Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc. ?
Hey, we are Mepharis, from Poland. Our team exist since 2007. It's hard to say in what style we play –thrash, death and doom, that is sure, the elements of our music. But we don‘t want to close ourselves in one style. I think you should just listen and judge it yourself.
Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?
To answer this question, first you should know how hard it was to us, to record our first album.
Recording the final version was preceded by many changes in membership of the Band. It was tough and made these several approaches to recording difficult. We came from the city which has only few bands. It was really hard to trying to create The Underground with those few people.
Album appeared when we had to move to Poznań. Since we have a stable crew, and together we achieve a new, better level of performance our old stuff. Then we decided to record it.
Enclosed in Hermitage is an effect of our cooperation with Marcin Rybicki (In twilight Embrance, Left hand studio) and Przemek Markocki. With Przemek we had been working during creating a first album.
How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?
So far EP is avaliable only as video on YT. In the nearest future it should appear also as a CD.
Awaliable soon with rest of march on our fanpage. Probably cd version will contain more than three tracks :j
Who is the author of the lyriccs and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ?
Cygan i Strażak (ex-member, co-founder of Mepharis) wrote a lirycs for Sic Luceat Lux. Every song tells about something else. You can find something about love, death, longing... It’s hard talking about these songs, everyone should interpret them himself.
Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?
If We talks about using a media like Facebook, we think it’s necessary today. Times of bootlegs and demos past away. The fastest way to communicate is an internet and social networks. Let’s say... We use anything we can.
We try to decide togther about covers, photos and promotion material. About our logo – it’s Cygans project from a long time ago.
Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?
Unfortunatly we still waiting for some label. Maybe You know any? (laugh)
Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?
Iron Maiden, Kat, Therion, Anathema , Cave - the work of those ones certainly echoes the climate on Sic Luceat Lux.
Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?
We sent few copy to various labels from entire europe. Promotion - we do everything in our power.
How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?
We have played several dozen of gigs, and still counting. In the near future we are planing a tour. I hope that we visit your country with our gigs too.
What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieieve with the band?
Bayond that tour, we focused on a next album. We hope it will be possible for us to show our new album at the end of the next year.
How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information.
We are verry active on our Fan Page on Facebook, we always respond to all emails from you.
Thanx for the interview
Thx for interview. From Poland with Love – see you :j