Friday, April 29, 2016

Buried Souls Interview

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

We are a 4 members (pieces) band from Switzerland, more specifically near Lausanne, formed in
2010, but with the actual line­up only since 2012. Mat at vocals, Alex at guitar, Yann at bass and
David at the drums.

2. In October you had released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that
is presented on the recording?

We wanted something relatively dark and palpable, which mixes mainly Sludge, Death, Doom and

3. The band has been around since 2010 but waited until 2015 to release any music, can you tell
us a little bit more about the 5 year wait?

We’ve been through a lot of troubles, we had to change our rehearsal room, we had a complete
record that didn’t made it for us. So we decided to start over the recording from the beginning and
on our own. In addition, we all have jobs or studies, so not a lot of free time, which made the
record processing quit long.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We speak about a lot of things, about people behavior, feelings, emotions, psychological affects
and about the spiritual and political dimension of religion.

5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Buried Souls'?

When we read that question, we really told ourselves “hey, that’s a good one haha”. Let’s say that
we spent a lot of time looking for a name. Alex brought the name “Buried Souls” and we all agreed
on it, because this name has a particular and different signification for every member of the band.
It can either be a vision of the past, a dark dimension, metaphors about feelings and emotions.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you
describe your stage performance?

We don’t think there is a performance better than another, every shows were very great. We
really enjoyed every performances we made. We try to produce a lot of energy, to keep room to
improvisation and try to be as authentic as possible.

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

We have a live show in June in Switzerland. Although we are currently working on a new EP which
should be released next year (if we are luckiest than last time). About touring, we hope to do one,
but it’s quite difficult to organise a tour with our jobs right now.

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

We are not really searching for a label right now, more focusing on composition and playing shows,
but if we have an opportunity we’d think about it seriously.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge?

We don’t know if we can talk about worldwide but we received good feedback from the public.
People appreciated the mix of violent parts, blast beats that we added to melodic and sludgy riffs.

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

David is currently playing drums in the band “Shadda├»” (swiss black metal band) Yann has a solo
project called “Aelgor”, a black metal project too.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We will spend more time to get the details right, which should lead to something a bit more

12.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?

We all have different influences, e.g. Yann listens to a lot of thrash metal, black metal and old rock,
Mathieu listens to post­hardcore, modern hardcore and post­rock. Alex listens to more sludgy
things like Down, Crowbar and death metal bands (e.g. Dying Fetus, Decapitated, Benighted,
Dyscarnate). David is the most open­minded in the band and likes all the styles that we cited

For this record, the biggest influences where sludge, hardcore, death and even doom.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Movies, video games, reading, partying, graphic design and sleeping

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

Thank you very much for this interview and your review that really pleased us!

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