Interviews About Albums: SRD - vragvmesiton (2024)

In this new interview, we sat down with the Slovenian Black Metal band SRD to ask questions about their album "vragvmestion".

1. What can you say about vragvmesiton?

vragvmesiton is our third full-length album. In our opinion, it is far more accomplished and better executed than the previous two. We recorded it in Penrose Recording Studio -the same as with the previous album Ognja Prerok (2020)- and with producer Žiga Rezar. As with our previous release all the lyrics are in Slovenian, with two being in a specific dialect. There are also some new approaches with instrumental experimentations.

2. What is the meaning of the Vragvmesiton name?

The name is a coinage of our own. Words combined are of course Slovenian, but from a specific dialect called Prekmurščina, spoken in the north-east Slovenian region of Prekmurje (the name of the region itself meaning »over river Mura«). »vragvmesiton« is a coinage of »vrag«, »v«, »mesi«, »ton« and it literally means »the devil in this flesh«.

3. Which one is the composer of the Vragvmesiton?

The composer of the album - music and lyrics - is Goran Slekovec, the same as with all of the Srd releases until now. This by no means means that others didn't contribute, only that the basic structures and course had been laid down by Goran before we started rehearsing the album.

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

I'd say »vragvmesiton«. Not only is it the title track of the album it also has the most interesting lyrics by Srd thus far. It is also quite a rhythmic and headbanging-driven song.

5. Is there a special message in vragvmesiton? If there is what it is?

All lyrics play around the theme of limitations of the flesh as opposed to that of the transcendence of the spirit. No special message in this regard other than that it is a matter of life itself and probably the most widely thought-about philosophical theme there is.

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

They are all in Slovenian language and translations won't do them justice, but one that stands out for me the most is »Mrtvaški Ples«, which is Slovenian for Danse Macabre, Dance of Death or Totentanz. The lyrics are written from a historically very familiar perspective of playing chess with Death. It's not a new sight, not very original, but I'm quite fond of the lyrical achievement.

7. Which inspirations have been important for vragvmesiton? Like musically or friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

I'd like to thank those who've stood with Srd and those who haven't alike. They have all contributed to the shaping of »vragvmesiton«.

8. Something to add?

Srd will be on a ten-day tour in Europe performing »vragvmesiton« from the 24th of April to the 5th of May 2024 in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Maribor, Dresden, Basel, Innsbruck, Prague, Warsaw, Kaunas and Vilnius. We'll also be sharing our stage with our friends from Britof and Ater Era.

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