Classic BLASPHEMY interview

14 06 11 - 12:20

Journalist Nathan Birk went in investigation of the Blasphemy phenomenon, and was able to wrest an interview from these guys 20+ years past their original works of hateful, apostatic skinhead black metal/grindcore crossover. Excerpts from the interview are published on the Zero Tolerance blog. Some insights:


Both Blasphemy albums are equally classic in my opinion, but why do you think Fallen Angel Of Doom resounds so powerfully with so many people over a number of generations?

DeathLord: Blasphemy were focused only on Blasphemy during the Fallen Angel Of Doom era. Soon after that, even as early as the Gods Of War era, their energies were spread to other interests.

Black Winds: Let me put it to you this way – I wrote the song ‘Blood Upon The Altar’ from Gods Of War after a bottle and a half of tequila!


Maybe... because Fallen Angel of Doom is the far better album.


While Blasphemy have certainly wielded a global influence on new generations of black/death metal, it seems the biggest pockets of influence are situated in the US, Canada, Australia, and parts of South America and South East Asia – to what do you attribute this to? That Blasphemy wield influence on countries that are…well, less purely ‘white’?

DeathLord: Where do you get this information?! I can find you 25 Burzum clones from Brazil and another 10 from Australia! Also, Burzum record sales are better than Blasphemy record sales in every country you mentioned, so explain why these “less purely white” people are into that style? All metal, all genres, is a worldwide phenomenon. You are obviously speaking about Europe in this question, yet we get the most requests to bring our live ritual out there and I get the most orders for Blasphemy merchandise from there, too. And to add to this, it doesn’t get more ‘white’ than Finland, yet I hear Beherit, Satanic Evil, early Impaled Nazarene, Archgoat, and newer bands like OfDoom and Black Feast, etc, that have a distinct bestial sound with a Blasphemy influence. Blasphemy are indeed “global” and equally listened to, per capita, in all regions of the world. I know this firsthand through my distro and contacts.

Black Winds: The South Americans are probably the biggest black metallers in the world. If we played a show down there with Mystifier or Impurity or someone, there would be thousands there! Traditional Sodomizer’s band Tyrants Blood just played down there, and it was crazy! We don’t notice skin colour, only how black metal people are.


He ducked the question with a false comparison.


So, how would you address charges of Blasphemy ‘resting on your laurels’? Meaning, playing those reunion shows but without any new material in almost two decades…?

Black Winds: Tough. If you don’t like it, don’t come and see it.

DeathLord: Have you ever noticed that people go crazy at a show when the band plays their old songs and are bored to tears when they do a set of newer material? Well, we don’t only hype up the crowd with a few old tunes, we play them ALL! They are eaten up with total frenzy for the entire duration of the live ritual! But, to answer your question, we’re Blasphemy and we do whatever the fuck we want! We don’t answer to any “charges” against us.


Well, it's sensible. If you're not going to be able to write newer material that's better than the old stuff, you should just play the old stuff.

Interesting how bands like BEHERIT continued improving, BURZUM sold out worse than Metallica after peaking late, and ENSLAVED have become something entirely different, namely a hard rock/jam band. BLASPHEMY have stayed true to their roots, even if their answers in this interview aren't entirely logical. Birk asks the right questions; he could ask all the old stuff, but instead he asked them about their place in the metal canon, and got some intriguing answers.

Read the interview here: Crime (and Powerlifting) Pays -- An Interview with Blasphemy

48 comments

brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death

Excellent interview, the straightforward piercing assault of Blasphemy’s material is extremely compelling.

brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death - 14-06-’11 12:32
Levy_Spearmen

Who the fuck is Death Lord?

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 12:33
he's your daddy

@ Levy_Spearmen

Death Lord is the guy that used to fuck your mother in the ass and came on her face and by accident he got your mother pregnant and you were born!

he's your daddy - 14-06-’11 13:15
Levy_Spearmen

Well you’re a fag. Who is Death Lord?

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 13:21
Hipster

I don’t think he (Death Lord) diverted his answer to the question asked. He was correcting the interviewer in saying that Blasphemy have fans all over —- including purely white Europe.

Hipster - 14-06-’11 13:47
negro

Spoiler Alert: Gods of War is better than Fallen Angel of Doom

negro - 14-06-’11 13:57
wildcats

Another interview highlighting the obvious disconnect between the anus morons and the actual world of metal. When will you aspies learn that you’re that annoying smelly kid who no one likes?

wildcats - 14-06-’11 14:07
laughing at your thrown away lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPcudaoGwtk#t=0m11s

anuspies take note: these 13 year old kids are more intelligent and socially developed than you. How does that make you feel?

DURRR NO THEY ARENT THEY DONT HAVE THE POWER OF THE METU-” Shut the fuck up.

laughing at your thrown away lives - 14-06-’11 14:12
laughing at the lives i throw away

durr i win

laughing at the lives i throw away - 14-06-’11 14:31
the authority

Anyone of those kids could take Prozak down in a fistfight.

the authority - 14-06-’11 15:15
WHO IS DEATH LORD?!

WHO IS HE?!

WHO IS DEATH LORD?! - 14-06-’11 15:25
Levy_Spearmen's mom

Death Lord is tiny midget

Levy_Spearmen's mom - 14-06-’11 15:46
Banal Anal Sex

“even if their answers in this interview aren’t entirely logical.”
Or maybe the “journalist” sucks at conducting interviews.

Banal Anal Sex - 14-06-’11 15:55
Levy_Spearmen

Who is Death Lord?

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 16:08
Kontinual

@ Levy_Spearmen

I am Death Lord ! Master of Uranus. Brusher of thy tunnel. Pumper of thy sphincter.

Kontinual - 14-06-’11 19:47
I'll ask yous again

Who is Death Lord? (Inane shit to pass the filter)

I'll ask yous again - 14-06-’11 19:51
tiny midget

i heard my son Levy_Spearmen is asking for me. son i love you, i think you know how much i love you son. all those nights i caressed your crotch while you fell asleep while my avid fatherly fingers probed your butthole is more than proof of my love for you son.

tiny midget - 14-06-’11 19:54
Levy_Spearmen

Caller of the Storms is Death Lord.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 19:54
Levy_Spearmen

I thought he was just Caller of the Storms.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 19:55
Levy_Spearmen

So did I. It turns out his full ritual name is Caller of the Storms & Death Lord of Abomination and War Apocalypse.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 19:56
Levy_Spearmen

Disregard me asking I suck cocks!

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 19:56
ANGRY BLACK METAL ELITIST

THE ANGRY BLACK METAL ELITIST IS BACK WITH MORE NOOB BASHING !!

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ANGRY BLACK METAL ELITIST - 14-06-’11 20:15
Levy_Spearmen

WHEN I FUCKING ASK A GODDAMN QUESTION I AM DEMANDING A FUCKING ANSWER.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:21
Levy_Spearmen

Bro, chill, I told you who he was.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:25
Levy_Spearmen

Sorry bro, it’s that time of the month again, ya know.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:26
Togepi~

>waldemar daninsky

Fuck you slavish jewish subhuman scum.

Also

>black metal
>elitist

LOL

Togepi~ - 14-06-’11 20:27
Levy_Spearmen

Ah, bro, it’s cool, it’s cool. Here smoke this phatass chronic I picked up from my homie Levy_Spearmen.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:27
Levy_Spearmen

Togepi~, you FUCKING FAGGIT! What MAKES you think that you could interrupt HIM!?

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:28
Levy_Spearmen

Chiiil, bro. Smooooke, bro.

Levy_Spearmen - 14-06-’11 20:28
meanwhile in Finland, where it doesn't get more

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,757702,00.html

meanwhile in Finland, where it doesn't get more "white" lol - 14-06-’11 21:41
Levy_Spearmen's mom

Son, if you are feeling upset my vagina is wet and warm for you. Sine your father left I’ve not had any cocks up me, would you like to fuck your mom? I’m so lonely, son…

Levy_Spearmen's mom - 14-06-’11 22:39
vcbghjk

If you think Burzum “sold out” you’re fat.

vcbghjk - 14-06-’11 23:49
seriously though who am I kidding, I actually want you to SUCK MY BALLS

seriously though sinse when are metal listeners such pathetic moralists? later burzum is total shit and so is mainstream society. you’re either defending because you’ve got a comfortable family/careerpath now or you’re just a prancy little fag pretending to be metal and are really here to defend your hyper-sensitive moralistic worldview. who gives a fuck if I call someone a nignog or ask you to suck my balls as a joke ?

seriously though who am I kidding, I actually want you to SUCK MY BALLS - 15-06-’11 01:05
Meanwhile in China, where actualy intersting things will happen soon

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/chin-j15.shtml

Meanwhile in China, where actualy intersting things will happen soon - 15-06-’11 01:08
Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Who gives a fuck about “live rituals” in South America? If these Canadian buttfaces want to show guts, let them play in PAKISTAN! Caller of Cocks and Shit Lord will get beheaded before even finishing their shitty INTRO. hahahaha

TAKBIR!!!

Yusuf al-Qaradawi - 15-06-’11 02:46
	Islamic absolute monarchy

BEHERIT improves?? BURZUM = Reload?? BLASPHEMY – legends??

Vijay Prozak – a hero??

DLA – informative??

LOL

Islamic absolute monarchy - 15-06-’11 02:49
I believe in trannies, I believe in unnatural sex

When some dope=infested shit teens start playing in a BR00TAL band but CANNOT play their instruments , they choose to imitate the shitty Blasphemy style of 50% pseudo grindcore and 50% “i invoke the satanic legions to wipe my shitty Crowley-reading asshole” “black metal” fuck.
And then a whole (de)generation of clone bands arise. Shit fodder for the brainless hipster wannabe “war bestial” elitist wankers.

Fuck them all and BEHEAD them all. Hail early Samael and Master’s Hammer.

P.s. Disregard that, i listen to POST-COCK.

I believe in trannies, I believe in unnatural sex - 15-06-’11 02:56
TROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

vote for the best anal queen in porn a.k.a. BRETT STEVENS!!!

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TROLL OVER BEETHOVEN - 15-06-’11 02:59
no means yes, yes means MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN USA OFFICIALLY

a masterpiece of the concrete poetry:

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SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK
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no means yes, yes means MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN USA OFFICIALLY - 15-06-’11 03:01
tiny midget

ALL YOU FAGGITS THAT COMMENT IN THIS HERE SECTION SHALL FEEL THE WRATH OF MY TINY FISTS!!

tiny midget - 15-06-’11 06:11
gay muslim

In England, even the muslims are a bunch of cocksucking fags!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f80pNyoL6A

gay muslim - 15-06-’11 06:55
|_3VY_5|?3|?\|\/|/-\|\|

FUcK THe( )PO(l)ice! I MEAN seriously. I mean TOTALLY!

|_3VY_5|?3|?\|\/|/-\|\| - 15-06-’11 07:51
hipster

Blasphemy is cool but they need to stop the skinhead stuff. Skinheads are racist so they’re just being against themselves. They should become anti-racist instead. And maybe write some songs against racism like Body Count did.

hipster - 15-06-’11 12:48
I HAVE SEEN THE TRUTH

only fags and queers listen to blasphemy, because they’re gay.

I HAVE SEEN THE TRUTH - 15-06-’11 16:29
Skinhead

OI WORKING CLASS PRIDE LAL

Skinhead - 15-06-’11 18:42
You should feel bad

This music is stupid and horrible and you are bad people who will never be taken seriously for listening to it.

You should feel bad - 16-06-’11 14:44
Chocolate water

Chocolate water makes my dick hard, mmmmm….

Chocolate water - 21-08-’11 13:00
wargoat73

‘DeathLord’ is Ryan Förster, a member of the Canadian BM scene- – he used to play with Jamie Read in ‘Conqueror’ – he’s somehow a little younger than the other, original Blasphemy members.

Funny comments here – you made my day kids:)

wargoat73 (Email ) - 29-03-’12 04:46


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