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A few questions - interview with brutal death metal band from Costa Rica - PURIFYING TORTURE.

A few questions - interview with brutal death metal band from Costa Rica - PURIFYING TORTURE.

Recenze/review - PURIFYING TORTURE - Overthrown Divinity (2019):

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

Hello, first of all, we want to thank for the change for this interview. Purifying Torture has been working since 2010, created by Sergio Rosales, mainly. He still remains in the band and he is the main composer of the music. Purifying Torture is mainly brutal death metal, but some other influences may be related as well. 

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

All the music was mainly composed by Sergio, but the guitar only. Based on that, Estaban created the drums and lately, Fabian created the bass line. The lyrics and singing pattern were created by Alejandro. 

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Cavan Studio, from Heredia, Costa Rica. The producer was Max Gutierrez Sanchez, founder of Cavan Studio, main guitarrist of Advent of Bedlam, and a great friend of the band. 

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

We released about 300 copies, but we were assisted by other labels as Subterrarean Productions, Sanatorio Records... and others, labels from Costa Rica. 

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

Alejandro Sthandier, who is the singer from our band, he created the lyrics and the singing pattern.. Lyrics deals with pshycologics illness, but also related to social enviorments, drug abuse and addiction, and also some evil and demonic forces has been related too...

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 several years ago, by an artist from Chile. 

All the graphic desing were done by Gvo (Pentagraphics). Photography by Fabian Madrigal. 

We currently do not have a website, our main contact will be through Facebook... 

Social networks actually are very important. For sure. The thing is that manage social networks requires time, sometimes a lot of time. And in our particular situation, we all work in other things, so we do not have the time to manage those as required. And we do not have anyone else in charge of it. That is the reality for us. 

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 labels helping us are managed by friends of us, we are so grateful to them. There could be other kinds of support or management, however we are satisfied at this moment. 

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

We have so many different influences.... 

Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Suffocation, Pestilence, Nile, Immolation, Incantation, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Death, Broken Hope, Napalm Death, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Exodus, Kreator, Destruction, Sodom, Mayhem, Emperor, Deathspell Omega, Satyricon, Craddle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Queen, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Skid Row, Warrant, Firehouse, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Rush, King Crimson, Yes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Primus, Mudvayne, Tool, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Melvins, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas...... 

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

We have not.... 

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 been playing frequenly, before the Pandemic begun. We have played in important gigs in our country, however we still have no go out of Costa Rica, there were some chances but not sucessful, anyway we are open for opportunities... 

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

Even when there were some recent movements in the line up, the current line up feels confortable and willing to keep making music and playing the current set list in the best way. 

We may say that our process to create new songs could be slow... but constant.... 

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

Thanx for the interview.

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