Sunday, December 17, 2023

306: Vastum

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 306 features an interview with Daniel Butler of Vastum.

[cover photo by Chris Johnson]

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photo by Chris Johnson

4 years and 200 episodes since they were last featured on this podcast, Vastum are back with a new album of dark, cavernous, old school death metal.

I spoke with vocalist Daniel Butler about how philosopher Georges Bataille influences Vastum's lyrical themes, and why the band chose to explore eroticism through death metal. We also discussed Daniel's aggressive performance style, and how their latest album Inward To Gethsemane is a progression from their earlier albums.

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

Music In This Episode:

"3 A.M. in Agony"
"Enigma of Disgust"
taken from the album Patricidal Lust

"Abscess Inside Us"
taken from the album Orificial Purge

"Stillborn Eternity"
taken from the album Inward To Gethsemane

Vastum on Facebook

Vastum on Bandcamp

Vastum merch via Storenvy

Inward To Gethsemane via 20 Buck Spin

Vastum on the 20 Buck Spin webstore

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