Desert Near The End – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

DNTE: Hello Pete! Well, you could say that we are ordinary folk same as everyone else. We just have claimed the path of music and lyrics to express our artistic concerns.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

DNTE: The band was formed back in 1998 by me( Alexandros ) and Akis during our last year in school. Since then we tried to reach our personal style and we went by several names. But the vision was there since day one and still we sail towards it.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

DNTE: I could start listing bands and musicians, but instead I’m gonna say that we are children of the ‘90s metal scene. So, we love harsh riffs and melody. Combined with powerful drums! As for the non musical influences part…the answer lies in literature. Heroic fantasy stuff! J.R.R Tolkien, Stephen King, Robert E. Howard…and the list goes on!


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

DNTE: Always fight for the best! In any aspect!


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

DNTE: Akis composes most of the music. Then its my turn to tell the tale. Lyrics and words are done mostly by me.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

DNTE: The social media is a powerful tool these days! We often upload videos on YouTube, especially when we have a new album release. And live shows, though this pandemic has us all pinned down.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

DNTE: It is a way of listening many things with no cost and I can understand anyone who does it, really I do! But people have put their time, money and soul for their music and they should be rewarded somehow!


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

DNTE: It’s the song that hasn’t been written yet… 😉


PD.What is your proudest moment in music?

DNTE: Every time we compose new songs! It reminds us that this is the sole purpose of being an artist. A new perspective!


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

DNTE: Our new album is almost ready, as the mixing process slowly comes to a conclusion. Hopefully we’ll be ready for launch early in 2021!

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