We are proud to post this interview with Wes Infernal the main song writer, and guitarist of Blaspherian. Blaspherian just dropped their first full-length on Deathgasm records this week and it is sure to terrify those not prepared.
Foul Feast: Infernal Warriors Of Death was just recently released. How has the response been so far?
Wes Infernal: THE RESPONSE SO FAR HAS BEEN VERY GOOD! MOST REVIEWS THUS FAR HAVE BEEN VERY POSITIVE,AND TO ME THATS DUE TO THE PROGRESSION FROM OUR MINI C.D. 'ALLEGIANCE....' TO 'INFERNAL WARRIORS OF DEATH' I FEEL WE STEPPED IT UP IN TERMS OF HEAVINESS,AND SPEED,AND OVERALL SOUND,WHICH IS BETTER THAN OUR EARLIER MATERIAL.
FF: The album marks your first full-length release. Why such the long wait?
Infernal: BASICALLY BECAUSE I'M THE MAIN AND ONLY SONGWRITER,I WRITE AT A SNAILS PACE WHEN IT COMES TO NEW MATERIAL.
FF: Was the absense of guitar solos on this release something you set out to do?
Infernal: YES,BUT I DID WANT A FEW MORE SOLOS,I JUST DIDN'T HAVE,OR MAKE TIME TO WORK THEM OUT PROPERLY,SO I LEFT THEM OFF.THERE WILL BE MORE SOLOS IN THE FUTURE!
FF: Most of your releases as well as your logo feature inverted crosses and lyrical themes that deal in satanism and evil. Would you consider yourself a satanist?
Infernal: YES,I'VE FELT THIS WAY SINCE IS WAS 15 YEARS OLD,I'VE KNOWN THE CHRISTIAN MYTH WAS FALSE FROM EVEN WAY BACK THEN....IN MY OPINION,THE TRUTH IS THAT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE,THATS REALITY...WHY OR HOW COULD I HAVE THE SAME BELIEFS AS SOME FUCKING GOAT HERDER FROM 2000 YEARS AGO,THAT KNEW MUCH LESS THAN WE KNOW KNOW,ABOUT LIFE SCIENCE ETC...IT JUST MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER TO PUT YOUR ENTIRE EXISTANCE AND LIFE IN A BELIEF SYSTEM BASED ON BLIND FAITH AND THE WRITINGS OF MADMEN.
FF: What attracted you to Deathgasm Records?
Infernal: WELL EVEAN HAS BEEN A FRIEND FOR MANY YEARS,ALSO HE DOES GREAT WORK,IN TERMS OF HIS RELEASES AND THERE ARE SOME KILLER BANDS ON DEATHGASM RECORDS;FOR INSTANCE INFINITUM OBSCURE,QUINTA ESSENTIA,DIABOLIC,ETC....EVAN DOES A KILLER JOB AND WORKS VERY HARD SO TO ME IT WAS AN ONVIOUS CHOICE.
FF: Rather than just blazing through with each track you often switch it up and throw in some slow, atmospheric sections.
Infernal: WE LIKE TO MIX IT UP,I THINK CONTRAST,MUSICALLY IS VERY IMPORTANT.I FIND BANDS THAT PLAY EITHER ALL FASTOR ALL SLOW,TO BE UTTERLY BORING,USUALLY.MUSIC LIKE LIFE HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS EMOTIONALLY JUST LIKE GOOD MUSIC.
FF: Who did the artwork for the album? And can you tell us how the art ties in with the lyrical themes?
Infernal: ART WAS DONE BY JUANJO CASTELLANO,AND IN MY OPINION DID A VERY GOOD JOB,AND MANY OF HIS OTHER EFFORTS ARE KILLER AS WELL,JUST LOOK AT THE ART HE DID FOR THE QUINTA ESSENTIA RECORD.THE COVER ART REALLY TIES IN TO OUR FEELINGS OF HATE FOR CHRISTIANITY,AND REALLY SETS THE MOOD FOR OUR VISION OF A RELIGIOUS APOCALYPSE,THE END OF LIES,AND A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING,INTO REALITY THAT RELIGION IS FOR SHEEP.....ONLY THE NON WEAK MINDED WILL THINK FOR THEMSELVES.
FF: When did you start the writing process for the record?
Infernal: AROUND 2007.THATS WHEN SOME OF THE SONGS ON 'INFERNAL WARRIORS OF DEATH' BEGAN TAKING FORM.
FF: When the band writes is it more of a group effort or does everyone sort of go off and do their own thing?
Infernal: SO FAR I HAVE WRITTEN 99% OF ALL MUSIC AND ALMOST ALL SONG TITLES.HOPEFULLY JOE NECRO WILL CONTRIBUT TO NEWER COMPOSITIONS,WITH THE HOPE OF EXPEDITING THE WRITING PROCESS,WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANOTHER FULL LENGTH OUT BY 2012 FOR SURE.
FF: Do you have any plans for a tour to promote the new album?
Infernal: JUST PLAY SHOWS AND SEND C.D.'S FOR REVIEW,AND INTERVIEWS...WE JUST GOT INVITED BACK TO DO RITE OF DARKNESS 3 IN DEC.,THAT WILL BE A BLAST .....
FF: How do you feel about the metal scene now compared to how it was in the late 80's/early 90's?
Infernal: THE SECENE BACK THEN WAS AMAZING,THAT WAS THE BEGINNING,IT WILL NEVER HAVE THAT FEEL AGAIN,BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE MANY BANDS KEEPING THE FLAME OF TRUE METAL ALIVE,AND CONTINUING WITH THE TRADITIONS OF TRUE UNDERGROUND METAL GOING...HAIL THE TRUE WRRIORS OF METAL!
FF: You guys have released a few splits in the past. Are there any bands out there that come to mind that you'd like to do a split with?
Infernal: YES IN FACT WE'LL BE DOING A SPLIT 7" WITH IMPRECATION,THROUGH DARK DESCENT RECORDS...THAT WILL BE RELEASED THIS YEAR.AND WE DO HAVE PLANS FOR FUTURE SPLIT RELEASES,NOTHING ELSE CONFIRMED AT THIS TIME,HOWEVER.
FF: Any final thoughts?
Infernal: THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! KEEP SUPPORTING UNDERGROUND DEATH METAL,AND SUPPORT THE LABELS THAT RELEASE IT!