Monday, June 25, 2018

Dirt Is Destiny Interview

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

Dirt is Destiny is a project that in name has only recently taken form in 2017, though i have been working on material and fleshing out ideas of this kind since about 2011.
The project initially was going to be a solo affair, but veteran drummer of the Cypriot  Metal scene Danny Georgiou, offered his services. He added his own touch to the songs, and has performed on the self title EP.

The essence of what the band is working to achieve is to take elements of mainly Black/Death/ Doom Metal and carefully manipulate them to create musical stories that are powerful, dramatic, and memorable.

2) Recently you have released an ep, what was the musical sound you where hoping to achieve on this recording?

I should mention that the EP is best listened to as a whole, since the songs follow a narrative and are conceptualy related.

The musical sound we were hoping to achieve was for each song to be its own sonic entity, but at the same time for each song to have a relationship with the other in a subtle but connected way so that as whole there is a common defining sound to the band.

3) What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The lyrics are introspective and have an Esoteric quality to them, though I think it is best to explain what the lyrics are actually about on this EP.

To summarize - 'Marooned' is about the character being in a state of existence which can be described as an 'endless present', a Primordial and Archaic state.
Trying to make sense of the world, he observes the biting and grinding chatter within his mind and the patterns there in..finally confronting the chasm at his core, he realizes the nature of his being and actualizes himself from out out of the Chaos. 
'I have come into Being' is about the character awakening the Spirit of Adversity within himself.. the song is a reference to the Ancient Egyptian Deity Set, the prototype of the Satanic figure, and the word XEPER which translates roughly to the name of the song.

'Echo' is about a buried subconscious 'memory' of an ancient cataclysm who's effects were so traumatic that they are still lingering deep in Human being's collective Psyche..

'You will Hang By the Noose' is about the character being tormented by his mortality, the crimes of his past, and the legions of voices gnawing at his sanity. Finally he decides to commits suicide.

4) What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dirt Is Detiny'?
The band name was taken from something a friend of mine 'Andreas Marouchos' had written..i thought it was quite catchy.. It means that ultimately and Inevitably everything will degrade and become like 'Dirt'...a pulverised matter lacking definition or form...

5) Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork on the ep cover?
The artwork was done by a local Artist, Asta Hagalaz. There was an image completed for each one of the songs, each one quite unique and fitting to the theme of each song.
 The front cover is the 'Hanged Man' motif, found in the Tarot, and alluded to in various Myths. The meaning behind it being that the Individual willingfully puts himself/herself through suffering and ordeal to gain deeper Knowledge, Wisdom, and Power. The upcoming Physical release will contain all of the images within it.

6) Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
I feel that for the time being it works for us being a Duo, as a band that does not perform live that is. In the future i would like to play a few shows with live members, however creatively i am a bit too possessive of this project to include additional permanent members..it is quite difficult to find people who are trully able to share the same vision and also musically be able to elevate the band.
Luckily Danny and I both like the same bands, and click musically.

7) Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Currently we are unsigned but i have received interest from a couple of independant labels.Having already pre-arranged for the production of CD's for this EP beforehand, i think it will suffice to remain independant for the time being.

For the next full length release though i think a Label is a must as i simply do not have the time or know how to deal with all the marketing and distribution side of things.
8) On a worldwide level how has the freaction been to your music by fans of black, doom and death metal?

With a few exceptions The reaction has been a bit underwhelming, and understandably so. We have only released the EP online, with our CD release still pending.
 From from huge number of emails i have sent to various magazines and blogs, not too many responded. I have gathered that there is such a massive amount of Demo/Promo/Digital music being sent out at the moment that most magazines or blogs simply are not able to go through all the material for a review, or coverage of any sort. Physical releases tend to take priority, so i am hoping that once i send out the physical copies the band will get more coverage.

locally though i have gotten quite a lot of good feedback.

9) What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the drummer is a part of?
Danny is involved in a ton bands, but if there is one that deserves a mention it is Mirror. Old school Occult themed Metal band with Cypriot/Greek metal Legends Jimmy on vocals and Tassos on Bass. 

10) When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I am currently writing new music for the full length'in the middle of it right now actually' and if everything goes according to plan, will hit the studio by very early next year. Musically, there will be more of everything, and a few new surprises..

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?
First thing that comes to mind and obviously, Primordial since they are my favorite band..Akercocke,Bathory,Destroyer 666,Morbid Angel,Emperor,Dissection,My Dying Bride..I can hear bits and pieces from those bands when i listen to the material, though since i started playing guitar i have always experimented and consciously worked to find my own distinct sound..
Lately i have been listening to a bunch of different bands like Omen, Manowar,80's Pantera, Zion's Abyss, Wasp, Venom, Ruins of Beverast, Gorgoroth.

12) What are some of your non musical interests?
Fitness,knowledge,work,the occasional outing or gig.

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

Thank you for the review and the interview! Keep The flame Burning!







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