Interviews: Maledictis

This is a new interview with the Metal artist Maledictis from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

I spent a lot of time translating words into Latin and then checking to see if there were already bands with those names on Spotify. My top pick (that wasn't already taken) was Confutatis Maledictis, which when shortened still translates to "doomed." Technically there are a few bands that have used that name, but none of them are on music streaming services, so I figured it's fair game. Also, Mozart's "Confutatis Maledictis" is an excellent section of his requiem mass.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I love rock and metal + I have had depression most of my life + I had a strict catholic upbringing, so whenever I think about death I associate it with churches, pipe organs, choirs, orchestral instruments.

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

The "band" is kind of an ever-evolving recording project. Each song is a chance to work with some new people. Almost everyone who is local to Milwaukee (USA) is someone I knew prior to Maledictis.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Maledictis has had about 37 musicians so far, and I'm not sure if you want that long of a list. But mine is probably Silverchair.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Lately, the creative juices start flowing when I give myself some kind of obstical or hoop to jump through that I haven't done before. Examples include instrumental rounds, 12-tone riffs, different lyrical perspectives, and more.

6. Where was your last gig?

Maledictis doesn't play shows. My last gig was in a post-punk band called Constant Haymakers at Kochanski's Concertina Bar in Milwaukee.

7. Where would you like to act?

I'd like to take a nap. That's what I would like. But if I was going to do a show, it would either be small in a coffee shop or big in a cathedral.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

I think it would be cool to be a featured artist on someone else's song. I'm open to that. But I'm not at all interested in being a featured performer at a concert.

9. Whom not?

I have no understanding of jazz music, so if I ever collaborated with a jazz artists in any capacity, I would be very out of my element. I've been trying to learn the trumpet, so I've been listening to a lot of Wynton Marcellis lately, and I have no idea what the music is doing. It's cool, though. I've got an old friend who is a famous jazz pianist, and I keep thinking I should ask him to collaborate, but jazz is a foreign language to me.

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

It's been a few years since I've played live, but i'd say it's kind of like a rollercoaster where the anticipation leading up to the initial drop is the worst part, and then the whole thing is over really fast. Once you start playing the thing you've spent countless hours rehearsing, you can kind of forget where you are and mainly focus on the music. Plus, the way most stage lighting works, you usually can't see most of the audience very well, so it never feels that bad once your start playing. But the time leading up to it sucks.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Tristania, Silverchair, JS Bach.

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

Someone asked me to mail them sand from Lake Michagin. It's still on my to-do list.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Thousands of undetectible ninjas, and about 100 of the nicest people I've ever interacted with.

14. What do you think of our site?

I don't know... if you're willing to interview the likes of me, that's not a good sign. 😉

15. Something add?

Stream the new song "Delicta (feat. Mariangela Demurtas)" on whatever music service you enjoy!

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