Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kult Of Taurus Interview

1. Can you give us a brief history of the band?

Kult of taurus was created in 2007 by Sarpedon and Sythanagon,in order to perform old school black metal andto spread chaos and hatred in this pittiful world.There have been many lineup changes in bass and drums,but we have succesfully managed to fill it with a steady lineup now with responsible and devoted members likePlatĪ©n and Christ Torturer..But one can never know what the future holds.

2. How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you before?

When we created this band our goal was to create a musical identity and to sound unique yet always in the path of the old school black metal roots.Our sound is a blend of Swedish black metal with an aura of the secondwave of the Norwegian black metal scene and some 80's thrash.But I think we have managed to create our own sound so the only thing I can suggest is to check us out and find out yourselves.

3. What is the meaning behind the band's name?

In the Minoan ages as well as in ancient Hellas the Taurus,played an important role in peoples livesand you can find this exquisite animal in many mythological reports as well..Zeus used it as one of his manifestations and so did other gods!In the Minoan civilization a Taurus was worshipped,and used in their rituals as well butmost important it was a symbol for a whole nation.You can find it in the walls of Knossos,in statues or painted in vases.This animal symbolizes beauty,will,and undisputed strength..So it was chosen"Kult of Taurus".

4. Have you recieved any label interest yet?

No,not yet...

5. Have you done any live shows and if so how would you describe a Kult Of Taurus show?

We have done only one live show,and to be honest from now on we've decided to play only selectiveshows as we have been dissappointed by the pathetic organisation,lack of respect to the bands as well asthe lack of communication within the bands so I wouldn't expect many live shows..

6. Are there any tour plans?

No,I think the above answer can answer this question as well.

7. What direction do you see the band going into on future releases?

I can surely tell you what kind of direction the band is NOT going into..Typical blastbeat,boring Darkthrone-clone riffs,trendy and shiny production and lack of inspiration or interest.!

8. How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?

Our lyrics are mostly based upon the Minoan civilization and mythology.We are fascinated by the mystery and darkness that surrounded these years.Rituals,sacrifices,wars,enslavement but yet incredi-ble power,wealth and spiritual evolution,the Minoans were so ahead of their time and thats the reasonwhy the Minoan civilization is considered the first european civilization that ever existed..But lets face itBlack Metal goes hand in hand with satan,so we also see the evil and darkness that existed in that periodand we express that.Other than that our themes are anti-christian and against this form of life or enslavementif you will..We DO NOT deal with any kind of NS themes as it has nothing to do with Black metal!

9. What are your main influences music wise or non music wise?

Musically First of all the almighty Bathory!Then Mayhem,Satyricon,Watain,Dissection,Khold and many more!Non-music wise:Death,satan(in all his forms),history,obscure photography and paintings,poetry and our hate towards life!

10. What are you listening to nowadays and what are some good bands or releases that you would recommend?

From the new releases I am listening to Glorior Belli,Katharsis,IXXI,Funeral Mist and 1349.Other than thatI am into old school thrash bands like OLD,Nekromantheion and Deathhammer.I would also recommend to checkout the latest release of Rotting Flesh from Hellas..a true occult Death..Black metal masterpiece!

11. What role does Satanism or Occultism play in your music or life?

Satanism and occultism hold the biggest role of interest in our lives.Once you have awaken you see the world with different eyes..But one must never stop searching and while searching you might not find very "nice"things,thats why not many dare to enter true satanism.Hail 218!

12. Are there any films or books that you would recommend?

Preaching never was or ever will be our style.What we would recommend is to search by yourselves and awaken
the black flame inside you!

13. Any final words?

Our Hails to all of our fans in America!Keep spreading the disease!

14. Thanks for the interview?

Thanks for the interview and the support. The kult has spoken!

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