1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Sure, on the 25th of June, we have released a brand new album,our second full length entitled "Sui Caedere" released by Kaotoxin Records (Fra),have digitally re-released our sold out self titled EP and we're getting ready for gigs with a carefully chosen set list,which includes songs from our first full length "The Ghost", "Awoken By Crows" EP and "Sui Caedere" album.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous recordings?
Each session has given us more experience,starting with "The Ghost",and ending with "Sui Caedere", which is more mature. The sound varies from funeral doom to death metal, all encased in a sombre atmosphere. The new album sends the listener to a dark place,full of grief, anguish and despair, it's an introspective journey towards one's own self. We've tried to achieve a continuous overture of pain.
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?
To answer that we must point that"Sui Caedere" is latin for "Suicide". The lyrics are all about negativity,anguish and despair. Each track is a reflection on life itself and at the same time, a constant struggle with suicidal thoughts, an analysis of what makes a person thinks about suicide and untimately commit this final act. We can say that the tracklist is a whole journey of how it starts, continues and ends. The difference is we have taken the concept a bit further and on the album,we try to immortalise what happens AFTER.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Eye Of Solitude in our vision means the centre point of loneliness. An abstract if i may add. A culminative point when an individuals find themselves surrounded by themselves. A constructive or destructive exploration of mind and soul's " Beyond". It represents a personal rebirth, but in one's solitude, in emptiness, a high contrast of what one might think the name represents.
5. Has the band been able to play out live or is this strctly a studio project?
We have had several live appearances, thus we are not a studio project. We do not gig a lot,out of various reasons,the most important being the preparation of our live outs. Now, with a brand new album and with a brand new line-up we are prepring a bit more for live shows. Whether it be film projections,stage background,why not live actors,wheere the stage allows it. All these take time and a lot of preparation thus we are waiting for the proper time to unleash it all upon the world.
6. Currently the band is signed to Kaotoxin Records how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
I met Nico of Kaotoxin in France while touring with my other band Unfathomable Ruination. Nico has arranged a gig in Lille and that's how we met. From there on it's all history hahaha. We got along famously both on a professional and personal level, and it went like that ever since. Kaotoxin is an extremely professional label, the support we got is incredible. Just knowing that someone believes in you as a band is probably the best support ever. All others are just material things.
7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of underground metal?
Personally, I think "Sui Caedere" has been very well received,both by listeners and media. We have had some great reviews coming from UKEM (https://www.facebook.com/ukemrecords)
and Hymnes Funeraires (https://www.facebook.com/HymneFuneraire) and hopefully it wont stop here.
8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
With Unfathomable Ruination (brutal death UK) we are about to release our first full length under Sevared records (USA). We have recorded with 16 Cellar Studios (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance) and the result is devastatingly good. We've just played a kick ass gig with brutal death metal pioneers Malignancy and friends Cephalic Impurity and Murder Intentions, and for now we are preparing for more gigs.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We are always pushig ourselves to raise the bar. I must give away one of the insides of the band though haha,after finishing writing "Sui Caedere" I needed time to recover,the sensation is extremely unsettling and it got me towards the end.There is a huge need for mental stability to write over an hour's worth of desolating music. I reckon the next album is going to be even more devastating,more disturbing and unsettling. I can only expect better and better.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I'd rather not give any names only because they would be too many,but for Eye Of Solitude, the main influences are based in doom and doom death styles. Of course, we include various elements in our music,thus it's more of an amalgam of genres,which alltogether make EOS' music what it really is. We try to create music for the soul,from our souls.
11. How would you describe your views on Paganism?
I respect what everyone believes in,some people take belief to the extreme and that would be the negative part in the whole equation in my humble opinion.
12. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?
I enjoy most good things in life,i like nature a lot,given the fact that I'm Romanian and back home it abunds in relief forms,especially mountains,i like animals,both as pets and as wild life forms,I enjoy spending time with all those close to me,my brothers in the bands,and family,but mostly I enjoy making music. It's my life long passion.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
We would like to thank you for this oportunity to share a few words with all of those who have'nt heard us yet,to say hello to our close ones and to have the pleasure of this interview!