Posted in interviews | metal | music on September 18, 2012

by Kim Kelly

Sarcofago

Brazil black thrashing maniacs Sarcofago are a band that, to extreme metal fans at least, warrants no introduction. To bring the rest of you up to speed: formed in 1985 when the members were still in their teens, the band went on to release a handful of classic albums (perhaps most famously 1987's I.N.R.I.) and serve as a gigantic influence on black metal's sound, aesthetics, and attitude. Their last official release, the Crust EP, was released back in 2000, and since then, things have been quiet in the Sarcofago camp. When news began to circulate that an officially-sanctioned reissue of 1995's seminal compilation Decade of Decay was due to be released in North America by Greyhaze Records (in association with Cogumelo), it was, to say the least, a big fucking deal.

When Wagner Antichrist, founding member and legend in his own right, agreed to do an interview, it was (to me at least) an even bigger fucking deal. Check out a few choice words (and more Sarcofago news!) from the man himself below.

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Sarcofago

Decade of Decay will be reissued on CD and in a special double LP edition by Cogumelo/Greyhaze Records, for its first-ever North American release! What made you decide to allow this reissue to happen, after all these years?

Wagner Antichrist: Well, I think that some sick maniacs are still interested in our noisy stuff, so let them get it!

What went into the creation of this reissue? It must have been a very delicate, time-consuming process. It's been said that the package includes exclusive rare photos and demo tracks; what can we expect to see and hear?

Yes, there is some interesting and rare noise in this release. As a matter of fact, Die Hard SARCOFAGO fans will get some real bad news in the months and years ahead when it comes to Sarcofago! This shit thing called SARCOFAGO refuses to DIE!!! Ha ha ha...

Are there more Sarcofago reissues on the way?

YES. Look out for some more disgusting releases coming soon!

Whenever a legendary band releases something after a long hiatus, people will immediately start wondering - will we ever hear new material?

Who knows...

Are you currently involved in any musical projects? The last project of yours that was mentioned was Kommando Kaos. Is that band still active?

KOMANDO KAOS is a Hardcore band in the vein of the Finnish and English bands like RATTUS, KAAOS, DISCHARGE, TERVETT KADETT, and CRUDE SS. It's a living-dead band, ha ha. We rehearse once every 6 months. The vocalist lives in a distant city . Well, for other projects? Ha ha ha.... Who knows...

Sarcofago

I know that various former members of the band have gone on to play Sarcofago tribute shows, and there have been a variety of bootlegs surfacing after your last studio release (2000's Crust EP). Do you have any contact with Gerald Incubus or Eugenio, or any other past members for that matter?

All of us have different lives and ways nowadays. But when it comes to SARCOFAGO, we had something that made us different from other bands that I know, and that was friendship. It was always the first thing in order to be in the band, not the "business!" We did everything we did for fun. Business kills real feelings and real music! To be in it and treat it like a business is the first step to do FALSE METAL! I still have contact with some of the guys, but some of them are missing... (Lucio Olliver, where are you brother??), ha ha ha!

Is Sarcofago truly dead? What would it take for you to participate in a Sarcofago reunion gig?

If the guys that recorded I.N.R.I. accepted to play I also would. No other line-up interests me or should be called SARCOFAGO. I like all the guys that played in the other records, but the REAL SARCOFAGO SPIRIT was in those four who recorded I.N.R.I.! The brothers ZEDER BUTCHER (guitars) and EDUARDO D.D.CRAZY (drums) are two geniuses that I had the great pleasure of knowing, be real friend and play together with. There are a lot of bands here that includes brothers in their line-up, but there's no other brothers in the Brazilian metal scene that can be compared in terms of CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY, FRIENDSHIP and SAVAGERY than these two. If they are in, I'm in too... if they are out, I'm out too... SARCOFAGO fans don't deserve any less than the REAL THING!

"Fuck Off The Melodic Black Metal" was an oddly prescient song - it's just as fitting a sentiment now as when it was first penned. What do you think of the style of progressive, experimental, atmospheric "black metal" that has become so popular as of late??

IT'S NOT BLACK METAL! It's commercial shit for kids and Marilyn Manson kind of fans. If you want to hear keyboards played in the real and creepy way, then listen to ABYSMAL GRIEF, ACID WITCH or even FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The rest are just love songs for suckers.

Sarcofago

In your opinion as one of the genre's forefathers, do you think that black metal - or extreme metal in general - can exist without Satan?

YES! OF COURSE! I don't give a shit for any kind of religion, including Satanism. The fact is that all of them have manipulation and expropriation of poor and ignorant people as their only goal. Satan is only a symbol created by religion to put fear in the weak minds and capture idiots into their flock so they can steal their money! Satan is as real as Santa Claus, or aliens. Well, life outside our planet probably exists, but Satan? Give me a break! It might seem strange to hear me saying this when I wrote songs like SATANAS, SATANIC LUST or DESECRATION OF VIRGIN. But the truth is that at that time, saying that Satan was raping the Virgin Mary or pissing in the corpse of Christ was the best way to show our hate and disgust for religion and all the shit that came along with it. Having said that, there are some better and more disgusting ways to make and write Black Metal without talking about Satan. Satan is not real, but evil is very real. You only need to see WAR, POLITICS, DRUGS and PREACHERS and other similar institutions to see how REAL evil is, was and always will be, whenever the maggots known as human beings are involved.

SATAN has nothing to do with this, but MEN do.

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Comments (105)

An rare?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:28 PM

IF YOU ARE A FALSE DO NOT ENTRY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:31 PM

something something purity of black metal something satan something something.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:34 PM

"Hey, I got an idea... why don't we be all spooky and wear costumes and makeup, like Halloween, but ALL YEAR ROUND? That'll be our band's 'thing'"

-Every black metal band

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:43 PM

^ HAHAHAHAHAHA - OMG - so prescient.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:44 PM

love it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:45 PM

so in their country, these guys deliver rice & beans?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:48 PM

"Hey, I got an idea, lets eat the brains of our bandmate after he blows his head off, then distribute pieces of his skull to people we deem worthy."

- one particular black metal band

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 4:51 PM

LOS CHORIZOS

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 5:26 PM

JOKE SKOOL 4 U 2 WAGNER ANTICHRIST

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 5:33 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/metal/sarcofago3.jpg

^ Hedge fund managing at Claritas Investments?

Nah, pizza delivery at Don Peperone, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 5:52 PM

Personally I preferred the lineup with Jose Blasphemy and Felipe Upside Down Cross.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 5:55 PM

This guy is actually an economist at the University of Minas Gerais, which puts him substantially ahead of most BV commenters. OMG LOL SAUSAGE AMIRITE???

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 5:56 PM

Wait there is a sausage named Felipe Upside Down Cross.?

lulz

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:06 PM

These dudes be doin their thang and i aint gonna hate, i wonder what kind of tail they be pullin with that get up

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:11 PM

5:56 he's an economist at a university? Seriously?

No wonder our country's full of South American economic refugees, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:12 PM

6:12/same guy responsible for every other negative comment on this article, what do you do for a living?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:39 PM

^ Uh, obviously your Mom, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:41 PM

Yeah, again, unemployed fucking pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:43 PM

^ Why did the black metal musician leave his inverted cross on the dash of his car?

So he could park in the handicapped zone while he delivered the pizzas.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:50 PM

^ lol, I actually laughed at that one. Good job.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 6:52 PM

Smell the glove.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 7:12 PM

! Huele el guante !

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 7:17 PM

jack wagner antichrist.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 9:31 PM

up the punx viva sarcofago

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2012 10:33 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 6:38 AM

lol@ 6:50!! So true!

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 7:50 AM

^Dude, stop wasting your time responding to yourself and start applying for jobs, there's no dignity in permanent unemployment.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 8:16 AM

^ smh@ u buckeyed shrimper.

:-(

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 8:38 AM

LULZ@ 8:16

U MAD WE NO WUT U DO WIT YO INVERTED † ?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 8:45 AM

Everybody knows you're the same douche, it's pretty bizarre that you now pretend to be multiple people, though. You post at the same times everyday, I'm done with this though, please get new material, or preferably gainful employment. Keep incessantly hitting refresh, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 8:51 AM

^ LULZ

"EVERYONE'S THE SAME PERSON".

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Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 9:02 AM

In all seriousness I hope you're just playing along, Buckeye.

"Keep incessantly hitting refresh, bro."

Yeah, you too, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 9:13 AM

Wow, the legendary Sarcófago! This one is definitely not for the average BV reader.

Posted by another anonymous | September 19, 2012 11:37 AM

fago, lulz

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 11:46 AM

^ "fago, lulz"

Agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 11:56 AM

4:43- Except of course for the scores of black metal bands that don't use corpse paint. But, go for the joke that your parents would make, by all means.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:04 PM

^ u mean those adults?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:08 PM

Put down the guitar and pick up the hammer..we have drywall to hang beaner

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:29 PM

12:08- You are questioning one's maturity when you write "u" ? You can't be fucking serious, you dolt.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:48 PM

ignoring ALL comments on this, i can't believe i've never heard of this band. always thought sepultura--an AMAZING BAND, still--was brazil's only metal export. that first picture could definitely be mistaken for DESTRUCTION, who are probably their heroes. all good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:27 PM

One of the biggest bands in Metal. Influenced the whole Norwegian scene!

Influenced by Destruction Sentence of Death era for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 2:33 PM

^ iz def sumthing 4 an adult 2 b proud uv

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 2:36 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 3:44 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 4:07 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 4:07 PM

great band but i'd rather listen to 'sentence of death'/'infernal overkill' personally.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:46 AM

Great band ... INRI a classic album!!!

Posted by EarlGreyTea | September 20, 2012 12:26 PM

2:36- trying WAY too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 12:56 PM

^ smh@ u buckeyed shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 1:27 PM

"YES! OF COURSE! I don't give a shit for any kind of religion, including Satanism. The fact is that all of them have manipulation and expropriation of poor and ignorant people as their only goal. Satan is only a symbol created by religion to put fear in the weak minds and capture idiots into their flock so they can steal their money! Satan is as real as Santa Claus, or aliens. Well, life outside our planet probably exists, but Satan? Give me a break! It might seem strange to hear me saying this when I wrote songs like SATANAS, SATANIC LUST or DESECRATION OF VIRGIN. But the truth is that at that time, saying that Satan was raping the Virgin Mary or pissing in the corpse of Christ was the best way to show our hate and disgust for religion and all the shit that came along with it. Having said that, there are some better and more disgusting ways to make and write Black Metal without talking about Satan. Satan is not real, but evil is very real. You only need to see WAR, POLITICS, DRUGS and PREACHERS and other similar institutions to see how REAL evil is, was and always will be, whenever the maggots known as human beings are involved.

SATAN has nothing to do with this, but MEN do."

.... What a great fucking response.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 7:41 PM

And again, the same lonely hipster with his hedgefund/sausage/buckeye shrimper comments. What a sad person you are. I feel bad for you that you have to come to BV and make stupid comments on metal stories to feel validated. I wish you'd show up to one metal gig with a sign that identified you so i could watch your little corderoy'd ass get beat

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 10:07 AM

^ Post where you'll be today at 4:00, big boy. I'll be happy to come down and wipe your ass all over the street. Name the place, funny boy.

If you do not give me a place to meet you today at 4:00, or you don't show up, I will call your ass out on it on here in perpetuity and you will have no relief from shame and scorn.

Come on bruiser - put up or shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 10:56 AM

^We've all seen you do this before.

Someone calls you out, you post this, they show up, you don't, you deny it. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. It's stupid, and lame. Just stop.

Also, did you say you were going to wipe the guy's ass? WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:12 AM

LULZ@ 10:07/11:12 (i.e. Broken sausage)

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:17 AM

LOL@ 10:07

Yeah, "you wish", amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:21 AM

First of all, you really did say that you would wipe his ass. That's kinda funny.

Secondly, could someone really, seriously show up and fight already? It would make for a great story - "Troll Fight in Brooklyn" - I bet BV would cover it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:22 AM

11;12 - you are a pussy. Put up or shut up. And don't even pull the "I didn't post that" bullshit, your really not smart enough to pull that one off. So, where you gonna be cupcake?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:22 AM

OK, you think I didn't say "wipe your ass all over the street" fine - show your pretty little puffy face Cheetos boy, we'll see who'd getting his bleeding face pissed on at the end.

Enough of this talking shit, where you gonna be sweetie?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:24 AM

"You're" really not smart enough.

Moron

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:25 AM

Big talk, little man

Where you gonna be at 4:00? Unless you post where, you are a scared pussy running away from a challenge like the little bitch you are.

The next thing you post better be an address.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:26 AM

^ OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buckeye & Broken Sausage tag team!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU, JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:27 AM

"...we'll see who'd getting his bleeding face pissed on at the end."

^ Uh, HOMO much?

+ LULZ@ "who'd"

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:29 AM

1006 elton street. 4:00

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:31 AM

^ prove that you are the little whining bitch and not some random fool trying to get me to show up at Wrigley Field

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:32 AM

^ How exactly would I "prove" that, you stupid faggot sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:35 AM

11:31 don't be a douche. post an address where yu will actually be, so I don't have to run an IP trace and find out where you are now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:36 AM

Please, dear God, make this actually happen this time. Just do it guys, stop negotiating and fucking do it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:37 AM

11:35 you need to relax and not get in the middle of other peoples' affairs, OK scarf boy?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:37 AM

11:37 - I am happy to accommodate that sentiment, if this little puffy faced Cheetos boy wants to stop whining and show the fuck up. I'll take care of his situation. I am willing to bet he's running away right now, nervously chuckling, heart racing, sweaty palms, trying to concentrate some something else, ANYTHING ELSE, but he will check back on this thread and I will be waiting for a real address to some give him the spanking his father should have a long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:44 AM

Posting pictures = "I'm scared and want to make us all laugh, like I used to do to mommy and daddy"

Post an address pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:45 AM

^ Wait, which one are you? Guy who hates metal guys or metal guy?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:46 AM

This sucks. Can't anyone just get together and fight? I was really looking forward to this, but no one's real. Each of you will sit there knocking the other for not posting an address and no one will do it themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:52 AM

P U S S Y F I G H T !

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 11:52 AM

*ahem*

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 12:53 PM

So just run that IP trace, sausage. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and tell everyone who I am, where I live, and come get me.


I'm calling your ass out, because you're the real pussy.


I'll be waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 1:02 PM

Wait, I thought it as the other guy threatening the IP trace? the non metal guy. Totally confused here.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 1:07 PM

Also, instead of bragging that you weren't IP traced, since you're so forthcoming about meeting up with people why not just say who you are and where you're located, or give the guy a time and place yourself instead of waiting for one?

Srsly, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 1:10 PM

No offense, but if this guy knew who I really was, he'd shit his pants and never log onto the internet again. I'm really just having some fun with him.

Srsly, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 1:15 PM

^Tom?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 1:26 PM

1:15 = Hilary Clinton

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 2:19 PM

That sounds super scary, 1:15!

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 2:29 PM

1:15 = Tom Coughlin

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 2:45 PM

I am 1:15

Posted by Jerry Sandusky | September 21, 2012 2:55 PM

^I just shit my pants.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 2:58 PM

1:15 = Mittens

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 3:33 PM

4:00 is in 22 minutes. No fight. You've all shown your true colors today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 3:39 PM

^ I thought you were going to trace my IP? What happened? I was looking forward to you knocking on my door.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 3:49 PM

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBAWL?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 3:51 PM

@3:49 - I was just an observer in this (i'm the one who thought it would be a great event for BV to cover.) I'm seriously disappointed that you two couldn't figure out a way to get together.

Posted by 3:39 | September 21, 2012 4:05 PM

clearly you weren't looking forward to anyone knocking on your door 3:49, if you were it would have been pretty easy to make that happen by posting your address.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 4:10 PM

ok i'm on 1006 elton street and it's after 4:00 where are you? i'm jacked into someone's wifi with my ipad. you better show up bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 4:11 PM

where are you?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 4:20 PM

^ I'm looking at 1006 elton street on google streetview, and i don't see you. what gives???

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 4:25 PM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by spc consulta | September 21, 2012 6:30 PM

Did these two guys fuck or what? We need closure!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 11:23 AM

nah - they're both obviously pimply teenagers sitting hundreds of miles from Brooklyn. I think we can preclude any possibility of real fights here from now on.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2012 11:29 AM

On wich date did the Interview? - Hails to Wagner, Hails to I.N.R.I album

Posted by Sadomatic | September 29, 2012 3:13 PM

And great interview, congratulations

Posted by Sadomatic | September 29, 2012 3:14 PM

great interview.

Posted by jordon | July 21, 2013 8:24 PM

God these gay vegan hipster comments are giving me penis cancer.None of you chodes are even worthy to comment on this band.

Posted by williamsburgmetalfaggot | October 21, 2013 1:41 PM

Great band from Brazil influenced all bands of black metal 90's and great motherfucker in this comments fuck all losers

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2014 2:10 AM

i loved! It's very informative and helpful.

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