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A few questions - interview with death/grind metal band from Spain - TERATOMA.

A few questions - interview with death/grind metal band from Spain - TERATOMA.

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

- Hi to you and all readers, thanks for the interview and interest in our band. Well, Teratoma was formed twenty-five years ago in 1993, and after editing an official demo in 96 and the full-length "The terato- genus reborn" the band split in 2002, after a long dream. We met again about three years ago, Teratoma have always been practising death metal with grindcore and brutal death metal riffs. We continue and we will continue playing this style ......

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

- The recording of this work was made in Sonic Riot studios in Barcelona; it‘s an excellent place (not only for extreme metal), professional and great deal. Paco Delgado, his owner, was in charge of the recording and mastering, the production is done by the band with him. We are satisfied and we think it’s been a great job.

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

- Well, our agreement with Immortal Souls Productions (ISP) is that a print run of 500 physical CD copies would be released, there is always time to launch new releases. Initially, it will be released only in CD and digital format, but now ISP is already working on a limited edition in tapes, and the edition in vinyl format is under study for future release.

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

- All lyrics are written and designed by our singer, Titopsy. Since the beginning he has always been responsible for them. The topics are quite diverse. They can be influenced by old horror films, or take the most extreme side of the misery of humanity and deal about it from our point of view.

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 created by our old guitarist and founding member José David, (who, in this second life of Teratoma, did not join). A year ago we redesigned it slightly, our singer Titopsy took charge of it. Usually, our guitar Juanjo takes care of social networks, nowadays networks are very important, you can not say that you exist if you are not in them, it‘s sad but true, it’s also a very quick way to make yourself known.

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?

- Our work has been edited by the label Immortal Souls Productions, who already knew the band from the first time and quickly became interested in the new material of Teratoma to edit it. It took us a while to decide but we did it due to the good vibrations that Juro, his owner, transmitted to us, We are happy, this has just begun, let's see how it goes...

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

- Easy question, but we would not have enough space to talk about all the bands that have influenced us in our music and life in general. Of course, the great old school bands of the late 80s and 90s. We believe that the influences that can be noticed more in our music would be bands like Bolt thrower, Incantation, Immolation, etc. A part from that each member of the band has his own preferences, but, basically, as we have already said, the death metal of the 80/90s.

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

- I really did not have the time to send it to many labels; Immortal souls prod. was one of the first we contacted with. The majority os responses that were sent were positive. But we must bear in mind that the ep was finished been recorded in September and all the labels had closed editions for the year. Even having these problems with the dates, we received some more offers from other labels, but we made up our minds with ISP for the great involvement of Juro.

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? 

- Since our return we have been able to perform specially in extreme music festivals in Spain and some other small clubs. Any of the two options attracts us; they all have negative and positive things. Unfortunately, we find it very difficult to do a great gig, as our work and family lives limit us.

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

- As we can not stop we are already working on new songs to be able to edit our second album and also preparing the next performances to celebrate the 25 years. What to achieve with the band? Just keep going well by playing on.

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

- Our fans can contact us through our social networks, or our e-mail

Thanx for the interview.

- Thanks to you and your readers. Death metal rules !!!!

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