Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anatomia Interview

Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
We’re already working on new stuff. Just started recording songs for new splits, and even collecting ideas for the next album as well. Few shows booked here too.

In December 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?
Its an album that all three of us put much efforts onto it and that we're all satisfied with everything about it. We think is the best release so far. Horror doom death metal that is way darker and more dismal than ever we created. More doom and atmospheres in there.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Mainly about death, life, doom, horror, suffering and gore. I get inspirations from films, real crimes, and some experiences. Also the album was to focus on two aspects of things, that are physical and mental.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Anatomia'?
I came up with an idea to take a part of the title of my all-time fave demo by Grave; Anatomia Corpolis Humani. I thought it fits the best to our concept and our style. Its all about humans itself, of both physical and mental aspects.

What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Well, that's a tough question. Its hard to pick up just one... but probably the show at Kill-Town Death Fest in 2014 is the best one to me. Really good atmosphere, and with a bigger crowd going insane. Even when we’re playing slow, people were crazy enough and were stage-diving. It was special one for us as we played in the very last order, and it was the final edition for that fest (the fest is resurrected this year), and everyone seemed enjoying it. Our show is in the dark red light and is in creepy atmosphere.

Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Yes there's one show here in Tokyo that has been booked recently, and at that show we cerebrate the release of this new album. We'll be playing a long set there. Also, we're planning to do a week-long tour in Europe in October. Details will be posted soon.

Over the years you have also been a part of a great amount of splits, out of all the bands you have shared these recordings with, which one stands out the most?
That’s another tough one, haha. Its hard to pick just one as each different and is each good... But maybe I would say split with Interment. That one was released by Goatgrind Rec. with cover artwork by Chris Moyen. Red and green vinyls were made. Both recording- and production-wise, it was a great release I think.

You refer to your music as 'dismal slow death metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
Its just a keyword or is like a term to describe our music. We thought we’d need it to describe out style as there are many variety today. So it is; Death metal that is slow, dark, heavy, with creepy horror-sound atmosphere.

Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
I have one active band called Necrophile, and I play guitars in there. Transgressor isn't active now but when the band's bassist who has been residing in UK now comes back here, we get together and play shows. Wormridden is another band I started as a project with David from Undergang. Jun, our bassist, plays in a band called Spiral Wheel now. Its a heavy metal band consisting of ex-members of Sabbat and Exciter. Yukiyasu doesn't have any other band.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?
So far its been good. I have seen some good reviews and press reports from the label. I think we’re getting good promotion of it now and its on the world wide level. I was surprised and we're a bit feeling resigned when we found someone uploaded the full album stream on YouTube only about a few weeks after the release. Haha. That was fast! But that we learned there’s nothing we can do to it. That’s how it gets promoted today right?

Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Well, as I mentioned earlier, we are already working on and collecting ideas for the new stuff, and I think they are getting darker, heavier, more obscure dismal death doom. I think, hopefully, we won’t wait too long, and we won’t do many split releases before releasing next full album. Just keep your eye on the coming releases!

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?
Death doom in general, and some ambient and horror sound tracks for sure. Jun is digging in those stuff more, but I and Yukiyasu mainly listen to and get influences from death doom. We commonly love death metal but Jun has passion in different other genre. Well, I listen to a lot of underground death metal stuff, from new or newer bands and older classics.

What are some of your non musical interests?
I like collecting tropical fish. Its like small cichrid fish from South America and I do breeding of them too. Haha. Also I like to ride motorcycles. Used to own big bikes, like Kawasaki ZZR1100, GSXR... Also I like watching films, reading books... I’m busy these days so I can’t spend much time on them though.

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot for the interview your support. Thanks to you readers too for your support. We’re releasing more new materials, doing more shows. Planning to play in as many places as possible. So keep your eye on our coming new releases and shows. Stay dismal!

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