1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you
The Band was more or less started in late 2009, with me and Helvete growing tired of the modern bullshit "metal" scene. we were in a band called Inherited for a few years, and it went on temporary hiatus due to the other members being busy with things. Perfectly understandable things, but it was a hiatus nonetheless.... Him and I basically got back together and jammed in his room, and made some really feeble shit... after awhile, we met an
individual by the name of Josh McElfresh, who had previously worked in Bringers of Disease, Nolgorith, and Totuus, some other excellent Black Metal bands from around the Area. after
drinking with him and jamming, and witnessing his superior bass skills, he was immediately
asked to join. and we added a friend of mine, Demogorgon, previously from inherited, for
some live ambience as well. we will have our first clandestine ritual on the 20th of this month.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
ambient, raw, pagan, black war to blaspheme the weakling white light. a mixture between an
old-school beherit-esque finnish war-metal sound, and an atmospheric ambient onslaught. our
newer sound leaning more towards the former and worshiping the ancient ones, such as
blasphemy, beherit, impaled nazarene, archgoat, and our older sound leaning more towards
skagos and wolves in the throne room.
3. What are some of the lyrical subjects that the band explores with the music?
Hatred for existence, destruction of the self through purifying cathartic spiritual
mutilation, spiritual desecration of the innermost reaches of the mind, war against reality
in all its forms, and corrupting and ultimately destroying the white light within the human
psyche, and therefore finding truth and penultimate freedom of the self.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band's name?
The name was created by me, It's part of my heritage and our ideologies at the same time.
it's Welsh for "Chaos" or "War", if that clears anything up.
4. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you
describe your stage performance?
Our band has not played live yet, and we wont very often. as i said, they're clandestine
rituals in which few will probably ever partake. Our first show will be held on November 20,
2010, in Springfield. It will be held at nightfall, and will consist probably of alot of
bloodshed and war, warpaint, mutilation, an overall aural assault that will desecrate and
pervert the audience's souls.
5. I know that one of the members runs the Ohio BMWA chapter, how has that worked out so
That would be me, Havik, with Helvete as my right-hand man, and it is working out very well.
6. How has your music been received so far by black metal fans worldwide?
I have no idea, and i really dont care. I know we have a small, dedicated following, and
that's what matters. That's what we want, not screaming 14-year-old fans. fuck that. i dont
care what most people think whatsoever. we make the music for us, not for others.
7. Are there any side projects besides this band, or is this a full time group?
There's actually a ridiculous amount of side-projects. it's pretty much a full-time
group,but we're involved with bands from almost every genre. me and helvete are also
involved with Subhuman Scum, this grindcore thing we've been doing for years, and
Iconoclasm, this brutal/technical death metal band we've been doing for awhile, and of
course Inherited. Josh is involved with alot of Black Metal, and Helvete is involved in alot
of underground punk.
8. What direction do you see the music heading into during the future?
I see our tribe growing in numbers and our war waging stronger.
9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music, and also what are
you listening to nowadays?
personally, im influenced by more True American bands like Black Witchery, Krieg,
Profanatica, Havohej, Demoncy, and Vomit Ritual, as well as old Beherit, Sarcofago, Archgoat
and all that. I know Helvete is influenced in more ambient aspects as far as his guitar-
Iv'e been listening to alot of war metal and old-school black/death metal recently. and i
know Helvete has been listening to alot of old-school punk and crust, as of late.
10. What forms of Occultism or Satanism, does the band follow?
I follow a more traditional form of Paganism, mixed with alot of darker aspects and chaos
magick influences. And Helvete is more of a spiritual/occult satanist.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Well, I love sex, if that counts.
12. Any final words or thoughts before we close this interview?
Thank you for your time. Infernal Hails to Suedomza, Cheif Christkiller, Troll, and the rest
of the BMWA Elite! Infernal War Hails to Enoonmai, Foul Stench, Darkness Undying (RIP), and Astral Projections. Desecrate the Holy!