Thursday, August 7, 2014

Interview with Bloodsoaked done by Patrick

Metal  Hails 
Here  is  a new  Interview  with  Peter  of  the  mighty  Bloodsoaked  bloodsoaked  have  a  new  cd  coming  out  through  their  label Comatose  Music  soon.So  any  fans  into  brutal,vicious  old-school  death  metal   check  this  release  out  when  it  is  released.
Metal  Regards

Interview   with  Peter  Hasselbrack   vocalist  and  Instruments  for  Bloodsoaked     done   by   Patrick

1.Metal  hails  Peter  how  is  your   week  going?  When  did  you  first  start   listening  to   metal? Who  were  the  first  bands   you  listened  to?

Week is going well, finishing up confirming support bands for April 2015 Europe tour and preparing for the new album release. I was listening to Kiss in 1978-79 and then stuff like Judas Priest, Ozzy, Black Sabbath and so on.

2.You  started   Bloodsoaked  in  2006   did  you  plan  to  keep   Bloodsoaked  a  one  man  band  or  have  you   looked  for  other  members  to  join the  band?

When I first started I wanted Bloodsoaked to be a full band but it never worked out. It was then going to be a studio only and one album project and it kind of took off from there. I was doing things One-Man style for many years and then about 2 1/2 years ago added a second guitarist/vocals (Joseph Darling).  It worked out great and then we recently parted ways so I'm back to a One-Man band again.  I was thinking of looking for a replacement but I think I'm going to keep it One-Man for a while and get back to the way it was.

3.If  you  had  the   opportunity   to  work  with  any  musicians{past  or  present}  who  would  you  like  to   work  with?

 For me it would be John Tardy of Obituary and/ore Martin Van Drunen of Pestilence/Hail of Bullets.  I grew up loving their vocal styles and would love for them to do vocals on my songs, would be a dream come true.

4.For  the   readers   who  may  not  of  ever  heard  Bloodsoaked's   music  how  would  you  describe  your  music?

 BLOODSOAKED concentrates on purely oldschool, no frills, straight forward, skull crushing Death Metal in the most raw and primitive form! There are no "slam till you can't slam no more breakdowns", no pig squeals, no arpeggios; simply classic Death Metal, nothing more, nothing less.

5.Bloodsoaked   has  worked  with  Comatose  Music   since  your   debut  how  did  you  come  in  contact  with  this  great label?

 I knew Comatose Music from when I ran Bloodsoaked Promotions as well as Bloodsoaked Records. A few different labels were interested in releasing my first album and I chose Comatose as I knew they promoted their bands well and thought they were going to be around for a while.

6. Peter  how  long   did  it  take  you   to  write  the  new  songs  on  the  new  cd  "Religious  Apocalypse" ?Where   do  you   draw  inspiration  for  your  lyrics?

 With the new album only having three new originals it actually took me a while.  Abomination took my months as I would keep coming back to it and things never seemed right.  Religious Apocalypse and Devouring came along sort of quick.  I'm a slow song writer anyway.  I don't write riff and songs nearly as much as I should but when I come up with something I like I make sure to put it down and remember it.

7.How  has  the   response   been  from  the  fans?What  about  the  press?

 The album will not be released till September 2nd so no response from the fans yet and the 1-2 reviews so far have been good.

8. Peter   you  have  a  couple  of  covers  on  the  new  cd  Shake Me{Cinderella}  and  Your  In  Love {Ratt}  when  did  you  decide  to  do  these  cover  songs?

  I grew up listening to Glam, Thrash and Death Metal.  I would go to a Motley Crue or Poison show one night and the next see Carcass and Napalm Death.  I wanted to do an all Glam cover album but Comatose didn't want to release it.  I chose some of the heavier Glam songs for the album and I am more than happy with the results.

9.You  also  made  a  video  for   the  title track   Religious  Apocalypse how  long  did  it  take  you  to  make  the  video?  Do  you  like  making  video's?  Any  plans  to  make  anymore  ?

The video was a 6 hour video shot and overall I'm happy with the video, not the best Bloodsoaked video but it's solid.  Yes, I like making videos, it's fun to go all out and see what the final result is. No plans on any other videos at this time but you never know.

10.I know  you   have  a  U.S  tour  coming  up  in   November   where  are  some  cities/towns you  will  be  playing?  Who  is  going  on  tour  with  you?

 The US tour is still being booked and headlining act is confirmed but unfortunately I can not disclose anything till the booking agent has everything is order.  It will be from the east coast to the west coast and mostly the southern states.

11. Peter   I  also  read  you  will  be  playing  Europe   in  2015   Where  are  some  places/countries  you  will be  heading  to?Who  are  some  bands  you  will be  sharing the  stage with?What do  you  think  is  the  biggest  difference  between American  crowds  and the European  crowds?

 Here again we are still confirming the support bands so we can't announce them as of yet.  We should be going to the same countries as we've been to in the past such as Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Belgium or Austria. Seems like the Europe fans are more supportive of all the bands on the tours even if they are no Death Metal.  We've had some Thrash and Metal Core bands tour with us and the Europe fans go crazy no matter what and support the bands in general. Also the venues overseas take care of the bands much better than the US venues.

12.This  is  your  third  time  playing  in Europe   where  have  been  some  of  your  favorite  places  you've  played? Are  their   any  countries  you  have  not  played  yet  that  you  hope to  play  someday?

 The Cave in Amsterdam is always the best. It's a small club venue but the fans always come out and pack the place and Ellen and Snook Bookings always does a great job promoting the show.  Plus it's Amsterdam so there is always a party after the show. I would love to play Italy, Scotland, Sweden and many others.

13.In  your  opinion  what  is  the  best and  worst  thing  about  the  underground? And  what  does  the  term  Underground  Metal   mean  to  you?

 The best thing about the underground is that it is "underground", Death Metal was never meant to be main stream. The great bands, fans, clubs and promoters are some of the best things.  It's also great to know that all the hard work put into the music pays of with gaining great fans. The worst thing is bands thinking they are entitled to headlining, getting paid, and so much more when they haven’t done anything.  Overall the underground Metal scene is the best, there are a few fuck-heads but they die off anyway.

14. Peter   you  handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when  did  you  first  become  interested  in singing/growling? Do  you  do  anything   special  to  keep  your  throat/voice  healthy?

 I always wanted to do Death Metal vocals.  When I was playing in my Thrash band (Deslok) back in 1989 I sang backup vocals and would always growl. The other band members didn't like it but I wanted to bring a little Death Metal to the band. So when I started Bloodsoaked there was no way anyone else was going to growl but me... haha

15.Who   are  some  of  your   influences/favorite   vocalists? 

John Tardy (Obituary), Martin van Drunen (Pestilence), Bret Hoffman (Malevolent Creation) and first Deicide album Glen Benton.

16.You   also  handle  the  guitars  for  the  band  when  did you  first  become  interested  in  playing  the  guitars? Are  you  self-taught  or  did  you  take  lessons when  first  learning?

 I got a guitar when I was 15-16 and just started playing and picking up riff here and there.  I took lessons for maybe a month but didn’t learn anything as I wanted to play Metal and they were teaching me boring scales.  I just kept playing and learning Metallica songs and have my own style.  My style has not changed much in the last 25 years or so, I'm a guitarist not a musician... 

17. Peter   thank  you  for   taking  the   time  to  do  this  interview  do  you   have  any  final  comments   for   the  readers?

 Thank you so much for taking the time and interest in Bloodsoaked and supporting the underground.

Bloodsoaked  contact

Wednesday, August 6, 2014



Shorter show due to some tech issues. 
Featured in this episode: Doom Rock, Doom, Desert Rock, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Blues, DM, Thrash 

Black Tusk - Internal/Eternal (4:51)
        Bloody Hammers - Dead Man's Shadow On The Wall (4:17)
        Cuda - Hellfire (6:22)
        The Rut - Bombs: The American Dream (2:46)
        Doomriders - Bad Vibes (3:32)
        All Them Witches - The Marriage of Coyote Woman (5:49)
        Blues Pills - Time Is Now (3:31)
        Yankee Cockfight - Bantom Rooster (2:40)
        The Heavy Eyes - These Men are Wolves (2:47)
        Sahara Surfers - Underline (3:35)
        Goat - Hide From The Sun (3:36)
        Dozer - Grand Inquisitor (4:12)
        Black Mastiff - Dog (6:24)
        John Garcia - 5000 Miles (3:45)
        Sasquatch - Smoke Signal (7:25)
        Yankee Cockfight - Thin White Line (3:55)
        Wolvespirit - Blowin Up (5:34)
        XII Boar - Triclops (5:45)
        Tunguska Mammoth - March of the Titan (3:10)
        Lord Misery - Indulge In Agony (3:47)
        Human Achievement - III (1:36)
        Kantamus - Aikani maassa (2:00)
        Kantamus - Lihasula (2:56)
        Nachtmystium - On The Other Side (4:44)
        Poison Beer - Poisoning The Priest (4:26)
        Executer - Brain Washing Machine (4:28)
VORZUG - I Am In Hell (3:47)
        Sewercide - Vector Of Disease (4:23)
        Decrepid - Sins of Sodom (2:26)
Splattered - Seething Putrid Malevolence (1:55)

Tune in every Monday on @ 6pm-10pm UK/7pm-11pm Euro/9pm-1am Russia/1pm-5pm Eastern (US)/2pm-6pm South America (Bra)/2am-6am Australia (West Coast).

Anything diy, lower tier are always welcome from non mainstream genres. Its not important if I like the music I will still play it as its DIY. Only time I won't is if the sound quality is too bad even for DIY. I have an open mind so just ask & I 'll adapt it to the show if I think it will work.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Interview with Deus Otiosus done by Patrick

Hails!! here is  a  second  interview  with  the  Mighty  Deus   Otiosus  from Denmark. the  band  recently  released  their  3rd  cd  "Rise"  through  Deepsend Rec.So  if  you  are  a  fan  of  extreme old-school  death  metal  then  defintly   check  this  band   out  today.
Metal  regards

Interview  with  Henrik Guitarist  for  Deus   Otiosus     done  by  Patrick

1.Hello   Henrik   when  did  you  first  meet  the  other  members  of   Deus   Otiosus  ?

“Hey man, our other guitarist Peter Engkjær is my brother so we’ve known each other always. Our drummer (Jesper Olsen) and bassplayer (Jesper Holst) I’ve met through him. But before that I met Anders Bo Rasmussen as we were writing for the same Danish metal magazine back in the days. Anders and I started Deus Otiosus as a studio project and recorded the demo like that with a session drummer. The albums we’ve done as a full band with only a couple of line-up changes.”

2.What   is  the   current  line up  for   Deus   Otiosus ? For  the  readers  who   have never  heard  Deus   Otiosus     how  would you  describe  the  music?

 “The current line-up is:
Anders Bo Rasmussen – Vocals
Henrik Engkjær – Guitars
Peter Engkjær – guitars
Jesper Holst – bass
Jesper Olsen – drums.
We’ve been so lucky to hold that line-up for the past two albums. I would simply describe it as old schooled death metal, but retaining our creative freedom. We are not bound by any rules but have our own personality and style.”

3.How  did  you  all  come  in  contact  with  Graham  and  Deepsend  Records? This  is  your  second  release  for  Deepsend  will you  work  with  them  for  the   next  releases?

 “We sent Deepsend an advance copy of our last album “Rise” and they responded quickly offering us a deal, so we agreed! We sent them a promo because we thought they had done a good job for other Danish bands and I think we found a good and fair deal. The deal is for the two albums “Godless” and “Rise”, so nothing is certain about the future. We’ll see!”

4.Deus   Otiosus      just  released  their  third  cd  "Rise"   how  long  did  it  take to  write  the  music  for  the  new  release?  Does the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

 “We have written the songs during 2 years. The was only 1,5 years between the recording of “Godless” and “Rise”, but the “Godless” recordings were delayed for half a year, so during this time, I was already writing for the next album. I have written all the music and most of the lyrics. But once the songs are written I bring them to rehearsals and we arrange the songs together as a band.”

5.Who   usually  takes  care  of  the   lyrics  for  the  band?How   has  the   response  been  from  the  fans  and  the  press?

“I have written most of the lyrics too. “Vultures” was written by our bassplayer, Jesper, though. The lyrics incorporate a wide range of themes from mythology, violence, war, history and philosophy but they are all gathered under the theme of the band: The sinister things that go on in a world unguided by any god and where mankind is left to fend for itself.”

6.Does   Deus   Otiosus      have  any tours  or  shows  planned  for   "Rise"  ?If  yes  where  are  some  places/countries you  will  be  playing?

“We have already been playing a mini-tour in Denmark as well as the Metal Magic Festival and a warm up show in Copenhell. But now we would like to come abroad and it would be cool to come back to Germany for example this year! We will announce later this what we will find out.”

7.Who  are  some  bands  you  all  have   shared  the  stage  with?  If you  could  set  up  a  dream tour/show  who  are  some  bands{past  or  present}  you would   love to  play  with?

 “We have played with bands like Exhumed, Sonne Adam, Corpus Mortale, Dawn Of Demise. I think the best bands today are Morbid Angel, Absu, Macabre, Melechesh, Entombed, Aura Noir and Grand Magus so it would be great to play with one or more of them! But it’s not too important who the other bands on the bill are, we just want to bring the fire and flame to the stage.”

8.What  does the    term  Underground Metal  mean  to  you?  

“Metal that is not within the mainstream. Usually a rawer, perhaps more old school sound. It’s a stylistic alternative. These days however I only think in two categories of music: Good and bad. There are some good (and mostly bad) bands both in the underground and mainstream categories.”

9.Henrik you  and  Deus   Otiosus      come  out  of  Denmark  what  is  your   opinion  of  Denmark metal  scene?

“Very many bands and very few fans! Does that sound familiar? I think it’s mostly like many other places, but not that many people are into metal in Denmark compared to our neighboring countries like Sweden and Germany. I suppose the Danish bands in general are not too successful in gaining attention abroad. Otherwise there are metal gigs all the time here in Copenhagen, but most of them are not that interesting and many suffer from poor turnouts.” 

10.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  bands  out  of   Denmark  ?Are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out soon?

 “Well, like most other people I think the best Danish bands are Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. There’s really no surprise there. If you’re thinking of a newer/smaller band, you should give Strychnos a listen!”

11.Henrik  you   handle  the  guitars  for  the  band  when  did you  become  interested  in  playing  the  guitars?Are  you   self taught  or did  you  take  lessons  when  first  starting  out?

“I have taken lessons at one point, but mostly classical guitar. Metal I’ve taught myself. I’ve also played other instruments like drums back in the day, but I’ve only kept up
 with the guitar. I suppose I stuck with that instrument as it is the “song-writing instrument” for extreme metal. And I’m probably spending more time working on new songs than actual practice these days.”

12.Henrik  who  are  some  of  your  influence's/favorite  guitarist?Do  you   play  any  other   instruments?

“Not anymore, today I only play the guitar. That’s more than enough for me. Favorite guitarists? That’s pretty hard, anyone who can play a good song. But I must admit I find the duo of Tipton and Downing in Judas Priest to be unbeatable. When you listen to the leads of “Ram It Down” and “Painkiller” you know that you can never do just as good. So technique was not my way. I’ve tried to focus on writing some good songs instead. Not that Priest don’t have good songs too. They obviously have great ones!!”

13.Henrik   do  you   or  any  of  the  members  of   Deus   Otiosus   currently  work  with  any  other  bands? If  yes  please  tell  the   reader's  about  them?

 “Yes, but they are not really metal. Anders has an electronic project called Quatum and Jesper Olsen plays the drums in a rock band called Black Succubi. It should be easy enough to look them up I guess. The rest of us are focusing only on Deus Otiosus and that is more than enough for me!”

14.Henrik   what  do  you  enjoy  doing  in  your  free  time  when  not  working  on  band  stuff?

“Working and being a father. There’s not much time beyond that. In fact I’ve stopped most other free-time activities to focus the excess time that have on that which is my most important pastime: Writing music and playing in the band.”

15.Thank  you  Henrik   for   taking  the  time  to  fill  out   this   Interview.Do  you   have  any final  comments for  the  readers?

“Thanks you very much for taking the time and having interest in the band to do this! Cool interview, man. Readers: Be sure to listen at least once to our new album “Rise”. If you don’t have it yet just look it up on Bandcamp or wherever you go. This album might just make a difference for you.”

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Interview with Hiverna done by Patrick done on 8-5-14

Hello  hope  everyone's  week  is   starting  out  good?  Here  is  a  new  interview  with Canada's  Hiverna  who  has  just  released  their  second  cd  "IIMacabre"  the  band  does  a great  job  of  mixing  extreme  metal  and  folkish  elements. so  if  you  enjoy  these  styles  then  definitely  give  the  Hiverna  a   listen.

Interview   with  Bardunor   vocalist,guitarist  for   Hiverna   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello    Bardunor    when  did  you  first  become  interested  in  playing  music? What  was  the  first  instrument  you  learned to  play?

 I got into music in high-school when I got my first electric guitar. That’s when I started to create.

2.When did  you  get  the  idea to form  Hiverna? How  did you  come  up  with  the  name  for  the   project? For  the  reader's  who  have  never heard  Hiverna's music  how  would  you  describe  it?

Hiver means winter in French. This beautiful freezing season takes a big part of our years, here, in the north. The whole concept of snowy landscapes and frozen trees always stuck to the music that got out of my head. I would describe Hiverna as a blend between extreme northern music and Quebec’s folkloric music of old. 

 3.Hiverna   has  just  released  their  second  cd  "II Macabre"  how  long  did  it  take  you  to  write  the  music  for  the  new  release? Where  do  you  draw  inspiration  for  the  lyrics?

 I.Folklore and II.Macabre were both written between 2003 and 2006. At the time, I hadn’t the resources I needed to record and produce my music as I wanted it to be. Therefore, Hiverna became real much later. Hiverna is a project that reflects nature and the old ways, ideologically disagreeing with most of the choices made by modern man. Inspiration comes from the mountains, rivers and deep old forests.

4.  "IIMacabre   is  a  self released  cd  are  you   looking  for  a  label  or  do  you   prefer  to  keep  the  band  independent?How  has  the   response  been  from  the  fans? what  about  the  press?

 I’m used to do things myself and without constraints. My work now grows under a name: Oaken Forge. Though it’s not an industrial label, it gives me the opportunity to structure my released items under a single sigil. I must say I never was keen to do mass promo and such so I was amazed by the positive global response to Macabre on the Internet. Thanks to all the webzines and reviewers for the help!

5.Bardunor  how  do  you  feel   Hiverna's  music  has  changed   over  the   years?

As the music for Hiverna was written in my High-School years, all it got from aging (before it was released) was add-ons of some leads, some flute lines, some experimental sprees. The ideas and the core music stayed the same. As for the albums, I think the major change was the sound, which, in my opinion, got better on II.Macabre.

6. Hiverna  comes   out  of  the   Canadian  metal  scene  what  is  your   opinion  of  Canada's  metal  scene?

 Let’s say we are a little family. You have to understand that in Quebec, metal isn’t really carved in the traditions and global interests of the people. Our scene is much more alive out of our homeland.

7.Who   are  your  all time  favorite  Canadian  bands? Are  their  any  new  bands  you   feel  the  readers  should  check  out?

 I’d say Patrick Watson band. Amazing music. For the metal genre, I’d go for Martyr and old Cryptopsy. As for new projects, I’d tell you to check out Acedia from Quebec.

8. Bardunor   you   handle  the  vocals  for  the  band  when  did  you  first  become  interested  in  singing/growling?  Do  you  do  anything  special   to  keep  your  voice/throat  healthy?

 It may sound odd but I have to admit growling always came naturally for me. It began near the age of 12, when I realized I could imitate the vocalist of Dying Fetus. (I was more into Death Metal music at the time… teenagers)

9. Bardunor    are  you  or  any  of  the  members  of  Hiverna   currently   working  with  other  bands  or  solo  projects?

 For now, Froidure is travelling across the globe and Doom and me are thinking of maybe building a new live line-up for Hiverna for 2015. As for solo projects, you can go listen to Crépuscule (atmospheric/black metal), Demain Wendigo (Folk/Acoustic soundscape) and Ours (dark experimental music). 

10.When   not  working    on  band  music  or  promotion   what  do  you  enjoy  doing  in your   spare  time?

I am a teacher in Maths and Ethics in a northern school. I also do paintings, professional photography, writing, and I spend a lot of time in the forest.

11.Bardunor     thank  you  for  taking  the  time to  fill  out  this  interview.Do  you  have  any  final   comments  for  the   readers?

Thanks to you and all MNQ fans for the support. Remember you aren’t the center of the world, have yourself a good life and a good death.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

MUSSORGSKI announce their new album for autumn !! (Dark/Black/Industrial Metal)

This autumn, MUSSORGSKI will be putting finishing touches on their third studio album, enigmatically entitled Creatio Cosmicam Bestiae. The whole record is to comprise seven brand new songs and an older track remixed. In total, there is to be about 45 minutes of music which the project leader, Khorzon, defines as follows:

'The new album has been assumed to be a stylistic continuation of Chaos And Paranormal Divinity; still, once demo versions of a few new tracks had been recorded it turned out the stuff was going to be much more experimental and diversified. I have always found it hard to define music on our releases but this time I may take the risk of claiming that it is going to be a conglomerate of dark metal, black metal, industrial and something I refer to as cosmic ambient. I guess it is going to sound mystical'.
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Before the release, the band has made available a video featuring demo version of a track called

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