I knew of this band from a split record that I have. So with a relatively new album out I wanted to interview them. So here you get ETERITUS. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
Do you feel that you have come as far as you planned for the band now that you have a new album out?
-Yes, we feel exactly this way. New album is old school as fuck, powerful, it’s just a piece of good death metal music. We are very proud of our work.
How does this new album compare to the previous ones?
-We only can compare to our demo, because it’s our first full length album. The sound is more deep and more hard. The songs on the album are more complex . We spent more time on the arrangement. The same recording material and then mix also took us a long time . But we are very pleased with the final result .
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
-No, it was not a problem . We all had very similar expectations for sound. Even if there are any disagreements that we know what it is old school death metal . And the result is sensational, you can hear it on the album.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Lyrics are very important. We write about important issues in the life of every human being. We tell about the life and death, about monsters – the real and the imaginary . Some texts are related to the literature of horror.
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-I’ll say this – our cover is a masterpiece . It was made by a very talented graphic Bartek Kurzok . Cover completely captures the title of the album and the title of the album totally captures the essence of old school death metal.
Where outside of your country do you feel you have had the best response so far?
-So far our record has only positive reviews, for example from the Netherlands , Hungary . It was the same with our demo . We had a lot of positive reviews from Argentina, Thailand, the Netherlands etc.
Why is it that we do not see more bands from your country making it big internationally?
-Maybe you not see something. Really a lot of bands from Poland has contract with international labels and plays o lot of gigs in hole world. Poland has a really strong representations in metal music .
What is your local scene like? What status does your band have in the national metal scene?
-Metal scene in Poland is very strong and still growing strong . Near our town Toruń there are some good bands plays death, black metal or grind core. Our band is getting more and more famous . Fans want to buy our CDs and see us live on stage.
What kind of reaction have you had nationally/internationally so far?
-The reaction to our new album is a dream . So far we have only favorable reviews from Poland and also from different parts of the World. We have not had any single bad review . “Following the Ancient Path” is just fantastic old school death metal!
What does the future hold for you?
-Hmmm, we will see…