Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
2004, Artisian is set up by Moloch, guitar and vox.
Halloween '05 debut album is released on Grindethic records - Lament for the Eternal Frost, initial pressing sold out.
Feb '06 sign to Copro recs to re-release album 1 with an extra track.
May '07 'na beiste bho'n talamh' released on Grindethic records
Aug 07 Deamhanaidh Bortadh Sala. Demos. on Eradication Process
Oct '07 released album 3 'Seargte Le Reothadh' on Infernus Rex
Nov - 2007 - UK Tour with GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED.
Jan - 2008 - MARDUK, Europe and Balkans, Vanitas tour for 4 weeks.
Feb - 2008 - UK tour with MAYHEM.
Nov - 2008 - UK NAPALM DEATH and The BERZERKER
Nov - 2008 - UK tour with GORGOROTH
June - 2009 - released 'cave sessions' on Svartgalgh Records
Jan - 2010 - UK & Eire with MARDUK
July - 2010 - A Plague On All Your Houses - released on Ingen Lys Rekords
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How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Black metal, with some other extreme music influence.
Inspired by bands like, Tsjuder, early Gorgoroth, Immortal, Graveland, Deeds of Flesh, Immolation.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We create music in Praise of Satan Father, we express our hatred, aggression and disgust for society and people, we are misanthropic, if people want to buy the music thats up to them, Im not going to tell them to listen to my music, if they like it, fine, if not...its not for them.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have sold out of our live album, and have very few copies left of each studio album, we sell well when we tour.
The proper underground media receives us well, we dont give interviews to the shit magazines or webzines that claim to be underground but actually are not, so they have nothing to say about us, we have revoked any permision to print our picture or review our shows in their crap pages.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We have played over 200 gigs in over 30 countries since 2004, so, yes we do play live, Artisian is all about the live set, its about expressing our rage live, so people can see, hear and feel the emotions. we have a good booker who has put us out with some good bands, and some shit ones, it has been good for us.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Why should they be interested? Listen to the music, if you like it, good, if you dont, we dont care. Its all about the music, end of.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Studio album 5 next year and European tour.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?