Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lachryma Christi on holidays

Greetings everyone,

Lachryma Christi regrets to announce that it is taking a month off as holidays. Will be back on the 15th of August. 
It sounds like a long time, true, but since the staff is one person only, and everyone deserves holidays, the activities at Lachryma Christi have to stop for this period.

Don't stop e-mailing (, all your e-mails will be read and dealt with on the return of Lachryma Christi, nothing will be ignored.

So, on the 15th August things will be back to normal, news, reviews, and you should expect interviews with British Black Metal band Hecate Enthroned, as well as with Dayal Patterson (writer/photographer for Metal Hammer UK, and who has also contributed to Record Collector and Terrorizer), author of the upcoming book "Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult".
You can read a bit about this book here:

Have you all a great month and on the 15th of August Lachryma Christi is back!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lachryma Christi broadcasting tonight!

Don't forget, Lachryma Christi is broadcasting at 11 pm tonight (London timezone). Join LC for an hour of pure Black Metal here:!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lachryma Christi broadcasting tomorrow!

Now for real, tomorrow Lachryma Christi is broadcasting. Again Lachryma Christi apologizes for the wrong advertisement yesterday, completely convinced that today was Wednesday.
So as tomorrow is Wednesday, tomorrow it is.
You can listen to it here, tomorrow evening, from 11pm to midnight (London timezone):!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Bathory - Nordland II
Forgotten Tomb - Songs to Leave
Abgott - Godfather in Black
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
Blacklodge - MachinatioN
Tsjuder - Legion Helvete
Aborym - Dirty
Covenant - In Times Before the Light
Fen - Epoch
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A

Sunday, July 7, 2013

News: Episode 13

Turkish band Episode 13 just released a new single called Corpus Vile. This won't be part of upcoming album, but it is already something to keep us entertained while we wait!

By the way, you should expect an interview with Episode 13 coming up soon!

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Interview with Progenie Terrestre Pura - (q[T]p) (IT)

Tonight Lachryma Christi has for you an interview with a very peculiar band from Italy called Progenie Terrestre Pura - (q[T]p). Their sound is quite strange to be described in words, but very good.
You can actually read a review to their latest album U.M.A. (Uomini, Macchine, Anime) released in April through Avantgarde Music here:
So yeah, get ready for some new experiment, read this interview, read this review and go and listen to some tunes, you won't regret.

What do you mean by Progenie Terrestre Pura (q[T]p)?

Progenie Terrestre Pura means "pure progeny of the Earth", the name is related to the general concept of the project (the interaction man-machine) and it symbolizes the "natural" condition of humanity (as we are now, basically) compared to those who will be deeply hybridized with technology/machines.

What are your lyrics about? Your songs sound all very “spacey”…

As mentioned above, the basis of our concept is the interaction between man and technology/machines, the tension between being "pure" and evolve into something new (for example the finitude of "natural" life in comparison with the "immortality" brought by technology), but also the danger that technology can bring (for example extinction of the human species).
Then there are other topics such as space exploration, the destiny of the human race, etc.

Where did the idea come from, to mix Black Metal with this Avant-Garde thing, plus the electronic space-based sounds?

Well, basically because we’re trying to do something new, both of us with our own styles and preferences but with common tastes and open minds. Probably we wanted to go "beyond" the veil of a genre easily stagnating in the sound consolidated by Darkspace.
U.M.A. is an (Atmospheric) black metal album fist, progressive and electronic, but not yet "Avant-Garde" we would say.

Where do you get the inspiration for music, as well as for lyrics?

We find inspiration from everything we listen, we read, we watch: these are the sources of inspiration, after we elaborate more personal ideas . So, if musically we move from black metal to modern progressive parts (Meshuggah, djent), quoting Pink Floyd in a solo (La Terra Rossa di Marte), layering electronic sounds etc., lyrically Asimov is, maybe, the most important, but also Tarkovsky or Lèvy.

What are your favourite artists?

Eon[0]: I mention only the most important figures of ever for my - musical - vision (so far): Varg Vikernes (Burzum), Devin Townsend, Mike Oldfield… and, some years ago, I found in Keith Merrow an artist that signified much for me.
My "favourite" artists are too much to write them here.
Nex[1]: I don't have absolute "favourite" artists, usually I listen to single albums rather than blindly worship an artist; but of course I admire many musicians: Simon Posford, Quorthon, Magnus Birgersson, John Zorn, etc.

There are not many bands doing the kind of sound you do, how do you feel about that? Do you play it because  this is what you really like only, or also because it is a different thing?

We like it because is different!
Playing something a bit different is essential for us, first of all. This is the identity of q[T]p, to evolve and to experiment in this big imaginary that we have created, so it’s natural that it's different from all the other bands.
We could also play old school black metal or standard goa trance old style without problem in other bands, most probably we will have fun, but when we are q[T]p it's totally different thing.
It's fine that you say "there are not many bands doing the kind of sound you do", because it means that we are doing it well, eheh!

In each song of you, there are so many different and varied parts, how does the composing process happens with Progenie Terrestre Pura?

We "create" a general idea before, maybe inspired by an argument or maybe we think to something that we haven't musically tried yet, then we fix the first ideas. From here it’s a flow that flows. When we think that the structure of the song is complete, we stop, turn back at the song and complete it.
It's a long process for each song, considering also the length of every composition.

The voice is not that evidenced as the music, is it intentional?

The voice is meant as an element within the general sound, not necessarily as something more important than other parts/layers. The lyrics are obviously a very important aspect of the project, but we think vocals should not necessarily emerge all over.

How has been the reception of the new album, by the public?

Very very good! For an unknown project like our it is a big success. We hoped to have a good reception and, at the end, it’s going very good! We are satisfied, but we hope it will increase, of course.

What do you plan for a near future?

A new album is the priority. If it would arrive offers for other things we will evaluate everything, but, for now, our total occupation is for a new album, that we would like to release in 2015 or 2016, and we started to talk about a special EP, but it’s just an idea again, dateless and without a song composed for it.

Anything you would like to add?

Well, first of all a big thanks for your support, and a big thanks also to all people that sustain us, of course.
We take the occasion to inform that from the 8th of July will be available (in Avantgarde Store) our official "U.M.A." T-Shirt (in two color, ice grey and blue cosmo), as well as our digipack cd.
Thanks again people, and take a look at the Space.

Line up:

Eon[0] - Instruments and machines
Nex[1] - Vocals and machines

Latest release:

U.M.A. (2013)

You can find more information and music of Progenie Terrestre Pura in:

News: A Forest of Stars gig in Leeds (UK)

Psychedelic Black Metal band from UK A Forest of Stars will be playing on the 23rd August 2013 at Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club.

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Negura Bunget touring

Dates for Negura Bunget tour:

2013-07-21 Bulgaria - Varna / Wild Child Rock
2013-09-21 Latvia - Riga / Melna Piektdiena
2013-10-03 Germany - Essen / turock
2013-10-06 Germany - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
2013-10-09 Germany - München / Backstage
2013-10-10 Germany - Berlin / K 7
2013-11-01 United Kingdom - Leeds / Damnation Festvival
2013-11-22 Germany - Hohenstein-Ernstthal / Autumn From Hell Fest
2013-11-23 Germany - Erfurt / From Hell Club
2013-11-29 Romania - Bukarest / November to Dismember

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News: Dordeduh touring

Romanian Black Metal band Dordeduh will be touring with Gothic Metal band The Vision Bleak and with Doom/Death Metal band Saturnus:

2013-09-27 Germany - Berlin / K17
2013-09-28 Germany - Erfurt / From Hell
2013-09-29 Switzerland - Zürich / Dynamo
2013-09-30 Germany - München / Backstage
2013-10-01 Austria - Wien / Escape
2013-10-02 Germany - Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
2013-10-03 Netherlands - Arnhem / Willemeen
2013-10-04 Germany - Oberhausen / Helvete
2013-10-05 France - Paris / Glazart
2013-10-06 United Kingdom - London / Boston Music Room
2013-10-07 Belgium - Vosselaar / Biebob

News: Ildjarn

Season of Mist will be re-releasing the three first albums of Ildjarn: Ildjarn (1995), Strength and Anger (1996) and Forest Poetry (1996) on the 16th of August (3rd September in North America).
All three releases will have brand new artwork and are available for pre-order on CD, gatefold double LP, t-shirt and CD + t-shirt bundles at Season of Mist e-shop:

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News: Shining

Dark Essence Records and Niklas Kvarforth's will get together for a special release. The band will re-record old tracks using different vocalists.
The album will be called 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd, it will contain six tracks and will be out in September this year.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lachryma Christi broadcasting in 5 minutes!

Here we go, five minutes left.
In five minutes you can click here:!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

Lachryma Christi broadcasting tonight!

As you know, because it is Wednesday Lachryma Christi is broadcasting tonight, from 11pm to 00:00 (London timezone, please check yours).

You can listen to it here:!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

One hour of pure Black Metal!

Lachryma Christi weekly broadcast tomorrow

And remember, tomorrow, as any other Wednesday, Lachryma Christi Webzine will be broadcasting in here:!/lachrymachristi/broadcast

One hour of Black Metal, from 11 pm to 00 (Please, check for your timezone, this one is based in London).

Come on and join!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Interview with Cadaveria and review to the re-release "The Shadows' Madame"

This time, Lachryma Christi had the pleasure to interview Cadaveria herself. As you know, Cadaveria are an Italian band, frequently described as Goth/Black Metal. They just re-released their album Horror Metal, and are now re-releasing the album The Shadows' Madame.

Please find a review for Horror Metal by Lachryma Christi here:
You will find a review for The Shadows' Madame on the bottom of the page, just after the interview. But before, enjoy the words of Cadaveria.

Why Cadaveria as a name for a band/project? What did you mean to pass on to the crowd with that name?

Eh, this is a question I answered many times. Sounds strange to me as in Italian the meaning is clear, as ‘cadaveri’ means dead bodies. The root ‘cadaver’ is the same in English… I chose this name in 1992 when I started singing in my previous band and decided to gave the same name to the band I founded in 2001, but written in capital letters. ‘Cadaveria’ mirrors my essence and is referred to all what is dark, mysterious and grim. It’s inspired by gothic and cemetery stuff and it is connected to all what a dead body represents: paleness, death, sadness, suffering, grace.

Not asking for a label or a tag, how would you describe your sound? People say it is Goth/Black Metal, even heard people calling it “Horror Metal”, following the name of your album… How would YOU describe it?

It has always been difficult to me to find a simple way to define CADAVERIA genre and I assert music must be listened rather than described. Band members have different tastes and a variegated musical background that goes from the hard Rock of the seventies to the most extreme Black Metal, passing through Death Metal, Doom and Progressive. Our music is probably the unconscious mix of all of this. Sure there are Gothic influences, but not in the way Gothic Metal is meant today. My voice is far from any ladies singing in symphonic gothic bands nowadays. What is surely true is that horror stuff, cinema and literature are a great source of inspiration for our music and lyrics. Since our debut album The Shadows’ Madame was released in 2002, fans and critics dealt with the problem to define our music proposal and someone came out with the Horror Metal definition. Finally, in twelve years of activity I never found a better way to synthesize our sound. That’s why we definitely chose to adopt it, also to entitle out latest album.

What are your biggest inspirations, meaning artists?

Besides being a musician I’m a videomaker  and I love cinema. I images always remain impressed in my mind (more than names), whether they came from a movie, from a dream or from reality. So sources of inspirations are multiple. Speaking about the lasts album, the song Apocalypse came from a movie, Flowers in Fire from a personal experience, Death Vision from my considerations about death, The Days of the After and Behind just from my fantasy. Sometimes it is an artist that inspires me, i.e. the exhibitions of Andy Warhol, Bosh and Francis Bacon have been essential in writing a song like Atypical suggestions by a dead artist featured in In Your Blood album.

What are your lyrics about generally?

I general I can say they speak about myself, in the sense that, being me who write all the lyrics, they represent the stream of my consciousness. They deal with my interest: magic, the universe, art, cinema, life, death. It’s like to write a diary, then put it in music.

Do you read? If so, what are you reading right now?

I was used to read when I was younger and have more free time. My reading went from books about magic, to Freud’s, to classics like Baudelaire and Shakespeare. Every day for me is harder to find a quiet moment to dedicate to my spirituality and when I have some free time I just relax or read an undemanding book. Actually I have three books I began reading, and sometimes I go ahead with few pages: Lemmy’s biography ‘White Line Fever’, ‘Il Momento è Delicato’ by Nicolò Ammaniti (my fave Italian contemporary writer), and Carlo Verdone’s ‘La Casa Sopra ì Portici’. This last author is written by an Italian actor who tells about the ‘Dolce Vita’ period (1955-1965s) in Rome.

How was it to work with Riul Doamnei on their “A Christmas Carol” work released earlier this year? Such a masterpiece that one!

I met Riul Doamnei at an Italian festival. When the guys told me about the project I immediately liked the concept. I’m very satisfied of the result, but unfortunately I hadn’t a direct contact with them during the production, as I recorded my vocal parts in a different studio.

Is any of the musicians in Cadaveria playing in any side projects? If so, how is it to conciliate everything, since Cadaveria is such a busy band?

My drummer sings in Necrodeath, me and the bass player have a side project called DyNAbyte and the bass player himself just started another project called Killers Lodge. It’s quite hard to extricate all of this, but we are adult people with good sense, so finally it is all a matter of organization.

Who would you like to share a stage with? Why?

With Tool would be great. Not playing before them, but with them! I love Maynard J. Keenan.

How did the idea of re-releasing “Horror Metal” and now “The Shadows’ Madame”? How has been the reaction to the first one?

Our debut album had a great success. All four versions (the original, the one for the UK, the Brazilian and the Mexican one), released from 2002 to 2004, went sold out and now you can only find some copies on the web for more than 50 USD. We are continuing to play live, fans demand for this album and merchandising is important to support the finances of an underground band. I have been thinking about a reissue since 2011 but only now had the time to re-master it and to create a new artwork layout. Finally you will be able to listen to this CD again from July 16th 2013 on. The Undead Edition of Horror Metal, released last month, was a way to celebrate the success of our fourth album. We added two bonus track to enrich it and give something more to new fans that didn’t catch the first edition.

What else are you planning, after the re-release of “The Shadows’ Madame” in July?

We are actually working at CADAVERIA first ever DVD. It will be a sum of these twelve years of career with a lot of not previously released stuff, like live shows, backstage images, making-off, interviews and much more. It will be ready in few months. In the meanwhile we are continuing to play gigs. After the Summer we will play at MFVF in Belgium on Oct 20th and we are planning a tour in South America too (fingers crossed). Soon or later we will start the pre-production of a new album.

Anything else you would like to tell to anyone who is reading you right now?

Thank you very much for this interview. Check out the official music videos we recently released on and have a look at and for any updates! Ciao.

Line up:

Cadaveria - Vocals
Frank Booth - Guitar
Dick Laurent - Guitar
Killer Bob - Bass
Marçelo Santos - Drums

Upcoming release:

The Shadows' Madame (re-release - 16th July 2013)

So, Cadaveria are re-releasing their album The Shadow's Madame through Black Tears on the 16th of July 2013. This album was originally released in 2002, but was such a success that they are releasing it again. Honestly, it's a lot heavier than Horror Metal that the band re-released recently as well. This is such a fast and strong album, full of blast beats and angry guitar riffs. Even Cadaveria herself sounds quite angry many times. Really aggressive and powerful, never losing the clean voices and melodic parts from times to times. There is a lot of symphony behind, really well blended all instruments and influences and little details all together. 
This is a magnificent album, full of goodness and greatness, so majestic, really good.
Cadaveria thankfully doesn't sound like a pig, which is the biggest problem with mostly of women singing in extreme bands. Not all of them but many of them. Cadaveria is very personal on her singing, really different from any other women singing this kind of stuff, and that is what makes this band so special. 
Do a favor to yourselves, wait two weeks, and get the album.

You can find more information and music of Cadaveria in:

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Another Monday, another playlist:

God Seed - I Begin
Abgott - Godfather in Black
Cadaveria - The Shadows' Madame
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
Graveworm - When Daylight's Gone
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Burzum - Det som engang var
Immortal - Pure Holocaust
Forgotten Tomb - Songs to Leave
Teasanna Satanna - Incertezas