středa 18. října 2017

A few questions – interview with brutal death metal band from Switzerland - CONSUMED BY VULTURES


A few questions – interview with brutal death metal band from Switzerland - CONSUMED BY VULTURES

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.? 

Hi fellow metalheads, we are Consumed By Vultures a death metal band from Switzerland. Our band was founded in 2013 by Mattia La Delfa and Alex Medici. We produced 1 Demo, 1 EP and our last work is an album titled “In Eterno”. Our style is a bit hard to classify because every band member has a different musical background. Given all the different infleunces within the band the resulting sound is hard to sum up, but you could say we play death metal with a bit of slam, black and brutal riffs. 

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

We recorded the album at the “Brainscan Studios” in Riva San Vitale – CH, then Christian Donaldson (guitar player of Cryptopsy) took care of the mix and mastering at “The Grid studios” in Canada. We didn’t have a professional producer. 


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

We first pressed 500 copies on CD which have almost sold out, we will be printing more due to the demand. We have also published the album on Bandcamp, iTunes Store and Spotify.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

Alex and Simone (vocals) are in charge of the lyric writing process. The concept of the album explores the human condition and deals with the growth of a man from his birth to his death. It places an emphasis on the dualism of the human being which is portrayed through the character’s mental evolution with the use of metaphors. The idea was born from the sick and twisted minds of our majestic duo of singers.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

The band’s logo was created by the indonesian artist “Rudi Gorgingsuicide Art Yanto”. The “In Eterno” artwork was hand painted by “John Quevedo Janssen Ilustrador” from Venezuela. We currently do not have a Website although we do have a presence on bigcartel. We use socials networks mainly to stay in touch with our fan base and to communicate with festival organisers, promoters and venues. We believe social networking can be over used by bands for commercial reasons which isn’t a huge motivator or driving force for us.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

We chose to release our album under “Nice To Eat You Records” because they are a well known underground label in Europe. We are very satisfied with our working relationship and very much looking forward to our future collabortion with them.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

As mentioned previously we have varying backgrounds but a few groups to point out, which we all relate, are bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Dimmu Borgir, Visceral Disgorge, Slipknot and old school thrashers like Sepultura and Slayer.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

No, we haven’t done this as of yet.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

We played roughly 15 gigs. We think that each type of venue has its own atmosphere and character. Most Festivals tend to have a better sound but you sacrifice the close contact and interaction with the audience you typically get at smaller venues. We loved our gig at Linz Deathfest 2017, we were on top form and the crowd were amazing and full of energy.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Our goal is to keep playing around the world and we plan to release a new album in 2019, We are currently working on a professional videoclip. We hope to increase our fanbase and keep having fun.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

You can either contact us via email, consumedbyvultures@gmail.com, or via Facebook.

Its been a pleasure!

Thank you.