Summon: How did the band get started?
G/: The band was started by my desire to express both musically and lyrically my explorations of the Left Hand Path, and to be as a channel a conduit for their Influence to enter this world.
PROPH: G/ and myself were in another band quite a few years ago. I had left that group in 2003 and I believe G/ left in 2010. Shortly thereafter he approached me about starting a band of a much darker nature than what we had done in the past. From there we recorded a rehearsal to use so we could find other like-minded individuals. The rest, as they say, is history.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
G/: I would say we play black metal, since the ideology behind the band is Satanic. Though our style of black metal encompasses and expresses influences from death, thrash, doom and classic heavy metal as well as some hardcore, gothic, ambient/electronic/ritualistic music and the shear power of sound/noise.
PROPH: If I had to sum it up with one title I would have to say black metal. However, I am quick to point out that we incorporate many other elements into what we create so I do ultimately find that label far too limiting. We plan on the industrial elements becoming more prevalent in the future…
Summon: How has the fan response been?
G/: The fan response has been positive so far, not everyone gets what we do, and that is as it should be – what we do isn’t supposed to be for everyone. That being said, the response to our live shows has been extremely positive and those who have taken the time to sit with our music have generally given a positive response though not all reviews have been flattering. Most seem to have missed the point that out “I” release was actually a rehearsal promo and not a full length studio album. It appears some people don’t read liner notes – then again intelligence seems to be overrated by most these days.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
G/: Teloch means Death, Vovin means Dragon, the name comes from Enochian and was inspired by a dream. It is a name attributed to Lucifer but has a deeper meaning within the context of the band and our Temple.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
G/: Teloch Vovin:
Aeshma Shemyaza –Vocals, Bells
G/ – Guitars, Effects, Vocals, Bells
Jos–Sothoth – Bass, Vocals, Bells, Glockenspiel
Proph – Drums, Electronics
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
G/: We are but instruments of Teloch Vovin’s glory and we each play our part in the composition and arrangements of the music and the lyrics. The fullness ov our potential is achieved through our union.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
G/: For the most part, our Lyrics are Inspired by our explorations of the Void and the Spaces in between, Our Interactions with the Dark Gods of Khaos and Our Desire to overcome this Physical Existence and attain to Our Higher Divine Selves—Limitless in Our Potential.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
G/: Our view of Satanism is one of Absolute Spiritual Freedom and The True Practice of the Occultic Arts are Pathways of Spiritual Liberation and Self-Deification. Though some just decide to switch one master for another – sheep one and all – regardless of whichever side of the tree you feed from.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
G/: We have released:
“I” Rehearsal Promo CD 2013 (333 hand numbered copies)
“Through the Skin… Into the Soul” CDr EP 2013 (33 hand numbered copies)
“Atah Gebur Le-Olam Sathanas” Live CDr EP 2014 (72 hand numbered copies)
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
G/: Our next release is an EP entitled “Further Down the Tunnel” and Consists of 5 Tracks. An Intro “Shadows of Kadath”, then “Thaumiel” which Lyrically is based on the Idea of Transcendence Thru Transgression, Transcendence unto a manner in which even Negation Holds No Meaning. “Vena Cava” is based on Disgust for Life and the Worship of Death. Then a track called “Breathe Deep” which is an Ambient/Electronic version of a song that will appear in a Metal Version on the 1st Full-Length and finally closes up with a song entitled “Adoration/Vexation” in which “Adoration” is a Blessing, A Hymn in Praise of the Face of A darker God, and “Vexation” is a Calling – A Curse against certain individuals Within our lives, Channeled in a Sonic Form Through Our Music.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
PROPH: In addition to Teloch Vovin I sometimes do some power electronic/ambient material and also fill in sporadically for any bands I know if they find themselves needing a drummer.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
G/: Mozart/Morbid Angel/Beherit/Dissection/Abigor/Autopsy/Bach/Black Sabbath(ALL)/Iron Maiden
Obituary(OLD)/DIO/Fields of the Nephilim/Tiamat/Slayer/Skinny Puppy/Acid Bath/Dax Riggs(Agents of Oblivion)/My Dying Bride/Mayhem/Darkthrone/The Tea Party/Sisters of Mercy/DeathSpell Omega/Roky Erickson, Our Musical Influences – Our Legion!!!
PROPH: Skinny Puppy, Integrity, MZ.412 and a good portion of the early nineties Scandinavian metal releases as well as various “metal” releases in general.
Summon: Which current bands?
G/: Black Anvil/Aosoth/MGLA/Arckanum/Behemoth/Blut Aus Nord/Death Penalty/Funeral Mist/Marduk/In Solitude/Ofermod/Root/The Shining(Swe)/Sinister(Holland)/Asphyx.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
G/: Blood, Fire, Smoke and the Stench and Sounds of the Metal of Death.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
G/: Not yet.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
G/: Depends on the show. Our show with Black Witchery and Negative Plane in NYC was about 200 people, and our 1st live show with Black Anvil on 12/21/2012 was well attended but then you get our last show with Black Witchery again in NYC and the turnout was hurt by a competing show, so it depends on the environment at the time of the show.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
G/: The crowd response to our sets have been very good so far. Even at the smaller shows.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
G/: The US Black/Death scene is growing, maturing finally but there has always been good bands, you just have to dig and look outside the lines.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
G/: Though Metal isn’t really taken seriously in the U.S. it is a more accepted art form in Europe and a lot of the rest of the world. This has allowed a strong scene to grow in many parts of the world. I try not to look at local so much when I listen to music, instead I am more drawn to what I feel is someone honestly expressing themselves in a musical manner.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
G/: We are composing new material as we speak.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
G/: We are working on both the 1st and 2nd full-lengths together as they are conceptually linked. The 1st Full-Length is entitled “Ov Khaos, Entropy and Death” and the 2nd is called “Lux Fero-Hymns ov Mahapralaya”. We are looking to record the 1st full-length next winter/spring time for a Summer Solstice 2016 release. By the time we record the 1st full-length we will have 4 songs finished for the 2nd full-length and we have another 3 or 4 solid song sketches started. We are just working out the remaining tracks for the 1st full-length before moving onwards.
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