Saturday, August 30, 2014

Septycal Gorge Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on  with the band since the recording of the new album?

The recording session finished in May 2014. Since then we worked on  layout, graphics and production of the record. To self produce an album  is a hard work. We are now taking pre-orders and practicing.

2.You have a new album coming out in September, 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?

“Scourge…” is a brutal death metal record. It’s by far our most fresh,  various and musical work. We focused on composing SONGS more than ever  to be sure every track can be recognizable among the others and to make  the record flow without boring moments.

3.This is the first album to be released since 2009, can you tell us a  little bit more about the 5 year gap?

We took a year to complete the composition process properly so we played  our last show in Nov 2011. We had several problems that slowed down our  recording process (which started in Feb 2013 and ended in May 2014 -  !!!). These problems can be summed up in health problems, working  difficulties, lacking of interest and professionalism, disagreements  among band members.

4.The lyrics on the new album are based on Enochian themes, can you tell  us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

Mariano studied the topic at university and he liked it. He told us his  idea to write a concept album on cosmogony discussed in various cultures  and their myths, and dividing it in chapters. We liked it too and he  wrote the whole lyrics and notes. He did a pretty nice job with  reference to Giacomo Leopardi, Omero, the Bible and other interesting  scriptures.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Septycal Gorge'?

Septycal Gorge: an infected cavity, a sick throat. It fits good our  musical style.

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

I really liked our US tour shows. Playing every day makes your skill  improve more and more and the band gains a huge synergy. Those were  great times. In our live shows we simply try to play the best we can and  to move properly on stage to make the audience not to get bored seeing 4  people just standing and playing.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

We are currently practicing. We have to solve some problems first and  find a bass player.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans  of brutal death metal?

Oh well people seem to like our music from very different part of the  world and that’s awesome, also after all this time of silence. We hope  to bring the new album live and see if we still deserve all this love  eheheh…

9.What is going on with some of the other musical projects or bands  these days that some of the band members are involved with?

Dave is very busy with the new Putridity stuff and now it seems that  he’s about to be the new session drummer from Beheaded. Antropofagus is  going to tour Europe this fall with Devangelic, Bloodtruth and other  bands. Me and Mariano are about to enter the studio in the next months  to record a new Ape Unit EP and we have some planned shows for October  here in Italy.

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

I don’t know and I don’t think about it. I prefer to focus my mind on  the present.

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

The composition has been influenced mostly by death metal acts such as  Deeds Of Flesh, Suffocation, Inveracity and Immolation and in small  parts by non death metal bands like Meshuggah or Dillinger Escape Plan. I  don’t know the other guys but the only 2014 death metal record I am  listening to right now is Gorgasm’s Destined To Violate. I’m still  digging my fav death metal albums like Inveracity’s Extermination Of  Millions or Hate Eternal’s Conquering The Throne. In these months I’ve  been listening to very diverse acts: Lighting Bolt, Ulver, Area, Ahab,  Bologna Violenta, Skruigners, Lack of Interest, Don Caballero, Paolo  Conte, Zeus…

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Drinking with friends, various musical genre gigs, mountain walking, B  movies, my girlfriend.

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

Thank you so much for your interest and to everyone will read this  interview. Our new album is completely SELF PRODUCED so be sure to hit  us up to get your copy! See ya!

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