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Interview with Theosis

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Last Updated on 02:49 PM by Nikos Nakos

– Hi Kostas, tell us a few things about the birth of Theosis.

Theosis started out in Karditsa, in early 2013, as an experiment, since my main engagements at the time where Morbid Fog and Vetusmora. One time, I wrote a song (The Lord of Wisdom) completely different than the ones I usually write and decided to use it under the «Theosis» name (I don’t need to mention that the name is inspired by the album of the same name by Acherontas). It was followed by one more demo track and the debut, ‘Behold the Glorious Night’, and everything was self-financed.

Theosis are of course no longer a solo project, since Vaios(aka Sven – Clamor of Existence, Humanimal Race, Deacidified) joined me in this venture in early ’14 taking over the drums and some vocals. We haven’t released anything with our new lineup yet, we are now finishing production of the second full album which is going to be titled «Ιεροτελεστία»(“Rite”).

 

– There have been some real masterpieces by one-man bands, but how hard is it to work in (or be) one?

Look, it has its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand you are free to do whatever you like. On the other, everything goes through your hands, from ideas, recordings and generally «running» all over the place, to the fact that you are bleeding financially if you want to release something on your own, since there’s no one to divide the expenses with.

 

– Tell us a bit about your other musical activities. As far as I know Theosis are not your only musical pursuit.

Other than Theosis, Ι’m working on everything concerning Morbid Fog and L’Hiver and on vocals for Vetusmora and Mortuus Sum.

 

– What are your musical and lyrical influences?

Musically, I’d say we are closer to Finland’s scene and bands like Sargeist, Horna, Behexen are my basic influences when I decide to write. Our lyrical themes concern the occult, demonology and some ancient religions.

 

– How have people reacted to your releases so far? Are you satisfied?

Both demos, but mostly ‘Behold the Glorious Night’ received some positive feedback and good reviews. We generally like to write what we enjoy and it is our wish that the audience will enjoy it too, be it 10 or 100 people. I want to emphasize this because many bands are missing the essence of it and they write songs based solely on whether people will like them.

– What are your future plans?

As far as releasing material is concerned, like I told you earlier our second album’s release is close, we are now finishing production and looking for a label. Additionally, a greek label will re-release our debut in CD format in early ’15 and we are also looking into a cassette release.

Other than that, we will begin rehearsing in the summer with Vaios and two session musicians, friends of ours, and sometime in the near future we aim to do some concerts.

 

– What would you like to say to greek extreme music fans who are reading this?

Actively support greek bands. There are many diamonds in the greek scene, and they are offering their work at very good prices (4 or 5 euros is not too much since you need 3 or 4 euros to go out for coffee).

How can you say that you are a fan of the greek scene having 500 gigabytes of downloaded music, but owning no physical copies at all? How can you complain about how expensive concerts are in our country and at the same time not give 5 or 7 euros to see 4-5 small (but noteworthy) bands?

But of course you wouldn’t sacrifice coffee or staring at chicks to buy a couple of CDs. Not when you could download it for free and still pose as a loyal fan. Eat shit!

 

– Thank you very much for the interview Kostas. I’ll leave the last words to you.

Thank you for the opportunity of speaking about Theosis. Spread the plague of black fucking metal.

Leonidas Douras
Leonidas Douras
My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore.

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