Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Maur 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 ep?
1. Hi   The members of the band are currently busy with personal stuff. But, we will enter the studio on August to record material for the split.

2.So far you have released an ep and a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both recordings and also what are you listening to nowadays?
2. 'Elegy' is actually our second demo, introducing our new form with new members (Bass and 2nd Guitar). On 'Demo MMXIII', we still gathered our piece of music and still dont know how we will play in the future. But after couple of rehearsal and the arrival of new member, we decided to mix all genre we like into the Doom Metal form.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3. Despair, Grief, Darkest Side of Mankind, Dark Beauty of the Nature.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Maur'?
4. Honestly, that is an anagram from Maru the Cat! LOL. We just find it cool for a band name hahaha.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5. We only have 3 gigs so far, and each gigs have a different meaning for us. 

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6. The nearest show probably on the end of August with some local bands. There are some plans to do a mini Java Tour November/December but we will see to that later.

7.According to another interview, you have 2 splits coming out later this year, can you tell us a little bit more about them?
7. Yes, we will do a split with Atavisma (France) and Candlegoat (Indonesia). Both bands are really awesome and its a honor to us to do split with them.

8.You have done Beherit and Black Sabbath covers on your recordings, what was the decision behind doing your own versions of these songs?
8. Beherit is one of the best underground band and 'The Gates of Nanna' had evil atmosphere that we want to include on our music. Black Sabbath' Solitude have that kind of emotion and we think its perfect to do the cover of this song as homage to the pioneer of Heavy music in our way.

9.So far you have worked with Sonic Funeral Records and Noisaurus Records, do you feel these 2 labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
9. Noisaurus Records (RIP) is a record label of mine and actually for the 'Demo MMXIII' we dont want to release it because of the quality of the recording. As for Sonic Funeral, Adi the owner is a cool dude and we glad that 'Elegy' would be release on the proper label.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black, doom and death metal?
10. For now, we only known on our hometown (hahaha) and we only want people that really like our music are the people that actually listen to music and buy our release. 

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11. We will release EP first on January/February 2015 entitled 'The Mourning Wanderer'. We have plan to do full length but there are long journey to that!

12.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?
12. We listen to a lot of stuff, from Prog Rock to Noise. Every band we listened to have influence on our music and we dont worship any band or trying to be like 'that' band.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
13. Each member have different hobby/interest, from collecting Idol Group stuff to reading science fiction magazine. 

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14. Thanks for the interview,   Kudos to all of you who reading this interview and if you never heard anything from us, check our bandcamp http://naturamaur.bandcamp.com/