Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Def/Light Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and also how does it differ from previous releases?
2)      We have made big step to musical and sound senses. The Album has become heavier and more aggressive, but haven`t lost melody. We have work hard, and we hope everybody will enjoy “Transendevil”.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?
3)      The bases of our lyrics anticlericalism, mystic, freedom and human development. For example: Antikrist Tabor is about Taborites(Checzk rebel`s) who rebelled against catholic church in 15-th century.   We have a lot of philosophy in lyrics.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Def/Light?
4)      When we have young, we had snobbish and silly name “Defilers of light”. It was childish. We had to change it. We wanted to remain part of old name, but to make it more philosophical and intelligent.  The word “def” is homophone to the “deaf” witch give our name two senses – “Deaf ligt” and “def light”.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5)      We have fantastic show in Berdeev, Slovakia and in Zagan, Poland/ there were many fans, whose support of made the show much more extreme and powerful. 
We trying to be active. We have a tradition to make a show with costumes and “corpse paint” Although we are sometimes blamed it is not trendy. Always, we sing our hearts out in 150%.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new release?
6)      Yes, we are planning Ukrainian tour in February or March and European tour in October. We`d like to have shows around the World. We are waiting offers from managers.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by fans of black and death metal?
7)      The album has just become released and we don`t have many comments. But we are happy that they are all positive.

8.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
8)      I don`t think it`s right to be satisfied 100% the work. We are going to work more with symphonic music but we are not going to lose black/death metal music. Should always try to be even better.

9.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
9)      We listen to many kinds of different music starting from symphonic music and finishing with experimental grind core. Some musicians of the band enjoy jazz or ethnic. Dimmu Borgir, Hate, Behemoth, Flashgod Apocalypse, Anorexia Nevrosa and match other music have inspired with books, performances and human history.  And life itself prompts some idea to us.

10.Does Occultism play any role in your music?
10)   Sure occultism and mysticism is a part of our creative work. Telematics/θέλημα/outlooks are close to us. It has philosophical and ideological meanings for us. We see the direct connection with rational and scientific ideas.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
11)   Each musician has his own interests and hobbies. As for me, I am interested in clinical psychology, philosophy and history.  I am really keen of reading and writing. I am a journalist and a psychologist my profession. Generally, I above a Renaissance person who knows everything and could do everything.

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
12)   I face a choice^ to write a book about it or to say just a few words. We would like to express our gratitude to all our fans and everybody who takes interests in our band and music. We want all people to be free and to develop themselves.
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