Tuesday, 29 August 2017

HellRipper  done  by  Patrick posted up on 8-29-17

Interview  with  James Mcbain  vocals,all  instruments  of  HellRipper  done  by  Patrick


1.Hello  James  how  are  things  going  in Scotland  these   days?Please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

Things are OK at the moment, thank you. I am from Aberdeen, Scotland and am the sole-member of Hellripper, Lock Howl and Lord Rot and I am the guitarist/vocalist for crust band Rats of Reality.


2.When did you  first  become interested in  writing  and  playing  music?What  was the  first  instrument you  learned to  play?

I think I first started writing music when I was about 13/14 around about the time I started taking guitar more seriously which was the first instrument I learned how to play.


3.Are you  self taught or  did you take  lessons  when  first  starting  out?Are their  any  new  instruments you  would  like to  learn to  play  one  day?

I am mostly self-taught. I did receive a few guitar lessons when I was at school, but it was more focused on classical playing and I did not enjoy it at all so I stopped after a while. I really want to learn how to play piano and have been interested in learning for ages now. I will stop being lazy and will get around to it eventually.


4.James  you  formed  HellRipper  in 2014  what  gave  you  the  idea to  start this  band?Who  would you  say  are  some  of HellRipper's biggest influences ?

The idea to start Hellripper was just because I wanted to write music that I was into and the fact that it is a solo project is simply because there was nobody else around that was into or willing to play that kind of music at the time.  The biggest influences for the Hellripper sound would be bands such as; Sabbat [JPN], Toxic Holocaust, Kreator, Midnight, TANK, Mercyful Fate, Venom etc. I could go on and on but those are probably the main ones.


5.Coagulating Darkness  is  the  bands debut release which  was released  through Barbarian Wrath Rec. how  did you  first  come in  contact  with this  label?

They messaged me and expressed an interest in releasing the debut album when I got around to recording it. Barbarian Wrath, along with partner label Witches Brew are excellent labels both in terms of how they are to work with and the calibre of their releases so I was very happy to be part of that. The 'Coagulating Darkness' CDs turned out amazingly as well so I am very pleased with that.




6.I believe  i  read their  will  be  a  vinyl  release  will  this  be  released  through  Barbarian Wrath  or  will you  work  with  another  label?

The vinyl edition of the album was just recently released but through another German label 'Diabolic Might Records'. Again, very cool people to work with and they have put out some amazing releases despite being a relatively new label. I worked with them last year on the vinyl edition of the compilation 'Complete and Total Fucking Mayhem' and that turned out great so I was happy to work with them again. The 'Coagulating Darkness' vinyls turned out amazingly to.


7.Besides  the  debut  release  does  the  band  have  any  past  releases  still  availible  for the readers?Besides physical releases is  their  any  other  merchandise  availible  for the  readers if  yes what  is  availible  and  where can  the readers  buy  it?

Indeed, there are a number of releases still available at various labels/distros online. Just visit the Hellripper bandcamp page for a list of releases that I personally have available and check out the websites of the labels who put out each release. Alternatively, a quick google search will give you all the places that have Hellripper stuff in stock.  Regarding merchandise, there are a couple of t-shirt designs available at the moment as well as a couple of patches. These can be found on the bandcamp page. (http://www.hellripper.bandcamp.com).


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

The best thing about the underground scene today is that there is so many good bands. Almost everyday I discover a new band that I become a fan of. The worst thing would be all of the elitists that refuse to get out of their comfort zone and then spout shit as if their opinion is gospel.

Underground to me is just the community of metal bands and fans that are in it for the music. Supporting other bands, buying their merch, going to shows, sharing new bands with friends.


9.I know you  have  session  members to  play  live  show when  did you  decide  to  start  playing  live?What  have  been  some  of the  most  memorable  show you  have  played  so  far?

I always thought it would be cool to play live shows with Hellripper but didn't have a willing line-up. When I found a bunch of friends that were keen on playing live shows, we got a few local shows booked quite quickly. We have only played a couple of shows so far and I would say the first gig we played was the best because it was in a small rehearsal room and the energy in there was nuts. We have a show in October at Old Grave Fest in Romania with a couple of my favourite bands such as Necrophobic and Blackevil. So, if all goes to plan, that will hopefully be the most memorable show so far.


10.Are  their  any  tours or  shows  coming  up  in  support  of  Coagulating Darkness? If  yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing  and  who  are  some  bands you  will  share the  stage  with?


We have the show in Romania that I mentioned previously which is our only planned show for the moment.


11.Have  you  started  working  on  new  music for the  next  full length? 

I have got a few riffs and ideas for the next full-length but that's a long way from being ready at the moment as I have a specific vision in mind for the album. 
I have however, got a bunch of songs ready for upcoming splits and possibly an EP for the next year or so. So there should be no shortage of Hellripper releases for the near future haha.


12.When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  like to  do  in your  free  time?

To be honest, that's basically all I do. If not working on music, I will be listening to it or will be at a local show. Other than that, I'll be watching some shit on TV haha.


13.Besides  HellRipper  do you  currently  work  with  any  other  bands or solo  projects?If  yes  please  tell the readers  a  little  about  them?

I am also the sole-member of Lock Howl which is a post-punk/goth band influenced by bands like Type O Negative, Beastmilk, Opeth, Editors. I released the debut album for that in February of this year.
 I am the sole-member of Lord Rot, a death metal project influenced mainly by the Swedish scene such as Unleashed, Repugnant, Entombed, Dismember. So far only an EP has been released but a split with American band VHS is planned for later in the year and will be followed by a full-length hopefully sometime in 2018.
I play guitar and perform vocals in crust band Rats of Reality. We have released 3 EP's with each differing in sound slightly. Our latest, 'Obsequies' incorporates some influences from bands such as Oathbreaker and Converge to our style originally inspired by Darkthrone, Celtic Frost and the likes.



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

Thank you for taking the time to conduct this interview! If anyone is still reading, check out Hellripper on facebook and bandcamp!

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ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO THIS SATURDAY W/ TOWER!


Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio this week features New York hard rock/metal band 'Tower', who are joining me to discuss their music, metal, and more!

Any questions for Tower email: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

The show runs as the metal show for this week.

Ok, so here is the info peeps! 

Show Starts @:

5pm EST (US)/4pm Central (US)/2pm Pacific (US)

10pm UK

11pm CET 

 Listen in @:

TOWER





There is no chat room for the show. Due to the tendency for people to behave disruptively in chat rooms, it is something that we do not wish to explore with Ancient Visionz Talk Radio. This ensures a smooth interview, and allows integrity and respect for the artist.

Please note, I'm 100 % DIY, and am not in a studio, sometimes technical problems happen that can not be avoided, which means cutting to a music break and restarting the call. Please be patient if Skynet decides to invade the show.

The show is recorded and will be made available as a podcast.




 


MORE ON AIR INTERVIEWS THIS WEEK & SEPTEMBER


Hey all, hope the week is treating you well. I haven't got 1 minute to update the site atm, but September has been more or less locked out with guests for the chat show editions of Ancient Visionz. I'm pretty amped to present these guests from a wide range of genres. Please check the site for announcements and news relating to on air interviews.

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SALMON, HOGAN'S GOAT









1. How did you all meet and start up Hogan's Goat?

It all just kind of formed out of nowhere. We have members from all over the country including Nashville, TN, Billings, MT, Southern Pines, NC, and Denton, TX. Everything from Aaron moving here a day after a friend of his met Wayne at a bar in East Nashville, to Dono joining two weeks before our first show.

2. The band is named after a famous folktale. Have the band members always been interested in various folklore tales?

Eh.. Not really. I mean the saying “I’m fucked up like Hogan’s Goat,” is what really attracted us to the name. It just so happens to have a cool back story.

3. The genres that you draw influences from are very diverse, but in my opinion allow Hogan's Goat to be extremely appealing. Was this always the intention when forming Hogan's Goat?

Our only direction was to make it badass. We didn’t want to follow the rules. I think it gives us an advantage. We can play live with just about anyone, and it gives us a broader reach demographically.
 

4. Do you think it gives artists more freedom when they can just express themselves with their music and not be constrained to a single genre?

Totally. It also allows 5 different band members to be themselves and not feel scrutinized for their ideas.

5. What has the reaction been like so far to Hogan's Goat?

It’s been amazing. I think we anticipated something along the same lines.. We know what we have is special, at the very least, to us. It’s just a matter of building the buzz; continuing to work as hard every single day.

6. What concepts and ideas does the album cover?

Conceptually we wanted to go over the top 80’s-90’s airbrush. Judas Priest like, almost.  Andy Gregg, the original artist, did an amazing job morphing what was probably a sub-par description into what we ended up with. Garrett DeRossett (art design) is phenomenal at what he does and knew just who to reach out to.

7. Which tracks are your favorite from Hogan's Goat?

My personal favorites are Shit Kicker, Annie Off The Rails, and If I’m Dead.

8. What other influences inspire your song writing?


Everything from Guns N’ Roses to Stevie Wonder.

9. Do you all work on the writing process together?

Yeah, it’s a collective thing.

10. Do you write the lyrics first, then record the music?


No, we actually write the music first, then demo the music, then I write lyrics.

11. On average how long does it take you to write and record a song?


I mean songs like “Annie Off The Rails” and “John Doe” we wrote a year and a half before the album came out. We’ve written 8 new ones already, and we demo sporadically throughout the year. The final recording is done when we lock in a studio for weeks at a time. It just varies.

12. I like the retro inspired logo for the band. Who designed this for you?


My man Garrett Derossett. He’s based in Brooklyn.

13. How long did you all work on the idea for the album cover?

I’d say the album cover took about 6 months before its completion.

14. The album cover conveys the solid grit that is displayed throughout the LP. Did you guys want the artwork to reflect this?

Definitely. We wanted it to look like it came from a time when Rock N’ Roll and Metal were thriving, and also make you think the album was going to kick your ass.

15. What ideas would you all like to explore on the follow up release to your self titled LP?

Any and all. The next EP or album will probably get a bit darker.

16. Hogan's Goat also play their songs with a vibrant and positive catchy energy. I'd imagine this is how you sound live. Have people said the same?


I think people come away from our shows saying these two things: “That really translated well from the album,” and “That was a fucking blast.” As long as folks are enjoying themselves that’s all that really matters.

17. I read that you were part of a non-country show case in Nashville. How has the local scene received your music and I was wondering if the country scene is also interested in Hogan's Goat?

I believe you’re referring to the all Nashville non-country showcase we did  in Austin, TX. It was an unofficial SXSW show back in 2014.

As far as Nashville goes, it is an amazing place, and there is music everywhere. So far so good, but I’m not really sure the country scene is that intrigued.
 

18. What technique does the vocalist use to keep his voice in good condition?

Whether it’s warm ups or room temperature water, I’ve done a bit of everything. I’m interested to see how I fare on the road. We’re gearing up for a short run later in September.

19. What do you all enjoy the most about playing in Hogan's Goat?

I think we’re all brothers. We would all hang if we weren’t in a band together. I think that’s the best part. Getting to enjoy what we love to do with one another is pretty sick.

20. In your opinion as a band, what are the biggest barriers facing an unsigned and underground band today?

Streaming has really made it difficult for artists to get by. Fans are only hurting themselves by not helping fund the bands they love.

21. Many artists tell me it is difficult getting people to listen to new music. Do you guys have any thoughts on this?

We gave away the first 300 CD’s we pressed. You can’t rely solely on digital platforms. Every one and their mom can be on Soundcloud, Spotify, etc, if they know how to service their record. It’s the footwork that makes a difference.


22. What are some of your favorite shows Hogan's Goat have played so far?


The most fun we’ve had was probably our album release back in July. 135 people came out on a Tuesday night. Pretty cool in the middle of the work week.


23. Do you have any upcoming live shows or tours?

9.22 -  Bowling Green, KY @ Tidball’s
9.27 - Indianapolis, IN @ Taps Live
9.28 - Chicago, IL @ Quencher’s Saloon

Working on the rest as we speak!

24. Where in the world would you like to play?


I think they’d love us on the west coast, and in Europe. 

25. What other music do you enjoy outside of metal?

Everything from Michael Jackson to Brooks N’ Dunn

26. What are some of your favorite movies and TV series?

You’re reminding me to re-watch The Wire.

27. Where can people order merch?

www.hogansgoat.net

THANKS!

John (Vocals)

Thx for taking time to do the interview John, and best of luck with future music and tours, Gaz, Ancient Visionz.

 
Hogan's Goat links:

www.hogansgoat.net

Twitter
https://twitter.com/HogansGoatMusic

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/hogansgoatband/

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/hogansgoatband

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/hogansgoatmusic




 

Monday, 28 August 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW W/ SAMMY FROM 'NIGHT' (TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL)


This episode of Ancient Visionz featured an interview with Sammy, electric guitarist from Night, Swedish Traditional Heavy Metal band.

Topics included: Night's forthcoming album 'Raft of The World', touring, heavy metal, rock, movies, underground music, and much more!

Thanks to Sammy and Dewar PR for helping set up the interview.


For on air interview requests, contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

Night
http://heavymetalinthenight.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nightbandofficial/
https://www.reverbnation.com/nightlkpg

ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO TODAY W/ 'NIGHT' (HEAVY METAL)


Joining me today on Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, is electric guitarist Sammy from the band 'Night'. Night have been around since 2011, and are inspired by NWOBHM and classic rock.

I'll be chatting to Sammy about Night's forthcoming album 'Raft of The World', touring, heavy metal, and much more!

If you have any questions for Sammy, please feel to send them to ancientvisionz@gmail.com

Night
 

Live Stream

Live stream: Just press play to listen, and refresh the page if there are any problems.


Show Times

 The show shall probably last 1 hour, but is open to be extended if Sammy wishes. 

8pm-9pm UK
9pm-10pm CET 
3pm-4pm EST (US)
2pm-3pm Central (US)
12pm-1pm Pacific (US)
1pm-2pm Mountain (US)
 
There is no chat room for the show. Due to the tendency for people to behave disruptively in chat rooms, it is something that we do not wish to explore with Ancient Visionz Talk Radio. This ensures a smooth interview, and allows integrity and respect for the artist.

Please note, I'm 100 % DIY, and am not in a studio, sometimes technical problems happen that can not be avoided, which means cutting to a music break and restarting the call. Please be patient if Skynet decides to invade the show.

The show is recorded and will be made available as a podcast. 

 


 




 



 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Interview  with  Slamophiliac  done  by  Patrick posted on 8-27-17


Interview  with  Darryn P. Vocalist and all instrument  of Slamophiliac  done  by  Patrick


1.Hello  Darryn  how  are  things  going  in  Texas  these days?


Heat... mosquitos, misery.

2.When  did you  first  get  the idea  to  start  the  band?Did  you  plan  to  stay  a  one man  band  or  would  you  like  to  add  more  members?


The band was originally Slam Induced Groove which was terrible cause I had no clue what I was doing and gave up on it. Later I revived it as Slamophiliac with the idea that if I presented myself as a joke and wrote joke songs about silly news stories that it wouldn't matter if the music was good or not cause it was a joke. That changed when Todd Grove who was co-writing the stuff with me at the time decided to start producing CDs for bands and wanted me to be his test case. I put my all into that first full-length and that's basically the origin of Slamophiliac as it is today. When it comes to other members for the band, Slamophiliac has all ways just been me and that's kind of the brand at this point so it would feel wrong in a way to have someone else in full time.


3.Who  are  some  musicians{past or present} you  would  like to  work  with  if  given  the  chance?


I joke about collabing with various people from Lady Gaga to Billy the Fridge to Big Freedia. Honestly though I just like working with my friends. If you look at the guest features on my albums it's all people I talk to regularly on social media. Though if I were to be fantastical I would love to jam with Devin Townsend.


4.Slam Rehab  is  the  bands  newest release which  will  be  released  through  CDN Rec,  how  did you  come  in  contact  with this  label?


Craig (the owner) actually contacted Todd Grove and I about our project together called Spilling Entrails which was just this silly one off song we did about Jurrasic Park or whatever. He wanted us to do an album and in talks with him, he and I made a deal to release my 2nd album Slam Obsessed and 5 or 6 albums later at this point it's been a very great relationship and I wouldn't trade CDN for any label at this point.

5.How  long  did  it take you  to  write  the  music  for this  release?


It takes me about 2-3 hours to write a full song. That said, I will end up deleting an entire album and then writing a new on using the best bits from the last version. That can happen 3 even 4 times. So each song could take anywhere from 2 hours if I love it on the first attempt to 12+ hours of work sometimes to get a song I like.



6.Besides  Slam Rehab  I  know you have  a lot  of  split releases and full length's are any  of the  past  releases  still available?Besides  the releases  is their  any  other merchandise  available for the readers to buy if  yes what  is  available and where  can the readers  find it?


All of my releases are available in digital form on my bandcamp page. As for CDs everything should be available through CDN Records unless something is sold out. Those are the first two places I would send people for the music. As for merch like shirts and things I'm more about the music than the merch.

7.Darryn you  handle  the  vocals  for the band  when  did you become interested  in  growling?Do you  do  anything  special  to  keep your  voice and throat  healthy?


I'm actually terrible at guttural vocals. I hate doing it, I only do it cause it's expected in this music. I would look to other people for tips on vocals cause that's just not my bag of tea man.


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


Forgive me I don't know anyone's name but the dude from the first Abominable Putridity album, the dude from that new band Diphenylchlorarsine, the chick from Awaiting the Autopsy, Twitch of the Death Nerve, just all of those insanely guttural and unique brutal death metal vocalists. I won't ever be able to do what they do but they inspire me to try.



9.Besides  the  vocals you  also handle  the  guitars  for the  band when  did you become  interested in  playing the  guitars?Are  you  self taught  or  did you  have lessons when  first  starting  out?

I'm fully self taught. I knew I wanted to make my own music and I knew I wanted to make brutal death metal and slam specifically so I knew a guitar was essential to that and being an anti-social weirdo like I am I didn't know anyone who could do it for me so I picked up a guitar from a friend back in high school for $15 and spent the last 8 years since just failing at it and occasionally getting something worth while.

10.Who  are some  of your influences  and  favorite  guitarists?Besides  the  vocals  and  guitars  do  you  currently play   any  other  instruments?

I'm real into the band Cerebral Effusion's guitar work, as well as Wormed and Devin Townsend and Dave Young I think is the guitarist for him. All of those guys are brilliant along with countless other people I can't remember. I also enjoy the way some shoegaze guitarists use pedals and things to manipulate their guitars sounds. Technology is neat. I also play the bass though I'm not amazing at it. I can do enough for the music I make and not much else.



11.Besides  Slamophiliac  do  you  currently  play  in  any  other bands  or  projects  if  yes  please  tell  the  readers  a  little  about  them?

Spilling Entrails. As I mentioned earlier that was a silly project between me and Todd Grove that got serious when CDN picked us up. That's the only project I work on other than Slamophiliac at this point.

12.Slamophiliac   comes  out  of  the  brutal  death metal  scene  in  Texas   what  is your opinion  of the  Texas metal  scene?

Not really. Slamophiliac is a thing that only exists on the internet, I don't perform any of this junk live so other than the fact I live in Texas there really is no connection between Slamophiliac and the Texas death metal world. As for my opinion on the scene here in Texas it's wonderful. So many great bands old and new. 


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

Disfigured, Eviscerated, Devourment obviously, Insidious Decrepancy that list could go on forever. As for new guys, Morgue Meat, Putrid Womb, a local I just discovered about a month ago called Toluca. I've seen all 3 live and they destroy.

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

I listen to anything and everything quite literally. Some of it in a very ironical way like Big Freedia who is this sort of cross dressing hip hop person, apologies if that isn't politically correct. I'm also really into progressive metal lately, Devin Townsend who's my favorite musician period, Gojira, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Amorphis, Neurosis etc. Tokyo Shoegazer is also this shoegaze band I can't get enough of. Also a big fan of country prior to 1980, guys like Cash, Merle Haggard, David Allan Coe. Before I even got into metal really I was into big band music like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, etc. I could talk endlessly about music. It's what I live for.


15.Other  then  music  we  are  huge  movie   fans  here  do you  like to  watching  movies?If  yes  what  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  movies?

I love the really shitty movies Asylum Productions puts out. They're the guys behind Sharknado. If I want to have a good time I typically put on something from that company or some kind of other just terrible movie. Typically shark movies. I have a bit of an obsession with terrible shark movies, I've seen and forgotten about more cheap shark movies than you could ever imagine. ha

16.Do  you  have  any favorite  actresses and  actors  you  enjoy  watching? 

Betty Whitte is my favorite actress. Specifically in the movie Lake Placid. Something about and old woman being foul mouthed is hilarious to me. Cloris Leachman did a great job in the sequel as well.

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

Most of my time is dedicated to making music for this project or running my own little label operation Mortuus Music which despite being incredibly small is still a lot of work and hassle but when I'm not working on music releated activities, I play a lot of Skyrim. I'm not a gamer at all cause I could never afford games as a kid but I really got into Skyrim, specifically how you could play it again and again and never do it the same way. I also really enjoy watching political youtubers, I won't mention any because that can get ugly real fast. ha


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

Thank you for taking an interest, I hope everyone out there enjoys the album, or even if they hate it that's cool too. Nothing's funnier than seeing someone hate on my music especialy when it's something about me personally and not the music itself. Kudos to you, the reader, for making it this far as well, on behalf of Ancient Visionz, thank you for supporting their work and please check out all the things I mentioned in this interview, especially the bands. Peace, love and slams.

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                                                                   https://slamophiliac.bandcamp.com/
                                                                   https://twitter.com/Slamophiliac
                                                              https://www.facebook.com/slamophiliac
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Rotengeist interview done by Patrick posted on 8-26-17

Interview  with  Rotengeist   done  by  Patrick


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

Hi! How are things giong in Poland? Well, in terms of politics it's very stormy right now. I think it's one of the most difficult periods in our history. Current situation in our country is one of the topics of our new album. 



2.When  did you first  meet  the  other  members  of  the  band?And  how  did you  all  choose  Rotengeist  does  it  have a  special  meaning?And  who  would you  say  are some of the bands biggest  influences?

Our band exsists since 2005. Until April 2015 we used to have the same line-up. I'm a guitarist and vocalist, Ziemek Gawlik does drums and Alek Partynski bass. We were friends long before we created Rotengeist. Every one of us had some previous musical experience. To cut the long story short, in 2005 I've decided to come back to playing music and I offered Ziemek and Alek to join. As far as our tastes for music are concerned, each one of us had a different one. Ziemek used to be (and still is) the most “old school”, I loved American thrash, especially Megadeth. (I'm a bit different now, taking a turn towards alternative and electronic). Alek listened to Tool and grunge bands.


3.What  is  the  current  line up  of the  band? And  how  do you  feel  Rotengeist's  music has  changed over  the  years?

In April 2015 Alek left the band. We mutually agreed that we can't continue to cooperate any longer. We begun to write a follow-up to “Start to Exterminate” and we realized that differences in views between Alek and the rest of the band are too huge. His boots were filled by Adam Drys (after we tried some other candidates). Adam finished a school of music and he's got some solid experience, playing in Underdark and Cryptic Tales (a band originally from 90's which had major influence in Polish undergound of that era). He knows a thing or two about music and he is a real bag of ideas. :) He definitely had his share in development of the band and the way our new album sounds.    


4.The Test That Divides Us  All is the  bands third  full-length  release  how  long  did it  take  the  band to  write  the music  for the  new release?Does  the  whole  band  work on  the music or does one member  write everything?

It took us nearly a year to write all songs. Adam brought two songs and we wrote the rest together. We arrange songs together.


5.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing the  lyrics for the  band  and  what  are  some  topics  you  all wrote  about on  the  new  release?

Until now I used to write lyrics and arrange vocals. When we worked on our last album it was different. Adam helped me a lot, because he wrote lyrics and arranged vocals for 4 songs. It turned out great. When I used to arrange vocals I mostly thought how to sing while playing guitar. Adam didn't have to think about it so I guess we made a step forwards. i'm far from thinking of myself as a great singer, but I believe vocals on “The test that divides us all” are the best in Rotengeist's history.   


6.Besides  the new release  The Test That Divides Us  All  are  any  of the  previous  releases still available  for  purchase? Besides  physical releases  does the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for  thereaders  if  yes  what  is  available and  where  can the  readers buy  it?


Except from “Promo 2007” all our releases are available. You can buy it directly from us or via our label Defense Records.



7.Does  Rotengeist  play  live  very  often? What  have  been  your  most memorable shows  over the  years?

So far we played 200 shows. When you look at our history one can say it's not a lot, but keep in mind that we're all busy guys and we're involved in many projects not related to music.
If I was to point a single memorable show I'd say a recent one together with Christ Agony in Polish town Krosno. Great crowd. That was the second one where we performed new songs. Crowed reacted really well so we're on the right tracks (or should I write “wrong” tracks) :)


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

Yes. We've planned 8 concerts, which are going to happen in October in Poland. We're going to be supported by MoshMachine (I play guitar in that band). After that we'd like to go abroad, but there're no specifics yet.


 9.Do  any  of  the  members  of   Rotengeist   work  with  any  other  bands or  projects? If  yes  please  tell  the readers  a  little  about them?

 Like I mentioned earlier I play in MoshMachine. It's a groove metal band based in Krosno (home town of Decapitated). Other members have vast experience but right now they play in Rotengeist.


10. Rotengeist   comes  out of  the  Polish  thrash  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  the  thrash  scene  in  Poland?

Lately there have been some excellent thrash metal bands in Poland such as Virgin Snatch, Tester Gier, Terrordome. Although there are numerous bands who IMHO play very solid music, thrash metal is underrated in Poland as well as abroad.   



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

I admire Behemoth for what they do and how they do it. I'm not 100% into their music but the way they “take care of business” deserves a round of applause. Next in line is Vogg and his Decapitated. I'm paying more attention to drummers, despite being a guitar guy, but Wacek is a master in his trade. Precision and tightness of his right hand blows my mind.     

That would be all I can think of. Obviously there are plenty of good bands out there but I've been more into alternative these days.


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

Check out Defense Records' distro.


13.We  here  at  Ancient  Visionz  web-zine  are  huge  movie  fans  do you  watch  a lot  of  movies?  What  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  movies?

Yes I love movies. I watch as many as my schedule permits. Woody Allen is a guy I can watch over and over. On top of my list is also Melancholia by von Trier and Das Leben der Anderen by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. I'm not a big fan of SF but I love Star Wars since I was a kid. Our Polish cinema is getting better and better. Ida, Jestem Mordercą, Zaćma. I highly recommend.


 
14.Who  are  some  of your  favorite  directors? And  favorite  actors and  actresses?

Like I mentioned above Woody Allen. Some time ago Tarantino and Almodovar.


15.Besides  metal  music  do  you  listen  to  any  other  underground  musicial  genres?

Yes, more often electronic music and Polish alternative. The last album of a Polish female singer Brodka is great. I can recommend that one.



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

Thank you for the opportunity. Best wishes to your readers and thank you for taking up with Rotengeist.

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ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO 25-8-17 PLAY LIST


ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO 25-8-17 PLAY LIST


Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio has moved back to Friday's. The show airs from 9pm-12am UK/4-7pm EST (US). Sometimes I'll start from 9pm UK, 3.30pm EST (US), so please check the site to stay up to date. The move is designed to stop myself becoming burnt out, and spread things out a little more. 

 Chat show editions of Ancient Visionz are returning from this Monday. Sometimes the on air interviews can form part of the metal show depending on the genre of the band, or if it is a PR company we work with.
 
All info relating to Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio can be read at the link below: https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-visionz-metal-radio-diy-metal.html

Featured in this episode: death metal, thrash, death doom, old school dm, crust, metallic hc, hc punk, hc, d-beat, speed metal, hard rock, grindcore, brutal dm, progressive dm, traditional heavy metal, and more!
 
Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

 Tune in every Friday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US).

 Clowncloud:



 Stream/DL:
ANCIENT VISIONZ 25-8-17

 

         Dead Medusa - Chip For Brains (5:00)
        Night - Under the Gallows (4:21)
        Ravenspire - Facing The Wind (4:10)
        Fyrecross - Widow's Revenge (4:19)
        Breaking Samsara - Restless Nights (3:48)
        Old James -  Dont Put It On Me (3:40)
        Grande Royale - Brake Light (2:29)
        Grande Royale - R'N'R Business (3:20)
        Witchnight  - Witch's Night (3:35)
        Boneyard -  Unholy Truths (2:54)
        Draghkar - World Unraveled (3:37)
        ULVEDHARR - Wolves (3:32)
        Disorder - Aslil Manav Sabhyata (3:27)
                Distruptor - Annihilation (4:21)
        Raptore - Runner Of Death (3:44)
        Haniwa - Volcano (4:04)
        Haniwa - Suffer (3:34)
        Under Assault - Necrobutcher (3:57)
        Rotted - Rotted Remains (4:30)
        Maat - The Path (3:47)
        Khazaddum - Lord of Isengard (5:40)
        Decay - Midnight Burial / Rot and Ruin (6:18)
        Dark Waters End - Empty Skies (5:13)
        blackseer - The Devil's Artifice (featuring Don Gordon of Swing Low) (3:28)
        DER - Mágoa (1:34)
        LULU - Biting Flesh (0:46)
        Scrotox - The Escape Movement Sells Shitty Clothes To Hipsters (0:19)
        Askevault - Denizens Decline (4:40)
        Askevault - Blacken The Skies (4:02)
        Kriegsmann - Jom Szoa (1:32)
        LUNGLUST - The War at Home (4:07)
        Svaveldioxid - Hederskodex (2:24)
        Fleshless - Mind Eclipse (3:07)
        Organ Dealer - Misdiagnosed for Profit (1:49)
        Volturyon - Swiping Salvation (4:22)
        World End Man -  Red Museum (2:47)
        Tyrant's Kall - Michel Mauvais (2:01)



Friday, 25 August 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO NOW ON AIR!



Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio has moved back to Friday's. Starting today the show airs from 9pm-12am UK/4-7pm EST (US). Sometimes I'll start from 9pm UK, 3.30pm EST (US), so please check the site to stay up to date. The move is designed to stop myself becoming burnt out, and spread things out a little more. 
 
Today, I'm on from 9pm-12am UK/4pm-7pm EST (US), featuring death metal, thrash, death doom, old school dm, crust, metallic hc, speed metal, hard rock, grindcore, brutal dm, progressive dm, traditional heavy metal, and more!
 
Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com
 
Tune in now & every Friday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US).

 
Chat show editions of Ancient Visionz are returning from this Monday. Sometimes the on air interviews can form part of the metal show depending on the genre of the band, or if it is a PR company we work with.  
 
All info relating to Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio can be read at the link below: https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-visionz-metal-radio-diy-metal.html

Thursday, 24 August 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO TOMORROW!



Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio has moved back to Friday's. Starting tomorrow the show airs from 9pm-12am UK/4-7pm EST (US). Sometimes I'll start from 9pm UK, 3.30pm EST (US), so please check the site to stay up to date. The move is designed to stop myself becoming burnt out, and spread things out a little more. 

Tomorrow I'll be on from 9pm-12am UK/4pm-7pm EST (US), featuring death metal, thrash, death doom, old school dm, crust, metallic hc, speed metal, hard rock, grindcore, brutal dm, progressive dm, traditional heavy metal, and more!

Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com
 
Tune in every Friday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US).

Chat show editions of Ancient Visionz are returning from this Monday. Sometimes the on air interviews can form part of the metal show depending on the genre of the band, or if it is a PR company we work with. 

All info relating to Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio can be read at the link below: https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-visionz-metal-radio-diy-metal.html

 







ANCIENT VISIONZ TALK RADIO RE-LAUNCH! 1ST GUESTS ANNOUNCED!


I'm pleased to announce the return of Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, which presents guests from various scenes such as metal, punk, underground hip hop, indie film, and more. The shows shall air when guests are scheduled, and sometimes forming part of Ancient Visionz Metal Radio. 

Here is a quick heads up on what is coming to Ancient Visionz Talk Radio (separate from Ancient Visionz Metal Radio):

Monday, 28th August, w/ Night (Traditional Heavy Metal). 10pm UK/5pm EST (US)

Saturday, 2nd September, w/ Tower (Traditional Heavy Metal). 10pm UK/5pm EST (US).

Saturday, 9th September, w/ Jon from Asher Media (PR company specialising in metal). 7pm UK/2pm EST (US).

More info here >>> https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_83.html

More dates to be added soon. Please check the site. If you want to come on the show, hmu asap, slots are going fast, and I book ahead in advance. 

Contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com






Wednesday, 23 August 2017

EXARSIS: "New War Order" release on October 20th. Tour with Onslaught and Artillery!


Greek thrashers Exarsis will release their new album, "New War Order", on October 20th. On the occasion of the release, the band will accompany Onslaught and Artillery on their Thrash 'Till Death European Tour 2017 from September 23rd to October 13th (the album will be available on these shows). "New War Order" was recorded at the D Studios in Athens and mixed and mastered by Mike Karpathiou. The album contains 10 songs with a playing time of almost 40 minutes. A "must have" for every thrash metal maniac!

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EXARSIS: "New War Order" am 20. Oktober. Tour mit Onslaught und Artillery!

Die Griechischen Thrasher von Exarsis werden ihr neues Album mit dem Titel "New War Order" am 20. Oktober in die Läden stellen. Anlässlich des Releases begleitet die Band Onslaught und Artillery auf ihrer Thrash ‘Till Death European Tour 2017 vom 23.09 bis 13.10, auf welcher das Album bereits vorab erhältlich ist!
„New War Order“ wurde erneut in den D-Studios in Athen aufgenommen und von Mike Karpathiou gemixt und gemastert. Das Album enthält 10 Songs bei einer Spielzeit von knapp 40 Minuten. Ein "muss" für jeden Thrash Metal Maniac!

Tour dates:
23.09 Helvete Club – Oberhausen, Germany
24.09 Hedon Club – Zwolle, Netherlands
25.09 De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, Belgium
26.09 Roxy Concerts – Flensburg, Germany
27.09 Garage Deluxe – Munich, Germany
28.09 Moonlight Music Hall – Diest, Belgium
30.09 Kiehool Burgum – Burgum, Netherlands
02.10 Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim-Egelsee, Germany
03.10 Escape Metalcorner – Vienna, Austria
04.10 7er Club – Mannheim, Germany
05.10 Musigburg – Aarburg, Switzerland
06.10 Dagda Live Club – Pavia, Italy
07.10 Revolver Music Hall – Venice, Italy
08.10 Borderline – Pisa, Italy
09.10 Utopia Sala – Zaragoza, Spain
11.10 SMAC de La Gespe – Tarbes, France
12.10 Sala Upload – Barcelona , Spain
13.10 Urban Concept – Vitoria, Spain


Links:
Exarsis Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/exarsis
Band Statement to Artwork:  https://www.facebook.com/exarsis/posts/1640469799303968


CARDINALS FOLLY to unleash 4th album “Deranged Pagan Sons” this fall!



Finland´s dark princes of the riff, doom metal cult CARDINALS FOLLY will unleash their 4th album “Deranged Pagan Sons” through Polish Nine Records on CD and via Spanish Topillo on LP, September 4th, 2017.

Dabbling in the world of occultism, weird tales, pagan rites and luciferian depravity, the band has recorded an album consisting 8 powerful, even wild anthems of heavy doom and metal mastery, that never let their savage grip go, despite of going on a varied 48-minute fiery ´n´ groovy metal adventure, where the only rule is to doom in, drop out, rock hard & stay true.

Previous album “Holocaust of Ecstasy & Freedom” (Shadow Kingdom Records, 2016) paved the way to this fulfillment of their doomed art, where every song rolls by like a megafauna of a bygone age.The doom metal underground sometimes seems packed with toothless sheep, so it is great to spend some time with wolves. Laughing off the shackles of the latest trends or retro gimmicks, Helsinki trio Cardinals Folly bring an energy and inventiveness to the genre that is authentic and unique. Drink from this chalice and give your body and mind to the old gods.

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/cardinalsfolly/
http://cardinalsfolly.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Topillo-Records-1764622050423677/
http://www.topillo.es/
https://ninerecords.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/NineRecords
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vh7H4hjqCY



Album tracklist:
 

1. Worship Her Fire
2. Dionysian
3. Deranged Pagan Sons
4. The Island Where Time Stands Still
5. Three-Bladed Doom
6. Suicide Commando
7. I Belong in the Woods
8. Secret of the Runes

ESKHATON reveals album artwork for "Omegalitheos"


Australian cataclysmic Death Metal force ESKHATON has revealed the cover art their forthcoming third album, Omegalitheos.

ESKHATON will team with Lavadome Productions for the release of Omegalitheos, a 14 track onslaught of psycho violence that far exceeds expectations set by the band's previous efforts.   
 
This is record that delivers pain, chaos and annihilation in its purest and most cataclysmic shapes. Expect nothing but TOTAL DEATH.
 

Lavadome Productions will release the album this fall.

Artwork for Omegalitheos done by Daemorph (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ABORTED FETUS).



1. Relic Of Mictlantecuhtli
2. Serpentity
3. Elu Azag
4. Inverterror
5. Omegalitheos
6. Abyss Unknown
7. Culthulhunatic
8. Nusku Etu Genii
9. Omnilify
10. Subvoidal
11. Blasphemartyr
12. Intramort
13. Numina Moribundus
14. Kimah Kalu Ultu Ulla


lavadome.org
eskhaton666.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/Eskhaton-140670182642032/

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

GRANDE ROYALE STREAM ENTIRETY OF "BREAKING NEWS"




Swedish heavy rockers GRANDE ROYALE have teamed up with The Obelisk to stream the entirety of their forthcoming Nicke Andersson produced album Breaking News.

Stream the album in full here:  http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/08/22/grande-royale-breaking-news-review-stream/

Pre-order Breaking News here: http://freighttrain.se/sv/the-sign-record/grande-royale-breaking-news-pre-order.html




Tracklist:


1 - Know It All
2 - Brake light
3 - Devil's Place
4 - Breaking News
5 - Live With Your Lie
6 - Daily Illustration
7 - Got To Move
8 - One Second
9 - R'N'R Business
10 - I'm On The Loose

Risingfall release new lyric video for "Prologue"


Heavy metallers Risingfall have released their new lyric video for "Prologue".

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkOIrbE-Css&t=19s