It was then called " A.M.S.G. " ( Ad Maiorum Satan Glorium ) and in 1993 changed on Satarial.
Satarial is the first black metal project of Russia. Here's the interview with Drummer/Vocalist Angelika.
1-Who came up with the band name and what does it mean?
Satarial is a hierarchy of Lucifer in a world of Chaos, is a magical formula, leading to understand and to know the real truth. Satarial is a dark fire that destroys the illusions. Satarial is something that is beyond human understanding of good and evil. In this world of these concepts do not exist. The mystery about the name Satarial we disclose in our album "Queen of Elve''s Land". In occult practices this is a concept that control the third world on the Tree of Chaos. This gate, opening the way to the primordial Fire. This is the formula of knowledge and understanding of the primordial Chaos, this denial and the destruction of illusions of Demiurge. Satarial is what kills God in the soul of people. After satanic formula AMSG - it was like the next step in the knowledge of the darkest light.
2-Tell me about the line-up of the band
Satarial`s members in 2013:
Lord Seth – vocal, guitar, music, lyric
Angelika – drums, vocal, synthesizers
Egor – bass
Lolita – horn, visual art
3-What languages are your songs generally in and what are the main lyric topics?
Our lyrics touch on a few layers, one of which mysticism and pagan folklore. And the other layer is anti-clericalism. On the creation lyrics inspires wild nature, forests, mountains, our sorcery practices. energy that surround us, and Nordic mythology and history.
Most of our songs are performed in Russian. But in some songs we use old English, ancient Celtic dialects, Latin. Album " Latexxx" was in German and English. The author of all lyrics of the group is the Lord Seth.
4-If you had to describe your music without using genre-tagging or clichés, what
would you say?
Sorcery traditions of the North brought in music Satarial ethnic Influences. The music harmony is based on the ritual combinations of the planets and notes, and melody as the language of the Universe and Nature. All of this in harmony with Nature in the glory of the Triune the Goddess and the Horned Own! Therefore, I think you see why black metal with folk influences.
5-What plans does the band have for 2014 and beyond?
In 2014, the group Satarial will celebrates its 25th anniversary. We want to make a great tour and have live concerts in all cities and countries, in which people love our music. We have already prepared a new program and a new show. Also this year, we will release our new album called "Lunar cross". It will be sound of the heaviest album of Satarial. I`m, Angelica, on this album, recorded not only the keyboards as on the previous albums, but and debut as a drummer. The album will be imbued with magic, mysticism, filled with spells and planetary harmonies. In addition, we plan to release a new video.
6-How popular would you say Metal music is in Russia in general and are there any upcoming young bands you wish to note?
Now metal music in Russia is in crisis. Many clubs are closed. State not very fond of the genre metal, as it is quite provocative. Fewer and fewer people attend concerts. But this is affected by the economic crisis. Young bands break up because of this, before going to the big stage.
7-If you could give any advice to musicians who want to form a band or bands but not sure how to do it / having trouble doing so, what would you recommend?
Probably, the band should think about the correct sound, not to dream of stadiums and rock stars. All has now become much more difficult. All require money.
8-Are there any plans to tour outside Russia at some point?
Yes, we plan to tour in other countries and is currently talking with different organizers and with booking agency. But so far any concrete dates can not call.
9-How long have you been playing drums? who do you take influence from?
I play the drums last two and a half years. Before that I was only a keyboard player. Now at concerts I combine playing drums, keyboards and backing vocals. I consider the drums as not only rhythmical, but also a musical instrument. Therefore, it is important for me to drum set harmoniously sounded also and in the notes.
10-If you could sing a duet with any musician from any time in history, who would it be and why?
Perhaps it would be interesting to do a duet with a group of Qntal. This band have an excellent vocals, which will harmoniously sound with our heavy music.
11-How did you train to become a drummer, was it natural or did it take time?
This all started when Seth told me that I should be playing the drums, in addition to everything else. Because in Russia have a deficiency of good drummers, because they all short time playing in metal bands and then go in commercial music. And so I had to do the drums. But for me it was not a problem. And after six months of practicing, I already played its first gig as a drummer in the band Satarial.
12-If you could take Satarial to only 3 countries (except USA), where would you take them and why?
I think that would be Mexico, Peru and Italy. Mexico and Peru because it is interesting to visit the energy and natural places in these countries, and to make our sorcery practices. And Italy because I like history of Ancient Rome. And because there in the middle ages were developed sorcery traditions more than elsewhere in Europe.
13-What would you say makes Satarial who they are?
Bad that digital cd format is not transmits the power of witchcraft in music.
In our new program we use only analog sounds, analog synthesizers. Melody of this sound penetrate into the deep subconscious. We set up the structure of our guitars in drob G. This is a sound of the Sun, the sound of the explosion, which started our Universe. We use a 7-strings guitar, because such guitars are a real magical instruments. Seven planets magic, the seven gates etc. Bad that digital sound from a CD loses mystical vibrations. It can be felt only at the concerts, live sound. When wave from the stage return back. It's a harmony, it is like a snake that bites its own tail. This is a real ritual, is the initiation and invocation, which pulls out from the illusion to the depths of the primordial chaos.
We are inspired by only the world around us, not touched by people. We deny the illusion created by the Demiurge, and we live by the fact that lie between light and darkness.
14-Thanks Angelika for your time answering this interview for Soulgrinder Zine. Finally are there any hello's, thank you's, etc you wish to send out to friends, family, fans, etc?
Be free from forced the thoughts and opinions of different religions. Do not take illusory world as the truth. You can achieve everything what you want, if you'll believe in yourself!
1996- And the flame will take the temples of christ (S.I.rec. Russia)
1997- And the flame will take the temples of christ (Hobgoblin rec. Russia)
1998- Queen of the Elves land (Hobgoblin rec. Russia)
1999- Queen of the Elves land (Beyond...prod. Italy)
2000- Heidenlarm (Beyond...prod. Italy)
2001- Heidenlarm (Irond rec. Russia)
2001- Larm (Hobgoblin rec. Russia)
2005- Tanz mit...Tod (Cyberrock rec. Russia)
2006- Latexxx (Yaros film Russia)
2007- Tanz mit...Tod (Sleszy Rider rec. Greece)
2007- Latexxx (Sleaszy Rider rec. Greece)
1998- Valpurgieva nosch
1999- Queen of the Elves land
2006- Gothic Rush
Review by Paul Caravasi