Thursday, October 11, 2012

Depopulate Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before/

Depopulate as a full piece has been playing since 2009. Since that time our music was included on few compilations and we’ve released our debut EP “Till Man Exists No More”. We also had an opportunity to play quite a lot of concerts but only inside the boarders of Poland.

How would you describe your musical sound?

Our music can be considered as new school death metal with brutal and technical influences. They say that we have more in common with the big  ones from US, like Dying Fetus, Suffocation etc. than with our domestic Polish sound.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

All of the lyrics were written by our vocalist, Kostek. They refer to gory climate of B-class horrors and similar stuff but it isn’t  anything like a strict topic and it doesn’t mean that we stick only to it.    

I have read that the band started out as Eviscerated, what was the cause of the name change and also what is the meaning and inspiration behind the new band name?

Eviscerated changed its name to Depopulate simply because of the numerous bands with this name. Depopulate is one of the Vile’s records but it wasn’t the reason why we chose it. It’s just a really strong and brutal name and in our opinion it suits our music really good.

What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

We had an opportunity to play with bands such as Parricide, Neolith, Nuclear Vomit, Itself, Throneum, Embrional, Banisher and this is only a tip of the mountain. We really enjoy playing live and it is probably the best thing about being in a band.

Do you have any touring plans for the future?

We have like 5 shows booked later this year. We are always open for any propositions when it comes to concerts and we are eager to play as often as possible.

Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so, what kind of label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for the band?

We hadn’t searched for any label before releasing “Till Man Exists No More” because we really wanted to get people familiar with Depopulate and put it on the internet for free. It would be great to have someone supporting us promotionally and financially in the future. Time will show if it happens someday.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?

We got some good reviews from different parts of the world like Indonesia, Spain, UK, US, Mexico, Brasil and others. Generally the response for the material is positive and it really fuels us up. We’ll try to make our next record twice as good.

Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?

Our drummer, Jack plays in another band called Unanswered. They are currently putting their first record together. I have some ideas for another project but for the time being Depopulate is full time job and other things have to wait.

What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Probably we will head in direction we’ve taken on “Till Man Exists No More” but for sure we won’t be copying our own ideas. New songs that are already finished may be considered more complex and aggressive. They contain lots of guitar dissonances and stuff like this. We want to come up with a record where one idea leads to another, together making an impression of one solid piece.

What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We are really keen on brutal and technical stuff, mainly from US but the amount of different things we listen to is much bigger. We’re also highly influenced by Polish bands like Decapitated, Deivos, Vader etc. Our vocalist Kostek loves old school Swedish stuff and I am a maniac of Russian slam. Currently I’m listening to new records of Masachist, Cattle Decapitation, Antigama, Abominable Putridity, Cryptopsy and The Faceless over and over again. All of those are killers for me.

Outside of music what are some of your interests?

We’re all students and it consumes a lot of our time but when we’re free we usually just hang out with friends on concerts or parties. We all like to drink up and do some dumb shit. Nothing surprising here.

Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks for the talk. For all those who are hearing about Depopulate  - download our EP, get familiar with our music and check us playing live if you have a possibility. Stay tuned because this isn’t our last word!

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