čtvrtek 23. února 2017

A few questions – interview with NEKROHOWL - death metal from Bangladesh!


A few questions – interview with NEKROHOWL - death metal from Bangladesh!


Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc. ?

Greetings brother. We formed this band in March of 2016. All the members are friends for a long time. We all played in different bands. We wanted to play death metal that resembles the sound of classic 90's death metal. So we formed Nekrohowl.

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

Well, it was interesting. We recorded our demo in our reharsal room by live take. And for mixing mastering we didnt worry much. We wanted a complete raw sound. We did a very little for mixing mastering and even this little was also done by ourselves. So what you hear in the demo is almost raw. We just didnt want to change the raw sound we got during the live take. Thats all.


How many copies  were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

We have released 100 copies hand numbered Demo in CD format.  

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ?

We all contribute to create the lyrics accordingly to the riffs. If someone finds some interesting riffs or lyrics whatever we all just try to improve it together. Our lyrics deals with sadism and death. For us sadism is the earliest notion of human being when they were wild and had complete freedom of acting. So we try to establish that ancient inner freedom. And death is the only truth we believe. It is the ultimate reality. So it should be glorified. In our lyrics we just try to do it with an nihilistic approach which is rooted into emptiness and darkness. 

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?

Our logo was designed by Anik Mahmood. The logo itself is the artwork of the demo too.Our brother and band manager Tawkir deals with all the websites and other communications. We do have accounts on social media. We would really like to have zine based promotion of bands just like the classic 90's era. But time has changed . People are more on internet now and zine culture is yet to be regular in our country. So, yes, it is sometime important to communicate and share. We also have a facebook page and an account on sound clouds where you can listen to our releases. But we do not emphasize much on it, though we have to use this for sharing and other band updates. But if you have good music you dont need a social media to reach to metallers with your songs, that is what we believe.  


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?

We released it independently. And the launching was on the streets just like the classic 90s period of metal music. So we do not yet have to face the pressure or any dealings with record level.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Well, we almost like all the classic death metal bands and try to follow them in our own original ways. We just try to make our very own riffs and styles sounds like classic 90's death metal. Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Immolation, Suffocation, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Nihilist, Atheist, Dismember, early Deicide, Death,Sinister, Sadistic Intent, Demilich, Grave, Incantation, krisiun, Carnage and many more ha ha. Its all our inspirations.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Yeah we are sending our demos to some levels. responses are positive from them. We are still in talk so right now we can not mention the names. We will get to the studios for recording our first full length this March. After this we will confirm the level and announce it. 

  

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?

So far we have played in two gigs. We actually prefer the quality of audience. If you are in front of a crowd who know the true spirit and essence of metal, the type does not matter. But obviously underground gigs are always of special importance. And for festivals it depends. If you get a call from Maryland Deathfest, who won't go there to play!! So wherever it is the crowd and the quality which matters and nothing else for us. And among our shows which was the best that is the matter of audience to say we think. ha ha.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

We have plans to release our first album by the mid of this year. After that we will record an EP and release it at the end of this year or at the beginneing of next year. We are in talk with some organizers from abroad about some touring possibilities. It will be announced very soon we hope. What we want to achieve is a stand point of our visions and beliefs through our music and get evolved with as much time as we can. This is all we want, to explore our inner freedom through our own music to glorify the ultimate reality and the world of death.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

You all can find us in facebook. Text us, comment on us and let us know about your perceptions on our vision of music
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Visit our Bandcamp Page to check out our Demo:

Or  can mail us at nekrohowl@gmail.com.

Thanx for the interview.

Thanks brother. Infernal hails to you.

Recenze/review - NEKROHOWL - Nekrohowl (2016)