Interview with Lord Alatoth exclusively for the Official homepage of Vorphalack. By Alexis "Evil Greek" Xanthopoulos. 1999-04-28.
Hail Lord Alatoth! How is it going and what's happening in Athens a day like this?
Hail to you Alexis and to all the readers. The Vorphalack side is ok since
we are now working and finishing 7 new songs for our next work. The weather
here is getting hotter and we are going to have again a very hot summer.
What is happening with Vorphalack, what are you doing these days?
As I said we are finishing 7 songs that we are planning to release as a
full Lp or Cd. It's going to be a different style from our mini-Lp but I'm
sure that everyone will like it. There will also be some kind of intros in
every song that will bring a more dark feeling.
When will the next release come out? What label will release it and on what
We are going to release our new work hopefully in September.I can't say on
which label since we are still in the part of negotiation. We want to release
all our releases in a Lp format but if that doesn't happen in our next
release we will only then release it as a cd format.
Are you satisfied with your latest "In Memory..." mini-lp. How has the
Great!!! All the "true" underground people love it and we have recieved
only good reviews except from the closeminded greek Metal Hammer who didn't
bother to even listen it and did a review that has nothing to do with the
release. The mini lp was recorded during 1998 and we are very satisfied from
the production. Also we wanted to break the mini lp to 2 sides, the A side to
express our anger for the loss of aAnton S. Lavey and the B side in a more
slow tempo dedicated to our black souls.
This "In Memory..." mini-lp is dedicated to Anton Szandor LaVey. Why?
Anton S. Lavey was a big brother and teacher for all of us in the band. We
have read all his books and we learned many things from them. It has changed
our lives and we learned how to think and behave and his books helped us to
awake from the sleep that christianity had us.
I must say that a dream came true with this release cause I believe we are
the first band from Greece that dedicated the release in the memory of Anton
S. Lavey. Many underground "bad" guys from greece always tried to be satanists
but they didn't even know the loss of Anton S. Lavey and suddenly everybody
forget all the work he has done.
Who writes the lyrics and who composes the music. And what does the lyrics
All the music is written by the guitarist and I write the
lyrics. The lyrics are talking about personal experiences and aspects of
satanism and vampirism. Also they are taking about weird and strange stories
that can happen to anyone. Another subject that fascinates me is the period
of the middle ages.
Where do you draw your musical and lyrical inspiration?
As I said the lyrical inspiration is from satanism and vampirism. The lyrical
inspiration comes from the old traditional black metal school and from bands
such as Black Widow, Death SS, Mercyful Fate and Acheron. Also from Iron
Maiden and Manowar.
You have had many line-up changes through the years how does that come? I
guess that you are the only original member?
Yes,I'm the co-founder of the band and the only original member all these
years. All this time from the first steps of Vorphalack till now I try to
find people that fits in the music of Vorphalack in the momment we are
entering the studio. When I think that they don't have anything else to offer
to the band I simply find another ones. It may sounds a little bit selfish
but it's my band and I want the best for the band. I'm not saying that we all
are doing what's good for the band, I'm the leader of the band and only my
opinion counts in the end.
The only thing I can assure you is that all the people that played with
Vorphalack are still friends and if I ever need them back they will gladly
help me as I will help them when the want me, but in Vorphalack I'm the boss.
Which are the religious beliefs of the band? What do you belive in?
We are satanists and we are also believe in the vampirism not the way all
want to believe with sucking blood and things like that but in the ancient
way of taking lifeforce from humans.
Have you ever played live? How would a killer concert with Vorphalack be
No. We have never played live and if we ever play we want to be something
special. There is a plan of playing live in September but when we decide it
for sure I'll let you know how the concert will be.
There are many black metal bands today that are nazi/fascist oriented. What
do you think about this matter?
In my opinion they can believe what they want but they must not fix
nazism/fascism with black metal. Black metal is about satanism and spreading
the satanism not talking about politicians/jews/negros and things like that.
What happened with the name Stoned Forest and the record deals with
Hammerheart and Unisound?
Hammerheart ripped us off. They signed with us and then continiuosly delayed
our release. Fuck them. They are unworthy for Vorphalack now. We piss on
their releases.Unisound didn't released the material due to a misunderstanding,we have sold this misunderstanding and we have the utmost respect for Unisound As for Stoned Forest it was a wrong decision to change the
name and we change it again to Vorphalack since many friends told us that
they want Vorphalack name again.
Tell us About Nar Mataron. Many mix this band up Naer Mataron. What's the
difference and what's the story.
The guy from Naer simply steal the name from me and because he couldn't use
the Nar Mataron he change it to Naer. Also 3 songs from their debut cd are
mine and this cd was supposed to released under the name of Nar Mataron and
in fact I'm singing in it and without my permission they release it as Naer
Mataron.gladly the cd was big disapointment and it didn't sell as the label
expected so when Nar Mataron will release the new work everyone will forget
the false ones.
After all the guy from Naer he only plays music to find girls and to become
a black metal star. Imagine that when I knew him he hated Mayhem and he
adored Burzum but when Mayhem came to Greece he invited them to his home and
play as a support band. What a "true" black metal person he is don't you
What are the future plans of Vorphalack? Any labels that has shown
To release our new work in September on Lp format, we don't know exactly the
label when everything is final I'll let you know.
What groups do the members of Vorphalack listen to, which persons do you look
up to and what do you do in your spare time?
I listen to: Nwobhm, Iron Maiden, Death SS, Black widow, Black
Crusifixion and Acheron.
In my spare time I go out with Lucifer's child from
Forrest magazine and I'm usually going to various clubs.
What is your opinion on the black metal scene today? Both the Hellenic and
I don't like todays black metal scene. All the false people are playing
black metal and there are only few bands that worth to play black metal, you
are playing black metal cause you feel it not because you want to have money
and be a black metal star. I sometimes remember the first steps of black
metal with groups such as: Beherit, Black Crusifixion, Downfall, Blasphemy who
didn't knew how to play but I always admired what their lyrics talked about
and these bands never want to become famous. Of course there are bands that
they still do what black metal is all about "Satanic Propaganda" as Acheron
Mortuary Drape, Zemial.
What's your opinion on poitical matters such as the turks on Cyprus
and Turkey in general.
I've never liked politic and politicians so I don't have an opinion for that
matters. I only hate Turks cause they are even worse than the christians and
Jewish people cause they bring "The jesus tale" to the world.
Any final words? Give a message to your fans!
Support the war against christianity/buddism/muslims. Only Satan is
real. Everyone who will read this interview will not be a christian so may
Satan bless you.