Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tsar Bomb Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?Tsar Bomb is a Extreme Black-Death Metal band from the south of Spain. Formed in 2009 it has had numerous lineup changes; a fact that has prevented live shows and recording material. In autumn 2011 the band had their debut concert, after which new variations occurred in the formation, delaying the release of their first album "Neowarfare" which was scheduled for the end of this year, but with the recent signing with Badgod Music, it will be released this October 9.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Very fast and aggressive, with a homogeneous mixture between black and death metal in its most extreme variants.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Tsar Bomb's philosophy revolves around modern warfare and its concepts. The essentially nihilistic and misanthropic thought advocates the complete disappearance of the human race, as evidenced by the lyrics which are imbued with hatred and aversion towards life, spiced with references to various mythic archetypes and a classic Satanism with feelings of a powerful rejection to everything human.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band’s name?The band’s name refers to the most powerful weapons of destruction created by the hand of man. Tsar Bomb, was a Russian hydrogen bomb of 100 megatons, tested with 50 megatons on October 30, 1961.

5. Has the band been able to play out live or is this a studio project?
Yes, we played a couple of times live. We could not play anymore because there have been so many lineup changes. But now we’re in a good time and will be playing some dates. Soon we'd like to do a small tour here in Spain.

6. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
Good, our label BadGod Music is helping a lot to make us known worldwide. We’re very happy. But we still have a long way to go before we are well-known.

7. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?
This is a full time line up, although Ocram and Lord Cabal are working in a symphonic black metal project which will be released in a future.

8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
About the same musical aggressive line, with many changes and better sound… But keeping our two pillars, black metal and death metal.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We’re influenced by bands such as 1349, Behemoth, Origin, Gorgoroth, Mayhem…
All members of the band like the black and death metal obviously… but outside of this, each member has different musical tastes.
10. Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
Yes, you can find a primitive Satanism of hatred towards the human race in our lyrics. However Tsar Bomb isn’t a “satanic band”. We don’t worship Satan. We don’t believe in its existence. Satan is a powerful mythological concept, but only that. We use this concept to enhance feelings of rejection to the human race. Occultism plays a role in our music too. You can see this in tracks as “Ashes of my Enemies” or “Nammu”.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We have many interests, such as nihilistic philosophy, second world war, mythology, and many others.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you very much for the interview, and only recommend to readers, listen to our new album "Neowarfare" and support us on Facebook, Bandcamp and other social networks...
Greetings from Spain.

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