Sunday, January 20, 2013

Centurian Interview


1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?


"The band is doing really good. The responses we get sofar about the new album are very good, so that pleases us. It's even better that the band feels stronger than ever now and we are happy with the way the new album turned out."


 2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?


"I think we wrote better songs then before. Not only stronger arrangements, but every song is very different, so all together they make the perfect album to us. We had more material, but chose only the songs that would add something to the album."


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


"Contra Rationem means: against all speech. We believe there is no ultimate truth. Laws, doctrines and morals are things we created and give a certain value, but in fact they don't exist. So there is no use to follow any truth but your own, knowing that that truth itself could be a lie. We are all slaves to chaos and have to adjust to that."


 4. I know that the band took a long hiatus, what was the decision behind reforming the band and will we ever hear another album by Nox?


"After writing the first new songs for Contra Rationem we noticed that the new stuff reminded us more to Centurian then Nox. It has a lot to do with the fact that me and Bob (Nox) are different kind of drummers. We tried out a few of the old Centurian tracks and after that the choice was made."


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


"Last year we went to Brasil for the first time to do a few very memorable shows. On stage we try to bring the message we have to spread as powerfull as possible, everything is about the music."


6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?


"No concrete plans yet, but we will definitely get out there to visit places. It's too early right now to say what will happen."


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


"Sofar so good. It's great to see that many old fans didn't forget about us, but we also get contacted by people who just found out about Centurian. Nothing to complain!"


8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?


"Me and Patrick are involved in Severe Torture. Niels plays with Prostitute Disfigurement and I have a few more projects I'm working on. Those bands all do their things, we are very good at scheduling everything."


 9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?


"We want to get every form of creativity out of this band as possible. That means the inspiration needs to come out of ourselves and not be guided by deathmetal laws. That is hard to do nowadays, but not impossible. The band Portal is a good example of what I mean."


10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?


"Everything can be inspirational, even a painting or a word. It's not other bands that influence us, we have a certain style and sound and want to get the most out of that. True inspiration comes from a certain feeling we want to translate into music."


 11. How would you describe your views on Occultism?


"I strongly believe in chaos."


 12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?


"The most interesting thing to me is traveling and exploring different cultures."


 13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?


"Thanx for this interview. Hopefully we'll meet somewhere on the road!
Believe nothing, dare all!! 333"
Seth van de Loo - Centurian