BANE (Serbia) Interview by Blackened Horde Zine

BANE (Serbia) Interview

by Blackened Horde Zine

By Summon

Summon: How did the band get started?

Branislav: After quitting another band sometime in 2006, I had some riffs and ideas of mine that were not used in Sangre Eterna, so logically I decided to form my own project, which eventually became BANE.

Summon: What kind of music do you play?

Branislav: The style would be best described as Black/Death Metal.

Summon: How has the fan response been?

Branislav: Mostly positive I guess, judging from the hundreds of reviews published so far our albums got.

Summon: Where did the band name come from?

Branislav: Originally from Serbia, a small country in Eastern Europe. That was until this year, when the band re-located in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.

Branislav: The current line-up consists of Max on guitars (Frostbite), Edd on bass (HolloW, Karkaos) and Gabriel on drums (Brought By Pain).

Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?

Branislav: In 95% of the time, I write both the music and lyrics for the band.

Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?

Branislav: Chaos. Human abhorrence, ignorance and stupidity.

Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?

Branislav: No comment.

Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?

Branislav: So far we have released 2 full-length albums, 3 splits, 1 EP, a demo and just recently a brand new single entitled “In Darkness And Hatred” which is available as a free download via: http://nocturnemagazine.net/download/68/bane-in-darkness-and-hatred-single

Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?

Branislav: It’s our fastest stuff yet. We raised the bar up to 240bpm on some songs there, and for the first time used some orchestral arrangements, keyboards and clean/choir vocals which was not heard on previous material.

Summon: Do you have any side projects?

Branislav: I have a Hard Rock band called Keychain, you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/keychainofficial

Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?

Branislav: As far as Metal bands go, here are some of my most inspirational ones: Dissection, Naglfar, Setherial, Dark Funeral, etc…other than that I really listen to just about any musical genre, no limits.

Summon: Which current bands?

Branislav: Lately I have been more into Modern Death Metal like: Job For A Cowboy, As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder, etc…

Summon: What is the band like when you play live?

Branislav: Just four really passionate guys about Metal.

Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?

Branislav: Yeah…so far we have played in over 10 European countries.

Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?

Branislav: That really depends…from 10-15 people, up to 200-300…it really depends on lots of things such as the bands on the bill, day of the week, season, venue, promotion, etc…

Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?

Branislav: It also really depends on the previously mentioned factors…but it’s very simple, actually – if the band gives their 666%, then so will the people in the crowd.

Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?

Branislav: There are few really amazing bands, that is for sure. My buddies from A Hill To Die Upon is a great example, also Abigail Williams have proven to be a great band, just to mention a few.

Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?

Branislav: It’s really hard to generalize a question like that, but one thing I know for sure – everywhere there will be ups and downs. In just about any single country you will find great bands, great people.

Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?

Branislav: To be quite honest, in the last year or so I did not come up with new bands that have really grabbed my attention in the Black/Death Metal scene. Mostly the bands or records I listen to are from lets say 1990 to about 2010, and just in those two decades there are tons and tons of good releases.

Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?

Branislav: I am slowly writing some new songs, but at this very moment I have no clue when will it be finished, recorded nor released…time will tell.

Summon: What does the future hold for the band??

Branislav: If everything goes fine we will hit some stages in North America during 2014, and will work on some new stuff for sure.

Interview link: http://blackenedhorde.com/bane

Bane links:

Official Website: http://baneband.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/baneband

Facebook: www.facebook.com/baneband

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/baneband

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Bane

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

Other links:

To purchase BANE “The Acausal Fire” DIGI CD, “Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness” DIGI CD and other BANE merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=bane

 

To preview a song from “Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP0LoHYAEBE

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