Sercifer 16.03.2023 1796

Azaghal Interview (Narqath)

Azaghal is a band that I listened to for a long time, it was never a band that caught my attention with their first productions like “Mustamaa” (1999) or “Helvetin yhdeksän piiriä” (1999), where their idea was basic and primitive compared to many other expressions of Finnish Black Metal those years. So, it was very difficult to see the personality of the band, that's why I stopped listening to them a long time ago, but after more than 20 years of listening to them, I have their 12th studio album called “Alttarimme on luista tehty” on the speakers. , which presents me with a very different face from what happened at the end of the 90s, because now you have a band much more inclined to Swedish Death Metal, with Black Metal overtones in very few parts and a notorious Roll idea in many of the parts. songs. For this reason, Metallerium interviewed Narqath, the founding musician of the band.

 

Para leer la entrevista en español: Entrevista a Azaghal

 

Metallerium: Welcome to Metallerium pages, Narqath, it is a pleasure to talk with you about the band, this new album, and more things related to the metal world. We begin, ¿How have you been during these crazy times? First a pandemic, now a war in Europe. Who knows what will happen in the next couple of years, perhaps a meteor will hit us and America save us, zombie apocalypse, etc.

 

Azaghal: Yeah, it’s been a crazy few years.  Went directly from being on a gig in Scotland to being locked up in southern Finland, and couldn't even cross the border here for more than 50km. The crazy thing is we were supposed to fly to Wuhan and start a tour there that very week, The situation in between Ukraine and Russia is surreal. All I have to say is Slava Ukraina.

 

Metallerium: Related to this topic, was this new album composed and recorded during the pandemic? or was it before?

 

Azaghal: It really didn't have much effect, I work at my own pace. The songs come when they come.

 

Metallerium: Seeing how old the band is and with their discography since your two albums in 1999. It took you 1, 2, or even 3 years to present a new album. But this new album "Alttarimme on luista tehty" had a difference of 5 years. Therefore, what were the reasons for the band to delay the release of this new album?

 

Azaghal: Life, life gets in the way. Children, work. Life. It was easier to be black metal 24/7 when you are 20. at 45 you are consumed with the realities of life. You need to pay the rent, loans, and shit, and if you want to keep your art pure, you don't make black metal for a living

 

Metallerium: The band within its 12 albums, always had a mixture of languages between English, Finnish, etc. What are the reasons for the band to switch between languages? Are there specific reasons for doing so?

 

Azaghal: it’s always been 90% Finnish, at least that. Our original vocalist didn't want to sing in English. We tried a few songs in English with a new singer but quickly decided that Finnish works better for us. You can sing about flowers and unicorns and it already sounds brutal and evil in Finnish so why not. But if you are interested in the lyrics, it's nowadays fairly easy to translate them. Which I hope people do.

 

Metallerium: Talking about the subject of living influences and feeling what happens internally and externally for the musician. Many musicians say that they don't have a direction when writing music and are carried away by the feelings they have at the moment. So, for you, how do the parts of producing an album connect with the sensations of it? Could we say that music is a concept of thinking and not thinking?

 

Azaghal: I usually have an idea of what I am set out to do. But it often changes along the way. But shortly, no I am not like that. I start out to do something quite specific and end up somewhere there or at least near it heh. Difficult/impossible to describe.

 

Metallerium: As you may know very recently, Satanic Warmaster came to Latin America to promote their new album, but the Mexican government canceled their event there, alleging that the band was neo-Nazi and promoted hatred. But I know Lauri and he doesn't have that point of view in his lyrics and I read his lyrics and not. So, how do you see this issue of prohibitions in the world towards artists? And why do many critics or fans associate neo-Nazi themes with Finnish Black Metal bands? What is your opinion?

 

Azaghal: it's nonsense. Even if there are right-wing ideologies who cares, artists freedom. Black metal is extreme in its very core. So if you can't handle extreme ideologies stay in pop.

 

Metallerium: Talking about the history of the band and the musical changes that have happened since "Mustamaa" (1999) and up to this "Alttarimme on luista tehty". Do you think these 12 albums show all the desired facets of Azaghal? And were all these changes a planned process or was it nI main natural?

 

Azaghal: it's just me. No reason in looking back to the glory days of the 90s. I mainly aim to create music and lyrics that please me these days. Well, like always before. I have never cared if it's popular or if other people like it. It's music for me. If you like it, great, if not. Fuck off, I don't care.

 

Metallerium: Why do you think metal fans over 40 years old are always going back in time when it comes to musical tastes? I mean, it is obvious that all our jewels were published in those times. So ¿What moves you to continue making music? especially with this new album knowing that there are many fans over 40 years old we resist new bands and new releases.

 

Azaghal: well, kinda what I said in the previous answer. Do music for yourself. Everything has already been done.

 

Metallerium: I know every album is special for you and for most bands the last album is always their best effort. So, let me ask What does this album mean in Azaghal’s career? How much did the feelings you have and the way you compose change compared to the times when you released “Mustamaa” in 1999?

 

Azaghal: Mustamaa was of course special, was great to hold our first vinyl in our hands. But this album is a new beginning. I was ready to stop the band, then a new singer, returning guitarist in Ruho, and a new bass player. It's like a new band and we are going to reach for pathways untrodden and who knows where we end up. But more will come

 

Metallerium: A detail that I mentioned about the Finnish lyrics of this new album "Alttarimme on luista tehty". It can be complicated for people who listen to this style. Because it is not a language open to everyone and most ppl understand English. How do you see this topic? What do you think of the artistic limitations of many artists in front of a fan base that wants to understand their favorite bands but cannot because of the language?

 

Azaghal: well, I think of the Finnish language as more of another instrument, it's brutal, and gives a very own feeling to the music. Translate if needed, we are not your parents. Use your own brain and think for yourself.

 

Metallerium: We’re very close to ending this interview Narqath, for that reason. What are the future plans for this new album? Latin Tour, North American tour, European Tour, who knows?

 

Azaghal: we are leaving for a European tour in a few weeks. Beyond that no idea yet.

 

Metallerium: Well, Narqath, the sad time arrives at this interview. I hope you enjoy this interview like me. Congratulations on the new album. Perhaps you wanna add something to your Latin American fans and Metallerium followers.

 

Azaghal: Slava Ukraina.

 

YANA SAQRA RADIO

Críticas más leídas
Malón - Oscuro Plan del Poder - 2023 Malón - Oscuro Plan del Poder - 2023
“Oscuro Plan de Poder” de Malón es un disco que viene menos cargado de partes con gancho, y se va por un lado que no pensé escuchar en ellos, algo más calmado y melódico.
Edge Of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows - 1993 Edge Of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows - 1993
“The Spectral Sorrows” es el tercer álbum de Edge Of Sanity, una obra maestra del death metal sueco, innovador y adelantado, que cumple treinta años.
The 69 Eyes - Death Of Darkness - 2023 The 69 Eyes - Death Of Darkness - 2023
“Death Of Darkness” es el décimo cuarto álbum de The 69 Eyes ,el pilar del hard rock gótico en la actualidad, mejor dicho su mejor y principal banda
Primordial - How It Ends - 2023 Primordial - How It Ends - 2023
“How It Ends” es el décimo álbum de Primordial, en donde la banda maneja más las partes folk, sin usar mucho metal extremo o black metal como antes
Obituary - Dying Of Everything - 2023 Obituary - Dying Of Everything - 2023
“Dying of Everything” de Obituary sigue su camino dejado hace mucho, quizá funcione para algunos y para otros no, pero dentro de este mundo extremo existen otras bandas.
Entrevistas más leídas
Entrevista a Satanic Warmaster (Werwolf) Entrevista a Satanic Warmaster (Werwolf)
Nueva entrevista en Metallerium y esta vez con el miembro original de Satanic Warmaster, Werwolf, quien nos habla de muchas cosas en esta entrevista y de la banda.
Entrevista a Darkthrone (Nocturno Culto) Entrevista a Darkthrone (Nocturno Culto)
Nueva entrevista en Metallerium y esta vez con el miembro original de Darkthrone, Nocturno Culto, quien nos habla de muchas cosas en esta entrevista y de la banda.
Entrevista a Avatar (Johannes Eckerström) Entrevista a Avatar (Johannes Eckerström)
Nueva entrevista en Metallerium y esta vez con el vocalista de Avatar, Johannes Eckerström, quien nos habla de muchas cosas en esta entrevista y de la banda.
Entrevista a Akhlys (Naas Alcameth) Entrevista a Akhlys (Naas Alcameth)
Nueva entrevista en Metallerium y esta vez con el fundador de Akhlys, Naas Alcameth, quien nos habla de muchas cosas en esta entrevista de su historia y la banda estadounidense
Entrevista a Haggard (Asis Nasseri) Entrevista a Haggard (Asis Nasseri)
Nueva entrevista en Metallerium y esta vez con el vocalista y principal compositor de Haggard, Asis Nasseri, quien nos habla de muchas cosas en esta entrevista y de la banda alemana.
Bitácora más leída
Goregrind - Pornogore - Cybergrind: Historia, Bandas, Álbumes y más Goregrind - Pornogore - Cybergrind: Historia, Bandas, Álbumes y más
Metallerium habla un poco de los estilos controversiales dentro de la música extrema como lo es el Goregrind, Pornogore, Cybergrind con su historia, bandas y álbumes
Technical Thrash Metal: Historia, Bandas, álbumes y más Technical Thrash Metal: Historia, Bandas, álbumes y más
Metallerium en exclusiva presenta un árticulo dedicado al Technical Thrash Metal desde su orígenes, bandas que iniciaron este movimiento de música extrema en el mundo
Melodic Death Metal: Historia, Bandas, discos y más Melodic Death Metal: Historia, Bandas, discos y más
Nuevamente presentamos un árticulo sobre la historia, bandas, discos y más del Melodic Death Metal, donde Gocho se adentra con su experiencia en este inmenso árticulo.
Brutal Death Metal: Historia, Bandas, Álbumes y más Brutal Death Metal: Historia, Bandas, Álbumes y más
Metallerium presenta un árticulo sobre el Brutal Death Metal con su historia, bandas que iniciaron este movimiento y lo más importante, los álbumes que marcaron el camin.
Technical Death Metal: Discos Recomendados de Suecia Technical Death Metal: Discos Recomendados de Suecia
Metallerium presenta una recomendación de discos Technical y Progressive Death Metal del país de Suecia, teniendo nombres conocidos, otros perdidos en el tiempo y mucha música.
Últimas noticias
Richie Kotzen presenta nuevo sencillo On The Table de nuevo álbum Nomad Richie Kotzen presenta nuevo sencillo On The Table de nuevo álbum Nomad
El estadounidenses de Richie Kotzen presenta su nuevo sencillo On The Table de su nuevo álbum llamado Nomad y editado a través de BMG
Sercifer 17.07.2024 34
Sinners Blood presentan nuevo sencillo Enemy de nuevo álbum Dark Horizons Sinners Blood presentan nuevo sencillo Enemy de nuevo álbum Dark Horizons
Los chilenos de Sinners Blood presentan su nuevo sencillo Enemy de su nuevo álbum llamado Dark Horizons y editado a través de Frontiers Music S.R.L.
Sercifer 17.07.2024 35
The New Roses presentan nuevo sencillo When You Fall In Love de nuevo álbum Attracted To Danger The New Roses presentan nuevo sencillo When You Fall In Love de nuevo álbum Attracted To Danger
Los alemanes de The New Roses presentan su nuevo sencillo When You Fall In Love de su nuevo álbum llamado Attracted To Danger y editado a través de Naplm Records
Sercifer 17.07.2024 38
Weather Systems presentan nuevo sencillo Do Angels Sing Like Rain? de nuevo álbum Ocean Without A Shore Weather Systems presentan nuevo sencillo Do Angels Sing Like Rain? de nuevo álbum Ocean Without A Shore
Los britanicos de Weather Systems presentan su nuevo sencillo Do Angels Sing Like Rain? de su nuevo álbum llamado Ocean Without A Shore y editado a través de Mascot Label Group
Sercifer 17.07.2024 45
Malasorte presentan nuevo sencillo Slaying The Messengers de nuevo álbum Apex Sovereignty Malasorte presentan nuevo sencillo Slaying The Messengers de nuevo álbum Apex Sovereignty
Los finlandeses de Malasorte presentan su nuevo sencillo Slaying The Messengers de su nuevo álbum llamado Apex Sovereignty y editado a través de Inverse Records
Sercifer 16.07.2024 108
Loudblast presentan adelanto de nuevo álbum Altering Fates And Destinies Loudblast presentan adelanto de nuevo álbum Altering Fates And Destinies
Los franceses de Loudblast presentan adelanto de su nuevo álbum llamado Altering Fates And Destinies, el cual será editado a través de Listenable Records
Sercifer 16.07.2024 99
Gaerea presentan nuevo sencillo Hope Shatters de nuevo álbum Coma Gaerea presentan nuevo sencillo Hope Shatters de nuevo álbum Coma
Los portugueses de Gaerea presentan su nuevo sencillo Hope Shatters de su nuevo álbum llamado Coma y editado a través del poderoso Season of Mist
Sercifer 16.07.2024 109
Black Sites presentan nuevo sencillo Descent de nuevo álbum The Promised Land? Black Sites presentan nuevo sencillo Descent de nuevo álbum The Promised Land?
Los estadounidenses de Black Sites presentan su nuevo sencillo Descent de su nuevo álbum llamado The Promised Land? y editado a través de la banda
Sercifer 16.07.2024 112
Más noticias »
Clásicos
Vintersemestre - Kirkkokyrpä - 1996 Kirkkokyrpä

Vintersemestre

1996
“Kirkkokyrpä” (1996) de Vintersemestre es un disco que va a acorde a su generación y desaparecido para muchos en este universo Black Metal que hoy en día nombres conocidos.
Black Metal
Sercifer 10.07.2024 185
Shub Niggurath - The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth) - 1997 The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth)

Shub Niggurath

1997
“The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth)” (1997) de Shub Niggurath es otro disco representativo de México, y que entra dentro del concepto de bandas clásicas de su país.
Death Metal, Black Metal
Sercifer 10.07.2024 214
Tool - Ænema - 1996 Ænema 

Tool 

1996
“Ænema” es el segundo disco de los estadounidenses de Tool, angustia, progresivo, ansiedad, Post Grunge, secuencia Fibonacci, numerología, todo mezclado de manera casi perfecta.
Progressive Metal, Post Metal, Alternativo
Vlad 10.07.2024 185
Queensrÿche - Promised Land - 1994 Promised Land

Queensrÿche

1994
“Promised Land” fue el quinto y mas sofisticado álbum de Queensrÿche, el punto mas alto en la evolución de esta banda pionera del metal progresivo.
Progressive Metal
Gocho 10.07.2024 274
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity - 1999 Calculating Infinity

The Dillinger Escape Plan

1999
“Calculating Infinity” (1999) de The Dillinger Escape Plan es un disco icónico dentro de lo progresivo, técnico, hardcore, grindcore, cosas extremas, repulsivas.
Mathcore
Sercifer 10.06.2024 322
Metallerium 2002 - 2023

Metallerium 2002 - 2023
v6.6.6

(beta pública 0.0.14 - 01.09.2023)
Contacto
sercifer@hotmail.com
+51 982 050 656
Perú / México / Colombia

Facebook Instagram Youtube

 

hosting: ehostingperu.net y desarrollo: neurodrive.pro