Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MB Premiere and Interview: HEGEMONY - 'Enthroned by Persecution' full album stream


Coming from Birmingham, Alabama, what are some of the bands you cite as contributors to Hegemony's sound?
Hegemony's musical influences are drawn from bands such as Abhorer, Black Witchery, and early Kreator. But our aim is to create jarring and suffocating metal, not directly derived from any obvious source, unlike many black/death bands content with imitation.
How would you describe Hegemony's style of metal?
We think of our music as Death/War metal.
Hegemony as a band-name seems fitting for war metal, is it related to some philosophy of yours?
It was a suitable banner for our attack. Our songs are inspired by war, conquest, barbarity and hedonism. The name was a natural fit for these themes.
The cover artwork for "Enthroned by Persecution" caught my eye, who painted it? Also, what does the depiction signify?
The cover was commissioned from Caleb Dickenson (Cosmic Void Dark Art). It depicts unending conflict and death; all manner of weapons and armaments form an amalgamation to represent conflict and dominance.
The album's quality has a cloudy edge that works for both the death and black metal elements incorporated. Who handled the mixing, mastering, recording and where was it done?
Our album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by A. Parra of Second Sight Sound. Tracks were recording in late 2017/early 2018. Mixing and mastering were finished later that year.
Was the music on "Enthroned by Persecution" challenging to record? And how so?
Yes, the music is demanding to play. With the amount of repetition that goes into recording, the process can be tedious. Luckily we were well-rehearsed before ever entering the studio.
Full interview can be found here.
<a href="http://hegemony-us.bandcamp.com/album/enthroned-by-persecution"


HEGEMONY is:
Primordial Dominator - Bass
Barbaric Progenitor - Guitar
Ruination Wielder - Drums
Fanatical Deathtitan - Vocals
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