The reason is Friday’s show, even though I think that in general you don’t love interviews. So, you say everything you have to say through your music, as the motto goes?
We are not avoiding them, we don’t go after them, as it comes. Our style is not to be analysed in any case! This motto you are referring to fits better to black anti-Christian bands that are full of misanthropy, but are waiting for Christmas to come so the relatives can come over their house and give them some pocket money.
How did this gig come up and how did we end up with a mini festival?
Our new record was released in the beginning of this year, but on the one hand we had a change in the line up and on the other our label shut down, we managed to do the release live after 10 months. As for the fact that this gig has so many bands, the credit has to go to Boneyard. We have been talking to play together for a long time and they put the effort to organize the whole thing.
Your new record is out since a while, if you could change something, what would that be?
The intro is shit, but everybody else liked it, so it stayed. I personally don’t like it at all. Besides that, I would have changed some parts of the solos, but probably they would end up worse!
What differences are there in your two records? What do you think changed in terms of songwriting?
In the new album, most of the material is … , since the most part of it was written by Stelios (who for personal reasons had to go), in contrast with the first record that the material is somehow more of a collective procedure. How much did that affect the material? Well, our new record is better than the previous one. I don’t think anyone ever said that.
Do you think that heavy metal that started as the music of the working class and angry youth has transformed into the music for settled and quirky grownups?
Metal is out there and some people discover it now, some know it already. It doesn’t fit into a cast, unless it serves someone’s interest. I would say that it has evolved to the music for angry grownups!
What are the plans the band has for the near future?
Shortly after Forces of Hades we are going to Romania to play Old Grave festival. After that the plans include shows in Athens-province and abroad. We are coming out of a long period of inactivity and we want to do many shows!
Would you change underground thrash for a hit with a stoner band with sold out shows and 12-year olds with wide t-shirts and pretentious fans singing your lyrics?
If it is about wide shirts, then no.
What should we expect from Friday’s show?
Many bands, good bands, quality extreme music, right playing, connection with the crowd. And then we come on stage.
The closing is yours.
Come to embrace Satan all together and have a good time!