interview with Devil's Note

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, we all played in other (more and less known) bands before.

How is it that you started playing music? Devil's Note became a proper band in the beginning of 2010 as result of advertisement on the internet and few music stores.

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Jakub "Sandman" Nadolski 26- Guitar

Adam "Sadam" Ksiazek 27 - Bas

Philip Biernat 27 - Drums

Pawel  Wozniak 27- Vocal

Marcin "Majeran" Majrowski 26 - Guitar

Have you had other previous members? Yes, Lukasz 'Karas' Karasowski on guitar and Lukasz 'Moses' Picheta on bass.

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, all of us started quite early on other instruments, mostly keyboards.

Where are you from? Tricity, northern part of Poland.

What year did the band form? 2010

What's your style of genre? Death metal

What inspires you? There is wide spectrum from classic hard rock to brutal death metal and everything between.

How often and where do you reherse? Mostly once a week in our own rehersal room in Gdynia.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Nowadays we are creating more complex and technically demanding songs. Also we are covering difficult subjects in our lyrics, we are more confident of our views and we are expressing them strongly.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not looking for booking agency yet. We manage to do everything by ourselves. Booking agencies are really important in music industry and help the bands tour around the world. Of course there are a lot of cheaters among those people.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not looking for label yet. Labels are also very important in the music industry, they help to spread the music and make bands develop.

What made you decide to make this music? I got bored of playing covers, and started to create my own riffs. After some time riffs became songs. When I got few songs written and knew what kind of music I want to play the search for musicians began.

What are your songs about? The lyrics are about the shit that pisses off, things which are the scar on society.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We make music together as a band, someone has an idea and the rest of us contribute. Most of the lyrics are written by me.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Mostly the music is done before the lyrics, but I also have few lyric ideas on my PC or sheets of paper.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Not really, usually it is my room. All depends on my mood, best ideas come with anger.

Have you done any covers live? Once, we covered song called Elder misanthropy by The Black Dahlia Murder

What language do you sing in?English.

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? The least people on our gig were in Tawerna Rumia, not so far from our hometown. Only 2 or 3 persons watched our show. The most people were in Wacken, Germany, aprox. 3000 persons.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Usually we play the same set, mostly because we have chosen ten strongest songs, which cover wide spectrum of our creativity.

Do you have a regular place you play live often? No, we do not have that kind of place.

What was your first gig like? To be honest, for me personally it was very stressful nut everything changed after first song. People heard us for the first time and gave us really good feedback. That was really encouraging.  

Have you had to cancel a gig? Unfortunately yes (once or twice) due to circumstances beyond our control.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We are planning to play few gigs in Russia, Belarus and Germany. We also want to tour more across Poland.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? After releasing our demo in 2010. We are selling our cds and t-shirts.

Where can people buy your merchandise? On our gigs and via our facebook page - www.facebook.com/devilsnote

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? I think if music is really good and worth buying people will buy it anyway. Internet is a great tool for promoting any kind of creativeness. I will not be the judge, everyone should behave in harmony with his conscience.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? It is really hard to say. I believe that because that interview other people will see that we are serious band with strong attitude and our music is forethought.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? In my opinion it is really important to know the roots of music you like but it is also important to know how the music is done nowadays. New bands have a lot of fresh ideas and they also redo old ones with different (mostly better) way.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Always do what suits you, play like you want, don't become a servant of other people. Accept the critics and make yourself and your band better. Music should be pleasure not torture.

Do you have any new material? Yeas, we are constantly making new songs. We have a lot of different ideas and we keep our minds open.

What are your web sites?

www.devilsnote.pl

www.facebook.com/devilsnote

How can people reach you? Via our sites or via email: devilsnotepl@gmail.com

interview with Truculency

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What´s the name of your band? Truculency
How was the band formed? The band started at the start of 2008 when Joe and Steve were bored and decided to start a black metal band with both of us playing guitar.  We quickly figured out that Joe was a better drummer than guitarist and we were not very good a writing black metal music.  We decided we would be better off forming a death metal group, since Steve already had a few songs written in that style. 
Can you tell about your band? We are a brutal technical death metal band from the Chicago, IL area.  We recorded a few songs in 2008 and put them up on Myspace.  Soon after that we got signed to Amputated Vein Records.  We released one CD on Amputated Vein Records called Eviscerate the Paraplegic in 2009.  We are currently mixing our next CD, which hopefully will get released sometime soon.  It will contain 9 new songs plus one rerecorded track from our first CD.   
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? We all live in or near Chicago, IL.  Shawn does vocals, Joe plays drums, and Steve plays guitar and bass.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Just to get together to play some music when we were bored and maybe do some recording to get some stuff released on the internet.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? We play brutal death metal with some technical stuff thrown in and riffs that are always changing.
Where was your first gig? We do not play shows.  We only record.
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? Steve writes the guitar and bass parts, Joe writes the drums, and Shawn writes the lyrics.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Definitely Joe.
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? We like to listen to bands like Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh, Spawn of Possession, Origin, Disgorge, etc.  Our songs are about the typical gore stuff with some anti-religion thrown in.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We only write our own material.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We released one CD on Amputated Vein Records called Eviscerate the Paraplegic in 2009.
Do you have any clips on YouTube? We posted some videos of Joe recording drums for our first CD in 2008 and a video of a string quartet recording a piece that will be on our next CD.  Other than that there are a few songs posted by other people.
How old are you?/What got you started in music? We are all around 30 and started playing music to emulate all the bands we were listening to.
At what age did you start playing? Around 12.
What year was the band started? 2008
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Hopefully to finish mixing the new album and get it mastered and released in 2015.
What are your goals with your music? Just to write and record music that we enjoy listening to and getting it released so people around the world can enjoy it too.
When did you decide to go all in for the music? We have never gone all in for music.  We all have full time day jobs.  Music is just something we enjoy doing to pass the time.
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? We are inspired from both equally, from older bands like Death, Morbid Angel, and Suffocation to newer bands like Severed Savior, Obscura, and Origin.
What's the first step when making a new song? Songs start off with Steve being bored and playing guitar.  Riffs are not usually thought about.  They just start flowing the more you start playing.  If the riffs can be remembered they get written down and become a song.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? Downloading music instead of buying albums is a slap in the face to any artist whose purpose is making music for profit.  But for us, who make music for fun, any way people listen to our music is fine.
What would be your dreams for the band? Just to continue to write and record music.
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Mostly Death Metal, Black Metal, and Thrash.
Have you been in any other bands? Shawn plays guitar in Last False Hope and drums in Bound and Gagged.  He also played guitar and did vocals in Inhuman Gestation and Reprobation.  Joe plays guitar and does vocals in Lightning Thrash Attack.
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? Steve is a software engineer, Joe works in oil fields, and Shawn is a dog walker.
What would you do if there was no music? Sleep.
How important are your fans? We do everything for our fans.  We are not doing this for fame or money.  Our only goal is to spread our music to people around the world.    
What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Deeds of Flesh
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Probably boredom.  Without music all we would do is work and sleep all day.
Do you have any webpages? Just Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/truculency.
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