pondělí 26. června 2017

Few questions – interview with progressive thrash metal band from Brazil - APOPHANOUS


Few questions – interview with progressive thrash metal band from Brazil - APOPHANOUS.
Answered Vitor.
Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?
Vitor: Sure! We are Apophanous, a progressive Thrash Metal band from São Paulo – Brasil formed by Alvaro Albuq (Bass), Tiago Lima (Lead Guitars), Fabio Trevisan (Drums) and me (Vitor – Lead Vocals). We have been playing together since 2015. 
Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?
Vitor: Out last recording was done at IMF (Instituto Musical Falaschi) and Tito Falaschi was the one responsible for the capturing and mastering processes. The production of the songs was done by the band and we have to say we are very proud of the results. For some guys at the band it was their first studio experience. It was very challenging but we learned a lot from it all!
How many copies  were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?
Vitor: Obliteration Has Come EP was released for digital streaming on all available platforms (spotify, deezer, groove, apple music, and many more). Physical copies will arrive this year soon.
We have also released a lyrics video of Death Drive song on youtube.
Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ? 
Vitor: I (Vitor) usually write the lyrics and the other members collab with me in doing so. The lyrical themes are based on psychological disorders and many other aspects of the dark side of humanity. You can find some references to horror movies and books too.
Death Drive is based on a Freud’s theory about why humans are drawn to repeat painful or traumatic events, for instance.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 
Vitor: All the artwork for the band was created by Bruno Guia from Tesgui Publicidade and Tesgui Films. He did a fantastic job including the Death Drive Lyrics Video.
We have a fanpage on facebook and an Instagram profile. Both are managed by the band itself.
Actually Social Media is our main promotion mechanism and allows us to bring our fans closer to our activities and also connects us with managers, clubs and other kinds of media in a easier way. Heavy metal isn’t a popular music genre in Brasil so the traditional media communication is very hard and almost impossible in many ways. Luckily, the Internet has come to break this barriers for bands and fans.
Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takes care of you?
Vitor: The digital release came via Sepulchral Silence Records from the UK and there‘s a good relationship between us. Recently we’ve achieved the mark of 1500 streams of the EP and we still have to drink a lot to celebrate that (cheers! :)
Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration from?
Vitor: Our main inspirations are Nevermore (We miss you guys!!!), Machine Head, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy and Pantera (We miss you Dimegod!) but you can find other elements on our music that varies from Goth Rock to Black Metal. There are some tribal and brazillian elements (such as baião) blended in the compositions too.
Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?
Vitor: We don’t have physical releases yet so we haven’t sent our record so far but we’re planning to do it this year soon.
How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 
Vitor: From EP’s release (2016) to now we’ve played 6 times, and one of these at a festival on the coast of our city. This festival was our first live performance and I can still remember the feeling!
Our last performance was the best so far! It was on a club and we organized the gig with some bands from the city such as Chaos Inc, Crucifixion BR and Stonevil the crowd was crazy and moshed as hell too!
What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?
Vitor: By now we are working on new songs for the upcoming album and gathering resources for the recording process and stuff. We are also looking for gigs and promotional actions for the current release. We want to play outside Brasil very soon!
How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?
Get in touch with us on facebook.com/apophanous and apophanous@gmail.com \,,/
Thanx for the interview.
Vitor: Thanks a lot for the opportunity and be advised: Obliteration has come! Listen to us on Spotify, Youtube, iTunes, Wherever you want.