Thursday, September 13, 2012
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We have been spreading our debut album “Now…Submit Your Flesh To The Master’s Imagination” on stage, trying to achieve a lot of places where we have never had the opportunity to play, answering some interviews and rehearsing some old songs (from our Mcd “After The Domestication Comes The Manipulation”) with our new guitar player Daniel Pereira.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from your previous releases?
We are now more mature and I think that has resulted on a more characteristic Death Metal sound! For us is strange to describe our sound because we made it…however we think that the best way is the readers listen our both releases (cd and Mcd) for free at http://undersave.bandcamp.com/ .
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our music will always be related with the deficient conception of human beings (Thank you Master). So our lyrics are about manipulation, self-censorship, abnormal behavior and societal decay. Society and it´s ever increasing pressures on the individual (with the crisis, poverty and war) are pushing the limits well over our boundaries…so that is also a topic of interest in our lyrics…so we have these and much more topics to explore in our new songs.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band´s name?
We don’t have any inspiration behind the band name. When we decide about the name we were just some stupid kids ehehe. However it was something like our music must always be Underground and made according to our own desire.
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We always try to be the most intense possible and send our rotten message… We had some nice shows, one of the most important one was with the Heavy Doomsters PAGAN ALTAR, our sound doesn’t have any similarities to them but they are a really nice band and very simple persons, we will not forget that show. We also played with some of our favorite Portuguese bands that we had saw a lot during our firsts years in the Portuguese Underground scene like Decayed, RDB, Dead Meat, Bleeding Display, Theriomorphic…
6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?
We are now doing some shows all over Portugal and in a near future we will try do the same in Spain and if possible other countries. We hope someday we could have a tour with lot of gigs!!!
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your new album by fans of death metal?
Until now we have some nice reviews and others medians, that’s normal. We have songs with 8, 7 minutes and most of the Death Metal fans are not used to that kind of songs. However most of the reviews are very positive and constructive but we are still waiting for a lot of reviews because our album was released just 2 months ago.
8. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?
No. Nuno Braz (vocals/guitar) doesn´t have other projects, Hugo Pote (drums) also plays in a Death/Black band called Dawn of Ruin and Daniel Pereira (guitar) plays in a D-beat/Crust band called Disthrone.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
That’s a difficult question because we don’t talk about our future musical direction…we just pick up some nice riffs and after that we make some experiences in the rehearsal room to develop a song and try to press our signature there.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We listen almost every kinds of metal (unless nu-metal, metal-core, death-core..), Grindcore, Rock etc. the most important is that we don’t confine our ears… Nowadays we have been listening Aura Noir, Coroner, Oppressor, The Chasm, Saxon, Pestilence, Driller Killer, Jig-Ai, Funebrarum, Trench Hell, Led Zeppelin, Kill, At The Gates (early stuff), Graveyard (the spanish) and (always) Dismember.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Partying, Drinking, Movies, Soccer and other sports, Porn, Human decadence and Food!
12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for the interview and we hope you keep supporting the Underground scene till the grave! Those of you who want to contact us please use our firstname.lastname@example.org add us on facebook to read our news www.facebook.com/undersave and listen our album and Mcd for free athttp://undersave.bandcamp.com/ .
Thanks for this interview!
Cheers, Good luck to your zine!