Summon: How did the band get started?
Abaddon Artillery: Servus Obscurus was born in 2006 in the City of Bogotá, Colombia. At first it was called Hart Dark, over time it has kept the main ideal from which it was formed “make the Colombian scene to see a band with the evil force of Black Metal”.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Abaddon Artillery: We play a fast old school and crude Black Metal
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Abaddon Artillery: Immense has been the support we’ve had from the head-bangers in Colombia and all around the world, they are really interested in what we have issued and the upcoming material.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Abaddon Artillery: The name (in Latin) means Servants of Darkness, and it was applied given that we all have a dark and evil essence that appears in some moment of our lives
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Abaddon Artillery: Members:
Dingir Xul – Lead Guitar
Ghoul – Guitar
Xaphan – Bass
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Abaddon Artillery: We all work on the music and the lyrics, nevertheless most of the compositions are made by Dingir Xul and most of the lyrics have been wrote by Abaddon Artillery, but as I mentioned before, each one of us has provided the composition processes with different inputs.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Abaddon Artillery: The lyrics are inspired by dark landscapes, sexuality, blasphemy, profanation and anti-christianism.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Abaddon Artillery: In that aspect it is clear what we want to transmit… Each one with their beliefs and Dogmas, our purpose is a musical one, that´s our language, and so occultism is part of that language. We honor those who blind their beliefs from opium, we honor those who build their internal strength through wisdom and reason, we honor those who make themselves a temple, we honor those who attend their flesh desires upon everything, but specially we honor those who fight for an ideal without becoming fanatics, as quoted before, we respect those who make themselves a temple and don´t need to follow a flock or recruit for it.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Abaddon Artillery: 2007: Pre Demo
Majestic Satan; Return of the Beast
The Goat’s Morbidity
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Abaddon Artillery: My Worst Enemy, Lascivian paranoia, Engendro Abismal were part of Majestic Satan: The return of the Beast. Whispers of Perversion, Goat’s Morbidity e Infernal Marshal were part of The Goat´s Morbidity EP, these tracks are faster and more “musically mature”.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Abaddon Artillery: Yes, A.S.S (Anticristvs Satan Sodomizer´s) it is a Black n’ Roll/Punk Project Carnage Fascination Tribute to Carpathian Forest.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Abaddon Artillery: Mayhem, Darkthrone, Venom, Dark Funeral, Desaster, Marduk, Immortal, Impaled Nazarene, Satyricon, Burzum, Bathory, Carpathian Forest, Absu. And of course South American Black Metal: Sarcófago and Vulcano.(Bra).
Summon: Which current bands?
Abaddon Artillery: Desaster, Marduk, Impaled Nazarene, Satyricon, Carpathian Forest, Absu, Sarcófago, Vulcano, Venom, Dark Funeral.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Abaddon Artillery: Well, usually when we play we throw a lot of energy to the crowd, we make everyone to head bang, independently if there´s different type of audiences. We try to make a repertoire based on the song´s energy and we also prepare ourselves with different makeups and accessories, we try to give a hell of a show.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Abaddon Artillery: Not yet, but we are booking some events in Ecuador, after the recording of our first album we´ll begin a South American tour.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Abaddon Artillery: Usually we play for 200 to 300 head bangers; we try not to play in big places to keep the underground essence.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Abaddon Artillery: It´s our obligation to send the message through music, we are obligated to make them feel our compositions through their spines. We play the strongest possible, we try to be overwhelming, and so far the audience hasn’t failed to assist.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Abaddon Artillery: In the United States there is a lot of Black Metal movement. What I admire the most of the US scene is that the underground hordes support themselves and they procure to make their music to keep its cause.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Abaddon Artillery: Over the days we see more bands and more musicians with exceptional potentials so, whatever place it may be, this helps the scene to grow and not letting die that which for a lot of us is life.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Abaddon Artillery: Black Metal: Abismal Fall, Black Funeral, Blood Storm and a lot more that doubtlessly are fighting…
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Abaddon Artillery: The upcoming material is almost ready, we only have to choose what tracks are going to be issued and record them. I´ll assure you that this year we will issue it; it will not pass from this year.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Abaddon Artillery: A lot more support from our scene, the recorded material, oversea dates and around our country Mucho más Apoyo de Nuestra Escena… El Material Grabado, Fechas en el Exterior y alrededor de Nuestro país.
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