Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Skullthrone is a blackened death metal band formed in 2009 in Bogota, by Goatlust (Oscar Quijano) and Luciphago (Duvan Pereira). Initially, the project started as a duo, based on guitars, drums and voices, talking about anti-Christian themes on the basis of classic Black metal. In 2011, the band released a demo entitled " Abyssmal Hymns for Satan" under the label Ultrametal Productions, in Helvete Studio. From this moment, Skullthrone began working with different musicians in order to establish a stable lineup, being the only permanent members: Goatlust and Luciphago. Between 2013 and 2014, Skullthrone joined Cerberus (Alex Aguirre) and Marius Alhazred (Mario García), members with which the band started recording their first studio album "Biomechanical Messiah", and it is with this work that Skullthrone demonstrates his musical and lyrical maturity to build harmonies focused on technique without forgetting the ideological purpose of Black metal. In July 2015, Demiurge (Ivan Torres) joined the band to perform the vocals on a new process.
Demiurge - Vocals
Luciphago - Vocals/Guitar
Cerberus - Guitar
Marius Alhazred - Bass
Goatlust - Drums
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Skullthrone has an innovative style. Take the technical aspects of contemporary metal, rudeness and raw aspects of classic extreme metal sound in order to result in a strong and developed Blackened Death Metal. Lyrically, Skullthrone is 100% Luciferian and anti-dogmatic, full of esoteric thought of Black Metal. . Musically it is structured, intelligent and technical. The band has as main references to bands like Behemoth, Belphegor, Deathspell Omega, Gorgoroth, etc. However, it also takes influences from classic Black Metal bands like Emperor, Dark Funeral, Mayhem, etc.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Skullthrone has a fresh, innovative and powerful style. If someone is considered a "metalhead" must listen to us without a doubt. On the other hand, the metal is more than a heavy and loud sound, it also has intelligent and worked lyrics, and Skullthrone possesses both sides of the spectrum: Lyrics and noise.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In 2011, the band released a demo entitled " Abyssmal Hymns for Satan" under the label Ultrametal Productions, in Helvete Studio. This was well received in the local scene, opening the way for the band on their progress in the Underground metal.
Currently, Skullthrone released his first album "Biomechanical Messiah" with Satanath Records in Europe and Morbid Skull Records in America. The album has had an excellent reception, both in the national and international scene.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Skullthrone is strong and overwhelming in the live shows. Each concert is a discharge of total chaos, it is a ritual that goes from the brutal to the atmosphere. The band has played at major events and festivals of the national scene, being invited by her high quality and professionalism on stage.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Skullthrone is a band that proposes a new, refreshing and edgy sound. The compositions are intelligent, structured and full of passion. Skullthrone is brutal, dark and has no mercy for anyone. Definitely, it is a band that belongs to the new exponents of extreme metal in the world.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Skullthrone plans to play at several festivals on a national level; also, the band plans to play in other countries. As an immediate step is the promotion of "Biomechanical Messiah" as well as working on new songs and the concept of a second album.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
If you wanto to listen a contundent Blackened Death Metal band you most to visit the next band sites:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/SKULLTHRONE/271005296285009
Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/skullthronecolombia
Bandcamp - http://skullthronecol.bandcamp.com/releases
Soundcloud - http://m.soundcloud.com/duvan-pereira
Label Bandcamp - http://satanath.com/news/item/skullthrone
If you want to contact the band send us a mail: email@example.com
Manager & Contact: Marius Alhazred.