Following words are taken from the booklet of "Epitaph":
"We and our musical feeling stayed same
but the scene around us was changed a lot in the last years.
Many old great hordes already left the scene
and there remain tons of sweet childish imitations
full of romantic keyboards and female vocals.
We are afraid there is no more place for
hordes like Maniac Butcher on today's scene.
Now nearly no bands play that, what was called as Black Metal
in the past... ...and that, what is called as Black Metal today,
we call shit. We don't want to do anything with that shit.
We don't want to be part of this fuckin' scene for more...
Today's Black Metal scene is dead !!
But true Black Metal will live so long, until some true
Black Metal fans will love and listen to old recordings !!
We will never betray our roots !!"
Barbarud & Blasphemer, November 2000