Saturday, 17 June 2017

Italy's Barbarian done by Patrick posted on 6-17-17

Here  is  a  new  interview  done  with  Italy's  old school  metal  band  Barbarian  who  have  a  new  7 inch  coming  soon  from  Hells Headbangers  and  a  tour  in the  U.S this  summer  so  if you  are  a  fan  of  old school  metal  then  be  sure to  check  the  tour  out if  it is  near you  and  pick  up  the band's  releases  and  merchandise  today.

Interview  with  Borys  vocalist and  guitarist   of  Barbarian  done  by   Patrick

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

Things are fine, I play guitar/vocals in Barbarian and guitar in Children of Technology, I run the label Ripping Storm Records, and that's all quite an engagament enough.

2.At  what  age  did you  first  discover  metal  music  and  who  were  some  of the early  bands you  listened to? Who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

I guess I was something like 12/13 years old and I was introduced to Metallica and Anthrax, and right after to Kreator, Sodom, Bathory, Slayer, Megadeth and Venom, great times, I could still listen to those early records of mine 20 times a day and never get bored. I used to listen to a lot of hardcore/punk as well back then, and I still do nowadays together with millions other different things, the list could be endless and you'd be surprised. Talking about newer metal bands, not mentioning the obvious 80's/90's classics, some of them still active, I like for example High Spirits, Midnight, Bat, Dead Congregation, Acid Witch, Toxic Holocaust, Cruciamentum, Abhomine, Coffins, Sonic Poison,  Metalian, Deathhammer, Nekrofilth, Kaamos, Hooded Menace, Violator, Evil Army, Shitfucker, Warhammer, Apokalyptic Raids, Bone Awl, Throneum, Insect Warfare, Rocka Rollas, Tangorodrim, Mournful Congregation, and well, I will mention three great bands that I have released myself: Nightshift, Zoldier Noiz and Powerthrone.

3.Barbarian  was  formed  in  2009  what  gave you  the  idea to  start this  band? And  who  are  some  bands that  have influenced  Barbarian's  sound?

I just wanted to play some kind of straight-forward no frills raw metal, we call it regressive metal because that's what it is, it's obtuse and unpolished. But it's personal nevertheless, the influences are quite obvious but the framework it's ours, the sound is ours, the lyrics are ours. I think we are a recognizable band, not just cut & paste one, that's because we listen to a lot of stuff and we are able to organize this mess in something coherent. Even though we aren't here to invent anything revolutionary, that's obvious. Don't know, I could name-drop a lot of classics but I'll choose some well known but less olympic bands that I love and may have been an influence on our sound, like Evil, Slaughter (Canada), Turbo, Cyclone, Atlain, Trance, Kat, Ostrogoth, Acid, Jaguar, Gastunk, Overkill, Anti-Cimex, T.S.A., English Dogs, Steeler (Germany), Taurus, Piledriver, Vicious Rumours... 

4.What  is  the  current  line up  of  the  band?

It's me on guitar and vocals, Blackstuff on bass and Sledgehammer on drums.

5.Barbarian  will release  a  new  7Inch   soon  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?

The band was caught in the middle of some major line-up changes while writing those songs, so it took a bit more than usual to lay them down. We are usually a hard-working band, in 8 years we have released 3 albums, one split album and a 7", so a pace not bad at all compared to many, but that's simply because we enjoy ourselves writing and playing music. I usually bring riffs in and then we give the final shape to the songs all together in the rehearsal room, the old way...

6.Besides  the  upcoming  Self-Titled  7Inch  does the  band  have  any  copies of the debut  release  still  available  or  any other  Merchandise  if  yes  what  is  available  and  where  can the  readers  buy  it?

Yeah, we have some spare copies of the earlier releases plus shirts and the likes, people interested can get in touch directly or go through our webshop:

7.Does   Barbarian   play  live  very  often  if  yes  what  have  been  some  of the  bands  most  memorable  shows  over the  years?

Well, Italy is not that huge country, so we play often enough without saturating people's evenings. We also had the chance to do two Euro tours over the years, and those have been definitely awesome experiences. We love playing live so I basically have good memories of every single concert we have played, especially when the promoters put their utmost efforts in setting the shows up.

8. Barbarian  will  be  touring the  U.S  this  August   where  are  some  cities  the  tour  will  be  heading?Who  are  some  bands  you  will  be touring  and  sharing  the  stage  with?

It will be a 3 week tour, so we'll have the chance to hit both coasts and the midwest. The coasts will be surely great, but I'm looking forward the midwest because that's an area I'm not familiar with. Nevertheless high fun expectations everywhere. We'll be touring with Peucharist and several gigs will be along Vile Desecration. We'll be play three shows on the east coast with Mortem, we'll share the stage with the mighty Nekrofilth in Denver, Funeral Nation in Chicago and more will come up in the following weeks.

9.Besides  the  U.S tour this  summer  are  their  any other  tours  planned  this  year if  yes where  will the  band  be  playing?

We'll be playing in Slovenja in July at the Krastival fest. No plans after summer besides working on our fourth album.

10.In  your  opinion  what  is the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  scene  today? And  what  does  underground  metal  mean  to you ?

Well, the so-called underground is nothing more than a mirror of the larger society, so there are people dragging on their lives, weak-willed mostly concerned on conforming to standards and on being accepted by others. On the other hand there are many interesting people, devoted to what they do, interested in cooperating, supporting and having a good time. Relating with them is what I enjoy most in my "metal social life". Underground to me means having the freedom of not having to earn money to survive through music.

11. Barbarian  comes  out  of  the  Italian  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  Italy's   metal  scene  over  the  years?

There have always been great bands in Italy, many of them didn't get the recognition the deserved unfortunately, or could have been way bigger if it wasn't that... they were italian. Now the boot is crowded with hundreds and hundreds of bands, like any other country I guess. So, the quality varies a lot, but the strong working ones will survive.

12.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Italian  bands  and  are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

How not to mention Death SS, Bulldozer, Schizo, Necrodeath, Incinerator, Nuclear Symphony, Headcrasher, Sabotage, Deathrage,   Braindamage,  Broken Glazz, Paul Chain, The Black...  As for newer or relatively newer bands we have guarantees like Bunker 66, Baphomets Blood, Extirpation, Hatred, Saturnine, Violentor, Noia, Sickening, Doomraiser, Restos Humanos, Kinetik, Profanal, Gravesite, Corpsefucking Art, Voids of Vomit, Haemophagus, Terrorsaw, Overcharge, Abysmal Grief, Angel Martyr, Necromorbid, Axevyper, Vesper, Satanika...

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

Besides my daily job (I'm a kindergarten teacher) I'm an engaged road cyclist training a lot, then I listen to a lot of different music, read books, watch movies... and then the day is already over!

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

I'm glad you found Barbarian interesting enough for an interview, I wish your blog millions of readers!

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Metal reviews done by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  blog  of  reviews  for you to  check  out  and  hopefully  find  something  to your  liking and  metal  tastes.

Barbarian-Barbarian 7inch {Hells Headbangers Rec.}
Barbarian come  out  of  Italy's speed  metal  scene  with a  healthy  dose  of  old school  black metal influence with  their  new self titled two song  seven inch.The  first  song  is Simulacra Of The Ageless need is  a  classic  speed,thrash  metal anthem.With aggressive and  well written guitar  patterns  with some well  written  and  performed  solo's  mixed in with the  music.The  drumming  is  played  with skill going from a  more  controlled mid paced pace to a  more  extreme and  faster pace.The  second song  is  Stench  Of God which  is  played in  the  same  vein with more of  a  old-school black metal influence.The  vocals  are a raw blackend screams  mixed with some  gruff  growls.The  music  is a  bit  more heavier  on  this song  but  is still a great  song  from  the  mighty  Barbarian.If you  are a  fan  of  this  band  then  be sure to  pick  this up  once  it is released.
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Buckshot Facelift-Ulcer Island  cd {Paragon  Rec.}
Buckshot Facelift are  a  band  coming  out  of  the Long  Island New York  scene  who  recently  released their  fourth release  Ulcer Island  through the mighty Paragon Rec.Buckshot Facelift play a  very unique and  angry grind,metal  style  with elements of hardcore,powerviolence used throughout  the  songs.The  guitars range in styles and  speeds going from a  crazed,vicious  guitar parts and in  the  next  moment a  more calm and  almost  atmospheric  guitar pattern.The drums  are  played  in  the  same vein  with vicious  blast  beats throughout  the  songs.But the drums do  slow to a  more well written  and  performed  drum.The  vocals  range  from deep death metal  growls mixed with  screams and  some  gruff death metal  growls  are  used  in a  few  of the  songs.If you  are  looking for a  new  band who  defies  being  labeled  then  be sure  to  pick up a  copy  of  Ulcer Island  today.
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 Gravesite--Neverending  Trail Of  Skulls  cd {Xtreem Music}
Italy's Gravesite are a  old school death metal band who  are  getting ready to  release  their second cd  Neverending  Trail Of  Skulls.Featuring  eight  tracks of  of  solid,old school death metal.The  guitars  are  played with some  really  well  written  and  played  patterns  going from a  fast guitar  style to  a  more controlled guitar sound.The  guitarist  also  knows how to  write some  well  performed guitar structures and solo's.The  vocals  are  old school death growls mixed with  some  gruff,almost  talking  style of  vocal pattern  used in a  few songs.If you  are a  fan of the early to  mid  ninties death metal from the U.S,u.k and some  European  death gods  then  be  sure to  check  out  Gravesite's  newest  release  today.
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Pig's Blood-Pig's Blood  cd  {Godz  Ov  War  Prod.}
Coming  out  of the  U.S  blackend death metal  scene is Pig's Blood with their  self titled debut  release.The  debut  contains ten  tracks  of  bestial and  uncompromising  blackend death  with  elements of  war  metal  incorporated into the  music.The  guitars  are played  at a  fast and crazed pace but the  guitarist  does slow to  a more controlled pace  before going  full force with insane patterns.The drums  are done in the same  vein  with uncompromising hyperspeed drums but the drummer does slow to a  more mid pace range in a  few of the  songs.The  vocals  are a mix of  heavy death  growls and  some  screams  mixed into  a  few of the songs.If you  are a  fan bestial,uncomprimising blackend war death metal  then  be sure to  pick up a  copy  of  Pig's Blood debut  release  today.
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Root--Madness Of  The Graves cd,LP {Paragon Rec.}
Originally  released in  2003  Paragon Rec  has  re-released  Root's  classic  Madness Of  The Graves. For  those  unfamiliar  with  Root's  style  they  are a  very  unique and  original  sounding  metal  band  playing  epic,dark  heavy  metal.The  guitars are played with a lot of  skill  and  precision  mainly  staying in  the  mid paced range  but  is  not  afraid to  slow or  speed up  in  certain  songs.The  vocals  are  sung in  a deep,clean  vocal  style that  fits  the bands  music  style  perfectly  and  their  are  also  some  screams  used in  a few  songs.Besides  the original studio  songs  their  are  also  four  live  songs  from  the of Madness Of  The Graves era.If you  are  a fan of Root's then you  know what to expect  but if you  are a new listener to the  band  and  enjoy quality,epic  metal  with elements  of old-school black metal  mixed in with the  music  be  sure to  pick this  release up today.
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        War  Legion-War Legion cd,digital release {Self released}
War Legion  are a new  band  who  come  out  of  the  Colombian  black  metal scene.The  self-titled  debut features  six  tracks  of violent  old school  black  metal.The  guitar  work  is  extremely  fast and crazed the  guitarist does a  good  job  of  writing  and  playing  the really  fast  guitar sections.But the  guitarist  does a  good  job  of  writing  more  slower,mid tempoed guitar  sections.The  vocals  are raw,grim  black metal screams  and  their  are some deeper death growls used in  a few song.If you  are  looking for a  band that  keeps the  old-school  black metal spirit  alive  then  defintly  give  War Legion's  debut  a  listen today.
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Saturday, 10 June 2017


Peace all, the site and show remain on hold apart from Pat's random updates. I'm still recovering from eye strain, but there is an improvement so it shouldn't be too long until I'm back with the shows. Enjoy a good weekend all.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Displeased Disfigurement interview done on 6-9-17 posted by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  interview with  South Africa's brutal death  metal  band  Displeased  Disfigurement  who  recently  released  their  newest  cd.So  if you  are a  fan  of  brutal  death metal  then  be sure to  check  out this  great  interview  and  pick up a  copy  of   Origin Of  Abhorrence  today.
Regards  and  keep  watching  Winter Torment  web-zine  with  more  reviews  and  interviews coming  soon

Interview  with  Dominic  V.  vocalist  of   Displeased  Disfigurement  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello     Dominic   please  introduce yourself to the readers?

Hey what’s up guys im Dominic , I’m the vocalist and bassist for displeased disfigurement from Middelburg south Africa.

2.When  did you first  discover  metal  music and  who  were  some  of the first bands you  listened to?Who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

 I discovered metal from a young age, my parents where blasting metal since the day I can remember. My dad pumping nice golden oldies such as Sabbath and zeppelin, but  I found my first kerrang magazine when I was 11, with korn and slipknot and dimmu borgir, but when  I knew there was something heavier , meeting my guitarist 4 years later he introduced me Death, Broken hope ,Napalm Death , Cannibal Corpse, Carcass … from there on I knew this is what I wanted .
Currently some of my top favs  Cattle Decapitation, Analepsy , Aborted , extermination dismemberment, Devourment , Septic Congestions and the list goes on

3.  Displeased  Disfigurement   was  formed  in  2001  what  gave you  all the  idea to form this  band?And  who  would you  say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?

The band started in 2001 with Darius on guitar and Nick on drums, the dream was just to make heavy music something that our country never had, I joined the band in 2005 , just as the vocalist , at that point we knew a direction to go in and that was just to be brutal ….the whole idea of being in a band for us was to live our dream of being in a metal band and just sharing great times with good friends.
Our biggest influences in displeased disfigurement ranges from , Aborted to Dying fetus  to benighted to Pathology….huge list of influences

4.What  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?And for the  readers  who  have  never  heard    Displeased  Disfigurement's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?
 Current line of Displeased Disfigurement is :
Darius Wilkin on guitar
Dominic Vorster on bass and vocal
Mitch Wilkin on Guitar
Riaan Ondier Els on drums

To best describe us : we are brutal slam death grind band, we bring all our influences to the listener , we have no limits as to how fast or  how heavy we can go ,

5.Origin Of Abhorrence is  the  bands  newest  release  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  write  everything?

 The whole album has taken us 3 years , we didn’t have any deadlines or due date for tracks to be released so we wrote as time went by , we all contribute to the band each member has their parts , we are unit and we feel all guys in the band have a different way of writing so, much better bringing different tastes to an album to give everybody a fresh feeling from the first track to the last track.

6.Dominic you are  the  vocalist of the band  so  I figure you  take care of  writing the  lyrics  where  do you  draw  inspiration  for  the  lyrics on  the  new  release?

I Write most of the lyrics but again I prefer the whole group contribute, all of the songs are given titles by the person who wrote the riffs for the song from there get a name that suits , and I have the job of creating a story behind this topic, but as members they have certain things they would like to hear personally so we are pretty open for suggestion with each other, On both albums , Darius added back up vocals and contributes to back up vocal on stage.
 This album is mainly focused on how messed up the human race is , dwelling In topics from slavery to addiction to the mass government that pollutes our social and media lives, we combine modern horror with daily lives.

7.Besides  the  new  cd  Origin Of Abhorrence   are  their  any  copies  of the debut  still  available and  what  about  any  other  merchandise? If their  is  any  merchandise  available  where can  the readers  buy  it?

Our first album “extermination process” , we still have albums available , all merch can be bought through our Facebook or band camp page.

8. Displeased  Disfigurement  comes  out  of  South  Africa's  brutal  death metal  scene what  is your  opinion  of the  metal  scene  in South Africa?

 The south African metal scene has grown into a gem of a scene , there is so much talent , passion , and dedication in our country, the scene in general has always been almost untouched by the international scene, but this has slowly changed and people are noticing more bands coming from here that are top quality, but with every scene it’s a growing one, south African metal has its own face and it will only get better…

9.Who   are your  favorite  South African  bands  and  are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the readers  should  check  out  soon?

There is so many to mention
The overmind, Vulvodynia,Theatre runs red, Boargasm,Maximum Carnage, Desolation.
Upcoming bands :Resurrection of fetal remains and Creating the god form

10.Besides  brutal  death  do you  listen to  any  other forms  of  metal  or  music in  general?If  yes   who  are some of your  favorite  bands and  artists?

I listen to all types of metal , nothing but metal though. My heart lies in brutal/slam/gore grind .

11.Dominic as  mentioned  you  handle the  vocals for the  band  when  did you  first  start  growling?Do you  do  anything  special  to  keep your  throat and  voice  healthy?

Ive been vocal ling since 2004 , the key with healthy voice and throat is not to strain your throat but rather using your diaphragm to get the pitches and range out, and if using the throat nothing that honey milk and some JACK DANIELS can fix.

12.Who  are  some of your  influences  and  favorite  vocalists?

 Im huge fan of range and guttural dimension, travis from cattle has pretty much taken the limits with extreme vocals in my books…

13.Besides  playing  in  Displeased  Disfigurement  do  any  of the  members  currently  work with  any other  bands?

Indeed  Me , darius and mitch are in Bleeding spawn, Mitch is the vocalist in that band, check us out!!

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

thanks so much for taking the time to interview me and my band, to all the readers we hope you get the album and if you found that this article influenced you to get the album please give a big shout out to them as well…..stay sick guys!!!

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Saturday, 3 June 2017


 Peace all, a short update. Ancient Visionz Radio is on temporary hold atm until my eyes have recovered from eye strain. Sadly its also affected school work so I'm behind in all areas. The show will return soon, but I maybe off air for a few weeks. For obvious reasons there are no site updates/reviews/or interviews atm. Pat may post a few reviews and updates when he can.