|Interview by Burt Wolf with Marko, lead vocalist of LAND OF HATE!
Interview done January 31st, 2008.
I'M NOT THAT FAMILIAR WITH LAND OF HATE, SO COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE SOME OF THE
Sure! The LAND OF HATE are born from the need to give free vent of opposition against the social system,
hurling itself against with violence & rage! In 2005, our first E.P. "TOTAL DEVASTATION" was distributed in
Poland, Philippines, Russia, Brazil, Germany. In the end of 2006 the LAND OF HATE are again in study, just in
the SOUND FARM STUDY of GLK (GLACIAL FEAR) for record a successor of "TOTAL DEVASTATION".
"GENER(H)ATE", a MCD composed of five tracks of Thrash/Death Metal violent & without compromises!
"GENER(H)ATE" will be stamped & distributed by INFERNAL KAOS PRODUCTIONS (Asia, South America,
North America, Eastern Europe) than probably will produce also the next work for the band. "GENER(H)ATE"
will be stamped & distributed also by NELLY RECORDS (Italy & foreign country).
HOW DID YOU GUYS GET TOGETHER? ANY PREVIOUS BANDS
MEMBERS WERE IN BEFORE?
elements: Marko (voice), Niko (guitar), Ifilien (bass) & Attila (drums). After a
short time to "TOTAL DEVASTATION", Saso (guitar) went into the band. The
previous bands are : NO CORRUPTION (Marko & Saso), SCHIZOFRENIA
(Niko & Attila).
WHY WAS THE NAME LAND OF HATE CHOSEN AS THE BANDS
LAND OF HATE is our land. If you look around you can see more war, abuses,
oppression, bloodshed, is this hell! Also we live in South of Italy, Calabria & this
is not good country for live a quiet life. This is the reason of the name: LAND OF
WHO OR WHAT HAS HAD SOME INFLUENCE ON YOU IN CREATING YOUR MUSIC?
We play old school Thrash/Death Metal. We don't want to create anything new musically. We love to play old
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE THE STYLE & SOUND OF LAND OF HATE?
Good question, eh, eh... Our music is aggressive immediate. No great arrangements, it's Thrash Death in your
face. You understand? Street music, eh, eh...
YOUR MCD "GENER(H)ATE" HAS BEEN OUT FOR A LITTLE BIT
NOW. HOW HAS IT BEEN DOING IN THE UNDERGROUND SCENE?
"GENER(H)ATE" fortunately was considered good for many webzines & zines,
especially from many Metalheads & this is an honour for me & for my band.
WHAT IS SOME OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF YOUR SONGS?
WHO WRITES THE LYRICS & MUSIC IN YOUR BAND?
The lyrics speak about opposition against the social system, hurling itself against with violence & rage. I write the
lyrics for the music is different. All members of the band write the music. We are a family & we collaborate for
the creation of all our songs.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE COVER ARTWORK A BIT & IT'S MEANING?
Sure, the artwork was created by Ifilien, our bass man. This cover represents our
LAND OF HATE. The image encloses the war, religion, death & many blood on
the pillars of cathedral. This cathedral is our land of hate.
YOU JUST SIGNED A DEAL WITH INFERNAL KAOS PRODUCTIONS.
CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THIS DEAL IS & HOW YOU GOT HOOKED
UP WITH THEM?
INFERNAL KAOS PRODUCTIONS is a label of Jeff Hann. He is a maniac of
old school Metal & a serious person. INFERNAL KAOS have a good distribution
(Asia, South America, Europe) & it stamped & distributed "GENER(H)ATE".
They have not asked for money & this is fundamental for an underground Metal
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE BAND HAS PROGRESSED OR CHANGED SINCE YOUR DEBUT E.P.
"TOTAL DEVASTATION" was the first experiment, it was immature, very immediately & ignorance Thrash. We
composed this E.P. in 4 months. "GENER(H)ATE" is a mature work compared to our first E.P.
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR SPLIT DVD RELEASE WITH THE BAND ZORA?
ZORA are our great friends, we have many dates with this guys. LAND OF HATE & ZORA scream the
message. This is the reason of this video split.
ARE THERE ANY NEW SONGS IN THE WORKS FOR ANOTHER
Yeah, The release is coming soon. We have many songs for the full length.
ARE YOU INTO ANY OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC BESIDES WHAT YOU
PLAY? WHO HAVE YOU CURRENTLY BEEN LISTENING TO?
In the band the members listen to different styles of music, Progressive, blues,
etc. Same members are open minded, others like me are only for the extreme
Metal music, eh, eh...
WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT
I think nothing sincerely, ahahahaha....
WHAT DO THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND DO WHEN NOT DOING ANY WORK FOR THE BAND?
The members of the band have other work. We don't survive with the music, eh, eh... In Italy is very difficult.
Italian people support Laura Pausini, Gigi D'alessio & more very shit!
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BETTER BANDS & LABELS IN ITALY?
Oh, in Italy there are many great zines & many great bands. For the bands I think
ZORA, GLACIAL FEAR, SMASHED HEAD, DEATHCRUSH, BESTIAL
CARNAGE, SCHIZO, ARCADIA & more. There are too many, eh, eh... But the
historical bands are SADIST, NECRODEATH, SCHIZO GLACIAL FEAR,
BULLDOZER are all great bands.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE ANSWERING THIS INTERVIEW?
WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW THAT IT'S OVER?
ahahahahahahah! Before I smoke a good joint. Now I go to the guys of LAND OF
THANX A LOT FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER THIS INTERVIEW. IF WE LEFT ANYTHING
OUT YOU'D LIKE TO SAY, FEEL FREE TO DO SO! THANX!
Thanx to you my friend. Respect for you!!!! Support underground Metal!!!