Thursday, February 3, 2011

DeArma Interview


* NVP004 Fen (uk) / De Arma (swe) - Towards The Shores of The End. LTD. Digipack

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?


Of course. De Arma is a quite new two-piece constellation based in northern Sweden.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

Gloomy - melancholic - atmospheric - dreamy - timeless

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and concepts the music explores?

We focus on letting our tunes speak for themselves and do not put to much energy in present over-intelligent lyrics.
The listener shall build up his own concept upon the feelings he or she creates while experiencing our music. And in fact I did not write any lyrics for this EP. Two lyrics where written by Desolate of Austere and one by The Watcher of Fen.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band name?

De Arma translates to "The Poor; The Poor ones". Which is a kind of metaphor for the world WE live in, in contrast to the plastic material-possessed society the so called leaders of this world wants us to embrace.

5. I have never got any information on where you came from, do you prefer to keep it that way?

I would say there aren't that much information to reveal. De Arma is a relatively new project with no history.

6. Are there any side projects besides this band?

Yes, there has been some through the years. I'm the founder of the now defunct swedish Armagedda and it's followers should know what other musical adventures I've been and am involved with.

7. On a worldwide level, how has your music been received by black metal fans?

Hard to tell since there has been no time for feedback yet. We hope people will enjoy our music in their own certain way. And I don't consider my music to be labeled as Black Metal since it does not have a Satanic foundation.

8. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

It might go in multiple directions. Honestly I'm not quite sure yet. I guess time will tell. From past experiences I've realized that there is no point in saying what the future will bring, because you never know.

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music, and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Oh, there is alot of great music out there. To name a few from different genres that has been played frequently here recently - First three albums of Fields of the Nephilim, new country album from Brett Detar, truck-rocker Scott H Biram, Australian Midnight Odyssey, the mesmerizing Agalloch, uk fellows Fen & Ukrainian comrade Romans Dark Ages.

10. Does Occultism r Paganism play any role in the music?

Occultism might have it's role in De Arma. However, not in an explainable way. What comes from our music is gloomy, eerie and touches unknown dimensions of this world. You for instance, do you feel the Occult in our tunes?
I reckon it depends on what you consider to go under the Occult label. There are no religious topics within De Arma, not so far anyways.

11. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?

During winter time I have to take care of alot of snow, obviously. I guess this could be seen as a interest even though it might be harsh sometimes. Let's say outdoor and wildlife is one of my interest at least. Appreciate the simple things in life.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thank you for this interview and your interest in De Arma.

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