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INTERVIEWS

ANCHILLYS – Interview with Andy Wit

-Life is only part of Death- Andy Wit FORMATION What was the spark that ignited the creation of ANCHILLYS? I think that’s hard to answer, there wasn’t really one thing that sparked the idea. Through the years as a teenager, I’ve fell in love with more and more extreme music and noticed how it created…

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DINBETHES – Interview with J.

The Metal community has a strong feeling of ‘we’re in this together’, it’s a close-knit scene that supports itself mostly. J. (DINBETHES) DINBETHES You already are in both SHAGOR (bass) and WEERZIN (drums), why did you decide to start yet another project? To be able to play the guitars too? Do you consider this a…

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HELLEVAERDER – Interview

Celebrate life, worship death. HAIL HELLEVAERDER! ROOTS HELLEVAERDER hails from Heerhugowaard in North Holland and was founded in 2017. Who ignited the fire of HELLEVAERDER and what was the main driver for the birth of this band? During my education period I had all my classes with Dennis Onsia from the NLBM band DYSTOPIA. We…

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CULT BURIAL – Interview with Simon

NOMEN EST OMEN CULT BURIAL: what’s in a name? Could you tell us more about what the band name signifies? Literally nothing. There’s nothing behind it and there’s no meaning at all. It just seemed to fit the music I had written and just seemed to work. LINE-UP Consisting of only 3 members, does CULT…

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GRIMVILLE – Interview

GRIMVILLE Guitarist Kurt founded GRIMVILLE in 2013. I believe that the band was in the freezer for a while. It went through a process of line-up changes. Finally, GRIMVILLE seems to have found its true identity, and the band started a new chapter in this form. Guitarist Kurt & vocalist Steven are the only remaining…

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FIAT NOX – Interview with Desmotes

NECROGRAPHY  Light the Torches..! Let there be Night..! Before FIAT NOX there was ASZENDENT. What was it that killed and buried ASZENDENT? Which spark triggered a new musical/lyrical vision and the formation of FIAT NOX? Which members do ASZENDENT (RIP) and FIAT NOX have in common? How did the four of you get together? “The only member both bands share, is me. ASZENDENT was…

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ARDE – Interview

ARDE What is the meaning of the band name? Is it Romanian for ‘burn’? Or is it more related to the German Erde? How did you get to this name? Is it signifying the respect you have for earth & nature? Or? When translated literally, ARDE means BURN. It is a Latin word that means the…

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SCHAVOT – Interview with Floris

SCHAVOT You are active in ASGRAUW, MESLAMTAEA, and SAGENLAND. Why did you feel the urge to start another project? What separates SCHAVOT from the other bands? Why solo? Which project is your priority? When I started MESLAMTAEA in 1998, there were no other Black Metal musicians for miles around. The only choice was to go solo. Sometime…

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OSSAERT – Interview with P.

Abandon all hope ye who enter here… OSSAERT is a pitch Black Metal project originating from the Dutch lowlands whose 2020 debut ‘Bedehuis’ was received well. Now that ARGENTO RECORDS is about to release OSSAERT‘s second offering ‘Pelgrimsoord’, DEAD MILL MEDIA kindly offered and facilitated getting some more background by P, the mind behind OSSAERT.…

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THY INFERNAL – Interview

THY INFERNAL formed in the winter of 1996 in Portland. Soon after that, they recorded their demo, and got signed immediately to MORIBUND RECORDS. They now have two labels… MORIBUND and NAPALM. NAPALM takes care of Europe. THY INFERNAL has two albums till present: Satan’s Wrath, and Warlords of Hell. They have also appeared on…

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INCANTATION – Interview

INCANTATION – Blasphemous Death Metal. It was already a long time ago since INCANTATION played live in Hellgium, but now they assaulted the stage of the mighty FRONTLINE, part II. The World Assault Tour 2002 is promoting the new album Blasphemy, which is another milestone in the history of Death Metal. Their original style –…

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AXAMENTA – Interview with Tim & Fré

Fantasy Metal AXAMENTA‘s Necrography: 1993 AXAMENTA was formed in Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp (Belgium). From the original line-up now only drummer Frederik remains. In the following years 2 demos are recorded with 2 different line-ups; Echoes (1995) and Into a Dream (1997). 1998: AXAMENTA‘s current line-up takes form. The band evolves to its current style they themselves start calling Fantasy…

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MORTIFER – Interview with Jonathan

Horror rules! Morituri te salutant! In 1996 Jonathan decided to create the band MORTIFER. Other members of the band were searched. In 1996 guitarist Jonathan decided to found the band MORTIFER. Other members of the band were searched.MORTIFER has grown as the drummer Matthias joined. In October 1998, they did their first gig (AT THE…

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ILL FARES THE LAND – Interview with Jan B.

ILL FARES THE LAND, to hast’ning ills a prey, where wealth accumulates and men decay Oliver Goldsmith ILL FARES THE LAND is Bart V. on drums, Bart P. on guitars, Roel U. on vocals and Jan on guitars. For the moment, Jurgen H. helps them out with the bass. He is also active in CRAWLSPACE…

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ENTHRONED – Interview with Norganest

The band was formed by Cernunnos and Sabathan in 1993, the horde released a demo in 1994 and got signed to AFTERDARK RECORDS for a 7”EP and an album but only the EP got out, then ENTHRONED put out the first album Prophecies of pagan fire on EVIL OMEN RECORDS. The horde took Norganest on…

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THE QUIESCENT – Interview with Filip

Harmonic Grave Metal, hell yeah! Their history began in the winter of 1992, when Filip, the only original member of the band, came up with the idea of starting a Death Metal band. It was put into action in early 1993 under the name LAST FUNERAL. After some years of rehearsing and making noise they…

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SATHANAS – Interview with Paul T.

SATHANAS entered the extreme Metal scene in the eighties with their Satanic Death Metal demo Ripping Evil with Paul Tucker and Mike Smith, the first track Jaws of Satan became a favourite with Death Metal listeners. Problems with rehearsals caused SATHANAS to dissolve shortly afterwards, with Mike Smith going to ACHERON and Paul Tucker going…

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SEVERE TORTURE – Interview with Patrick

Necrography: SEVERE TORTURE started in 1997. Before that, Seth (drums), Patrick (bass) and Thijs ( guitars) played together for 4 years and with Eric (vocals) and Jelle (second guitar) they recorded a 5-song demo in 1998. After this demo their singer Eric left them to join SINISTER on vocals and they replaced him with Dennis.…

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ABORTED – Interview with Svencho

Necrography: All hell broke loose in the summer of 1995 as the world witnessed the birth of a new species of horror: the Belgian hack squad ABORTED emerged from the depths of this corrupted and filth bulging country. The band was founded by Gurgloroth Sven. It took till the summer of 1997 to find some…

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ABHORRENCE – Interview with Rangel

ABHORRENCE was formed in the beginning of 1997 by Rangel Arroyo, on guitar and vocals, Fernando Arroyo (drums) and later Kleber Varnier got the bass (now he is out…) closing the line up. The band released two demo tapes Ascension (1997), Triumph in Blasphemy (1999) and now the debut full-length CD Evoking the Abomination. G:…

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NILE – Interview with Pete H.

NILE pressed 1500 copies of “Festivals of Atonement”. You had no deal with a record company then. How did you distribute them? How did people react? I used my credit card and paid for everything. It took me 4 years to get my money back to pay the debt. I just contacted distributors and that…

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HOUWITSER – Interview with Theo

Necrography: Houwitser started in 1997 by an idea of drummer Aad (SINISTER/THANATOS) and guitarist Michel (ex-SINISTER). After they had written a bunch of songs they asked Theo and later ex-SINISTER vocalist Mike to join them. They released their debut cd DEATH BUT NOT BURIED in the spring of 1999 through DISPLEASED RECORDS. Also a 7″…

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EDGECRUSHER – Interview with Jo

Thou shall bloas… Necrography. Tell me more about the history of EDGECRUSHER. I do not want to talk about RETALIATOR, the first band I played in, because it was quite a ridiculous project. It started as a joke on a 24 hour teaching marathon back at school… It has never risen above the joke-level. WALK…

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IN-QUEST – Interview with Noise Grinder

Insane Intense Power SHIVER RECORDS released IN-QUEST‘s new CD. I read you lost contact with Twan from TEUTONIC EXISTENCE RECORDS. How come? Are you glad with SHIVER RECORDS? Do they promote IN-QUEST sufficiently? Twan from TEUTONIC EXISTENCE RECORDS quit his company for unknown reasons and he left Cees with a lot of misery. Cees still…

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REBAELLIUN – Interview with Fabiano

In March 1998, F. Penna Correa and Ronaldo Lima, two guitarists who had played together before from 1992 to 1996 in another Death Metal band, came back to the Metal scene… the last drummer who had played with them before, Sandro M., was called again, and a friend, Marcello Marzari, joined the group some months…

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NATRON – Interview with Max

NATRON – NECROGRAPHY: Max founded the band back in 1992, but the line-up was totally different at that time. Since then some changes occurred until they reached the current one featuring: Mike Tarantino (vocals), Domenico Mele (guitars), Corenzo Signorile (bass) and Max (drums). This line-up exists since September 1997 when Mike joined the band at…

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INFESTATION – Interview with Dave

INFESTATION surpassed the boundaries of brutality with their mighty debut full length Mass Immolation, released by the newborn label LUNA Records. Although this band hails from England, it  shows some resemblances with American Death Metal monsters like DEICIDE. And like the line-up gives away, INFESTATION does not need a bassist to sound heavy! David Samuel…

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HAEMORRHAGE – Interview with Luisma

In 1990 Luisma and Jose joined with the sick idea of making a GRIND GORE band, following the path of the underground gods of those days. The early days were really hard, with lots of line-up problems, without a real rehearsal place, etc.. .So the band had to carry on as a project-band with only…

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CENTURIAN – Interview with Wim

GOD DAMNED FAST DEATH METAL FROM HOLLAND CENTURIAN started in January 1997 as the continuation on the fast Death/Thrash band INQUISITOR. INQUISITOR had a lot of success in the European underground scene with their CD Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust (SHIVER RECORDS 1995) and with their live shows. The band almost died at the end…

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SINISTER – Interview with Alex

Sinister…Their bassist Michel left the band for personal reasons. A replacement was soon found in their good friend Alex (ex-Unexpected/ex-Sadistic). Shortly after, it appeared this was not going to be the last line-up  change for Sinister ; the problems with Mike had demanded its toll and Sinister realized that the relations in the band could never…

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KRISIUN – Interview with Alex

Krisiun was formed in the beginning of the 90’s with the intention to play something really fast and brutal, so, that is the representation of their feelings of hatred from the band’s beginning. They do not give a sh!t for all this trendy cr@p around, they are going to keep doing that as brutal and…

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GOD DETHRONED – Interview with Beef

GOD DETHRONED main man, guitar player and singer Henri Sattler is one of the most dedicated Metal heads in Holland. Always been fascinated by the dark side of life and anti christian matters in general, he started in 1991 GOD DETHRONED for the first time with some friends. Soon after their first demo they released…

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RHYMES OF DESTRUCTION – Interview with Bart

Rhymes of Destruction was formed somewhere in May ’94 as the follow up for the members previous band Phlegm. The main intention, bringing some refreshing and quite original music was obtained when the band found its own style after a couple of months of rehearsing. A style called then “symphonic pagan metal” dealing with the bands attempts…

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ICONOCLASM – Interview with Bart

ICONOCLASM hails from Belgium and was formed by guitarist Serge Impens and drummer Bart Bonne. About two years later bass player Chris Lagrange was added to the line up. Finally Steve De Muynck joined to give ICONOCLASM what was lacking : pagan screams. They recorded their debut MCD : Preamble to Precipitate the Destruction of Religious Artefacts.…

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INFERNAL LEGION – Interview with Peter

INFERNAL LEGION started in August 1993. Some members used to play in other bands before. The original line-up was : Peter Noens : vocals/guitar , Mario Deceulair :Bass, Jurgen Sterckx : Drums. Two years later a second guitarist joined the band, but due to certain circumstances he and Mario had to leave the band. INFERNAL LEGION always had to face…

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