Monday, April 28, 2014

Melmak Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Now, we’re rehearsing and practising a lot. We’ve started composing new songs with the intention to enter the studio again on September to record an EP. Meanwhile, we’re looking for more dates to present our album. We’ve some shows confirmed in some Spanish cities but we want more and we would like to go to England or another Europeans countries in the future.

2.Recently you have released a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how doesit differ from 2 previous demo's?

Ohhhh, our musical direction? We really don’t know it!!! jajajajaj We only want to enjoy and make music as it emerges from our minds (we havea little chaos inside, the new album is the result of that). We’re trying to learn more technic and complicating our compositions. The twoprevious demos were simple and we made them without any resource (technical and financial). The Only Vision Of All Gods has been different. We made a crowd funding project to finance the recording. We 
decided to include some songs from Cosmic Pain to give them greater potency. We have worked with a professional producer (Ernesto Maestro) and we sent the mixes to New Alliance East Studios (USA). So, the difference is obvious.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

Future, Universe, Human Extinction, God-Devil, Humans are rats,.... Humanity is destroying itself and we write about it and issues around everything the humans are becoming our existence.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Melmak'?

The name is derived from a Kylesa’s show in which we were with a friend. You know, beers, beers and beers….and our minds began to twist. Cosmos and humans, Technology vs handmaking, Aliens and gods,...and here is the bands name, a different planet called Melmak

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

For now, our best shows were IRF2013 (Inkestas Rock Festibal supported by the fans). It was very easy to play and the sound was hard that night, and it was a pleasure to share the stage with the other bands. The other great show was at  La Faena II in Madrid (the audio engineer,the other band Misty Grey, the stage owners, the organizers,...). It was like driving an spaceship!!!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes, we have some shows confirmed (not public yet) and we are looking for some more, in Spain or Europe (we accept invitations).

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We are not obsessed in this aspect, but, why not? We know it would be a great help for us if we sign for a label. We haven’t received any proposal yet(labels!!! come on, make us a proposal!!! jajajajajajajaj)

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal, sludge and hardcore?

We have a little problem with that...Our influences are all this genres, however, our music is a mix of that genres but not exactly no one of them. So, sometimes we reach to more audience that we thought and other times to less audience. We are in a no man’s land….

9.What musical direction do you see the band heading into during the future?

Future? More elaborate songs, more destroyer shows…but always doing what we want, not guided by any external agent.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence  on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Buffff, the question!!! It’s difficult to answer… In the past, Fudge tunnel, Living Coluor, Bad Brains, Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Alice In Chains, Pantera, Sepultura, Slayer, Bullet Lavolta, Kyuss, Suicidal Tendencies and many many more….

Now, YOB, Gaza, Converge, Black Cobra, Doomriders, Yautja, Tombs, Ken Mode, Lord Dying, Phantom Glue, Lions Of Tsavo…..

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Music is something basic in our lives (not only as a band, in our everyday life too) but we are interested in surfing, travelling and drink beers with our friends for example.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Only say thanks to you, to any who has come to our shows or buy our cd and if anyone like the album we are very grateful. Thank you very much!!!

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