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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Estonia - DECEITOME.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Estonia - DECEITOME.

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

Greetings! Deceitome is a death metal band from Tallinn, Estonia which was founded in 2015 with an aim to create old-school death metal with the distinct Stockholm death metal sound of the early 90s. Currently we have just released a new EP called „Flux of Ruin“ in collaboration with Redefining Darkness Records and Raw Skull Recordz. 

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

The EP was recorded pretty much the same way as the first full-length with the exception of the change of our vocalist. Kevin stepped down from the band after the first album and now we have Anders as the vocalist going forward. It was recorded in a place that is very iconic in the death metal scene of Estonia – Tallinn Linnahall. Which is an old abandoned concert hall and also houses the studio/practice space owned by our drummer Are. He is responsible for the mixing/mastering and production of the album. The studio name is Walter Productions. As for the bands overall sound, it is developed by every single person in the band, and everyone has a say in it. 

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

„Flux of Ruin“ was released on CD and Digital formats. You can get the CD from Redefining Darkness Records in the USA and Raw Skull Recordz in Europe. Digital is available on through the labels and bands bandcamp pages. 

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

The sole lyrics author for the band is still our old vocalist Kevin. The bands lyrical conception was put together mainly by him, with small help from our guitarist Ats. Kevin wrote this about the lyrical concept: „The central lyrical theme of "Flux of Ruin" is the formlessness of reality which comes evident before death – a moment when we realize that our material body and an egoistical mind has, well, deceived us believing that the world is analogous to ourselves. There's more flux, and more truth in flux and chaos than there is in the matter and forms. It is about longing for that sort of formless reality, avoid of matter, full of chaos and void.“ 

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? 

Logo was created by a good friend of ours Tarmo Kasearu, who has done work for us before as far as the album layout/merchandise is concerned. He is also the main person who has done our social media layouts coverphotos and all that stuff. While we would like for our music to be spread by physical mediums and word to mouth alone… there is no going around social media in todays music, so yes – it is important. 

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? 

One of the labels we wrote was Redefining Darkness Records. They contacted us back and said they liked the EP and wanted to work with us together with Raw Skull Recordz in Europe. Both of the labels have been nothing but good and fair to us and we are very happy with our current label situation. 

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

As far as idolising goes, that would not be the word to use… we obviously are influenced by the 90s Stockholm death metal scene with obvious bands like Entombed,Dismember,Carnage etc but also of course Bolt Thrower. No influence list would be complete without Dan Swanö/Edge of Sanity of course. 

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

We sent the EP samples to a couple of labels, the overall response was very good, but alot of the labels do not want to release an EP… rather searching for a full-length, which in some ways is understandable. Redefining Darkness however was on board with us and the EP format, so it was a perfect match. 

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 do not really count the gigs we play so i couldnt tell you the exact number or anything. A lot of club shows in the baltics, some in finland… Last year was good to us when it comes to festivals… We played Helsinki Death Fest, Kilkim Žaibu and Hard Rock Laager all in the same summer… all the festivals were great. We love club shows for the intensity, but festivals are always good aswell. 

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

We plan on doing shows and keep writing music… thats what we love to do… whatever comes with it is just added bonus... 

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

People can contact us through our facebook page, and through 

Thanx for the interview.

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