Friday, September 27, 2013

Relinquished interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Sure. There was a lot going on since “Onward Anguishes” came out. We allied with KillShot Management, played a Tour in Russia and got new Partners like 69Chosen for wardrobe and Remo, Paiste and DW in the drum section.
And most important that we have begun the writing of new material.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and also how does it differ from the previous album and ep you released in the past?
Well I think we can say that there was a distinctive varience between every release since the beginning. “Rehearsal Doom EP” was mostly Melodic Doom, “Susanna Lies In Ashes” was more progressing into our main sound and the start of the Storyline. And now with “Onward Anguishes” we had a lot more clean parts and more of the Story of course.
The next album will be, well a bit different again. But I won´t tell you the exact direction we will go on that, but I´m sure who enjoyed our music in the past will definately like this one as well.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new album?
The Lyrics, as on the previous albums, are about the Story of Susanna, Victor and Joseph. This time we will have another protagonist who´ll bring us the new events. And I guess some surprised faces on him as too. But I think I can tell you a part that doesn´t spoiler that much - Addictions (Drugs and others) will be a huge subject.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Relinquished?
We searched a long time for a name that describes what we are and what kind of people we wanna reach. Then in a second Relinquished was there and we just knew - felt right from day one. Even if there was a lot of pronouncing mistakes here in Austria.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Some of the best? Considering the we enjoy every time playing there is no best, but there are some bands we played with that stayed in our minds. Last year with the great Obituary, the Anniversary show of Belphegor and the Tour with Kimaera.
6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We surely will be playing more shows once the album will be released and until then there should be some more single Gigs as well, but no certain dates yet.

7.The new album came out on Noisehead Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
It´s the Label we brought out “Susanna” and “Onward”, and we also recorded them in the Noisehead Studios here in Austria. There are also some other great Austrian bands with them so I can say everyone should check their page and listen to some of these bands.

8. on a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by fans of extreme metal?
We never saw us as an extreme Metal band, still we played with a lot of those and surprisingly the response was really great throughout. There are always some thoughts if the slow clean parts will be liked by the audience that came here for some party.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The only direction we can certainly tell is “different”. As the story continues the music does. And we are not considering doing the same album again with some newer riffs. There will be new stuff always varying from what we did before.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Again always varying but at the moment : Katatonia, Shining, Gojira, and some Depressive Suicial and Dark Metal stuff.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Nothing unusual I guess. We all have friends and families and spend most of the remaining time with them.

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
If anyone doesn´t know us. Start with “Susanna Lies In Ashes” and get the whole story and soundarrangement at once. I´m sure you´ll like it.
And of course thanks for the interview!

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