Monday, July 25, 2016

Hostage Of Fate Interview

Can you give us an update on what been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
Living and working on our island of Rhodes, Greece until winter. Creating music, doing the best with the means we have to share this music with people.

Recently you have released a new album, 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?
Yes, we did on the 5th of May via and Shorter songs, with more things to say – much more aggressive and fast paced from “At First…”.

The first album was in a more death/thrash vein, while the new album goes for more of a death/grind style, what was the decision behind going into this musical direction?
It came natural as the songs did. Life brought it that way. I guess there’s a lot of anger hidden that needs to be cleansed. 

This is the first album to be released in 3 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
 Due to personal obligations we either couldn’t produce physical copies or do the right promotion for the album. Finding the right people to play your music when you are not living in the center of everything is a nightmare. So we have to remain a duo until the right time comes.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
You got to listen to the album and decide that on your own. For what I’m really sure is that we don’t get stuck into one specific subject, but you could say that the emotions that the music tries to get out have to do a lot with righteous anger, empowerment, despair of life, certainty of death and love.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name “Hostage of Fate”?
Life always comes. That the fate of everything in the universe. To witness it all.
Life is Hostage to death. Because if she wasn’t, life would have never been.

Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the lineup in the future or do you choose to remain a duo?
In winter we are going to find our drummer in Thessaloniki where we will be moving for at least 5 to 6 months.

Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
It wouldn’t hurt to do that when the time comes. No interest as of yet.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your new album by fans of extreme metal?
Very little but very good. We thank wholeheartedly every single one that has listened to our music.
Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
You will have a good listen of that in August.

What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We listen to almost virtually everything that has a spirit to convey. From my part I listen to lots of death metal, grindcore and the likes of them. A special role to the development of our sound have played bands Narcan, Delete the Mass, Pelican, Fall of Effrafa, Converge and on top of them all Chuck Schuldiner and Death.

What are some of your non musical interests?
I draw pictures of a war made in the stars.

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We hope our music makes you feel and move. Thank you for this interview.

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