Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Thirteen Bled Promises Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?


We have been busy preparing the release with Lacerated Enemy Records as well as taking care of the projects that were returning to play live right now after the live music break due to the pandemic in Spain.


2.A few months back you had released a new ep, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?


Musically it is a natural progression in the sound of the band, as well as the conjunction of new influences and the desire to do something a little different. We have borrowed some brushstrokes from black metal as well as continuing to search through technical riffs always somewhat more dissonant.


3.With the exception of a single in 2019 this is also your first release since 2015, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?


Since all the members of TBP are immersed in other musical projects, the new material took longer to compose, as well as the entrance to the studio, was delayed for more than half a year due to the pandemic. Likewise, we have never felt a real pressure to release material as soon as possible since we have always been a self-released and self-financed band, so the times were what they had to be. But now with the entry into Lacerated Enemy Records, we have in mind to work hard to get the new material ready soon.


4.A lot of your lyrics cover aliens, conspiracy theories and gore themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?


Since we started the band we knew that we wanted to dedicate the theme of the lyrics to these issues since we are very fans of scifi culture and horror in all its aspects, cinema, literature, comic ... Also, some of us have had close experiences by family members with inexplicable situations, as well as letters sent with people who have had experiences and encounters that are difficult to explain.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Thirteen Bled Promises'?


It really doesn't make any more sense than the literal meaning of the words that make up the name, we were young and we didn't think about things much.


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new ep cover?


Again, the artwork has been created by Martin de Diego Sabada, who created the previous covers except for the cover of the 2019 single. We have always been fascinated by his work and we have believed that he was the best artist to capture the theme of our lyrics. This time for the cover of 'Foundation', we travel from the medieval era of 'The Black Legend' to the future period in which the fight of aliens against the intraterrestrials of the TBP universe continues, with the founding of a new era.


7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?


Really for us each show is the same, we try to have the same good time and to leave the thousands or dozens of people who watch the show with the same feeling of brutality, heaviness and darkness. We believe that the important thing apart from the best possible execution of the songs live is to show an energy that people internalize and always want more.


8.The new ep was released on 'Lacerated Enemy Records', how would you compare working with this label or other labels you have been a part of in the past?


There is no comparison as Lacerated Enemy Records is our first label since TBP was created, so we are delighted to be part of the family and very excited about what we can achieve together.


9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your newer music by fans of black and death metal?


We have noticed that the people who have always followed us have been more than satisfied with the new material, as well as detecting that we have generated curiosity in people who did not have us on the radar. This is difficult to measure "digitally" so we are looking forward to going back to giving live concerts and feeling the feedback better.


10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are part of?


The truth is that the other projects are working quite well and allow us to grow as musicians as well as to be able to enjoy different musical styles. If you are curious, here are some of the names of these projects: Aversio Humanitatis, Oscuro Culto, Cathexia, Eternal Storm...


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


Definitely 2022 will be a year of hard work in the rehearsal room composing the new material, hopefully in 2023 he can be ready to record it. The direction of TBP musically as always will be the natural progression of the group's sound, seeking the speed, darkness and heaviness that we have always wanted to bring to the listener.


12.What are some of the bands or musical styles the band members are currently listening to nowadays?


Well, each of us have musical styles in common but also styles that are very different from each other. But to name a few, from extreme metal (black, tech death, osdm, funeral doom, nu metal), to rap, synthwave, jazz or classical music.


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


It has been a pleasure responding to this interview, and I apologize in advance for my lack of naturalness in answering in English, but it is all that this humble speaker of Spanish can do. Thank you and see you for the helliosphere!



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