Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Centurion Interview

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

AD Gore: Hi, we’re preparing for the autumn shows in Poland and creating a new songs for the next release. Apart from the regular works, we have a temporary change on the position of drummer in the band. Our regular drummer Demon must  leave a country for few months, so we will play with Desecrate, known from cooperation with the bands such as Lost Soul or Pyorrhoea in the past and currently Gortal, for a while.

How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

AD Gore: Our general approach was the same as regarding the past recordings. We wanted to create the most aggressive release that we could. The sound is very dirty, tracks are fast and dynamic, we recorded six tracks of guitars what makes the sound really powerful. The major difference between “Serve no One” and previous releases is a quality of sound production. The second thing are compositions which are more powerful and dynamic than ever before.

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

AD Gore: The lyrics are full of violence and hatred against the weakness, stupidity and hypocrisy. We don’t fight for any kind of great idea but the freedom and independence of strong individuals. That’s the meaning of our album title. Our words declares war against religion or other shitty things that make this world such shitty place. Some lyrics describe an ancient times and the battles and wars that took place thousands years ago. But it is still the same core message. And we spread this message in a very extreme way.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

AD Gore: Centurions were a professional officers of the Roman army and they were closest to the battlefield despite the fact that they were relatively high in the hierarchy. They had to be proud, charismatic and courageous people to  lead their people and win. They were also those, who, according to the bible, tortured and killed Jesus Christ. Isn’t it a perfect name for the band that plays violent and antichristian kind of death metal?

What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

AD Gore: There were lot of amazing gigs we played so far. The last one for example, our release party, were pretty extreme. The mosh pit spread almost to the stage, even our second guitarist Bigos felt down from the stage, but he was so drank on the other hand, that it was maybe because of this reason hehehehe…. It’s good that our music is quite simple for us, we don’t play any complicated riffs or rhythms, so we can drink vodka on the stage, as we usually do and still have a good performance. But we don’t have any general concept for our shows… We always try to do something mad during our gigs. Once upon a time there were a SWAT team that took us from the stage. Despite the fact that we play an extreme and dark kind of metal, we have a great fun on the stage and we treat it as a sort of entertainment to make something additional to the music.

Do you have any touring plans for the future?

AD Gore: Yes, but all gigs in Poland. We’ll try to visit other countries next year.

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

AD Gore: It was awesome, almost all maniacs gave us very positive opinions about the album. As well as the media, webzines, etc. – in majority the feedback was really good. I think that the secret is that the music we play reaches the people who know what is the essence of metal.

What is going on with the other band projects these days?

AD Gore: I can say first of all personally about my second own band – Pyorrhoea. We just recorded our third album called “I am the war” and it will be a fucking killer. I don’t know what’s going on with Nomad the band where Demon plays, they release their album in 2011 but currently may have some problems with playing regular shows as their guitarists play with Behemoth and that makes him pretty busy guy… Caesar is also a vocalist in Shrapnel, but this is a kind of side project and they just record some stuff from time to time…

What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

AD Gore: The direction is to be more extreme.

What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

AD Gore: In fact I’m a great fan of grind core and crust so it’s difficult to find a link between Disfear and Centurion. But we all love an old school death metal such as Angel Corpse or Sadistic Intent. We don’t have any major influence we’re just extreme maniacs of extreme music and we make a music that we would like to listen. In some way – Centurion is also one of our favorite bands. But if you find influences that’s cool. Providing that it won’t be Justin Biber, hehehe…

How would you describe your views on Satanism or Occultism?

AD Gore: I’m an atheist, in fact we’re all atheists in Centurion. But Satan as a symbol of freedom is OK. He’s better than Christ for sure… If somebody have time to develop it’s inner self according to the occult knowledge I have respect for this. Me personally rather like to think about philosophy than magic or occultism.

Outside of music what are some of your interests?

AD Gore: Movies, books, art in general, but rather off-stream, sports like martial arts and of course rock&roll life…

Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

AD Gore: Thanks for your attention. Keep your heads banging!!!!

Centurion current line-up:
Caesar – voc.
AD Gore – guit., voc.
Bigos - guit., voc.
Blacha - bass
Demon – drums

...and they will leave only remains – demo 2001 [self released]
 Conquer & Rule  – LP 2002 [Apocalypse Prodoductions]
Sacrilege – promo 2007 [self released]
Sindecade / Sacrilege – split with Gortal 2008 [Gorification Musix]
Serve No One – CD 2012 [Wydawnictwo Muzyczne Psycho]

Two tracks from the album are available on band official YouTube channel under the following links:
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