torsdag 2. desember 2010

Interview with Avregrevartre Melioverkre

Greetings, inferior insects!
I always try to keep tabs on what goes on in the dark pits of the underground black metal scenes. Because it is there that you will find true, hateful and undilluted black metal. This is where the loyal acolytes of darkness make their nests. Forget what you've read in Metal Hammer, Terrorizer or any other moneywhoring gospels of faggotry! If you want know what black metal truly is, then you have to delve into the abyss yourself and stare directly into the Eye of the Beast that resides there!

Today's post features an interview with none other than Vzldrb of the one-man band Avregrevartre Melioverkre from the U.S.! Now, the United States of America is very often ovelooked when it comes to black metal, and a lot of people seem to be under the impression that the Americans haven't got what it takes to make evil and goat-sodomizing black metal. Well... they are wrong, and bands like Avregrevartre Melioverkre proves it!


N.S:

Hail, Vzldrb! Telll me about Avregrevartre Melioverkre.
how did it come into being, and what are its themes and message?




Vzldrb

Hail!
Avregrevartre Melioverkre, simply put, is my main outlet for all my feelings deep inside - it came into being when these feelings of hatred cannot be kept inside any longer - the filth called "Humanity" must hear what a "demon" (one they have made by their own hands, unknowingly) sounds like. Hatred cannot be kept inside, so instead I channe; these emotions to create Art, and Ritual to Satan. Satan will hear you if you are sincere... He may even call you!

Again, the main themes are reverence for Satan, and also the other-world or after-life. The message is nothing more, then for humanity to realize what they really are - mindless sheep, which are to be offered on the Altar to cleanse the earth of their stain/existence.




N.S:

What would you say are your main inspiriations? What fuels Avregrevartre Melioverkre?



Vzldrb
:
Inspirations are early 80s Black Metal bands: Venom, Bathory, etc. As well as the 90s.. The main thing you should hear in my music is the heavy Burzum and Countess influence. The message and themes are what fuel Avregrevartre Melioverkre, nothing more... If Humanity realizes what filth they are, I will still make black metal, however... I do not want to get ahead of myself, because I think Humanity will never wake up!!



N.S:
One of Avregrevartre Melioverkre's trademarks is its raw, almost abysmal sound. Do you view raw production as an essential necessity in black metal? Is it possible convey the same imagery and emotions with a cleaner, or "nicer" sound?



Vzldrb
:
Yes, raw production IS needed... My reasoning is that Black metal should be music you have to actually LISTEN to, not just hear easily. It weeds out the sincere from the insincere! You have to want to hear it to actually HEAR the music. Another thing is the imagery... it creates an atmosphere. Of course any of these things is not possible, and anything with a "cleaner" sound, I would beware of the band's real intent!! Say, like modern Immortal, modern-day Mayhem, Emperor, and so on... All have "clean" values - these once iconic bands have sold out, just so they can market "NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL!" ... I may not like Darkthrone's later music, but at least he isn't trying to cash in on concert after concert like Mayhem or Emperor, just to make money!!

Although I do like these early Norwegian albums, before most of the scene got corrupted - Burzum's "Belus" felt like a re-hash of material, but at least Burzum remained true and sincere.



N.S:
What is your view on today's black metal? Is it keeping true to its roots, or has it lost its way?



Vzldrb
:
See the above... With how easy it is to make music today, there are VERY many "shit" bands! But also, we hear bands we would probably never hear... Sadly, I think, Black Metal is full of shit, with a few gems worth keeping! Those bands that sound good, clearly get the message, and are called by SATAN, or old Pagan Gods... but many are not so chosen.



N.S:
So-called NSBM seems to be on the rise in today's black metal, especially in Eastern Europe. What are your views on this "sub-genre"? Do politics belong in black metal, or should it be kept apolitical?




Vzldrb
:
There is nothing wrong with this sub-genre, as they are sincere.. For example, Bilskirnir as some NS references, and plays well... As does Waffen SS from Italy. However, we should really see more Communist Black Metal! Communism is good, it unites the VERY FEW honest hard-working people to overthrow filthy humans in power, with only selfish interests in mind. Stalin, in my mind, is a great hero.



N.S:
You originally hail from Pennsylvania, I believe. Tell me about it's black metal scene. Is there an established underground circle there?




Vzldrb
:
There is a very small scene hear in PA... A very good band, Vrolok is in the city of Franklin, not too far from me - they are signed with Drakkar Productions, and make great music. Besides that, nothing notable in my mind. I do not mingle with any "scene", black metal is way too trendy thanks to betraying-bands that ruin the black metal essence.


N.S:
Should black metal be kept strictly as an underground movement? Or should it be allowed to surface onto to the plane of mainstream corporation and jew-vultures?




Vzldrb
:
Yes, it MUST and WILL be underground, because humans will never change or understand, for many, many hundreds of years to come. Few are chosen to hear the Call of the Dark Lord. As an aside, I must state how I loathe people who like metal just to have fun, party, and get drunk... they can go fuck off! They can talk about hating humans but then they do everything those filthy animals do, just with metal music instead of pop hits!


N.S:
If you could pick one black metal band to send screaming into the fires of Hades eternal, which band would it be?




Vzldrb:

I would have to say Dimmu Borgir, absolutely. A second follow up would be Cradle of Filth. Of course, I like them in a sense because they keep the stupid people away from real Black Metal.



N.S.
So, what's next for Avregrevartre Melioverkre?



Vzldrb
:
As far as Avregrevartre Melioverkre is concerned, the full-length will not be recorded, and the EP (which IS complete...) will never see the light of day. I am working on more music, with much more skill and effort involved - now that I have done one demo, I can focus on defining HOW I want to say rather than WHAT to say, in my music. The reason is simple: I know the sound I am going for, I have made it reality, now I can fine-tune it... and with this, will come a name change.



N.S:

Any final statements?



Vzldrb
:
Stay true, and continue to follow the will of the DARK LORD, Satan!


Thank you for granting me this in interview, Vzldrb! Keep the Flames of Hades burning!


That is all for now, maggots. More interviews will follow in the future, and a review of Nidrosian BLack Mass III is also in the works.

Until next time, Kill. Maim. Destroy

Yours cruelly, N.S.

1 kommentar:

  1. Good interview.

    I agree, we really need more Communist BM.

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