1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
P.O is a two-headed entity, composed of Bellovesos for everything related to music and Diviciacos for lyrics and voices We try to deliver a complex BlackMetal, radical and ambient.
2.You have an ep coming out in September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
You can definitely considered V.I.T.R.I.O.L as our first album. As I said above, we try to deliver a complex and ambient black metal, which leaves space to the interpretation of the listener. The goal is to provoke emotions in people and place them in an introspective mood. V.I.T.R.I.O.L consists of various initiatory journeys, which lead to an acceptance of death and the search for inner peace
3.Your lyrics cover a good amount of esoteric and occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these subjects?
The interest for esotericism, alchemy, religion is very personal for me it is mainly a way for the man I am to find peace and understands what I feel and think to a philosophical point of view. In this album I place the search for peace before death as a goal to be achieved, as the alchemist seeks the philosopher's stone, the gold, the inner light, that we begin to find by getting rid of suffering, the sulfur .
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Penitence Onrique'?
Like everything else, we wanted to leave room to interpretation. For me, Pénitence Onirique, something like "dream-like penance" is like a psychic path that we follow to forgive ourselves for what we missed, for our regrets, for what's eating us and our soul throughout life.
5.According to the metal archives page the band is a solo project but the fb has band members listed was this originally a solo project?
This project began as a solo and instrumental project only involving Bellovesos. But as we made music together for many years and I could relate to his work, I quickly came up with a background and lyrics, here’s the result.
6.The ep is coming out on 'Emanations', are you happy with the support they have given you so far?
Yes definitely. we're over the moon and it’s very pleasant .
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Not too easy to measure it yet. but for now it’s rather positive and it makes us really happy .
8.Are you also involved with any other bands or musical projects?
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I can't answer that, but surely towards something more personal, without limits.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
In terms of music, mainly the 90’s European black metal scene ( particularly the Swedish like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum…) but also Doom, New wave, Drone …. but Literature, cinema, alchemy, esoterism, history, human nature, religions is also a big part of our influences .
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Culture in general .
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Above all, thank you for the interest. For the rest, follow us, listen to us and try as much as possible to know yourself.