This Hungary bound Death Metal act is something you should definitely check out! With a mix of Bolt Thrower, Immolation and maybe even Incantation, Amorite forms tasteful and deadly package!
Who are you and what do you do in your band?
My name is Peter Szabó and I am the drummer and vocalist in the band Amorite. Csaba Keszi is the other member in the band. He is responsible for songwriting, guitar and for lyrics.
When/where was your band formed?
During a gig, after a lot of booze with some friends, somewhere in the middle of the year 2014.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
We didn’t choose Death Metal, Death Metal chose us! 🙂
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Csaba, our guitarist and songwriter writes and finishes the new songs on guitar, after that I record the drums and the vocals. There are no rehearsals because we live far away from each other. We are working at home in our small home studios. Nothing special or extraordinary.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
The lyric themes depend on the actual release. Ancient Babylon, mystical stories about gods and men, bloody wars between heaven and earth constituted the conceptual core of the first LP. Our second record will be a short EP with four songs on it. This will be a really bloody space trip. We begun writing our second LP also. This will be a concept story about the witch trial in Loudun. As you can see, the lyrical themes are very different. The link between them is the mythical part. No matter where you are in history, in ancient Babylon, on a space station in the future, or in bloody medieval Europe. The fear, the hunting demons and gore stained humankind is all the same. This is a never-ending story.
You released your debut album in summer 2015, tell us about it.
This album was an experiment. Could we work together? Are we on the same page regarding music and lyrics? Are we capable of pulling the band in the same direction? Is the working method we use comfortable? Invisible Fire is here, Amorite is here, we are working hard on the next recordings, so the experiment had a great result! We got great responses to Invisible Fire, and we could find a label called Neverheard Distro. The guy behind Neverheard did a great job, we are very grateful! But this is just the first chapter!
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Death metal is in a good shape in our country, I guess. By some means… I mean, there are a lot of bands nowadays. Not everyone plays the kind of Death Metal I like, but this is not a problem. Most of them are brutal death metal, and groovy, sludgy death metal bands. I think we perfectly fit into the greater picture. With our old school-like music we can fill some kind of a hole in the genre. There are a lot of gigs, local mini-festivals and so on. The big problem is to reach the international stages. There are no such labels who could support a death metal band with money, with hard PR work, with international gigs and so on. If you want to reach other countries, you have to do it on your own. This is a complete disaster. A lot of bands ended in the grave because they tried to finance some smaller tour, or just tried to inject their constant presence into the veins of European death metal scene. This is a big problem and it’s the best way to split up a lot of great but small bands just at the beginning of they road.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
First of all, we will finish our upcoming EP. Right after that we start writing our second LP, mentioned already. Turning the band into a pivotal point on the local death metal map would be a great achievement. On this way, gigs are necessary, so we have to make some decisions about the band’s future and about how we can manage to get a stable live-capable band… We are not teenagers any more, so we don’t have any world domination plans in mind, just small goals, step by step. This is what makes us happy, this is the way to find constant joy and positive results with the band. Small steps, small achievements will harden us. And this is the meaning of a band isn’t it? I mean, finding happiness in what we are doing, and finding a way to express ourselves in the language of music.
Name another Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
There are some great bands in the country. Worth mentioning are the following ones: Gutted, Age of Agony, Angerseed, Kill With Hate, Krampüs, Nadir, and of course Amorite! 🙂
Thank you for the interview! In the near future Final Entropy EP is coming, where brutal parts are more brutal than ever and melodic parts are more… ok, i will be honest… there are no melodic parts! Cheers!