1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new split?
Lord of War: hail, after the recording of ep Wagon of doom we working on new stuff more old death black metal orientedis my choice to singing with a scream more growl and more low tuned guitars to create a mood and groove very heavy...the split cd with winterhearth is a great masterpiece for the underground extreme music and we are proud for the interest of narcoleptica prodsyou are great!!!
2.In January you where a part off a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Lord of War: yes, the sound of tracks on new split is more groove direction to difference of past releases, Athanor become more mastodontic!!!
3.The band has been around since 1998 but is not very well known, do you prefer to remain very underground after all of these years?
lord of war: Athanor are a black metal cult band from 1998 and we are proud to have many true underground supporters everywhere, above all south america the support of foreign metal maniacs is great!!! many underground label are always proud to repress old our stuff, and we are grateful for this...
4.Your lyrics cover some Satanic and Occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the black arts?
lord of war: always Athanor are fire, obscure, necrotic and occult rites and we spread our black plague to all!!!
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Athanor?
lord of war: Athanor to represent the fire, the fire of holy HELL!!!!
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
lord of war: many shows in italy and a good european tour very crazy with Emptyness, Asmodeus, and Mordagor, fucking amazing and dangerous!!!
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
lord of war: actually i'm writing new very hot new stuff and estimate new members for the next gigs
8.A few years back you did a Mortuary Drape cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?
lord of war: mortuary drape are a great and old italian black metal, wildness perversion are a great, we have recorded a very brutal song called evil death for a tribute compilation called "solve et coagula" on tape.
9.Recently you where a part off a split with Winterhearth, what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?
lord of war: winterhearth strike hard!!! great band!!! support!!!
10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
lord of war: great! many true underground supporters out of italy,lord Sabathan (ex Enthroned) are a great supporter, and have singed in 2 tracks in the Darkness hate and cosmic holocaust, produced by satanic records and diabolus production from Mexico...
11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you seethe band heading into musically during the future?
lord of war: for a full length we wait a good offering by some label, because the next full have many songs and are heavy and expensive for us produce it alone we forward always for our dark path, from past, present and future!!!
12.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part off?
lord of war: i dont care...Athanor is a my creature from 1998,i think only for the advance of it, nothing bureaucracy.
13.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?
lord of war: the great albums of the great bands of '80s like venom, possessed, bathory, hellhammer/celtic frost, slayer, first thrash american and teutonic, the death and black metal of first '90s...
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
lord of war: yes, thanx to all true supporters of athanor everywhere, we are still and always here to spread our infernal assault!!!