Spewed from the very mouth of hell, Texas’ Hellvetron play occult-driven black metal. Hellvetron recently unleashed their debut full-length studio CD, titled Death Scroll of Seven Hells and it’s Infernal Majesties. The lyrical approach on this CD pays tribute to the Qliphothic Tree of Death, Seven Hells, and its infernal hierarchy. Take five caught up with guitarist/vocalist Alal’xhaasztur, who took some time to discuss the debut album and the possibility of a tour to spread the curse that is Hellvetron.
Tell me about your band and its musical approach.
Alal’xhaasztur: “Hellvetron were created in 2004, and in 2005 I released a demo titled Ceremonial Crucifixion. Since then, I’ve been working on transforming Hellvetron into something more deadly than what I had conjured on the demo. My approach is to always capture that essence of death and hellish torment.”
Tell me about your debut full-length studio CD, Death Scroll of Seven Hells and it’s Infernal Majesties. What can fans expect to hear?
Alal’xhaasztur: “Death Scroll has been in the writing process for nearly seven years, in which time I’ve been trying to find the perfect sound for Hellvetron. I put a lot of energy and hate into this release. People can expect to be consumed by darkness when listening to this album.”
Would you say that Death Scroll of Seven Hells and it’s Infernal Majesties is a concept album, or would you say it is more of independent songs linked by a common theme? And what key elements would you say inspired you to create this CD?
Alal’xhaasztur: “Yes, it is a concept album. I’ve always been intrigued by the Qliphoth, and especially the subject about The Seven Hells. It has always appealed to me, and it inspired me to write this album in tribute to the infernal hierarchy and experience these Seven Hells though a subconscious state of mind.”
What can fans expect at a Hellvetron live performance? And being that you’re in Texas, any plans to curse New Mexico with your presence?
Alal’xhaasztur: “They can expect the presence and essence of demonic entities and unsettled spirits that quell subliminally in our performance. Hellvetron are currently working on a possible U.S tour, so New Mexico could be a possible stop.”
Tell me about your demo track “Gehinnom—Hellwomb of the Impure Hag Queens.” What inspired the lyrics and how did you go about composing the words to the song?
Alal’xhaasztur: “Gehinnom is the last hell from the seven, and this song is in tribute to the queens of this hell, Lilith and Nahema. This song was composed to uphold their majestic sovereignty.”