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Z,ERO HOUR

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"Necrosodomic Abvss" bv MORD is raw, blasting, unpolished black ntetal, for sure and for serious. Especially the first couple of listens, the overwhelming dirfir, rough, high-speecl drun.rming, guitar work and the throat-on-broken-glass-firer.nutilation lvill give the impression of overwhelmingly, nasty stuff. Hon,ever, repeated listens w,ill demonstrate sometl'ring additiorral: that there is a definite tenderrcy in the music to be menrorable-,that there-are everl r'uelodiesto bg founcl, that the cci is rlrusical,\'es, nrusical, despite the apprarentchaos. This is uglr', ugl)', iuglv nrusic, Lrut it's furr-uglr,. Necrolucas, the c-lrunrnrer,respollL-leci to questiorrsabout what makes the band Listen for \ rww.mord-horde.com tick. ),ourself at: iv \4/\v.lr1\/space.co m / 666m o rd How have thirrgs gone after releasing "Necrosodornic Abyss"? Have )rou done an), touring? Hail Satarr. E,vervthing is ok, there lvere some tour offers but clue to several circumstalrces\ /e had to refuse all of them. On the other hand, we get plerrflr interviews all the time and very often people ask us to plav live, so there is a strong need for it. Nlat.Lreirr future we'll satisft, it. Are there orrl), two members of the band? Do you have session m u s i c i a n sf o r l i v e s h o w s ? MORD is a duo, however sometimes we use sessionmusicians as it was cluring the "Necrosodomic Abyss" session and nloreover we have a potential sessionline-up gathered specially for the purpose of playing livs. Wh), c1o you think that religion seerns provoke such violent reaction irr )rou? Do )rour lyrics deal prirrlurilt/"*.l,ttiln" *itl-, antichristian thenres? Did ),ou grow up in a very religious environment? Religion is one of the most two-faced and destructive for a man as a unit systenr of social and moral laws. Religions degenerate free will anci mind, what irrspire us to our war against them. Majorih' of our l),rics deal n'ith sexual witchcraft, black nagic, perversiorls, Satanisnr and arrtichristian subjects. I don't corrsider our fan'rilies over-religious, the1, ra7g..normal in sense of Polish socie6,. Who did the artwork for the alburn? Has it caused any problems in some places for ),ou? What does the artwork mean to )'ou anci for the ideolog), of the band? The artwork vvas nrac{eLr1,54u.U Cooper an US painter, we gave hinr a simple description and he made his job. What is more he made drarn,ings for all Opuses on "Necrosodontic Abyss", which depict main l),rical subjects of particular Opus. Together with trarrslations of the most crucial fragurents of each lyric thei' elucidate our ideology to the listener. The urain artwork is a reflection of the album title. "Necrosodomic Abvss" is a place r,r,hereno religion can exist, all gods are c{eprived of their masks and torn apart. We didn't experience any problems regarding this artwork, there is a lot of more straightforward n,orks on the tnarket. Your albunr, obviousl)', has a lot of blastirrg, but it has a lot of monrents of feeling ar-rdeverr a bit rnelod)' or catchiness.How

do )rou con'rbinethe speeciblasting lt,ith the other moments? If people really listerr to the cd, tl-re),will notice that it is ver)' much an album with other elements besidesthe speed! Indeed, "Necrosodomic Abyss" is a powerful mixfure of undemanding aggressiveness,ultra fast blasting with catching arrd feeling parts underlining the essential for Black Metal clark aura. Anywal, it's not easy to wade through the wall of blastilg druns and find deeper details, what reflects in nranv reviews written on a knee just after or even during the first listening to the album. This, what you can hear on "N.A." is consequently' improved style characteristicfor MORD, continuouslv evolving since the "Unholt, Irrquisition" EP which blazed a trail. Wherr )rou were recording "Necrosodomic Ab)rss" what kind of studio atntosphere dic-l ),ou have? How do )'ou ruotivate yourself to pla)' in the studio? We chose a studio where I was recording with mv other band several months earlier, this is full1, professional stuciio with a great atmosphere which l hadn't experienced anywhere else. You don't even need motivation to record there hehe, anywa)/ we felt a strong urge to record an alburrr which will satisfy our r-rrusicaltastes ar-rc-l the rreed of creating the music. Recentl), I hearcl that there sonre black metal bancls that are Christians? Have ),ou heard about this?! Apparently, there is a docurnentar),about it? An), thoughts? Yes, I heard about the christian metal scene.ln my opinion suclr scum should never call themselves "n'letal". This tem-r belongs to specific icleology honored since the origins of the real Metal and later even strengthened with the birth of Death and Black Metal. All of them should be grind to dirt. Is the previous "Unhollz Inquisition" still available? What about "Christendom Perished"? I I'm not but it seems that "Unholy Irrquisition", on both CD and 7" is sold out, orle can try to find it on egay. "Christendonl Perished" should be quite easily available. Some black rnetal bands promote racisn'r and Nazism and hatred of ga)us. etc. Don't you think that homophobia is Christian "value," so why should Satarristsadopt ideas like that? Tl'rere is a lot of right winged people involved in BM, unfortunately most of them are into old-fashiorred right wing having a lot of religious accretions, because the majority prejudices grow up on religious background. Moreover Hitler's in'rpulses to eliminate inter alia homosexuals from the society inspire them, you can say a lot about him, but )/ou can't deny that he was under the influence of christianiW, even if he Lried to stay away from it. Was "Necrosodomic Ab)rss" produced b), the band or b)z .An outside producer? Where was the album recorded? What b,pe of equipn'rent do )rou need? : Sarne as each of MORD albums "Necrosodomic Abvss" \,rr1g recorded on our own, just after the recording we started to look for a label to release it. The recording session took place in tl're Studio-X in Poland, n,e used Yamaha Oak Custom drunrs, N4einl Cyn"rbals, Evans Drumheads, Framus amplifier arrd Jackson guitars. There was no Protools applied except kick drum triggers.


If sorueone reacling this inten'ien'. r.r,oulc{like to knorn' how to irla)' this t).pe of blarckuretal, r,r,hatacil'ice carr ygu give about t u n i n g g u i t a r r s i, n r p o r t a r r tc h o r c { s ,r e c o r c l i n ge q u i p m e n t , e t c . t o .rchieve.r bl.rt'k nre!dl-rcl!l_d_? \,Vhat is the nrost iurportant vor-rneerl to have arr iclea,how, to plav it, arrri the crattsrnar-rsl-ri1'r letting to realize )'our ideas. S e c o r r t l l \ , \ ' o u h e r v c t o g e t r i c { o f ' ; u - r \ ' f e a r s a r r c lt r y t o â‚Ź ' x p r e s s ) r o u r s e l f t r s n r u c h a s p o s s i b l e .T h e c h o i c e o f e c l u i p n r e n ta n d recorcling places is arbitrar\', accorrling to the effects vou n,ant to achieve atl\'l\'a\/, ;lltvays trr.'to get orr11.tlie Lreststuff. Never ti-rsrtr,'eLlf-rs y1N'IettrI . Y o u r l ) ' r i c s a r e i r r l ) o l i s h ,c o r r e c t ?I s L h i sj u s t o n J h i s c c l o r i s t h i s )'o u t' preferrecl la ng u:rg,r.? \ \ ' e b o t h a r t P o l i s h ,N o l c l r ' ; ir r r o v e ctlo N o r v r , a r l ' s e v e r a) /le a r sa g o thus the Polish l;rngr-rageas a natir/e olle gives as a lot of freeclonrto lvrite g,reart lvrics w,ith very specific terste.Sotnetitles vve also Llse Noru'egian [rr"rt Polish is much better, nlore expressivt arrclsuits perfe'ctlvttt ll'retr'f'rsog nrusic r,r,eperfonn.

to be stepped up. For bass] ancl I knerv that errervthing rreeclecl us it n,as all about nraking er better CD, not tn,ing to urake a b e t t e r C D . E v e r t r t h i r r gn ' a s r v e l l t h o u g h t o u t i n n r a k i n g s u r e t h e material to our t'arrshad longt'r'itr,.If \\/e r,vrote a part and it c1ic1n t har,'e the srlrle cre itt'nrent 2 rveeks later r,r'e w,oulcl replace the part n'ith sornething thtrt lvor.rlclhave a long lasting effet.tto our ears. Basir:allvtl-rcrer\''tisir lot of love ;ru1 into Dark Deceiver. \,Ve'rt, \'erv pleasecl r.r,ith the. respor"rseof Dark Deceiver and have clone erlot of irrterr;ielvswith N'lajornronthll, publications. So \,r,e'revâ‚Ź'r1rpleasecl that malr\/ lllags r,'r,antto feature Zero Hour. \Ve just clic'la couple great festivals anci gettirrg reaclv to clo son-l(.nror'e great events. lVe've put out 3 CD's in the last -l vearrsarrcl harve stavecl verl' procluctive. It hasn't been eas\. o[ late lrecarusc' nrv brother is suffering r.r,ith -fe.r-rclonitis.'l-her really bacl lrest thing for us at the monrerrt is to support "Dark Deceiver"as best \\'e can arlcl let Trot'' rest his arn1s. \{hen tl-re air cleerrs Lrpfor the' bancl ancl lve feel rejurrenertecl n'e'll heacl lrack irrto the sttrclioand lvrite the next clisc.

,.:) \,Vhat hus tl.reresporrsein ljlrrEx,_lreen toZeIo l"lour? Have L r e e ni n v i t e c l t o p l a ) ' l i v t ' , r v h e l l r t : r ' t o u l i r r go r f e s t i v a l s ?I s t l t e r e n r o r ea n i c h e f o r t h i s [ ' p e o f $ u s ] c i n E u r o p e ) ' o u r o n , r te r p e r i e n c e ? \Ve have bet-n irrvite'ci to prlaV nrirl-lv erver-rtsancl n,e're \rerv fortunate for that. \\'t''r't'hacl to pcrsson a lot of things clue tcr nrv Lrrother'sanns. \Ve'rt' gcling to prlat' Progpor.ver Ettrol-re La:!-lhqlglrg 11,11114,.pr'o$po\,\/er'.conr I)rogporver Scandinavia c'ln({ F t r t : k a l l r e l i p l i o n s ,t i c r - r v f a l s t s a n t : t i t v a r r d i i n a l l i ' s u p p o r t \,\'\\'r\1.progpo\.\,erscanclinavia.cortr in the next ccluple mouths. S a t a r r i cN i t ' t a l ! THE END These are tr.t'oeve'utsvve'reverY exciteci to plar'. \{e'll also be s h o o t i n g a v i c l e oi n t h t ' N e t h e r l a n c l si o r " l J a r k D e c e i v e r " .W e ' v e receivecl great 1's1,i6'11'5 f'ronr llriur\/ Nletalnrags in Europe; I've done lots of inten'ien.s n'ith sonre of the strongest lr'letal llellts iu L,lrrop-re antl tl-reStrttesior that nr;rtter."Dark Deceiver" i s c l o i r r g v e n ' n ' e l l f o r t r s t h r - r sl a r . I l v c l u l r is a r vt h e r ( ' ' sn r o r e o f a " f ) a r k D e t ' e i v e l ' "i s t h e l a t e s ta l b u n r b y Z e r o H o u r , n ' l t o s e n r a i l r niche lor this nrtrsic in l:lrro1-rt: but tl-rcUS is getting Lretterancj proposition is: at tht' sirnrt'thirt thev strivt' for c1r-rali[,-cettterecl, b e t t e rI ' n r h a p p v t o s a r ' . m u s i t ' a l l r ' - c r t ' u t i v teu n e s , t h e v r - n a k ei t a l l s t i l l b e a b o u t t h e s o r - r g , s t r i k i n g a b a l a n c e b t ' t \ r ' t ' e nt l r e i n t t r e ' s t i n ga n c l t h c u r e n r o r a b l e . In ternrs of guitatlr.rtl<1,_Cnrlla),errson tht, albtrnt itself hovt. , . \ l l t h a t i s r r e e r { e ci ls t h a t t h c I i s t e n e .br e r ' r ' r l l i r r g to let fhe sorrgs nran)'c1iflererrt airegciiug,trt arr)'onetinre? !lr-rit;rrs bolrrrr:ea rorrnc'la clav or tr'r,oin nrint{, then listerrsonre nrore til 'l'here's r r o t l a v e r i n g o r r t h t ' g , r - r i t a r sl c. l o t r a t r k t h e t h a t u r u c h r t ' - , t t l j u s t ,l ' t , - i r t r n r t ' t h i r r 1 l sl o, ( ' ( ) l n el r a c k t o t h t ' t t ' t ,s o t h a r tt h e rl-rt'thntstr cc)upletinrt's to tlticken up 111"sctutrclirr thr. stuciio, I l n e l n ( ) r ' \ ' c i l r ct hl ( . s ( ) l r q sn r a k e s e n s r )f o | t h r . I i s t e n t - ra, s t h e t ' t n o s t c l i c l c j o a l o t o f h a r r n r o n i e so n [ ) a r k l ) e c c i v t . r l r u t s t i l l n , i t h t h e c l e fi r r i t t ' l vc l o . l ' i Y I :t l r e s i r r l l i n r li s o f t h e t r a r l i t i o n n ls i r r g i r . r n gt e t a l -frcl\', lt'liket,arrcl origirral nrr.lotl\'lir-rt'sholrls Lrp vL'r'\'n't'll livt'. f ' l r e , n o s t r a n g e , f ' u r - r n vr r r g r o v v l i n g ,s r r t ' a r t r i n gg o i n g o n . T h e h ; r r , ' eb.e e r rp l t r v i n g ,n r u s i c t o g t : t h e l ' l . t ) l ' o t ' e lr5 r , e a r sa l r d ! t , e ' r e I i r r s t r u n r tl r t s a r e p 6 1 f i 1 - l r l a r l t ' e a s[ro' c i i s t i r r g r " r i sThh. i s i s , i L rf a c t , r e a l l v t i g , h tp l a i , i n g t h e r r r a t e r i ; r lC. ) u r o u t l o o k n ' i t h Z e r o I l o u r i s t h c t r ' p c ' o f. r l b l r u rn ' l r e r eo n ( ' c L l nt . l e a r l t ' h e a rt h e b a s sg u i t a r r i c r 1 1 [; r r i n g i t b o t h s o n i c a l l va n t ] l i i c . S o n ' t ' t r y v e r t ' h a r c l t o s t a r y r t ' h a t i t c l o r . s .B t - l o n ' a r e r t , ( ' b s i t r ,t.os r e a c la u d l i s t e n , t o g e t a n 'fip11111 t r u e t o v v h a tY o u h e a r o n C I ) s o ! \ ' e ( ( 1 np l a v i t a s a t t t r i t l i v t ' . i c l c a o I t h e [ ' r a n c 'JI .a s u n ( g L r i t a r )e r p l a i n s s o n r e t h i n g s " trborrt " Da rk L)ecc.ivel'. 'l'ro), up t--onre Q u e s t i o n e r b o u tt h e b a s s s o l o " l - e n c l o t r i t i s " :D i d rvith that irr the shrclio, likt-';r,-nratter of nrinutes? Is this " l ] a r k T l - r i sa l b r r n r , Deceiver," htrs gotten fronr goocl,cool to sonrething he w'orkec{_qflq'' tt'eeks?\\tI g]qtfU1g-qMXgftff'r' ie tvs. I n ttclcli ti o n, peo p k' rv lro f o ll on' pro g the begir-rrrirrg ancl tl-reencl of the solo track? hon' arrct . So, nror"e tafl ff\'!4L.ifllUqfe I t ' s a c f r r t r l l \ ' 5r n a j o r k c ' r ' e x a r n P l e sh e t e n r h t - si o h i s a c l \ r a t r c e d lUlq!l]t,sq,I!t9ltq!t,l_es 4lle(('rl the bancl irr ternrs of (1) press, s t r , r c i e n t sl .h e t r a c k " l e u d o r r i t i s " i s l r a s i c a l l t s' o u r e t h i n gI f o r c e c l ailpLrr , livr: pla)'inl], nruUc glfci llleftll4!d-19e labf__4lfc13 -frc-rv k c p t f i g , h t i n g n r e s . u ' i r r g l c l o n ' t r v a n t t o c 1 oa hinr to clo. r 4 l l ' s p e r s o n a l , _ l ier s . r s n r u s i c i . ! n s ,t h i n g s g e t t i t r g e a s r e r l o s o l o i . r u tl s a i c i i t l r a s t o b e c l o n t ' t o r l h e C D . 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Ellrolvs ancl shoulders ancl sa\rs "Ok snrart ass r.r,hatare \^/r] goirrg to call the Bass solo?" I repliecl "Terrclonitis." \Ve all l a r - r g h e rT l .h e l i t t l e b o v o n t h e t r a c k i s C a r n e r o r rA l c l e n . . . D i r r o ' s s o r r .C ; r n r t , r ' o In( U t . E S l l l \\'lrartare the guitars tLrrrec'l to? What are the ke).s, chords that ofter-r u.se? \,Vhat is tl'ri' t)'pe of gtritatr),ou r-rse?Does arn),one )'ou in your b;rnclgir,'elessons? I plav a 7-strirrg N'lannecustonr ZI I moclel. Trot, anci I are both enc'lorsed by lr,lanne \ /\4/\v.uranne.colltancl tlrev make the b t ' s ti r t s t r u n r e n t sr t r l ' b r o . l t s a l l s t a r r c l a r rbcul n i n g b u t n ' i t h t h e 7 ( [ - o n , B ) r , o r ,g r e t t h a t l o n , c h u n k . N , l r 'b r o t h e r a t r c lI g i v e l e s s o n s f o r a l i v i r - r ga r r r lr e a r l l ve n j o f i t . I F l a v ea l o t o f g r e a t s t l t l e r r t sa n c l it's g,reiit to p-r;l55 on the krrolvleclge ol' nrusic thart'sbeen so rer,r,';trcling to LrrotheratrrclI. c"'.."pt .r", If_t],"." " l ) ' r i c s n o t l r e c e s s a r i l ) ' c o n n e c t e dt o a s t o r ) r / r r a r r a t i v ef o r t h e albutr,? Is Cl. $gle W o r c i s " : " 1 ' l l t l i v e ) . o r - rh e l l " ? \ V h o i s t h e " l " o r r t h i s s o r r g a n c l ",r,or-r"on the album? Orr the cover there is a scene of r,q!-1o_1s 41uldqr'_O!c1_ry!!_personali[' clisorr1er,n'hat is the relation of the cover to the l)'rics in gerreral? -l-rot' a t r c l I n ' r o t e t h e l v r i c s a r r r cn l relotliesLo "-l'he ['orvc'rto B e l i t - r ' e " ," t ) a r k D e ' c e i v c - ' t '""R , e s tr r e c t i o r t " t r n c l" l t r n e r S p i r i t (Over c)0 perterrt of tlre lvrics fol' Inne.rSpirit). Iht,st-'n'e.rt'the 'l'he l a s t f o u r s o n g s n . r i t t c t -fro r t h e C D . P c ) i t , r . r ' t[oJ e l i e v e ' I' ,n n e r S 1 - r i r i t ' a n d" l { e s u r r e c t i o n f"o l l o n ' P a r t 1 , 2 a n c l 3 s t o r r . l i n eJ. ' h t ' stor\ is aLrout a yoLlng N.rtive Anrerican trilrt' le;rcit'rw'ho is r i s k i l r g ,h i s l i l ' e [ - t r ' l e a c l i n gt h e e r r e r t r vi n t o u n c e r t a i r -tre r r i t o n ' s o th.rt his tribe isrr't exposecl.\,Vl'renhe feels he's plrshecl to his l i n r i t h e l o o k s t o t h e s k v f o r g u i d a n c e .T h e s p i r i t o f ' h i s p a r e n t s helps hirn clear l-ris nrincl anc-l firrcl the arrsn'ers. fr,ltrsicalll' s ; r t ' a k t t r rilt ' s a r l v r r a u r i cc h a ; r t e rt h a t i s b r - r i l tn , i t h l a n c l s c a p eos f n r o \ , ( j n r c l r t \. V l i e l r T r o t ' a n 1 1 I s o l o i t c r e ; t t e st e r r s i o u t c l t h t ' visior-tsarrci chapters [o o\/err]ontethe strugglt's rtu larrclirrrciaI s e a . \ , \ ' t ' n , a r r t e c lt o t i ' l l . A r t r o r t p o s i t i v e , r , r p l i f t i n gs t o r v n ' i t h t h o s c s ( ) n { 1 , s" D . a r k [ ) t ' c e i v t ' r ' "i s n t o r e o f a h o r r o r [ t ' e l t c ; i t . I h e -fhc Ilttsit is n'hat inspircs tht'lvrics. l ; r r r c l s c i r poef i u s t r r - r n r t ' l r t s n r a k t ' si t p r e t t v e a s v t o c r r : a t ea s t o r y l i n e .C - h r i s ; r n c l ' J ' l ' orvv r t r t e t l r c I v r i c s t o " r | T ' r , n r p l e \ \ 1 i t h i n " . " 7 ) e s " a r r d " T I t t ' I ) a s s i o nt t f \ ' \ / o r c i s " u ' t . r ' e r v l ' i t r r r gl r v C h r i s . C h r i s n , t r s g o i n g t h r o L r g h a t o r - r g hp e r i o c i i n h i s l i l t - a r r r l I b e l i c v e t h a t ' s n ' h c r t l - r ef o u r r c lt h e i r r s p i r a t i o r rf o r t h e l v r i c s o f ' [ - i i . s " r t n r l " T h e P a s s i t t ro- rf \ , \ / o r c ] s " . , \ s f o r " [ - h e P a s s i o n o f \ \ / o r c l s " C h r i s w ' a s g o i r - r gt h r o u g l r a cJivorceIast yc'ar. lr'1ar'lretht' lr.rics har,'esortrei:orrrrectiolttherrb t r t I r n r r o t 1 0 0p e r c e r r t .

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