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Monday, January 11, 2021

Pesttanz Interview

 


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


Panzerfrost: Of course, Pesttanz is something I've been wanting for a long time, it's a fusion of raw black metal accompanied by the melancholy of the keyboards. It is a band that when taking its first step on the scene I think it has done very well and with a lot of acceptance


 


2.So far you have been a part of a split, released an ep, full length and single, canj you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on these recordings?


Panzerfrost: Mentioning a recording style to this would respond as a old school style since everything is worked from a small studio that I have at home, but if you mean the style of music between the split and the full album, here I will tell you that there is a sudden change , since in the split that we participated our sound was totally brutal ... which was at the time the main idea of pesttanz, Abighor still did not enter 100 in the band and we were awaiting conversations but when we went to the album it was a drastic change when adding the keyboards which we do not handle in the split


 


3.One of your main themes is National Socialism, can you tell us a little bit more about what this means to you?


Panzerfrost:  the NS represents a different way of thinking and working, a distinction between what is really weak and strong, in my case I am faithful to the idea of the supremacy of the strongest, both physically and intellectually. But in question musically it is an open field for the creation of melodies, we can start from a bellicose passage to the solitude of a mystical night full of paganism


 


4.I have noticed a lot of nsbm from Mexico or Latin American usually covers Mayan or Aztec themes but you avoid these types of lyrics, do you have interest in those cultures?


Panzerfrost: I really have no interest in those topics because I was not born in that region, I am from Mexico but like all countries; This is divided by zones and each zone or region has its history ... I am from the North of Mexico where the Mayans or Aztecs never touched land, Our ancestors were very different from them and you could even say enemies ... one of The great differences and of which I am proud is that our ancestors did not believe in gods, since the spirit of Mother Nature was everything ... and one of her thoughts that have marked me a lot is that after death the soul will melt in the fire, it will travel again in the wind, it will be sown in the earth and it will rest in the waters of the rivers


 


5.You also cover a lot of paganism themes with your lyrics, what type of paganism has the most influence on your world view?




Abighor: mostly my lyrics are inspired by nature, since I live with it because of my place of upbringing.

I was born in the north of Argentina where there are still rituals to Mother Earth and Father Sun and certain ancient practices that were not destroyed by Christianity. I write the lyrics thinking about how to accompany the music singing like a surruro of the night or the wind itself, trying to make sure that the voice is not so important.


 


 


6.Originally the project was called 'At The Gates Of The Mountains', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Pesttanz'?


Panzerfrost: atgom had been just a demo that had no future at the time since it was focused on my main band GAS CHAMBERS after deciding to stop a GC moment, I dedicated myself to return with ATGOM but with a faster, colder and more violent sound, they were created quite a few songs that are still saved for some special occasion, but I noticed that the name was not very to my liking and I did not stick much to the idea of the new music ... One afternoon while editing one of the songs I was listening to one of the songs that I liked the more black metal 2


"pesttanz" by absurd and I decided to take it as a new name for the project ... and later I took up the atgom songs again to ask Abighor for the support of creating lyrics and voices since the songs were only instrumental


 


 


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?


Abighor: well make the art thinking of old black metal albums only showing a fictitious idea or characters like medieval stories drawn in a precarious way. I've done a lot of covers for other bands and projects.


 


8.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?


Panzerfrost: That is a dilemma that I have always faced, working with more people, it is not bad but at times it is exhausting when there is no professionalism in the other musicians, at the moment we are good working in duo, but I do not rule out the idea of having one or two more members


 


9.Recentyl you have done a 'Satanic Warmaster' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?


Not only will it be a cover, it will be an ep of 5 songs in tribute to SWM ... a little more to our style, a lot of keyboard and atmosphere but always faithful to the original riffs ... this is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. and I decided to do it before it's too late or I die haha




10.The new album was released on 'Barbatos Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?




Abighor: I had already been working with the barbatos label, since it was a strong support for the distribution of my music in my other projects (Lux anguis, Cultu mortuo ss, Reich), beyond that many other labels published me in various parts of the world .

but I think the label was perfect to show the album in a place with strong support for National Socialism and Paganism.

I believe that the camarad ermak de barbatos is a strong example of the struggle with politically correct music as it is known today and I will always be grateful to the label for always valuing my musical projects.


 


11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?


Panzerfrost: In fact this has surprised me, since we have had too much acceptance ... the full album has just been uploaded to a youtube channel and well it is the video with the most views or reproductions that I have had comparing it with my other project ... and I like this and I am proud to continue working as we have done, of course always giving a better product than the previous one


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 of?


 


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


Panzerfrost I see it becoming one of the pillars of American or Latin American black metal, whatever you like to call it ... something that started as a project is consolidating as a band and it is something that one should not have the luxury of abandoning ... and as I have always said if we did well today we can do better tomorrow


 


14.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?


Panzerfrost


Of course I will give you my top 10 of the bands that have marked musically and that to this day I continue listening- there is no special order-


Satanic warmaster


Absurd


Nocturnal mortum


Cosmic church-- Armolahja is an exquisite song and that's why it's here


Inquisition


Summoning


Gorgoroth


Immortal


Horna


Judas Iscariot


temnozor.




Abighor:

1- King diamond

2- Burzum

3 - wasp

4- danzig

5- local band: Aesyr, furor, vrildom, blizzard, campo de mayo,aaa.

7- summonig

8- absurd

9-pentagram

10- gorgoroth


 


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


Penzerfrost: Thank you very much for the interest and time given to Pesttanz, and good for me to continue working so that we can deliver more quality material


 


 

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