Friday, April 14, 2017

Carnal Garden Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The band was actually formed in 2012 as a personal project and went through various line up changes, until I found the right people to complete the Carnal Garden puzzle. We released our first release, "On The Final Day" EP late 2015 and the time has come for our first full length assault entitled "Where They Are Silent" with the help of Ukrainian Eclectic Productions.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
Old school groovy death metal. Simple as that. You can find groovier parts or full on up tempo outbreaks, but our sound is pure death metal.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We cover various topics and it mostly depends on who writes the lyrics for each song. I am more of a horror fan, meaning undead armies, demons and serial killers, while Kostas focuses more on sociopolitical and environmental issues.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Carnal Garden'?
I've actually been asked this question a lot lately. The name was inspired by a movie I came across late at night some time in the past. The movie is called "Cabin By The Lake" and it is not even one of my favorites. The protagonist there, a serial killer, invited girls for a romantic boat ride and killed them. Then, he dragged them underwater where he "took care" of his victims dressing them etc. That's when I came up with the idea of a carnal garden.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Carnal Garden is actually a studio project, at least until now. There are no plans for a full live band or a live gig, but life taught me never say never. We'll see what the future has in store.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
No, not really. We will soon begin working on new material though.

7.Currently the band is signed to 'Eclectic Productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
We are fortunate enough to have a label that helps us in any way it can. Evgeny, the man behind Eclectic Productions has been supporting us in every step. Check out Eclectic's site for some great extreme bands.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Actually it is better than we expected. Most reviews are encouraging and we see a bigger interest in our music. Thanks to everyone who spent some of his/her time to listen to our music and write a few words. You fucking rule!

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I don't think we'll stray from our death metal path. As I mentioned before we may at parts be groovier or chaotic, slow or fast, but our identity is what it is.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I cant' deny that I was listening to a lit of Dismember and Entombed, as well as some US death metal when I composed the songs for "Where They Are Silent". Our biggest influences are bands from both scenes (the US and the Scandinavian). You can also find our heavy metal roots in most of the songs. As far as these days, I've been listening to various and different genres of music. I never spend much time on one specific style as I'm easily bored. Lately I've been listening to many jazz & funk records, some electronic music and a lot of Thin Lizzy and The Allman Brothers. I guess it's all until the new Dying Fetus and Suffocation albums come out. Hahahaha!

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I like reading books and watching movies. Going for a walk, listening to music... I guess usual stuff like most people.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We'd like to thank you for giving the time and space to present our work. Keep it real, be yourselves and listen to good death metal! Meaning not our shitty "Where They Are Silent". Hahaha!

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