Guido Segers

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I write about music, mainly metal, globally. I also like cats, climbing, D&D, books and stuff.

Articles by Guido Segers

Festival Review: Northern Discomfort Day 1 – Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen

A week after Roadburn and still hungry for that riff, so off to Copenhagen for the Northern Discomfort festival. The fest has its second edition this year at community house Ungdomshuset, which is a place for art and activism with a bunch of simple rules dealing with racism, sexism and all those other things that frankly make you an asshole.

Harmasar: Metal from Moldova

Guido Segers caught up with Moldova based folk/pagan metal band Harmasar. “The main message we are trying to present is the one of ‘knowing your roots’, remembering the great and heroic deeds of your ancestors, as well as the idea of conservation of the traditional values.”

Ashenspire – Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary

Call it avant-garde or experimental if you like, Ashenspire definitely is reshaping some frontiers on their debut full length ‘Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary’.

Hounds of Bayanay

Guido Segers caught up with Hounds of Bayanay, who are a folk metal band from Yakutsk in the Sakha Republic, an autonomous region of Russia.

Molodost from Lebanon

Molodost is a one man black metal band from Lebanon with songs that are vehicles for poetry, expressions of nature and deal with anti-Zionism. Guido Segers asked the man behind the band some questions to find out more.

Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love

Though length is no guarantee for greatness, delivering a true epic is rare. Cultes Des Ghoules might have succeeded here at making something grand.

Cnoc An Tursa – The Forty Five

If you are massively into Scotland, Scottishness and black metal, then this is right up your street. If you already feel there’s to much folk metal in the world, give it a pass.

Andy Marshall from Saor

Guido Segers asked Andy Marshall, the man behind Scottish atmospheric folk black metal band Saor some questions about the new album ‘Guardians’, influences and what it’s like to be Scottish.

Dan Capp from Wolcensmen

Guido Segers caught up with Winterfylleth guitarist Dan Capp to talk about Dan’s solo atmospheric Heathen folk project Wolcensmen.

César Godoy from Temaukel

Guido Segers asks César Godoy from Chilean black metal band Temaukel some questions about their music, inspiration and Chilean culture and history like the wonderful culture and tradition of the Selk’nam people.

Furia – Guido

It feels like the slow procession of the miners through the tunnels, grim, bleak and dark with nothing but darkness awaiting.

CHVE – 10910

‘Rasa’ was the vessel, that when fully charged with expression, meaning and feelings becomes the potent ‘10910’. On ‘10910’ he offers his soul as well, which is why this expression is so completely overwhelming.

Furia – Księżyc milczy luty

On this record Furia sounds dreamy and loose, but always with a flavor of darkness to it. The listener is always trying to catch up up with the never predictable music.

Antonio Sanna from Downfall of Nur

Sardinia is a place with a strange history and a past shrouded in mists. Downfall of Nur illuminates that past with amazingly atmospheric black metal, that will take you away like a fever dream. Guido Segers caught up with Antonio Sanna from this Argentinian based black metal project and asked him about Sardinian influences, and Downfall of Nur’s music in general.

Root – Kärgeräs – Return From Oblivion

Root is going for storytelling, for theatrics and an epic feeling on this tenth full length album. No instrumental acrobatics or brutality, but just some beautiful music.

Valentin Mayamsin from Montfaucon

As part of his ongoing quest to find metal bands in all the obscure places on Planet Earth, Guido Segers asked Valentin Mayamsin from Uzbekistan-based metal band Montfaucon some questions.

Interview: V. from Jupiterian

“The sound of Jupiterian is black as the depths of the cosmos and solid like a thick slab of meteorite hitting you in the face.” Guido Segers caught up with V. from the Brazilian heavy band Jupiterian.

Interview: Chris Naughton from Winterfylleth

Guido Segers caught up with Chris Naughton, singer and founder of British atmospheric black metal band Winterfylleth, to discuss the new album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ and more.

Interview: Feed The Flames

Guido Segers caught up with Gavin Mendonca and Gavin Singh from Caribbean heavy metal band Feed The Flames, from Georgetown,Guyana. They talked about how they want to put heavy metal on the map in their country, punk rock, the Caribbean scene and Creole culture.

Interview: Luguber

You wouldn’t think about the Caribbean as a place where metal music is blooming. Maybe blooming is a bit too early to say, but there’s something stirring under the soil in Suriname for sure, where Luguber is making strides with their unique, dark sound. Guido Segers asked the band some questions to find out more.

Interview: Carthagods

Guido Segers caught up with Tunisian heavy metal band Carthagods and asked them about their band, their music and what it’s like to be a metal band in Tunisia.

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