War Hungry- Arthur Rizk Interview.

By: Ed

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I wanted to interview Arthur as he is heavily involved in Hardcore and Metal, with both playing and producing music.

DR.Hey bro how’s things.

What have been up to recently?

A: Things are sick as they’ve ever been.  I’ve been on life vacation just mixing records and relaxing.

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 “vietnam” by alex Cold World tour 2012

DR. What Do you play in WH and have you been with them from the start?

A: I joined WH in 2008 and have written everything since the bad seed 7″ with Mook.  I play guitars.

DR. WH have some new stuff in the pipeline do you want to shed some light on that?

A: Busy at work on a new Tape.  We will be releasing that and a new tshirt online at some point this year.

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DR. Your in a couple of other ..let’s say ‘known’ Bands, do you wanna tell us a what bands they are and what your deal is in them?

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lockinout.”hamburg, look at my flag” by  arthur Power Trip tour 2013

A: The few relevant to this zine would be Cold World/RZL DZL/Power Trip/Pegasus

With Cold World I have been doing world tour guitar shit for the last 3 years.  I just finished recording a guitar solo for the new record which is literally being sent to DEATHWISH for production as I speak to you. LOOK OUT FOR THAT

RZL DZL I am drums or guitar depending on where we’re playing.

Power Trip I do occasional world tour guitar shit.

Pegasus is all Cold World members with the exception of DFJ from Rival Mob.  I play guitar along side my best bud Haroun from RZLDZL/COLDWORLD.  We have some new material and will probably be releasing a tape later this year. LOOK OUT FOR THAT

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DR.you Produce some stuff, right?

What bands are you producing at the moment and where are the studios at?

A: This year was a big year for me I produced my favorite current band INQUISITION.  The record is called “obscure verses for the multiverse”.  I also produced the Power Trip LP “Manifest Decimation”.

Both records were some of the best received albums of 2013. I am very proud of both records.

I am mixing south american underground cult black metal band “GOAT SEMEN” right now.  They are fucking sick, black metal and death sentiment with true metal spirit and ass-stomping hard riffs.

Next week I start recording PRURIENT, a legend among the noise community. He is a trendsetter of sorts and people playing this style music usually pose on what he’s doing or has done. So we are working against the grain to make something unfamiliar to the listeners.

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“4xl cat” by hannah Title Fight tour 2013

DR. Your into Metal… I’m trying to Find some new stuff to get into. what’s good in metal at the moment?

A: I am a huge classic heavy metal fan and right now there are a lot of great things happening. Iron Age frontman Jason Tarpey has a project called “Eternal Champion” that is along the lines of Manilla Road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HN4uFLrDbc

Brenden Radigan and DFJ of The Rival Mob just did a tape called “Stone Dagger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZUqFukI4fM

COBRA – To Hell LP

https://soundcloud.com/cobraheavymetal/sets/to-hell

SATAN- LIFE SENTENCE LP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5KETz-rqfg

DR. What’s it like being in a few Different Bands Style wise and with Touring you must be mega Busy.

A: Its fucking awesome, I am so busy.  One week I am doing live sound on a Title Fight tour and then the next week I am playing guitar in Power Trip in Europe.  This year I am taking less touring offers to work on producing music.

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DR. How was The Recent Power Trip Tour? where was your favourite place to play over here as it was their first time out?

A: Sometimes we would would have a badass show and a shitty town or an amazing town with a shitty show.  Stockholm was pretty badass all around with an amazing record store down the street from the venue and a sick show.  HelsinkiFinland (WITH RANGER) was the best show overall and St Petersburg comes in second.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3qgSaNhsA

DR.who are your all time favourite hardcore bands and Metal bands?

A: Leeway is my fav hardcore band because Desperate Measures bridged the gap between metal and hardcore for me and changed the way I listened to ALL music.

Death and Iron Maiden are my favorite bands because I’ve been jamming them forever and never get sick of them.  They have such a wide range of material with different sounds and different musicians but have always stayed true to metal.

DR.is there any new RZL DZL stuff on the horizon?

You need to Tour over here in Europe they are mega popular here.

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A: RZL DZL only talks to approved press.  Lets just say 5 big things are happening this year.

DR.what do you do in your down time?

A: When I’m not playing guitar I’m usually acting like a greasy trailer park boy.

DR Thanks Arthur Any last words?

I’m on instagram @SALOMONSGATE to keep up on all of the topics discussed.

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