Summon: How did the band get started?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: We are summoning the darkness since 2009. In the very beginning the band started as a Heavy/Thrash act. But gradually, after a numerous line-up changes, we started playing Black Metal.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: We play Melodic Black Metal, Black/Death Metal. Our style of music comprises of both extremity and our origin of eastern classical music.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Well, so far, the fan response is really cool. They accepted our music very warmly, blessed us with their immense support and well wishes.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Asif Abrar named the band Eternal Armageddon. By this name the horde means an eternal war against the domination of religious dynasties and their fragile orthodox, a musical humiliation to the impotent civilization created with the filth of men, a majestic proclamation of absolute rebel against the meretricious hypocrisy and the primitive slavery of decades.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Since the very first dawn, Asif Abrar and Kushal Warhorse are still sharing the same grail of Eternal Armageddon. The other two chaos-worshipers who joined later are Jamy the Armageddon and Count Morax. All scriptures are done by the invocator Asif Abrar who also leads the horde to the path of true enlightenment. Kushal Warhorse declares the eternal battle by his infernal blasts. Jamy the Armageddon and Count Morax evoke the evil through their desecrating distortion and diabolic hymns.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: All musical concepts and lyrics are done by Asif Abrar.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: We do drive ourselves by our very own philosophy. We grew up by observing the tyranny of the religious fanatics. We broke the boundaries by ourselves. Our darkness lies in the heart of us. We have our very own darkness and a very ancient cultural base. That’s where the lyric ideas come from.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Each and every religion is created with the filth of men. Religions turn people into slaves with it’s fragile boundaries. We grew up in the reign of fanatics, and we understood how worthless their beliefs are. Yeah! If you ask about our religion views, we are not satanists. We rather call ourselves free-thinkers. Satan means freedom to us, and Black Metal is the perfect ritual to
feel that freedom.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: So far we have released a single entitled “Over Her Necropolis” from a local label called G-series last year. This year we have released our first EP named “Her Forlorn Monsoon”. Locally it was a self-release and internationally it was released from MTD Production, Malaysia.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: There are total three songs in our latest EP “Her Forlorn Monsoon”. All three of them are special. We have a very own sound and musical concept which is really unique. That why all three songs from the EP are significant from their very own way.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: No. But Count Morax also plays in Abominable Carnivore, another Black/ Death Metal band hailing from the mighty soil of Bangladesh.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Basically there is no such influence thing; we do drive ourselves by our very philosophy. We grew up by observing the tyranny of the religious fanatics. We broke the boundaries by ourselves. Our darkness lies in the heart of us. We don’t go through six months of darkness but the darkness lies inside as we see it in broad daylight. And yeah! We like a lot of Metal bands of our kind. To mention a few of them we would like to state the name Dissection, Immortal, Emperor and Watain. These bands showed us the appropriate path to express ourselves.
Summon: Which current bands?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Watain, Immortal, Thulcandra, Belphegor, Weapon, Hate and so. In Bangladesh, Chromatic Massacre, Severe Dementia, Orator, etc.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Those who summon the darkness with their unholy scriptures and diabolic symphonies!
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: No. Not yet.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: So far it’s around 150-300.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: The crowd response is really good. They really appreciate our music when we play.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Well, the Death Metal scene is killer but the US Black Metal scene is not that impressive. When they started playing Black Metal, they really did produce some good shit. But now-a-days, it seems like, US Metal scene is getting influenced with Core, Nu-Metal and Punk shits much more which is distracting them from the real path of Metal.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: Yeah! The overseas scenes are really good. Countries like Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden are still fucking Metal, you know! And Metal is rising from every where now, even from the most unexpected place. We think that’s very positive.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: From abroad we would like to name Sothis, Eye of Noctum, 1833 AD and so on. From Bangladesh Jahiliyyah and Abominable Carnivore.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: We are already done with lyrics of the next release. Not sure yet whether it’s gonna be a Full-length or EP. Hope can hit the studio by May of this year.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Asif: Eternal Armageddon: More releases, more local and international activities, getting more high, drunk and nauseated! Ha Ha! And one good news, the band website is coming soon!
Ave! Thanks Blackened Horde Zine. Morbid salutations and infernal hails from Eternal Armageddon. Horns up.
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