Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Resurgency from Greece recorded a demo entitled "Dark Revial" in 2010. Really powerful art of Death, strong in its musicianship and spirituality. May it lasts forever so. The material was mind blowing enough for me to put few basic questions together. The band has certainly heard old Sinister and Brutality recordings more than just once and not just those two bands. The new album "False Enlightenment" is coming out in May, 2012. Read on and support this killer art of Death!
Interview conducted in February, 2011.
(I apologize that it took so much time to post this scripture.)

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Giulio of Hour Of Penance is a real Death Metal warrior, still buying the music, still listening to Death Metal passionately and always eager to check out new releases and names. An attitude often dismissed by musicians which make it to a certain level with their music. Besides he keeps (along with Silvano on bass) the band going at an unrelenting pace. Hour Of Penance's Paradogma is an incredible portion of adorable Death Metal extremity. It took me a lot of time to commit the interview with Giulio and even more time to publish it. But still, time doesn't play a role here. Put Paradogma on and read through the interview. It's all there ... about the new label, the line-up crash & the music itself. A great warm-up before their upcoming album which is due out in early 2012 and I am sure it will be their most savage material to date! Prepare for a new, 3rd part, interivew with Hour Of Penance as well.
Originally conceived in March, 2011.

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Category: News
Posted by: Jan616
So, Transcend looks differently now. The decision for the new look was easy and neccessary, the accomplishment not so much though. Let me just say that a simple solution was needed in order to keep the whole thing going. The old interviews (below this post) contain links to PDFs with original, more expressive, designs.
There will be no space for reviews anymore, these were never intended to be a part of Transcend.
Content-wise. This is still going to be about Death Metal although not in a strict way. It's too much pretentious crap around these days and one has to look into slightly different territories.
Darkness and chaos will be praised and hailed on!
Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
The new Ulcerate album is an injection for which Death Metal veins has been striving. As the volcanoes lying beneath the surface of New Zealand dwell in sleep, Ulcerate themselves brought to live a major devastating seismic force entitled Everything Is Fire, their second album. There’s not really a much better title to be chosen for the art Ulcerate produce. The band has always described their music as "linear", meaning ever ahead evolving and never-stepping-into-a-river-twice, form of art. If you think of it then the Greek’s philosopher Hérakleitos theory hidden behind the saying everything is fire just fits. In short, Hérakleitos is known for his theories about constant flow and progression that the universe (living) subordinates to.
Honestly, I had some misgivings about the follower to the 1st album Of Fracture And Fire whether it was the fact of the band becoming more induced with post-* elements or just overall softening the magnitude of their Death Metal vision. It was actually the first interview with Jamie that has already intimidated such ideas. Everything Is Fire is extremely unrestricted album in itself but very honest to the legacy of ie. Immolation and Gorguts. Ulcerate are now standing on their own pillar of the Death monument anyway. I perceive this as a path bands should evolve if they crave for real progression (the abuse of this word these days completely destroyed its meaning thus ‘real’ is added to) but still remain a unique and solid form of Death Metal art.
As you’ve certainly found out this is the 2nd Ulcerate interview conducted with Jamie Saint Merat. There was still a lot of things to talk about. Read on...
Originally conceived in 2009.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
That Death Metal hellucination was called Divide & Conquer. It was released by a greatly talented band, Fleshtized, hailing from the bowels of Alabama. Lately in 2001, they released a full-length Here Among Thorns. A piece of extreme Death Metal proficiency and all senses crushing intensity. The band called it quits which was a major disappointment at that time because, of the younger generation of extreme Death Metal bands, there was no other band that had potential and skills like Fleshtized. It was 3 or 4 years later, when Convergence From Within with Fleshtized’s Gary White behind the kit put out an album Only The Strong. A great stab of vigorous Death Metal art. I’ve listened to Only The Strong ever since. But again the band called it quits as well. That felt wasted. Out of nothing, sometime in 2005-06, one of the best news, I could’ve ever hoped for, hit the earth from below. Fleshtized were back! Although this turned out to be a short-lived return, the 3 song promo that they had left behind really made the litosphere move yet there remained only silence and desperation again. Bands like Fleshtized doesn’t appear every day, simple as that. Later on I’ve found out about Chaos Inception with Gary White bringing the artillery assault back, Matt Barnes - ex-Fleshtized - was in on guitar as well and Cam - ex-Spinecast - on bass. Dammit! The quartet was completed with Chris White on vocals. All the bad things serve for good ones in a way and Chaos Inception have proved that. All I can hear from the samples is nothing but pure extreme blasphemous Death Metal brillance at completely blazing speed & brutality!!! Extremity which is complex engough and will just make the fake Death Metal kids cry for music structure & slower paces. Yet this bombastic blast flooding carnage of supreme Death Metal art delivers music in its finest shape & spirituality. Their song structures, ideas & skills can be matched just by few. I am anxiously awaiting the day when the album will be released. It’s about to come in fall 2009. One thing is clear, the wait will be worth it, Chaos Inception have confidently conquered my Death Metal top, that’s actually where they do belong.
Hail the new blood!
Originally conceived in June, 2009.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Ripping Corpse, Dim Mak, Hate Eternal. There’s one name which is nowadays firmly connected with those three stand-out bands. Shaune Kelley. Incredible guitarist and composer. He has been here since the very beginning and he has been through it all. Still rather unknown to the ‘major’ Death Metal crowd but anyone who knows his efforts simply appreciate those works immensely since it’s nothing but pure mastery. If you speak of creative originality in extreme metal you never should forgot to mention Shaune Kelley. This interview is something that was dwelling in our minds for ages and it was time to make it real and release it out of our heads. Shaune made it happen and answered completely & incredibly promptly proving he is not only a guy who has unique things to play but he has lots of things to say as well. All we can tell you now is: Dig up and play Ripping Corpse, Dim Mak albums while reading this interview along. End up the ride with the last Hate Eternal opus magnum and look forward to even more extreme art to come!
Conducted by Jan & Saint.rap
Originally conceived in August, 2008.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Hard work should pay off and indeed, in case of Italy’s sonic blitz Hour of Penance it seems to be happening. With 3rd album, which’s title The Vile Conception sort of paraphrases the dogma of immaculate conception raised by church, the band delivers extreme Death Metal art in such an ardent form, that there’s no way to avoid its sound waves vastly bombing listeners’ senses causing torrents of adrenaline blasts to come making blood boil. The violent breed of brutality, intensity & extreme skills flows on the album supremely. Ain’t it exactly why we all are into the Metal of Death? Enjoy the chat, buy their album, support real creative talent in art!
– Giulio (guitar) was the one to answer, many thanks!
Originally conceived in May, 2008.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Firstly I came across Slovakia’s Death Metal act Perversity when Dodi (guitar) sent me band’s first demo The Embarassed in 97 or 98. It was a great stab of Death Metal from below and we stayed in contact for years sharing the same passion for everything Death Metal. Those were the great times of utter Death Metal enthusiasm. Then a break came and our contact silenced since I got inactive in the period of Perversity’s In the Garment of Lust (2003) and Words Like Poison (2004) albums and furthermore. Sometime in 2007 I got my hands on Perversity’s third album material and immediately had to renew the old friendship. We got older, Dodi got married in the meantime and has a first–born daughter now. But over years we remained the same, the passion and spirit of Death are still burning in us as strong as ever before. It’s awesome to find out time changes and so do we and our lives but the love for the music of Death remains ageless! It proves many times said, Death Metal is not only music, it goes far beyond that and it’s what the interview turned out to be all about, the persistence, ardor and joy of music we have deciphered in our souls in order to devote ourselves to this cult eternally.
The new album Beyond The Reach Of Heaven brings no trends, no light, no prayers to life as it’s real Death Metal essence doesn’t allow such artificial manifests. Check it out and now read on!
Originally conceived in May, 2008.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
Substance of Ancient darkness - majesty of art advanced - through excruciating occult barbarity & magma filled sounds of lost sanity... Confront the emanation of Death by this gifted subterraneous act. Tony /vocals/ answered.
Originally conceived in February, 2008.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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Category: Diabolical Talks
Posted by: Jan616
It’s always facile to walk paths well-known & explored. It appears comfortable and brings up desired effectivity easily yet how boring would everything become as man would be pursuing same directions over and over again? Where would science stand now if there were no push to expand things and knowledge further? What would happen to art? Looking at mindless trends sparkling and fading, there might be bits of these answers to be found. However, man has always opportunities not to follow but investigate, perceive challenge of trying new things which may lead to an incredibly satisfying, creative momentum as something unique pours out of our mindset and takes form. Such a gratifying force that makes the blood & sweet put into the "unknown" worthwhile more than anything else. New Zealand’s Ulcerate really proved to have a lot of awareness and therefore the art of extreme Death Metal they create is highly rewarding to them as well as to any listener who cares to really listen and explore. Read on. Questions were answered by Jamie Saint Merat. Thank you!
Originally conceived in Autumn, 2007.
PDF version of the interview (old design).

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