SLAVE TO THE....INTERVIEW! EXMORTUS INTERVIEWED BY YDBCN



Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process? 

The inspiration and process for song writing varies but most of the time we’ll come up with things from jamming out together. Start with a riff or drum beat and sort of build off of that so we can really “feel” the song out.



What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?

Working a normal job, ha-ha. I don’t think there was a point in time where it was evident that this was a career choice, or would be a career choice. It was more of a “Hey lets pick up some instruments and play some shows”. But if I had to looked back I’d say it was being surrounded by musicians and going to live concerts at a young age that sort of pushed us down this road. 



What has been the biggest challenge you have come across in your career so far? 

 If I had to narrow it down to one consistent challenge that has presented itself throughout the years, it would be keeping a steady line up. It can be hard finding other musicians that truly enjoy doing this (writing, rehearsing regularly, touring, etc..), especially for a long period of time.



Why did you choose to play this kind of music? 
Hmmm, Im not sure how to answer this so I’m just gonna go with a cheesy line...”we didn’t choose the music, the music chose us!” ha-ha.



How do you balance your music with other obligations like job? 

There really is no balance which is why we try to stay busy playing as much as possible and find some part time jobs here and there. 




Why talk about “Metal” “Sword” “Warrior” ecc? There’s no other fresh themes to talk about?

It sort of just comes out that way. Theme wise I guess we’ve been pretty consistent but tittles are tittles and our songs mean more than that.



I am a guitarist and I listend very well your latest album. Sounds really good expecially for a guitarist, is “Slave To The Sword” a guitar-centric album? 

There’s a lot of shred guitar in there, no denying that haha. I guess it’s safe to say so. 



I’m not too much into classic Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal but your album sound more aggressive, and fresh and dynamic than a lot of Thrash Metal band that now sound exactly like the 80's metal band, what’s your opinion about the Revival phenome?

80’s metal is awesome so I have no complaints haha. Sure, it can be cool to hear bands play something new but in some ways I think it’s also refreshing to hear something familiar.



If one day you will tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch you have to come in Italy! Ahah, anyway, what's your dream tour? 

Damn, a tour with those bands would be AWESOME! I’ve been a fan of those bands since their debut albums so that could be one. But a long time dream of mine would be to tour with Judas Priest or Iron Maiden because they are the epitome of heavy metal in my opinion and are among the bands that got me into the genre. Plus it would be awesome to have (which I would assume) is an unlimited amount of that Iron Maiden “Trooper “ beer and to have Bruce Dickinson fly us around in the Iron Maiden plane hahah.


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