Summon: How did the band get started?
Salarda: Greetings Altara! Servorum started year 1998 as a trio, founded by me (Salarda) and Sonoy.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Salarda: It’s a lethal cross of Black and Death Metal, enters in the genre of Extreme metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Salarda: Since our “We are Brutality” demo came out on year 2003, so far have gained respect from other scene across the Philippine archipelago, this words of appreciation didn’t came from us of course, it is according to those individuals who have witnessed our live performances, saying they’ve been blown away watching our live set as well as the demo itself.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Salarda: Nothing much, its’ from a Latin or catholic word that means a Servant, Commander or an Official.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Salarda: I write most of the music and also with the help of Sonoy in some parts. The lyrics are done by our Ex- vocalist Aldaba, who is now obviously out of the band. So the next and future releases would be totally different when it comes to the lyrics.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Salarda: It’s all about war, destruction, massacre, annihilation, torture. It’s all about DESTROYING EVERYTHING!!!
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Salarda: Satanism and Occultism? When comes to black metal, ITS MANDATORY!
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Salarda: “We are Brutality” 2003 – unreleased
“Paramount Slaughter” 2010 – unreleased
“Siege Demons” 2011 – released in a cassette by a Malaysian label
“Atramentous” 2015 demo – unreleased
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Salarda: “Servorum – Atramentous”
1. Paramount Slaughter
2. Colossal Fatality
3. Nuclear Holocaust
4. Damnation (Raping of Angels)
5. Transilvanian Hunger
These first 3 songs were taken from past releases, but in different versions. And the last 2 tracks are cover songs.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Salarda: I do session guitar for a local band called Riit. They’re into bestial black metal.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Salarda: Kratornas, Quorthon (Bathory), Deiphago, Armageddon(Ph), Slayer, Bestial Warlust, Impaled Nazarene, Darkthrone and few non metal artists Engelbert Humperdick, Frank Sinatra, Modern Talking etc…
Summon: Which current bands?
Salarda: I’m done answering this question.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Salarda: I guess you’ll have to find that out yourself or ask any bands or metal heads who have seen us.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Salarda: Not yet!
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Salarda: 100 to 150 maximum.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Salarda: Again this is according to some witnesses, NOT FROM US! The crowd goes wild, and you can see some of them just being quiet with their jaws dropping as if they’re shock.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Salarda: No comment.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Salarda: Obviously you cannot compare the giant metal scene overseas to our local scene here.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Salarda: I don’t like new black & death metal that emerged now a days. I still prefer the old school.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Salarda: Hopefully we can release new material this year, an EP or an album.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Salarda: Just watch out for our future releases. Thanks.
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