constant search for good Underground Black Metal, we found Riddle Of
Meander, this Greek band, devoted to the most obscure and uncompromised
sound, released their first demo “Pandemonic Holocaut” in January 2005 and
the good response doesn’t take any longer… Actually, their second demo,
''Ancient Apocalypse'', is to be released… so be aware.
First: Thanks for giving us this interview… Can you tell us about Riddle Of
RoM: The band was born in the dawn of 2003a.b. by me CHAOSFOROS and
UNHOLY DESECRATOR. In the dusk of 2004 we summoned in our legion KERVEROS
for the wardrums. SO everything was set for pure blasphemy.
your band was formed back in 2003… you recorded your demo “Pandemonic
Holocaust” in January 2005… Is there any work, any rehearsal or something
you have recorded before “Pandemonic Holocaust”?
RoM: PANDEMONIC HOLOCAUST is our first demo. Also our second called
''ancient apocalypse'' is ready. So as you can see we covered these two
silence. We have some tapes with older material that we will use in the
greatly impressed by the quality of your demo… how long took the composition
and record process?
RoM: The record process took a few days only… the composition process was
about less than a year for the material of our first manifestation.
satisfied with the final results?
RoM: yes I am satisfied with the results, and the only sure thing is that we
becoming stronger and stronger every single day! THE WAR GOES ON…
been the reception of “Pandemonic Holocaust” worldwide?
RoM: I can say it was very good. Greater thing to see that there are many
true believers around this open grave called earth! For the rest we don’t
care! Hate as we don’t give a fuck!
tell us what the lyrics talk about?
RoM: The lyrics have to do with the occult side of this life and beyond. The
exaltation and worship of self, away from the superstitions of this mortal
life. About the process to obtain the ancient wisdom that is well hidden
into the fog of the past so only few can reach it…
me your forthcoming demo is to be released in few months… Can you give us
more details about it?
RoM: Our new manifesto called ''ancient apocalypse'' is ready!it contains
cursed spells of grim, uncompromised BLACK METAL.
has always been a cradle of great underground bands… What about today’s
Greek Metal scene? What underground Greek bands can you recommend us?
RoM: I don’t care about the scene generally. but there are some hellish
hordes around here such as: Enshadowed, Aeolian Fire, Faceless God,
The Shadow Order.
inlay cover of your demo you mentioned
band such Darkthrone, The True Mayhem
and Unholy Archangel among others… Are
those your main musical influence? It
seems you are influenced by the sound of
Burzum, Varathron and Rotting Christ
too… Am I right?
RoM: I like the demo from ROTTING CHRIST and the first works of VARATHRON,
but I don’t thing that we have many things in common...As for BURZUM, I
agree with you that there is this ancient aura in our works too.
liked the incidental sounds of shrieking birds and growling wolves… Who
decide to include those sounds?
RoM: It was my idea...I thing it is important.
to be very influenced by the early 90’s Black Metal scene… which was marked
by many violent and bloody acts, like church burnings, grave desecrations
and murders… Has Riddle Of Meander anything of this violent past?
RoM: I prefer to remain silent about this. We carry the darkness in every
activity of our life.
dig in the past a little… What’s your opinion of the Euronymous murder? I
guess you must have an opinion about it… been a The True Mayhem fan…
RoM: It is a part of the history now and many years. My opinion won’t change
your opinion about the “new” Mayhem? What do you think about the
controversial “Grand Declaration Of War”?
RoM: I don’t follow the band since ''wolfs lair abyss''...
bands are you listening to these days?
RoM: Bands like: VOCIFERIAN, UTUK XUL,WAR,BLACK DEATH
tell us about the future plans of Riddle Of Meander?
RoM: A FULL LENGTH IS OUR FIRST TARGET.WE ALREADY WORKING ON IT. AND A 7 EP
IS AN IDEA.WE WILL SEE...
again for your time and words… These last lines are all yours…
RoM: Hail TO THE TRUE FOLLOWERS AROUND. THE REST ARE WORTHLESS.
BE AWARE FOR OUR NEXT STRIKE!