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Interview with Chaos Vault webzine


Chaos Vault published a new interview with Ævangelist in polish.

An automated English translation is included below.

Chaos Vault interview- in Polish



English translation:

From the first moment when I heard the “De Masticastione Mortuorum in Tumulis” I knew that this band plays music truly remarkable. Then I somehow forgot about them, however, the sheer volume of other publications until you reminded me about yourself by “The Omen Ex Simulacra”. And there is no longer forgive – such a great board, I could not leave unnoticed. Fast scoffed interview with the band from the USA, waited a while and got a reply. Matron Thorn is a very disciplined guy and it seems to me that staying in part somewhere in his own world – but it’s probably a good thing, even if it’s only creation – she comes to him quite well. So, who is, let’s turn on a sound apocalypse in the form of “The Omen Ex Siumlacra” and let them listen to what he has to say already mentioned Matron Thorn – multi-instrumentalist with Ævangelist.


Oracle: Hail Ævangelist! At the beginning congratulate you as good a disc like “The Omen Ex Siumlacra”, which revolves with me for a few good weeks. As I look at your last ever release from the perspective of several weeks, what are you thinking? You can now rate them on a cold, or still are excited about?

Matron Thorn: Hello. The response to “The Omen Ex Siumlacra” is extremely positive. We look back just to be able to see further into the future. All signs are in music, what was and what will be.

A: OK, but Let’s jump in that case, even for a moment in the past. Ævangelist was established in 2010, so it is not overly old team, it is not your first band, because previously there were several groups in which the udzielaliście or still you grant. What purpose you prevailed when zakładaliście this team? You can indicate the main plane on which Ævangelist different from the rest of your bands?

M: We wanted to create something special and spiritual, something which for us was beautiful. For us it meant to give all this goal, to make listening Ævangelist was searching experience. We tried to find and transform the role of the instruments and cause them to become part of the audible environment.

A: On your profile you can read on FB that Ævangelist game “Gospel Music New Forgetting” (or whatever else you can translate the “new gospel music oblivion”). I do not like all those overpriced, self-proclaimed new species, but also in your case is something interesting and true. Your music is too difficult to define, to close it in only one or two drawers, which is why such a term on your music is in my opinion OK. Do you think that music Ævangelist is easy? What you inspire before or at the time of the creation of music for this team?

M.: New Oblivion Gospel Music came from the inspiration of the New Age – both music and ideology. Somehow we consider Ævangelist as close to New Age music, as in New Age music has also been used to meditation and reflection, but rather, it is obvious that in our case it is usually for a different approach to the problem. Our music is impossible to describe, but flows into us usually shortly before the recordings. It was then that I hold a guitar and saturate your senses horrible things until my hands will not create exactly the kind of music that feels my heart.

A: The difficulty of unambiguous classification of your music also cause a lot of confusion. When preparing for this interview I found a weird descriptions of your music as “technical death metal”, “industrial – electro”, “industrial atmospheric black metal” … Do you think it proves that people do not know exactly to your music and even when listen to it can not hear what you wanted to convey, what was your intention – not hear correctly? Or is it Your music is too demanding of the listener?

M.: Each product yourself your own mind about what is on the album. Partly because we have used the term “New Oblivion Gospel Music,” because we wanted to create our own context. We also wanted to reduce the need to limit the meaningless patches, only to be understood at. Those who have written about us, they did so because they simply do not pasowaliśmy for their ideas on how we should sound. Comparisons to other teams are now widely available and very freely cast, and unless they are very flattering for us, that we do not think we are close to what they do. It is already one portal and this portal is great. I do not need to be turned up a another portal.

A: Definitely. Your first material was trzyutworowa EP “Oracle Of Infinite Despair”. You released her own expense. Was there any resumption of this material? And if not – are you planning something? On the other hand, these songs hit then on your first album … Can you tell us something more about the EP – in which the limit left, in what format, and so on?

M.: “Oracle Of Infinite Despair” released independently, only among close friends, as well as a small network of our friends and colleagues. Luciano with I Voidhanger Records discovered this EP in a familiar once webzinowi – The inarguable. This led to the conclusion of the partnership on the occasion of our debut. Yes, the pieces of the EPs were on the debut, but with better sound. Resume – may someday be possible if the stars will favor us.

A: As I mentioned, this EP made contact nawiązaliście I Voidhanger Records, right?

M: Yes, Luciano contacted us, and we agreed to record the rest of this, which was later on “De Masticastione Mortuorum in Tumulis”. When recording was also a period of uncertainty, I was full of conflicts and problems, which were the source of our personal matters. However, destiny holds cards – cards have been dealt, the body was cursed.

A. debut album, referred to will soon be resumed through Blood Harvest Records as a double vinyl. You think it’s still a requirement that at least a little to stop the illegal downloading of CDs from the net? I myself really like vinyl and I know that there is nothing better than the coolest analog version of the album. By the way, the same publishing plans have also regarding your new album?

M: I do not have opinion on the physical publishing and digital publications. Dedicated to simply acquire the puck in the right format, even if you have a digital version sucked. Let everyone find their own way to Ævangelist, using all means.

A: I love your cover. Each one is just gorgeous, and the listener can easily find in them a reference to Ævangelist and your music. The author of the last front cover of the Andrew Masianis, I do not know how to earlier, but it seems to me that he is the author of most covers for your publications, is not it? How did you find him? Or is it he found you?

M.: On the cover of “Oracle Of Infinite Despair” is a work Beksiński because it was the closest to what we obtained finally in the studio. Covers for “De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis” and “Nightmare Flesh Offering” were created by Ukrainian artist, whom we know only as seeming Watcher. Like him very much and we want to use his talent on other, future publications. Adrzeja Masianisa discovered through our online portfolio and it did not take us long to choose this one work. His style is very suitable for transfer contained in the “Omen Ex Simulacra” and I hope that other teams will find inspiration in his work, just like us.

A: Andrew Masianis is my countryman, comes from the Polish, so I wonder, what are your first associations when someone says to you “I’m Polish”. I’m not talking only about the music associations (but also and them, heh) …

M.: When I think about Poland, I think of Roman Polanski, Zbigniew Herbert and Sobieski [only not written, whether it is a king or of vodka – ed. Oracle]. Ascaris permanently lives in Chicago, and as you know there Poles constitute a significant part of the local community. Musically, several well-known Baroque composers came from the Polish, as well as religious works of composers who had an influence on me – like the Mountain.

A: You are probably the first person who did not mention the obvious teams occupying the page numbers of magazines, heh. All right. Both large plates are titled in Latin, but EPs already in English – it’s a coincidence or planned action. If so – of course, also titled next album will be in Latin?

M.: Words, like music, also have their own nuances. Latin is archaic, but also timeless. Represents also necessary to refer to the interpretation, while the basic version of several languages, brought to total bases.Anything not related to semantic detail amended language does not exist here, leaving only the basic idea of ​​the highest precision.

A: As I have already hinted somewhere before, “Omen Ex Simulacra” is an album faster than its predecessor – tracks like “Mirror of Eden” or “The Devoured Aeons of Stygian Eternity” are like fucking monsters – a quick, huge, rushing ahead without mercy … Like you during this session were even more hacked and nabuzowany than the debut …

M.: “De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis” cast down into the abyss of oblivion. “Omen Ex Simulacra” rzuciała in this forgetfulness entire universe. You can use it as a scepter in gathering the stars.

A: This album is also a bit more mechanical sounding.The cold atmosphere is all-encompassing, may remind some industrial horror. Do you think that music Ævangelist could be used as the soundtrack to the movie? If someone propose you something, would you agree?

M.: Such a chance would we greatly appreciated.

A: And could you describe the context of the text of “The Omen Ex Simulacra”? As I said, so far I have only promo, so communication can only guess the titles and appear to me as a dark, apocalyptic visions …

M.: Ascaris uses archaic language of dreams and techniques of immersion in a stream of consciousness in order to find the words in the midst of the music. For this reason, we prefer to protect their holiness before ambiguity.Any attempt to discuss their zubożyłaby their effectiveness in your subconscious. If you listen, you’ll hear the words that you wanted to hear.

A: Okay, and so in general – what are your feelings about the society? Listening to your music seems to me like it was one big apocalypse, and its sole purpose – to get rid of humanity …

M.: The human world is indifferent to us. We see how they lose time in frivolous battles as engaging in conflicts that do not really relate to anything, and their dreams of materialism is not interested in us at all. Would organize the extermination of humanity, if it could just end all this boredom. I suspect that you can not honestly hate all the earth, unless some part of you wants to make efforts to make this world a better place.

A: Debemur Morti Productions – to my eye did a great job for you, if only to look at the number of reviews of the latest material. So what, are you satisfied with the cooperation with the French label?

M.: Debemur Morti Productions has always been somewhere around this whole time, they released a lot of albums, whose importance goes beyond genre, but rather it is important for music as a whole. Our alliance is the seal of our common pilgrimage to the gates of Oblivion.

A: I also saw that you played a few shows in the U.S. – I would really like to see you live. So in general it often performs? Your music is probably not very easy to listen live, requires a proper atmosphere …

M.: Experience Ævangelist live is not something that functions as a musical performance, but rather as an indefinable phenomenon remaining sincere to the nature of the music itself. In April we will play in Colorado, in May we will play in Canada with our friends from Mitochondrion. Besides checking to see if we can come to Europe in 2015, where he will join us very well-known musicians. But that will inform you soon.

A:’re launching new materials quite regularly, almost since the creation of Ævangelist every year reveals something new. I hope that 2014 will not be different in this respect? Can you tell us something more about the upcoming material?

M.: 2014 years will witness the greatest amount of our publications, all of our projects will be announced in the secret silence, but I can already tell you that the third plate Ævangelist will be available this year, along with our agreement with the Abyss.

A: So you have to wait. OK, it’s the end of the interview, I hope not boring for you. At the end will be so easy – please tell us what album you bought yourself first in your life? Well, if you want to add something, go ahead.

M.: The first album I ever possessed a “Петя и волк” Prokofiev. Thanks for the questions and see.

De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis 2×12″LP NOW AVAILABLE



Blood Harvest Records now has the vinyl edition of De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis available for acquisition.

Artist copies are available directly from the band though Keepsakes.


Vancouver show with Mitochondrion Announced

Vancouver poster

On May 3rd, we will co-headline our first appearance outside of the United States with none other than Mitochondrion in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Buy Tickets: $15

Facebook event


The Invisible Orange Presents…


MITOCHONDRION (Vancouver – Profound Lore)
Vitriolic Death Metal. Saturnine violence and psychological distress. Plague within we call – Free will we absolve.

AEVANGELIST (Portland – various labels)
New Oblivion Gospel Music. Academiæ ex Æthera Ævangelisti. Enthrall to the Void of Bliss.

Tickets $15 at
Soon at Scrape Records
One ticket includes entry to everything that night: The Wacken Metal Battle and this event
There are no separate event tickets

Streaming New Unreleased Song

Our first revivals, though not without tribulation, were successful overall, thanks in large part to everyone involved– Signature Riff, Invisible Oranges, Debemur Morti Productions, BrooklynVegan, Ars Magna Recordings, I, Voidhanger Records, Black House Industries, Lakedeer Recordings, Saint Vitus Bar, the many bands and artists we were privileged to share these events with, the patient and attentive sound technicians that worked with us nightly, and all of you that heard the call of the Abysscape and came to let us witness to you it’s promise.

We will bring our next revival to Colorado in April, for the Infernal Rites Festival.

Another important event announcement is forthcoming.

Blood Harvest Records will release the 2XLP edition of De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis on February 21st.

As a gesture of our gratitude, we will leave you with an unreleased song we performed during each past revival, “Halo of Lamented Glory”.

For now, we will withdraw into the temple of our muse and begin the recording of Æ III.

De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis Vinyl Release

De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis will be released later this month through Blood Harvest Records. Read about it in The Quietus.

I can guarantee you that no matter what grim path the beginning of the year is leading you down there is no better way to make it even more wretchedly benighted than by listening to the putrid churn laid down on Florida based Aevangelist’s Mortuorum In Tumulis. Sure, it originally came out in 2012, but this double vinyl reissue has arrived at the perfect time to aid your compact with the tentacled denizens of the sacrificial void (said perfect time being February. Well what the fuck else is there to do? And it’s not as if selling your soul costs you anything. Much.) Starting as it means to carry on, with a load of screaming, spluttering and hacking noises and what sounds ominously like a dentists drill, before lurching into a blasphemous death metal closer in spirit to Gnaw Their Tongues (the warped choirs are a giveaway) and even Blut Aus Nord

Live report: Ævangelist, Oak, Artificial Brain, Disparish @ Saint Vitus


Ævangelist’s excellent 2013 album Omen Ex Simulacra flew under the radar for a lot of people, in no small part because of its many eccentricities. The live version of the band has even more quirks. Every member wears tribal-ish makeup; vocalist Ascaris sports a mask and is prone to rolling around on the floor; instrumental main man Matron Thorn plays a hollow-bodied jazz guitar instead of the standard pointy-framed Jackson or BC Rich. Most importantly, the band doesn’t have a live drummer. They rely on a drum machine instead — always a dicey proposition for a death metal band. The band unsurprisingly suffered some sound balance issues for the first half of their set. (Note: always turn down the drum machine. Always.) But once Ævangelist hit their stride, their vortex sucked me in.

Read the entire report and see additional photos at Invisible Oranges:

Sublime Suffering: Ævangelist Live Review

11:45 P.M. – The time I finally arrived in Columbus, Ohio to behold something rarely seen and experience something rarely felt, an event that entails a complete and utter possession of the mind and body: Aevangelist live. Through three hours of snow-ridden, treacherous roadways, I made it to Carabar… to find that the band were nowhere to be seen. Their vehicle broken down in Indiana, the mysterious group lay stranded for four hours in those same subzero temperatures. Hearing this, my heart sank, thinking I had made such a long, dangerous trek for nothing.

But frozen was not the inner flame of this hellish project. They were still coming.

Read the full review form CVLT Nation:

Ævangelist: F**ked-Up Playlist + Video


I’ve written fairly extensively about how unnerving the inhuman black/death/industrial horror that Ævangelist spew out can be, and on Saturday night, I bore witness to its evil made flesh. The band ended a short tour at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar, playing alongside Baltimore doom crushers Oak, Profound Lore death technicians Artificial Brain, and new death/doom outfit Disparish. It was fucking terrifying, in the best possible way.

View the video by Pit Full of Shit and our playlist selections here:

Omen Ex Simulacra Review from CVLT Nation


The compositions on this record are large in nature and heavily painted with noise and nightmarish soundscapes that will leave your jaw on the floor. Throughout its playing, strange machinations, wailing’s and other crippling sounds of suffering can be heard. Indeed, the atmosphere produced on Omen Ex Simulacra is downright unsettling but make no mistake – this record fucking brings it. It’s every bit as hammer-crushing and thick-bodied as any Death Metal record out there, which is precisely what gives it such staying power. It will give you the assault you need but also surprise with a plethora of unimaginable sensations that no sane human being would ever ask for.

Read the full review: