Monday, January 27, 2014

Northern Plague Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Fen: Hey! The releasing process takes much time, so we had some work since the end of the recording session. The cover, layout for digipack, working on the distribution channels... What`s more, the concerts are one of the most important parts of this music for us, so soon we`ll announce two tours. A lot of challenges for a young band, but this is what gets me going. I really like it.


2.You have a new album coming out early this year, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction it has taken and also how does it differ from the album you released in 2011?

"Manifesto" is our second release. After the first EP "Blizzard of the North" we played a lot of concerts but all this time we had many ideas for a new material. We wanted to record a full-length, cohesive album with good sound where we put all our hearts and emotions in the songs. "Manifesto" is definitely better arranged, with large variations of atmosphere and at the same time with a main idea, main theme in all songs.

3.Seem of your lyrics cover ancient mythology and misanthropy, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

Yes, you are right, lyrics on "Manifesto" contains different varieties of metaphors and references to mythologies. I really like myths, especially from the Near East and Ancient Rome. At my university I had a lot of lectures about that so I must remember some things . You know, history is absolutely amazing and you may find many analogies to modern times there. We live in strange times, at the edge of big changes and in texts you can find it.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Northern Plague".

At the beginning we sat in the rehearsal room and brainstormed like crazy. I do not remember who said that "plague from the north" (we live in north-east part of Poland) fits us and it wasn`t long till this idea was forged into "Northern Plague". And that`s the story :)

5.Out of all the live shows and tours you have done, which one did you enjoy the most?

Touring and concerts are always a big adventure. New places, new people, hundreds of kilometers in a van - there is nothing better for us. "Baptizing Europe in Blood" - last tour with the Brazilian devils of Unearthly was totally awesome. They are really nice guys and I hope we will meet in the future again.

6.What are the touring plans for the new album?

For some days we`ll play first show with the new material from "Manifesto". Soon we will announce two tours - one in Poland and Germany, second in Russia and other countries. During summer we have Under The Black Sun Festival [Germany] and Blackened Life Festival [Russia] and I hope it`s not the end.

7.The new album came out on Folter Records a label more known for black metal, and while you have that in your sound you also heavy a good amount of death metal, how do you feel that you fit on this label?

Folter Records is a VERY professional label with experienced management. We are proud they decided to release our album. We have full support from their side and I am sure that they believe in our music. Even if it`s death metal with black influences.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer material by fans of black and death metal?

It is too early to talk about feedback but even now we have a lot of good reviews and orders from different countries. It`s pleasing.

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

I honestly don`t know. Now it`s time for "Manifesto" and we don`t think about future releases. It doesn`t matter at this time. 

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an infleunce on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I`m a big fan of Spotify, so every day I discover new bands and music. Now on my playlist you can find John Lee Hooker, Black Sabbath, Blindead, Nine Inch Nails, Gojira and Anaal Nathrakh.

11.Do you have any non musical interests?

Of course! Especially books - I read tons of books on my reader. I am tech-fan too - you know, mobile phones, tablets, new technologies :)

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

Listen and support - I hope we will meet on a Northern Plague concert in the future. Remember about our new album "Manifesto".
Best regards!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Endless Chaos Interview

 Answered by Mike Menza (guitar) and lightly by Jordan Dorge (vocals)
Free Download @ http://endlesschaos1.bandcamp.com/ 

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

Endless Chaos was formed in 2011 by me and my brother Alex (ex-drummer) . Our songs are fuelled by the energy we get from our crowd. We focus on keeping our songs fast, technical and catchy.  

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is present on your ep?

 I would describe our sound as modern death and thrash metal.  I take everything I love about thrash, black and death metal and  incorporate those elements into our music. 

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The lyrical topics of endless chaos focuses on gore, perversion and horror.  

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Endless Chaos'?

The name itself has a couple meanings; First of all it refers to us on stage, we bring a high level of energy live when we play our songs. We love seeing our fans wrecking their necks. It also refers to the world we are living in surrounded by endless chaos; murders, bombings, and other acts of violence that affect peoples lives personally and physically. 

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

We aim for every show to be our best but one show that will always standout for me was when opening for Skeletonwitch in 2013. We played the set as a 3 piece just vocals guitar and drums and the crowd went nuts. To best describe our performance is energetic, loud and in your face. 

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

We are planning touring in the near future. We have a huge show in April with Kataklysm and Aborted which will be our first time playing live as a 5 piece and in addition to that we will be appearing at some festivals. We hope to play as much as possible into the new year. 

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We are currently looking for a label to represent us.  We would love to take the chaos to the masses. 

8.Are the band members involved with any other musical projects?

All of us except myself are in other metal bands from Winnipeg peg. Jordan Dorge our singer also does vocals for black metal band Wilt. Our bassist and drummer Jeff Humarang and James Burton respectively play in metalcore band The Brugada Effect and our guitarist Mike Toews also plays bass in death metal band called Eyam. 

9.When can we expect a full length and what direction will it be in, music wise?

We are writing right now for our full length, we are looking to put about 9 - 10 songs on it. We are really focusing our writing toward riffs that are fun to play but still sound heavy and aggressive helping create our unique brand of blackened thrash and death metal. 


10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

I draw influence and inspiration from tons of bands both old and new. I love a lot of the newer metal bands because they are setting the bar for how songs are written and performed. Lately I've been listening to a lot of the newer albums from 2013 like Skeletonwitch, Revocation, Carcass and Exhumed.

11.Do you have any non musical interests?

Outside of music I love riding on dirt trails on my bike and playing video games 

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

Endless Chaos plans on going full speed with the release of our EP.  With a refreshed lineup of band members and new material being written for a full length release I can't wait to see how the future of Endless Chaos plays out. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hiss From The Moat/Misanthropy/Nuclear Blast Records/2013 CD Review


  Hiss  From  The  Moat  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Misanthropy"  which  was  released  by  Nuclear  Blast  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  an  intro  which  uses  sound  effects  and  avant  garde  elements  along  with  acoustic  guitars  which  bring  in  ethnic  influences  as  well  as  grim  vocals  in the  background  and  after the  intro  they  music  goes  into  a  brutal  blackened  death  metal  along  with  blast  beats  and  growls  as  well  as  a  mixture  of  slow  and  fast  parts  which  also  leads  to  black  metal  screams  and  melody.

  As  the  album  continues  the  music  continues  its  brutal  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  along  with  some  more  modern  extreme  metal  influences  as  well  as  bringing  in  melodic  and  technical  sounding  guitar  leads  and  solos  and  on  one  song  they  mix  in  a  brief  use  of  epic  and  symphonic  elements  on  a  couple  of  songs  but  remain  brutal  all  at  the  same  time  and  on  a  couple  of  other  songs  they  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  which  bring  a  ritualistic  feeling  to  the  recording.  

  On  this  album  Hiss  From  The  Moat  seem  to  have  a  very  perfect  mixture  for  their  music  while  the  song  is  half  black  and  death  metal  they  also  update  it  for  2013  and  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody  in t heir  music  and  while  I  have  seen  this  band  being  labeled  as  deathcore  I  feel  that  is  very  misleading  and  the  music  is  pure  black/death  metal.

  Song  lyrics  cover  misanthropic  and  anti  christian  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  brutal  and  professional  sound  along  with  the  bass  guitars  being  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix.

   In  my  opinion  Hiss  From  the  Moat  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Conquering  Christianity"  "Misanthropy"  and  "The  Descent  From  The  throne".  8  out  of  10.
  

Endless Chaos/Rejected Atrocity/2013 EP Review


  Endless  Chaos  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  ep  "Rejected  Atrocity".

  The  ep  starts  off  with  fast  and  heavy  thrash  metal,  guitar,  bass  and  drums  before  adding  in  blackened  metal  vocals  along  with  melody  which  also  leads  to  death  metal  growls  and  after  awhile  old  school  metal  solos  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  their  old  school  retro  thrash  assault  to  the  other  songs  that  are  present  on  this  recording  as  well  as  bringing  in  brutal  blast  beats  at  times.

  Endless  Chaos  seem  to  know  their  old  school  thrash  metal  very  well  and  they  add  in  death  and  black  metal  influences  to  make  their  music  a  lot  more  heavier  as  well  as  having  a  more  up  to  date  sound.

  Song  lyrics  cover  violent  and  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Endless  Chaos  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Sacrificial  Ritual".  8/5  out  of  10.

      

Nidra/Coma/Electrica Caelestis/2013 CD Review


  Nidra  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  blackened  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Coma"  which  was  released  by  Electrica  Caelestis.

  The  album  starts  out  with  drone  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  which  start  getting  heavier  once  drums  are  added  in  and  a  few  seconds  alter  blackened  death  metal  vocals  are  added  in  and  after  awhile  melodic  solos  become  a  part  of  the  music  along  with  clean  playing  and  melodic  vocals.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  music  gets  more  dark  and  melodic  as  well  as  adding  in  synths  while  also  remaining  heavy  and  depressive  all  at  the  same  time  and you  can  also  hear  more  black  metal  influences  making  their  way  onto  the  record  and  you  can  also  hear  orchestra  style  sounds  coming  out  of  the  synths  at  times  and  throughout  the  album  the  music  always  sticks  to  a  slower  sound  while  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars and  the  last  song  is  a  Blut  Aus  Nord  cover  which  they  turn  into  a  more  doom  metal  sounding  version.

  On  this  album  Nidra  take  a  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  form  of  doom  metal  and  make  it  even  darker  and  heavier  with  elements  of  black  metal  and  with  all  of  those  elements  they  create  a  very  original  and  melancholic  sound.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  to  it  and  the  last  song  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.    

  In  my  opinion  Nidra  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  atmospheric  blackened  doom  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sulphuric  Woe"  "Wholesale  Deaths"  "Oblivion"  and  "Procession  Of  The  Dead  Clowns"  which  is  a  Blut  Aus  Nord  cover.  9  out  of  10. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Isacaarum/Whorecraft/MetalGate Records/2013 CD Review


  Isacaarum  are  a  band  from  the  Czech  Republic  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Whorecraft"  which  was  released  by  MetalGate  Records.

  The  album  begins  with  a  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  along  with  growls  and  blast  beats  before  adding  in  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  slows  down  it  adds  in  brutal  death  metal  elements  and  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars.

  as  the  album  progresses  melodies  are  added  in  with  the  brutality  along  with  more  black  metal  influences  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  punk  and  crust  elements  and  there  is  a  brief  use  of  bass  solos  which  remind  me  of  90's  era  Pungent  Stench  as  well  as  a small  amount  of  noises  and  at  times  you  can  also  hear  traces  of  modern  death  metal  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  on  one  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.  

  Iscaarum  bring  out    a  lot  of  speed and  heaviness  with  their  mixture  of  black,  brutal  death  metal  and  old  school  grindcore  and  they  combine  all  of  these  in  all of  their  songs  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.

  Song  lyrics  cover  porn  and  perverted  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Isacaarum  are  a  very great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spermafrost,  "Born  For  Porn"  "Whoreshift"  adn  "Cum  Together".  8/5  out  of  10. 

Return To Innocence/The Ring Of Moon/MetalGate Records/2013 CD Review

 
  Return  To  Innocence  are  a  band  from  the  Czech  Republic  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death,  black,  and  atmospheric doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "The  Ring  Of  Moon"  which  was  released  by  MetalGate  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  a  classical  music  style  intro  which  brings  and  epic  feeling  to  the  recording  before  going  into  a  heavy  and  atmospheric  direction  as  well  as  utilizing  some  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melodic  vocals  and  black  metal  screams   which  also  leads  to  the  guitars  bringing  in  melody.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  band  continue  their  mixture  of  black,  death  and  atmospheric  doom  metal  as  well  as  bringing  in  gothic  and  symphonic  elements  to  the  record  and  they  also  bring  in  melodic  guitar  solos  and  on  the  4th  song  powerful  bass  guitars,  female  vocals  and  more  epic  elements  are  added  onto  the  recording.

  On  this  recording  Return  To  Innocence  bring  in  a  lot  of  elements  ranging  from  death,  black  and  doom  metal  and  mixing  them  with  melody,  atmosphere,  gothic  and  symphonic  elements  and  this  album  could  of easily  came  out  in  the  90's  and  they  show  that  this  mixture  can  still  be  alive  and  well  in  2014.

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  fantasy  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Return  To  Innocence  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom,  death,  gothic  and  symphonic  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tristan's  Dream"  "Wasted  heart"  and  "The  Ring  Of  The  Moon".  8/5  out of  10.
  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Northern Plague/Manifesto/Folter Records/2014 CD Review


  Northern  Plague  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Manifesto"  which  was released  by  Folter  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  dark  sound  effects  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  Polish  death  metal  direction  along  with  a  good  sense  of  melody  and  then  the  music  gets  really  fast  along  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  and  then  slowing  down  and  adding  in  black  metal  vocals  and  then  the  music  starts  alternating  between  slow,  fast  and  mid  paced  parts  as  well  as  adding  solos  to  their  brutal  assault.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  band  brings  in  a  great  balance  of  melody  and  brutality  as  well  as  combining  black  and  death  metal  together  in  the  vocals  as  well  as  making  each  song  sound  different  from  each  other  while  keeping  around  the  heaviness  and  brutality  as  well  as  evoking  a  dark  atmosphere  as  well  as  adding  more  melody  to  the  guitar  leads  and  solos.  

  Northern  Plague  bring  a  lot  out  with  their  music  taking  the  Polish  death  metal  sound  of  their  own  country  and  adding  in  more  brutality  and  melody  as  well  as  having  a  good  amount  of  black  metal  influences  and  this  album  really  stands  out  with  its  balance  between  heaviness,  brutality,  skill  and  melody.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Darkness  and  Occultism  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  along  with  the  bass  guitars  being  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  but  they  do  sound  very  powerful  on  the  last  song.

  In  my  opinion  Northern  Plague  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Region  Mother  War"  "Legion"  and  "Manifesto".  8/5  out  of  10.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Acheron/Kult Des Hasses/Listenable Records/2014 CD Review


  Acheron  are  a  band  from  Ohio  that  has  been  around  for  a  long  time  and  plays  a  satanic  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  with  some  traditional  metal  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Kult  Des  Hasses"  which  will  be  released  by  Listenable  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  a  heavy  death  metal  sound  along  with  some  doom  and  dark sounding  melodies which  also  leads  up  to  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  it  takes  the  music  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  blast  beats  and  blackened  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  mixing  slow  and  fast  parts  together.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  music  starts  adding  in  a  lot  more  fast,  brutal  and  blasphemous  parts  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  being  a  lot  more  ritualistic  and  you  can  also  hear  influences  from  70's  and  80's  metal  being  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  and  darker  aspects  of  the  record  and  the  band  stays  true  to  their  sound  and  still  after  all  these  years  still  create  true  blasphemous  satanic  metal  and  when  they  bring  in  clean  guitars  the  record  starts  having  more  of  an  occultic  feeling  to  it  and  towards  the end  of  the  album  the  bass  guitars  start  sounding  a  lot  more  powerful.

  This is  a  great  comeback  for  Acheron  and  they  show  after  all  of  these  years  that  they  can  still  create  true  satanic  black/death  metal  and  they  also  show  a  lot  of  progress  as  song  writers  as  well adding  more  than  just  anti  christian  and  satanism.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christian,  Misanthropy,  Sexual  perversion,  Black  magick  and  Aliester  Crowley  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  dark  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Acheron  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Satan  Holds  Dominion"  "Thy  Father  Suicide"  "Whores  And  Harlots"  and  "Devil's  black  Blood".  9/5  out  of  10.

  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Niel Anilao/Solo Compositions/2013 EP Review


  Niel  Anilao  is  a  solo  artist  from  Florida  that  plays  a  very  progressive  and  technical  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2013  album  "Solo  Compositions"  with  all  of  the  songs  being  recorded  in  between  2004  and  2008.

  The  album  starts  out  with  some  heavy  death  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  growls  and  screams  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  technical  sounding  guitar  leads  shortly  after  that  and  when  the  album  goes  into  the  next  song  there  is  some  clean  guitars  which  enhance  the  progressive  nature  of  the  music.

  As  the  album  progresses  psychedelic  elements  are  added  into  the  music  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  and  there  are  also  some  instrumentals  present  on  this  record  and  on  the  4th  song  the  music  goes  into  a  black  metal  direction  while  still  keeping  around  progressive  and  death  metal  influences  and  acoustic  guitars  are  also  used  briefly  on  the  5th  song  before  going  into  a  more  brutal  death  metal  direction  on  the  next  track  before  going  into  a  more  experimental  direction  and  on  the  last  song  to  music  returns  to  a  more  brutal  direction.

  Niel  Anilao  shows  a  great  amount  of  diversity  with  his  music  and  there  is  a  mixture  of  brutal  death  metal,  progressive  and  experimental  and  this  album  is  very  hard  to  categorize  with  all  of  the  many  musical  directions  it  takes.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark,  violent  and  humorous  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Niel  Anilao  plays  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  metal,  progressive  and  experimental  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  artist.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "An  Answer"  "Parasitic"  "Euphoric  Dissolution"  and  "No  Time  in  Eternity".  7/5  out  of  10.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Emperor of Myself Interview

1.Can you give us an introduction to the band?
1.I am Dimitris Polizos the singer and the quitarist of the band.Emperor Of Myself started as one man band in 2006.I was recording some tracks by my own as an experiment to find a musical style to follow as a band.After several demos I was working to have a better quality to our sound.It took me 6-7 years to dicide that now it s the time to go a step further to record an album and release it ,and then came our first EP ''If It Bleeds ......'' with additional help of my brother Alex ,he is the drummer of the band. The drums in the EP is program,after that Alex took the role of drummer on ''Question Your Existence'', soon we will announce a second quitarist Nick Georgiou he is helping the project from the start until now

2.You put out 2 releases in 2013, can you describe the musical sound of both albums and also how do they differ from each other?
2.The EP was recorded in November-December of 2012 and released on June 2013.As you see here we have a death metal sound songs like ''Dead Simple'' ''Steps to the Unknown'' and ''Temple Of Darkness''.The rest are a mix gothic and death .In the meanwhile we had some tracks and recorded some to make a full lenght album ''Question Your Existence'' I think is a different album this one if you compare these 2.Here we have gothic/death metal sound with deppressive black metal elements that makes it more melancholic and melodic.I like melodies in metal and as you see it comes in this album,I think these 2 releases are differ from each other.

3.Can you go more in depth about the lyrical topics, you cover with your music?
3.We describe the pain ,despair ,the loss of things in life that makes you a differ person than you are I think all the lyrics are emotional about things that we fear ,things we want to change and comes with dark feeling ,

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Emperor Of Myself'?
4.I was thinking how to name all this thing ,believe me it s something that caused a headache.One day I saw on my friend s page in internet these words ''Emperor Of Myself'' it was a click for me after a quick search I saw there s nothing with this name I decided to have this for our band.In the past we had a band named ''Solitaire'' and I was thinking to have this name again but I saw Emperor Of Myself on my friend page on details about his work strange uh?

5.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
5.For now is studio project ,we can t stand at this time we speak in live show for 2 reasons, we need band members and it s a little difficult for independet and unsigned band as we are to make live show

6.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
6.In these days the only thing that a label makes is to promote the CD of a band ,there are so many ways with internet you can promote your music.Many albums comes out in digital format and there are many sites like bandcamp,Amazon, iTunes ,that gives an opportunity to chase the dream of every band to make their music popular.Every one can download his music of his interest for free

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
7.It s amazing to see how things growing up very fast.Our music in the begining was private only for some friends now I see and I get messages from all over the world about our music a quick search shows our releases where they are and that gives the power we need to create more music for all the people that love metal.But here in Greece I made some contacts in blogs and on line magazines about ''Question Your Existence'' and the only thing we get is ignorance.That makes me sad people from the rest of the world have our releases on their blogs, sites etc and here there is nothingabout us if we had a colaboration with a big band I am sure they will pay attention to us

8.I know one of the band members participates in 'Floating Nowhere' can you tell us a little bit more about this musical project?
8.Floating Nowhere came in 2012 on soundcloud.I uploaded and demo track and a few days a message came from Kai Kross the track with lyrics it was ''I ll Remember'' it was very good song with the voice of Kai makes it unique after a conversation we decided to make an album with this sound gothic/rock metal mix.I think it s a good release, we haven t talk the last months we will see if it is possible to make another album now I am focus on Emperor Of Myself

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
9.We are recording new songs for our new album will release in the middle of 2014 the music is complete we are in the lyrical part.I think is the best songs we ever recorded with Nick Georgiou on the quitar this time I am very excited with the progress of all this it s black/gothic death metal with great melodies I can t wait to finish.In the future I don t know how the things will turn we will stay metal

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10.My influences are the old Pyogenesis I like them vey much and Paradise Lost.I like very much deppresive black metal and death metal in these days i listen Woods Of Desolation and Amon Amarth I like the atmosphere in the deppresive and the melodic death metal of Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity ,Parasite Inc,

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
11. I like very much airsoft and football. AEK is my love and it hurts a liitle to see in the 3rd Division but the tables have turned ,music is my main interest

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
12.I want to thank first of all You for this interview and all the people that support our efforts and they give us the strenght we need to Share Our Pain stay tuned the new album is coming with the new year thank you so much every one you know who you are