Sunday, May 9, 2010

interview with funeral fornication.done by patrick

here is a new interview with canada's funeral fornication.if you enjoy dark,blacked ambient metal then this is a band you will not want to miss!! you can order the latest cd "solitude and suicide" from the hypnotic dirge records web-site and be sure to look out for the brand new full length and split cd coming later this year from hypnotic dirge records!!
regards,
patrick and winter torment
http://wintertormentzIne.blogspot.com

interview with vultyrous vocals,all instruments forfuneral fornication done by patrick

.greetings vultyrous! how is your weekend going? please tell the readers a little about yourself.

Greetings! My weekend is going pretty good, albeit rather busy. I am Vultyrous, founder of depressive black metal project Funeral Fornication. I reside
in Vancouver, BC Canada where I am constantly working on music.


2.when did you first get the idea to create funeral fornication? how did you come up with name of the band? for the readers who have not had the chance to hear funeral fornication how would you describe the music?

I created Funeral Fornication in 2002/2003 just after I had graduated from college. Prior, I had just released a CD for a different solo project which received
good praise, but for myself, it wasn't dark enough. I was getting more and more into bands like Bathory, Darkthrone, Immortal and Emperor. I knew I wanted
to create something similar, so I put the other project to bed and started Funeral Fornication. The name just came to me one day when I was at work. I thought it would make a great band name, so I went with it.. When I started out, Funeral Fornication was raw black metal with some pagan and thrash elements along the lines of Bathory, who at the time I worshipped. The natural evolution of this project has brought me to a more depressive sound, and thats how I'd describe this project, now that its matured: depressive black metal.


3.you are sole member of funeral fornication when you started up the project did you want to work alone or have you thought of looking for more members to join? what would you say are the advantges and disadvantges to being a one-man band?

Originally I wanted Funeral Fornication to be a full band, but I found a lot of the musicians in my community either didn't want to play this kind of stuff, or were
just flakey musicians. In the end I decided to make it a solo project. The advantages of being a one-man-band are that I can compose whatever I like and don't have
to meet with approval of four or five other guys. It gives me the chance to make it a very personal, very emotional project, and it allows me to work at my own pace.
As for disadvantages, I'd have to say the main one is the drum machine. I am a horrible drummer, and the drum machine has been good to me, but it still sounds
like a drum machine. The other big disadvantage is that I can't play live. This has always been a recording project.


4.if you had the opportunity to work with any musicians past or present who would you like to work/write with?

Well I am just finishing work on a split with Uruk-Hai from Austria. I have been a huge fan of Uruk-Hai for a long time, so for me, getting the opportunity to do a split
with him is a dream come true. I am also starting up a new project called CANTICLE with Adrian Miles, a good friend of mine, and singer for British doomsters SOLSTICE. There are lots of musicians out there I'd love to collaborate with on something, but I don't think the result would fall under the black metal genre. I have a wide range of musical tastes, and a lot of my favourite musicians are from other styles of metal.


5.you have told me you are currently working on funeral fornication's 4th release "pandemic transgression".how are things going with the writing/recording process? do you have a "release" date set? how many songs will be included on the new cd?

The process is going rather smoothly. All the songs are written, I'm just half way through the recording process. There will be 8 songs, plus an intro, interlude and outro.
There is no release date yet, but it will be released this year.


6.will it be released through the mighty hypnotic dirge records? how did you first come into contact with the label?

Both the split with Uruk-Hai and Pandemic Transgression will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Nick from HDR I had known briefly before signing, as he was a big fan of my music. We had discussed doing a split between Funeral Fornication and a solo project of his back then called Satanic Scums. The split never happened, but in the end I was pleased to discover that Nick was running HDR, and everything just seemed to fall into place. I signed, and haven't looked back.


7.as mentioned earlier in the interview you play all the instruments yourself. which do you feel was the easiest for you to learn to play? which one was the most difficult?

Well guitar and bass have always come quite naturally to me. I had my first gig when I was in grade 8, shortly followed by a demo EP of the band I was in at the time.
In high school I released my first demo of solo work, whilst at the same time playing in a rock band with three of the teachers at the school. Upon graduation, I left for college with the Jazz Musician of the Year Award and a district scholarship for Jazz. In college I learnt to play piano, and this one for me was moderately difficult. I still struggle with it from time to time. Somewhere along the way I managed to teach myself to play the theremin, which I don't use as often in my music as I'd like to. It's definitely the most difficult thing to play correctly.


8.which usually comes first for you the lyrics or music? what are some topics/subjects you write about?

I've done it both ways, but I find more often than not I write lyrics first, then the music...interestingly enough on the new album, I tried doing the complete opposite. All
the songs on Pandemic Transgression had the music written first. My lyrical content is not bound to any one idea. Sometimes I'm venting emotions, sometimes I'm telling
a story, sometimes I am merely trying to induce an emotional response in the listener.


9.speaking of writing music what brand of instruments do you use the most to create funeral fornication's darkend metal sounds?

For guitar I am currently using the Ibanez Jem Universe. The Steve Vai model 7-string...though I hope to get the Ibanez 8-string guitar very soon. For bass, I have my trusty
MTD Kingston Z 6-string fretless! I love that bass! A lot of my keyboard sounds are generated from plug-ins in the recording software, but I do own a Korg Triton ProX. My
drum machine is made by ZOOM, and I record everything using Logic Pro.


10.you come out of the mighty canadian metal scene. what is your opinion of canada's metal scene? who are some of your all-time favorite canadian bands? are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?

There are a lot of good bands in the canadian metal scene, but not as many as you'd think. A lot of the canadian bands I like are older, like Razor and Black Knight, though there are some great bands emerging like Black Lotus, Excommunicant, Mitochondrion, and Mother Died Today. Augury and Monarque are two other favourites of mine.


11.everyone has their own idea on what "black metal" means/stands for.so i was curious of your opinion on the subject what does the term "black metal"mean to you?

To me, Black metal is the most primal and emotionally violent side of human nature released through the medium of music. I don't pay much attention to these elitists who claim "unless your Venom or Bathory, your not TRUE." Elitism in black metal is stupid. These are the same people who have bands that record an album as raw as possible...but not for any artistic value...and release only 25 copies on 8-track tape. Like it or hate it, black metal is a style of music. Treat it like one. Don't try and keep it secret as if you're embarrassed by it. People who like it will always gravitate towards it. Those who don't, won't.


12.besides funeral fornication are you currently working on any other projects or side bands? if yes please tell the readers a little about them.

I currently sing and play guitar for symphonic black metal band ARTEP, and bass and backing vocals for technical death metal band ARCHSPIRE. Artep is currently writing material for our next album, and Archspire is in the studio right now recording our 5 song demo. Archspire will also be going on tour late July/early August around British Columbia and Alberta. Anyone interested can check these bands out here: (www.artep.com) & (www.myspace.com/archspire).


13.when not writing/practicing music or other band related business what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Spare time? What's that? (laughs). I suppose when I get the chance I like to hang out with my friends. When the mood strikes me, I can be a very social person. I like to go to concerts and do things like that. I like doing outdoorsy things like camping, though I don't get much opportunity to do so lately. When I'm at home, I tend to read a lot, though music pretty much dominates my life, and thats the way I like it.


14.well my friend it looks like we have reached the end of the interview. thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to fill this out.do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thanks for the interview, it was my pleasure! Also, there are still copies of my last album, Solitude And Suicide, available from Hypnotic Dirge Records (www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com), Buy or die!

to contact funeral fornication check out the "official"band page here:
http://www.myspace.com/funeralsex
or contact the hypnotic dirge records here:
www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com

interview with aldaaron done by patrick.

here is a new interview with a amazing epic,dark black metal band from france! if you enjoy majestic,atmosperic yet fast blackend metal in vein of early 90's {fans of dissection,emperor will love aldaaron!!} defintly check this band out and order your copy today from paragon records!!
enjoy and keep watching the blogs more interviews/reviews on the way!!!
best regards,
patrick and winter torment e-zine
http://wintertormentzine.blogspot.com


interview with loldar vocalist,guitarist for aldaaron done by patrick.

1.when did you all get the idea to form aldaaron? how did you come up the band name? does it have a special meaning? what is the "current" line-up? for those who have never heard aldaaron how would you describe the bands music?

I decided to form Aldaaron back in the year 2004. Aldaaron is one of the Valars in Tolkien’s Silmarillion. He is the Lord of Trees and warrior of the Valars.

As for the description I would describe our music in 3 words : epic, warlike, melancholic.

2.i know the band recently signed with the u.s label "paragon records" how did you come into contact with the label? are you happy with the job they've done so far?

Basic process: we simply sent them a demo of our album. They have done an excellent job so far and I am really happy we have signed with them.

3.the debut cd "nous reviendrons immortels" was released on march 9th.are you and the other members of the band happy with how everything turned out on the cd? how has the response been from the fans and press?

We are satisfied with this album and we don’t regret anything. The reactions from the fans and the press have been surprisingly good so far.

4.when the band begins to write/work on new music how long does it usually take for you all to complete a song? does the whole band work on the music or does 1-2 members handle everything?
I take care of the whole creation process and compose the parts of every instrument. I then send it to the rest of the band and it usually takes 1 or 2 rehearsals to handle it. It is very fast as we have been playing together for a long time now and everyone in the band is rigorous with his own parts.


5.which usually comes first the lyrics or the music? while on the subject of lyrics what are some topics/subjects you all write about?

There is no absolute rule but most of the time I write the music first. Writing the lyrics is always a painful process. I have even written some songs the day before the recording of the vocals…

The whole lyrical concept of Aldaaron is based on the transcription of a universe of mountainous, solitary, cold and grandiose landscapes; the universe of the sovereign man who is not yet born. Each song of the album participates in this transcription.

6. do you all have any upcoming shows/tours in support of the new cd? who are some bands you will be playing/touring with? if you could set up a "dream" show/tour who are some bands you would love to tour with?

We don’t have any tour planned, only 2-3 gigs.

A “dream” show could be Immortal / Deathspell Omega / Nehemah / Seth [FRA] (very few chances hehe).

7.everyone has their own ideas/opinions on what black metal means/stands for. so i was interested in yours. in your eyes what does "black metal"mean/stand for?
Resistance and freedom.


8.you handle the guitars for the band.when did you first become interested in playing the guitar? are you self-taught or have you taken lesons?

I have been playing for about 7 years and am a total self-taught.

9.who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist? do you play any other instruments?

I don’t like any particular guitarist as I don’t focus on the instrumental and technical side but more on the atmosphere created by the whole band. I also play a little bit of drums and keyboards.

10.you also handle the vocals for the band when did you become interested in singing? who are some of your favorite vocalists/singers?

I always wanted to be a singer as well as a guitarist.

As for my favourite singers, maybe Abbath, Shagrath (at the time of Enthrone Darkness Triumphant – I hate the compression effects he uses on the next albums), Corven from Nehemah, Andralath Svartsinn from Olc Sinnsir (a split-up unknown French band).

11.do you find it hard to play both guitar and sing when the band plays a live show? is their anything special you do to keep your voice/throat healthy?
I do for new songs which I do not yet handle perfectly.

I eat honey between each song to keep my throat healthy.

12.the band comes out of france's underground scene. france seems to have a pretty strong black/death metal scene would you agree? what is your opinion of the french metal scene?
I think it is generally unrecognized and at the same time some bands are totally overrated such as the black legions for example.


13.who are your all-time favorite french bands? are their any new bands you think the readers should watch out for?

Seth on “les blessures de l’âme”, Nehemah and Deathspell Omega are my favourite French bands.

As for new bands maybe Aorlhac and Angmar.

14.do you or any of the other members of aldaaron have side-projects or bands? if yes please tell the readers a little about them.

Our guitarist Voldr plays in Supplicium, black metal in the vein of the “orthodox” scene. Our drummer Mörkk plays in Sanctuaire a heavy metal project which is about to release their 1st album.


15.well loldar thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview. Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Read Albert Caraco.


to contact or listen to some of aldaaron's epic music check out the bands "official" page here:
http://www.myspace.com/aldaaron

to order a copy of the bands debut cd "nous reviendrons immortels" check out paragon records.official web-site/store here:
www.paragonrecords.org