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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Netherlands - GRACELESS.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Netherlands - GRACELESS.

Answered Mr. Kreft

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.? 

We started the band in June 2016. I already wrote most of the songs for the album and asked my former band buddy of Xenomorph and Nailgun Massacre (Marc - drums and Jasper - bass) to join me and form Graceless. Björn (lead guitars) came in 6 months afer that. We play a primitive kind of old school death metal. 

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

All recordings, mixing and mastering are done by Jan Willem van de Voorst. I already knew him because he is our soundman for Soulburn, among a lot of other bands, like: God Dethroned, Asphyx, Bleeding Gods and Bodyfarm. He offered to records our debut album and of course we said yes. The drums were recorded in our own studio and the rest at his studio. 

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

I know that it will be out on all mediums; cassette, CD, vinyl and digital. Vinyl will be limited to 300 (200 black and 100 yellow) and cassette to a 100. Cd and digital are unlimited of course. 

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

I write all the music and the lyrics. The lyrics are all about the evil that man do. The things that make live made worth living, like: war, drugs, murder, darkness, psychopaths, sex, occultism and of course being anti all religions. The fun things!

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

All logo and artwork was done by Rai Wolters of Raw Skull Recordz. He delivered a great job, and works very fast, I love it. The front cover is made by the very talented Mark Cooper, and the back by Jenglot Hitam who designed one of our shirts as well. 

I think social networks are very imported these days. You have direct contact whit your fans, bookers, labels, venues. I think in these days you can’t function without it.

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

Raw Skull Records offered us a deal before they even listened to the music. We had many offers after that, but I like people who have absolute trust in what we do. Rai of Raw Skull has a great passion for old school death metal and it is a Dutch label. I think it is exactly what we need right now. He takes great care of us and keeps us one the right track. 

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Our main influences are: Black Sabbath, Paradise Lost, Asphyx, Bolt Thrower and Coffins. I think you can hear these bands is our sound. Mix them up, and you have Graceless.

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

No we haven’t send anything to anyone.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

We just did something like 10 gigs and we oved all of them. I prefer a packed club over a festival gig any time, but you can reach a lot of people at a festival so we love do them as well. And it is a great way to meet other bands and party like a fucking maniac. But a packed club/ venue full of people wo are there just for you, that is magic! Mosh pits, stage divers, headbangers, blood, sweat and beers, that what is it all about man!!

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Well, we like to make a lot of records with this awesome combo and play live as many times as we can. And we hope we can do some great tours and festivals. 

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

You can reach us true Facebook or email.

Thanx for the interview.

Thanks for the interested in Graceless, horns up my friends!!

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