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

Furia: Silesian folklore from the mines to the moon

Furia is not for everyone, but the Polish band has continuously been searching within the realm of black metal and folklore for new expressions. At the last Roadburn Festival, Guido Segers sat down with the band to find out more.

Lizardfest 2018 at Gaukurinn, Reykjavik

We headed for Lizardfest 2018 on the 15th of May, which took place in Gaukurinn, a well-known rock club in the heart of Reykjavik to experience some amazing bands.

AlNamrood will not be tamed: metal in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia it can be punishable by death to play dark blasphemous music. That doesn’t keep AlNamrood from doing so though. Guido Segers asked main member Mephisto some questions to find out more.

Gaerea: Art, concept, black metal from Portugal

Portuguese black metal band Gaerea were kind enough to have a chat with Guido Segers and tell more about their band, vision and what this music means to them.

SarcotrofiA: Mozambique Death Metal

Guido Segers caught up with Goro Fast, who drums in Mozambique death metal band SarcotrofiA.

Oscuro Mito: Bolivian death dancers

Guido Segers caught up with Fernando and Andres from Bolivian black metal band Oscuro Mito.

De Veneficas Inferi: Pyrenean black metal from Andorra

Guido Segers dives into the Pyrenean black metal scene and fired over some questions to Séan B., the sole member of De Veneficas Inferi.

Hades Ghosphell: Laotian metal upstarts

Hades Ghosphell are from Laos and they play black metal, which does make them stand out a scene that is overwhelmingly death metal of the more brutal kind. The band was kind enough to answer some of Guido Segers’ questions about playing metal in Laos.

A Village In Despair sings of the small sorrow in Sri Lanka

A Village In Despair is a band from Sri Lanka that plays a peculiar brand of black metal, inspired by the situation in their country. Guido Segers got in touch with the band to find out more.

Albert Bell: Malta Doom Legend

Albert Bell from Malta plays in local bands Forsaken, Nomad Son, and Albert Bell’s Sacro Sanctus at the moment, while organising Malta Doom Metal Festival as well. Guido Segers caught up with Albert for a long chat to find out more.

Rudra: Singapore Vedic Metal

Rudra from Signapore play unique sounding Vedic metal music. Blending thrash, death and black metal with folk elements to create a unique sound from their small city state in Southeast Asia. Guido Segers talks to singer/bassist Kathir to find out more.

The Stone: More than 20 years of Serbian black metal pride

Guido Segers talks to singer Nefas and guitar player Kozeljnik from The Stone, who hails from Serbia and started out in 1996, in the wake of the black metal boom.

Grimrik: The Sound of Dungeon Synth

Guido Segers caught up with Grimrik, one of the pioneers in the dungeon synth genre, to discuss the genre a bit more, thereby providing a good starting point for people new to this musicical genre.

1914: Metal and the Horror of War from Ukraine

1914 is a Ukraine based metal band influenced by World War I, or the Great War. Guido Segers caught up with Dmytro Kumar from the band to find out more.

Rhapsody: The end of an Era (Fabio Lione interview)

Guido Segers asked Fabio Lione from Italian powermetal band Rhapsody about the highlights of their career and their upcoming farewell tour.

Black Kirin: Chinese metal on the rise

Guido Segers caught up with Sen Fang from Chinese metal band Black Kirin, to find out more about what it’s like to be a metal band in China.

SatanaKozel: Karelian folk metal from the North

Just across the Russian border though, a small scene has been brewing in Karelia. A prominent band in these parts is СатанаКозёл, which translates as SatanaKozel (Satan’s Goat). Guido Segers caught up with drummer drummer Nickolai Kuskov to find out more.

Possessor: Beer, Sabbath and Horror

Guido Segers caught up with “horror film freaks who love to play crazy rock’n’roll” Possessor from London.

Isenordal – Lughnasadh MMXVII

What I particularly like is how the abstract lyrics work very well for the theme of the record, the seasonal changes. This also helps in bringing folk music closer to the roots, since most of these old songs would have been highly ritualistic and bound up with traditions.

Avarayr: Armenian metal from Iran

Almost every Armenian metalhead loves at least one song from System of a Down. For me, they are idols and I think the same goes for many other Armenians.

Hanal Pixan: The Mayan legacy in Belize

Guido Segers caught up with Halach Uinik Chuc from Belizean metal band Hanal Pixan, who focus on their Maya history.

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