Sunday, July 8, 2012

Soul Sacrifice Interview

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

Maksim Kirikoglu-Very hardly working on confirming several gigs in Central EU.Hope to finalize those gigs in a couple of weeks then we will have more chance to present the albüm better.First Scheduled gig is in Antalya 15 July.So at the moment we are rehersing the songs..We will restart the work for the new material by August-September with our Bass/Vocal Guy Ozgur by that time.But of course the PR of "Carpe Mortem" will continue more with possible EU gigs but we will get ready for the new material.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

Maksim Kirikoglu-"Carpe Mortem" is more technical,more prof,more well organized,better sound,more western but less eastern. This record is a rousing album filled with the scathing riffage, soaring vocals and pneumatic drumming that will whet the appetite of any budding metal lover I guess."Sarcastic" is the one particular song that comes up with a good mixture of our own and Western melody structure.I am definitely satisfied with that work.Comatose,Exile and Bullet Proof are the songs that you can hear any type of good Swedish Metal band I guess. -Flyforever is a very good hail to our old ancestors and I think has found the address too.

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

Maksim Kirikoglu-What we try to express in our lyrics is  feelings and problems of the individuals in life.Some songs are also contains a kind of protest to the current system too.We are not calling ourselves real rebellions but of course we are not so happy with the Ruling way of Goverments as you can guess.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Maksim Kirikoglu-" It was the idea of Feyzi,he was very much impressed by the novel that he was reading at the time of looking for a title of the record.It is mainly a contrast of "Carpe Diem".

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

Maksim Kirikoglu-I think the one which we were the opening act of In flames and Slayer and also the one which we were the opening act of Arch Enemy again.

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

Maksim Kirikoglu-Several workout with  the Massacre bands are in process right now.We will be visiting Germany by 7 December and upto 17 December we will do a  MINI-Tour to present the albüm.Right after that I am also pushing for any slot for an opening act of a "Well Known" band which I dont know yet..And also I am in process of managing again a MINI Balcan Tour hopefully by next Year March Time..Lets see.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal/

Maksim Kirikoglu-Upto now it is fantastic..Massacre Records and Mr Tom Hack is doing a great JOB:)

8. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a full time line up/

Maksim Kirikoglu-2 of us are full time musicians and they many other projects as well.I am an engineer but I am also participating in 2 other bands too in Turkey 1 of which is 52 Hertz-(A Female Vocal fronted -Lacuna coil type of Music) and another band called "NecrodelusioN" which is very heavy OLD SCHOOL death metal band..And we will be starting the DEBUT albüm of Necrodelusio in September 2012.Lets see.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases/

Maksim Kirikoglu- Future releases will be more eastern I guess but the sound and song writing will be more modern.I have already prepared many materials we will see the outcome after we start rehearsing.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Maksim Kirikoglu- Psyclon Nine is my favorite nowadays, Silent Descent "Mind Games" ,Combichrist Discography, Psyclon Nine"We the Fallen" albüm.And Lacuna Coil last record...What inspired our music is very wide tough..Mostly our local musicians like "Erkan Ogur,Asik Veysel" and also plenty of metal bands regardless of anykind.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Maksim Kirikoglu usually I  spend  time in country side walking around and love to drive my motorbike too.And I also  love to Cook food at home,read Poems of Nazim Hikmet,Lorca,Mayakovkski and Edgar Allan Poe as soon as I find silent time at my home.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Maksim Kirikoglu- Heavy as much as possible and try to follow up our band and upcoming Euro tour hopefully by the Autumn 2012.You can find information from the Massacre Records website and also from Bands following sites

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