Interview: Demised

Demised is a metal band from Spain, formed in the ’90. This year the band have debuted with their album A Warm Place To Stay, out via WormHoleDeath records. Here is an interview I had with Andres, mastermind of Demised, who have talked about the new album, also he have mentined why took so long as Demised to release a full-length and many others.

demised-coverHi Andres and thank you accepting my interview. Years ago you founded Demised, and you have released in 1999 with the EP Between the Ashes and the Silence, back then you were a death metal band, nowadays you have changed your style, being more ”soft” to say this way. Why have you decided to change the musical style?
Hi Carla, my pleasure! Yes the band was founded by Adrian and me when we were so young. We had two more independent releases as well as Between the Ashes; Panthalasa (1997) and Cold (2007). We love death metal but a change was needed, we felt like explore ourselves deeper and I think it was a good move.

This year you have debuted with your first album entitled as A Warm Place To Stay, what is the theme of this album and who mainly wrote the album?
I wrote the album. I pretty much like to write about the process between life and death and its connection with Nature, like a peaceful state when everything ends and we end up becoming part of it. Definitely A Warm Place to Stay is the most representative title for the whole concept.

What feedback have you gotten so far for the album?
Really good for the moment, even for old fans that we didn’t know how they would react, but is still soon to make conclusions. Right now the album is out in the US, september is time for Europe and october for Japan so let’s see how things turn out!

Why took you so long to release a full-lenght album?
On the one hand we were in no hurry to find the right way to go in this new phase, actually a new way of working was needed and it took a long time. We really enjoyed all that process, so interesting as musicians! On the other hand, Alex had a serious injury to his right arm, it seemed like he would no longer play guitar but fortunately he recovered from that.


You and the drummer, Adrian, are the oldest members of Demised and kept the band alive since 1996.
Definitely! We grew up together listening to rock and metal since the late 80’s being kids, we had a common goal and that’s what we’re doing, even stronger and stronger.

What about shows, any touring plans? Also, planning to release a video?
Of course, we have a great video to be released via Wormholedeath and The Orchard in september, can’t wait for it! About touring, we’re planning some dates for Spain but playing outside is being difficult, for the time being we don’t have any management agency and we’re not going mad about this until we find anything good, but that’s the next goal.

I want to ask you about the label that you have signed, WormHoleDeath records, how is it to be in their rooster?
It’s awesome to be part of this family and have the chance to have a worldwide release for the album, so hope to give them back the confidence they have given us.

How is the metal scene from the city you are coming, Murcia? Can you suggest other metal bands from there to the readers?
Believe me, we have an amazing scene here, both in metal and rock, and lot of gigs even though it’s not easy for promoters. I can seriously recommend The Holeum,Rainover and a new band called La Skala de Richter that sounds really awesome.

Is there anything else would you like to add about Demised?
I’d like to greet all the readers and express our gratitude for all who’s supporting  Demised, it really means a lot to us so thank you guys, this has just begun!

Thank you Andres for your answers! Rock on!
Thanks a lot to you Carla for the interview and all the efford you put into promoting bands! It’s been a pleasure talking to you. See you!

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