quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2016

[English] Haloperidol: brutality and feeling on melodic themes

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Lucas Sansil (vocals)
Jack C. Daniels (guitar)
Victor (guitar)

Genre: death metal
Haloperidol is a band from São Paulo and it's part of music treasures that exist in the underground scene. Extremely well done is the death metal produced by them. A melodic death metal with heavy and brutal vocals was what I saw on their first gig. Check here the interview that the blog did with them!


I. Hello, Haloperidol! First, thank you very much on behalf of Blog Oroborus for this interview with you. According to the very page of the band on Facebook, Haloperidol is the name of a drug used to control psychological disorders, among others. Why did they choose this name for the band?

Lucas Sansil: We appreciate your contact and attention that's been given to our work. When me and Jack were looking for a name, we had never thought of something  like that. So, we were at the house of a friend listening to some other friend's band, Itself, which has a well-done death metal style, and strangely enough there are only two guys in the band, and we heard they have a song called "Haloperidol". So, we seek sources on what was this name up for and it fit with what we wrote for the song's lyrics. We though that would be cool to use this name with our themes, so we decided to pick this one for granted. Some people found it funny, others mocked it, but joining our musicality, it sounds like it has more meaning, sounds dark and brutal. (Laughs).

II. The first contact I had with the band wasn't via the Internet or through the show, it was the logo on a t-shirt. And, man, it already impressed me, just with the logo. Who created it? And how was to adapt it according to the  band's sound proposal?

Jack C. Daniels: The band had already released the first demo song called "Blood Hand", but did not yet have a source or a fixed logo. We used a temporary source which was created and edited by myself, just to fill the empty look of the band's name. Not long after the release of the first demo, as we had asked earlier, an acquaintance gave us a sketch of an idea for a new source, we ask him to create something aggressive, that could be fit together with the proposal and with the band's face, but it needed to be as readable as possible, once that there are difficulties to decipher each letter and understand what is written on so many extreme metal bands' logos. It seems like they decide that it has to be completely unreadable (laughs).

He handed us this draft with the base of the source we currently use. At the same time, I like its format and how it highlighted the letter "E", for its noticeably larger size and its mirror duplication and exactly in the middle of the word, we had no doubt that was going to be the official logo. We took the vector of this draft on the computer and I edited it in Photoshop to put the target behind the letter "E" and it did seem drain to me. So, once red is my favorite color, it was the first who thought better fits to it. And once source and logo itself were ready, we made it official.

III. Haloperidol is a relatively new band, formed in 2012, according to Encyclopaedia Metallum. How was to add people to the band? Which influences did each of you bring to Haloperidol?

Jack C. Daniels: Unfortunately, Haloperidol never had luck with formations since we began looking for members. Haloperidol was raised by Lucas and me, after I left a teenage band. At first we did everything, we created, recorded, disclosed and all that is usually done to an usual band routine, we were more than enough for the band to produce, but the only things that were problems, was that for concerts could not be just Lucas and I; and also, just being him and me kind of froze off the possibilty of other views and musical influences. Then, through disclosures and statement, we had the privilege of working with great musicians and great people. Unfortunately, eachone that went through Haloperidol didn't work in the same way that the band was working and they could not maintain their permanence for this reason. Even though, we were always seeking the professional side and not clinging to the staff, but from time to time, tests and conversations, I believe that now we have the right people with us.

About the influences, now Haloperidol moves according to what Lucas and I have as musical taste and references. We like almost the same musical styles and, most of the bands too, one or another other differences, but nothing so overwhelmingly different. Adding all we have as a references, all  Haloperidol influences have a little of everything, as well as Groove, Death, Heavy, Power, Thrash, Metal and Southern etc. We try to always have an open mind, not only to the metal sheds, but for music in general.

IV. Also according to the band's Facebook page, the lyrical themes of Haloperidol are made up primarily of: "[...] letters that usually have themes like psyche,mental illness and insanity, the human decay.[...]", In addition, you guys talk about religion, without focusing specifically on some. Why did you choose these subjects to treat on the songs of the band?

Lucas Sansil: Usually, we talk about what we think, what we see what happens to humanity. It would be our view of everything. This is like an open book, a chaotic universe, empty beliefs and hypocrisy. The human mind is a machine to produce either good or bad, it depends on the meaning of it all to each person. So, there wouldn't be a better topic to discuss on than human decay, we find it  a very complex thing, difficult to talk about, difficult to express, but it is the perfectly fittng to every song we compose.

V. How is Haloperidol's composition process? Do you guys compose separately and then unite the ideas or everyone is contributing together at the same place and time?

Jack C. Daniels: Since the beginning of the band, I am the main composer of the instrumental part and I share the compositions of lyrics with Lucas. Usually, I write alone, I prefer that way, so I can create all the guitars and drums parts to the songs, the bass I just don't give much attention to create, occasionally only, but every time I'll write music and tablatures for some new idea, I'm always writing guitars an drums parts, without exception.

After finishing all the writing of the new idea, we show it to the rest of the band and  it open to opinions to improvements on adding or removing stuff, and so on. After that, we select the text that best adapts to the melody tempo and the instrumental and the vocals parts finally become one. Time and to time, when any idea somehow remains incomplete, Lucas supports me on the creations, giving opinions and ideas, helping to find some ray of light amid the darkness of creativity.
When everything is in full agreement, we record a demo for study. So, we start listening to it and wondering if we still need to redo something to make the perfect and so on. Then, we go to the production and we close the process with the official records.

VI. The first work came out recently, in 2014. The 'Amnésia' EP is undoubtedly a powerful work. Composed of five tracks very well prepared and arranged in perfect shape over the album. It is a selfconfident work when analyzed as a whole thing, but it is very worthwhile to highlight the intro of "Amnésia," which opens the EP almost smoothly, to soon make room for such a heavy sound, which is actually the sound of Haloperidol. In addition, "Rise Again" and "Possessed", and this last one  with this amazing band name could not fail to be a sensational track to close the EP. How was writing and recording this EP?

Lucas Sansil: Me and Jack did not have many things, but we try to give our best recording this EP, because we were literally "broken" (laughs). We recorded everything pratically in my house, only our bassist at that time recorded his parts in his own home. We try to write it as simple as possible, without editing too much, putting effects, we prefer it raw. I made a simple mix, we masterized and released, in a total rush, full of writings and rewritings processed, changes here, changes in another way there, but in the end of it all, the result was what we expected: a melodic sound with brutal vocals.

VII. Still on the EP issue, it was reviewed by some blogs such as Art Metal, Som Extremo and the famous Whiplash How this feedback for 'Amnesia' was seen by you?

Lucas Sansil: We are happy to have reached this "far."
Because we had so much disclosure, we mean that surprised us since we had feedback even outside the country. This surely makes any musician happy in this scene. Many reviews have been done and it exceeded our expectations. People are enjoying our music, they're calling us to talk, to talk about the band, we are getting a lot of critics, but we reached our goal. I think it was a great release.

VIII. The first show I saw of Haloperidol was also the first show of the band and already were an exceptional one. How was this first experience, that happened in Caveira Velha, Jandira SP, for you?
Lucas Sansil: I appreciate the words, for us was very good, although it was not as we expected. Two of our members left us down the week of the show, we did it with two of our friends: Lucas Cassero (drummer at Spreading Hate) and Thiago (friend of Victor). Despite the rush, we introduced ourselves and it was a good experience for us. The place and the sound quality were on our side that day. People and friends who  there, helped us a lot.
It was a good show, though.

IX. Besides Haloperidol, which bands of the underground would you recommend to a metal fan?

Lucas Sansil: There are so many that we can even make a quick list to indicate them all, but I will mention a few: Spreading Hate, which I really like, it's a fist full of the best melodic death metal. Desdominus which is a crazy mix of death/black metal and fantastic melodies. Necromesis and also the good death prog Deadpan, D.A.M, Black Laguna, Espera XIII, HellArise, Itself, Power Vision - a very good power metal - Warsickness, Infuria. There are several more, but we couldn't mention them all, the list would be to big (laughs).

X. If you were to name a collective dream of you as a band, what would you be? 

Lucas Sansil: Surely it will be to play at Wacken.

XI. What phrase would definitely define the sound of Haloperidol by describing it to a person who hasn't heard it yet?

Jack C. Daniels:
Haloperidol is a band full of weight, aggressiveness and brutality, with melodic, fast, rhythmical and technical issues, but always seeking for the "feeling" above all, and of course it all roots particular characteristics into each song's core.

XII. How is the agenda for you in 2016? And, following Haloperidol on Facebook, we see that you are already working on a new single, right? What are you guys preparing and waiting for the near future?

Lucas Sansil: Well, in 2016 we plan to do many shows and our band's sound and name even more spread to the world.
We aren't scheduling anything yet because we are in the structuring process with the new members, but soon we will begin with shows again. We are recording a single that will be our next job. We are developing the ideas of a videoclip, too.

XIII. And to close our conversation, I would like to thank you again for your time and willingness to answer us. I wish success to all of you and to Haloperidol, on behalf Blog Oroborus. The final space is free for you!

Jack C. Daniels: I would like to thank the opportunity and this great, great help you're giving us!
It is always very rewarding when our work is recognized, even better once it was such an arduous one. This only encourages us to continue on fighting. As long as there is at least one person who really likes the band, all the work will be worth it and won't have an end. Congratulations for the work that this Blog offers! That's what the country needs, people who make it happen, people who to support, people that give opportunities to those who, but can not make their dream a reality yet.

Lucas Sansil: I would like to thank every friend, every person who enjoys Haloperidol and continues to support our work. I am very grateful to this blog forall  the attention. We're happy to see our work getting space and being received that way.
It's so much rock!

Posted by Caterine Souza

quarta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2016

Haloperidol: peso, brutalidade e feeling nos temas melódicos

Localização: São Paulo

Lucas Sansil (vocal)
Jack C. Daniels (guitarra)
Victor (guitarra)

nero: death metal

Haloperidol é uma banda paulistana que faz parte dos tesouros em termos de música que mais existem no underground. Extremamente bem feito é o death metal produzido por eles. Um death metal melódico com vocais pesados e brutais foi o que vi na primeira apresentação deles no Caveira Velha, em Jandira-SP. Confira aqui a entrevista que o blog fez com eles!

I. Olá, Haloperidol! Primeiramente, muito obrigada em nome do Blog Oroborus por esta entrevista com vocês. Segundo a própria página da banda no Facebook, Haloperidol é nome de um remédio utilizado para controle de distúrbios psicológicos, entre outros. Por que escolheram este nome para a banda?

Lucas Sansil: Nós que agradecemos o contato de vocês e a atenção dada ao nosso trabalho. Quando eu e o Jack estávamos procurando por um nome, nunca tínhamos pensado em algo assim. Então, na casa de uma amiga nossa estávamos escutando uma banda de uns amigos, Itself, um death metal bem trabalhado, e por incrível que pareça são somente dois caras na banda, e vimos uma música deles chamada "Haloperidol". Então, buscamos fontes, fomos atrás do que era e batia com o que escrevíamos nas músicas. Achamos legal juntar a nossa temática com o nome da banda, então decidimos por esse nome. Algumas pessoas acharam engraçado, outros caçoavam, mas não sabem o verdadeiro motivo e o porquê do nome. Juntando nossa musicalidade, mais o que significa, soa até meio obscuro e brutal. (risos).

II. O primeiro contato que tive com a banda, não foi via internet ou através de show, foi pelo logo do Haloperidol na camiseta de alguém andando por aí. E, de cara, já me impressionou, justamente pelo logo. Quem o criou? E como foi adaptar segundo à proposta de som da banda?

Jack C. Daniels: A banda já havia lançado a primeira música demo "Blood Hand", mas ainda não tinha uma fonte ou um logotipo fixo. Usávamos uma fonte provisória criada e editada por mim mesmo, apenas para preencher o vazio visual do nome da banda. Não muito depois do lançamento da primeira demo, um conhecido nos entregou um rascunho de uma ideia para uma nova fonte, como havíamos pedido anteriormente, pedimos que criasse algo agressivo, que combinasse com a proposta e com a cara da banda, mas que fosse o mais legível possível, que não houvesse dificuldades para decifrar cada letra e entender o que se está escrito, pois a característica de muitas bandas de metal extremo é ter seus logotipos pratica ou completamente ilegíveis (risos).

Ele nos entregou esse rascunho com a base da fonte que usamos atualmente. No mesmo momento, já gostamos do seu formato e como se destacava a letra "E", pelo seu tamanho visivelmente maior, sua duplicação espelhada e exatamente no meio da palavra, não tivemos dúvidas que aquele seria o logotipo oficial. Pegamos o vetor desse rascunho no computador e eu mesmo editei no Photoshop o alvo atrás da letra "E" e o fiz parecer escorrer. Como vermelho é minha cor favorita, foi a primeira que pensei que melhor adequaria. E, pronto, fonte e logotipo estavam sendo oficializados.

III. Haloperidol é uma banda relativamente nova se tratando da data a formação que, segundo o Encyclopaedia Metallum, é 2012. Como foi agregar pessoas para a banda? Quais influências cada um de vocês trouxe ao Haloperidol?

Jack C. Daniels: Infelizmente, a Haloperidol nunca teve muita sorte com formações desde quando começou a procurar integrantes. A Haloperidol começou através do Lucas e de mim após minha saída de uma banda da adolescência. A princípio nós que fazíamos tudo, como criar, gravar, divulgar e tudo que geralmente se faz para encaminhar uma banda, ou seja, éramos mais o que suficiente para que que a banda produzisse, mas as únicas coisas que eram um problema, é que para shows não poderia ser apenas o Lucas e eu; e também não poder ter outras visões e influências musicais que posteriormente o futuro integrante agregaria a banda. Então, através de divulgações e indicações tivemos o privilégio de trabalhar com excelentes musicistas e ótimas pessoas. Infelizmente, cada um que passou pela Haloperidol não trabalhava da mesma forma que a banda trabalhava e não conseguíamos manter a permanência por este motivo, sempre visando o profissional e não nos apegando ao pessoal, mas entre tempos e tempos, testes e conversas, acredito que agora estamos com as pessoas certas.

Sobre as influências, até agora a Haloperidol roda de acordo com o que o Lucas e eu temos como gosto e referência. Gostamos praticamente dos mesmos estilos musicais e, da maioria das bandas, uma coisa ou outra muda, mas nada de muito diferente. Agregando tudo que nós  temos como referência, tudo influencia a Haloperidol tem um pouco da cada coisa, assim como, Groove, Death, Heavy, Power, Thrash, Southern Metal e etc. Sempre com a mente aberta, não só para as vertentes do metal, mas para toda música num geral.

IV. Também segundo a página da banda, a temática lírica do Haloperidol compõe-se basicamente de: “[...] Letras que geralmente tem temas direcionados a psique, distúrbios e insanidades da mente, a decadência humana perante o universo e seus semelhantes. [...]”, além de abordar religião, sem focar especificamente em alguma. Por que escolheram estes assuntos para tratar nas músicas da banda?

Lucas Sansil: Geralmente falamos o que pensamos, o que vemos que acontece com a humanidade. Seria a nossa visão de tudo. Isso é como um livro aberto, um universo de caos, vazio, crenças, hipocrisia. A mente humana é uma máquina de produzir o bem ou o mal, isso depende do significado de tudo para a pessoa. Então, não haveria um tema melhor para abordar do que a decadência humana, achamos uma coisa muito complexa, difícil de falar sobre, difícil de se expressar, mas foi o que se encaixou perfeitamente para cada música que compomos.

V. Como são os processos de composição do Haloperidol? Compõem separados e depois unem as ideias ou não, todos juntos contribuindo ali ao mesmo tempo?

Jack C. Daniels: Desde o início da banda até o presente momento, eu sou o principal compositor dos instrumentais e divido as composições das letras com o Lucas. Geralmente, eu componho sozinho, até prefiro, crio as guitarras e baterias de todas as músicas, o baixo não dou tanta atenção para criar, vez ou outra apenas, mas todas as vezes que vou escrever as partituras e tablaturas de alguma ideia nova, escrevo guitarras e baterias sempre, sem exceção.

Após finalizar toda a escrita da ideia nova, eu mostro para o resto da banda esse instrumental e deixo aberto às opiniões para uma melhora, para acrescentar, tirar e assim por diante. Feito isso, selecionamos o texto que melhor se adapta com o andamento da melodia e os tornamos um só. Vez ou outra, quando alguma ideia está parada, incompleta, o Lucas me da um apoio nas criações, dando opiniões e ideias, ajudando a encontrar a luz em meio a escuridão da criatividade.
Quando está tudo de pleno acordo, gravamos nós mesmo uma demo para estudo. Assim, vamos escutando e pensando se ainda precisamos moldar algo para ter o produto final perfeito e fechá-lo nas gravações oficiais.

VI. O primeiro trabalho saiu recentemente, em 2014. O EP ‘Amnésia’ é sem dúvida um trabalho poderoso. Composto de cinco faixas muito bem elaboradas e dispostas de forma perfeita ao longo do disco. É uma obra e tanto quando analisada como um todo, mas que vale muito a pena destacar a intro de “Amnésia” que abre o EP de forma quase suave, para logo dar espaço a pedrada que é de fato o som. Além de “Rise Again” e “Possessed”, uma faixa de nome incrível não poderia deixar de ser uma sensacional faixa para se fechar o EP. Como foi compor e gravar esse EP?

Lucas Sansil: Eu e o Jack não tínhamos muitas coisas, mas tentamos dar o nosso melhor gravando esse EP,. pois estávamos literalmente "quebrados" (risos). Gravamos tudo em minha casa praticamente, só nosso antigo baixista que gravou suas partes em sua própria casa. Nós tentamos gravar da maneira mais simples o possível, sem tanta edição, efeitos, bem cru mesmo. Fiz uma mix simples, masterizamos e lançamos, realmente foi uma correria total, grava e regrava, muda aqui, faz de outro jeito ali, mas no final de tudo, o resultado foi o esperado, um som melódico com vocais mais brutais.

VII. Ainda sobre o EP, este foi resenhado por alguns blogs, como Arte Metal, Som Extremo e o famoso Whiplash. Como este feedback para o ‘Amnésia’ é encarado por vocês?

Lucas Sansil: Ficamos felizes de ter chegado "longe". Porque não tivemos tanta divulgação, meio que nos surpreendeu uma vez que tivemos feedback até de fora do país. Isso, com certeza, deixa qualquer músico dessa cena feliz. Muitas resenhas foram feitas e isso superou nossas expectativas. Pessoas gostando do nosso som, nos chamando para conversar, falar sobre, muitas criticas, mas alcançamos nosso objetivo. Creio que foi um ótimo lançamento.

VIII. O primeiro show que assisti do Haloperidol também foi o primeiro show da banda e já foi de uma qualidade excepcional. Como foi para vocês essa primeira experiência que teve palco no Caveira Velha, Jandira – SP?

Lucas Sansil: Agradeço as palavras, para nós foi muito bom, apesar de não ter sido como esperávamos. Dois de nossos integrantes nos deixaram na mão na semana do show, conseguimos fazer o show com dois de nossos amigos cobrindo: Lucas Cassero (baterista do Spreading Hate) e o Thiago (amigo do Victor). Apesar da correria, conseguimos nos apresentar e foi uma boa experiência para nós. O lugar e a qualidade do som nos favoreceram. As pessoas e amigos que compareceram nos ajudaram demais também. Foi um bom show, apesar de tudo.

IX. Além do Haloperidol, quais bandas do underground vocês indicariam a um fã de metal?
Lucas Sansil: São tantas que até nem sei qual indico, mas vou citar algumas: o Spreading Hate, que eu gosto muito, é um death metal melódico de primeira. Desdominus que é uma mistura doida de death, black e melodias fantásticas. Necromesis, também o bom death prog do Deadpan, D.A.M, Black Laguna, Espera XIII, HellArise, Itself, Power Vision - de um power metal muito bom - , Warsickness, Infuria.  São várias, não tem como citar todas (risos).

X. Se fosse para nomear um sonho coletivo de vocês enquanto banda, qual seria?

 Lucas Sansil: Com certeza, tocar no Wacken.

XI. Qual frase definiria o som do Haloperidol, descrevendo-o para quem ainda não tenha ouvido?

Jack C. Daniels: A Haloperidol é uma banda de peso, agressiva e brutal, com temas melódicos, rápidos, cadenciados e técnicos, mas sempre visando o "feeling" acima de tudo, enraizando características particulares na cerne de cada música.

XII. Como está a agenda de vocês para 2016? E, acompanhando o Facebook do Haloperidol, vemos que vocês já estão trabalhando em um novo single, certo? O que estão preparando e esperando de um futuro próximo?

Lucas Sansil: Bom, para 2016 pretendemos fazer muitos shows, conseguir espalhar mais o nome da banda. Não marcamos nada ainda por estarmos nos estruturando com os novos integrantes, mas logo começaremos os shows. Estamos gravando um single que estará em nosso próximo trabalho. Estamos desenvolvendo as ideias de um clip também.

XIII. E para fechar nossa conversa, gostaria de agradecê-los novamente pelo tempo e disposição de vocês. Desejo sucesso a todos e ao Haloperidol em nome do Blog Oroborus. O espaço final é livre para vocês!

Jack C. Daniels: Gostaria de agradecer a oportunidade e a moral que nos deram. É sempre muito gratificante quando seu trabalho é reconhecido, ainda mais depois de ter sido um tão árduo. Isso só incentiva a continuar na luta, pois enquanto houver ao menos uma pessoa que realmente goste da banda, todo o trabalho valerá a pena e não terá um fim.
Parabéns pelo trabalho que o Blog oferece! É disso que o país precisa, de pessoas que façam acontecer, que apoiem e que deem oportunidades para aqueles que sonham, mas não podem tornar esse sonho realidade.
Lucas Sansil: Gostaria de agradecer a cada amigo, cada pessoa que curte a Haloperidol e segue apoiando nosso trabalho. Agradeço muito ao blog pela atenção. Ficamos felizes de ver nosso trabalho ganhando espaço e sendo recebido desse jeito. É muito rock!

Postado por Caterine Souza

terça-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2016

[English] Karls: Server of Sins

Originally written in Portuguese by Renan Martins
Translated to English by Caterine Souza

Genre: Black/Death Metal

A black art made of weight, with all the possible destruction and intensity. This Karls' work. This is their EP titled 'Server Ov Sins' and it was made in the best possible way I could be made.

"Dead Symbols" is the name of the first track on the EP and it's the perfect example of what you can and will learn out of this band's sound. There are bands that still have extremely fast blast beats, also betting on this junction of Black and Death Metal, but different from other BM bands, Karls' vocals features on this extremely dark and closed. A perfect combination of extremely ripped and well done harsh vocals and closed and heavy gutturals.

"Server Ov Sins" is the second song and it starts showing the excellent drummer working with his double pedal that does not stop at any time. The vocals on this track bring a dark and loaded with grim poetry atmosphere that somehow put all its possible devilish intensity to this track.

The cover art work is really important to catch the public's attentio. Once an artwork always comes out  about the impact and sound compatibility, the EP "Server Ov Sins" bears the dark and saturated side of the classical black metal bands with a junction of the current atmosphere, making the EP some work even more interesting.

The third track of the EP is entitled "From Darkness Came" and it carries a striking energy with very destructive drums. With a way more open way of singing, the vocalist puts a little bit more of adrenaline on his harsh vocals, turning this track to be an even more interesting song.

In fact, this band really has a lot to show. Their ability is real and really great to make music. A sound that brings seriousness and sense of each musician on Karls with impact and adrenaline, emotion and dark and it never loses what really is focused on the Black Metal style.

This is a band that never fails with their really fast drums, because they know how to work with double pedal, plates and blast beats at the right times in  the best way to not tire anyone. The guitar puts the energy in the music while the more classic side of Black Metal disappear switching places with their Death Metal style. Also, the bass and vocals are the pure demonstration of the darkness and night things impacts which are able to make this EP have even more complete and well-done songs.

Check this EP out here!

Posted by Caterine Souza

segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2016

Karls: Server Ov Sins

Genero: Black Metal/Death Metal

Uma arte obscura e de peso com destruição e intensidade.

Esse é o trabalho da banda Karls que mostra seu EP intitulado “Server Ov Sins” da melhor forma possível.

Dead Symbols é o nome da primeira faixa do EP e ela é o exemplo vivo do que você vai aprender com o som dessa banda. Ainda existe sim banda com blast extremamente rápido e apostando dentro do Black Metal, mas diferente das outras bandas de Black Metal, o vocal que a banda Karls apresenta é extremamente mais obscuro e fechado. Uma perfeita junção do Harsh Vocal extremamente rasgado e o gutural fechado.

Server Ov Sins é a segunda música e ela começa mostrando o excelente trabalho do baterista com seu pedal duplo que não para em momento algum e que consegue manter o ritmo da melhor forma possível. O vocal aparece trazendo uma atmosfera negra e carregada com poesias soturnas e intensidade diabólica para o som.

O trabalho da arte de capa é realmente muito importante para chamar o público com o impacto da arte e compatibilidade com o som, e o exemplo de uma arte simples que é compatível com as músicas é o do EP “Server Ov Sins”, pois carrega o lado negro e saturado do Black Metal clássico com uma junção da atmosfera atual da banda, fazendo do EP ainda mais interessante.

A terceira faixa do EP é intitulada “From Darkness Came” e ela aparece trazendo uma energia impactante e uma bateria muito destruidora. Com uma forma mais aberta de cantar, o vocalista apresenta um Harsh com mais adrenalina que faz da musica ser ainda mais interessante.

De fato essa banda tem muito que mostrar e muito para caminhar, mas mostra com esse trabalho que sua capacidade é realmente grande para fazer suas musicas. Um som que traz a seriedade e sentimento de cada músico com impacto e adrenalina, emoção e obscuridade e sem perder o que de fato estão seguindo em foco para fazer, o Black Metal.

A banda não deixa faltar em momento algum uma bateria rápida que sabe trabalhar com pedal duplo no momento certo, pratos e usando o blast beat da melhor forma possível para não ficar cansativo. A guitarra coloca a energia na música sem deixar o lado mais clássico do Black Metal sumir e o baixo e vocal são dois impactos de obscuridade e noite que conseguem fazer das músicas ainda mais completas.

Postado por Renan Martins

quinta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2016

[English] Atlantis: the power trio from SC

Location: Jaraguá do Sul, SC

Tino Barth (vocals, guitar)

Jonathan Odorizzi

Bruno Eggert (drums)

Genre: heavy metal

 Today we bring Atlantis that were indicated to us by Sangue Frio Productions. Check out the interview we did with this power trio! " Atlantis emerged in 2013 with influences in the major bands of the N.W.O.B.H.M. who showed great bands like Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Diamond Head and others"

I. Hello, Atlantis! First, thank you, on behalf of Oroborus blog for the interview opportunity. Right away, when we know a band, which draws our attention even before the sound is his name. What is the origin of the Atlantis name? It even has to do with such a lost continent of legend?
Oops, we thank you for the interview invitation. Well, the band's name was inspired by the song "Atlantis" Angel Witch, song about the lost continent. We found a really cool name for a band!

II. Another thing that comes before the music, even before the name, is the band's logo. Who designed the logo of Atlantis and how it snaps into the band's sound proposal?

The current logo was made by Fabiano, Battalion drummer, who also made the cover for our new EP. Before, we did not have a well-defined and were using one that wasn't as good as this one... Until one day, he went to a show of ours, liked our sound and said that he would make a decent logo that would have Atlantis' face.

III. The formation of a band carries the story of a group. What were the difficulties Atlantis had on its early days?
Well, we have had many members until we ended up with the current lineup. All the departures were difficult but whenever the changes happened, we evolved as musicians and we hope that the current band members lasts because we are in a good phase now.

From left to right: Jonathan Odorizzi, Bruno Eggert e Tino Barth

What musical influences does each of you bring to Atlantis? What bands inspired you to become musicians?

Our main focus is on N.W.O.B.H.M. bands like Angel Witch, Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, among others. That inspire us a lot, and also in heavy metal bands of the new generation like Cauldron, Skull Fist and so on, which are doing great nowadays.

V. According to the Encyclopaedia Metallum, the lyrical themes of Atlantis are mythology and the occult. How did this choice of themes happen? Do you rely on some previous research or literature on these specific topics?

Usually, we try to research stories and myths to compose the songs, as in "Cretan Labyrinth," which told the story of Theseus and his mission in Crete or in "Stormbringer & Mournblade" which was inspired by the first book in the Elric de Melniboné saga of Michael Moorcock, and finally the songs "Summoning the Witch" and "Mistress of the Night" that talk about witchcraft. We always try to tell a story in our songs.

VI. The first work of Atlantis was recorded in 2014 and released in 2015. I would highlight the instrumentals of "Cretan Labyrinth" and "Chained", beside  the cover band band of the same name as the song "Angel Witch" . How were the processes of composition and recording the EP 'Summoning the Witch'?

As soon as the first formation of the band stablished, we began rehearsing and already started to write the songs that are on the first EP, the connection between the band members was very good and so we didn't have lots of difficulties to compose, although we didn't have much experience.

 'Summoning the Witch' and its conceptual artwork

VII. A curiosity: how was the first show of Atlantis?

Our first show was kind of a surprise, because we played in Birigui-SP, we substituted Frade Negro at the event called "As Mais Tocadas do Inferno" (free translation: The Most Played Songs in Hell) we were the last band to play and just few people watched it... haha. But at least the event was open bar.

VIII. How would you describe the sound of Atlantis in three words only?

Traditional Heavy Metal.

IX. Why did you decide to sing only in English? Is there a chance that you will sing in Portuguese in the future?

We think that singing in English is better for us to spread our sound to anywhere in the world, once it's "standard" language, the most widely used in heavy metal... But nothing prevents we from writing in Portuguese in the future. At the beginning of the band, we played some Harppia's covers that were sung in Portuguese, and it also serves us as an inspiration.

X. Related to Atlantis, which would be the biggest dream of yours?

To have ourselves recognized and appreciated around the metal world.

XI. You guys participate in many fests in SC. The most recent of these was the Fear Fest in January, in which the Atlantis shared the stage with Rhestus, Imperious Malevolence, Alkanza, Poison Beer, Batallion, Evil Domain, M-19, Luciferiano and SynTZ. How would you classify the scene of underground metal SC?

The scene is very big here in SC, but is very divided, either by people who just appreciate a specific genre or groups with closed minds to new bands... We have trouble because we are one of the few bands that follows the traditional Heavy Metal genre and we are in the state with a very scarce public, but nothing will make us stop and we will hopefully be noticed by more and more people.

 The band is always present on underground events around SC

XII. Still on the underground subject, which national underground bands, besides Atlantis, of course, will you recommend to a metal fan?
A band that we always will recommendbecause of their support is Battalion that is certainly one of the best bands in the region and they play a Heavy / Speed ​​very fucking well done. But I also recommend other bands here like Impiedoso, Spiritus Diaboli, Axecuter, Poison Beer, Hell Gun, Luciferiano, Oculto, Verbal Attack and many others!

How did the partnership between you guys and Sangue Frio Productions happen?
We began our partnership last year and for sure it has helped a lot on spreading our work and to schedule some shows. The work that Patrick is doing is very responsible and quality and we hope to keep the partnership!

How is the Atlantis' agenda for this start of 2016? And what are the plans for the near future?
We are closing some dates for a mini tour with Axecuter, from Curitiba. But we have many dates free to settle shows. If anyone is interested,  just contact us!

And to close our conversation, I thank you again for your time and willingness to answer us. I wish success to each of you and to Atlantis. The final space is free for you to say anything!
We thank you for this interview, I remind you that very soon we will release our new EP "Hotter Than the Burning Church" !!! And that's it. Thanks !!

Posted by Caterine Souza