Interview with Tangorodrim 2006

By Bradley Smith

 

Your new album, Justus Ex Fide Vivit is in the works and should be released later this year.  I have heard several songs off it and they are cold and grim. Can you tell me a little about the mood and process surrounding this slab of ice?

 

The process....ATMOSPHERE!!! DRUGS!!! ALCOHOL!!! PASSION!!! UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN EACH OTHER!!! TWO PEOPLE IN THE BAND!!!  BROTHERHOOD !!!

 

You have already released three other albums, namely Unholy Metal Way, Those Who Unleashed, and Unholy and Unlimited.  Can you tell us a little about them and how you feel about them in retrospect?

 

IT PASSED, IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO....NOW IT'S' COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AS WE FEEL, PLAY, THINK AND DOING ALL THE THINGS.

 

Israel seems like an usual location for the development of a black metal band.  Do you feel a little isolated from the rest of the black metal world?  How does society there view you guys?

 

WE'RE DON'T' CARE ABOUT ISRAEL AND THE OTHER WORLD.....YEAH IT WAS A DARK THRONE INFLUENSE AND A COUPLE OF THINGS IN THE BEGINING...BUT....AT THAT POINT WE'RE WRITE AND PLAY IT HOW WE FEEL AND WANT..''WER'E NOT COPYING ANYONE FUCK YOU" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

You are getting your albums released by Southern Lord.  They seem to be quite a respectable label.  How did you develop your relationship with them and how are they treating you as a band?

 

YEAH SOUTHERN LORD IS A COOL LABEL BECAUSE OF THE STUFF IN THERE

 

Through our conversations and the promos that you guys have had put out by Southern Lord it seems Alcohol is a central factor in the creation of your black metal art.  Can you elaborate on its importance to you and how it enhances the atmosphere of metal for you?

 

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From what you have told me you are originally of Russian origin.  Why did you leave Russia and move to Israel?  How old were you and do you have fond memories of the old country?

 

RUSSIA IS THE MOST CRIMINAL COUNTRY ON EARTH....AND I'M MOVING TO VISIT THERE NEXT WEEK.

 

I know music doesn’t usually develope in a vacuum.  What were some of your inspirations other than the obvious Darkthrone and Hellhammer/Celtic frost sources?  

 

BURNING WITCH, TOADLIQUOR, THE JESUS LIZARD, N I R V A N A !!!! DO YOU KNOW THIS BANDS???

 

Musically I feel that Tangorodrim upholds the original vision of what old school black metal was supposed to sound like and the spirit it was supposed to embody.  Do you feel the same and when you think of Black metal as an art form what do you think of?

 

FOR ME THERE'S NO ''OLD SCHOOL'' OR ''NEW SCHOOL''.....THERE'S A ''TRUE'' BLACK METAL THAT 4 BANDS ARE PLAYING

 

The world climate sees and escalation in clashes of Religious fanatics such as the middle east, Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, and so forth.  Do you welcome this global conflict between the white light religions?

 

I THINK THAT IRAQ, IRAN AND OTHER SCUM/ ZERO /PIGS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM ME...I DON'T WANNA HEAR FROM THIS

 

So many black metal bands are torn between the image of living the complete black metal lifestyle and those of the normal person who is into sports and other activities.  Where do you stand and how do you feel about these two aspects?

 

BELIEVE ME I'm E V I L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Last words?

 

NO WORDS . . .