Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
DTA: We consider ourselves dark artists and we enjoy putting images on peoples minds. We are all about creating a horror fantasy world that people can escape to. I guess the type of artist we would be, is the type who blurred the line between real life and art creation in such a way that nobody is able to distinguish who is who anymore. The artists that became their art.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
DTA: We hail from the bowels of Switzerland. In the same way that the ingredients of a witch’s brew are used to concoct the deadliest of potions, we were put together to brew our own darkest of sounds. We have spawned an album and several videos together as well as given nightmarish memories to all the people that were in the path of one of our shows.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DTA: We have a variety of influences because we all have different backgrounds, I guess where we all can coincide is in any form of art that is evil, heavy, spooky, dark and sexy. If I shall invoke names I would start by: Type o Negative, NIN, Manson, Sisters of mercy, Mercyful fate, Danny Elfman, Opeth, Tim Burton, Eiko Ishioka, Wayne Barlowe, Beksiński, Satan. Not in that specific order.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DTA: We are just here for one thing only: Your souls! I guess our dreams are to make nightmares and our goals are what you all try so desperately to run away from.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DTA: The devil himself takes care of that and they are mostly about him or about the shortest way to get to him.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DTA: We are working closely with demonic forces that distribute our music in exchange for our souls, blood and tears. Some call them Publishers and Managers hahah.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DTA: We don’t spend that much time thinking about it, there are so many ways that artists are getting ripped off, Spotify is doing a great job already at it. We rather invest our energy in other things.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DTA: Rezső Seress’s “Gloomy Sunday” We just love the impact it had on society.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DTA: Sypher’s drumming seizures while we are trying to tune. Vidame’s facial gestures during his guitar solos. Vulture vomiting semi digested meat on us every time we get into an argument.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DTA: Every time Sypher manages to hit the cymbals at the right time. -Every ego masturbating guitar solo from Vidame. -Vulture’s “Toni Braxton moment” in the song The End.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
DTA: We have been working on our follow up album, which is expected to go even deeper down the same path we started to carve with Lead and experiment further into horror and lust.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
DTA: We’ve released 3 singles; 3 videos and we’ll be releasing on April 26th our fulllength album called Lead. All of our music is found in all the main streaming services that we all know; our videos can be found on our YouTube channel and as far as merchandise and horror souvenirs, they can be purchased through our webpage: www.dametualma.com