Infernal Execrator, the blasphemous Singahellian horde to unleash their ruthless devilish force to uproot the holiness from Manila with a live ritual titled “Manila Execration Ritual” Venustas Diabolicus, as a part of this live onslaught, took an interview with Infernal Execrator frontman Lord Ashir.
– Hello brother Ashir! Once again welcome to Venustas Diabolicus zine. How are you doing?
Lord Ashir: ARRRGH!! Atomic hails to you & Venustas Diabolicus zine! Everything is good here and are fully prepared for an execration death strike in Manila & Davao warfront!
– You are going to manifest your blasphemous ideas on May 2nd at Manila Execration Ritual. What’s your view on the show and also what you are expecting?
Ashir: Yes, We are definitely looking forward for our Manila Execration Ritual and expect total chaos, hate & blasphemy!
– Are you in touch with any of the bands that you are playing with in Manila Execration Ritual? Can you mention the bands, please?
Ashir: I’m in touch with EREHUS, ANCIENT WARLORD, SATANAS & SACROSANCT.
– What’s your view on Philippines black metal scene? Is it promising?
Ashir: I can say some of the bands whom I’m in contact with are killer & crazy maniac. I heard from my close contact there are quite a number of underground blasphemous bands which I hope I can meet them and have a blasphemous amalgamation!
– So, you had your debut full-length Ad Infinitum Satanic Adherent released on the last month. How is the response you are getting from around the globe?
Ashir: ARRRGH!!! The responses given this time are totally execrating & killer!
EXPECT A TOTAL OF 9 PURE IRRELIGIOUS BLACK DEATH EXECRATION hymns including IMPIETY bonus cover extremely for an Asian pressing via Eastern Voice Production!!
Listen to Infernal Execrator:
– Apart from Manila Execration Ritual, do you have any other tour plans with Infernal Execrator? If you have, can you brief our readers about the plan?
Ashir: We will invade Davao on the 3rd of May after our Manila Execration Ritual which is on the 2nd of May 2014! We have few rituals to exterminate which is Batam, Tanjung Pinang & Yogyakarta in 2014. We are been offered few European dates as well but still under negotiation! ARRRRGH!!!
– What will be the bands motto on the stage at May 2nd ?
Ashir: DEATH TO GOD!! DEATH TO RELIGION!!
– Thanks for your time Ashir, any final words?
Ashir: THANKS FOR THE BLASPHEMOUS INTERROGATIONS & HATE!!
As a part of our collaboration with Manila Execration Ritual, 2014, we have conducted an interview with “Hellcommander” of “Erehes”. Erehes is a Black Metal band from Cebu, Philippines, formed in 2004. This blasphemous horde from Cebu are all set to play in Manila Execration Ritual, 2014.
Asmodeus: Greeting from Venustas Diabolicus.
Hellcommandar: Infernal Hails! To all black metal diehard legions of Venustas Diabolicus. Salute!
Asmodeus: How did Erehes get started?
Hellcommandar: Erehes started in the Midst of 2005, as 40DIAZ (Quarenta Diaz) the band original lineup was composed by my college comrades Binggoy (valac) Mon (moon) and yours truly (hellkommander), the band started black metal in a small town of Cebu City, Played some Behemoth Cover songs and few reditions of Black Sabbath Covers (Black Metal Sabbath) to begin with. The band has few original compositions during those blasphemous years like; Archdiocese of Madness, the Scorn ov thy Beloved. Due to to unforeseen events other members had left and the band stuggled and continue to find replacements that would fit the band wagon. Through the years of unstable lineup the band decided to cool down and spend time focusing on its personal agendas. a year later i met this two cool guys Myk and Mertz and invite them to join the band. These two guys had no background of Black Metal, but i find them brilliant they were able to capture the bands ideas. So, EREHES was formed with new concept, crazy ideas etc and tend to make its music more mature, evil and 666 X aggressive compare to Quarenta Diaz. The band made its 1st debut on Impiety Tour Cebu leg, showing a different blend of BM sound. Today, EREHES continues uphold its uprising against the norms and virtues of Roman Catholic Church and other false religion. The band now celebrates its 9 years strong and counting looking forward to meet and shared stage with true metal heads all over the country.
Asmodeus: What does ‘Erehes’ mean?
Hellcommandar: It’s someone who subversive, Againts religion particularly the doctrines of the roman catholic church.
Asmodeus: Erehes is performing this year at Manila Execration Ritual. Tell us something about that. Your plans, feelings and expectations.
Hellcommandar: First and formost it’s a great honor for the band performing into a pure black metal show. Knowing some of the bands that we had shared stage before were great bands for us its more than enough total bombardment and sick experience. And I have known Ashir of INFERNAL EXECRATOR few month ago, very humble, down to earth guy it’s always a pleasure meeting and pefroming with the true legions. We have no expectations except to play and enjoy the set.
Asmodeus: Tell us about your latest release. The EP titled ‘Proclamation Ov the Horned God’.
Hellcommandar: The EP was like 3 years in the making recorded last 2010 at backyard recording studio in Cebu and was complete early 2013 due to lineup change and personal agenda’s it took time for us to complete everything. but it’s worth to wait, uhhmm, it’s close to 20-30mins album with 5 Unholy merciless tracks bombard with some epic guitar riffs and ravaging solo’s. 2 tracks were taken from our old band’s composition but we had to do some changes and etc. supposedly the band’s target was a full length however due to time constraint we decided to cut it short and will be releasing full soon. , also it is release and marketed by our label Crysella Records until now we are waiting for physical copies to be distributed in the country. the artwork were conceptualize by Sir PJ Ong (Inodoro Designs) a well known diverse graphic artist the the country who wanted to make some expirement by making the art more simple yet diabolical inside. And he was able to capture the bands black heart.
Asmodeus: What are your plans regarding the future releases and upcoming gigs?
Hellcommandar: We lookforward for more out of town shows, ofcourse playing outside your own arena is way more better specially you see real people appreciated and love what you are doing. With no biases. I say, there are more fulfillments performing into a much more intellectual crowd. True extreme followers do not commemorate thy one selves yet support with no exceptions. in regards to release we continue to write new songs well infact we have one added which i find it more aggressive and evil. For upcoming gigs; will save the last for Cebu hordes since we have difficulties in organizing due few venues that supports extreme music which is ironic. but more tours planned after luzon, we lookforward to desekrate Davao and some other parts in Mindanao, Visayas we lookforward to get some support aswell. So continue to stay tune!
Asmodeus: From the lyrical point of view, what message does Erehes try to forward to the listeners?
Hellcommandar: Very simple, follow what you believe into and do not be decieve by what others want you to do. But to sum up everything EREHES wish everyone to be more opend minded and intellectual human being, born in a christian nation we live by their norms and much lies and hypocrisy in values they taught .so, strip the blindfolds and see the bigger picture. Realities lie into our own hands!
Asmodeus: Are there any other bands or projects that you are associated with?
Hellcommandar: Binggoy and Mon are both associated with Muriatik (brutal death band). Myk and Mertz are both associated with Mykils Edge (progressive). I am not associated with any.
Asmodeus: How would you like to explain your sound? Which bands worked as the influence or have played a major role to create the authenticity of the sound of Erehes?
Hellcommandar: I say, not the typical BLACK METAL. Most Black Metal in the country were adapting to RAW and DIY. I have so much respect for each individual’s point of views, we may like it or may not but most important thing we create something which it’s natural in a sense. if you notice Myk has deep influence in Classical Metal and our drummer does not came from extreme band which is bit challenging the Rest were influence Black Metal and Death. The band wants something friendly to the audience yet diabolical in a sense. So, expect brainstorm on every tracks. But the band that influence us most when it comes to Ideas and Philosophy is Nergal and BEHEMOTH.
Asmodeus: Thanks for your time. Any last message for the readers?
Hellcommandar: To all followers, Die Hard legions, we urge you to support EREHES as we perform together with Manila’s one of great BM Bands and Davao’s Black horde We wish to see everyone enjoys everyones set and get drunk as fvk!!!! After Manila ritual on the 2nd, we also ask everyone in Olongapo for the Aural Massacre 9 year aniversary on 3rd of May to join us and support the band. ! We want to desekrate in 2 cities!!!! 666 Support! Ave! Cheers!
Vomitwolves, the black/death duo has emerged from Gulfport, Mississippi to nail your earhole with the frenzied harmony. They have released their first full length, “Chapel of Rot” in the beginning of this year. Jared and Jill, the couple of howling death joined with us for a skull session to speak about the band.
– Morbid Greetings to you my friends, Jill and Jared. How is it going?
Jill : Hails Zoheb!
Jared: G’day, doing well enough.
– Would you mind giving the fundamental information about “Vomitwolves” for the readers who are not aware of this project?
Jill: Not much to say other than its a two piece that plays really primitive death/black metal.
– “Vomitwolves”, definitely the moniker reflects a grotesque imagery and I personally like the name. Whom of you have chosen the name and tell us the reason behind choosing this name.
Jared: I was the originator of the name and actually had to convince Jill of the potential impact that it would have regardless of it being composed of common terms/motifs that pop up in the extreme metal scenes often enough. It kinda came to me and wouldn’t leave me for weeks before I finally presented it to Jill as a possible name. Stems both from the pure ugliness you think of upon hearing the name, to the aural representation of the music, and to the actual potential imagery we want to project.
– Jared, you have been involved with a lot of bands and how did you come up with the idea to form a black/death metal band with your spouse?
Jared: Well Jill would often sing along to some degree to some of our favorite releases even in non-serious terms so that planted a seed that I knew she was capable of doing the vocals I would envision. It would take quite awhile before we could actually make this come to fruitation due to Jill’s hesitance. Since I’m often like you said quite involved with many bands I wanted to do something that would be special as something as ‘ours’ that I created with my wife. After laying the ground work to a degree and get Jill on board. It was a matter of a joint venture on choosing the exact sound and tones to get what we were shooting for.
– Jill, you have been involved in the extreme metal scene for long.
You used to run a black metal zine, “Shadowgate”. Is it your first experience to play in a band?
Jill : Yes! It was something Jared had been wanting to do for a long time, but it took
him a bit of arm twisting for me to be open to the idea. Initially I wasnt too comfortable with the idea of doing vocals.
– Comparing to the full length, “Chapel of Rot” with the eponymous EP, I found the full length exceeds the EP in terms of sound, instrumental work and compose though Jill’s vocal used to be quirkier in the EP. How would you define these issues?
Jill: Haha, quirky! Im actually not crazy about my vocals on the ep…it was more trial and error on that..finding out with my voice what things work better. Im a lot more confident in my vocals now than I was on the ep. As far as the material, i think the stuff we are working on since Chapel is more fleshed out, far heavier.
Jared: Yea the first ep was kinda splatter shot of what Jill said she wanted to hear as far as music that she would be willing to vocalize over. So it was kinda working with what was wanted and what I think would sound good at that time. When approaching the full length we had a more solid idea of what we wanted to do and I, myself was more comfortable in what I wanted to play and more confident in knowing what would work best as far as the overall sound of VW.
Listen to Vomitwolves: Chapel of Rot:
– Who is concerned for writing the lyrics? Have you set any specific lyrical theme to be spared through your vicious music? Do you consider lyric as a vital weapon for spreading the sickness of your music?
Jill: Jared wrote everything with the ep. On Chapel, it was probably more of a joint effort. We shared in the lyrics, direction of artwork. Whereas on the ep, I just did vocals and that was it, on Chapel and music we are currently working on, it has been a shared effort. Lyrics arent a huge focus for me with VW. They are necessary, but that is really about it.
Jared: Jill summed it about up. I like how on the full length is was far more of a joint effort and that’s how all future material will be done as well.
– What are the thoughts and meanings behind the cover artwork of both of your EP and LP?
Jill: Jared did all the artwork, ill let him answer this!
Jared: Well with the EP since it was sort of a scattershot of everything and I was pleased to get it done I decided I wanted to kinda do a huge nod to one of the influence upon us for the start, but not directly lifted. It’s a direct throw back to ‘Nattens madrigal – aatte hymne til ulven i manden’ by Ulver. As far as the full length I took a good deal of direction from Jill both from song titles chosen and direct input she put in when I was doing up some rough ideas. Once I had both of those in place it was quite easy to put together something that throws back to the very roots of what we enjoyed in primative death and black metal’s art and aesthetic. So at the most basica… it’s what I like to see so therefore I create that.
– What influences you mainly to start this unrighteous extreme metal project?
Jill: Influences of mine..def early Destruction, Coroner, Mystifier, Impaled Nazarene, Belial (fin), Disembowelment
Jared: If I had to sum it up in a few bands, Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Archgoat, Incantation, Vomitor, Black Witchery, Revenge
– Is there any possibility to see Vomitwolves in live annihilation or are you just willing to keep it as a studio project?
Jill: No plans at all for tours or live shows. We intend to keep this just the two of us.
Jared: It was meant for something for the both of us to work on and enjoy. If we wanted more involved I could’ve brought in people I know long ago to do so.
– What is your opinion about the online zines? Jill, since you used to publish printed zine in the 90’s, do you have any sort of negative view about the online zines?
Jill: Honestly, I dont keep up with tons of online zines just due to sheer time constraints, but I have no negative feelings in the least, I understand that its the technology of the world now and how information is shared. And i know that alot of hard work and time go into many of them. However, growing up for me there was no internet..no digital media. I suspect i will always remain a dinosaur that prefers tangible physical media.
Jared: I greatly miss the print zine. But I do read and visit some when I do have the time to do so. I don’t look down upon it and I can still find out about some great bands I might have not heard of before and that’s what it’s all about.
– Jared, I want you to tell us about your record label and artwork activities. Please do tell us about Speed Ritual Records and cavepaints.com.
Jared: As far as Speed Ritual Records, it is a label I started mainly to release my own material. When I was going to start self publishing all the things I intended I figured why not just have at least a single imprint for them all to be grouped under. Either way I planned on releasing everything I have regardless of the creation of the label it was just more of a catalyst to work harder at doing so. Thus far it’s been all my own work or collaborations aside from one release out of 49 releases since 2010. Largely I’m quite happy with it’s success being that practically the releases end up paying for themselves. Might be an intial investment to get everything but that’s covered shortly thereafter and then all ‘profit’ is directed right back into future releases. I soully release these because I personally want something ‘official’ for my work for my own collection, everything thereafter that is sold is a very pleasant surprise and is greatly appreciated.
As far as cavepaints.com it came about around 2008 when I wasn’t doing much music actively with playing with bands and it was before I got all the recording equipment I needed to start doing material myself. I basically fell back to my first enjoyment of creation which was drawing and painting. No true formal training cause I didn’t take anything away from the art classes I took in high school and college aside from hating art and not wanting to do it. So it was mainly to fill that empty void of time I had that practice and writing would take up, my first paintings I gave away and then the combination of posting them online and having the opportunity to sell at a few art shows locally had me hooked cause I found an audience that truely appreciated what I was creating which inspired me to do more and do it better than before. Only in 2012 have I actually reached to a point where I had actively made pieces that I have been happy with. And for doing artwork for my bands, it’s something I had always planned to do with my inks… creating artwork for bands.. just happened that what I did fit what I did for my own bands best and I honestly don’t care too much for commission work on my inks with too much direction cause with that much input on them I tend to dislike the entire job and rather put it off to the point where I don’t want to do it or I’m absolutely bored and have nothing else to do.
– What will the future have in store for Vomitwolves? And for Jared, I would like to know the future plans for your other projects as well.
Jill: We have another release scheduled for later this year, probably around late summer or early fall. Either an ep or split.
Jared: I’m going with the assumption that it’ll be an EP and it’s currently in the works right now.
– That’s the last part of this interview. Thanks for your time and would you end the interview by mentioning some of your all time favorite releases?
Jill: Thank you for your support Zoheb and best of luck with Venustas Diabolicus!! Wow, all time favorites? Thats a hard list to make! Off the top of my head I would say any of Maiden’s early releases, Destruction “Sentence of Death”, Impaled Nazarene “Tol Cormpt Norz..”, Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers”, Ved Buens Ende “Written in Waters”, WASP self titled, Belial “G.o.t.P” Yngwie Malmsteen “Trilogy”.
Jared: Truly appreciate the interview and acknowledgement. And all time favorites.. Gorguts: Obscura, Incantation: Onward Towards Golgotha & Diabolical Conquest, Angelcorpse: Exterminate, Immolation: Failure of Gods, Portal: Seepia, Eyehategod: Take As Needed For Pain, Nasum: Inhale/Exhale, Morbid Angel: Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, Khanate: Things Viral, Disembowelment: Transcendence into the Peripherial
As a part of our collaboration with Manila Execration Ritual, 2014, we have conducted an interview with “Lord Impierno” of “Satanas”. The impious troop, “Satanas” has emerged from Davao, the capital of Philippines’ extreme metal. The quadrilateral of Anti Kristos is ready with their weaponry to assail at the grandest event of Manila Execration Ritual that is going to be held on May 02, 2014. Zoheb Mahmud conduct an interview of the drummer, “Lord Impierno”.
Zoheb: Welcome to Venustas Diabolicus Zine, “Lord Impierno”. To start off this interview, tell us how did Satanas get started?
Lord Impierno: Hails, in 2008 I was playing drums in a black thrash metal band called DEMONIFIED, but we’ve split up in 2009 due to personal problems of my band mates, so I’ve decided to form another band, this time a full black metal band called Satanas, then I’ve started to search for band mates that have the same beliefs in black metal. Then I came up with black demon and carcallas (ex members of dark lord), black demon, carcallas and I are starting to make songs in 2009 then destroyer entered the band in 2010 and we started to play live rituals in 2010.
Zoheb: Satanas is to play in the unrighteous live annihilation, “Manila Execration Ritual” on coming May along with Infernal Execrator and other Filipino black metallers. What is awaiting for the audiences who will show up in the gig?
L.I.: They will witnessed a total devastating night, a night without Christ!!!!!!
Zoheb: When did you play live last time?
L.I.: We dezekrated Davao in march 15,2014 at the reuniting chaos event, that was the last time we’ve played live, then we are getting ready for the manila execration ritual.
Satanas at Blatant Live Ritual 03, 2013:
Zoheb: Till now, Satanas has released only a demo back in 2012. Is there any news of new release?
L.I.: Yes, hopefully we are releasing an ep this coming July. Maybe next is a full length album.
Listen to Satanas:
Zoheb: Are you associated with any other band? And what about the other band members, are they only playing in Satanas?
L.I.: Yes, I’m also the drummer of DEMONYO and IMPIERNO, and I also have a one man band called AVERSEKRIST. My band mates are only focusing in Satanas. They don’t have any side band.
Zoheb: Aside from creating vilest music, you organize the diabolical black metal fest known as “Blood War Death Fest”. In addition, you create artwork and distribute merchandises. Brief us about these activities.
L.I.: I distribute bootleg shirts only in the Philippines for some who can’t afford to order outside the country. I’m also one of the head of BLOOD WAR DEATH an underground black metal event in davaohell, yearly we celebrate for the glory ov Satan!! Reuniting the true underground black metal scene!
Zoheb: Your music is strongly akin to Korihor and Darkthrone (early) materials. Which other bands have influenced you to generate such kind of fiendish music.
L.I.: There are too many to mention, but we hail the true Finnish black metal… Satanic Warmaster, Horna etc.
Zoheb: What else do you have coming up in the future?
L.I.: We are getting ready to dezekrate cagayan de oro city soon to release our ep there.
Zoheb: Thank you for your time. Any final message you want to spread before ending the conversation?
L.I.: Thanks for having us here. bestial hailz to the true black metal warlords!!!!
It has been a while we have posted some updates about the upcoming/recent releases! The year 2014 has embraced us with some really good news as the ‘originators’ of the black metal as well as some great other bands have announced their full-length releases. Here is a quick suggestions for the bands you can’t miss in 2014.
So the proclaimed “originators of northern darkness” Mayhem (THE TRUE MAYHEM) are finally back with their 5th full length album Esoteric Warfare. It’s going to be their first full-length release after Blasphemer’s departure (and of-course without his contribution since DMDS). So far a single called Psywar has been released. Although it goes in the same pattern as predecessor “Ordo ad Chao”, who knows what surprise the band have for the fans in “Esoteric Warfare”
2014 is the year for the mighty Belgians Enthroned to release their 10th full-length release “Sovereign”. Two singles from the album has been released till now, which certainly paves the way to make decision that the flag bearers are not dead!
Legendary Italian old school death/black/thrash metallers Necrodeath are all prepared to release their 11th full-length studio album titled “The 7 Deadly Sins”. The band has also released a promo video for the track entitled “Wrath” to support the opus.
Black/Death metal warlords Diocletian from New-Zealand also embracing the ‘war metal’ fans with a new scheduled full-length release. The band has particular made mark amongst the fans with their stunningly strong black metal sound. Their new release is titled as Gesundrian.
Norwegian Black/doom metal acts Den Saakaldte had announced their news of hitting the studio for the second full-length album earlier this year, so far the work has almost finished and their label officially made a statement about the release of Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete. The full-length will also be followed with a split release with Greek legends Varathron.
Svarti Dauði is one of the finest export from the grim landscape f Iceland, basically they play a blend of black metal with slight death/doom approach based on occult themes. They have grown a bit famous amongst black metal fans for their gimmick approach on music and appearance. They are up with the release of a new EP entitled The Synthesis of Whore and Beast.
Impotent Solar Phallus
Label: Terratur Possessions and Daemon Worship Productions
Erebus Enthroned is a melodic black/death metal band from Sydney, Australia. They might not be quite known among the black metal fans around the globe, but they are pretty solid black metal act who actually know what they are up with. The band has unleashed their sophomore effort entitled “Temple Under Hell”. If you are a fan of bands like Dissection, Watain, Blaze of Perdition– you MUST give ‘em a listen.
Argentine bestial black/death metal act Infernal Curse is back after their stunning debut full-length Awaiting of the Damned. This time the EP is more dark and heavier than ever as the preview exemplifies. Don’t miss the release if you are a fan of this style of music.
Vredehammer is a black metal band from Norway, they play their black metal taking inspirations from the acts such as Immortal and some Inquisition. Not a quite known band, but they play some real shits!! Fans of Immortal might find them promising. And Vinteroffer is their debut full-length release.
Belgian black/death quartet, “Possession” envenomed the listeners’ shell-like with their demented demo, “His Best Deceit”. Their latest raid, “Anneliese” which is a two tracks EP, is the continuation of the violence that they spared on the preceding release. Moniker of the EP may confuse you. Wait, the cryptic title is not about the name of any random female, but it is about German woman Anneliese Michel who was the dupe of the unscrupulous Catholic priest. Anneliese Michel was considered as a possessed and she died because of malnutrition and dehydration that occurs as a result from the exorcism. [click here to get more info about this incident]
Title track initiate with a slow but chaotic riffing. This track is one of the most extreme things I have heard recently. By the word “Most Extreme” I did not mean anything about sounding technically striking or sounding raw, instead of that I indicated the eerie dark aesthetic atmosphere they developed in the track. Putting the voice from the real recording of Anneliese Michel’s exorcism leads the atmosphere into a more haunting one. Second and final conjuration “Apparition” delivers another realm of blood lusting violence that surely is to enrapture the listeners of black/death metal with a dreadful sense of darkness.
Influences of primitive extreme metal acts like Archgoat, Blasphemy, Ungod, and Sarcofago are apparent here. But they are not replicating materials from the ancestors and they are totally on their own trip in terms of delivering the sound. Rather than showing off their technical instrumental ability, they just went on putting the simplest elements that when arranged bring a ravenous death outfit. Ultra grim death yelling vocal deliveries create the ambience as similar as evoking the evil from its root. Combination of demonic shrieks, searing riffs, laudable bass and acute drums turns the whole EP to an outlandish one. Music randomly transposes from aggressively fast to slower path while maintenance of the swampy bestial tone is always present.
Mind-boggling cover artwork of Christophe Moyen (Thorncross) added a supplementary spirit that echoes the exorcism incident of Anneliese Michel.
One thing is undisputed that almost all of the legendary metal acts have been able to spectacle their knack of extremity from their earlier releases. Taking into account of the releases of “Possession”, I have to acknowledge that these hellhounds have been generating some top notch materials from the starting point of their journey. Undeniably, I am possessed by Possession.
Listen to Possession:
V. Viriakh (Bass)
I. Dveikus (Guitars)
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hisbestdeceit