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Summon: How did the band get started?

Atilla: The band started when I learned how to record my songs. After a few times of unimportant trying, I recorded the Burning Tree (the first song of the first album), then I saw the black light, an endless source of musical influences.



Summon: What kind of music do you play?

Atilla: We play what we actually want, I can not name it as black metal or death or something like that. I record the guitars and compose a song structure, then I send them to Martin and he makes what he wants, I never ask a single question. So, I think we play some kind of music that fits us.



Summon: How has the fan response been?

Atilla: It is almost always great but I am not interested in reading or hearing about it.



Summon: Where did the band name come from?

Atilla: It comes from a dead language, Akkadian. It simply means Queen.



Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.

Atilla: Martin Ciappara; Drums

Atilla ”Sarrum” Kabak : Guitar, vocals etc.



Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?

Atilla: Sarrum writes the guitars and almost all the lyrics. Martin writes all drums and has a lyric on the album Flagellation of a Saint.



Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?

Atilla: Mostly the darkness and nightmares that lead me to make music. Actually it is more bloodletting than writing for me.



Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?

Atilla: From my vision, nowadays satanism is like a pub that plays heavy metal all day, if you are young enough you are dying to be part of it. If you are old enough, you see yourself in a mirror and think how many years you lost in it.



Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?


  • Taurobolium – Split 2006
  • Firewell – Full-length 2007
  • Slave Gods – Split 2008
  • Magick Rituals IV: The Rune – Split 2008
  • Old, Cold, Untold – Compilation 2009
  • Flagellation of a Saint – Full-length 2012

besides, there is a full length album and a demo not released yet.



Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?

Atilla: I think all songs in the album speak for themselves, I could tell a lot about them but actually they have 99% direct messages.



Summon: Do you have any side projects?

Atilla: Yes, I also compose music for Sublime Flagellations, Sebus Veutgiryn, Black Vulture, Lustre.



Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?

Atilla: First of all, Emperor and Darkthrone are my main influences about playing black metal but generally I am a big fan of Marty Friedman as Martin is a very mad fan of Queen.



Summon: Which current bands?

Atilla: For Sarratum I don’t have any current bands as influence.



Summon: What is the band like when you play live?

Atilla: There is no live show yet and not in the future plans.



Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?

Atilla: Personally nowadays I mostly listen to US Black Metal. Bands like Black Witchery, Blood Storm, Gorephobia, Absu, Judas Iscariot, Krieg etc etc. Actually I don’t give a fuck where the band is from. If it fits my musical needs, I don’t wanna know which country they were born or choose to live. But when I take a look at my collection, it seems I am a great fan of US Black Metal.



Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?

Atilla: For me, black metal has no country no overseas no lands no trends. It is out there if you enjoy the music and the message.



Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?

Atilla: Mgla, Ritual Combat, Vemod, Mare .. these are the last bands I enjoy listening this week.



Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?

Atilla: I have so much material to make a Sarratum album, actually they are all waiting for my laziness to shape an album.



Summon: What does the future hold for the band??

Atilla: For now, there is no new Sarratum music to release in my schedule. For the future there is nothing impossible.





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