Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Biopsy Interview

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

A:  The band comprises of the three of us, Shomeresh on vocals, Akshay on guitars and Keshav on drums. We met during college and started jamming out to random stuff, before we decided to start making our own music. Over time, we kept exploring and drifting through the different genres of metal, slowly escalating to heavier music. Eventually, we reached Brutal Death and realized that this was the music which we enjoyed playing the most.

2. You have a new ep coming out this year, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
A: The sound is pretty much the result of all our vastly diverse, individual musical influences. Brutal death metal proved to be a focal point of sorts for us as a band, a genre that we all thoroughly enjoyed listening to and composing music of.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
A: Lyrically our tracks are rather intricate and comprehensive. When we started the band and decided on a name, we made a conscious effort to link our lyrics to our band’s name making them both relevant. Our lyrics are narratives written from the perspective of a deranged surgeon (as our album art suggests). A quick read through the lyrics of any one of our tracks will give you much more insight regarding the same.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Biopsy'?
A: We actually went through a couple of names before ‘Biopsy’, but none of them seemed to fit right. As we shifted through the genres, we felt the need to have a band name that exemplifies the music we create, something that resonates with our tracks and lyrics. As mentioned above, our lyrical theme is that of a deranged surgeon and hence for our band the name ‘Biopsy’ fit like a glove.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
A:  We’re still a rather inexperienced band in this regard, having not played a single track from our EP live, so we cannot really do complete justice to this question. The last time we went live we were playing a different genre of music altogether.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?
A: Touring and playing shows will be hard seeing as we're all in different places at the moment. But if somehow we land up in the same place, we'd love to play a gig!

7. The band is from India, do you feel that the metal scene in your country has gotten a lot more stronger over the years?
A: Yes the metal scene here has improved, but it still has a long way to go. It seems like it picks up for a few months and then suddenly dies for the next few. On the positive side though, bands are playing shows outside the country, which is really nice, and there seems to be a lot of new faces at gigs every time. So it would be fair to say that the ‘scene’ has gotten stronger over the years.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by the fans of brutal death metal that have heard it so far?
A: The few reviews we got so far, we were very happy to read. It felt really good to have our music acknowledged and unanimously appreciated. We're looking forward to more reviews!

9. When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
A: Again since we're not going to be in the same place, it’s going to be a little more challenging to continue making music. But we've decided to try exchanging stuff over the internet and see how it goes. We'd like to have a single and another EP before we release a full length.

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?
A: Brutal death metal is a niche genre but there are so many different styles inside the genre itself. Everything from Dying Fetus to Defeated Sanity has had an influence on the kind of music we played on the EP. But metal is the only common ground in our musical preferences. Other than that we listen to everything from Classic Rock to Drum N Bass.

11. What are some of your non musical interests?
A: Apart from music we've all got our personal hobbies and interests, which range from playing sports and computer games along with the usual youthful debauchery.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
A: We'd like to thank everyone that made this possible. The EP is something we really wanted ever since we started out, and was our main focus. We're glad it’s finally out. We'd especially like to thank our families and close friends who have supported us in spite of not listening to metal. We’d also like to thank Ashwin Kulkarni for recording our music, Kunal Choksi for getting it out there and finally you, for this interview!


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  2. Guitars and drums are insane.... Sorry shomeresh.. :P :D but it's killer.. :D :D :D :D