood (2:53)
    ENTRAPMENT - Through Realms Unseen (3:08)
    Funeralopolis - Beneath Deathless Depths (3:44)
    Gravebomb - Funeralizer (3:48)
    HARM - City of the Dead (5:09)
    Phlegm - Enter the Disinterred (3:11)
    Scorched - Rot in Confinement (3:30)
    TRAVØLTA - Death Industries (0:34)
    Bear Mace - Leave Nothing Here Alive (5:48)
    Bear Mace - Wheel Of Despair (5:31)
    The Resistance - Warmonger (2:52)
    Old Chapel - Witchboard (6:00)
    Beastplague - Glorified Rottendom (1:15)
    Tomb Warden - Equilateral (0:58)
    Innumerable Forms - Joyless (4:45)
    Blunt Force Trauma - Empty Lies And Broken Promises (3:42)
    Broken Flesh - Exalt (2:25)
    Infernal Revulsion - Rot In Peace (2:36)
    Soils Of Fate - High Lead Intake (3:41)
    ADE - Excidium (4:29)
    Wormed - Eukaryotic Hex Swarm (2:33)
    7 H.Target - Broken Electric Mechanism (4:42)



Featured in this episode: HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Grindcore, Crust, Crust Grind, D-Beat.

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    CHIENS - Miseducation (0:54)
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    Nothing Clean - Simmer Down (0:19)
    Sacridose - Hours Of Bedlam (0:41)
    SHACKLSS - Selfish (0:22)
    Tina Turner Fraiseur - Merdias (0:56)
    Wreck - Borders (1:22)
    Cold Times - Below The Surface (2:03)
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    Expire - Darker (1:15)
    Grieved - Asunder (1:49)
    Hellbent - Unspoken (2:27)
    LAW - Apathy's Cold Hand (1:39)
    CRAVE DEATH - Misery's Best Company (1:53)
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    Aggression Pact - No Peace No Truce (1:01)
    PICK YOUR SWITCH - Better Pray 4 'Em (1:22)
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    The Hammer - Can't Win (0:48)
    Sick People - Insane (0:57)
    OFFENSE - Meaning / Less (0:56)
    Mental Distress - Traditions (1:05)
    Long Knife - Mr. Pharmaceutical (2:09)
    Feel Nothing - Key Strokes (1:29)
    Give Today - This Place (2:10)
    Gas Rag - Pass Out (0:46)
    FREE - Dedication (0:37)
    Frustrated - Stone Head (1:23)
    Free Spirit - Be Yourself (0:46)
    HEADSPLITTERS - It Won't Last (1:44)
    Dödläge - Internal Crisis (0:41)
    brottskod 11 - Förstör oss (2:09)
    CHEM-TRAILS - Stop And Frisk (1:49)
    Disease - Endless War (1:52)
    INFESTED - Left Alone (1:31)
    Decomp - Paranoid Coward (1:27)
    Deathtribe - In Many Nightmare (1:20)
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    lio - Algo Nuevo (1:10)
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    Sunshine Ward - Progress (1:10)
    Symptom - Hungry Ghost (1:33)
    UNBOUND - Momentary (1:33)
    Warcry - Zero (1:38)
    Social Outcast - Our Protection (2:48)
    Rope - Burden (1:48)