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Graveland has been playing itís dark and evil music since the winter of
1991. As a one-man band, Darken released 3 promo tapes and one demo called
"Necromanteion", but this is a dark past behind the veil of fog. The true
Graveland was born in the winter of 1993. After six months of rehearsals,
ancient gods gave of their bless, and as a due we recorded demo #2 "In The
Glare Of The Burning Churches". In December of 1993 a new guitarist named
Karcharoth joined us. With this line up with released "The Celtic Winter"
mini-CD which is available on No Colours Records in Germany. Nowadays, we
are just after the release of our debut LP/CD "Carpathian Wolves".
Why did you decide to get more members?
Tenebrian Warriors must stand strong and united before the great battle Our
destiny was to play together.
What merchandise do you have available?
We have available the "Celtic winter" mini-CD and T-shirts, also Carpathian
Wolves LP/CD. If there is anyone interested to order some of them, just us
for prices, ect.. I wonít write here about prices because I think that black
metal zines exist to spread the dark message and ideology, no to make business.
What does Graveland stand-for?
Graveland stands for death, hate and destruction-that which leads us to
chaos-the end and the beginning of the cycle. After the great tribulation
period, when the dawn of the new aeon comes weíll stand for new European
pagan empire, united Aryan power under the banners with cammadion! The dream
will turn into reality.this time the world!
What should be destroyed?
Well, there is so many that should be destroyed. In the first row to
extermination I see; all worshiper or organized mass-religions, cripples,
pacifists and Anton Lavey!
Why do you hate bands such as Bundeswehra, Necrochist, ect?
We HATE these assholes, because they are total fakes, liars and Death Metal
listeners that claim to be Satanist! Forget Polish shit such as Bundeswehra,
Necrochist, Pandemonium, Taranis-fuck these Lavey asslickers!
What are some true bands from Poland?
The only true Black Metal bands from Poland belong to the Temple of the
Fullmoon and they are armed wing know as Legion. Some names you should know
are; Mysteries, Inferum, fullmoon, and of course Graveland.
Has there been any church Burning in your area?
Poland is not to big of a country, so too many churches couldnít be burnt.
As I know about 5 churches have been burning in Poland lately. Surely there
will be more burning soon.
What inspires the unholy symphonies of Graveland?
Our music in inspired by many dark and uncommon things Dark sounds are
reflections of ourselves, our black souls, but there is a lot of fascinating
phenomenons around us. Darkness of the night, mysticism of dark forests,
pure atavistic hate, murders that give rule over life and death. This is the
true face of evil, our face, and we want to spread it by our "Unholy
What do you think of the Satanic Bible?
Iíd like to recommend this book for all blinded sheeps that lost belief in
almighty Jehovah. After the reading of "Satanic Bible" you can find another
herd of idiots where such creatures as you await you! The greatest ram as a
lot of interesting ideas and he claims to be a Black Pope. Imagine that he
knew all the secrets of life and death, but he can give you most of them
for, hmm, maybe a 100 bucks for a start. Good Luck!
What do the following words mean to you: Winter, Celtic, Fire?
Every word is something like a symbol. These 3 words are especially deep in
my soul Winter-undoubtly the greatest season of the year, season of the
trail. Mother nature sends us winter and only the strong ones can stay
living, weak must die in the cold. So winter brings us the law of the
strong, the genius of almighty nature. Nights are so long, dark; winds are
so cold Blood looks so red on the snow. Celtic-this word symbolized the
great ancient culture of our proud Europe. It is taken from the times of
Pagan glory, pride and honor, when the blood of Europeans was
pure Fire-elemental that for us symbolized destruction-the opposition of
water this is also a kind of weapon in our war By the fire and sword we
fight all weakness and Christianity.
Have you ever had any problems with any rip-offs?
We donít have any problems with anyone!
What do you think about the so-called "scene" in Florida?
Personally, I donít listen to commercial and trendy music such as Death
Metal. The only bands I respect are Morbid Angel and Deicide. The rest can
What about the bands that used to play Death Metal before, and now claim to
play "True Unholy Black Metal"?
It is not important that they were playing Death Metal in the past. The only
important thing is what they feel. Maybe a few years ago they didnít have
possibilities to realize their black plans. Some great Norwegian bands were
just usual Death Metal groups. For example listen to the first Darkthrone
LP, Count Grishnackh was a member of Old Funeral, Thomas and Vegard of
Emperor were playing in a death band called Embryonic but it doesnít mean
they are trendy or something. NO! Just listen to Darkthrone, Burzum,
Emperor For me itís the truest Black Metal.
Thanks for your time, do you have any last comments?
Thanx for this interview and your dark support Finally let me greet my
American brothers: Lord Vlad Luciferian of Grand Belialís Key, Scott Reap of
Sinter Order of Fenrir and Jack Grimes-The Dictator of Aryan Racial
Loyalists Party. May the power of Darkness be with you!
special thanks to Thorns (via Jim Weigand) for the interview.
2039 Roxburgh Court
Graveland are serious business; almost too serious, bordering on
grounds not only shunned by normal society, but by many in the underground
music scene, as well. Guitarist, vocalist and Graveland leader
Robert Fudali (Darken) is all too aware of this fact.
"I think soon that Graveland's music will be forbidden,
because of our vision of anti-Democracy and the European union,"
he told me. Their mixture of extreme political and ideological views in black
metal are no gimmic. The small stack of written propaganda sitting on my desk
makes this all too clear. If the gamut of black metal was based on selling
their anti-social narcotic, Graveland are pushing the equivalent of pure,
"Graveland was born at the beginning. Time did not
exist then;there was only darkness. Graveland was born from hate
dreaming in our lands. We take revenge for our dying ancestors who protected
our pagan lands from our foes who wanted to destroy the harmony of nature.
Christianity brought false goodness,"Darken stated, relating the bands'
origin."Graveland knew this. Our souls burn with fire of hate and
retribution! Aryan race wake up! The new era of paganism and darkness is
coming. Graveland will show you the way. Start the holocaust again, kill
Jews and Christians.Destroy the false god of Jesus Christ! I, Darken, the
Black Druid of Darkness, Karcharoth of Infernum and Capricornus are the
spirits of war. We come from the land of everlasting funerals; from the
unholy winer. We are three angels of retribution. War!"
During their four-year existance, the band has produced a stream of worthy
black metal music. The debut demo, Necromanteion only hinted at the horror to
come. Two promo tapes, one titled "Drunemeton", led to the awesome "Epilogue" and
"In the Glare of Burning Churches" demos and "The Celtic Winter" and
"Carpathian Wolves" CDs. Their latest, "Thousand Swords", is a virtual masterpiece.
Quite literally, it is a symphony of the damned. When reviewing the advance
of "Thousand Swords", I was so moved by the overwhelming negativity in
their music, I wrote, "no one outside the darkest individual will
find any common ground with Graveland." More specifically, Darken's
ungodly, repulsive vocals are hideous even to the music itself. Darken
claimed his voice "comes from deep within my dark, hurt soul. It is
cold and sharp as a dagger. Old Emperor and Bathory were influences years ago", he said.
The only inspirations for his newest recording were "old pagan music and the sadness from the middle ages."
"There is a great deal of my private spirit in the music of
Thousand Swords. My spirit is full of darkness, my soul is hurt. I try to
soothe my soul by playing music and burning fucking Christian temples until
the smoke covers the world," he said. "Although our aim for
playing it is the same, Graveland is different from other black metal bands
musicas ours' is soulful. We feel this. We know when we listen to music if
theman who plays it is happy or sad, good of evil. The true dark souls who
feel my hate and sadness understand me. They understand what Thousand Swords
is is really all about. My voice is the call of my soul, burning with fire
and hate. Suffering, I close my eyes and think I am dying at the stake.
My voice takes the suffering far away with teh smoke and the wind."
Much of the bands drive comes in their convictions to drawing power directly
from their natural surroundings and transferring it into theirmusic. Darken
said his homeland provides that same power as found in the Scandinavian countries.
"Great silver power of Mianhord takes careof my destiny and creates my
dreams. I take power from Sleza Mountain,the spirit of trees and rivers;
all these holy pagan lands give me power.The power sleeps within the lands
and my old gods. My faith is strong. Soon, the awakening gods will comply with
the destiny of the universe.The destiny of the Aryan race is victory.
By now, it should be painfully obvious that spreading their extreme political
stance is just as important to Graveland as playing black metal music itself.
The bands literature and promotional ads promote The Temple of the Fullmoon,
which Darken characterized as a "very large, elitist organization,
comprising of five separite legions who moniter the order in the black metal
underground. Most people think Poland is a rip off. It is true. There are many
fuckers and poseurs right now, but we are tracking them down and destroying them
all! According to Darken, The Temple of the Fullmoon is "the only
true satanic organization in Poland" and is dedicated to educating those
involved "to the coming era of a new war, a new holocaust and a new
Fuhrer who will lead the strong and powerful youth educated in pagan traditions."
Graveland fully supports The Temple of the Fullmoon and "all true hordes
from Poland."This participation reinforces their dark malevolence.
"Our words and our music are directed against the Judeo-Christian
system of worth. We hate. We are strong and dangerous! Poland is a country
of fanatical Catholics. We play music because we are in the underground,but
Christians must know that there is a satanic danger that will destroytheir
god. We hate democracy because it is propaganda used to reign oversilly,
weak people under the rich Jews conspiricy. Democracy makes foolsof people
who think they are free. In fact, these people are slaves tothe system.
These laws give power to the rich. Burn democracy!"
A great deal of information on the Polish black metal movement can
befound in the War Newsletter, published by Isengard Distribution.
Isengard is Darken's own label and exclusively distibutes all Graveland
releases. One circulated ad for Isengard used a modified swastika emblem
superimposed over a pentagram and boasts supporting "fascism and nazism
as the only political powers that are able to oppose Christianity and the
Vatican."Both the Temple of the Fullmoon and Graveland support this
view and the spreading terrorist activity on holy site in Poland.
"We have muchtime for activity to continue the work started in
Norway. Churches burn."The Norwegians would be proud.
"In Poland, new neo-fascism powers are rising. Its theories are
near to our ideology, so we support it. War is the first duty of all who
live for Darkness or Paganism," he professes. "In Europe,
neo-fascismis re-born and Europe must re-emerge in a new spirit. It will
lead to big changes in the future. We have to take power from old, true
traditions of these lands. We chose the way of war, because we have to
wage war againstthe sub-human races from Turkey, Africa and Rumania.
Destroy Negroes and other sub-men! They destroy our traditions and culture.
Europe must be cleansed from this fucking shit! Europe only for white
Here in America, the land of the First Amendment, our system thrives on
democracy. It protects all the radicals from being lynched, especially
people like Graveland who preach such extreme views. With politically
motivated acts like the Oklahoma City bombing ganing international
attention, Darken was all too keen in letting his review go public in his
support of the explosive bloodshed.
"It was a very positive act. It is a pity it didn't kill your fuckingpresident, that Jew,
Bill Clinton. Fuck Clinton! Your country is, in fact, very weak,"
he said. "You have many sub-men who destroy yourcountry and a Jew
is your president! You have to kill them all! Nothing lasts forever.
the U.S.A. is a fucking pseudo-democracy where the only god is money.
You must do something about this! Prepare a new area of darkness and
Besides chasing democracy with a spiked club, purging the black
metalunder ground of capitalists is another full time responsibility
Graveland strive to accomplish. "The Jews musical machine wants
to absorb blackmetal and create a new fashionable alternative to death
metal," hestated, citing Osmose Productions as "the biggest
Jew humanitarian creator of this trend in Europe." All Osmose
bands, especially Immortal,are hated, he said. "In Poland, black
metal is a sacred, religious music. Those who profane it are afraid
of the black metal underground because we will not let them get away
with it. Kill all fucking pigs who want to make buisness out of black
metal," he asserted. In his words, stopping the open market from
the collapsing the true ideologies of black metal also includes a
process of weeding out in their own ranks.
"If you want to be powerful, you have to destroy all weak, humanitarian people.
Among 'Satanists' there are many traitors. Nothing can
weaken our movement! There are many Satanists and pagans who are,
in fact, humanitarians who pretend to be evil and full of hate,"
he said, disgusted. "They are without honour or pride and are too
lazy to wage war. Fuck them! I hate weak people! True men should
be both physically and psychologically strong. Men should not have any
bad habits like drugs or alcohol. Kill hippies, drug-addicts and other
weak sub-men! White race must be strong!"
It is a shame that such a talented band such as Graveland follows
this metality accepted by few and rejected by many. Darken admitted
the resistance to Graveland is increasing. In short, Graveland are
quickly becoming the forbiddin fruit even the underground scene won't
bite. In spite of their pitfalls, everyone deserves equal time. Graveland
deserve no less for a group whose music is what legends are made of.
"In Poland, we have many enemies. All Jews that make big money on
death metal are against us. People who used to buy their releases are
with us now. They hate us all now. I despise these people! I walk my
own path. The dawn of the new era will bring me to my destiny. Take
up swords and start war to unleash fire and blood upon the earth!"