Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Descent Interview

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

We have been really busy with all the preorders of the new album and the new merch. We also played a gig with Angelus Apatrida and we are scheduling more dates for the end of this year and the beginning of the next.

2.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?

It's and evolution of our sound, we keep the foundations on the melodic death metal but taking a huge step up. In this four years since the first album we changed a lot, three members of the band left and new people join up aporting his own style and ideas so now we got new influences as your will see in the new songs.

3.This is your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during this time span?

Since the recording of the first album (cuz this is the second one) we have been playing a lot with bands such as Nightrage, Onslought, Angelus Apatrida, Izegrim, Mors Principium Est, Rise to Fall... and in the maintime creating the new songs and working hard to get this new album out. Although as I said before, some of our bandmates left the band due to personal and professional issues so we spend some time looking for the new members Xavi, IƱigo and Borja

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

We go from social criticism to the esoterical and terrorific world of H.P Lovecraft, and thats why we choose the name "The coven of Rats" cuz it gather all the topics in one phrase.

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

The name came from a german terror film (pretty bad film if i had to say, but our got a really awfull taste), it came up one day when we were having a brainstorming to search a new name for the band and when Ander came up with it we all love it so there it is, now we are The Descent.

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?f

It's hard to choose one as the best show... If I have to choose it will be the show with Angelus Apatrida in Zaragoza due to the crowd that went completely mad and it was awesome then with Mors Principium Est in Vigo the sound was awesome and we were touring with one of our favorite bands and it was the last gig so it was special and the last one will be with Nightrage and Methedras in Bilbao for almost the same things than before, we were playing with one of our favourite bands in our hometown and it was really awesome. And then... what to say about our performance, we jump on the stage and play our music as we feel it so its an explosion of rage and aggressiveness.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Yes, we are now  scheduling some dates around Spain and Portugal as something on Europe but we cant announce anything yet.

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

We have been receiving messages and orders from all around the world and then there's people like Kumi from Tokyo or Igor from syberia who is supporting making us known in their countries and trying to take us there to play so in general therms it has been awesome and we would like to thank you and them all for the support.

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

Well Xavi is playing also in Rise to Fall, The Flying Scarecrow and Rat-Zinger so he is playing all around the country almost every weekend and Ander is playing a lot and currently recording a new ep with Knives, a crust band.

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

God knows... for now on we will try to live the present and work out to have a busy future.

11.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?

Basically melodic death metal band like Nightrage, Dimension Zero, Dark Tranquility, In Flames (old stuff...), Insomnium, and band of other genres such as Hardcore, Black, Death...  Nowadays I'm hearing a lot of genres but the main bands could be Heaven Shall Burn, Social Distortion, Ignite, Hypocrisy... and a lot of etc...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Ummm.... Beer, Whisky, Vodka, Rum, Jaggerfreakingmaster, Weed, Hash, girls... Well you know, the good things in live, haha.

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

Yes, we will like say that it has been an pleasure to make this interview and thank you, and for the guys who did'nt know us yet but are going to read this lines, check us on youtube or on spotify and hopefully you will enjoy our music as much as we do.
Good bye and keep it metal.
Charly // TD.

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