Sunday, May 11, 2014

Reclvse Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Ceri: We play Doom, and are careful to keep within musical borders set by ourselves. The band members have been friends for many years.
2.Recently you have released your first demo, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
Ceri: We followed our ears, then slower, added atmosphere. We’re proud of the demo, it turned out well.
Joe: It takes you away – Traditional Doom Metal that can be heard for free through bandcamp, wych is a website..
3.The music is very much in the early doom metal vein, what was the decision behind going back to the roots of the genre with your sound and also what are your thoughts on the newer forms of doom metal that have popped up during the last 20 or 30 years?
Ceri: It was a conscious decision to play Doom in the way that we do. We play what we’d like to hear.
Personally, I probably listen to most of the Doom sub-genres, but wouldn’t want to play certain types.
Joe: For me, I’ve been playing guitar in many styles a while but have only just started singing and writing lyrics seriously and I feel that this genre in witch I now exist is one where I can express with conviction.
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Joe:  Dark Surreal mindscapes and stories of DOOOM!
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Reclvse'?

Ceri: It conveys to the listener a mood, to influence the listening experience.
6.Has the band done any live shows and also are there any plans for shows in the future?
Ceri: We haven’t played live as RECLVSE. We’ve all played live in numerous other bands. We currently don’t have any plans. We’ll see what offers come our way.
7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Ceri: We’re not actively looking for a label to release anything, but we would certainly accept the correct offer. We’re already corresponding with some labels about trades; so far everybody has been very helpful.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal?
Ceri: It’s early daze, the demo has only been out a week, but the response has been international due to the free online release via bandcamp.
Doom metal heads are appreciating our traditional doom approach & people are listening all over the globe.
9.Where do you see the band heading musically during the future?

 Joe: Don’t want to spoil any surprises but it may get Darker, Heavier and Weirder
Ceri: We’re going to tread the same path we’re already on. Stay Doom. We have plans of improvement in all areas, writing, playing & recording. We’re working on our second release.
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?
Ceri: Doom. Dub. Crust. Warning, Candlemass, Cathedral, Reverend Bizarre, Witchcraft, Witchfinder General, Revelation, Anti Cimex, Wolfpack, King Tubby, Gallow God, Pagan Altar, Sabbath, HARK, Blue Cheer, Jex Thoth.
Blundel: Ozric Tentacles, Jimi Hendrix, Pentagram, the Moulettes, Sigiriya, Slayer, Electric Wizard, Tool, the Groundhogs, Trouble, C.O.C. Pink Floyd, the Orb.
Joe: send help… I am being celp ere agggaindst mty w I listen to many musickes and am going to see The Handsome Family Tomorrow
11.What are some of your non-musical interests?
Ceri: Beer.
Blundel: Astronomy.
Joe: The Occult and the Macabre.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interest & this interview
Joe: Yeah, Nice One.

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