It seems like Satanized has a history of 3,5/4 years, however you aren't
seen around much. Can you tell us about the period of settling down of the band?
Satanized has been found by Angramainyu and Dahaka. Then Daeva joined just
after a few months. We had a common point ideologically and afterwards the first
composes have been made. While the composes were developing, there has been some
member changes. The reasons that we aren't seen much around in last two years
are the member changes and our vocal's injury.
How long did it take to make ''Possessed by Darkness'' ? Where did you make
the records ?
The composes had been made 3-4 years ago however the recording process took
nearly four months. It's a home record.
We see mystical themes and mythological inspirations exorbitantly in
Satanizeds composes. What is the kind of Black Metal that Satanized perform ?
Our sound is near Melodic Black Metal however because of the ethnic melodies
in our songs we can also say Folk Black Metal. All in all, we prefer simply
Lyrically, you have Eastern and Persian elements. Whose idea was that to add
mythologic components ?
We have always preferred eastern music to western music from the beginning.
Also, Angramainyu, Dahaka and Beliar has an interest on Persian Mythology.
Your records had been listened by many people via MySpace. How are the
Generally positive. To be honest, we had not been planning such an interest.
Lets talk about your deal with record label, Thorn Laceration Records. Will
they send EPs to Turkey or distribute EPs only to international distros ?
We will do the distribution in Turkey and Cyprus with our friends help. On
the other hand anyone who wants to have the EP can contact with us. In addition,
we have some CDs to send our connections abroad and our current label will also
distribute CDs to distros, fanzins and radios.
What do you think about the Black Metal in Turkey ? Why the development is so
slow ? The lack of musical qualifications or the lack of image?
To be realistic, we have many handicaps since we live in this country. We
even heard things like How do you perform Black Metal there ? Arent there
Islamic Laws? Since there are millions of Black Metal bands around the world
today, you have to care about everything; artwork, music, costumes
bands in Turkey are trying to handicap one another by forming their own crew.
Unless people stop this and support one another we do not think the Turkish
Black Metal will develop.
How are the reactions to your artwork, costumes and stage performance?
Stage performance has a vital importance for a band. You have to do more
than making people listen mp3 on stage. If you are a Black Metal band you have
to give an extra effort on artwork. The reactions were great since we pay enough
Are you thinking of making an album ? Are you planing to distribute your
We started to work fort the album just after the EP. The composes are almost
ready, we are making some final arrangements. Recording session will start soon.
We are planing to do this Project more patiently since we want to have a better
thing than our EP. We will send our CDs to our supporters in Brazil, Mexico,
Germany, Holland, America, some fanzins, and some radios.
Which one would you prefer, being a stage band or a studio band? I mean there
are bands which are on stage in almost every concert. What do you think about
We are not making a background music for something else. As a result we have
strict rules about the concert places. We just want a group of people who really
wants to listen music. In this case the place doesnt matter much.
Will the new songs be in the same line or are you thinking of any changes ?
We want to have a better sound quality but our general theme will not change,
actually we do not think our general theme will change during our musical
Where do you think Satanized is after you look to Black Metal bands which
came to Turkey?
The bands in Turkey do not care stage performing enough. Since we do our
work with our feelings, we think we are doing a better job than the others. On
the other hand, this is not a fight of being a leader. We care about our
business they care about theirs. We do not think this is a proper comparison.
Your album cover works are really successful. Who gives the idea ? You have a
cover called Possessed by Darkness. What was planned to show people in this
Every single member in Satanized has different tasks to do. Angramainyu does the
artwork designs. In Possessed by Darkness, we symbolized the religion wars and
the planted visions in peoples mind as a dungeon. Because the humanity has to
live in that dungeon. The Satan in our lyrics are not the common thing comes to
mind. The Satan concept that we use is, if the path of god; to kill peoples
free will, to show everything behind a curtain, the Satan is the thing that
stands against this god.
Which band would you be proud of to play before ?
We are not a band which is able to choose the band that we play before. However,
we would be proud to play before a band like Immortal.
Those were my questions. Any final notes to your fans? Thank you
Thanks for the interview. Anyone who is curious about us and anyone who
wants to listen may visit our MySpace.