Sunday, April 26, 2020

Episode 128: Black Pestilence

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 128, featuring an interview with Valax of Black Pestilence.

The podcast is available through the following streaming services (click to listen):
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With their name, their insistence on self-sufficiency, and a post-apocalyptic get up which includes masks, Black Pestilence are the band of this pandemic moment. The Calgary B.C. band keep their punk-inflected blackened thrash short, to the point, and vicious.

I spoke to Black Pestilence's founder/vocalist/bassist Valax about the band's origins as a solo project, how it grew to its current incarnation as a power trio, and the lowdown on their latest album Hail The Flesh. We also talked about how the parallel philosophies of DIY and Satanism guide the band.

My thanks to Valax for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


"Hail The Flesh"
"Spurn All Gods"
 taken from the album Hail The Flesh

"D.I.Y. 666"
taken from the album Urban Hell Rhythmics

"Desirable Calamity"
taken from the album  Vice

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