Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ferium Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Tiran Ezra - Vox
Elram Boxer - Guitar
Yoni Biton - Bass
Guy Goldenberg - Guitar
Ron Amar - Drums

We are a Death Metal band from Israel, we've been existing in the current line-up for about 3 years now.
Have opened for the biggest acts to appear in Israel such as (Gojira, Aborted)
And have toured EU with The Agonist & Threat Signal, and we are now in the process of releasing our Debut Album "Reflections".

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

Tiran: Very aggressive, we've created our own sound through various stages of songwriting.

Elram:  It all came down to being as direct and as angry as possible, that's where we get our muse.

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Tiran: Once you read a few lines you can easily understand we're dealing with day-to-day subjects here, the lyrics are there for anyone who can relate of course, but it really is an outlet for me the most, I don't write for anybody else, we don't look for a catchy chorus, if somebody finds comfort in the words I scream then I did my job as a songwriter.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ferium'?

Tiran: It is a transformation of the word "Ferrum" which means Iron in the Periodic Table of Elements, it came to me & Guy during physics class when we were 16  that it could be a great name for a band, and it just stuck!

5.What are some of the best show that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Elram: Our stage presence had always been noticeable, we usually attracted a lot of attention from crowds, lately we started getting really comfortable on stages so we make the crowd feel like they are our best friends and in a sort of rehearsal.

Tiran:  A really tight rehearsal!!

Elram: Really good shows that we did lately were definitely the Gojira opener slot in Israel, a full house sold out, 1,100 people, and the show at the Rock N' Roll arena in Italy, beautiful comfortable stage!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Tiran: We are currently looking into some autumn dates in Europe, and we are releasing the album in Israel in May, this year is just starting for us!

7.The new album came out on Transcend Music, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

The label is based in the UK, and the Founder Rob Ferguson has worked with many big acts before (Iron Maiden, Robbie Williams), the fact that the artist management chose us to be legitimate for the label of such great acts (Oh, Sleeper, Yashin, Liferuiner) means a lot to us.

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

Tiran: The reactions are always overwhelming, it's always nice to see people from across the globe who actually like what you're doing no matter you are from, I think the best example for that is our Luxembourgish crowd, we were there once to open for our dear brothers Scarred on their release show, and since then we came back once, after our tour with The Agonist, to see a club almost completely full (70-90 peeps, very nice in a place you practically don't know!) which really blew us away, I think we get more support there then Israel haha

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Tiran:I think if you take the album "5ive" from Five's release in 2000 and listen to a few...

Elram: Nahhh
Were going to focus more on epic riffs, to have a more memorable approach to them, already have enough material for around two albums.

Tiran: And of course advance musically & technically, and maybe write a couple of 90's pop hits.

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Elram: I don't think there is any band that we actually say their name out loud while we write the music, but every person is free to hear what he hears in our music for themselves.

Tiran: We had people tell us we sound like Mastodon even... So yeah! Haha.

I personally get a lot of motivation from singers like Whitechapel's Phil Bozeman, and Textures' ex-Eric Kalsbeek.
Ron's feel is more jazzy, and Yoni on bass just has a big set of basketballs & Jazzbass which is pretty much enough when you have to sound massive.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Elram: Doggggiiieeessss
Tiran: I love art, tattoos, photoshop etc'
Ron: Porn!
Guy: Gaming, I am a retired WoW addict..! Glory to the Forsaken
Yoni: I have a sports car, I love sport cars

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? 

We'd like to thank you guys for taking interest in us, keep supporting new and coming bands!
It means the world to us!

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