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

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