1. For those who don’t know you, can you state your name and your role in the band?
Matt Borsos from Auckland New Zealand, lead Guitarist.
2. Describe your sound in 3 words.
Aggressive, Groove, Dark
3. You will be releasing your full-length The Dark Beyond through Artery Recordings on July 15, what should someone expect when they listen to it for the first time?
It will be as if you’ve skipped the last 10 years of ‘djent’, went back to the core of groove metal, bypassed the gimmicks and rounded it off with atmospheric and techy elements.
4. What is this release all about? Is there an underlying theme or concept behind it?
The album explores humanity’s journey as a species and as individuals, striving for a better world, striving to further our knowledge of who and where we are. Sometimes the path we should take is obvious, and at other times we simply wander into the dark, reaching out for the unknown but it’s all part of the process. We based our artwork on this concept as well as the video for “Dark Beyond”.
5. Why did you decide to name it The Dark Beyond? Is there a meaning behind the name?
It encompasses the meaning of all the lyrical content and I suppose also a direction we see humanity going.
6. If you had to pick one song off of the full length to show to someone checking out your band for the first time, which song would you pick? Why?
“Dark Beyond” as it’s easily digestible on its first listen. The album gets heavier and techy on from there.
7. Why should people check out your band?
Because I genuinely believe we have an originality to our sound, and perhaps that’s because we come from the other side of the world, but we’ve also really focused on making good songs not just a mash ups of riffs. The lyrics are deep and thought-provoking.
8. Thank you for doing this interview! Before we go, is there anything that you would like to say to the people reading this?
If you want to hear something fresh, give our album a hoon. Grab a physical as this best supports bands so they can make it to your town touring. Share us and thanks for all the support.