2.You released in a new ep in March, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
3.I have noticed that when i listened to the ep, you had a sound that actually puts brutality in that genre and never use clean vocals, are you planning on adding cleaner vocals in the future or do you choose to remain on the heavier side of things?
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Bushrangers and Golden Spirit tries to give a first person account on the various rebellions that arose during the Christianisaton of Europe. They were ALWAYS written as historical fiction with no political or religious discourse intended. Thats part of the reason we chose not to release the lyrics with the EP as we didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea of what the songs, or us as a band are about. The lyrical content for the new material is more impressionistic with a philosophical basis. The goal is for the lyrics to be open to
interpretation. Therefore the reader can connect with the song in a more personal way.
5.I have noticed in the band's logo you have some of the lesser known and more obscure runes, does the band have a huge interest in Paganism?
worked with before, to design the cover for us. Nick has a profound understanding of paganism and the beauty of all cultures so he was perfect. I told him our ideas and he painted the cover in water colours which we scanned and fitted to the template with the help of our good friend, Ben Bullivant who designed the layout. Both guys were great to work with and did an amazing job. Much respect!
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Enviktas'?
*When we started we focused on the battle element of folk metal. Turisas and Ensiferum were a big inspiration for this bands formation. We were brainstorming ideas for a name and one of us said "Victus"
latin for "Victory". It was cool, but sounded to short. So to jump on the folk metal band-wagon of band names starting with "EN" we decided to put that in front and change the lettering haha! Not much else to
7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
well it can sound pretty huge! Good times!
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
9.Currently you are unsigned,a re you looking for a label or have received any interest?
10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of folk metal?
11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
to structure/rhythms etc. Also our themes and lyrical content will be much deeper. Ive got a few producers in mind that id like to work with to make it sound more organic. Like i said before, were going to keep
on working at using remote cultural music to mix in with contemporary heavy music. Were looking at getting Indigenous and foreign musicians to collaborate with to make the music as effective as possible.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
top of the ladder in my opinion. They have a bad arse attitude and always punch out unique music. Their work ethic is very inspirational. Also Fleshgod Apocalypse and Septic Flesh do amazing work to blend
classical music with metal. Were big fans of all these guys.
13.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?
really rocky and sludgy! Kaden our guitarist plays melodica with the Funk Band "Strangers with Candy". Alex our Violinist is a great Electronic music producer under the name "5peed $nail" and is also co
runner of the label "Murder is not a Crime". And i have an instrumental Post-Rock/Metal project. But we don't have a name as ofyet.
14.What are some of your non musical interests?
culture, Philosophy, Tattooing... That sums me up i guess.
15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
They have been a pleasure to answer! Much Respect !