zondag 8 maart 2015

An alien handful of questions to Witness of Decay

Witness Of Decay brings you the finest Mexican deathcore, wrapped in soaking wet bloody lyrics topped with shredful joy for everyone. Read everything about their scene, perspectives on the future and their message to the worldwide deathcore bands out there.

Describe us the Mexican scene

Our Mexican Scene is hard to explain because it’s a kind of an irregular scene. It's quite strange actually. The one day you’re playing a show in a venue for 200 people, the next day it's just your band and a couple of friends. The audio systems don't always have the best quality, but we think that the people here give everything they got on stage and that makes a good show. And the people are very friendly.

Any interesting future plans? Maybe a Euro tour?

We are planning on touring more here in Mexico. There are still a lot of places that we haven’t got the chance to play at. We also plan on shooting a video for one of our songs and we are also looking forward to going back in the studio by the end of this year to record a full length album. As for Europe, it would be a dream come true to be able to tour and play for you guys. That’s why we will keep working very hard.

What is your message to the worldwide deathcore scene?

You make some of the best music, but it's a kind of music that not everybody can understand and feel. It’s not about fashion or the new trend. It’s about passion and staying true to yourself, because eventually it all pays off. Therefore enjoy and support the shows that are made in your town, buy merch from bands, it helps a lot. And remember that all the huge bands started out playing local shows. Cheers to everyone in Europe. We have heard so many cool things about your shows and scene. And thanks to Brutality Blog for the interview.

Thank YOU guys!

zondag 1 februari 2015

EP Review: Constants And Variables by Sonic Skies

Bringing you the good old, but gold metalcore

For years I had been thinking that the good old metalcore days have been long gone. I started to believe that this genre had been bleeding to death in purest silence while a small part of it went its own way. A way of mutation and fragmentation that led to multiple new kinds of genres that simply could not do what metalcore used to do to me. Apparently some musicians have just been hiding in the rehearsal rooms for too long to surprise us with EP’s like Constants & Variables from Sonic Skies.

Bands and how they shatter to pieces is not always a bad thing, because from those shattered parts Sonic Skies was born in 2012. 

Constants And Variables

After releasing their very first EP Icarus, the band now came up with the Constant & Variables EP. Six songs have been taken from album preproduction's to fit into an EP and make the upcoming album more fit like a whole.
Constants & Variables creates an atmosphere of a walking the path in the middle of hope and hopelessness. Lyrics of dying hope, returning home can make a heart sing and your veins feel like they are going to explode. The smooth, yet very tightened riffs make you hold your breath while waiting for the breakdowns. The artwork - a dark greyish grid with X's and O's -  was dedicated to a friend that passed away recently. This EP is pretty amazing if you’re nostalgic and craving for the metalcore that filled up Belgium’s smallest venues and basements in the early years of 2000. 

Random fact: 
The band’s hometown Hameln is worldfamous for its ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’ tale.   

To be continued

The second EP has just been released and Sonic Skies is already working on preproductions for their future album coming up. Seems the guys have an endless source of inspiration that makes their story to be continued… Sooner than you would think.

donderdag 8 januari 2015

Je suis Charlie

It's been a while since something has been posted on this blog. And what's coming now is quite important stuff. What happened yesterday at the redaction of Charlie Hebdo in Paris shook the world. And as a member of Reporters Without Borders, it completely struck me. Being killed because freedom of speech is not tolerated by some people is just incredible. Especially here in the West this is something that remained unimaginable until yesterday...

To all writers, cartoonists, reporters all over the world: Do not shut your mouth, do not take down your pen. Freedom of speech is something that lots of people gave their lives for in history. Make those lives count.

Sincerely yours,