Interview: Barbarian Prophecies
Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
The concept of our latest work revolves around the mysteries that surround the human being. As for the fans of this musical genre will find a very worked in Rhythms and structures, although it sounds topical this is an extensive album but with many variations and influences, no doubt it will be entertaining to any death fan classic melodic metal. With this new work we want to continue advancing with the band and reach the widest possible audience, as well as establishing links with other groups and enthusiasts of extreme music Underground.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
The band has evolved over time incorporating multiple influences of all the musicians who have been part of this project throughout all these years. The band is already 20 years old and as is logical, the experience and motivation are changing and that is always reflected in the sound.
How does your writing process normally work out?
Normally we carry composite structures that we are modifying between all until we reach an intermediate point where we are all in agreement. We do not close ourselves to a style or a way of composing, hence the themes of our albums are varied. There are people who like it and others not so much, if you are looking for the usual this is not your band.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
In less than a year this project will be 20 years old, many people think that by continuing in the underground you have not achieved anything, but everything we have lived, the friends we have made and the places we have visited are already a great gift. Throughout this time we have seen the birth and disappearance of many bands, so to continue in music is a victory. Our aspiration is to continue as before and live positively this great hobby that is music.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
From the rock classics like deep purple, the who going through heavy rock greats like Judas Priest or iron maiden, then the Thrash scene like Exodus, Slayer, Kreator, destruction, Sepultura, Sodom, Necrodeath extreme bands like Kataklysm, dissection, dismember, Deicide, Unleashed, Obituary, At the Gates, Unanimated, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Carcass, Suffocation, Incantation, Marduk, Enthroned, immortal … Etc also we like more modern bands like Gojira, Lamb of god, Mastodon, Parkaway Drive, … And other styles outside the metal such as electronic music or classical music. No doubt there were many bands that have influenced us, but especially the Scandinavian death metal scene.
What’s next for you?
Continue composing music and continue playing with the band to continue with the presentation of our new album, know places and people and make the most of all the good that this can offer, always supporting the underground.