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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Japan - INVICTUS.



A few questions – interview with death metal band from Japan - INVICTUS. 

Answered Takehito Seki.

Recenze/review - INVICTUS - The Catacombs of Fear (2020)

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

Our band INVICTUS was formed in Nagano, Japan in 2015. 

We play technical death metal with thrash metal elements.


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

Recording is done at each member's home/house. The mixing and mastering were done by the Studio Chaosk in Japan. 

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

We released 1000 copies in Japan and it was a CD only release. 

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

The lyrics were mainly written by Takehito (Gt./Vo.). The lyrics are based on our imagination of hell, nightmares, demon and our own world of imagination.


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? 

The Logo of the band was created by Christophe Szpajdel, alias Lord of the Logos, who also created EMPEROR’s logo. 

The graphic was designed by Juanjo Castellano Rosado, the Spain's Dan Seagrave. He has also designed a lot of CD jackets for many death metal bands such as COFFINS and VARATHRON etc. 

Taketo (Gt./Vo.) was in charge of website design.We believe that using social network (especially website) is very import for sharing information, interacting with our fans, and expressing ourselves.


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? 

We belong to the OBLITERATION RECORDS in Japan. This label has made great achievements in the underground metal scene. Through an event sponsored by the label owner Narutoshi, we were convinced that if we were to release an album, his label would be the only label that could release our album. We extend our sincere gratitude to the owner for putting into shape the imagination that we wanted to express. 

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

Our main composer, Takehito(Gt. / Vo.)'s background in music has had influence on the music of our band. The "Spawn of Possession" has been our biggest influence. We have also been inspired by slash metal bands "Demolition Hammer", "Morbid Saint" and "Protector" that have a death metal element and as well as "Malevolent Creation", "Death" and "Morbid Angel".


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

Narutoshi, the owner of Obliteration Records, was looking for a Western Label to release our record.The German FDA immediately responded and accepted to release our album in Europe. 

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 play 20 to 30 gigs every year. We prefer to do gigs in small underground places. But we haven’t really noticed any difference when playing death metal at any gigs.



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

In the future we want to increase the number of live shows overseas, and release our 2nd album two years later. 

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

Our fans can check our live schedules or contact us through facebook. 


Thanx you for interview.

https://invictus3.bandcamp.com/releases
https://fda-records.bandcamp.com/album/the-catacombs-of-fear
https://www.facebook.com/Invictus-483158311865495/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ_w6IwihuuB5H29OoNxYFA
https://fda-records.com/de/

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