The band recently released
signed to Dark Descent rec. How did the band come in contact with the label?
Are you happy with the label so far?
I believe Impugnor got in touch with Dark Descent personally through e-mails
after N.H. from Heresiarch recommended us to DD. Before that we were both
fans of the label. It has quality bands and I've been ordering shit from
them since they started out so I know how reliable DD is. I'm happy with DD,
the CD turned out awesome and so far everything has been pretty solid. It
seems like Dark Descent just keeps on getting better and better..
How long did it take the band to write and
record the songs for the debut? Are you and the other members of the band
happy with how it turned out?
Impugnor started composing the songs in late 2008-2009, after a few rough
recordings in 2010 some time had past. Then in 2011 after getting in touch
with DD we revisited the songs, reworked them, re-recorded everything to get
the sound and style we wanted, then sent it off to get mixed with V.K. The
outcome is exactly the morbid suffocating sound we wanted and we are pleased
to have it finally released.
How has the response been
from the press and the fans?
So far its been excellent. A lot of the reviews so far seem to get what we
were aiming for and hit the nail on the head. Its a bit to early to know
what the fans will think because the CD just came out - but based on the
responses from the promo songs, people seem to really dig it.
Looking over the bands
bio/press release it mentions the bands lyrics deal with psychology,
philosophy and history among other topics. What inspired you guys to write
about these topics? Are their any certain people, or times in history that
inspired your lyrics?
We have an interest in dark and pessimistic ideas for the themes used in
Paroxsihzem. Paroxsihzem is inspired by everything morbid and negative. It's
based on real tangible events that can be traced and studied. Really dark
psychological experiments testing
on humans, to obscure ideas and places on earth. We try to show the real
side of humanity. A few examples would be Aokigahara dealing with the
Forest" in Japan.. Diendividuation, about the Standford prison experiment and the song
Vanya - about the AN602 hydrogen bomb.
Speaking of philosophy, do
you have any certain philosophy you try to live by? Are there any
certain philosophers you enjoy reading/studying the most?
For myself there is no specific philosophy I try to live by, I just use
reason and common sense.. always trying to get better at what I’m Doing. For
the philosophy themes used in Paroxsihzem, Impugnor studies and reads about
them, so you would have to ask him about this.
Does the band have any
upcoming shows/tours in support of the debut cd? If you could set-up
a "dream" show/tour who are some bands you would to tour, share the stage
We will eventually - hopefully in 2013 we will have some things lined-up. Right
now we are just making sure we are solid with the new members.. since we all
live busy lives. As for dream tour? uhh - Incantation, Immolation, Arkhon
Infaustus, Dead Congregation, touring with Vasaeleth, Dicletian, Heresiarch
or Witchrist would all be amazing, Of course any of our influences in the
Canadian scene as well.. Adversarial, Mitochondion, Anteiluvian.. etc.
There’s just too many bands to really mention so its hard to really give a
list without going on and on, but you get the basic idea of the bands I
would really want to play with.
What does the term
"underground metal" mean to you?
Well for me its metal without all the bullshit. People I meet in underground
metal bands or fans are very passionate about the music and understand it.
They support the bands they like and sometimes create music just as
inspiring as the band before them. They don't give a fuck about making
money, or over-producing the sound on their album to the point where it
sounds like everything is fake. There's just no limit in underground metal,
Are you or any of the
members of Paroxsihzem currently playing, with any side bands or projects?
If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
Myself and Orpheus are strictly in Paroxsihzem but Impugnor and The Desolate
One are in a few others. Both are in Nuclearhammer - a savage war metal band
from Toronto (Currently writing for their next album) . Impugnor also plays
in Befouled Serenity, an old school black metal band. The Desolate One also
plays in Malaria, a filthy grindcore death metal band.
The band comes out of the
Canadian underground metal scene. Canada has definitely had a strong metal
scene over the years so I was interested in your opinion of the scene in
think more and more people are catching on. I'm seeing more bands popping up
here and there and slightly bigger turnouts then before. I mean there are
good bands and shit bands like anywhere really. But overall I think the
scene is still strong in areas. Toronto,
Montreal and Vancouver seem to
be the hot-spots for metal from what I hear from bands that have toured
Who are some of your
all-time favorite Canadian bands? Are their any new bands you think the
readers should check out soon?
My personal favs from Canada would have to be Gorguts, Revenge,
Mitochondrion, Adversarial, Antediluvian, NSV era-Cryptopsy.. It would be
different for each member I'm sure but I would say check those out if
you haven't herd them.. for local bands here in the Toronto scene I would
say bands like Adversarial like I mentioned before, Nuclearhammer, Malaria,
Thantafaxath, Necrodios, Into Oblivion...
When your not working on
band interviews, business or new music what do you enjoy doing in your spare
Mostly Art. I like to create art and I work in the 3D industry so I’m
constantly creating art in one way or another.
Well Krag thanks a lot for
taking the time to fill out this interview do you have any final comments
for the readers?
Thanks for the
interview! The darkness of Paroxsihzem is just getting started.. prepare for
nothing but pure morbid chaos! You have been warned.