Interviews: Barbarian Prophecies

We have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band Barbarian Prophecies from Spain. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Hi there! We are Barbarian Prophecies, a death metal band from Spain (Lugo, Galicia). The band was formed in the year 2000 from the union of two bands: Barbarianth and Venomous Prophecies. From there came Barbarian Prophecies, the result of the combination of the names and members of both bands. 

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Because we wanted to create a project with music that was not yet known in our city influenced by the extreme music genres that existed at that time. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Some of the original members knew each other because we lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same high school. 

4. Each band member favourite band?

Arnt (lead guitar): That changes all the time.

Maya (drums): Currently Carach Angren.

Alicia (bass, vocals): Hard decision. As my bandmate said, that changes with time... But I will say Deicide not because it's the band that I have listened to the most or because I think that there's nothing better... but because it was one of the first bands that started me in death metal and, cause of this, it has become special for me.

Óscar (rhythm guitar): Testament because it was the band that favored my transition to harder music. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Lately, our albums are inspired by the mysteries about the existence and origin of the universe in terms of lyrical themes. In this new album "Horizon" we have all contributed to the creation of the lyrics and everyone has their own way of writing and constructing the lyrics, but in short, we get inspired by listening to a lot of music, reading or life experiences. 

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at Sala Moon in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) on 29th February 2020. We play with our friends from the death metal band Ruthless and with a heavy metal band called Umbra. It was the last gig before the pandemic situation arrives. Now it's difficult to recover the live activity because most of the concert halls are closed due to the sanitary restrictions caused by the covid-19, but we hope to be able to return to the stage at the end of August of this year 2021. 

7. Where would you like to perform?

Big festivals like Resurrection Fest or Wacken, Roma Piazza di Spagna... or in any other place outside our country to be able to know other places and other bands. 

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

It doesn't matter, someone who fits with us. Each one has different tastes and influences within extreme metal, but some with whom we would like to share the stage could be: Kataklysm, Hypocrisy, Enthroned, Necrophobic, Slayer, Carach Angren... and many more bands that we like. 

9. Whom not?

We wouldn't like to perform with someone who doesn't fit with our philosophy and who doesn't respect us or our people... or someone who steals our catering. 😃 

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Sometimes we get nervous before a performance because we want things to go well, but nothing related to stage fright. We think that best thing to avoid or calm this type of sensation is to rehearse a lot to get on stage being confident. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Arnt: Anihilator, Megatdeth, J. S. Bach, Leo Brower, Black Sabbath.

Maya: Carach Angren, Sabaton, Rhapsody, Judas Priest, Wolfheart.

Alicia: Deicide, Kataklysm, Hypocrisy, Dissection, Septic Flesh...

Óscar: Deep Purple, Testament, Unleashed, Necrophobic, Enthroned... 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

There is always some anecdote to tell after a concert, but we don't remember that anyone have asked us any especially weird question... 

13. What do you think of your fans?

We wouldn't classify our audience as fans because the people who attend our concerts are friends, musicians from bands that we know or people who want to support us because they like music ... so when we have fans maybe we can answer this question haha. 

14. What do you think of our site?

We think that you do a great job making music and bands known. We appreciate this type of initiative so much because it enables us to reach more people, so thanks for this opportunity. 

15. Something to add?

Thank you for contacting us and thank you also to all the readers of this interview. Greetings from Spain!

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