1- Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?

Great thank you too for this big opportunity.. well we’re running right now a pre-release promo campaign for the new album, called System Subversion, which has been recorded beginning of 2014, but not yet released as we’re still searching for a good label who’d like to print and distribute it (if interested pls contact our management, The Flaming Arts). We further realized a depraved scaring videoclip for the first album’s song, Subversion, filmed in an old dismissed psychiatric institute near the Milan area where none should spent the night, believe me! you can check out a teaser of the video, widely spread few days ago, directly on our online pages.

2- First off, could you make some history of the band?

Quintessence of the most direct-in-your-face thrash-death style, Methedras sets among the leading underground Italian bands, a real war-machine which has been able to release a demo and three full-lenght albums during its 18-years old activity, as well as have performed hundreds of concerts throughout Europe, many of them in support of big names of the international metal scene (Testament, Dismember, Hatesphere, Destruction, The Haunted, Onslaught, Exodus, Overkill, Sepultura, Deicide, Hirax and many others), without ever losing an ounce of anger and energy. Quartet formed by Claudio (vocals), Eros (guitar), Andrea (bass) and Daniele (drums), originally near Milan in 1996 with a double-guitar line-up, the band has changed over the years various members preferring in the end a solid line-up with only one guitar, arriving to a proper own style with no compromise: a sort of derived thrash metal spiced with more typical death metal influences and a groove-hardcore approach concerning the vocals.


3- How could you describe your sound?

I think our influences are everything is rock and heavy, ‘cause our background is right that.. We love thrash and death metal, of course, but we also do listen from hard rock to grind and brutal, we have no kind of musical prejudice, for example we’re actually attracted by the industrial side of some of the new stuff written.. we are in «experimental mode on» right now, and cannot say at the moment where this will end up, for us it’s enough to be free to create, without mental chains.. by the way let me say the new songs are literally more aggressive, faster and well-balanced, rather than our past stuff, offering to the listeners a varied mix of modern heavy thrash-core, spiced with the usual band-trademark death influences, which gave to the music something darker and groovier.. we’ve been able to put together ten real killer songs which are composing the brand new album, foreseen to be released by the end of this year.


4- What are the band’s main musical influences?

I would say everything that comes from the american bay-area of the early ’80s, being inspired by such big bands like Metallica, Testament, Megadeth, Exodus, Slayer and many others, then we grew year by year opening our minds to a more specific North-European death metal attitude, trying to mix in our sound these two different and typical metal streams.


5- How is the feedback for your new album being?

Well at the moment is too much early to analize any kind of feedback, the new album is still in a pre-release step, and has been kickstarted litterally few days ago, so the time spent has been really too short in order to reply to this question.. what I can say is that a couple of reviews already arrived and they seem to be very optimistic and enthusiastic.. the most part, pretty everyone, of media and music biz related people in Italy who have had the possibility to listen to it, tell this is our best album, with killing, fast and very exciting songs in the name and spirit of the best thrash-death metal around, worldwide speaking… so let’s see what will happen in the nearly future and how many positive feedback will come in!


6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?

Oh yes definitely satisfied man.. we believe to have reached a milestone in our career with System Subversion, achieving the long-time target to build up a delicious platter full of tastes and well-balanced.. we have to infinitely thank our dudes at Domination Studio (RSM) for this, in the persons of Simone Mularoni and Simone Bertozzi, who followed all the sound tuning, recording, engineering, mixing, mastering and producing processes leading to a final great outcome such the album you’ve listened to!


7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?

Fast, aggressive and spiced!


8- How has the production process for your new release been?

Wow fuckin long man!! we took 5 years to realize System Subversion since 2009, when we released our previous album Katarsis under the Punishment 18 Records flag. I must be honest and tell you we’re a slow band regarding the creative side of our music, this process is hard and long as hell as in the Methedras style, but we believe we finally got the point.. since we didn’t have any contract or agreement forcing us to speed up our timeline, we decided to take the right amount of time to arrange everything in the perfect way, at least how we consider it in our vision, leaving nothing to the case.


9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?

Usually the songwriting process starts with the guitar player breaking through with a killerriff, then the drummer and bass player follow building under a bone-saw drumming and some harsh bass-lines and finally the singer finishing spitting over all the shit of the world, simply telling the truth, the best thing to

do the most of the times.


10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?

Of course releasing System Subversion worldwide, hopefully under some good label, trying to catch the more attention possible as we believe this new album deserve a serious hype around, it’s really well-done, aggressive and brutally melodic, if you’re a fan of thrash-death-speed metal, then you should definitely diggin into it.. moreover we’ll be soon engaged in a couple of imminent summer fests to officially present the new songs, at Metal Crowd in Belarus on the 16th of August, headlined by Hate, and at Malta Death Fest in Malta on the 6th of September with our bros Hour Of Penance headlining.. and finally during the next fall, we should take also part to the «Sentencing Europe Tour», supposed to happen end of November and beginning of December, and directly supporting the mighty US thrash-death maniacs Solstice from Florida, for the first time appearing in Europe.


11- That’s all from our side, thanks again for taking your time to answer our questions. If you now want to add some final words, feel free to do it

Thanks so much for this interview and your time to read it, we hope to see you all at our next live events truly supporting what is the most important thing: the real metal attitude.. we exist because of you, thank to all of you out there!!


Website: http://www.methedras.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/methedrasthrash

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/methedrasthrash

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/methedrasthrash

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/methedras

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/methedrasthrash

LastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/methedras

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/methedras

Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/profile/32232261

Spotify: http://play.spotify.com/artist/7gRx2htny4NtVY3JIEWQRr


Band email: contact@methedras.com

Management: jon@theflamingarts.eu

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