Eteritus is a new found band from Poland. Recently their debut album, “Following the Ancient Paths”, slaughtered our ears with its cool-played death metal. Metal Invader interviewed Liam Tailor (vocals, guitars) for more details and here we are…
Congratulations for the great “Following the Ancient Path”, what is the feedback received?
Hey, Thanks! Most of the reviews give us high marks – 8/10, 4/5 etc. So I guess You could say the reception is very good. We’ve also seen some praise on Facebook and from our friends. That’s always nice to hear.
Tell us a little bit about how Eteritus got started?
It was formed by Nitro and Zima, they played alone for some time, establishing the band’s sound. Later Liam Tailor found their ad for a vocalist and joined the band – at first as a vocalist only. After releasing the EP “Tales of Death”, Greg joined on the bass and Tailor picked up the guitar.
From Wydawnitctwo Muzyczne Psycho, where you had your ‘Ep released, to Godz ov War Productions. Why you had to change label? Were you satisfied with Wydawnitctwo Muzyczne Psycho and how you see, until now, the cooperation with your new label?
I think we have contacted Psycho about the new album, but I believe it was suggested that we should look for a bigger label, to maximize the outreach. G.o.W. really delivered. Handled all of the promoting, Facebook/Soundcloud/etc., distribution and all of the other hundreds of smaller or bigger things. So yeah, We’re really satisfied with the cooperation.
What are your influences?
All of the 80’s and 90’s Death Metal. Mostly European, but not exclusively.
Can you tell us few details for the artwork and the recording sessions?
The artwork was done by Bartek Kurzok, an artist whose other You can see by just pasting his name into Google. Clearly, he’s got a lot of experience with creating the proper Death Metal stuff.
The recordings were done in the same place as “Tales of Death”, namely – IX Studio. The place is really cozy, has some comfortable couches and a stone fireplace, so it’s always a pleasant experience. Plus the man behind it has a lot of experience in recording, as well as playing metal, and always helps with some hints.
What are the topics of the lyrics of your band?
Some are about the darkest emotions and the lowest, most basic human instincts. Others are more of fantastic tales, filled with mythical creatures and hellish sceneries. Few are more philosophical, exploring some interesting worldview concepts.
Polish metal scene is on fire the last years, what is your opinion? Also is there any band you would suggest to us?
It’s awesome. Finally You can see Death Metal bands being the pinnacle of festivals, instead of reggae or pop. If You haven’t already done so, check out Vader, Lux Occulta, Vesania, Unborn Suffer, Offence or Dead Infection.
Has there been a renaissance in death metal recently? There’s a huge amount of quality bands coming out of the woodwork with great records
Well, the hundreds of awesome Zines always have something and someone interesting to write about, so that’s probably right. We’ll see in a couple of years if the trend continues.
What does the future hold for Eteritus?
Another full album for sure, maybe sometime next year. And some fucking crazy gigs of course. No other big plans for now.
Last words are yours, anything you would like to say to METAL INVADER readers?
Metal invaders, ready to strike!
A warning from hell, be careful tonight!