Friday, July 17, 2015

Lambs Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little band about the band?
G. We are LAMBS, a band from Forlì-Cesena, Italy. It's not easy to fit in a specific genre, but we play some kind of crust/black/math/post metal, or whatever you hear in it.

2.You have an ep coming out in September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
G. As I said before we don't really fit in any specific genre, on the EP you can hear hints of black metal, as well as punk, sludge and more atmospheric post metal sections. Each song tends to be a little different from the other, and the production just kind of holds them together.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
G. Our first EP is mainly focused on introspection, with a misanthropic feel. The lyrics are by C. and they are all linked in one way or another. For newer material we're both writing, and my lyrics are mostly based on personal issues concerning the way I relate to other people.
C. I’m comfortable with existentialism. I am really inspired by human feelings, philosophy and psychology topics since a bunch of years.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lambs'?
G. The name is kinda ironic, since we are not christians or catholics, and the lamb is considered the perfect scapegoat and a sign of purity. If you realize how the church fooled us in the last couple of centuries the lines between sinners and preachers gets blurry. Who's the actual lamb?

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
G. One of our best shows has definitely been in our hometown Cesena, in April. It was really intense. Another cool show it's the one we played 2 weeks ago in Treviso.
I'd say that our music translates better live than in the studio, we put up a pretty intense live show and try to be the more "in your face" that we can.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?
G. Yes, we do. We're gonna keep playing a lot in Italy and we're also gonna tour europe in October with Abaton.
C. After the release we will mainly hit Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about 'Grind On The Road Promotion'?
G. GOTR is a creation of C. and his friend Enrico, who put up an incredible booking and promotion agency, as well as an interesting webzine. It's focused on interesting music in general (from grindcore to post rock) and the booking agency works out some pretty cool shows in our area.
C. I run Grindontheroad.com since was 15 years old. The mainly focus of GOTR is to be a music webzine that  strongly appreciates metal, hardcore, post rock and experimental stuff. Booking and promotion are recent facility carried out by me and my friend Enrico, we are trying to do the best. If you are interested in working together with us, you can write to booking@grindontheroad.com
 

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal and hardcore?
G. We've been receiving the first reviews as of now and I'm pretty proud of the outcome. People are digging the different textures we have and it's definitely cool.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
G. We are already writing new material, and the new stuff is definitely different from what you hear in the EP. It is not radically different, it's just the rational evolution of what is going on in our first release. It's more dissonant, more hardcore, more mathy, more sludgy and there are also more blast beats. In my opinion we only took our sound next level.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
G. Some bands and players more than others influenced my way of writing songs. American late 90s hardcore, a lot of grindcore and the whole swiss extreme/experimental scene. Lately I've been in a huge TheRedChord/Meshuggah kick.
C. I’m currently listening the late works of Implore, Komara and Leviathan (US). Oh, and I really can’t wait for the oncoming Cattle Decapitation’s album.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
G. I play in 4 bands so I don't have much time to do anything else. But when I have free time I just love going out and drink with my buddies. I also enjoy reading but I don't really have the time to sit down and relax with a book lately.
C. I love art in every form, especially drawing or painting, I’m comfortable with forceful books and weird movies as well. Hanging out with my girlfriend or tasting good beers with a close friend are another pretty things.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
G.  Thanks for your time, our first EP "Betrayed from birth" will be released Septembed 1st, 2015. There are only 200 handnumbered copies.
You can listen to the first song online here, https://goo.gl/4uB6nX
And preorder it over here: https://goo.gl/aHQHet