Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kavrilla Interview

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We´re a four piece band  from Hamburg, Germany and founded in the beginning of 2016. We all meet each other pretty much by accident via various earlier bands of ours. We talked about our future plans and what we would like to do as a musician and stuff. Then everything happened real fast. We had some rough sketches in the beginning of the sound that should become Kavrila in the end. We developed it more and more and came up with 4 songs resp. our first EP "Rituals I", which we were very satisfied with. All this was created in a very spontanious and relaxed atmosphere without any particular plans or precise sound ideas.

2. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
Shit-blissfulness on the highest we don´t give a fuck-level possible and human chasms set to music.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
To make it short: Exaggerated scenarios, everyday life shit, personal considerations and observations, experiences, times of suffer, a dark view into the future, abstract stuff. All with a certain room of interpretation for the listener. Our music pretty much sets the tone for the lyrics.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name “Kavrila"?
It´s a greek word which means something like disgusting, grotesque or brutal. We thought this sums up our idea and sound of the band perfectly.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Hard to say, every show is kind of special cause we try to lose ourselves during every set. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. We played a show in Wuppertal, Germany last year which was very good. The audience kind of came along with us and this is the best that could happened. Lose yourself in the performances alongside the audience. It´s all pretty chaotic and energetic as well I think...

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Of course, we will play shows until the end of the year in Germany. Next year we would like to touch ground in other parts of Europe as well and of course more Germany. We´re still a pretty fresh and new band. You have to enter some stages to get the word out. We´ll make sure that will happen.

7. Can you tell us a little bit more about the labels you have worked with on the new release?
Backbite Records from Karlsruhe, Germany will release the album on Vinyl, CD and digital. We got in touch through a friend who send him our first EP. He came back to us really quickly and was excited of what he heard. He mediate from the beginning that he would like to work with us. That impressed us very much and so all came up gradually. We think we´re in very good hands with Backbite. Breathe Plastic from the Netherlands and Medusa Crush Recordings from Canada will release the tape version of "Blight". Medusa already worked the tape release of "Rituals I"  and Breathe Plastic did some kind of digital release of it. So we kind of had the perfect team for the album release together already and are very happy with the guys who are involved again for the full-length.

8. On a worldwide level, how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal and punk?
Well, we´re still kind of work on a reputation here in Germany and then we´ll try to conquer the rest of the world, haha. We hope to get some more attention from outside Germany along the release of our debut. We got some guys who will spread the word and hope for the best. Of course this interview is a chance to reach some people who never heard of us as well. So thanks to you for giving us the opportunity!

9. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We don´t make plans so much and concentrate on the next day to come. There are some ideas of course but we´ll see if they will be realized. We will release "Blight" on Aug 4th, this is our future for now. 

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 have many influences and I´m not talking other bands here in the first place. I would say our influences come from our very near environment; people we deal with, the city we live in or shit we go through. Of course these things are connected with music, no doubt. But I think many factors come into play that are shaping your music and on how it comes out of you.

11. What are some of your non musical interests?
All kinds of stuff man. Skateboarding, movies, art and of course our friends and families.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for getting in touch with us man! We appreciate it very much. We don´t take that for granted. Spread the word and listen to George Carlin.

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