Coming from Ukraine (Kiev
Oblast), land of fascinating stories and legends, ancient castles and
fortifications is PROFET AETERNUS. This devastating old-school death
metal band contacted this side of the world to inform us about their
existence and tell their history.
1 - First of all, we want to thank you for taking the
time to answer our questions! Can you tell us when AETERNUS PROPHET was
founded and how were the line-up changes until today?
Hello! We created our group in 2010, I am Dessident (drummer) and
Oberon (guitarist), we were friends at school and exchanged tapes of
various metal groups, after school in our student years . our group
consisted of many participants members, from different cities of Ukraine,
and from our city, but at the moment we have the following composition - Abaddon - vocals, Veren - back vocals, Oberon - guitars, and Dessident -
2 - "Exclusion of non-nominated material" released in
2016 was his last full-length and second. How did you see the reception
by the underground hordes?
album was well received, many metal magazines from Europe wrote good
reviews for this album, this album received good reviews and ratings -
but still we thought that more magazines would write about us than the
reviews were written.
3 - When can we expect a new AETERNUS PROPHET album?
plan to release the third studio album in 2020, but we still won’t say
it since we haven’t written enough material yet, but some of the songs
are ready, it will be a killer mix of doom metal black death metal. For
this, the guitarist wrote very dark and minor parts and riffs.
- "Exclusion of non-nominated material" was released in CD format, you
have plan to release it in vinyl format in the future?
Maybe this will be done if have no problems with the reissue, and our
Ukrainian label, as we will not maintain any good relations with him. We
can’t say for sure yet.
- The death metal between the debut album "Ruthlessness" (2011) and
"Exclusion ..." is still brutal, but the last one has a plus of
aggressiveness and a better evolution. Is it a consequence of being a
both albums are quite cruel in their sound, but we wrote the first album
and were not very experienced musicians, this album can be called as an
amateur psychosis, hehe, the second album we approached the recording
more professionally and changed the studio, we recorded album at the
studio Verkhushka Sound Recordings, our sound engineer was Andrei
Tomashenko, this man was a professional in his field and he did a good
job. Although he wanted to make better sound and more modern, we asked
him to make the sound like In Metallica and Behemoth groups in one
bottle, we wanted to achieve the most aggressive sound on a standard
guitar system, in fact we did what we wanted.
6 - The band has influences from the old school of
death metal but also has a lot presence of thrash old too. Which bands
have influenced to AETERNUS PROPHET music?
were influenced by such bands as Behemoth, Metallica, Kreator, Slipknot,
Rammstein, AC / DC, Slayer, Belphegor, Mayhem, Burzum, Russian heavy
metal bands - Aria, August, Kipelov, but at the moment we are inspired
by funeral doom metal, raw black metal, such groups as - Funeral, Black
Funeral, Coffins, Ahab, Ufomammut , Xasthur , Anti , Abyssic Hate ,
P.H.O.B.O.S. Deathspell Omega , Exordium , we are dont play music like
bands what I call - but this bands are our inspiration .)
7 - How is the composition process? Who makes
the lyrics and music? What is the inspiration for make the letters?
guitarist Oberon writes melodies and writes lyrics, I throw up many
ideas for the lyrics, but I don’t write the lyrics, then we
write the rhythm of the part to the melodies, and the instrumental
component is composed. The inspiration to serve us is everything that
surrounds us in our city, there is an atmosphere of hatred, and for
musicians including, many people kill themselves under the influence of
this atmosphere, but we find a way out in music.
8 - Why was the title "Exclusion of non-nominated
material" chosen and what is the concept of the album?
concept of the album is this: you have to fight to the end, this is the
philosophy of social struggle and confrontation between people, and also
in the texts of this album they gave the idea that the main mass media
zombies people and they go with the flow without creative and lack of
9 - Who made the artwork or cover-art? it is very
special and has many messages
first sketch was drawn by me, the drummer of the group, I gave the
artist an idea of what the general concept of the drawing should be,
then he brought it to professionalism. The idea of a new Inquisition is
inherent in this sketch: religion both tormented people in the Middle
Ages and keeps people in chains in the 21st century until now.
10 - Can you tell us what others project have the
band members out AETERNUS PROPHET?
we dont play in other project , I was play in other group on drumms ,
but I left her.
12- How do you see the Ukrainian extreme metal scene
Ukrainian metal and black metal scene is already known beyond its
borders, many groups have reached international scale, but in Ukraine
itself the metal industry is poorly developed, and there are no labels
and theme festivals for groups. Here are the bands that you probably
know -Khors , Kroda , Drudkh , Nokturnal Mortum , Jinjer . There many
other bands - but they keep their status - underground , some bands want
to go from underground but its some impossible - cause there is abyss -
there is bad job of the labels.
13 - How is a AETERNUS PROPHET recital? How is that
brutal dark ceremony?
it’s dark ceremony , we love Mayhem’s group, somewhere we try to be like
them, but still we don’t have an idea to be a copy of any group, neither
in terms of sounding nor in terms of the show, we want to be individual
14 - Thanks again for make this interview with us and
sharing it with all South American people of extreme metal..!! We hope
that someday AETERNUS PROPHET play concert in Argentina. A brutal Salute
to Ukraine from Here.!!!
Thank you very much for interview , thank you to all new and old fans ,
Show must go on , STAY METAL ! (Dessident)