EMBRACE OF THORNS(gre) interview

Embrace of Thorns interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: For those not familiar with the infernal entity known
as Embrace of Thorns, introduce the band.

Embrace of Thorns: ARCHFIEND DEVILPIG:hails Wilhelm,we exist like 12-13 years since back in 1998,
I formed the band under a different name(REQUIEM)back then and we switched to the
current bandname after a rehearsal tape,lots of bandmembers came and went,so
it’s useless to write any line-up change,current formation is consisting of:
Archfiend devilpig:vocals/guitars,Christmolester:bass,Nuctemeron:drums,
Abomination virginborn:guitars,Herald of demonic pestilence:guitars.
Up to this point we have released 4 demo tapes,a split cd,a split 7″ and 2
full length lps/cds/mcds.Still promoting the same infernal deathnoizz .

2. Dark Recollections: talk about your releases, what was response like?

Embrace of Thorns: We have a steady “fan base” since the demos and I guess more people found out
about us after the records,recently we started performing live and it’s
been good so far,we are an evil band practising the evil ways,so not much
care about sales and response,we want to be taken seriously,because we
live for what we’re playing.Yet I believe that with each release our DEATHCULT
grows stronger.

3. Dark Recollections: Tell us about the band and how it became known as Embrace of thorns?

Embrace of Thorns: I guess that it became quite known since I have promoted the band extensively,
I have contacts/correspondence connections in every corner of the fucked up
planet earth.Hails to the messengers of unholiness everywhere!!!
The band is not a fuckin’pastime,and as I have previously stated we live for
evilness in music and life.

4. Dark Recollections: who picked the band name, any other names considered if name had been

Embrace of Thorns: I chose the band name back in 1999,I think some other names we were thinking
were:Tragic serenades ,and demonic names like azazel,beezebul e.t.c,luckily
we picked a quite original name,at this point i’d like to add that we were
playing in a punk/hardcore band before we form e.o.thorns.

5. Dark Recollections: what kind of response get your debut cd “for i see death…” back
when it was released, is it still available?

Embrace of Thorns: It will always be on print if there’s a demand for it,so yes it’s available,
iron bonehead will re-release it on vinyl,and we’ll repress it on cd.The
response for it was good,and has got quite a reputation over the years.
Personally i’m satisfied with our debut,it was recorded under very harsh
conditions in the summer of 2006,and it still sounds good to these ears.

6. Dark Recollections: talk about your latest Cd “attonement ritual”

Embrace of Thorns: It’s our finest moment to date,was listening to it with the Wargoat guitarist
the other day,it still sounds morbid.It sure did great and can do a lot more
for us.The music style is not for the uninitiated,ominous pitchblack apocalyptic
satanic chaos.Get it and let the desolate winds scatter you like ash.

7. Dark Recollections: what is the song “perished in mortal agony” about, what inspired
its lyrics?

Embrace of Thorns: The text is about a congregation of weak mortals praying to the false messiah
to save them from the upcoming mayhem of darkness,quite graphic lyrics,spitting
bile upon the impotence of the false deity.

8. Dark Recollections: who did the art work for Cd?

Embrace of Thorns: the latest one was done by chris moyen,he created a fantastic piece that
helped the album a lot,great guy.

9. Dark Recollections: does Embrace of Thorns get to play live, what are some of the bands
you have played with?

Embrace of Thorns: yes we do,we are playing in a few days with MORTUARY DRAPE here in athens,it’s
going to be killer,in the future we have confirmed for killtown vol.2 in
copenhagen,denmark.In the past we have played with:WARGOAT,ACHERONTAS,BLACK

10. Dark Recollections: tell us about the scene where you live, any bands worth checking out?

Embrace of Thorns: It’s a quite big scene,but it’s overcrowded with shitty bands,like everywhere
else,bands worth mentioning are:GOATVOMIT,WARGOAT,HEPTAMERON,VARATHRON,
NECROVOROUS maybe i’m skipping a few.

12. Dark Recollections: any merchandise available from the band? (list items and prices)

Embrace of Thorns: …for I see death in their eyes cd(10 euros/12$)
atonement ritual cd(10 euros/12$)
atonement ritual t-shirt front sided M,L,XL(15 euros/20$)
tombs of the desecrated zealots front sided t-shirt(as above)
split 7″ep with NOCTURNAL VOMIT is sold out,and the cassete version of the last
album is available from nuclear winter records.All prices include postage.

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview

Embrace of Thorns: thanx for sending these questions man.HAIL TO CRUELTY,



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