Not all our readers are familiar with Eye Beyond Sight, can you please introduce the band to our readers?
Hi to everyone!
‘The Sun and the Flood’ is your second album, what is the biggest difference between your debut album and this new one?
One of the main difference is the sound, and that 80% of the material for the debut album was done when new members joined the band so they did not cooperate as much on writing songs.
The album was already released about a year ago, what made Massacre Records decide to release it world-wide?
Well this is a good question, maybe it should be addressed to Massacre Records. We sent out our new record to many record labels and Massacre was one of those who responded. Their distribution channel is very good, their signed bands, and their team is very professional. There is no doubt that many metal bands will use the opportunity to sign with them. So did we.
Who is responsible for the song-writing in the band, or is it a group process?
Well there is some songs that was made by all of us but mainly the songwriters are the guitarists.
How big is heavy metal at the moment in
In our country considering the size and the number of inhabitants is average. As well the scene is going through some changes but I think it is on its best way to get recover, thanks to groups that fully support and promote Slovak metal bands. (MetalExpress, Gothoom Productions, etc)
By which bands is EBS influenced musically?
Sepultura, Slayer, Death, Pantera, Machine Head, Biohazard, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Moby Dick, Pokolgép, Vader ……and many more as well new bands on the scene.
I wrote that it is a kind of mix between Grave and Sepultura, can you live with that comparison?
Yes, We were compared to many bands , and of course if somebody hear us first time he tries to compare our songs and find out what our music is similar to. We played with Sepultura in 2009 and they are really friendly guys we had a great time with them.
I have seen many front covers of CD’s, but I have to say that this one is one of the most ugliest I have seen, what is the idea behind it?
Heheh – we always knew that our guitarist is ugly! Our guitarist Doki is on the cover. We like this cover for the rage it presents and as well our lyrics that states we are not familiar with many things that are happening now. You know, we never faced till an opinion that said this cover is an average. We heard just somebody really liked it or not so maybe this is a point that grabs your attention. Will you take a closer look to the cd that seems to have the worst cover you have ever seen?
‘The Sun and the Flood’, what does the band want to express with this title?
Well it was mainly a spontaneous decision. After considering the general meaning of the lyrics that are written about the “good” and the “bad” , it can be explained that the sun is the one that is giving the life, the one that feeds the nature, and the flood- that can ruin this in a very short period of time. Well, everybody can explain it to himself on several way´s but the relevance cannot be overlooked.
Now that the band has a deal with Massacre Records, are there plans to tour through
Sure we want to play as many shows as possible. Cannot say details about that right now cause we don’t have a confirmed tour but we are working on and hope people will see us on tour as soon as possible.
What were the reactions on your album so far, from the press and the fans?
We already have a couple of reviews as firstly the record was published by Edge Records Hungary. The record always managed to get an average of 75-80% rating which is not that bad at all.The fans really like the new album we had just positive reactions, from the press we received as well positive and negative reactions. But overall we think that till now the reactions on the new record are more positive.
Do the lyrics have a certain message in them?
Yes the message are the nowadays, current social happenings etc. . We want to teach people to read between the lines, in other words, to have an additional “eye beyond sight” ( hehe) that allows to see more alternatives and solutions than the media tells to them. Clearly, we want people to think!
What 5 metal albums should every die-hard metal fan have in his collection?
Sepultura – Beneath the Remains
Death – Symbolic
Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss
Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
Machine Head – Through the Ashes of Empires
What is the most impressive or weird thing that happened during one of your live gigs?
As we had some tours, it will be really a long discussion to go through all the funny and interesting situations. I will come up with the Estonia and Finland tour 2011. Briefly, as usual in a amateur band there are no truck buses that we can use for touring, no roadies etc. We managed to get a van, packed all the stuff and start the tour. The first show was in Tallin where we arrivedafter 27 hours ride. The club was in the center and they had no parking lot so we needed to park the car aprox.
Anything else you want to share with our readers?
We want to thank you all the support and as well to the readers that they found a time to get through on our short interview. We hope you enjoyed it. Thank you all and Cheers
Interviewed by Reinier de Vries