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December 13, 2018

Interview Blood Chalice

Blood Chalice

Holy shit! Seems like jesusfuckingchrist now spinning in his tomb, while several guys from Finland playing loud their very first demo! Pure and deeply blasphemous black metal! In the best traditions of style godfathers! Argh!

Hi! Tell me about Blood Chalice. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?

P.H: Blood Chalice started in the beginning of year 2015 as a two-man band. I was guitarist/vocalist and VP.L was playing drums. After several jamming sessions we noticed that we couldn’t express and channel our hatred of Christianity without a proper guitarist and bassist. H.V and T-P.I joined us during the autumn and sealed the ritual. The name Blood Chalice was perfect to describe our misanthropy and love of the horned Lord.

“Demo 2016” was released just several days ago. How does that make you feel? Is this your very first record ever?

P.H: We are proud of it. The record is our first and even though we did not have any recording professional with us, we managed to catch a soundscape that fits us. From beginning to end it is pure us.

Tell me more about this demo… Main idea etc.

P.H: The basic idea of this demo is that it is a one unique nail in the coffin of dead Christ. And this nail is telling a story of violence, hate and death.

Sounds good! Where do you take all Satanic related inspiration from? And what does Satanism means for you?

P.H: I see every song and lyrics as a step closer and deeper into the personal darkness. Inspiration comes even from daily events like reading a newspaper or being at the gym. There’s no hope or salvation. The better you understand and embrace the darkness within you and your surroundings the deeper you are in your own harmony and peace.

In your opinion, what is the best way to define Blood Chalice’s sound?

P.H: Raw, filthy and uncompromising. And we are going to keep it that way.

So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?

P.H: The demo was just a prelude of desecration and we are currently making new psalms of blasphemy.

What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound? For example, if we’ll speak about Blasphemy, Beherit etc?

P.H: Well, I guess that no one who has heard our demo can’t deny that the influence from Blasphemy, Black Witchery, Marduk… etc. is quite big. We see no reason why try to hide it. It is an honor to walk on the path they have created.

Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?

P.H: There are many musicians that we appreciate so is quite hard to pick just one. NSK of Teitanblood as a producer, perhaps? Or James Read of Revenge as a guest vocalist…

Heh, that would sounds kick ass! Well, what is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?

P.H: We have no strategy and I don’t think that we need one. Those who seek for uncompromising black metal will may find us and if they don’t I will cry them a river.

Do you have any other hobby beside music?

P.H: Do you count repetitive intoxication as a hobby?

Hm, maybe! What does your pseudonyms means? Are they just shorten versions of your names?

P.H: They are just shortened versions of our names. We have no interest for choosing pseudonyms.

Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?

P.H: I don’t know and I don’t care.

Right thoughts! How’s the metal scene in Finland right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?

P.H: It seems that finnish metal scene is getting lazier nowadays. For example crowds are smaller than before. And we don’t think that’s a bad thing because we wish to play only for those who have the spark of Satan in their hearts.

Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!

P.H: Thanks for the interview.