Several years ago a few friends associated with Dephosphorus and Blastbeat Mailmurder/Productions started a music/tech blogzine which didn’t work out like we would have hoped to (most of the team faded at some point into silence and demotivation). As of today, one of the contributors and longtime comrade/friend, Pascal Cretain decided to post again! Read this fest report and share! Gonzo journalism at its finest!
Those of you who understand spanish should get their copy of Metal Daze magazine issue#4 (March 2013) right about now! It features a comprehensive 3-page feature with Dephosphorus.
The interview has been conducted by longtime supporter Mart Le Die from Modreg Records. All hails to him and to Walter, the mag’s chief editor!
(…) Maybe I’m just saying this because of the country that they’re from, but on some level I can’t help but think of a slightly crusty, metalcore influenced grind version of Dead Congregation because of their tri-tone heavy riffs. That’s not a very accurate comparison, but in all honesty I’m stumped as to what bands to really compare this to. Perhaps I would describe it as an incredibly evil version of something like Human Remains (though that’s a stretch) mixed with Dead Congregation, Ulcerate and something like His Hero is Gone or From Ashes Rise. All in all, a damned fine album! (…)
You can find below all the info that is currently available about Monomaniac vol.2/3 comp.12″EP, due out in April via Panos’ label Blastbeat Mailmurder. We are going to contribute with a brand new track!
Monomaniac vol.2/3 is currently under the final phase of preparation. As we speak, mastering is being done by C.Sinclair of Diocletian/Witchrist fame, and Viral Graphics is designing the artwork and layout.
Brace yourselves by streaming right now the opening track, “Transmuting Rituals Of The Absolute” by WITCHRIST, introducing the band’s new vocalist!!!
There’s also been a change of plans concerning the format of the series. Still sticking to the original ~1 minute of music per band concept which is what the Monomaniac series are all about, we felt limited by seveninchers this time, and have therefore decided to opt for the appropriate format according to the needs and shape of each volume. So, instead of a double gatefold 7″, vol.2/3 will be a 12″EP spinning at 45 RPM.
Please find below the full line-up:
Witchrist (New Zealand),
Mutant Supremacy (USA),
Gods Of Chaos (Croatia),
Burial Hordes (Greece),
Progress Of Inhumanity (Greece),
Black Hole Of Calcutta (USA),
Nocturnal Vomit (Greece),
Omega Monolith (Greece),
(…) The young Greek band Dephosphorus are trying to see what happens in blending black metal, death metal, post-metal, grind and something else, as one can learn from their own definition of their style, “astrogrind” as well as deduce from their acclaimed production. The amazing track “Stargazing and Violence” starts with a suffocating vortex of unrelenting death metal riffs and strained screams and periodically giving way to “swinging” black metal contaminated by post-metal dissonance and surprising ambience via the insertion of clean vocals.(…)