Here is a new interview with Greece's Nightbreed who has just released their Self-titled debut cd through the mighty Witches Brew.Anyone who is into thrash metal with some traditional heavy metal influences should defintly give this band a shot today
Interview with Nightbreed done by Patrick
1.Hello when did you all meet each other? Was it long before you all formed Nightbreed? How did you all come up with the name of the band?
Hi there, we all somehow knew each other a long way back when most of us played in other bands, at first the band was formed by George Nyalathotep on drums and Alex G on the bass alongside with sofia on guitars and Ntinos from Released Anger on vocals. After a while George carahito came on to complete the first line up. We all ended up with that name because of our common taste in films and the same thematology of violence and gore in our lyrics.
2.What is the current line up of Nightbreed ?For the readers who have never heard the bands music how would you best describe it?
The current line up was formed a little while after sofia left the guitars and Stelios came. After we finished the recordings for our "From Yuggoth" EP Ntinos left the band for personal reasons so Nir took up his place on the hellish vocals. So our current line up is: George nyalathotep on drums, Alex G on bass, Stelios and George carahito on the guitars and Nir on growling/spit on your grave vocals. Our music is pure thrash nothing more nothing less.
3.Nightbreed has just released their self-titled debut cd through the mighty Witches Brew rec. how did the band come in contact with this great label?
After we where finished with the recordings of our first album we began to search for a label to distribute it. We contacted with Witches Brew cause we heard only good words about them and we can also confirm that because we were treated with respect.
They truly are big supporters of the underground scene!
4.How long did it take to write and record the songs on the debut?Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
The songwriting didn't take a long time but the recordings took a while to finish, as long as we had some changes in the line up. We all contribute in songwriting.
5.Who usually takes care of the lyrics for the band? What are some topics/subjects you all write about?
Usually the lyrics are taken care of by George carahito as we all feel the we can't express the sickness of the human mind better than him!
6.Besides the self-titled debut does Nightbreed have any other merchandise available for the fans?
We have also self distributed the EP "From Yuggoth".
7.Does Nightbreed play "live" very often?Where have been some of your most memorable shows played?
For sure we haven't played live as often as we have wanted to but we take any chance to play. We think the most memorable shows have been in Kuttaro in athens alongside with many friends and bands.
8.Who are some bands Nightbreed has had the pleasure to share the stage with?Are their any upcoming shows or small tours that the fans should watch out for?
Bands that we have shared the stage with are mainly from the greek scene and some of them are Convixion, Steamroller assault, Demolition train and many other great bands.
We are truly happy to announce that we are already booked for a show with Enforcer in December here in athens and in April 2016 in Taunus Festival in Germany alongside the speedgods Iron fucking angel.
9.Nightbreed comes out of the mighty greek metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Greece?
The scene here in Greece is sick, in a good way and is getting sicker and sicker. And that's because we all are truly metal fans.
10.Who are some of your all-time favorite greek bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
Everyone from the band could respond a little bit different. I think Flames, Rotting christ, thou art lord, released anger. New bands that anyone should hear are Sacral rage, Convixion, Demolition train and many others.
11.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the metal scene today?And what does the term underground metal mean to you?
The best thing is that new bands keep popping up and they keep the underground alive. As always the worst thing that happens is the rumors, the backstabbing and all the shit some bands pull to show off. These posers don't deserve to live. Underground is the birthplace for any band today from the great bands of the past to the newcomers in the future. This is where it all begins!
12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you have any final comments for the readers?
Support the bands you like so they can keep recording, touring and do what they do best: THRASH TILL DEATH!