Please briefly introduce yourselves to the readers, how is your life in
Syria ,we know bad situlation happens i hope everythings going well over there?
Hey everyone, we are Viieden from Syria and we play Death Metal. Well the
situation here is getting worse every day, the war is taking over this beautiful
land and life is getting harder and harder. Hopefully things will get better
when this is all over.
the band name VIIEDEN has a special meaning? Could you tell us story of a
foundation days and any special meanings?
Yes actually you can break the word VIIEDEN into VII-Eden; The Seventh Eden
which is the highest level in Paradise in the recent mythologies. Viieden
started as an idea with me and Hazem deciding to get into making music, back in
like 2007 or something, the project took many names since then. We started
composing and there were loads and loads of materials, and things got more
interesting when Fadi joined us as a drummer, thats when the dream started to
In Syria we know you havent got any possiblity perform your music, do you
have any plan for playing in abroad?
Since we got only few materials released until this moment, playing abroad
is not going to happen in the near future, but it is our ultimate dream to
perform live shows and get in touch with the audience.
How is the Metal scene in Syria anyway, in last years we have heard some
bands and project,what do you think about your local scene?
The Syrian Metal scene is growing for sure, with many great bands releasing
awesome and unique sounding music. Eulen, Netherion and Anarchadia are the first
names that come to anyones mind talking about the Syrian Metal scene. And of
course the Black Metal act Abidetherein, Hazems other project. We all know each
other and its like a big family of metalheads.
I read that you will release this year new material via Grinbor Records. Can
you already tell us anything about the music and the content of the songs?And
how is relationship between label and band members?
Yes, we are planning to release a full-length album via Grindbor Recoreds.
From what weve got so far, this album is gonna be heavy. Mainly there are about
eight tracks, that were written in a long period of time, and thats what gives
the album an acceptable variety of styles, due to the change of musical
influences with time.
Weve known the guys at Grindbor Records for a quite some time, and when they
started Grindbor we knew this alliance is bound to happen and were sure this
would be a great start for both Grindbor Records and Viieden.
How important are your fans to you? Actually the bands getting fans easily
than before because of internet,media connections like
facebook,twitter,soundcloud. Do you have any comment effected by social media?
Actually the internet helped us get our music heard in many places around
the world, maybe in a small proportion but still, its something. As for the
fans, theyre the most important thing in this business, some say were doing
it because we enjoy it and were doing it for ourselves, well thats not the
whole thing, of course were doing what we love to do, but what is art if
theres no one to perceive, appreciate and judge it?
Where do you wish to see your band in five years?
Touring, hopefully. Maybe opening for Vital Remains, yes that would be
Any last words to your fans and which is read your band name in first timers?
Just support, thats all what we ask for. And we wanna give thanks to
everyone who listened to our music, the guys at Grindbor Records and of course
you guys at Extreminal webzine for making this interview happen, cheers!!!
Many thanks for the interview and all the best for you and VIIEDEN in the