Questions Tommi Hakonen / answered by Azter
About the bands background I say that DENIAL OF GOD was formed 5.7.1991 when the band rehearsed
for the first time. And about other things with that I asked Azter...
So tell me something around this matter...!?
-All members had been listening to metal for several years, and I and Ustumallagam wanted to form a totally dark, evil
band, and when we met Uksul we formed the band. We wanted to play the darkest music we could. We were mainly
inspired by bands like VENOM, (the true) MAYHEM, BATHORY, HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST so we
haven't been affected by any trend or something! We play out of belief, and nothing else! If anybody calls us trendy he
must be a fake himself...
What is your current line-up and have you had any problems on that area?
-The current line-up is: Ustumallagam/vocals; Azter/guitar; Uksul/drums... We'll kick Nomos out bacuse he is too lazy
and bad. We probably have a replacement, but I will play bass on the demo. The worst line-up problem was when it was
only me and Ustumallagam, no drums and no bass... that was frustrating. We probably have already a new bassist, we'll
need him on our forthcoming gigs!
Who does your songs and what kind of topics they deal with?
-I (Azter) do almost all the music at the moment, and Ustumallagam does most of the lyrics. But, it's sure that I'll soon
write more lyrics and Ustumallagam will probably come up with a few riffs too. Also Uksul is working on a keyboard
track. The lyrics and music have always been the same, but the new stuff is better because it's much deeper and darker,
you'll see/hear that on "The dawn of Aemizaez" -demo. Pure horror!!! The ideas for the lyrics mostly come from our
own minds, but also from things we see. The lyrics are what you could call horror lyrics and they are actually very
different from each other. It's up to the reader/listener to interpret the lyrics. Lyrics mean a lot to us - they are very
important too! Many bands do not care about their lyrics and that is shitty!
Okay... tell me about your porducts you have done so far...!
-We have only done our first demo called "Oscularium infame" in '92. We'll soon release our second demo "The dawn
Have any record label contacted you and are there any possibility to get a deal?
-A few labels have shown interest... Ishniggarab productions from Mexico wanted to release 7" EP but I don't know
surely if this will happen. After the 7" EP we intend to do a mini-LP, maybe on Infinite Mindrape (?) from USA. We'll
see. We haven't sold too many demos yet, only about 100 copies, I hope this'll change when/if the 'zines we sent to will
be released, finally!
Have you had any gigs so far and what do you do on stage?
-We have played only two gigs. One in Denmark and then other in Sweden. When we play live it's (of course) with
corpsepaint, lots of spikes, black clothes, black candles and Ustumallagam throws maggots to the audience. On our next
show we will try to do everything much darker! We will also throw bones, maggots and spit blood, and maybe of
ourselves! The show is related strongly to the darkness in our music and lyrics. We don't do anything for fun on gigs!
What you think about the Danish underground scene... can you give any names that are worth to
-It's obvious that we don't like the Danish "underground", why should we? 99% of the bands make crap standard
"death"-metal, and have shitty attitudes and so they are our enemies! The worst thing that happened was when some
weak jerks from CEREMONY(?) shouted "fuck DENIAL OF GOD" on a gig without a reason. Afterwards there was a
big discussion with them (this should have been a bloodbath!) and they proved themselves to be unbelievably stupid
and false. All I'll say here is that the black-metal people will terrorize them and then kill them in a horrible way... that's
for sure! This will also happen to other false lowlife here! About the bands... there are a few: APALLYAN(?),
KULUKHAI, IOTURHEIMEN (former GOAT WORSHIP) and of course there is the almighty MERCYFUL FATE.
(sorry, if those names are wrong, hand-writing of Azter is quite bad, sorry! -edit.)
What you think about other Scandinavian bands, especially Finnish bands?
-Scandinavia has the best bands in the world! For example (the true) MAYHEM, THE BLACK, KATATONIA,
EMPEROR, BURZUM, ENSLAVED, PAGAN RITES, THRONE OF AHAZ etc. ...Yeah, BEHERIT and IMPALED
NAZARENE are also great bands, I really like their albums!
Are you familiar with those Norwegians and their acts...?
-I'm not really familiar with those acts so I won't comment on them. About those death threats, I myself has sent death
threats to some assholes who were destroying the true spirit, and I'll write more, no doubt! But, we also have to act
against false, normal people in the underground. But I think we succeeded with the death threat we wrote...
Okay, can you tell me what you think about religion, especially about Christianity and tell me also your
opinion about satanism, goat worshipping...?
-I'm highly interested in satanism and goat worshipping! I don't know if you can call me a satanist, because I haven't
been practicing any rituals (yet!), but I definitely belong to the dark side of things... in my opinion Christianity is
slavery and all Christians are doomed to be slaves (probably after death also). I like to see the white ones as slaves and
the black ones as lords! It's a bit hard to explain my feelings about this because it is a very personal thing for me. One
thing is for sure, if you are interested in satanism you must read the bible (try to get a Hebrew one). Especially the
revelations in the end... I have been told that in the Hebrew Bible the Lord of Darkness wins, and not the fucking lord of
heaven as in "our" Bible, which I believe to be the truth... evil prevails, fuck LaVey!
And here comes the final questions: tell me about your future plans...!?
-We plan to record our 2nd demo "The dawn of Aemizaez" in July, and we are negotiating with a few labels about
releasing a 7" EP and a mini-LP. It would be great to make a living of our music but this does not seem possible without
selling our material to ignorant kids, so we prefer to stay in the real underground cult! We believe the truly dedicated
fans to be there!!!
Do you have anything to say for the readers or anyone else...?
-I can only say that we play black horror-metal, and that we are totally dedicated! The world must get rid off all un-
serious bands which ruin the underground. Our music is not for people who think it is funny, it's only for those who
believe in dark music! Thanks a lot for this interview, it was great! The winds of sorrow are blowing in the trees...
Aemizaez will come! Mit had bronder og tiden er inde til at droke... Azter, the black God of Hate!!!