of Death Metal. The power, the brutality, the blasphemy. Nothing in the world
compares it. Ten years and it still excites me. Krisiun know this feeling.
They create it, they feel it, they live it everyday. Formed in Brazil by
brothers Max (drums) and Moyses Kolesne (guitar), along with Alex Camargo
(bass/vocals), the Metal warriors of Krisiun have been flying the brutal flag
of Death Metal for ten years. Their dedication and determination has only
made them stronger. Now, with the devastating new release "Conquerors Of
Armageddon", they are waving that flag in your face, beating you down
with it until you succumb. Krisiun have been doing extensive touring in the
US, which is where I caught up with them to find out some history on the
band. Check out the conquering force of Krisiun live, and you too will
you come up with the name Krisiun?
actually. We have been playing for more than ten years. Everything we have
got with this band we deserve. We always have worked hard. Music is the most
important thing for us. We are totally dedicated to music. Each member of
this band works 100% for this band. Therefore, things worked out for us. We
play an extremely brutal music; it's not for the masses. Our main goal is to
keep the band together and make it stronger. We want to have a following of
true Death Metal fans from around the world. We don't care about any labels,
because sometimes they drop bands for not selling. We are ready for anything,
ready to fight. We are here for Metal.
Yes, I think so. Century Media is the best label that could have signed us. We have never had this kind of support before. They are giving us great chances for tours in Europe and the U.S. We got the chance to record our album in one of the best studios in Germany. We had Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) as producer. They are giving us good chances to make the band go further and further. I am really happy; it's like a dream. When I was a kid and starting this band, I never imagined I would still be here today playing.
Your first tour of Europe was self-financed.
That shows a lot of determination.
Actually, Moses, my brother, went to Europe by himself a year before that
tour with CD's and started to spread around our name. He met the Morbid Angel
guys at the Dynamo festival, and they started to support the band. We got a good response after the
trip Moses took, so we decided it was a good time to do some shows there. On
this first tour of Europe, we signed with Gun Records. They came out to one
of the shows, saw the band and asked if we would want to join forces. Three
months later we were back in Europe, supporting Kreator and Dimmu Borgir. We
got support from Gun Records and toured with major bands, in front of bigger
crowds. I think we started to move up then.
your lyrics are about war and fighting. They are also about fighting against
Christianity. What are your beliefs about Christianity?
Not really. We live in a big town, Sao Paulo. There are
lots of crazy freaks there. People from all around the world go there. So
nobody cares about us there! Of course, there are many churchgoers there, but
we never felt that religious people are going against us there.