Tuesday, July 9, 2019

I, Apokalypse Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The band has been formed in 2017. When the three of us (Minos, Marthyn, Amarük) decided to start a project based on something we never really did before, but the type of music we were listening the most. The goal of the project was quite simple, to do what everyone like the best, musical style and on the instrument playing as well. Audeath join us later, we did know him for a while and being very active in our local scene, he was the best fit for us.

2.Recently you have released a new album, can you tell us a little it more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
Since we create the band we had the vision of the style for the album. We wanted to do black death , very fast and uncompromising. With influences like Behemoth, Blephegor Marduk we were very focus to bring a very violent type of Black death metal

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?
It is mainly focus around the title of the album. We wanted a fit with our musical style as well, so it mainly turns around apocalyptic vision of a future. We also try to bring that kind of sorrowful feeling that comes with all the death and destruction.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'I, Apokalypse'?
The meaning would be for us that the apocalypse would be cause by a simple individual and not necessarily by a series of event. It would be the embodiment of the apocalypse by itself. The though of all the destruction of humanity cause and created by a single individual.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
I would say the cover represent well enough the band name but at a lower scale. An individual torturing and ending a life in front of a desolated landscape, it's all about I Apokalypse. At the same time it fit well with the cover as the individual would also be the destroyer of worlds.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
One of the best would for sure be our first show in our hometown opening for Belphegor. We had an amazing chance to play with these monument of black death metal. As for our stage performance, I would say it's pretty straight forward and very intense. Our main focus is to deliver our music with the most intensity and tightness as possible.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
No tour is plan as of now, as we are kind of very busy with our personal life right now. But we are starting to look what are the possibility for 2020, to support the album as much as possible wherever we can. We are planning to play maybe once or twice in our area for 2019 to ''warm up'' for things to come in 2020.

8.The new album was released on 'PRC Music', can you tell us a little bit more about how you came in contact with this label?
After the release of our single in 2017 and our show with Belphegor, Remi contact us to know if we would be interested to release an album with PRC music. We were surprised and honored at the same time. PRC music is such a great label with an amazing roster, we were more than stocked to work with them.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
We are still a small band , so it is hard to measure the reaction worldwide. We had contact from some individual a little bit in europe and south america and we have awesome comments. So based on that I think it's well received right now. We are pretty confident that this release will give us good exposure worldwide.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
It is hard to have a right answer because what may seems our direction today, may be different in the next months or year. Our vision right now would be to bring maybe some more black metal elements in our music and create songs that are more dark. I think we would like to balance between speed and more mid tempo beat.

11.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?
For sure the black death metal bands like Behemoth and Belphegor, like I mentioned earlier, are some big influences. But also, a lot of black metal element.  Band like Marduk, Dark Funeral are very influential on us. We all are black metal fans since we were young so it always comeback when we create music like that. Nowadays, I listen a lot of Aborted, Emperor, Darkthone and Decapitated. These bands got a lot of elements that we love in our music

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Well I would say gaming, but beside partying, I would say it's pretty much it. Since forever all we did is music, so as soon as we have free time, it's related to music. With our everyday job and families, we must focus on music as much as possible.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for this interview.  Thanks to everyone who support us. Our album is available on CD via PRC Music ( visit the store, insane roster) and via the band directly. And available on all platform: Bandcamp, Apple Musics, Spotify etc..


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