CORPUS CHRISTI

CORPUS CHRISTI has a rather self explanatory band name. So if you are looking for a black metal then look no further than this interview. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl

What is this band really all about?
— Satanic Black Metal, hatred for this fake useless life, reaching the Light of Lucifer. Collecting more soldiers for His cause.

Is there a difference in people’s attitude towards you if you don’t come from a cool place like LA or NY or London?^
— There is yes, i´ve heard so many times “Portugal has no tradition in Black Metal” or “you come from a tropical country”, things like that. All false in fact. The fact people do not know of our bands here, some from late 80´s, i tis no tour fault.
I know it would be way easier for us to come from Scandinavia or something, but we are Portuguese. Only the music should count, not where you come from.
Seems sometimes we need to prove more than others. I might be wrong, but it sure feels like that sometimes.

When you release an album that get pretty good reviews how do you follow up on that?
— I tis always good of course, but sincerely doesn´t matter much. Reviews don´t sell albums these days. People giving it a change to listen, and like it, yes matters.

What is the biggest challenge in the creation of an album, to write the songs or to come up with really good songs?
— I don´t think so much, I always use what comes to my mind, then I pass to the guita rand things tend to work out fine. I like to be spontaneous and use what comes at that instante. And I do work better with some pressure, so I like to go to studio with a lot undone.

Do you prefer working digitally or is physical still cooler?
— What I have to work with, I use it, doesn´t make me much difference. But a fact I like to perform everything, record drums all analog. Play every single note, not use any wizzard shit in studio. Keep it “true”.

With a sound that is being described as both this and that by fans how do you view your sound?
— As simply Black Metal. I do not care much for what people think. If I want to put a Doom Metal riff or a Punk riff in a track I will do it. What matters is the whole álbum or work, and i tis Black Metal.

How important are the lyrics and what message do you want to purvey?
— It is crucial, music with no real message does not mean much to me. Besides, Black Metal is about Ideology first, then the music.
I think I answered the rest in the first question.

What part does art work for album covers play in the world of the band?
— It has to interpret the álbum, the music, the bands visions. So i tis a crucial parto f course. The whole package has to mean something. Thus why I am a person who is against downloads, you never check properly the artwork and rarely read the lyrics.

When you play live do you notice a degree of greater recognition from the fans with each new time you pass through town?
— It surely depends on how the show is going, I am sure we have done average gigs only. Not always can be great. I for exemple need na energy back from the public, when I do not get that, I just don´t get inspired enough to give my all.

What do you see in the future?
— Going from darkness to total blackness

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