Interview Blaspherian guitarist Wes Infernal by Patrick late February 2015…

Blaspherian come out of the very furtile Texan death metal scene. The band having formed in 2004, they released a bevy of demo's, a few split releases and one full-length album. Blaspherian just late last year released a great 2 song 7Inch through Iron Bonehead rec. and if you are a old-school death metal fan I would advise getting a copy before their gone. On the strength of that release I felt compelled to contact the band and find out a little more about them...


Metal hails Wes!! When did you first discover metal music? Who were some of the early bands you listened to?

I'm an old it was in the 70 when I was a kid.....bands I liked back then were ac/dc...kiss...aerosmith...judas get the idea. That all spiraled into liking heavier music as time went on. 

Blaspherian formed in 2004, when did you first meet the other members of the band? How did all of you come up with the name of the band?

Well I came up with the name, just basically in an idea I was working on, for a song title for another band.....originally it was gonna be a song called BLASPHERIA......I came up with the idea of adding the 'N' at the end, and there it was....I've known Daniel foe years before we started the band...he introduced me to Matt Mayhem, and that's how it started! 

What is the current line-up for the band? For the readers who have never heard Blaspherian, how would you best describe the music?








Blaspherian is getting ready to release a new 7inch through Iron Bonehead Records. How did the band come in contact with this great label? Will you work with the label again on future recordings?

I basically just messaged Patrick and asked....was that simple...also yes we would love to work with them again! KILLER LABEL AND EASY TO WORK WITH! 

How long did it take the band to write the music on the new ep “Upong The Trone Of Eternal Black Death”? Does the whole band usually take part in writing all the material or does it fall to just one member? 

Basically the songwriting process takes some time as it's usually me that writes everything....the others do contribute from time to time... 

How has the response been from the fans? What about the press? 

So far the response is totally killer! 

Besides the new 7inch, does Blaspherian have any new merchandise available or coming soon? If yes, tell the readers a little about it and where they can buy it from?

Yes another 7" is planned...a split with ITALY'S In League With Satan, and as well new t-shirt designs etc.... 

Does Blaspherian have any tours or shows coming up early in 2015?

As we speak we are working on some things, the only thing confirmed right now is our appearance at Destroying Texas Fest 11...that's gonna be a killer fest! 

Who are some bands Blaspherian has had the pleasure to share the stage with? If you could set up a dream tour who are some bands {past or present} you would like to play shows with?

Dream tour would have to be with GRAVE MIASMA...a list of bands we've played with..TOO MANY!  but...was an honor to share the stage with ARCHGOAT! 

Blaspherian comes out of the great Texas metal scene. What is your opinion of the UG scene from your state? 

The scene here is killer....many great bands!!   here's a partial list! HOD… MORGENGRAU...IMPRECATION...SATANIC GOAT RITUAL...OATH OF CRUELTY...SO MANY! 

Who are your all-time favorite Texas bands? Are their any new bands you think readers should check out?

Fave Texas bands...Devastation, Militia, Necrovore, Watchtower, Slayer, Helstar…again, so many! 

Wes you handle the guitars for the band. When did you first become interested in the playing the guitars? Are you self-taught or did you take lessons when first starting out?

Mainly self taught. I started early, but never really took it seriously....was lucky enough to get in a band you may have heard of...IMPRECATION (hell yeah! -Dale)...they helped teach me a lot! My advice would be to jam with as many people as possible and to keep working hard! Practice makes perfect! 

Who are some of your influences / favorite guitarists? Do you currently play any other instruments?

Mercyful Fate...Venom...old Slayer...old Morbid Angel...the german thrash scene....I only play guitar! And not that well, I just work on material till I like it! 

Wes are you or any of the members currently working with side bands or solo projects?

Matt is in a killer local houston band, OATH OF CRUELTY....and also matt and joe help with MORBOSIDAD at the moment as well.... 

What does the term “Undergroud Metal” mean to you?

Well obviously to me it means NON MAINSTREAM ...Non commercial....staying true to your roots with out ever selling out!  

Thank you Wes for taking the time to fill out this interview. Do you have have any final words for the readers before we end the interview?




The Blaspherian Discography 

Rehearsal Demo, 2005

Summoning Of Infernal Hordes Demo, 2006

Black Death Split 7" EP with Adumus, 2006

Allegiance To The Will Of Damnation 12" EP, 2007

Behold The Endless Glory Of Baphomet split with Evil Incarnate, 2007

Demos Compliation CD, 2013

Allegiance To The Will... / Summoning Of Infernal Hordes EP + Demo Compilation, 2014

Split 7" EP with Imprecation, 2014

Upon The Throne...Of Eternal Blasphemous Death 7" EP, 2014





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