Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Antigama Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Our new MCD entitled 'Stop the Chaos' is out now! And we're just back from a small tour we've played here in Poland. The gigs went great and we'll be doing more promotional shows very soon.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from the older recordings?

The new material is very fast, aggressive and groovy, and less experimental than our previous albums. We're happy about the direction we've taken as a band. Definitely we have more 'flow' right now.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

These are Lucas' personal experiences and thoughts, struggles and efforts dressed into his signature symbolic language.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Well... For us Antigama is like controlled chaos, antimusic. We have no hidden message in the name though.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

The gigs we last played here in Warsaw and in Poznan were very good, just wild and extreme. And the show at Maryland Deathfest in 2009 was cool too. All our gigs are noisy and intense.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?

Yes, we'll promote 'Stop the Chaos' around Europe and other places we'll be able to go. We'll do it as soon as everything is fixed with our booking agency. Actually, we can't wait to go on tour!

7. I have noticed that the new album is on Selfmadegod Records instead of Relapse, what made you go back to that label after years of being on Relapse and how would you compare the 2 different labels?

Karol from Selfmadegod has been our great friend, supporter, and manager of ours since the beginning. Our comeback wasn't strange either for us nor for him. Karol is a very professional guy with years of experience with the scene. Relapse was a great label too but we're glad to be in Selfmadegod Records again... In fact you can't compare the two labels - Relapse is a huge company and Selfmadegod is still an underground label with underground attitude which is great for us.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of grindcore?

Well, it's too early for the full feedback because our MCD has just come out a few days ago. The reviews we got so far are just great. We're very happy about it. More reviews to come!

9. Are there any other projects going on besides this band or is this a full time line-up?

Everybody has different projects/bands other than Antigama. I play in a band called Fuckdown - it's a dirty scumfuck rock'n'roll in the vein of GG Allin and Murder Junkies. It's a lot of fun! Pawel plays with Lost Soul, Soul Snatcher. Lucas has his experimental/electro projects, Michal plays as a session man sometimes. We have a lot to do for sure!

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

I hope we'll continue the way we took on 'STC'. We have some new tracks ready for the new album and they sound faster, more twisted and extreme, but also slow and heavy at times. Still, it will be Antigama - that's for sure.

11. I know that Poland is famous for both it's black and death metal scenes but how would you describe the grindcore scene in your home country?

Well, I'm not an expert of today's grindcore scene in Poland. I know that bands like Dead Infection or Squash Bowels are still on the grindcore map. Lots of good bands broke up because of different reasons. We still make it after 12 years though!

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Collecting movies, getting stoned, cooking, travelling, spending time with my woman and my friends.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

I would like to thank you very much for the cool interview. Cheers for everyone interested in Antigama - check out our new MCD!

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