joi, 28 martie 2013


No, we didn't finished the recommended bands section. We will never haha, it just took a (long) break.
Well, one new band that deserve attention is Contaminated from Uzhgorod/Ungvár/Ujhhorod.
The band's style is old-school death metal. One similar band is Zombie Attack from Moldova(so expect to hear only good stuff).

You can listen to some songs here:

And an interview with this band will be here soon!

duminică, 24 martie 2013

Interview with Sascha Knust(Obscenity)

Obscenity, from left to right: Sascha Knust(drums), Christoph Weerts(guitar), Jörg Pirch(bass), Hendrik Bruns(guitar), Jeff Rudes(vocals)

1.Hail Sascha-Obscenity! Welcome to the zine. Because this is the first interview with you, tell us about all the bands you've played in!
Hi. I started with Obscenity in 1989, and after I've left the the Band in 2000, I played in the band called "The Now Noise" as a session drummer. Later I played in two bands: the first one is called "The Awakening" and the other called "Sethnefer"! The Awakening was another session project, but Sethnefer is the band I played in from 2001 to 2009. In 2011 I returned to Obscenity and I will never leave again!!!!

2.How did you got interested in rock/metal music, and what were your influences back in 1989?
The big brother of a friend was a metalhead back in 1982, and he taped me all that cool old-school metal stuff like Accept, Kiss, Maiden, Metallica...etc. Later when the metal got harder, my top bands at that time were Slayer, Kreator, Testament, Exodus !!!
The biggest influence was the record "Beneath the Remains" from Sepultura....still love it.

3.Obscenity started in 1989. Were there another names for the band back then?
Yes, we had names like Triangle and Artificial Intelligence in the Mid 80's. But we changed the name in Obscenity when we got the date for studio to record our first demo that was later called "Age of Brutality". I came up with the idea and draw the first logo.

4.You played old-school death metal on every release. What do you think of melo-death bands or tech-death bands who tried to go mainstream?
I like bands like Monstrosity or Malevolent Creation for example, with a great combination of everything! We don`t care about mainstream and stuff like that, because the music we play is far away from mainstream and I don`t give a fuck about metalcore or this frognoise death metal so many bands play.

5.For us one of best death metal releases of 2012 is your album, "Atrophied in Anguish". How was its reception in the metal press?
Thanx a lot! It looks like the press loves our release!!! All the zines wrote good things about the recording and gave fantastic notes!!! It`s a good feeling, because we worked hard on it to make a recording that really kicks ass !

6.We checked out on YouTube some videos about Your shows last year. Would You be so kind to tell about live-activity?
We played some great shows last Year and we will do the Same this Year!! On may 25 we kill the Extremefest & on July 27 we'll play Stonehenge Festival in the Netherlands.
But these are only the bigger shows. We have a lot single gigs within Germany also.
But we´re in song-writing mode at this time and you all know both activities are very hard to handle at the same time.

7.You were signed to the German label Apostasy Records. Share with us please some informations about this label.
The label is a very new one, existing sice a one year. Tomasz, the owner, is a well known booker in his past years and we played a few shows for him. He came up one day and asked about interest in his new label. At this time we had the demo recordings for “Atrophied” and send them to a couple of labels around. Some of them were very interested but our decision was Apostasy because our homebase is quite near to the labelbase.

8.You made an excellent old-school clip to the track "From Heroic to Depraved". Enlight us please about clip-making process.
A good friend of us is a photographer and camera operator, and he filmed us in our headquater during Our rehearsals! He thought it was funny to make a Video from this shoot and I think he made a good Job! We will do a video with him again!!!

9.What other german metal bands can you recommend us?
Wow, there are so many great Bands in Germany like Blackshore !!!
We have played a few shows with the guys. These guys rocks. Black metal mixed with rock!
But of course, we recommend all of our labelmates from Apostasy. Hey, and not to forget
Tombthroat. We had a show with them a couple of months ago and had to talked with the guys.
Cool ones! Especially Björn Köppler(also known as "Mladie"), he is very involved in the metal scene.

10.Your 10 all-time favourite albums are?
1.Kiss - Creatures of the Night
2.Motörhead - Overkill
3.Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
4.Monstrosity - In Dark Purity
5.Malevolent Creation - In Cold Blood
6.Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
7.Terrorrizer - World Downfall
8.Deicide - Legion
9.Testament - Demonic
10.Carcass - Heartwork

11.What bands from Hungary, Ukraine and Romania do you know?
Hmmm... this is a very unknown scene here in Germany. And I am very sad to say this.
But most of the bands we know here are from US , Sweden and Germany.
But hey. One name I will remember is Castrum! I think they are from Ukraine, isn´t it?

12.Could you please recommend to the readers some German food and drinks?(especially from Your region)
Grünkohl mit Kassler und Pinkel This is kinda cooked green cabbage served with a special sausage. This is very well known in this region.

13. Do you have any special hobbies?
The music is my hobby, because we are all hard working guys in our band, so I spend my free days with playing Drums !!!
The other guys have hobbies like going fishing or martial arts. But the same hobby we have is doing metal!

14.Share to the readers about Your plans for this year(new tracks, festivals, or a DVD)!
Henne & Chris are working on songs for a new CD, and in the near future there will be a new video .

15.Danke schön, Obscenity! Your message to old-school death metallers….
Thank you guys for having some time on us and stay Obscene!!!

Interview done by Georgius and Necrotrooper

luni, 11 martie 2013

Interview with Eliud Urdiales(Stranger Blaze guitarist)

1.Hailz Eliud! Tell little infos about your band!
Well, I started to play the guitar like 4 years ago. My friend and bassist from the band, Albert Garcia, was
the person who taught me the basic things on guitar, then we were searching musicians to make a band. That's how we met this guy Jerry Lopez, who was the first lead guitar in the band, then Adolfo Sanchez joined to the band answering a post of us in some web page for musicians. That's how we got the first Stranger Blaze line-up, after some gigs, the recording of our first demo, and after the "South Demolition" tour, Jerry Lopez leaved the band, so we give the lead-guitar place to our friend Rafael Garcia, so I can tell that this is the line-up actually. Albert Garcia at bass guitar, Adolfo Sanchez at drums, Rafael Garcia at lead guitar, and me at rhythm-guitar and vocals.

2.What bands influenced you?
About our influences, I can say that everyone of us has different influences. But the only band that we have in common it's Metallica. You know, it was the first band that I heared when I discovered this thrash metal world, of course it was with one of their golden albums, the "Master of Puppets" album. But I can say that we have other bands between our influences, like Exodus, Slayer, Angelus Apatrida, Crisix, Strike Master, Violator, Heathen, Testament, Sodom etc. Sometimes it's hard to find a point in common between us, because of liking: for example, me and Albert are more into thrash metal and Adolfo use to hear more black and death metal stuff while Rafael has mixed tastes in music, because he was studying music before, so he has more apreciation sense for other kind of music, but he still kicking his ass on thrash..

3.Did you played in other bands before?
No, this is my first band, and the last one, because Stranger Blaze means a lot for us, it's what gives us the happiness that we need to still fighting, you know.

4.How is the thrash scene there in Mexico? What about extreme metal one?
To be honest, sometimes the people can't appreciate what we have here in our own country. You know there's a lot of good bands here, but also a lot of problems. I mean, now there's not enough support for the bands, but everyday you can see a new band that want to fight in this battle you know. I think in the future the world will see that we can make good music here, and let see to all the people that we can go there and show that we have enough balls to destroy some big festival.

5.Can you recommend some of those bands?
Yeah, you can go and hear good mexican bands like Strike Master, our friends Thrashsteel, Intoxxxicated
Commando, Disgrace, Next, Drunkiller, Toxik Avenger, or from our local scene you can hear Deathstriker, Hercobulus, Legislator, Excesus etc.

6.Your first demo was called "Let Destruction Begins". To me it is a very good thrash demo. Are you satisfied with it? Did it received good reviews from the underground press?
We are satisfied with our first work, yes, but like a musician you always want to make something
better, so for the first LP we are recording those songs again, but making new details. And besides recording
the new songs, we received good reviews from the underground press in our local scene and in some blogs and online tv shows. It was amazing for us, cause you know, people in other parts of the country and in other countries realized about our existence hahaha. Internet can be bad for musicians, you know, illegal downloads and that shit but its a good way to show the people what you are doing.

7.Now you're working on your debut LP. What can you tell about it? Do you want to sign with a well-known label, or it will be self-produced?
Yes, we are working in the "Let Destruction Begins" LP. We were recording those songs from the EP and new songs, so the people will like it. And talking about labels, of course we would like to sign with some important label to make bigger things you know, like independent musician sometimes the things are hard. For now we are trying to reach an agreement with a label from Mexico City, but it's not a fact yet.

8.Now tell us, what bands from Ukraine, Hungary and Romania do you know!
To be honest, I don't know a lot of bands from that part of the world, but I was hearing some days ago a band called Toxic Dolls, they are from Ukraine or Poland, I'm not sure..

9.Recommend to the readers, please, something from your local cuisine, drinks and so on.
The people who has never been in Mexico always, talks about tacos and burritos. But there's a lot of delicious food like tostadas, enchiladas, pico de gallo, chalupas, tlacoyos. From my natal city there is, barbacoa, cabrito, and about the drinks you have to taste Tequila, and the mexican beer Corona the most important mexican brand of beer. To be honest if you ask me for my favorite cuisine, i'll tell you mexican food.

10.Your favourite all-time 10 metal albums are?
of course the Master of Puppets (Metallica)
Hell Awaits (Slayer)
Bonded By Blood (Exodus)
Eternal Nightmare (Vio-Lence)
Epidemic of Violence (Demolition Hammer)
Thrash Zone (DRI)
Majestic Strike (Strike Master)
Beneath the Remains (Sepultura)
Kill Em All (Metallica)
Agent Orange (Sodom)

11.What about Stranger Blaze's future plans?
We will make a roof, so the next week we will work like masons hahahha. No, seriously, we will finish the album and then we will try to make a national tour, bigger than the first one. Trying to go to new cities and show to people our shit. We will put up for sale our album in Mexico, South America, U.S, Europe and rest of the world by shipping. Actually, we are working on new stuff for the second album. So, if the scene close the doors, it doesn't matter, because Stranger Blaze will kick them again.

12.Thanks for the interview. Last words are yours!
We want all the people to support the underground thrash metal scene! Give support to the new bands, because yes, the old-school gave us what we have now, but the newschool will keep the spirit alive!

Stranger Blaze can be contacted here:

Interview done by Necrotrooper

vineri, 1 martie 2013

Interview with Gunther Theys(Ancient Rites, Lion's Pride, Iron Clad, ex-Danse Macabre)


1. Ave prospective Pope Guntherius I.! I know you've removed this request but if You would be elected, which will be your first orders in Vatican?

Haha imagine: Pope Guntherius I.  My first request would be rather selfish. To open the Vatican library and enter the section with ancient “forbidden” books. I would gather scholars who have a great knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin and other old tongues for translation and dive into the hidden treasures. Probably this would immediately lead to discussions within the Vatican to replace me as this interest would reveal I am not the Pope they had in mind. Perhaps I should play it more clever and less obvious in order to win enough time in the library ;-)  

2. We hope You will record a new Ancient Rites album as soon as possible and crush the European scenes. Please tell us about your future plans!
We are working on new material and matters are progressing. We did receive interesting offers from record companies but it is too soon to tell when or on which label the new record will be released or where it will be recorded…The music industry has changed a lot over the past years, studio budgets are limited as cd sales are crashing due to downloading. I have no problem with people downloading but reality is that labels do not dare to take risks anymore with underground bands. Also I am rather old school, I still prefer to hold the original album in my hands but in general the mentality has changed. Bands finance themselves mostly by selling shirts nowadays and many pay for the own recordings etc We will see what the future will bring,  as soon as we have enough material to record a new album we will look deeper into the matter… 

3. Back in time a little bit. You played during the late 70’s-early ’80’s in a lot of bands, would you be so kind shortly to share some infos about that period?
In the late 70’s I formed a Punkband named Addix in which I did vocals and bass. Our style was ’77 style Punkrock but lyrically we differed from most bands in the style as the lyrics I wrote were misanthropic. In the early 80’s I played bass for bands such as Subversion (Discharge style) and Capital Scum (old school Hardcore). I formed my first Metal band in the early 80’s. Style was Black Metal with Speed/Thrash influences. We had names such as Necrophilia but it was impossible to find gigs or a decent line up. The style was not as “popular” as it is nowadays. Mid 80’s I joined a band named Nuclear Domination (Crossover) until I formed Ancient Rites around 1988. The rest is history…When I look back it is strange to see that several of the musicians I worked with died very young due to car accidents or suicide. Tragic. Also two of the founding Ancient Rites members died soon after the release of our debut demo “Dark Ritual”…I was looking at a picture of the 2nd A.R. gig recently and I realized I am on the photo surrounded with “dead” people: two band members but also an old friend of mine, a first hour fan who was in front of the stage on that photo. It is strange…Life can be hard. Past two weeks two friends of mine died, one had a heart attack, another one a brain stroke. I have been in and out of hospital myself a lot recently, operations and such but somehow I always pull through. I try to enjoy every minute on this earth, no time to sit down and complain or feel sorry for oneself.  

4. As for me Ancient Rites is a very unique band and to be honest you inspired me to write historical lyrics for my first band, Castrum and later to Domhring. Where do you take historical themes from? What is Your favourite historical era and why? What is your much-loved Ancient Rites album and song?
Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated
J. I take my inspiration from historical literature, travels to historical locations, museums etc. My first love as a child were the Ancient times. Ancient Rome, Gallia, Germania etc and World War II. I also developed an interest for the middle-ages as a kid. As time passed by my interests grew wider and wider. At this moment for instance I am reading about the Nordic Renaissance in the Lowlands and explore the 16th century writings of Erasmus, Pieter Gillis, Nicolas Cleynardus (who was born in my hometown, I have an authentic 16th century work of this scholar in my collection). But I “cross read”, at the same time I’m studying about the American Civil War, dive into eye witness accounts of World War I, read diaries of Flemish soldiers serving in Napoleon’s cavalry, Stanley exploring the Congo etc. The Victorian era I find fascinating but also prehistoric times or ancient cults or philosophy, also explorers from the Viking age to the Portuguese/Spanish conquistadors etc My interests are very wide, I love to “jump” from century to century, endless worlds to be discovered constantly… I have no particular fave A.R. album or song because they all are like my children to me J  

5. What bands influenced you during the Ancient Rites era?
We weren’t influenced by any particular bands because we felt it was/is important to achieve an own identity. This happened in a natural way actually because keep in mind we listened to old Hardrock, lived the birth of NWOBHM, saw the beginning of Black Metal, the rise of Thrash, Doom, Speed Metal etc . I think we were subconsciously influenced by several genres we had experienced over the years and tried to do our own thing which resulted in an own identity… 

6. We all know in 1998 you went into a musical direction. Why did you decided to do that? Were you "bored" of traditional black metal?
Not at all. We never sat down to plan our sound, it was a natural evolution of musical progress without looking down on the tradition. Also we started working with classical and progressive musicians who produced our albums. In order to create an epic feel fitting to the often historical concept of the lyrics we felt it was an interesting move to experiment with classical music, to achieve a “filmic” atmosphere without however betraying the essence of our sound. Personally I would like to record another “primitive” album too. The “essence” of A.R. remains the same, we don’t mind using different “dialects” of the style. When one thinks of it: each A.R. release sounds different, still each release undeniably sounds like Ancient Rites.

7. You played/play also in bands Iron Clad and Lion’s Pride. Do you have any plans to release new albums with them in the near future?
Only a few days ago the new Lion’s Pride release reached my address. The first prints for the band members. It was a long wait. Soon it  will be on the market. It is a double release containing old and brand new tracks on cd and a bonus dvd with old and new clips. It is a nice luxury edition with gatefold cover and booklet.  As far as Iron Clad is concerned there are no plans for a new album.  

8. Ancient Rites gave a lot of concerts in Europe through the years. Share us, please, some funny story!
Too many stories to tell J. Ok one story: we toured England with At The Gates but got ripped off by the tour promoter who didn’t pay the tour bus agency. The label of At The Gates promised the tour agency to pay for the transport home of their band but our label didn’t help. We were kicked out of the bus and stranded in England with all our equipment in the middle of winter. We hide from the cold in telephone cells and with our last money we called the London promoter. He paid a train ticket and we travelled to London with only our guitars to play concerts to earn money to get back home again J Later we had to return to England to retrieve our equipment, clothes and merchandise. A part of our merchandise was stolen. Hard times but I had a lot of laughs, I always keep a positive spirit even in the most difficult times, always helped me to survive…It was hilarious, we started the tour as a big rock band in a very luxury tour bus and returned like beggars who had to sleep in telephone cells without money for food. Lol!

9. I’m always fascinated when I read your posts about history on the popular social network. How many books do you have in your own collection? Which writers/poets (Flemish too) do you prefer?
I have been collecting books since my childhood so one can imagine my library is rather big. On top I also collect graphical novels. I lack room. I do not know how many books I have in my collection to be honest. When a topic catches my interest I go to my library and find works on the matter, often books I don’t remember buying. As a collector I buy works that catch my interest but I wait the right moment to read them. I love reading ancient historians and philosophers such as Herodotus, Tacitus, Plutargos, Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Julianus Apostata etc. Also theologists of the Renaissance era such as Erasmus, Pieter Gillis,Thomas More, Machiavelli. Writers such as Nietschze, Lord Byron, Ernst Jünger, Ernest Claes I find inspiring as well. Modern historical novelists such as Steven Pressfield, Ian Pears, Umberto Eco, Gore Vidal, Steven Saylor, Joris Tulkens know how to revive past times in an excellent way. The list is endless. As I speak I hear my library calling my name. It’s an addiction my friend…I often find myself alone in this passion, people often say I don’t live this modern age enough, perhaps they are right but I always had this passion for anything historical even before I could read.     

10. As I’ve noticed you are an admirer of movies too. Are you not angry when do you see in many so-called historical films a lot of non-sensical things? (as unsuitable clothes, weapons, dates etc.). Could You please name 5 of your favorite movies?
Yes, many Hollywood productions annoy me, especially when they are presented as historical correct and are too far away from historical truth. I realize the masses don’t care for “detail” but Hollywood has large budgets, it wouldn’t harm to at least take in consideration correct dates, the right historical backgrounds, clothes, architecture etc…I saw a “historical” film recently, set in medieval times. Some of the background figures were dressed up and painted like Celts, some of the extras were shouting curses in Polish language while it were supposed to be  English soldiers. In another movie Romans enter the lands of current Scotland and one sees a lady dressed in medieval clothing as if she’s a character from “Braveheart”! Things like this disturb me. As if historical correctness is sacrificed to feed the cliché views of the masses. I still watch and enjoy some of the so called historical films to an extent but there are always those disturbing “details”. Remember how in “Kingdom of Heaven” Saladin puts the cross right on the table as a sign of respect after he has won the war? In reality he had a supposed piece of the holy cross dragged through the streets of Jerusalem for the crowds to desecrate the symbol. Why is history re-written I often wonder? Most cinema viewers will take the misinformation for reality. I think I expect more than just entertainment and that is my “curse”. Productions I did enjoy were the series “Rome” and “The Borgias”. I know there are historical mistakes and liberties taken but the “vibes” of the series are  correct with an eye for the culture, religion and architecture of the eras portrayed. Movies in other genres I love are “M”, “The Third Man”, “The Name of the Rose”, “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, “The Bunker”, “Exorcist”, “The Shining”, “The Birds”, “Citizen Kane”, “Nosferatu”, “Dog Soldiers” to name a few…

11. Could you tell us about your nice Flemish land in short? What places/museums do you recommend to visit to the readers? Which painters/sculptors do you like mostly?
Flanders is the North, Flemish (Dutch) speaking part of current Belgium. There are many historical locations to visit. Brugge (Bruges) is a nice place to start. I recall American tourists who asked what time the theme park would be closed, they believed the city was a medieval museum
J But also Ghent and Antwerp or Leuven are nice places to visit. Even my hometown Diest is as it already was a settlement in prehistoric times. There are many medieval buildings and remains here. Those interested in ancient history should visit Tongeren, it was a big Roman settlement in ancient times and the Gallo-Roman museum is quite interesting. Flemish painters I like are Pieter Breughel, Rubens, Adriaen Brouwer, Teniers…Some Belgian surrealists were not bad either like Delvaux, Magritte

12. Introduce please the Flemish culinary art: which foods and drinks are your recommendations?
Typical are the fries and mussels. We consume large amounts haha. Also typical are “Witloof” and Brussels Sprouts. And of course we have an enormous beer culture, almost every village has its own types, brands and recipes of beer dating back to medieval times. I do like the abbey beers brewed by monks since the middle-ages. Some of our beers carry interesting names such as Duvel, Lucifer, Satan etc   

13. What do you think about such bands as Blasphemy, Beherit, Darkthrone, Mutilator, Vulcano, Rotting Christ, Necromantia, Varathron, Salem? What kind of music do you listen to nowadays generally? Are you into such stuff nowadays?
Great bands. Most I know personally due to the intense merchandise trading/letters exchange and shared underground concerts in the early 90’s. I still listen to the same music I always listened, from classical music to noise, when the music is able to touch a string inside of me I am interested. Be it Wagner or Beherit, Triarii or Ennio Morricone…

14. You also played two shows in Romania with Necrodeath. What do you remember about our country?
We toured Romania and played smaller towns as well apart from these 2 dates you mentioned. I met many great people at our shows and I really enjoyed the epic landscapes while travelling through the country. I remember playing a small village and everyone turned up, even people who were not into Metal. Our music has Folk parts and the locals started a group dance so I jumped from the stage and joined in. Nice memories. Highlight for me were the historical locations we visited, castles linked to the history of Vlad Tepes and such. It felt like wandering around on a perfect filmset: full moon, Carpathian mountains and forests, wild rivers and castles in a gloomy architecture style. One can understand the vampire myths when being there, very gloomy and full of atmosphere.    

15. Dank je wel! Create, please for the readers of Sadistik Witchfukk a fake history by Gunther and send a message to the fans of Ancient Rites from our land.
Graag gedaan
J A fake history? Ok ;-) Vlad Tepes was feared by his servants. One day he had enjoyed a nice meal but was annoyed by the meat stuck between his teeth. He ordered “tooth picks as sharp one could impale Ottoman invaders”. His servant was hard of hearing, took it literally and the next morning Vlad saw a field of defeated Ottoman armies impaled on huge tooth picks! “Not what I asked for but I can live with this” he said and impaled the servant too ;-) Ok, enough nonsense. Thanks to all who supported our work in your beautiful ancient land. Ancient Rites Troopers Never Surrender!

Ancient rites official:

Additional fake story: "Once upon a time, when owls still could speak, a poor simple man named George went to consult a powerful witch who lived in the Hungarian forest. Rumour had it she was related to Countess Bathory. "I feel miserable" he explained to her. "I have a lot of work but can't concentrate when I have several jobs to do. And I'm always ripped off by my customers, never have the heart to bargain hard. My wife dominates me and her mood changes drive me even more crazy. Don't you have an elixir that can help me with these matters?" The Witch named Pruprunella (for no reason) made poor George drink a mysterious elixir which contained unknown things and lots of chocolate. George felt a certain change. Then he broke into a panic as he was bleeding! "No worries Love" Pruprunella said "That's only your period. Want to join our Witches Coven, Georgette?"


Interview with Davide Cillo(Burning Nitrum)

The ones behind the thrashin fury


1.Hello, Davide! Welcome to Sadistik Witchfukk zine! Because this is your first interview for us, tell us something about your band!
Hey brother, thanks for the interview! It's a pleasure for me to throw our band on Sadistik Witchfukk. Burning Nitrum were born in 2010, with the goal of proposing some good thrash metal played in the old school way, looking for a sound which differentiates us from other new thrash bands: the new wave of thrash gave us a lot of clone-bands, while on the 80's every band had a different sound. I had a lot of line-up problems, it was kinda hard to find other four people on my region, people with passion and love for the genre, ready to spend their lives on tour. The 30th April 2012 we released our debut EP "Pyromania", which received great reviews from all over the world, and found some space on some italian and foreign magazines... that was great for me!

2.You are known on the internet(at least to us), for being active into thrash metal movement, helping new bands(by sharing their vids) etc. How did you got into thrash metal?
Well, I don't exactly remember how I started listening to this kind of music, but I think I've always known famous bands like Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica... and when I realized it was my stuff, I started getting deeper and deeper on the underground movement and looked for less known bands. I remember when the drummer and me listened to the track "Terror Squad" from Artillery for the first time, we were like on shock state ahahah... the first thing we said, together, was: "this kicks ass at all!!" Probably that was the reason why I wanted to start checking the underground eheh, until I became a fanatic vinylls-buyer!

3.Your band Burning Nitrum sounds great, totally old-school thrash metal. Can you name some of your favourite thrash bands? What about your favourite LP’s?
If I talk about bands from the 80's, I will finish tomorrow morning brother ahah! I will name some good thrash albums from the new wave: my favourite new band is Vektor, and their "Black Future" is genial. Other good LP's from the new millenium are the second one from Warbringer, the one from Violator, the first three from Municipal Waste and well there are other ones!!

4.The people behind Sadistik Witchfukk are of romanian and hungarian ethnicity. Do you know any metal bands from these countries? What about Ukraine?
Was there a thrash band called Snapjaw in Romania? But I don't know if they're still active. I'll check it out. And I remember of a hungarian thrash band called Beyond, if I'm right. Ukraine has a good thrash scene. I've heard of bands like Adem, Nuclear Test, Zombie Attack, Violent Omen, Crusher... hope Ukraine will keep it up!!

5. What metal styles do you listen besides thrash?
I really love the old school metal and hardcore punk in general, of course thrash is my stuff but old school heavy metal, speed, death, black (especially atmospheric black bands), the first power... the important thing is that there are none of those modern influences... metal must be kept pure brother!

6.As we noticed you are working with your debut LP. How many tracks do you plan? Where will you record your new stuff and when it will be published?
That's right, Burning Nitrum are working on the debut LP. Playing time should be around 45 minutes, and we have a couple of ideas about where to record it, the certain thing is that the sound will be really distant from the one heard on our "Pyromania" EP, it will be kept old school but will receive a serious professional studio production. I can't anticipate much now, stay in contact with Burning Nitrum 'cause our album won't disappoint you at all! Promised!

7. How is the situation with your live shows? Did you opened for some legendary bands so far? Did you played/plan to play outside of Italy?
Yeah we are promoting our EP with live shows as much as possible, but not outside Italy. I'm sad to say that in Italy, especially in its southern part (where we live) the "pay to play" phenomenon is really strong. It's a mafia. It's nearly impossible there opening to legendary bands without paying a good amount of money. We are trying to fight this system. We don't support this way to do, and pay to play must fall. What about playing outside Italy... yes, we started planning our album tour, and we will!

8.Did you played any covers in rehearsal room and your live performances?
 Yeah, we played "Holy Wars" from Megadeth, "Game Over" from Nuclear Assault and "And then There Were None" from Exodus. I think it's over, we prefer playing our songs man!

9.What bands do you recommend us from your local scene from Bari?
Oh, there are a lot of great thrash bands there in Italy, check out Our underground scene became not worse than the american one, and actually, it's maybe the best of the whole world these years. There are a lot of bands but also a lot of assholes ready to speculate on guys like us. But fortunately, there is also someone organizing events honestly and with passion, which for sure it's the most important thing. What about my region... check out Assaulter's "Crushed By Raging Mosh"!

10.Italian kitchen is very famous in the world. Do You recommend us some tasty foods  (except pizza, lasagne and pasta of course)
Oh yeah, italian food it's fucking sick! Check out focaccia, panzerotto, risotto and parmigiana di melanzane! The last one is amazing!

11. Grazie, Davide! Thrash ’til Death! Share your last burning words in the end!
Thank you for the space you gave us! I want to invite metal listeners to come to concerts and support the scene, enjoy concerts of amazing underground bands and not only famous ones (which are often worse), and please... instead of spending money for smoking or bullshits... buy the music! Underground musicians need your support, and money are well spent! Like the page "" and keep in contact with us, brothers! Thrash 'Till Death, let the fire burn!!

Interview taken by Georgius and Necrotrooper