Hi, first question is: what is the worst possible name to call a child for
Tiago Correia: Marco, Flávio, Diogo, Ricardo... horrible names.
First of all I would like to congratulate the killing new album. How long did
it take you to compose it? Are you satisfied from the final results?
Thanks a lot! It pretty much took the time since the band was formed until a
couple months before the release, which was just over a year. We couldn't be
happier with the results, our producer Miguel Tereso did a magnificent job with
the recording and mixing, giving extra life to our songs!
Are you going to go with this material in some european tour or you didn`t
think about it yet?
It would be awesome to go on a tour! We don't know if that is possible yet but
we sure would love to do that. For now we are only confirmed at the Slamming
Brutality Vol.3 fest in Germany!
You collaborate with Vomit Your Shirt and Rotten Cemetery Records. What about
the cooperation in general? What are the tasks incumbent on these companies in
relation to you?
The cooperation went really well. Micael (Vomit Your Shirt) is a long time
friend and he immediately made himself available to release our debut EP.
Meanwhile we received a proposal from Rotten Cemetery Records to make a split
release with both labels and having two versions of the EP, the portuguese and
the chilean one. We saw it has a good opportunity to promote the band.
I know that Analepsy is not your first band. Where did you play before?
Our guitarrist Marco plays in Brutal Brain Damage, the other guitarist Diogo
plays in Trepid Elucidation, the vocalist Ricardo played in bands like
Formaldehyde and Panic Room and I (Tiago) played in a band called Atheos God.
What do you think, the pursuit to ever more extreme music guides people
similar like drug addicts to heavier drugs? :)
Ahahah great question! I think its a good comparison and to some extent it seems
to be exactly it, even though it seems to me that we are reaching a point of
ridiculously heavy stuff, thus making it super hard to make another step towards
What can you tell about the vocal technique? Do you use inhale/exhale mainly?
I (Ricardo) use both inhales and exhales, the piggys and the more vomited vocals
are inhales, the guttural growls are exhales!
Recently conducted some research on the impact of heavy music on mood and
scientists came to the conclusion that this type of music make people happy and
calm its listeners. However, it should be noted that these studies were
conducted with songs of bands like Slipknot or the Tesseract :). Do you think
that if instead people would listen to slam or gore grind results would be
similar? :) How brutal music affects your mood personally?
Ahahah, well, for me slamming brutal death metal usually awakens the more
euphoric feelings which are complete opposites of relaxation and peacefulness.
But I fell great listening to this kind of music, it gives me strength and hope
Being a part of the portugal scene how do you see it? Are there any upcoming
bands that people should look out for?
Yes! Portuguese underground has a lot of good bands that should be touring
outside of the country. Unfortunately most of these bands don't even have the
possibility to play a single gig in another country... As of more brutal death
bands there are not many, we have bands like Fungus, Grog, Dead Meat and
Bleeding Display. To the thrashier/groovier side there are more like Destroyers
of All, Terror Empire, Switchtense and Burndamage.
As it is today, what would you say are some of the biggest problems with the
metal scene today?
Well, it is what it is. I think we should do the best we can with what we have
but the scene would be a lot better if there was a bit more following, or in
other words, if more people would listen do this kind of extreme music. But it's
very underground and unknown so we couldn't be expecting a very huge scene.
You have to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for the rest of your life.
Which word do you choose?
If you were a professional fighter, what song would begin your fights?
Nile - What can be safely written; for some entry epicness!!
Your 5 all time favorite death metal albums?
Nile - In their darkened shrines
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labyrinth
Vomitory - Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize
Opeth - Deliverance
Defeated Sanity - Chapters of Repugnance
How does 2015 look for Analepsy?
It has been so far the best year for the band! We released our debut EP, we
played most of themain festivals in Portugal and in November we are going to
play outside of the country, in Germany for the first time!
Thanx a lot for interview. Anything you'd like to add to conclude this
Thanks a lot for the interview and questions! It was fun to answer. We would
also like to thank everyone for all the support and opportunities provided!
Cheers to you all!