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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Perpetual Among Us Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



The band was formed in mid 2017 with the intention of being able to perform a black metal with atmospheric passages and dense sections where we could trigger stories related to a murderer who wants to be a god. The music and compositions are by Perpetual Among Us and the lyrics were written by Cristian Tapia, who helped us to deepen a little more what we wanted to express.





2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?



Our musical style is oriented towards Black Metal, but as a band we have a fairly modern sound. This can transgress the most faithful listeners to the classic black metal sound, but in essence we believe that we can print riffs, voices, lyrics and drums that are born mainly from Black Metal





3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?



This new musical material was thought as a conceptual disc. The main theme is about the four stages that a serial killer goes through; the aura, the hunting, the seduction and finally the murder (Amen). This serial killer is the one who relates these murders believing to be a god.





4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Perpetual Among Us'?



Perpetual among Us means the very act of the murderer, saying that he is perpetual and powerful as a god, whether real or not. The word "perpetual" is intense, solemn, dark and direct, which fits perfectly in our music.





5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?



The art was made by the graphic designer Eliseo Peña, based on a concept of smoke and ashes, representing everything we are and will be the aesthetic proposal of the band.The idea of developing art under these concepts is mainly to be able to give a visual sustenance consistent with the music of the album.





6.In the band photo all of the members are wearing cloaks, would you consider your music as being ritualistic?





During the recording process, clean voices were incorporated with choirs and the use of ritual elements typical of a ceremony, but not necessarily the band points in that "ritual" or "solemn" direction. We do not rule out being able to use that resource, but for the moment it is an element that came naturally to our music.

Our visual proposal is oriented to detach ourselves from autonomous images of each member, in order to enforce everything in our music.





7.Has the band had any opportunists to do any live shows?



The band does not appear live yet. At the moment we are focused on expanding our music and composing more material in the studio.

Recently we had changes in our line up that have been quite positive, however, they have delayed our live debut. We are happy with our decisions as a band and we hope that these changes will allow us to have a better performance.



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



We had a positive reaction on our music. The reviews and comments have been quite good. We believe that it has been the result of showing visceral music, full of anger, with a good lyrical plot.



9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?



We hope to release new material at the end of 2019 by recording in the same studio and releasing the material with our label, Australis Records.



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?



Our main influences is black metal clearly, we wanted to explore new sounds, for example, a very present bass, difficult to perceive in this type of music. Our main influences as a band are: Burzum, MGLA, Omega Deathspell, Batushka, Satyricon, Marduk, Immortal, Dark Funeral, Emperor, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, among others.



11.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?



Our vision of black metal is purely musical. We do not profess occultism or Satanism as a philosophy. Our album exposes the delirium of a serial killer, who believes he is a god justifying his actions.



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



We would like to thank our Australis Records label for launching and promoting our music. In addition, we thank the national metal scene that has given us excellent reception and support.

Soon we will schedule live dates to express our musical concept on stage. SEE YOU SOON!

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