THYBREATH is another cool Spanish metal band. I’ve just recently rediscovered the Spanish metal scene and I’ve found tons of cool bands that I never heard of. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-In our case it wasn’t very difficult. We tried to express what the music is for us, something that keep us alive, it’s our breath… it’s Thybreath.

As I am new to your band perhaps a short introduction might be in order?
-Of course! We are Thybreath, from Spain. The band was formed in 2012 and we have two albums right now. Our latest release is called “Where the Gods fall” and if you like thrash and death metal you must listen to it!

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-In Thybreath we have a very rich mixture of influences. Although having some in common, each one of us has different likes inside and outside the metal gender.
The bases of the compositions are made by Iván, but everyone in the band finish his instrument’s lines.

When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-You don’t need to have a band. If you like metal you are a part of a worldwide movement.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-Nowadays, image is one of the pillars of a music band. First TV and now the Internet has turned the music into an audiovisual experience.
Now everyone puts face to their favourite artists, so to have some attractive videos or good promo or live pics is very important, but not only for Thybreath, for every band in the world. They can be also a good recall for new fans.

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Our lyrics are inspired on personal feelings and experiences, social matters, nature destruction and even fantasy.
They are also very important, because inside them is the message we want to transmit.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Obviously, times have changed. The digital format is gaining ground but in Thybreath we still believe in the physical album. Is not the same, we like to touch what we hear or to read the lyrics in paper while we listen to an album, contemplate the artwork, etc.
Digital releases are easier to distribute and doesn’t have production costs, but we think that having an album in your hands make yo feel closer to the artist.
Finally the best way is to offer your music in both formats…

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-Streaming seems to be the future, but hopefully physical format will remain for true fans and music lovers.

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We started working with Destroyer Management about two years ago and they will help us planning the incoming gig for the new album.
What you can expect of a Thybreath’s live concert is don’t stop headbanging all over the show!

What lies in the future?
-First of all we are preparing the semifinals of the W:O:A Metal Battle Spain, for which we have been selected, and after that we will begin the presentation tour of our second album,”Where the Gods fall”. The tour will bring us around the most important cities of Spain, but if there’s any good opportunity we will be very glad to go outside our frontiers.
After that, the band should begin to work in the next LP.
Thanks for this interview and your interest in Thybreath!

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