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Sunday, June 2, 2013

interview with "Frater Ximenes Is Dead"

new interview with italian black metal/dark ambient band.

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1) how the band started
 The project begins in 2009, in those days we were only me (Frater A.C.) and a friend of mine (Soror Skepinski) playing Black Metal covers in her basement, than bored of that we started to think up some new "ritual" riffs connected to our point of view in harmony and music theory also with Frater Vvltvs who joined the band in place of Skepinski who left, two years ago.

2) What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?
 Actually we use different themes in a simple system. God (YHWH) is at the top of this lyrical system, but he is TOTALLY DEAD, as a malfunctioning product of (the) Universe. Than we have human mind concerned into salvation and total celestial providence which is not part of the true human spirit, that's because God is DEAD. "Universe" conversely is the total opposite of God. "Universe" is an endless perception of the Man, but Man can not see or neither think about it because it is endless. How could a "finite" spirit just think about an "infinite" Creature? Man ignores the truth, or maybe he disavows it. We're going to die one "day" and we will rise again as perfect spirits in the great system of the Universe itself. Man counts nothing in this life, at least this is not LIFE and Death is only the beginning. We don't want to send any message, this is our point of view and this will remain only for those who want to "recive" this message.

3) Do you remember your first show and what was it like? 
 We had few shows in 2010 (I think 2 or 3), but I only remember the hangover hahahaha! We also had a Live show in Greece, in fact Soror Skepinski has Greek origins and we went there as friends. That was enjoyable and that's because it was the first "listenable" show LOL.

4) What made you guys decide to form a band? 
We previously formed the project as a matter of fun, then things became more serious.

5) How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres and how some get a negative rep. 
It is obvious that every musical genre has a specific classification, beoynd all reputations everyone should be classified in a specific genre. For personal reasons I don't conceive those genres as "pure Metal" but has its reason to exist in MUSIC. There's often something more extreme than Metal but we can't classify it as Metal. For example, Black Metal is not Metal. Black Metal is only Black Metal.

6) When not doing things with the band, what can you guys be seen doing?
 We do a lot of things everyday. We both joined the music academy and we're really interested in composition and harmony linked to the Classical Music (or Mother Music). Frater Vvltvs is a great composer in the Avantgarde genre, we will make you listen the Full Album soon, so you'll realize the brilliance of his riffs. I attend music theory and Violin lessons everyday and I'm going to take exams for Opera and Composition and acctually I play the Violin in the city orchestra, at least I will take my Master Title in 4 years. Vvltvs attends the university and I'm still in the high school.

7) How did you guys come up with your band name?
 The band name refers to Leonardo Ximenes. He was one of the greatest unacknowledged astronomer of the country. All those who listen to the Universe and to its celestial music shall be recognized under the title of Frater, or Soror.

8) what plans do you guys have in the future?
We have a Full Album in our plans, and maybe a split with a really great France band. That's all.


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