Interview with Possession

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Those who have listened their materials, can sense the perturbation of the group of theroids known as Possession. After the outbreak of their fiendish demo, “His Best Deceit” these Belgian black/death demons are set to deliver their upcoming disruption through the EP, “Anneliese”. Mestema (Vocals) and V. Viriakh (Bass) are here to speak more about their ferocious onslaughts.

Salute to the Cacodemons of the true Possession for the formidable demo release, “His Best Deceit”.

We salute you.

Stream: Possession- His Best Deceit (Full Demo)

https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/possession-his-best-deceit

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Zoheb: Would you mind informing the short summary of the formation of the band? Kindly do introduce us the members of the Possession as well.

Possession: Possession is Mestema (vocals), V.Viriakh (bass), I.Dveikus (guitars) and PzKpfw (drums). We started the band in late December 2012 and recorded our first demo in August 2013. The first rehearsal we had will forever be a moment we will all remember in years as it was obvious that some kind of black magic was in the air …

Zoheb: After the release of the chaotic demo, you are set to release the EP, “Anneliese” on coming April, 2014. Illuminate our readers by disclosing more about the upcoming offering?

Possession: This is correct, Iron Bonehead Productions and Invictus Productions will release Possession’s first 7” Ep the 12th of April this year. This 7” will be limited to 1000 copies and will feature 2 new songs: “Anneliese” and “Apparition”. The cover artwork was drawn by Chris Moyen. It will be available in 3 different wax colors: black, yellow and    red.

 

Stream: Possession- Anneliese
https://soundcloud.com/islanderncs/possession-anneliese/s-KCzyI

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Zoheb: Based on the moniker and the cover artwork of the EP, I am presuming that it is related to “Anneliese Michel”. Please explain further about the concept of the moniker and the artwork.

Possession: That’s right, the story of Anneliese Michel inspired us while we were writing the songs featured on this 7” so that we decided to dedicate her this 7”. The artwork is inspired by a picture taken during one of the several exorcisms she was subjected to.

Zoheb: Recording of “His Best Deceit” was done by Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness). Did he also lend a hand in recording “Anneliese”?

Possession: Yes, we recorded this 7” with Phorgath as well. When we recorded the demo in August last year, Phorgath played an important role by understanding our way of thinking within 15 minutes and by being able to suggest us some good improvements so that when we heard the demo for the first time we decided that we will record all our releases with him.

Zoheb: Band’s logo as well as the artwork of the new EP has been done by the renowned “Thorncross” (Christophe Moyen). Like the demo release, upcoming EP is also to be released through both Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions. Are you willing to work with Thorncross and the mentioned labels in future?

Possession: We like the idea of working with the same persons over and over and to create close relationships with those persons so that we will carry on working with Chris Moyen, Iron Bonehead Productions and Invictus Productions. Along with Phorgath of Enthroned, they are the silent members of Possession so to speak. We would like to salute them and thank them for the role they’ve played since the beginning.

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Zoheb: Possession has been confirmed to partake at Metal Magic Festival, 2014 in Denmark as well as set to spread the malignant spirits in France and German. What is awaiting for the audiences of mentioned places? How excited are you to share stages with acts like Nunslaughter, Aura Noir, Mgla, Gospel of the Horns and Bolzer?

Possession: Yes, we have some great rituals lined-up. Sharing the altar with bands we respect is of course an appealing experience so that we will do our best to honor them and the crowd which will attend those rituals. On stage we try to create an atmosphere to bring the crowd into our universe. We try not to be just 4 guys playing music as we are willing to offer way more than that to those who are watching us.

Zoheb: Besides that the demonic horde will perform in the 10th album release ritual of “Enthroned” at Brussels, Belgium. Majestic acts like Archgoat, Mortuary Drape, Lvcifyre and Bestial Raids will also spare diabolic madness on the same event. Why did you choose this event as the occasion for releasing “Anneliese”?

Possession: We were offered to play this ritual before choosing the release date of that 7” but we thought that it was a perfect occasion to release that 7” as we will play in front of our local supporters who have been there since the beginning. Of course playing with acts such as Enthroned, Mortuary Drape and Archgoat is a huge honor as we have been worshipping those bands for years.

Zoheb: Apart from releasing the EP and participating in live onslaughts, any other news you want to share with the readers?

Possession: We are currently writing new tracks for a 12” MLp which will most likely be released in early 2015 by Iron Bonehead Productions and Invictus Productions. This will be a conceptual release telling the story of a witch who lived in France in the 17th Century. Writing a conceptual release demands more efforts and in depth work than just writing tracks but we are confident that this release will create an atmosphere and bring the listeners into our world.

Zoheb: Which member/members of Possession is/are responsible for writing lyrics and composing music?

Possession: Mestema is writing most of the lyrics but is often helped by V.Viriakh. As far as the music is concerned, we write the songs all together in the rehearsal room but V.Viriakh and I.Dveikus are responsible for bringing new riffs to our rehearsals. We build our songs on those riffs they bring and on idea popping up during the rehearsals.

Zoheb: What influences you most to create such kind of vilest form of music?

Possession: Denying the influence of some early 90s classic acts on our music would be stupid but we are also influenced by way more things such as our beliefs. This is why we do not see our music just as music and our band is not just a fucking hobby.

Zoheb: Even though your music resembles the extreme metal of 80’s, but I have noticed that the music of Possession is not the repetition of the ancient rulers of the 80’s metal. Possession has developed own sound and at the same time they are maintaining the primeval atmosphere in their music. How will you illustrate this issue?

Possession: We are not pretentious enough to claim that our music is ultra original but we for sure try to bring our own “touch” as we do not want to be stupid copycats. Still we spit on those bands who are trying to be original just for the sake of it without creating quality music.

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Zoheb: How will you describe the religious beliefs of the members of the Possession? Are the members of the Possession Satanists, Occultists or Worshipers of any dark deity?

Possession: We do not like to express our convictions through interviews. Still we can tell you that we all chose to follow the left hand path and that we see  the band as a way to write and release tracks ad majorem Sathanas gloriam.

Zoheb: Can you recommend some solid extreme metal bands from your area?

Possession: We would advise you to check the following Belgian bands: Slaughter Messiah (black thrash), Goat Torment (black death), Horacle (heavy speed), Maleficence (black thrash) and Gae Bolga (thrash).

Zoheb: Thanks for the interview slaughterers. If you want to add anything else, you can add it in the way you want.

Possession: You are welcome. We would like to thank you for your interest and for spreading our venom in your area. We would like to salute your readers as well.

A.M.S.G.
www.possessionrealm.com / www.facebook.com/hisbestdeceit

 

Possession is:

Mestema (Vocal)

V. Viriakh (Bass)

I. Dveikus (Guitar)

Pz.Kpfw (Drum)

 

Interview taken by: Zoheb Mahmud

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Nechbeyth- Coerce Creed- 81%

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I am personally not an adherent of the war metal bands of this era, probably because almost all of them are just repeating the activities of their predecessors. War metal is a less creative genre without any doubt, but Singahell’s war metal horde Nechbeyth has showcased the supremacy to create some barbaric materials that are way superior to the materials of most of their contemporaries. Their latest annihilation “Coerce Creed” released through Iron Bonehead Productions has enchanted my pair of ears.

Bestial annihilation of the album initiated with an intro and instrumental track KMST Oath. Following three chapters of the annihilation, “Ruination Conquest”, “Eradication Vertex” and “Coerce Axiom” reflect the influences of Canadian bestial black/death metallers such as Conqueror, Revenge and Axis of Advance. Meanwhile influences also derived here from Inquisition, Katharsis and even from the Scandinavian orthodox black metal sounds.  Past releases of the war trio were strongly influenced from the materials of Conqueror and Revenge, whereas in this release variety of influence can be observed.  Combination of bone chilling screeches along with wicked drum hammering is remarkable in “Coerce Axiom”.  Ending obliteration, “Lynch Directive” would be regarded as the most interesting offering from the extended play due to its iniquitous riffing and the overall spiteful composition. It just demonstrates the abilities of this Singaporean ensemble to create sensational black/death composition. Outro illustrates the consequence after the sonic rampages caused in the antecedent tracks.

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Vocal Zavael perfectly encapsulates the elements of both black and death metal with total aggression.  His demonic voice causes a frightening atmosphere of war and violence. Smashing blast beats of the drumming would surely cause an aural damage to the listeners. Even though a session drummer handled the apocalyptic drum slaughtering, question should not be existed to identify the marvelous drumming deliveries.  Aside the chaotic riffs, impending chord progression is audible from guitar works. Bass sound cannot be discerned discretely. Production wise the album is way perspicuous (considering this sub-genre).

 “Coerce Creed” is a step up from the previous releases of the band. Recommended for the fans of both war metal and old school black metal.

 

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Track List:

1. Intro + KMST Oath

2. Ruination Conquest

3. Eradication Vortex

4. Coerce Axiom

5. Lynch Directive + Outro

Lineup for EP:

Israfil (Guitar)

Zavael (Vocal)

LB (Drums, Session)

 

Listen the entire EP on Bandcamp: http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/nechbeyth-coerce-creed

 

Official Facebook of Nechbeyth:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nechbeyth/252249221473284

Review by: Zoheb Mahmud

Solar Deity – Devil Worship – 85%

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Hailing from the shores of Indian Ocean, a black metal quartet to bring the chaos into the orthodox traditions-Yes, I am pointing at Solar Deity; a Mumbai based atmospheric black metal band with potentials. Despite being a fairly new band, Solar Deity is doughty enough stir up in the scene with their strong and heavily dark music. Their capabilities are well illustrated with their last effort- “Devil Worship”.

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“Devil Worship” is the third offering from the band, with three tracks tickling to duration of 25 minutes. For those incognizant to the band, Solar Deity plays black metal in vein of Setherial/Dark Funeral/Inquisition, with more focus on the atmosphere. This time the band sounds more matured especially by the vocals and strong composition. The EP starts with an ambience of thunder storm, remarking the howling madness of black metal through the track “Raise the Horns”. The repetitive guitar riffs with fast blastbeats often varied by single blasts and fills really set the mood for a good black metal. The channeling between Inquisition and Immortal-esque sound is prominent enough on this song. The journey makes a darker advent with “Supreme Evil”, which is completely different to the previous track. The slow, punishing, orthodox black metal guitars backed by heavy bass lines with screeching vocals create a ghastly atmosphere for the listener out there. The devilish manifestation is ascertained with the final 11 minute long epic “Through the Hallways of Narak”. Out of three, this one is the most memorable with top notch black metal elements. You can clearly hear the independent bass lines with chaotic guitar riffs and drums. More importantly, traditional Indian influence can be found on this track. As a unit, the EP sounds solid with the help from all the sections- frenzy vocals, repetitive classy black metal riffs, heavy audible bass and fine drum programming. The lyrics, in contrast with the music are a bit poor. The lyrics deal with Satan worshiping, which is typical yet don’t stand out. That’s the one negative remark to be noted. The production is stronger than their previous effort, but it doesn’t harm or lighten the atmosphere needed.

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So to end with, “Devil Worship” stands higher than any previous efforts by Solar Deity. Recommended for black metal fans digging out Inquisition/Dark Funeral/Setherial like stuffs.

Must check: Through the Hallways of Narak.

Tracklist:

1. Raise the Horns 08:45  
2. Supreme Evil 05:08  
3. Through the Hallways of Narak 11:37  

Line Up for EP:

Aditya Mehta (Guitar, Vocals)
Animesh Das (Bass, Drum Programming)
Ashwin Shriyan (Guest Drum programming)

Solar Deity on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SolarDeityIndia

Check out “Devil Worship” on Bandcamp: http://solar-deity.bandcamp.com/album/devil-worship

Review by: Somber Oracle

Gig Update: Trendslaughter Fest IV

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4th Edition of Bangalore’s prominent Extreme Metal Fest, “Trendslaughter Fest (TSF)” is scheduled to be held on the first day of February, 2014. Trendslaughter Fest has been acknowledged superiorly within the Extreme Metal scene of India and it has even gained notability among the Metal Maniacs from other countries. TSF’s journey was initiated on 2011, where Bengal Death/Thrashing Aghori “Orator” headlined along with the support of local bands like Dying Embrace, Bevar Sea, Gorified and Culminant. International acts like Abigail (Japan), Cauchemar (Canada) and Blood Division (Singapore) have been summoned in the later editions of TSF.

But without any doubt, 4th edition will surpass all of the sumptuousness of the previous edition since the “GOATFATHER” of Asian Extreme Metal scene “Impiety” is going to ravage as the headliner of the fest. Orator (Bangladesh) will revisit Bangalore and will co-headline the fest along with the primitive Death/Doom Monger Dying Embrace (Bangalore, India). Other supporting acts are Ugra Karma (one of the oldest Death Metal Band from Nepal), Serpents Athirist (Filthy Black Metal from Sri Lanka) and Necrodeity (Bestial Death/Black Metal from Kolkata, India). Addition of the Masters of Darkness, “Impiety” in the lineup has taken the extremity of this edition to a paramount level.

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Sandesh Shenoy, one of the part of TSF crew stated, “Each edition of the Trendslaughter Fest is a step up from the previous edition. The idea behind it is to try hard to enhance not only the band quotient in terms of extreme music, but also very much in terms quality of sound, back line, stage props, and the overall experience for the fans! This very fact is what differs and defines the TSF “experience” from all the other gigs and makes people enthusiastic and excited about the next editions!”

Many big bands of Metal arena have stepped into India, but TSF-IV will be one of the best Underground Extreme Metal Live Event for the metal fanatics of India.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442719119281410/

Venue: No Limmits Lounge & Club , No 8, 2nd Floor, Grand Allied Plaza, Magrath Road, Bangalore, India

Date: February 01, 2014

By: Zoheb Mahmud

Interview with Infernal Execrator: Singahedonistic Black/Death Terror

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Infernal Execrator, the anti-religious Black/Death terror of Singahell has been preaching their blasphemous execration since 2005. They are set to discharge their debut full length “AD INFINITUM SATANIC ADHERENT” on January, 2014, under the label “Dunkelheit Produktionen”. We have queried the vocal/guitarist, “Lord Ashir” to learn more about the flaming spirit of Infernal Execrator. It is to note that, Lord Ashir also runs “Demonization Distro”. 

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Zoheb:
Greetings from Venustas Diabolicus Horde. How are you doing brother?
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Death Has Befallen upon SoD Frontman Avaejee

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Solemn occasion for us to declare but can’t seat sear as it’s about our Asian black metal scene, and one of the flag bearer of the scene has been deceased the last night. Sam-Ong Trysatyr, best known as Avaejee (from Zygoatsis and Surrender of Divinity fame) was murdered on 9th January, 2014 in his own house. A police report says that Avaejee was killed by stabbing with a knife to his left neck and chest. The dead body was found at about 21:30 local time in home No. 49/206, Sai Mai, Bangkok Pattanachai village when the victim’s wife, Kylie, found his husband bleeding dead. Later she gave her statement to police that there were two persons came to his husband earlier as they were discussing and drinking beer in the ground floor. Late in night she came downstairs and found the dead body. Police suspected those two men and confirmed further investigation on the killing.

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Avaejee was 37 years old and is a respected musician among the black metal fans around the world. He played bass and handled vocal duties in Siamese black metal band Surrender of Divinity. The band toured in America, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore etc and got acceptance among black metal enthusiasts. He also played in another Thai black metal act Zygoatsis where he had played guitars. His sad departure will be a dreadful loss among the black metal cults around the world. We bless him for his journey to the other side. Rest in peace AVAEJEE.

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Source: http://www.manager.co.th/Crime/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9570000003251

Listen Surrender of divinity – The triumph of thy majesty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kuHDDCuIx4

Written by: Somber Oracle

Black Metal: Some Basic Vocal Techniques

Hails blackened brothers of Satanic Metal.

Today I will be giving you heathens a quick few tips on vocals for Black/Death Metal.

Lots of people ask me how it’s done and how I can go from so low to so high.
Well first of all be aware of your diaphragm and use it as much as you can. There is certain Black Metal styles that are straight from the throat which will give you that raspy sounding vocal but you can hear that it’s not being forced from the diaphragm.
So first to learn how to use your diaphragm along with breaking your voice in ( which all depends on how much conditioning you can take on callousing your vocal chords) you must also learn to breathe. And always be breathing outward when excelling your vocals.
So, tense up your stomach like you would when doing sit ups.. But deeper within, you will feel the same pressure of diaphragm when your trying to take a massive turd! Ha ha, so this is similar motion of using your diaphragm if you know what I mean! But, when you growl push from this area in your stomach and release it through your throat.. Like as if to ‘cough’ – use this motion. And depending on how much screaming and so forth you have done to your favorite tracks over the years will determine how conditioned your vocal chords have become.2634_55431732581_1273009_n

It’s pretty much the same as regular vocals you would be taught at singing school, the same techniques of use of diaphragm and breathing etc. Head voice. Stomach voice and throat voice etc etc. but they will disagree on callousing your vocal chords! They will tell you that it’s damage. Well I have been doing vocals for over 10yrs and it just gets stronger. So take what you can from music school and disregard the rest!

Follow and imitate your favorite vocalist as well as all this practice helps! Don’t have no boundaries and always push the limit. Make sure you keep your vocal chords moist with fluids. In the end the fitter you are the better so I guess it just depends on the individual.

OK maniacs. I hope you can decipher what I have said here and that this makes sense. Good luck and fucking invoke nothing but pure chaos within!

Craig Priestley (Bassist/Vocalist)
BELLIGERENT INTENT

Black Witching Metal

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One of the torch bearers of true black metal, Black Witchery worships the early Black Metal hordes in the likes of Blasphemy, Conqueror, Beherit, Archgoat to name a few. Keep in mind that this worship does not mean that they are ripping off their predecessors music. Being a black/death, war metal band they do have similarities with other bands of the same genre; yet this horde has their very own and unique style of spitting forth blasphemies.

They started their Christian raping journey in 1990 and changed their name a few times. First they were known as Irreverent (1990-1994) which later changed to Witchery (1996-1999) and finally to Black Witcehry (From 1999 onwards).

They play a brand of very primitive and raw music and their few splits and 3 full lengths are all produced and mixed in that manner. Their music is fucking barbaric and filled with anger and hatred but provides a trancing quality all at the same time. This ritualistic quality puts you in a trance the same way Von’s music does. They keep their music simple, the way it should be. You will find no technical stuff here. There are no melodies. The guitar riffs are repetitive and keeps on firing away. There are very few riff changes, some which are not that understandable if you are not listening to it carefully. While some can be understood very well after a long attack of repetitive guitar riffs. The guitar is down tuned and provides a sound like a chainsaw cutting through a pile of dead priests. The Bass is as attacking and powerful as the guitar and the bass lines mainly follow the guitar works. The drumming is a machine-gun attack on your speakers! Fast and continuous blast beats from the beginning to the end of the song (album). The vocals is another thing!It is like a growling/screeching/howling of a man who is possessed.

1477478_10201154595848365_961619747_nIt seems as if the power of the vocals can penetrate and shatter a glass wall to pieces.The overall music is dark and chaotic.Their lyrics is based on anti-christian ideologies, occultism and Satanism.

Their guitarist Tregenda, who has been in Black Witchery for a long time left the band in August of 2013. It was a friendly and mutual understanding between him and the other band members. Joing the horde is Alal’Xhaasztur (Hellvetron, Nexul, Nyogthaenlisz) who will continue to desecrate with the band from now on.

Black Witchery do not play in all live shows and boycotts all invitations from the commercial scene. They played recently in the NWN! Festival Volume III in Berlin alongside Blasphemy, Revenge, Sabbat, Ares Kingdom, Dead Congregation, Proclamation, Blasphemophagher, Morbosidad, Wrathprayer etc. I heard that Ryan Förster plans on releasing the DVD of the live desecration which is surely a thing to watch out for! Black Witchery has some live DVDs which are recommended. Their live onslaughts are fucking great, full of evil energy and hatred. They have plans on releasing splits with Revenge (Canada), black/death metallers Nyogthaeblisz (US) and war metal hordes Deiphago (Philippines) in 2014. Also a live and rehearsal LP/CD on Nuclear War Now! productions is on its way. Look out for the releases.

They are to play in Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo,Norway in 2014 alongside Impiety, Necros Christos, Rotting Christ etc.

Black Witchery  is not for the weak hearted. If you like your music polished this band is not for you. Fans of old school black and death metal MAY OR MAY NOT like Black Witchery. Well, this form of art this not for everyone. But fans of war metal should love these maniacs. Whether you are into war metal or not,whatever it is, give this band  a try and see where it goes!

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Discography:

Summoning of Infernal Legions (EP, 1998)     
Evil Shall Prevail (Demo, 1998)     
Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance (Split, 2000)   
Live in San Antonio and Vancouver (DVD, 2001)     
Black Metal Endsieg I (Split, 2001)   
Desecration of the Holy Kingdom (Full-length, 2001)   
Katharsis / Black Witchery (Split, 2002)   
Upheaval of Satanic Might (Full-length, 2005)   
Desecration & Sodomy (Split, 2008)
Blasphemous Onslaughts 2005-2008 (DVD, 2009)
Live Desecration Ritual-December2001  (Live album, 2010)
Inferno of Sacred Destruction (Full-length, 2010)

Members:

Impurath: Bass, Vocals  (1999-present)
Vaz: Drums (1999-present)
Alal’Xhaasztur: Guitars (2013-present)

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Written By: NecroSemen

Banish The Posers Fest 2013

After a long wait it was finally the 16th of November. The date was fixed for the biggest extreme metal fest on the mighty soil of Bangladesh and metalheads were all waiting eagerly for this day. Maniacs form all over Dhaka city congregated together for the “Banish the Posers fest – 2013 (BTPF-2013)” at Russian Cultural Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh; to be a witness to the grand desecration by the bands from Malaysia, Thailand, India and Native Bangladesh. Few crowds from outside Dhaka (including from India) also showed up to witness one of the most vehement viciousness in the history of Bangladeshi Extreme Metal Scene. The show was arranged by the local promoters PRIMITIVE INVOCATION, who were responsible for several other outrageous metal concerts of the country prior to BTPF-2013.There were stunning preparations for the show to meet up the quality that local crowds demand from them. The hour of wait came to an end, the gig was to start at about 3:00pm, but due to technical complicacy, the gig started a bit late; all hell broke loose at 5:00 pm when the gates were opened!

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PURGATION was the band to open the live desecration. They are a five piece brutal death metal from India. It was their 2nd international live assault up here in Dhaka, the first being in “Death Skull Ritual II‘ earlier in February of the same year. The local crowd having witnessed their wrath once already knew what these young Brutal Death Metallers are capable of. Their vocalist and one Guitarist could not attend the gig for some personal issues. The vocal duties were taken over by Carnage Desecrator (Necrodeity{Kolkata}) and they used only one guitarist instead of two. They jammed a bit and launched their death metal onslaught over the local crowd, playing some of their own tracks and covering Autopsy and Unleashed classics. The crowd response and all the head banging proved what they were delivering to them. Really a great way to commence such a gig!

Watch Purgation (Full show at BTPF-2013): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0S572Ic0ps

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Their debut EP “Exterminated Malfeasance” is out on Slaughterhouse Records (USA).This is highly recommended for fans of Death Metal.

Setlist:

Communal Carnage
Repugnant Flesh
Immaculate
Dead Forever (Unleashed Tribute)
Uncanny Obsession
System Impaled
Charred Remains (Autopsy tribute)

Band Members:

Ayushman Sinha (Bass)
Abhinava Shukla (Drums)
Denzil Davidson (Guitars)
Carnage Desecrator (Vocals; Guest)

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEAH1-Nxve_8K1WNb-IC1ug

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PURGATION

The next band in roster was WARHOUND (previously known as Carnage), a reincarnation of classic death metal from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was their third appearance on stage, with members from mighty Orator, MirrorBlaze and Archeon. They ripped the hearing capability of the crowd with their blazing performance, fast guitar work and aggressive drumming, guttural vocals- everything that is meant by what death metal is. Their mastery of skills in each section stunned the each and every metalhead present there. They appreciated them with loud applause and huge “Warhound” chant. It was really a great atmosphere for headbangers present there. Just take a look of their performance in the link followed.  

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Warhound – Ironborn performed at BTPF 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlZHozuev20

Setlist:

Warriors of apocalypse
Ominous death carnage
Dead Forever (Unleashed Cover)
Ironborn
Fighting for hell (Aura Noir cover)
Flesh Decay (new track)

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Band Members:

Furywraith (Bass)
Warmonger (Drums)
Strifelord (Guitars)
DeathWarrior (Vocals)

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WarhoundCarnage

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eganrac

Now the stage was ready for NAFARMAAN, the bestial black/death metal band hailing from the realm of Bangladesh. There were a huge attention for the band preceding the show for they have created a great hype in the underground scene of Bangladesh and the neighboring countries after releasing some rehearsal videos and upcoming ep trailer. The founder of the band is Nohttzver(Ex-Weapon). Their vocalist Imam Iblis was also a point of attention as his maniacal stage performances he threw previously with other bands. The anticipation was over, and Nafarmaan hit the stage for their debut performance with “Quayamat Lullaby”. While they proceeded for ‘”Bloodsokaed Revelation”, crowds’ reaction was beyond imagination. Their strong performance and vilest sound was completely a new conception for the local gigs here in Bangladesh. Nafarmaan blessed everyone with their sheer Nafarmaani and they just showed everyone what they are truly capable of. They renounced all the posers and achieved storming complements for themselves. Such a classed performance!

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Nafarmaan – Bloodsoaked Revelation at BTPF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7763uSnD8rw

Their debut EP is scheduled to be out in early 2014 in more than one format and different labels. Watch out for it!

Setlist:

Quayamat Lullaby
Bloodsoaked Revelation
Leashed Silence
Azab Al Muminun
Godless Messiah

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Band Members:

Imam Ibils – Vocals
Nohttzver – Drums
Marhum – Bass
Agnee Azaab- Guitars

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NAFARMAAN?feature=watch

Then came the aghori warriors known as ORATOR. The flag bearer of Bangladeshi metal hordes unleashed few tracks from their EP and their debut album “Kapalgnosis”. But there were more to come. They did a track from their early Orator era “Barzak” known as “Shiraj”. Ratna from Kathgor joined forces with Orator as vocal to pay tribute to “Merciless” by covering “Pure Hate”. Ratna played live vocals with ORATOR for the second time, the first being in KL, Malaysia. ORATOR was worth of watching live always. The “Orator” chants from the crowd, the stage dives, moshing, group headbanging- even Ray Mullaxul (guitars) of Savage Deity could not resist joining in on the fun and performed a stage dive when ORATOR was playing and surfed the crowd.

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Orator’s BTPF appearance is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1abs3VJN6ZA

Setlist:

God to the Strong…Master to the Slave
Rites of the Grand Renunciation
Shiraj (Barzak number)
First Born of Sataninsam
Satanachesh Grimoire
Kapalrevolution
Pure Hate ( Merciless cover with Ratna from kathgor on vocal)

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Band members:

Amit Skullbearer (Vocals, Guitars)
Vritra Ahi (Bass)
Mephistopheles Warmonger (Drums)

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/oratorofficial

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orator/320273501690

KATHGOR, from Malaysia, got onto the stage for their supreme death metal invasion. Evil riffs by Sen and Ray combine with Tartarus Demon’s piercing vocals, scorched the hell out of the stage. Like a raging titan they destroyed the venue with extreme performances you could expect. Their energy and skill were outstanding! If you want me to describe Kathgor in one word, I will choose the adjective “Bestial”- that’s what they truly are. But probably I do not have proper adjective in my dictionary to praise the ancient Neanderthal vocal skills delivered by Ratna. Ray Mullaxal from Savage Deity and Vrita Ahi from Orator played as guest members with Kathgor.

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Death Awaits by Kathgor at BTPF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMyLcH-d6bA

Setlist:

Descendants from the Death
Death Awaits
Morbid Death
The Lord of Infernal Blasphemy
Impurity

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Band Members:
Musa (Drums)
Ratna (Vocal)
Sen (Guitars)
Ray (Guitars- Guest)
Vritra Ahi (Bass – Guest)

Now the slot was set for old-school death metal hordes known as MORBIDITY to desecrate the stage. They were back after a long time and their fans were waiting eagerly to see them live again. They played some of their own number and also some from their upcoming full length. Defiler’s deep growls, Azarete’s sharp guitars and Skorcher’s death yelling solos changed the atmosphere of the auditorium into a total abyss. The crowd was really tired after the continuous neck wrecking performances done by the previous bands, but still showcased their support and dedication towards true metal. They received a big round of applause from the whole auditorium after their set and why wouldn’t they? It was a great comeback for them.

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Their debut full length is going to be out in early 2014 from ME SACO UN OJO Records.

Setlist:

Decaying Souls
Let there be Chaos
Incarnation of Death
SkullCrusher
Revealed from Ashes

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Band Members:

Defiler (Vocals)
Sethos (Bass)
Nefarious (Drums)
Azerate (Guitars)
Skorcher (Guitars)

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/morbidity89

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morbidity/133630130030339

SAVAGE DEITY, a four piece death metal act hailing from Thailand came up next. I have never seen this kind of tremendous band before. These guys can rip open the portal to hell with their sound. Starting off with a track called “Into the Den of God” from their debut album “Amulet of Sins”. If you still have not got the album then you have no idea what you are missing. They did few tracks from their album. You cannot compare one song to another. Twish is probably the “Steve Harris” version of Death Metal (Laughs) considering his bass annihilation. After their own track “Defiling”, they had a trick up their sleeve. Amit Skullbearer from Orator joined them as guest vocal to pay tribute to “Death” by covering “Evil Dead”. Without any doubt, Savage Deity is the next big thing of Asian Metal scene.

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Savage Deity’s full gig counts on the link right up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n57WFZ1hpk

Their debut full-length “Amulet of Sin” is out from Slaughterhouse Records(USA).This is highly recommended for fans of Death Metal!

Setlist:

Into the Den of God
Bearer of Strom
Burning Wind
They Reign
Awake
Cold Carnage
Defiling
Evil Dead (Death Cover, Amit Skullbearer on vocal)

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Band Members:

Ray Mullaxul (Guitars)
Seren (Guitars)
Twish (Vocals, Bass)
Thinnarat (Drums)

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/savagedeity

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savage-Deity/175954109083054?sk=info

The final assault was unleashed by LOBOTOMY, a satanic speed metal act from Malaysia. The evil trio was geared up for their onslaught; as they were the last band to desecrate the stage, they summoned the evil out of hell by doing tracks from their album “Satanic Speed Metal Ritual”. It was almost late night for the people there in Dhaka; everyone was tired after the great performances by the preceding bands. When Lobotomy started playing, who could say that the crowd was tired? Everyone joined the bestiality with the evil trio; the madness resumed and the outburst of energy was massive! Really an absolute finisher for such a great event. Based on genre and sound, they were totally a unique addition of BTPF that snap the neck of everyone in the pit. Their insane sounds reminded me of the forefathers of speed metal. Melody coalesced with aggression; Lobotomy’s fury blew up everyone present there, leaving a permanent mark of their performance to their soul.

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Lobotomy’s signature number Hell’s Metal Brigade can be streamed from the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du-IwrtJBuM

Setlist:

Underground Thrash Killer
Power Thrash
Mistress of Ecstasy
Speed Metal Breakdown
Delusion of Sin
Hell’s Metal Brigade

Band Members:

Sen Nightcrawler (Vocals, Bass)
Aloy Sahau Rapat (Drums)
Iwan Uchida (Guitars)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lobotomy/269256643104747

Banish The Posers Fest- 2013 finally came to an end, with a huge response from audience. I heard some guys calling it “the best show they ever witnessed” or “Never seen such a show before”, Amen to that. The gig did not start at proper timing and probably that was the only cons of the show. Nevertheless, gig was extended and each of the bands got adequate time to show their potential performance. Bestial endeavor by Primitive Invocation finally came to a success. Those that were present that day would not forget what they had seen. Huge thanks goes to all of those who came down and showed their support. For them the show received such positive energy. I do not know about you but I am coming back for more. Thanks to Primitive Invocation for initiating such a blasting fest in Dhaka.

Thanks to all!

Ave!

Article by: Safwan Hossain
Photo Courtesy: Shafayet Chowdhury, Moin Uddin, Shafayet Turash, Safwan Hossain

Updates: Issue I (December, 2013)

The year 2013 has a mixed story for black metal. It has been good in some way, few new acts came into being, and few black metal giants released their material. On the other side, the year is saddened by the demise of some noteworthy black metal artists like Marianne Séjourné (Vorkreist, Hell Militia), Wojciech Janus aka 23 (Blaze of Perdition, Stillborn) died. It’s time to focus on some bands that are waiting to release their materials. 

Profanatica:                                                              

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American black metal masters Profanatica to strike with its 3rd effort Thy Kingdom Cum on November 26th, 2013 on Hell’s Headbangers Records. The record will have 8 tracks ticking to a length of 34 minutes (approx).  

 

Tracklist:profanatica-cover

  1. Ruptureholyhymen
  2. Foul The Air With Blasphemy
  3. Denounce Him
  4. False Doctrina
  5. Definite Atonement
  6. Thy Kingdom Cum
  7. Ropes of Hatred
  8. Water to Blood

 

 

Listen to Ropes of Hatred here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOMD4vQPmHU

Ævangelist:

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Black/Death metal band Ævangelist has a new full-length release to offer. The album is titled Omen Ex Simulcra. The album will be out on Debemur Morti Productions on November 29th. Watch them out if you are looking for something similar to Revenge.

 

Tracklist:AEVANGELIST cover
1. Veils
2. Mirror of Eden
3. Hell-Synthesis
4. Prayer for Ascetic Misery
5. Relinquished Destiny
6. Seclusion
7. Abysscape

 

Right here you can stream the album for reference.

http://dmp666.bandcamp.com/album/omen-ex-simulacra

Nocturnal Depression

 Nocturnal Depression

Famous Depressive Black Metal act Nocturnal Depression from France also has a release schedule on November 29th. The release type would be an Extended Play (EP). The EP is titled L’Isolement and contains two new tracks along with a Forgotten Tomb and Nargaroth cover. The EP will be released on Avantgarde Records. 

Tracklist:NocturnalDepression

  1. L’Isolement
  2. Beskidt og forladt
  3. Disheartenment/Love’s Burial Ground (Forgotten Tomb cover)
  4. Seven Tears Are Flowing into the River (Nargaroth cover)

 

 

 

Teaser available for the EP in the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNoB-7ljk38

Cult of Fire:

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Occult black metal act Cult of Fire from Czech Republic is releasing is 2nd full length मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान (English: Ascetic Meditation of Death). The titles are all in Sanskrit and the lyrics are ascended from the ideas of Eastern Deities and saints. There should be some special attention regarding this album as they are not your typical Black metal. The release date is on 30th November. Iron Bonehead production will distribute this album.

TracklistCult-Of-Fire-Cover

1. Samhara Rakta Kali
2. On the Funeral Pyre of Existence
3. Shava Sadhana
4. Kali Ma
5. When Death Is All
6. Fierce Dance of Death
7. Khanda Manda Yoga
8. Burned by the Flame of Divine Love

Listen to their new track from Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/cult-of-fire

Nafarmaan:

 Nafarmaan

Time for another black/death metal from a country that is obscure and not known at all among black metal familiars to release their debut. Nafarmaan is a bestial black/death metal from Bangladesh. Their debut EP Quyamat Lullaby will be released in December. The EP will be containing 4 tracks and will be released on Graceless Recordings (USA) and MTD Productions (Malaysia).

Tracklist:Nafarmaan cover

  1. Quayamat Lullaby
  2. Bloodsoaked Revelation
  3. Leashed Silence
  4. Godless Messiah

Preview if the EP, you can experience it here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNFHK5nrY6Y

 

Aenaon:

 Aenaon band

French progressive black metaller Aenaon is ready with their 2nd full length album. Extance is the title to endorse their new album with. The album will be distributed through Code666 Records on January 20th, 2014.

Tracklist:AENAON_Extance cover

01. The First Art
02. Deathtrip Chronicle
03. Grau Diva
04. A Treatise On The Madness Of God
05. Der Mude Tod
06. Pornocrates
07. Closer To Scaffold
08. Land Of No Water
09. Algernon’s Decadence
10. Funeral Blues
11. Palindrome

Teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2xcsMG-3iM

Svarttjern:

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Norwegian black metallers Svarttjern is working on their third full-length. The title has been revealed a few days ago, Ultimatum Necrophillia. The album will be released in first or second week of February. After their sophomore opus Towards the Ultimate, this really should be something astounding.

Tracklist:Svarttjern-cover

01. Shallow Preacher
02. Aged Burden Fades
03. From Caves To Dust
04. Ultimatum, Necrophilia
05. Fierce Fires
06. Hymns For The Molested
07. Where There Is Lust
08. Flourish To Succumb
09. For Those In Doubt
10. Philosophers, Adore Me Now
11. Aroused Self-Extinction Pt.II

Teaser from NoiseArt Records

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk3fwOYBEJE

 

Collected by: Somber Oracle

Webzine Dedicated to Supporting Black Metal

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