Greetings from Turkey,i heard about you gonna join Unirock Fest. What do
you wanna say to audiences?
JP: Thats true.. We are indeed taking part in UNIROCK fest. Even though
many Turkish fans are still questioning us if it s confirmed or not. I guess
because of the poor promotion the organizers of Unirock are giving us. We have
no idea why, usually in respectable festivals, all bands get fair promotion. But
anyway, to all those awaiting the band, and I know they are many, expect nothing
but a kick ass show and performance, and we promise you that KIMAERA will be one
hell of a surprise, especially to those who are not quite familiar with the band.
You released a single which is called "December Ends"but it seems you changed
your style a little bit.let us know about your future plans? December Ends is different from everything that we have done before; it is
very mellow and mostly instrumental. This is why we simply decided to release it
as a single. The forthcoming album is not soft at all I can assure you and has
no clean vocals, except very few lines. So you can expect an aggressive album,
fast, but of course, KIMAERAs touch remains there through our atmospheric and
symphonic passages.You know ,there is a problem with all Arabic countries in the middle east,what
you want to say about this shitty situation? how is situation there now? Still
any complexity?Does people want more freedom or the problem comes from any other
politics ? Lebanon is fine at the moment, and Im sure the condition here will remain
stable. Of course Lebanon interacts with its neighbors and what happens in Arab
countries is reflected somehow on us, but till now, all is good and I hope it
My friend told me there will be a rock fest. In Lebanon that u gonna join.will
it be the first time and which other bands will give a concert at this fest ? Thats true, we are also taking part in Beirut Rock fest. in September also,
one week before Unirock fest. It is the second edition of the festival, so it is
our first time participating. The festival is headlined by Katatonia and
Have you ever played in Lebanon before? What will you tell about Lebanons
metal media/scene/bands? Of course we did. We have been active since 2000. So we played here
countless times. We also co-headlined a festival in Tunisia in 2008 along with
Dark Lunacy. Im sorry to say that the Lebanese metal scene is poor, quality and
quantity wise. Thus, nothing much comes out of it, except very few respectable
bands who are digging their way out. We worked hard enough and we had enough
potentials to be one of the first bands if not the first to make it on an
international level, even though of course, we still have a long way to go.
I really wanted to see you in Turkey in the begining of the year about mini-Turkey
tour but cause of some problems prevented it. Actually im one of the people who
rejoiced about your agreement with Unirock. Cause i know you guys already wanted
to play in Turkey, right?
We wanted to play in Turkey since the release of our first album Ebony Veiled
in 2006. Since then, a lot of Turkish fans kept contacting the band and
expressing their admiration and asking us to play there. But we only got the
chance to do that this year, and we are looking forward to it and to meeting the
fans there, since I know that the Turkish metal scene is huge.. Ive been to
Sonisphere last year.
If I mistake please warn me, did you played in Czech Rep. in a few years ago
right? how was the deal done and atmosphere etc. ?
As I always say, Masters of Rock 2010 in Czech Rep. was the best experience
for KIMAERA so far, since it was our first European show, and on a high scale
with big bands such as Behemoth, Epica, Manowar, Destruction and others.. We
were treated with high respect, just like any other band participating in the
festival, everything was quite organized and on a professional level.
I can say we managed to impress all those who saw us perform, and made a big
number of fans there. The reviews were awesome and we were described as one of
the best bands that performed in that festival and we were quite a surprise for
many. And we intend to keep it up anywhere we go.
I hope your journey in metal arena won't be stop,what you 'll want to say for
Turkish readers ,see you in Unirock ? Thank you so much for the interview and for exposing us to more Turkish
metalheads. To all the fans in Turkey, check out
www.kimaera.info and we
will see you soon hopefully!!