Sunday, June 6, 2010

interview with agael done by patrick

here is a new german band i discovered through naturmahct productions not to long ago. agael mix black metal,ambient together to create a dark masterpiece of both ambient beauty and harsh black metal. fans of original sounding black metal will love agael.
enjoy!!!
patrick and winter torment web-zine
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interview with agael vocals,all instruments for agael.done by patrick
1.hello agael how is your week been going so far? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Agael: Hello Patrick, the week had been great cause I am still alive. No really it was my 1744 th week here and it was a normal one.
I am Agael and I began to share my thoughts and music with everyone who wants to…My life is chaste and invisible to receive the environment differentiated.

2.when did you first become interested in writing/creating music?is agael your first project/band you have worked with? if no please tell the readers a little about your past bands?

Agael: That was very early in 1993 when I started playing guitar I wrote the first riffs and arrangements. Some of them I fill into the todays Agael music . Then I made a long break from 1995 to 2003. From this Point I played in several bands From Black Metal up to Progressive Death . After these years I realized that I had to write and perform myself. The first stuff I created in 2007 but in 2008 it gets the name Agael.

3.the music you create with agael is very complex mixing in black metal,beautiful ambient parts along with some classical interludes.when you first started agael were you planning on mixing all these styles together for such a memorable sound or did the music just come gradually?

Agael: When I started under the name agael in 2008, I wrote the music that has ever been in me, in my heart. So there can’t be any boundaries in styles. The only plan was to make music in connection with my thoughts and feelings.
Black Metal, Doom Metal, Ambient and Drone have a big spectrum on Emotions. In a mix with classic it becomes further and epic. The same process like growing Thoughts. You can take tones in an logic row, or you collect every feels around and let it sound “philosophic”!
To create an own sound is another part that comes later. But it is also necessary.

4.you recently released your debut "hybris" through germany's naturmacht prod.how long did it take you to write the music for this release? are you happy with how the music turned out on the release?

Agael: As I signed at Naturmacht Productions, the most songs of hybris where already written. The mainly parts of the songs take more than half a year. I am writing intuitive so there are times I break and let grow.
5.how has the response been from the press and the fans?

Agael: Hmm…the press…. I only know some good reviews! And as “small” artist I am happy about every “fan”. The response was even small but it is ok. I think it is a little early to say something about that…The next album will show it…

6.for the readers who might not know yet you are the only member of agael. when you started the band did you want to work alone or have you looked for other musicians to join the band?what do you feel are the advantges and disadvantges to working alone?

Agael: Yes Agael is an one-man project and was not meant for playing live. In the beginning I started with my brother, but I realized fast that I must work alone
I searched the loneliness to write hybris. To get the feelings of the theme…
Atvantages and disadvantages…hmmm
I think that is not the question for agael. The difference to other bands is that I am Agael. Agael becomes flesh and blood, so I must write my songs alone. First Agael was like a mask let me do things easier and speaks my own language. But in time, Agael grows in my allday doing. It is an ideal for my self being. It is my zero-point from wich I can start to put me in the context to this world around.
You would say: “I found my place!” !)

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

Agael: I don’t have any opportunities like this…But I am a arctophile of Mike Batts Tarot suite…great musician !)…………….

8.as mentioned agael's music is very epic,dark with a varied sound.when you begin work on new music/song.how long does it usually take to complete?

Agael: From the first riffs to a ready song sometimes I need 3 days and sometimes a half year. The time and my environment give me the ideas. Sometimes I am empty and sleepy of everything around me. Sometimes I have the drive to go thru everything. My feelings are very important for songwriting.

9.speaking of new music have you had time to begin work on agael's next release? have you decided how many songs will be featured on next release? do you have a release date/time set to release the release? will you work again with robert and naturmacht prod.?

Agael: Yes, I will work with Naturmacht in future. I signed the new contract a few days ago. Robert is a fine guy and that is most important for me. The next release will take a little time. The ideas are growing and some songs are written …A preview of my future work is online at myspace.. The themes will be more actual and natural associated. About releasedate there is no planed time! In the next weeks we make a rerelease of Hybris in a limited edition on tape .

10.everyone has their own ideas/views on what black means/stands for so i was curious in your opinion what does the term "black metal"mean to you?

Agael: Difficult to answere…It is like reading between the lines for me. For me it is important to stand absolutely behind my opinions so it is clear that I cant take the normal way of an Black Metal project , cause there are things that becomes trendy over the years and contradict definitely attitude. I am glad to see that some Black Metal Bands becomes maturity. Everyone should search for his deepest inside the good and also the bad things. To turn this outside is another question. Any Religion can give you answeres but it also cut off your search for your real being inside. “You can hide lies in every truth” . Let loose, loneliness is the way to feel spiritual ,to feel natural. Black Metal opinions are contra religios thimgs. But is subjected to the same laws and provisions. Therefrom Black Metal should be uncaged. It open doors but the search is much deeper….


11.you live in the great country of germany. so i was interested in your opinion of the german metal scene? who are some of your all-time favorite bands? are their any new up and coming german bands you feel the readers should watch out for?

Agael: Scene what a scene?... it is sadly to seen….!) Really ! it is a party scene! Like every other scenes over the world., a business and nepotism. I have not much to do with that. I miss the deep in Metal discussion. Sometimes I visit some concerts and partys to have my beer and meet some friends. I don’t need that often but from time to time…That is one cause why I left my Lifebands. On these events I bail as I come…unexpected.
Hmmm…all time favourit bands…difficult, why I am interested in their works and songs not even the band as itself. We talk about german Metal…hmm….I like most Lunar Auroras “Andacht”.
Coming bands to watch out for are much to register. I like the music of Black Autumn, throndt, Lantlos, Trist , Psychomantum and many more I forgot to list up !)

12. besides agael are you currently working or playing with any other bands/projects? if yes please tell the readers about them.

Agael: At moment I only work for Agael, I played in some lifebands like Demento and skepsis.

13.when you need to take a break from creating music what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Agael: Reading, thimking watch films, especially documentaries. Hang out in nature with my girlfriend. From time to time meet friends. Sometimes fall drunken downstairs our castle at night…haha..!)

14.well my friend thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview.do you have any final comments for the readers?

Agael: Thank you Patrick to let me leave some words at your zine…
Excuse my English. School is long time ago…

to order "hybris" be sure to check out naturmacht prod.web-site.
www.naturmacht.com
to listen and "add" agael here on myspace.
http://www.myspace.com/unbathor

interview with thy legion done by patrick

here is another new interview for you all to sink your metal teeth into. this time it is done with malta's brutal black/death masters thy legion!! if you have not heard this band and enjoy straight-forward black/death metal with no compromises then this is a band for you!!
best regards,enjoy!!
patrick and winter torment web-zine
http://www.winter tormentzine.com

interview with elton guitarist for thy legion done by patrick.

1.greetings elton! how are things going for you this week? please tell the readers a little about yourself.
Hail thanks for the interview bro,well this weekend was like the others but with more dose of alcahol hehe.about my self ermm,am just a normal person with a fucked up mind like every one else.

2.when did you first discover metal? who were some of the first bands that caught your attention? who are some of your "current" favorites?
When i was 13 i started to listen to some guns n roses, metallica,and unfortunitly nirvana.and then later i discovered some good bands you know my true style(black metal,death metal),my first band that took my attention where the mighty IMMORTAL, they changed my life and finaly am going to see them at hellfest this year (if the airports will be closed of the fucking volcano you will hear me swear) hehe.my favorite bands of all time are immortal,bathory dissection,funeral mist, marduk,obituary,venom,hateforest,slayer.


3.when did you all form thy legion? what is the "current" line-up? for the readers who have never heard the band how would you describe the bands music
Back in 2004 thylegion was formed,the current line up is and i wish that we stay like that mark –vocals

Tonio-vocals

Elton-guitars

Kurt-bass

Clayton-drums

And david is a live band member.

Our style of music is black/death metal.well our music is chaotic with to vocalists from hell,if you dont like extreme music then dont listen to thy legion if you like extreme music then you have to listen to thy legion.then its up to you to describe our music.



4.you recently released the new cd "venerato diaboli".how long did it take you all to write and record the music for this release? are you and other members of the band happy with how everything turned out? how has response been from the fans and press?
it took us a year to write and recored venerato diaboli ,but we took it slowly to release the cd because of the money.yes we are happy how things turned out. The response of our fans in malta it was good we are happy with the out come, and for the press we are still working for the promotion of this EP,

5.does the band get to play many live shows/tours or do you prefer to work in the studio? who are some bands thy legion has played/toured with? if you could set-up a "dream"show/tour who you love to play with?no we dont go out live in malta many times , maybe 3 gigs in a year and btw we are going to play with cannibal corpse in malta its to great not to mention it. we only played in germany once, but we are working out to go touring around europe,well i will wirte a few bands that we played with, local bands- abysmal torment,x-vandals,martyrium,slit,erythuria,arachnid, and much more . and we played with with some german bands i will name a few . purgatory,dew sencted,spawn,necromorph,contradiction, etc etc, our dream is to play in a good festival with our idols.

6.how often does the band get to practice and write new music?when you all begin the process of writing a new song how long does it usually take to complete
we practice 3 times in a week, when we dont have any gigs coming we write new material and when we have some gigs coming we practice the set list that we are going to play.well when we write new material it depends some times in a month we make a song and some times in 2 weeks.

7.does the whole band work on the music or does 1-2 members usually write everything?who handles the lyrics for the band? what are some subjects you all write about?
Every band member has his job to do,when it comes to riffing i write and some times kurt helps me too, bass lines are kurt’s job and drums of course clayton and same for the vocalists, but every band member buts his ideas in the band.when it comes to

to lyrics i write them, subjects war,anti-christian, human stupidity, violence,hatred/anger/pain.


8.the band is a part of malta's underground metal scene.for the readers who might not be to familar with your countries metal scene.what is your opinion of the scene in malta?
In my opinion the metal scence in malta is poor,we are a small island so we cannot pretend much.

9.who are some of your all-time favorite bands from malta? are their any new up and coming bands the readers should watch
There are many good bands and to the readers pls listen to these bands- prayer of the dying,abysmal torment beheaded, forsaken,x-vandals martyrium, slit, those are the bands that came in my mind at this moment. Or go into metal-archives and write malta and search from there.

10.besides metal bands are their any good/honest fan/web-zines the readers should check out? what about good labels/distro's?
webzines, distro and labels in the maltese metal scene there arent or if there are i dont know about them.

11.inyour opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today? and what does the term "underground metal"mean to
you?
The best thing in underground music is that music comes from the heart you know, not for money but for them selfs.and the worst thing of the underground that some bands are too underground and they maybe dont have the oportunity to spread their music.for me i dont care if the band is underground or not if they have good music for my ears and they are not to cheesy i will for sure listen to them.

12.when your not working on new music or promotion for the band what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Well i like to enjoy some porn and alcahol for sure hehe. Some times i go to boxing to relax a bit, i wish to have more space at home to make a small gym for me,and i like to sleep so i can escape from problems and bullshit.

13.coming back to the band for a moment you handle the guitars for the band.when did you become interested in playing guitars? are you self-taught or have you had lessons over the years?
I always wanted to create my style and i was thinking witch instrument i would like to play after a while i chose the guitar, no i didint went to lessions i hate when some one tells me what to do i like to learn alone . i know it sounds a little bit weird but am like that.

14.who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist? do you play any other instruments besides the guitar?
Well my influences are my feelings like anger, hatred they give me gain ,favorite guitarists really i dont have , and bands that infulenced my style of playing are the bands that i told you before, like immortal, dissection ,marduk, etc etc. Yes i play another instrument , women haha joking but i like that sweet melody of moaning hehehehe.

15. do you or any of the other members of the band have side-bands or projects you work with? if yes please tell the readers a little about them.
I dont have other projects and for now i dont want, kurt he has joined a new band improbus atrum a melodic black metal act, and clayton he reformed his old band angel blade, but i think they are going to change their name, they are sort of a power metal with some dark atmosphere,and he plays guitars with them.

16.well elton we have reached the end of the interview.thank you for taking the time to fill this out. do you have any final comments for the readers?
No problem bro ,thank you for your time for thy legion and thanks for your support, i like to work with people like you. Mmmm to the readers stay sick and listen to metal and enjoy this patetic life as much as you can.

to listen and order/contact elton and the band take a few minutes and check out their "official"myspace here.
http://www.myspace.com/thylegion