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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Psychophobia Interview

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

Psychophobia is the band established at the beginning of the new century in Świdnik – typical workers city in southern Poland. Our first demo “Promo Accident”  was recorded and self released in 2006 and our first LP was self released in 2012. This year we signed contract with Metal Scrap Records and at 25th June we have released EP “The Fall” under metal Scrap Records label.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

It’s a good piece of metal I think, with a lot of influences. In our music you can hear  elements of death, black, heavy and power metal, but we don’t want to put ourselves in any of these boxes. It isn’t very important for us. Psychophobia is just a metal band.

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

Generally, lyrics are about human condition in the world and his place in the universe. Sometimes the topic is about catastrophic visions of the future and uncertainty what tomorrow brings us in the age of dehumanization.

4.The band has been around since 2002 but so far has only released 2 demo's, a full length and the current ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?

In those years there was a lot of squad changes. Each of us grew up and started adult life. You know: end of the school, going to college, going to work, try to start a family. The music was on the second place sometimes but we’ve had always stay together.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Psychophobia'?

Anything special. Really.

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

We was very proud of sharing the stage with Christ Agony and Frontside – big names of polish rock/metal scene, but sometimes the best show is when you’re playing a small gig with bands you are befriended. In our case that will be R.O.D. and Shame Yourself.

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

No, not now.

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

We are already waiting for feedback.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Most of these projects are suspended. Only Patologia is still playing. It’s a well known polish punk rock brigade.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We want to start recording our fresh stuff in the beginning of the next year.

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?

It’s really hard to say. There are many bands we’re listening in many kinds of music. Our biggest influences are Black Sabbath, In Flames, Children of Bodom.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Typical: football, motorcycles, girls and drugs and alcohol of course.

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

For all brothers and sisters: STAY HEAVY!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Psychophobia/The Fall/Metal Scrap Records/2015 EP Review

  Psychophobia  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "The  Fall"  which  was  released  by  Metal  Scrap  Records.

  Classical  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  ep  and  a  few  seconds  alter  the  music  starts  going into  more  of  a  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  melodic  death  metal  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  traditional  metal  feeling  at  times  and  in  some  of  the  parts  the  band  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  thrash  and  modern  metal  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  Swedish  influences  and  there  are  also some  death  metal  growls being  utilized  at  times  along  with  a  brief  use  of  melodic  screams  and  spoken  word  parts.

  Psychophobia  plays  a  very  heavy  and  melodic  musical  style  that  mixes  death  and  black  metal  together  as  well  as  having  a  good  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  influences, the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Priest  and  Humanity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Psychophobia  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK "The  Fall".  8  out  of  10.