Interview with Lyfordeath
Answers by: Gil Dias
Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
“Nullius in Verba” or in English “Take nobody’s word for it” is the name of the album and is what it means, plain and simple, the concept revolve around ourselves, our personal truth and beliefs, it was made to force us to question our own reality. The music, the lyrics, and the artwork follow along, showing us the history of our universe, our society and ourselves, tangling with one another creating a dark and mystic ambiance hurling the listener on a trip through the eons.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
Due to some alterations in the formation, our sound completely changed along the years.
It’s been three years with the actual formation, even until the recording of “Nullius in Verba” we notice a substantial growth in our sound.
How does your writing process normally work out?
We try to make it as natural as we can, both in the instrumental and in the lyrics, we just let it flow without imposing boundaries of any type.
Usually, we start with some guitar or bass lines then we work on it, the lyrics are in most of the cases the last thing to be composed. One time or another if we already have the lyrics we compose around it, for example, the music “mortal”.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
We want to spread our music all around the world, make the people see and feel our music, our message, and with some luck change some hearts.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
Musically Moonspell, Draconian, Slayer, Gojira, Opeth, Mgla, Chimaira, Septicflesh, Belphegor, NeObliviscaris and some others, each one of us has his personal influences and inspiration that, mixed together, crafted what Lyfordeath is all about.
For the lyrics, I got inspired by the works of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson in “Cosmos”, by the balance and clarity of the poet Ricardo Reis, and my own passion for the universe.
What’s next for you?
For now, get “Nullius in Verba” on the road, then back to the studio to record the next journey of our trip.