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You wanna know what a huge Death Metal storm is?! Well, the  Brazilian fuckers of SANCTIFIER show it with their new CD entitled “Awaked By Impurity Rites”.  You should know that I`m a great fan of Brazilian Old School Death Metal and that I don`t support that boring blasting stuff which seems to be modern nowadays. What is SANCTIFIER? SANCTIFIER is occult, it`s dark, brutal and unholy. After some problems to find an address of these guys, here is our Brazilian feature for this issue. Welcome to our unholy pages, Mr. Alexandre Emerson (guitar)!

Necromaniac:

Cheers Alexandre, you fuckin’ Brazilian Death Metal head. Have you finished your work on the banana plantation for today, hahaha?

Sanctifier:

Wassup transsexual gayniac!!!!! Yeah! I finished my work on the banana plantation very well, you know!!! The harvest of this year … I  remember  you???? You know why? Coz the bananas grew up to a size that you like best and their smoothness is better than the last ones I sent you ... remember??? Hahahahahaha!!!!!!! FAG MASTER!!!!

Necromaniac:

 A few months ago you released your first longplayer called “Awaked By Impurity Rites”! Are you satisfied with the result?

Sanctifier:

Yeah!! For sure we are!!!! After a break, we started to promote our old stuff (demos, live, k7) and  we contacted a Japanese label (Weird Truth) that showed some interest in us and respected “what we want” and Makoto released this CD and will spread it around the globe.  So ....... after that we worked hard in Brazil to find someone to do the same here, and the local Brazilian label Dying Music (located in our city too) did their best to keep us on all the time.

Necromaniac:

A few months ago you released your first longplayer called “Awaked By Impurity Rites”! Are you satisfied with the result?

Sanctifier:

Yeah!! For sure we are!!!! After a break, we started to promote our old stuff (demos, live, k7) and  we contacted a Japanese label (Weird Truth) that showed some interest in us and respected “what we want” and Makoto released this CD and will spread it around the globe.  So ....... after that we worked hard in Brazil to find someone to do the same here, and the local Brazilian label Dying Music (located in our city too) did their best to keep us on all the time.

Today we have 14 countries distributing the CD and 44 abroad labels  doing the same, that is what we wanted. We don’t want to $uck label´s dick ... or stuff like that!! We wanna stay here with our banana plantation .... hahahahahaha!!!! And spread our impurity around the globe.

Necromaniac:

The CD I got is from Weird Truth Productions/Japan, but you are under license with Dying Music. Tell me why? I mean, Japan is “a little bit” far away from Brazil, isn’t it?! Can you control the work WTP is doing? Are you satisfied with both labels? I never saw any promotion for the CD!

Sanctifier:

Well, we are underground, man!!!!! Why little, faggy, rainbow promotion? I knew that you’re a pussy (Ballof warned me) (fuckin betrayer, ha – Marcus). Makoto is an underground maniac and Everton of Dying Music is too, so 5 SANCTIFIER maniacs plus 2 more is the perfect sanatorium to spread insane music.

Makoto is an honest buddy and kept all his promises, Dying Music is a label located in my city and we have  known each other since we were 14 years old, Makoto and Everton are always sending me reports about the distribution and trades they did, for me that’s enough … just to mention it, I sent 45 promo CD’s to labels related with Death Metal around the world ........ you can imagine ...... do you wanna know the replies? 0 %,  so fuck you pig$gay$wimp$!!!!!

Necromaniac:

Before we talk about “ABIR” let´s talk about the cover, which, in my opinion, screams for a release on vinyl? Any plans for that? Who did that cover? Have you paid for it or stolen it, hahaha?

Sanctifier:

That cover is insane, isn’t it? All that insanity jumped from my mind, all that craziness is related to the lyrics and is directly linked/related to the whole content of the CD.

The cover was done by a young artist named Alcides and Burn Art Design, he is a very busy man and he had all the patience to deal with us. He did works for other underground bands as QUEIRON, OLIGARQUIA, DECOMPOSED GOD, INFESTED BLOOD, TORTURE SQUAD, etc. We paid a lot of money for this cover, we’re almost bankrupt .... hehehe!!

We haven’t received any proposals for a vinyl version. The labels are not interested. Personally I think that record companies transform this brave act on the market again only to re-release old big bands, or if the band had a good selling score they say “let’s do it on vinyl to earn more money”.... that is the law!!!! And we’re not the kind of band that sells so many CD’s, you know? We’re too underground for that.

Necromaniac:

Well, enough of this shit, let’s talk about the record. What an occult and dark masterpiece of old school Death Metal! Was it your intention to record this piece of darkness to share an unholy, occult and dark feeling?

Sanctifier:

If I understood, Yes!! We always wanted to spread occult and dark music. Some people speak shit about Brazil and blaster bands nowadays and we are not into this kind of ideology.

When we started in 1989 and started to play fast in 1992 only a few bands were doing this, maybe KRISIUN were starting to spread their music in K7 .... etc. If you got our live K7 (Live in Fortaleza – Brazil - 1993), which was released in CD format by Trauma Records you will hear us sounding like KRISIUN with a lot of blast parts .... and with this album we came back to our occult and dark roots, like old IMMOLATION, ACHERON, MORBID ANGEL, POSSESSED, SADISTIC INTENT, etc.  We’ll stay on it for a while .... maybe 50 years .... I am 31 now ..... I’ stop when I’m 90 .... LOL!!!

Necromaniac:

Sometimes SANCTIFIER sound like MORBID ANGEL, sometimes like POSSESSED or sometimes like HEADHUNTER D.C. (By the way, my brother Sergio was the one who sent me your first record to spread your name!!!). Tell me a little about your influences! What do you like most?

Sanctifier:

Sergio is a brother that I can call “brother” with all words you know? Pussy is the thing that I like best. Kill poser is the second one ..... Third, I don’t have any guitarist influence, coz I’m not a guitarist, I’m a distortion maniac. I define myself as a composer and some dudes whose work I appreciate are: Trey/Richard from MORBID ANGEL, Cerrito from SUFFOCATION, Jeff from POSSESSED, Kelly from ATHEIST, Masvidal from CYNIC, Gary from EXODUS, Scott from ANTHRAX, Adrian/Steve/David from IRON MAIDEN, Mustaine and MEGADETH, Wagner and old SARCOFAGO, Paulo Lisboa and HEADHUNTER D.C.


Bands that are exploding my brains: NOCTURNAL BREED, DESTROYER 666, OCCULT, DESASTER, IMMOLATION, MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, ACHERON, HEADHUNTER D.C. (God spread cancer!!!!!! Where are the new ones, you motherfuckers!!!), PILEDRIVER, EXORCIST, BELPHEGOR, MEGADETH (new play rocks!!!) ... etc.

Necromaniac:

 Tell me a little bit about the city you live in! I cannot find a mail address, neither in the CD booklet nor on your homepage, so I don`t know where exactly you live?! Some cool Death or Thrash Metal bands over there? What is your job? How old are you? Tell me about your daily life outside the banana plantation, hahaha!

Sanctifier:

Damn that’s true!!!! We did this, coz we don’t want anybody writing us ... it doesn’t matter if you have the address or not .... hahahahaha!!! It’s a joke!!! My city is called Natal (located in the Northeast of Brazil), it’s a city with a lot of beaches and the distance to Bahia (hometown of Headhunter D.C.) is a 12 hour drive by bus (just in case you ask) .... here it’s summer all year and it is commonly known as the City of Sun ..... the N.A.S.A said that here we breath the most pure air of the entire world, 60 percent of the city works with tourism and exporting fruits and sea food like shrimps, etc.

We have a lot of cool bands for sure: EXPOSE YOUR HATE (Death Grind), PRIMODIUM (Death Metal), NIGHTBREATH (Death Metal), DEADLY FATE (melodic and technical), etc.!!!

I work here in my family’s law office and also in some schools. I teach Portuguese as second language to foreigners and English as second language to Brazilian guys, I’m majoring in modern languages, I’m 31 years old .... I don’t have hair anymore (forever bald), but my dick is still big!!!! And growing every year, the doctor said that is some kind of freak disease, it measures almost 60 inches right now!!!!

Necromaniac:

Tell me about the other members in SANCTIFIER! What are their characters and which music do they listen to when not working!

Sanctifier:

The other members work too. The drummer works at a merchandise/publicity agency, the bass player at a supermarket and with computers, the other guitarist is studying law. If I take all band members we create a freaky music mix listening to PROFANATICA, IMMORTAL, SUFFOCATION, CELTIC FROST, DISSECTION, BEHEMOTH, IMMOLATION, CANNIBAL CORPSE, VENOM, BEHERIT, IMPALED NAZARENE, OCCULT, MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, EMPEROR, NECROVORE, KRABATHOR, SACRIFICE, DARK ANGEL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SARCOFAGO, MYSTIFIER , DEEDS OF FLESH, ACHERON .... bla,  bla, bla!!!

Necromaniac:

What about the live situation in Brazil! Can you play as often as you want? With which other bands have you destroyed stages and cities up till now! And finally: How often do you practice with the band? What are Brazilian Death Metal fans like? Wild? Crazy? Moshpits everywhere?

Sanctifier:

Nowadays playing here is cool, good equipment, insane crowd!!! The kids have got the best ...... me and Sergio got only shit when we were on stage early 1985, 1989 only bad equipment, but the crowd was still insane. Today we have these fa$hion puppets kids, you know? If they read in some magazine that being metal is to buy the new Madonna CD, they will, that’s shit!! Metal isn’t fa$hion, metal is life style.

We practice/rehearse on weekends, coz those are the only days that we have spare time. Saturday and Sunday are the best days to rehearse, we unite and rehearse till death.

Necromaniac:

Aha, at this point of time it’s carnival in Brazil, right? I`ve asked Sergio the following question two years ago too: What about Brazilian chicks? Are they hot? Do they shave their pussys? I hate hairy pussys, hahaha. Do you know the webpage called “Mike in Brasil”? Check it out, mate!

Sanctifier:

Brazilian girls have the best asses of the world, their pussies are like chainsaws .... hummmm!! I never had a hairy one!!! Maybe Sérgio Ballof did ... arghhh!!!
We have a lot of brunettes and a lot of false brunettes trying to be blonde, you know? The brunettes are hot, man .... damn!!!!! I will jerk off cause of this question ....... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Necromaniac:

Back to the music. How long does SANCTIFIER exist by now? How many releases have been unleashed up till now? And how many members have you killed so far?

Sanctifier:

We have been breathing since 1989 till 2005 ....... 1, 2, 3, ..... 16 years of total Death Metal and underground devotion, we released a lot of K7, you can see that on our site, you lazy freak!!! 2 rehearsal demos, 2 official demos, 3 CDR – plus some new stuff , one being a live recording ...... one 7” EP by Molon Lave Records .... one official CD ... and we have three more to be released, one split with THRONEUM and NECROCULTUS, one compilation by JCM Records and one with all our demos and other live recordings of 1993 by Trauma Records. We have killed a lot of people in our line-up ..... almost 10 or maybe more!!!

Necromaniac:

What do you know about Germany and its Death Metal lunatics? Are you in contact with some of them? Do you know any zines from Germany? Will you play here in Germany? Any plans for that? SANCTIFIER would be the right band to play at the NRW Death Fest!!!!!

Sanctifier:

Germany???? Which poser doesn’t know about Germany??? Kill that motherfucker!!!! Old KREATOR, man!! Old DESTRUCTION!! And I remember that in the 80’s I was in touch with the SUFFOCATION of your country ... do you remember that you used to have a band in Germany called SUFFOCATION? Yeah!! I have their demo tape here somewhere ....... Concerning contacts in Germany ... I am in touch with Frank of Voices from the Dark Side, Hacker of Unholy Terror, hmmm ... our ex-singer Brayner did a lot of trades with Tormentor from DESASTER (bang or be banged ....... neeeeeeeeeeeekropolissssss … kartaguioooooo) and I now have an anal contact going with you .... hahahahaha!!! Shake your ass, Markus c’mon.

Concerning shows outside of Brazil is a hard question to answer, you know? Why? Coz some bands here are pushing their limit and forcing some kind of small tour only to play live/abroad ... I mean ... the producer says ”Hey boys, if you come here I will schedule 10 gigs ... but I can not send the tickets, but if you pay them yourself …I’ll see what can I  do for you.” You know??? This kind of attitude is not SANCTIFIER’s attitude. We will not pay to play. We will not pay to travel. We will not pay for blowjobs. There have been some particular cases in which some local manager did this: They called us ... earned a lot of money with our name and said “Hey, Alex! You wanna play live at my festival? But I’m warning you, I  cannot pay a single coin”. So I asked: “Not even a beer?” Promoter: “Not even a beer”... FUCK YOU PIG, BA$TARD, MOTHERFUCKER, CHRI$TIAN!!!!! I know that isn’t the right place, but I wrote it here, coz I think that you should know about it.

Of course .... for sure ... if we get a good invitation we will eat some assess together!!! Sure, maybe SANCTIFIER and HEADHUNTER D.C.  could play together!! That would be total impurity rites, man!!!!

Necromaniac:

How important is H.P. Lovecraft for the music of SANCTIFIER? The lyrics are very influenced by Lovecraft, right?

Sanctifier:

Lovecraft is SANCTIFIER’s substance and that’s the reason why I keep doing Death Metal. Death Metal is a morbid musical style and Lovecraft is the father and grandfather of all kinds of morbid things .... I will continue with your words .... our next CD will deal only about the Cthulhu tale, we have a provisory title “The Cthulhu Book”, with the first CD we have awakened Cthulhu and now that the impurity was spread we now want him in command!!

Necromaniac:

You`ve covered a track from ACHERON. Why ACHERON and not any other really interesting old school Death Metal band?

Sanctifier:

Well, everybody asks me this question and I reply to it this way. Have you seen ACHERON selling their music to some major record company? Have you seen ACHERON change their style ever since “Messe Noir” - DT? ACHERON sell their souls to the devil only, not to anybody else .... ACHERON have balls .... and that matters a lot when we talk about Death Metal. Death Metal is born for everyone, but not everyone is born for Death Metal. We worship this attitude and we listen to ACHERON stuff a lot, “Thou Art Lord” is some kind of hymn for us.

Necromaniac:

15. Now you can tell me shortly what do you think about the following LP`s:

Sepultura – “Schizophrenia”
Cancer – “The Dead Shall Rise”
Celtic Frost – “Morbid Tales”
Sacrifice – “Forward To Termination”
Sanctifier – “Awaked By Impurity Rites”

Sanctifier:

Sepultura – “Schizophrenia” – Good Sepultura age
Cancer – “The Dead Shall Rise” – I had once recorded in K7, cool album
Celtic Frost – “Morbid Tales” – I prefer To Mega Therion
Sacrifice – “Forward To Termination” – I prefer “Soldiers of Misfortune”
Sanctifier – “Awaked By Impurity Rites” – Cthulhu sons, buy this album ... hahahaha!!!

Necromaniac:

Why should anybody who is into Death Metal buy your new record?

Sanctifier:

We have two tracks ready, it will be like the continuation of ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA song with SHOGGOTHS – SUMMON THE HATE, I’m trying to put all this two atmospheres together. All the lyrics will deal with Cthulhu (the tale and his mythos) (seems there was a little communication prodlem, Ed.)

Necromaniac:

Okay Alex, that`s all! I hope you had some fun with answering my lame, boring and sometimes stupid or childish questions?! Hahaha. The last words are yours and SANCTIFIER`s. Hope we will see us sometime! Good luck for the future and greets to all the other band members! Greets to my bro` Sergio too, when you have telephone-sex with him, hahaha. Cheers and stay brutal!!!!! Let darkness reign!!! Marcus

Sanctifier:

OHHHH!! Marcus you’re such a nice little boy ... when you travel to Brazil I will introduce you to all the women you saw on the MIKE IN BRAZIL website ... I’m married and maybe my wife would cut my balls ... damn it ... I will sing some melodic stuff if she does … my voice will sound like a melodic gay ...... hahahahaha!!

Thanks a lot for your funny interview, thanks for spreading our name in Germany, you’re a cool Death Metal maniac and I hope to drink some beer with you, my friend ... Shoggoths in Germany visit our website at WWW.SANCTIFIER.COM.BR … cheerrrrsssss!!!!!

 

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