Lupus Canis: Our new record “Aenigmata” is out on the 23rd of September. Satanath Records from Russia and italian Murdher Records released it on CD format. We gonna have it on tape also by hungarian label, Neverheard Distro. Now we are waiting for our copies to arrive. I am now giving interviews, spreading the news of the album, anyone who creates/writes/releases music knows what is really going on when new materials are ready and out.
And just to let anyone know, our complete line-up is:
Balázs Botyánszki – drums, Csaba Sándor – bass, László Páll – guitars, Zoltán Borka – guitars and me on vocals.
2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Lupus Canis: I do not like to compare Aenigmata to previous releases, nor its sound. It is completely different in a lot of aspects. Most important, it is like a full circle for me, a completed solar work.
3.This is the first album to be released in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
Lupus Canis: Well I am the newcomer in the band, I joined them almost a year ago but I know them personally for like 11 years. We had different vocalists after Limbus (our first full-length) and another one on the Satan Embryo EP before. We gave concerts in Hungary, promoted the first album, made a music video for the song “Demonshrine”, etc. After their vocalist left they asked me to fill in. And I said yes, so I became the part of the machine. Aenigmata is the musical monolith of 5 different individuals. They wrote the whole album and I had to build up completely new vocal structures and write nine completely new lyrics. We recorded all vocals at No Silence Sound Studios in Gyula. So was there the music of Aenigmata recorded too, except guitars and bass: our mate, Dróti (Gábor Drótos from Gutted) helped recording them. And Simi, our sound engineer did a fucking great job. I am pretty pleased with his work for Aenigmata. We began to play as a five-piece again and made our first European tour with portugese gore-brothers Holocausto Canibal. It was a success with nice memories. Now, we are here and ready to destroy.
4.Your lyrics cover Occultism and Alchemy themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those subjects?
Lupus Canis: Occulstism and Alchemy are important parts of the whole concept. But there are much more in the texts. It’s more complex. I get inspiration from everything I may find interest in. For example, I like to read Béla Hamvas. He was a Kossuth-award winning writer and philosopher from Hungary. His writings are really inspiring. Such as the work of Carl Gustav Jung or Terence McKenna, just to name a few.
5.Originally the band was called 'Dezorman', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Sin of God'?
Lupus Canis: You did read the Metal Archives, did you? As far as I know Dezormon has nothing to do to SOG. The only connection is that Dezormon was the first band where the Páll brothers began their musical careers.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Lupus Canis: Since I am the youngest participant in the band, I only have a dozen of examples, maybe the one in Sombor (Serbia), Sounds Of Awakening Festival. Small, friendly place with a cool atmosphere. People started moshing, smashing each other to our music. No fucking around. True underground feeling. Really nice people over there and Jelen pivo is the best.
Stage performance? Destructive, fast, energetic. Everyone should witness it, who likes brutal death metal music, we deliver the same furious stuff as you can hear on our records.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Lupus Canis: We always have plans. We always think forward for the next step. Hopefully we gonna tour Aenigmata after it’s officially out. A few club concerts, festivals here and there, inside and outside the borders. Video-shooting. And much-much more to come…
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Lupus Canis: Enormously big, to be honest. It has been always great. We even got back response and feedback from the other side of the world, people made fan-videos to our songs from the Satan Embryo EP back in the days. We hit the myspace players like 60k per songs in the now defunct myspace era. Aenigmata is almost out and the interest in that the death and black and extreme metal underground shows to us is mindblowing. I could not be more thankful for that.
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Lupus Canis: I can only speak of myself. Lot of people may know me from black metal band Gholgoth (which is now in some kind of a deep torpor) and old-school grindcore act, Sunstroke. Sunstroke is a fully functioning band I do vocals for since 2008. Zoltán (our other guitar player in SOG) was also the bass-player of Sunstroke but we parted ways. Things and line-ups are always changing. So as life. We also played together in Gholgoth as well, but that’s a long-long story.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Lupus Canis: Into the very heart of Hell. To the core of destruction. We continue our path as it has to be continued. With full force.
11.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?
Lupus Canis: I listen to every kinds of music, but abstraction, experimentalism and surreal soundscapes play a major part in my musical taste. Sound architecture, freeform structures, noise. In the past I was inspired by the magick of black metal and the ritual bestiality of death metal musick. This has still a huge impact on me but has nothing to do to my vocal work, nor to the lyrics. I walk my own way. Philosophy, art, movies, sculptures, paintings, technology and ancient places are more in the focus than just listening to albums night and day.
Nowadays my playlist includes the following inspiring artists and performers in no particular order: Puce Mary, Pedestrian Deposit, Abelcain, Autechre, Aosoth, Sinmara, Mayhem, Coma Cluster Void, Venetian Snares, Xanopticon, Ion Dissonance, Ulcerate, Neurosis, Herder, Ommadon, Schammasch, Plebeian Grandstand, Randal Collier-Ford, MAAA, Aether, Ulver, The Body, Trap Them, Dead In The Dirt, Veér, Kolp, Svoid, Skogn, Sunn O))) etc.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Lupus Canis: I already mentioned a lot before. Personal life is full of impulses, but books, movies and especially ART and every form of experimental art inspires me and I am really into them. Even Nature is one of my biggest influences. And our Universe.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Lupus Canis: Buy our record Aenigmata. Support independent and underground artists in every genre. Feel free to check out our facebook for current news!
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