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Friday, April 22, 2016

Invocation Interview





1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Ave! thanks for your interest on INVOCATION, we're currently recording 2 new tracks called "Medium" & "ZoZo" (Instrumental) and composing 3 more for a future EP and of course we are rehearsing for the upcoming live shows, so clearly there's a lot of work to do...


2.So far you have released a single and a demo this year, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

For the Single/Advance "Emanations", we took two songs from Seance Part: 1 burned in a cdr with a simple layout to spread it around the globe, we send some singles to Canada, Sweden, Thailand, Italy, Perú, Bolivia and of course almost all the Chilean cities, the sound is the same pure Ritualstic & Hypnotic Blackened Death Metal!!! concerning the official debut release, obviously we prefer the cassette vibe and atmosphere for this type of music...


3.The name of the current demo was 'Seance Pt; 1" is there a concept going on with the other releases that are coming out in the future?

Sure, it's totally intentional this is our first attempt to comunicate and accept other spirits in an astral plane, we choose our music as "the medium" for it, just take a look on the lyrics and the titles... all this
"Emanations", "Pendulum", "Devout Effusions" and the mighty "Hypnosis" are part of this sesion.... in the next material we approach more to this paranormal topics, moving away from hackneyed anti-christianity


4.You label your music as 'ritualistic & hypnotic black/death metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?

In some passages of our songs you can find a very hypnotic atmosphere created by the communion of our instruments and the voice of an obscure demonic possession, so, along our visual concept and the artwork present in the layout the label “Ritualistic/Hypnotic” is very clear and doesn't leave much to the imagination…


5.Your lyrics and the band name deal a lot with the occult, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

As discussed in the previous question we are not interested in anti-* topics, of course there are occult topics around there, but our interests are with paranormal themes and the search of evil spirits through INVOCATIONS the psychological, spiritual and traditional background behind this and the control of different kinds of médiums in wich you can attempt to contact evil spirits and the ancestral voices…


6.I have noticed over the years that a lot of the South American bands usually sound more extreme than what is going on in either the U.S or Europe, do you feel that living in a warmer climate and also being in an era where Catholics are the majority has a lot to do with the hatred and darkness that comes out of the bands from that part of the continent?

About the climate… I don’t think so…, it is true that our continent have a traditional sound but it’s consecuence of our truly sence of compromise and devotion to the music and the respect of the undergroud scene, we take this very serious… All the old bands from Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Perú were insane back in the 80’s, Pentagram, Death Yell, Sadism, Atomic Aggressor, Massacre, Torturer for example, they did a lot of bestial shows, and in the same time Sarcófago, Vulcano, Mystifier, Sepultura were destroying Brasil with their morbid sound… I don’t care much the politician issues, but in Chile there was a strong repression and discontent in those days, surely that was one of the reasons…


7.Has the band done any live shows or has this been strictly a studio project so far?

I do not want to overtake, but there are chances to perform along to a legendary underground band from the abyss ... In the Meantime we are open to some invitations


8. The new demo is being released on cassette, do you feel that both black and death metal lost a lot of aggression and rawness once the mp3 format started taking over?

Yes, I believe that the analog format fits perfect with the traditional Black/Thrash/ Death/Heavy/Doom Metal sound, cds are great in terms of money, but in our case we use it for promotional purposes…


9.The release is coming out on Godz Ov War Production, are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

They accept all our terms so, we choose to work in the visual aspect and do it for ourselfs, the promotion was fine according to a limited release, so, hope we can still work together…


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

We recieve a lot of e-mails from differents countries around the world asking for our promotional, it’s matter of time to know how the foreing maniac reacts to our sound…


11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

There is an EP and a Full lenght planning for 2017 and 2018… hope this material bring us a lot of gigs to show this morbid sound in all the possible places…


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?

All the classic (and some of the actual) south american scene of course, but lately some of the sound impregnated by Demoncy, Teitanblood, Cultes Des Ghoues, Pseudogod, Necros Christos, Demonomancy, Embrace of Thorns, Grave Miasma and some more actual acts like Temple Nightside, Malthusian, Possession, Irkallian Oracle, and many others underground bands…


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

Thanks for your interest in the band and remember ...there's no light, only pure hypnotic darkness...

Contact:
invocationtemple@gmail.com
www.godzovwar.com

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