with Bill Benakis of CRANIAL TORMENT
- As usual, please tell us a
bit about the history of CRANIAL TORMENT.
WE STARTED THE BAND AS TWO MEMBER (BY ME , BILL IN VOCALS
GUITARZ AND COSTAS IN DRUMS IN MAY OF 98 .
WE TESTED A BASSIST BUT WITH NO RESULTS. IN
AUGUST OF 98 WE RELEASED THE FIRST TAPE "DECAYING IN
THE MUD " WITH 3 TUNES . WE DIDN'T
REALLY SENT IT INTO MANY CONTACTS CAUSE OF THE BAD SOUND
.IN JANUARY OF 99 I RELEASED THE 2nd TAPE "THE
TRIUMPH OF IMPUDENCE" WITH 9 TUNES MUCH BETTER THAN
THE FIRST AS AN ONE MAN BAND I SPREAD ABOUT 500 COPIES
AND RETURNED TO STUDIO. IN MAY OF 99 AND RELEASED THE
LAST TAPE "DEATH IS RISING" WITH 4 TUNES , AND
IS THE BEST C.TORMENT RELEASE. I HAVE SPREAD 800
COPIES TILL NOW (DECEMBER OF 99) .
- After recording the second
demo, one of the band member left, that means in the
third demo "Death is Rising" you have recorded
yourself? Please tell us a bit about that.
AS I SAID ABOVE AFTER THE FIRST TAPE THE TORMENT IS AN
ONE MAN BAND.I AM PLAYING THE GUITAR, THE BASS ,DOING THE
VOCALS AND WRITING THE DRUMS PARTITURES FOR PROGRAMMING
IN THE STUDIO.
- What are usually the themes
used on CRANIAL TORMENT demo?
LYRICS HAVE TO DO WITH MURDERERS , GORE STORIES THAT COME
FROM MY SICK MIND. MAYBE IN THE FUTURE I'LL USE MENTICAL
AND SURGICAL THEMES.
- Most of the people recognize
GREECE as the "warehouse" of the blackmetal
bands. What do you think?
I'M NOT INTERESTING IN THE BLACK METAL ASSHOLES. ONLY
BRUTAL DEATH AND WELL PLAYED GRINDCORE.
- How is the relation between
the black and death metal bands in your country.
I'M NOT INTERESTING IN THE GREEK UN/ND SCENE. THERE ARE
NOT MANY DEATH AND GRIND BANDS.
- Some people connote that
death/blackmetal bands has relations with satan and free-sex,
what do you think about it?
IT'S EVERYONE S OPINION OF WITH WHAT TO DO WITH. I
DON'T THINK THAT MUSIC HAS TO DO WITH OUR PERSONAL
- What is your opinion about
BOOTLEGGING (cd/tape piracy)?
IT'S BAD FOR THE RELEASING LABELS BUT IT HELPED MANY BADS
TO BE WELL KNOWN (SEE MORBID ANGEL, HELLHAMMER ,
INVOCATOR AND MANY MORE.)
- Let's turn back with CRANIAL
TORMENT, what are your plans for the future? Are you
going to look for a new band personel (member) or are you
still want to stand alone?
THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE TO TEST, IF IT WONT WORK. I'LL
CONTINUE ALONE. MAYBE IN SPRING OF 2000 TO RELEASE NEW
- Last but not least, what do
you know about brutal deathmetal bands from Indonesia?
And what is your last message for AOPN readers?
I LIKE MORBIFIK, BLOODY GORE, CRANIAL INCISORED, GRIND
BUTO, VENDUZOR . YOU HAVE A VERY STRONG UN/ND SCENE BUT
WHY YOU DONT MAKE CONTACTS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA ?
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU PUTRA FOR THIS INTERVIEW, TO
ALL METALHEADS IN INDONESIA STAY BRUTAL AND UN/ND . FEEL
FREE TO WRITE US CRANIAL TORMENT IS NEVER A RIP OFF.
32, Paradision St.,
Peristeri, 121 36
Website : http://www.geocities.com/ctorment/
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