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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Greece - BLESSED BY PERVERSION.


A few questions - interview with death metal band from Greece - BLESSED BY PERVERSION.

Answered vocalist Andreas, thank you!

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

Our band is called "Blessed By Perversion" and was created in mid 2010 inspired by death metal and extreme music. We independently released our first EP called "Destroy the Image of God", in 2012. After many gigs and the addition of a new member, we were ready to record our first full length album "Between Roots and Darkness", which is an old school feeling death metal album with a lot of melodic parts. The album was released in 2016 via "Razed Soul Productions" and received great reviews from metal sites and magazines from around the world. With our new drummer and with more consistency than ever, we released in December 2020 our second complete studio album called "Remnants of Existence" via the Mexican label "Iron, Blood and Death Corporation". Faithfull to our original sound, we deliver a heavier and more mature work with great potential for the future! 


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

The album was recorded in November 2019 at "Mothstudio Productions" in Kantza, in the area where we live. John Tsiakopoulos was in charge of the recording as well as the mixing. The mastering was done in "Loud Monster Mastering" by Marios Methenitis. The process of the new album began four years after the release of the previous one, because it took us a long time to get the composition of our tracks to the desired result. 

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

It was released in 500 copies in CD format (digipack), as well as in digital format on Bandcamp by our label, "Iron, Blood and Death Corporation". A goal for the near future, is to release our album in vinyl format, as well! 


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

In previous releases the lyrics were written by me (Andreas). In this album, besides me, Manolis Kouelo as well as Kostas Foutris, the two guitarists, wrote some of the tracks. The lyrics reflect many and different images. Our main purpose was the reader to travel into the scenes through them. The songs deal with a future dystopian reality world as well as the inner independence of each person. 

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 was a created by Kostas Foutris, the band's (lead) guitarist, as I said before. Kostas also deals with the band's graphics, the album’s artwork and layout, the design and the stylistic part of many of our sites, such as Bandcamp. As an active band in 2021 we also deal with social media, not to an excessive degree, but as long as it takes to have a normal contact with the world. In the days we live in, these things are mandatory if you want to promote properly your work, your live performances and in general your actions as an artist. 


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? 

The label that we chose to release our album is called "Iron, Blood and Death Corporation". It’s located in Mexico and is owned by Antonio. We chose this label because after a lot of research we came to the conclusion that is the right one to fulfill our goals. We are very satisfied so far because it represents us in the best possible way and cares about the future of the band. 

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

We wouldn’t say we idolize any particular bands. We listen to a lot of music, a lot of non metal stuff included, but we can also be inspired by any other form of art (cinema, literature etc). 


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

We contacted with some labels, which we think there is no reason to be named. We received a good response by the most of them, but we had to choose the one with the best proposals. 

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 have played over 20 gigs over the years and the most of them took place in clubs. Some of our best moments were in 2014 in Thessaloniki, in 2015 in Heraklion Crete and our last gig just before the pandemic in Athens. The open-air festivals are far better than clubs, for sure! 


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

We always want our targets to be realistic and can be achieved in the near future, so our target for the time being is to play a nice gig or maybe a tour outside of our country, at the end of this difficult situation of course. 

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

Our fans can contact us via our Facebook / Instagram profiles and our email:


Instagram: @blessedbyperversion


You can also order our new album and see our full catalogue at Bandcamp: blessedbyperversion.bandcamp.com 

Thanx for the interview.




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