with the band? Are you still breathing?
Yes things are going good, we just finished recording our latest album
How is the line up theese days?
The line up is me, John McEntee on guitar, Rob Yench on bass, Mike Saez
guitars/vox, and Duane Timlin from Sarcophagus will be the touring drummer.
What can you say about "Diabolical Conquest" today?
I am definetly happy with the album, it got alot better response than
On "The Forsaken..." you included a cover version of Death's
"Scream Bloody Gore". Why that song?
Because early Death has always been a big influence on the band. Due to their
change of style later on, many people forgot about the impact they made early
on in their career to the death metal community and we felt that they deserve
to get a little extra recognition from our side for being one of the first
bands of their style.
The first 666 copies of "Tribute to the Goat" were smeared in goat
blood. Who came up with that great idea?
Actually it was Rob from Elegy records who basically wanted to do something
special for this release, it was his idea and we thought it was perfect.
Are you playing live a lot?
Yes we do alot of touring.
Have you ever been on tour outside the U.S.A.?
We have done 2 european tours, we've done shows in Mexico, Columbia,
Argentina, Chile, and a few tours in Canada.
Don't you ever get tired of playing this kind of music? You have been doing
it for so many years now... Don't you ever want to do something different?
Incantation wouldnt be Incantation if we did something different. If we
changed the style we would have to change the name because we have too much
integrity in the band. Death metal is what we love to play, we dont get tired
or sick of it, the bands that get tired and sick of it are the ones we dont
listen to anymore and probably weren't sincere in the first place.
Is Incantation nothing but a Satanic Death Metal band? What about Black
We're not Black Metal, but call us whatever you want, we know what we are.
How come you have never touched the gore theme?
If you go back to the early days you would've realized that we did.
Do you think that you should be considered as one of the most important death
metal bands of the nineties? You have been around for some years now...
If you want to think that I wont complain, but that is for the supporters to
decide, not for us to decide.
Are the members of the band involved in any other bands/projects?
Rob also does Morpheus Descends and Brimstone, that is it for other members
at this point.
What music/bands do you listen to nowdays? Would you like to recomend any
special bands to the readers?
I listen to Autopsy, Nihilist, Black Sabbath, Soulless, Krisiun, Nile,
Defiled, Nunslaughter, Hate Eternal, Manowar, The Chasm, Thy Infernal,
Cephalic Carnage, Infamy, Thornspawn, Vital Remains, All that is evil,
Miguass, Lethal Prayer, immolation, Diabolic, just to name a few.
Your opinion about Death Metal 1999?
Thanks to killer bands like the ones I just mentioned, metal will prevail in
the next millenium!!!
Future plans please!
The new album will be released early 2000, then to tour extensively to