Monday, March 23, 2015

Ad Nauseam Interview

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

Ad Nauseam comes from Italy and is formed by four guys who play together since 2003. The band is just the progression of a musical path started a decade before under the name Death Heaven. At a certain point, we acknowledged that there were too many differences with the past both in our music and concept, so we decided to change the moniker in Ad Nauseam.
Even if it happened few years ago, and even if the band worked hard every single week of its existence, no many things happened after that, except very sporadic live shows and the release of "Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est" CD.

2.You have an album coming out during the end of march, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

I must start by saying I don't like to talk about our music. Out task is to compose and record, the rest should be up to someone else.
Furthermore, I don't want to unveil too much of the release or give my personal point of view, which may be rather different from yours. I prefer anyone will listen to the album, make his own reasoning and develop his own point of view.
I can say our music is deeply rooted in that particular style of technical death metal which can boast Ulcerate and Gorguts among its leading exponents. Our songs have a variety of riffs, so that they're pretty complex but, at the same time, straightforward and aggressive. Also, intense atmosphere and power are well balanced. I don't think anyone could object this.

3.The band worked on the album for 5 years, do you feel putting all these years in creating the music made the album sound a lot more powerful?

Not at all. This has nothing to do with the power of the music.
We spent all these years just trying to create an album which could satisfy ourselves first of all, considering any single detail.
To write music is a process which usually takes time, and frequently happens that, after a while, you may be disappointed by what you've composed. We experimented this in the past, and this was the first thing we wanted to avoid by releasing our debut album. Almost all the songs included in "Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est" have been deconstructed and re-arranged more than once, until we found its perfect equilibrium.
Even the recording deserved a lot of time, 'cause we wanted a very natural and original sound.
We live in an epoch when everyone is rushing. Opposite to that, we took our time to look after every aspect of the album with patience. Now, the same shall be done by the listener, if he wants to descend deeply in our universe.

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

Most of our lyrics are nothing but visions and considerations about the chaos, considered in its primordial acceptation. Chaos not seen as a mere form of confusion and random disposition of things, but a stream which follow some laws at at certain level.

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

I'm glad to answer to this question, expecially if you guess it's related to an Ulcerate song from "Of Fracture and Failure". Well, it doesn't.
Ad Nauseam is Latin for "until the nausea", and reflects pretty well both musically and conceptually the style and philosophy of the band. Only after few months we noticed the homonymy with Ulcerate's song, and we didn't care too much, to be honest.

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

It's hard to answer, since we played only four gigs with the name Ad Nauseam, the most important of them being the first one, opening right for Ulcerate during their 2012 European Tour.

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

We'd expect to increase our live performance, of course. We're in contact with some bands to plan few shows during 2015, in Italy as well as abroad.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal that have heard it so far?

I haven't heard many of them by now. Ad Nauseam still belongs to the underground and its name started to be spread right in these days, thank to the hard promotion which Lavadome Productions is doing for the album release. I expect the album will be appreciate by all the fans of extreme metal, for example Hate Eternal, Internecine, Deathspell Omega, Morbid Angel, Gorguts and Ulcerate.

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

We'll continue developing our style, but it's almost impossible to say which direction we'll take. We've already experimented new solutions with a couple of new songs we're working on, but it's too early to talk about. Probably, we'll give more weight to the emotions than the technical aspect.

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?

Our interest in music in general is very wide, in fact we listen many different genres, not only metal. Everything which can communicate us strong emotions is worth listening, the list is very long.
In the last days I listened to Portal and Infester a lot.

11.Does occultism play any role in your music?

No, we've never been attracted too much by that, even if some of us are and were very influenced by Black Metal.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Each member of Ad Nauseam has a number of interests, even if music is absolutely the main one.
Hand brewed beers is the most common interest we've and the closest to metal music, hahaha. Apart that, among us there's one is mad for electronics, one for astronomy...

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

Thanks for your time and support. Thanks also to Jan and Lavadome Prods for his neverending help and trust in Ad Nauseam.
"Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est" will be released in CD and digital form on the 31st of March. Shirt will be available soon after.

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