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Cult of Fire: मृत्युकातापसीअनुध्यान: 94%

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In a genre as sclerotic as Black metal where all the clichés have been used, it must find a way to stand out among others. Satanism in Black metal seems to have lost the form of being subversive, and it has become almost common.

Cult of Fire is spawned far from India as the band is from Czech Republic, the country of beer and hockey. The group offers us their second album using Sanskrit as the album title as well as track identifier. Fortunately, their music is not as unreadable as their title.

Indus culture is the great novelty of this second album from Cult of Fire. The group’s first work, Triumvirate, released in ‘12, was more orthodox in its approach, a more classic also in terms of black metal. The group worked on melodic black metal while keeping it raw enough, sprinkled with delicious orchestrations which gave it a special flavor. However, मृत्युकातापसीअनुध्यान, which stands for Ascetic Meditation of Death, goes further than its predecessor. Even more complicated as consequently Czech, Hindi and Sanskrit are used here in lyrics, because it’s probably more esoteric (I believe the lyrics are a mix of different languages)for the group. But this is not the only change. Because even if the orchestrations were preserved and traditional Indian instrumentation was added, the music would not sound as great as it. So on this firm background of black metal with orchestration with the additional ethnic dimension, it’s really a great measure of orient and oxidant fusion.

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To end with, मृत्युकातापसीअनुध्यानis a classical styled, incisive, often rustic and minimalist, with the obvious and predictable melodies of the genre- a multicultural mixing that allows Cult of Fire to stand out from the mass- not playing the exact religious black metal what the purists demand for. The band members have Maniac Butcher for that. It’s really a pleasant listen to the music here and one suggestion is implied: open your world and have an admirable exercise of styles out there.

Tracklist:

संहाररक्तकाली 07:56
अस्तित्वकीचितापर 06:08
शवसाधना 05:34
कालीमां 06:07
मृत्युहीसत्यहै 04:23
मृत्युकावीभत्सनृत्य 05:15
खण्डमण्डयोग 06:32
दिव्यप्रेमकीज्वालासेदग्ध          05:38

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Lineup:

Tom Coroner     – Drums

Infernal Vlad     – Guitars, Vocals

Devilish               – Vocals

Review by: Safwan Hossain

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Interview with Erehes (Philippines)

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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Interview Conducted by: Asmodeus