Thursday, 12 October 2017

Interview with Annihilation done by Patrick posted on 10-12-17

1.Hello  how  are  things  going  with you  these  days?Please introduce  yourself to  the  readers?


Hi Patrick i´m fine thanks, my name is Fábio Da Silva and i´m one of the founders of Annihilation, I play rhythm guitars, i compose and write the lyrics for the band.



2.Annihilation  formed  in  2004   what  gave you  all the idea  to  start this  band?And  what  is  the  current  line-up  of  the  band?

In 2003 I was living in the UK and i was approached by Pedro Monteiro (our 1st drummer) a verygood friend of mine who invited me to a new band he was trying to setup. The idea was doing something on the likes of Morbid Angel, Nile, Behemoth and he asked me if i could play guitar and sing, at that time i had never played a guitar but i liked the idea and decided to buy a guitar. 6 months after buying my 1st guitar i was already composing the first songs for the band and writing lyrics.

At the moment our line up consists on Sofia Silva on Vocals, me on Rhythm guitars, João Corceiro on Lead Guitars, Tiago Felizardo on Bass and Ita dos Santos on drums

3.Who  would you  say are  the bands  biggest  influences?

Well that is king of hard to describe since i listen to a lot of music, and not just Metal music, but i guess that Gorguts and Ulcerate were a major influence when i start writing the songs for "The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things"

4.Nice To Eat You Rec.  will be releasing your  second  cd  how  did you and the band come in  contact  with this  label?

It was due to a friend,Leopoldine Kalch whoe knew that we were looking for a label to release our latest album, she asked me to contact Vladimír Prokoš (Fleshless) the owner of Nice To Eat You Rec. and to send him our songs.



5.How  long  did  it  take the band  to  write the music for  The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things ?Does  the  whole band  work on the music or does one member  usually  write  everything?

The rhythm guitar parts were written pretty fast, around 4 months or so. Basically i write all my guitar parts and show them to the band, we then start  with an idea for were should the solos, melodies and dissonant guitar parts should be applied and song by song our drummer starts applying his drum parts. 
The material for the lyrics were developed even before the songs were created, since i read a lot of stuff i like to "store" some ideas for lyrics, so when the time came all the lyrics were already defined, it was just a matter of developing the song structure and vocals patterns to fit what was already written.


6.Besides  the upcoming release The Undivided Wholeness Of All Things  does the band  have  any  copies of the debut  release  still available?Besides  physical releases  does the band have  any other merchandise  available if  yes what  is  available and  where can the  readers buy  it?

Actually we still have some physical copies from our first album "Against The Storm" those who are interested can contact us directly at our Facebook Page or by email at annihilationmetal@gmail.com.
As for merch we will have it on the upcoming months and we will release all the designs at our Facebook page.


7.I  know Portugal  has a strong thrash,black metal scene  but  what  is the  brutal  death metal scene  like?

We have some pretty solid brutal death metal bands like Grog, Bleeding Display, The Ominous Circle and Colosso that are causing some fuss on the underground in Portugal and also abroad.


8.Who  are your  all-time favorite  Portugese  bands?And  are their  any new upcoming bands you  feel the  readers  should watch  out for?

I recommend The Ominous Circle, Colosso, Grog, Concealment, Wells Valley, whom are all also my favourite Portuguese bands

9.Besides bands are their any honest and reliable labels or distro's  in Portugal  that you  could  recommend?

There a few labels that i could recommend Raging Planet and Helldprod are in the "business" for quite sometime now and they also have a solid rooster.


10.Besides brutal  death metal do you or any of the band members listen to  any other forms of underground  music?

We all listen to different stuff, I for instance listen to a lot of electronic music, chillout, stoner, psychedelic rock and other genres of music too.


11.When  not  working on  new music or  band  business  what do you  enjoy  doing in your  free time?

Going to the beach almost everyday to listen to music and read.


12.Other  then  music we  are huge movie fans here  do you  like watching  movies?What  are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  movies?

I do enjoy watching movies too, some of my favorites and also that inspired me are The Fountain, Enter The Void, and Baraka just to name a few.



13.Who  are  some  of your  favorite  actresses  and  actors?
 

Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman, Monica Belluci, just to name a few.



14.Thank you  for  taking  the  time to  fill this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  comments  for the  readers?

I would like to thank all of our fans and those who have been supporting us throughout the years, keep spreading our name out there and our music that´s all that we want! 

Thank you Patrick for giving us the opportunity of this interview!

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