Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saligia Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the project for those that have never heard of you before?
SALIGIA started to manifest in the late shadows of 2006,
as a vessel so as to explore and expand upon thoughts and
images within and around its conceiver. Saligia is to be ever growing
and ever expanding in all ways, and there shall be no limit or constrain
that is not of its members Will. A temporary constellation
of Ahzari and a drummer recorded 2 rehearsal demos, titled simply
"Rehearsal '07" and "Seven". In late 2008, Malach Adonai stepped
up on drums, and the rehearsals and finishing touches for
"Sïc Transit Glöria Mundï" commenced. The core will consist of
Ahzari (All Voices and Strings, musick, lyricks) and Adonai (Drums, lyrickal work).

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from the demos that you have put out?
Warm, moist, suffocating, pulsating and raw. It differs a whole lot, we've kept the approach, but added an extra dimension. This album represent more of the essence of what I am trying to achieve, but it's merely a beginning ..
The demos were a conception. This is the birth.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explore with the music?
We write about our experience, sometimes lyricks can even be prophetic to some extent,
not really revealing it's true nature until long after they are written. I do not sit down and write about specific subjects, it reveals itself within the process. Much of it is ridden in allegory, painting images that relate to how I experience the hidden Light.

In regards to the album, its overall theme is Death - change, from within. A change of nihilism into limitlessness.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The inspiration came from an interest in the 7 Deadly Sins, and identifying them as something within ourselves. I view the name as the carnal side of the spiritual Beast.

5. Currently there are only 2 members are there any plans in the future to add other members?
Not necessearily in regards to writing and studio work, but we are going to work with some live musicians to spread our wings on stage at some point soon.

6. Currently you are signed to Barghest, how did you get in contact with the label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
Malach Adonai is also in another band signed to Barghest, yet I think it was Kark who contacted Barghest and sent them the 'STGM' Promo. Their support has been tremendous, and we are very pleased with their work!

7. What is going on with the other projects these days?
Dødsengel is extending its wings.
We both have things we work on, but not anything to talk about at this time.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by black metal fans?
I've gotten some e-mails over the years from different parts of the world, and it has been good. The album is not out yet, so we do not know much more at present time.

9. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
We are working on new material which is evermore expanding, and it will be a natural progression, howewer a couple of more steps ahead. We have a clear vision of the path onwards, though some of the aspects are still hidden to us.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Everything I've ever heard and experienced in life. I draw inspiration from all sorts of art, it's not easy to pinpoint anything. Some influences are probably shining through more than others, though I don't want to go into that.
I listen to what the wind tells me.

11. What role does Occultism play in the music and how would you describe your views on this subject?
The hidden knowledge is a vast part in both our lives, and it sinks into most of the things we do. It's not possible to break down my views on such a wide subject, everything is ever-expanding, evolving and turning around. I get impulses all day, everyday regarding the philosophy that always builds and burns within me. I will give Crowley a mention. I do not get to reading as much as I maybe would have liked to, but I'm pleased with living my way and adapting what I learn to how I become.

12. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?
I lay the path brick by brick.

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

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