A.M.S.G. came to life back in 2007, and since then has gone through a number of changes in line-up. Last I heard you were a three piece, but in your e-mail you mentioned the members involved behind the recording of The Forbidden Transformation is now a duo. Why does the cast of musicians seem to constantly change if you don’t mind my asking, and how did Kaos Abhorrer end up in the fold?
AMSG right now is a three-piece for these up-coming recordings, but when we first started and every release up to this point it has only been myself and I’ve worked with two different drummers. The first drummer I worked with on the first EP turned out to be a total piece of shit, and thus he is no longer a part of this cult.
That is when Kaos Abhorrer took over on the drums, which he was a perfect fit. We recorded the first full length – Anti-Cosmic Tyranny- and the newly released EP – The Forbidden Transformation- together,but then took his own life 07/10/2014.
As far as I can tell, A.M.S.G. has always at least been a trio. Do you find working as a two-piece to be any easier or difficult in comparison to more members?
AMSG has only ever been a two-piece, except for one live performance where I had session members fill in. The upcoming recordings for the new full length and splits I have two new members, so we are now a three-piece. I find more members it is difficult when composing and recording, unless of course everyone shares the same vision!
What is the band’s writing process like? Also, given how few releases have come out since formation, is it a lengthy process, or does that stem from the revolving door of band members, or perhaps something else?
I would say the writing process if different for every song, each song has its own feeling and energy. I take utmost care in compositions and planning, but I am only a vessel in which the energy of the song and its creation flows, it is hard to put into words, it is like I can be tranced out, and the music is put into my mind like it is its own being. Yes, well since the formation of the cult, there has been some line up changes, but the main factor is lengthy prison terms which make recording impossible.
Speaking of The Forbidden Transformation, there’s a great deal of variety throughout the EP. What events, beliefs, or even bands acted as the inspirations behind these three tracks?
I think variety keeps it interesting, especially when you are writing in a satanic nature, there are many aspects and ideals to touch upon. Why walk one path? That is boring.
The beliefs touched upon this EP is the transformation of leaving this parasitical human nature which we have degraded ourselves to buy worshipping weakness of the three cults of braham (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) and transcending of the higher consciousness, a transcending evolution of the higher mindset of the solar indomitable will of satanic supremacy! We also explore lunar magic and lycanthropic rituals as well as look into the tower of babel and the conflict between Lord Nimrod vs. Abraham and the tower which was built to send nuclear devastation to destroy god.
The title track pulls about four minutes from the film ‘The Final Conflict’. Why did you decide to use such a lengthy chunk, and what importance does it have in regards to the song, even the EP as a whole if it’s meant to be that extensive?
Yes, the intro is a tad lengthy, but is absolutely perfect! The importance of this is the denunciation of christ and the weakness that follows him, the awakening of the higher conscious will, the true self and strength that we all have but most are to afraid or weak to break free from the chains that hold us, what’s said offers utmost freedom and truth, all one has to do is take that step and take it.
I noticed that “Luciferion Lycanthropic Lust” and “The Gleaming Tower” sounded rather different compared to the title track. Was this intentional? If so, does it have any specific meaning or theme to the entire EP?
Well, like I said earlier, every song is different, every song has its own feeling and energy that I have ever written for AMSG. Every song is a journey within its self and I don’t write in a box-like structure like most (metal) bands these days. I will use whatever i feel like when composing, there is no box when it comes to that! Because then you are only limiting yourself when creating and that is bullshit! Don’t get me wrong, some bands do it proper by keeping their writing style all the same, but for myself that doesn’t work. I live free with no rules attached, and I will compose music the same way.
“The Gleaming Tower” throws a sample in at the end that basically calls for a culling of humankind to thwart overpopulation (unless I interpreted that wrong) How does this nihilistic ideal play into the band’s beliefs?
Look at the world today! World renowned physicists and scientists say the human population will not last in 100 years. The earth cannot hold the population and of course look at how the human race has transformed itself. It has become a parasite! The world today, is there anyone worth saving? Fuck no! Today’s moral ideals are of pure shit, weakness and self destruction by our own hands, there is no will to become something better and to achieve our full potential! My opinion is seven billion gotta go!
Do your beliefs end up reflected by your live performances in any way to set a proper tone for the audience? If so, what can those going out to a A.M.S.G. show expect to witness what they can’t fully grasp on your recordings, or at the very least reflect them?
Yes I would say so. Live performances are and will be live sonic and performed rituals, you can smell the blood in the air! Join us in worshipping the splitting of the atom at the edge of the event horizon!
Speaking of live shows, how do you pull off performances? Do you have live/session members fill in the gaps, go on without a specific instrument, or do you go the pre-recorded route for the other instruments you need?
AMSG is now a three-piece but, yes, for future live performances I will use sessions members to cover the rest of what we need for live. Everything will be performed and nothing left out. It will be pure chaos!
It was stated in a recent interview you only have respect for maybe three bands in your neck of the Canadian woods. Has that state of mind perhaps hindered the band in any way as far as support from the area is concerned, or has it perhaps helped surpass those others?
I am removed from this society, I am not apart of it, it’s drama or it’s shitty scene with no standards or ideals. I am intolerant to it and give praise where I see fit.
I honestly couldn’t give a fuck about support in the area and we have support where it is needed, as we do this for ourselves first and foremost. AMSG would exist with or without it, those who are our brothers know who they are and respect is given where it is earned.
What is next for A.M.S.G.? Will there be another full-length out soon, or are we looking at another two, three years of studio silence from the band?
We will hit the studio in August to record the next full length and some splits, and then perhaps some live performances if everything works out.
Thanks for your time, I greatly appreciate you getting back to me. All the best with the new album and the impending live chaos!
Thank you for your support. True Black Metal is a crime against the weakness that has become humanity! And we will NEVER STOP! To the ones reading this, WAKE UP! Open your eyes – All three of them! See the truth and take that final step into the forbidden transformation! Now awaken and conquer!