Friday, October 10, 2014

Disasterhate Interview


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

The band formed in early 2005 with the following line-up: Reitia (vocals, guitar), Klaudia (vocals, guitar), Rise (bass), Raven (drums), from the ashes of each member's musical past experiences, to create a violent mix of fatalistic sentences for mankind into solid thrash metal modern sound , dark, dramatic and psychic. After some good live performances' responses from sicilian metal scene the band began developing in songwriting, evolving to something more powerful, expressive, due to the confluence of impact, melodic cold atmospheres. In may 2007 Raven left the band due to different musical intentions and projects. In September 2007 Giando joined the band. After promotional activities, gigs and reviews of the new born first Ep "Sacrifice to Eclipse", Disasterhate started songwriting the upcoming full length, recorded at Sound Empathy Studios by Fabio Monaco, Vittorio Blanco, mixed and engineered by Graziano Manuele at Ueickap Home Studios. In september 2011 Giando left the band and Danilo Ficicchia (drummer yet of sicilian thrash metal band Nemesis) joined, forming the actual line up. At the end of 2013 the work on our debut full-length album was completed, “Mirroring The Abyss” is a reality. The album is supported by Club Inferno (a My Kingdom Music sublabel) who will take care of the promotion and of the digital distribution of the album which official release date is fixed on September 22, 2014.

2. You have a new album coming out later this month, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released 7 years ago?
We like to describe our sound as “authentic”, because we have always played what we feel without genre limit. But if in the first EP - “Sacrifice to eclipse” - our sound was still a little bit rough, now it’s more defined and mature; surely today it’s more personal: it arises from thrash death metal, but grows and expands to malinchonic and introspective atmosphere. It describes deep and secret emotions. It’s quite raw and violent, but also intimistic and pathetic.

3. This is going to be your first release in 7 years, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap between releases?

The composition took a couple of years, because we wanted to be sure about all songs, arrangements and lyrics. The recording of an album is a good target, it gives a great satisfaction, but it requires expenses and sacrifices, especially for self-produced band. Moreover we have not reached easily the final track list: some songs have been excluded, others more and more rewritten. Then the recording session have been made in very different period and in different sound studios. At the end the artwork was not still ready.
So we have spent time and resources for this work, but finally “Mirroring the abyss” is out!

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

This album talks about the abyss of our mind, with all fears, obsessions and whispers sleeping inside of us. It’s like a kaleidoscope of soul. We have tried to reveal our inner abyss with no veils and so what we play is what we are. So the artwork also reflects the solitary abyss of the mind through rarefied and cold images.

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

When we chose the name Disasterhate (9 years ago!), we had already written many songs for the first EP “Sacrifice to eclipse”, full of apocalyptic inspiration and themes. But we looked also for a name one-word made, not too much complicated and with an effect of impact.

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?
There have been many good live in these years, for the quality of the stage, the adrenaline, the interaction with people, the possibility to express our emotions in a natural way for all of us. It's a very emotive moment of the live act, very intense, and we try to give the best to communicate the deep meanings for us lying behind the both songs. We pay much attention to the emotive impact, so we like to introduce the songs before to play, to create a sort of confidential corner with audience…but especially to make a fucking good headbanging!

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

Now we are working hard to the promotion of “Mirroring the abyss” and to make shows across Sicily and south Italy. We are also thinking to some new songs… some ideas already rattle in our insane mind!

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

It’s not an easy approach. Sometimes fans look at us in a diffident way because three of us are girls and they don’t consider extreme metal music to be played by girls. Other times our music is considered too “strange” to be labeled metal, or extreme metal, also who thinks about thrash and death metal refers to classic old styles and bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Overkill, Testament, etc. We always invite people to take time to listen before judge or criticize and the feed backs come out often very good at last.

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

We don’t know what future will give us, but surely we hope to be able to make another album and to express still ourselves by music.

10. 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 have a lot of influences, maybe the primaries are alternative rock and darkwave among non metal genres, but surely modern thrash and Swedish death have too much influenced our inspiration and our sound.

11. What are some of your non musical interests?

We’re all into different interests, for example horror films and modern literature, video games, visual arts, graphics, photography.

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

Thanks to Variety of Death and to all people supporting us! We hope that you could find a fragment of your “abyss” in our music.
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