Summon: How did the band get started?
Helltorture: The band started back in 2011, when I decided to begin a black metal project to express my opinion against humanity, I called up a drummer that i knew from way back to see if he was interested in forming an extreme raw and cold 2 piece black metal band, after several rehearsals it was apparent that we needed bottom end to finalize our sound so I called another black metal mate of mine who also was in the metal scene and played in Antichrist back in the 90s, and asked him if he was interested in becoming the third member of the extreme black metal band Demonplague.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Hillbilly: We play our own style of aggressive black metal”our fucking metal our fucking way”.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Helltorture: The fan response has been gradually increasing from people and bands overseas, and our local black metal scene are aware of us which has created good local support.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Helltorture: The band name was created by Helltorture as we required an evil, straight from hell title.
It is an abbreviation for all things anti.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Hillbilly: Hillbilly on drums – Wrath on bass and vocals- Helltorture on guitar and vocals.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Wrath: The lyrics and music mostly is written by Helltorture but it always is a combined effort from all the whole band.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Helltorture: Every song is a representation of circumstance so the ideas range from what our music is about, vengeance, war, horror, hatred, personal experiences and ideologies.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Wrath: My opinion on satanism and occultism is that we have generally nothing against what it stands for, so like all religions we don’t want it shoved down our throats, but we also see it as a tool for the media to help them with their stereo typical generalizations on what black metal is all about a scapegoat for metal. We could discuss hrs on this topic and not get anywhere……( all Christians must burn hahahahaaaaar)!!!666!!!.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Hillbilly: We haven’t released any yet, though the release or our first 5 track E.P entitled Headstone Bulldozer will be out by the end of 2013. However, we have contributed to 2 black metal compilations this year and sharing some disk space with some of the finest newest local and overseas bands.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Helltorture: I can tell you that the songs on our E.P are yet to be released and they reveal all sorts of topics which include “Axe to grind”is about vengeance till death, “Headstone Bulldozer” is about demonic rise and destroying the world with diesel powered machinery, “Your days are numbered” is about lies and deceit, and “Reaping havoc” is about an outside force that has witnessed enough on this planet and then destroys it, and “Pervertor of the apocalypse” is about war and the horror and self destruction.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Helltorture: Yes we do, I am now starting another band called “cruel” an ambient black metal 1 man band project, and Wrath has been doing Nemesis for a while now which is also a black metal project.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Hillbilly: As far as drums go, as an influence for me, these blokes are it, Mick Harris (ex Napalm Death), Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel), Chris Volcano (Ignivimous)
Helltorture: Trondr Nefas r.i.p \m/ (ex vocalist for Urgehal), Shamaatae vocalist and song writer from Arckanum, and Nocturno Culto from Dark throne,
Wrath: Marko Laiho from Beherit, Lemmy from Motorhead, Noctornal Grave Desecrator and black winds from Blasphemy.
Summon: Which current bands?
Helltorture: Urgehal, Arckanum, Darkthrone, Mutiilation, the list goes on……………
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Wrath: We haven’t had the opportunity to play live, we hope to in the near future, we do get the occasional request but we are not ready yet.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Hillbilly: No not yet, hope to though.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Helltorture: We haven’t played live yet.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Helltorture: Well when we do I’m sure they will enjoy our show.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Wrath: Great! very supportive of our music.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Hillbilly: The metal army is very strong in all countries.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Helltorture: Mardraum , Burning Church Forest, Aberration Nexus, Evil Intent, Darkened Winter, Order of Torment, Adamus Exul, Denouncement Pyre.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Hillbilly: We are constantly writing and refining.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Helltorture: In the near future more releases and live shows, then WORLD DOMINATION!!!!!!666!!!!!
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