Monday, April 3, 2017

Logic Of Denial Interview

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

Of course, since the recording sessions we had the chance to play some shows in Italy and abroad and, in the meantime, we rehearsed some of the new stuff in order to play it live. Also, we’re working on a couple of new concepts for the next releases but… it’s too early to speak about it yet!

2.You have a new album coming out in June, 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?

Compared to the last album Atonement, also released on Comatose Music four years ago, we see the new one as a more complex and various work. Perhaps it’s more rooted in the brutal death metal field, but it also represents better our personal way of expressing ourselves. Aftermath shows a better research on riffing and structures and, in our opinion, has a better mix of fast, brutal tempos, and ominous atmospheres.

3.The lyrics on the new album have a concept to them, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting?

When we start the writing sessions of our stuff, we always write a lyrical concept first. Since Atonement, we have started a reflection on the human being from a biological and psychological perspective. Aftermath explores the stages during the grieving process, focusing on resentment and human vulnerability. It’s a lyrical journey through the stages of abscission, sufferance and defilement (from loss to catharsis through the perpetual feeling of pain).

4.Originally the band was known as 'Collapse', what was the decision behind the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Logic Of Denial'?

“Collapse” was the name I gave to this band 14 years ago. Originally the lineup was totally different from today and we didn’t play death metal either. The style change made us switch to a new name and we came up with Logic Of Denial basically for two reasons: “denial” is a psycho analytical concept, a defense mechanism which leads men to deny their suffering; also, the “logic of denial” is a philosophical concept which expresses the evolution within contradictions, a sort of dialectical outlook on conflict and its evolutive potential

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We always worked as a four piece band and, since the recording sessions of Aftermath, we played like that with guitar, bass, voice and drums. Now we are so happy with our new lineup, with two guitars which permit to express ourselves in a more complex way. Unfortunately, we haven’t a full time drummer in the band yet, so we’re playing both with programmed drums and sessions. If we had to mention a couple of substantial shows, I’d say our support to Disgorge in Florence (when our close friend Mariano Somà from Septycal Gorge had a cool featuring with us on the Atonement track “Vile blessing prelude”) and two of the shows we played in Bristol: the last date of our UK mini tour with Necrosisat the Gryphon – an amazing show in a small venue and with an incredible atmosphere – and the Slamfestat the Bierkeller – a killer venue where we presented one of our first shows with programmed drums and two guitars, with an awesome response from the crowd -. I think our stage performance is basically founded on aggression and accuracy: we try to show a sort of “controlled mayhem” or, at least, we always work to improve this feature of our performances.

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

We are organizing some shows in order to support the release and, in the meantime, we’ll have a EU mini tour with our friends in Hateful during Easter holidays.

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

We couldn’t be happier, the feedback to our stuff has always been great and this amazing support represents a huge motivation for us.

8.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?

I could say that our other guitarist, Marco, is actually involved in three other musical projects (Grumo, Haemophagus, Blood of Seklusion) rooted in the death metal/grindcore fields. I’m personally involved with our bass player, Marcello, in two other bands, but it’s too early to reveal something about them!

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

I think our musical research is heading into something even different from the material we recorded in Aftermath: if brutal death metal is the way we have chosen to express our musical views, we’re constantly re-shaping our way to craft riffs and songs.

10.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?

In the band everyone has his personal tastes and sensibility and everyone brings his style into compositions and arrangements. I’ve been influenced a lot by bands like Suffocation, Defeated Sanity, Deeds Of Flesh, early Decrepit Birth, Disgorge; but I’m also into Deathspell Omega, Gorguts, Ulcerate, Spawn of Possession, Abhorrent and stuff like that. The last album I heard is Desecrate The Faith’s latest one, recently released by our label Comatose Music: a killer album with a tasty Suffovibe, these dudes rule!

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I’m personally into education and theoretical studies about human sciences, but I’m also a huge horror and psychological drama movies fan: the works of Lars Von Trier, Takashi Miike and Park Chan Wook, just to name a few, have had an enormous impact on our lyrical concepts.

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

Hope the new album will be appreciated! We put a huge effort and some years of hard work to come up with something that fully represents the band today, we’re proud of this work and we can’t wait to share it with you guys. Thanks a lot for your support! 

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