Thursday, March 26, 2015

Omrade Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Bargnatt : Edari is our first release. We are two in this band, I play guitar and vocals
Arsenic : I play drums and keyboards.

2.You have an album coming out in April, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Bargnatt : Our music is like a picture, every song is a contemplation of a situation or a simple landscape. Like painters, we try to capture an intense moment and  a definition of sadness, light, and human emotion. It's our vision of darkness and beauty, but our songs could be read in different axes, it's not easy to follow all the time our evocation of cold feeling.
Arsenic : for me "Edari" is a journey between past and future; we have chosen old and modern sounds to reach that goal

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Bargnatt : There is different lyrical, sometimes we talk about our experience of hardest life, the abandon sentiment or sometimes about anger and rage of human being. Our lyrics are special and sometimes ironic, the constant of our lyrics is the melancholia, sadness, every song is a short history, a mutilation of fairy tales.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Omrade'?
Bargnatt : Område is very specific field or area of neighborhood.
Arsenic : it can be understand like a friendship too

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Bargnatt : It's an interesting question, we have a lot of great guests on our album, and I think a duo is better for a project like Område. But who knows what the future holds...
Arsenic : we have several great projects for Område, some are in the pipes and they are awesome, it may includes other people but for the moment we go straight.

6.Has the band done any live shows yet or is this strictly a studio project?
Bargnatt : It's not a strictly studio project, but due to other projects, it doesn't let for arsenic and I the time for this, but I would like play our music on stage.
Arsenic : it also depends of the feedbacks we will have on the album, we will see...

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
Bargnatt : It's fun, because sometimes metal heads don't understand our music, because we have a lot of inspiration and we listen different kind of music. It's very hard for a pure metal heads to classify Område. It's our goal to do a music, we would like listen with different things, like Manes, Ulver, god is an astronaut, Head control system, Gazpacho, Nordic giant, Dodheismgard, I love the avant garde scene with a metal basis.
Arsenic : honestly the promotion is only at the very beginning, our first review gave us a 8/10 (and it was today :)
We hope they're will be more and more like that; moreover, our first clip "Mótsögn" is acclaimed by the critics; a really good start

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects?
Bargnatt : I have a band, but we prefer keeping the secret because now the important matter is Område.
Arsenic : me too, but at this time we want to separate the projects

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Bargnatt : I see Område in a perfect evolution with no restriction. I have a dream play Område's music in a theatre with an orchestra.
Arsenic : Musically, we are exploring new sides, we have to merge our 2 universes, it's sometimes hard but we are now convinced that we did the right choices on "Edari"; the next album could be different but always with our own personality, we will see...

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?
Bargnatt : My first influence is The Doors, I like Ulver, Manes, Dodheimsgard, Paradise Lost, Caspian, Leviathan, Treha Sektori, Gazpacho. And a lot of other bands, the list is very long, I listen all time music.
Arsenic : some many bands, from Soilwork to Queen

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Bargnatt : I like reading, and writing, poetry and litterature for me are the best inspirations.
Arsenic : I am very busy to create music but i like art in general

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Bargnatt : I would like to thank you for the great itw, and I take this opportunity to thank our great partners of “Edari” release Francesco from My Kingdom music and our PR agent Christophe Sousa and his team from Dooweet promotion.
Arsenic : we also want to thanks the great guests we had on "Edari" (Asphodel, Guillaume Bideau, Leo Sors, Kriss Mandra, Damien Legret) and our friend Benoit Tillier for the great teaser and clip production

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