1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The project started back in 2015, at this time I had just released my first full length for Ergot and I was very active about making new stuff and discovering new sounds. I used to meet together with C. listening to music, discussing about the BM scene, sharing experiences and old memories. ‘Once he figured out that he had some cool guitar riffs that were gathering dust he proposed to me to start a collaboration in order to make a new record at the best of our possibilities.
2.Recently you have released a new album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?
C. already had clear ideas through which I got inspired to build up my own riffs adding some arpeggios and solos and then we mixed everything together. Talking about “musical style” I think that you can find a lots of elements from Death, Heavy and Black Metal.
3.According to the Facebook page the band worked on this album for a few years before releasing it, can you tell us a little bit more about the time and effort you put into this recording?
The musical composition did not take more than few months to have it on a demo version. We were recording time after time at my home studio directly to the DAW. After the demo was completed, we have spent a lot of time working on the visual aspect of the album while we were looking to find some good sessionist to join on the bass and on the drums.
We were able to re-record everything in the studio just in 2019. A lot of effort has been involved in this work, but step by step we reached out our target.
4.A lot of the lyrics on the new album cover 'The Book of Revelation', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this biblical text?
I find a big parallelism between the biblical texts and our modern society; I think that the theology of Revelation is very much contrary to the teaching of Jesus in the gospels. It promises revenge on the enemies of the Christians with death, destruction and holy punishment, whereas the teaching of Jesus was to love one’s enemies and do good to those who persecute you. That’s just to say that we have found a good scenario in order to express our frustration through the strings, a bit provocative too.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'H'?
“H” is a graphic symbol and it was inspired by C. If you prefer a more fantastical meaning, “H” is the representation of two towers linked by a bridge.
We leave to the listener the purpose to find what will be the meaning for “H” to him, as for the words could be referred such both as Hell or Heaven...
6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The artwork was commissioned to the italian artist Lucia D'Asta. We met her through a friend and we were very excited for her great talent. Back in the time we were already working on digital graphics drafts and we gave them to her to find her inspiration in the making of the hand painting.
The front cover represents the evil side of the concept while the back represents the side of the sublime.
7.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
Not at the moment, unfortunately the current world situation and this uncertain future are not helping us and now we need to focus on other major things.
8.The album was released on 'Sounds Of Hell'. how did you get in contact with this label?
When everything was almost done, we've started to promote our work through mail and private streaming, we wanted to find a label which really believe in our work.
We get in contact with Sounds Of Hell while we were scouting through the newest extreme metal labels in Europe through metal-archives and after some mails we found them really interested, collaborative and professional so It was clear for us to join them.
9.on a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
We still don’t know about that but I think that we will have this kind of feedback in the years to come. We are humble people not really interested in the individual success and that’s why we unveil our faces too.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As we said before this uncertain situation that overcomes all the world deny us from making any future plan.
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?
Although we are on the opinion that not always what you like to listen has to be involved in what you like to play, both of us has very different tastes regarding music, especially if you want to go deep through all subgenres. That’s why we avoid to mention any artists but what I can proudly say is that a lot of cool releases are coming also nowadays and even the underground scene has a lot of movement due to collectors.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We would like to thank you for your interest, we extremely believe in an active metalhead community all over the world capable to overstep boundaries and nationalities, we're sharing the same flame! \m/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/Dominus Draconis
Band link: https://www.facebook.com/HBlackMetal
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