1. Can you update us with what is going on with the band these days?
We're getting ready to go out for a 2 month run with Antagonist, Wretched, and Diskreet that starts august 26th. We're also demoing some new material as we're constantly writing.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Symphonic,Atmospheric Death Metal
3. What is the meaning behind the band's name?
To breathe is to live, to fill yourself with the most vital element of survival.
4. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Florida and Texas always have awesome crowds, they are probably our favorite places to play. Our stage performance is bloody,intense, ethereal.
5. Do you have any plans to tour Europe in the future?
We always have plans to tour Europe, little things just prevent us from going. Hopefully we'll be over there early this winter
6. How has the support been from Candlelight Records so far?
It's been pretty cool, the know a lot about the business and utilize their resources well.
7. How would you describe the lyrical content of the music?
We've always strive to stay away from the cliche metal topics (some big war, Armageddon, god hating) and try to talk about things on a more poetic and meaningful level. Our current album is about the human psyche in all of it's wonder and despair.
8. How has the reception been to the newer material from symphonic black metal and brutal death metal fans worldwide?
When we wrote the "poppier" songs on this album we were kinda nervous as to how people would take it given that our last album was much heavier. But everyone seems to love Odyssey, which made us very happy that people approached it with an open mind and didn't ridicule us for not being all breakdowns anymore.
9. How would you describe your musical progress over the years and what direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
I think that we constantly try to reinvent ourselves so that people don't really know what to expect. We just kinda write what comes out and it always seems to be different than the last. The newer stuff we're gonna experiment with some more electronics and some more clean singing which is something we've always wanted to do but have been limited in it until now. We all listen to a lot of different music to draw influence from and for me that kind of changes with each release. So i guess we'll see what comes out next time.
10.Does Occultism, Satanism or Paganism play any role in the music?
We all come from very different religious backgrounds, none of which play a direct role in our music, we do however use religious themes metaphorically to describe different things. Odyssey while being about emotion is also about the environment and nature, which some might label "paganism" but you don't have to be a pagan to love,respect and fear the earth.
11. What are some of your interests outside of music?
We are all pretty avid gamers. Most of us play lots and lots of video games haha.
12. Any final words or thoughts?
Buy our album, come checkout our upcoming tour (dates are @ www.myspace.com/tbp) Bathe in Blood........TBP