MARCH 10th 2017


Welcome to Metaltitans, Guardians of Metal Entertainment Worldwide, we are here with AntropomorphiA who are about to release their newest album "Sermon ov Wrath" through Metal Blade Records. Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.

1.  For those that don't know you, can you tell us a little about yourselves, and how you came to be AntropomorphiA?

Our personal lives are not that important. AntropomorphiA is forged in 1989 out ov a brotherhood and a determination to create ferocious, dark and dangerous music. Starting out in a primitive more traditional form. To die and resurrect as a dangerous entity that does not abide to limitation.

2. The new album Sermon ov Wrath, tell us what we might expect to hear on this album.

‘Sermon ov Wrath’ is an album full ov bewitching malicious darkness and furious grooving riffs. There’s still a veil ov our poisonous roots breathing throughout the whole album but we are expending the boundaries ov the genre so there’s a lot ov diversity going on…. bound in a savage crushing sound.

3. Do you have a personal favourite on the 9 tracks? If so, why that one?

No, each track has its own way ov speaking to me for different reasons.

4. Who wrote the lyrics, and where did the inspiration come from?

I am responsible for the lyrical output, there’s one lyric I co-wrote with our brother Twan van Geel (Soulburn, Legion of the Damned). I find inspiration in carnal pleasures, art, the occult, Satanism, substance abuse and the occasional horror/slasher movie.

5. It took 8 months to pull this all together. What was the longest process - the writing, recording?

The composing ov the music that’s what took the longest, there’s no formula, the inspiration has to find you and lead you. So sometimes it takes months to finish a composition and other times it takes days. The recording process only took a few weeks but spread out over a few months, we have our own studio facility so we take our time and never feel forced due some form ov timetable.

6. Cool artwork - did you give 13 Candles Tattoo/Madeleine Hoogkamer the idea, or did the artist come up with their own creation?

I presented the idea to her, we discussed old 80’s and early 90’s covers and their link to its music and how iconic some ov those covers are. We wanted to get that atmosphere and feel. She made my idea her own and the result is exactly more than we envisioned.

7. Do you plan on touring once the album is released? If so, where might the fans find you?

At the moment all I can say is that our main focus lies in playing live and that we are working on that. We have a few big names (festivals) confirmed but can’t say anything about it till the official announcements are made by the festivals. Keep checking our online presence regularly for updates.

8. Tell us, who has been your biggest inspiration in music?

In the early days it where mainly other bands (from Kiss and the Ramones in the late 70’s to  Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Venom, Black Sabbath, Kreator, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Sodom to Possessed in the early 80’s and everything in between) that inspired me to pick up a guitar, not just one particular band or person.

9. What would be the biggest surprise to the fans about AntropomorphiA?

I think the track ‘Crown ov the Dead’ may come as a surprise.

10.  Who is your favourite band to listen to in your free time?

There’s not just one band or genre that I listen to, it also changes from time to time so to pick one is impossible. I can name a few of the bands that have been on my turntable this last week: The Devil’s Blood, Teitanblood, Darvaza, Venom, Sodom, Celtic Frost, Chelsea Wolfe, Dool and our Kwaadeind brothers Ggu:ll amongst others.