interview with Osiris

Have any of you played in other bands? Yes. In the past, Scott played with Nereus, a German black metal project, as well as some Egyptian bands. Isfet, the founder of Osiris in 1996 has played with Verdict, a short lived Egyptian thrash/speed metal band, Lemon, an Egyptian Alternative Rock band and Stoned Sun, a Japanese Hard Rock band.

How is it that you started playing music? Isfet started music at a very young age and plays several orchestral instruments such as saxophone, clarinet, oboe and orchestral percussions.

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

Scott Taylor (25) – Lead Vocalist

Isfet (39) – All Music, Lyrics

Guest memers:

Patricia Gonzalez-Peña (30) – Piano recording

Walid Waked (39) – Vocals recording

Miral Nagy (23) – Vocals recording

Have you had other previous members?

1996-1998 original members:

Tariq Fahmy – Lead Vocalist/Guitars

Ali Zeid Shinshi (Isfet) – Guitars

Ahmed Samady – Bass

Tameem Abuel Ezz – Keyboards

Shaadie Eric Khoury - Drums

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes

Where are you from? Japan and Egypt

What year did the band form? 1996

What's your style of genre? I don’t like genres. Its for marketing and it feels like a cage. Music is a bird and it needs to fly free. If you have to categories Osiris, then it would be something like Extreme Symphonic Metal.

What inspires you? A light within a darkness. Beauty within evil. Beautiful melodies. Pieces that make sense rather than abstract music.

How often and where do you rehearse? We don’t, we are an online project at the moment.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Becomes mature overtime. Not sure what you mean or from when to when.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes we are looking for a label to distribute and possibly start performing.

What made you decide to make this music? Comes natural.

What are your songs about? Darks ide of human emotion in day to day life.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Isfet

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music

Do you compose in a certain environment? No in particular

What language do you sing in? English

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It sucks but that’s life.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Obviously there is more focus on performing and merchandise, as well as digital platforms.

Do you have any role models or idols? I admire some bands and musicians I don’t idolize anyone.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Mostly bands originating in the 1990s

What have been your biggest obstacles? Finding the right members, government.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Stop trying to copy others and doing covers. Make your own original music.

How do you get psyched for a gig? It does that by its self.

Do you have any new material? Yes

What are your web sites? So far just Facebook, Youtube and Bandcamp

How can people reach you? Through FB and word of mouth

What are your plans for the future? Finish the comeback Album 

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