Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lanthanein Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Lanthanein is a project that we have been brewing for quite some time, writing songs just for art's sake. The themes and ideas were transformed to taste, according to the stages of our lives, until last year, when conform with the result, we decided to start recording.


2.In April you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

It is difficult to describe the sound, because we seek to rescue the essence of death doom / gothic '90s with the actual sound, of course with our limitations. At least that was the idea, and the responsible for the album to sound like it sounds was Matías Takaya from AV Studio. At first it was going to be more orchestral, like BSO, but we ended simplifying some things and give a little more prominence to the band itself.


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

We're basically influenced by gothic literature, the classic struggle between good and evil, philosophy and the vicissitudes of the human being, the spiritual suffering and self-discovery, fantastic literature, etc. For the first full length, everything revolves around a story that contains a little of everything said before, so it will be a concept album.


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

Etymologically, the term "lanthanein" comes from the Greek, meaning “staying hidden”. It's simple, but represents us because we have several years working with this project somehow in the shadows, making music just for our pleasure ... until now, who we decided to bring it to light.


5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

The idea is to keep the duo as a creative engine, and include musicians to bring the set to live, that's one of our biggest challenges.


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

We have received several proposals, some very interesting. So here we are assessing what is best for us, but we are close to agreeing with one.


7.On a worldwide Level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of gothic and doom metal?

For now, for the short time he have our album, we had a very good acceptance, better than we expected, and not just in the world of metal. That encourages us to continue with this that we like. And we hope to reach many more


8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Marilí was until recently part of a baroque ensemble. She is currently with a scholarship in Switzerland and strengthening his career as opera singer.

And I’m the guitarist of a hardcore punk band called Disnomia and I’m recording a solo project between the drone and industrial black metal.


9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are currently working on what will be our first full album, arranging and finalizing details before entering in the studio. It will have 10 songs, which will expand the range and concept of Lanthanein. We hope to have it ready by the end of this year or early next year. That would be our next step, after that, the objective is to establish ourselves as a band to play live.


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?

The influences are many, yet none at the same time, that is, we are imbued with the "doom death", the early "gothic metal", metal in general, but when we are composing we don't have references, only we get carried away by the inspiration. The same goes for classical music, we have incorporated and use elements of it, but everything is finished reducing to arrangements, because we can not classify our music as classical. Anyway, if we have to name some bands that prompted us to create this project could be Devil Doll, Dargaard, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Saturnus, Draconian, earlier Tristania, Theater Of Tragedy, Within Temptation and After Forever, Agathodaimon, Siebenburgen, Carnarium, King Diamond, Therion... and a long etc that still we keep hearing. Other than that, Marilí is also currently listening Liliana Herrero, Silvio Rodríguez, Messiaen, Fauré, Ravel, Duparc, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky…

I, further than all variants of doom, (traditional, stoner, psychedelic, drone, funeral, death ...) am hearing a lot rockabilly, bluegrass, country ...



11.What are some of your non musical interests?

While music is our life, we share other interests like literature, read and write, cinema, travel and discover new landscapes, design, photography ... eat haha. For my part I’m also interested in Geology and football, (big fan of Club Atlético Boca Juniors).


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

We just want to thank you for the space in the blog, and encourage readers to join us in this new world we are beginning to create with Lanthanein, the EP is just a small sample of it, stay tuned to the news.

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