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Amidst Dreams of Tomorrow – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

ADoT: While we don’t like to be labelled as a particular style, this is a question we’re often asked and I’d think we’d consider ourselves as an instrumental Post-Black / Atmospheric metal band.

 

PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

ADoT: Two of Amidst Dreams of Tomorrow members are Portuguese and one other is Brazilian/Portuguese, but we’re currently working in different countries: Portugal, Ireland and the UK. We got together in 2020 following an unsuccessful Doom Metal project, kind of out of the blue – We created one song, then another, then another, until we had enough material for an EP. Since we’re in different countries, we work collaboratively via video calls, trello and slack.

 

PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

ADoT: We write music because we have a deep connection and passion for music as a whole. The three band members have a range of influences, from Gojira to Agalloch, and we complement each other really well when working on a new song or album. As for our themes, it’s hard to say, because they are very flexible, as is our style – Some songs are more black metal in nature, while others are pretty much orchestral pieces. Our writing process is more or less as follows: Someone starts with an idea, we all work and expand on said idea, and then we find a theme that interests us. Since we’re an instrumental band, we have to let our music “do the talk” as there are no lyrics to describe the songs theme or mood. The instruments have to do it.

 

PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

ADoT: We want to make music we’re proud of and that we enjoy listening to ourselves, and if others enjoy our music as well, we’ll be even happier. We’re not aiming at being a huge arena band, and since we’re spread across three different countries, we’re not even aiming at playing live.

 

PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

ADoT: The overall reception to our first EP, while limited, was very warm, and we’re also very proud that we’ve been able to craft a new album within a year and get it released.

 

PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

ADoT: It’s a lot of hard work. We’re currently working with two PR agencies to try and get the word out, but then we have to concern ourselves with getting our music mixed, mastered, and released. Since we haven’t been able to secure a record label deal yet, we’re pretty much doing it all ourselves from our homes. Everything, from our songs, to the mix and master, to videoclips, has pretty much been sourced and supported by the whole band, and we either did it ourselves or we had to find a budget conscious option to get things done. Still, it’s a lot of stress when you’re getting ready to release, as you want to have the highest possible standard of quality.

 

PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

ADoT: We are not booking nor considering any live performances at the moment.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

ADoT: Since we haven’t had a physical release, all our music has been available exclusively online, either for purchase or streaming. Services like Spotify are ok to get the word out and allow people quick and convenient access to our works, but they do very little in helping us cover the bills for getting an album out. This is not a complaint, as they do broaden our horizons and allow for different audiences to find us and enjoy our music. It’s a trade-off, at the end of the day.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

ADoT: That’s a very tough question. There are many great artists out there that have crafted masterpieces, and since our influences are so diverse, mentioning one is not an easy task. I’d say (Dod) that I’d love to have crafted something like Agalloch’s “As Embers Dress the Sky”. Everything about that song is just perfect.

 

PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

ADoT: Not sure if there’s anything to like or not to like.

 

PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

ADoT: We’re working hard on getting our album “Memories of a Wandering Soul” released by August the 19th, and that’s our main focus. Still, we are already floating around some ideas for our next album.

 

PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

ADoT: There’s a couple of places where you can find our music. We’d recommend following our Facebook page for updates on the band, as we share any new links that may surface where people can buy our music or merchandise. Additionally, our album is up for pre-order via bandcamp, and we’re working on the finishing touches for our website. Finally, all our videos are available via Youtube, so subscribing to it should keep you up to date on any new videos we may and will release.

Bandcamp – https://amidstdreamsoftomorrow.bandcamp.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/amidstdreamsoftomorrow

Website – https://amidstdreamsoftomo.wixsite.com/amidstdotomorrow

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9Mb_IJEH45TFdqlbBRKQA

Amidst Dreams Of Tomorrow links:
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