Thursday, November 8, 2012

War Possession Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
The band formed in 2008 in Greece by members of MERCILESS CRUCIFIXION,EMBRACE OF THORNS and WARGOAT in order to perform warlike death metal the old-school way. Our first attack was a self-released promo cd-r simply named "WAR PROMO '08". Our debut EP "THROUGH THE AGES" is ready and it is going to be released by Polish "HELLTHRASHER PRODUCTIONS" in November 2012.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Our musical style is inspired by the old glorious days of bands like BOLT THROWER, DEMIGOD, INCANTATION,ASPHYX, TERRORIZER, performed under our personal touch and sound, trying to create a unique warlike atmosphere.So if you are into the sound of bands mentioned above,probably you'll like our stuff too.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our lyrical themes are inspired by war, its history and all of its impact on human emotions and on mankind generically.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
We wanted a name that will expresses our lyrical theme and the atmosphere of our sound,and we think with WAR POSSESSION we managed this. And it's a fact that mankind is possessed by war.Isn't it?
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how woyou describe your stage performance?
We haven't play live yet but now with the release of the EP. we'll play some gigs in 2013 for sure.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
There isn't any by now, but we hope that something will come in the near future.
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
We have received only positive reviews and a very good feedback by fans worldwide waiting for our "THROUGH THE AGES" EP. to be released.
8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
WARGOAT and EMBRACE OF THORNS are at the process of writing new material. By the way check their killer latest stuff!! As for my other band MERCILESS CRUCIFIXION, we have written 3 new tracks and weare going to release them in 7 format.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
In no way we are going to change our sound to something else,but release by release we'll improve our personal style,sound and warlike atmosphere.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
The first part of the question is answered in question 2 above.So about the other part...lately I'm listening to the recent works of bands like: VENENUM, CRUCIAMENTUM, PSEUDOGOD, BACKYARD MORTUARY, DISMA, HOODED MENACE, HORRENDOUS, COFFIN TEXTS, DRAWN AND QUARTERED, HERESIARCH, ARCHGOAT, THE KILL, TERRORIZER, CULTES DES GHOULES and the new killer stuff of our comrades in Hellenic underground scene NOCTURNAL VOMIT, RESURGENCY, NECROVOROUS, CTHONIC AURA, ABYSSUS ,SLAVEBREED, DREAM LONG DEAD, CHAOSBAPHOMET, SERPENT NOIR, AIMA, BURIAL HORDES.

Vaggelis P.

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