Thursday, May 2, 2013

Alea Jacta Interview

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

Hi. This days, we are working with new songs, for the next EP (Maybe LP), and work hard with the sessions for new singers. We fired the old singer, Javier Alfonso, two months ago.

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

The sound of the new album “The Empire will Fall”, take the same way as “Enter the Chaos” EP, released in 2010, but it has many details, many influences, differents structures, who raise this EP far away.

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

We explorer this chaotic society state, the famous “CRISIS”…As Peter Stelee from “Type O Negative” says “The Unites States of Europe”, and his fall…

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
 When four friends, start in this band, from 1994, we are so younger, and it was a dream come reality, but at the same time, it was a challenge, and “Alea Jacta Est” that means in latin this, take on the challenge.

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

Our shows, always are in this islands (Canary Islands), whit bands from here and bands from continental Spain (Koma, MCD, Avenues and Silhoutes…etc). The next year, we´ll come to Europe-Continental Spain, for many shows (we´ve hope this..jejeje).

The “Alea Jacta” Live, as we say in our song, “We are the storm”, hard, loud, strong….

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

We have debt, from many years ago, play in Europe, America..etc, and we are working hard with David Déniz “Necromance” (too many thanks), to do this, next year.

7.The new album came out on Necromance Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

No, this album is produced by “Alea Jacta”, but we are talking with Necromance records for the next LP, next year.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
 Some people, knows “Alea Jacta”, from differents places of the world, because we are in internet since 2000 year, and the new EP “The Empire will Fall”, had good reviews too.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Always we play Thrash, with many others influences… In future releases? Who knows!

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
 Each member of the band, had many bands influences ( Machine Head, Megadeth, Chimaira, Dreamtheather, Cannibal Corpse, Hamlet, Avulsed, Noctem, Pantera, Metallica, Fear Factory, The Dillinger scape plan, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Soilwork…etc) and translates this in songs.
This days, I listening “The Haunted”, “Victor Wooten”, “The Dillinger Escape Plan”…etc

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
My own interests are: Reiki, my family, technology, Carnival (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in Tenerife, Canary islands, has a second best world carnival in the world, and we prepared it few months before…  Go “Guachipanduzy” murga ¡¡¡ jejeje)..etc

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks for all people that supported us, this years…Buy this new EP “The Empire will fall” at “   “ and see you in stages...
Thanks for your time,
Juan Antonio Suárez “krusty”

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