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THE STORMER zine (Ita) 2005 Answered by Jarl von Hagall
1. SALUTE COMRADE. CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOUR BAND WITH A BIO?
Heil Comrade. Der Sturmer was formed by me (Jarl von Hagall), Hjarulv and Commando Wolf in autumn 109. After years of involvement in the Black Metal underground scene (with the atmospheric ambient bands LAMENTATION/NACHTKAISER, WINTERGODS, the NSBM publications DARK IMPERIUM and WALLACHIAN TYRANT, distros etc.), we always wanted to form a band that would be a fist in the face of the politically correct Black Metal scene and would propagate our political and ideological beliefs, without trying to be “nice” and without fearing to hide anything! We wanted it as much “extreme” as possible (extreme for the others, for us it’s not extreme, it’s just the truth), straight to the face National Socialist and Anti-Zionist propaganda. Of course, our lyrics are not just hate and condemns but present the Aryan Heroic values and the Solar Religious Beliefs of our Weltanschauung of Life and Death.
Our line-up is the same and always will be.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR RELEASES TILL NOW (PLEASE INCL. THE LABEL TOO-GIO)?
-“Europa Erwache!” demo (Demonion Prod.)
-“Siegtruppen” promo tape (Wolftower Prod.)
-“The Blood Calls for W.A.R.!” CD (Wolftower Prod.)/cass. LP (Glory to Hatred)
-“Polish-Hellenic Alliance Against Z.O.G.” split CD with CAPRICORNUS (Wolftower Prod.)
-“Iron Will and Discipline” 7” EP (Black Sun Rec.)
-Split LP with GALGENBERG (Hakenkreuz Rec., including our demo)
-“Once and Again Plundering the Zion” split 7” EP with WAR 88 (Death’s Abyss Prod.)
3. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR DEBUT CD “THE BLOOD CALLS FOR W.A.R.!”? COULD YOU DESCRIBE IT?
Yes, I can say that I’m satisfied because it’s unique in its own way and it was praised by many people. I just wanted the guitar sound more sharp and real drums instead of a drum-machine. I could describe it as primitive and hateful NSBM (influenced by the first bands of this genre like SCHWARZE SONNE, CAPRICORNUS, LORD OF EVIL/WAR 88, MORKE, SPEAR OF LONGINUS etc.) with touches of British R.A.C.
4. WHEN YOU WERE BORN YOUR PASSION FOR BLACK METAL? TELL US SOMETHING OF YOUR PAST PROJECT AND ATTITUDE?
I don’t care if it will sound corny (because many teeny kids claim to be influenced by the “old school”), but my first touch with Black Metal started at 1987 when I was just 11 years old. I still remember going to metal record shops trying to find releases that were available in tape format (because I didn’t had a vinyl player back then). My first tape was a Roadrunner release containing both “Welcome to Hell” and “Black Metal” of VENOM in one tape! I still have it and it means a lot for me. My favourites back then were SLAYER, KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE, BATHORY, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION, WHIPLASH, DEATH, SEPULTURA, POSSESSED, ONSLAUGHT, NECRONOMICON, HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST, HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH etc. All of these were still just thrash metal for me. My real passion for Black Metal started of course at early 90’s with monumental releases like “A Blaze in the Northern Sky” of DARKTHRONE, “Worship Him” of SAMAEL, “The Oath of Black Blood” of BEHERIT, the 1st LP of BURZUM… I cannot describe the unique feelings that these records created inside me; I felt that together with Black Metal, I was reborn too. My attitude and the way I was seeing the world changed forever, I became antisocial, I started have misanthropic feelings, despising the normal people around me for being so stupid, materialist and tolerant (I was Racialist since always, of course). I’m not ashamed about the way I was thinking back then (I cannot say that I don’t feel the same in a way nowadays too!) and I believe that this attitude helped me to improve and turn to what I am and stand for nowadays. Hate and Sadness for everything that happens around us and for the shit that the world turned to is completely natural for me. Someone that can’t understand this, is just a part of the mass… The question is to use and control your hate in order to react against the things that cause it, and not let it overwhelm you, because then it will destroy you and not those that you hate…
My past project was LAMENTATION, consisted by me and Hjarulv. We were playing dark atmospheric ambient music using synths and piano, influenced by the spirit of keyboard projects predominating in the scene back then. Our concept was based in the European medieval legends and superstitions about vampires, werewolves, ghosts… We released 3 demos (“Eine Symphonie der Nacht” demo 94, “Fullmoon Over Faerhaaven” demo 95, “As Shadowkingdom Comes to my Sight” demo 96/97). At 97 we changed our name to NACHTKAISER and the last two demos were released in one tape at 98 called “Grabens Symphonie”. A planned split 7” EP with WINTERGODS called “Chronicles of Blood and Tyranny” was never released…
5. WHY YOU HAVE CHOOSE DER STURMER AS NAME (GREAT-GIO!! -) FOR THE BAND?
We chose it as a tribute to the Great National Socialist Fighter and Martyr Julius Streicher, that he stayed Faithful to his Ideals and his Leader until the end, always a Sworn Enemy of the jews. He dedicated his life to the enlightenment of the Aryan Volk about the lies, the crimes, and the conspiracy of the jewish vermin (that’s why the jews never forgave him; he suffered from horrible tortures in their hands and he was led to the gallows but never repenting! With his newspaper DER STURMER, Julius Streicher offered a great service to our Race and we will NEVER forget him!
6. A QUESTION FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST… DO YOU REMEMBER NORDOR?!? WHAT ABOUT THIS BAND NOW??
I just know that they released a “best of” comp. CD called “Nordorian Manifestations” in 2003. I was never interested about them though.
7. IN MY OPINION IN YOUR LAND EXISTED A GREAT BM SCENE…PROBABLY AT THE SAME LEVEL OF NORWAY. WHAT IS TODAY YOUR RELATION WITH THE “NOT POLITIC” BLACK METAL BAND LIKE ROTTING CHRIST FOR EXAMPLE… (AND THE OTHER BIG ONE OF COURSE-GIO)
Yes, Hellas was known for its Black Metal scene since the late 80’s/early 90’s, but personally I was never a big fan of our scene; the first releases of ROTTING CHRIST and VARATHRON were good, but not my favourites; my favourite Hellenic bands were always AGATUS and ZEMIAL, the demos and the 7” EP of LEMEGETHON were great too. The unique characteristic of Hellenic B.M. of the 90’s was the occult dark feeling of the music, more melodic and influenced by Heavy/Doom Metal in comparison with the Norwegian scene, which was mainly influenced by BATHORY. I have no relation with or interest for the “not politic” and “successful” bands of our country… They are boring.
8. AS MEMBER OF ORG. “PAGAN FRONT” CAN YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
PAGAN FRONT is a Brotherhood of people involved in the NSBM scene (bands, zines, individuals) united by the same Ideals and Faith to National Socialism and European Heathen Creed. PAGAN FRONT is beyond any chauvinist attitudes and stupid conflicts between Aryan Brothers and our aim is to unite all the worthy Sons of Europa for our common Fight under the Black, Red & White Sunwheel Banner. The differences of PAGAN FRONT with other organizations is that in order to be a part of the Brotherhood you have to prove with your words and actions that you really deserve to be a part of it, newcomers and sympathizers are always looked with suspiciousness (the examples of big-mouths and wannabes that appeared suddenly from nowhere are many, so we must be careful who we trust). Also, religious beliefs and way of life must be according to the values of the organization, that means that just being a “racist” or hating niggers is not enough for become a member of PAGAN FRONT, when at the same time you are a materialist atheist, a judeo-christian or drunkard metalhead. PAGAN FRONT wants the young people that they start have an interest for white music like Black Metal not just stay stupid music fans that will only collect vinyls and bang their heads, but become educated and aware of their culture, heritage and racial identity ready to become themselves useful soldiers (warriors, musicians, thinkers, authors etc.) in the service of our Cause. (NS)BM is just the vehicle and not our main aim.
9. ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH ITALIAN COMRADES?
I was for years in touch with Enrico (ex- SATANEL), a remarkable and educated comrade and activist, but we lost our contact the last years.
10. WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL BELIEFS? WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT RELIGION?
My personal beliefs are concentrated in and inspired by: a) the Ideal city-state of Sparta, based to the military discipline, spirit of self-sacrifice and self-transcendence, ruled by the physical aristocracy of the Heroic Elite, b) the city-state of Athens, promoting and advancing the arts, philosophy and sciences, manifestations of the Racial Soul, c) Ancient Rome, the Might of the Imperium manifesting in the Invincible Roman Legions and the absolute rule of the Emperor, d) the fury and healthy barbarism of the Teutonic Hordes, the fearless Germanic Warrior instinct constituting the Ideal of the Nietzschean Overman. These 4 expressions of the Aryan civilization was the inspiration and the basis for the construction of the Ultimate Racial State that incarnated all the virtues and values of these 4 expressions in one Weltanschauung: National Socialist Germany, under the Leadership and Guidance of the Abler and most Important figure of all times: ADOLF HITLER. The Fuhrer recognized in the face of the jew, the eternal enemy of our Race, responsible for all the sufferings and tragedies of our people in the course of time, the bloodsucker of all the life-energy of the Aryans, the parasite that was getting richer and richer from our sweat, undermining the advancement of our Race. ADOLF HITLER is appointed as the will-power that will bring the salvation from the jewish tyranny and will lead the Aryan Race to Greatness again! So, summarizing, I’m a National Socialist and Esoteric Hitlerist, fighting with religious devotion for the Triumph and Justification of my Ideology and my Fuhrer.
About Religion, I consider National Socialism as a Political Religion with a far deeper and esoteric meaning and mission than most people think. As Aryan, I believe to the organic racial religion of my European Ancestors that is always alive and present: Heathenism. I follow the ways of our Gods and I don’t define the Heathen Creed to Asatru or Hellenic, Roman etc. For me the Solar Gods of our Blood are the same no matter their different names (Zeus-Wotan-Woden-Odin, Apollo-Balder, Ares-Tyr etc.). I Honour the Gods of the North and the Gods of the South European Fatherland with the same Devotion and Pride. I’m a National Socialist Heathen, aware that my Fuhrer is the Sword and the Chosen Son of the Gods.
11. WHAT DO YOU THINK NOWADAYS OF DEBUT DEMO “EUROPA ERWACHE”? HOW WAS THE RESPONSE OF COMRADES? HOW HAS IT SOLD?
“Europa Erwache!” is and will always be the most pure, raw and brutal stuff of DER STURMER and I’m proud of it. The response was astonishing from both the BM and White Power scene, we never expected something like this. More than 1500 copies of the demo were spread. People understood that it was not just another cheap and childish “NS” project but a ideological band consisted by serious and devoted political soldiers and idealists.
12. ARE ANY OF THE BAND’S MEMEBERS INVOLVED IN SOME POLITICAL PARTY?
We are Proud members and activists of the Hellenic National Socialist Movement GOLDEN DAWN (HRISI AVGI).
13. DO YOU PLAY ALSO IN OTHER BANDS?
I sing for WODULF (Heathen NSBM in the vein of old Burzum, Graveland) and Oliki Katharsi (Total Cleansing, WP Metal/Hatecore). Also, soon will be finished the 1st and last full length of RAVENBANNER with old material recorded after the release of “For the Might of Heathen Blood” demo. I was also in STOSSTRUPP that we only released the “Wir Kommen” MCD.
14. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT C18 AND HIS ACTIVITY?
For me COMBAT 18 was a real terrormachine between 1992-1996.
15. HOW MANY GIGS HAVE YOU DONE AND WITH WHO?
We have played live 3 times: in the “Athenian Pagan Madness” festival with ABSURD and TOTENBURG, in the Youth Festival of GOLDEN DAWN with TH.RE.AT. and in the “Rock For Fatherland” festival with ANNETT & MULLER, BOILING BLOOD, TOTAL CLEANSING, BANNERWAR and POGROM.
16. WHICH BANDS WOULD YOU LIKE PLAY WITH?
With PAGAN FRONT bands in a PAGAN FRONT festival.
17. YOU TOLD THAT MORKE (DE) IS ONE OF YOUR INFLUENCES (A COOMENT ABOUT THAT-GIO). DID YOU WAS IN TOUCH WITH ASURA? DO YOU KNOW THAT THE EX LABEL ARE THINKING ABOUT A CD WITH ALL THEIR MATERIAL?
Yes, MORKE was one of the first bands in the BM scene that were openly N.S. and they were members of the notorious TEUTONIC BROTHERHOOD. I like their dirty and ugly sound and they surely are one of our influences. A CD with all their material is a great idea, especially for those who are unfamiliar with this important band (NECROTORTURE??).
18. WHAT IS YOU RELATION WITH RAC MOVEMENT?
I’m a big fan of RAC music and I’m listening to hundreds of bands. I don’t consider RAC less important than NSBM, on the contrary, RAC was the first political, White Power music. I believe to the collaboration and union between the NSBM and RAC scene as both scenes serve the same beliefs and belong to the same Movement.
19. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR LABEL/DISTRO TOTENKOPF PROGAGANDA? (WHEN WAS BORN, RELEASE GOAL ECT.-GIO-)
Totenkopf Propaganda belongs to Commando Wolf, not me. It was born around 1996. Its goal was to promote and support NSBM and politically incorrect, right thinking Aryan Black Metal bands. Since now, TP has released demos of ALASTOR, RAVENBANNER, THE NIGHT AND THE FOG part II comp. CD, HAMMERKRIEG – BLAZEBIRTH HALL comp. CD, COMMAND and COVEN OF THE WORM CDs, NITBERG MCD and COMMAND, COTW, NITBERG and BLAZEBIRTH HALL t-shirts.
20. WHEN WILL BE OUT A NEW ISSUE OF YOUR ZINE “WALLACHIAN TYRANT”?
Behind “Wallachian Tyrant” is Commando Wolf, again. The new issue is almost ready including interviews with DEATH SQUADRON (Spa), EVIL (Bra), ABSURD (Ger), PETE HELMKAMP (ex- Order from Chaos/Angelcorpse), BRANIKALD (Rus), MORBID UPHEAVAL (Ita) etc.
21. WHAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE LIKE MERCHANDISE?
Too many to mention… Check out the TP web-site: www.thepaganfront.com/totenkopfpropaganda
22. PLANS FOR FUTURE AND FINAL COMMENT CAMERATA…
Thanks for the interview camerata! Our future plans are to record our 2nd album “A Banner Greater Than Death” but first of all be always political active, always involved! 88!