PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
We are ABOMINATOR, one of the most intense Black/Death metal bands on the planet. Spawned by ancient hate, and spurned by the holy.
WHO ARE ABOMINATOR AS BAND MEMBERS?
There is myself, Chris Volcano on drum death eruptions, Andrew on murderous guitarz and Valak Exhumer on hellbutcher bass. I do all the vocals for now until we find a permanent throat.
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
The band was formed at the end of 1994 by myself and Andrew.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
We recorded our first demo in May 1995, which was well recieved at the time despite being different to alot of other bands at the time. It is now regarded as a cult classic which will hopefully be re-released soon. Our first live shows were in 1996, shortly after Damon Bloodstorm joined the band when BESTIAL WARLUST went on hiatus. Our second demo came out in 1997 and soon after that we struck our first contract with the now defunct Necropolis records.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
Our first album 'Damnations Prophecy' was brutal, but it was very thrash influenced, which reflected where we had been at the time. Our next album 'Subversives for Lucifer' was much heavier and more chaotic, but we were starting to sound like what we wanted, but on 'Nuctemeron Decent' it had all fallen into place and it was our most proficient album to that point. We feel with our latest album we have encapsulated the songwriting consistency with the rawness of our early days, so we have the best elements of everything.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
Our biggest following would have to be any place overseas like the US or Europe. Anywhere but in Australia. But we do have fans down here, few but proud.
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
There have been many proud moments in the bands history, too many for me to recall at this point. A couple of things I can think of are a fight that broke out after our second ever live show, it was the funniest thing we have ever seen, its almost like our music induced temporary insanity in some people. In 2002 we shot our first ever film clip for 'Renegades at hells Command' and the same year we played live with MAYHEM in Sydney and also supported INCANTATION in Melbourne 2003.
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW ALBUM?
The Eternal Conflagration is for the fans of true black/death, it has a fair degree of musicianship but is strictly raw and ugly most of the time. If you like to bask in the searing glory of hellfire and brimstone you will savour the black chaos that is ABOMINATOR
THE SOUND IS PURE BLACK METAL ARMAGEDDON, DO YOU AGREE?
Yes, black/death metal as it should be known. The spirit of true black metal before it became overly popular. Back around 1990, black metal bands of this time were raw and brutal as we are today.
LOT OF EIGHTIES INFLUENCES, RIGHT?
It does have a very old school feel to it, alot of the sound could also be attributed to the early 1990s. Of course SODOM, DESTRUCTION, POSSESSED and SARCOFAGO will always influence us.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
We have a very raw sound which comes out natually in the studio, but everything we play is well defined. It has to be clear enough so you can hear whats going on, but raw, angry and from the pits of hell!
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
There are two sides to this, as the end times befall us, the world is descending into a state of perpetual chaos until the false society around us is purged. It is a dark and satanic concept that the world should be destroyed rather than awakened and thus saved. On the other hand, ABOMINATOR as a band is establishing that it will continue to create chaos, and that we will never wimp out.
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT? Very aggressive, apocalyptic and violent. We want to make people insane enough to take up arms and destroy this feeble world when the time comes....
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
The sheer raw brutality and DARKNESS, our demonic entities exhalting the work of satan
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
The feedback has been both positive from the old maniacs who keep the true flame of black/death alive but negative from those nerdy wimps who sit behind a computer all day but couldn't string music together themselves. Some people understand our style but others don't.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
We wish to communicate our excommunication from the false society surrounding us!
At this time we are only a three piece without a full time vocalist so live shows are not possible right now. We are looking towards 2007 to start live shows again, but an overseas tour can only happen with adeqate support and promotion from the other side so we'll see what happens.
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
Metal, all day, every day 24/7. I am an angel and a demon all at once in this reality. Death is but a dream and life is hell!!!!
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
We are thinking of recruiting a vocalist and performing live, possibly in 2007, maybe even sooner if we're lucky. We plan to do at least one more album but we'll see what happens after that, if the world is still turning........
ANY LAST REMARKS?
Check out our latest album 'The Eternal Conflagration' and go to hell! See you all at the front line of armageddon!!!