Monday, May 30, 2016

The Unknown Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the album?
For sure we really happy about our very first album releasing and think about the  feedbacks, that's the very first full length album from our band  and we have this hope deep in our hearts that the listeners of our  album that gives us this pleasure  to take their times to listen to will enjoy and like the album. And right now we are in our recording season for our second album "All About Nothing" too

2.Recently you have released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
We really like to try presentation something new with more atmospheric, dark and musical sense with deep and thoughtful lyrics, bcz we really focused on the lyrics of this album, the lyrics are the most important part of our album for us, and we would like to found a way to share it well with a musical atmosphere, so we started thinking about a music genre that can show it well, and hope we could find that, we like the classic and atmospheric music well too, bcz we thought that genre can gives you wings to fly, then we think to add some new stuffs to classical instruments for this genre, and we had that hope we will mix the lyrics and the music well together. bcz all that we thought it's, share the words with a very good coordinated music. we would like to make something dose not give you way but gives you all your way and drop you deeply in thought.

3.What are some of the themes and concepts the band brings out into their music?
Ah we would like to have our own  style on music. right now we are working on our second album too, and that's in recording season, called "All About Nothing" that album will be more heavier and metal, we really like to find out ourselves in our music, and have our own style and theme , that's the thing we working very hard on that, present that The Unknown has show  they have something new to present in their own music's style. i thought that's the very great aim and we really working hard about that too.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'The Unknown'?
The Unknown, so as you know, THE, denoting one or more  things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge. or using for something that we know about that, but Unknown, not known or familiar. together it's mean, We Know we don't know about that or better to say The one thing we know that we don't know,  it can be about anything, can be about our lifes, universe, cosmic  and our human race and anything are around

5.Has the band done any live shows yet or has this been strictly a studio project?
So we have many thoughts for gigs and live shows for sure, but before do any gigs we must to complete our second album "All About Nothing" bcz we like to show our both styles on our shows and gigs in future, and we like to have a good set list for our shows and start it the best way we can.

6.I have read that they have imprisoned a metal band in Iran recently, how dangerous is it to admit to liking metal in your home country?
It was a very bad situation, but I prefer to say nothing about this epidode. Sorry bro.
As you know we have problem for Metal music in Iran yes, but we try to do our best and follow our passion in the music we like to listen to and to play.

7.On the album you had some quests, can you tell us a little bit more about who they are and their contributions to the recording?
We have that pleasure and honour to have very talented and nice guy, Kevin Pribulsky and his band "in Search Of" beside ourselves, Kevin is a very awesome guy, i believe in his music logic, and he gives us the best that he can do about this album, that was a very nice time and project that we have worked with him, and for sure we thought about the more future plans with him too and feel proud about that.
And about sir Thomas Helm, Hm, honestly i can not put it on the words, His great artistic soul and his great personality and character, we are the fans of Empyrium from our childhood till now and well be, that's a great pleasure and honor for us to have his icon name beside our album and ourselves in this album, he learns us who is a true artist and how we can be too, with his amazing kindness and his high prestige character. i feel proud and honor about that forever, and that's amazing his name carved to our very fist album.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal?
Very great, honestly very great, we just release 3 single tracks as yet and our very first album right now, but we received very great feedback about that, and we must say a very great thanks to all of our fans and friends one by one, that's the most amazing feeling for us, means a world to us, and it would be nothing without them for sure, I am eternally thankful and grateful about that.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
So we really trying everyday harder about a very good future for our band, that's our dream and aim for sure, we would like to make ourselves everyday better and better in the art concept, and honestly we living for art, so we really try to find out how is a true artist must be and living for that.

10.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?
We are all have many bands from our childhood, likewise to me too, I have listening to many bands and loves them very well but some bands dose not only music bands to you at all  and you living with them. you have a million memories with their songs, and have so many many beyond , for me,  My Dying Bride & Anathema & Empyrium  & Antimatter and Hamferd  and Clouds ... I living with them for many years now. I do listening to all genres but so, Metal is an other thing to me.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I do like to follow other arts, reading books more philosophical, science and poems and Sports for sure, Football the most

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
At the first let me say Thanks for this nice interview that's a nice one honestly, and hope you will enjoy the album and that album can present something  nice to you all and you enjoy that and have this pleasure and honor to share more news about The Unknown with you all in future  and you will enjoy about that.

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