Saturday, March 10, 2018

+Mrome+ Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We do not really have a spectacular story. We started the band as teenagers in 1995, but we failed to keep it alive. We were very young people and there was no consistent vision behind it, we had different backgrounds, personally and musically, we ware just school friends. We played a couple of local gigs, recorded 3 demos and everything was done soon. Average! In 2009 I revived the band as a solo project but soon the original drummer P. wanted to join in and we recorded our debut album "Noetic Collision on the Roof of Hell" as a duo.
+MROME+ is entirely a studio project focused on creative process and concepts behind music and lyrics. We are not a touring band. We are not interested in promoting band members by photos and social media. We can easily say that music, lyrics and artwork design speak everything about us. The only principle is that every new recording is a new start for us, a new stage. We want to keep it as distinct and diverse as possible

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

Maybe dark thrash? ...or post-something? It's fashionable now. I don't know. I am old-fashioned, sorry. We started as black metal wannabes but I absolutely don't identify +MROME+ with this "movement" actually. I respect a kind of singular signature in music and "fuck off attitude"represented by pioneers. I felt inspired by it in my teenage years but soon realized that most of underground metal myths are just misinterpretations and pranks of spoiled rich kids. We don't care how people categorize it. Roots are in metal. I'd like to believe we can do a good song too. Trying to be like old heavy/thrash metal classics You can keep in mind and heart. I am old-fashioned definetely.

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

Love to god mostly... And a little disappointment when he doesn't return your love. Love is the key to everything.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name +Mrome+'?

It's very difficult for me to explain it in english. It's neologism. The state of total passivity and lack of hope. High end of moral and ethical depravation when You don't even want to fuck and reproduce. The way empires fall. But there is a spark of acceptance in it. A solace that everything is coming to an end.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

There are not many people who can play in this band. I wanted to do it on my own but P. wanted to join. Yeah cool! Lets have a good fight again buddy! We are not very social people so we decided to work as a duo but then our old bass player wanted to return to queen bee's cell. Unintentionally we have almost original line-up from 90's (the second guitarist is not in music anymore). Our bass player is less offensive person than me an P. so he makes sure that we do not kill each other. As a trio we sound better at rehearsals and I do not have to record bass guitar anymore! Profits only!

6.On the album you had also done a cover of Danzig's "How The Gods Kill", what was the decision behind doing your own version of this song?

I love Danzig, P. loves Danzig. We do Danzig. This song has a special authentic vibe, it's dramatic but not pompous. We played it our own way to make it fit to our songs better.

7.The new is coming out on 'EEE Recordings', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

EEE Recordings comes from Denver, Colorado. It's a label of E., the man behind total crazy experimental band Njiqahdda (and many other projects too). I love their album "Serpents in the Sky". When I was sending our promo stuff I came across a kind of statement on his label's bandcamp page "Oppose the underground, oppose the mainstream... suport yourself". It impressed me. That's the way we do things indeed. We are devoted to music and independent attitude. We love DIY-way-of-thinking.
I sent him our album and he liked it. He offered straight and clear conditions, no promises without coverage, no pay-for-publishing bullshit like many labels do today! What kind of bands accept it at all? Communication is great and the official CD release date is 28th April 2018. Pre-order starts up on March 18th. Cassettes in Summer probably.

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

Time will tell. We have very positive feedback from underground metal zines, but we are not interested is social media to give people possibility to react. And we won't have it. Anyway we are not very extreme act I think. +MROME+ is rather chill out music in standards of extreme metal today. At all events we have no plans to conquer the world. We have jobs.

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

As I said earlier we don't want to be recurrent. To be honest the naxt album is almost done and it's a different thing. It will be called "Roi-de-Rats" and it's more thrash metal oriented with a post-punk touch. Still dark anyway. We are already working on the third one at rehearsals. The darkest one probably. I've got ideas for 5 albums including "Noetic". If we still want to make it after these 5 albums we will start up a new irrational chapter, if not - we will finish gently.

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.

There are many. Classics like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Danzig, Slayer, Voivod, Metallica, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, polish Kat are common for us both. Our roots. Speaking for myself that was first and second wave black metal like Bathory, Celtic Frost, Samael as well... Burzum is one of soundtracks to my life. Not much time for listening to music right now. I need it to arrange and produce +MROME+'s music first of all but If I only can clean my mind then I choose magnificent David Bowie, Amebix, Killing Joke, rustic mess by french Pest Noire is great. P. likes more technical/progressive music sometimes too which I really hate.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We are not interested in promoting band members. We are just dudes doing songs.

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

Thanks for Your questions and support first of all. Please follow our only official profile at mrome.bandcamp.com, support eeerecordings.net
Love Your Mom, Dad and Lord Satan. Love is the key to everything. Period!

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