Thursday, February 2, 2017

Oracle Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We are a melodic blackened death metal band from lower Alabama that prides itself on epic music that incorporates many genres of metal.



2.In 2016 you had released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Diverse with a heavy attention on creating different ways to make the listener either head bang or feel emotions. An adventure and journey that carries you through ups and downs with topics of hatred, uprise, battle and death itself.




3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Ancient gods and goddesses, serpents, war, death, fire and ice all used in metaphors for everyday ailments such as anger, sadness and hatred. We like to leave the lyrics open ended enough that the listener can inject his or her own emotion and life experiences into the songs.




4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Oracle'?

A bringing of music in a grand fashion. The prophecy coming so to speak. To be grand in nature and represent us in a way that allows us to be broad and creative in our music.



5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We have played a lot of great shows. Probably the best was Devil's night which had an artist named Nate the knife create the entire stage. He also produced a very theatrical flow between bands the whole night. This plays right into our hands as our stage show is very energetic and up beat with very little breaks and we keep a pretty set plan in between songs. Many songs even run together to where you don't always know a new song has begun.




6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Of course. We plan to do as many shows as we can and even considering a tour. We currently have 3 or 4 scheduled over the next month or so and just got done doing a couple.




7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

If the right situation would reveal itself, we would sign. We have had offers but turned them down as we are able to do so much of oracle on our own.




8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic black and death metal?

Very well. You just never know if your doing something right or not and the ever growing fan base suggests that we are doing something good.




9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We want to dig deeper into what we've started. Be more creative. More darkened. More insane. More experimental. More epic.



10.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?

Emperor, Gojira, Amon Amarth, Aborted, Dissection, The Black Dahlia Murder, Dimmu Borgir, Sylosis, Watain, Sepultura, Megadeth and a lot more. All are bands we listen to and that have influenced us greatly.



11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Horror movies, sports, Astronomy, Mythology, Western and Chinese philosophy(Descartes is a favorite), reading Lovecraft and Poe, and playing chess. Favorite video games are Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and Resident Evil.




12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Keep listening and follow us as we will be making more in the future. We would also like to thank each and every listener out there. Hit us up. Send us a message. Let us know what you think personally. We love to hear from each and everyone no matter how good or bad. We keep an open ear as we are all on the same journey of life and can learn from each other.

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