Summon: How did the band get started?
Luciferian Insectus: It was 2011 and I was drumming at the time in a local band in FL called “Death Becomes Her”. It was then I decided that I had my own picture painted in my head of what I wanted to do. So I finished my shows with them and started to venture on my own composure, which then turned into the project that is now Luciferian Insectus.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Luciferian Insectus: I am a one man metal artist that plays music mainly of the Blackened Death Metal genre, with some European Black Metal influence.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Luciferian Insectus: Where ever I have traveled, the fan response has always been curious without knowledge of what is really being done, being that i am a one man band. But shortly after, the response tightens up usually pretty quick.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Luciferian Insectus: I was sitting in the woods of Los Angeles, before my depart to Germany, one night. I was looking into the trees and the energies threw the name of Luciferian Insectus out to me and I snagged it like a fish on a hook, for it was a powerful feeling.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Luciferian Insectus: As of now, the Luciferian Insectus project consists of only me, composing and playing the music that is presented. I am in the search of other members to take part in this as well, but haven’t found the right person, or the right outside dedication to give Luciferian Insectus what it need to be what it is. SO for now its only me. So my title is:
*Luciferian Insectus- Writer, Composer, Arranger, Performer
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Luciferian Insectus: I write all my music and lyrics.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Luciferian Insectus: My lyrical ideals are usually derived from my own personal feeling inside about religion, Christianity, and how I dislike the ways of that particular being of mind.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Luciferian Insectus: My views… I don’t really have any, I do what I feel like doing, and express my freedom in my own unique ways. But if I had to say something, it would be “Hail Satan!”
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Luciferian Insectus: I have two albums currently released through Speed Slaughter Productions, Based out of Amsterdam but making their way to the USA.
1- The Sacrafice Continues (2012)
2- The Beckoning Call (2013)
*I am currently just finishing my newest release. Going to be releasing it in the coming months.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Luciferian Insectus: This new release I am getting ready to release, is a very special one to me. If not the most important album. I am really getting in touch with my inner demons and dark sadistic thought on a more personal and deeper level, than the last releases. It is more ritualistic and focuses more on my own personal call to darkness, than just a religious and anti-christian approach (but that is always gonna be in my music). I play what I feel, and this just seems so right. 666.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Luciferian Insectus: I have just recently joined an Amsterdam based project called Infernal Forest. Its a very atmospherical and black metal approach. I really like it. Right now we are working on our first demo.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Luciferian Insectus: Some of my musical influences are: Dissection, Mayhem, Gorgoroth, Dark Funeral, Naglfar, Old Man’s Child, Deicide, Taake, Cannibal Corpse, Watain, Morbid Angel, Xasthur, Bathory, Bloodsoaked, Celtic Frost, Lord Belial, etc.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Luciferian Insectus: When I play live, I usually like to have a hard hitting and energetic, aggressive performance. But for my new release and my next shows are going to be very darkly ritualistic.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Luciferian Insectus: Ii did go over seas to Europe and played some shows in Amsterdam.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Luciferian Insectus: It varies, depending on the bill for that night and the bands playing. But as far as numbers go, I couldn’t tell.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Luciferian Insectus: I get some good responses, when I am up there. I might be there in body, but spiritually and mentally, I am in my dark place, where all i see is my internal fire.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Luciferian Insectus: I like the Death Metal scene here in the USA. As far as the Black Metal scene here, I haven’t really interacted with it since I have been back (only been a year since I returned) But for the location I am in, It ok.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Luciferian Insectus: I have to say that Holland has such a dedicated metal scene, it was basically my main interaction overseas.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Luciferian Insectus: Basically the influences I stated earlier in the interview is pretty much where I stand.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Luciferian Insectus: I am currently in process of finishing my release for this year. But as far as writing goes, I am always writing material.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Luciferian Insectus: Luciferian Insectus plans on going until my hands cannot anymore. I plan on releasing a lot of music for my fans and my metal community. I plan on giving my all in flesh and in blood to give only the best that Luciferian Insectus has to offer. I want the outside listening, to feel my emotion and my blood. I want to be remembered, long after I am gone.
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