Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Hi! I am J. My duties are mostly vocals and lyrics. I also helped with design and cover, the main picture of visuals. A. shares the road with me, transcribing my thoughts and lyrics to riffs.
When/where was your band formed?
The band was formed somewhere near 1st term of 2014, in Madrid (Spain).
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
Well.. we don’t play death metal exactly. I’d rather say that we play Black Metal (because of the negativity and dark atmosphere of our songs) but adding diverse influences, and, obviously, one of them is Death Metal. In our first EP (’Sulphur Seas’- Darkness Within/Darkwoods), you can listen to some Death Metal riffs and feels, mostly in ”Le Porc Et La Putain” or ”Mers de Soufre”. Also, I prefer to say we play extreme metal, we are kinda open minded in terms of genre.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
As I told before, I write all lyrics and A. composes. We have our roles quite defined and we try to compenetrate as much as we can, letting all the emotions (mostly destructive ones) you can experiment reading the lyrics, be helped by the riffs in order to accomplish the main goal. Every time we have to make a new song, I let A. feel why I’m trying to transmite with every lyrics and he tries, as much spontaneous as possible, to create the most suited music to those emotions. It’s a work of two.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
¿Our inspiration? Our feelings, emotions and day to day experiences. Life, death, sickness, boredom… Love too, hate, work, etc. Simple themes, evident and small talk of life itself.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
There is no such thing as an ideology behind Sulphur Seas, neither religious nor politic. I dont believe in absolutely nothing and I don’t think man is capacitated to think and believe in something bigger than us in that way. My beliefs are limited to basic; what I can see and touch
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Each year, interesting Death Metal works are edited. Death Metal is still alive. For example, regarding last years, Bolzer’s EP, ’Promulgation Of The Fall’ from DEAD CONGREGATION, ’Svn Eater’ from LVCIFYRE, ’Paramnesia’ from ALTARS or ’Vermis’ by tech death metal masterminds ULCERATE. Here, in Spain, there are some interesting bands that catch my attention like WORMED, DOMAINS or TEITANBLOOD.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Short term: working in our first LP, redacting lyrics, composing tunes, etc. We have a good amount of work already defined. ¿Long term? We’ll see where this project lead us, we have neither frontier nor barrier. Actually, we do not have a goal. Whatever comes..
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Domains – ’Sinister Ceremonies’.
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