Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mass Infection Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

MI: The recordings of our new album took place in summer 2013 and the whole production finished in the middle of October, by George Stournaras at Infected Studios (GR).After that, we were focused on rehearsing and start the booking of live shows indoor and outdoor.We will hit the road in 2014 as more as we can!

2.You have a new album coming out in a couple of months, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical
direction of the newer material and also how does it differ from previous recordings?

MI: Yes our new album "For I Am Genocide" will be out on April 1st this year.Now musically it's a mix of classic
Death metal riffing,including elements of "modern" drumming like our previous release. I think that this album is "a level up" than our previous work "The Age Of Recreation", from the hand of song structuring,composing and final production.It's a mix of new and old era style of death metal music and sound. Expect a massive album of 9 tracks inspired mostly from the us sound of genre, similar with bands like Unmerciful, Hate Eternal,Origin,Severe Torture and more...  

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?

MI: The lyrical theme of our new album is similar with our previous works.Written from our previous bass player
Victor,focused this time more into falling of the humankind and the bad aspects of religions.Describing scenes of
apocalypse and war, providing a fulfill dark feeling from start to finish.

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

MI: When we was in searching of the band's name back in 2003,we would like to found something that reminds
the whole bad aspects of the human society over the years.Mass Infection was the unique name to describe the falling of every human's salvation belief. Many people, one by one everyday driven into misery and fear.
That's what we call "Mass Infection".     

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

MI: It's a difficult question man!haha. We've played some great shows these years..great moments!I'll try to mention some of them.We will always remember our support to the death metal legends Bolt Thrower in Greece,it's a great honour to share the stage with such a band.Also we always love to play in Italy,we have many friends over there and every single live is an experience for us!Our first abroad tour also along with Rotting Christ was really awesome including some great gigs in balkan area!We had great show also in Germany at Fuck The Commerce festival,Sweden at Gothenburg Deathfest and of course every show in our festival (Livadia Extreme Metalfest), which taking place in our city Levadia/Greece almost every summer from 2003.
That's some of our greatest shows i can mention right now...At our gigs you can expect a well played setlist, sounding massive and clear.

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

MI: Actually now we are booking shows as i told you before for 2014..We are planning a european tour after the summer,and someshows in festivals and single gigs.Non of them is officially up until now, exept the "Greek Death Grind scene" festival in Thessaloniki-Greece  on 1st of March.As soon as possible we will upload the already booked shows.Also we have plans for touring the US in 2015.

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

MI: We are really excited of what we've heard for our music.We are receiving mails from people all around the globe and this is very enthusiastic.People of death metal seems to enjoy our material so they giving us the power to keep on and on...Thank you!

8.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?

MI: Basically our drummer George Trakas has his own band all these years called "Blustery Caveat" playing brutal death metal as well.A project band also with George Stournaras (Guitar) and our first drummer Chris Panagotas is formed, playing black metal music and called "Pandemonical". You must check them both! 

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

MI: The main direction of our music these last years is the memorable riffing and the mix of the old school and the newest sound of  death metal.I think that our future releases will be in the same veins of music and maybe a little bit more "darker" than our previous works. 

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

MI: Generally some bands that influenced our music are Origin,Unmerciful,Severe Torture,Deeds of Flesh etc from the newest wave of death metal and of course the classic death metal bands like Morbid Angel,Incantation,Bolt Thrower and loads more...Nowdays we want to listen some music played physically, and not the mix of a "digital" studio band.That's the point!

11.Do you have any non musical interests?

MI: hmmm,non musical?Both George's are into sound engineering but this is into musical interests also i think..I could say that drawing and digital design are the other interests of the band haha. 

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

MI: Yes of course,Thank you very much for this interview and we hope to meet all our friends out there!
Our new cd "For I Am Genocide" will be released under Comatose Music (USA) on April 1st and we can't wait to start touring and hanging out with all of our friends!Check our new album and don't hesitate to give us your feedback.Is more than welcome!!! Cheers! 

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