Hateful, obscure and extreme Metal is
what this Brazilian unholy quartet has
been spreading since their formation
under the name Darkest Hate in 1999. In
2005 the band released their first full
length opus called “Satanik Annihilation
Kommando” under the German label Ketzer
Records; this annihilating statement of
hate gained a respectable number of
followers around the world. Now the band
is about to release their second full
length assault called “The Aftermath” in
September 2007. So, as anticipation to
this forthcoming album we decided to
contact the band and talk about their
past and future… here’re the results.
First I would like to thank you for
giving us this interview. Can you tell
us what is Darkest Hate Warfront doing
Alex Käffer: It's a pleasure to reply
your Interview and spread Darkest Hate
Warfront for all your readers! Nowadays,
our new CD, The Aftermath is being
mastered by the Producer/Engineer Andy
Classen at Stage One Studio (Germany),
and it will be out next November by
Ketzer Records (Germany). Besides, we
are rehearsing for our upcoming shows in
September with Gorgoroth and Belphegor.
I understand you were formed under the
name of Darkest Hate… Why you decided to
change the band's name for your first
Alex Käffer: Just because we found
another band named "My Darkest Hate",
and we thought the name will cause
Can you tell us about the band
Alex Käffer: The band was a project,
formed by Mantus, who also played with
me in Mysteriis.
Mantus decided to found DHW to show an
extreme side which he couldn't perform
in Mysteriis. DHW released some DEMOS
and the full lenght Satanik Annihilation
Kommando by Ketzer Records. Afterwards,
with the end of Mysteriis, we recorded a
new album as a real band.
Many people have called you a War Black
Metal band, how would you define the
sound of Darkest Hate Warfront?
Alex Käffer: These people are not wrong.
But, nowadays our music sounds a little
bit different from the beginning. In our
new CD we have influences in a range
from Thrash Metal to Finland Hardcore,
including a Hardcore song called
"Granada" sung in Portuguese! But, the
Darkest Hate Warfront's audience
shouldn't be worried about it! Our music
continues extreme and full of blast
beats. I believe that the best form to
define our sound is simply just call it
Your album titles and even the band's
name are clearly inspired by war… What
means WAR for you?
Alex Käffer: Ignorance. That means WAR
for me. But, this is the single manner
to fight for our rights and for our
Many war-inspired metal bands have
connection with NS ideologies. Is
Darkest Hate Warfront connected somehow
with this ideology?
Alex Käffer: Absolutely not. We're not a
political band. We're not involved with
politic movements. We just sing about
the war. And this sometimes causes a bad
impression. Definitively we're not a
NSBM band, we're just an extreme metal
What's your opinion about the NSBM
movement and its rising in South America?
Alex Käffer: I believe in the liberty of
Each person has the rights to have your
own opinions and ideals. I don't
recriminate anyone, as I don't like to
be recriminated. And about the NSBM
rising in SA, I have nothing to say,
because I don't take part on it.
Can you tell us a little about the
concept behind your debut album "Satanik
Alex Käffer: It's an extreme album, full
of hate and the lyrics about war and
According to your website your
forthcoming album, "The Aftermath", will
be released in a couple of months… is
this album complete already?
Alex Käffer: as I said before, the
Aftermath is being mastered by Andy
Classen, and it will be out next
November by Ketzer Records (Germany).
Judging by new album title (the same
title the closing track at "Satanik
Annihilation Kommando" has) is easy to
think that this album will continue in
the same path that its predecessor… Can
we expect any change or progression in
comparison with "Satanik Annihilation
Alex Käffer: The thematic is the same
from S.A.K. But the music is more
complex and diversified. This happened
because we are now, 5 people who have
different influences and likes, and we
took this opportunity to mix it all and
create "The Aftermath"!
Can you tell us a little about the
composition and recording process of
Alex Käffer: "The Aftermath" was all
composed during our rehearsals, by
everyone, bringing your own influences,
which becomes more interesting. The
album was recorded here, in Rio de
Janeiro, at HR Estudio, between November/2006
- June/2007. Everything was perfect.
Since the release of "Satanik
Annihilation Kommando" many people has
been waiting for your next opus… Why
have you taken so long to release this
brand new album?
Alex Käffer: DHW was a project.
This took so long, just because we have
to rehearse all together! Every one in
the band had to be satisfied, and when
this happened, we decided to record a
new CD. This waiting will be over, and I
am the most anxious to see this
For those who haven't seen you playing
live yet, can you describe how your live
Alex Käffer: Chaotic, insane, fast,
aggressive and extreme!
By the way, you will be sharing stage
with Gorgoroth and Belphegor soon… How
do you feel about that?
Alex Käffer: This will be a unique
We are fans from both bands and it will
be an honour to share the stage. Besides
that, we'll have the chance to show our
music for a great audience!
Can we expect you to play some material
from "The Aftermath" at these shows?
Alex Käffer: At these shows, we're going
to perform 5 new songs. The public could
have a preview how will be "The
Every day new Black Metal bands rise
around the world counting with internet
resources like mp3, myspace, etc… the
whole elitistic aura that have
surrounded Black Metal by years seems to
be fading… but, in the other hand, the
internet makes promotion much easier…
What's your opinion about this
masification of Black Metal?
Alex Käffer: I don't think that any
style of music must be hidden in drawers
or tapes. We want show our music to
everybody that have interest on it and
the Internet has this function. In an
artistically manner, I believe and
respect those who like to preserve their
music their public. This is not the case
of Darkest Hate Warfront, just because
we don't consider DHW as a Black Metal
band. We consider ourselves as an
Extreme Metal band.
What do you think the future of Black
Metal will be?
Alex Käffer: In my opinion, Black Metal
and the extreme music, will always be
Underground. The style has reached the
top in 90s. In the future, only the real
fans of BM will follow their favourite
bands, and anyone who do their music
with honesty and emotion will have your
own space and public.
Thanks once more for your time, is there
anything else you want to add to this
Alex Käffer: I want to thank you for
this opportunity, and tell you without
works as yours the underground could not
survive. Congratulations for your
Webzine, and thanks once again to help
us to reach more and more people! We
hope as soon as possible to play in
Chile, and I hope all too that our
appreciators of our music must be
satisfied with our upcoming CD.