Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Abriosis Interview

Taylor Lipton answering for Abriosis:

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band  for those that have never heard of you before?
 We are a 4 piece progressive death band from Vancouver ,BC. Formed in 2008 we have a self titled E.P., Full Length (Tattered And Bound) , and are excited to release our next E.P. "Vessel" Feb 1st . 

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
 I would describe our sound as Dissonant , Groove Heavy , Death Metal haha hard to say, we try to make every song completely different from the last,.....maybe unpredictable ?

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
  Well we've had a different Vocalist on every release so far , so I won't speak for our past vocalists but Alxs states that each song on "Vessel" takes its own tangent lyrically, but they all contain esoteric themes approached from a playful, poetic point of view. The lyrics were written after the music was composed, so the lyrical content was directly inspired by the overall feeling and personality of each song.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
It really can mean whatever you like because its not a real word.  We took the word "ABIOSIS"  and put an "R" in it and it sounded cool so we kept it . 

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Fredericton, NB with Endast in 2011 was memorable, hottest bar ever and we gave every bit on stage , felt like puking when i stepped off haha
We also had the honor of opening for Hate Eternal and Origin  .
DiecemberFest in Vancouver is always great  , and Edmonton at The Brixx with Death Toll Rising was great also , packed house Death Toll is always great to watch too.
Ever since Alxs has joined ABRIOSIS though I think our stage presence is at its best , we really get into the tunes live,  you can usually hear me screaming to myself on stage through my mop of hair .

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
 Yes , we've toured Canada a bit now and we'd really like to venture down the Pacific Coast of the U.S. as soon as possible. Hopefully by 2014. Eventually Europe too .

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of technical death metal?
 Generally great . We do not refer to ourselves as Tech Death but have been called Tech Death , we have lovers and occasional haters in the "Tech Death" world . That whole genre seems like 1 big pissing contest to me and not very musical alot of the time, so it doesn't bother us if someone doesn't think were tech enough yet listens to Braindrill all day . We love bands that write memorable music and we hope to be 1 ourselves. You can't please everybody.

8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
 I think since 2008 we have been crafting our sound and "Vessel" is what we've been forging towards and we couldn't be prouder. "Vessel" is what ABRIOSIS should sound like and we will be building off of that.  More dissonace, disorienting riffs, lots of vocal experimentations and new ways of phrasing and arranging our songs. We are excited for the future , we never plan what an album will sound like. We just take it one song at a time and by completion  it will have its own story.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
 Some bands that have influenced our sound I think would be  Martyr (Can), Voivod, Gorguts, Immolation, Converge,Cannibal Corpse,Dillenger Escape Plan, Morbid Angel, Pantera, Slayer,Meshuggah, and Napalm Death. I can't speak for everyone but recently I've been listening to  Rush, Gojira, Cattle Decapitation's Newest Album , Lots of Converge, Guthrie Govan, Joe Pass , Jimi Hendrix , Squarepusher, Dave Matthews Band, Opeth , Beck, Incantation, Pink Floyd ,...haha I could keep going but I'll stop so many great albums lately!

10. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Everyone in the band will make fun of me for being a GAMER but i love Gaming Ps3 , like watching hockey(screw the lockout),and Formula 1 racing .  Robin has seen pretty much every movie in the world and loves burgers, Ryan when he's not playing is usually listening to 80's pop tunes , and hes a bartender so he can make a mean drink,and alxs writes reviews for Abort magazine, exercises regularly and counter exercises with beer.

11. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Just that ABRIOSIS "Vessel" will be released feb.1st 2013 for FREE download at  Everyone should keep their eye on Vancouver because the metal scene here has so much talent .  We will be releasing 2 MUSIC VIDEO COVERS in  early 2013 for CANNIBAL CORPSE "Fucked with a Knife" and SLAYER'S "Bitter PEACE"   . Thank you for the interview and Review. Evceryone watch out for Abriosis in 2013!

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