Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sarcalogos Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
We're currently a two piece black and death metal band from Portland, Oregon. WE PLAY LOUD! 

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
No Boundaries! Rooted in black metal but incorporating all of our favorite kinds of music. So we kind of jump between various styles over the course of a song or album.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
It's changed a lot over the years, anything from Evil, Drugs, Strippers, Apocalypse, Depression, Suicide, Faults of the church, Sex. All the good stuff!

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
We get asked this question quite often. It is a Latin word and has many translations. The Latin to English definition of Sarcalogos is “The Word Incarnate” or, as we translate it: “Words Made Flesh.” The translation that made the most sense to me was “words made flesh” which I attribute to the process of songwriting, beginning with the words (the seed) and the music (the egg) and the final product, something tangible, a song…FLESH! It has also been translated into “christ, the word incarnate”. You may think “Oh what the hell I thought it was evil”, well Latin is considered a dead language, and well…Your Christ is dead! Deal with that!

5. Currently there only 2 members in the band, are you planning or expanding the line up in the future or do you choose to remain a duo?
We're exploring the possibility getting a bass player soon. Otherwise we're getting by on our own.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Hail Santa III in Seattle is one of the best in recent memory. The place was packed and the performance was captured on video and will be released on DVD soon. We crank it loud and haul ass!

7. Do you have any touring or show plans in the future?
We've got a couple shows here in Portland but hoping to get back on the road at the end of summer. We keep our website updated with tour dates so look out for us coming to a town near you!

8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or received any interest?
We're sending out our demos to labels this month for the first time. So the next time you hear from us it may be a label announcement.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
We've surprisingly got a lot of people listening to our music all over the globe. Thanks to the internet we've managed to get support from people all over the place.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We're never ones who follow any one direction. But the newest stuff ranges from shorter and aggressive songs, to long rollercoaster rides, all touching on a lot of fucked up shit!

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Akercocke, Sargeist, Mike Patton, Megadeth, Celtic Frost, Morbid Angel, Carcass, Dark Funeral, Nachtmystium, Goatwhore, Soilent Green, Deathspell Omega, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Slayer, Deicide, Immortal, Death, Zyklon, Dodsferd, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, The CDB, DAC, Jimmy Beam, THC and everything in between.

12.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
We believe in ourselves and do not need any kind of organization to be a part of. I see Satanism as the inner animal spirit present in all people. We answer to no one!

I can agree with Ravn from 1349 who put it this way:
"I'm not a religious person, That is perhaps stating the obvious. I don't see Satan as a demonic god, or pure evil, like the Christians [do]. Satan is just about rebellion of man, and that represents freedom — freedom of the mind that's not suppressed by written laws from ancient times." - Quote from interview with Ravn of 1349

13.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Partying, traveling, blowing shit up.

14.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
We're working to release our 2nd full length album by the end of the year. Recording should start soon. More sonic madness coming your way from Sarcalogos! See you all on the road!

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