Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
ME: MIND ERASURE is a blackened Death metal band from Corfu, Greece.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
ME: MIND ERASURE were formed back in 2007, for several years we were inactive or just rehearsing. In 2013 we released a promo and we hit the stage as an opening act for Rotting Christ. We have played in several shows and we have released a demo and a video clip. AT 23/1 our video clip AZRAEL premiers at you tube and at 13/2 our first album CONNIVE will be available.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Lampros: I listen to a great variety of metal music but i think my main influences are behemoth. Rotting Christ and uada. As non-musical influences, I have read a lot of Stephen King’s books, philosophy and especially nihilism and I practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, my teacher is a great influence for me.
Vasilis: I listen to all kinds of Rock/Metal genres but lately mainly I enjoy extreme metal the most.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Lampros: As it for MIND ERASURE, I want to write more music, study and become a better musician. Evolve.
Vasilis: Creating more music for my own sanity and wherever it leads. I’d love to tour the world wen that’s possible again as well.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Lampros: Music is written by the band, we work together. Vasilis’ is always putting the final touches and make the preproduction of our songs. I write the lyrics, mostly.
We all have offered music for the album. It’s a teamwork expect the lyrics that are written by Lampros. They are about violence, war, existential and nihilistic philosophy, anti-religious themes from our perspective.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
ME: Through the web, since this covid mess will not let us be on stage…
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
ME: The Pursuit of Vikings by Amon Amarth would have been cool!!!!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Lampros: My family owns four dogs.
Vasilis: I have several cats and more that just come from around to eat!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Lampros: It was when we set a date for our album CONNIVE release
Vasilis: Definitely Connive. After all that time writing and recording, I still like the songs and I listen the album a lot. That was a goal, to make music we like to listen to ourselves.
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
ME: Mostly we promote the album, also working on our next one.
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