Erik is was real blown away from your current Demotape which is in my opinion a real masterpiece of old school black death in the vein of old brasilien spirit like Vulcano, Mutilator, Sarcofago mixed with old Mercyful Fate ( special the high screems). Where did you recorded it and are you also so proud and satisfied with the tape like me?
- Hails Thomas…., thanks for thy words about the demo, yes I think that we can be satisfied with the demo result, which took us long time to finish and even longer time to start to do all the work at the studio, it was recorded at certain “El Mundo” Studio, where Sandro Garcia (Ex-Mortem Guitarrist) who was the one encharged of all the work behind the sound board works, he helped us a lot and we are very thankful with him!. The Metal mayhem we deliver with Goat Semen is to keep an old tradition of bestial Metal that was started by bands like those you mention in Southamerica, without forgetting, Hadez, Death Yell, old Masacre, Parabellum, Mortuorio, and many other bands that have been forgotten from Southamerica..! We have awaken again the old beast from Southamerica, so I think our work has been done successfully! After all, it is something that can be done in lands from the south only…! Pure Metal Mayhem!
How many copies you already sold of it?
- I think around 1000 copies have been sold up to now.
I am sure not many of the NECROMANIAC readers are familiar with you peruian hellmaniacs. So please give us a short overview about your history and releases. What would you name as your main influence
Goat Semen was formed in early 2000 by Neyra and Levifer, a pair of months later Satyricon join us in the drums, some months later a Rehearsal was unleashed from our torture chamber, this helped us a lot, without expecting it, to have a name in the very depths of the underground scene, many offers even for full lengths were given, but patiently we awaited until April 2003 when the official demo was finally released containing 7 trax of pure Mayhemic Metal Terrorism and pure filthy destruction! Together with the demo trax 5 more were recorded, which later were pressed in the form of a split 7” with Levifer (limited to 300 copies thru’ French Legion Of Death Rex.) and 2 in a Split 10” vynil with Necroplasma, Krieg and Nazxul (limited to 500 copies thru’ Portuguese Hiberica Prods) and still the 5th track will appear in a Compltion Lp with only Latinamerican Black Metal bands limited edition and also available in the near future thru’ Legion Of death Rex. The band have played few gigs in Lima and made a small tour in three cities at the south of Peru (Cusco, Arequipa and Tacna) by mid 2003. we still have a pair of Ep’s to release and we are finishing the deals for the debut album.
What is about with Levifer the "project" band of your guitar player? The one and only demo is out since a long time. Tell us a bit about his future plans please?
- The latter stuff that he has released is the Split 7” with Goat Semen thru’ Legion Of death Rex, don’t know what else he is planning to do in the future..
I heard the french label LEGION OF DEATH will release a split 7" with Levifer soon. Is that true? They also released a brilliant 7" from your compatriots Anal Vomit!
- The Split is out and sold out since a while ago as far as I know… most of the copies were pre ordered… it was supposed to be the first Legion Of Death rex release but due to budget and other shit we delayed a lot and became the 9th release! . The Anal Vomit Ep is a masterpiece!.
Also I heard from a Split 7" with GOATVOMIT from Greece on dutch from Beyond. What can you tell me about that release? By the way when can we expect your first real full length abum?
- This is one of the Ep’s we still have to release.. we are now working on the trax for this as well as for the Ep for Ordealis Rex. from France, then we plan to start the works for the debut LP which will be tittled “Ego Sum Sathanas” hopefully will be out by the end of this year or beginning of the next one!
You are from Lima Peru. Can you give me a little impression about your "scene" there? I know a few bands from Peru like Mortem for sure, Anal Vomit, Black Angel, Goat Semen , Decapitated and so on.
- The Mutant Bangers here are yearning for more blood at every gig and each band wants to make something more dirty and more aggressive every time..I like how it is happening here…beside the bands that you have mentioned I recommend you also Evil Damn, Saram, Epilepsia, Disinter, Flagelum Dei, Ayahuaira (Huancayo, a city 6 hours far from Lima at the Highlands!) and well an observation, I think Decapitated is a band from USA, not from Peru!
Erik I also know that you got a smal distro where the real sick maniacs can buy cult shirts from Mutilator,Sarcofago, Holocausto ect.. What was your main intention to do a distro like that?
- Death Cloister Distro is working since some while.. I distribute, embroided patches, T shirts, pins/badges, back patches, CD’s, Vynils, Tapes…etc. a really underground distro… stuff from bands like Mutilator, Sarcofago, Nuclear Death, Expulser, Sodom, Beherit, Blasphemy..and such you can find in it.. just write to email@example.com and ask for the list!
Ok Erik thanx like hell for answering and for enrich the scene with a true dedicated Black/death hellmachine like GOATSEMEN!!!!! Hell the Metal of Death!
- Thanks for your support and keep on supporting the barbaric bands which keep the old black flame burning!!!
GOAT SEMEN /E. Neyra ,
Av. German Aguirre 1422,
Condevilla Lima 31,