Interview with Lampros of Mind Erasure and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (https://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?
Lampros: we are a group of people that enjoy writing music, every member of the band has a different taste in music. We combine the things we like and the outcome is mind erasure.
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
Lampros: We come from Greece’s northwest island of Corfu, the band exists since 2013 approximately. Music is a way to express ourselves
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?
Lampros: Musically we are influenced mostly by Death and Black metal bands, such as insomnium, dark tranquility bolt thrower Hate. I write most of the lyrics, so far, I like to write about violence, existential and nihilistic philosophy.
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
Lampros: We would like to spread our music, and do some live shows.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
Lampros: our fisrt album CONNIVE, we worked so hard for this, and against all odds it came out well!!
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?
Lampros: like most of the bands out there, progressing very slowly, the web is a double edged knife, it gives us freedom and opportunities but nowdays it is hard to stand out, especially with all the good work so many bands are doing!
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
Lampros: we have not booked anything yet…
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
Lampros: it is a necessary evil nowadays
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Lampros: am not that kind of guy, I appreciate and love music but I never thought I could have write that song. I am inspired by many musicians, singers and song writers!
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
Lampros: some things, but nothing I could change.
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
Lampros: We are working on some new songs, for our second album.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
Mind Erasure links:
Band/Artist location – Corfu Greece
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