VULCAN TYRANT INTERVIEW:
Old School is a feeling that is transmitted from veins to music and this example is Vulcan Tyrant from Netherlands. We talked with Sandi about the projects of the band and his labels Tharsh On!
1- With 15 years in the scene, which is the main change of the band apart of the line-up?
The main change is that the sound went from blackened speed/thrash with lots of palm mute thrash riffing to more black/thrash with open riffing and some speed metal influences here and there.
2- Which the theme of your lyrics, from where do you get inspiration?
Lyrics deal with demons, occult, nightmares, violence, vulcanic eruptions, tyranny and more.
3- Ablaze was your first demo released in your own label, how was the acceptation and distribution of it in the underground scene?
It was quite well received, even though only just over 100 copies were spread. I got one mediocre review on metal archives, where the score was 40% and the reviewer said it was lacking bass, but he said I am skilled, so that is fine with me!
4- In 2006, Vulcan Tyrant released 2 demos and a split with Shelley, was easy to write stuff to all the releases, are you a creative person?
Yes, I am in general quite creative and the writing of the songs came by itself.
5- Vulcan Tyrant was in silence for 13 years, what happened in these years? I read you were in jail, do you create some music in that time?
In 2008 when Vulcan Tyrant was on a so-called hiatus, I started my other band The Nefarious Integration which plays more death/thrash/crust with some black metal influences. During these years (2008-2016) I did a lot of drinking and drug abusing and winded up in prison for assault. After prison I was taken into a psychiatric clinic to be cured of my addiction and psychotic episodes. During the time in the clinic I made some electronic music under the name Fred Void, it can be found and downloaded for free on bandcamp.
6- In 2019, you did a split with Guerra Total, how did you contact to Gerson, was it a worldwide distribution?
Gerson got in touch with me to ask if I can release some new Guerra Total material on one of my labels. I was interested, but since I still had an unreleased Vulcan Tyrant track from 2007 laying around I proposed to him to do a split! 150 CD copies were pressed and traded around the world, mainly in Europe, Asia and USA. Maybe some day it will come out on vinyl too!
7- So you know some of Southamerica or Peru, what banda from Peru have you heard?
I enjoy bands like Hadez and Anal Vomit from Peru! My favourite bands from South America are: old generation; Sepultura (favourite record: Schizophrenia) and newer generation; Whipstriker (favourite record: Merciless Artillery)!
8- And this year you released a split with the mighty Abigail, how was to work with a great band, what stuff did you included in it?
Yasuyuki from Abigail is a great maniac who appreciated our new tunes, so we ended up doing the split! The songs included are Never Stop The Tyranny (a play on Assassins Fight To Stop The Tyranny) and Infernal State Of Terror. These are the first recordings with our drummer Niek Driesschen, who joined in 2019, the year the recordings were done and they were finally released in 2020!
Also you are involved in 4 labels, MCDT Company, Take This Torch Records, Inverted Inhumation Records and Vulcan Tyrant Records, do you have any free time, what
Bands have you in each roster of the labels?
I have enough free time to be honest, I do not release massive amounts all at once. Bands we
have worked with or will work with in the future include Agathocles, Lunar Shadow, P.L.F., Whipstriker, Terrorhammer, Abigail, Nocturnal, Nuctemeron, Pagan Rites, Nunslaughter and many more!
10- Have you played in live, with what will you want to play?
Vulcan Tyrant has never played live, but my other band The Nefarious Integration has. There might be a VT live show in the future.
11- What more are you involved, how do you do to be dedicated to all your activities?
I take things one step at a time, that
is the way to get everything done. Besides metal and punk I am also involved in electronic music.
12- With the actual situation in the world, do you have any interest in politic, do you believe in anything?
I believe there are demonic forces out there that fuck with people and in general I say fuck politics!
13- Do you think that the live shows will end forever and all will be digital, are you agree with this or do you prefer the old way?
I prefer the old way in many aspects, but some of the modern technologies have their benefits. For a long time I did not want a smartphone, but now I have one too, so there you go! Live shows must continue for those that enjoy it.
Any future plan, are you planning to release any new stuff?
For the near future we will release a 4-way split with Whipstriker from Brazil, Terrorhammer from Serbia and Speedwhore from Germany! This year (2020) will be the CD version on American label Horror Pain Gore Death Productions (a great label with bands like Anatomia, Eat My Fuk, Abscess, Deceased and Coffins, I suggest to all to check them out) and 2021 will see the light of day for the 7 inch vinyl version on one of my own labels Take This Torch Records in co-operation with Headbangers Records (The Netherlands) and Blasphemous Art Productions (Italy)!
Any last comment? Thanxs for your time and support!
Thanks Martin for the interview and cheers to everyone who took the time to read it and decides to listen some Vulcan Tyrant!
http://vulcantyrant.bandcamp.com and also check the sites of my labels:
Join us in Hades! - Sandi Mujanovic aka San Disintegrator
INTERVIEW TO EZURATE
Interview made by Martin Lazarte Castro
1- How was the beginning of the band, why did you change the name of Amaymon?
Ben Count Nocturon Maiben (rip), John Blackthorn, and I started the band in 1993. We settled on Amaymon in 1994. Before we had five songs completed there was a band in France who called themselves Amaymon. A former rhythm guitarist, Tony Iron Tyrant Baron, suggested we call ourselves Ezurate Winged- later to be called Ezurate after Sean Sellers killed his parents under the character he created in a Dungeons and Dragons game. No we are not gaming dorks! If you ever knew John Blackthorn, 43, of Chicago, IL, USA then you would understand a person who has a driver personality style and acts also like Greg House from the television show House. Ben and John were the kind of guys women flocked around. Two snake charmers!!
2- The members are involved in other bands, how do you do to create music in different projects?
None of our members are involved in other projects. Ezurate is a priority to its members once a week. We rehearse Saturday nights in Chicago.
3- Did you still use corpse paint; do you think that is important to your music?
When I wear corpse paint I feel evil. That is the message I want to send to the listener. The music needs to back that message up; it needs to be loud, brutal, and fast. We wore paint when we started this band. Back then Black metal bands wore paint because it meant something. It wasnt a fucking joke!! Nothing has changed here. Tell me how Christian Black metal bands can justify wearing corpse paint? They cannot. This is because they want to enjoy black metal music, but refuse to let go of the control that their religion keeps them under. Is it wrong!?! LMFAO!!! It is not as long as they keep all of their prideful crosses at home in their closets next to their Sunday dresses. Heres a little piece of mind, ok. If you are going to a concert expect beer and loud music.
4- How are your shows, do you use any special effects, with what bands have you played? In the past weve brought a few props with us borrowed from a local church or two as well as hitting a few cemeteries along the way. In recent years weve played shows with Incantation, Mortician, 1349, Vital Remains, Celtic Frost, Type O Negative, Immolation, Malevolent Creation, Goat Whore, BSD, Quinta Essentia, Inquisition, Hallows Eve, Terra Noir, Blood Throne, Cardiac Arrest, Withering Soul, Venificum, Malas, Whorrid, Nethervoid, and Evil Incarnate, Kult of Azazel, Black Trinity, Genocya, and Nachtmystium.
5- Is Eve of Desecration your last release, are you working in a new stuff, do you create all in a way I said layout, lyrics and music?
Eve of Desecration is our latest and yes we are writing the music for the next two albums. We do have a cover made for Summon Thy Legions. We write the music and then encompass it with the idea of the lyrics. The album layout usually comes before the music. Do you like, enjoy, Eve of Desecration?
6- What do you know of Peru or Southamerica? Does http://www.metalperuano.cjb.net/ actually lead to shows? We were supposed to do a show with Mortem here in Chicago. Peru - Mortem, Anal Vomit, Crimson Death. Brazil - Old Sepultura, Sarcofago, Columbia - Inquisition, Internal Suffering, Pestilated
7- Have your music have changed since your first day, or do you are playing the same sound since your beginning? When we started we were playing a retro black metal- Slayer, Destruction, Kreator, Sodom, meets death metal- Grave, Hypocrisy, Deicide, meets 90s black metal- Mayhem, Immortal, Marduk, Dissection, Dark Funeral, Emperor. Sweden and Norway were taking the reins away from Florida and California. Our listeners love our demo shit because it has some great satanic death metal. Nowadays we have been labeled by our trademark speed, brutality, and evil vox. We are better song writers and now encompass our music with harmonies, melodies & acoustic guitars.
8-Are you pagan or more satanic, are you follower of La vey or Crowley, why? This band is purely Satanic. We dont follow, we lead! I am interested in the history of the Pagans and Celtic people.
9- Do you have plans to record any split, with what bands will you want to record a split? Ezurate would be interested in doing a split with another band, but we have no offers.
10- Why are you in a band, which was the main cause that you form a band? I continue to do this band into its eighteenth year because I enjoy playing and writing this style of music. I formed the band with Ben and John looking to go extreme away from the direction Heavy Metal was going in.
11- How do you feel after the dead of Count Nocturon, was hard to the band? Ben was a caring spirited soul. He cared about his two sons, his family, and his ex. He couldnt contain his sobrieties which lead to his deterioration. He passed away from a stroke at the age of 36. I miss him dearly. He brought John and I back together after Johns three year absence from the band in 2003. I wished he could have been on one of our cds as opposed to the demos. Ben walked the walk and talked the talk. He was the real thing. He was the American Version of Dead. He planted the true seeds of hate. He had a darkened soul. He was a great showman. It has been hard on the band because we lost a family member.
12- The politic is important to you, is useful to the mankind?
Illinois politicians have made Illinois the most expensive place to live in the world. They are greedy and need to be stopped!
MARK TWAIN, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The wind of revolutions is not tractable.
VICTOR HUGO, Les Misrables If you have not seen the day of Revolution in a small town where all know all in the town and always have known all, you have seen nothing.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY, For Whom the Bell Tolls
13- Any future plan?
We are going to continue writing good music. If we can get some label /tour support we would be glad to tour the world.
14- Any last comment?
UP THE IRONS!!! HAILS AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!
~D~ Sir Marbas Daemoneus Hellstorm (email@example.com)