Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hate Manifesto Interview

1.For those of heard of you, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



WE FORMED IN 1997 AS CARPATHIAN LORDS AND THE FIRST YEARS WE WERE PLAYING A NORVEGIAN INFLUENCED  BLACK METAL ALONG WITH GREEK BLACK METAL ELEMENTS.

FROM 97’ UNTIL 2002  WE PERFORMED MANY LIVES IN THE LOCAL SCENE AND AMONG THESE LIVES WE SUPPORTED BANDS LIKE MARDUK(99’),ANCIENT RITES(2000’)AND IMMORTAL(2000).WE RELEASED TWO DEMO TAPES AS CARPATHIAN LORDS(RIDE THE WINGS OF BAPHOMET(98’)AND THROUGH THOSE DARK AND MISTY AEONS(99’).

IN 2000 WE CHANGED OUR LINE UP AND WE DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR STYLE ALSO  BY COMPOSING A WHOLE NEW MATERIAL.ACTUALLY WE WERE NEVER  SATISFIED BY OUR MUSIC THE PREVIOUS YEARS.WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME WE BECAME BETTER MUSICIANS SO THE NEED FOR CHANGE CAME NATURALY.IN 2001 WE ENTERED THE STUDIO TO RECORD OUR FIRST FULL LENGTH ENTITLED ‘’RECOUNTS OF A CONQUEROR’’ BUT DUE TO PERSONAL PROBLEMS OF OUR PREVIOUS SINGER(AND FOUNDING MEMBER)WARFROST ARMAGEDDON WE LEFT THE WHOLE RECORDINGS ASIDE.

IN 2003 WE CHANGED OUR NAME TO HATE MANIFESTO AND WE PUT THE WHOLE THING ON ICE.


2.How would you describe your musical sound?

BARBARIC WAR BLACK METAL WITH SOME DEATH METAL ELEMENTS.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band explores with the music?

OUR MAIN CONCEPT HAS TO DO WITH WAR BETWEEN THE AGES MOSTLY.BESIDE THAT WE EXPLORE DOMINANCE/DEPOPULATION/GENOCIDE ALONG WITH HISTORICAL REFERENCES TO WAR AND PERSONAL HATE BELIEFS AND DOCTRINES OF EXTINCTION.WE DON’T FOLLOW THIS CONCEPT AS AN EASY SOLUTION FOR OUR BAND WE’RE STRONGLY COMMITTED TO THESE BELIEFS AND WAY OF LIFE.

WE STUDY HISTORY A LOT AND TRY TO REACH A HIGH FORM OF DISCIPLINE.

4.The band has been around since 2003 but waited until 2015, to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the 12 year wait?

ACTUALLY THE BAND IS AROUND-WITH IT’S ORIGINAL LINE UP-SINCE 97’.IN 2003 WE CHANGED THE NAME AND SLOWLY HIATUS CAME DUE TO MANY EXTERNAL DIFFICULTIES.ALREADY I WAS PLAYING IN OTHER BANDS-I.AM.GOD.ALSO-AND WARFROST ARMAGEDDON DEVOTED HIM SELF TO BODY BUILDING SO THINGS ROLLED NATURALLY.BESIDE THAT I HAD MY OWN PERSONAL WAR AND ISSUES TO SOLVE AND THAT LASTED SEVERAL YEARS.IN 2009 I MOVED TO ENGLAND FOR SOME YEARS AND THEN WE DECIDED WITH WARFROST ARMAGEDDON AND I.AM.GOD. TO RUN AGAIN THE WARMACHINE.I RETURNED TO GREECE AT 2003 BUT WE DIDN’T FIND A PROPER FORMULA(IN PERSONAL LEVEL) WITH WARFROST ARMAGEDDON TO CONTINUE SO SINCE THEN I’M RUNNING THE BAND WITH I.AM.GOD ONLY.

5.Originally the band was known as 'Carpathian Lords', what was the decision behind the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hate Manifesto'?

WE WERE KIDS WHEN WE CAME UP WITH THIS NAME AND STILL GOING IN SCHOOL.AT THAT TIME IT WAS OK BUT OBVIOUSLY IT WASN’T A QUITE SERIOUS NAME TO REPRESENT US SO WE CHANGE IT.HATE MANIFESTO REPRESENTS EVERYTHING FOR US.IT REPRESENTS OUR MUSIC,OUR BELIEFS,OUR ATTITUDE AND WAY OF LIFE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR THAT IS TOTAL HATE TOWARDS ALL AND EVERYTHING.IT’S OUR PROPAGATION.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer a duo?



WE’RE TOGETHER SINCE 97’ AND THAT’S QUITE A LOT OF TIME.WE’RE NOT JUST BAND MATES WE’RE BROTHERS CONNECTED WITH A STRONG BOND LIKE FAMILY AND WE WOULD LIKE TO UNDERLINE THAT FOR EVERY POTENTIAL INFILTRATOR.WE DON’T LIKE STRANGERS AMONG US AND IN THE BAND UNLESS IS A PERSON OF OUR STRICT TRUST.

THE BACK BONE OF THE BAND WILL ALWAYS BE ME AND I.AM.GOD.THE ONLY ONE THAT IS AFFILIATED CLOSELY WITH THE BAND IS WARHEAD FROM WARGRINDER THAT WILL BE THE WARMACHINE BEHIND THE DRUMKIT FOR THE FULL ALBUM ALSO AND THAT’S SOMETHING REALLY SATISFYING FOR US(IN PERSONAL AND MUSICAL MANNER).

7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Wargrinder', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

WARGRINDER IS A MASSIVE BAND THAT FORTUNATELY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GREEK SCENE CONCERNING MUSIC AND ATTITUDE.I CONCERN THEM A TOP BLACK/DEATH METAL BAND IN THE AMERICAN VEIN AND ALSO VERY UNDERRATED.BUT THAT’S THE GAME ISN’T IT?WE DON’T PERFORM MAINSTREAM OR HYPE BULLSHIT SUCH AS ORTHODOX OR MELODIC CRAP SO THINGS FOR BANDS LIKE US NEED SKILLS EFFORT AND PLENTY OF TIME TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED.

8.The split was released on Fistbang Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

FISTBANG RECORDS IS A SMALL BUT UPRISING LABEL THAT EMBRACES BANDS AND ACTS THAT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.GIANNIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNDERGROUND GUY PURE AND HONEST.HE BELIEVED IN US FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND WE THANK HIM FOR THAT.CHECK ALL THE RELEASES OF THAT LABEL AND YOU’LL REALIZE THAT EVERY BAND  IS HAND PICKED CAREFULLY

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of war and black metal?

VERY GOOD ACTUALLY GREAT SUPPORT FROM ABROAD.

PEOPLE THERE APPRECIATE AND WORSHIP THAT KIND OF AGGRESSION.

10.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

YES I.AM.GOD. PLAYS ALSO FOR CULT BLACK METALLERS VORPHALACK AND RUNS HIS PERSONAL PROJECT CALLED DEATH.FOR.YOUR.RACE.BESIDE THAT HE ALSO RUNS PROJECTS THAT I’M NOT AUTHORIZED TO MENTION.AS FOR ME MY MAIN BAND WILL ALWAYS BE HATE MANIFESTO AND BESIDE THAT I’M RELEASING A 7’’ EP WITH A PROJECT CALLED CULT OF EIBON IN THE VEIN OF THE OLD ROTTING CHRIST AND VARATHRON ERA.

11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see  the band heading into musically during the future?

MID OF FEBRUARY WE’RE RECORDING THE DRUMS.I HOPE AFTER THAT IN 3/4 MONTHS TO HAVE THE FULL LENGTH FINISHED.

AS FOR THE FUTURE EXPECT NOTHING MORE OR NOTHING LESS THAT THE TYPICAL HATE MANIFESTO AGGRESSION AND STYLE.WE’RE A BAND WITH A CERTAIN MUSIC DIRECTION AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE.WE’RE TAKING OUR TIME AND CREATE ONLY WHEN WE FEEL IT NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

WELL HARD TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.WE’RE MOSTLY INFLUENCED FROM BANDS THAT WE GREW UP WITH,THRASH/DEATH/BLACK METAL BANDS.WORSHIPPING BATHORY,SODOM,IMPALED NAZARENE,SARCOFAGO,ABOMINATOR,BESTIAL WARLUST,INCANTATION,OLD IMMOLATION,OLD ANCIENT RITES,PROFANATICA,ORDER FROM CHAOS,DEMOLITION HAMMER,DESTRUCTION AND MANY OTHER GREAT BANDS.

NOWADAYS I'M LISTENING MOSTLY CLASSICS FROM THRASH AND HEAVY METAL THAT I GREW UP WITH.AS THE YEARS PASS I DIVE MORE AND MORE TO MY ROOTS AND TO BE HONEST I REALLY ENJOY IT.

13.Does
Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?

NOPE,NOT AT ALL.

14.Before
we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?



FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU AND YOUR ZINE FOR YOUR HONEST AND IMMEDIATE SUPPORT  STAY PURE AND DEVOTED BROTHER.

AS FOR FINAL WORDS AND THOUGHTS  I HAVE TO SAY THAT  EVERYTHING AROUND IS CHANGING AND DETERIORATING CONCERNING PEOPLE MUSIC AND EVERY DAY LIFE.STAY TRUE TO YOUR BELIEFS AND LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING.DON’T DEGENERATE  YOUR OWN EXISTENCE BY WEAK PATHETIC HUMAN ACTIONS.LIFE IS WAR CHOOSE YOUR SIDE.

OPPRESS OR BE OPPRESSED

W.S.P.

 

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