Summon: How did the band get started?
Azazel: We started in July of 91. I was looking for a band and met Hel through a friend. We jammed for awhile then added Satania and Terri. Satania left last year because she was pregnant and Robin was brought in.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Azazel: We are a combo of death and black metal with some technical elements thrown in.
Summon: Describe your music to me?
Azazel: If you take say what the band Death does now, and combine it with a Swedish black metal sound that’s what we sound like.
Summon: Hmmm interesting!! Where did you get the band name from?
Azazel: Terri came up with the name. We started out as Covenant, but there was more than one band with that name, so we changed it.
Summon: So there is no real story on where the name Ancestor came from?
Azazel: Well, we were deciding on other names, and Terri just said that name and it fits with what we’re all about.
Summon: How many demos/CD’s have you guys done?
Azazel: Three. Our fourth one will be available by the time this is printed. The new demo is called “El Dia De Los Muertos”.
Summon: Tell me about some of the songs on the new one.
Azazel: One is called “Cum For God”, which is about out preachers use religion as a means to corrupt people, which is sad because they fall for it. A lot of the songs kinda go together. It’s all a concept per see, about how people are dumb enough to believe the hypocrisy of Christianity.
Summon: How many songs are on the new demo?
Azazel: Ten! One of them is an instrumental Terri wrote.
Summon: Who writes the majority of the music and lyrics?
Azazel: Hel and I write 99% of everything.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Azazel: Well for this new recording I did a lot of watching various shows about religion and thats where I got the concept idea for this new one. On the other demos, the lyrics are based on sumerian mythology.
Summon: Who are your influences?
Azazel: Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, Possessed, Atheist, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Dark Angel, and many more. We also get influenced by some of the current bands as well.
Summon: Which current bands?
Azazel: Like Marduk, Satyricon, Monstrosity, and alot more.
Summon: Have you ever played a show with those bands?
Azazel: No, but would like to
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Azazel: We are very tight live. We sound better live than on tape.
Summon: Do you guys wear corpsepaint?
Azazel: We did in the beginning, but it got old.
Summon: Do you have any type of stage props or special clothing?
Azazel: Hel, and I spit blood onstage, and I’ll burn a bible.
Summon: Have you guys ever played out of your state?
Azazel: Yes we have, but we don’t play a lot of shows, which is something we plan on doing more often.
Summon: Where have you played before?
Azazel: Cali, TX, Virginia, and a few other places.
Summon: What was the best band you played with?
Azazel: Not to dump on a lot of bands, but playing with the other bands around Maine are defiantly the best to play with, because we’re all best of friends.
Summon: Would you play a show with bands that sucked just to get more people into your band?
Azazel: Yeah, I guess we would, just to get our name out more.
Summon: Any plans on writing any new material?
Azazel: Actually we have one new song written.
Summon: Whats it about?
Azazel: It’s about a woman who is sentenced to bleed from her vagina because she betrayed Satan.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Azazel: Who knows? I keep saying this is it, but I been saying that for 2 yrs. We’ll stick around for a little while longer.
Summon: Thanks Azazel for the interview!!
Azazel: No problem, thank you