Back to home page
Interviews :: Interview with Secrets of the Moon

Interview with Secrets of the Moon


At the occasion of the release of the new Secrets Of The Moon album, Metalship was bound to do an interview to learn more about this amazing disc !


Metalship : Hello ! First of all , could you introduce yourself / the band to the Metalship's readers ?

We are Secrets of the Moon, a Black Metal band from Germany and the folowing questions will be answered by Thelemnar, drummer of this occult outfit.


Metalship : This new record seems to be be in the right path of Antithesis , but it feels like going further , closer to a prestigious post-black . What can you tell about it ?

I can just tell you that it´s not only a step further, it´s a new path. We focused on the things that are important for our music.


Metalship : You put the emphasis on the atmospheres/ambiances, sometimes closer to Deathspell Omega.
Instead of a kind of primitive Black Metal, we hear a wealth and varied music. What are your biggest influences or inspirations?

Nature, Darkness and Satan.


Metalship : The new line-up now integrates LSK, a french bassist girl who is also playing for a few other extrem and great bands as Antaeus, Love Lies Bleeding, Neo Inferno 262 etc . Can you tell us the story of this collaboration?
What do you think about French Black Metal scene ?

I don´t know... I know Antaeus and Deathspell Omega. The first Osculum infame was good. LSK was a friend before she entered the band, so there was no doubt that she´s the right person.


Metalship : Privilegivm was produced by Markus Stock (Empyrium, The Vision Bleak, Noekk, etc.)
What about this choice ?

He is our friend and kind of a member of our band. The new record is the 3rd work with him. He´s the best producer for Metal in Germany.


Metalship : The cover of the new record is awesome and really mysterious at the same time.
Who made the artwork, and what should we understand through this amazing picture?

You should try to understand what lies benath, inside, in the deep. It could be a symbol for our music, cause you have to get into it, otherwise it´s just another CD... and on the cover is an apple with a black hole. Black like our music. It was created by the french artist Metastazis.


Metalship : Could you explain what the hidden sens of Privilegivm’s lyrics is?

If there´s something hidden or not is up to the listener. The sense is blasphemy, what this means exactly is the challenge you´ve to take.


Metalship : What is your opinion about the current Black Metal scene?

I don´t know, as I don´t care. I am not interested in a current "scene" , the only thing I see is, that there are too many boring, untalented bands without spirit or even creativity. Boring shit and completely wasted time...


Metalship : Which band (not especially in Metal) would you recommend to us?

Mono, Sunn o))), Sahg and Nhor.


Metalship : I guess you'll give a few concerts to promote Privilegium. Can we expect a show in France?
Who will you recreate you complex and subtle music on stage? Will you have some session musician?

We will do a few shows, yes. 50, all in all. And we´re coming to France for 2 shows. We recorded the album, so we play it on stage, with help of our session guitarist Ar. Privilegivm was recorded in the old school way, we don´t use any tricks or fakes. It´s simply black, hard and intense music.


Metalship : A last word?

Darkness


Report an incomplete article Report an error
added by Pit, on September 21, 2009 for Metalship

(1)



Previous interview

All

Next interview


Comments




Secrets of the Moon

Reviewed albums :
Privilegivm review
Privilegivm
2009

Secrets of the Moon
Secrets of the Moon
View band page
Creation : 1995
Genre : Black Metal
Origin : Germany




Related bands


Deathspell Omega
Deathspell Omega
View band page
Creation : 1998
Genre : Black Metal
Origin : France


Antaeus
Antaeus
View band page
Creation : 1994
Genre : Black Metal
Origin : France


Neo Inferno 262
Neo Inferno 262
View band page
Creation : 2006
Genre : Black Metal
Origin : France


Reviewed albums :
Set Sail To Mystery review
Set Sail To Mystery
2010

The Vision Bleak
The Vision Bleak
View band page
Creation : 2000
Genre : Avant-garde Metal
Origin : Germany


Reviewed albums :
Old Dogs New Tricks review
Old Dogs New Tricks
2009

Picture
Picture
View band page
Creation : 1979
Genre : Heavy Metal
Origin : Netherlands


Black Hole
Black Hole
View band page
Creation : 1997
Genre : Heavy Metal
Origin : France


Reviewed albums :
Fallen Angel of Doom review
Fallen Angel of Doom
1990

Blasphemy
Blasphemy
View band page
Creation : 1984
Genre : Black Metal
Origin : Canada


Sunn O)))
Sunn O)))
View band page
Creation : 1998
Genre : Doom Metal
Origin : United States