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?
13.Who are some of your favorite actresses and actors?
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 email@example.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?
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.
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.
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!