1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band? …From the Deep are a 5 piece band from Ottawa Canada. We want to immerse the listener in an atmosphere dictated by acoustic breaths of calm and screams of agony, and to ignite curiosity of what is to come. We blend ominous groove with the relentless crushing of your spirit. We consistently perform high energy and intricate sets in which we experiment with visual components, instrumental soundscape "jams", and acts of self-inflicted physical brutality.
We are currently promoting our newest EP “The Absurd Horror”
2.In July you had released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
We have always experimented with different soundscapes and different styles, and that is found in both of our recordings, and even more so in the new material that we are working on now. Our newest EP “The Absurd Horror” follows an organic flow of short-lived peaceful contemplation followed by excruciating agony, and then repeated in a cosmic cycle.
3.This was the first release to come out in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
Despite the long stretch in between recordings, we have been playing a ton of shows in the Ontario and Quebec region. We have also been working on a ton of new material as we are looking to release our next recordings within the next year. We take our time planning out the songs and album concepts, and are very specific with the entirety of our music.
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with music?
Our lyrics are inspired by a broad range of subjects, such as: the insignificance of our existence when faced with the vast intricacies of the universe, esoteric literature, consciousness, and the exhaustion of modern life.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name '...From the Deep"?
..From the Deep is a reference to the unknown. We aim to create a sense of uncertainty in our music and lyrics, in that our music is always shifting in styles, tempos, and atmosphere. The ever changing moods found in our music and live performances are crucial to the deeper exploration and exploitation of the unknown absurdities which hide in our minds.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
…From the Deep have been fortunate to play with a ton of international acts that have influenced us, such as Cattle Decapitation, Kreator, Absu, Macabre, Origin, Taake, and so many more. We have also been competing in shows such as Brutal Battle Cuba (Ottawa winners and playing the finals in Montreal soon), Wacken Metal Battle 2015, and En Route to Heavy MTL (Ottawa winners).We are known for our high energy performances with self inflicted assault and impressive displays of vocal ability from our vocalist Graham Cwinn.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We are keeping our fingers crossed that we may have the opportunity to play in Cuba if we succeed in our Brutal Battle Cuba competition, otherwise, unless Mother Earth has deservedly reclaimed her throne and fatally introduced our species to our mortality, …From the Deep will continue to create music that satisfies our curiosity of the unknown, and will hopefully leave ourselves bloodied and contorted on a stage near you…
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
…From the Deep flow with the universe, and if such an opportunity presented itself with beneficial results, we would most certainly consider it.
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
We have had very positive reviews of our music and our live performances. Here are some examples:
“As is apparent from first listen, …From the Deep employ a certain sophistication, a high level of intelligence amongst the gnashing, fighting, gloriously grotesque atmosphere of their music.”
“The warp speed black metal tremolo picking to the more down tuned death metal chugging riffs, to the skull pounding bass and the ever blasting drums make ‘The Absurd Horror’ sickeningly addictive.”
“The vocalist appeared just behind, next or in front of me while he performed his varied and highly passionate extreme metal vocals. This dynamical and vivid approach attracted more and more people from the bar and the terrace to see the opening band performing an intense thirty-minute long set.”
10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We have come up with a few concepts for full lengths and shorter releases, and it is more important for us to have recordings that are complete pieces of art that flow naturally, as opposed to getting as much material on a record as possible. We aim to have our newest release within the next year. The songs composed for this recording follow a lyrical and musical theme, and blend different styles such as black metal, atmospheric post metal, death metal and groove.
11.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?
Each member of the band bring different influences and styles which helps us make our unique sound. Some notable influences include Opeth, Meshuggah, Withered, Gorguts, Gojira, Decapitated, The Ocean, Pink Floyd, and many more.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Esoteric literature, many forms of literature, existential thought, martial art philosophy, exploring the mind and it’s many horrifying doorways.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Keep it Deep….