1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Grotesque Ceremonium formed as one man old school death metal Project in 2014 Ankara Turkey , this project created by me as passion and love for playing 90 s obscure and dark death metal with putrid sound,i always liked the early 90 s real death metal and influenced by bands like Incantation and Autopsy much , and i tried to keep the spirit alive , raw and true to old school roots of death metal in this Project.
2.You have a new album coming out in June, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released in 2014?
Debut album is coming on 15th of June this year from Satanath Records and More Hate Prod co – release. Musically its pure death metal , with a lot of doomy parts , blasting parts with gloomy atmosphere , traditional death metal growls and screams , fast and catchy parts sometimes and even some crust , d beat sections in general music.it has more better production quality from the first ep which i recorded in 2014 ‘Blasphemous Goat Observance’ and song structures are more better way in this upcoming debut album.
3.Your lyrics cover a lot of satanic, luciferian, occult and blasphemus topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these subjects?
All those stuffs are main influences in Grotesque Ceremonium s music,in this album Demonic Inquisition i influenced and read much articles about witch burnings and brutal inquisitions methods of dark medieval times ,normally which performed by the church and christians , but i changed the classic topic to more evil way in my lyrics, that all those demonic tortures and inquisition methods are performing against all beleivers of god and christians by baphomets evil army in satanic temple of undead priests,in lyrics also listeners can read some of my personal descriptions about depts of hell , levels of hell , torture pits and stuffs like that.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Grotesque Ceremonium'?
As you can see on the ep and this debut album artwork , some satanic rituals and Ceremoniums going on always main figure Satan and baphomet and hooded priest and monks on my artworks,this name exactly fits what i imagined and created in my head . so it fits the main concept ,music ,lyrics and darkness of the band.
5.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, how would you compare that to working with a full band?
İ have other full bands like Cenotaph , its brutal death metal band also active since 1994 , but when it s one man band like this you are totally free , this musical freedom gives you a lot possibilities to write and create the exact music in your head , in full members bands a lot other things you have to deal with , with each member wishes , ideas and moods and stuffs like this but in Grotesque Ceremonium i m totally free i dont need to hear anybodies opinion and shit , i just write , create and record the music which i wanted with the sound i like , in full band like my main band Cenotaph , everybody has different ideas in music and music writing process , so i dont need to deal in this one man Project with anyones ego or problems , i really enjoy to create the music which i like alone as one man band
6.On the album you did a cover of Incantation's "Profanation", what was the decision behind during your own version of this song?
İ m huge fan of early incantation albums , especially 1992 onward to golgotha and 1994 mortal throne of nazarene . those albums influenced me since the early days i started listening death metal , they are for me undying death metal classics,so i choosed to cover profanation song from the onward to golgotha album , i hope all listeners and incantation fans like me enjoys my version.
7.So far you have worked with 'Gunebacken productions' 'Satanath Records' and 'More Hate productions', are you happy with the support these labels have given you so far?
Gunebakan prod and American line prod mexico made limited tape versions of the 2014 ep , and with more hate prod i m also working for my other Project band Drain of ımpurity , its brutal death metal one man Project, both satanath and more hate prod very dedicated labels and supportive to their bands and so far they are doing their job killer , i m glad to work such cool labels.check out their other releases also.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
So far just album promos sending around by labels and we just put 1 new song promo from upcoming on youtube and bandcamp pages of satanath records , you can check it out , reactions and feedsbacks are nice , after the 15th june album release i m expecting more feedbacks also , hope you guys like it if you are into old school death metal .
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part of?
As i said before my main band is Cenotaph , and we ll gonna release our 6th full lenght album with cenotaph this year hopefully , we have 8 new songs to record , and my other one man Project beside grotesque ceremonium is drain of impurity , it also released its 3rd full lenght album from more hate prod this year , name of the album is – the seventh planet of the infected cygnus system - more sci -fiction space theme brutal death metal and also grotesque ceremonium i m dealing with now a days.
10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
i like to create and playing music , its main part of my life , i ll continue to write music which i like in the future too , if people enjoys it its cool also if not enjoys its also ok , i can handle good and bad reviews , its good for my musical developement and journey.i want to continue music as long as possible in this short life.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on the project and also what are you listening to nowadays?
İ have a lot influences , for grotesque ceremonium main influences are incantation , winter , autopsy , morgoth , disembowelment , tyranny and bands like this , i listen a lot of 90 s demos eps and cds, also i listen a lot other styles like brutal death metal , grindcore,doom , black metal and stuffs like that,now a days i m listening Funest from italy osdm band with swedish sound , a lot of dismember i m listening also , old unleashed albums across the open sea era , burial from holland 1993 album relinquished souls very underrated band but killer if you like old death and massacre style ,slaughterday from germany and coffin lust from australia i can advice, beside this a lot of swedish crust punk bands i listen skitsystem and such stuffs and primitive man from usa i listen now a days , also a lot of brutal death metal albums are daily in my playlist.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot fort his interview ,hope you guys enjoy my debut album grotesque ceremonium – demonic inquisition , check those pages and support ug.