The War Inside My Head: An Interview with Black Thrash project Svpremacist
We're back with the The War Inside My Head series of interviews, where we highlight some of the best voices in the contemporary extreme-metal scene. This time around we've got the badassery of Svpremacist, a thrash/black outfit that is probably from Chile but is somehow actually from Tel Aviv. I've been tracking these kind (sorry, not kind, badass) folk since their inception with the nuclear plant of an EP, 2018's Black Fuck You Metal. Earlier this year they released their lightning-fast-yet-complex debut full length, Meaningless Death via the great Repose Records, which also made it to our 2021 best of list which you can read here. Fun fact: One of the tracks on the album, "No Life Matters," was actually originally written for our debut compilation, MILIM KASHOT VOL. 1. So that was fun, right?
Anyhow, here's for a celebration of all things reckless and dirty. Go listen to their album and read this interview I recently conducted with the dudes of Svpremacist about some of their favorite albums, past and present. An interview as no-frills and as no-nonsense as their music.
This would be a great time to remind everyone of the two biggest things going on here recently: 1) Our brand-new charity compilation MILIM KASHOT VOL. 3 that features some of my favorite artists, a ton of amazing music, and all for a good cause. And 2) Our 2021 Year-End list and AOTY interview.
As always, check out our various interview projects and other cool shit. And if you'd like to keep abreast of the latest, most pressing developments follow us wherever we may roam (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and now also a tape-per-day series on TIK TOK!), and listen to our shitty podcast (YouTube, Spotify, Apple), and to check out our amazing compilation albums. You can support our unholy work here (Patreon), if you feel like it. Early access to our bigger projects, weekly exclusive recommendations and playlists, and that wonderful feeling that you're encouraging a life-consuming band musical habit. Be well, and on to Svpremacist.
What was the first album you bought with your own money, and where did you buy it?
Teeth: Metallica – Ride the Lightning. Bought it at the Tower Records (RIP) in Jerusalem.
Shkedemon: Probably Prodigy’s The Fat of the Land, in another dead store in Jerusalem called Piccadilly.
Hell A.D.: It was And Justice for All by Metallica. Three days later I went back to the store with my little brother and convinced him to buy Master of Puppets.
What 2-3 albums did you hear the most growing up?
Teeth: Death – Leprosy; Metallica – Master of Puppets; and Cacophony – Speed Metal Symphony.
Shkedemon: Entombed – Clandestine; and Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Hell A.D.: Obviously there were many but the ones i can remember right now are: Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas; Pungent Stench – Been Caught Buttering; Impetigo – Ultimo Mondo Cannibale; Napalm Death – Utopia Banished; and Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For a Rotting Vegetables.
Maror: Kreator – Pleasure To Kill.
What two albums taught you the most about making music (mixing, production, performance)?
Teeth: OM – Conference of the Birds.
Shkedemon: Those Entombed and Iron Maiden albums for sure and also Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.
Hell A.D.: Necromantia – Scarlet Evil Witching Black; The Stooges – Funhouse; and Thorns – Thorns.
Maror: Blasphemy – Fallen Angel Of Doom; and Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales.
What is the last album that absolutely shocked you?
Teeth: Alice Cooper – Trash.
Shkedemon: The most recent release that floored me was Concrete Winds’ new album. Another recent shocker for me was the 1987 demo Damnation’s Pride by Obscurity, which I was only recently made aware of.
Hell A.D.: Primitive Force by Concrete Winds for its unique, fresh and bizarre noise attack that doesn’t sound quite like any other band. Éons by Neptunian Maximalism [our interview with the band here, MM] which takes heavy music to a completely new realm of ideas and soundscapes with a lot of style and without being pretentious for a second.
Maror: Antichrist Siege Machine. Two people that sound like a tank. The primitive-ness of this release is just unbelievable and straight to the point without any bullshit
What album relaxes you or centers you the most?
Teeth: Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears.
Shkedemon: Type O Negative’s World Coming Down.
Hell A.D.: Hawkwind – Space Ritual.
Maror: Rodriguez – Cold Fact.
What are the 2-3 albums you’ve listened to the most recently?
Teeth: Enforcer – From Beyond; Alice Cooper – Trash.
Shkedemon: Sijjin – Sumerian Promises; Force of Darkness – Twilight of Dark Illumination; Prosanctus Inferi – Hypnotic Blood Art.
Hell A.D.: Charisma – Chinese Restaurant; Iggy Pop & James Williamson – Kill City; and Turbonegro – Scandinavian Leather (RIP Hank).
Maror: Black Witchery – Desecration of The Holy Kingdom; Death Worship – Extermination Mass.
What album is grossly underrated?
Teeth: Deathly Scythe – Celestial Darkness.
Shkedemon: Cremation Pyre – Self titled.
Hell A.D.: Flames of Hell – Fire and Steel; Kat – 666; Furze – Necromanzee Cogent; Torr – Armageddon.
Maror: Deterioration – Lupara Bianca.
What album would you recommend from your local scene?
Teeth: Har – Baal H'aov.
Shkedemon: Tangorodrim – Justus Ex Fide Vivit.
Hell A.D.: Sonne Adam – Transformation.
Maror: Deathsiege – Unworthy Adversary.