Megathérion is a new upcoming Black Thrash Metal band, coming
from Germany. The band was formed in the year 2018. The line-up includes
notorious underground Metal maniacs such as: Carnivore: (Shrine,
ex-Cruel Force) on vocals, Aethon (Eurynomos) on guitars, Summānus on
drums and Magma (Eurynomos): on the bass. Enough history, now read the
Hey you crazy fukkers, please tell us your latest news and the last
happenings in Megathérion! When was the band formed and by who? I
already sold 11 records from your band through my distro, which is a
really good sign. Damn I am really sure there is a huge potential in
Thanks Marco, for your words and support through your hellish distro and
now the magazine.MEGATHÉRION was formed by an accident during a
rehearsal session.„Summanus“, an old friend and drummer, hasn't touched
a drum kit for a decade and I told him that he can play on the drum kit
in the EURYNOMOS rehearsal room if he wants to. So in late 2015 we
jammed a bit together with bass player „Magma“ and I felt that it could
be more than just playing for fun, cause „Summanus“ is an old rocker and
he has a more vintage style of playing, something that I personally like
a lot. So for the next rehearsal session I brought a song („Megathérion“),
we tried it and that was the birth of the band. The bandname I had
written down as one of the alternative names for EURYNOMOS. But I kept
it in mind for a future project or band… It was suggested to the other
guys, they agreed and here we are. Our vocalist „Carnivore“ joined
later, somewhere in Spring 2017 if I remember correctly.
You recently released a S/T mini album, really nice first work. Where
did you record it and are you happy with the result and feedback so far?
We recorded it at the „Crypts of Züchner“ were also EURYNOMOS record.
„Magma“ was the poor guy who had the nerve wrecking privilege to mix the
whole thing, he is the technical mind of the band. The story behind the
recording was: We already recorded the instrumental songs before we had
a singer which means nobody really knew what to expect when it comes to
the vocals. „Carnivore“ joined later, and he had to deal and work with
the stuff that we already recorded. We only had one rehearsal together,
and then he recorded the vocals. So for this kind of recording, I am
happy with it. It sounds natural, organic, powerful and has a true
vintage vibe. The feedback so far has been very positive.
Can you please describe the band for those who haven’t heard Megathérion?
Any typical influences?
Well, we heard comparisons to SLAUGHTER (Can), HELLHAMMER, ancient
SLAYER, etc which I can agree with. Lots of open power chords with a
good amount of feedback, a heavy bass guitar, drums with lots of double
bass firing and guttural vocals right from the tomb.
Who writes the music and tell me about the lyrical themes?
Well, I prepare most riffs and sometimes entire songs at home, then we
try them at the rehearsal place and see if things can be optimized. It
is always good to get a second or third opinion, sometimes it helps to
improve the songs. Lyric-wise, at least on the Mini Album, „Carnivore“
and I shared the lyrics. Some lyrics were done before he joined but for
new songs I guess he will do most of the lyrics. I can only talk for my
part of the lyrics, „Megathérion“ is about the band and the energy we
present, „Secret Invocation“ is a fictional story about a city being
under attack and the last hope is to call the spirits of the ancients
for help. „Built for Sin“ is about a sex maniac who is on the hunt for
What about a full album?
50% of the songs are written and I am currently preparing the rest of
the songs at home and then we will try them at the rehearsal place.I am
excited to do a full length, I want to make it a real crusher! I hope we
will record this winter…. the weather sucks anyway, it’s the best time
to forge the steel and slash the hammer on the anvil, so we can enjoy
Summer and sit at the pool with cold drinks and hot chicks.
What about live shows, planned some gigs already and do you think you
have a lot of possibilities to play anyway?
We have one gig coming up in March 2019 at the UNHOLY METAL MAYHEM
Festival in Oberhausen / Duitsland. It will be our fist gig and we will
make sure it will be thunderous. No other gigs planned yet. I would like
to do our album first and then see what can be done when it comes to
Top 5 underground releases since 1980.
Puuuuh… difficult one… only 5 or did you mean 50? Hehe… but I try…and
mention bands that maybe had the biggest impact. With underground you
mean Thrash/ Black/ Speed Metal, right? Anyway, here we go with albums:
SLAYER Show No Mercy
VENOM „The Singles 80-86“ (if that counts as a „release“…. it was an LP
back then, hehe) BATHORY „The Return…“
POSSESSED „Seven Churches“
KREATOR „Pleasure to Kill“
and here also 5 demos, for the „real underground“:
HELLHAMMER „Satanic Rites“ Demo
DEATH „Reign of terror“ Demo
MASSACRE „Chamber of Ages“ Demo
TORMENTOR „Anno Domini“ Demo
TREBLINKA „Sign of the Pentagram“ Demo
Any future plans?
To deliver heaviest kick ass Metal! Cheers Marco for the interview. Keep
up the good underground works.
Thanks for your time,
Patchman Marco for Headbangers Zine / Metal-Experience.com
Magma - Bass
Summānus - Drums
Aethon - Guitars
Carnivore - Vocals
2018 - Megathérion EP