Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Agony Face Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We started playing music back in 2004, when we were still kids, but there was a lot of passion, for music and for our instruments, so we decided to keep it seriously and start to make some special music, a kind of music different from all those death metal bands. After some years, we recorded our first album, and from then on we’ve never stopped playing with passion!

2.The band calls itself Surrealistic Death Metal, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical; song?
Like the surreal art, our music needs a deep “look” to understand it. Our songs exhort the audience to think, that’s it. You can listen to our music superficially or you can go deep and explore the extended worlds of music, images, and dreams.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our lyrics are full of philosophical concepts, surreal stuff and literature. The main subject that we treat is the human kind, in his form, nature, conscience.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Agony Face?
There isn’t a particular meaning behind our name, as we told we were just kids and we took a cool death metal band name. After these years, we can say that “Agony Face” is appropriate to our art.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We had the opportunity to play with some of the greatest death metal band of all time like Suffocation and Origin, but we also played with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Sodom!
Our stage performance is a crucial point to understand our music. On stage, we have UV lights and fluorescent make up on our faces, and we want to make a theatrical show.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
There will be an album release party on December 7th in Milan, and then we’ll make some other shows!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Thanks to the social networks we’re having a great feedback by fans all around the world, even in countries that we never heard before!

8.The new album came out on My Kingdom Music, do you feel that they have done a lot on getting your name out there heard?
My Kingdom Music has done a fantastic job, even more than we expected, and we are thankful to the label!

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
On future releases we’ll keep high our surrealistic stile, it’ll be more schizophrenic and stunning than ever!

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Every one of us likes different kind of music, but all of us loves death metal bands like Death, Cynic, Atheist and progressive rock bands like Yes, Rush, Jethro Tull., and of course those incredible italian progressive band: AreA, PFM, Banco del mutuo soccorso.
Nowadays we’re listening to new music, in particular new progressive metal bands, and looking on the internet, there’s a lot of great bands!

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We have different interests, but we like to stay in contact with Art in all of his shades, we like to watch movies and argue about it, going to the concert, read books, but also take a ride with the motorcycle, climb mountains, everything interesting!

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
If you like music but most of all, if you like to question yourself about what you listen, what you see, what you think, about anything, then listen to our music, we’re trying to be no more bunnies towards the top hat of an illusionist.

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