Friday, February 23, 2018

Triverse Massacre Interview

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

How’s it going? Cheers for taking the time to ask us some questions! We’re doing great thanks, currently working away on our next release and looking to book shows wherever will have us!

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the newer material and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released on the past?

We seem to have been shoved into a sub-genre since the new EP titled “Blackened Thrash Metal”, which is pretty cool. We try to put a groove lathered cover over death/black metal, something you can bang your head to and smash around in the pit too.

 3.The lyrics on the ep are a concept album based on the 5 rivers of Hades in Greek Mythology, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

 Basically we're nerds, that love different mythologies, particularly Greek and Norse. As we were writing the release, Liam (our singer) mentioned the idea of it being a concept record as it was something he really loved the idea of constructing.  When he mentioned the 5 rivers of Hades and theming a song around each of them everyone was on board straight away.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Triverse Massacre'?

We always joke about how often we get asked this and how we should have come up with something easier to explain! It’s a bit late now!! Basically, you have a universe, which is a singular verse that we exist in, then you have a multiverse, which is a hypothetical set of universes, including the universe in which we live, so we took the multiverse, multiplied it by three and caused massacres in all of them, Triverse Massacre, mainly we thought it sounded cool and unique.

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?

Without a doubt playing at Bloodstock Festival is probably our favourite gig we’ve played, since it was a tick off the bucket list for all of us and the crowd was amazing, the whole experience was amazing. The final heat of the Metal to the Masses is also up there, our home crowd showed us so much support that night and went mental, the barrier had to be held in place because it was going to go over. Also up there is the gig we played with Raging Speedhorn and Skindred at the Brickyard, again the crowd was just awesome that night.

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

We do indeed, we are playing the mighty Hammerfest on Saturday 17th March alongside Sepultura, Hellyeah, Anaal Nathrakh and s many other awesome bands, our friends in Repulsive Vision and Obzidian are also playing so we’re really looking forward to that. After that we are going on a short tour with our brothers in All Consumed:

Grand Central, Manchester:  Thursday 5th April

The Twa Tams, Perth: Friday 6th April

The Lab, Northampton: Saturday 7th April

Firebug, Leicester: Sunday 8th April

7.Recently 'Sliptrick Records' re-issued your 2017 ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the newer version?

 The reissue through Sliptrick is all really about reach and getting to places that we can't really hit by ourselves, the team there really seem to believe in the band and now we're on a label we hope this will translate into us getting better shows and being able to play in front of new people that we wouldn't have been able to before.

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

We’ve been blown away by the positive response we’ve had, it’s been quite overwhelming actually, getting all these reviews and reaction videos through from people all over the world saying how much they’re into what we’re doing. It’s really awesome to see!

9.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We’ve started working on new music, I think we’re around 2-3 songs in now, it all comes down to time and money. If we have enough songs together for a full length then we’ll do one, if we’ve been sitting on 4-5 tracks for a while then we’ll do another EP. I see us heading deeper into the dark elements of what we did on HADES – more black metal elements and just an overall heavier and faster feel – that seems to be the way things are naturally heading so we’ll keep going with it.

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?

We all love Slayer, Cannibal Corpse,  Behemoth, At The Gates, Lamb of God, Black Sabbath. this could be a really long list so we reckon we’ll leave it there. The newer music seems to have more influences from the likes of Behemoth, Vallenfyre and The Black Dahlia Murder.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We’re all big into gaming, Skyrim, The Witcher, Dark Souls, Fallout as well as lots of indie titles. If we aren’t gaming or playing shows then we like to go to shows, local or big bands and have a few beers… or get absolutely wrecked.

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

Just thanks again for listening to us talk utter rubbish. Huge thanks to everyone that’s checked us out and has continually supported us and what we do. If you don’t know who we are, go check us out, catch us at a show, come say hi and have a beer with us..

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