Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jupiterian Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

The band started back in mid-2013 under the name Codex Ivpiter with a slight different formation. We used to have a lead singer, but we decided that keeping the band smaller would fit better our music. We were a side project since i was busy with my other band. After this band split-up, we thought it was time to take Jupiterian seriously, so we changed the name to something that would fit better our lyrical theme and then we set it all to finish the EP in June/July 2014.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Well, it´s doom, basically. It´s slow as the first wave of death/doom bands such as Winter, melodic as Paradise Lost, filthy as Eyehategod and heavy as St. Vitus. We were looking for something that could mix it up.

3.Your lyrics cover some Mythology, Occult and Lovecraft themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

These are themes surrounding me since i was a kid. I grew up reading Lovecraft, Tolkien, horror and sci-fi comics, Aleister Crowley, watching horror movies and all that stuff. I always try to bring up these fantastic worlds and thoughts to something that i could create. I feel i´m much more part of their worlds than this world itself. So with the band it´s my chance to speak, inhale and live this while i am creating.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Jupiterian'?

A Jupiterian is someone from Jupiter. The inspiration behind it is, like i said, to create a world where we could apply all the horror sci-fi stuff we love. It´s like there were a race in Jupiter, worshiping ancient and giant gods like Azathoth. The songs Procession Towards the Monolith and Archaic are basically about that.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We played one gig last friday that was awesome. It´s a very professional venue here in Brazil, a place for huge bands, so the backline and equipment is fantastic. Our stage performance is very, very loud, intense and oppressive.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Not in a near future. We are focusing on writting new songs and get back to the studio to record the next full lenght in the beginning of 2015. We plan to start booking shows and our first european tour in Europe maybe by the end of 2015 or 2016.

7.On the ep you had Mories Of Gnaw their Tonques and James Plotkin of Khanate on a couple of your tracks, how did you get in contact with these musician's and can you also tell us a little bit more about the contributions on the recording?

James Plotkin did the mastering. I was looking for someone with expertise in doom to bring out the best of our music in the final result and he was the first one that came to mind, since i am fan of all his work as musician and the bands he´s working with.

Mories is a friend of mine. We started to chat 4 years ago when i interviewed him for my blog. We met in the last two Roadburn editions so when i asked him to join in for a small part in this recording, he accepted and sent me his piece really quickly. He worked on some violins, voices and ambiences for the song Archaic.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We are unsigned and looking for labels that can support us in europe and/or USA which, places where we plan to tour.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom, sludge, and death metal?

It´s been fantastic. We receive a lot of messages from people around the world supporting us and trying to help with something, including booking a concert in their city, publishing us in their website. We are really happy about the reception of the EP

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are working on the songs for the full length to be recorded in the beginning og 2015. It was supposed to be a new EP, but instead we decided it was to come out as whole album. These tracks are even more darker, gloomer and harsher. In the meantime, we are working on a collaboration with Bemonio, a dark ambient/drone band from Brazil to be recorded soon and this is coming out a really monolithic piece of sludge doom.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Dude, when we came with the idea for this band, i always had in my mind something that could sound as Anathema on Serenades and Pentecost III, but with a sludge approach and all that atmosphere of bands such as Asunder, Graves at Sea, Grief, Noothgrush. Other bands that influences me a lot when i am creating are old Katatonia, October Tide, Thergothon and the might Mournful Congregation which i had the chance to see live and that shit was soul crushing, almost a religious experience.

Nowadays i am listening to Arvo Pärt.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Literature, old horror and sci-fi movies, collecting skulls, comics and a pint of Guiness.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for the interest, mate. Doom on.


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