are you Aantar?How is life going on?Is eveything ok under the hellish sun of
Aantar: Doing great man thanks for asking writing new
songs and working a lot. It's summer here in the death metal lightning capital
of the world. Finely got my home studio set up thanks to Brian Werking (Exmortis).
Been tracking sadistic evil sounding riffs along with my signature helicopter
double bass drumming. The new songs are sounding evil as hell!!!!
Lets start with the question about your new writing and recording
process,what things have you done and what will you do in this process of your
First I lay down the drum tracks then go back and lair the guitars......send
My ideas to the guitar players and collaborate ideas to create the goal...Unholy
Twisted deathmetal at Blasphemous speeds!!!!!!! We have the songs just need the
studio time and that cost money to record a great sounding recording. I know its
been awhile since we released a full CD.
How have you been co-operated with your record labels till now?I mean
that any positive or negative things you have lived?
Record labels like Olympic/Century Media ,HammerHeart, DeathGasm
Conquest Music really helped Diabolic over the years. We worked together with
those record labels to release the most brutal Diabolic music.
When Supreme Evil album was hit to scene,I was very impressed with that
album in that year,you know death metal scene was falling down and bands started
to quit and Supreme Evil was a blasphemous,monstrous and courageous death metal
album from Florida.What wations as the background of before the internet and
Facebook Evil and can you tell us the behind scenes of year 1998 and Supreme
1997 we started writing Supreme Evil. We had a band house and it was
none stop practice most everyday. We where starting the band and needed to
create our own sound. Everyday after work we wrote new songs and setup shows and
demo traded to Underground deathmetal bands around the world. We went to New
York then California playing live trying to get a record deal. After the
Milwaukee metal fest we signed to Conquest Music.
How did you start
Diabolic?Can you tell us the times and the process of City of Dead?
I always had the name in mind, it just took time to find the right band
members that could really play and really wanted to play satanic death metal at
blasphemous speeds. City of the dead was a great time. Nothing could stop us. We
all moved to Tampa Florida and where living our dream to play death metal. Our
very first show we opened up for VADER at the Brass Mug here in Tampa
Florida....the Death metal lightning capital of the world!!!!
As a drummer,you are really talented and a devilish one.You have a self-made
technique on drumming as possible as I understand,and I can compare your blast-beats,
drumming style and skills to old P.Sandoval.How did you start to play drum?What
kind of practicing session generally you do?
My father showed me how to play when I was a kid. I took it seriously
when I started listening to Dave Lambardo,Lars Ulrich and WitchHunter (Sodom),Away
VoiVod. I would play Hell Awaits on 45 turntable speed then copy that speed
practicing on my drums. Then I heard Terrorizer World Down Fall and I had to re
learn the drums. I moved to Florida and started playing drums everyday 1990. Now
I have a practice electro kit in my living room I play everynight.
did you contact with Petagno to make your artwork back in the day of Supreme
Evil?Did you like his works?
Gean from Angel Corpse told me about him. I called Patagno and told him
about the band and he did the art just for Diabolic
Have you ever interested in playing music except to death metal?What
kind of music styles do you sten except metal and death metal?
No other music gives me the rush the DeathMetal give's to me. I listen
to a bit of everything. Depends on what strip club Im at. Some clubs play metal
but not all girls dance to metal so they mix the music up.
Are you contracted with a label now or still looking for a contract?
We have a label. I'm searching for a guitar player someone as good as
Kelly and Jeff Parrish ((RIP )) passed away last year. The new Diabolic is
written and almost complete ...we Need live players not just studio musicians.
Jerry did help write the new track Lucifer Induced and recorded it so maybe he
will make a guess appearance. Now they can track the guitars from home.
I like your Unholy Ghost Project also,is it still alive?How did you
start that Project?Any other projects you are or were in?
Check out Unholy Ghost music at
Facebook. My past bands Ive recorded with include Exmortis,Necrosis,Horror
of Horrors,Blastmasters. Unholy Ghost (Century Media)is not active but the music
is alive and well. (Cduniverse).
We still have a huge fan base and so many people that have never heard Unholy
Ghost.I started Unholy Ghost after I got back from Europe touring with Diabolic.
The record label informed me that I was out of the band (along with the Jerry
and Paul) and we had to find a new name and start over. So we recorded a demo,sent
demo's around the world played live shows. Got signed to Century Media it was
What about the times in legendary States' band Exmortis for you in the
late of 80's?How did you start it and how was it ended?Do you think that
Exmortis effected the scene?
Back in 1986 I put up an add at Washington Music Center in Wheaton
Maryland / Drummer seeking guitarst /bass/vocals into Slayer/Sodom /Exodus/Destruction/Kreator.
I got a call from Chris Weiser- Bass. He and Brian Werking - Guitars where into
the underground demo tape trading seen. We setup a rehearsal and everything just
clicked. We agreed on the name Exmortis and recorded the demo Decent Into Chaos.
Exmortis played shows with Ripping Corpse , Corpse Grinder (George Corpse
Grinders band from Baltimore MD) ,Ripping Corpse ,Fatal,Revenet,and Goraphobia.
We recorded a second demo titled Immortality's End in 1989 and lost our practice
room at Chris's house and could never secure a solid place to have band practice.
We lived 40 miles apart from each other and that sucks if your trying to write
new music. So to put it mildly we all went our separate ways. Exmortis where one
other the pioneers of Death Metal and wrote some of the best Death Metal ever
recorded back in 1987. Brian and I are still good friends and plan to work
together in the future. He's a brilliant guitarist!!!!! Just listen to the song
Exmortis. Ill never forget the first time I heard the first riff I was hooked!!!!
Is Kelly playing in your new album after he left Possessed?
Kelly said he would do it. Sending him drum track ideas now.
Jeff Parish passed away,how was you effected from this bad thing as band and
Its fucked up because he was not only a great guitar player completely
dedicated to Diabolic but he was one of the coolest true Diameter Heads I ever
got to know. He had a lot of great ideas and really lived deathmetal to the
death! The demons took him away.
You have many line up changes since the beginning of the band.What are
the reasons of it?Is really hard to stay alive death metal in the region of
All of the past members where great bass/guitar players. Most all the
Ex members of Diabolic went on to do bigger and better things that make them
happy. I can't blame them for moving on and trying something new. I keep contact
with the guys. Its not THAT hard to keep a lineup together.... its hard to find
You have been toured and gave gigs with lots of kick ass bands.Which
tour or show you have very impressed?Any funny story to tell our readers as a
Diabolic have toured with some great bands like InfamyBehemoth/Decide/Morbid
Angel/Dimmiu Borger/Macabre/Enslaved/Amon Amarth/Krisiun/Cannibal Corpse. On the
Dimu Borger tour the guys insisted we play sacraments of fiends off our Supreme
Evil record. I remember playing at the Whisky A go-go in Hollywood and almost
didn't get to play because the guards didn't think I was really in the band. I
remember playing in London and this stage diver waited for my 4 count to dive on
the first song! That wat awesome. I remember trading free beers so they could
buy our cd. I remember flying to Los Angels and touring with Infamy. Josh Jager
toke us to see Skid Row...NOT THE BAND!!! It was the real thing. People living
in box's on the streets. In Spain I got lost walking back to the tour bus
getting drunk at a crazy Metal bar and Inferno (Behemoth)found me.What a great
Lets talk about the changes and progress in Diabolic from the times of
Supreme Evil to 2010s Excisions of Exorcism,can you narrate us that albums,changes
and progress?What should we expect you in 2014?
Supreme Evil was hi tec Death Metal released on Conquest Music.
Subterraneal Magnitude was super brutal and fast and brutal with heavy slow
parts to get the mosh pit going. On Vengeance Ascending we produced a killer CD
the production was aof due to deadlines and work schedules. Celestial Pleasures
is the most played song off that CD to this day. I was in Unholy Ghost when they
recorded the Infinity CD. I reformed Diabolic after I recorded Blastmasters Twisted
Metal CD. Possessed By Death was another hi tec Diabolic DeathMetal CD./along
with Chaos in Hell DeathGasm Records Released them both as a one CD then we
recorded Excisions of Exorcisms our sickest album to date. Check out the tracks
do you do in your normal life except to a death metal musician?
I ride BMX at the local skate park. Sometimes I skate.
What are your favorite albums and bands nowadays as a fan and musician?Actually
I am a fan of Diabolic,and I also wonder that what is your favorite Diabolic
Im a huge Hacavitz fan (Oscar Garcia Drums) I still love the demo bands
like Immolation/Obituary/Krisuin/Napalm Death/Terrorizer/Cannibal Corpse/Suffocation
and Morbid Angel.I don't have a favorite Diabolic CD. I love them all!!!
We have come to end this good chat,I just want to ask that how you
define your music and Diabolic to readers who have never listened you before?
Any last words to say to Diabolic fans of blasphemic death metal?
I define Diabolic music as Satanic Speed Death Metal at Blasphemous
Speeds!!!!Check out our sick and twisted music at