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Friday, July 10, 2015

Archemoron Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

The band was formed back in 1999. The name of the band at that time was Ancestor and the music direction was thrash metal. After changes in bandmates, we reached at this point under the name of Archemoron playing black metal.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The first album “Spiritual transcendence” follows a more death/black direction than our new album “Sulphur and Fire” which is more black/epic. Nowadays our musical direction is concentrated in black/epic direction. Great guitar riffs, combined with dark melodies and outer-space guitar solos. Esoteric vocals and magical atmosphere.

3.This is the first album to be released since 2011, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?

The energy wasn’t the appropriate. Now we are strong and hungry for music composition and self-expression. We are already working on new stuff. Beware.

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

Concerning lyrics we are interested in dark esoteric themes and battles with ourselves. We are interested also in historical and philosophical themes.

5.The band was originally known as 'Ancestor' and played a different musical style, what was the decision behind the musical and name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Archemoron'?

We had to change our first name because there was already existing another band with the same name. So we re-baptized the band, “Archemoron”. Archemoron is an ancient Greek/Hellenic word. The meaning behind the name is “the beginning of death”. As concern as the musical style, as we were growing up we wanted to express ourselves via more extreme music.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our stage performance is in killer shape. We practice altogether at least two times per week. Although we have already given a few shows in our country, we decided to not give any more live shows. Black metal is something else than the other metal genres. Black metal is not an entertainment. Black metal is religion. Black metal is an esoteric research. No thanks, no goodnights. No shits.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Nothing at all and we are not planning to have. You see, we have Bathory and Burzum high in our musical and attitude preferences.

8.The new album was released on Cryptia Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Cryptia productions is an underground black metal Greek/Hellenic label. We are proud to cooperate with them. It’s an honor for us to cooperate with such a dedicated and target-full label. The distribution of the album is via

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
So far, so good. So what? Nice talks, great grades, magnificent reviews but truly…we don’t smile at all. It is nice to hear good words, obviously, but the most important is the fans to feel the same of what we feel when we are playing this music. To travel at the same time at the same place. Somewhere far beyond. This is the success. 

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
For the next record we are planning to follow the same musical direction. Black/epic metal. We will explore further the dark chords and scales. The fast parts will be faster and the slow parts will be slower.

11.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?
Great influences are Iron Maiden, Bathory, Burzum, Immortal, Marduk, Inquisition. Every member of Archemoron listens to different stuff. Personally the last few days i listen to the last albums of 1349, Enthroned, Blut Aus Nord.

12.How would you describe your views on Occultism?
To many trends, to many false thoughts and to many false attitudes and false ways of approaches as concern as Occultism. But still there are hidden diamonds to discover. When you will find them, beware! New horizons will open your mind and unleash your fantasy.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We live in difficult times, where magic is lost. Keep high the flag of resistance!

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