In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Metalcore band Physis, from Spain. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.
1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, did you plan it or did it just happen?
Our guitarist Jaime studied Philosophy at university. He used to learn about a lot of things in relation with this concept that explains the essence in all of nature. It explains that there is something in common for everything that exists—like a harmony. We thought that it was a good name to represent a beautiful idea we could write about, although this EP speaks more about society.
2. Why did you want to play this genre?
We want to make progressive metalcore more popular, because right now it is difficult to find people who like this genre. People are used to listening to simple music, just songs that you can memorize because it’s listened in parties. Metalcore can squeeze in all the ideas that a musician can imagine. It forces you to excel because all the time you are thinking about a thousand of possibilities for a song and many riffs or breaks for each part. The technical part arises because all of us used to listen a lot of metal bands with guitar solos and technical riffs so we like that.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
Originally half of us (Sam and Rafa) used to play in a local band called Dicaprio`s Revenge and the other half (Jesús and Jaime) in another one called My Mom Dances Mosh. Both played in the same location. After time the bands were merged and we started to play together.
4. What is each member’s favourite band?
For Sam is Periphery, for Rafa The Contortionist, for Jesus is Veil of Maya and for Jaime August Burns Red. All of them are progressive metalcore and Djent bands
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
We write songs with our feelings and emotions. We usually have to feel first so that we can write them. We found ourselves to be inspired by our past, present, nostalgia, movies, our favourite bands, different situations from our lives… just anything which relates to us. In our first EP “Squared Sequence” we talk about the situations of modern life and consequences of people’s actions in the world. Conspiracy theories, the misinformation that besieges our streets which leads us to give an opinion without any kind of real knowledge on various subjects… In addition to this, we try to talk about some of the current topics such as despair or agony from the complicated situations in which we live, in a more chaotic and fantastic environment; in the form of a warning or even threat of what may be coming if things do not change at any time.
6. Where was your last gig?
It was in Seville on 12 th May. We performed with Onomasy, Ebola DP, Brothers Till We Die… among others, in Sala X. It was so fun, we hadn’t played for almost two years and it was the first contact with the stage in a long time.
7. Where would you like your next act to be?
We would like to act in Resurrection Fest (Viveiro) sometime because we think it’s the most important metal fest in Spain. We would have the opportunity to share the stage with a lot of famous bands and play to a huge audience.
8. With whom would you like to feature?
There are a lot of important figures for us but everything that Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) touch becomes gold so it would be magic for us to feature with him. For instrumentals, somebody like Marc Okubo, Jason Richardson... Troy Write for the drums… It’s difficult to decide on just one.
9. Who wouldn’t you like to feature with?
Definitely not any Beatdown/Hardcore bands. We try to go in a different direction so we think that it would not add anything special to our music.
10. Any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?
We have been performing on stage since we were fifteen years old. The first concert for each one of us was frightening but... when the music starts you just want to make a good atmosphere for the people who are listening to you. Be brave, enjoy the moment and let's rock!
11. What bands have inspired you the most?
August Burns Red, Veil Of Maya, The Contortionist, Within The Ruins, Periphery, Texas In July, Born Of Osiris, Animals As Leaders, Intervals, Monuments…
12. What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?
We don´t remember anything too weird about anyone... but we have signed some tits before(?)
13. What do you think of your fans?
We don't have many fans, but the ones we do have shown us that they like our music and what we do…it's so satisfying and magical!
14. What you think of your site?
We have a love-hate relationship with our city. But we will be positive. People are starting to wake up and support local bands. This was unthinkable a few years ago and it’s getting there with everyone’s effort! Supporting the live music is so necessary for the art's life and Seville has begun to understand this.
15. Finally, anything you’d like to add?
We invite you to reflect about our lives and the road ahead. We are witnessing countless episodes of social injustice, in which we are the victims and despite this we do not become participants. Our freedom, our opinions and our lives are being snatched away. You must fight for your life, fight for the lives of others and fight for our rights as human beings. We have to be one, united and strong, to be able to generate the changes we want to see in our world. It’s been a pleasure to answer your questions!