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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seal Of Solomon Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band?
  We're Seal of Solomon, a blackened-death metal band from Istanbul Turkey with oriental and progressive influences.

 2.Recently you have put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?

  The band has it's roots in black and death metal since the beginning. And since we live in Turkey, we all have very rich oriental backgrounds as musicians.
  Finally with joining of Önder Dülger to the band, he brought in his progressive and metalcore influences.
 We've mixed all that we have in one with I The King.

  3.With your band name and the lyrics, the music has a goetic and occult tone to it, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in occultism?

  Especially Can Berk Öcalır and Ozan Murat Özfen had interest in djins, black magic and demonology for years.

> 4.The band was originally known as 'Unfurling' in the beginning what was the decision behind the name change?

 To spread the new word of King Solomon and to welcome our new vision.

  5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

  The band haven't played yet under the name of Seal of Solomon but our all time favorite gigs are university festivals. They provide the best demography and energy for our performances. Choreographically we have our concept to follow on stage, it's best not to put it in words.

  6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

 We'll have an album launch in Turkey at first, then we're planning on touring Eastern Europe.
  The details will be in our website soon.

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

  Much better than what we've expected. Especially after the BlankTV release of our guitar instruction video of the song I The King v2.
  Everyone finds pieces of their own favorite genre in the album.
  8.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?

  We're all members of some of the biggest bands of Turkish metal music scene.
  Önder plays lead guitars in Undertakers, Doğu and Ozan play in Furtherial and Tolga plays in Chaosnerve.
  9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

  We use music to express our individual selves under the flag of King Solomon.
  And if our moods would change, probably our music will too. But Seal of Solomon will never sell hapiness or love, that goes without saying.
  We're doing what we love doing the most, and we're impatient to do it on the road.

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

  Can: Behemoth, Dark Funeral.
  Önder: Meshuggah to ease the hate within, Sergio Altamura to explore, and Iron Maiden to remind me who I am.
  Doğu: Behemoth , Arch Enemy.
  Tolga: Meshuggah, Opeth
  Ozan: Satyricon, Rotting Christ

  11.What are some of your non musical interests?

  Can : Baking Macarons, Playing Xbox.
  Önder: Like Fishing and studying Astronomy and Space Science in Istanbul University.
  Doğu: Origamy and writing essays.
  Tolga: Playing video games.
   Ozan: Drawing and producing animations and comics.

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

  We thank you for letting us spread our thoughts.
 ; And we thank everyone who support our music worldwide


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Seal Of Solomon/I The King/WormHoleDeath Records/2014 CD Review

  Seal  Of  Solomon  are  a  band  from  Turkey  that  plays  an  occult  mixture  of  melodic  death  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "I,  the  King"  which  was  released  by  WormHoleDeath  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  symphonic  sound  and  a  few  seconds  later  middle  eastern  folk  instruments  are  added  into  the  music  and  after  the  intro  the  album  goes  into  a  more  heavy  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  along  with  blackened  death  metal  elements.

  When  the  album  goes  into  other  songs  more  death  metal  influences  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  fast  parts  being  utilized  at  times  and  after  awhile  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  are  brought  in  briefly  as  well  as  deep  death  metal  growls  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  at  time s you  can  also  hear  the  bass  guitar  in  the  album  and  on  the  last  track  their  is  a  brief  use  of  atmospheric  elements  being  utilized  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melodic  clean  singing  vocals  and  the  album  closes  with  middle  eastern  sounds  beign  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  parts.

  With  this  album  Seal  Of  Solomon  take  the  old  school  melodic  black/death  metal  sound  of  the  90's  and  add  in  more  occult  and  esoteric  elements  to  create  an  album  that  has  a  great  balance  between  melody  and  heaviness.

  Song  lyrics  cover  the  greater  and  lesser  keys  of  Solomon,  Black  Magick, occultism  and  Necronomicon  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Seal  Of  Solomon  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  black/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I  The  King"  "The  Lesser  Key"  "Time  Of  the  Arallu"  and  "Story  of  the  Prophet".  8  out  of  10.