Profile: Switzerland’s Raw Black Metallers Brahdr’uhz

Brahdr'uhz
Brahdr’uhz

Raw and vile black metallers Brahdr’uhz just released the compilation Land of Darkness and it’s twelve tracks of uncompromising and unforgiving coldness. If you’ve missed out on their handful of EP’s and Demo’s now is the time to complete your collection. First and second wave black metal collide in a hellstorm as the band rips through each track, the trem work is second to none and the buzz surrounding the mix just heightens the horrific atmosphere. Just behind this release we had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions and they were razor sharp with their answers so keep reading to see what they had to say.

Brahdr'uhz - Land of Darkness

How did you first get into playing music, and have you achieved the level of success that you hoped for?

I’ve played music since I was 8 years old, not Black Metal of course and I don’t have any level of success to reach.

What’s the most you have ever debased yourself to get your band onto a show, into a magazine or otherwise promoted, covered, and praised? (If you don’t have a story, please tell us any funny/embarrassing story.)

Brahdr’Uhz has never played live yet. I played a couple of gigs with other bands but nothing special to speak about unfortunately.

What do you see as some of the great things happening in metal and what are some of the worst things happening inside the scene right now?

The best thing for me is the return of the vinyl and tape. The scene is polluted with 00110001110 stuff. The worst thing is the new Dimmu Borgir (like the previous ones). They are not the only ones starting to play Black Metal shit for Black Metal shit people.

It seems that now everyone has a passion for some cause and that those people are very open about displaying their passions. This is probably a very, very good (and progressive) thing socially. What are some of the most important issues (social/political/humorous/etc.) for you and how do you insert those issues into your music?

I’m more like a nihilist so I don’t give a single shit about social political stuff.

What, or who, got you into metal and how old were you? How did your family take the news?

I was attracted by the cover art of Darkthrone’s Transilvanian Hunger when it was out. Previously, I was listening to some rock stuff and by mistake I found Black Metal. My family have nothing to do with my musical life.

What advice do you have for aspiring music critics and outlets out there? How can we all better serve the genre in the eyes of a hard-working musician?

First, I believe that every single album has something to say. The artwork, the sound, the music and of course the lyrics. Some critics just destroy the records because they don’t like the sound of the snare or the font on the booklet. Black Metal is a way of expression and if you don’t like it just move on. Many critics just make it passionless. How can you do reviews of 10 albums a day? Some albums must be played 10 times before putting pen to paper to understand something strong. But, I don’t give a shit about the opinion of one person.

What’s your goal? You guys thinking world domination? Maybe saving a continent? Maybe invading one? Any interest in starting a cult? Do you guys have day jobs or hobbies you want to share? Whatever it is, please let us know.

World destruction must be the better solution because of the tones of morons living on earth. I have a day job of course and a couple of hobbies like everyone else. I like booze, parties and nature. Mountains and music and it’s terribly common. Something different maybe, I’m impressed by dead animals. I do like animals alive but dead as well. I have a couple of dead animals at home and skulls and bones.

When you’re not obsessing over your own material, what are some of your favorite albums to listen to currently? (Feel free to include non-metal)

As I said before, Darkthrone’s Transylvanian Hunger but also, Burzum’s Hvis lyset tar oss, Emperor’s Wrath of the Tyrant, Vlad Tepes War Funeral March, Xasthur’s Nocturnal Poisoning. I don’t have any non-metal bands in mind now.

What is the 12-month outlook for you or your band? Any specific events on the horizon that the masses should be aware of?

Nothing to say. Maybe a couple of tapes but nothing planned yet.

Summarize your band in exactly one word. (Disclosure: If you include additional words, we will select our favorite for the final publication.)

FUCK

Many thanks to Brahdr’uhz for their time!


Land of Darkness is available now on Grimm Distribution and Satanath Records. For more information on Brahdr’uhz visit their Metallum page.

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