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Interview

A Conversation With Septicflesh Guitarist Christos Antoniou

Septicflesh must be one of the more unique bands in the history of death metal. Their catalogue is an ever changing one in which no two albums sound alike, with new territories often explored as they've gone on.

After disbanding in 2003, the band returned in 2007 and have since released three more albums, "Communion," "The Great Mass" and most recently, "Titan," which have all displayed a symphonic element.

At a recent show with Kataklysm and Aborted in London (read the review here), I was able to sit down and discuss the band's music, plans and the state of their home country of Greece with guitarist and co-founder, Christos Antoniou. You can watch the interview below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Awesome video interview. I'm not too into SepticFlesh, but I really enjoyed the interview. Nice question with the Greek mythology/political tie-in.

MU needs to do more video interviews! I miss the podcasts as well. Between xF in the Northwest, Dasher in the Chi-town area, Rex in Texas and Carl and Doug around the east coast, surely we can get some more video interviews. (I know there are other MU contributors that I'm failing to mention)

Well done OZman!

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Cheers mate! I've got another interview to come in April and hopefully two more in the same month, which are all set to be filmed. Hoping to make a regular thing of it.

# Mar 1, 2016 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

You're looking like you bulked up since the last time I saw you Oz. Been hitting the weight room holmes? Great interview BTW, and I second DJ's comment that you need to do more. Maybe some festival interviews?

# Mar 2, 2016 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Been hitting the kebab shops more like haha! Thanks man, Melechesh is the next band that's confirmed but there's a good chance of Overkill and Vader happening too, with an outside chance of Anvil and Udo Dirkschneider.

# Mar 2, 2016 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. cbella writes:

I'm late to the party as always!

Good job on the interview and nice one dropping the Greek thank you at the end ;)

He seems like a very cool guy. I love how he called Greek popular music a 'tratetsy' (tragedy). I concur! It's akin to Eurovision!

As mentioned by DJ and BG1 ;) u need more video interviews! Loving the Rotting Christ shirt! Those bad boys are here in June, fooking bring it on!!!

Good job Oz! :)

# Mar 16, 2016 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I've actually just been in talks with the management of one heavy metal legend which is looking promising. I'm hoping to interview some other metal veterans at the same show

If all goes well, I may have five, maybe as many as six video interviews on the way!

Thanks for the compliment regarding the shirt. The Greek girl at the pub upstairs liked it too ;)

# Mar 16, 2016 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cbella writes:

Was the interview at the Underworld in Camden? The pub u talking about the world's end pub?

# Mar 16, 2016 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Yes and yes.

# Mar 16, 2016 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cbella writes:

My old man has a cousin who works there - these Greeks and Cypriots are everywhere!

Those future interviews sound very promising! You will have to keep us posted as to when they will be up. I look forward to watching them!

# Mar 16, 2016 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Nice. This girl was from Crete, which caused some confusion when I was asking her where in Greece she's from and I thought she just said "Greece" every time until my mate shouted, "Crete, you twat!" All the staff there are great though tbh.

Thanks again. Hopefully I can really build up the channel with more interviews!

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