EDITOR’S FORWARD: Beloved readers, allow me to make a few introductions. Kenneth Parker is the vocalist for Arkhum, a Portland-based metal band we’ve written about frequently (most recently, here). Izedis is the vocalist and bass player for Enbililigugal, a self-described apokalyptic black noise band from the nether regions of California with “an insane vision of Frostfucked Black Metal Goatsodomy.” His bandmates are known as KumSlinger and Alcoholonomicon. Recently, Kenneth Parker interviewed Izedis for NCS, because, to be brutally honest, I was too fucken scared to do it myself.
Kenneth: It’s been quite a length of time since the release of your full-length, Noizemongers for GoatSerpent. Any plans, immedidate or otherwise, to unleash a second album?
Izedis: When the GoatSerpent commands, there is a feeling in which you get where you spontainiously combust in orgasmic fecaltude. The Full Length is called “The Day After” and in which it shows the destruction of this thing in the world called human beings, there is a sense of calm in the deaths. This is why there are many ways to interperate this blank expression of cunt noise. To tell you the truth, there is nothing that can be done to passify the trends from within the scenes of the mules known as consumers, so we just give it to the public the way they see it, no sense of hope. After this, the full length has no name but is in the works with Alcoholonomicon. KumSlinger made “The Day After” into a. And within this the senses will tell you to pull away and take the high road with The GoatSerpent. Run for the mountains now.
Kenneth: Since forming the band in 2000, black metal has changed drastically. Are there any artists who you personally view as either bravely striding into uncharted territories or proudly holding aloft the old flame?
Izedis: Black Metal has proven to be a turning point in many a young children. It tells them they are safe within this planet and takes them to a plain of complete hell in which they are afraid to go to GoatSerpent. To bring this in to perspective, all you can do is put your head between your knees and pray to GoatSerpent. The Tjolgtjarian Gods will commit to this fact, and although there is now a force in the planet that talks to the mind inside the place in which there are always ways to take this. In other words, Blood Cult, Tjolgtjar, Barathrum, Countess. Barbarian Wrath makes everything the will of GoatSerpent. Support!!!
Kenneth: You run a label, Dipsomaniac Records, that releases the Enbilulugugal material for free online. Is there any particular reasoning behind providing them free of charge?
Izedis: People will download the shit anyway. Nobody buys any Enbilulugugal music. All they want are shirts. I don’t really care how people get it, and it saves me money printing discs up. On that count, nobody is interested in releasing Enbilulugugal either. A few labels have offered then not replied after 6 months, so it’s all free now. Don’t care, as I don’t care.
Kenneth: Aside from Enbilulugugal, how do you occupy yourself musically?
Izedis: Static Goat is the way that the Tjolgtjarian GoatSerpent takes the levels from mind waves to assist me in full domination of the lake. Ambient/Noise done with samples and a program can make one wonder how there will always be some sort of logic to the pentagram inside all of our lungs. Johnny Rash is the beast in which KumSlinger and myself make our way into uncharted territory with guidannce from GoatSerpent into the Country/Noise project in which it is. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve taken the road to complete hell of the mind and transcend from in this.
Kenneth: This may be a question that belongs at the beginning of an interview, but would you mind explaining to our beloved readers the origins and mythos of Enbilulugugal?
Izedis: No Mythos is being presented here. GoatSerpent is the being in which all our bodies are taken to the past, present and future of the many years of experience in this land. Taken to the limit of imagination is a fucked philosophy. Together The Tjolgtjarian Gods and GoatSerpent will gather all the souls and explaining the fact that there is no way to make any effort to justify any reasoning in the matter of infernal chaos? I think not! Take this into consideration, a lot of beloved readers might read this and decide Enbilulugugal and GoatSerpent and The Tjolgtjarian Gods are not in their inner being. They will be down the earth to in which there no way into this land of unholy treasures from the abyss of the dark lake. GoatSerpent is Eternal, no mythos please.
Kenneth: What’s your favorite black metal project of all time?
Izedis: There is a Barathrum.
Kenneth: What’s your favorite non-metal project of all time?
Izedis: There is a Those Poor Bastards.
Kenneth. Thanks for your time, Izedis. Have a terrible rest of the day. Also, fuck you.
Izedis: Very unlikely you will understand the ways of GoatSerpent, you interviewer. Don’t forget to eat the gizzard of the lamb before you trancend into bliss in the unholy fires below the dark lake.
EDITOR’S AFTERWORD: Well, I’m glad we got that all cleared up. Enbilulugugal’s discography is available for free download on Bandcamp via this fucking link. Dipsomaniac Records also has a Bandcamp site that includes the releases of Static Goat and Johnny Rash, and you can get there, if you dare, by clicking on this motherfucking link.
Also, Arkhum does not represent Kenneth Parker’s only musical endeavor. Among other things, he has a side project called Skeld. Skeld just did a three-way split with Enbilulugugal and Static Goat, which you can find on that Dipsomaniac Records site. I’m just gonna play that shit for you right here: