Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Faust Interview

1.Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard you before?
FAUST was born in 1992. During this time, many line-up's changes, several concerts and three releases: "FAUST" demo of 1993, "... And Finally FAUST!" mcd of 2001 and “From Glory To Infinity” full length of 2009. The current line-up is: Aleister - guitar / vocals, Ghiulz - guitar, Steve DiGiorgio - bass. These are the latest news: the new album “From Glory To Infinity” was released by STYGIAN CRYPT productions (Russia) exclusively in EU and by PARAGON RECORDS (USA) exclusively in USA on 9/9/9. It was also released in DIGIPACK format by ABYSS RECORDS (USA) on October the 31st 2009. Soon the PICTURE DISC format will be released by NEGATIVITY RECORDS (USA), limited edition of 666 copies with an exclusive artwork.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Melodic, fast and technical Death Metal written by counterpoint technique; I like to call this Evolutionary Death Metal.

3. I know that the band was names after the legendary Faust character, what was it that person that you found interesting?
This moniker was chosen because it was representative of our concept and lyrics.

4. How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?
Funny stories where I mix religion and sex.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
One of the best show was a festival in January 1994; sometimes I meet people that still remember it. To describe a FAUST’s performance, you must wait for our next tours with the new line-up.

6. Are there any touring plans for the future?
Yes, there are! Finally the first dates have been confirmed; however other more are coming soon.

7. How would you describe your musical progress over the years and what direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
Basically our sound hasn’t changed since 1992; but, over the years, it has improved: the technical skills, the complexity of the songs’ structure and the refinement of the arrangements. This thanks also to the new arrivals Ghiulz and Steve DiGiorgio. For the next album, we’ll keep working to evolve our Evolutionary Death Metal.

8. How have metal fans worldwide reacted to your music sound so far?
Currently “From Glory To Infinity” is receiving very good reviews from the press and rewarding comments from the listeners around the world.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and what are you listening to nowadays?
Any band in particular. Our influences reside in what we have heard since we were born: music, songs, sounds, noises. And, of course, in our daily experiences: feelings, emotions, memories, desires. I’m used to listen to different kind of music. Regarding Metal I like most some albums from 1989 to 1993 and some historical albums of the eighties; only few exceptions from 1994 to the present.

10. Does Occultism or Satanism play any role in the music?
No, they don’t!

11. What are some of your interests outside of music?
My job of director for: cinema, video clips, commercials, theatre and television. I've already planned to shoot a video clip for FAUST; as soon as I have the chance, I'll do it.

12. Any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the interview! Everyone can always contact FAUST or me at: www.deathmetal.it (FAUST's official website), www.myspace.com/faustband2 (FAUST's page), www.myspace.com/aleisterpgd (my personal page). Hail to all readers! Hope to see you soon at the FAUST’s upcoming shows!

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