Malefic from Xasthur rarely gives interviews, but I don't know why--his answers are totally brillance.
From Carpathian Frost e-zine:
"My goal was to have black metal be a strong metaphor or parallel for the disgust and negativity I felt (and do feel) for life, I believe the goal has been reached."
Originally was Xasthur a one-man band? If not, what happened to the rest of the members?
"It wasn't, but should have been , I was the one who originally started it around 96. The other members were lazy, they were barley motivated to play death metal even and showed up to practice and learn, they were kicked out, they wasted approximately 3 or 4 years of my time. I don't know what happened to most of them, they're probably pretending to live their lives by continuing with their drugs and having a liter of worthless children."