Monday, March 6, 2017

Laments Of Silence Interview

1 Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
The new album has only a few months of life, therefore we are in full promotion of it. We are saling it on different platforms, making it known in websites, magazines,... and closing dates to present it live.

2 In November you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
In this album you can find everything that is expected of a metal album: powerful guitars, blaring batteries, guttural voices that play with melodic ones,... Refering to the past there is a clear evolution but we haven’t lost the essence of what has been Laments of Silence for all these years.

3 This is your first album in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about was going on during that time span?
In this time there have been changes in the band, we suffered a robbery in our rehearsal room and up to three members of the group have been parents, all made us consider whether or not to continue with music. The answer is called “System failure”, an album desired by both us and our fans.

4 Originally the band played more of a goth metal style but have evolved into a mixture of industrial and melodic death metal, what was the decision behind going into this direction?
It was not a decision, in all these years we have grown and evolved at the same time as our music. If now our music sounds like industrial and melodic death metal, Perfect! but we do not seek to box in one style or another.

5 What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Our themes speak about the current situation, how rotten our world is, that we must unite to overthrow those who oppress us,...

6 What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name “laments of Silence”?
There are many who lament in silence, who cry inside without expressing their feelings, we want to give voice to that silence.

7 What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe you stage performance?
It is difficult to choose one or another concert, it is like to love one child more than another, we love it all equally, with their failures but with their good things too,... but if we have to choose one we would choose our live show in the festival Revoltallo in Vigo a few years ago, it was a great night. About our stage performance we have evolved too, giving more importance to the music than the image.

8 Do you have any touring or shows plans for the future?
As we said before, we are closing dates for the live presentation of our cd, so far this month we have a band contest in Barcelona and a possible concert with Hamlet in Tarragona in April, we continue to work to bring our music the farther the better .

9 The new album was self released, are you open to working with another record label again in the future?
We know how the world of music is, it is difficult for the record labels to bet on new bands or small bands, but of course we would like to work again if they given the opportunity, we would be delighted.

10 On a worldwide level how was the feedback been to your newer music by fans of industrial and melodic death metal?
The fans have received the new album very well, they have been waiting for a long time and we believe that they have taken a great surprise to see the evolution of the band. The music we make is for us but also for them and it is very important for us their opinion about the new work and other aspects related to the band.

11 Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Who knows, the man just like this band never stops evolving, but what if it is clear is that we will continue making the music that we like to play, we do not see us playing music that does not fill us.

12 What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We listen everything, we are 6 members of the band with different musical tastes, we basically listen from hard rock to melodic death metal, from metalcore to heavy metal, from Evergrey to Scar Symmetry or from Within Temptation to Metallica ...

13 What are some of your non musical interests?
We are a very normal people, we like to read from comics to historical novel, to watch television series, movies, sports, being with our babies,...
14 Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We hope this interview reaches many people, to know us but above all enjoy our album.

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