Thursday, 12 October 2017

Interview with Annihilation done by Patrick posted on 10-12-17

1.Hello  how  are  things  going  with you  these  days?Please introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

Hi Patrick i´m fine thanks, my name is Fábio Da Silva and i´m one of the founders of Annihilation, I play rhythm guitars, i compose and write the lyrics for the band.

2.Annihilation  formed  in  2004   what  gave you  all the idea  to  start this  band?And  what  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?

In 2003 I was living in the UK and i was approached by Pedro Monteiro (our 1st drummer) a verygood friend of mine who invited me to a new band he was trying to setup. The idea was doing something on the likes of Morbid Angel, Nile, Behemoth and he asked me if i could play guitar and sing, at that time i had never played a guitar but i liked the idea and decided to buy a guitar. 6 months after buying my 1st guitar i was already composing the first songs for the band and writing lyrics.

At the moment our line up consists on Sofia Silva on Vocals, me on Rhythm guitars, João Corceiro on Lead Guitars, Tiago Felizardo on Bass and Ita dos Santos on drums

3.Who  would you  say are  the bands  biggest  influences?

Well that is king of hard to describe since i listen to a lot of music, and not just Metal music, but i guess that Gorguts and Ulcerate were a major influence when i start writing the songs for "The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things"

4.Nice To Eat You Rec.  will be releasing your  second  cd  how  did you and the band come in  contact  with this  label?

It was due to a friend,Leopoldine Kalch whoe knew that we were looking for a label to release our latest album, she asked me to contact Vladimír Prokoš (Fleshless) the owner of Nice To Eat You Rec. and to send him our songs.

5.How  long  did  it  take the band  to  write the music for  The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things ?Does  the  whole band  work on the music or does one member  usually  write  everything?

The rhythm guitar parts were written pretty fast, around 4 months or so. Basically i write all my guitar parts and show them to the band, we then start  with an idea for were should the solos, melodies and dissonant guitar parts should be applied and song by song our drummer starts applying his drum parts. 
The material for the lyrics were developed even before the songs were created, since i read a lot of stuff i like to "store" some ideas for lyrics, so when the time came all the lyrics were already defined, it was just a matter of developing the song structure and vocals patterns to fit what was already written.

6.Besides  the upcoming release The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things  does the band  have  any  copies of the debut  release  still available?Besides  physical releases  does the band have  any other merchandise  available if  yes what  is  available and  where can the  readers buy  it?

Actually we still have some physical copies from our first album "Against The Storm" those who are interested can contact us directly at our Facebook Page or by email at
As for merch we will have it on the upcoming months and we will release all the designs at our Facebook page.

7.I  know Portugal  has a strong thrash,black metal scene  but  what  is the  brutal  death metal scene  like?

We have some pretty solid brutal death metal bands like Grog, Bleeding Display, The Ominous Circle and Colosso that are causing some fuss on the underground in Portugal and also abroad.

8.Who  are your  all-time favorite  Portugese  bands?And  are their  any new upcoming bands you  feel the  readers  should watch  out for?

I recommend The Ominous Circle, Colosso, Grog, Concealment, Wells Valley, whom are all also my favourite Portuguese bands

9.Besides bands are their any honest and reliable labels or distro's  in Portugal  that you  could  recommend?

There a few labels that i could recommend Raging Planet and Helldprod are in the "business" for quite sometime now and they also have a solid rooster.

10.Besides brutal  death metal do you or any of the band members listen to  any other forms of underground  music?

We all listen to different stuff, I for instance listen to a lot of electronic music, chillout, stoner, psychedelic rock and other genres of music too.

11.When  not  working on  new music or  band  business  what do you  enjoy  doing in your  free time?

Going to the beach almost everyday to listen to music and read.

12.Other  then  music we  are huge movie fans here  do you  like watching  movies?What  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  movies?

I do enjoy watching movies too, some of my favorites and also that inspired me are The Fountain, Enter The Void, and Baraka just to name a few.

13.Who  are  some  of your  favorite  actresses  and  actors?

Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman, Monica Belluci, just to name a few.

14.Thank you  for  taking  the  time to  fill this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

I would like to thank all of our fans and those who have been supporting us throughout the years, keep spreading our name out there and our music that´s all that we want! 

Thank you Patrick for giving us the opportunity of this interview!

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Saturday, 7 October 2017


Peace everyone, all radio show interviews are being rescheduled. Full details soon when details are finalised, but hopefully not to much of a change to the roster.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Interview  with  Imperialist  done  by  Patrick posted on 10-4-17

Interview  with  Imperialist  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello please introduce  yourself  to the  readers?

My name is Rodney, I'm the drummer for Imperialist. 

2.Imperialist was formed  in 2013 when  did you  first get the idea  to  start this  band?And how  did you  all choose Imperialist as the name of  the  band? 

Sergio had been brewing an idea for metal band for ages. He asked me if I wanted to drum on his project at show. The name is rather obscure but it is a reference to one of our favorite games. We'll leave that to be guessed. 

3.Who would you say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences? 

We all have many influences but my personal flavors are in the likes of Moonsorrow, Emperor, Dissection, Immortal to name a few. 

4.Cipher  is the band  debut full length  how long  did it  take  the  band to  write  the music for this  release? 

Music for the album was conceived maybe a year prior with the exception of Umbra Tempest. We sorta got to work on each song before they were finished respectively. 

5.Who  usually  takes care  of  writing  the  lyrics ?The  band  seems to  draw inspiration from science fiction when  did you  become interested in writing about  science fiction? 

Sergio handles the lyrics. We're all inspired by science fiction and science fact. Space is probably the most terrifying and awesome thing in all forms of platforms. 

6.I  believe  Cipher  is  a   digital  release are  their  any  plans  to do  a physical  release one day? 

Yes, it will be out in hard copy. Preorders will most likely be available with a bundled shirt. 

7.Besides  the  Cipher  release  does the band have  any  other releases or merchandise  available for the readers?If  yes  what  is  available and where can the readers  buy  it? 

Tons of merch available on our bandcamp! as well as new merchandise getting revealed as we get closer to the release of cipher.

8.Does   Imperialisplay  live  very often If  yes what  have  been  some of the bands most memorable  shows  so  far? 

We played up to 3 shows a month during our first year new to the local scene, but we have limited ourselves leading up to our release for cipher to about once a month.  As far as memorable shows go, we opened for Necronomicon in 2015, and the guys asked to speak to us after our set, in which they then praised us for our performance and sound while wearing our shirts. That was truly humbling and great knowing that such an established band felt that way about us.

 9.Are their  any  shows  or  small tours  coming up in  support  of  Cipher  if  yes  where will the band  be  playing?

We will be planning a release show but that's TBD at the moment. Keep an eye out for it on our media pages! 

10.As  mentioned  earlier the band  draws influences  from Science Fiction  when  did you  become  interested  in  watching  and reading Science Fiction books?

I began early; elementary school I would say. My foot in the door was Star Wars. 

11.What  are  some  of your all-time  favorite  science fiction  movies?And  do you  have  any  favorite  any  favorite  actresses and  actors you  like to  watch?

Star Wars, Aliens, Predators. The list is gigantic to be honest. I'm a big fan of Harrison Ford. 

 12.And  do you  have  any  favorite  science fiction  authors  and  books?

Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep. Such a mind blowing book! 

13.Besides  working in   Imperialist do you  or  any of the  members  currently  play in  any other  bands?

Negative. I prefer to focus on one project at a time.

14.Thank you  for taking the  time to  fill this  interview  out  do you have  any  final  words for the readers?

We hope you guys enjoy the new music. Come out to a show and support your local scene. 

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Monday, 2 October 2017


Ancient Visionz Radio Episode, Saturday, 30th September, with guest Jeff from American Wrecking Company. 
This was an epic show covering so much ground within metal, sci-fi, movies, and more! 

Huge shout and thanks to Jeff, American Wrecking Company, Clawhammer PR, & Pavement Music.

Topics included: American Wrecking Company, American Wrecking Company's Latest Album 'Everything and Nothing', Writing & Recording Music, Tours, Live Shows, Music, Song Writing, Metal Merchandise, Metal, Metal Festivals, Pavement Music, Predator Movies, Predator Comics, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Movies, Horror Movies, Movies. 

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Ancient Visionz presents the October/November schedules for on air interviews. Currently booking up/arranging more slots for November & December.

Slots are given on first come, first served. If a slot is not confirmed within 5 days, I'll offer you're slot to someone else.

Interviews cover: Metal, HC Punk, Underground Hip Hop (real hip hop only, no trap or mainstream rap), indie film, movies, and comics. I enjoy any excuse to nerd about music and movies.

To book a slot, please contact


After Dusk (Heavy Metal)

 Friday, 6th October, 7pm UK, 2pm EST, 8pm CET.

Toxic Ruin (Thrash Metal)

Sunday, 8th October, 11pm UK, 6pm EST, 12am CET.

Assassin (Thrash Metal)

Wednesday, 11th October. 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 9pm CET.

Haniwa (Thrash Metal)

Tuesday, 17th October, 9pm UK, 4pm EST, 10pm CET.


Enclave (Thrash)

Friday, 3rd November, 7pm UK, 8pm CET, 2pm EST.

Retched (Traditional Heavy Metal)

Sunday, 12th November, 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 12pm Pacific, 9pm CET.

Dark Waters End (Progressive Death Metal)

Friday, 17th November, 5.30pm EST, 10.30pm UK, 11.30pm CET.

Putrid  Offal   interview done by Patrick posted on 10-1-17

Patrick « Hello ! Please introduce yourself to the readers. 
Fréd (bass & backing vocals) : « I'm Fréd and I'm the bassist and one of the song writers -with guitarist Philippe REINHALTER- for PUTRID OFFAL. And, with Franck PEIFFER (vocals), I'm one of the forming members of the band since 1991.

P « When did you first discover Metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to? 
F : « The first Metal albums Ive be listening to was a MOTÖRHEAD one, « Overkill », then came IRON MAIDEN« The Number of the Beast », METALLICA, SLAYER… »

P « PUTRID OFFAL was first formed in 1991. When did you first get the idea to start this band? And who would you say the bands biggest influences are? »
F « When I got to listen to « Scum » by NAPALM DEATH, I had a revelation. This was the music I wanted to play. When I heard CARCASS « Reek of Putrefaction », I got the confirmation. All started like that. For our influences, the first ones early CARCASS, then early NAPALM DEATH and a little bit of early TERRORIZER too. »

P « PUTRID OFFAL reformed in 2013. Why did you decide to start the band back up and what is the current line-up? »
F « The idea was somehow not to reform PUTRID OFFAL when we first thought about it. We just wanted to re-write and re-record our old material with the actual technology. We have our studio and had the time to do that but Nico from XENOKORP, who was a fan since day one, heard we were having fun with our old stuff and he offered us a deal (on the labels former name, KAOTOXIN). Thats how it started again. The actual line-ups made of Philippe REINHALTER on guitars, Laye LOUHENAPESSY on drums (hes also the drummer for DEHUMAN), Franck PEIFFER on vocals and me on bass and backing vocals. »

P « PUTRID OFFAL recently released their newest EP, "Anatomy" through XENOKORP. How did you come in contact with this label? »
F « XENOKORP is simply the new name of our label, KAOTOXIN. The owners the same, so its just the logical continuation for us. Late 2016, due to some health issues, Nico decided to change the labels direction a bit, focusing on Death Metal exclusively, even though seen as a « wide » spectrum  from Thrash / Death to Goregrind, Funeral Doom to Black / Death- so PUTRID OFFAL was definitely fitting in and he offered us and a few others, like MERCYLESS, DEHUMAN, MITHRIDATIC, etc. to continue with him, which we of course agreed. »

P « How long did it take the band to write the music for the new release? Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually writes everything? »
F « It didnt take so long : Phil and I had the two new songs written (« Anatomy » and « Didactic Exploration »). Just one or two rehersals later, both were recorded. For the composition, Phil and / or me are working on the song structures and when the result is satisfying, Franck and Laye give their opinion and we work the necessary arrangements. Finally, I write the lyrics et voilà. »

P « Besides the new release, are any of the bands previous releases still available to buy? Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available and if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it? »
F « Our album, « Mature Necropsy » is always available on our website, and at XENOKORP along with « Premature Necropsy : the Carnage Continues », the compilation / remastered reissue of our 90s discography, including our splits with EXULCERATION, AGATHOCLES, SEPULCHRAL and more. Our come back single, « Suffering », which includes the first new PUTRID OFFAL original, « Livor Mortis », is soldout as a physical release, but its available on digital everywhere. Besides that, we have plenty of t-shirts, hoodies and other merch. stuff available on our Website. Just check it out ! »

P « What were some of PUTRID OFFALs most memorable shows and tours in the early years of the band? And who were some of your most favorite bands to share the stage with? »
F « To be honest with you, I don't remember any particularly memorable show : all are always a great pleasure to play but one with AGATHOCLES in the middle of a field remains a highlight of sorts, ahah ! I regularly get sent posters and tickets of gigs we played with GOREFEST, SINISTER and many others, but to be honest, I dont remember much about those : it was 25 years ago, now ! »

P « Are there any shows or tours coming up this year and if yes where will the band be playing? »
F « We just played HELLFEST and many other festivals around Europe in 2017 and toured Europe with MERCYLESS late 2016. For next year, were working on quite some great festivals as well as a possible tour in the beginning of the year but our main focus will be on writing and recording the new album which we hope can be released sometimes next year. »

P « Did you read a lot of fanzines back in the early days of the band? What were some of your all-time favorite fanzines? »
F « Sometimes people send us some copies of old fanzines where we were featured. It feels quite weird and fun to read after all those years, seeing us sharing pages with bands like DARK TRANQUILLITY, MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, etc., all of us were such young bands back then, ahah ! I enjoy reading them. My faves would definitely be Swedens PUTREFACTION, Germanys MORTUARY and Spains DROWNED, which Dave ROTTEN of AVULSED was running.»

P « When not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time? »
F « We all have a family so this is the most beautiful way to spend free time. »