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Sunday, August 18, 2013

interview with FROM THE SHADOWS

interview with melodeath band from unites states.
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1) Can I get a short backstory on the band (Biography)?
We started the band back in 2005, but we didn't really go anywhere with it till this year. We play Melodic Death Metal with a range of mixed elements. The music has an In Flames / Sentenced type of vibe. The lyrics are very emotionally compelling and relatable.


2) What lyrical themes do you use in the music, and what message do you guys want to send?
The lyrics are inspired from a means of merging the abundant sadness this world has to offer with the limitless themes from various Japanese anime and video games. We hope to be the bridge that closes the gap between those worlds.

3) What bands have influenced your band and its sound?
A lot of bands that probably don't get a whole lot of recognition these days; bands like Gates of Ishtar, Mithotyn, Sentenced, and early In Flames. We really dig old Nintendo game music, too.

4) What made you guys decide to form a band?
When a handful of close friends all share the same ideas and all find themselves swelling with inspiration from the same sources, it's only a matter of time before they want to manifest it into something greater. Being musicians, we just decided to band together and make music that WE wanted to hear.

5) What is your opinion on the current state of metal, and also how do you feel about the different classifications in metal and how some get a negative rep?
Metal has definitely changed over recent years in many directions. We have many more sub-genres than we used to. But in the end, we all love whichever metal we do because it can range over so many emotions all at once. It's a shame not enough people can simply just appreciate how limitless it can be.

6) When not doing things with the band, what can you be seen doing in your free time?
We have a very wide range of personal interests we like to do on our free time. In some way, all of them lead back to some form of inspiration that we try to incorporate into our music. We like reading, and long walks off short piers.

7) What made you guys decide on "FROM THE SHADOWS" as your band name?

It was a re-occurring term we noticed in a lot of the anime we were watching. It was always something like the villain saying something along the lines of, "...and we'll rule the world with terror and power from the shadows!".

8) What can the fans expect to see in the future?

We'll be releasing a full-length album, some time in the winter. We'll also be uploading some videos onto YouTube; some lyric videos, behind the scenes studio stuff, play-throughs, and random nonsense.

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