Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (https://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
P: We are a death-thrash metal band from Greece
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
P: We are Piranha from Greece and we were formed in 1987. We are one of the oldest metal bands in Greece and we have played death/thrash until 2001(dissolution). The band during its 14-year participation in the Greek metal scene received great reviews from the music press around the world – but also managed to play together with many Greek bands such as SEPTIC FLESH, ACID DEATH, NIGHTFALL, FLAMES, DEATH COURIER and also with major international names such as DESTRUCTION and MALEVOLENT CREATION. In the end of 2017, we are back after 16 years of silence with a multi-year record deal with 7hard. Our new album “Arise from the Shadows” released worldwide on August 14 (2020) and it is our most aggressive release ever
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
P: Some of your musical influences are Death, Sepultura, Kreator and Children of Bodom
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
P: Well, we only have one dream/goal to be able to continue making music and doing concerts for as long as possible!!!!!!!!!!!!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
P: The music & lyrics of our songs is written by John (guitars & vocals). We don’t have a specific style, we just write what interests us, eg Nuclear Disease refers to a nuclear war that decimates humanity, Eternal Night is a horror story, Rotten Mind is a journey into the mind of a serial killer, Dead Boat is an epic piece describing a warrior’s journey of no return, Haze is a typically Faustian one-man story
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
P: Through our social media (links below) and our booking agency (Angels PR Worldwide Music Promotion)
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
P: Today’s reality in the music industry, we don’t like it but we can’t do anything…. only the record (vinyl) is real.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
P: Τhat is easy “Pull the plug” from Death because is the best death metal song
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
P: We believe that one of the highlights of our career was when we played together with our idols the mighty Destruction and the masters of death metal Malevolent Creation!!!!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
P: Our priority for now is the concerts and the promotion of our cd “Arise from the Shadows”, as well as a new music video for our track “Eternal Night”, but to tell you the truth we have recorded some new riffs and we put them aside so that we can use them when the time of our new creation has come
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
P: Well if you like the union of old school death metal with today’s heavy aggressive sound and with some dark epic elements ..Piranha is your band and that is what you see in our shows !!!!!!
Finally, we’d like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to talk about our band/music.
Stay safe, Stay Metal…. support the Underground!!!!!