01 - Hail
to Persefone, congratulations for your great “Truth Inside the Shades”, and
welcome on Truemetalzic.
lot, it is a real pleasure.
02 - Can you present
the band, as I think people don’t know much about you ?
Of course. The band
started back in 2001. Back then the band used to play cover versions of the
bands they mostly liked like Arch Enemy, Dissection… Later that time Miguel
Espinosa joined the band becoming the keyboard player. With that line-up, they
started to write the first song they would record as a demo, “Niflheim”. Having
seen that the results were as they expected, they wrote the rest of the songs
that would end in “Truth Inside the Shades”. Again, they recorded the songs
with me as the producer. During this recording process Xavi left the band and I
took the place of the drummer. The result of the recording sessions was sent
abroad, as always, trying to find an interested label to promote/distribute the
album. This is the moment when Intromental Management made its move. They
searched for the best deal to make the record available worldwide. Finally,
Marc also joined the band taking care of vocals since Carlos wanted to
concentrate mainly on guitars. This has been so far,
03 - In
your music, there are some black metal and death metal roots and also traditional
heavy metal, atmospheric and prog/neo classic stuff? What are your
musical sources of inspirations ? (Band & other)
say it is true and the fact that we have all this present in our music is
because each of us has a different musical taste. All in all, we like all kinds
of metal, classical stuff, traditional metal but each of us in a particular
way, and each of us try to add some of its roots/likes to Persefone’s sound. That
is way there is such variety. If I had to mention some bands that would be very
difficult, each of us would say something completely different, ranging from
death metal to folk. As an example, if you ask me, well I’m more into Prog than
anything else, but of course I also enjoy death metal or black metal as
04 - What are your
favourite tracks on the album, and why ?
If I had to
choose maybe I’d say “Whisper of Men” and “Atemporal Divinity”. These two songs
combine most of everything that Persefone is about, fast melodic death metal
with lots of keyboards, prog metal, clean vocals and lots of grunts.
05 - Now
the first album is released, what do you think you would improve on your second
There are things that
we’d like to improve, we are learning as we go on. Some of these things do not
depend on us, but we’ll try to do our best to make the second album better and
at the same time we’ll try to add a concept that will flow throughout the
entire album. You’ll know what I’m talking about. Also, you have to think that
there have been some line-up changes since “Truth Inside the Shades” so I guess
that that will inevitably affect our sound and our compositions, hopefully for
06 - What
are your projects now ? What is Persefone's planning for the next months ?
are now very busy writing the songs that are going to be in our second album. We
expect to start recording drums in January. Also there seems to be the
possibility to hit the road sometime in the near future, hopefully in the
beginning of 2005. We are all willing that that will happen. We want to play
live soon and to have contact with our fans to who we own all we are going
07 - Last
question, if Persefone had much success (and that's all I wish to you!), would
you be ready to leave your "normal" lives (studies, jobs or other (I
don’t know)) to be 200 % in metal and make music your only job ?
Is this a
trick question? No, I’m just kidding. Of course we would leave it all to make
music our only job. We’ve been into this since we where 15. This is what we
want to do for living but right now it seems that not even some of the biggest
names live from music only so I guess this will take some more time.
08 - Thanks
for your answers and your time, cheerz from France ! A last thing to add for our
cheers from Andorra. Keep
listening to good music! And we hope to see you soon on tour!
Interview par Blaise