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MB Premiere and Interview: AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR - 'Havoc At The Midnight Hour' full album stream
If you like speed, thrash and heavy metal, AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR has a horror themed bundle of all three ghouls set to emerge from the grave November 22nd, 2019 through Dying Victims Productions. 8 songs drenched in 80s horror and occult themes meet the ears of the listeners, while paying tribute to some of the era's idols, Motorhead, Slayer and Venom just to name a few.
Join MetalBite's premiere of the full album stream with fast and aggressive songs loaded with catchy licks and a punk metal edge, "Havoc at the Midnight Hour" is AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR's ringing of the underground chapel bells.
While you immerse yourself in 80s heavy metal glory, we asked General Holocausto (vocals, guitars) few questions regarding the debut album bringing you the details of its inception and influences.
I hear some Thin Lizzy, Venom and Motorhead in your music, particularly in the guitar tone and a few patterns, also the obvious Slayer ('Into the Nightmare' and that opening scream on 'Vengeful One') I see their music has had a great impact on yourselves as musicians. What other bands would you cite as direct influences?
As for other bands, Paradise Lost, Black Hole - the Italian doom band who created the masterpiece "Land of Mystery". Soundgarden, Carnivore, I could go on and on. Also being huge horror and sci-fi movie fans. A lot of killer soundtracks from the 70s and 80s inspire us too, the synths and keys play a big part throughout the album.
Even punk metal can be detected on the album, I'm guessing a bit of each individual's character/influences translated to the music?
So, we are massive metal fans and you're bang on about all those bands mentioned but we are not just confined to the 80s. In fact I'm no fan of hair metal, there was a lot of garbage actually from the 80s that makes me want to vomit [laughs].
The guitar leads and solos are fantastic on "Havoc at the Midnight Hour", who wrote those licks and which parts took the most takes to record and are most challenging to play live?
Leads are split between myself and Tim our drummer, as he plays guitar too, I'd say because we'd practiced them solidly beforehand, we had it nailed in time for the studio, no messing around.
What are some of the inspirations behind the music's lyrical content and awesome artwork?
So, horror movies of the 60s, 70s and 80s, play a huge part in the lyrics from good old Hammer Horror right through to the Italian masters of violence and sleaze such as Umberto Lenzi, Dario Argento, and Mario Bava etc.
I should also mention John Carpenter too. I read a lot too and I love the words of Lovecraft and William Blake, amongst many.
But some of the lyrics are born out of the surroundings and society around me in Manchester, the grime and misery you see amongst some people, the landscapes and old buildings and mills. In a rapidly changing city becoming gentrified in parts, and becoming more desolate in others. Certain songs like 'Vengeful One', 'Turbo Evil' and the 'Devil's Bastard', portrait an outcast on the edge, non compliant and out of control.
As for the artwork, we had this idea in mind to represents the title and lyrics and be a total tribute to horrors past masters, Velio Josto exceeded our expectations. Truly pleased with it.
Full interview with more details about "Havoc At The Midnight Hour" can be found HERE.
AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR is:
General Holocausto - vocals, guitars
Mikhail Wargoat - bass
Intimidator - drums
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