I like to use different Internet sources looking for new cool bands. One day when I was doing just that i came across this Polish band called OBLIVION. Read what they had to say. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
As you might not be that known to most people a short introduction might be in order?
-Hi, we start a band in 2007 and with few personal changes, to this days we’re still active. We play widely comprehended death metal style. To this days, we relased two LP called “Disgrace to the hunman race” (2010) and “Xenopath” (2014). Since the beginning, band plays around 200 gigs on Polish and international scene with bands such as: Vader, Sceptic, Embrional, Imperious, Malevolence(BRA), Kill With Hate(HU), Khroma(FIN), Humiliation(MY), Massdistraction(SWE) and many others. For now, we are preparing to record our next LP, to be called “Symmetry of chaos”.
How does your latest recording compare to the previous ones?
-The first LP is markedly diifferent than the last, on debut album we mix brutality with melody, the sound was dirty and powerfull, however the “Xenopath” is mix of few music styles. We want to connect pure death metal with deathcore, which was quite popular that time, it’s more melodic and more technical.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound you all could agree on?
-About the sound, tere was no misunderstandings, we’re all agree about how it should sound and sounds, it’s couse we record this album in home quiet and at that time, our budget was very poor, so it made us to D.I.Y. which take many time and health, and all this shit cause, that sound is not as we expected, so it’s not to good for us. But we want to share our music to the audience, so we decide to release that record.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Lyrics are integral part of music although in death metal are quite hard to hear Good songwriter gives big plus and put a soul and gives this specific mood, story and all the stuff, tahts imprortant to us. In our songs we bring up very dark, negative and brutal subjects referring to people andwhat they do wrong in present world. Fascination of evil, death and murders is popular issue in death metal, all in all, this is exactly human, who chose the wrong path.
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
-As a lyrics, the cover arts had a huge role in presentation of our music. The cover art in our case, shows the leitmotif of our songs, particulary that we are recording concept albums. To this time, we have our own friendly graphic designer, and he cold do everything we all imagine just exactly as we want.
Where outside of your country have you had success with your previous albums
-I’ts obvious that in our home country, but for example we notice many illegal downloads from eastern countries of europe, which was surprising, couse the purpose was different. It happened,
Why is it that we do not see more metal bands from your country making it big internationally?
-It’s hard to answer ro that question. Maybe it’s cause theat metal music is strongly rooted in our history. We had many models which are often precursors of death metal in Europe and also in the world. We mean Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated, dissimilarity and originality distinguishes us amongs other countries. We would also say thats it’s cause our inborn obstinacy, aspiring at the gol, which has bases in Polish history.
What is your local metal scene like? What status does does your band have in the national metal scene?
-And there’s a problem, cause in our neighbourhood it’s doesn’t exsist, we have to look in biggest cities taht are abot 100km away from us, it’ sad but true.
What is the general populations opinion on metal? Is being a metal musician a respectable choice?
-unfortunately it’s far away for us for such a statement. Looking at Sweden or Norway, where be a musician and metal head causes nobody the problem and even is an adventage, in catholic Poland it’s still something exotic. In spite of that things go little better, be a metalhead and playing death metal is still extream sport on our backyard.
What does the future hold for you?
-On this question, time in itself will answer, and the time is merciless. We had hopethat the new record will going for our thoughts and we play good tour on autumn. to this time, we want to play few good shows and festivals. Maybe we visit Sweden, it’s on plans for long time, the rest knows only Valhalla’s Gates themself . Chills from Poland, Oblivion crew