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A few questions - interview with black death metal band HELLFIRE from Ukraine.

A few questions - interview with black death metal band HELLFIRE from Ukraine.

Answered Necrobaphomet and Karagh, thank you!

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Necrobaphomet: Hello Jakub! Hellfire was formed at the end of 2014 in the city of Kremenchuk, central Ukraine. The group was formed by Karagh and Necrobaphomet, members of the black metal band Paranomia, which had a cult status in the Kremenchug underground scene. Also in the first line-up of the group was the drummer Skullcrusher.

Our goal was to play fucking old school black metal with elements of death and thrash metal. Between 2014 and 2019, Hellfire played many live shows, toured Lithuania and released their debut EP "Goat Revenge" in 2017. In the spring of 2019, the lineup changed with Tank as the new drummer.

Since then Hellfire is:

Karagh - guitars/ vocals

Necrobaphomet - bass

Tank - drums.

With this line-up, the first full-length album "Lobotomized by holy crucifix" was recorded.


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

Necrobaphomet: The recording of the album dragged on for almost two years, this was due to various problems, including the change of drummer. The sound recording, mixing and mastering were done in two home studios, whose names will tell your readers nothing.

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

Necrobaphomet: The album was released on April 4, 2021 by the Polish label Mara Production in a quantity of 500 pieces in a digipack and a jewelcase CD format.


Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

Karagh: The author of lyrics is actually Hellfire, almost always we write them together, drawing all the power from the energy flow that we feel from the powerful, dark, whose names cannot be named …and sometimes just sitting after hard rehearsals with a bottle of good beer ... haha

Necrobaphomet: Lyrics theme is traditional for this genre. Blasphemy, Satanism, Armageddon, death and mental illness - all these wonderful things are present in the lyrics of our songs. We're not trying to open up new horizons, we're just paying tribute to extreme metal and its attributes.


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

Necrobaphomet: The logo was created by Karagh and edited by me. The album cover was painted by Alexey Sivitsky from Godlike Ikons studio, at my request. Our group does not have a website, and it seems to me that it is no longer relevant to have a website in the era of social networks. Of course, social networks provide a huge opportunity for young bands to show themselves to the global public all over the world, as well as to establish contact with record labels. Hellfire is not very active on social networks such as Facebook and Instagram, but there you can always find the latest news on the band’s official profiles.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

Necrobaphomet: To be honest, we weren't looking for a label. We have promoter Igor "Possessed by Hate" Ignatchik, he is responsible for all contacts with the labels. We recently released an album and have not even received our copies of the discs yet, so I still cannot appreciate the work of the label. But I definitely like the design and format of our album release by the label, they also advertise it well on social networks and YouTube.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Karagh: we listen to different bands and styles, there are many decent bands like Inquisition, Belphegor, Azazel... but I can say that inspiration for us comes mainly from the very source of the information field, the strength of the ancient ones, their power and incredible anger.


Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Necrobaphomet: No, we didn't. Our promoter did it. Maybe in the future we will release the album on another label in cassette or vinyl format, but we have no suggestions yet.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

Karagh: we played about 20-30, or hell knows how many concerts, and each of them was special and good in its own way, so it just won't be possible to single out which one is the best, or more precisely: it is not possible, because basically these events are polished with a good amount of fuel , and after, it's hard to remember something, well, if you understand what I mean ... haha

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Karagh: Our plans are truly ambitious! Build houses, plant trees, raise children, and, of course, drink in old age to the grave, from such a life. Haha. Well, if seriously: then we plan to play, create, record and fill everyone with our powerful charge, which we pour into our work.


How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Necrobaphomet: Our fans can contact us via facebook and instagram https://www.facebook.com/hellfireua/ https://www.instagram.com/hellfireblackmetal , or write to us by email hellfireblackmetal@ukr.net

Thanx for the interview.

Necrobaphomet: Thank you Jakub for your interest in our band and for supporting the metal underground. Good luck to you, your webzine and your readers!

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