Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Misanthropic Rage Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We're about to release our debut full length album (18.11 is the premiere date), but we're already gathering ideas for next releases.

2.You have a new album coming out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released a few months back?

The sound and the atmosphere of the album doesn't differ much from the EP, simply because both were created and recorded at the same time. It is a little more straight-forward though, Qualia and it's title track were meant to be a journey for us, something different from the very beginning, that's why it became rather long track, we've just went with the flow. Full album has more traditional approach to the matter. The only difference is this time we've decided to hand recorded tracks for mastering to Serakos studio in Warsaw, while Qualia was done entirely by ourselves.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Our lyrics almost always describes the way we see the world around us. Sometimes it's straight “in your face” type of message, sometimes it's more metaphorical, but it's always about our view on the world and diseases that devours it from it's core, whether it's religion, politics or just simply human stupidity.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Misanthropic Rage'?

It describes our approach to life. We've become really fed up with everything around, we've started to make music together and “Misanthropic Rage” perfectly describes both the music and attitude.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

If we can find similar minds that will fit to our vision, then sure, it'd be great to be able to take our music and spread it on live shows. From the creational point of view we'd rather stick to the absolutely minimum – the way we work together suits us well and saves us lots of unwanted obstacles, and it's obvious that the more people you have working on something, the harder it gets to have same goal and vision.

6.The new album is coming out on Godz Ov War Productions, are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes, the atmosphere and dialogue between us goes great so far. It's always a pleasure to work with someone that's doing it for the music, not for fame or money.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

I'd lie if I said that we don't care, we're happy when somebody likes what we're doing, but we're not doing it for fame, money or to please someone. We're do what we do with a goal to transform our vision and emotions into sounds, and if someone likes it, that's great.

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

We both have side projects, but our main focus is Misanthropic Rage for the time being.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

That's too early to be sure, we like to evolve. We're not planning anything for the moment, we trust our instincts and do things when the time is right.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Obviously the main influence is Black Metal, especially the Icelandic scene lately, but we listen to a lot of different kinds of metal, and music in general. We don't want to limit ourselves, there's a lot of great sounds even (or maybe especially) in places you would never think of.

11.How would you describe your views on Occultism?

Well, let's just say that making our music is a very spiritual experience for us. We are interested in occultism, but we doesn't follow anyone. I'd rather say we're exploring ourselves in our way.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for having us and taking interest. There is a lot more to come from us, so stay tuned.

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