The third traditional Black Mass Of Blasphemy festival was arranged by the KRK organization who struggled with all kinds of unexpected problems. The event received controversial headlines in the local press when it came up that one of the performers represented Nazi ideology. But whatever, the festival consisted of brutal, grim, evil sounding and looking bands and dedicated/passionate extreme fans. As for the bands in general, the offering would be nothing but an utter wet dream for underground black metal maniacs. Metal-Rules.com was present witnessing the blackest black metal of the underground.
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A Forest Of Stars Interview
with Vocalist Mister Curse and Keyboardist/Percussionist The Gentleman
Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
No you’re not in the wrong place, you’ve entered into A Forest Of Stars’ Victorian time slip. These Gentleman’s Club members are an exclusive brotherhood injecting a different kind of drama into the black metal scene, and certainly a touch of class. Taking time out in this modern pace of life, Mister Curse and The Gentleman discuss new album A Shadowplay For Yesterdays and the draw of the past…
Gaahl and King photo by NAMTARU CREATIONS
Naglfar & Amoral
The 21th of February 2006
Tavastia Club, Helsinki Finland
Including Dark Funeral, Naglfar and Amoral to the same touring package would have been believed to be a strong concept to sell a lot of tickets. But when entering the club before the domestic Amoral kicked the set off, it was quite odd to see only a handful of people having arrived on time before the Finnish metal virtuoses got on the stage. Obviously setting a metal gig on Tuesday ain’t the most idealistic date to lure people to see bands in action. After all, according to the rough estimate, about over 300 black metal freaks had crawled to testify these bands on the stage. Frankly the whole touring band package was rather an interesting mix of different metal genres. As Amoral stands more for the technical death metal oriented approach whereas Naglfar’s style is a lethal mix of the vicious death/black metal combination, whereas Dark Funeral is nothing but a total “punch direct to the face” black metal assault without any mercy.
Interview With Vocalist Pat Vigil
Interview By Lord of The Wasteland
Watch Them Die’s new CD, BASTARD SON, hit me like a ton of bricks upon first listen. Not only is the Oakland-based band pulverizing in its intensity and outright brutality, but the thrash-influenced riffs of Greg Valencia and ferocious vocals of Pat Vigil tore me a new one. With every other new CD released these days seeming to be a metalcore hackfest, it was refreshing to hear an American band flip off the norm and go right for the jugular.
Pat Vigil took the time to answer a few questions about the new album, their just-completed tour with Exodus and 3 Inches of Blood, being on the road with GWAR and how the combination of Black Metal, punk, hardcore and Bay Area thrash bands shaped the ass-kicking sound of Watch Them Die…