WITH DEMONICIDUTH (No italian version)
by Leonardo Cammi
Switzerland there is a great band of black metal (…perhaps we
must write un-black metal) that try to fight against satanic metal
with strentgh and warlike ideals. These band rules, my brothers! I
can’t absolutely miss to tell you that “they need your
support and they deserve it”!! Read this interview!
First of all, a little biography of the band and some words
about your releases.
Taanak: Demoniciduth began in October 98 with a vocalist,
a bassist & a drummer. The name came from a magnificent biblical
passage which announces that in Jesus’ Name we’ll cast
out demons (Mark 16:17-18). After the coming of 2 guitarists, our
drummer left & one of the guitar players took his place. For a
short time, as he left too & this is Genezareth who took his place.
And it’s with that same line-up that we released our “Pre-Release”
demo-tape in 99. In March 2000, Genezareth stopped with Demoniciduth
& after a long time of prayers & reflections came Nahum as
drummer & Haroscheth as second guitarist. Then, we decided to
record “Post Tenebras Lux”. For reasons of time, Nahalal
quitted our crazy gang & Jéhu joined…for a short
time too. Finally, Nahum left, & it’s Hazaël who’s
taking the sticks with his monstrous double-bass drums! Now, we’re
working on “Dogs of antichrist” which will be our first
Now, to introduce very well your band and messages, explain
all the lyrics that we can find on "Post Tenebras Lux".
Taanak: “Unholy chants” is a warning. Many people
in general doubt what the lyrics of their CDs are about. They want
music. But they don’t realize that negative lyrics can affect
them really seriously. “The Holy Warrior” describes the
pain Jesus endured for our sins, in Golgotha. In the end, we exhort
the unbelievers with an important decision to take for their lives.
“I The Lord have spoken it” wants to explain to satan’s
worshippers: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7). The
wrath of God is terrible. Sometimes, Christians are afraid of satan’s
wrath. It’s ridiculous. Don’t forget, the yin & yang
is just a stupidity! It exposes the good & the evil with identical
force, just opposite. But that’s wrong. Satan’s wrath
is plainly ridiculous compared to God’s wrath. So, be not a
mocker of God, but a worshipper. “Prepare to Armageddon”
was just a short intro to “Megiddo Massacre”. It’s
like a guardian sounding the debut of the battle. Then, “Megiddo
Massacre” is about the final battle where evil will be forever
annihilated. And finally, “Notre Père”, in our
native language, is the famous prayer Jesus teaches to everyone.
Your messages are really strong (and GOOOOD!!!). You write
to be "THE WHITE METAL ATTACK"!! How we can "attack"
black satanic metal in your opinion?
Taanak: With the weapons of our warfare described in Ephesians
6. The shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit, the helmet of salvation…Yeah,
God’s Word terrifies the enemy. The prayer is our strongest
weapon, I think. Attacking asks first an equipment. Never a soldier
come to the battle without his sword or shield. Searching for God’s
Will in everything you do is way to destroy evil easily. Through our
own, we’re weak before the enemy.
In your "no thanks" in the album, you add to satanism
(fuck satan!) also islam, gays, atheism, abortion, etc... Can you
say something about this "strong" NO THANKS?
Taanak: First, we never wrote “fuck satan!”.
We wrote “satan sucks!” & that’s truly different.
We can say that satan sucks, but the Bible doesn’t tolerate
insults to satan or either its demons (2 Peter 2:10-12). We live in
a world where the principles are “tolerance”. It is our
job as Christians to advert people when they’re killing themselves.
These things lead to eternal death. We can’t support antichrist
ideologies like these. If you as Christian tolerate everything, you
lead people to death for not advertising them. So, it’s really
a pain! Demoniciduth doesn’t want to tell people what they want
to hear, but what is essential for their lives. That’s the ideology
itself we condemn in our “no thanks” not the doers who
are blinded. Of course, as you say, it’s a strong one. We could
did one more precise to not shock people. But we did it this way to
not be lost in indifference, to have opportunities to testimony of
our faith. And it worked!
Your sound is a good mix between Death and Black. In particular,
I see that you prefer mid-tempos full of energy to the songs totally
Taanak: We based our music on brutality more than technicality.
We wanted to create a primitive sound. Usual Black Metal bands play
all the same stuff, speedy & hyper-technical, but in the end it’s
all the same & it lacks of raw & insane energy. True Black
Metalheads ask for brutality. We’re what they search for.
My compliments for "The Holy Warrior" song, a true
anthem for all White Metal Warriors! What are the songs of the mini-CD
that you prefer?
Taanak: Mm…I’m between “Megiddo Massacre”
& “Notre Père”.
Ashtaroth-Karnaïm: “Notre Père”.
Haroscheth: “Notre Père”.
Hazaël: “The Holy Warrior”.
Are there other songs ready?? "Post Tenebras Lux"
comes from early 2001, so I think you can say something new?
Taanak: Yes. We have more than 10 new songs on the road.
But concretely, 3 new songs are finished: “Invocation”
(about The Holy Spirit), “Thou shalt not kill” (about
abortion) & “Oppression” (in French, about the enemy’s
Taanak: If it’s God’s Will, we’ll record
our first full-length album “Dogs of antichrist”. We hope
to play more gigs too. But we’ll do what Jesus asks us to do,
even if it could hurt.
Very good idea to put a song with lyrics in French language like "Notre
Do you want to repeat this experience?
Taanak: Yeah, of course! There’s already 2 new songs
in French that should appear: “Oppression” & “Torrents
d’amour” (about the love of Christ). We thought it’d
be essential as our gigs will be mainly in French areas.
The symbol linked to your cover CD is really great... An
Angel triumphant with satan dead and his head cut off... Can you comment
Taanak: We entitled our CD-EP “Post Tenebras Lux”,
which is Latin for “After the darkness, The Light”. Through
this, we wanted to show that Jesus Christ is Lord & has all authority.
Christ stormed the gates of hell to take the keys of death & hades
on the enemy’s own territory. Behind the beast & the Angel,
you can see fire & sulphur. It means that satan is defeated on
its own territory. The Angel lift his eyes on the Heavens with a cross
in his hands to glorify The One who conquered & annihilated the
evil completely. This is like an apocalyptic view of Armageddon, the
final reign of The Light on the hopeless empire of darkness.
Your most important beliefs?
Taanak: The Blood of Christ to save our lives from eternal
Do you like many Christian bands? Can you tell me something
about your inspiration bands? And… Do you like also secular
black and death metal bands? Who in particular?
Taanak: Wow many, many dude! I think our main influences
& the bands we like are bands like Sacrificium, Beheadoth, Disparity,
Horde, Mortification, Vomoth, Azbuk, Satan’s Doom, Amnos, Mordecai,
Anathoth, Armageddon Holocaust, Bealiah, Kekal, Antestor, Drottnar,
Pantokrator, Pergamon, Vital Decision, Israel, Apostasy, Benevolence,
Caustic Funeral, Crimson Thorn, Disciple, Opprobrium, POD, Soul Embraced,
Stavesacre, Underoath & Zao. In no particular order, but we all
feel something special for Mortification. But as you can see, there’s
no secular bands, we don’t listen to their bands.
Do you read the Bible? What are your preferred passages?
Taanak: Oh, you know the Bible is so rich. I think there’s
something for every time, for every moment of your life. Things that
will speak to you more deeply, added to what you live. Personally,
I like so much the Psalms & the Proverbs, but Zechariah is really
strong & prophetic about the things around us, like the conflict
between Israel & “Palestine”. Last passage that touches
me is found on Luke 19. Zacchaeus was so little of stature that he
climbed up into a sycomore tree to see Jesus who had to come there,
with a lot of people around Him. He surely thought that with so much
people Jesus wouldn’t see Him, but that’s wrong. It was
especially the day Jesus prepared to meet him. Jesus said him: “Today
I must abide in thy house”. Zacchaeus received Him with joy.
It made me think that for everyone, Jesus has chosen a day to meet
you. But will you open your heart & receive Him with joy like
Zacchaeus did or will you escape?
Your image is really great. I adore your face painting and
I think that it is good to not let to secular blacksters these ways
of perform (with swords and all the rest). What do you think about
Taanak: It’s quite Barbarian, but we all love the Viking
culture. But you know, we’re servants of Christ, not of Black
Metal & if one day we don’t want to continue with this,
we’ll stop. That’s cool, but not essential. For us, it
was both funny & serious. Serious to say: “We’re not
playing for fun, we’re in war: the war against satan!”
I can finish telling you to continue with all the strength to fight
and "Support the war against satan".... We will win...
Your last words for Rock Not Roll readers?
Taanak: Our CD is still for sale as well as our old demo-tape.
We have Christian Metal merchandise for sale too. If you’re
interested, check out our website You can also e-mail us. We need
your prayers too & your support. God rulz!
Taanak: bass, vocals
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