Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ominous Crucifix Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Well at this time we are taking a great relaxing time after very busy 2011. We came from three records sessions and lot of things to think about. We are glad to see our work out there in Europe. Our “Spell of Damnation” soon will arrive to America and FDA Recotz has been doing a great job distributing it. In the next days we will be back to rehearsal room to start creating new stuff, so this camp is energized and motivated for this 2012.

2. How would you describe the musical on the full length and how it differs from previous recordings?

Our music has pragmatic form from the point of view of nowadays commercial death metal. Our roots are very classical, brutal, raw and evil. Our perverse tunes create dark atmosphere with a very particular composition, no harmonies, and no grinding parts. For now all lyrics are related with anti-Christian subjects only. Our actual sound distant too much from our first stuff, this approach is what we are looking for… dense and black.

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

As I mentioned before, our lyrics are a very putrid criticism against catholic and Christian doctrines. Our vision in not satanic, however it’s evil and perverse as a heretic protest. We desecrate every main element of this false faith and its foundations, institutions and leaders.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band's name?

To mystify the crucifix as a tool for worshiping a perverted desire, a false path for spirit liberation, blackened in putrid innocent’s blood, blinded by promises of a new life.

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

We don’t played live so much, we always wanted to spend our time on rehearsal and keep ourselves on making more songs. In Mexico there are a lot of gigs, but with a very poor quality, we don’t want to be part of it. We have played just like 7 times near our city. Our performance it’s a very common show, no fire, no blood just a black aura.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?

First we want people to now Ominous Crucifix through our “The Spell…”, so later people can ask for us to tour with another bands. Right now is difficult because our location, it’s very expensive to take a Mexican band to Europe. I see this more real until our next assault.

7. On a worldwide level how has your music been received by death metal fans?

50/50 I think, most people expect a very nice & polished sound, and rather they found out dense vibes of death and unholiness. In the other hand there are lots of people that understand this band and embrace this particularity. However we are planning to have faster riffs in our upcoming production and change a little bit some composition structures without lose our primordial sound.

8. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line-up?

Cesar is the only one that plays in two bands: Ominous Crucifix & Sargatanas. However I feel that none from us have time to try with another band, Ominous Crucifix takes much already from our free time.

9. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

Of course there are things that must be improved, as I mentioned before, we will try faster riffs but that’s only what we have in mind. Our musical style does not depend of people acceptance but from our pure point of view about death metal music and its roots legacy.

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

Early bands  : Necrophobic, Goreaphobia, Entombed, Old Funeral, Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost, Incantation & Immolation. As for nowadays bands I’m into : Cruciamentum, Pseudogod, Grave Miasma, Necros Christos, Ophis, Bastard Priest, Miasmal, Vorum, Krypts, Ascended, Entrails.

11. What role does Occultism and Anti Christianity play in your music and how would you describe your views on these topics?

 It’s all about …

Occultism is a subject that was very attractive to me in my early 20s. I read dozens of books with amazing and profound sense of mysticism and really like to pour out some of this knowledge into the band concept.

Christianity is a plague that rots the human inspiration, infects all passions with absurd quilt, dramatized the suffering of a mortal god converting him in icon of mercy and wisdom, and polarized the feeling of man confusing his nature.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

My job has to do with Information Technology, so I like all technology related stuff.  Also I do some graphic design works and read too much. But what we really enjoy most is to listen to old and new death metal bands all day, having fun with friends.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thank you very much BRINGEROFDEATHZINE, we really appreciate your labor as metal journalist doing so much for the bands and keeping metal maniacs informed about EL METAL DE MUERTE. To all your followers we would like to invite them to follow OMINOUS CRUCIFIX in our BandCamp & Facebook sites, also to buy our “The Spell of Damnation” CD via FDA Recotz, and our upcoming SPLIT with ENTRAILS.


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