неделя, 6 февруари 2011 г.
Dagor Dagorath Interview
Here is one interview with the band Dagor Dagorath from Israel. The interview was not published in the magazine, but we want to show it to the world, because the band's music is really strong and heavy.
First of all, tell us more about your band to our readers. You are the first bands from Israel that appears in our magazine.
*Hello Niko and Devilry Magazine readers! It's really nice to be first. he he
DAGOR DAGORATH was founded in 2003 by Vorog, Mizgir and myself. We're the main band members, however we keep changing session members. We play under this name for over 8 years, and recorded a demo album and a full length album.
Your latest album "Yetzer Ha'Ra" had a review last year in Metal Hammer UK. Is this your biggest publication 'till now? Are they your fans?
*By far this is our biggest metal publication. It was great seeing my band there, because I'm an enthusiastic fan of the magazine for many years.
However, our biggest publication was in one of the largest news paper in Israel.
What makes you use such interesting folklore instruments in your music. I personally think that this makes your music a lot more complex?
*Indeed We've started with folk in our demo album "Times of Distress",our genre was more of folk and black metal. But in "Yetzer Ha'Ra" we don't use folk elements, maybe it's not simple to change you genre so quick.
I like folk music and folk metal but I think it's not for Dagor Dagorath. In our next album you won't hear folk music, and that's 100% sure.
I read somewhere that actually most of the members of the band are from Ukraine. Is this true?
*Yes, our band's origins are from Ukraine, excluding our new drummer.
But we moved to Israel over 13-14 years ago, met and formed the band here. Because of that we're an Israeli band.
Is there any Hell in Heaven?
*Yes off course, it's here in israel!!!
Tell us more about your strange name and also the name of the new album, what is it, what represents?
*The Dagor Dagorath isn't a strange name he he, It is ‘Battle of Battles’ or ‘Final Battle’ in Sinadrin, it's an event described in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
And 'Yetzer Ha'Ra’ in Judaism refers to one’s inclination of evil by violating the will of god.
What do you think about war these days? Do you think that the black metal bands must sing for war and less about Satan, because there is more violence and death of the battlefields?
*I don't know. I think each of us must do what he wants and what he can.
We use many subjects in our lyrics. It won't be interesting if all of the bands would sing about the same things: war, Satan, etc....
Israel is a cradle of the christian religion, hated by all black metallists, as a black metal band, do you feel hate in the people there?
*Honestly, I don't. We don't feel the christian religion here as much as Judaism. And I think it isn't such a big problem for Israel bands. A real problem is our country's location, and the fact that the metal scene here is quite limited.
Any summer activity?
We're now working on new songs for our next album, some of them will soon be introduced at our shows.
We’ll continue to perform and promote ‘Yetzer Ha`Ra’, when our guitarist will be back from China. But our main goal for 2010 is creating more new songs, which will be recorded after.
Thanks for the interview? Last words to the fans?
*I want to thank Niko for the interview questions and all Devilry Magazine readers.
Go ahead and check our myspace and convince your local organisers to bring us to your city this summer and we’ll come!