|Some years ago I did an interview with Revokation as I thought their demo tape really kicked ass, then I discovered another old school combo called "REPUGNANT" through their "Hecatomb" vinyl. They were playing a very obscure and deathly Metal, that was in the right vein of Nihilist, Dismember and so on. In 2005 I received the first full length "Epitome Of Darkness" that is nothing but a fucking awesome masterpiece of Death Metal. I mean we're the realm of cruelty and gloomy feeling here, not happy jumping shitty Death. Actually an int' was planned for the 10th issue but I never had enough time nor space in the paper zine, so I gave opportunity to Carlos Sathanas (bass) to give details about this split up combo. Read on his sarcastic answers and die !|
|Hail, what's up today ? Which
records will you play while answering this interview ?
Yo! I'm listening to Nifelheim – "Devil´s Force". (what an excellent choice ! – ed)
Could you explain us what is the status of the band right now
? Is it still active or not ? And if you split could you give us the reason
as "Epitomes Of Darkness" is an excellent release ?
I guess the early days of REPUGNANT were under Revokation ? How
does it happen that Mary played in Revokation, recorded only 2 demo tapes
that were fucking killer, they conveyed such dark and ugly feeling, but
they never recorded any full length, nor were signed to any labels ?
It's obvious that early REPUGNANT's influences were Nihilist,
Carnage, Merciless from Sweden and early Entombed both in the feeling
of the way you play and in the sound. Were you in the Death Metal scene
in the end of the 80's in Sweden and what can you remember from this primitive
Swedish Death Metal scene ? Were you in touch with Morbid's guys and Dead
? Do you have memories from him ?
If I'm not wrong a member of REPUGNANT did all the lay out and drawing
in "Hecatomb" lay out, didn't he ? I think he was the same who
did the Revokation demo cover ? Is it his full time job ?
You shared a 7ep with Pentacle who covered
"The Beasts Of Apocalypse" while you were offering a personal
tune "Mortal Remains", who came up with this idea and what is
your view on this EP as I found it awesome ?
MLP ends with an excellent Celtic Frost cover "The Usurper",
how did you come to cover this tune as many bands cover the Swiss band
and this song especially ? Why didn't you choose a less well known band
to cover ?
You covered a Nihilist
tune "Carnal Leftover" on "Premature Burial" , as
I don't have this release I'd like to you tell us a bit more about this
material ? Why did you cover this song especially ?
"Epitome Of Darkness" is a fucking
obscure and macabre Death Metal album, not many bands can record such
kind of quality D.M and the dark side of your album reminds me a lot early
Entombed melted with Morbid Angel, so are you satisfied with this record
and how long was to writing process ?
was wondering if you developed a concept all along REPUGNANT's albums
either through lyrics or covers lay out ? If so would you explain us this
The early days of
Death Metal were pretty dark and untamed with bands playing a very satanic
music, dressed in leather and spikes. Bands such as Possessed, Incubus/Morbid
Angel, Death, Deicide and many others had a strong satanic imagery which
nearly totally disappear today, do you agree with me ? And what do you
think of the military look that is now in Death Metal scene and or even
the lack of look of many bands ?
You guys have always
released each of your materials on vinyl, which I think is a mark of quality
and integrity when it comes to Death Metal. I was wondering if you were
collecting vinyls yourself and how important is your collection ? What
are the jewel pieces you could kill for ?
Are you into the orthodox Black Metal scene
and bands such as Malign, Funeral Mist, Ofermod and so on ? What do you
think about their view on religion and their behaviour acting like religious
Have you been raised under a Christian
family ? I mean what led you to play an anti Christian Metal and why are
you fighting against Christianity ?
What was your reaction when it
comes to Jon Nödtveidt's death from Dissection, I feel like his death
has some mystic meaning behind : his death is very closed to Dead's death
: shooting his head, mentioning his was going to Transylvanian and so