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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hate Moon Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Tohmar- We're a Norse-Gael symphonic metal two piece from Pennsylvania. As proud Irish Americans we promote our heritage and culture through our music.

2.You have an album coming out in September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Tohmar- An aural romanticism of ancient norse-celtic fantasy.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Tohmar- I would prefer that the listener interpret the lyrical/thematic narrative as they choose.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hate Moon'?

Tohmar- I also prefer this be an abstraction that the listener can interpret as they wish.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you chose to remain a duo?

Tuathail- Hate Moon will remain a duo. Tohmar and I have a certain vision for this band where we don’t want outside influence to disturb it.

6.The album is coming out on 'Folkvangr Records' are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Tuathail- Yes, it has been quite a privilege and honor to be with Folkvangr.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black metal?

Tohmar- Until this album we have not released anything publicly/officially.
Tuathail- We did pass along demos to friends and they were always well received.  This is why we felt an album was due.

8.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Tohmar- Longer and more complex compositions.

9.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Tohmar- Black/death metal, classical, goth, and music from video games.  Both in the the present and past.
Tuathail- For me black metal, experimental electronic and industrial music.

10.Does paganism play any role in your music?

Tohmar- No.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Tuathail- Hiking and art.
Tohmar- Norse-Irish culture/heritage, video games, politics.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Tohmar- No.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hate Moon/The Imprisoning War/Folkvangr Records/2017 CD Review

  Hate  Moon  are  a  duo  from  Pennsylvania  that  plays  a  very  symphonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "The  Imprisoning  War"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Folkvangr  Records.

  Dungeon  style  synths  start  off  the  album  and  after  the  intro  classical  guitars  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  symphonic  elements  that  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  which  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  growls  are  also  used  at  times  and  a  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  classical  guitars  are  added  on  the  outro.

  Hate Moon  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  symphonic  and  epic  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  ancient  Celtic  World  and  historical  fantasy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hate  Moon  are  a  very  great  sounding  symphonic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Golden  Power"  and  "The  Skeleton  Forest".  8  out  of  10.