– Hi, thanks for your time. What are you currently up to? How is everything doing right now with THE ATLAS MOTH?

Everything is wonderful. We are on the road right now with Boris and Subrosa. Only one show so far but it’s been fun.

– First off, what’s the origin behind the band’s name?

There is a documentary called Driver 23 that has a sequel called the atlas moth. It super creepy but I’d hate to ruin it and out of context it may not make sense. You should check it out. Mainly we wanted a band name that didn’t limit what we could do musically.


– You recently released your newest album, «The Old Believer». What are your expectations on it? And how is its feedback being thus far?

So far the feedback has been astounding. We are really proud of it and we are excited to finally get out on the road and play the songs to everyone.


– I perosnally think this is your best album yet, overall I think it’s more personal and relates better with the listener. Could you say this «The Old Believer» is the album that describes the best what the band is all about?

Yes absolutely. I think we have taken all the elements from our records and refined them and brought them with a new found sense of confidence.


– One of the highlights on this release are the superb atmospheres. What do you want to convey with them and what does inspire them?

I think each song should have it’s own vibe and be it’s own standalone entity while working together to create of larger body of work. I think this record is best enjoyed as one single piece of music. The songs as a whole were inspired by our lives and what we were going through and how we got through them. My hopes are that someone can connect with them on a personal level and have them be as cathartic For them as they were for me


– On line with the previous questions; how is the songwriting process like in THE ATLAS MOTH?

On this record, we would sit at Andrew’s home studio and Dave, Andrew or I would record a riff or keyboard part or loop or whatever and we basically would trade off tracking over and rearranging the songs until we had a good idea. We all write our own parts. The band is a completely. Collaborative effort


– Your songs are complex and with a lot of dynamics so, is hard to compose songs like yours? Do you look at them like full songs or rather as different parts, gathering ideas to portrait them in the shape of individual tunes?

We’ve always strived to be great song writers. Personally I have always looked up to and were inspired by great song writers as oppose to necessarily great

musicians. Writing songs for us is definitely not an easy thing to do but the more records we put out the easier it gets which in turns makes is push ourselves harder to keep ourselves challenged


– Due to the dynamism on all your albums I guess your musical infleunces may be quite diverse. Which are them?

Personally, I’m a huge deftones, pink Floyd, nick cave and the bad seeds fan. I love all kinds of music except for modern country.


– Lyric-wise, tu sum it up, you deal with real life emotions but, where do you draw inspiration from to create them?

From my real life. This record came from a very dark time in our lives from my mother dying of cancer to Andrew having to have his hips replaced. We had all things against us and we just kept fighting back came out the other end with this album


– And all lyrics linked to the cover artwork? What’s the meaning behind it?

The artwork itself I wanted to be surrealist. To me it suppose to represent the light and dark of everything whether it be life or the music on the record itself


– All this about «The Old Believer» being said; how could you describe it in just 3 words?

Really fuckin sad.


– This album sees your first line-up change with new drummer Dan Lasek. How did you find/choose him? And what has he brought to THE ATLAS MOTH?

Dan and I actually grew up together. We’ve known each other going on about 15 years now. We had toured with his old band Why Intercept? back when we first started. We are all close friends with him and we knew he would do a great job with us. It was his job to lose.


– You’ve been around for several years now with the band so, what have been both the best and worst moments with it so far?

I can’t think of a worse moment other than breaking down on tour. As far as the best, as cheesy as it sounds, I get to hang out with my best friends all the time playing music. What could beat that?


– And finally, what are your near-future plans?

We have a Canadian tour in sept planned as well as a west coast tour in oct. We plan on hitting everyone in Europe and hopefully elsewhere in the world in 2015


– That’s all, thank you once more for answering our questions. If you want to add some final words; feel free to do it.

Thank you for the interview 🙂


Sergio Fernández


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