The world is populated by bands that deserves to be heard. SIN OF GOD is one of these bands. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
As you might not be that known to most people a short introduction might be in order.
Lupus Canis: My name is MZ aka Lupus Canis and I do vocals for Sin Of God. Our second full-length “Aenigmata” just came out like 2 months ago through Satanath Records and Murdher Records. We play ambrosian death metal music.
How does your latest recording compare to the previous ones?
Lupus Canis: I never compare fresh stuff to older ones. Music made in different aspects in different areas/intervals: that is how things happen. The focus now is on “Aenigmata” for sure.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound you all could agree on?
Lupus Canis: Hard? A bit complicated as usual but with such great people as for example our sound engineer behind our backs, it was not that hard. I think it sounds as thick and brutal as we ever wanted to; we are very pleased with everyone’s work on the album.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
Lupus Canis: Lyrics are as important as the music itself. I always see a complete musical body of work that there is the skeleton which created by song structures, flesh is sound, blood is pulsating like the rhythmics and aenima comes with the vocals (texture) and lyrics.
I am always amazed by the current Zeitgeist, occult studies and philosophies; especially Alchemy is a main key in the lyrics of “Aenigmata” and so as the work of Hermes Trismegistos. I also love to read books by Carl Gustav Jung. They are really inspiring.
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
Lupus Canis: You know when I joined the band a year ago only the frontcover of “Aenigmata” was already made. It was the idea of other bandmates to have an infernal genocide on the front, I guess. A young Indonesian artist, Bvll Metal Art made the cover. He did an absolutely killer job, it reminds me to Joe Petagno’s work which I adore a lot.
Where outside of your country have you had success?
Lupus Canis: We made an EU tour this summer with Portugese blood-brothers Holocausto Canibal which definitely had high-lights for us. Since I wasn’t able to go with them due to my daytime job (only for the Budapest date I had the chance to join in) they told me it was a success. At my part, when we played in Serbia, it was always a blast, lot of maniacs over there, their underground life are pretty strong and honest. Good people.
Is it harder today to get noticed both nationally and internationally than it was 10 or 20 years ago? Is the competition tougher today?
Lupus Canis: I can give you a yes and a no too. Why? Because the current situation and circumstances in the extreme metal underground have two sides. First of it’s pretty a shit case, I see hell load of plagiarism and copy-cat bands, without any originality. Like 20 years ago we had circa 200 bands and 180 of them were fucking amazing and had personality through music, now you have 20000 bands, trying to do the same fucking shit for years, and only 200 of them (!) are good enough to give a chance for a listen. All genres are over-loaded. But on the other side there is a narrow, walkable way if you can use your very mind and reach out for the people who will definitely love and support what you do, whether it is music or even graphics, you will actually find it. Everyone has to work hard and walk their own path, march forward onto battle and be creative. Dare to grow fuckers!
What is your local scene like? What status does your band have in the national scene?
Lupus Canis: Local scene is dead, even a few kilometers in a radius away from my hometown too. No bands, no gigs, no pubs, no squats, no nothing. Just a few. The darker days are here with us (just like the song on Terrorizer’s second album) and I see no light at the end of the tunnel or a correct solution to this problem. People are too busy with their status-defining smartphones, crap-fashion outlooks and all that fancy fucking stuff these days, they became empty sockets of life without personality or own thoughts. Shame on them. Real men die now not in wars but in everyday’s instant social life. If you picture this you can see that it’s not just that we don’t have any musical scene here (metal, hardcore, rock, jazz, electronic, etc.) we don’t have people who are interested in any form of art. Damn sheeples… But I don’t care about them. We do our best. Our music always had bigger and greater responses throughout the continents. Fortunately, with the new record the response we had till now is enourmously good both in the Hungarian press and from the metal media from abroad. I am really thankful for that.
What is the general population’s opinion on playing music? Is being a musician a respectable choice?
Lupus Canis: As I mentioned before they show zero interest towards everything except smartphones, cool hairstyles, fancy outlooks, being on-line 24/7, etc. I think soon they will actually forget how to write down their names on paper. They might even forget why to read a book or a novel. The generation coming after us (here of course, from my point of view) are much different; they focus on absolutely other things in life. But what do you mean by saying general population? Who is „the general population”? To be honest, here in Hungary if you are a touring, creative musician you have less respect than everyone else. Lot of envy and miserable fuckheads here. There is only one execption, if you are playing covers in weddings and engagement parties in a nameless coverband. And you are seen on Muzsika Tv. And you do that on every week’s end, twice: on Fridays and on Saturdays. For a year long period. That’s a cool thing. As you called „the general population” have not changed here, they live in a caul. Blinded.
What does the future hold for you?
Lupus Canis: None of us are oracles but plans are always welcome. We think forward. Another album with the same line-up would be great, touring in Europe again, meet new amazing people, enter American soil and give devilish and powerful concerts. And making timelessly wicked music videos for SOG. If half of this comes into creation, we would be feeling good to ourselves.