Samuel Barriball (writer, producer, performer) “With my first self-titled album I made the themes specific to the real world around us. The album was to show that Metal can be used as a genre to show and talk about the evils of the world. After I did that, I decided that the theme of the world collapsing wasn't what everyone needed right now. So, I decided to tell a story and focus on escapism, specifically about 'Countess Bathory' as an homage to Quorthon and his project '
"'I started tattooing in 2003. I was able to hang out in a tattoo shop here
in Auckland, and muck around, I picked up a few skills. My tattooing
really took off when I was offered to learn in the Netherlands, I moved
there 2005 and tattooed for almost 6 years there, some of the best years
of my life!'' What came first music/art..
“I’d have to say the art, as it was accessed easier, I do remember a
distinct moment (11/12) when the music definitely came into my life.
Biese - Blasphemies From the opening roar of Exodus, Russia’s Biese signal their intent with their fury of Black metal infused with Death metal and thrash. Based on ancient spells and texts combined with some authentic Eastern Bloc flourishes, Blasphemies is unique not only with unique arrangements but intensity and intention that other bands truly Lack. the result of a one man’s vision (Demetr - voices, sorceries, music) Mara Ma (Mapa Ma) is the epic track with some female c
Ignis Gehenna Rites of Transvaluation. Continuing the path set out by ‘Baleful Scarlet Star’. Rites of Transvaluation contains elements from the same recording and some new atmospheric material. This is Black Metal that has evolved and grown and continues to surprise, combining the traditional elements and arrangements along with something new and exciting. Numenos Fyrphos explores a new instrumental direction tinged in darkness and industrial stylings. The title track and Su