1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Cadaveria: After the fifth full length album “Silence”, CADAVERIA just released the new EP “Mondoscuro”, joining forces with thrash metal legends Necrodeath. The EP contains six tracks, two brand new and co-written songs (Dominion of Pain and Ride Above), two covers (one of The Beatles and one of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles”, that see CADAVERIA reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a CADAVERIA hit. Mondoscuro was released on September the 2nd via Black Tears on CD and will be soon released in vinyl via Sleaszy Rider records.
2.How would you describe the musical sound of the newer music?
Cadaveria: While covering mater Tenebrarum from Necrodeath and Christian Woman from Type O Negative we maintained our personal style, that since the beginning mixes Black metal and Gothic metal with Horror atmospheres, and we confirmed our love for contaminations in music. Our version of Mater Tenebrarum ends with an outro taken from Dario Argento’s “Inferno” movie theme, originally composed by Keith Emerson. A cover in the cover… We had the pleasure to guest Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth in this piece. “Dominion of Pain” track can be considered a natural evolution of what we offered with “Silence” album: a genuine horror and black metal oriented song that welcomes Doom metal and gothic influences. The lyrics deal with spiritual growth and inner power.
3.Your lyrics deal with Occultism and Witchcraft can tell you us a little bit more of your views on these topics?
Cadaveria: My lyrics deal with my personal experiences in the material world and in my metal realm. Along the last fifteen years my approach to intangible dimensions has became more intimate and solitary. I completed a path that allowed me to better known my soul and to reach a higher level of self confidence.
4.On the split you had also done a Type O Negative cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of the song?
Cadaveria: Type O Negative and Bloody Kisses album in particular were a constant sound track of my adolescence. They are probably the main responsible of the Gothic halo now evoked by CADAVERIA music and also my band mate are great fans of TON. Among the songs they released, Christian Woman is quite far from CADAVERIA musical approach… and probably this is the main reason why we chose it. It was a challenge to perform a song written by a man for a man, I mean it is not in my chords! But I cannot resist to the temptation to sing “Jesus Christ looks like me”. It’s so sacrilegious and erotic!
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?
Over the last four years we had great tour seasons: in Mexico, where we did two headline tours, or supporting Cradle of Filth last year. I also enjoyed a lot Autumn Moon festival in Germany and French Rock Metal Camp as well as Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium. The show in Russia was very good too, we didn’t imagine to have so many fans over there! Recently we played at an important festival in Italy with Insomnium, Demolition Hammer, Dark Tranquillity and Sodom where we did a one night only special show with Necrodeath, inspired to Mondoscuro. This is probably the best show I did in my life. We finally had the opportunity to enrich our music with the proper scenic designs and the result was really great! Our live performances are built in the name of true heavy metal music and can be described as a ceremony of passion, energy and theatricality.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Cadaveria: We will start a new live season in Spring 2017. In the meanwhile we will approach to new compositions for out 6th full length album and we will re-release our second album Far Away From Conformity.
7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Necrodeath', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?
Cadaveria: Well Necrodeath are our “cousins”, we share two band members with them: our Drummer Marçelo Santos is better known as Necrodeath singer Flegias and recently GL, Necrodeath bassist, entered CADAVERIA band using nick name Peter Dayton. Necrodeath and CADAVERIA have always walk along parallel paths without meeting each other. Last year we finally had the opportunity to create something together, signing an artistic blood pact that gave life to a new evil creature named Mondoscuro. This EP is a birth and a death at the same time, it is a unique chapter in the bands’ careers that will never be repeated in the future. Mondoscuro is destined to become a rarity and a must have for fans of both the bands. I’m very satisfied of this release and of this cooperation.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and goth metal?
Cadaveria: Considering we are a do it yourself band, we are totally free in our choices, we never paid to play and we don’t follow any trend, I can say we reached great goals along these fifteen years. We are appreciated and respected and this is a very good thing. Above all we like the idea to continue to create the music we like without boundaries and we know our fans will support us in every step we will do.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Cadaveria: We will take our time to properly develop our ideas for the sixth album, that will probably see the light in the beginning of 2018. It will be THE album, our best release, something to be proud of for the rest of our days. This is how we see us in the future.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Cadaveria: The band members have a different musical background that goes from thresh metal to doom metal, passing through black, death and gothic. We do not have any particular reference, our music is just the product of our growth as musicians and human beings. Mercyful Fate, My Dying Bride and Norwegian black metal have been my first love. Nowadays I also listen to some stoner metal and progressive metal. My favorite band are and will always be Tool.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Cadaveria: I am a video maker and I’m interested in making videos, watching movies and in visiting contemporary art exhibitions. I also like to travel around the globe. I became vegetarian about one year ago and now I like to discover new vegetarian and vegan food.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Cadaveria: I just would like to thank you for this space dedicated to my band and to give my greetings to all the readers. You can reach us out at cadaveria.com If you like you can follow me on Instagram @cadaveriaofficial